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@  Mario Peña : (10 October 2015 - 01:12 PM) If your part if the Red94 Fantasy Basketball League check the thread to vote for the date and time for the draft event. Thanks y'all!
@  jorgeaam : (07 October 2015 - 08:47 PM) Guys we need 1 more owner for the Red94 fantasy league, if interested please comment on the post in the fantasy basketball thread
@  slick shoes : (07 October 2015 - 06:50 PM) Kobe ranked one spot higher than Ariza? Is this based on legacy or...??
@  slick shoes : (07 October 2015 - 04:13 PM) It was hard to keep up with both the Astros and Rockets at the same time. Should be interesting on Thursday with the Texans and Astros on simultaneously.
@  Mario Peña : (07 October 2015 - 04:09 PM) It was fun to have the Rockets on last night! Right now I'm watching the Celtics versus Milan and Alessandro Gentile is impressive.
@  jorgeaam : (06 October 2015 - 07:47 PM) Well, thinking twice about it, I'd rather have him score less and have the team as a whole do better. Lawson should take a lot of his load off
@  jorgeaam : (06 October 2015 - 07:47 PM) Loving that, hope he hits 30 PPG this year
@  thejohnnygold : (06 October 2015 - 06:15 PM) Someone is feeling confident :) : LINK
@  jorgeaam : (06 October 2015 - 05:54 PM) 10 Teams done, will need 2 more
@  Mario Peña : (06 October 2015 - 02:35 PM) Alright guys, if anyone is interested in joining the Red94 fantasy basketball league we could use one more player to get us to 10 teams (or three to get us to 12 teams). Just check the thread in the Fantasy Basketball forum. Thanks!
@  thejohnnygold : (05 October 2015 - 06:23 PM) I use leaguepass here in Austin with no problems...
@  skip 2 my lou : (05 October 2015 - 03:14 PM) Hey fellas, I'm a rocket fan but I live in the heart of Dallas. Does anybody know if I buy NBA Leaguepass if it's too close to be subject to blackouts?
@  Losthief : (02 October 2015 - 02:24 AM) tks jg
@  thejohnnygold : (29 September 2015 - 05:16 AM) FYI, it was media day today. Interviews are up at NBA.com
@  slick shoes : (23 September 2015 - 06:37 PM) kind of late in the day but NBATV is broadcasting classis Rockets games all day today.
@  SadLakerFan : (16 September 2015 - 04:37 AM) Man, as a Laker fan, I'm learning how little you care about the off season when your team sucks. Anyway, a quick moment to remember Moses. Still remember watching the 81 team as a kid - losing record, NBA Finals. I would have cried w/joy if they could have beaten the Celtics.
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@  jorgeaam : (15 September 2015 - 08:30 PM) So to celebrate his new contract, Montrezl Harrell saved someone's life on monday
@  thejohnnygold : (14 September 2015 - 04:36 PM) A good article from Blinebury talking about when Hakeem and Moses used to play in the park. LINK
@  rockets best... : (14 September 2015 - 02:29 AM) I agree totally. I got to watch his Rocket days and the man was a hell of a player. BIG MO R.I.P.


DwightLife - Chapter 3: The Blame

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    Posted 10 November 2013 - 10:01 PM

    New post: DwightLife - Chapter 3: The Blame
    By: John Eby

    Dwight Howard’s arrival in Houston signals the arrival of one of the most dominant players in basketball, along with one of the most polarizing personalities in sports. Here at Red94, we are embracing the drama of Superman’s first season as a Rocket with a weekly column: “DwightLife.” This is the third installment.

    Thursday night's loss to the Lakers was Dwight Howard's worst-case scenario come to life. He wasn't only defeated on his home court by a depleted version of his former team; his putrid 5 for 14 performance from the free throw line--including a poor response to a late-game Hack-a-Dwight session--made a difference in the one-point loss.

    In the easy-to-digest narrative of this season, this was Dwight Howard's failure at the cave. He faced his demons, and his shortcomings were revealed. The same may be said of Houston's losses in three of its past four games. But I'm here to tell you that Dwight Howard is not the problem...which may be a bigger problem.

    In each of Houston's last three losses, the Rockets biggest bugaboos could not be laid at Howard's feet. Much was made of Harden's poor defense in Houston's first loss to the Clippers, and frankly, that failure was too complete to lay at the feet of any one player.

    But against the Lakers, much more conspired to cost Houston the game than Howard's performance. Howard and Asik managed to hold the Lakers 39 percent shooting from the floor, while Houston's guards gave up 45 percent shooting from three. On the other end, Houston's shooters failed to capitalize on the space Howard created for them by whiffing on their threes, going 7-27.

    Against the Clippers on Saturday night, it was a similar story. Houston outscored L.A. 54-46 in the paint. Yet again, the Clippers shot a decent 37 percent from three, while Houston shot 26 percent.

    As popular as it could be to blame Dwight Howard for Houston's recent losses, the truth is that he's mostly doing what is expected of him: protecting the paint, grabbing boards, attracting the defense away from shooters. It's Houston's wing players who aren't holding up their end of the bargain. Much has been written about Harden's defense, but he's not the only one to blame. On the other end, Francisco Garcia has gone 2-14 from three in Houston's losses. In fact, Garcia and Omri Casspi combined are 2-18 from behind the arc in Houston's last two games. Most of those looks have been open, the result of Howard's muscular personage in the lane.

    Right now, Dwight isn't making excuses about why his team is losing, but his teammates are giving him some good ones.  The last thing Houston needs to give Dwight Howard is a reason to get sick of his teammates.

    DwightLife - Chapter 1

    DwightLife - Chapter 2

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