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@  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.
@  jorgeaam : (15 September 2015 - 08:30 PM) http://bleacherrepor...ist-after-crash
@  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.
@  Mario Peña : (13 September 2015 - 05:24 PM) Sad to see Moses pass. I don't remember watching him as a Rocket but I do remember his Philly and Hawks teams. He was the perfect man to mentor Dream. It's a very sad day for his family and friends and there are many.

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Houston Rockets 102, Charlotte Hornets 83: Better late than never


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#1 Red94

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    Posted 06 January 2015 - 12:47 PM

    New post: Houston Rockets 102, Charlotte Hornets 83: Better late than never
    By: Forrest Walker

    The Houston Rockets were slumping going into this game against a permanently slumping Charlotte Hornets team. As it turned out, they were still slumping going into the second half of the game until James Harden led the way to a late blowout victory. The Hornets put up a valiant struggle despite missing Al Jefferson, and the Rockets let Charlotte hang around way too long, but in the end, the team with the best player pulled away and got a win to celebrate on new year's eve.

     

    The recent story, of course, is the question of Josh Smith. Is he a worthwhile addition? Did he turn the ball over in spectacular fashion? Is he shooting too much? It's too early to say whether or not he's a good get, but the rest of the questions are all yes. He shot seven times, hit two of them, and probably should have passed instead of taking most of them. He also managed to fumble the ball improbably, something which may become all to familiar. On the plus side, he hit a three and racked up some serious peripheral stats in 28 minutes. 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals and 3 blocks is a fine line apart from his questionable shooting, and it's still very possible he learns to exist in the offense.

     

    That being said, his presence has changed the offensive flow of the starting lineup, and the team is clearly still adjusting. The Rockets shot below 40% on the evening, and that was after a relatively hot second half. The offense has been iffy all year, and isn't helped by trying to integrate new talent. The team may end up stronger in April because of it, but for now the roster moves have made things unpredictable in Houston. The only predictable aspect is the consistent brilliance of James Harden.

     

    Here in the James Harden love paragraph, we will love James Harden. Despite starting slow, he ended with 36 points on a mere 19 shots, even though he only shot 4 free throws. That's because he hit 8 three pointers on 11 tries, mostly in a red-hot second half. 7 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals, a block and only 1 turnover in 33 minutes. This is the goal. This kind of line in these kind of minutes is what Houston wants to see every night from their (very credible) MVP candidate. The Hornets may have regressed significantly on defense since last season, but this performance still counts, and it still adds one more stop on the route to glory Harden's paving. Love him while he's young and driven and in Houston, because this kind of player is rare indeed.

     

    How was Dwight, you might ask. He was fine. He shot 5-5 and scored  11 points. He grabbed 8 rebounds and missed his usual double double, in large part due to foul trouble. He only played 29 minutes, a good habit to get into, even if the reason wasn't great. Howard has settled in nicely and doesn't whiff on games very badly. His defense remains top-notch, and there's increasing depth to take up the slack.

     

    The rest of the team had more shots then points, something the Rockets absolutely need to work on for the rest of the season. They were able to bury the Hornets nonetheless, even though the effort took until halftime to arrive. On a day when the Rockets badly needed a win to keep morale up, Houston can now toast the success of the Rockets on new year's eve.


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    Posted 06 January 2015 - 04:20 PM

    Is this post old, but never got posted?
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    Why so Serious? :D





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