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@  redfaithful : (05 September 2015 - 10:48 PM) Llull line from today loss to Serbia: 30MIN 1-10PG, 0-5 3PG, 4-4FT 6AST, 1TO, 4REB, +/- -11
@  Losthief : (03 September 2015 - 02:27 AM) this dude's gun fired and all he got a misdemeanor at bush lol: http://abc13.com/new...ush-iah/815795/
@  Losthief : (03 September 2015 - 02:26 AM) theres more articles all over, but the jist is houston (and texas) doesn't really arrest for it, they just recommend you leave it in your car when they catch it. So seems dwight got lucky he was in texas and not cali or the NE.
@  Losthief : (03 September 2015 - 02:22 AM) honestly we should just be glad they caught it...
@  Losthief : (03 September 2015 - 02:21 AM) response: http://nymag.com/dai...n_airplane.html
@  Losthief : (03 September 2015 - 01:42 AM) one bullet left in the chamber is diff than fully loaded and ready to go. Still stupid...but not like he was prepared for a shooting spree.
@  jorgeaam : (02 September 2015 - 09:33 PM) http://www.tmz.com/2...t-get-arrested/
@  jorgeaam : (02 September 2015 - 09:33 PM) So according to TMZ (I know, I know) Dwight Howard had an incident last month in which he took a loaded gun into an airport, but he was allowed to give it to a friend to take it back and wasn't arrested.
@  jorgeaam : (31 August 2015 - 10:45 PM) The Los Angeles Rockets, lol
@  redfaithful : (31 August 2015 - 09:51 PM) Seems that Chuck is also on his way to the Clippers.
@  slick shoes : (24 August 2015 - 06:14 PM) ill just leave this here...
@  slick shoes : (24 August 2015 - 06:14 PM) http://www.timeandda...04&font=cursive
@  timetodienow... : (21 August 2015 - 07:20 PM) At least in my opinion.
@  timetodienow... : (21 August 2015 - 07:20 PM) I love having Terry. But the main factor was that New Orleans will NOT compete for a championship this year and the Rockets will.
@  jorgeaam : (21 August 2015 - 03:57 AM) Things that make me like the JET even more
@  jorgeaam : (21 August 2015 - 03:57 AM) Jason Terry said that he turned down a more lucrative deal from New Orleans in order to return to Houston.
@  clydesmoustache : (19 August 2015 - 08:32 AM) A year ago who would have thought I would be so happy to have Jason Terry on my team. Welcome back JET! Hurry up October!
@  cointurtlemoose : (19 August 2015 - 04:45 AM) Terry I love yooouuuuuuuuu
@  jorgeaam : (19 August 2015 - 02:38 AM) Yay Terry is back!
@  majik19 : (15 August 2015 - 09:33 PM) and i thought these shouts were limited to some number of characters!

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Enemy Perspective: Law Murray of ClipperBlog


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#1 Red94

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    Posted 16 May 2015 - 11:22 PM

    New post: Enemy Perspective: Law Murray of ClipperBlog
    By: Mitchell Felker

    Before tomorrow's deciding Game 7, we traded a few emails with a friend of Red94, Law Murray of ClipperBlog.  Follow Law on Twitter @LawMurrayTheNU

     

    MF - What were your thoughts after 128-95 in Game 4? Series over, or were you more reserved?

     

    LM - When I helped the Podium Game with their preview of this series, I thought it was going 7. A series isn't over just because a team goes up 3-1. And the Clippers know this better than most teams. After all, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, and DeAndre Jordan were in red and blue blowing a 3-1 series lead against the Memphis Grizzlies just three years ago. It's the playoffs. You can't expect your opponent to quit!

     

    Im sure we have differing opinions, but that fourth quarter in Game 6 was awesome. The Clips looked gassed, but Josh Smith also looked like LeBron...Did you see it as more meltdown, or more comeback?

     

    I thought it was awesome as well. It was incredible. So many narratives burned in flames in that fourth quarter, and it was glorious to watch. The Rockets won that game. Doc Rivers made the point after the game: it doesn't matter that the Clippers went decomposed bone cold offensively in the last six minutes of the game if they defend like champs. The Rockets dropped 40 points in that fourth quarter. They outrebounded the Clippers 21-5! The Rockets took it from the Clippers. I'm focusing on that incredible effort more than LA's choke job. Again, it's the playoffs. It's about winning games, and the Rockets were big winners Thursday night.

     

    I cant remember who said Blake Griffin has been the best player in the playoffs so far (Jon Berry?), but I have to agree. It always seemed like before he only played this way when CP3 missed time. Has this playoffs been a new level for Blake Griffin, or is this where he's been and I just haven't noticed?

     

    Man, Blake Griffin is a few less fourth quarter brain cramps from shutting this entire postseason down. I was an early defender of the Blake Show when folks went out of their way to simplify his game ("All he does is dunk"), and a part of that faction loved to used Chris Paul as a reason why Griffin was overrated, as if he didn't hop Kias in his ROY season. But while Griffin has always had the skill, his effectiveness has indeed reached a new level in these playoffs. He's had triple doubles with and without Paul on the floor. He's hit the glass harder and hit the paint harder. His game definitely went from the sustainable regular season approach to the necessary dog you need to win in the spring. But ... he needs another game or the ignorance will continue, at least on some level.

     

    What's Austin Rivers' deal? Rockets fans just went through this with Al Farouq Aminu going all Ron Artest on us in Round 1, and now Rivers is Jamal Crawford 2.0? WTF?

     

    Well, in all the hate that Austin Rivers gets, people lose track of the fact that the kid is only 22 years old. He's had a rough start to his career, and he's not the most fun player to watch when he's at his worst. He doesn't lack skill, as the Rockets and Spurs found out. But Rivers' jumper is the difference between him being useful or a liability. He made 10-of-18 threes in Games 1-4, but he has regressed sharply towards the mean in Games 5 and 6 (1-of-8).

     

    Coming back from down 3-1 to win a series is old hat for Houston. What's the general feeling for Clippers fans heading into Game 7? How much do you fear Cluth City at this point?

     

    I feel like Clippers fans are caught between feeling sorry for themselves and staying optimistic. With all due respect, it's not even about the Houston Rockets at this point. The Clippers had control, and now they don't. But they still have a chance to do what they need to do. Clippers fans have been here before as well. The Clippers are the only team to win a Game 7 this postseason (since they are the only one to play in one). So it's more just wondering if the Clippers take care of business in one game. None of the other stuff matters as much once Game 7 tips off!


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    #2 cointurtlemoose

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      Posted 16 May 2015 - 11:51 PM

      Good post, and I appreciate that he gives the Rockets credit. I hated hearing the "Clippers choke again" narrative at times in the media yesterday and today (yeah, how'd that game 6 and 7 work out in the first round for that narrative??). Sure the Clippers look shell-shocked once the Rockets pulled within 3, but it took about 12 minutes of relentless, disciplined play for the Rockets to earn that shell-shocked state for their opponents. The Rockets earned every bit of that comeback.


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      #3 thejohnnygold

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      Posted 17 May 2015 - 02:15 PM

      Love these.  Thanks, Felker!


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        Posted 17 May 2015 - 10:21 PM

        Parsons tweeted, "Sweet Dreams" ....I believe after game one loss. How Sweet they are Chandler!!
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          Posted 17 May 2015 - 10:59 PM

          Love these.  Thanks, Felker!

          I agree. I love these!


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