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@  2016Champions : (16 June 2013 - 04:56 AM) Parker said Pop was very angry with him for the constant nagging insisting he can play, Pop really didn't want Parker to play. Just goes to show Pop knows best.
@  RollingWave : (16 June 2013 - 04:28 AM) Parker says his hamstring is almost shot , that would probably doom the Spurs if he can't play at least 80%
@  2016Champions : (15 June 2013 - 12:38 AM) Miami is 6-0 in playoffs following losses (outscoring opponents by 20.7 PPG in those games). They've won 12 straight games following losses.
@  2016Champions : (14 June 2013 - 04:50 PM) The Heat are notoriously slow starters. Once they get going it's like a snowball effect, they get more dangerous as they go along.
@  2016Champions : (14 June 2013 - 04:49 PM) My heart says SA, but my mind says MIA
@  rocketrick : (14 June 2013 - 11:06 AM) Anybody else going to San Antone for Game 5??
@  RollingWave : (14 June 2013 - 10:15 AM) The Heat is doomed / the Spurs is doom , repeat until game 7
@  2016Champions : (14 June 2013 - 06:28 AM) Now that Wade's knee doesn't seem to be bothering him anymore, Spurs are in trouble.
@  rocketrick : (14 June 2013 - 06:26 AM) Mark Twain once was quoted--Reports of my demise have been greatly exaggerated. Not sure that motivates the Heat but food for thought for whatever that is worth!
@  2016Champions : (14 June 2013 - 04:43 AM) What happened to Parker that second half? Hamstring caught up to him?
@  Ostrow : (14 June 2013 - 03:57 AM) Has Manu had any good playoff games?
@  RollingWave : (14 June 2013 - 03:50 AM) G4 was very interesting, both teams making big adjustments, but I think at the end of the day Wade's rejuvenation / dead cat bounce versus Manu 's continued suck is the difference
@  RollingWave : (13 June 2013 - 08:49 AM) @rocketrick lol good one. I honestly don't know what happens now, I was expecting Spurs to win G3 but not by THAT much
@  rocketrick : (12 June 2013 - 10:55 AM) I can't wait for Game 5 after the Heat burn the Spurs on Thursday night
@  RollingWave : (12 June 2013 - 06:52 AM) The amazing thing is this 2nd rounder and undrafted guy played like super stars while the best player ever an another sure fired HOF guy played like junk
@  BenQueens : (12 June 2013 - 03:19 AM) I know, I couldn't believe it, either!
@  BenQueens : (12 June 2013 - 03:19 AM) Remember that time Gary Neal and Danny Green combined for 50+ in the finals?
@  2016Champions : (11 June 2013 - 07:51 PM) David Weiner ‏@BimaThug 21h
.@JasonCFriedman is a great writer with impeccable integrity. If the Rockets' fine was based on his work, the league should be ashamed.
@  Ostrow : (11 June 2013 - 05:59 PM) My guess? Dallas
@  2016Champions : (11 June 2013 - 12:43 PM) Houston Rockets got fined for tampering. Hawks and some other team got fined too. Stern is stepping up the fines before he's out of office, extra vacation money.


Houston Rockets @ OKlahoma City Thunder, Game 1: First Half Observations

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#1 Red94


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    Posted 22 April 2013 - 03:03 AM

    New post: Houston Rockets @ OKlahoma City Thunder, Game 1: First Half Observations
    By: rahat huq

    • I don't even know whether to be disappointed or relieved right now.  When the Rockets tied it after that 13-2 run, I got greedy thinking we had it.  But OKC just blew this thing open, relatively speaking.

    • At the start, it was looking like this would be a 40 point blowout.  The good guys somehow managed to weather the initial storm.

    • Patrick Beverley at one point was a +11 and has pretty much been the main factor keeping the Rockets in the game.  With his 8 points, he already has 2 steals and 2 rebounds.  I'm thinking right now that Beverley needs to get 35+ minutes a game in this series.  He has so far saved/created at least 5 or 6 possessions with his activity.

    • Westbrook was 3-9 after the 1st quarter; Kevin Durant was 1-3.  Westbrook did tons of damage in transition, but in the halfcourt, he's so far taken some absolutely atrocious shots.  The Rockets' strategy needs to be luring Westbrook into as many shots as possible.

    • The game turned, in my opinion, when Omer Asik sat leaving Greg Smith as the sole big.  Smith, a -27 right now, has been a total nonfactor so far and completely lost Ibaka on ensuing possessions.  The dilemma for Kevin McHale right now is that Omer Asik simply does not have the stamina to play huge minutes.  But without him, the Rockets are atrocious inside.

    • Greg Smith has been so bad that I might even consider starting Terrence Jones in the second half just to give someone else a shot.  If Parsons didn't have 3 fouls, I'd go smallball the whole way.

    • Jeremy Lin has been atrocious so far with 3 turnovers already.  All 3 of them were some extremely poor decisions.





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