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@  2016Champions : (17 June 2013 - 05:26 AM) I had a feeling Ginobili would regress to the mean.
@  Dan G : (17 June 2013 - 04:33 AM) Now I had no idea Ginobli was gonna pull a Wade and turn back the clock. I give Pop the majority of the credit for that.
@  Dan G : (17 June 2013 - 04:32 AM) I don't think it was too ballsy on San Antonio's part. With the way Splitter has been playing and since Miami has started Miller the last two games, I thought it was inevitable that Ginobli would start.
@  RollingWave : (17 June 2013 - 02:57 AM) I must say that both team had some serious ballsy lineup changes this series, Ginobilli start? and dominate?
@  2016Champions : (16 June 2013 - 09:26 PM) According to Dr. Klapper, treatment for Parker's hamstring will only last one half. Lateral movement and jumping will be a problem.
@  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

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Game 2: Houston Rockets @ OKC Thunder, Wednesday 6 CST


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#1 Rahat Huq

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    Posted 23 April 2013 - 11:22 AM

    Discuss.



    #2 Jason

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      Posted 23 April 2013 - 12:31 PM

      Well, I sure hope it is nothing like game 1. I just want us to show some fight and not get blown out. I also want to see us actually make some shots and maybe play a little defense too.

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        Posted 23 April 2013 - 01:35 PM

        This guy will be at the game. Headed to Oklahoma for business right now.

        Hope we can at least make it a competition this time. Id like to see less Smith and more Jones.
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        #4 Steven

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          Posted 23 April 2013 - 02:01 PM

          Jones goes 35 minutes and gets a double double with more blocks then Ibaka.

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          Posted 23 April 2013 - 03:14 PM

          wow awesome, blake!  should be fun! be safe.

           

          i hope the rockets show a little more fight and dont look so damn scared/lost on offense.  they all need more of beverleys fearlessness and hustle.



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          Posted 23 April 2013 - 03:34 PM

          Bold Prediction: Ref's blow the whistle often in favor of the Rockets due to extra aggressiveness and we steal a game from the Thunder. 



          #7 2016Champions

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          Posted 23 April 2013 - 04:26 PM

          Bold prediction: Delfino starts at PF and makes 7 three's en-route to 30 points which is overshadowed by James Harden's career high 50 points and Rockets win.


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          Posted 23 April 2013 - 05:42 PM

          OKC did to use what they used to the entire 2012 playoffs: take off during 3rd quarter (although that actually started at the end of the 2nd). The only chance to upset OKC is what Miami pulled off last year: get Durant in foul trouble! (having LeBron helps, but we'll have to settle with the foul trouble). And that's gonna be a tough one on the road.



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          Posted 23 April 2013 - 08:02 PM

          Sort of bold prediction: The Rockets and coaching staff figure out a few things in game 2 that helps them win game 3.

          Have a good time at that game Blake!

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          Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:33 PM

          I'm still expecting OKC to win this one, but I think it will be closer. The Rockets will spend the whole game down by 5-10 points before a late run in the 4th quarter blows the game open and the Thunder end up winning by 15. Improved play from Smith (it's not possible to play as badly as he did in that first one again, I'm chalking that one down to nerves) and some hot shooting from Parsons prevent the Thunder from racing away.

           

           

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          #11 thenit

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            Posted 23 April 2013 - 11:35 PM

            I will just be happy if we are withing striking distance at the start of the 4th Q



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              Posted 24 April 2013 - 03:37 PM

              BOLD PREDICTION:  Lineups and misuse of the PF position leads to another blow out and KM is benched for game 3.



              #13 Jason

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                Posted 24 April 2013 - 03:48 PM

                BOLD PREDICTION: Lineups and misuse of the PF position leads to another blow out and KM is benched for game 3.


                We don't have any Real power forwards. That's the problems. We have a bunch of prospects who have no business starting or even playing for a playoff team at this stage in their careers.

                #14 bboley24

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                  Posted 24 April 2013 - 09:34 PM

                  Touche' my friend... hence del3no and the ratchet 



                  #15 Rahat Huq

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                    Posted 24 April 2013 - 11:40 PM

                    Beautiful 1st quarter, though we're still down 1....lol.  But in any event, much better.  



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                      Posted 25 April 2013 - 12:16 AM

                      i wrote to keep in lin, this morning, with the thinking we'd get blown out.  but he's been ATROCIOUS and its a close game.  at this point, i have to go with aaron brooks.  lin is KILLING the rockets right now with his inability to do anything.  



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                      Posted 25 April 2013 - 12:29 AM

                      I wouldn't go so far as to say he's killing them. In the first quarter I actually thought he played pretty well. There were a couple of good drive-and-kick actions (I think there were a times when people missed open threes off his action, he knocked in a three ball of his own and there were some easy finishes in delayed transition as well.

                       

                      Second quarter was not so good by him, but because the Rockets were playing with Beverley and Harden on the court they had three ball handlers so it didn't matter so much.

                       

                      I thought Smith had a much better time of it tonight - he was able to be a force on the offensive glass without giving up anything too noticeable on the defensive end. In fact in general I think the defensive scheme is holding up pretty well - just have to prevent Westbrook from getting up a head of steam and the Thunder have looked remarkably quiet.

                       

                      Also, Patrick Beverley vs Russell Westbrook is a great duel! Hoping they can keep it up for the rest of the series.

                       

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                      Posted 25 April 2013 - 01:09 AM

                      Really smart play by the Rockets at the end of the third quarter. With Westbrook pounding the ball at the top of the key, they put Garcia on him and had Beverley guard Durant because they knew that Durant was going to screen for Westbrook. When he did, the Rockets just switched on the pick and roll and left the Thunder with nothing. As a result they didn't get a shot off before time expired. Great anticipation/reading the Thunder's play calls, although if they weren't thinking about holding for the last shot I suspect OKC would have made more of an effort to get it to Durant on the mismatch.

                       

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                      #19 Cooper

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                        Posted 25 April 2013 - 01:12 AM

                        Asik just can't finish at all.

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                          Posted 25 April 2013 - 01:48 AM

                          For those that say the Rockets don't need Dwight Howard, again, I have to laugh at that sentiment and I point to this game as Exhibit Z.  As usual, Asik was stellar defending the rim....but missed countless shots at the rim.  Howard gives you that same defense but with finishing.  






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