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@  jorgeaam : (10 November 2014 - 07:38 AM) Charles Barkley is celebrating
@  SadLakerFan : (10 November 2014 - 05:00 AM) Holy crap, the Lakers won!
@  SadLakerFan : (10 November 2014 - 04:23 AM) CP last two games 2-20 FG, 0-8 3Pt, 9 boards, 1 assist. Highest paid player on the team.
@  jorgeaam : (10 November 2014 - 04:04 AM) No more undefeated teams
@  SadLakerFan : (10 November 2014 - 03:50 AM) . . . . and Golden State runs into the dreaded back-to-back with Game 2 at high altitude.
@  RudyT1995 : (10 November 2014 - 03:04 AM) $46 mil well spent. Lol. Worth every penny.
@  RudyT1995 : (10 November 2014 - 02:57 AM) He is getting absolutely destroyed by Luol Deng on both ends.
@  RudyT1995 : (10 November 2014 - 02:34 AM) Is it wrong for me to be happy about Chandler Parsons's early season struggles?
@  jorgeaam : (09 November 2014 - 04:37 PM) And D Mo actually scored!
@  Mario Pena (... : (09 November 2014 - 01:45 PM) I agree that it's not a terribly important game, the Rockets were bound to lose a box score eventually but on the court this team defense looked good and the rotation players benifitted from bigger roles.
@  Cooper : (09 November 2014 - 04:40 AM) I don't mind especially since jones and bev were already out, its not that big a game.
@  thenit : (09 November 2014 - 04:39 AM) Also you might infect your teammates.
@  thenit : (09 November 2014 - 04:38 AM) Stop it. If you have the flu you don't play through it in a regular season game. You can make it worse weakening your health and immune system leading to maybe more days off.
@  08huangj : (09 November 2014 - 04:30 AM) Why would someone sit out a game because of a flu? I understands that the body is a little weaker, but Dwight could've at least played like 20 mins.
@  08huangj : (09 November 2014 - 04:28 AM) However, i liked Canaan in the game. He made some important/impossible shots in the 4th quarter to keep the Rockets in the game. Unfortunately, he missed a wide open three pointer at crunch time and Curry responded at the other end.
@  08huangj : (09 November 2014 - 04:26 AM) Yeah. He sent the Rockets on isolation three pointers when they were one point down against the Warriors. Unsurprisingly, none of them went in.
@  kdo : (09 November 2014 - 04:18 AM) This was winnable, McHale got out-coached again...
@  Losthief : (09 November 2014 - 03:24 AM) Just not enough gas in the reserve tank for the Good Guys tonight, still helluva effort real proud of 'em!
@  Losthief : (09 November 2014 - 02:40 AM) howard got the flu
@  Cooper : (09 November 2014 - 02:21 AM) Canaan and dmo shownin out


Rajon Rondo and the Boston Celtics come to town

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#1 Red94


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    Posted 01 November 2014 - 06:32 PM

    New post: Rajon Rondo and the Boston Celtics come to town
    By: Rahat Huq

    I link this video basically every time the Boston Celtics come to Toyota Center because...well, it's one of my favorite memories from modern Rockets history.  When people think about The Streak, some think about Steve Novak's game winner, some think about the unlikely contributions by a host of characters, and others remember that we both lost Yao for the season and also got back Tracy McGrady in the midst of the whole thing.  But I think about this skirmish.  It represents, simultaneously, the emotional high and sensitivity the team was enduring through the entire ordeal.  They were playing at such a level, in winning that bulk of games consecutively, that any minor frustration could cause a boiling point.

    Rondo comes back tonight, much older, hobbled, and without his mates, to take on a vastly superior Houston Rockets team.  With Ricky Rubio and Eric Bledsoe now both baving been inked to extensions by their teams, Rondo remains the sole trade target on the point guard market.  The feisty point guard showed on opening night that he still has it, and I've become convinced that a James Harden - Rondo pairing, coupled with the contributions of Dwight Howard and Trevor Ariza, would vault the Rockets to the top of the West standings.  But how much is too much to give up in a trade?  It's a delicate balance.  I would have hated to have seen the team give up all three of Terrence Jones, the Pelicans pick, and Big Papa, only to see the latter explode onto the trajectory track upon which he seems to have placed himself.

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    Posted 02 November 2014 - 06:09 AM


    can T-Jones get some love please. after watching that game I am convinced he is the closest thing we have to a legit PF. he looks poised to take another step to me.

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    you can only warn a man that the bridge is out.....if he keeps driving he's on his own B)

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      Posted 02 November 2014 - 01:10 PM

      He's been tremendous so far, no doubt.  But I want to see him do it against a good team first before I feel confident he can help us in the playoffs. We're in trouble if McHale has to keep benching him in the 4th quarter of close games against star power forwards.  Let's see what he does this week.

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        Posted 02 November 2014 - 11:38 PM

        I have been impressed with his 3pt shooting and defensive improvement.

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          Posted 03 November 2014 - 12:23 AM

          A. He has taken 6 shots so far. So hard to say if jones has improved in that area. His form and technique is still slow and ugly.
          B. He hasn't faced anyone of a good PF yet. Soul linger pushed him around in the post.

          He has done great and feasted on poor PF but we need to look at how he does against playoffs teams. Especially those in the West.
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          Posted 03 November 2014 - 04:52 PM

          I keep alluding to it, and Eby wrote about it recently, but I just don't think waiting for Terrence to "defend" Blake Griffin, Aldridge, or whoever means much of anything.  He is going to get scorched on those nights because those guys are freaking amazing.  Don't believe me?  Go scroll through Griffin's game logs HERE and tell me different.  He had about a dozen "off" games last year and aside from Indiana and Memphis (who sport excellent team defense) it looks pretty random--as in everyone has off nights sometimes.


          The thing to watch is does Jones completely disappear, or can he still make an impact on the game.  Still, I fully expect a litany of posts the first time Jones gets lit up.   :rolleyes:  I'm with Eby on this one.

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            Posted 03 November 2014 - 06:03 PM

            Obviously it'd be great if he was serge ibaka but he just isn't. However if he can go at blake and other elite pfs on offense and get some cheap fouls and get them frustrated thats probably his best chance against those guys that generally can't be stopped but most of the time its going to be on Harden to out score em.

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