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@  majik19 : (10 March 2016 - 02:20 AM) pathetic how close this game is...
@  thejohnnygold : (06 March 2016 - 12:48 AM) Those are some sweet socks. Have fun!
@  bboley24 : (05 March 2016 - 06:38 PM) Im going to the game tonight in Chicago. Ill be in the bright rockets sweater. Wearing my socks as usual. Then off to the Cleveland game in a few weeks as well! My wife is an amazing woman.
@  thejohnnygold : (05 March 2016 - 05:52 PM) Dekker and Harell looking pretty good down in RGV...especially Harell. LINK
@  majik19 : (03 March 2016 - 04:53 PM) the Rockets are so desperate they signed Michael Beasley to a 1+ year contract...
@  thejohnnygold : (03 March 2016 - 01:59 AM) Gotta admit, I like what I'm seeing so far...4 minutes left in 1st half and the entire team looks good...now if we can just get some of these 3's to fall...
@  slick shoes : (02 March 2016 - 09:10 PM) I wonder what happens to his share of the team now?
@  slick shoes : (02 March 2016 - 09:09 PM) "The Oklahoma City Police Department said he was traveling at a high speed and "pretty much drove straight into the wall.""
@  thejohnnygold : (02 March 2016 - 08:57 PM) Sounds more like suicide...
@  slick shoes : (02 March 2016 - 08:14 PM) So the minority owner of the Thunder died in a one car accident one day after being indicted for antitrust.... Coincidence?
@  slick shoes : (01 March 2016 - 10:56 PM) That's the one, JG. Smooth as eggs.
@  majik19 : (01 March 2016 - 08:49 PM) Milwaukee averages 99.1 pts per game. We gave up 128. What more proof do we need that our defensive scheme is nonexistent?
@  Sir Thursday : (01 March 2016 - 07:50 PM) So, Ty Lawson is gone. Let's see if the team can keep their unbeaten record going when he's not in uniform (currently 7-0!)
@  thejohnnygold : (01 March 2016 - 07:28 PM) You mean this pass? :)
@  slick shoes : (01 March 2016 - 03:17 PM) That behind the back bounce pass to JET though....
@  thenit : (01 March 2016 - 07:16 AM) Thanks JG, if its accurate I like his attitude regarding contracts etc. He looked pretty good tonight despite being off for months.
@  thejohnnygold : (29 February 2016 - 09:29 PM) This is interesting: LINK Some Lithuanian-speaking guy caught this interview D-Mo did with Lithuanian media and translated it. Good and quick read. I assume the translation is legit. D-Mo says the Pistons just changed their mind--failing the physical was just their way of backing out of the deal. Assuming that is true, and that Van Gundy made the original call it makes me wonder if someone higher up made him reverse it.... <_<
@  txtdo1411 : (27 February 2016 - 06:23 PM) I can't reply to Richard Li's article for some reason, but I wanted to make a couple of comments. I would say Lin was better here. His last season here was his most efficient season. Only thing that was slightly down was assists, but that makes sense with 2 other distributors in Harden and Parsons. I also think it is fairly obvious that Josh Smith is best here. He can't even get on the floor with other teams. I'd probably argue Brewer as well. He started rough this year, but his efficiency in the second half of last season, and here as of late is better than he was with the Nuggets and T-wolves. Carlos Delfino had his best season here.I'm fairly certain the 2 seasons Jones started will prove to be his best 2 seasons of his career. Asik averaged a double double while playing here, with very good efficiency. Patrick Patterson's half season of playing with Harden in this system was by far his best in his career. What players have left the Rockets and been significantly better? Parsons? His %'s have risen slightly, but couldn't that just be natural progression on his part? Who else has left this terrible system to go on and be a stud in a good system?
@  txtdo1411 : (27 February 2016 - 12:04 AM) Good riddance Dan! I can not stand that guy. I honestly would not be surprised if Fegan was a part of all the negative and "unnamed sources" articles.
@  slick shoes : (26 February 2016 - 07:00 PM) Rox looking to buy out Lawson and Thornton's contracts.

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#1 Red94

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    Posted 07 March 2016 - 06:19 AM

    New post: Houston Rockets 113, Toronto Raptors 107: Finally
    By: Forrest Walker

    The Houston Rockets sure took their time in grabbing this win. For some reason they once again waited to lock down on defense, they waited to win the harder game of a back to back, and I waited a long time to watch the game. It was a day of waiting, and being rewarded with something that wasn't terrible. Maybe the Rockets can use this game as a building block. Maybe on the 20th try that will finally come true. Maybe now that we've waited long enough it will finally happen.

     

    I don't have much to say about a game that technical difficulties chopped and screwed randomly. None of this game made any sense, and I think that's mostly a feature of being a Rockets game. Corey Brewer going 5-10 from three point range was a large part of what brought the Rockets back into the game. Since the Rockets got into an 18 point deficit by missing open and easy shots, it's only fitting that they got back in based on hitting contested and unlikely ones.

     

    James Harden held court, again. 11-20 shooting, 40 points, 14 assists, 1 turnover. He started slow and eventually just ground everyone underneath his drives to the rim and masterful passes. His defense was as unpredictable as ever, but that's basically just what it says on the box at this point.

     

    Dwight Howard got called for some interesting calls, including a contentious flagrant foul. When the foul was called, head coach J.B. Bickerstaff became so incensed that he stormed the court and got a technical. I have to wonder what he thought when they called it a flagrant. Frustration with officiating aside, Howard had a very efficient 21 points on 9-12 shooting to go with his 11 rebounds. A lot of these were off lobs from James Harden, which is exactly what the Rockets need to do. His misses were on post-up attempts, which is exactly what they Rockets need to not do.

     

    Some other things happened, but mostly the team looked like they wanted to win and once they stopped missing every open three or layup they attempted. It was a weird, exhausting affair full of weird, exhausted people. Corey Brewer ended the post-game interview by saying "Go Rockets." Things are weird, and I'm an exhausted person. I'm just glad they won this time.


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