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3-point shooting vs. Wolves, by Rockets not named James Harden

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Will, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. Will

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    Jan. 18: 47%, 48 points.
    Feb. 13: 43%, 48 points.
    Feb. 23: 39%, 33 points.
    March 18: 54%, 42 points.

    Tonight: 12%, 9 points.

    And we still won. Somebody please reassure me that that’s the story.
     
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  2. chenjy9

    chenjy9 Numbers Don't Lie
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    It's almost statistically impossible for us to shoot this bad again as a team. That said, we can't count on Harden going absolutely nuclear every game either.
     
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    If anything that’s a good sign that they pulled it out with those odds, only up from here
     
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    But the first means we don't need the second to happen.

    Sometime during this playoff run, we'll probably have a game where everyone shoots poorly from 3 and neither Harden or CP3 shows up to save us. And we'll lose that game.

    But we won't do it FOUR TIMES to the same team. That's just not going to happen.
     
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    Playoff Ariza is either feast or famine.

    He didn't hit a single 3 pointer till game 4 vs OKC last year.

    He shot 0% from deep in 5 games last postseason (0 -11)

    He shot 23/36 in the other 6 games.
     
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    Just win baby
     
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    Its easy to bomb from deep in the regular season
    Its hard when your balls shrivel up in playoffs and the pressure's on and the defender is one step closer
     
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    That’s the thing about Ariza. He goes on these long shooting droughts and you have absolutely no idea when he’ll get out of it.
     
  9. LosPollosHermanos

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    It isn't about the wolves..its about our 3pt shooting in the last couple of weeks. We have been playing very poorly. Ryan needs to come back now more than ever. We're going to need Luc for Round 2
     
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    Yeah we just won ****ing Wolves.

    If we play against the Thunders, I see no way we can win with playing like this.
     
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    Except the defender wasn’t even there. We missed wide open looks.
     
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    we won't win anything shooting 25% from the arc

    we won because of our aggressiveness and defense
     
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    when rockets light it up, its over, wolves are lucky the other rockets players werent hitting their shots
     
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    A lot of the threes tonight were wide open tho
     
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    Our savior for bad shooting is not Ryno at home.
     
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    This is only the second time all season that the Rockets have made 10 or fewer threes when putting up at least 37 attempts. The only other instance being when they shot 9 for 38 in an 8 point loss to Memphis on October 23rd. That's 79 games ago.

    It really does not bode well for Minnesota going forward.
     
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    That is indeed the story. Last year, we don't win this game. Harden going Harden isn't new, but Capela going 2009 Dwight Howard is. And the defense tightened up in the 2nd half (Eric Gordon - whoa).

    Shooting that poorly and CP3 having one of the worst games of his career are two events unlikely to happen again in this year's playoffs, much less in the same game. If we lose games it'll be because the opponent made Harden inefficient + caused a ton of turnovers + shot well from 3.
     
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