ClutchFans Game Thread: Rockets @ Thunder 4/21/2017 (Playoffs Round 1, Game 3)

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Clutch, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. daywalker02

    daywalker02 Member

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    If we eke out a win, I think 4-0 is possible.

    If not, then it will be a more complicated, hard fought out series.
     
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  2. DaDakota

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    We have to stay in touch during their opening push, if we are close in the 4th we can win.

    This is either a close win or a blowout loss.

    DD
     
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  5. joeson332

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    I understand the whole "not a must win" pov but f*** that this is a must win, break their spirits!!!!!! Rockets gotta be prepared for every furious rally the Thunder throw at them. Ryno gotta come out huge and need to somehow find a way to win the boards battle.
     
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  6. Samiam1234

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    westbrook will come up with a highly efficient game in my view.. I expect him to take less then 20 shots and go 12-19 with 35 points 15 assist and less turn overs..stats mean alot to him, and he has taken alot of crap (right fully so) for his low shooting percentage, giving creedence to Bev Web as a great defender.. We all know he hates Bev with a passion.. We hope he becomes a volume shooter because that will take his team out of the game and eventually rox get the defensive scheme right and make him shoot a low percent.. Westbrook is too smart and will adjust..

    the rockets will have to adjust as well.. They have to hit the rebounds hard.. Play of Oladipo and Roberson and hard double westbrook every time. Oladipo is struggling because this is his first time, he is nervous and not responding to pressure
     
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  7. mfastx

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    Probably will be a loss, but if we are locked in there's no reason why we shouldn't win.
     
  8. J Sizzle

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    Lindsay and Washington are usually solid. Scott Foster will be a disaster, however.

    Also...like last game...there will be an obvious Thunder preference, this time due to both the current 2-0 situation and the OKC home crowd.
     
  9. Remlap

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    YES. Also MY prediction.
    If we go 3-0, then we could go 4-0.
    If not, then it will be different. LOL. What?

    Signed,
    Captain Obvious

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  10. rockets13champs

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    thing about rockets offense its good enough to where if you have a bad shooting game. You can still drop 115. But on the opposite hand if we start clicking and its all going through the basket we will drop 130-140
     
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  11. knote32

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    This win would be freaking huge. Tough to beat a team three times in a row, even the worst teams.

    I would be so freaking happy If we showed some maturity and beat down the Thunder tonight while the Spurs F around with the Grizzlies. A win tonight would give us CRAZY momentum. Our guys would start to really believe...
     
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    i wanna do that so bad lol
     
  13. knote32

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    Imagine how silly Westies MVP would look...

    Please basketball Gods.
     
  14. Vivi

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    Two things i expect 100% for this game. OKC playing very hard and the refs trying to help the F(ake)VP to win a game. Hope we can be even stronger.
     
  15. ribbit

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    This is just going to be another boring game.
     
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    road ryan and ariza gonna come out tonight to get us a fairly close win.
     
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    I know it is. I'm not sure if he'll play or not. I think he's been pretty solid, and I would love it if he was able to play, but if it would be detrimental to his long term productivity, then I'm all for resting him today.
     
  18. Downtown Sniper

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    We seriously just need to funnel Westbrook to stay at the top of the key and cut off his penetration.

    When he got that first step past the initial defender our entire defense was shredded and Thunder role players were moving in every which way.

    Please Ryno, reemerge as the road warrior once again.
     
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  19. BigMaloe

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    If we manage to start out hot and get a good to decent lead I think that's all she wrote. If say we end the 1st up by more than 10, somewhere in the 2nd quarter wb is going to feel pressure to perform and takeover.

    I know we like to thing he will respond and he will involve teammates but it's just in his DNA and ego to wanna win it himself. The whole Durant 's Westbrook fued, one thing stood out and it was a quite from Durant. After gsw went up a bunch and okc and Brodie started making a run Westbrook was said to have said "I'm coming, I'm coming. " in which Durant responded later. "that's the problem, it's always [I'm coming] and never [we're coming].

    He is super competitive and not so bright basketball IQ wise. This is just how he feels will win basketball games even tho it's not right.

    Anyways, I'm predicting a blowout.

    127-110
     
  20. TracyMacAddidas

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    Harden will have a monster game tonight.
     
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