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[ClutchFans] Rockets remind us all why they are serious contenders

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Clutch, May 5, 2018.

  1. Clutch

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    Fantastic article and vids. Might be your best ever article, which is fitting for the best ever Rockets playoff game of the Clutchfans era...dare I call it the '99 and beyond era.
     
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    "Donovan Mitchell and company learned pretty early on Friday night that the Houston Rockets are not the Oklahoma City Thunder."

    Haha, I hate to keep roasting the Thunder but damn what an awesome way to start an article.
     
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    If Harden can just bring that same defensive energy to start every game, I really feel the Rockets are unbeatable. Harden's effort level trumps bad shooting and mistakes.
     
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    Thanks Clutch, great stuff!

    20 hours ago we were falling apart at the seams. Now we are the best team in the world.

    Gotta love the GARM.
     
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    Great article, Thanks Clutch. And the videos are on point.
     
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    Excellent read, Clutch! Fixing to watch the videos now. Love this quote:

    "Some players say they’re going to “shut that sh*t off” and then go out and get torched. Others say nothing and then go out and actually do it."

     
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    great stuff Clutch!
     
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    Man, Westbrook really did get under our skin didn't he? Long gone and eliminated and we still can't get him off our minds.
     
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    Quote of the article and prob the best read yet as the first poster put it. Now we have to match that intensity in gam 4
     
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    I'm gonna have to agree with this, this article was good and all, but lets let it go from here.
     
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    Clutch, you should upload the Harden Defense video on YouTube and try to make it go viral :cool:
     
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    I thought it was a sick burn. If Westbrook wants to be dumb enough to say stuff like that, he is asking to be roasted when he fails.
     
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    Bump that!!! WestBrook is a target as long as he has his bogus ass MVP.

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    Roast on Clutch!!!! Roast on!!
     
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    Yes, we have a lot of hard work ahead of us. Go Houston Rockets!
     
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    I'd like to see Ryno come off the bench sooner tomorrow. The man is friggin deadly on the road, hitting 42% from downtown (38% overall)
     
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    No he's not. 38% overall is only for regular season, this is the playoffs. Playoff Ryno is just shooting 33% along with bad D that is why he is where he belongs, on the bench.

    If he plays significant mins the Rox just might lose game 4.
     
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    I was never a Ryno hater, so I can objectively state the team is better without him, AT LEAST for this series against the Jizz. The Rockets are starting to get their defensive mojo back with the return of Luc, so MDA likely does not want to change what had worked.

    Who knows? If we are fortunate to go to the WCF finals or the finals, Ryno may have a big hand. For this series, he should be where is, glued to the bench.
     
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    Tremendous, Clutch!

    @heypartner - Spot on. This is part of what we live for. Game 6 against the Lakers could have been it, but Yao went down.
     
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