1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

The Importance of the #1 Seed

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by bj3175, Dec 24, 2019.

?

Which seed is best for us to make the finals?

  1. #1 seed

    100.0%
  2. #2 seed

    4.3%
  3. #3 seed

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. #4 seed

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. #5 seed

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. #6 seed

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. bj3175

    bj3175 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2007
    Messages:
    1,693
    Likes Received:
    1,678
    As we all have learned The NBA is a business. They create narratives and storylines based on the entertainment value of their teams. Currently The Rockets have great value but does not have the attractive popularity at present that the Lakers and Clippers have outside of Houston Texas. Plus the negative media attention surrounding: Hong Kong , Morey, Rockets Style of play, Harden we could go on and on..................
    The point is the League wants a playoff matchup with the Clippers and Lakers to me the best way to not get cheated in the playoffs is for the lakers to finish with the 1 seed or the 4 as long as the Clippers and Lakers finish 2 and 3 respectfully and Denver finishes with 1 seed.
     
  2. durvasa

    durvasa Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2006
    Messages:
    32,743
    Likes Received:
    7,864
    ???

    Get the #1 seed.
     
    Von Rafer, Lawlruschang and D-rock like this.
  3. ico4498

    ico4498 Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 1999
    Messages:
    2,895
    Likes Received:
    386
    i think 1 is respectful too ...
     
  4. Roc Paint

    Roc Paint Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2001
    Messages:
    16,224
    Likes Received:
    6,790
    I’ll take the 6th seed
     
    tmoney1101 and D-rock like this.
  5. YallMean

    YallMean Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2003
    Messages:
    13,874
    Likes Received:
    2,972
    It's very important. It would be a much harder route to go through the LA teams twice in the playoffs. We need to get the 1st and let them be the 2nd and 3rd to duel out before play us. Any other seed would mean we will likely go through them twice in 3 rounds of playoffs.
     
    Wulaw Horn and BigShasta like this.
  6. Roc Paint

    Roc Paint Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2001
    Messages:
    16,224
    Likes Received:
    6,790
    Don’t be scurd
     
    Lawlruschang likes this.
  7. elmotsang

    elmotsang Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2007
    Messages:
    904
    Likes Received:
    370
    1st seed. They also need to think about they will enough backup if there are injuries
     
  8. Tfor3

    Tfor3 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2007
    Messages:
    13,437
    Likes Received:
    9,022
    Low key shaming for not saying "respectively".

    # 1 seed if we can!
     
    hakeem94 likes this.
  9. Lawlruschang

    Lawlruschang Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2013
    Messages:
    652
    Likes Received:
    792
    to be the champion you have to be the best team. doesn't matter if you play the lakers all 4 rounds you need to be able to beat all teams to get there
     
    JayGoogle, bj3175 and D-rock like this.
  10. hakeem94

    hakeem94 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2016
    Messages:
    13,684
    Likes Received:
    18,808
    but it would be soooo much sweeter to go through both of them on the road to the finals
     
  11. today

    today Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 1999
    Messages:
    2,105
    Likes Received:
    1,001
    LA has looked strong, but just give it another month or two before AD goes down with some injury.

    I still think the Clippers are the team to beat in the west. Nice to see that we've played well against them so far. Would love to beat them in the WC Finals.
     
    jboslett, bj3175, Tfor3 and 2 others like this.
  12. JackLordsHair66

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2018
    Messages:
    2,205
    Likes Received:
    2,000
    Shouldn’t we just aim low for the 8 seed ? ;)
     
    hakeem94 likes this.
  13. mfastx

    mfastx Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2009
    Messages:
    8,974
    Likes Received:
    2,127
    Obviously the higher the better, but matchups are important too.
     
    bj3175 likes this.
  14. iNoseBleedRed

    iNoseBleedRed Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2013
    Messages:
    2,079
    Likes Received:
    2,025
    Shawn Kemp begs to differ
     
    hakeem94 likes this.
  15. IndoRockets

    IndoRockets Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2008
    Messages:
    1,917
    Likes Received:
    325
    Too early. What happens if we get 1st seed, but one of the LA teams gets 4th because the nuggets gets the 2nd/3rd seed. Its all very tight at the moment
     
    bj3175 and hakeem94 like this.
  16. Juxtaposed Jolt

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2010
    Messages:
    15,112
    Likes Received:
    6,324
    This thread makes no sense.

    There's never a situation, regardless of opponent, in which you wouldn't want to be the 1 seed.
     
    D-rock likes this.
  17. MorningZippo

    MorningZippo Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    Messages:
    2,413
    Likes Received:
    1,446
    Obviously the number 1 seed is the most valuable. That doesn’t mean seeds through 2-8 are equally valuable.

    Saying the Rockets should get the number 1 seed is completely worthless commentary. We should be debating the likely values of 2-8, depending on which teams are likely to under or over perform relative to the playoffs.
     
  18. Rocket River

    Rocket River Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 1999
    Messages:
    51,943
    Likes Received:
    16,799
    There is a good possibility we can be the #1 seed.
    I don't think the Lakers or the Clippers are that strong.
    Clippers are strong but load management
    Lakers are only now meeting legit competition

    Denver and Utah are the new Denver and Utah
    I think they could challenge for te #1 spot but I think they won't go far in the Playoffs

    Rocket River
     
    bj3175 and D-rock like this.
  19. xaos

    xaos Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2015
    Messages:
    2,124
    Likes Received:
    4,947
    No poll for just squeezing into the playoffs to face the #1 first round?
     
  20. SemisolidSnake

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2013
    Messages:
    4,715
    Likes Received:
    5,462
    The *Houston* Rockets could miraculously heal the sick and cure the lame, and the national media would find a way to hate on them. If they were the *San Francisco* Rockets, they could kill homeless people in their spare time, and it would be glossed over and buried. This is not about having a victim complex, because I don't care what these low-grade media people think. I'm just acknowledging through a bit of hyperbole their inherent biases. Also, even if we're just talking about random fans, people on the internet that hate things are always the loudest. I'd love to know how many quiet Rockets fans there are out there in the nation who just don't feel like getting in arguments just from the simple mention of what team they like.

    Statistically, though, as I constantly point out, having the 1st seed or at worst the 2nd seed, is pretty much mandatory for winning it all. Just by correlation without digging into causation. Whatever elements cause that correlation will always be up for endless debate, but only about 10% of NBA teams have ever won a championship with a 3rd or lower seed, and the large majority of the remaining 90% were 1st seeds. Aim as high as possible, strive to win every game, take nothing for granted.
     
    bj3175 likes this.
Loading...

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now