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The importance of the #2 seed

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by coyotetex, Dec 21, 2019.

  1. coyotetex

    coyotetex Member

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    The West is shaping up like a bloodbath in the playoffs with the winner of the #3 likely drawing Utah and the #4 seed getting Denver, Dallas, Houston or the Clippers.

    Assuming the Rockets don't make up the ground on the Lakers for the #1 seed, getting the #2 and facing a .500ish team like OKC or Portland in the 1st round could be a big deal.

    The alternative if they slip to the #5 seed could be;

    Rnd 1 - Clippers, Denver or Dallas on the road
    Rnd 2 - Clippers, Denver or Dallas on the road
    Rnd 3 - Lakes on the road

    Brutal

    I think the Rockets need to consider playing Brodie on 2nd day of back to backs and really prioritizing playing for the #2 seed.
     
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    Mathloom Contributing Member

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    No thanks to playing Brodie on back to backs.

    We're already murdering all these oldies with minutes. We've always looked gassed in the playoffs. I'd rather be healthy and not exhausted and take a tougher road. We won't have a problem beating anyone but the Lakers and Clippers. We have so much playoff experience, we have murdered everyone but the Warriors in the playoffs. Like wiped the floor with everyone.
     
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    you still have over 60% of the season left. the seeding isn't close to being what it is. way too early for this
     
  4. BigBum

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    I want to rest harden 10 games.
    Use 11.7 mil te, mavs is able to add a good player.
     
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    yeah yolo is right, its kind early for this. we might have a 20 winning streak coming you never know
     
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    Gotta think about the biggest factor though:

    More home games in the playoffs = more empty Toyota Center camera time on National TV
     
  7. RHU525

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    lol what? I’ll bet the Lakers don’t end up the one seed. Anthony Davis is the most fragile super star, just wait til he starts missing games cuz he got hurt in warmups. They already lost to Indy without him.
    Plus their schedule about to get a lot harder. We haven’t even played them once.
     
  8. juanm34

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    We will be the 1st seed!!!!!!!!
     
  9. Zoplicone

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    I was going to make a similar thread to this. I think it’s extremely important to get the 2nd or 3rd seed, and furthermore approaching the end of the season try to manipulate the standings if we can by allowing any team (Dallas or Denver) overtake Clippers in the standings similar to what Denver did last year with Portland to hurt us.

    I don’t actually think this will happen but our best chance for a deep postseason run is to avoid facing BOTH LA teams. I think we can beat either, but am less confident we can beat both in a row. The longer the postseason is the more likely Harden (Or any star) will have bad games.

    Having said all that, what is going on with Dallas??? I thought for sure the Luka injury would doom them. They’re just going to get better once Luka comes back. I want us and Denver to be the number 2 and 3 seeds. Keep Dallas with the LA teams.
     
  10. junk151

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    Still early and a lot can change. I don't believe the Lakers are a lock for the 1 seed and they're not the juggernaut the Warriors teams were but...how important is the 2 seed? Ask last year Rockets
     
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    Cause nothing gets you a championship
    Like getting your second best player hurt

    Rocket River
     
  12. SamFisher

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    Playoffs are for losers.
     
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    I disagree with playing him on back to backs...they have 40 million a year invested in him and he's coming back from a knee surgery and he's older...the worst thing that can happen is he tears his acl….we would be finished as a franchise. we need his A game in the playoffs and that's all that matters and for someone who's game is all athletiscm, I think they're making the right decision...

    I think with EG back we can get the 2 seed even with russ resting.
     
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    1st seed, 2nd seed, 5th seed -- it don't matta

    when foster brothas & co roll up it's ova

    toy center or staples center, silver's balance sheet gonna be front n center
     
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    I’m very skeptical Lakers could keep this winning %. I think the West #1 seed to #5 seed could be very close and it may come down to the final few weeks in March
     
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    Silver and his goons going down this season too. They can't keep up with our pace, we will run them into an early grave.
     
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    We are 4.5 games out of first and 1 game out of second. I think we are fine maintaining the status quo.
     
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    Idc about seeding - just wanna be healthy at all costs - period.

    id also be willing to sacrifice a few games to make sure everyone is rested for playoffs - and to try to get some bench guys into the grove - just in case...
     
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    Dallas isn’t going to be slowing down and I actually wouldn’t be shocked if they are the 1-2 seed. The Clippers will go on a tear too.

    I don’t care about our seed as much as match ups.

    I want no part of Dallas.
     
  20. Andre0087

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    The real winners are about that tournament.
     
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