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The turning point in the game was Gerald Greens disaster minutes in the 4th.

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by LorneMalvo, May 11, 2019.

  1. LorneMalvo

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    It’s what happens when 80% of how a coach coaches is saying, “Only shoot it when you catch it”.

    Just a stupid out of control offense.

    Bad rotations(House, Clark, Nene, Faried), no discipline, nothing.

    The coaching can be soooooo much better.
     
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    Gerald Green is a high risk, high reward player. If you’re putting him out there in a crucial game situation, you are gambling.
     
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    High reward. Hehe.
     
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    They had so many opportunities to blow the game open but every time they got a lead on the warriors, they did some stupid low bbiq stuff.

    That’s blown 3 on 1 fastbreak orchestrated by Gerald green perfectly summed up the night.
     
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    Pulled another Ryan Anderson...for those who don't remember, when the Warriors slowly came back in game 7 last season, Mike went in panic mode and suddenly decided to defrost Ryan Anderson after he didn't play him for many games, as soon as he was out there he got torched by Curry a couple of times in 30 seconds and we basically lost the game there, Gerald in 30 seconds last night when we were up 7:

    - 3 on 1 fast break situation, he makes a late pass to PJ on the 3pt line instead of giving the ball to Gordon in transition or to pass it quickly to PJ
    - got the ball back cause the pass was too late and PJ's man came back to guard him, decided to force an horrible shot against Draymond
    - Iguodala gets a 3 and he loses the ball like an idiot 5 seconds later

    He single handadly killed our momentum there. I realy hate to be that guy cause i'm still pissed with House for that instagram post against his team, but i'm pretty sure he wouldn't have ****ed up things like Gerald did here...just a complete cluster**** by Gerald.
     
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    Absolutely true. We had a 7 point lead and were on the verge of explosive momentum with 1 more play. He personally trimmed the lead down to 2 resulting in a back and forth the rest of the way. Him and MDA’s hearts are in the right place but I never want to see either of them again.
     
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    I love Van Gundy Gundy defence
     
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    This is really the problem.

    The "get-it-and-chuck-a-three" strategy of our reserves just doesn't work late in games come playoff time
     
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    That boneheaded play by Gerald was really a true momentum killer. We were up like 7-8 and just a simple pass left to EG could’ve been a 3 and probably a W for us. Next possession Iggy hits a 3 and cuts the lead down. That changed the whole game and Klay and Curry just went superhuman from 3 to finish it off
     
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    I could make a lowlight tape of the Rockets game showing all the times, the Rockets failed to boxout anyone.

    That was the game.

    Capela and the lack of fundamentals is what did the Rockets in.
     
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    Does Tilman has money to rebuild Houston. Existing players are unable to win.
     
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    Never understand the idea to go for three pointer on the fastbreaks.
     
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    Rebounding was tied 50-50. TOs tied 17-17. Capela clearly was not working, the crowd softly groaned whenever he was put back in. That is on the coach to decide, quite literally.
     
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    Yup. Really tough that that is the time you spin the Green roulette wheel.
     
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    Yes, but the Rockets held Curry to no points in the first half.

    Had they took care of rebounding in the first half, the Warriors would have been down double digits.

    The Rockets needs to play smarter. They didn't play smart the whole night.

    Allowing Klay Thompson to get off shots that they had prevented the first four games of the series killed them.
     
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    Oh ok, i actually thought i heard some light boos one time when Clint was put back in the game, in 4th, it was not my immagination then...
     
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    Sometimes, it is. Green has about one game a month where he's absolutely fearless and hits everything he sees. The rest of the time, you get a lot of the kinds of performances he put on in the 4th last night.

    For damn sure no one else on the Rockets was hitting much at that point in the game. I understand if MDA started to get desperate for some spark on offense. Though why MDA abandoned the Paul-centered lineup that did well closing out the 3rd, I don't know.
     
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    If you're a 40 percent 3 pt shooter, and the Rockets aren't usually, though some come close, you need to shoot at least 60 percent on your other field goals to get the same number of points. Naturally, this doesn't account for the increased defensive foul rate with closer shots, but it does suggest that a team needs to take high percentage shots if they're going to forego the three. Midrange shots aren't shot at a 60 percent rate, which is why it's usually a poorer decision to shoot those.

    You can make the argument that incorporating more midrange shots, though midrange shot possessions have a lower point per possession, degrade the opponent's defense on either close or 3 pt shots. If so, then it may be that the percentage on those other shots then increases enough on other possessions that your increased points per possession for those shots outweighs the decreased PPP from taking a few midrange shots.

    Now most fast break 2 pt attempts are going to be very high percentage, let's say 85. You'd need to shoot threes at 57 percent for passing up the very easy two for a three pointer to make sense.

    If they're going to continue as a bulk 3 point shooting team, the Rockets STILL need someone who can hit the damned things well. Inexcusable that a 40-45 percent three pt guy hasn't been acquired yet. House doesn't look like he'll be it, unfortunately.
     
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