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[Truehoop] Winston Garland - The Spirit of Game 7

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by CDrex, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. CDrex

    CDrex Contributing Member

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    http://youtu.be/pEGvKVNoJ8E?t=16m12s

    <iframe width="640" height="480" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/pEGvKVNoJ8E?start=984" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/post/_/id/50511/the-ghost-of-game-7

    Cool little story there.
     
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    He was trying to get a Sonics defender to come over to him and open up one of the 5 players actually in the game. Considering some of the things done in the NBA in that era I applaud his effort.
     
  3. Rocketman95

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    Man, could you have imagined the mass cutting by Houston sports fans that would have happened had we made a shot there and it been negated due to this? Just four months after the Bills game?
     
  4. Johndoe804

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    If you read the article, it pointed out that the rule at the time was a technical free throw for having six players on the floor, and, had Garland made a 3, they couldn't have negated it.
     
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    dude that was hard to see on game speed. I had to watch it frame by frame.
    nobody noticed including the announcers.
     
  6. Roxnostalgia

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    I have no recollection of this:confused:
     
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    of game 7 or garland?
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/pEGvKVNoJ8E" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
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    Garland. It's there, clear as the Jazz clock operator and I've never seen it.
     
  9. CDrex

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    Yep, very interesting...if it had worked out such that it created an open 3, they might have called a tech but by the rule book, it couldn't have been overturned and the tech free throw would still leave the Sonics down 1.
     
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    The Rockets hosted a watch party at the Summit to watch that Game 7 with other Rocket fans. I went with a few friends of mine. I remember Winston Garland, but I don't remember this story at all.
     
  11. arjun

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    wow....shocking.
     
  12. Dave2000

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    I remember Winston Garland, but like others, I never knew about him being on the floor, I actually watched the video first before reading the article and was thinking

    "Why in the hell would Garland be in the game at this crucial situation?"

    Had to watch it 3 times too figure out what the article said. Would've been funny if he did hit a 3.
     
  13. tinman

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    This was the same year we got screwed by the refs vs the Spurs with homecourt on the line.

    http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/a...ts-to-delegate-basketball-duties-for-now.html

    Last season, the Rockets lost the final game of the season on a disputed tip-in by San Antonio's David Robinson. The loss ended up costing the Rockets the home-court advantage in the second round of the playoffs against Seattle, a series in which the home team won every game.
     
  14. rtsy

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    The Sonics played illegal defense on every play - double-teaming Dream before he got that ball anyway. So F them.
     
  15. Nice Rollin

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    kemp was a beast
     
  16. Mr. Clutch

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    I remember this very clearly, but few do. The tip-in was clearly after the buzzer.

    Should have been a three-peat.
     
  17. cuneo77

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    i remember, im still bitter haha
     
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    go back to the beginning of the video, announcers were saying the suns would rather play the sonics....thats whats up! go rockets! i think we woulda three peated had we won this game..
     
  19. SamFisher

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    So bizarre. I remember that game/play but had NO idea that that happened until 18 years later. I guess because no Rockets fan had reason to watch it again.
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    Looks like the Rockets floor spacing on that last play wasn't that great since the Sonics managed a triple team without ceding too many open players (Great job collapsing by the Sonics though). Also looks like Hakeem wasn't close enough to the baseline as he liked to be which would have left more open shooters. The pass to Horry over the top of Perkins etc doesn't seem very high percentage despite what the article says. But leaving only an un-set Mad Max wide open on a difficult catch is probably exactly the shot Seattle wanted. I guess Max could have tried to swing it over to Bull but that's just not the way he was wired. Frankly Hakeem just forcing one up immediately rather than waiting for the triple team was probably the best move.
     
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  20. DonatasFanboy

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    i think he's clearly just getting drawn by the moment and has no perception he's actually on the court. Just got carried away and blanked out, like a fan would.
    Still, it's hilarious.
    And if he gets the board and puts it back, the worst that can happen is an overtime.
     
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