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Clutchfans Game Thread: Thunder @ Rockets 8/18/2020 (Playoffs Round 1, Game 1)

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Clutch, Aug 14, 2020.

  1. Cstyle42

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    Lol eventhough nobody cares about the seeding due to the bubble... this just made me more optimistic. I like that we have 4 games with our virtual fans.
     
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    SCHRODER .....

    ....not CP3, not SGA, not Gallo but Schroder will be OKC's X-Factor.

     
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  4. D-rock

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    Get ready for this kind of bananas ball handling.

     
  5. D-rock

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    Still better than the Rockets who disdain rebounding but that is horrible for a team that plays two 7 footers.

     
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  6. D-rock

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    Still happens even on CF, some poster will complain about Harden's lack of defense in game thread.

    Smh

     
  7. saleem

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    Reorganise yourselves Houston Rockets and get ready for a big battle in Game 1. It’s undoubtedly a must win game.
    We’re with you! Go Houston Rockets for the win!
     
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    Thunder is coming. Starting 5 get ready.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. daywalker02

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    Thunder but no lightning.
     
  10. Downtown Sniper

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    I am very, very nervous about this series.

    I do not understand why the Thunder wouldn't do anything but double Harden as soon as he crosses half court the minute the fourth quarter starts each and every game.

    The Rockets have honestly never shown consistently they can capitalise on teams doing that. Let alone when our next best player - who we built our 'no clogging the paint system' for - is out injured.

    Here's hoping the Thunder coaching staff do not come into this series prepared...
     
  11. Mathloom

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    I had a nightmare: MDA only played 7 players for the OKC series opener.

    I really think he's gonna do it. One thing we have to realize about these playoffs: by having a cheap owner willing to risk a year of Harden's prime on a lame duck coach, we've now put ourselves at MDA's mercy. He has nothing to lose, so this is obviously going to be the most stubborn MDA we have ever seen. Smaller than ever and I imagine that means short rotations too cause in his mind they've been off for months lol. I anticipate a greater than usual risk of clashing with Harden/Westbrook too. Hopefully it doesn't happen.

    In any case, we're going to see an all time great offense, maybe the best the Rockets have ever had in the playoffs.
     
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    I am confident if that is the case our offense was always our downfall in recent years
     
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    The biggest injury risks IMO other than WB are:

    PJ, Eric, House and somehow Jeff Green
     
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    harden
    tuck
    cov
    house
    ego
    ben mac
    uncle jeff
    rivers

    ^^^ i don't see how any of these 8 won't play in the opener, who are you guessing pringles leaves out?
     
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    imo donovan is easily the worst coach in the west playoffs, so at least we have that going for us :D
     
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    Gordon or Rivers I’d guess.

    I’m ok with an 8-man rotation if the bench players all get lots of minutes. I just don’t want to start wearing players out when there’s little to no rest on the schedule.
     
  17. D-rock

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    Durant on hiw to beat Houston. Tire Harden out.

     
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    Dort may be available for 1st game.

     
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    And yet somehow they've managed to out rebound the Rockets by a total of 33 in 3 games this season.
     

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