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Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by ballgame, Aug 8, 2020.

  1. ballgame

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    Portland! Their backcourt is explosive, they have length in the frontcourt, depth and even Melo is playing well! Maybe Charles Barkley was right.
     
  2. cmoak1982

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    Portland at full strength is a scary team to anyone. I firmly believe they can beat Lakers first round
     
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    League said No to Ariza getting back.......so it seems.

    Barkley was throwing horse manure at the wall and this one just might stick.
     
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    I look forward to playing them again then if they get past the Lakers.

    Rockets will not be dead legged like last match up.

    If Nurkic thinks he was tired then, we will run him into the ground. And this time he will not be able to pick himself off the floor.
     
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    Why would I waste any time worrying about Portland? I worry about the big dogs, not the little chihuahua down the street.
     
  6. Clutch

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    Gary Trent Jr. looked pretty impressive in the game against the Rockets. He's averaging over 20 points a game and 63% from three in the Bubble.
     
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  7. D-rock

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    They are barely beating Clips with no Kawhi, no Trez, no Bev.
     
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    McCollum is underrated too.

    But Dame and Nurkic are overrated.
     
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    Clips got this game somehow.
     
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    This thread aged well.
     
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    Let's send out a lineup of Clemons / Frazier / Carroll / Caboclo / Chandler against Portland. Third-stringers seem to be the winning formula.
     
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  12. D-rock

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    100% healthy Blazers shat the bed in 2nd half vs. undermanned Clips team.

    Predictable.
     
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    West is jam packed. Even if Blazers face and lose to the Lakers, if they can stretch it to a tough 6 or 7 game series. Bodies bumpin' and bruisin'. Could be advantageous to the team facing them in 2nd round.
     
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    They are good though the loss today looks bad. I'd like to see LAL vs POR.
     
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    Lillard "choked". Bricked two free throws and an open 3 pointer. Clippers didn't play Kawhi and rested George to end the game. They had 3rd stringers + Shamet in the game for the last 4-5 minutes.
     
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    I’m not personally afraid of them (even though our record recently against them isn’t good) I just think they are a terrible matchup for the Lakers.
    Lakers can’t shoot and Portland can match their bigs and shoot.
     
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  19. macan

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    why do we need to pay attention to a team which we know for sure we won't be facing in the first round..
     
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    Portland's defense sucks.
     

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