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Russell Westbrook 31 Points 8 Assists 6 Rebounds 1 Block vs Bucks! Clutch!

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Shaq2Yao, Aug 2, 2020.

  1. Shaq2Yao

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    He was great. Every time I got frustrated with a bad turnover or missed shot, he made some incredible play out of nothing to keep us in the game. I do think the extra psychological energy and fire he brings to the team is a real factor too.
     
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    Westie is exactly the catalyst we need when Harden is not dominating or when we are trailing. Dude actually plays better with clutch baskets and fts when the team need them the most. Uncanny.

    It's the careless turnovers that he commits when we are up 10 that drives me crazy.

    No matter, Westie is the ultimate variance for us and hopefully it will show up in the playoffs.

    One more thing, we need EG back. He is the third or 4th best player Covington, and we need his 40% 3-point shooting from last year's playoffs plus his defense on the likes of Mitchell from Utah.
     
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    Westie. ****ing auto correct. Sorry.
     
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    Bruh the guy is just relentless, he keeps fighting out there. This dude if he can fix 3 pt shot, he'll be unstoppable.
     
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    I think he is who he is at this point, I don't see his three point shot improving much. Would be nice though.
     
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    "Ball stripped by ... (was Harden) the Rockets"

    **** THESE COMMENTATORS
     
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    You need to start a Russ stats thread man. :D

     
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    Westbrook might be the damn GOAT If he could shoot threes. Just have to settle for what he is, the Mike Tyson of the NBA.
     
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    indeed! he's our best perimeter defender against the laterally quick guards and forwards. The great thing about this two game streak is that we've been winning without him! If he comes back and plays the way he can, we can win the championship!
     
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    Gordon would also expand our rotation to 9-deep, something many here believe is needed in a long series. Just one additional player, and perhaps Tucker can get a few more minutes to rest.

    All our players, except for Tyson are interchangeable anyway. Like positionless soccer. 1974 Netherlands national soccer team.
     
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    That's certainly what we'd hope would be the case but with MDA, you never know. Gordon could come back and rather than expanding the rotation to 9 deep, he could just boot McLemore out of the rotation.
     

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