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1994 Playoffs - Finals - Houston vs New York

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by jim1961, Apr 1, 2020.

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    Does game 4 have the OJ coverage? (Or was that game 5?)
     
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    All I remember after we won is seeing Hakeem on the bench in denial. Afterwards some friends and I went cruising in my dad's 68 Chevelle and the amount of girls screaming on the streets made me appreciate it even more (I was 15) great memories
     
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    Sam CASSELL did his thing for Rudy t!

    Otis Thorpe had some broken ribs that was not reported!
     
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    This team was full of Gs. The knicks played rough and the rockets responded with heart every time
     
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    Get em Mad Max!
     
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    Time has proved how rare it is to have a team come together like this one did. 1995 was great too, but many expected us to win that year. Not so in 1994.
     
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    Olujuwon simply outclassed Patrick ewing.

    Olujuwon with points and play making. Classic!
     
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    They were heavily favored in 1994 to beat the Knicks. Not so much in 95 in any series.
     
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    37:50, 48:47 1:05:56 and 1:12:08 mark of game 5 link
     
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    I was tortured by the fact that the Knick were actually competitive. I saw this as a route. It wasn't. So credit to them. I don't know how Ewing had 30 blocks in this series either because he was outclassed. What a great win against a big city. I am thankful Indiana never made it a who cares series. So many clutch moments and big dunks.
     
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    Game 7 was so clutch how the team started out the first few minutes.
     
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    Guess who lives in Houston now? :eek:
     
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    Yeah. Olujuwon was obviously more skilled than ewing on paper.

    Don't forget olujuwon was shafted for MVP and the media knew yet they hated because olujuwon was from Nigeria! #facts
     
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    who?
     
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    Only bad thing about 1994 rockets championship was that Clorox white shirt. If you lucky u bought the black championship tshirt.

    It didn't take long to dirty up that white tshirt.
     
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    that's weird about the knicks. it was a 58 win team vs a 57 win team when the conferences were balanced. according to:

    https://www.sportsoddshistory.com/nba-playoffs-series/?y=all&o=s

    we were -220 against the knicks and only -270 against the 1st round trailblazers, who were undoubtedly a way worse team than the knicks (also the preseason odds somehow had the cavs 3rd to win the title. yeah, they weren't terrible back then, but 3rd? charlotte was tied with us at +1200).

    our western conference opponents in 1995 were all -270 or better.

    this year was the first year we've been better than +1000 since '98-'99.

    the '87-'88 rockets were +700. no idea how that happened.


    another tidbit. while i understand harden disappearing (with a concussion) in the spurs series a few years ago looked bad, and i know kawhi was out game 6, i've never understood why the narrative was that we essentially threw away a gimme series and why it plays into this "great in the regular season, terrible in the playoffs" rocket narrative. the spurs were a 61 win team, with homecourt advantage, with popovich as coach, that was -300 to win the series. even if you knew beforehand that kawhi would miss game 6, i doubt the odds would have been close to in our favor.
     
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    You still got that 68 chevelle?
     
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    These games were not great to watch, but they weren't much worse than Jazz Bulls 80 point snoozers.

    Today's games are way better
     

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