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20-Year Anniversary of the Record-Tying 15-0 Start By The Houston Rockets

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Clutch, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. Jake Tower

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    I still have my towel momento from Game 2 at the Summit. :D

    The only home game the Rockets lost, though. :/
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  2. tinman

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    Post Game Interview from the Knicks broadcast

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  3. Yonkers

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    Watching old school Rox always brings a tear to my eye. Love it.
     
  4. SamFisher

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    I disagree - Dwight has a stronger upper body but lacks Olajuwon's relatively low center of gravity for a big man. Hakeem, IIRC had relatively short legs and a large trunk which allowed him to get lower and use his spin moves. Taller defenders were helpless once he developed that - only shorter defenders could use leverage to push him out of the post or at least hold him at bay , and he could just shoot over them.

    Howard is a lot more top-heavy. He has a relativelly high center of gravity, unlike Olajuwon, and doesnt' have the same ease of balance. I'd rather he develop the ability to face up and pass but I doubt it's going to happen at this stage.
     
  5. bullardfor3

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    How sweet it is (was)!
     
  6. Summer Song Giver

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    Wow, this makes me feel old :(

    The good ole' days indeed.
     
  7. Know Your Role

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    Perhaps we go 15 and 0 in december for a new Rockets record to celebrate our greatest season?

    I do remember how awesome it was when I heard 104 talking about the Rockets 15 and 0 start. Everyone was so excited on TV and the Radio. First time I ever remember ESPN actually recognizing the Rockets as a legit team in day to day conversations.
     
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    By the end of the game there was nothing any Knixie could say. (fixed)

    The arrogance described, and so real, is why I have a real NY problem. Oh, well, go Knicks - - to the D*-League.

    *D - for Dysfunctional
     
  9. tinman

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    First championship for the city of Houston
    We got the DPOY, MVP, and Finals MVP (this happens to be just one player)
    the name "CLUTCH CITY" was born
     
  10. TheDr34m

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    great memories. I remember the winning streak like it was yesterday!
     
  11. TmacDaGawd

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    Hell yeah! Hopefully it will last for another 20 years.
     
  12. TheDr34m

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    Scott Brooks really played well for us back in those days. If I remember correctly didn't they use to call him the energizer bunny because of the energy he brought off the bench. Very similar to beverley because of his pesturing defense. Back in those days the energizer bunny commericals were very popular and they use to call him the energizer bunny because of that.
     
  13. otis thorpe

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    Two different type of players
     
  14. RocketScientist

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    20 years, what?!

    That first year was sweet. Dream dominated but what a squad. Every player 1-5 contributed & knew their role AND excelled at it. OT and the one handed keep-away, elie and his crazy shots, and Horry coming out of no where to clean up every missed shot with a nasty dunk.

    Time to go watch clutch city.
     

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