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Analyzing our last 3 games

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by coyotetex, Feb 5, 2020.

  1. diehardrockets

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    I kept thinking about this post by @coyotetex all game and how true it seems it will be for the rest of this season. Playing LA tonight was a huge test for what was said right off the bat and Houston prevailed.
     
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  2. coyotetex

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    Thanks man!

    What's crazy is that the Rockets only lost the rebounding game by 1. RoCo was huge on the boards.

    But WOW what a statement game! Every contender in the west is watching film of this game tomorrow. Given what the Rockets did at the trade deadline and the fact the Rockets went all in on small ball and Roco debuted with the team tonight, this was quite possibly the biggest regular season game of the year.
     
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  3. diehardrockets

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    I agree. Great post and great insight for what this trade signifies for the team for the rest of this season
     
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    Did anyone else notice what the minutes looked like tonight? PJ only played 31, Westbrook at 37 and harden at 35. Everyone else at 30 and under. This bodes well for the future if this minutes distribution is the new normal.
     
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  5. coyotetex

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    DA went 9 deep tonight. And our bench outplayed the Lakers bench by a wide margin.

    By removing Clint from the rotation, DA has made room for other non-shooters to get minutes (like Sefalosha who is also a limited offensive player) without having to put 2 non-shooters on the floor at the same time. Sef was very solid on defense tonight and looks like he can provide 10 - 15 good minutes each night off the bench as part of the 2nd unit.
     
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    Very good point, Thabo had some really nice strong moments even going against AD in the paint, he can be effective when playing to his strengths and any offense he gives you is a bonus ! The reduced mins (assuming it stays this way based on matchups and injuries) wI’ll be huge if we move up in the standings for the playoffs. Still worry about this being a viable plan in 7 game series but this was an impressive win tonight in so many ways.
     
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    PJ picked up his 4th foul early, which pro ably earned him a little extra bench time than usual. If MDA can keep him at 33-34 I'd be thrilled.
     
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    !!!!
     
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    op can count in this game for sure @coyotetex
    waiting more small ball analysis ahead
     
  10. coyotetex

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    yeah that post didn’t age very well did it?
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    pure genius!
     
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    I was avoiding clicking this thread, thinking this is just a post by some random wanna-be analyst. Boy, was I wrong! Excellent analysis, coyotetex!
     
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    Westbrook - Harden Era

    Watching the game I realize what is happening.
    I want to applaude Harden for this ego less basketball

    Let me explain
    As a lead on a basketball team - not spiritual/mental leadership
    (there is some but . . .) purely based on basketball ability/play
    When Leading
    Harden is a 10
    Westbrook is a 9
    CP3 is an 8
    Paul George is a 9

    when deferring to another player
    Harden is still a 10
    Westbrook is a 7
    CP3 is an 8
    Paul George is a 9

    Harden can get his at any time
    As a decoy he is unparallelled

    So look at the combos
    Westbrook - Harden = 19
    Harden - Westbrook = 17
    Harden - CP3 = 18
    Westbrook - PG13 = 18
    PG13 - Westbrook = 16

    Harden is drawing a double team and alot of attention
    This is why Westbrook is better next to him than to PG13
    IMO This is why allowing westie to drive is the best basketball
    Harden can literally get his at any time . . .and everyone in the stadium
    is waiting on it .. every defense is preparing for it
    meanwhile. . . Westie is FEASTING
    Not only him . . but everyone else is FEASTING

    Watching the game last nite I realize their are 2 types of 3 pt shots
    Open shooters and Regular shots.
    I would wonder what the splits are on our players for each

    I guess I am saying. . THIS COULD WORK

    Rocket River
     
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  15. coyotetex

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    Okay tomorrow happened. What were you saying?
     
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    Agreed, this is huge and hopefully positively impacts the team’s performance in the playoffs.
     
  17. Rocket River

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    People want to act like that Dallas team . . .without Luke .. . . . .did not beat the Bucks
    unless I am mistaken

    Rocket River
     
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    This is one of the best posts I have read on this site, ever.
     
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  19. coyotetex

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    Wow thanks man. Very kind of you to say so.
     
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  20. BHannes2BHonest

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    What is this trash?

    how dare you Confuse my morning happy mood with whatever the hell this is Hakeem
     

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