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As the last minutes showed, our fate ultimately lies with Harden.

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by drowsy12, Apr 30, 2014.

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  1. drowsy12

    drowsy12 Member

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    Is Harden going to FINALLY wake up now?
     
  2. Cranberry_Juice

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    Or that he held the ball so that no one else had a chance to score.
     
  3. TheMystery008

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    Made a shot.

    Blocked a shot.

    Made a shot.

    I hope so!
     
  4. aurocketfan

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    Man if he wakes up, it be over already.

    Thing is can he
     
  5. Pete the Cheat

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    Amazing what happens when he goes to the rack. Drive James!
     
  6. Hayden_SFC

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    Played big, late. Looked sad. Rockets win! :)
     
  7. J Sizzle

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    We won't survive two more games with Harden playing like this, but if he can step it up, we have a shot.

    Having said that...we're 5 games in now. This can't keep happening.
     
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    I'm not sure if he's gassed because of defending Matthews.

    He seems disinterested.
     
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    The announcers were critical of him for not scoring in the 3rd but I thought he wasn't forcing bad shots and trying his patented "run into a guy, get free throws" move. His scoring in the 4th were of actual good shots, which is a good sign moving forward.
     
  10. LC Rox Fan

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    Just wish he would play his average game
     
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    its not easy...Mathews has made it a living hell for James...Harden has to fight through it....and really embrace the challenge. He is showing me that he is mentally given up trying to attack the rim with both their guards...
     
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    he has seemed disinterested the entire series which is probably why we are in this hole to begin with

    Just because Reffs don't give you calls doesn't mean you should give up the series, you have must no heart or mental toughness
     
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    We would have won this series in four games if Harden had played like he did in the regular season. Very very frustrating.
     
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    his shots were distributed to other players (only 15 shots compared to his other high volume games)
     
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    I love how even when the game is over Harden just had to airball that last 3.
     
  16. TechieOne

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    Yeah it's always been the case where we only go as far as Harden and Howard perform.

    We're not going to win if those two can't dominate their individual matchups.
     
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    It does lie with Harden. I agree, even though throughout the game Dwight has been the better player. You can't finish a game relying on Dwight's baskets around the rim because the fouls won't be called.
     
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    That expiring clock airball shot was pathetic. I hope he doesn't try that when the game is actually on the time.
     
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    He needs to stay humble. Playing within the flow of the offense and then kicking it into second gear when the Rockets are in a pinch is what he should be doing, not forcing the issue when it isn't called for.
     
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    That is what is scaring the **** out of me.
     

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