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ClutchFans Game Thread: Grizzlies @ Rockets 12/31/2018

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Clutch, Dec 30, 2018.

  1. solid

    solid Contributing Member

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    Harden is amazing. Our bench still sucks. The last quarter was not entertaining. Rockets win. Happy New Year.
     
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    if Harden drops at least 35 and the Rockets beat GS with this group of guys that they’re trotting our right now then the media will place Harden as the MVP front runner
     
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  3. HP3

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    Man, whatever...we won. We had 3 rotation players out. It will be alright. Sheesh.
     
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  4. YallMean

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    This is a new year Eve game. If it weren't for Bickerstaff's I need to save my job attitude, the game would have been over at the end of 3rd. Glad we got a win short handed, harden got his supersized triple double, and no one is injured.

    Happy new year!
     
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    MDA ending the night with 2 unused timeouts while watching his team struggle against the Grizzlies defense for most of the 4th quarter. It wasn't complicated, it was essentially a 3-2 zone that always collapses on Harden. just DO YOUR JOB and make an adjustment. If you were so clueless then at least give Harden a breather. He was absolutely gassed and played the entire 4th after burying the Grizz in the first half.
     
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    False. Teams go on runs, it's the NBA. The bench pushed the lead in the 1st qtr into the 2nd qtr. Harden got 3 minutes extra rest

    Yes, the bench lost the huge lead, but it was still 14 points! MDA brought Harden back in the game with 40 seconds left in the 3rd. Why? Just let Harden get his regular rest. MDA needs to stop panicking and let the bench work.
     
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    gerald green was great tonight.
     
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  8. DreamShook

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    The bench doesn't suck.. Rockets are without 3 players playing against the Grizz. You guys trippin.
     
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    Why is that false? We saw how they were looking in the 3rd, the lead was dwindling by the possession.

    Memphis was much better in the 2nd half than in the 1st...if the bench was playing how they were in the 1st half then Harden would’ve gotten the extra rest, but they weren’t
     
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    Its become the norm to see CP0 in suit these days since the brotha contributes nothing on the court
     
  12. Voltik

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    Nah they will find more excuses or other non worthy news to downplay Harden and the Rockets. It’s only when someone on the Rockets team or management states something that the leeches attach to, hoping that they crash hard only to blow up in their faces like last year.
     
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    The Rockets need more playmakers. Unfortunately there aren’t that many out there.
     
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  14. DreamShook

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    MDA needs to coach and use his timeouts not put Harden in the game to bail him out. Harden needs his rest. MDA needs to stop panicking. The bench is not bad.
     
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    Delete
     
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    Guess so, and lead by double digits against a great defense all game
     
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    Man, the people liking this post, its the usual suspect. A no point in the 4th were we in danger of losing this game so whats the timeout for?
     
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    Guess so, and lead by double digits against a great defense all game
    Even when bench is playing horribly he can at the very least use his timeouts to give Jh some rest. How many timeouts did he keep in his pockets again?
     
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    Besides Green, the bench was horrendous this game...mainly because our 2 other shot creators of Gordon and CP3 being out.
     
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    Without those 3 (really just 2), the bench truly sucks. Without either Gordon or Austin coming off the bench, or CP3 playing when Harden rests, the depth is abssymal.

    Especially for a team contending for a championship vs. the greatest team ever assembled with 5 all stars (6 if you count former All Star and league MVP Iguodala).
     
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