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ClutchFans Game Thread: Rockets @ Cavaliers 12/11/2019

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Clutch, Dec 11, 2019.

  1. Invisible Fan

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    A dub is a dub but I hope they have a meeting over this game
     
  2. DirtyDizzil

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    not having Rivers hurts us defensively
     
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    Not having a coach hurts more
     
  4. BackNthDay

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    If we lost that game, it was definitely time for us to move on from MDA. However, we got lucky with James being on fire! Our defense is train wreck when u let the Cavs hit you for 110. It looks as if MDA, James, and Russ have said we will just outscore them.
     
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  5. solid

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    Those teams are used to being defended more competently. With the Rockets everything is easier. Same reason that scrub players have career nights. Rockets need a new coach and a new player or two. If they don't get seriously tweaked by All Star break, expect one and done come playoff time.
     
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  6. deb4rockets

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    I was thinking that last night too. If a couple bench injuries make us look so weak defensively, then MDA needs to change his strategy and start making more adjustments during the game when the guys can't make shots or defend the rim.

    When it isn't working then fix it!! Put someone else in for some of those minutes. He milks that shoot it out mentality until the cow has dried up and stopped producing. Put in Hartenstein for Clint and Tucker when they rest and Clemons in for McLemore and House in situations like last night. I mean, he only threw Clemons in 9 minutes, yet he had one less point than both of them.

    It's like he gets it in his mind that one guy can never outplay another on any single night. I raise the BS flag to that. Carve in to your set in stone rotations and be more creative. Time to make a change. Stop the "let them just shoot it out" mentality when we have absolutely no defense. James can't be expected or relied on to always dig us out of that hole we kept digging for far too long.

    Also, Grinch Tillman, splurge vice submerge. There are much tougher team's we have to face, and our defense needs help desperately Don't you want to dominate your opponents and shut them down defensively with confidence? Open up your pockets por favor.
     
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    Who here has NBALeague pass for all Rocket games? I'm trying to review all this before purchasing
     
  8. Os Trigonum

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    I do. You'll have to supplement LP for the nationally televised games, which is roughly half the season.
     
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    Expecting MDA to make intellegent coaching adjustments and to focus on BOTH sides of the ball is asking too much...apparently.
     
  10. Madclownpacasum

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    How much all for all Rocket games including nationally televised? I only care about the Rocket game
     
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    I'm glad we got the W, but I'm really not liking how this team has played over the last several games. We approached this game like a preseason game. Giving up a 24-0 run to a team like this is embarrassing.

    After that 8 game win streak we have played .500 ball and have significantly regressed on defense/focus again. Just don't have a very good feeling about this team... YET.
     
  12. Os Trigonum

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    I supplement LP with Sling. The Sling orange package adds ESPN, and the blue package adds TNT. NBATV is an additional add-on (I think $5-ish/month). That covers just about all of it.
     
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  13. bmelo

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    I have but im in europe. I can watch all games live and replay, choosing whichever broadcast i want (home/away/national tv). no problems neither on web or on ios/xbox apps.
     
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    We live and die with Harden, which is not the best recipe for the playoffs but it’s all we have. We need to diversify.
     
  15. J Sizzle

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    It's not all we have.

    It's all our coach will care to implement, though.
     
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    lmao

    Worst team in the league confidently knew how easily we blow leads. That is so embarrassing.
     
  17. kingkingston

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    Would include playoff points
     
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    Soon, when everyone hears knows about it, I'll stop telling that I love James Harden before saying anything that may be misread it.

    But as a fan, as someone that sees it 80 to 100 times a year, don't you get the feeling sometimes, they kind of go on cruise control, to keep the game closet, to be able to keep scoring? I know it's a conspirationist, not so serious theory. But hey, it's a game thread
     
  19. kingkingston

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    no
     
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  20. hakeem94

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    i was thinking of defense
     

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