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ClutchFans Game Thread: Rockets @ Celtics 12/27/2022

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Clutch, Dec 27, 2022.

  1. burlesk

    burlesk Serious business
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    I think only in Boston
     
  2. HTownTmac1

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    Honestly sengun should have gotten more minutes .. why does he continue to be rested too long ? Like come on Silas
     
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  3. coachbadlee

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    Well everything was all good for a half.
     
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    Nah its plenty of pale pink red ruddy skin (misnomer as 'white') fanatics all throughout the NBA arenas, Boston included
     
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    These threads have truly been a cess pool of toxic negativity and I only quickly check the last few pages. This game was on a back-to-back to a team that went to the Finals, look and play like a contender, with several All-Stars, length, great defensive players and you guys cannot see we were still in it until a few minutes left in the game? We fought, battled, made some mistakes and just got beaten by a better team. Plain and simple, no need to overanalyze or place blame. I was impressed we were able to hang with them for so long, so I enjoyed this loss. Hard fought losses are the best anyway this year, for the most part.
     
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  7. hakeem94

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    predraft hype for almost 2 years told me every day he gonna dominate nba
     
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    Not gonna lie, if we had Harden we would’ve beaten the overrated Celtics.
     
  9. tmacfor35

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    Celtics shot 56 threes….. lol
     
  10. fchowd0311

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    These guys need to listen to opposing team announcers. They are way more favorable to the Rockets and the talent in this team than most posters here. It's odd.

    I basically only watch opposing team feeds mainly because I'm just curious of what their thoughts are from a neutral non fan perspective and you don't know how many times opposing announcers like the Celtics are saying this team has legit talent that can contend in a few years. Past two games the things the opposing announcers said about Green is extremely high praise.

    Listen to podcasts from sources like Ringer, SI, the Athletic etc and multiple times I've heard NBa analysts say we are "the most fun bad team". I've listened to l neutral analysts say the organization has nailed the last two drafts and basically have went 4/4 (Green, Sengun, Bari, Tari) in nailing selections.
     
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  11. Verbal Christ

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    The idea there's nothing to analyze and that "we just got beaten" is probably the explanation for most of the terrible posts on clutchfans.

    If people weren't stupid, there would be less toxicity. Be the change you want to see dude.
     
  13. MorningZippo

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    This is why the average person thinks Silas actually has an offense.
     
  14. j@amc

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    This was a much better effort, but they are the Celtics.

    The player tracking numbers show Houston had much more juice/energy than some of our earlier losses this year, which I take as a positive. And it's a big plus for KPJ to play a game against the Celtics with zero turnovers. As much criticism as he draws, we should give KPJ a nod when he does well.

    But there's so much work to do on defense...

    The Rockets give up at least fifteen preventable, uncontested shots a game. The Celtic's offense generated 72 uncontested looks (and they made 30 of those). That means almost 30 percent of the time; there's zero defense. The Rockets would be closer to the league average if they could get in the film room and bring that number down. If you look around at other games, the league average for uncontested looks is 50 to 55.

    And it would be helpful if we could make uncontested shots. We moved the ball well enough to get 60 open looks ourselves. But we only made twenty-two of those (36.7%).

    Small missteps lead to huge defensive breakdowns and missing open shots. These are two of the biggest, most frustrating signs of being a young team.
     
  15. daywalker02

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    Well, was about thinking the same and then Harden and Biid lost to the lowly rated Porzingis led Wizards.
     
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    This is the response of nitwits who think all we do is Iso
     
  17. jim1961

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    I didnt think we did that badly considering:
    1) b2b game
    2) on the road
    3) vs arguably the best team in the NBA.

    TyTy had a breakout game as well.
    Sure hope putting a small on Alps doesn't become ongoing kryptonite for him.
     
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  18. 13 in 33

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    The guards couldn't get him the ball on half of those entry passes. Plus, that small just happens to be the DPOY. I'm not worried
     
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  19. jim1961

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    Since it worked for Boston, its a safe bet other teams will try a similar strategy.

    So I think we will have more opportunities to see if this becomes a problem or not.
     
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  20. Williamson

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    I also find it difficult. I've been posting a lot less in the game threads, in particular, because it's killing my vibe. I have been very happy with the Rockets this season. Our second year players are all taking the right steps forward. Hell, I had damn near given up on Garuba and he's starting to look like the next PJ Tucker.

    Last year it felt like damn near every game was a blow out loss. This year, yeah, we're losing nearly as often, but the games feel much more competitive most nights. That's a step forward even if the record doesn't show it. And, frankly, it's the best way for us to take a step forward right now with guys like Wemby and Scoot up for grabs. I really think if you're disappointed about the way the Rockets are performing right now it's because your expectations were unreasonable and you have nobody to blame for that but yourself.

    I think next year is when we'll compete for the play-in and I'm excited about that, but I don't even think it's guaranteed we'll make the play-in next year even if we draft Wemby and pick up some solid free agents. And many people here seemed convinced we'd do that this year. It still blows my mind.
     

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