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ClutchFans Game Thread: Rockets @ Lakers 12/2/2023

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Clutch, Nov 30, 2023.

  1. OremLK

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    Reality is Jabari wasn't the #1 pick of the draft, he was the #3 pick. We all talked ourselves into thinking we got a steal but the two front offices in front of us probably got it right. It is what it is. He is still playing significantly better this season and looks on track to be a starter in the NBA for a long time. That's not a bad value for the third pick even if he doesn't become everything we hoped.

    Jalen is the one I'm most disappointed with right now. He can still turn his season around, but right now he is not making the best of his chance to earn a big extension.

    At least we found Sengun.
     
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    I did.

    But I do want to know what Ime said to Bron.
     
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    https://www.nbcsports.com/nba/news/...g-words-with-lebron-james-during-rockets-loss

    Haha
     
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    2 Days ahead full of IST elimination games.....o_O
     
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    Why don't the Rockets shoot basically any corner 3's that whole game, guys weren't spacing into that corner well?

    The few times they did, they were positioned more to the angle and not seen by the ball handler.
     
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    That's it? :D

    If it was something Bronny or dead Kobe...


    and Ime's not wrong, Bron is a B***
     
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  10. snowconeman22

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    the schedule giveth and the schedule take away .

    I’m sure being relatively more rested (combined with young legs) has made us look better at points this year

    Here’s to weathering the storm !
     
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    Love it.

    I can imagine that under Silas. "Sorry Mr James it won't happen again, you're amazing".
     
  12. JumpMan

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    I'd give Udokae a lifetime contract just for that.

    Unfortunately, LeBron is going to be the coddled, passive-aggressive b**** he's been his whole career and do some behind-the-scenes **** that is going to cost Udoka and the Rockets.
     
  13. plee

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    That's weak, ref and LeBron are a babies...
     
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  14. Dankstronaut

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    So much to digest... some post game thoughts:

    First of all, I have to know what Ime/Lebron said to each other. At one point Dillon Brooks is bodying Lebron to get him away from Ime but he persists. Whatever it was, Ime is saying it plainly and straight to his face. He's not animated, demonstrative or anything. That was some of the weirdest NBA action I've ever seen. Like why is Reddish bumping Tari in the first place? Why is Lebron even involved? Why is Ime not allowed to say whatever it is he had to say? And then the refs flat out forget it's a 2 shot foul. An absolutely astonishingly bizarre 5 minute sequence.

    Jalen and Alpe built a brick wall. I wouldn't even call them bad shots but they just missed everything. Jalen, Alpe and Brooks also had pretty bad defensive games by my eyes. Especially on rewatch, things are a little more objective... Jalen had an atrocious game. Coming off that Denver performance too, this is a regression. He has to be better, plain and simple.

    Speaking of consistent steps, and forward, Jabari is cooking with peanut oil this year. Get the guy some more shots.

    Jock/Jeff combined 15 minutes for 1 rebound. Even Christian Wood scored a point. Unacceptable.

    We need Dillon the Villain back. Chillin' Dillon is not the guy. Russell was talking trash and Dillon runs up to bury a 3 in his face. The rest of the game he just seemed passive.

    Offense was really stagnant. No motion, not much ball movement. Not great. Turnovers out the wazoo. Bad.

    I don't think I could overstate how poor the officiating was.

    Lebron's spin move is a travel. I get it, he's the most accomplished player around but geez. Gather, R - R - L - jumpstop/jump (or LLR) is a travel by all definitions. He just does it like 6x a game. There was one where he was a step slow on a pass but caught it, took a step and jump stopped. I get what he's doing, but guy caught the ball and wasn't already in that motion. Then he switched pivots and started a dribble like he was on the post. I know he's the King. I know it's in LA. But let's be reasonable.

    The Tari dunk that wasn't... there's no reason the league has to show everyone but the refs that it was a clean play and continue on like it wasn't because the referees are too emotional to admit they missed a call. It was close, tough call. You missed it. It's really ok. Just review it next break and let the replay official make the right call.

    Oh look another 4 day break! Don't worry, we play every other night for the next 2 months.
     
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  15. Dankstronaut

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    Wow. What is Lebron the language police?

    Ime a real one for that. Called him a baby straight to his face.
     
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  16. AroundTheWorld

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    Did this actually happen?

     
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    deserves its own thread
     
  18. Dankstronaut

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    Terming it "screaming at the top of his lungs" is a bit dramatic.

    Alpe bailed on a double team and pretty much let AD walk to the rim. Fred's tough but he's clearly outmatched. Alpe just kind of smooth-brained it. Jabari was a little animated but he wasn't screaming, also he's right to be upset about it.

    And yeah, then he sent a smooth brain pass straight to DLo.
     
  19. PWR

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    Not sure why we don't just match Sengun's minutes with Tari's minutes. The data from last year and this year support it.

    Duo of Sengun+Jabari net rating...
    Last year: -11.5
    This year: +3.9

    Duo of Sengun+Tari net rating...
    Last year: +1.1
    This year: +26.1

    It's clear as day who Sengun needs to be paired with.
     
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  20. hlmbasketball

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    Yep, I saw it. I think Sengun missed his assignment. Jabari got mad and yelled but it wasn't all that.
     
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