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Clutchfans Game Thread: Rockets @ Lakers 9/4/2020 (Playoffs Round 2, Game 1)

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Clutch, Sep 3, 2020.

  1. Reeko

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    Lakers over Rockets in five: Houston ground out a win against the Thunder, but after watching plus-sized Oklahoma City have success against the small-ball Rockets, I’m wondering whether a beleaguered Houston team will be able to hold up to the physical pounding the Lakers are likely to give them. Just like against Portland, L.A. will have to contain a dynamic backcourt. But Harden struggled mightily with his three-point shot against the Thunder, and Westbrook is prone to some wild shooting nights. I’m expecting Houston to toss up between 50 and 60 threes per game in this series. It might have to make close to 40% of them to win.

    This was Chris Mannix’s take. Red Nation, make sure to let him have it on Twitter.
     
  2. HP3

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    SHUT ME UUUUUUP WESTBROOOOOOOOOOOOOK :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
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    So far...so good...so boring. Go Rockets!
     
  4. amaru

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    Doesn't matter what anybody else says. The team looks far more confident tonight than the past few games. I think it's the result of the pressure swinging off of them. Some people have been saying they'd get swept by the Lakers.
     
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    Tim Legler is going to eat his words.
     
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    The sad thing is.....if the tables were turned tonight, media would be ridin LA's nutzzzz.
     
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    2 more wins to go. Rockets in 3 baby!!!!
     
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  8. Uprising

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    That was a thing of beauty. The drive and dish....

    What a game.
     
  9. Houstunna

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    Great job by the #1 defensive team in the league.
     
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    Walk in the park win.

    Where are those doubters again?

    LOL
     
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    Mr harden was super

    russ great second half especially the latter part of the 3rd

    Tucker was amazing

    Gordon huge defensive game and erupted I offense.

    Covington great rebounding and defense
     
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    "See that's why small ball won't work"
     
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    Cannot wait to see those mayonnaise tears.
     
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    The OKC series was a blessing it made them play with conviction and hunger. The Lakers have nothing for them. Clearly they will need the refs to nurse them
     
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    LeBron with a big fat 0 points in the 4th quarter
     
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    :eek::eek:. What a fourth quarter
     
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    They can still win in five. Blazers won Game 1 too. Can we save the gloating until after the series???
     
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    Of course they have to flash Harden's 5 turnovers in his stat line. No mention of Lebron's 4 and Davis's 3 turnovers.
     

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