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ClutchFans Game Thread: Rockets @ Thunder 4/23/2017 (Playoffs Round 1, Game 4)

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Clutch, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. Brown Lost It

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    Kenny Smith is the biggest dick rider ever saying kawhi is thr second best player after lebron. He is all over kawhi Leonards dick because they put him on Mike Conley. something about that's how much they respected mike conley.

    kenny stfu u ****ing idiot it's 2017 and Tony Parker is a 50-year-old point guard, shut the **** up he can't guard him

    he also said some backhanded crap about hakeem saying it was his team 6-7 years later and compared it to westbrooks comments. hakeem was the superstar who carried his team without a Robin in back to back championships. old clyde was not a a superstar. hakeem was the only player to ever do it without a pippen and a rodman
     
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  2. Beardaholic13

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    Two things i noticed after watching the highlights:
    Dantoni was absolutely incredible in timeout playes..that kept us in it in the first half

    Ariza did really well to get into the position he was in on NENES and 1....great win lets show the killer instinct and end this ****
     
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    yahoo sports headline for the game smh:

    Another historic Russell Westbrook effort couldn't keep the Thunder from beating themselves
     
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    This guy is a rocket through and through. Love you mad max.
     
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    The thunder pretty much played to maximum of their ability at home and was one Harden three from being sent home 4-0. To be fair I don't think anyone expected these guys to compete and push as hard as they did so kudos to them. Harden's sprained Ankle is a major issue going forward. Need to close this out and hop the Grizz and Spurs Slugfest goes to 7 so James can get some rest
     
  8. lionaire

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    Harden needs to shoot more mid-range. Idk why he's completely abandoned that shot when it was one of his most effective. especially when the long balls aren't falling and whistles aren't being blown.
     
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  9. kingkingston

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    all about the game plan, he plays the game plan set out by the coach
     
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  10. Brown Lost It

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    now you guys understand the importance of resting players. if you don't rest in the regular season and you're a little tired not fresh, youre done in the playoffs. nene has been resting all season and he looks damn good out there. peak condition and in shape and fresh.
     
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  11. LosPollosHermanos

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    3 things.

    1.) Mike D is a genius. As armchair coaches we kept wondering why he didn't hack a Roberson. The man played his cards at the perfect moment as we saw. His out of timeout plays were absolutely brilliant. JB or Mchale...this game would have been lost in the 1st Q.

    2.) Harden ankle or not needs to display a better attitude. If he will play like that...better he sit.

    3.) Skip Bayless is a ****ing r****d. WIth his Spur slurping someone should tweet what he said about it "not being fair" with regards to Kawhi when the spurs play.
     
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    You had me at Skip Baseless is a ****ing r****d.
     
  13. cheshire

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    Is this 1994? Straight from Riley's Knicks playbook.
     
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  14. HakeemOnlyFan

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    To your first point, I wholeheartedly agree.

    I was yearning for the hack-a strategy basically since game 2, and D'Antoni played that trump card at the perfect moment. And the fact that Donovan didn't immediately sub him out really bit him in the ass. After Roberson missed his first two, he made his next two attempts. So, I think that kind of gave Donovan some false hope that Roberson could hit a few more. But yeah, he totally didn't. Fatal mistake.

    With that being said, I'm all for subbing Troy Williams in at around the 5 minute mark of the second quarter during game 5 and getting Roberson out of there. The dude plays Harden very, very well. A strong 5-6 minute stretch early in the game with OKC's best defender for Harden on the bench could pay major dividends.

    I must say, it was really refreshing to actually employ the hack-a strategy against a team without them having the ability to return the favor to us. We suffered for far too long. I don't love it as a strategy to be honest, but it's nice for it not to be an issue with our team anymore.
     
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    No it's not. If you think Hakeem played his hardest during the reg season, you're fooling yourself. The man was focused on one thing.
     
  16. don grahamleone

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    He'd have 10 percent more blocks if he played like playoff Hakeem. I love Hakeem, but he was always playing for the chip, not the reg season chip.
     
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    Well, since the Rockets pretty much accept dirty fouls why not? Rockets need to match opponents' physicallity and not be afraid to stand up for teammates, fight.
     
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    better attitude, he has been brilliant with his attitude and leadership in this series. He has been one of the best supporters when on the bench cheering his team mates on, giving support. Missing shots doesn't have anything to do with attitude
     
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    Most spurs fans don't know the difference between good and bad basketball, regardless of what teams are playing.
     

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