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Clutchfans Game Thread: Thunder @ Rockets 8/29/2020 (Playoffs Round 1, Game 5)

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Clutch, Aug 24, 2020.

  1. STR8Thugg

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    That's fine if he takes 8-10 shots, not fine when he plays 40 mins and jacks 10 3's.
     
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    Piss poor coaching job in game 4, Rivers should be on Schroder 24-7 , no switch...obvious adjustment for game 5. He also penetrates more than anyone on the team except for Russ
     
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    Moral victories don’t win championships. Stop with all the “we should have“ , “but we were” “at least” & “if they” all led to a shortened season.
     
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    Coaches thoughts..,
    If a chance to win is the goal; don’t play because it’s a waste of time. If good time is your goal don’t expect your paycheck because it’s a hobby and not your job. If it is just your job and not your passion it shows and wasting time and space on this team. There is only one championship ever year if it’s not you then don’t suit up. If it is you then let’s get the trophy to prove all the work leading up to this was not a waste of time. The hours in the gym when everyone else is asleep or a partying. The time away from loved ones. Why?... For this very moment... it’s here the time is now. Are you ready? It really doesn’t matter because now is here. All eyes are one you.
     
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    Actually okc uses the young guy to destroy harden energy and use cp3 to guard green. MDA uses good method to break defence the beginning and does not use in the 2nd half. Westbrooks should help MDA to call timeout. MDA always calls out too late
     
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    i aint giving up yet. hakeem's rockets were down 2-0 and 3-1 and came back. They blew a 20 point lead in the fourth and was labeled choke city.

    ride or die Harden, EG. i've been watching this damn team for a decade and i aint ready to throw them under a bus yet. this is where champions define themselves. they come out of the testing, out of the fire.

    ride or die harden, we aint got nowhere to go, but to believe in you.
     
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    Offense isnt the problem. Harden isnt the problem. Even the bad shooting and supporting help isnt the problem IMO.

    Its been the defensive intensity. The hustle and energy. Thunder have been outworking the Rockets. Cant happen. That's easily fixable in my opinion and MDA better have some piss and vinegar in his system today if these yahoos want to Cadillac - im trying to see Demarre, Bruno and Luc get some playing time. What happened to that "new" paint defense everyone was so impressed by in Game 1??

    Austin Rivers - MIA ... Benny Mac - MIA ... if those dudes arent providing anything on either end then you need to find a spark - Houston is the deeper team and yet MDA has shortened his rotation and Donovan has expanded his and its wearing down the Rockets. MDA needs to do a better job of minutes distribution and read the room better. He was on point the first two games with the timeouts substitutions + good plays out of timeouts, but lately its been a damn circus out there, thats on him too he needs to coach better.

    We outclass these guys without any excuses, if the ROX put in the effort they win.
     
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    Hey dudes, I know I let a lot of you down last game by guaranteeing the victory. I gave you a false sense of security, and for that, i am deeply ashamed. But I truly believe this will be a boring win. Go Rockets!
     
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    I refuse to believe harden will not have one of these big bubble games on his bday today. Who helps him along the way today!
     
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    I agree with Feigen. How the Rockets lost the last two games is very obvious. Lack of focus on execution and unwillingness to change when the threes weren't falling.
     
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    Like the rest of y'all I'm pissed about what we saw the last two games but I still have hope. This needs to be a very focused game. Can't afford mistakes on both ends of the court. That means not jacking up threes from 10 feet beyond the arc early in the shot clock.
     
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    Come on guys, it's good to feel the pain when things are going our way. But we also have to snap and look ahead. It's 0-0 best of 3. Today we start with right foot and we continue to buy time for the cavalry. It's one more effort.

    It's James Harden's Day too! let's make it happen!!
     
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    By the end of the night, we'll know if the Rockets will get their **** together or completely implode.
     
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    Rockets will win if Hartenstein plays significant minutes.
     
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    So....basically exactly how they lose every playoff game. Nothing will change.
     
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  18. rocketsjudoka

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    Yep...
     
  19. J Sizzle

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    For 3 quarters, this is true.

    Once the 4th quarter hits, this is pretty much the main two problems. Nothing will change.
     
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    Covington on the amount of free throws the Rockets are getting
    “That’s on the refs’ perception. We can’t control that aspect,” Rockets forward Robert Covington said. “We feel like he missed calls. But that’s not on us to sit up here (and complain). We just have to keep playing within our offense.”
     
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