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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. Phillyrocket

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    Still no WB?! FML
     
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    Game 7, in order to gain more network viewship:p
     
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    Harden celebrates his bday on 8/26 by going 8-26.
     
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    “Westbrook moves closer to returning in the playoffs, but not for game 5 or the rest of the series, because the Rockets have already been eliminated and the 20-21 season starts next week”
     
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    it would be nice but its not really necessary, we dont need no miraculous performances, all we need is an average performance and applied fundamentals of basketball, play good defense, move the ball, move the bodies, take good shots...

    Actually, all of the rockets problems stem from trying to hit a miraculous shot and score a home run play... just be patient and play smartball 48 minutes on both ends, this strategy always wins. Had they did it would be 4-0 series already, but its not too late to start now.
     
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    I don't know about that. I definitely feel at some point it's necessary for your star to just refuse to let your team lose. relying on the others every single game doesn't really cut it. they're role players for a reason and their ceilings are capped. We've seen plenty of those performances throughout the bubble.
     
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    These next 2 games are what will define Harden and this team, if they don't step it up and get the wins then there will be no more excuses, it will be what it is.
     
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    westbrook upgraded to questionable
     
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    Westbrook would want to play this game. He definitely want to help Harden get a win on his birthday!
     
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    lol...we need not miracles from harden, had he just moved his feet on the inbound play the series would be over now...
    just sound basketball and fundamentals is all we need...
     
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    Nate just re-signed in Indianapolis right ?
     
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    That means he's playing. No point in upgrading if he isn't. Curious who the starters will be. House has played well enough to overtake Gordon. But with Westbrook in Gordon should get easier and less shots vs the ones he's forced to take until now, and he has been moving well.
     
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    Can we do an emergency trade?

    MDA for Warren + Cash considerations? Team can just coach itself.
     
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    Hurricane coming through the city on James Harden Bday ... hmmmm .. if thats not a sign I dont know what is! James is going to put on a show tonight (again) and some of the other guys will finally take it personal and fight back. Rockets win, and then Russ comes back for the dagger game to twist that blade in their sides until he see's their pupils dilate.
     
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  19. Verbal Christ

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    Reverse Jinx bro I like it .. im with you .. positive vibes 2020 .. what hurricane??
     
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    Russ is coming back tonight.
     

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