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Coach Nick: Rockets Small Ball Unleashes Westbrook in OT Win vs Celtics

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Shaq2Yao, Mar 1, 2020.

  1. smoothie_king

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    Would have been nice to have built better playmaking capacity with House and Capeala. That's just my take.

    The direction of the team is run and gun. It seems the team is gambling on attrition from the other side come playoff time.

    I will give Harden credit for the alley oop to House. House gets credit for that offensive rebound, dunk throw down from the first out of nine bricks harden through up in the fourth quarter too.
     
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  2. smoothie_king

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    Dantoni teams seem to run out of razzle and dazzle which leads to the blame game.

    Then members of this board start with the bull shiet,"Oh the refs didn't call enough fouls".
    Soon after that, "The media has a conspiracy against James Harden."
     
  3. Rocket River

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    If we lose this game.
    The headline would be Celtics Figured out Small Ball

    Rocket River
     
  4. Blurr#7

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    That bounce pass from 30 feet away from Harden was incredible dumb. It should’ve never came to OT
     
  5. PhiSlamma15

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    Troy Daniels maybe
     
  6. PhiSlamma15

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    ok I wanna soak this in lol
     
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    yea,,,c;early the rockets want to run the opposing team, straight out the gym like an indoor track meet in a 7 game series gasping for air
     
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    6'7 Ryan Broekhoff (6'10 wingspan) is better option than 6'3 Troy Daniels (6'7 wingspan).

    Broekhoff is same age, better 3ball shooter (40% vs. 35%), better rebounder, better rim protector and better defender.
     
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  9. smoothie_king

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    Harden can't be going score less in fourth quarter like he did in Boston.

    Covington cant be getting dunked on like how Tatum dunked on Covington at 4 minute mark of 4th quarter!
     
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    curry got all kinds of praise for taking a back seat to Durant. They still said he was top 5 bc even though the numbers don't show it, curry is a top 5 talent who is just a uber team player. The difference was curry just sacrificed his shot attempts, nothing he was doing really aided Durant. Harden is sacrificing shots AND his game is directly responsible for Westbrook's game being easier. A lot of times Westbrook is attacking after defense scrambles to recover from a harden double team. But instead of praising Harden, the media has repeatedly tried to lodge a wedge between harden and Westbrook.

    He will never be the media's or fans player but that's ok, he will forever be our superstar
     
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    I think its a no brainer that we try this guy out. we have guys on the bench just taking up spots that we will never play. I like chandler on the roster but if they are not putting him in with 3 seconds left in the game and the other team on the line, then they will never play him
     
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    Is that also called box-and-one defense? Definitely not a good defense to run on a good perimeter shooting team with no traditional center or even in the NBA at all, lol.
     
  13. PhiSlamma15

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    hmm ok good...what we waitin on then Morey :)
     
  14. PhiSlamma15

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    but beating the hottest team in the NBA **** like this most likely gonna happen.
     
  15. smoothie_king

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    That harden free throw was lucky break.

    If Celtics forced double ot, rockets could have Westbrook go off.

    Celtics made more plays all around from 1.Gordon steal on harden
    2. The smart three 3. Jaylen brown buzzer beater

    Even the theis block on harden could have went either since the block pinned down ball into side of the rim!
     
  16. PhiSlamma15

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    There are always if's and but's...multiple teams wou'dve beaten the Patriots in this past decade if it was based on ifs and buts tho
     

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