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First Round: Houston Rockets (8) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (1). How will it go?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Carl Herrera, Apr 18, 2013.

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What will happen?

Poll closed Apr 22, 2013.
  1. Thunder sweep

    237 vote(s)
    29.9%
  2. Thunder in 5

    262 vote(s)
    33.1%
  3. Thunder in 6

    130 vote(s)
    16.4%
  4. Thunder in 7

    11 vote(s)
    1.4%
  5. Rockets sweep

    48 vote(s)
    6.1%
  6. Rockets in 5

    8 vote(s)
    1.0%
  7. Rockets in 6

    40 vote(s)
    5.1%
  8. Rockets in 7

    56 vote(s)
    7.1%
  1. DreamShook

    DreamShook Member

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    You're just mad. as much as it sucks to play OKC, Rockets match-up better with OKC than even the spurs and nuggets. we still arent going to win but I'm just saying.
     
  2. count_dough-ku

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    But the bar should be higher than that. This team was in 6th just a few days ago and had a relatively easy schedule down the stretch given the Kobe injury.
     
  3. Mathloom

    Mathloom Shameless Optimist
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    OKC in 5. They are too good for us, and running more won't necessarily change that.
     
  4. Carl Herrera

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    McHale had to choose between having shooters to space the floor for an offense that stagnated (to a great extent due to great D played by Dwight and Co.) and having a full-sized PF defending the opposing PF.

    Basically, Smith & Jones gives you the size but not the shooting. Delfino gives you the shooting but not the size-- he holds up OK from time to time against PFs, but Gasol is a jumbo-sized elite PF/C. I suppose there's DMo, but he's a "shooter" who hasn't been making much.
     
  5. Commodore

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    agree, unless Harden finds an unknown reserve of energy somewhere, he looks wiped out for the season, all his shots are short, no effort on defense, poor decision making
     
  6. hitman1900

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    I have a feeling that damn frog westbrook is out to embarrass Lin.
     
  7. trowa2

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    rockets sweep. gotta be optimistic.
     
  8. BraveFox

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    i think we have better chance against OKC than SAS spurs would have killed us with teamball....but the old wess could hold us in the game...
     
  9. conquistador#11

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    if we go hero mode, like the first 2 games we played them..it will be a sweep.

    if we play beautiful democratic ball, we will lose in 6 or 7.
     
  10. hahachui

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    we will win 2 games!!!
    the third and the forth!
     
  11. redhotrox

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Game 1 of Thunder-Rockets will be 8:30 p.m. Game 2: Wednesday at 6 p.m. Game 3: April 27 at 8:30 p.m. Game 4: April 29, time TBD</p>&mdash; Darnell Mayberry (@DarnellMayberry) <a href="https://twitter.com/DarnellMayberry/status/324762792995467264">April 18, 2013</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Games 1, 2 and 3 will be on TNT. Game 4 is on ESPN.</p>&mdash; Royce Young (@dailythunder) <a href="https://twitter.com/dailythunder/status/324763288980316160">April 18, 2013</a></blockquote>
    <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
     
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  12. BraveFox

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    la is better without kobe...just like houston was allo better without harden..it was fun to watch and as efficient as with harden...
     
  13. Firebomb525

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    Thunder in 5. We take Game 3 in front of raucous (haha yea right) Toyota Center crowd. Go bonkers from 3.

    Lose next two.
     
  14. rocketman84

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    0, IF we r lucky.
     
  15. count_dough-ku

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    The Spurs were a wild card(as were the Nuggets had we finished 6th) due to the injury situation. Also their age made them a more favorable matchup should it turn into a run-and-gun series. I don't think we would've beaten them regardless, but we would've been more competitive. And I think we had at least a shot at taking out Denver.

    OKC on the other hand is a horrible matchup for the Rockets. They have the youth and athleticism to play us to a draw if it's run and gun, but unlike us, they actually play defense. And if it goes to a halfcourt game as it usually does in the playoffs, Durant will kill us. We could steal a game or even two if we're lucky, but I think based on how this team crumbled tonight against a mediocre Lakers team, they don't have a prayer with OKC.
     
  16. coachbadlee

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    We will win at least three.
     
  17. putyouonthegame

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    that lost to phoenix .. :rolleyes:
     
  18. Jimes

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    Thanks for posting this. Glad we have a lot of rest in between games, we seem to need it a lot despite being young.
     
  19. count_dough-ku

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    Wow. 2 days off before both Games 2 and 3? I don't wanna hear any BS about fatigue. If the Rockets lose, it's because the Thunder played better(and are better).
     
  20. Lurch

    Lurch Live Wilder.

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    Depends on what Stern wants.
     
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