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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. Karolik

    Karolik Member

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    We won 1 game against OKC this season.

    Harden scored 41 pts on 19 shots. Lin 28 pts hitting clutch 3s.

    We barely won.


    The Harden now doing that? Haha what a joke.

    Back to reality folks. I doubt we're even winning 1 game.
     
  2. Z-Ro&Trae

    Z-Ro&Trae Member

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    even though i know the thunder will probably win, i still voted rockets in 7.
     
  3. roxxy

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    Gentlemans sweep
     
  4. Chef_Monteur

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    Thunder will sweep. This Rockets team is made up of a bunch of mental midgets and we have no clear leader. Our coach is one of the worst in the entire NBA, and we play with little fire or tenaciousness. We just let a Lakers team walk all over us tonight despite no Kobe Bryant and no Phil Jackson.

    Harden is weak. He's a paper tiger with no ability to take over a game, yet he controls the ball because all of our other players are too weak to take over the reigns.

    Its a bad situation here right now. The only hope this team has is if we get a real head coach and if we aquire a real superstar (not a fake one like Harden). We have a long way to go before we ever win anything.
     
  5. StaticC4

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    I can tell you one thing for sure, Harden ISOs.... Harden ISOs everywhere
     
  6. Honey Bear

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    It's gonna be a sweep - I have 10k down on it =/. Looking forward to the offseason where I expect a move for DeMarcus or DruByn. Dru Hill Bynum and Philly ain't making love no more. Ah he he he. They don't even talk no more. They've run out of words to say. They gon break up and Sisqo be created on the Rockets, thaz what Im talkin bout. Crackers and cheese.

    As for Josh Smith playing the 4 next season on HouRok, it's an interesting thought but it doesn't give the team a huge boost in terms of ceiling. Spend the money on a big, it always pays off in the playoffs. You need to be able to compete with the OKC's and LAC's down the road.

    Anyways, might as well begin the offseason talk in here. Commence.
     
  7. FoOLiSh_AzN

    FoOLiSh_AzN Member

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    the lakers vs rockets game was disappointing.... hate to say this but i have a feeling this series is going to end quick...4-1 or SWEEP ............... hope im wrong....harden is going text his okc buddies let rockets get a game
     
  8. c1utchfan925

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    Call me crazy but I think James Harden will bring his super A+++ game. He's probably still holding onto the fact that the Thunder traded him. I would be, you mean to tell me you're willing to pay max to Durant, Westbrook, and Ibaka (or close to the max) but not for Harden? If I were the Thunder I would've picked Harden over Westbrook. Just sayin. But I think we have a chance to win a few. Don't know if we have enough talent to square off against them to win out of 7 games.
     
  9. dandorotik

    dandorotik Contributing Member

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    Lakers with Shaq and Kobe- swept by Utah, won the next year, right?
     
  10. yunac010

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    Thunder in 5. Hopefully we can somehow steal a game.

    McHale is going to be outcoached by Scott Brooks.:(
     
  11. Asian Sensation

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    Harden will impose his will and get us 1 win at least. We'll have at least 1 great game where everyone plays well and we win. And of course that bonehead Westbrick is going to cost the Thunder at least 1 game and give us a freebie. This series is going 7 games folks.
     
  12. Blaster_333

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    We'll get really hot one game, and Westbrook will have one of his meltdown's in another.

    Thunder in 6
     
  13. pacmania

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    Mcfailty is immensely more powerful than Linsanity and Hardensity. Its not even close.
     
  14. Jontro

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    ...then I won't need a jacket.
     
  15. sugrlndkid

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    4-0 or 4-1 Thunder...Even melo got one against Lebron and Miami Last year
     
  16. wapz

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    From Thunderfans..
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    Guard matchup

    Lin and Harden VS Westbrook and Thabo
    I say this is about even. Due to Lin being a superior offensive player/playmaker than Thabo and Thabo being the best defender.

    Forwards : Durant and Serge Vs Chandler Parsons and Greg Smith.
    Thunder advantage by a large margin. Heck you could add both thier players together and KD still takes a dump on them. Parsons is a good player though. Very good passer for his size.

    Center: Perk vs Judge Rienhold.
    even. The judge is a better rebounder and a better finisher. Perk is a fantastic defender and leader.

    Mascots: Rumble vs Fat carebear.
    Advantage Thunder. Not even close

    Coaching. Kevin Hchale Vs Brooks.
    Advantage Thunder... Mainly because I cannot stand McHales style.
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    *lol, CLutch= Fat carebear

    *"I cannot stand McHales style" lolwut?
     
  17. JMAD21

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    The Thunder were once an 8 seed... Just saying!
     
  18. Jontro

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    LOL fat carebear and Judge Reinhold.

    They're forgetting the bench.
    Their 6th man (Martin) is a better scorer than Deflino.

    I honestly think this series may come down the battle of our centers in getting rebounds.
     
  19. knickstorm

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    if the Rockets can pull out one game and come close to winning another that' something everyone should sign up for right now

    You can already chalk up 2 blowouts due to sheer talent/experience.

    If the Rockets can somehow push it to 6 that's overachieving.
     
  20. JMAD21

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    We've shown that we can beat the Thunder if we are at our best... Doesn't mean we are gonna beat them, but I think we can give them a scare!

    More importantly, we are getting experience in the playoffs! I actually think it benefits us for the future by playing the Thunder. We can watch and learn what it takes to win in the playoffs from the best team in the west, ala OKC vs LA in 2010...
     

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