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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. dmc89

    dmc89 Member

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    Praying for 1 lucky win, but most likely a sweep. What a piss poor performance in the 4th Q tonight, SMH.
     
  2. knickstorm

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    any team with good rebounding bigs walk over this team cause Omer is alone in there and he gets fatigued after banging around for a bit.

    Agree with Harden, he can be the Dwayne Wade/Chris Bosh to a super stud like LeBron James, but he's not an alpha dog. Guys like LeBron/ KD makes plays at both ends of the court.
     
  3. knickstorm

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    ehh i think it works against him. Just like when an opposing player scored on him in the regular season he feels the need to get them back at the other end and it typically ends in disaster.

    He had 1 superhuman game vs OKC and the Rockets still barely won. I personally prefer Westbrook cause he's built like a rock....Harden's knee is balky every other month and it'll get worse with age.
     
  4. raskol

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    Rockrts will do em in 6 or 7! Yeah, I'm a homer, so sue me.
     
  5. raskol

    raskol Contributing Member

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    I will bet anyone here $50 in the tip jar and a signature of your choosing that we will not get swept!!!
     
  6. underrated015

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    Well, look on the bright side. Atleast Tmac's team wouldnt advance on us.:rolleyes:Yes the Spurs would beat us because they have a better coach. Mchale doesnt know what to do in a close game. the thunder matchup will be a fun one. I don't think we will get swept. I say Thunder in 6.
     
  7. bloodwings19

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    No chance, I have no doubt about this, Rockets in 4. It is Brooms Day on April 29!!!!
     
  8. Panda23

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    Honestly how did we end up the 8th seed. sigh.
     
  9. cfansnet

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    Just like in the past 82 games, everything depends on the lineup and substitution pattern.

    If we did everything right, then we could take them to game 7 and probably lose the last game.

    But judging from our history, I say we lose in 5 and win 1 game because we have that much talent but it's being poorly misused.
     
  10. BasketballReasons

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    My thoughts... :'(

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  11. sergio

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    I hope this goes to seven just for experience. Win or loose.
     
  12. larry cook

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    possibly 2, maybe 3 if we sneak the first one...
     
  13. soulsong999

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    Ye of little faith.

    I believe in poetic justice.

    Harden vs his old team. Win.
     
  14. raskol

    raskol Contributing Member

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    No takers? I'll give you one game. If we get swept I lose. If we win one game, we push. If we win 2 games, I win. Any takers!!

    I didn't think so. I think our boys are gonna show everyone what we're made of and get at least 2 victories. All you naysayers have probably been naysayers since day 1. I've always said that we'll make the playoffs and I believe we'll steal some games at the least. Go Rockets!
     
  15. justtxyank

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    There's always a chance to take 1, but the Thunder are such a better team that it would not surprise me at all to see a sweep. I also have major doubts that iso-only ball can work in the playoffs when you don't have multiple elite isolation players.
     
  16. RoxBro

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    I think Denver would have been a worse matchup with OKC being second. Both are quick up and down teams, like our style but better. Would have favored a SA matchup instead, but it is what it is.
     
  17. VanityHalfBlack

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    Rockets sweep, u serious??? In what world???
     
  18. darksoul35

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    Mcfuc%boy chokes again. Its unbelievable how people still support him. The Rockets will get swept which is worse than not making the playoffs because it takes away our first rounder.
     
  19. TJ VS TR

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    Rockets in 7.

    Harden vs old team, knows all their secrets
    Linsanity!!!
    TJ - secret weapon
     
  20. LAC

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    After seeing how the NBA helped the Lakers into the playoff, I just don't think Stern would allow a sweep. Harden vs. his former team is just too good for media hype. It wouldn't surprise me if the Rockets won in 7.
     
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