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Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Cstyle42, Sep 4, 2020.

  1. James.B.H

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    OKC is underrated, they had the best record in the West for the last about 30 games. Also, if it was not for the terrible call at the end of G3 (I am not even counting all the other bad/biased officiating), it was at most a 5 game series.
     
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    OKC seems a lot tougher than the Lakers in every aspect to be honest.
     
  3. dmoneybangbang

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    OKC was a bad matchup with their guards plus Dort.

    Lakers are pretty thin on depth despite their size.
     
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    Which player on OKC would be getting double teamed im the second half?
     
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    This. OKC had the guard play and quickness to keep up with us and truthfully were the worst matchup for us...not saying the hardest (Clippers) but when you factor in all the pressure was us to not become the laughingstock of the NBA and you had CP3 somehow amazingly not very injured the entire season, I truly think this series may turn out to be the easier of the two with us advancing. We are a nightmare for this team without a guy who can stop Harden and some of the softest bigs in the NBA including AD.
     
  6. Htown Stros

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    It’s time for him to win no more excuses and I’m one of the few who have given him a pass since we played the Warriors, possibly one of the greatest teams ever. These teams this year are all beatable and it’s time he shows the world how taken for granted he is.
     
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  7. francis 4 prez

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    finished the season 39-18, #1 clutch team. no westbrook, epic ft advantage. that was not an easy series.
     
  8. Easy

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    Guys, don't get carried away. We blew out OKC in the first two games and thought it would be an easy series. Remember?
     
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    This is Chess we playing checkers
     
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    Agree, but that said, OKC only won 3 games against Rockets because of refs rigging the series.
     
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    I said this earlier, the Thunder are a way and I mean way better team then the Mavs, Blazers, Jazz and Denver. They don’t have their talent but they have a better game plan and execute it well. Usually you meet a team that good in the second round.The last team to beat the Heat was this Thunder team in the last game in the regular season in the bubble.
     
  12. ParaSolid

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    I mean they did blow out the thunder several times and won without Russ pretty much
     
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    People were like this two weeks ago. These people never learned to execute and finish strong
     
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  14. ParaSolid

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    I just think this team is really good and has good chemistry. They screwed up several times last round, but were clearly head and shoulder above the thunder. I expect these guys to do win this series
     
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    Dort and the Thunder were like Kenpachi's eyepatch, Piccolo's headpiece and mantle, and Rock Lee's weights. Now the handicaps are off and the Rockets can go all out.
     
  16. Streets 01

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    The Rockets (at least in the Harden era) always play better when they’re the underdog. As the favorites they tend to get cocky/complacent.

    When the odds are stacked against them is when they play their best. No one is giving this team a shot. Let’s hope it stays that way.
     
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    Exactly. I believe they are a top 4 team in the west
     
  18. DreamShook

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    You don't hear the Kenpachi's eyepatch metaphor too often.

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    Lakers dont have the 3 point shooting of OKC.
     
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    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة

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    Portland was obviously gassed and injured and their D is basically Nurkic.

    When that was gone, they had not much D.

    Weird to see how the Rockets couldn't shoot well against the Blazers as their perimeter D isn't stellar either.
     
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