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[Grantland] Bill and Jalen say The Rockets are sleeper title contenders

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Commodore, Apr 16, 2014.

  1. rocketsmetalspd

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    IF the Rockets can find out how to play tough team Defense they should be getting to WCF and have a great shot to get the finals.
     
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    I Agree. I also remember at the beginning of the season when they were saying they are favorable to win it all.
     
  3. Juxtaposed Jolt

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    Oh good lord, there'd be so much snark. And shade would be thrown around every 40 seconds lol.
     
  4. J Sizzle

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    You literally could say that for probably 10 teams.
     
  5. LelWestbrick

    LelWestbrick Rookie

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    The Warriors played great last postseason. Put up a good fight against the Spurs. This video was made before Bogut went down. They have no real chance now.
     
  6. OremLK

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    Insulting to put the Clippers and Indiana in the top 5 title contenders and not us. We're as much legit contenders as they are.
     
  7. HoustonLiftoff

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    You can make the argument that we could be on the same level of the Pacers with their recent slump. But we have lost pretty convincingly to the Clippers this season, with the last two games the clippers missing jj redick. They give us a nightmare match up and are well equipped for the post season with the players they have. Insult is too strong a word for a team a tier above us.
     
  8. Fyreball

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    Not sure if it's already been answered for you, but ever since he stole Patrick Ewing's TV as a young player, he carries around a bat for protection.
     
  9. JustAGuy

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    I'm not entirely sure if they are a tier above us or if they are just a terrible matchup for us.
     
  10. DarkRock

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    Pacers are in the East. They only need to beat Miami to get into the Finals. The Pacers and Heat are favorites to win it all because of easy 1st and 2nd rounds to get into the Conference Finals. Over the West every round is a tough round.

    Regarding the Clippers, you must admit that they have our numbers. Whatever we do they do the same but only better.
     
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    They talk about the title topic for 1/3 of the video, then they start dwelling on the Eastern Conference and Toronto. :/
     
  12. RoxBeliever

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    I think the coaches will surprise us with a few added wrinkles to our offense and defense.

    Golden State will crumble without Bogut and Lee. And vs the Clippers' huge frontline too.
     
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    In case you say something bad about Larry Bird :grin:
     
  14. tmacfor35

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    It would easily be the best telecast of all time. And while you are at it, throw in Jon Gruden. Thank you, I will be here all week.
     
  15. The_Yoyo

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    Never really fit is far different from saying he was a scrub in Houston

    Lowry didnt fit in with the Rockets with their plans going forward of finally blowing up the team and building through the lottery. Lowry was too much of a competitor to not try to go out and win every game. Add in the issues with the coach - which Lowry himself has come out to say he wished he handled better. Rose isnt that far off in his opinion
     
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    Clippers are the best squad in the league right now. They got healthy, and have shooting for days. They will beat OKC in the second round, and face the Rockets, if the Rockets can get past Portland. I don't think the Spurs will give the Rockets as much a fit as Portland will. San Antonio can't handle our pace and athletic ability in the front court.
     
  17. makio9

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    Clippers will find it very difficult beating Durant. You really want an awesome SG of SF that is super hungry to win. PG's (CP3) and PF's (B.G.) can't stop it.

    Any time you have the best SG in the league on your squad and the best center you are already title contenders.
     
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    No way are the Clippers the best. They're definitely behind San Antonio, OKC, and Miami. They're in the next tier along with us, Indiana, and maybe Portland
     
  19. deshen

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    not a contender, sleeper or not.
     
  20. THE DR34M

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    You just have to watch the games. Especially game 1 of the finals.
     

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