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Harden said he will play all 48 minutes if he needs to

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Stormy1234, May 15, 2018.

  1. Stormy1234

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    He won't and I don't want him to.
     
  3. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    Game two might as well be game 7.

    It's a must win game. Good to see he knows that.
     
  4. Tfor3

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    Leggo
     
  5. J Sizzle

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    1) That would be a mistake. He'd be dead for the 4th quarter

    2) Still doesn't absolve D'Antoni's embarrassing decision to keep Harden below 35 minutes
     
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    Might be how we win! He was +10... -10 with him off... or something like that!
     
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    Deuce Context & Nuance

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    I appreciate Harden's will to play 48 minutes. But we all know at that level of intensity there is diminishing returns in Harden's game the more minutes he plays. (e.g. Game 5 last year vs SAS). I mean it is understandable. Not a slight.

    What the Rockets need is Harden to play efficient 40 minutes. And be a good leader propping up his teammates.
     
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    We don't need 48 super saiyan James.

    I'd rather trade that for a Gordon/Ariza/Tucker/Moute hydra who make their shots
     
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    TheRealAllpro Morey only fan

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    Nah son we need him rested. His tired legs would kill his jump shot.
     
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    We need Capela for 35 minutes
     
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    Will he play defense?
     
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    We just need Mbah Moute to dunk the ball!
     
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    that will be detrimental to the team especially on defense. please don't. The reason our team was so good wasn't because Harden could drop 50 points a night.
     
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    It's not Harden or CP3 that needs to play 48 minutes...it's the rest of the team that needs to play to win during their minutes out on the court. They need the same commitment that Harden is promising.
     
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    He dribbles the ball WAY TOO LONG, attacks the basket missed layup, Warriors ball full court pass for a easy layup.
     
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    The big three Harden/Paul/Capela need to play 38+ minutes. 35/38/30 is just not going to cut it.

    Warriors Durant/Klay/Green played 40/42/37 minutes.
     
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    The Rockets should double down on iso ball and try to slow tempo as much as possible. 1) Harden ISO’s are highly efficient despite the media narrative, 2) Golden State is a better shooting team so the Rockets should limit possessions as much as they can. There was nothing wrong with the Game 1 offensive strategy, they just needed to execute a little better.
     
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    damn that sucked when he missed those shots
     
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    If Harden has another game like he did yesterday I’d be pleasantly surprised.
     
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    Also, defensively they should do whatever they can to make Green and Iguodala take more shots.
     
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