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Houston Press: 6 Reasons the Rockets are Dominating

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Jeff, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. bigdaddy

    bigdaddy Contributing Member
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    Nice read
     
  2. brownxmas

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    1. No more wasted D Howard post up possessions
    2. No more lazy D Howard perimeter defense
    3. The Beard!
    4. The Antoni!
    5. Bench crew coming thru
    6. Players who can actually hit 3's
     
  3. Deckard

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    What a great read, Jeff! A column right on target. Not only did I enjoy it, but I wish you would uncork these beauties on a more regular basis here at the BBS, and not "limit" yourself to the excellent Houston Press.

    Kudos!
     
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  4. Jeff

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    Thanks. I don't have the available time to write as much as I like and when I do, I prefer to do the kind that pays. :)

    Although, I am planning on penning a few things for Clutch in the coming months.
     
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    Good read indeed. Agreed with all points.
     
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    Good column. That's a very good point about the Rockets beating the teams they're supposed to beat(emphasis on BEATING). Even the title teams(especially the 1994-95 one) would routinely play down to the competition. That 2nd title team lost to the freaking Clippers which is probably what finally motivated Rudy and CD to admit that roster as constructed was not gonna win it again.
     
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    Excellent article with (in my uneducated opinion) one big omission:

    These Rockets believe they will win every game. Down 20...meh. Against the "best" team in league history...meh. They know that the 18-0 run could come in any 3 minute span, so they just contentedly keep doing what they do until it happens.
     
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    Nice Harden pic you used, lol.

    Also, it's Trevor Ariza, not Tevor ;)
     
  9. 13 in 33

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    Awesome article!

    The team chemistry between this year and last year is also a big contrast that has made a huge difference in our success this year.
     
  10. DreamShook

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    Nice work!

    Lakers didn't blow the Rockets out though.
     
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    Probably the Atlanta game around first week of November. Seem to recall the Hawks opened up a lead
    in the 3rd qrt as the Rockets looked tired.....Rockets got hot from 3 in the 4th; but Hawks matched us.
     
  13. Curly

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    Excellent write up. You keep working at this thing kid, and you just might make it around here. ;)
     
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    Do you realize that if Clutch is Fist of the North Star, then Jeff is Fist of the South Star right?
     
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    "They aren't just beating weaker teams, they are murdering them, burning the corpses and dancing on the ashes."

    Love this so hard.
     
  17. Mathloom

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    Fantastic article. Thanks!
     
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    Thanks great article.
    If I may add a bit:
    7) elite bench unit
    The rockets bench is among the top 4 (together with GS, Cavs, Toronto & the Spurs) in most advanced offensive statistics.
    #2 in offensive rating
    #4 in Net rating
    #3 in TS%
    Eric Gordon is phenomenal without Harden as the primary points maker with 29 points per 36 minutes when Harden is on the bench.

    The boost the bench unit gives us is one big force that we can see all of the top teams have. It's a must in the leauge these days.
     
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    "Consider that they are two games from the midway point of the season and still in single digits in losses."

    Too true. Last season it felt like we had double digit losses in the first 5 games.
     
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