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Most ideal playoff matchup for the first round?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by htwnbandit, Jan 24, 2015.

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Best playoff matchup for the team?

  1. Memphis

    11 vote(s)
    4.6%
  2. Portland

    50 vote(s)
    20.9%
  3. Los Angeles

    16 vote(s)
    6.7%
  4. Dallas

    109 vote(s)
    45.6%
  5. San Antonio

    45 vote(s)
    18.8%
  6. Oklahoma City

    8 vote(s)
    3.3%
  1. Red three

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    Rockets gonna shock the world this year. we have really what it takes to it all...
     
  2. Num1RoXfaN

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    With Dwight out i feel like we can make a push in the standing. I just feel like with Dwight hurt and trying to play through it that he is not giving it his all due to his injury witch in turn doesn't give those behind him some room to actually compete. We had one of the best records in the league with Dwight hurt once upon a time. I know joey isn't great nor good but he is average enough to give you hustle and play the garbage man down low, something Dwight should have been doing a long time ago. Instead we continued to post up a player with no post up skills besides a left hand hook and the guy we should be posting up (DMo) is being left to pick up the trash (not a problem with that) but personally it should be the other way around. DMo has the post moves to score and to score consistently. Remember when Josh was interviewed after a game and they asked him what has he learned or picked up from coming to Houston, his response was just "watching DMo and see how he worked down low" notice he didn't mention his best friend Dwight because he knows Dwight isn't someone he would want to watch in the post. I think DMo and Josh compliment each other very well since Josh is a willing passer and still doesn't turn the ball over as much as Dwight. I also hope this injury to Dwight gives others time on the floor to get more comfortable such as PaP who is another great passer who just needs more playing time instead of being in and out of the lineup. The rotation should be:

    C-DMo/Dorsey/Capela
    F-Smith/PaP
    F-Ariza/PaP
    G-Harden/Brewer/Terry
    G-Bev/Canaan/Terry/Johnson/Shved
    We need scoring off the bench and bringing canaan back would really help that unit, even though i think he should start along with PaP but thats just me. I just feel like Ariza Jacks up way to many shots with a lot of time left on the shot clock and also he's not a very good ball handler.
     
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  3. solid

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    The Spurs don't match up well with us. I don't want Dallas; they would go ape on us in the playoffs. I sure don't want to see Golden State for awhile. We should beat the Suns in seven. Not crazy about a Portland rematch. I would take the Clippers in a pinch, something is wrong with them this season.
     
  4. Buzzlite

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    I feel like we could beat Dallas to a pulp...Harden would have a field day with Ellis and Parsons and their interior is very thin outside of Tyson Chandler...Beverley vs Rondo would be interesting...As long as Dirk doesn't Aldridge us and Carlisle doesn't shield our advantage through coaching

    Beating Dallas in the first round would be the perfect way to shut up the MFFLs for good haha :grin:
     
  5. PullUpJ

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    Think we could beat Dallas, Portland and SAS, maybe memphis too. Also I think people overate OKC a bit, with Ariza we can match up with them better
     
  6. krnxsnoopy

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    I picked portland
     
  7. CCorn

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    Dallas/Portlan/SA are all winnable.
     
  8. Aleron

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    If Dwight's healthy, we can probably beat anyone but the Clippers

    If we continue to get this recent Dwight, Dallas is maybe the only team we could beat (and maybe Portland with this injured Aldridge)
     
  9. apcgamb24

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    Think Dallas is probably the best matchup. But I think Rockets are going home in the first round regardless of who they play
     
  10. GoHarden

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    Dallas. Most overrated team and Beverly can harass Rondo.
     
  11. htwnbandit

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    If the Rockets do not start playing ****ing better they're going home in the first round yet again. How do you lose a 16 point fourth quarter lead to PHOENIX??? Sorry about my impromptu rant. But seriously, we better get out of the first round this year.
     
  12. PullUpJ

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    True, I feel like sooner or later the rockets will wake up
     
  13. htwnbandit

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    If they didn't wake up against the two Warriors games and nearly woke up too late against the Phoenix game then when?
     
  14. Exiled

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    7:30 am
     
  15. Jayzers_100

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    Portland just feels right to me. Finally showing some injury issues this year and revenge would be oh so sweet. Limit SMoove to being a defensive specialist against Aldridge, coupled with DMO's breakout...I like it.
     
  16. rocketsballin

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    the teams who dont play good defense so thats dallas and clippers?

    but if dwight is healthy and this team starts playing defnese again we're 2nd round locks. only teams cant beat are spurs, warriors and memphis. i think we'd be locks against memphis with dwight, consistent defense AND a more developed offense. warriors too since this is their first season being so daam good and they're not a playoffs proven team
     
  17. Himdemm

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    Dallas just so mavs fans can stfu and finally get off our proverbial nuts
     
  18. Seven

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    I just want to beat GS. I'm still pissed.
     
  19. ThatBoyNick

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    Spurs, Dallas, Portland.

    The rest were totally f'd.
     
  20. Da_Spark

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    The Suns won't make the playoffs. We match up well against the Spurs but they're the defending champs with a ton of playoff experience. I think i'd go Dallas on this one but i'm hoping we get Portland again in the 1st round and get our revenge. If we lose to the Blazers in the 1st round then Morey and especially McHale would be in the hot seat more than ever.
     

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