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pick your preferable playoff rivalry

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by kyle7758521, Dec 29, 2016.

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Which team you would pick as our first round playoff rivalry?

  1. Memphis Grizzlies

  2. Oklahoma Thunders

  3. Utah Jazz

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  1. kyle7758521

    kyle7758521 Member

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    based on the current ranking in the west division and team strength, it is almost sure that we will play against one of below three teams: Utah Jazz, Memphis Grizzlies, or Thunders.

    it is very difficult to pick up one with a higher winning percentage. Let's say you have to pick up one, i would like to go with Thunders.
    although Jazz lack of playoff experience, but with their energy and team work, it is difficult to say.
    Memphis is the last team of these three that we want to play against.

    SO i would go with Thunders. If we have a good stop on Russel W by P Beverly, Thunders will run into scoring plague. and plus Russel himself is not consistent either. Mark Cuban added: Russel is not a top great player yet, and i agree with him.

    What is your option then, and tell us a bit your thoughts?
     
  2. Tha_Dude

    Tha_Dude Contributing Member

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    I picked Dallas.
     
  3. kyle7758521

    kyle7758521 Member

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    Nice go with that, we smashed Dallas 4 games this season.
    But it won't Happen, boy.
     
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  4. Tha_Dude

    Tha_Dude Contributing Member

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    I know, I just wish we could play them 4 more times.
     
  5. kyle7758521

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    You are so Dirty. :D
     
  6. Pen15clubber

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    If pay good money to watch the rox mushroom stamp the mavs foreheads with their wieners
     
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  7. juanm34

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    OKC will probably be the weakest of those teams, considering all you have to do is let westbrick play hero ball. Followed by the jazz who have an alright group and Memphis who could put up a good fight compared to the others. Either way all 3 opponents would be eliminated by the Rockets.
     
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  8. Os Trigonum

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    too soon. stay calm.
     
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  9. Firebomb525

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    (3) Rockets vs (6)Thunder
    - Westbrook vs Harden, two MVP candidates head to head.

    (3) Rockets vs (2) Spurs
    - Texas rivalry, tight games. Never played the Duncan/Ginoibili/Parker core

    (3) Rockets vs (1) Warriors
    Rematch and revenge
     
  10. JJWhat?

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    OKC 5-7 vs winning teams this season. A no brainer
     
  11. Snow Villiers

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    Thunder. We want no part of the Jazz with our current bigs and that's including Capela.
     
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  12. alethios

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    If we're hitting 3s and playing decent D, it doesn't matter who we play - they are toast.
     
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    I dont care who it is. I welcome all challengers. I feel good about this season.
     
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    I would choose one of the Thunders.
     
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    I want no part of a healthy Jazz team.

    Memphis would be tough, but I like our chances

    And OKC.... 5 game series at best lol
     
  17. threepointshot3

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    Jazz. Never liked them. This goes back to the Osterfag, Malone, Stockton and Horny days. Then the Harping, Carlos Loozer and Deron Williams days where we choked against them and the year after we were without Yao but against all odds almost forced a game 7 due to tmac's 40 point eruption(game 6 in Utah) which in the end was not enough. History wise it's those guys.
     
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  18. Jontro

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    the bucks. consecutive finals rivalry
     
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    Thunder and it's not close. Don't really want to see the Jazz, tbh.
     
  20. rocketsballin

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    jazz. inexperience trumps all. their pants will be smothered in their **** by the end of all 4 games.
     

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