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Rockets 22 game winning streak > Miami winning streak.

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by SK34, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. SK34

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    http://m.espn.go.com/nba/story?storyId=9067233

    Tracy McGrady, who played on the last NBA team to win 22 straight games, says the streak his 2008 Houston Rockets went on was more impressive than the Miami Heat's current 22-game win streak.

    "I'm enjoying watching because of the unknown," McGrady, by text, said of the Heat's win streak. "But the way we did it was a lot harder. Having Yao [Ming] go out [due to injury] around the 12th game and Dikembe [Mutombo] filling his roll was huge for our team. And we didn't have three guys making $100 million."

    During the 2007-08 season, All-Stars McGrady and Yao led a good-but-not-great Houston club to 12 straight victories. But Yao broke his left foot in the 12th game, leaving 41-year-old Mutombo to step into the starting lineup at center. The Rockets continued to roll, though, winning 10 more times before losing to Boston on March 18, 2008 without the level of talent of "three guys making $100 million" -- Miami's LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.

    The Rockets eventually lost to Utah in the first round of the 2008 playoffs.

    McGrady, who played in the Chinese Basketball Association this past winter, is not the only person with NBA ties watching the Heat's charge with great interest. Miami's chase of one of the great records in all of sports -- the 1971-72 Lakers' 33-game win streak -- has been a topic of discussion throughout the league.

    In an informal poll of league executives, coaches and scouts who were asked if they believed the Heat would break the Lakers' record, of the 44 responses, 32 said "no" and only 12 said "yes."

    Those who do not think Miami will surpass 33 straight wins mentioned obstacles such as coach Erik Spoelstra deciding to rest his players for the playoffs and the media frenzy that is expected to envelop the Heat (an NBA-best 51-14) as they approach the record.

    "I doubt they reach 33," one coach said. "At some point, Spoelstra will rest his crew. They're 11 games ahead in the East."

    Spoelstra has implied recently, however, that he will wait until the last week of the season to rest his top players. If the Heat break the record by beating Milwaukee for their 34th consecutive win on April 9, they would have five games and eight more days remaining in the regular season. This would give the Heat plenty of time to both break the record and rest for the playoffs.

    Not everyone is focused on the Heat's historic chase, though.

    Kobe Bryant, who is nursing a sprained ankle while his Lakers make their push for a Western Conference playoff berth, said he couldn't care less about Miami's winning ways. When asked in a text whether he thinks the Heat will break the Lakers' record, he responded: "Did you really ask me that?? Lol"

    What were your favorite moments?
    Mine was the 3 for the win!!
     
  2. TheGreat

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    I think this title will get a lot more views/posts if you put this as the title:

    "McGrady: Rockets' 22-game run 'a lot hard"

    It's true though.
     
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    http://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/HOU/2008.html
    Rk Player Salary
    1 Tracy McGrady $19,014,187
    2 Yao Ming $13,762,775
    3 Shane Battier $5,883,600


    http://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/MIA/2012.html
    Salaries
    Rk Player Salary
    1 Chris Bosh $16,022,500
    2 LeBron James $16,022,500
    3 Dwyane Wade $15,691,000
     
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    Looks like tinman's hatred for T-Mac is at a paradoxical impasse, by pointing out that T-Mac's math is wrong, he is asserting that T-Mac contributed to the 22-game win streak?
     
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    Uh, that would be false. That team was great. GREAT. When healthy, they had almost zero weaknesses.
     
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    Tracy McGrady giving props to the Rockets as usual.
     
  8. tinman

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    I'm just pointing that the highest paid player on the Rockets team with the 22 game winning streak is criticizing a current team who has players with a high salary.

    I'd rather have Shane Battier speak about this topic because he's been on both teams.
     
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    http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/sp...acy-mcgrady-wishes-he-never-left-orlando.html

     
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    Yes the Rockets TEAM was great, everybody stepping up the game and coach showing why he's a hall of fame coach and shows why he's led 2 teams to the NBA Finals.
    [​IMG]
     
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    We did it with nobodies. They did it with SOMEBODIES! GO ROX!
     
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    lame excuse for not knowing the roster of that team.
     
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    Lebron James-Signed July 9, 2010 for an assumed $109,837,500 for 6 years
    Dwyane Wade-Signed July 9, 2010 for an assumed $107,565,000 for 6 years.
    Chris Bosh-Signed July 9, 2010 for an assumed $109,837,500 for 6 years.

    You stupid ****ing troll.
     
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    you think my facts are wrong? Tracy McGrady was the highest paid Rocket that year.

    You can take that to the 2nd round with you .
     
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    You gotta love Kobe.

    (except when he's playing against the Rockets)
     
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    Do you remember me?

    Do you remember me? I can recall your name!

    I believe I was named J-Lo (some other #'s after that?
     
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    Yes, your facts are wrong. You posted the wrong years salary in your post. You know exactly what he meant when he said the Rockets didn't have 3 guys making 100 million.

    You can take that back to the 90's with you.
     
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    Game 22. Rafer going skip-to-my-lou on Kobe late in the 4th, getting a tech (ejection too?) and pointing to the scoreboard as if to send Kobe's soul to hell. Crowd erupts.
     
  19. sammy

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    tinman just stop
     
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    http://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/HOU/2008_games.html

    That was the year we won 22 games.
    45 Tue, Jan 29, 2008 Box Score Golden State Warriors W 111 107 25 20 W 1
    46 Fri, Feb 1, 2008 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers W 106 103 26 20 W 2
    47 Sat, Feb 2, 2008 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks W 91 83 27 20 W 3
    48 Mon, Feb 4, 2008 Box Score @ Minnesota Timberwolves W 92 86 28 20 W 4
    49 Thu, Feb 7, 2008 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers W 92 77 29 20 W 5
    50 Sat, Feb 9, 2008 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 108 89 30 20 W 6
    51 Mon, Feb 11, 2008 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers W 95 83 31 20 W 7
    52 Wed, Feb 13, 2008 Box Score Sacramento Kings W 89 87 32 20 W 8
    53 Tue, Feb 19, 2008 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers W 93 85 33 20 W 9
    54 Thu, Feb 21, 2008 Box Score Miami Heat W 112 100 34 20 W 10
    55 Fri, Feb 22, 2008 Box Score @ New Orleans Hornets W 100 80 35 20 W 11
    56 Sun, Feb 24, 2008 Box Score Chicago Bulls W 110 97 36 20 W 12
    57 Tue, Feb 26, 2008 Box Score Washington Wizards W 94 69 37 20 W 13
    58 Fri, Feb 29, 2008 Box Score Memphis Grizzlies W 116 95 38 20 W 14
    59 Sun, Mar 2, 2008 Box Score Denver Nuggets W 103 89 39 20 W 15
    60 Wed, Mar 5, 2008 Box Score Indiana Pacers W 117 99 40 20 W 16
    G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
    61 Thu, Mar 6, 2008 Box Score @ Dallas Mavericks W 113 98 41 20 W 17
    62 Sat, Mar 8, 2008 Box Score New Orleans Hornets W 106 96 42 20 W 18
    63 Mon, Mar 10, 2008 Box Score New Jersey Nets W 91 73 43 20 W 19
    64 Wed, Mar 12, 2008 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks W 83 75 44 20 W 20
    65 Fri, Mar 14, 2008 Box Score Charlotte Bobcats W 89 80 45 20 W 21
    66 Sun, Mar 16, 2008 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers W 104 92 46 20 W 22


    You can take that to the Adidas Clearance Rack of has been players.
     

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