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Rockets are back as a top-tier contending team

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by _RTM_, Feb 6, 2020.

  1. _RTM_

    _RTM_ Member

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    All of the true Rockets fans were mesmerized by CP3 trade and losing a proven Rockets Gameplay that was shown vs one of the best teams ever in KD GSW.

    This gameplay and offensive and defensive principles are officially back.

    Just take a look at tonight’s first half and first halves of games 2-5 in last playoffs series vs Warriors and you’ll see a ton of similarities.

    This is basically the same game concepts.

    Rockets gameplay and style is already proven vs one of the greatest oppositions ever and now we have around two months to improve and to work on chemistry.

    If this basketball was working vs best team of this century it will be effective vs anybody among this season contenders, cause they’re no way close to KD Warriors on defensive, offensive and individual potential overall.

    No matter how this game will end up, we have a two month window to show consistency and improvement that will eventually be there just through practice and repetitions
     
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    Yea I would assume we would be down double digits not because this style couldn’t work but because is the first time they play without a center and against a very tall opponent. We just missing a lot of shots. We could be up by 10 if we didn’t miss so many and some miscommunications too.

    lakers keeping up because they made 3 3s the last minute or so
     
  3. RudyTBag

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    Robert Covington is twice the player that Clint Capela is.

    Massive upgrade. Would have been worth 2 1st rounders.
     
  4. YallMean

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    Half time a tie game. Geez. Hold off your inner grasshopper.
     
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    Covington should replace Gordon in the starting lineup
     
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    the biggest team in the league had to force themselves to match up with the small team. leaving dwight and mcghee on the bench. that's what happens

    theres a lot to look forward to as this team gets more integrated
     
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    The famous third quarter collapse is still coming
     
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    It doesn’t matter, we could lose this by twenty, I’m OK with that.

    Principles and concepts are there and the execution will come
     
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    tycoonchip Tilman has Aids!

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    Lmfao... no!
     
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    That's the one issue I have so far with Mike tonight. Eventually though, we will be damn scary.
     
  11. napalm06

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    Holy knee jerk
     
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    He will. He's got to. I assume it's just acclimating him in his first game, first day really on the team.
     
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    It’s no guarantee with D’Antoni but I agree
     
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    don't forget Covington was NBA all defensive first team 2 years ago. that means something.
     
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    24 min of basketball - ROCKETS ARE CONTENDERS

    Rockets end up losing - SEE SMALL BALL SUCKS!
     
  16. RudyTBag

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    If James would ever wake up this game would be over.

    System works.

    Roleplayers are roleplaying.

    Wake up Beard.
     
  17. daywalker02

    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة

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    Hate to break to y'all.

    But they were never top contending favorites when GSW had Durant or even pre-Durant.

    There is no top contending to get back to.

    You can be a trail blazer and blaze a trail to contention. ;)
     
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    Newsflash
    We have always been a contender since we got Harden

    this ain’t some Tmac era team
    @Zboy
     
  19. seclusion

    seclusion rip chadwick

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    I like your optimism, we need it right now. I hope you're right.
     
  20. tycoonchip

    tycoonchip Tilman has Aids!

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    They are doubling tripling Harden now with no big man. The pick and roll is a big part of Harden's game and how he gets in rhythm. We need a proper capella replacement when Harden is on the floor.
     

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