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Rockets to face the Clippers in the second round

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Clutch, May 2, 2015.

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What is your prediction for the series?

  1. Rockets in 4

    2.1%
  2. Rockets in 5

    9.8%
  3. Rockets in 6

    38.4%
  4. Rockets in 7

    35.0%
  5. Clippers in 4

    0.6%
  6. Clippers in 5

    2.4%
  7. Clippers in 6

    9.3%
  8. Clippers in 7

    2.4%
  1. arabrocket

    arabrocket Member

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  2. TracywtFacy

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    I am very confident we can beat this team. Well done clips for taking out the defending champs, but that's it for you guys.
     
  3. Htownballer38

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    We are finally here and a lot of our fans still don't believe. LOL Come on man,, we got this.
    Rockets in 6
     
  4. Zboy

    Zboy Contributing Member

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    This is going to be an incredibly frustrating and annoying series to stomach.

    A seven game series against the flopping, whining, dirty punk ass b****, Chris Paul.

    Chris Paul = x100 Dirk.

    I highly encourage you all to register for some anger management classes.
     
  5. RedNation97

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    I'm going Rockets in 6 or 7.
    If Paul sits out on Monday then it's absolutely CRUCIAL that we capitalize on that opportunity. Protect our home court. Let's get these first two wins and take Games 3 and 4 as they come.
     
  6. DREAM ON!

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    Tuff to call it right now, definitively think the Rockets take the series.

    Rockets have the depth(Smith, Brew, Jones MUST play well)
    Rockets have home-court
    Harden is from LA, so this could be a home-cooking of sorts
     
  7. Neped

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    Come on rockets, please win so I don't have to look at that "stupid dufus" Clipper's owner.
     
  8. banzai

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    Hard to be hungover and take a team to 2nd seed singlehandedly and onto the Semis.
     
  9. Cypress

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    Lol Some of y'all have no faith.....very sad to see.
     
  10. Lunareste

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    I'm fine being the media underdog.

    If we want to be respected we have to go out there and earn it.

    Things have never looked better for us going into the second round. We match up decently well with the Clippers and we didn't have Howard for any of our meetings this season, which we split and Harden underperformed. Since we acquired our mid-season vets we've beaten this team twice. Our bench is in another league compared to these guys.

    Oh and their superstar has a potentially debilitating injury.
     
  11. SilentAssassin

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    Let's see who really is Lob city....
     
  12. CCorn

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    Rockets in 3
     
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  13. Hakeemtheking

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    Lob city is much harder to do with either Howard or Capela. Dorsey, though...
     
  14. tinman

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    This is the worst matchup, I wanted the Spurs at least Tony Parker is not the same Tony Parker .

    Chris Paul will be a nightmare with improved scoring.

    Dwight is the key, the Clips are very physical. We got to outrebound them or else we'll lose.
     
  15. K-Low_4_Prez

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    Difference will be our bench... They can't match the firepower of Brewer and Smith
     
  16. Hustle Town

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    If the Clippers are without Paul for 2 or more games in the series, then I say Rockets in 6. Otherwise, Rockets in 6 or 7.
     
  17. Marteen

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    Damn, they looked so good against the Spurs. It wasn't that they beat them by 20 points or anything, but they kept hitting shot after shot. However, they don't have a reliable bench other than Crawford and Chris Paul MAY miss Game 1 according to a source

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Doc said he's very concerned about Chris Paul. How concerned? He said if he had to guess he would not play Game 1 on Monday.</p>&mdash; Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) <a href="https://twitter.com/ArashMarkazi/status/594699547265224704">May 3, 2015</a></blockquote>
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    Plus this will be the first time that Howard's playing against them all year, and we know he's a game changer. I think the Rockets got a shot barring injury and of course beating themselves to turnovers and poor free throw shooting.
     
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    Howard played 38 and 39 minutes in the last 2 games against Dallas, dominating the paint, and playing like a superstar. If he somehow manages to play that many minutes in at least 5 games against the Clippers, we will win this series.
     

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