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Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Yellow, Nov 9, 2013.

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  1. Yellow

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    I seriously want to see what people here think are the reasons for us getting off to slow starts and having to make comeback after comeback to win. In the pre-season, we won every single 1st quarter and simply dominated from start to finish. Granted, it was pre-season, but there must be some reasons other then that why we turned 180. The only reason I can come up with is the different starting line-up.
     
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    TT

    lin on the bench
     
  3. Yellow

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    Lin thinks it's starting five, but the mindset even more. Guess that makes sense.
     
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    butterfly effect and chain reaction. since Lex decided to hire mcsuccess.
     
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    Lin is just saying the PC thing to say. In his head he's thjnking its because he's not starting. Anyways, twin towers and no lin means not enough offensive options to start the game. Its not a freaking mystery. McHale is an idiot.
     
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    TT effect + constantly iso

    What do you think? remember, preseason's stats doesn't count, everyone wanted their stats padding on that first line up after the season start. Selfishness is allover the Atmosphere.

    The real testing for the first line up is can they came back from score deficit. Usually, the more deep the score deficit is, the more stickier the ball is on somebody's hand.
     
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    If Popovich was coaching this wouldn't be happening...& I'm a supporter of McHale. It's just that some of his decisions are mind boggling at times.
     
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    This year is a big test for Mchale to show if he is capable of working with stars as a head coach. So far I doubt if he can coach harden:
    1 harden's game has not changed from his old days.
    2 it has been three games in which harden did not give a reasonable effort on defense.
     
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    Hmmm...guess what our lowest scoring 1st quarter was this season..and who was starting?
     
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    Maybe McHale's role is just lure Howard and possibly another big man to the Rockets.
    And then they swap him for a veteran coach. Might be the plan from the beginning.
     
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    2 of our lowest 1st quarters:

    1. vs Charlotte - Bev Starting
    2. vs Lakers - Bev Starting
     
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    oops missed the vs UTAH-Lin starting
     
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    I guess slow start means we score much lower than the opponent. If we scored 10 and the opponent got 4 after the first quarter. I accept the slow start for every game.
     
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    TT can explain our offensive struggle. TT does not explain our defensive struggle - in fact, we should excel defensively with TT.

    I don't quite recall what happen in the Utah 1Q, but for the Lakers and Clippers, we were NOT defending the perimeter (and lot of it due to Harden sleeping on D).
     
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    Wasn't lin starting in la when we got murderd in the 1st?
     
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    We do lose some defensive mobility in the front-court with TT. They won't be able to close out on shooters as effectively.
     
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    The problem is the Primeter defense and the 3pt defense in particular.We have guys gambling on passes especially on the corner 3's and the net result is the corner shooters get wide open looks. Then the rotation defense is horrible as well. No one switches or plays any help defense either.
     
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    It's mental, for Harden in particular. Also Howard. I don't know what's going on with Parson so far this season, but also some mental thing.

    Harden thinks he can cruise at times and turn it on when he needs to, because he's young and that #1 SG-type stuff went to his head. Howard is slightly flaky, but I'm not complaining.

    Also, Bev is not 100% yet. It will help when he is back to 100%.

    If everyone had playoff focus, we would be a great team. We'll see it at times this season. Rox can beat anyone if they're tuned in.
     

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