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[The Facts] Who played against the Warriors and who didn't?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Flop, May 18, 2015.

  1. Flop

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    Game 4:

    The Warriors outscored us 30-13 in the 2nd quarter and won by 13. Beverley held Curry to 22 points and 6 turnovers. Harden and Klay both played well. Terry, Brewer and the bench played well and almost came back from this blowout. Check out the +/- for this game.

    Who played? Who Didn't? Everyone except Jones, but D-Mo played
    • Dwight - 7/11 on 3-8 FG, 5 turnovers
    • Schved - 9 points in 14 minutes on 3-6 shooting
    • Brewer - 20/6/3
    • Smith - 5 points on 2-4 FG in 14 minutes

    Game 3:

    The Warriors outscored the Rockets 38-21 in the 3rd and won by 25. Klay held Harden to 12 points on 4-15 FG and 0-4 from 3. Klay and Curry dropped 54 points and Curry dished 11 assists.

    Who played? Who Didn't? Everyone except Jones, but D-Mo played well
    • Dwight - 23/10/3 asssists on 9-15 FG and 5-7 FT, 4 turnovers
    • D-Mo - 14/7/2/1 on 4-8 FG in 22 minutes
    • Brewer - 9 points on 3-9 FG and 1-3 from three, 4 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 turnovers in 33 minues
    • Smith - 14 points on 5-10 FG and 1-1 from three in 17 minutes
    • Beverley - sub par shooting, but held Curry to 2-8 3pt shooting
    • Terry - 0-3 from 3 in 13 minutes
    • Schved - came in and scored 5 quick points in 5 minutes.


    Game 2:

    This was the 14th game of their 16 game win streak ended by Memphis. They outscored the Rockets 32-17 in the fourth to win by 12.

    Who played?
    • D-Mo - 18/7 on 8-17 FG, 2 assists, 1 block
    • Black - 6/6 on 3-3 FG in 20 minutes
    • Beverley - 12/7/6 assists, didn't shoot well but he held Curry to 20 points
    • Dorsey - 5 rebounds in 12 minutes (best +/- of +10)
    • Terry - shot 1-7, 0-5 from 3 and had the worst +/- of -20.

    Who Didn't?
    • Dwight - Black played well and so did Dorsey. Capela, not so much. The Rockets still won a lot of games without Dwight this season and he would have taken shots away from D-Mo and Harden who both shot well.
    • Jones - Replaced by D-Mo, Black, and Dorsey
    • Kostas
    • Garcia
    • Canaan

    Game 1:

    The Warriors 5th win in a row and the Rockets 1st loss of the season. The Warriors outscored the rocekts 28-13 in the third and won 98-87. Without Beverley, Curry scored 34 points on 13-19 and 6-9 from three. Harden turned the ball over 5 times and shot 8-24 and 1-11 from three.

    Who played?
    • Canaan - 21 points (7-12)
    • D-Mo - 16/8 on 5-10 FG, 2 steals in 30 minutes

    Who Didn't?
    • Dwight - Replaced by Black and D-Mo
    • Jones - replaced by D-Mo and small ball Papa

    Significant numbers: Bogut averaged 3.7 blocks against the Rockets this season and Curry 8.25 assists.
     
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  2. pippendagimp

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    us? thought you were a visiting warriors fan here :confused:
     
  3. tmac2k8

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    The games with the warriors resulted a lot like the games against the clippers. Playing pretty even or with the lead up to half time and then 3rd quarter meltdown and runs. If the Rockets have learned to overcome this against the clippers, they may have a good chance against the warriors. I think this being a competitive series just comes down to the Rockets not coming out lazy again and giving up like they did in 3 games against the clippers.
     
  4. Flop

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    tl;dr: the only player we missed for the last two games was Jones. The Warriors still won one of those games without Bogut. We were most injured in game 2 and without Dwight and Jones for game 1 (who we won many games without all season long). I don't care that we were missing Beverley for game 1, because Canaan played well.
     
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    Dwight was on a bad knee in games 3 and 4. Game 4 especially, he was moving horribly.
     
  6. Flop

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    Try to be objective and stop making ClutchFans look like it's full of homers.

    This is true, but I think we finally figured out CP3's game. He always looks to pass first and score second. That helped a lot when guarding the P&R. Also, inserting Josh into the starting line up was a good move by McHale. Several other adjustments were key.
     
  7. Pizza_Da_Hut

    Pizza_Da_Hut I put on pants for this?

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    The Blazers were 0-4 to the Rockets last year... The Rockets were 0-2 against the Magic in 95. The regular season means nothing. The Rockets just need to win 1 in Oakland and 3 at home. That's it.
     
  8. Flop

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    True, but he still put up Dwight - 23/10/3 asssists on 9-15 FG and 5-7 FT, 4 turnovers in game 3.

    Correction: Bogut was out for game 2 when we were most injured. No wonder Black and Dorsey killed them on the glass.
     
  9. Flop

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    Win 1 in Oakland AND they can't lose any at home. It will be tough enough winning in Oakland. GS has only lost 2 games there all season and 1 game in the playoffs.
     
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    being objective, stephenie curry certainly flops like a little girl rollerblading down nob hill in the rain :)
     
  11. Pizza_Da_Hut

    Pizza_Da_Hut I put on pants for this?

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    I didn't say it was easy... but beating the Clippers 3 games in a row wasn't easy either. It's not impossible, it's just hard...

    If it was easy, then it wouldn't be entertaining.
     
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">ESPN's Tom Haberstroh is here to convince you that the Warriors won't run over the Rockets in the West finals... <a href="http://t.co/zVklP4y431">http://t.co/zVklP4y431</a></p>&mdash; TrueHoop TV (@TrueHoopTV) <a href="https://twitter.com/TrueHoopTV/status/600419897731129349">May 18, 2015</a></blockquote>
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  13. HouStu_Rocket

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    And coasted

    All these games we were developing chemistry and coasting. The same team isn't even with us. If Brewer just joined us it hadn't been for very long.

    Essentially, the Rockets they know today isn't the Rockets they have ever played. Noone can make a real educated guess based on the past games
     
  14. Nook

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    The Warriors can be exploited inside. They do not handle length inside well at all.
    Bogut is not the rim protector that Jordan is, but he is still good. I expect Harden to have an easier time scoring and shooting against the Warriors, but I still expect him to not have it as easy as usual. The Rockets are winning but Harden is not shooting well.

    The Warriors are a team of streaks, and the Rockets are prone to give up focus. We saw the third quarter be a huge problem for the Rockets against the Clippers and the same will be true against the Warriors. The Rockets lost 3 of the 4 games due to letting the Warriors go on a 6-8 minute hot streak in the third and fourth quarter.

    Steph Curry will probably have a huge series if Terry is guarding him. The Rockets will try Harden and Ariza and Prigs off the bench. None of them will do what Beverly could do. The real advantage for Curry will be on the defensive end, where he wont really have to do much. The Rockets may experiment with a Brewer/Harden back court which would cause defensive issues for the Warriors and Curry.

    The Warriors will try and limit Harden with Klay and Iggy taking turns chasing him, and the occasional Green coming on the quick double. It won't matter IF the Rockets have good ball movement and hit their threes.

    The Rockets have to be very disciplined defensively on the perimeter and not allow open looks for the Warriors. Inside the Rockets have to exploit their physical advantage. Howard has to dominate Bogut, Smith needs to stress their defense and Jones must be good enough offensively to force Green to stay on him. The Warriors love to have Green play the passing lanes and double and count on Bogut to keep the middle clean. If Jones finishes well and hits a few shots, it can really make a difference.

    The Warriors are an exceptional free throw shooting team. You do not want to foul any of their rotation players. They hit their free throws and get back good defensively.

    The Warriors should be a heavy favorite, but they do have weaknesses. Under the old rules the Warriors would already be knocked out of the playoffs. However now the rules do not allow contact. Still, you can exploit them inside. The Bulls did it during the regular season and the Grizzlies did during the second round. The Warriors and Rockets are an interesting match up because both teams have the type of players to make adjustments and adjust to another teams adjustments. The Clippers simply lacked the right players to adjust to the Rockets decision to let Griffin and Paul get their points, but no one else... the Warriors adjusted to Tony Allen and his lack of offense, but the Grizz lacked the perimeter players to counter.

    In this series guys like Brewer, Smith, Ariza and Green, Iggy and Speights all are going to be HUGE because they can cause match up issues in the right situations.
     
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    1-3...sorry just had to lol
     
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    Smith wearing hawks jersey :eek:
     
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    But it is full of homers, as it should be. It's a fan site, not the UN.
     
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    shhhhh we don't know what we're doing here. we've been waiting 21 years for floppy to come show us how it's done :grin:
     
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    How do you think we can leverage Dwight and JSmith inside given their help D will converge quickly? I think spacing will be tight unless we have the proper ball movement and quick kick-outs to perimeter shooters.

    Also, defensively, how do you deal with the multiple screens? I think starting Brewer is essential actually to help cover Curry and Thompson.
     
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    CLUTCHfans. But whatever!
     

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