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Top 10 Plays from the 1994 NBA Finals

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Braga, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. Braga

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    <iframe width="420" height="345" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/hYSSbA3MnjY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
  2. Aleron

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    i like how superstar calls back in those days were more about no calls than soft calls (see #4, which was pretty much the same foul no call he did in game 1 of 95 final seconds), and you get those no calls because of #3...
     
  3. MambaJoe

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    Oh how sweet it is...

    The centers back then was much more finesse than the centers today... D.Howard doesn't stand a chance against those 90s centers.
     
  4. xiki

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    #7 PEw goaltended.

    What, #1 wasn't Madd Maxx? And #1 should have been #2.
     
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    DHo didn't stand a chance against the mid oughts Yao!
     
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    Seeing Ewing and Hakeem. :eek::eek::eek:

    Where are those centers now?
     
  7. ClutchCityReturns

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    Ewing gets a lot of hate, but taking both ends of the court into consideration, he would destroy every center in the game today.
     
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    PEw was good; he was not great. In some ways he reminded me of Parish (and don't give the crapola that The Chief was 'Top 50', he wasn't.
     
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    So, of Ewing's three highlights we see...

    1. A put back "dunk" where he lost control of the ball and it luckily ended up in the cylinder. (A play when Dream was not playing.)

    2. A fast break dunk off a scramble play that started with Dream getting horrifically fouled on the entry pass and was only made possible because Ewing was not guarding Dream.

    3. A block on Olajuwon where Dream had to release the ball immediately in order to beat the clock. If Dream had another second for a fake that's a dunk with Ewing whiffing and falling into the stands. That is one of the plays that really ticked me off when I was watching... so much praise of Ewing blocking Olajuwon. It was like the tide had turned and you could crown the Knicks right then. (It was a good hustle play on his part, but the commentary was way out of proportion to the difficulty and the circumstances of the shot.)

    All that said, yes, Ewing would dominate today.
     
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    That Olajuwon putback was a big time over-the-back on Mason lol
     
  11. RealistFan

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    Hakeem was just a dream.
     
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    Props to Ewing. I forgot how good he was. That just goes to show you how good Hakeem was though. He schooled Ewing, Shaq, Robinson all in the big show.
     
  13. don grahamleone

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    Oh and number 3 was a better play than number 2.
     
  14. ClutchCityReturns

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    How was Ewing not a great player?
     
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    Man, that O.T. box out, rebound, and babeball pass at #7 is like none I have seen since his playing days. What an incredible pass!!! That was a real old school Power Forward for you!!! Wish we could step in the time machine and bring that guy back for us today. We have got a bunch of softies playing the 4 and 5 positions now a days.
     
  16. ClutchCityReturns

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    I never noticed before, but Starks traveled (changed pivot feet before putting the ball on the floor) on that final shot of Game 6. Just another reason it would have been extra devastating had it gone in.
     
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    That's soft compared to the mugging that Hakeem received in the series. :grin:
     
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    this is what you see through the eyes of a homer
     
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    Is it blasphemous to say #3 was a travel? I mean it's really obvious.
     
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    Pretty much looked like a typical non-travel call for a star...maybe even less obvious than most stars get.
     

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