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We should be thanking the Knicks.

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by aliadiere25, Mar 8, 2020.

  1. aliadiere25

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    They figured out how to beat our system.... and now every other team is copying it. Just clog the paint and let us take the wide open 3pt shot, because we're only going to make around 30% of them (most likely under 30% in half our games). Players like Westbrook and Harden don't have the space in the paint anymore because the other teams would rather our inconsistent shooters take the wide open shot at this point.

    No rebounds, no paint protection, giving up too many 2nd chance points, no proper switching on the paint defense. Barely any contests for their layups. The list goes on. Doing this small ball demands too many energy and focus from our whole team.... and supporting cast just isn't good enough to play it.

    But yeah, I want to thank the Knicks for figuring it out and not putting us into a false sense of security before it hurts us later on.... and thinking we actually have a shot in the playoffs. I'd rather get blown out by teams now than getting embarrassed by the Lakers/Clippers on national television in the playoffs.
     
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    Everyone figured out how to stop small ball now.
     
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    OP the same dude who literally posted this like 2 days ago...

    Don't make out that Clippers made some kind of statement tonight and that they're going to stomp us in the playoffs.

    I hope we match them again, because I think we can beat them.


    damn, y’all switch up so quick
     
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    I would happily play them again. They're nothing special this year. Everyone is expecting them to blow teams out, I've yet to see it.

    Also, we could have beaten them the other day. The 3pt shooting was the difference. They didn't play great defense, they just allowed us to shoot the 3pt shot and hoped we missed.... which is what's stated in my above post. The Knicks, Hornets and Magic played much better against us.
     
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    I want to see us play hard before we talk schematics.
     
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    Knicks help to prove small ball is a rubbish, it doesn't work.
     
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    I mean at some point teams were going to clog the paint and not let harden and Russ score 40 on them every night.this was going to happen in the playoffs so might as well figure out a counter scheme for the playoffs now. I think right now Harden is fatigued and probably carrying multiple injuries. If he doesn’t fire this team has no chance
     
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    Teams clog the paint and run us off the 3 every post season , and our offense stutters when they do
     
  9. iNoseBleedRed

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    didn't you just state in your post that allowing us to shoot the 3 pt shot and hoping we miss us the way to beat us? If so, why are you saying the clippers didn't do much to beat us?
     

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