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JordansBulls
03-21-2013, 09:27 PM
How in the world did the Rockets in 2008 win 22 in a row including 10 w/o Yao? This being in the Western Conference on top of that where the top 8 teams all won 50+ games.

heyman321
03-21-2013, 09:36 PM
When the team scores more points than the other they win.

Rivera
03-21-2013, 09:37 PM
JB it's cause they have tmac. You know the greatness of Tracy McGrath why are you asking this.

Also HCA

MaloDaw9
03-21-2013, 09:38 PM
They where a tough scrappy squad, Look at the roster it's full of tough players.

ATX
03-21-2013, 09:49 PM
It's rather odd that that team was 24-20 before the streak began, and lost 4 of their next 7 when it ended.

Avenged
03-21-2013, 10:11 PM
Because of T-Mac? I mean, this is why you're asking this right?

:p

Big Zo
03-21-2013, 10:17 PM
Shane Battier.

JasonJohnHorn
03-21-2013, 10:39 PM
Great coaching.... the right schedule.... a little luck and a lot of hard work...

c.c.
03-21-2013, 10:40 PM
That was our year but then came them damn injuries

houstonfan
03-21-2013, 10:58 PM
STEVE ****ing NOVAK

still1ballin
03-21-2013, 11:02 PM
Luis ****ing Scola

naps
03-21-2013, 11:06 PM
Everyone please make JB happy. He barely makes threads now a days. So just type "T-Mac" in your post. That's what JB wanna hear.

CavsYanksDuke
03-21-2013, 11:06 PM
Shane Battier.

THis guy got it.

DallasTrilla23
03-21-2013, 11:10 PM
T-Mac

el hidalgo
03-21-2013, 11:22 PM
Tmac, Vince Carter, and most importantly, Michael Jeffrey Jordan.

Chronz
03-21-2013, 11:27 PM
Why mention that Yao was out without mentioning that Tmac was out?


It's rather odd that that team was 24-20 before the streak began, and lost 4 of their next 7 when it ended.
Yeah, they had some bad luck in close games to start the year but they had very strong EFF Differentials, Tmac was pretty much done as a star, he struggled with his health and as a result was clashing with Adelmans system. They went on that run because he sat a few games, Yao established dominance, Tmac came back and fell in line. Then when Yao went down, Tmac was in a better position to lead the team than he was at the start of the year.

Its really tragic what happened to Tmac and Yao's bodies. That team was expertly built by Morey, and if the 2 stars stay healthy, they would have proven it.

HouRealCoach
03-21-2013, 11:36 PM
Because the team was engaged... Dikembe Mutombo was a HUGE plus, His defense was insane, Rafer Alston was a BOSS lol, Battier's defense was HUGE, Luis Scola was a ROY candidate, Carl Landry was also HUGE, then Rick Adelman actually knows how to coach

Tracy McGrady has bad luck with injuries come playoff time for some odd reason but dude was a top player in the league from 2001 to 2008, regardless of what you think of him

I'll admit though, the schedule was a bit easy

PippensBulls
03-21-2013, 11:45 PM
Makes you appreciate their streak more than the Heat's current one.

McPeak92
03-22-2013, 12:09 AM
the answer is simple:
Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo

DODGERS&LAKERS
03-22-2013, 12:15 AM
Funny streaks happen. Cant explain it. A team just finds a groove and goes on a run.

MaloDaw9
03-22-2013, 12:18 AM
the answer is simple:
Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo
Ha! Brilliant!

DoMeFavors
03-22-2013, 12:29 AM
When it happened I wasnt impressed cause I didnt take them seriously as a championship contender.

Sadds The Gr8
03-22-2013, 12:32 AM
Skip to my Lou

Sactown
03-22-2013, 12:37 AM
Statistical outlier?

Jimmer55
03-22-2013, 12:45 AM
By being an actual team that valued the game and the purity of sport and competition.

hidalgo
03-22-2013, 12:55 AM
it was a weird streak. they weren't good enough to do it, yet they did it. just happened. they shouldn't have been able to, but they sure as Abraham did

it's a confusing one, best to just not think about it

Chronz
03-22-2013, 12:59 AM
By being an actual team that valued the game and the purity of sport and competition.

Is that why Tmac forced his way to Houston? Now BEGONE!!

DDynO
03-22-2013, 01:01 AM
We played hard and as a unit. Tmac looked 5 years younger during our run. It's a shame that we only got another 1st round exit out of it :/

houstonfan
03-22-2013, 01:04 AM
Chronz;Why mention that Yao was out without mentioning that Tmac was out?


Because T-Mac only missed the first game of the streak and was playing the last 21?

And it was insane but more amazing than the number itself was the way they blew out teams. Most of the games were not even close. Its unfortunate they could not make a playoff run that year.

THE GIPPER
03-22-2013, 01:13 AM
Hca

Jimmer55
03-22-2013, 01:14 AM
Is that why Tmac forced his way to Houston? Now BEGONE!!

I don't care what TMAC or any other wanna be star did. TMAC is not, never was, and never could've been a Lebron James or Dwyane Wade.

Sactown
03-22-2013, 01:17 AM
I don't care what TMAC or any other wanna be star did. TMAC is not, never was, and never could've been a Lebron James or Dwyane Wade.

But he was a Kobeeee supppp NAO!

hidalgo
03-22-2013, 01:19 AM
We played hard and as a unit. Tmac looked 5 years younger during our run. It's a shame that we only got another 1st round exit out of it :/if only Hakeem would have walked through that door...

Mr_Amaziing
03-22-2013, 01:24 AM
T-Mac

LakersIn5
03-22-2013, 03:07 AM
luther head

Tumstock
03-22-2013, 01:43 PM
When it happened I wasnt impressed cause I didnt take them seriously as a championship contender.

This is how people feel about the Nets each year!

FOBolous
03-22-2013, 01:58 PM
i would like to add that the Rockets didn't start winning that season UNTIL Tmac got injured...prior to that, Houston had a losing record. Tmac came back to a winning team and played as part of that winning team versus hero ball he tried to play before because he thought his teammates sucked.

Chronz
03-22-2013, 03:36 PM
i would like to add that the Rockets didn't start winning that season UNTIL Tmac got injured...prior to that, Houston had a losing record. Tmac came back to a winning team and played as part of that winning team versus hero ball he tried to play before because he thought his teammates sucked.

LOL no. Just no. He never thought his teammates sucked

Chronz
03-22-2013, 03:38 PM
I don't care what TMAC or any other wanna be star did. TMAC is not, never was, and never could've been a Lebron James or Dwyane Wade.
So let me get this straight, the Rockets value competition, yet they were led by someone who forced his way to that team?

Can you explain how that makes any sense?

theheatles
03-22-2013, 04:45 PM
Shane Battier obv...33 game win streak with Duke, 22 game win streak with Houston and currently 24 game win streak with Miami...obv answer is obv

Jimmer55
03-22-2013, 06:33 PM
So let me get this straight, the Rockets value competition, yet they were led by someone who forced his way to that team?

Can you explain how that makes any sense?


Did he force himself out to play with Kobe?

mightybosstone
03-22-2013, 06:55 PM
It's clearly a statistical outlier, but I also think that team just meshed well together. It's unfortunate Yao wasn't healthy that season, because they could have made a dent in the postseaosn. Adelman's coaching and that deep supporting cast were what made that team so dangerous. Yao, McGrady, Battier, Alston, Scola, Landry, Brooks, Jackson, Mutombo. Next year when they got Artest and Brooks came into his own is when they were good enough to win the West, but McGrady and Yao just couldn't stay healthy.

Going down memory lane with Yao and McGrady is so depressing as a Rockets fan. I'm gonna go drink myself into a stupor now...

Verbal Christ
03-22-2013, 10:27 PM
all you analysts forgot to mention a big part of it. Luck.

Many things had to go right for that team, no room for error. explains the losses after the streak due to the sheer exhaustion. It was a wild ride.

Htownballa1622
03-22-2013, 10:36 PM
It's clearly a statistical outlier, but I also think that team just meshed well together. It's unfortunate Yao wasn't healthy that season, because they could have made a dent in the postseaosn. Adelman's coaching and that deep supporting cast were what made that team so dangerous. Yao, McGrady, Battier, Alston, Scola, Landry, Brooks, Jackson, Mutombo. Next year when they got Artest and Brooks came into his own is when they were good enough to win the West, but McGrady and Yao just couldn't stay healthy.

Going down memory lane with Yao and McGrady is so depressing as a Rockets fan. I'm gonna go drink myself into a stupor now...

"Going down memory lane with Yao and McGrady is so depressing as a Rockets fan. I'm gonna go drink myself into a stupor now."

+1

utl768
03-22-2013, 10:52 PM
nba wasnt stacked like it is now

there were no super teams

JordansBulls
03-22-2013, 11:29 PM
nba wasnt stacked like it is now

there were no super teams

Wait what?? How is the NBA more stacked now than then? At least in 2008 you had Duncan near his prime, KG near his prime, Lebron near his prime, Kobe, CP3, etc. Who do you really have in there prime now other than maybe Lebron?

DumDum
03-23-2013, 12:59 AM
Tracy McGrady that's how

ThaDubs
03-23-2013, 03:12 AM
STEVE ****ing NOVAK

Does nothing but shoot 3's.

mightybosstone
03-23-2013, 04:32 PM
This article makes some excellent points.

http://www.thedreamshake.com/2013/3/23/4139454/2008-rockets-streak-every-bit-as-impressive-as-heats

JordansBulls
03-24-2013, 05:08 PM
This article makes some excellent points.

http://www.thedreamshake.com/2013/3/23/4139454/2008-rockets-streak-every-bit-as-impressive-as-heats
Good find.

mightybosstone
03-24-2013, 05:15 PM
Good find.

I didn't have to look that far. I wrote it.