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John Walls Era
12-06-2013, 03:02 PM
Philadelphia at Charlotte
Milwaukee at Washington
Cleveland at Atlanta
Denver at Boston
Orlando at New York
Golden State at Houston
Oklahoma City at New Orleans
Toronto at Phoenix
Utah at Portland
LA Lakers at Sacramento

John Walls Era
12-06-2013, 03:02 PM
Bet on Warriors! They pay like 2.9x and Rockets blow.

Matter.
12-06-2013, 04:14 PM
Philadelphia at Charlotte
Milwaukee at Washington
Cleveland at Atlanta
Denver at Boston
Orlando at New York
Golden State at Houston
Oklahoma City at New Orleans
Toronto at Phoenix
Utah at Portland
LA Lakers at Sacramento

lol, please
12-06-2013, 04:24 PM
There we go. Time to blowout the Rockets. :clap:


Leeeeeeet's gooooooooooo Waaaaaaaarriors!!!!!! :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

WARRIORS@GR
12-06-2013, 06:30 PM
The Harden stopper is out today,right?

WES KOAST
12-06-2013, 07:26 PM
haha sum dumb idiot said the rockets were going to blow out the suns

WARRIORS@GR
12-06-2013, 07:31 PM
I'm preety sure the refs will **** the Warriors again tonight.Harden with 15+ FT's.

WARRIORS@GR
12-06-2013, 09:11 PM
Let's go Dubs!

John Walls Era
12-06-2013, 09:13 PM
I guess I'll cheer for them since i bet on them.

lol, please
12-06-2013, 09:17 PM
Lee!! :clap:

ThaDubs
12-06-2013, 09:20 PM
We have been sucking at the start of games recently ****

Htownballa1622
12-06-2013, 09:22 PM
Here @ the game. So far so good. :)

John Walls Era
12-06-2013, 09:28 PM
the ****

WARRIORS@GR
12-06-2013, 09:28 PM
That game is over.

John Walls Era
12-06-2013, 09:30 PM
Hand down, man down!

Play some ****ing D

ManRam
12-06-2013, 09:30 PM
That game is over.

I feel like if there's a fanbase that shouldn't be proclaiming such things half way through the 1st quarter it's probably Dubs fans.

WARRIORS@GR
12-06-2013, 09:32 PM
I feel like if there's a fanbase that shouldn't be proclaiming such things half way through the 1st quarter it's probably Dubs fans.
It's over bro.No more comebacks.Blowout on the way.

ThaDubs
12-06-2013, 09:32 PM
I think it's over too. I'm not trying to be that one guy who just gives up on his team, but I'm just saying it's probably not a game we will win. We are missing everything, playing Nedovic and Bazemore in the 1st, and playing bad D. We won't win.

WARRIORS@GR
12-06-2013, 09:35 PM
Now Dwight shooting like Dirk.

WARRIORS@GR
12-06-2013, 09:36 PM
Just rest the guys for tommorrow.

lol, please
12-06-2013, 09:37 PM
Down 19 after the 1st. Setting up the DubShow.

ThaDubs
12-06-2013, 09:37 PM
Sooo over

ManRam
12-06-2013, 09:37 PM
I fell in love during the Magic game.

http://thewaytheballbounces.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/girl.gif

lol, please
12-06-2013, 09:38 PM
I feel like if there's a fanbase that shouldn't be proclaiming such things half way through the 1st quarter it's probably Dubs fans.

warriors at greece isn't being serious, and thadubs always gets on suicide-watch status when we are down, lol. It's early. Dubs won't be cold much longer, there is a long way to go, and it will get crazy. :jumpy:

mightybosstone
12-06-2013, 09:39 PM
I was wondering why everyone wasn't posting in the other thread. Anyways, amazing start for Houston. As I said in the other thread, in games where Jones has got off to a hot start, the Rockets have rolled, because other guys start getting a lot less defensive attention. That certainly was the case in this quarter, and Dwight has been dominant since Bogut went to the bench.

It's also obvious how much better this team is when Chandler Parsons is on the floor. He's the best wing defender the Rockets have by a wide margin. Hopefully they can keep this up....

NYMetros
12-06-2013, 09:42 PM
Celtics having a nice showing at home tonight vs the Nuggets

WARRIORS@GR
12-06-2013, 09:43 PM
Parsons always makes the smartest plays on offense too.He is the kind of player you love having in your team.

celtics 34
12-06-2013, 09:44 PM
I fell in love during the Magic game.

http://thewaytheballbounces.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/girl.gif
Lol what did Melo say?

ThaDubs
12-06-2013, 09:45 PM
warriors at greece isn't being serious, and thadubs always gets on suicide-watch status when we are down, lol. It's early. Dubs won't be cold much longer, there is a long way to go, and it will get crazy. :jumpy:

:bang:

ManRam
12-06-2013, 09:45 PM
Is Asik hurt? Just tuned in.

If not, is the no-Asik, no-Dwight lineup common?

ThaDubs
12-06-2013, 09:46 PM
I fell in love during the Magic game.

http://thewaytheballbounces.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/girl.gif

Haha Melo tryna get the digits

celtics 34
12-06-2013, 09:47 PM
Is Asik hurt? Just tuned in.

If not, is the no-Asik, no-Dwight lineup common?

Yea he's injured

ThaDubs
12-06-2013, 09:50 PM
Rockets aren't even playing great defense, we ****ing just suck

WARRIORS@GR
12-06-2013, 09:54 PM
Harden clearly pushes off and gets the late call.

ThaDubs
12-06-2013, 09:55 PM
My god, Harden traveled and they call a complete bailout call, this is when I hate watching basketball

RipCity32
12-06-2013, 09:56 PM
There we go. Time to blowout the Rockets. :clap:


Leeeeeeet's gooooooooooo Waaaaaaaarriors!!!!!! :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

Lol

ThaDubs
12-06-2013, 09:57 PM
Harden clearly pushes off and gets the late call.

He totally traveled too, me and my dad watched that **** in slow mo and he went gather step 1 2 3 push off, favored call. So BS! Harden buys all the refs dinners.

Fun Game: How much do you think we will lose by? My guess is 35

WARRIORS@GR
12-06-2013, 09:58 PM
He totally traveled too, me and my dad watched that **** in slow mo and he went gather step 1 2 3 push off, favored call. So BS! Harden buys are the refs dinners.

Fun Game: How much do you think we will lose by? My guess is 35I guess by 60+

astrosmaniac
12-06-2013, 10:00 PM
Is Asik hurt? Just tuned in.

If not, is the no-Asik, no-Dwight lineup common?

Bruised thigh. Out for a couple of more days. His backup Greg smith is still out too. So we've been going with d-mo (not much playing time all season) at backup C.

Although there was a report by well respected sports reporter in Houston that the rockets have let nba execs know that they plan to trade asik by December 19th.

ThaDubs
12-06-2013, 10:01 PM
Lol

Hahahaha!!! I know right!! I was laughing as well!! My guess is that the root of the hilarity is that he was talking about a blowout and now we are losing and the Rockets have an extremely large lead!! Hahaha!!! Very funny things are occuring!! LOL stands for laugh out loud!!! Hahaha!!

lol, please
12-06-2013, 10:04 PM
Lol


Hahahaha!!! I know right!! I was laughing as well!! My guess is that the root of the hilarity is that he was talking about a blowout and now we are losing and the Rockets have an extremely large lead!! Hahaha!!! Very funny things are occuring!! LOL stands for laugh out loud!!! Hahaha!!

Game isn't over lol. :laugh2:

We were losing by a blowout the last game we won.

WARRIORS@GR
12-06-2013, 10:04 PM
Wow we're playing so bad.25% shooting and 1 million unforced silly turnovers.Rockets are blowing us out without even playing well.

RipCity32
12-06-2013, 10:05 PM
Hahahaha!!! I know right!! I was laughing as well!! My guess is that the root of the hilarity is that he was talking about a blowout and now we are losing and the Rockets have an extremely large lead!! Hahaha!!! Very funny things are occuring!! LOL stands for laugh out loud!!! Hahaha!!

Get a grip man it will be alright, laugh out loud!!

WARRIORS@GR
12-06-2013, 10:06 PM
Rockets just grabbing rebounds and running,and we don't even run back.

John Walls Era
12-06-2013, 10:07 PM
I fell in love during the Magic game.

http://thewaytheballbounces.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/girl.gif

glad melo told the ***** to **** off.

John Walls Era
12-06-2013, 10:09 PM
Dwight Howard is playing very very good today. Glad he is showing me why he is still called best C.

Htownballa1622
12-06-2013, 10:09 PM
That euro though!

ManRam
12-06-2013, 10:10 PM
Dwight Howard is playing very very good today. Glad he is showing me why he is still called best C.

I don't think it's at all a consensus belief that he's the best center in the league any more.

ThaDubs
12-06-2013, 10:11 PM
Get a grip man it will be alright, laugh out loud!!

You are very funny!! Is your name Johnny Poopcorn? That would be a funny name!! And it goes with you!! Because you are very funny!!!! Hahaha, as the popular kids at my school say "YOLO, LOL"!!! Hahahaha!! My friend just texted me, he just texted me and he was all like "yo man what up"!!!! Hahahah!!! What should I say? Should I say "the sky, the ceiling, dust, air, clouds, etc. you dufous!"? That would be funny!!! I think he would say "HA!! HAHA! YOU ARE FUNNY MAN!! I THINK YOU ARE FUNNY!!"!!!!

John Walls Era
12-06-2013, 10:11 PM
27.8%...........

John Walls Era
12-06-2013, 10:12 PM
I don't think it's at all a consensus belief that he's the best center in the league any more.

not by me. definitely not by me.

lol, please
12-06-2013, 10:12 PM
Dubs about to come out of the half guns blazing! :box:

WARRIORS@GR
12-06-2013, 10:12 PM
In other news,who is Khris Middleton?

mightybosstone
12-06-2013, 10:13 PM
God.... Here we go. Harden goes to the free throw line a few times and the complaints start. But let's be honest, gentlemen. Harden has been to the line 6 times in this game and the Rockets are winning by 24. The calls have nothing to do with it. The Rockets are just outplaying the Warriors in every single aspect of the game right now.

ThaDubs
12-06-2013, 10:13 PM
Wow we're playing so bad.25% shooting and 1 million unforced silly turnovers.Rockets are blowing us out without even playing well.

1,000,004

WARRIORS@GR
12-06-2013, 10:14 PM
God.... Here we go. Harden goes to the free throw line a few times and the complaints start. But let's be honest, gentlemen. Harden has been to the line 6 times in this game and the Rockets are winning by 24. The calls have nothing to do with it. The Rockets are just outplaying the Warriors in every single aspect of the game right now.Who blamed the refs?u mad?

John Walls Era
12-06-2013, 10:14 PM
WTF. PSD boxscores ****ed up... Harden +/-....

http://i.imgur.com/eLx4bHc.jpg

RipCity32
12-06-2013, 10:16 PM
You are very funny!! Is your name Johnny Poopcorn? That would be a funny name!! And it goes with you!! Because you are very funny!!!! Hahaha, as the popular kids at my school say "YOLO, LOL"!!! Hahahaha!! My friend just texted me, he just texted me and he was all like "yo man what up"!!!! Hahahah!!! What should I say? Should I say "the sky, the ceiling, dust, air, clouds, etc. you dufous!"? That would be funny!!! I think he would say "HA!! HAHA! YOU ARE FUNNY MAN!! I THINK YOU ARE FUNNY!!"!!!!

Seriously its gonna be ok. Were gonna get through this, Just hang in there.

mightybosstone
12-06-2013, 10:16 PM
Who blamed the refs?u mad?

I was referring to 2-3 posts by Warriors fans (including yourself) on the previous page. And why would I be mad? The Rockets are winning at halftime by 24. That being said, I'm certainly not going to be cocky about it. The Rockets have given up some big second half leads in games this season and the Warriors just got done with one of the best regular season comebacks I've ever seen. I know the Warriors are a better basketball team than this, and I expect to see it in the second half.

WARRIORS@GR
12-06-2013, 10:18 PM
I was referring to 2-3 posts by Warriors fans (including yourself) on the previous page. And why would I be mad? The Rockets are winning at halftime by 24. That being said, I'm certainly not going to be cocky about it. The Rockets have given up some big second half leads in games this season and the Warriors just got done with one of the best regular season comebacks I've ever seen. I know the Warriors are a better basketball team than this, and I expect to see it in the second half.Pointing out ONE laughable call is complaining and blaming the refs?

ThaDubs
12-06-2013, 10:18 PM
God.... Here we go. Harden goes to the free throw line a few times and the complaints start. But let's be honest, gentlemen. Harden has been to the line 6 times in this game and the Rockets are winning by 24. The calls have nothing to do with it. The Rockets are just outplaying the Warriors in every single aspect of the game right now.

Well he did get some **** calls, but it's obviously not why we're losing. Who said "the reason we are losing is because Harden got some **** calls"? Not anyone in this forum. Must be some homies from your hood, G.

celtics 34
12-06-2013, 10:18 PM
WTF. PSD boxscores ****ed up... Harden +/-....

http://i.imgur.com/eLx4bHc.jpg
What if he really does have that + he is playing great

mightybosstone
12-06-2013, 10:19 PM
Dwight Howard is playing very very good today. Glad he is showing me why he is still called best C.

I'm stunned to see you actually compliment Dwight, but the guy did have a great first half. He's been active on the glass and in the offense, and the Rockets are clearly trying to run a lot more pick and roll for him to get the ball moving to the basket rather than in post-up situations. Hopefully this trend will continue and he'll put up similar numbers in the second half.

Also, I've been really pleased with the way he's shooting free throws the last couple of weeks. He started off the season horribly, but he's shown a nice touch lately, especially when he's had a few attempts to get a rhythm going. His average is well above his last two seasons, and I think that's a trend that should continue.

Htownballa1622
12-06-2013, 10:20 PM
I know the Dubs are better than this too. I respect them. I just don't have much respect for clowns that say things like, "warriors about to blow out Rockets" because he says so.

I know this can turn quickly. Hopefully we don't get cocky.

No homers here.

WAYNEBO
12-06-2013, 10:20 PM
Could Melo have just now figured out to win means to shoot less and pass more? 2nd game in a row... there is hope.

JNA17
12-06-2013, 10:23 PM
Could Melo have just now figured out to win means to shoot less and pass more? 2nd game in a row... there is hope.

This is also his second or third straight 10+ rebounds game as well.

John Walls Era
12-06-2013, 10:25 PM
I'm stunned to see you actually compliment Dwight, but the guy did have a great first half. He's been active on the glass and in the offense, and the Rockets are clearly trying to run a lot more pick and roll for him to get the ball moving to the basket rather than in post-up situations. Hopefully this trend will continue and he'll put up similar numbers in the second half.

Also, I've been really pleased with the way he's shooting free throws the last couple of weeks. He started off the season horribly, but he's shown a nice touch lately, especially when he's had a few attempts to get a rhythm going. His average is well above his last two seasons, and I think that's a trend that should continue.

I always truth tell.... idk what you mean by that.

ManRam
12-06-2013, 10:25 PM
not by me. definitely not by me.

We know ;)

ThaDubs
12-06-2013, 10:26 PM
Seriously its gonna be ok. Were gonna get through this, Just hang in there.

OK could be an acronym for Old Karrots!!! Oh wait, Karrots should actually be spelled with a "C" at the beginning!!! Hahahaha!!!! Shenanigans in this forum, amirite!!!??? "Amirite" is a way that the cool G's be spellerating man!!! It really means "am I right?" but that wastes too much of our long miserable lives so in order for us to experience more of the inevitable agony and horror we must shorten multiple words into a singular vocalization!!!!! Yay!!! HE TEXTED ME BACK DUDE!!!! His name in my phone is "poopycock fartlick"!!!! That is funny!!! Hahahaha!! Let us laugh in unity!!!! Hahahaha!!! Every DO IT!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!! Raisin in the Sun is about a black guy named Walter!!!!!! Cheese is a dairy product!!!!!!!! My grandfather's name was Dwayne!!!!!!!!!!!! I had a peanutbutter banana smoothy this morning!!!!!!! Everclear is 95% alcohol!!!!!

ManRam
12-06-2013, 10:27 PM
Call me crazy, but I think when Larry Sanders gets healthy MLW can make a run in this weak East. They have a solidly balanced starting lineup and some capable depth.

We'll see if they can pull it off tonight. Fun game

ThaDubs
12-06-2013, 10:27 PM
I know the Dubs are better than this too. I respect them. I just don't have much respect for clowns that say things like, "warriors about to blow out Rockets" because he says so.

I know this can turn quickly. Hopefully we don't get cocky.

No homers here.

He's just being confident. Unlike me. It doesn't mean he's a clown.

mightybosstone
12-06-2013, 10:28 PM
To the fans who have asked, I'm not saying that you're blaming the first half deficit on Harden getting to the line. I was saying there were several responses to a single foul call, and I hope this DOESN'T turn into one of those losses that the opposing team blames on Harden getting calls. That certainly has not been the case thus far.

mightybosstone
12-06-2013, 10:29 PM
It's extremely important for Houston to get off to a good start here. They've struggled a lot coming out with intensity in the third quarter.

WARRIORS@GR
12-06-2013, 10:29 PM
We've lost 3 or 4 rebounds off missed free throws:laugh:

ManRam
12-06-2013, 10:31 PM
Ref-whining :sigh:

ThaDubs
12-06-2013, 10:31 PM
Man... Harden is going on a journey tonight... ***** ain't even traveling, he's exploring the vast world around us.

ManRam
12-06-2013, 10:33 PM
If my team is losing by 26 points I'm focusing a little less on the refs than I am on what my team has been doing so terribly to be losing by this much. Because the refs sure as **** aren't the reason it's an utter blowout.

ThaDubs
12-06-2013, 10:33 PM
If my team is losing by 26 points I'm focusing a little less on the refs than I am on what my team has been doing so terribly to be losing by this much. Because the refs sure as **** aren't the reason it's an utter blowout.

I agree.

ThaDubs
12-06-2013, 10:34 PM
Curry is just so great at not turning it over he is like CP3 but better you know. Great stuff. What's his +/-? 123432182349839821928034y3726176238746936298169827 3694836928761982763467q8et3dg34719762312?

Lakers + Giants
12-06-2013, 10:38 PM
Damn, houston givin gsw the D!

Where's lolphillies?

Rockets :drool:

WAYNEBO
12-06-2013, 10:39 PM
Toure Murry time!!

mightybosstone
12-06-2013, 10:40 PM
I hope that having a solid fan base like Golden State witnessing Terrence Jones tonight will give him a little more credibility in the NBA forum. Nobody knows about him, but he has insane potential and he does literally everything well as a basketball player. He handles like a 2-guard, shoots like a wing, can defend multiple positions, blocks shots, rebounds well and can score from pretty much anywhere on the floor. I'm not saying the guy has superstar potential, but I do think the sky is the limit for this kid.

Htownballa1622
12-06-2013, 10:41 PM
He's just being confident. Unlike me. It doesn't mean he's a clown.

there's a difference with confidence and arrogance. When he grows up and doesn't say stuff out of his @$$ then he won't bea clown

ThaDubs
12-06-2013, 10:43 PM
I hope that having a solid fan base like Golden State witnessing Terrence Jones tonight will give him a little more credibility in the NBA forum. Nobody knows about him, but he has insane potential and he does literally everything well as a basketball player. He handles like a 2-guard, shoots like a wing, can defend multiple positions, blocks shots, rebounds well and can score from pretty much anywhere on the floor. I'm not saying the guy has superstar potential, but I do think the sky is the limit for this kid.

I agree. Terrence Jones is hella nice. Playing the 4 but he can shoot and drive very well. Thadeus Young like.

Lakers + Giants
12-06-2013, 10:44 PM
there's a difference with confidence and arrogance. When he grows up and doesn't say stuff out of his @$$ then he won't bea clown

Agreed

As a basketball fan he is a clown.

ThaDubs
12-06-2013, 10:45 PM
there's a difference with confidence and arrogance. When he grows up and doesn't say stuff out of his @$$ then he won't bea clown

If he said "Rockets suck lol Warriors ftw championship swagz" i would agree with you. But I know Phillies and he is just confident as hell that we can win any game. We could be down 40 and he'd be like "DUBS YEAH!!!". He doesn't mean any harm by it. He says **** like that all the time. Just competitive.

Think about this scenario:

You, Phillies, and some boys are watching the Rockets game.
At the beginning he goes "time to blow out the Rockets!" with a smile on his face without saying anything else offensive like "Rockets suck" or anything.
You go "stop being arrogant, grow up, and stop talking out your ***".
Do you really think people will be like "yeah, I agree man get out of here".
No! Everyone will look at you like you're a dick!

WARRIORS@GR
12-06-2013, 10:46 PM
Speights:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

Htownballa1622
12-06-2013, 10:47 PM
If he said "Rockets suck lol Warriors ftw championship swagz" i would agree with you. But I know Phillies and he is just confident as hell that we can win any game. We could be down 40 and he'd be like "DUBS YEAH!!!". He doesn't mean any harm by it. He says **** like that all the time. Just competitive.

Well idk if you've seen him bait Rox fans countless times. Heck, Check my sig.

Anyways. It's all good. I'm a fan of the Dubs. I know they're better than this but Houston is just finally playing well after two abysmal losses.

Htownballa1622
12-06-2013, 10:48 PM
Agreed

As a basketball fan he is a clown.
But I know he's just talking trash. I don't even think he believes everything he types lol.

BenFrank
12-06-2013, 10:50 PM
Howard's deadly when making free throws..

ThaDubs
12-06-2013, 10:55 PM
Well idk if you've seen him bait Rox fans countless times. Heck, Check my sig.

Anyways. It's all good. I'm a fan of the Dubs. I know they're better than this but Houston is just finally playing well after two abysmal losses.

Well he thought we could sweep the Rockets and Lakers during the RS!!! So he said it!

WARRIORS@GR
12-06-2013, 10:57 PM
Bazemore:worthy:

ThaDubs
12-06-2013, 10:59 PM
That's not real trash talking man. That's the type of **** you say to your buddy who is a fan of another team. I have friends who are fans of other teams and hell I give them **** all the time. Even if they were a Heat fan I'd tell them the Heat suck. It's just what you do. You give people **** for stuff. If he said something like "Rockets are ****ing ****. We shouldn't be losing to a low tier team like this. It's okay though, still winning the chip" it'd be different.

ThaDubs
12-06-2013, 11:01 PM
Bazemore!!!!

WARRIORS@GR
12-06-2013, 11:01 PM
Dunk of the year Bazemore omg!!

ThaDubs
12-06-2013, 11:03 PM
Dunk of the year Bazemore omg!!

Best dunk of all time? I think so. If not it's at least >Kemp on Lister

WARRIORS@GR
12-06-2013, 11:04 PM
Give Bazemore the MVP already.

ThaDubs
12-06-2013, 11:05 PM
8 points in 7 minutes? Could have gotten 50+ god damnit Mark Jackson.

WARRIORS@GR
12-06-2013, 11:08 PM
8 points in 7 minutes? Could have gotten 50+ god damnit Mark Jackson.That's 40 points per36.GOAT

John Walls Era
12-06-2013, 11:09 PM
so now my hopes are with the suns. warriors let me down... i thought 2.9x was a steal.

ThaDubs
12-06-2013, 11:09 PM
That's 40 points per36.GOAT

Who is Michael Jordan.... hmmm... don't ring a bell

ThaDubs
12-06-2013, 11:11 PM
McHale want a blowout? Guys playing his starters.

jerellh528
12-06-2013, 11:11 PM
wtf starting pau and sacre? Stoooops

WARRIORS@GR
12-06-2013, 11:12 PM
McHale want a blowout? Guys playing his starters.He scared.

WARRIORS@GR
12-06-2013, 11:13 PM
wtf starting pau and sacre? StoooopsSacre?OMG I'm switching to this game.What a beast:drool:

BenFrank
12-06-2013, 11:14 PM
Rockets wasn't really scoring points from the bench, and were known for giving up big leads.. so of course the starters are back in

ThaDubs
12-06-2013, 11:15 PM
Lol! McHale is still playing all 5 starters how cute

WARRIORS@GR
12-06-2013, 11:15 PM
Starters still in,lol!

ThaDubs
12-06-2013, 11:17 PM
Rockets wasn't really scoring points from the bench, and were known for giving up big leads.. so of course the starters are back in

No... we are playing Bazemore an Nedo... you are playing Harden and Howard...and Parson...and Beverly...and Jones... owait, your starting 5. Whatever, don't want to make an argument over this, annoying move by McHale obviously we won't win... just show some respect and empty your bench.

ThaDubs
12-06-2013, 11:19 PM
There you go McHale, finally

Lakers + Giants
12-06-2013, 11:19 PM
Were gonna get raped. Sacre? Haha

ThaDubs
12-06-2013, 11:20 PM
lol

WARRIORS@GR
12-06-2013, 11:20 PM
Nice flop Maresse!

WARRIORS@GR
12-06-2013, 11:21 PM
Were gonna get raped. Sacre? Haha
Beast!5pts 3 rebs 1 ast in 3 minutes!Shaq who?

jerellh528
12-06-2013, 11:22 PM
.

BenFrank
12-06-2013, 11:22 PM
No... we are playing Bazemore an Nedo... you are playing Harden and Howard...and Parson...and Beverly...and Jones... owait, your starting 5. Whatever, don't want to make an argument over this, annoying move by McHale obviously we won't win... just show some respect and empty your bench.

Didn't u guys just come back from a 27 point deficient? Why should we take you lightly.. I understand your a little salty about loosing, but I understand us keeping our starters in until we kno the game is won

ThaDubs
12-06-2013, 11:24 PM
Didn't u guys just come back from a 27 point deficient? Why should we take you lightly.. I understand your a little salty about loosing, but I understand us keeping our starters in until we kno the game is won

Why are you trying to start ****? Now you look like a dick. How do you feel?

JLynn943
12-06-2013, 11:25 PM
McLemore :drool:

WARRIORS@GR
12-06-2013, 11:26 PM
Sacre is the best C in the league.

BenFrank
12-06-2013, 11:29 PM
Why are you trying to start ****? Now you look like a dick. How do you feel?

LOl, whatever bro.. Warriors are a great team, and I'm sure the next few game's are gonna be a lot closer, we both had key injuries, Iggy's a lock-down defender, and Lin is playing a lot better this year.. I'm just defending my team like u are yours, I'm a leave it at that

Lakers + Giants
12-06-2013, 11:31 PM
Thomas comes in and 6 pt lead turns into a 1 pt deficit!

JLynn943
12-06-2013, 11:32 PM
Isaiah for 6th man of the year? :)

SouthSideRookie
12-06-2013, 11:32 PM
There we go. Time to blowout the Rockets. :clap:


Leeeeeeet's gooooooooooo Waaaaaaaarriors!!!!!! :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

Someone go find this guy.


Smh just like in the NFL forum.

lol, please
12-06-2013, 11:39 PM
Someone go find this guy.


Smh just like in the NFL forum.
Right here boss.


Good game guys, Htownballa22, you get to see that sig quote disproven early, lucky you. :laugh2: I can't wait til next Friday, the Dubs don't see nights this awful offensively and defensively very often, and more of our key players will be back then. The Rockets played well offensively, Howard looked like crap to me for the most part but his FTs looked good. Oh well, I will always be confident in my team until the last whistle, Go Warriors! Til next Friday, when we return the favor. ;)

mightybosstone
12-07-2013, 12:00 AM
No... we are playing Bazemore an Nedo... you are playing Harden and Howard...and Parson...and Beverly...and Jones... owait, your starting 5. Whatever, don't want to make an argument over this, annoying move by McHale obviously we won't win... just show some respect and empty your bench.

You don't understand. This Rockets team has given up a LOT of fourth quarter leads this season. They lost against Dallas when they had like a 17-point lead in the fourth quarter. And the Rockets are playing one of the only offensive teams capable of putting up a crapton of points in a hurry. McHale needed to play his starters until the game was 100% out of reach, which he did. Plus, it was good for Harden to hit a 3-pointer late in the game without any pressure. He's been ice cold from long range as of late.

Bottom line, chill the **** out. The game was over, and it didn't make a bit of difference who was on the floor with five minutes left. The Rockets clearly dominated, but there will be other chances, and it's unlikely Houston will sweep the series with Golden State.

mightybosstone
12-07-2013, 12:03 AM
Right here boss.

Good game guys, Htownballa22, you get to see that sig quote disproven early, lucky you. :laugh2: I can't wait til next Friday, the Dubs don't see nights this awful offensively and defensively very often, and more of our key players will be back then. The Rockets played well offensively, Howard looked like crap to me for the most part but his FTs looked good. Oh well, I will always be confident in my team until the last whistle, Go Warriors! Til next Friday, when we return the favor. ;)

You and I must have been watching two different games then. I saw a Dwight who was very active on both ends of the floor, altered a ton of shots defensively, was a beast on the glass and helped get a ton of second chance opportunities and had one of his most efficient scoring games of the season. Dwight hasn't played well all season long, but this was definitely one of his better performances.

ThaDubs
12-07-2013, 12:10 AM
Jesus

John Walls Era
12-07-2013, 12:18 AM
Irving might wanna stop drinking Pepsi

Jenceman
12-07-2013, 12:39 AM
I feel like the Kings have so much young talent that for some reason doesn''t develop.

JLynn943
12-07-2013, 12:47 AM
I feel like the Kings have so much young talent that for some reason doesn''t develop.

We finally have a real coach, so hopefully that will no longer be a problem.

WARRIORS@GR
12-07-2013, 12:49 AM
You don't understand. This Rockets team has given up a LOT of fourth quarter leads this season. They lost against Dallas when they had like a 17-point lead in the fourth quarter. And the Rockets are playing one of the only offensive teams capable of putting up a crapton of points in a hurry. McHale needed to play his starters until the game was 100% out of reach, which he did. Plus, it was good for Harden to hit a 3-pointer late in the game without any pressure. He's been ice cold from long range as of late.

Bottom line, chill the **** out. The game was over, and it didn't make a bit of difference who was on the floor with five minutes left. The Rockets clearly dominated, but there will be other chances, and it's unlikely Houston will sweep the series with Golden State.
Yeah, that Nedovic-Bazemore-Barnes-Speights-O'neil lineup could turn around a 20-point game with 5' left.

No big deal tho,no problem with that.

Lakers + Giants
12-07-2013, 12:53 AM
Good game in sacramento, like usual, we're fighting til the end :)

Lakers + Giants
12-07-2013, 12:57 AM
Wesley Johnson has hops!

Lakers + Giants
12-07-2013, 12:58 AM
Damn, hops used to dunk, hops used to swat. Wesley :)

WARRIORS@GR
12-07-2013, 12:59 AM
Man,Wesley Johnson can fly!

mightybosstone
12-07-2013, 12:59 AM
Yeah, that Nedovic-Bazemore-Barnes-Speights-O'neil lineup could turn around a 20-point game with 5' left.

No big deal tho,no problem with that.

I'm not saying the lineup on the floor was capable of putting up points in a hurry, but if that lineup had managed to bring it within 11-12 points with 4-5 minutes left and Jackson put the starters back in, there would have been reason to worry just a tad if you're the Rockets. By keeping the starters in there and keeping the lead well out of the Warriors' reach, McHale kept the Warriors' starters on the bench and ensured the blowout. I would have done the same thing.

Lakers + Giants
12-07-2013, 01:00 AM
Damn, Sacre just stuffed the hell out of DMC. This team just doesn't quit. holy ****.

Lakers + Giants
12-07-2013, 01:00 AM
Man,Wesley Johnson can fly!

:nod:

Surprising to say the least. Before he was on lakers I would've never guessed.

shep33
12-07-2013, 01:01 AM
Damn, Sacre just stuffed the hell out of DMC. This team just doesn't quit. holy ****.

Yeah man, its fun to watch. Even without Kobe, Nash, Kaman, and Farmar (who has probably been our 2nd or 3rd best player this year), we're putting in good effort

Htownballa1622
12-07-2013, 01:01 AM
Right here boss.


Good game guys, Htownballa22, you get to see that sig quote disproven early, lucky you. :laugh2: I can't wait til next Friday, the Dubs don't see nights this awful offensively and defensively very often, and more of our key players will be back then. The Rockets played well offensively, Howard looked like crap to me for the most part but his FTs looked good. Oh well, I will always be confident in my team until the last whistle, Go Warriors! Til next Friday, when we return the favor. ;)

;)

I can take it off now. Well...maybe just for a lil more. haha.

I know that this is just one game but ooh it feels sweet lol. Just because I know this team is good and it's like we're mirror images of each other. I still think we take it if we face in playoffs. Iggy would have made a diff but so would Lin and once we move Omer we can see more clearly what this squad will look like.

I felt Dwight played amazing. I was at the game and he balled tonight.

I didn't know we play again in a week! ahh. Now i'm excited. One more butt whooping coming yall's way :silly:

Htownballa1622
12-07-2013, 01:03 AM
There we go. Time to blowout the Rockets. :clap:


Leeeeeeet's gooooooooooo Waaaaaaaarriors!!!!!! :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

:dance:

:dance2:

Had to rub it in once more lol. :cheer:

Ok. I'm done. :smoking:

WARRIORS@GR
12-07-2013, 01:10 AM
Blazers shooting 17/22 from 3.

WARRIORS@GR
12-07-2013, 01:13 AM
Lakers:clap:

shep33
12-07-2013, 01:14 AM
Yeahhh. 3 ball keeping us alive, as usual lol

shep33
12-07-2013, 01:15 AM
Swaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaag!

shep33
12-07-2013, 01:17 AM
good win!

kblo247
12-07-2013, 01:22 AM
Shep this team got pride ... That Derek fisher, Rick fox, and Robert. Horry we don't give a **** if you're supposed to be better players than us pride. I told ya

torocan
12-07-2013, 01:22 AM
Yeah man, its fun to watch. Even without Kobe, Nash, Kaman, and Farmar (who has probably been our 2nd or 3rd best player this year), we're putting in good effort

I'm still trying to get used to the idea of the Lakers as a blue collar team.

Young? No superstars? Grind it out, share the ball and play hard every possession?

Who knew this is what Lakers basketball would look like this year?

:)

Jenceman
12-07-2013, 01:24 AM
We finally have a real coach, so hopefully that will no longer be a problem.

Yeah the LA- Sac rivalry is nothing now cuz ya'll havent been good in so long.

That should turn around with guys like Vasquez, Thomas,D-Will, DMC, McLemore, Patterson, etc. That's a lot of talent. It's gotta be able to mesh at some point.

kblo247
12-07-2013, 01:25 AM
I'm still trying to get used to the idea of the Lakers as a blue collar team.

Young? No superstars? Grind it out, share the ball and play hard every possession?

Who knew this is what Lakers basketball would look like this year?

:)
It's what the team looked like with Kobe and Shaq. Fisher, Fox, Horry, Shaw, George, and Madsen were just that type of guys around them

shep33
12-07-2013, 01:26 AM
Shep this team got pride ... That Derek fisher, Rick fox, and Robert. Horry we don't give a **** if you're supposed to be better players than us pride. I told ya

Yeah, I'm really impressed with them. The guy that has surprised me the most is Wes Johnson. Absolutely fantastic on defense

torocan
12-07-2013, 01:33 AM
It's what the team looked like with Kobe and Shaq. Fisher, Fox, Horry, Shaw, George, and Madsen were just that type of guys around them

Sure, but it's just not the same when you have Kobe and Shaq to lean on.

This is basically Pau + filler fighting all 48 minutes every night. It's really enjoyable to see a group like that play hard every night they get on the court and still be over .500 in the West. It just feels more "pure" if you get what I mean?

Nothing wrong with Superstar/All-star stacked teams, but guys playing night in and out to keep their jobs has it's own appeal.

jerellh528
12-07-2013, 01:41 AM
Sure, but it's just not the same when you have Kobe and Shaq to lean on.

This is basically Pau + filler fighting all 48 minutes every night. It's really enjoyable to see a group like that play hard every night they get on the court and still be over .500 in the West. It just feels more "pure" if you get what I mean?

Nothing wrong with Superstar/All-star stacked teams, but guys playing night in and out to keep their jobs has it's own appeal.

Pau is a filler now. Jk, I love this team.

kblo247
12-07-2013, 01:42 AM
Sure, but it's just not the same when you have Kobe and Shaq to lean on.

This is basically Pau + filler fighting all 48 minutes every night. It's really enjoyable to see a group like that play hard every night they get on the court and still be over .500 in the West. It just feels more "pure" if you get what I mean?

Nothing wrong with Superstar/All-star stacked teams, but guys playing night in and out to keep their jobs has it's own appeal.

I kinda get what you mean because they are underdogs and journeymen.

With the Kobe and Shaq teams, Fisher/Fox/Horry all were pretty much out matched talent and named wise by their counterparts in SA, Sac, and Portland all those title runs though. They had Kobe and Shaq, but they didn't use them as their crutch or excuse. This group of guys in Blake, Farmar, Young, Henry, Wes, Meeks, Hill, Williams, and Sacre remind me of them because they are just fighting a league full of guys who are better as they were all labeled as busts and trash minimum guys

kblo247
12-07-2013, 01:43 AM
Yeah, I'm really impressed with them. The guy that has surprised me the most is Wes Johnson. Absolutely fantastic on defense

Madsens done well working with Sacre

mightybosstone
12-07-2013, 01:43 AM
As someone who has despised the Lakers pretty much since he started watching basketball almost 20 years ago, I still have to admire this scrappy young team. That being said, I still don't quite get what this Lakers team is trying to accomplish. Best case scenario, this team scraps and claws its way to the 7th or 8th seed, they get a crappy pick and get totally outmatched in the first round.

If I were running the Lakers' front office, I would have dealt Gasol, tried to encourage Kobe to rest as long as possible, hired a new coach and then just played like **** in hopes of getting a potential key player in the draft in the offseason. They'll still have the same amount of cap to work with, in addition to a potential huge asset or prospect. But I still think this Lakers team has zero chance of winning a playoff series as it's currently constructed, and I think their front office is trying to cling to that last shred of respectability rather than make the smart move for the future.

jerellh528
12-07-2013, 01:49 AM
As someone who has despised the Lakers pretty much since he started watching basketball almost 20 years ago, I still have to admire this scrappy young team. That being said, I still don't quite get what this Lakers team is trying to accomplish. Best case scenario, this team scraps and claws its way to the 7th or 8th seed, they get a crappy pick and get totally outmatched in the first round.

If I were running the Lakers' front office, I would have dealt Gasol, tried to encourage Kobe to rest as long as possible, hired a new coach and then just played like **** in hopes of getting a potential key player in the draft in the offseason. They'll still have the same amount of cap to work with, in addition to a potential huge asset or prospect. But I still think this Lakers team has zero chance of winning a playoff series as it's currently constructed, and I think their front office is trying to cling to that last shred of respectability rather than make the smart move for the future.

Who knows, that's why the games are played. I never thought this team would be over 500 while playing the 3rd hardest schedule in the nba and missing a top nba player at this point. This team is much better than last years so who knows, maybe a playoff series isn't out of the question. Stranger things have happened.

kblo247
12-07-2013, 02:00 AM
I said these things and I stick to it.

1 - The lakers would never purposely tank, nor would Kobe, there would have to be legit injuries. Jerry Buss took pride in only 5 playoff misses, and Kobe said that last year when he promised they would get in even if it killed him at the memorial for Dr Buss.

2 - These players are young, hungry, want to win, and have a lot of **** to prove. I never thought Kobe and them would butt heads. Kobe's always lived the fisher, Walton, Shannon, and Ariza types. And like Nick, Meeks, X, and Wes said he takes the time to point out what they did wrong and how they can be even better. In fact he gave them a big compliment when he said he didnt rush back because in camp he saw a team of competitors this year.

3 - The lakers can make the playoffs and they can beat a number of the flawed west teams as long as they had the three key ingredients. The first being Kobe healthy. The second being three point shooting. The last being chemistry. And they have all three going for them, and I honestly believe that in the right bracket situation they can advance and who knows what happens as injuries shake things up out the blue like Kobe going down last year when LA had the second best record in the league the second half the season or Westbrook getting hurt.

It was like fighting a battle though on the laker forum round here. But let it be known I've always said Nash shouldn't be in the ****ing rotation. Wasn't trolling at all when I said the Lakers would get in over the like of the wolves though some Love suckers can't take the brutal honesty of reality vs fantasy when it comes to his impact.

mightybosstone
12-07-2013, 02:01 AM
Who knows, that's why the games are played. I never thought this team would be over 500 while playing the 3rd hardest schedule in the nba and missing a top nba player at this point. This team is much better than last years so who knows, maybe a playoff series isn't out of the question. Stranger things have happened.

Have they? It's not unheard of for an 8 seed to beat a 1 seed, but those 8 seeds have usually been extremely talented for a low-tier playoff team and had a few distinctive matchup advantages. This Lakers team is far from talented, and the only advantage they have is their ability to run and occasionally get really hot from beyond the arc. It's one thing for this Lakers team to win one or two isolated games in the regular season against teams, but they'd have to absolutely shoot lights out to have any chance in a 7-game series against a legit contender, and they'd still need a dozen other things to fall their way.

This Lakers team knocking off one of the elite Western Conference teams in the first round would possibly be the biggest postseason upset in the history of the NBA. So, in fact, stranger things probably have not happened in this league.

kblo247
12-07-2013, 02:07 AM
Have they? It's not unheard of for an 8 seed to beat a 1 seed, but those 8 seeds have usually been extremely talented for a low-tier playoff team and had a few distinctive matchup advantages. This Lakers team is far from talented, and the only advantage they have is their ability to run and occasionally get really hot from beyond the arc. It's one thing for this Lakers team to win one or two isolated games in the regular season against teams, but they'd have to absolutely shoot lights out to have any chance in a 7-game series against a legit contender, and they'd still need a dozen other things to fall their way.

This Lakers team knocking off one of the elite Western Conference teams in the first round would possibly be the biggest postseason upset in the history of the NBA. So, in fact, stranger things probably have not happened in this league.
Pitch this scenario to you. Lakers get 7 and Clips get 2. Do you write them off?

Hear me out.

There is at least 2 1/2 weeks staying at staples with the first round being spaced out among espn and TNT. They have flaws like DJ and Blake lacking a post game and missing free throws. They have no go to scorer who can get 20 a whole series and Jamal is a bad playoff guy. Chris Paul is not even known for dominating his pg matchups in the postseason.

I stick to the fact they can beat the Clippers and have a shot vs the Warriors and even Rockets until they flip Asik.

It's all about matchups, chemistry, and health. And you can take it to the bank when I outright say if there's one guy on this earth who has no fear of Duncan or his Spurs its Kobe

goku
12-07-2013, 02:21 AM
There we go. Time to blowout the Rockets. :clap:


Leeeeeeet's gooooooooooo Waaaaaaaarriors!!!!!! :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

must be opposite day

mightybosstone
12-07-2013, 02:45 AM
Pitch this scenario to you. Lakers get 7 and Clips get 2. Do you write them off?

Hear me out.

There is at least 2 1/2 weeks staying at staples with the first round being spaced out among espn and TNT. They have flaws like DJ and Blake lacking a post game and missing free throws. They have no go to scorer who can get 20 a whole series and Jamal is a bad playoff guy. Chris Paul is not even known for dominating his pg matchups in the postseason.

I stick to the fact they can beat the Clippers and have a shot vs the Warriors and even Rockets until they flip Asik.

It's all about matchups, chemistry, and health. And you can take it to the bank when I outright say if there's one guy on this earth who has no fear of Duncan or his Spurs its Kobe

I'd give them a fighting chance against the Clippers or Golden State, but not against Houston, who can legitimately defend and play halfcourt basketball in a pinch. Also, playing another California team limits their time on the road and means the road games are going to have a ridiculous amount of Lakers fans. But if any of those three teams are relatively healthy? I think the Lakers would be extremely lucky to win two games in those series. Other teams in the West are just more talented, are better defensively and have far more reliable offensive options.

Then again, I have no idea how Kobe will affect this team. They could play totally differently, and even if Kobe is only 80-90% of what he was last season, he could have a positive impact. On the flip side, if he comes in and it messes with their offensive rhythm, I don't think the Lakers will make the playoffs in the first place. Hell, if the playoffs started today, the Lakers wouldn't even be in them. To make the postseason, they'll need to incorporate Kobe without skipping a bit, continue this overachieving pace and actually improve record-wise. I'm not sure I buy that at this point.

torocan
12-07-2013, 02:54 AM
Have they? It's not unheard of for an 8 seed to beat a 1 seed, but those 8 seeds have usually been extremely talented for a low-tier playoff team and had a few distinctive matchup advantages. This Lakers team is far from talented, and the only advantage they have is their ability to run and occasionally get really hot from beyond the arc. It's one thing for this Lakers team to win one or two isolated games in the regular season against teams, but they'd have to absolutely shoot lights out to have any chance in a 7-game series against a legit contender, and they'd still need a dozen other things to fall their way.

This Lakers team knocking off one of the elite Western Conference teams in the first round would possibly be the biggest postseason upset in the history of the NBA. So, in fact, stranger things probably have not happened in this league.

Or you could have key injuries. That's the most likely route for an upset.

The team peaks and the other team suffers badly timed injuries either late in the season or during the post-season and you have the makings of an upset.

Clippers -Paul
OKC -Durant
Spurs -Parker
Houston -Harden
Portland -Lillard
GSW -Curry

Still wouldn't make the Lakers the hands down favorite against all of those teams, but it would make an upset a LOT more likely.

kblo247
12-07-2013, 02:56 AM
I'm most intrigued by Pau. What will Pau be like when Kobe is out there with him as Pau made a living even to close last year after his injury running pick and roll with him? If Pau wakes up some who really knows as he's been inefficient.

I give them a shot vs a Rocket team if they can't swing an Asik deal. Harden is not a great defender himself so that means he has to account for someone on the perimeter and there's always the hack and weight of playing at staples which would be hell for Dwight in a playoff series.

I am not overly impressed by the Clippers. They are a regular season team, but Paul has never impressed as a playoff performer. I mean its not like he's dominating the pg matchup in series past so I feel Farmar and Blake can keep the damage minimal. I also know their bigs aren't post guys and have gaping ft problems. Reddick and Dudley also just have to be correctly sat on. All Paul's team experience scoring luls when you take away his lobs and shadow his shooters. We know Paul can't get you 25-30 or log big minutes in a series, and that Crawford is usually bad in the playoffs. I just don't buy that hype until they put it together on the playoffs which no Paul led team has shown they can do.

As for GS, I really don't know. Assuming they are healthy they are tough as hell, but their 1 and 5 have health issues too. Iggy also isn't a great playoff player himself when things slows down and he's made to be a half court player. They may put it all together or they may need another year, I'm just not sure about them, but I know they have more than the clippers because of their shooting and the fact Lee can post.

If LA drew Dallas, to me that's all chemistry, minutes, and health both ways. Kobe and Dirk when hot make for some fun duels.

I'm just going to enjoy the ride, but I'm not writing the team off. It was like preaching to a choir who wouldn't listen though because the names weren't flashy.

For what its worth, the Lakers defensive numbers are better this year than last without Dwight, but their offensive rating has declined without Kobe running the O. The 3 ball needs to keep falling, but this team really lacks post scoring and free throw attempts when we hit a pothole

Chronz
12-07-2013, 03:26 AM
Pitch this scenario to you. Lakers get 7 and Clips get 2. Do you write them off?

Hear me out.

There is at least 2 1/2 weeks staying at staples with the first round being spaced out among espn and TNT. They have flaws like DJ and Blake lacking a post game and missing free throws. They have no go to scorer who can get 20 a whole series and Jamal is a bad playoff guy. Chris Paul is not even known for dominating his pg matchups in the postseason.

I stick to the fact they can beat the Clippers and have a shot vs the Warriors and even Rockets until they flip Asik.

It's all about matchups, chemistry, and health. And you can take it to the bank when I outright say if there's one guy on this earth who has no fear of Duncan or his Spurs its Kobe

I would relish the chance. Cake

kblo247
12-07-2013, 03:41 AM
I would relish the chance. Cake

If it happens chronz and my gut wins out, you will never hear the end of it. Let CP fall to the lakers in the playoffs and ima troll you, like ima troll Hawkeye if Love doesn't get in lol

Chronz
12-07-2013, 03:44 AM
I am not overly impressed by the Clippers. They are a regular season team, but Paul has never impressed as a playoff performer. I mean its not like he's dominating the pg matchup in series past so I feel Farmar and Blake can keep the damage minimal. I also know their bigs aren't post guys and have gaping ft problems. Reddick and Dudley also just have to be correctly sat on. All Paul's team experience scoring luls when you take away his lobs and shadow his shooters. We know Paul can't get you 25-30 or log big minutes in a series, and that Crawford is usually bad in the playoffs. I just don't buy that hype until they put it together on the playoffs which no Paul led team has shown they can do.

Clips had no problem scoring with CP3 leading the charge, we scored more effectively than a Kevin Durant led team despite facing an elite defense and all of our roster shortcomings. Not seeing where you get these ideas from. Only thing thats ever stopped CP3 is injuries, his little body cant take the pounding. Bunch of cliches about the game slowing down doesn't lend your argument any credibility.

DODGERS&LAKERS
12-07-2013, 03:52 AM
As someone who has despised the Lakers pretty much since he started watching basketball almost 20 years ago, I still have to admire this scrappy young team. That being said, I still don't quite get what this Lakers team is trying to accomplish. Best case scenario, this team scraps and claws its way to the 7th or 8th seed, they get a crappy pick and get totally outmatched in the first round.

If I were running the Lakers' front office, I would have dealt Gasol, tried to encourage Kobe to rest as long as possible, hired a new coach and then just played like **** in hopes of getting a potential key player in the draft in the offseason. They'll still have the same amount of cap to work with, in addition to a potential huge asset or prospect. But I still think this Lakers team has zero chance of winning a playoff series as it's currently constructed, and I think their front office is trying to cling to that last shred of respectability rather than make the smart move for the future.
Didn't the Rockets have that scenario for like 4 years in a row? Just barely missing the playoffs? It worked out okay for them. They got Harden and Dwight. The Lakers don't plan on building through the draft. That process takes way to long.

DODGERS&LAKERS
12-07-2013, 03:54 AM
I wouldn't want to face the Clippers for the first time ever when the talent disparity is so far. That would be a for sure loss. I would rather have a 4/5 seed match up in the future.

Chronz
12-07-2013, 04:10 AM
I wouldn't want to face the Clippers for the first time ever when the talent disparity is so far. That would be a for sure loss. I would rather have a 4/5 seed match up in the future.
As much as I wanted to play you guys in 06, Im not so sure we would have fared any better against you than we did the Suns. Even tho we were technically the better team, it wouldn't be enough to offset homecourt disadvantage

Chronz
12-07-2013, 04:10 AM
If it happens chronz and my gut wins out, you will never hear the end of it. Let CP fall to the lakers in the playoffs and ima troll you, like ima troll Hawkeye if Love doesn't get in lol

Sounds like fun, too bad yall aint making it.

JNA17
12-07-2013, 04:30 AM
Sounds like fun, too bad yall aint making it.

Making what? The Finals? Well I think you're reaching there Chronz. I think a finals appearance is out of the question.

kblo247
12-07-2013, 09:15 AM
Sounds like fun, too bad yall aint making it.
We shall be there, guarandamnteed

mightybosstone
12-07-2013, 12:06 PM
Didn't the Rockets have that scenario for like 4 years in a row? Just barely missing the playoffs? It worked out okay for them. They got Harden and Dwight. The Lakers don't plan on building through the draft. That process takes way to long.

It was a completely different situation. Morey was trying to build a team in a different way by acquiring assets and making smart financial moves, and it paid off in the end, because the guy stockpiled a ton of assets. But the Lakers essentially have no assets right now aside from an expiring Pau Gasol and what could potentially be a decent draft pick if they're willing to hold tight and lose some games this season. The Lakers need to start acquiring assets and prospects like the Rockets did if they want to plan for the future.

JayW_1023
12-07-2013, 01:39 PM
The hyped up teams in the West once again look like would be contenders, I'm talking about Houston and LAC. OKC and SA are still the class of the West.

I'm also more impressed with The Blazers finally getting it together. They always had the talent, now they are finally healthy. I think that attributes to alot of their success.

shep33
12-07-2013, 03:39 PM
The hyped up teams in the West once again look like would be contenders, I'm talking about Houston and LAC. OKC and SA are still the class of the West.

I'm also more impressed with The Blazers finally getting it together. They always had the talent, now they are finally healthy. I think that attributes to alot of their success.


Yeah, Spurs and Thunder are still the top teams out west. If Portland stays healthy... watch out. LMA is a legit MVP candidate. Lillard plays like a vet. Batum is one of the best two way players in the NBA. Matthews is hitting everything. Lopez is guarding the paint. Their starters are very good. Bench is a little thin

mightybosstone
12-07-2013, 03:52 PM
The hyped up teams in the West once again look like would be contenders, I'm talking about Houston and LAC. OKC and SA are still the class of the West.

I'm also more impressed with The Blazers finally getting it together. They always had the talent, now they are finally healthy. I think that attributes to alot of their success.

What the hell are you talking about? The Rockets have beaten the crap out of Golden State and Portland and also beat San Antonio. Most of their losses this season have come with key contributors sitting on the bench with injuries, and they've still won two-thirds of their games. How the hell can you determine they and LA are "would be" contenders when we're barely a quarter of the way through the season?

Quit talking out of your ***.

lol, please
12-07-2013, 05:15 PM
What the hell are you talking about? The Rockets have beaten the crap out of Golden State and Portland and also beat San Antonio. Most of their losses this season have come with key contributors sitting on the bench with injuries, and they've still won two-thirds of their games. How the hell can you determine they and LA are "would be" contenders when we're barely a quarter of the way through the season?

Quit talking out of your ***.

Can't say im surprised. GS fans are respectful and rational after a loss where our players shoot cold, and you want to use a 1 GAME SAMPLE to try and prove superiority? Laughable. It was one game, none of our starters had good nights. That proved nothing in the grand scheme of things, we have more games to play, don't act like the Rockets are a better team all of a sudden. It's still early in the season. Beating SA doesn't say much either, and Portland is universally agreed upon to be playing above expectations and are expected to regress.

lol, please
12-07-2013, 05:16 PM
:dance:

:dance2:

Had to rub it in once more lol. :cheer:

Ok. I'm done. :smoking:
Get it in while you can, as soon as we win against you back, I won't be so merciful. :cool: Go Dubs!!!!

kdspurman
12-07-2013, 05:18 PM
Can't say im surprised. GS fans are respectful and rational after a loss where our players shoot cold, and you want to use a 1 GAME SAMPLE to try and prove superiority? Laughable. It was one game, none of our starters had good nights. That proved nothing in the grand scheme of things, we have more games to play, don't act like the Rockets are a better team all of a sudden. It's still early in the season. Beating SA doesn't say much either, and Portland is universally agreed upon to be playing above expectations and are expected to regress.

Yea I don't get that part either lol. But we'll see what happens in the post season, that's where we see what teams are made of.

torocan
12-07-2013, 05:45 PM
Can't say im surprised. GS fans are respectful and rational after a loss where our players shoot cold, and you want to use a 1 GAME SAMPLE to try and prove superiority? Laughable. It was one game, none of our starters had good nights. That proved nothing in the grand scheme of things, we have more games to play, don't act like the Rockets are a better team all of a sudden. It's still early in the season. Beating SA doesn't say much either, and Portland is universally agreed upon to be playing above expectations and are expected to regress.

Oooooo ... Cat fight!

Seriously though, Rockets aren't a serious contender this year. And don't think most folks thought they would be THIS year. Morey scores another nice player and takes this year to work on chemistry, and next year is possible.

Clippers are a bit of a disappointment. I think a lot pegged them as dark horse contenders.

GSW I put in the same boat as the Rockets, still figuring stuff out.

I'd still put the Rockets as better than GSW, simply because GSW is even less consistent than the Rockets this year. Well, that and the Rockets have beaten GSW 4 out of their last 5 meetings including a 31 point rout where Mark Jackson resorted to fouling to prevent them from setting an all time NBA 3 point record...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sc0POK52mp4

Old school... so Old school...

mightybosstone
12-07-2013, 05:48 PM
Can't say im surprised. GS fans are respectful and rational after a loss where our players shoot cold, and you want to use a 1 GAME SAMPLE to try and prove superiority? Laughable. It was one game, none of our starters had good nights. That proved nothing in the grand scheme of things, we have more games to play, don't act like the Rockets are a better team all of a sudden. It's still early in the season. Beating SA doesn't say much either, and Portland is universally agreed upon to be playing above expectations and are expected to regress.

Calm down, Nancy. I'm merely trying to point out that it's way too early in the season to start talking about "would be" contenders, especially about a team that is 14-7, beaten some very good teams, and has the 4th highest SRS in the league despite injuries to every single major contributor on the team outside of Dwight Howard. And notice how I never once states that I thought Golden State wasn't a good basketball team. On the contrary, I brought out the Rockets' dominating victory to point out their potential, because the Warriors are so talented.

Regardless, you need to get over it and stop trying to justify the loss. That game last night was a good ol' fashioned *** kicking no matter how you look at it. The Rockets have had one or two of those this season, as well, and you can't justify them no matter how hard you try.

mightybosstone
12-07-2013, 05:49 PM
Oooooo ... Cat fight!

Seriously though, Rockets aren't a serious contender this year. And don't think most folks thought they would be THIS year. Morey scores another nice player and takes this year to work on chemistry, and next year is possible.

Clippers are a bit of a disappointment. I think a lot pegged them as dark horse contenders.

GSW I put in the same boat as the Rockets, still figuring stuff out.

I'd still put the Rockets as better than GSW, simply because GSW is even less consistent than the Rockets this year. Well, that and the Rockets have beaten GSW 4 out of their last 5 meetings including a 31 point rout where Mark Jackson resorted to fouling to prevent them from setting an all time NBA 3 point record...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sc0POK52mp4

Old school... so Old school...

Again.... Houston is 14-7, 4th in SRS and has beaten three of the West's best. Throw in the fact that they're first in points per game and in the top 5 in opponent's FG%, and the Rockets clearly should be taken seriously as a contender. If you don't believe that, that's your prerogative. You have the right to be wrong. And you are.

WARRIORS@GR
12-07-2013, 05:56 PM
Oooooo ... Cat fight!

Seriously though, Rockets aren't a serious contender this year. And don't think most folks thought they would be THIS year. Morey scores another nice player and takes this year to work on chemistry, and next year is possible.

Clippers are a bit of a disappointment. I think a lot pegged them as dark horse contenders.

GSW I put in the same boat as the Rockets, still figuring stuff out.

I'd still put the Rockets as better than GSW, simply because GSW is even less consistent than the Rockets this year. Well, that and the Rockets have beaten GSW 4 out of their last 5 meetings including a 31 point rout where Mark Jackson resorted to fouling to prevent them from setting an all time NBA 3 point record...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sc0POK52mp4

Old school... so Old school...
Winning 4 out of the last 5 meetings means what?Maybe it means the they match up well against us in the regular season.The Knicks have taken the regular season series vs the Heat,does that justify they are the better team?No.
Warriors did well in last year's playoffs,and managed to put the most problems on the Spurs.Hell,this series could have gone the other way if we don't give away the 1st game by a ''cheap'' way.What did the Rockets do?They got beat by the worst OKC team we've seen the last 3 years,which was ****ed by Memphis the next round.

torocan
12-07-2013, 06:08 PM
Again.... Houston is 14-7, 4th in SRS and has beaten three of the West's best. Throw in the fact that they're first in points per game and in the top 5 in opponent's FG%, and the Rockets clearly should be taken seriously as a contender. If you don't believe that, that's your prerogative. You have the right to be wrong. And you are.

I just measure "contender" differently than you I suspect.

I don't think Howard + Harden is enough on their own in terms of talent. And even if they were, the chemistry and experience takes more than 1 year to develop to be talking championship. The Heat took more than 1 year, and I doubt anyone would put Harden/Howard in the same class as Lebron/Wade/Bosh when they teamed up. And I certainly don't put the Rockets in the same class as the Spurs or Indiana if you're talking chemistry and experience. And OKC has comparable or better talent AND significantly more experience.

I'd put them at the tier just below OKC. IE, long shots, but not completely out of the running.

They need 1 more all-star/near all star talent, either through trade or development. And they need to get older and get some more play off experience.

Could the Rockets win the West? Sure. Would I consider them anywhere near favorites? Nope. And that's what I mean by *serious* contender. They'll make noise in the play offs, possibly have some upsets. Getting out of the 2nd round isn't out of the question.

Get past Spurs/OKC AND Indiana/Miami?

Let's put it this way... would you consider the Rockets the favorites against ANY of the other top 4 contenders? Spurs, Miami, Indiana and OKC? No? That's my point.

BenFrank
12-07-2013, 06:10 PM
Winning 4 out of the last 5 meetings means what?Maybe it means the they match up well against us in the regular season.The Knicks have taken the regular season series vs the Heat,does that justify they are the better team?No.
Warriors did well in last year's playoffs,and managed to put the most problems on the Spurs.Hell,this series could have gone the other way if we don't give away the 1st game by a ''cheap'' way.What did the Rockets do?They got beat by the worst OKC team we've seen the last 3 years,which was ****ed by Memphis the next round.

Your talking about the same Rockets team who was the youngest team in the league with James Harden as the guy with the most playoff experience? Thats fine, but you can bet your *** there gonna be a whole lot better this year

WARRIORS@GR
12-07-2013, 06:13 PM
Your talking about the same Rockets team who was the youngest team in the league with James Harden as the guy with the most playoff experience? Thats fine, but you can bet your *** there gonna be a whole lot better this yearNo doubt they will be better.Adding Dwight helps too.What I said is,there is no way you can tell the Rockets are better than the Warriors based on last season,or based on 5 games between them.

BenFrank
12-07-2013, 06:17 PM
No doubt they will be better.Adding Dwight helps too.What I said is,there is no way you can tell the Rockets are better than the Warriors based on last season,or based on 5 games between them.

Ok, I got cha.. I can agree with that, the playoffs is a whole norther Animal!.. I must say the Rockets chemistry will be much better at the end of the year, than it is now.. but no one's sleeping on GS, thats a great team

torocan
12-07-2013, 06:17 PM
Winning 4 out of the last 5 meetings means what?Maybe it means the they match up well against us in the regular season.The Knicks have taken the regular season series vs the Heat,does that justify they are the better team?No.
Warriors did well in last year's playoffs,and managed to put the most problems on the Spurs.Hell,this series could have gone the other way if we don't give away the 1st game by a ''cheap'' way.What did the Rockets do?They got beat by the worst OKC team we've seen the last 3 years,which was ****ed by Memphis the next round.

Let's see... losing record vs the Rockets. They lost Lin due to injury in the play offs. It was their first year as an assembled team. And they picked up Dwight Howard in the off season. And GSW's record this year is barely .500 at the moment.

So, the Rockets got significantly more talented (Howard), have a better record against GSW (4/5), a better overall record (14-7), a better road record (5-4), a better conference record (8-6), have a better offense (#1), a better defense (#5 by TS% and EFG%), gained experience as a team, and got 1 year older to further develop their skills.

So, aside from your "But, but look at the play offs!" argument, do you have anything concrete?

I mean really, I'm not saying GSW is a bad team, just that right now I think the Rockets are better. So shoot me.

torocan
12-07-2013, 06:21 PM
No doubt they will be better.Adding Dwight helps too.What I said is,there is no way you can tell the Rockets are better than the Warriors based on last season,or based on 5 games between them.

Except you can when you add in everything else. You take last year's Rockets (which were arguably not much worse than GSW), add a year of experience, add Dwight Howard, and mix that with winning 4/5 last games, and yah... it all adds up to I think that the Rockets are better right now.

WARRIORS@GR
12-07-2013, 06:22 PM
Let's see... losing record vs the Rockets. They lost Lin due to injury in the play offs. It was their first year as an assembled team. And they picked up Dwight Howard in the off season. And GSW's record this year is barely .500 at the moment.

So, the Rockets got significantly more talented (Howard), have a better record against GSW (4/5), a better overall record (14-7), a better road record (5-4), a better conference record (8-6), have a better offense (#1), a better defense (#5 by TS% and EFG%), gained experience as a team, and got 1 year older to further develop their skills.

So, aside from your "But, but look at the play offs!" argument, do you have anything concrete?

I mean really, I'm not saying GSW is a bad team, just that right now I think the Rockets are better. So shoot me.
Well,that's a good post.In the previous one,you just said the Rockets have a 4-1 record vs the Warriors,and a 31 point blowout.Which should mean nothing.

No doubt the Rockets look better than us so far this season.But let's see both teams healthy till the end of the season+playoffs.

WARRIORS@GR
12-07-2013, 06:24 PM
Except you can when you add in everything else. You take last year's Rockets (which were arguably not much worse than GSW), add a year of experience, add Dwight Howard, and mix that with winning 4/5 last games, and yah... it all adds up to I think that the Rockets are better right now.
You know that we also added a key guy who filled our biggest need named Iggy,we did significantly better than the Rockets in the playoffs last year,and we have a very young core too,which should also get better,right?

mightybosstone
12-07-2013, 06:25 PM
I don't think Howard + Harden is enough on their own in terms of talent.
No love for Parsons, Lin or Jones, I guess? That doesn't really seem fair. Parsons is easily more than capable of being a No. 3 on a contending team, and anyone who has consistently watched him this season could discern that.


And even if they were, the chemistry and experience takes more than 1 year to develop to be talking championship. The Heat took more than 1 year, and I doubt anyone would put Harden/Howard in the same class as Lebron/Wade/Bosh when they teamed up.
And the Heat went to the Finals and probably should have won that series if they hadn't played like crap, so clearly they were a contender. If you have enough talent to go to the Finals, you are, without question, a contender.


And I certainly don't put the Rockets in the same class as the Spurs or Indiana if you're talking chemistry and experience. And OKC has comparable or better talent AND significantly more experience. I'd put them at the tier just below OKC. IE, long shots, but not completely out of the running.
The Thunder lack a true, reliable third option and any semblance of a post game. Are they better than Houston right now? Perhaps by a tad, but I don't know that it will be the case by season's end once the Rockets are 100 percent healthy.


They need 1 more all-star/near all star talent, either through trade or development. And they need to get older and get some more play off experience.
Again.... Do you have any clue how good Chandler Parsons is? In addition to being the Rockets best perimeter defender, the guy is averaging 17/5/4 with a 60.9% TS%, a 17.4 PER and a .164 WS/48. That's clearly a legitimate No. 3 option. And that's not even accounting for how well Lin and Terrence Jones have played this season. The roster is freaking jam-packed with talent.


Could the Rockets win the West? Sure. Would I consider them anywhere near favorites? Nope. And that's what I mean by *serious* contender. They'll make noise in the play offs, possibly have some upsets. Getting out of the 2nd round isn't out of the question.
Since when do "favorites" and "contenders" mean the same thing. You essentially just called the Rockets contenders by saying the Rockets could win the West. If you could feasibly see a team making the Finals, and it wouldn't be a shock, that team is a freaking contender. Would I pick them to go to the Finals? No. It's unlikely this team will go that far in its first year. I think they'll at least get to the second round and possibly make a Conference Finals appearance, though, which would make them one of the 4 best teams in the NBA and make them a lock for "contender" status.


Get past Spurs/OKC AND Indiana/Miami? Let's put it this way... would you consider the Rockets the favorites against ANY of the other top 4 contenders? Spurs, Miami, Indiana and OKC? No? That's my point.
I don't know yet. We've only played a quarter of the season, and the Rockets have had major injury issues to deal with. Plus, they've been inconsistent. When they play well, they look unbeatable. When they play bad, they look very average. But there's very much a possibility that the Rockets could be a 1 or 2 seed by season's end. Nothing's a lock and it's not like OKC or San Antonio are so far ahead that it's impossible.

Right now, would I favor the Rockets over one of those four teams? No. But it's barely December. Ask me that question again in April, and my answer might be different.

Htownballa1622
12-07-2013, 08:52 PM
Get it in while you can, as soon as we win against you back, I won't be so merciful. :cool: Go Dubs!!!!

Lol. Well the thing is... regardless of what happens, we smashed yall already and my point was that we wouldn't get swept.

I could care less what happens next time.

Check the sig ;)

Blitzbolt
12-07-2013, 08:58 PM
The injury bug is hitting the grizzlies really hard this year we need to survive it and get ready for the playoffs even as a 8th seat.

WARRIORS@GR
12-07-2013, 09:03 PM
The injury bug is hitting the grizzlies really hard this year we need to survive it and get ready for the playoffs even as a 8th seat.There is a new thread.Is Tony Allen playing?

Blitzbolt
12-07-2013, 09:09 PM
No

archdevil84
12-07-2013, 09:23 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO wade PLEASE BE ALRIGHT PLEASSEEE DONT BE INJURED!

archdevil84
12-07-2013, 09:26 PM
pffeeeewewww wade is okay. damn i got nervous there