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kdspurman
02-26-2018, 05:24 PM
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ewing
02-26-2018, 06:44 PM
Burke/Curry tonight


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Vee-Rex
02-26-2018, 07:09 PM
Thinking Utah might end the Rockets streak, though I hope not.

Other notable matchups:

SAC-town has a chance at winning tonight, as well as the Hawks and Suns. Chicago @ Brooklyn is gonna be HUGE. In fact, this week is gonna be pivotal for the standings. I'm pretty sure WED-SAT has at least one matchup each day between the bottom 8 teams. SOMEONE has to win GDit. After that epic tank-job by Chicago against Philly last week, it's time to see some of these teams get some W's.

Anyone know what is going on with Detroit? They've been getting destroyed lately. They still got time to get it together and try to reach the playoffs.

Scoots
02-26-2018, 08:14 PM
Go Jazz!

Trey Burke just didn't work in Utah and I never understood why since they have good coaching. Maybe just a confidence thing.

A lot of lopsided matchups today.

Giannis94
02-26-2018, 09:02 PM
Yawn. Watching Tucker Carleson and fox news over this crap :flag:

Lakers + Giants
02-26-2018, 09:39 PM
18 pt lead despite 14 TOs in the 1st half....

Lead :clap:

TOs :mad:

Lakers + Giants
02-26-2018, 10:09 PM
Brandon ****in Ingram. :drool:

Lakers + Giants
02-26-2018, 10:14 PM
Brandon Ingram, just taking over in the 3rd after we were letting the hawks back in it. Oh my god, what a ****in stud.

tredigs
02-26-2018, 10:32 PM
This is the New York Knicks Basketball team?

Lakers + Giants
02-26-2018, 10:34 PM
This is the New York Knicks Basketball team?

Took Dubs -4.5 3rd Q :dance:

tredigs
02-26-2018, 10:42 PM
Took Dubs -4.5 3rd Q :dance:
Nice.


Had Dubs and the Under (-11.5 and under 228.5). Under doesn't look good lol. Have Raps -10.5 and Jazz MoneyLine and Jazz + 2.5 and Under 212 (parlay on that).

Lakers + Giants
02-26-2018, 10:43 PM
Had Dubs and the Under (-11.5 and under 228.5). Under doesn't look good lol. Have Raps -10.5 and Jazz MoneyLine and Jazz + 2.5 and Under 212 (parlay on that).

Dammmn, ballsy. Good luck :cheers:

Lakers + Giants
02-26-2018, 10:54 PM
Lonzo didn't miss a shot today. :speechless:

mightybosstone
02-26-2018, 11:03 PM
I don't usually complain about unfair scheduling, but a back-to-back in ****ing Denver and Utah is brutally unfair by the NBA. The Rockets look like complete **** tonight. Worst first half of basketball they've played all season.

tredigs
02-26-2018, 11:13 PM
I don't usually complain about unfair scheduling, but a back-to-back in ****ing Denver and Utah is brutally unfair by the NBA. The Rockets look like complete **** tonight. Worst first half of basketball they've played all season.

Unbelievably brutal.

Rox enjoying a nice 19 to 3 FT discrepancy on the road but still down 5 at the half (and happy to be there).

mightybosstone
02-26-2018, 11:14 PM
Unbelievably brutal.

Rox enjoying a nice 19 to 3 FT discrepancy on the road but still down 5 at the half (and happy to be there).

It's a miracle they're not down by more. Utah's offense went ice cold and couldn't stop turning the ball over late in the second. They have 12 turnovers already, and that's keeping the Rockets in the game even though they couldn't make a shot right now if the basket was the size of a kiddie pool.

tredigs
02-26-2018, 11:17 PM
Lonzo didn't miss a shot today. :speechless:

Nearly 39% from 3 his last 20 games (on 6 attempts). + 7 boards and 7 assists routinely as a rookie. I know you know, but he's a player.

tredigs
02-26-2018, 11:21 PM
It's a miracle they're not down by more. Utah's offense went ice cold and couldn't stop turning the ball over late in the second. They have 12 turnovers already, and that's keeping the Rockets in the game even though they couldn't make a shot right now if the basket was the size of a kiddie pool.

I very rarely bet against the Rockets or bet a Rockets under due to their sheer potency. But I'll take the L on the chin if they pull this off. Unfortunately, that 1st H ended well for them...

Scoots
02-26-2018, 11:23 PM
I don't usually complain about unfair scheduling, but a back-to-back in ****ing Denver and Utah is brutally unfair by the NBA. The Rockets look like complete **** tonight. Worst first half of basketball they've played all season.

It happens to every team eventually.

tredigs
02-26-2018, 11:33 PM
Rox are too tired to close out on Joe Ingles (>45% 3pt shooter) and he's missing every shot. Just missed his first FT. That won't last...

Lakers + Giants
02-26-2018, 11:36 PM
Nearly 39% from 3 his last 20 games (on 6 attempts). + 7 boards and 7 assists routinely as a rookie. I know you know, but he's a player.

:nod:

Ingram has been way better as well

:drool:

Htownballa1622
02-26-2018, 11:38 PM
We really miss capela against Rudy stilts.

We've got a lead though!

mightybosstone
02-26-2018, 11:43 PM
It happens to every team eventually.

I could understand a Denver and Utah road trip, but back-to-back games at the two highest elevation stadiums in the league? It's a little harsh. That being said, the Rockets schedule for most of the calendar year has been fairly soft, so they were due for a tough stretch.

tredigs
02-26-2018, 11:47 PM
Gordon/Anderson/Capela all out by the way. Give Harden MVP TODAY if they win this game.

ewing
02-26-2018, 11:47 PM
Rox are too tired to close out on Joe Ingles (>45% 3pt shooter) and he's missing every shot. Just missed his first FT. That won't last...

How the **** did Joe Engles b/c such a good 3 point shooter this year? Always loved his D and floor game but thought the J was erratic

tp13baby
02-26-2018, 11:48 PM
Lol Mudiay stats are the best on the team, individually his line looks great but wow him being the worst plus minus on the floor is a common theme for his first 3 years.

tp13baby
02-26-2018, 11:51 PM
How the **** did Joe Engles b/c such a good 3 point shooter this year? Always loved his D and floor game but thought the J was erratic

He shot basically the same from 3 last year too. He is one of the more underrated players in the league in my opinion.

mightybosstone
02-26-2018, 11:56 PM
I don't understand the Jazz offensively at all. As bad as the Rockets have been offensively in this game, I understand what they're trying to execute. But this Utah offense is... confusing. Also, why in the hell aren't they using Gobert more? I realize the guy isn't exactly a stud offensively, but he's been guarded by Tarik freaking Black most of the night and should be able to do whatever he wants around the rim against him.

tredigs
02-26-2018, 11:56 PM
Wow Rockets with the 7 point lead entering the 4th. Let's see if an undermanned squad can take it down on the toughest b2b in pro sports...

Seriously, Harden MVP is DONE if they win this one.

tredigs
02-27-2018, 12:02 AM
This clown Royce O'Neale just cost them a 6 point swing single handedly. Hint for the kids watching at home: Don't Cross court pass against 8 players.

tredigs
02-27-2018, 12:09 AM
Jae Crowder on Utah is a massive negative I did not take into account. Not many worse shooters in the NBA who give themselves a bigger green light. Nearly 5 attempts a game on 32%. Killing it buddy.

tredigs
02-27-2018, 12:21 AM
Jazz offense is just not playoff caliber. Mitchell is too young to assert himself. And the Rockets (without 3 of their top 6 players) are FOR REAL. They have the top ranked offense in NBA history. If you think the Warriors have a clear path to the Finals, you're a puppet.

Htownballa1622
02-27-2018, 12:21 AM
Luc mbah moute is on a vet minimum deal.

He's been soo good this year.

Htownballa1622
02-27-2018, 12:24 AM
Jazz offense is just not playoff caliber. Mitchell is too young to assert himself. And the Rockets (without 3 of their top 6 players) are FOR REAL. They have the top ranked offense in NBA history. If you think the Warriors have a clear path to the Finals, you're a puppet.

Don't hedge now :smoking:

Jk . Should be good but warriors are def favorites. Rox will need a few things to go their way to win 4 outta 7.

tredigs
02-27-2018, 12:34 AM
Don't hedge now :smoking:

Jk . Should be good but warriors are def favorites. Rox will need a few thibgs to go their way to win 4 outta 7.

Actually no, I'm not sure the Warriors are clear favorites. They have never sustained an offense at the Rockets level (again, the best O rating in NBA history) and now you have a top 10 D to boot. If the Rockets secure HCA it is a toss up, and seeing as they have dominated the Warriors in the regular season, who knows? As damning as it is to the psyche of "KD RUINED THE LEAGUE!" clowns (looking at you Chronz), I'm not sure why they would not be the favorites, or at least 50/50.

tredigs
02-27-2018, 12:50 AM
And yes, Harden just won MVP. There is no second place threat.

Htownballa1622
02-27-2018, 01:11 AM
Actually no, I'm not sure the Warriors are clear favorites. They have never sustained an offense at the Rockets level (again, the best O rating in NBA history) and now you have a top 10 D to boot. If the Rockets secure HCA it is a toss up, and seeing as they have dominated the Warriors in the regular season, who knows? As damning as it is to the psyche of "KD RUINED THE LEAGUE!" clowns (looking at you Chronz), I'm not sure why they would not be the favorites, or at least 50/50.

I think "dominated" is hyperbole for sure. Every game was somewhat close.

Warriors have championship pedigree that Rockets still must prove they have. Don't get me wrong. I'll take our chances against a historical great team in warriors but I think dubs still waiting to flip switch.

If warriors don't exist, Im sure rockets will win championship in many other years but this is a product of going all out to try and dethrone yall. I look fwd to opportunity of watching them try. Still an uphill battle for my Rockets but a tough 6/7 game series with Harden winning mvp will be a nice consolation prize . (Of course until LeBron wants to join a real team ) :p

tredigs
02-27-2018, 01:21 AM
I think "dominated" is hyperbole for sure. Every game was somewhat close.

Warriors have championship pedigree that Rockets still must prove they have. Don't get me wrong. I'll take our chances against a historical great team in warriors but I think dubs still waiting to flip switch.

If warriors don't exist, Im sure rockets will win championship in many other years but this is a product of going all out to try and dethrone yall. I look fwd to opportunity of watching them try. Still an uphill battle for my Rockets but a tough 6/7 game series with Harden winning mvp will be a nice consolation prize . (Of course until LeBron wants to join a real team ) :p

It is shaping up to be one of the greatest matchups in NBA history, I will say that much. And I am not joking in the least. They are the two best offenses I have ever seen. And now you guys have defenders. It's a ****ing battle.

Htownballa1622
02-27-2018, 01:40 AM
It is shaping up to be one of the greatest matchups in NBA history, I will say that much. And I am not joking in the least. They are the two best offenses I have ever seen. And now you guys have defenders. It's a ****ing battle.

Can't wait :cheer:

Saddletramp
02-27-2018, 02:14 AM
Luc mbah moute is on a vet minimum deal.

He's been soo good this year.

I was thinking the same thing. He went off in the fourth. Really dig that guy.

And yeah, down two starters and the Sixth Man of the Year while being on the back to back at high altitude against a team in the middle of a home stand and the Rockets came back and won by double digits. Tough sons of guns.

More-Than-Most
02-27-2018, 02:58 AM
The ROY Dmitch did his thing 16 points on 15 shots and almost as many turnovers 8.

Giannis94
02-27-2018, 10:01 AM
The ROY Dmitch did his thing 16 points on 15 shots and almost as many turnovers 8.

You do everything you can to get trolled and then cry wolf when it's dished back. Not cool.

Vee-Rex
02-27-2018, 11:52 AM
Actually no, I'm not sure the Warriors are clear favorites.

They're easily the clear favorites.

They have 2 top 3 players in the league. Dray is top 12'ish, Klay top 17'ish, and they're surrounded by great roleplayers and a deep roster and a good coach. KD and Steph are both better than Harden and Paul. Dray and Klay are better than any player on the Rockets other than Harden and Paul.

Just because the Rockets are smashing fools doesn't change that. If the Warriors lose to the Rockets in the playoffs it will be another epic choke.

Don't try to start hedging now just because those guys are looking good.

Scoots
02-27-2018, 12:00 PM
They're easily the clear favorites.

They have 2 top 3 players in the league. Dray is top 12'ish, Klay top 17'ish, and they're surrounded by great roleplayers and a deep roster and a good coach. KD and Steph are both better than Harden and Paul. Dray and Klay are better than any player on the Rockets other than Harden and Paul.

Just because the Rockets are smashing fools doesn't change that. If the Warriors lose to the Rockets in the playoffs it will be another epic choke.

Don't try to start hedging now just because those guys are looking good.

The Rockets have a better bench, and I've been saying all along that the Warriors are vulnerable. The Warriors should win, but people were talking like there was no way to beat them, but the Warriors are thin at PG and PF and their cheap veterans are aging quickly and are not capable of playing at a high level for many minutes anymore. If the Warriors are forced to rely on Nick Young, JaVale McGee, Jordan Bell, Kevon Looney, and Pat McCaw to play significant minutes in the playoffs it adds a significant randomizer to the playoffs for them.

Vee-Rex
02-27-2018, 12:24 PM
The Rockets have a better bench, and I've been saying all along that the Warriors are vulnerable. The Warriors should win, but people were talking like there was no way to beat them, but the Warriors are thin at PG and PF and their cheap veterans are aging quickly and are not capable of playing at a high level for many minutes anymore. If the Warriors are forced to rely on Nick Young, JaVale McGee, Jordan Bell, Kevon Looney, and Pat McCaw to play significant minutes in the playoffs it adds a significant randomizer to the playoffs for them.

Sure.

But given the right context and thread, your fellow Warriors fans were also talking/acting like no one could beat them. When the 2nd/3rd best player in the league joins a 73-win team, sweeps THE ENTIRE WEST and finishes 16-1, then you better believe people will act like they can't be beat. Why would they expect otherwise?

The Warriors have: Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala, Shaun Livingston as a strong 6. Then guys like Nick Young, Jordan Bell, and Patrick McCaw. The Rockets have a deeper bench, but their star power is dwarfed by Golden State's.

GS is still strongly favored and should be. Anything less than a championship means a loss to a far less talented team.

Scoots
02-27-2018, 12:40 PM
Sure.

But given the right context and thread, your fellow Warriors fans were also talking/acting like no one could beat them. When the 2nd/3rd best player in the league joins a 73-win team, sweeps THE ENTIRE WEST and finishes 16-1, then you better believe people will act like they can't be beat. Why would they expect otherwise?

The Warriors have: Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala, Shaun Livingston as a strong 6. Then guys like Nick Young, Jordan Bell, and Patrick McCaw. The Rockets have a deeper bench, but their star power is dwarfed by Golden State's.

GS is still strongly favored and should be. Anything less than a championship means a loss to a far less talented team.

I'm not sure GS total talent 1-15 is greater than Houston's.

mightybosstone
02-27-2018, 02:03 PM
The Rockets are very good. They've exceeded even my wildest expectations of what I thought they could be this season. That being said, anyone who says the Warriors aren't heavy favorites to win the championship this season is completely fooling themselves or playing dumb. Even with a better record, a season series victory and home-court advantage, if the two teams played a seven-game playoff series today, the Warriors would and should be heavy favorites to win that series.

Edit: And if the Warriors did fall to the Rockets in the playoffs, it would absolutely be an upset, regardless of seeding.

Vee-Rex
02-27-2018, 02:26 PM
I'm not sure GS total talent 1-15 is greater than Houston's.

I disagree. I think 1-15 they're absolutely better if you weigh talent based on its impact. Houston having a couple more better roleplayers doesn't make up for the gap at the top.

Not to mention 1-15 doesn't matter in a 7 game playoff series. Try 1-9.

It's not impossible for Houston, to win, they're amazing, but as MBT GS will be heavy favorites and losing would no doubt be an upset.

There's a reason why maaaany basketball minds are calling GS the greatest team ever assembled.

Scoots
02-27-2018, 03:46 PM
I disagree. I think 1-15 they're absolutely better if you weigh talent based on its impact. Houston having a couple more better roleplayers doesn't make up for the gap at the top.

Not to mention 1-15 doesn't matter in a 7 game playoff series. Try 1-9.

It's not impossible for Houston, to win, they're amazing, but as MBT GS will be heavy favorites and losing would no doubt be an upset.

There's a reason why maaaany basketball minds are calling GS the greatest team ever assembled.

It absolutely does matter if one of the top 3-4 are injured or have an off series, also depth means there are more matchup options to exploit.

The Warriors should be favored, but I've never believed the league had no chance, and the Rockets added several Warriors killers to a team that was already good.

Vee-Rex
02-27-2018, 04:07 PM
It absolutely does matter if one of the top 3-4 are injured or have an off series, also depth means there are more matchup options to exploit.


And what if one of Houston's top 2 is injured or has an off series? Let's subtract Harden or Paul from the series, who do you think wins? We can play the 'what-if' game all day. That's not really the point.

Fact is GS has more talent, and the talent they DO have at the top (KD and Steph) is better than the talent the Rockets have at the top (Harden and Paul). And that's not including Dray and Klay.

If you wanna argue that the Rockets match up super well then that's your prerogative. But make no mistake that overall the Warriors have better talent on their roster. If they lose, gotta give big kudos to the Rockets but what a massive failure (just for the year) it would be on the Warriors to have so much talent and still get offed.