1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

ClutchFans Game Thread: Warriors @ Rockets 5/16/2018 (Western Conference Finals, Game 2)

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Clutch, May 15, 2018.

  1. forchette49

    forchette49 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2003
    Messages:
    2,153
    Likes Received:
    653
    Line is moving in Houston's favor, betting wise. Just moved from -1.5 to -2.0, Rockets favorites. Interesting... Vegas' money is coming in the Rockets' side today. What do they know that we don't? Ryno at backup center now confirmed?
     
    DonKnock and BigShasta like this.
  2. Obito

    Obito TracyMacAdidas was here
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2009
    Messages:
    10,437
    Likes Received:
    3,373
    You’re right that Utah probably has a noisier atmosphere than Oracle but they’re probably half the team GS is.

    Hey i’d be incredibly happy to eat some crow, I just don’t see it as very realistic.
     
  3. chinesemamba

    chinesemamba Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2018
    Messages:
    204
    Likes Received:
    271

    slam rockets at -2?
     
    Stormy1234 likes this.
  4. J.R.

    J.R. Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Messages:
    62,828
    Likes Received:
    38,359
    Now please stop listening (or at least quoting) those jackasses on TNT.



    [...]

    In a game in which the Rockets missed 14 shots from within five feet of the rim and missed 10 of the 14 3-pointers with the closest defender four to six feet away, the one thing they could do consistently well is score when going one-on-one. The 36 shots they got within the shadow of the rim is more than any team has averaged in the playoffs. Strategies can help get good shots. Players have to make them.

    People might not like that style of offense. That is anyone’s prerogative. It is entirely wrong to argue it did not work.

    That of course was the point of D’Antoni comments on Tuesday when he cited “the noise” his team must ignore.

    “Mike is right,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “You don’t change who you are in the middle of a playoff series. They’ve been great this year playing the way they play.

    “Every team has different personnel. They happen to have two of the best one-on-one players on Earth. Those guys are really hard to guard. Houston puts a ton of pressure on you defensively. It’s insane to think that anything is easy about guarding Houston. They have one of the best offenses in the history of the game.”

    There is a long list of things the Rockets must do better, including offensively. They need to be more aggressive and decisive earlier in the shot clock. They can move without the ball on drives, as they did in the Utah series, to get open shots when the defense converged on Harden. They need to more often get in the open court in fast-break and early-offense situations.

    Changing offenses between games, however, would be a massive post-season panic. They are not going to send Clint Capela to the low blocks to take Dream Shakes and skyhooks. They are not going to have P.J. Tucker and Trevor Ariza dashing around screens to catch-and-shoot 20 footers.

    There is only one thing D’Antoni needs to do to be right in this. He needs to win. Lose and to some, nothing else matters.

    Playing one of the best teams ever? Too bad. Win. Your guys missed layups, free throws and wide open 3s? Wrong offense. Should have gotten them better shots. Make changes and lose? You panicked. Don’t make changes and lose? Should have adjusted.

    If the Rockets can’t beat the Warriors with this offense it will be because they were not good enough, not because they should have done something else, something they don’t do as well. Teams playing the Warriors have a ton of issues to address. Coming up with a new offense between games, especially for a team with an offense this good, is not one of them.

     
    ramotadab, DonKnock, BigMaloe and 2 others like this.
  5. YOLO

    YOLO Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2012
    Messages:
    15,863
    Likes Received:
    7,651
    not concerned with the games at oracle regardless atm. only on the game tonight. tie it up and we all can go from there
     
    Obito, BigMaloe and Hakeemtheking like this.
  6. snowconeman22

    snowconeman22 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2008
    Messages:
    5,420
    Likes Received:
    4,112
    Frankly , MDA should not change the system. People here ( fans in general ) just don't understand a few things .

    1) GS is godly defensively .
    2) the defense is trying to prevent us from getting a good shot
    3) we missed some good opportunities and it killed us .

    When Luc , pj , and even James miss a shot at the rim ... it's a 4-5 point swing . We had too many of those . If guys can make their layups and attack more aggressively then we will be ok
     
  7. cheke64

    cheke64 Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2009
    Messages:
    15,715
    Likes Received:
    3,323
    ego, green, Ryno, and HArden are defense liabilities. Stop having them play together.
     
  8. cdrive

    cdrive Wizard
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2006
    Messages:
    5,406
    Likes Received:
    3,327
  9. 1Deep

    1Deep Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2010
    Messages:
    873
    Likes Received:
    1,493
    I wanna eat crow tonight.

    Big believer that the offense needs more ball and player movement against this good of a defense.

    Will be happy to see us win tonight without changing a thing!
     
  10. zeeshan2

    zeeshan2 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2013
    Messages:
    28,844
    Likes Received:
    15,734
  11. HP3

    HP3 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2018
    Messages:
    1,073
    Likes Received:
    1,247
    Man you really dont know much about MDA.
     
  12. rockets1995

    rockets1995 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2011
    Messages:
    1,231
    Likes Received:
    1,346
    When there is Scott Foster, Tony Brothers. Bad Karma, Black Cloud. Follows the Rockets. This Crew for tonight, Ed Malloy is a terrible official, Ken Mauer blew a call when Harden went for a late game layup he was fouled on his arms by the Zach Randilph. Adam Silver sure is scared of the Rockets beating the Warriors. It's like a Mafia owned Sports betting ring League.
     
    #192 rockets1995, May 16, 2018
    Last edited: May 16, 2018
  13. TimRox

    TimRox Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    913
    Likes Received:
    150
    CP3 needs to outscore Klay tonight for us to Win
     
    Stormy1234 and rocketman84 like this.
  14. rocketman84

    rocketman84 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2003
    Messages:
    4,117
    Likes Received:
    1,893
    Harden needs to match Durant’s production - that already happened

    Paul needs to match Curry’s production - that already happened

    EGO needs to match Thompson - that didn’t happen

    That leaves Capela, Ariza, Luc, and Tucker to beat Green, Iguodala, and Young
     
  15. tehG l i d e

    tehG l i d e Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    17,679
    Likes Received:
    4,767
    DonKnock and BigMaloe like this.
  16. steveng125

    steveng125 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2014
    Messages:
    519
    Likes Received:
    458
    DonKnock and BigShasta like this.
  17. John Harvey

    John Harvey Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2018
    Messages:
    456
    Likes Received:
    358
    I don't think you really believe that. I'd love to see the Rockets win...
     
  18. Houstunna

    Houstunna The Most Unbiased Fan
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2013
    Messages:
    18,228
    Likes Received:
    7,371
    I could wait another week for this game.

    I'm chillin like a MF, enjoying each day.

    Let's get it tonight though.
     
  19. TheRealist137

    TheRealist137 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2009
    Messages:
    25,283
    Likes Received:
    4,924
    nba trying to make this a long series
     
    DonKnock and Stormy1234 like this.
  20. adeelionaire

    adeelionaire Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2010
    Messages:
    3,064
    Likes Received:
    2,102
    Yikes, what a terrible article. They used two plays from the game to make their whole case lol. Blatant Anti-Harden journalism at it's finest.
     
Loading...

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now