OKC vs Rockets
By the way, I hope everyone is watching the Thunder Rockets game. Very entertaining. Rockets did much better in game two. But I guess since they probably tripled the players on their team with playoff experience between game one and two, you would expect them to execute a bit better.
Hard series to win for the Rockets. Every time they go to the rim, there's no call, every time OKC does, there's a foul. They missed that foul on Perkins when Parsons was trying to close out Seflosha's huge 3. Just poor officiating.
What make its worse is watching Perkins act like grabbing someones jersey isn't a foul.
OKC has sooooo many flaws, its amazing how there athleticism makes up for most of it. But the Westbrook-ran show with Durant just jacking 30 foot 3s isn't going to win the West.
to Perkins... he has never committed a foul in his life. Pretty impressive huh? Not only does he not raise his hand when he purposely gives a foul, he actually argues the call with a scowl on his face!
I thought Westbrook and Durant were more so competing with each other on who was going to shoot the most shots, than try to win the game, OKC looked awful tonight they lucky they came away with the win.
Pretty much what I would expect as far as officiating in a game between the OKC stars and the Rocket "rookies". Harden got plenty of calls and that is about the only guy I expect to get the benefit of the calls, especially at OKC.
I think Rockets could win Game 3 at home. They did play much better and their dual PGs lineup really worked well against OKC because OKC has no big men with post up skills. So you can play Harden at the FOUR and OKC can't punish you for that. But you need Lin to be on the court to do this. Brooks is too small to play the 2G.
Incidentally, hilarious that the Rockets, a team that at one point seemed to have 8 power forwards, has decided to play use a lineup with Harden at PF. While this strategy works against OKC, it really shows you how much the TRob trade hurt the Rockets in the short run.
yea, they should have kept morris so they would have one guy to space the floor and that could play the PF
How bad is Thomas Robinson? Wasn't this guy considered an "NBA ready" prospect? People thought the Kings were just burrying him because he didn't fit with Cousins, but god, this guy can't get tick at all. And its not like the Rockets are going with some wily veterans instead. Jones and Montejunas are both rookies, and Greg Smith had about 0 NBA experience heading into this season too.
rockets have been fun to watch this year, i am amazed at how many times i choose to watch their games, but OKC is just a better team, no knock on Houston!
(BTW - did houston recall Royce White, or is he AWOL again?)