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NBA Playoffs Round 2: Rockets (2) vs. Clippers (3)


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#21 LakeShow805

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Posted May 04, 2015 - 08:15 AM

As much as I hate the Rockets I just hope they sweep the Clippers.  


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Posted May 04, 2015 - 09:43 AM

Can't stand these teams but hope the Rockets take em out.



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Posted May 04, 2015 - 10:31 AM

I'm not sure why everyone's sold on Harden dominating the Clippers when they probably contained him more than any other team. He shot horrible percentages, turned the ball over a lot and was kept off the line (except the last game where he shot 18 times). Albeit without Dwight I believe. Still they've shown an ability to hold him in check and have performed admirably on that end.

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Posted May 04, 2015 - 10:40 AM

Personally I hope the Rockets smoke the Clips and then the Rockets in turn get smoked by the Warriors.  



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Posted May 04, 2015 - 11:00 AM

I don't think Clippers have an answer for Josh Smith.  

 

Josh Smith will be the one who push Rocket pass Clippers if Rocket end up winning this series.  He held Rocket's offense when Harden disappeared as usual in the first three games.

 

and Ariza is going to be on Paul's arse all night.  

 

Griffin will be the difference maker here.  If he can break down Rocket's D inside the paint, the series will be close, if he can't, Clipper will be toast.  


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Posted May 04, 2015 - 11:42 AM

I think I'm going with Rockets in 6. I could see it going either way but I feel like fatigue and CP3s injury will play a role in all of this.


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Posted May 04, 2015 - 11:59 AM

I personally don't think anyone has a chance at GS so I don't care if rockets get to the semis. I just don't want the clippers to get past the 2nd round. They have never in their history as a franchise gotten past the 2nd round and I would like that to not change. 


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Posted May 04, 2015 - 01:07 PM

i prefer the rockets in the conference finals


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#29 L.A.K.E.R

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Posted May 04, 2015 - 01:57 PM

I want them both to lose.


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Posted May 04, 2015 - 04:03 PM

Clippers coach Doc Rivers confirms Chris Paul will not play tonight.

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Posted May 04, 2015 - 04:18 PM

Clippers are full of those energy guys that always seemed to step up right when they were needed most against the Spurs. Let's see what happens now. 



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Posted May 04, 2015 - 05:34 PM

So most of you guys had the Clipps going down in 6 to the Spurs.  

 

I think the Clipps will have to play near perfection to win it but its possible.  Harden will get 30+ every game, the question is whether they can turn him into a volume shooter.  I can see that happening.  The real issue for the Clipps may be Josh Smith.  He can defend Griffin alot better than anyone the Spurs have, has a pretty good offensive game as well.  If he cancels Griffin out the Clipps have no chance.  Griffin has grown alot this year though, not the dunk machine he used to be, pretty good outside shooter now, average defender now, really good passer.

 

 

The Clipps will win it in 7 or lose in 6, depends on Paul's health.

Harden have never gotten an efficient 30+ a game when it mattered.  It will be up to Josh Smith and Corey Brewer to hold the Rocket's offense until Harden comes around the clutch time.  

 

If Blake can get Clippers pass game 1, Clipper will pretty much win this series.


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Posted May 04, 2015 - 05:52 PM

The first 30 seconds of this game show how much the Clippers need Chris Paul. Their offense look soooo lost without him.



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Posted May 04, 2015 - 06:15 PM

You would think after all this time Dwight would have at least one solid post move.  When Turkuglu switched to guard him in the post, Dwight did 4-5 moves he didn't need.  Back him down and hook shot.  You don't need 4-5 different moves and 3 pivots, all that does is waste time and allow the defense to adjust


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Posted May 04, 2015 - 06:17 PM

The first 30 seconds of this game show how much the Clippers need Chris Paul. Their offense look soooo lost without him.

 

Especially with Austin Powers (sorry Rivers) replacing CP3



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Posted May 04, 2015 - 06:19 PM

You would think after all this time Dwight would have at least one solid post move.  When Turkuglu switched to guard him in the post, Dwight did 4-5 moves he didn't need.  Back him down and hook shot.  You don't need 4-5 different moves and 3 pivots, all that does is waste time and allow the defense to adjust

 

D12 has probably 1 or 2 moves. And a dunk. Severely offensively challenged. Genetics gave him the athletic ability but not the basketball skills.  Dominant centers are in short supply these days. So one just has to jump high to be considered a talent



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Posted May 04, 2015 - 06:28 PM

DeAndre Jordan is just manhandling Howard right now. Dwight Howard just can't move past around Jordan.

 

Both teams have shoot a combined 23 three point shots...



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Posted May 04, 2015 - 06:40 PM

I don't think Clippers have an answer for Josh Smith.  

Who? :woot:



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Posted May 04, 2015 - 06:44 PM

This can be a long night if both team  start  fouling on purpose like this.



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Posted May 04, 2015 - 07:19 PM

Rockets are underwhelming and McHale is being outcoached by Doc. Should've seen that one coming.

 

Gonna be a couple Clipper blowouts when CP3 is back unless Harden decides to start playing like a superstar 






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