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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 5:02 pm
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Dallas/Phoenix/Utah/

They all give the Rockets fits because the Rockets are too slow. They also don't have the personnel to run up and down the court with those teams either. Especially Phoenix.

Dallas has really active guards that drive the lane from both sides and then kick the ball out for an easy three.

Houston's defense is meant to pack the lane and make the opposing team shoot 3 pointers. Doesn't work against teams that have really good 3 point specialists like Phoenix.

Dallas is looking invincible and so does Phoenix. They both have the Rockets number. I think that the Rockets can beat the Spurs because they aren't run and gun.

Here's a link to past historical moments against the Suns. Pretty dismal if you look at recent history and compare it to this article. How many times since Yao joined the team have the Rockets beaten the Suns???

http://www.yaomingmania.com/blog/category/vs-phoenix/


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 6:25 pm
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There are probably some points in your theory.

Not so sure that Rockets will meet all of them , though. If Warriors got the last ticket, then they might upset Mavs. Nuggets should be matching Suns on every aspect, and then some.

As far as Utah is concerned, they play a lot of inside game. Carlos Boozer plays as small forward, imagine that. Big Jake was picked up with that in mind. Utah is not a running team by your standard. By no means, it is an easy opponent.

I really don't understand why Bonzi Wells, Kirk Snyder are not motivated in a positive way. Telling them what takes to be in the playoff is one thing, not to play them is another thing.

Had Bonzi Wells played in the Suns game, he might have contributed better than TMac in that particular situation, as far as offense and energy is concerned.

There is no fear about "running" team . When was the last time a "running" team won a championship? I am pretty sure JVG is good enough to deal with "running" team. Once reaching the playoff, JVG's style can be trusted. He just needs to get his men ready. His men, ideally, consists both of Kirk Snyder and Bonzi Wells.

mirthheart wrote:
Dallas/Phoenix/Utah/

They all give the Rockets fits because the Rockets are too slow. They also don't have the personnel to run up and down the court with those teams either. Especially Phoenix.

Dallas has really active guards that drive the lane from both sides and then kick the ball out for an easy three.

Houston's defense is meant to pack the lane and make the opposing team shoot 3 pointers. Doesn't work against teams that have really good 3 point specialists like Phoenix.

Dallas is looking invincible and so does Phoenix. They both have the Rockets number. I think that the Rockets can beat the Spurs because they aren't run and gun.

Here's a link to past historical moments against the Suns. Pretty dismal if you look at recent history and compare it to this article. How many times since Yao joined the team have the Rockets beaten the Suns???

http://www.yaomingmania.com/blog/category/vs-phoenix/


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 6:39 pm
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mirthheart wrote:
Dallas/Phoenix/Utah/

They all give the Rockets fits because the Rockets are too slow. They also don't have the personnel to run up and down the court with those teams either. Especially Phoenix.

Dallas has really active guards that drive the lane from both sides and then kick the ball out for an easy three.

Houston's defense is meant to pack the lane and make the opposing team shoot 3 pointers. Doesn't work against teams that have really good 3 point specialists like Phoenix.

Dallas is looking invincible and so does Phoenix. They both have the Rockets number. I think that the Rockets can beat the Spurs because they aren't run and gun.

Here's a link to past historical moments against the Suns. Pretty dismal if you look at recent history and compare it to this article. How many times since Yao joined the team have the Rockets beaten the Suns???

http://www.yaomingmania.com/blog/category/vs-phoenix/


Dallas isn't a running team. They are 28th in the NBA in possessions per game. That, as Hollinger says on ESPN, evidences the fact that they are a possession eating team.

Plus, who cares about running teams? Everything slows down in the playoffs because every player plays harder. Phoenix has had a really hard time dictating tempo in the playoffs. We'll be fine, trust me noone wants to play Yao in the playoffs.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 6:45 pm
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Coaches would agree with you.
Jazz already started to adjust their starting lineup, and Rox already started to counter adjust. JVG still has 18 games to retool his strategy - of course, without our knowledge.

Don't underestimate that Yankee.

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Plus, who cares about running teams? Everything slows down in the playoffs because every player plays harder. Phoenix has had a really hard time dictating tempo in the playoffs. We'll be fine, trust me noone wants to play Yao in the playoffs.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:03 pm
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i don't see the rockets beating phoenix in the playoffs. i think they can beat everybody else. Phoenix is too good at running.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:44 pm
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If Yao continues to get double and triple teams in the low post, then JVG needs to move him up to the high post and attract all the Phoenix defenders. Houston Guards and forwards can then cut in behind the Suns defense for the easy layup. Strategy should not just be to let the defense sag on Yao and let your offense live or die by the three point shot.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:47 pm
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why would defenders triple team Yao in the high post? doesn't make sense when he's more lethal down in the paint. It'd be dumb to send 3 guys at Yao for fear he might hurt them with his jumper.


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mirthheart wrote:
Dallas/Phoenix/Utah/

They all give the Rockets fits because the Rockets are too slow. They also don't have the personnel to run up and down the court with those teams either. Especially Phoenix.

Dallas has really active guards that drive the lane from both sides and then kick the ball out for an easy three.

Houston's defense is meant to pack the lane and make the opposing team shoot 3 pointers. Doesn't work against teams that have really good 3 point specialists like Phoenix.

Dallas is looking invincible and so does Phoenix. They both have the Rockets number. I think that the Rockets can beat the Spurs because they aren't run and gun.

Here's a link to past historical moments against the Suns. Pretty dismal if you look at recent history and compare it to this article. How many times since Yao joined the team have the Rockets beaten the Suns???

http://www.yaomingmania.com/blog/category/vs-phoenix/


Um, just so you know, the Mavs aren't exactly a running team anymore. The Suns beat the Rockets because they've been able to make Yao a nonfactor in the games he's played, and they're too good offensively for the Rockets to win without Yao.

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If Yao continues to get double and triple teams in the low post, then JVG needs to move him up to the high post and attract all the Phoenix defenders. Houston Guards and forwards can then cut in behind the Suns defense for the easy layup. Strategy should not just be to let the defense sag on Yao and let your offense live or die by the three point shot.


Then Yao wouldn't be double teamed. The last thing the Rockets need to do is make Yao a jumpshooter.

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Plus, who cares about running teams? Everything slows down in the playoffs because every player plays harder. Phoenix has had a really hard time dictating tempo in the playoffs. We'll be fine, trust me noone wants to play Yao in the playoffs.


The Suns haven't won in the playoffs because the Spurs were able to dictate tempo in 05 and they didn't have Amare last year. The Suns have run on the lesser teams, and the Rockets are basically a lesser team. If Steve Nash was an actual MVP they'd probably have a title by now, but he's actually the worst MVP ever.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:29 pm
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tharock220 wrote:
mirthheart wrote:
Dallas/Phoenix/Utah/

They all give the Rockets fits because the Rockets are too slow. They also don't have the personnel to run up and down the court with those teams either. Especially Phoenix.

Dallas has really active guards that drive the lane from both sides and then kick the ball out for an easy three.

Houston's defense is meant to pack the lane and make the opposing team shoot 3 pointers. Doesn't work against teams that have really good 3 point specialists like Phoenix.

Dallas is looking invincible and so does Phoenix. They both have the Rockets number. I think that the Rockets can beat the Spurs because they aren't run and gun.

Here's a link to past historical moments against the Suns. Pretty dismal if you look at recent history and compare it to this article. How many times since Yao joined the team have the Rockets beaten the Suns???

http://www.yaomingmania.com/blog/category/vs-phoenix/


Um, just so you know, the Mavs aren't exactly a running team anymore. The Suns beat the Rockets because they've been able to make Yao a nonfactor in the games he's played, and they're too good offensively for the Rockets to win without Yao.

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If Yao continues to get double and triple teams in the low post, then JVG needs to move him up to the high post and attract all the Phoenix defenders. Houston Guards and forwards can then cut in behind the Suns defense for the easy layup. Strategy should not just be to let the defense sag on Yao and let your offense live or die by the three point shot.


Then Yao wouldn't be double teamed. The last thing the Rockets need to do is make Yao a jumpshooter.

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Plus, who cares about running teams? Everything slows down in the playoffs because every player plays harder. Phoenix has had a really hard time dictating tempo in the playoffs. We'll be fine, trust me noone wants to play Yao in the playoffs.


The Suns haven't won in the playoffs because the Spurs were able to dictate tempo in 05 and they didn't have Amare last year. The Suns have run on the lesser teams, and the Rockets are basically a lesser team. If Steve Nash was an actual MVP they'd probably have a title by now, but he's actually the worst MVP ever.

nash will have 3 mvp in a roll which sux big time.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:57 pm
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nash will have 3 mvp in a roll which sux big time.


Nash will not win the MVP this year - Nowitzki will get it.


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