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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:43 pm
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Tang Man wrote:
The Rockets also got a gift courtesy of the Thunder who beat the Spurs. Both teams are now on the same number of wins.


That made the loss to San Antonio Spurs more regretful.....

They should have got ahead or tied with San Antonio Spurs in W/L ratio.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:45 pm
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pryuen wrote:
Well, offensive rebounds wise, the Rockets lost to the Hornets.

But that 2 offensive rebounds by Carl Landry, and particulalry Kyle Lowry with about 3 minutes left in 4Q were crucial. They were leading by 6.....and in both of those offensive possessions, the shot clock had run dried. By grabbing the offensive rebounds, the shot clock started again for another 24 seconds...... And Kyle Lowry drew foul from David West and scored 2 free throws to extend the lead to 8 points.


That's the point. It's not always about how many you get back when you get them. Landry and Lowry both got crucial rebounds, which basically killed off any chance the Hornets had of a comeback.

It was great stuff to see RA benched Brooks, so he couldn't do his glory merchant run at the end of the game. The guy has talent and will help the Rockets but needs to learn how to tap into his talent to help the team.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:49 pm
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Artest needs to shoot better. 0 for 9 from the 3 point line.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:49 pm
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pryuen wrote:

That made the loss to San Antonio Spurs more regretful.....

They should have got ahead or tied with San Antonio Spurs in W/L ratio.


They play the Spurs again on Sunday. It's another chance for them to gain ground on the Spurs. I would really like to see Yao come and try to dominate because the Spurs are going to play him straight up with Duncan.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:31 pm
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Huge win, a huge win. Great! Go Rockets.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:38 pm
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Tang Man wrote:

It was great stuff to see RA benched Brooks, so he couldn't do his glory merchant run at the end of the game. The guy has talent and will help the Rockets but needs to learn how to tap into his talent to help the team.


Well, Rick Adelman had to take Aaron Brooks out for most of the 4Q, cos he was time and time again exposed by the pick-and-roll of Chris Paul and James Posey in the first 3Q.

Kyle Lowry fared much better than Aaron Brooks in guarding Chris Paul ....and in the whole of 4Q, the Hornets could not score easily by those picks-and-rolls.

And the nice surprise for the night was actually Von Wafer. Usually he gives me the impression that he is also another ballhog on the team. Whenever he has the ball in his hand, he will dribble, dribble and penetrate and try to score on every offensive possession. But tonight, he was playing more to the flow of offense and more like a team player, and provided 5 assists.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:48 pm
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pryuen wrote:

And the nice surprise for the night was actually Von Wafer. Usually he gives me the impression that he is also another ballhog on the team. Whenever he has the ball in his hand, he will dribble, dribble and penetrate and try to score on every offensive possession. But tonight, he was playing more to the flow of offense and more like a team player, and provided 5 assists. [/size]


Wafer has talent but is just out of control a lot of the time. If he can learn to play under control and within the Rockets system, he could be a big time player. He could well turn into the type of perimeter closer that the Rockets need come play off time.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:50 pm
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yao's best game of the season, 0 turnovers.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:57 pm
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:13 pm
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For young players, I figure it's all about that learning process, pretty much everyone goes through that. The difference is some learn faster than others. One has to understand his limit and can't do too much beyond his ability. Sometimes even a veteran like Artest still needs to learn too.


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