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<  Yao on the court, and his most recent game  ~  03/24 Game 73: Houston Rockets @ Utah Jazz

PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:24 pm
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Tang Man wrote:
While other players are at fault, a lot of the Rockets problems rest with Yao Ming. He simply isn't a strong enough leader to pull the rest of his team into line when they abandon the game plan and play me ball. When a team play as out of control as the Rockets did in the 4th quarter it all comes back to a lack of leadership.


Agreed 100%. Yao needs to show he is the true leader of the team or this team will never be a contender.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:25 pm
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Tang Man wrote:
bayern wrote:

You have to realize he isn't going to change.


He just doesn't get it. So he hates losing. My question is what is he going to do to change that? This is the type of game, that you need your leader to step onto the floor and lead from the front. The rockets are a good team. They just need their leader to stop being a coward, stand up and lead them. Aaron Brooks is not going to lead any team anywhere.


He isn't going to do anything to change that. Otherwise, don't you think he would have done that by now? I have already accepted that.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:27 pm
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Tang Man wrote:
bayern wrote:

You have to realize he isn't going to change.


He just doesn't get it. So he hates losing. My question is what is he going to do to change that? This is the type of game, that you need your leader to step onto the floor and lead from the front. The rockets are a good team. They just need their leader to stop being a coward, stand up and lead them. Aaron Brooks is not going to lead any team anywhere.


The most f*cking annoying thing about Yao is he wont shoot a turn-around 12 foot jumper. He'll hold the ball and wait for the double team or semi-double team and then give up the ball for a 3 pt shot. 7 years in the league and he doesnt understand WTF is a high % shot and a low % shot.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:30 pm
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wireonfire wrote:

Agreed 100%. Yao needs to show he is the true leader of the team or this team will never be a contender.


The frustating thing is. The supporting cast is there. There's enough talent around Yao for the Rockets to be a serious contender. They play tough defense. All is required is for Yao to step into his role as leader of the team. There's no way Okur should be able to guard him. Yet he plays scared and makes Okur look like Hakeem on defense.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:32 pm
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Yao had 5 fouls today too. If the game was closer they probably would have kept going to him to foul him out

EITHER. Houston needs to figure out how to play physically

OR they need to get a player on the roster who gets calls like Kobe or Wade and keep going to them until they foul out boozer and AK


Yao SUCKS at finishing with contact. He's a finesse player and a summer of playing pickup in the USA might help him. ANY CONTACT and it knocks yao's shot off even at point blank range 2 feet from the basket. and of course the refs will NOT give yao even 1 in 5 calls when they do actually put their hands on him around the rim

Losing rafer obviously doesn't help since brooks is even smaller and more easily taken out of the game physically. artest fumes when he plays Utah but the Jazz have the tools to absorb his physical play and Artest gets his head out of the game

you saw flashes of a Houston game plan.... kick to the open 3, create spacing, grab all the boards and clamp down on defense. you saw 3 quarters of pretty good execution on that plan but that game plan is NOT going to win a 7 game series... no team is going to play 4 games of 4 perfect quarters of that ****** in the playoffs while Utah simply hacks away at the middle

you gotta figure out a way to effectively use yao in the middle and exploit the size advantage. even if everyone steps up... artest, battier, scola, brooks, wafer... ONE bad game from Yao in the series could swing the entire series


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:35 pm
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YY2008 wrote:

The most f*cking annoying thing about Yao is he wont shoot a turn-around 12 foot jumper. He'll hold the ball and wait for the double team or semi-double team and then give up the ball for a 3 pt shot. 7 years in the league and he doesnt understand WTF is a high % shot and a low % shot.


If Yao just turn and shoot a face up jumper, most defender will give him that all night. Like you said, that's a higher % shot then an Aaron Brooks or Ron Artest 3. Yet he seem to feel like he needs to barrel his way to the basket all time. If he can't he'll just give the ball up. Shoot the face up jumper until the defense do something to take it away. When they do he has a variety of moves he can then go to. It's like he doesn't even know his own game. He just has no clue how to use his size and skills to his advantage.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:39 pm
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Big Yao in action on both ends of the court.....

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:45 pm
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That was a pathetic game! Everyone was running around like chicken with their heads cut off.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:52 pm
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The fighting Rockets.........

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:09 pm
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slee wrote:
That was a pathetic game! Everyone was running around like chicken with their heads cut off.


YUP........the Rockets were playing without composure, discipline and rhythm and both Aaron Brooks and Kyle Lowry failed to control the tempo/rhythm of the game versus their counterparts, both Deron Williams or Brevin Knight.

In some stretches, they played very fast, but did not manage to get the ball to the interior, resulting in both Big Yao and Luis Scola had nothing to work with.

The guards (Aaron Brooks, Kyle Lowry, Ron Artest, Brent Barry, Von Wafer) were all too trigger happy tonight; they placed too much reliance on their perimeter shots, and one-on-one penetrations without considering passing to team mates with better positions to score.

On the other hand, the Utah Jazz played with discipline and kept doing what they do best in offense (picking-and-rolling Rockets defense apart) and defense (tough and physical no-nonsense defense); they shut down the paint, playing great help defense from the weak side, delivering 12 block shots on Rockets and
dared the Rockets to shoot from exterior......and the Rockets fell right into their trap. :twisted:


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