WCQF: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets | P1

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Thunder in 4
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Thunder in 5
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Thunder in 6
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Thunder in 7
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Post#361 » by getrichordie » Wed Sep 2, 2020 2:49 pm

Treating Gordon like HOU treats Dort is not going to work....
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Post#362 » by Dadouv47 » Wed Sep 2, 2020 3:50 pm

That Gordon talk is crazy. He's a great shooter that is missing mostly tough shots (that he used to make some months ago). We can't let him wide open...
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Post#363 » by ThunderBolt » Wed Sep 2, 2020 4:24 pm

Eric Gordon seems like an odd choice of players to leave open.
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Post#364 » by getrichordie » Wed Sep 2, 2020 4:45 pm

We just need to continue to sag off Tucker and Westbrook... that's what worked last game

What a shot to Westbrook's ego it's going to be when D'Antoni plays him less minutes.
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Post#365 » by Galloisdaman » Wed Sep 2, 2020 8:59 pm

Gordon is much more dangerous than Dort so lets not let him get going.

I'd like to see much more team defense. I would not mind some double teams and help.

I think the game has gone in the wrong direction. I do not like these donut defenses where the lane is wide open. I do not know what the answer is but I'd like to a return to how the game used to be played inside the post and inside the 3 point line as well. Now its dunk and 3 point city like playground kids. Makes me wonder about guys like Kareem, Shaq and even Duncan in todays game.
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Post#366 » by Andre Roberstan » Wed Sep 2, 2020 9:39 pm

ThunderBolt wrote:Eric Gordon seems like an odd choice of players to leave open.
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Gordon's rep is a little better than his shotmaking has been for a while.
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Post#367 » by Balkman32 » Wed Sep 2, 2020 10:25 pm

I think the idea is that the Thunder will live with Gordon, Westbrook, & Harden 3's. They are the guys you want shooting. Gordon shot 32% from 3 this year and 18% this playoffs. The front court for the Rockets have shot much better from distance than their guards.
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Post#368 » by kdthunderup » Thu Sep 3, 2020 2:23 am

Bazley has contributed everytime he has been on the court these playoffs. Really impressive for a rookie.
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Post#369 » by Dadouv47 » Thu Sep 3, 2020 2:23 am

52% from deep and we are losing. Don't see us winning without CP3 on fire (he looks tired)

Glad to see SGA/Bazley/Dort playing well
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Post#370 » by NaturalThunder » Thu Sep 3, 2020 2:32 am

Dadouv47 wrote:52% from deep and we are losing. Don't see us winning without CP3 on fire (he looks tired)

Glad to see SGA/Bazley/Dort playing well

Yeah, it's extremely frustrating. The few rare moments we've been able to build a 6-8 point lead in this series, we're never able to sustain. The Rockets hit a few threes, regain the lead, and we're back to playing the "fighting an uphill battle" game all over again. It's been that way all series. I'm still amazed we've managed to win three games.
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Post#371 » by Dadouv47 » Thu Sep 3, 2020 2:37 am

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Dadouv47 wrote:52% from deep and we are losing. Don't see us winning without CP3 on fire (he looks tired)

Glad to see SGA/Bazley/Dort playing well

Yeah, it's extremely frustrating. The few rare moments we've been able to build a 6-8 point lead in this series, we're never able to sustain. The Rockets hit a few threes, regain the lead, and we're back to playing the "fighting an uphill battle" game all over again. It's been that way all series. I'm still amazed we've managed to win three games.


Yeah..tough job for us. Still happy that SGA had his best half in this series; Bazley is scareless (he can be special) and Dort is doing his job well. Look forward to see our young guys next year
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Post#372 » by 1bigfan13 » Thu Sep 3, 2020 2:48 am

I wonder if Steven Adams knows he's allowed to actually jump when attempting to rebound the ball. Can't count the number of times he's been beaten for a rebound due to him standing flat-footed trying to tip it to himself.

I know he doesn't have a quick 2nd jump but damn....it would be nice if he actually jumped.
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Post#373 » by Revived » Thu Sep 3, 2020 3:07 am

Why does SGA pump fake on so many 3s? Almost everytime it has ended up resulting in a disaster.

Him, Gallo and Adams were all trash in the 3rd QTR otherwise you guys have a 10+ pt lead going into the 4th qtr.
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Post#374 » by NaturalThunder » Thu Sep 3, 2020 3:44 am

Game 7, final seconds down 1, and we end up getting it to Dort for a three.

Eff me.
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Post#375 » by 1bigfan13 » Thu Sep 3, 2020 3:53 am

Dort was great tonight but man I was hoping that ball would have found a way to either Schroder or CP3 on that 2nd to last possession.

They should have called a timeout once the play broke down but I suppose things were moving too fast.

And why was Gallo taking that last FT? As Chris Paul said the other day, some players aren't built for the moment. Gallo's not used to those situations. CP3 should have been on the line.
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Post#376 » by NaturalThunder » Thu Sep 3, 2020 3:53 am

We couldn't even get the ball to someone who could catch the ball cleanly? Are you kidding me?!!
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Post#377 » by 1bigfan13 » Thu Sep 3, 2020 3:55 am

Steven Adams shouldn't have even been on the floor at the end. I wish Bazley would have been out there to give them another shooting option.
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Post#378 » by RunOKC » Thu Sep 3, 2020 3:58 am

Billy Donovan is a moron. That is all.
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Post#379 » by 1bigfan13 » Thu Sep 3, 2020 3:58 am

NaturalThunder wrote:We couldn't even get the ball to someone who could catch the ball cleanly? Are you kidding me?!!


I hate not even getting a shot up. No excuse not to have your 5 best scorers/shooters on the floor in that situation.
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Post#380 » by NaturalThunder » Thu Sep 3, 2020 4:05 am

1bigfan13 wrote:
NaturalThunder wrote:We couldn't even get the ball to someone who could catch the ball cleanly? Are you kidding me?!!


I hate not even getting a shot up. No excuse not to have your 5 best scorers/shooters on the floor in that situation.

Yeah, I'm still at a loss as to why Adams was even on the floor.

I'm done with Donovan. He'll be back next year, but I'm done with him.
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