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This game shows why the Rockets aren't going to win a championship. When they play the Lakers, Clippers, or Bucks they are not getting all of these weak calls.
 

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Gorman and Scal just invited Perk to sit in on the Rockets game in Boston. At least we can look forward to that.
 

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Celtics actually played really good defense for most of the game. Even with the foul disparity, too many turnovers and a lack of cohesion on offense is what doomed them.
 

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Celtics actually played really good defense for most of the game. Even with the foul disparity, too many turnovers and a lack of cohesion on offense is what doomed them.
Actually, I think a subpar Tatum shooting night coupled with Brown being on two bad ankles is what doomed them. If one or the other is better, this game is a lot closer. Both and they likely win.
 

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Its a road loss in February ahead of the allstar break against a tough team (regardless of what you think of their style of play, Houston can beat any team in the league on a given night). They were due for a loss and this will be it.

Let Jaylen get some rest for the next week plus and run it back after the break.
if they're given 40-something free throws.. sure.
 

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Probably give Brown the next game off - extended rest.

Also, NBA officiating is pretty bad night to night, but when it combines with the Rocket’s style of play, it’s unbearable. Nobody wants to watch that product.
 

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Woke up and read the last couple pages. I’m going to the Rockets game at the Garden in a couple weeks. Sounds like that’s sure to be a frustrating experience.
 

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If there is one call I’d eliminate it is the foul where a guy runs around the screen, stops short and fires up a wild shot with no intention of scoring, and somehow draws a foul with basically minimal contact only because the play looks weird and it seems like there is contact because he just ran off a screen with the defender chasing. That is probably the cheapest one out there.

I’d argue for the ones where Harden lands too close to someone but there is not actually any contact on those plays so it is hard to argue that it should be eliminated as a foul call since it is entirely made up in the first place.
 

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Just going to chime in that I couldn't stand that game and I feel lucky to be a Celtics fan. Imagine loving basketball and being subjected to that for 82 games. I don't know if I could stand it. Last night I was thinking of my least favorite Celtics team of all time that I followed closely (must be a mid/late 90's team) and I still think I was watching every game and heavily invested. I don't think I could do it with this flavor of basketball. Utterly disgusting.
 

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This was the scene tonight. National TV game, and the lower bowl is patchy at best. Not even close to a sellout. I fucking hate harden and everything he represents.
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I live in Houston, and have been to some games there and there's no energy for that team. The people in Houston know they aren't championship contenders. They know both the Rockets and Texans are playoff caliber teams that will lose in the early rounds. Plus there's a lot of transplants (like me) from other parts of the country that aren't fans.
 

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I live in Houston, and have been to some games there and there's no energy for that team. The people in Houston know they aren't championship contenders. They know both the Rockets and Texans are playoff caliber teams that will lose in the early rounds. Plus there's a lot of transplants (like me) from other parts of the country that aren't fans.
Yeah, I've been to Houston twice now to visit my brother. Went to an Sox-'Stros game in May and that was raucous, but they were bonafide contenders. The Toyota Center didn't have a pulse by comparison.
 

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I was in Houston for the C's season opener this year, which happened to be the same night as one of the World Series game. Twin Peaks was packed and pretty rowdy but they were nice enough to change one TV to the Celtics for me. I haven't seen much love for the Rockets there though.
 

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Haven't seen this mentioned, but this is a game that the Celtics would have benefited from having TL in lieu of Kanter...
 

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Guys, guys. Way too hard on Houston. I live here too and its a gem. For example, we have the very best medical centers to take care of being national leaders in cancer and obesity. And easily top 5 in pollution -- the unregulated Benzene coming from neighboring Deer Park took care of that! And don't forget the beauty of the city -- flat as a pancake which, along with the chemicals and heat, gives new meaning to the term "atomic wasteland." With the coming climate apocalypse, Houston is bound to be the #1 tourist destination for whatever life forms are left. Best of all? Housing is still available!
 

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Guys, guys. Way too hard on Houston. I live here too and its a gem. For example, we have the very best medical centers to take care of being national leaders in cancer and obesity. And easily top 5 in pollution -- the unregulated Benzene coming from neighboring Deer Park took care of that! And don't forget the beauty of the city -- flat as a pancake which, along with the chemicals and heat, gives new meaning to the term "atomic wasteland." With the coming climate apocalypse, Houston is bound to be the #1 tourist destination for whatever life forms are left. Best of all? Housing is still available!
Disappointed you neglected to mention Houston’s world champion mosquitos, which will replace most of the USAF fleet by 2025 and be responsible for defending our borders.
 

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Disappointed you neglected to mention Houston’s world champion mosquitos, which will replace most of the USAF fleet by 2025 and be responsible for defending our borders.
DOH! What is wrong with me?? And also the lovely lizards that I wake up to every morning in my bathroom and who cuddle me in bed every night. So cute! I'm a very happy man.
 

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Guys, guys. Way too hard on Houston. I live here too and its a gem. For example, we have the very best medical centers to take care of being national leaders in cancer and obesity. And easily top 5 in pollution -- the unregulated Benzene coming from neighboring Deer Park took care of that! And don't forget the beauty of the city -- flat as a pancake which, along with the chemicals and heat, gives new meaning to the term "atomic wasteland." With the coming climate apocalypse, Houston is bound to be the #1 tourist destination for whatever life forms are left. Best of all? Housing is still available!
As a huge fan of no-zoning hellscapes (from a "what not to do" perspective), I loved my late night adventure through Pasadena a few years ago. Church, school, gun store, refinery, and family houses! All adjacent-ish to each other.

I have heard your food scene is amazing.
 

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Guys, guys. Way too hard on Houston. I live here too and its a gem. For example, we have the very best medical centers to take care of being national leaders in cancer and obesity. And easily top 5 in pollution -- the unregulated Benzene coming from neighboring Deer Park took care of that! And don't forget the beauty of the city -- flat as a pancake which, along with the chemicals and heat, gives new meaning to the term "atomic wasteland." With the coming climate apocalypse, Houston is bound to be the #1 tourist destination for whatever life forms are left. Best of all? Housing is still available!
The San Antonio Chamber of Commerce should hire you to make this into a commercial.
 

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As a huge fan of no-zoning hellscapes (from a "what not to do" perspective), I loved my late night adventure through Pasadena a few years ago. Church, school, gun store, refinery, and family houses! All adjacent-ish to each other.

I have heard your food scene is amazing.
Yes the food IS good. So good, in fact, that it has elevated us into the fattest city in America! I had occasion to verify this the other day while on jury duty. It was early, too early, and I was not yet online and vibrating from crack to crown. As I looked around at my fellow jurors I thought I had discovered a new species: the infamous "land whale." As my eyes cleared, and to my disappointment, I realized I was looking at actual humans and, worse, that not only was I a member of the pack but also within the designated weight category.


The San Antonio Chamber of Commerce should hire you to make this into a commercial.
Funny you should mention that. They DID contact me, for the very reason you cite, but the planned visit was aborted when I could not fit through the door.

Edit: all kidding aside, and hoping you all had some fun, (I did!), Houston is not a bad place at all -- the most diverse city in the US, does not fit the stereotypical view of Texans for many up north and to the west, and there is work to be done here. Granted those like the wonderful Sprowl have it easy, going from the grace of New England to the Beauty of Vancouver to the Paradise of Hawaii. And, given that, refer to types like me as "exiled" -- although I prefer to call it an "adventure". That said, the Rockets still suck and I'm still trying to figure out why I have a new leg growing out my ear.....
 

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People are scared to start game thread because of opponent? Shameful.

Last time this happened I started one, and we smoked the Lakers.