2017 Playoffs: (3) Houston vs. (6) Westbrook

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2017 Playoffs: (3) Houston vs. (6) Westbrook

Postby Lamrock on Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:47 am

Yesterday's results have locked in two more playoff match-ups: Rockets/Thunder and Clippers/Jazz. Gonna hold off on the Clippers/Jazz thread though, since we don't know who will have home court advantage in the first round.

This should be a fun series - a match-up between the two MVP candidates. I got the Rockets in 6. Westbrook should be able to will the Thunder to a couple wins, but I don't think they have the firepower to beat them in a series.
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Re: 2017 Playoffs: (3) Houston vs. (6) Westbrook

Postby JaoSming on Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:07 am

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Re: 2017 Playoffs: (3) Houston vs. (6) Westbrook

Postby PeacemanNOT on Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:25 am

I'm expecting a lot of blowouts.

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Re: 2017 Playoffs: (3) Houston vs. (6) Westbrook

Postby Phil89 on Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:54 am

Have to agree with the Rockets in 6. They are just a better team. If Adams/Kanter/Oladipo show up to help Westbrook then maybe OKC can win a couple of games.

Hopefully the MVP match-up will live up to the hype.
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Re: 2017 Playoffs: (3) Houston vs. (6) Westbrook

Postby Andrew on Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:20 am

Rockets in six is definitely the safer pick and I'd agree that it's more likely, but all the same, I'm going to predict Rockets in seven. It'll hopefully be a very fun series with some big numbers.
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Re: 2017 Playoffs: (3) Houston vs. (6) Westbrook

Postby [Q] on Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:27 am

How do you not vote Westbrook for MVP? He's been doing everything himself. That only gets you so far against a better team. Rockets in 6
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Re: 2017 Playoffs: (3) Houston vs. (6) Westbrook

Postby I Hate Mondays on Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:48 pm

Rockets in 6, Harden will go super saiyan
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Re: 2017 Playoffs: (3) Houston vs. (6) Westbrook

Postby Kevin on Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:01 pm

Rockets in 6 too.
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Re: 2017 Playoffs: (3) Houston vs. (6) Westbrook

Postby Phil89 on Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:33 pm

I Hate Mondays wrote:Rockets in 6, Harden will go super saiyan when he won't win the MVP

Pretty much what happened.

OKC need to rebound better or this series will be over quickly. It's one of their biggest strengths but they got smashed 56-41 in the opening game.

I mean, Patrick Beverley got one more rebound than Steven Adams/Taj Gibson/Enes Kanter got combined. That's just embarrassing.
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Re: 2017 Playoffs: (3) Houston vs. (6) Westbrook

Postby I Hate Mondays on Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:41 pm

Phil89 wrote:
I Hate Mondays wrote:Rockets in 6, Harden will go super saiyan when he won't win the MVP

Pretty much what happened.

OKC need to rebound better or this series will be over quickly. It's one of their biggest strengths but they got smashed 56-41 in the opening game.

I mean, Patrick Beverley got one more rebound than Steven Adams/Taj Gibson/Enes Kanter got combined. That's just embarrassing.



They need that home court vibe, OKC fans are very loud. They'll bounce back and win a couple of games at home
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Re: 2017 Playoffs: (3) Houston vs. (6) Westbrook

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Re: 2017 Playoffs: (3) Houston vs. (6) Westbrook

Postby Phil89 on Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:18 am

Thunder are playing much better in game 2 and are leading 68-62 at the half.

Westbrook has 22p/7r/10a already. He seems to want to make a statement after the game 1 disappointment.
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Re: 2017 Playoffs: (3) Houston vs. (6) Westbrook

Postby Andrew on Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:55 pm

A monster game for Westbrook, but the Rockets overcame that early deficit, and they're up 2-0.
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Re: 2017 Playoffs: (3) Houston vs. (6) Westbrook

Postby Phil89 on Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:31 pm

First ever 50 point triple-double in the playoffs, apparently. But I reckon he'd rather have had the win.

Hopefully home court gives OKC something extra and they can keep the series alive.
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Re: 2017 Playoffs: (3) Houston vs. (6) Westbrook

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Re: 2017 Playoffs: (3) Houston vs. (6) Westbrook

Postby PeacemanNOT on Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:42 am

Westbrook had great game and I honestly thought they had it in the bag but as soon as the fourth quarter came... shit went down hill. He obviously doesn't trust his teammates down the stretch. I heard Reggie Miller talking about how we shouldn't blame him because his teammates couldn't hit anything, when most of the end of the fourth quarter was Westbrook chucking up threes, looking for fouls, screaming at the referees and not getting back on transition defense.

Unless Westbrook changes how he plays and thinks in games, he isn't going to win shit and honestly if they lose this series I think we should put our triple double bias and all his massive scoring performances aside and really consider whether or not he is the MVP. When have we ever seen someone win MVP, shoot as poorly as he is and only lead them to the sixth seed and not even get past the first round?
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Re: 2017 Playoffs: (3) Houston vs. (6) Westbrook

Postby NovU on Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:59 am

Spot on Peaceman.

As I said before, his huge stats come at cost. People are willing to award Thunders' entire success to Westbrook but never the other way.

If his key teammates maintained last year's production level while Westy had 35% usage rate producing just about at the same rate, I think the Thunder more or less would have been the same team with just more focus on teamplay. For instance, it's hard to believe Kanter suddenly became such a bad rebounder (Steven Adams also regressed) while Westy suddenly became one of the best rebounding PG ever. It seems more plausible to believe it's done design. Rebounds are finite and considered largely to be a team activity and biggest beneficiary has been Westy this season. Factor this in, is Westy really better than Harden, if then in what area? In reality significant win category for Westy over Harden was in rebounding with 2.6 rpg advantage.
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Re: 2017 Playoffs: (3) Houston vs. (6) Westbrook

Postby PeacemanNOT on Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:11 am

Check out this compilation of Westbrook missing teammates in the fourth quarter:

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Re: 2017 Playoffs: (3) Houston vs. (6) Westbrook

Postby Stress Fracture on Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:53 am

I was in awe of Westbrook's shooting in the third. I thought the Rockets will lose that game.

But the vintage 4th Quarter Westbrook did it again.

Kanter, Adams, and Gibson should get more touches. Pound the ball inside, WB!
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Re: 2017 Playoffs: (3) Houston vs. (6) Westbrook

Postby I Hate Mondays on Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:06 pm

Westbrook might've stopped his team's development for an entire season. No dragging back, just stagnation. It's not me saying it. It's the media people saying it. Peacemannot's compilation video it's just the cherry on top, I've seen many situations like these during the season.
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Re: 2017 Playoffs: (3) Houston vs. (6) Westbrook

Postby air gordon on Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:26 am

Point taken but that's a bit hyperbolic

Now I'll agree with you on all star game performances. Does anyone really pay attention to those?

The 73-9 regular season finish will be remembered for quite some time as well as the westbrooks triple double average.

This Westbrook situation. Seems there is no middle ground here. Either he has to do it all because of lack talent or he's not passing it enough to his teammates who still are lacking talent

Is his performance, specifically his 4th qtr clutch play in the regular season, any different from IT?

Westy played a magnificent 1-3 qtrs then it all went down toilet in the 4th
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Re: 2017 Playoffs: (3) Houston vs. (6) Westbrook

Postby Phil89 on Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:09 pm

Thunder win game 3, just.

Harden and Westbrook really living up to the MVP hype.
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Re: 2017 Playoffs: (3) Houston vs. (6) Westbrook

Postby PeacemanNOT on Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:10 pm

Man that was close, great game for Westbrook but those missed free throws in the end was hard to watch. Almost cost them the game.
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Re: 2017 Playoffs: (3) Houston vs. (6) Westbrook

Postby Lamrock on Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:18 pm

Yeah, you could tell he was disappointed in himself nearly blowing it with those missed free throws.

I couldn't believe they were praising the Thunder for immediately fouling Harden up three with 9 seconds to go. Takes basically no time off the clock, gives them two free points and another chance to force a turnover or miss a free throw. Do these guys even play 2K?!?!
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Re: 2017 Playoffs: (3) Houston vs. (6) Westbrook

Postby Phil89 on Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:26 pm

Also props to Westbrook for only taking one three-pointer in the game. Hopefully he now realises that he doesn't need to take those horrible shots.
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Re: 2017 Playoffs: (3) Houston vs. (6) Westbrook

Postby [Q] on Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:32 pm

Lamrock wrote:Yeah, you could tell he was disappointed in himself nearly blowing it with those missed free throws.

I couldn't believe they were praising the Thunder for immediately fouling Harden up three with 9 seconds to go. Takes basically no time off the clock, gives them two free points and another chance to force a turnover or miss a free throw. Do these guys even play 2K?!?!

Terrible late game strategy. They fouled harden in the back court taking not time off the clock. I was hoping the thunder would lose because of their stupidity
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Re: 2017 Playoffs: (3) Houston vs. (6) Westbrook

Postby NovU on Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:03 pm

Thought the Rockets played poorly while the Thunder pretty good. But the game was still very close.
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Re: 2017 Playoffs: (3) Houston vs. (6) Westbrook

Postby I Hate Mondays on Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:00 am

I actually loved Westbrook's performance, despite those missed free throws. As Phil89 mentioned, love the fact that he attempted only a 3 pointer
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