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Game Thread: Houston Rockets @ Warriors 2006-12-14

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 12:18 am
by krome
Houston Rockets (14-7) @ Golden State Warriors (11-11)

Start time 7:30 PM PST @ The Oracle

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PG - Baron Davis
SG - Monta Ellis
SF - Mickael Pietrus
PF - Troy Murphy
C - Andris Biedrins

Probable starters for the Houston Rockets
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PG - Rafer Alston
SG - Tracy McGrady
SF - Shane Battier
PF - Chuck Hayes
C - Yao Ming

Team leaders this season
PPG - B. Davis (20.1) | Y. Ming (25.5)
RPG - A. Biedrins (9.5) | Y. Ming (9.5)
APG - B. Davis (8.2) | T. McGrady (6.3)
SPG - B. Davis (1.9) | R. Alston (1.5)
BPG - A. Biedrins (2.4) | Y. Ming (2.0)

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 12:22 am
by xbay
It was a good thing the Warriors got the win tonight. But that loss to the Sonics hurt them so iono about this one. I'll say it's a close one and believe the Warriors can get it done. The Rockets almost came back to beat the Lakers so their confidence may be down a bit.

Warriors by 3 off a Tmac miss in the final seconds.

Also have a question, who's this Chuck Hayes guy? What happened to Juwan Howard?

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:18 am
by coltraning
I'm picking the Ws, cause TMAC is out indefinitely and there is a little payback due for the thumping in texas...by 6

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 4:20 am
by TMC
xBayAreaWarriorx wrote:Also have a question, who's this Chuck Hayes guy? What happened to Juwan Howard?


I said before the season started that I was sure he was going to start over Juwan. Think of him as a player similar to Reggie Evans... Some defense, good on the boards, not much of an offensive game... good role player, which is exactly what Yao needs alonside him.

As for the game, and as T-Mac won't play, I say W's by 4. Won't be easy but, as Colt said, revenge should be a motivating factor.

I'm also pretty interested in what Luther Head may do now that he doesn't have to play after T-Mac. I expect him to have a good night against us, but hopefully not enough to win the game...

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:33 pm
by zshook
Why is T MAc out?
Well with out him if we double Yao as much as possible, The Rockets dont really have another alternative we cant contain. So we should get this one by 6, Got to keep the momentum going for this road trip. I hope we can get Ike and Jason back for the trip.

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:05 pm
by TMC
zshook wrote:Why is T MAc out?


Back spasm... he misses several games each season for that reason.

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:34 pm
by migya
No TMac, should be a win


Warriors by 8

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 4:35 pm
by d1mex
w's by 9 with no t-mac.

AI after game gets traded to Warriors for BD and Murphy. In the bank.

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:42 pm
by JayPat
Whatever happened to Bonzi Wells?

Oh yeah, Dubs by 5.

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 10:31 pm
by cabarkapa
I'd like to see a guard like Baron Davis go for the steal when Yao gets the ball, With Tracy McGrady out they should be looking for Yao to score a good majority of points for them, also they need to take advantage in the paint when Yao is out of the game, they are very effective down low, they are just too busy shooting threes to realize it a lot of the time.

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 11:04 pm
by xbay
John Patrick wrote:Whatever happened to Bonzi Wells?


Heard he's still getting in shape and isn't healthy yet. That's what I read on a fantasy update when I was looking at the FA's.

Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 1:01 am
by migya
xBayAreaWarriorx wrote:
John Patrick wrote:Whatever happened to Bonzi Wells?


Heard he's still getting in shape and isn't healthy yet. That's what I read on a fantasy update when I was looking at the FA's.



Bonzi at his best could really make the Rockets championship caliber

Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 1:28 am
by coltraning
coltraning wrote:I'm picking the Ws, cause TMAC is out indefinitely and there is a little payback due for the thumping in texas...by 6

damn - I'm an all-star and didn't even notice it happen That requires a celebration and I know just the person to celebrate with

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Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 4:15 am
by TMC
John Patrick wrote:Whatever happened to Bonzi Wells?


I've heard he's already clashing with JVG... can't say I'm surprised.

btw, congrats on your new all star status, Colt. =D>

Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 1:12 pm
by Birdmonster
No T-Mac, no problem.

Well, not quite.

But Warriors by 5. And Biedrins makes one fiersome block on Yao at some point and I get really excited about it.