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3 hours ago, lethalweapon3 said:

That's all I got! Time to go reheat some mac 'n cheese.

Lw3 and Trae love the same dish! 😆 Nice work. I can ride with a tryptophanned preview! 
 

Rockets 🚀-14 o/u 238

I think we pull off the upset tonight. 
 

Hawks 123

Rockets 118


Trae : 37/17/11 (career high 11 boards)

He will try and impress fellow Adidas brother and the beard 🧔 Harden!

 

Go Hawks!!!
 

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Great write up. I think Trae has come to the conclusion that he is going to have to do it all. Over his last four games he is averaging:

36.3 PTS, 5.3 TRB. 8.0 AST on .485 FG%, .962 FT%, .455 3PT%

If there is a more deserving PG in the East of a All Star bid, I do not know his name.

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1 minute ago, High5 said:

 

Iiiin-teresting!!! I'm Ok with experimentation. Plus Cam shooting is problematic. 

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1 minute ago, JayBirdHawk said:

Iiiin-teresting!!! I'm Ok with experimentation. Plus Cam shooting is problematic. 

Cam is also still hurt, and not playing tonight

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14 minutes ago, JayBirdHawk said:

Iiiin-teresting!!! I'm Ok with experimentation. Plus Cam shooting is problematic. 

Our defense maybe in trouble though. 

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16 minutes ago, High5 said:

 

 

This is what I'm talking about when it comes to LP.  Even though he made his first shot, this guy hasn't hit the broad side of a barn for about 3 - 4 games.  So you can't expect him to just "get it going".

LP . . you need a secondary offense that doesn't have Trae as the initial ball handler.  If that means Hunter initiates the attack, so be it.  Run Trae off of screens when he doesn't have the ball ( like Golden State does with Curry ), to see if you can free him up that way.

If you KNOW that everybody will be blitzing Trae off of the pick and roll ( which Houston is indeed doing ), then DO SOMETHING ELSE!!

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Hawks defense is a bigger joke in person but then again, we got three scrub defenders on the court at this time. That said, they can't shoot either. This team is so basura 

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I just want them to post somebody up one time.  They obviously can't run this motion offense because the guys running it can't shoot well enough off the dribble to make people pay.  

So just post somebody up.

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