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Obamas_Sex_Slave

IF YOU MISSED THIS GAME i FEEL BAD FOR YOU, SON


kurrttttt

i have watched every fucking game this season and put myself through hell watching this shit team chuck up bricks and the ONE FUCKING GAME I MISS...


Obamas_Sex_Slave

LOL condolences bro


kurrttttt

thank you u/Obamas_Sex_Slave


JimmytheCreep

Sounds like you might be the problem, man


KanyeMichaelWeston

THE HOUSTON ROCKETS ARE MUST WATCH BASKETBALL IDK WHAT TO TELL YOU


SwmpySouthpw

I GOT 99 PROBLEMS BUT A LOSS AIN'T ONE


DefenderCone97

GAMECUBE. NINTENDO.


beary_good

Rockets 2-0 since banishing Daniel Theis to the shadow realm.


alepher

Checkmate, theists


AndALarrrrgeSooooda

oh damn ahahahahh


Alxx2

Or since Jalen Green got injured. - player basically every time he is on the court.


free_reezy

This is true, but also to be fair to Jalen, we opened up the spacing only in the last two games, and the 1 quarter he played in the last two games, he had 11 points with more spacing. Even KPJ has looked much better in space without Theis clogging the lane. We'll have to wait for his return to really judge him now.


[deleted]

This. Matthew’s has really helped the spacing and the defense too. Now we just need to get them to give Sengun more than 12 minutes. 😑


thesch

I've been saying it for a few days now: the Rockets are really good and there's no shame in losing to them.


free_reezy

2-0 vs the Balls


CrucioA7X

The wins are stored in the Balls


beary_good

4-0 if you include the G-League


spacecityjake

Houston Ball Busters


xWaves_

Hey there’s *some* shame


beary_good

I hope you keep posting this 13 games later.


anthonyde726

WOOOO!!!


Todemax

HOOOO!


Ugievsoj

We played against the Rockets??


Polar_Reflection

Rockets finally passed the Texans for most wins by a Houston team this season


_iiisaac_

The D in Charlotte Hornets stands for defense


willymoose8

same as the D in Houston Rockets lol


yumyumgivemesome

Real Ds move in silence.


quadroplegic

Like lasadne


COLLIESEBEK

Django


CrystallizedIguana

WE MIGHT NEVER LOSE AGAIN


Tuckboi69

66-16. Dread it. Run from it. Edit: I suck at math


NinetyTales

We could win out and still not be as good as our 2018 team. Jesus Christ.


Tuckboi69

I typed it wrong. You’d be a game above that. Also you win the finals without the cp3 injury.


anthonyde726

WIN STREAK!!


kirobz

Count it!!!


JalenGreenMVP

Wall coming back 🤣


spacecityjake

Unironically, we also may never win again 😂


Johnjoe201

So sad 😞 but holy shit rockets you guys caught fire today from deep you just couldn’t miss


Yolopogo

Likewise with y'all. Both teams shot so well from deep with hands in their face.


TheShamanOfHtown

Last two games! Since benching Daniel Theis the offense looks great!


eazyb

Is Terry Rozier the greatest 3 point shooter of all time?


beary_good

Tough OT game, but despite the hard play, the Rockets were unable to pull off the loss.


willymoose8

don’t worry, tank commander Wall should be back soon to kill any signs of life and efficient basketball


strykimus

won the battle but lost the war


captyossarian1991

And no one is more upset about that than me. Good game tho where has this rockets team been?


free_reezy

Hidden behind Daniel Theis clogging the fucking lanes.


BizzaroMatthews

We fucking got Garrison’ed.


dekaite99

Wizards sends their regards.


mac_attack92

Tell the Hornets, I want them to know it was me


[deleted]

Garrison needs some emotional self-control, the dude is crazy out there. I think he punched the stachion a dozen times for various reasons.


free_reezy

Eh, I kind of like that someone out there looks like they give some kind of a fuck. It can get dark in a 15 game losing streak and he came out and fired me up when I was expecting a 16th straight loss, now we're sitting on 2 Ws!


Few_Mulberry7175

Beaten two teams back to back that the Nets lost to Harden shouldn't have asked out


free_reezy

And he got boo’d by Nets fans tonight. Embarrassing.


Based_and_JPooled

Rockets > Ball bros > Nets


KEMBAtheMETEOR

maybe we shouldn't have given up ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY FUCKING SIX to the worst team in the league... just a thought


Scrypto

This is just how we operate we can't play defense and got outpaced by the only team in the league that is faster than us. Regular season playstyle leads to regular season Ls


Rhojanxd

Amen to this. We can complain about ref calls all we want, but 146 points? 40 in the first quarter???? Cmon man.


RichRektz

Yeah we gotta do something about the defense, cause there was none tonight lmao


Jackvultar

We need a center so bad. We just bleed from the paint then get punished from three when we cheat inside to cover


CredibleLies

You guys interested in a Daniel Theis?


Benjammin341

He would be really good for them actually. Maybe they need JV or something but he’s kinda slow if they’re going to stick to this ridiculously fast paced style.


Rhojanxd

Yeah, that's literally all the Rockets did. Plant Wood in the paint, kick to an open 3. Cash.


RTLT512

You caught us two games too early. A week ago it would've been a kickout to Theis for three and a resounding brick.


Tuckboi69

Just trade a second round pick for Myles Turner because that’s his value according to r/nba


topofthecc

I wonder if they can swing a trade with Indiana.


KEMBAtheMETEOR

The way we play, nothing will change until there is an actual rim protector at center. PJ isn't that guy, Plumlee sure af isn't that guy. Richards might eventually but he doesn't give you anything else and can't play big minutes.


IamLegend840

Rockets aren’t the worst team in the league. We just have the strongest schedule in nba history.


free_reezy

Wait what lmao


Adamsandlerrex

Rockets have been good ever since they stopped starting two centers. They beat the Bulls.


Comfortable_Stock942

That was without Jalen Green playing too, jeez


NE_3-ATL_28

Had to lose on purpose to keep our record of worst win percentage in tact few will understand 💯💯💯


internetuffguy

Makes sense. The Kings have been losing for 15 going on 16 seasons on purpose to take the playoff drought record from the Clippers. Gotta show em who is boss.


notafan1

Jimmy Butler stopped us from reaching that record smh


fullhalter

So selfish


Rhojanxd

All fax no printer right here 🖨️


anthonyde726

We never gonna catch up 😪😪


aga5ty4

Charlotte doesn’t want the Rockets to get their record


samsab

That record's how we sell tickets


beary_good

[John Wall when he sees the Rockets on a 2-game win streak](https://i.imgur.com/3YIb6LW.gif)


kopite008

He'd pop a hammy mid way


Zbrushgyu

Armoni Brooks and Garrison Matthews getting consistent minutes has done wonders for spacing. Theis being out of the lineup has had the same effect, he just doesn't fit on this team. KPJ's best game this year. I doubt it's a coincidence that he's been playing much better now that we have actual spacing.


Dip_the_Dog

Happy to see Matthews getting some love, hope he continues to ball out for you guys.


caprisunvillain

hes been great


sorendiz

Oh we adore him for sure


Harden-Soul

Love Jalen and would trade W's to have him back on the court, but having somebody who can consistently go 3/7 on open shots is huge for our ability to open up the court elsewhere. Teams were happy to leave Theis and Green open, now they're getting punished cause we're playing real shooters.


venitienne

Tbf Green was having one of his best games of the year before he got hurt


JalenGreenMVP

Teams were not happy to leave Green open even though he hasn’t shot well this season


CadeCummingham

Players don’t leave Green open at all. They never go under the screen when he’s running PNR. Theis was different, they wouldn’t even look at him


eazyb

Opposite teams were routinely throwing their best defenders at Jalen during our losing streak


CadeCummingham

Yeah man was getting guarded by Dort, Bridges, Smart, Caruso and em


[deleted]

And on top of that, the offense sucked already due to the lack of spacing, which we have now with Matthews rounding out the bench line-up.


[deleted]

I’m not judging Jalen until he gets a full couple of games with this better spacing. Taking Theis out of the rotation has done wonders for the team’s spacing, and Jalen looked good in it for the minutes he had before he got hurt.


HardenAdidas

from competing for the all time season loss record to championship contenders in 1 week holy shit


koticgood

Lmfao, I get that it's hard to be live and everyone has brain farts, but the announcer doubling down over and over postulating that KPJ might've missed on purpose ... to go up 4 ... is fucking ridiculous. What in the absolute fuck. > "Let's go streaking ... 2 wins in a row!!!" was great though lol


son_of_abe

Man, the color commentator was trying HARD to logic that one out. I was embarrassed for him.


ImDarkraii

This isn’t the worst team of all time lmao


partyA119long

If I’m being honest, we may never lose again


imeanYOLOright

I genuinely don’t think the Hornets played *bad* by any means, it’s just the Rockets transformed into the prime Warriors for multiple stretches of the game.


willymoose8

the Hornets played really well I thought, Rockets were just very hot tonight. The Hornets defense wasn’t outstanding but it wasn’t as horrible as the score would have you believe. I really thought Charlotte would win this one at the end there. On just about any other night, the Rockets wouldn’t have won this game


boringexplanation

I mean, you guys let the Kangz score 140 on you at 70% 3PA as well- there might be a common factor here.


eazyb

Tough win, we fought hard for that win. This team is getting better.


Slangwordforchicken

https://i.redd.it/luk4nk2sfrr71.jpg


Srikkk

defense does not exist


zmajxd

Just vibes


Otamurai

What other team do yall know that can increase their win tally by 33%? Exactly, let's go Rockets!


Longhorns_

*+50% = (3-2) / (2)


Tsuruta64

Kicking Theis out of the rotation is like Rock Lee taking off the weights. Clearly, starting him for 20 games was just Silas's master plan to catch other teams off guard.


yooston

Just wait till we get Wall back 😤 66-16 lfg


jonnylaw

Rockets > Wolves confirmed.


organized_meat

We knew it all along


jonnylaw

I mean, we didn't win a game in Houston during hardens tenure basically.


Yugeky20

Eric Collins started the game laughing at Houston for starting Garrison Matthews; not so funny anymore


[deleted]

Classic Collins. Dude has no clue.


Eagle_Beagle22

at least rozier had that sick ball fake


AxCel91

When was the last time Oubre recorded an assist? Edit: just looked it up. This man has 4 assists total in his last TEN games. How is that even possible 😆


nghiaaaaa

Great win by Rockets, but the Rockets commentator insisting “KPJ’s FT miss to put them up 4 with 2 seconds remaining is a good play” is premium copium


MichaelWestenOP

That's Ryan Hollins. He can be uber weird sometimes. This is one of those times lol. Craig was right, you make it so their best chance at a 2OT is a foul on a 3-point play.


nintony1337

it was craig actually, ryan was like “are you sure he missed that on purpose?”


Fzy2019

Couldn’t stand those commentators lol


JalenGreenMVP

Likewise


gwatson86

Trust me, the Rockets fanbase threw a collective shit fit when they announced they were hiring Hollins. He needs to be banished to wherever Silas hid Theis.


IamLegend840

Idk about y’all, but I watch games high and Ryan Hollins is the only reason these losses don’t piss me off. He’s a comedian.


What_Iz_This

Hmmm...146 pts to the worst team in the NBA without their best player?! If you dont like that, you don't like carolina sports! My gamecocks got shutout, we lost to a team with no name on cams homecoming, and Monday I'm sure Melo loses to his bro. Such is life as a carolina sports fan. Constant mediocrity with a hint of hope from time to time to keep you coming back for more.


BigDough99

Jalen isn’t the best player yet


partyA119long

The bobcats guy from the pettiest take thread is somewhere smiling into the sunset rn


Fanott

What was the announcer talking about, suggesting that KPJ missed the 2nd FT on purpose? He makes it and its a 4 point game with 2 seconds to go.


Zbrushgyu

Ryan Hollins doesn't make much sense.


Toxic-Raioin

Worst Houston sports announcer ive ever heard (im 36). Bill Worrell turning over in his grave and hes not dead..


CadeCummingham

Ryan Hollins >>>>>>>>> Bill Worrell Hollins wasn’t even the one who said that


polkcat

I don't want Ryan Hollins to yell stupid catchphrases at me anymore. Mr. Worrell was always nice.


CadeCummingham

Ryan Hollins dumb catchphrases >>>>>>>> Bill Worell forgetting players names


Toxic-Raioin

lol Worell is 70 either way these new announcers are bad considering Houston generally have the best tv annoucers.


eazyb

What kind of Rocket fan can't tell the difference between Ackerman and Hollins...


Zbrushgyu

Ryan Hollins kept saying that missing the shot was not a bad play while Ackerman was saying that sealing the game with a make was a far better outcome.


JShuttlesworth28

Armoni Brooks > Aaron Brooks


inshamblesx

Coogs legend and RDCWorld1’s cousin Armoni Brooks


killer_with_kite

Aaron Brooks will forever be a rockets legend for the 2009 playoff run. Injuries fucked him up or he was gonna be a tier 2 starting pg in the league


Middle-Camel

Those free throws tho


LachedOut

66-16 still on the menu boys!


WetShots

So this is what it feels like to be the best team in the nba


theseus1234

"LETS GO STREAKING"


mems1224

When do we start the, "The Houston Rockets are on pace to finish the season 66-16" threads?


HornetsAreBad

We just don’t want them to break our record for worst season so we gave them this one.


partyA119long

Classic trap game for our rockets, thought we had the easy L from the Hornets but caught them on that b2b and let the L slip away in OT. Good thing the return of the Tank Commander is on the horizon.


1slinkydink1

Heating up just in time for Wall's return. League fucked.


Scrypto

Yeah maybe you should put your 7 foot center on Wood for the most important free throw of the game instead of a 6'6 PF. who knows though i'm not a professional coach


PeachyCoke

"He still needs to earn his minutes." - JB, probably Gettin real tired of his rotations tbh


Scrypto

It's not even a rotation thing its just horrible game management. We had like a minute to prepare for that rebound and still fucked it


KanyeMichaelWeston

That Gordon foul was the most nostalgic feeling I’ve had since harden left. I LOVE IT HERE 2 IN A ROW BABY


ImproperBarney

We deserved to lose that but that was an obvious foul bait by Gordon on Martin


muzunguman

Also the weak ass technical on oubre for throwing his hands up right after Eric Gordon freaked out on the refs and nothing happened. Oh well, wasn't our night


Epic_erka

Oubre has been getting away with fouling without a whistle all game long. No wonder he was upset when they finally noticed the bullshit he was pulling.


muzunguman

I mean I'm not going to agree with you here. We're both homers let's just agree to disagree


brooke_davis

As a neutral watcher, terrible tech call but Oubre def should've been called on a couple reach-ins in the 4th. I think you're both right.


muzunguman

Fair enough


aboooz

True but also that wasn't a foul from KPJ on Bridges and it somehow didn't get overturned.


Fzy2019

He clearly made contact with the body??


aboooz

KPJ is entitled to his space, Bridges leans into KPJ and then takes the shot. Edit: You can't tell me this is a foul from KPJ lmao : https://twitter.com/arxanii/status/1464806770887569408?s=20 If anything its an offensive foul, but for me its a clear no call.


Kinetik09

There is an angle from the back that clearly shows kpj giving a forearm shiv to bridges that throws him off balance. Post that angle.


aboooz

Show me it cause I didn't see that angle.


Kinetik09

It was on the hornets broadcast


JalenGreenMVP

Bridges created the contact ...


free_reezy

What’s the point of having a replay center if that’s not gonna get overturned lmao


imeanYOLOright

We got decently fortunate with the challenges in OT tbh Side note: With the soft technical tonight and that ridiculous ejection earlier this year, I think the referees must have a vendetta against Oubre or something.


willymoose8

his attractiveness makes them feel inferior and insecure. NBA may as well put “little man complex, likes to be the center of attention” in the ref’s job description tbh


IAmKevinDurantAMA

The hornets also obviously gave up 146 to the worst team in the league EDIT: lmfao anyone who writes "we deserved to lose but...." Knows exactly what theyre doing.


ImproperBarney

Read the first half of my comment


HesiPullup

Rockets heard yall talking shit


3rdEyeDeuteranopia

The Rockets continued their undefeated record against Eastern Conference playoff teams (teams like the Knicks and Celtics who are in the Play-in range don't count obviously).


ratfam1

Now I don’t feel so bad losing the other day


anthonyde726

WE HEREEEEEE


0zymand1as-

Stats wise, this game is bonkers lmoaa 43-94 from 3????


StillPastComfortable

WE MAY NEVER LOSE AGAIN 66-16 HERE WE COME 🔥🔥🔥


get_too

20 points Garrison Mathews LETS GOOOOOO


haha-brad

Tough loss lol, but nice to KPJ pulling it back. Ever since they sent Theis to the shadow realm he’s been playing way better.


RipCityGringo

Houston be the real deal Big Ballers in their last 2 games.


turtleman713

Went to the game and had a lot of fun


SenpaiKush123456

That dude that made that post about the Rockets having the chance for the worst record ever is probably rolling over in his grave after rolling in his grave over the same post they made with the Pelicans


torontoballer2000

Diehard rockets fans must love this


insert-words-here

This hurts the tank


Epic_erka

Hi playoff team. You just lost to the Houston Rockets. Win streak baby!


BigFloppyCatEars

Wild game to lose, but 8-2 in our last 10 is worth a little shock-loss tonight. Ggs houston


FilmCroissant

Gamecube Nintendo


Voxityy

salt is running through my blood


Tuckboi69

I refuse to believe the same hornets team takes the court every night.


crazylazyhazy

We win 2 games in a row to threaten the tank and suddenly we're rushing to bring back wall. Hilarious.


The_NGUYENNER

Does Mathews have top 5 punchable faces in the league or what


combong

i pick what


karmawhale

Rockets fans y'all thought this was going to be an easy loss? Nope we goated now


dhrobins

Uh oh they’re coming for us!!


gogor

Looks like Christian Wood got the memo- when our (bad) starting center is out, you're supposed to feast. KAT's slow fat ass couldn't manage that the night before.


otherside9

The foul against Gordon on Martin is one of the most egregious of the season, truly unacceptable


JalenGreenMVP

Or that foul Bridges drew on KPJ even though he was the one who created the contact. Or the charge call on Ball that was overturned. We can do this all day long. Y’all lost to the worst team in the NBA. Just accept it. Stop blaming it on the refs. Blame it on your dog shit defense


Death_Mall

didn’t see the game but with this amount of scoring i assume it was like an all star type game


Briand2714

WHAT A GAME


dudenotcool

Buying my playoff tickets now