Now that we know who's going to the show (Knicks vs. Rockets)

Now that we know who's going to the show (Knicks vs. Rockets)

Post by RP » Tue, 07 Jun 1994 06:41:00


there's two key areas that I think will determine the outcome
of the game.

1) Forward spot:  NY is bigger and more physical at this position, and
    only thorpe I think can handle it.  Horry may or may not handle
    the banging well.  Another thing is Herrera's injury status.
    he won't be 100% for the game, and these games may re-injure him.
    Rockets have a shortage of talented big men and this may hurt.

2) Guards:  Houston's guards have a reputation for being streaky, but
    otherwise, I kinda believe they're just a little better than NY's
    guards.  Who does NY have at the Guard spot?  Starks?  Maxwell's D
    and/or offense can match his.  Who else... that old guy from
    Dallas... Harper?  Houston's guards run deep and well with Max, Kenny,
    Mario, Sam, and Scotty, all having 20+ point games and game winning 4th
    quarters this season.  Max does serious D work, Kenny is their
    mainstay, Elie is good enough to be a starter.  The only things
    I don't like about this guard set is Sam sometimes does some
    stupid things and gets burned on defense, AND Brooks might
    be too short to play D against NY.

    However, Houston guards do indeed get cold spells, and that may
    be their undoing, as it was in games 1 & 2 against Phoenix.

what about Center spot?  Ewing won't dominate Hakeem, and at best they'll
neutralize each other and at worst Hakeem will repeat his regular season
ass-*** of Ewing.  I'm amused about those regular season games.
Why?  Hakeem is really 6 foot 10 1/2.  About the size of a forward, but
he plays like a 7 footer.

And about Houston not meeting serious east coast defense yet, sorry but
that ain't true at all.

And please, nobody bring up the "heart" issue.  It's moot.

ah, hell, this is gonna be a fun series :)

congrats Knicks and
GO ROCKETS!!!!!!!!!!
----------------------
interesting side-note:
        The Rockets are the only team that has gone to the finals in the
        80's and 90's.  Lakers, Celtics, etc... are all lottery teams now.

 
 
 

Now that we know who's going to the show (Knicks vs. Rockets)

Post by Y » Tue, 07 Jun 1994 14:08:18

: there's two key areas that I think will determine the outcome
: of the game.

: 1) Forward spot:  NY is bigger and more physical at this position, and
:     only thorpe I think can handle it.  Horry may or may not handle
:     the banging well.  Another thing is Herrera's injury status.
:     he won't be 100% for the game, and these games may re-injure him.
:     Rockets have a shortage of talented big men and this may hurt.

: 2) Guards:  Houston's guards have a reputation for being streaky, but
:     otherwise, I kinda believe they're just a little better than NY's
:     guards.  Who does NY have at the Guard spot?  Starks?  Maxwell's D
:     and/or offense can match his.  Who else... that old guy from
:     Dallas... Harper?  Houston's guards run deep and well with Max, Kenny,
:     Mario, Sam, and Scotty, all having 20+ point games and game winning 4th
:     quarters this season.  Max does serious D work, Kenny is their
:     mainstay, Elie is good enough to be a starter.  The only things
:     I don't like about this guard set is Sam sometimes does some
:     stupid things and gets burned on defense, AND Brooks might
:     be too short to play D against NY.

:     However, Houston guards do indeed get cold spells, and that may
:     be their undoing, as it was in games 1 & 2 against Phoenix.

: what about Center spot?  Ewing won't dominate Hakeem, and at best they'll
: neutralize each other and at worst Hakeem will repeat his regular season
: ass-*** of Ewing.  I'm amused about those regular season games.
: Why?  Hakeem is really 6 foot 10 1/2.  About the size of a forward, but
: he plays like a 7 footer.

: And about Houston not meeting serious east coast defense yet, sorry but
: that ain't true at all.

: And please, nobody bring up the "heart" issue.  It's moot.

: ah, hell, this is gonna be a fun series :)

: congrats Knicks and
: GO ROCKETS!!!!!!!!!!
: ----------------------
: interesting side-note:
:       The Rockets are the only team that has gone to the finals in the
        80's and 90's.  Lakers, Celtics, etc... are all lottery teams now.

             Houston-------Knicks
             Hakeem --C----Ewing
             Thrope --F----Oakly
             Horry  --F----Smith
             Max    --G----Starks
             Smith  --G----Harper

         Bench:
             Sam           Anthony
             Mario         Davis
                           Mason
                           Willams

 
 
 

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Post by Joe Si » Tue, 07 Jun 1994 15:15:31

Quote:

>:   The Rockets are the only team that has gone to the finals in the
>    80's and 90's.  Lakers, Celtics, etc... are all lottery teams now.

The Lakers were in the finals in '91.

- Joe

 
 
 

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Post by RP » Tue, 07 Jun 1994 15:14:00

Quote:


>: ah, hell, this is gonna be a fun series :)

>: congrats Knicks and
>: GO ROCKETS!!!!!!!!!!
>: ----------------------
>: interesting side-note:
>:   The Rockets are the only team that has gone to the finals in the
>    80's and 90's.  Lakers, Celtics, etc... are all lottery teams now.

>             Houston-------Knicks
>             Hakeem --C----Ewing
>             Thrope --F----Oakly
>             Horry  --F----Smith
>             Max    --G----Starks
>             Smith  --G----Harper

hm.... starks & harper vs. max & smith....

         Bench:
             Sam           Anthony
             Mario         Davis
             Carl          Mason
             Scotty        Willams
             Jent
             Earl C.

 
 
 

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Post by Vincent Musoli » Tue, 07 Jun 1994 17:55:10

Quote:

> there's two key areas that I think will determine the outcome
> of the game.

> 1) Forward spot:  NY is bigger and more physical at this position, and
>     only thorpe I think can handle it.  Horry may or may not handle
>     the banging well.  Another thing is Herrera's injury status.
>     he won't be 100% for the game, and these games may re-injure him.
>     Rockets have a shortage of talented big men and this may hurt.

Yup.

Quote:

> 2) Guards:  Houston's guards have a reputation for being streaky,

Starks is too, Anthony isn't really what you could call consistent either...

Quote:
>     but
>     otherwise, I kinda believe they're just a little better than NY's
>     guards.  Who does NY have at the Guard spot?  Starks?  Maxwell's D
>     and/or offense can match his.

I'm not so sure. We'll see  ;)

Quote:
>     Who else... that old guy from
>     Dallas... Harper?  Houston's guards run deep and well with Max, Kenny,
>     Mario, Sam, and Scotty, all having 20+ point games and game winning 4th
>     quarters this season.  Max does serious D work, Kenny is their
>     mainstay, Elie is good enough to be a starter.  The only things
>     I don't like about this guard set is Sam sometimes does some
>     stupid things and gets burned on defense, AND Brooks might
>     be too short to play D against NY.

>     However, Houston guards do indeed get cold spells, and that may
>     be their undoing, as it was in games 1 & 2 against Phoenix.

> what about Center spot?  Ewing won't dominate Hakeem, and at best they'll
> neutralize each other and at worst Hakeem will repeat his regular season
> ass-*** of Ewing.

Patrick *knows* this is his last chance for a ring.

Quote:
> I'm amused about those regular season games.
> Why?  Hakeem is really 6 foot 10 1/2.  About the size of a forward, but
> he plays like a 7 footer.

> And about Houston not meeting serious east coast defense yet, sorry but
> that ain't true at all.

> And please, nobody bring up the "heart" issue.  It's moot.

I bring it down to details. And Riley is a master. BTW, you forgot to mention the small forward matchup; how's it goping to be ?

Quote:

> ah, hell, this is gonna be a fun series :)

> congrats Knicks and
> GO ROCKETS!!!!!!!!!!
> ----------------------
> interesting side-note:
>    The Rockets are the only team that has gone to the finals in the
>    80's and 90's.  Lakers, Celtics, etc... are all lottery teams now.

                                                        Vince

P. S. Go Knicks

 
 
 

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Post by R. S. Statsing » Thu, 09 Jun 1994 01:41:10



|> 1) Forward spot:  NY is bigger and more physical at this position, and
|>     only thorpe I think can handle it.  Horry may or may not handle
|>     the banging well.  Another thing is Herrera's injury status.
|>     he won't be 100% for the game, and these games may re-injure him.
|>     Rockets have a shortage of talented big men and this may hurt.

I would not necessarily consider all of the Knicks big men to be
talented, but I agree that the Rockets will need all of their
big men (even guys like Cureton abd Bullard) to step up.

|> 2) Guards:  Houston's guards have a reputation for being streaky,
|
|Starks is too, Anthony isn't really what you could call consistent either...

Yeah. Houston has a small edge in the backcourt IMHO.

|> what about Center spot?  Ewing won't dominate Hakeem,
|> and at best they'll
|> neutralize each other and at worst Hakeem will repeat his regular season
|> ass-*** of Ewing.

Clearly the Rockets have the edge at center as long as Hakeem
stays out of foul trouble.

|> ----------------------
|> interesting side-note:
|>   The Rockets are the only team that has gone to the finals in the
|>   80's and 90's.  Lakers, Celtics, etc... are all lottery teams now.

BZZZZZ! Sorry, thank you for playing. The Lakers were in the Finals
in 1991.

                        R.S.

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