[Game] Kings @ Rockets - 1/31/17 - 5PT/8ET

Discussion in 'Kings Rap' started by VF21, Jan 30, 2017.

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  1. VF21

    VF21 #TheFutureIsSkal Staff Member Contributor

    One more game in the road trip. While some are beating their chests in despair over the loss to the Sixers, others have a more rational approach. We should have lost to the Cavs, but we didn't. So it kind of evens out... at least in my POV.

    I love this team. I love seeing team chemistry build. I love seeing DeMarcus continue to grow and improve as a player to the point where opposing broadcasting teams are virtually speechless. I have faith once again.

    #GoKings

    #LoyaltyIsLove

    #SacramentoProud

    #IHateHouston
  2. Glenn

    Glenn Well-Known Member Contributor

    I agree totally. It is amazing to me how quickly we forget the games we shouldn't have won. Things even out EXCEPT our putrid at home record. We have a team of the quality that should have won 1/2 of them. We chocked on these. Losing IN Philadelphia happens. We should beat the teams of the Sixers skill level in Sacto and we have failed too many times. I don't get it.
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  3. kingsboi

    kingsboi Well-Known Member

    This is probably the worst match up the Kings have had this season...way too many three point shooters to defend here. I'll be pleasantly surprised if the Kings hang with Houston.
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  4. Tetsujin

    Tetsujin The Game Thread Dude

    We're DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMED
  5. mac

    mac Well-Known Member

    Calling Harden 43 pts 13 assists
  6. Kingster

    Kingster Well-Known Member

    I actually think you're not giving the Sixers enough credit. Those guys compete. They play extremely hard. The last two games played against the Sixers without Embiid on the floor were very close, and that's not just by chance, imo.
  7. Spike

    Spike Well-Known Member

    So we're holding him back tonight?
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  8. Kingsfan23

    Kingsfan23 Well-Known Member

    We are in every game, for good or ill
  9. ockingsfan

    ockingsfan Well-Known Member

    VF, although I really appreciate your optimism.

    The problem is, we are down 3 games in the standings for the 8th playoff spot, and if our goal is to make the playoffs, we NEED to win the games we should win.

    Trading amazing wins and then losing games to teams like Phily, will leaves us out of the playoffs by the end of the season. :(
  10. GoSACtown

    GoSACtown Active Member

    ditto
  11. Glenn

    Glenn Well-Known Member Contributor

    I'll ditto your ditto.
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  12. PurpleHaze

    PurpleHaze Well-Known Member

    Does Boogie Monster need to score over 50 for Kings any chance tonight? 60+!
  13. VF21

    VF21 #TheFutureIsSkal Staff Member Contributor

    We knew January was going to be really difficult. We could easily have lost every single game on this road trip...but we didn't. "Games we should win" is a nice concept but doesn't mean a thing. There are just too many variables to count on any games as easy wins or losses, especially if you're a Kings fan. ;)

    You're already throwing in the towel? Sorry, but this season especially I just don't think the West has eight locked-in teams. Too many things can and probably will happen. My optimism is who I am, but in this case I think it's more being practical than anything else.

    This really is a conversation for the Playoff thread, however, so I'll leave it at that.

    #GoKings!!
  14. VF21

    VF21 #TheFutureIsSkal Staff Member Contributor

    MOD NOTE: The discussion of the latest silly rumor about Boogie being traded has been moved to the Personnel Moves forum and merged with the existing rumor thread.
  15. SLAB

    SLAB Well-Known Member

    The Rockets haven't even jacked a 3 yet and I'm already irritated.

    This will likely be no fun at all.
  16. Glenn

    Glenn Well-Known Member Contributor

    Oh, damn, Harden is hurt.
  17. Larry89

    Larry89 Disgruntled Kings Fan

    Did Harden just tear his meniscus?
  18. Larry89

    Larry89 Disgruntled Kings Fan

    Houston sets some good screens and run pick and roll very well
  19. Glenn

    Glenn Well-Known Member Contributor

    I need closed captioning to read the Rockets' jerseys.
  20. Glenn

    Glenn Well-Known Member Contributor

    Kosta is a beast. :cool:
  21. Larry89

    Larry89 Disgruntled Kings Fan

    Atleast Trevor Ariza isn't shooting like he's alone in a gym this time because someone is actually trying to guard him
  22. Sluggah

    Sluggah Well-Known Member

    They sure run down the floor.
  23. jcwkings

    jcwkings Well-Known Member

    We are getting murdered on any form of screen and roll.
  24. Glenn

    Glenn Well-Known Member Contributor

    Are the Kings evolving into a 3 pt. shooting team? Speaking of that, I really have regrets we didn't sign Anderson.
  25. ESP47

    ESP47 Well-Known Member

    Joerger needs to pull Cousins. He's given up about 18 of their 25 points on his own with lazy, half assed defense. This is frustrating to watch.
  26. jcwkings

    jcwkings Well-Known Member

    Cousins misses lay in attempts to steal in backcourt, Nene just sprints to rim and gets layup.
  27. DesertFox

    DesertFox Active Member

    There is no reason for Cuz and Koufos to share the floor, especially tonight.
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  28. Glenn

    Glenn Well-Known Member Contributor

    Has Joerger ever answered the question most people have in their mind; why play Cuz and Kosta at the same time? It's obvious to me that it is something Joerger really likes.
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  29. whoopdeedoo

    whoopdeedoo Member

    3 points in the final 5 minutes of that quarter. that's shameful. From 5:26 to :02 they didn't score.
  30. glassman

    glassman New Member

    This is one of the teams that tandem totally doesn't work with... Ryan Anderson is too much for cousins and Koufos to keep up with.
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