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Discussion in '2008 Playoffs' started by max, Apr 22, 2008.
1st Round Houston vs Utah
Well the Rockets do the impossible and beat the Jazz in Salt Lake City which will at least guarantee a game back in Houston. They took a seven point lead with 1 min to go and then almost blew it but a block Carl Landry with .2 seconds on Deron Williams saved it for them. With the Jazz being up 2 games, Carlos Boozer had already predicted earlier that the Jazz would not be going back to Houston...now where have we heard similar words like that before Bad Boys fans
Wow - what a play by Landry! That was right up there with Prince's "The Block" on Reggie Miller. It was amazing seeing the end of that game live. Did you know that Houston was one of the four teams that win in SLC during the regular season, too?
HOU tried to give the game back, UTAH said no thanks. I hate Memo's clutch 3's.
I don't know if it's because the games are on so late or the teams themselves but man, I just can't stay awake for these ones! Houston is so boring... Utah looks real good though. And you know they'd kill us in the Finals too.
HUGE win for the Rockets, however, it will be their only win. The Jazz in 5!!!!!
It's pretty weird when a series goes 3 games without anyone winning at home. The most extreme case I can remember also involved the Rockets, during their title-winning year of '95: in the WCF against the Spurs, the road team won each of the first FIVE games of the series before Houston wrapped it up at home in Game 6.
Maybe the key to the Jazz winning all of those home games is that guy behind the basket that got tossed in the second qtr by the ref and security. I don't know who he was heckling, but that is the first time in a while that I have seen that happen:nerd2:
It happened in 2005 with Houston and Dallas. Houston won game 1 and 2 in Dallas, then Dallas won game 3 and 4 in Houston. After that the home team won the rest, so Dallas won the series, winning game 7 by 40 points.
Today's headline: Fats gets into paint, puts Jazz up 3-1
Go Memo!! Well not really
When I read a summary of the game and it mentioned that the Jazz had gone 0-14 on 3s, I clicked on the boxscore expecting to see that Memo had gone at least 0-8, but to my surprise, he only missed 2 (Korver was the one who kept jacking, 0-6). And Memo was 6-9 on 2-pointers, plus 18 (!!) boards...not bad.
I guess no one watched any of this because Suns-Spurs was on at the same time, but the Rockets beat the crap out of the Jazz in Game 5, 95-69. Utah can close it out at home on Friday night, but if Houston manages to steal that one, the Jazz might come to regret having mailed it in during Game 5.
It has been another weird series, but Utah better wrap it up.
Both play way better defense than the Nuggets, but Jazz have a better chance of beating the Lakers than the Rockets. With that being said, if the next round is is supposed to open in Los Angeles on Sunday, so even if the Jazz wrap it up Friday, they only get one day rest after the Lakers have a whole week off. The Jazz probably need at least 3 days to prepare for the frenetic fast paced Lakers
The Lakers absolutely own UTAH. I think that series if it happens will go alot quicker than ppl expect.
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