Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Chris Paul Legler "SHOCKED" Chris Paul 28-pt lift Thunder over Houston 119-107 in OT despite Harden 38-pt
Finally, we’ve got a game fresh out of the oven. How about game? Four rockets thunder james harden russell west for both wearing gear, honoring, kobe bryant, on 8 24 honoring, his daughter as well, and chris paul. He was the star in overtime in game, three harden with the steal against his former teammate. He had four steals: he’ll go the distance harden in the first half scorder, assisted on 36 of the 48 rockets points, while on the floor, that’s 75 we’re tied at 60, now early in the third tied at 66. hardin little freedom there with the real estate. He had six triples rockets up by that triple. He also had 15 dimes finding eric gordon who had 23 points holding form rockets up by six. They attempted ready for this 58 threes, another playoff record. They keep pushing that mark paul missing, getting the rebound. He had 26 points thunder within four final seconds of the quarter dennis schroeder on the break after the miss from hardin paul schroeder got the distance. He had 30 points, four threes thunder within one. How about thunder’s bench 43 points in all led by schroeder for 30. rockets down by one now in the fourth and hard driving? He finished this game with 32 points pushing the rockets up by one, but the bench they had only 13 points in this one. Final. 318 left thunder up one nice drive here, harden top bucket and the lead later on, chris paul answering back little one one on one off glass against harden back and forth.
We go harden to jeff green. He had 10 points off the bench green inside nice touch. Next, possession cp3 working harden love this one on one match up, got it thunder up by juan later 40 seconds, left schroeder, driving past green. This is such a tough shot, yeah high off the glass the thunder go on to win by three and the reaction afterwards. It’S, the sanitizer’s fault – pardon not, please the series tied it to a piece, all right, tim legler back with us. I know you were watching that game closely. You look at what schroeder did you look? What chris paul did still know russell westbrook. What, in your mind, was the key for the thunder evening up this series? Well, the guard play was sensational today. You know you watched them all season long. They were one of the great stories in the league with what they got out of chris paul alexander and, of course, dennis shooter. They got 74 points out of those guys today and nobody was more important than dennis schruter just the way he played throughout, but then in particular the way he played late. The ball was in his hands. He had the biggest shot to go a head shot to put them up, one of the entire game and for houston. You know you had a situation where they had a late game, inexplicable turnover by james harden, trying to throw the ball ahead from the back court.
Um, when, in a situation where they didn’t even have an advantage down, one that was really costly, followed by the shooter conversion and put him down three, the other aspect of this and kevin mentioned, though the 58 attempted threes they made 23 just great, but think about This they missed 35. Three point shots. You know you missed nine threes, a quarter for an entire game. It is very difficult to overcome that, particularly when you look at the ratio to get into the foul line. Only 10 free throw attempts, so normally they’re gon na take a ton of threes but they’re normally also getting to the line 20 to 25 times that wasn’t the case. The oklahoma city thunder did a great job, keeping them off the foul line and they didn’t make enough shots to ultimately win this game, and now oklahoma city has the momentum they have life and now it’s. A matter of is russell westbrook going to make an appearance here anytime soon. You know he’s chomping at the bit now that it’s 2 2 tim again at least 53s shot by the rockets in all four games of this series. So if you’re mike d’antoni, obviously hope you get russ westbrook back what’s your number one key going into game five, i think they’ve got to do a better job of not just settling for those quick threes all the time i know that’s part of their identity sage, But when you only get to the line 10 times, you’re, not giving yourself a chance at easy points and that’s something i’m going to look at that’s.
The very first number that mike d’antoni is going to have jump out at him when he gets that stat sheet. They’Re going to do a better job of attacking and and not settling for those long early ones that ended up, leading to oklahoma city outlets, game, five rockets, thunder plus with some running back, love and hate. I love chris carson. I know he’s not a sexy pick and i understand how jarring that can be from such a sexy fantasy analyst, but all right look garson’s a steal late in the fourth round, where he’s going in many drafts on espn last two seasons, carson one of only two Running backs with at least 100 rushing yards and nine touchdowns and his role in the passing game grew in 2019 as he averaged a career. High 2.5 catches per game, workhorse back increased role in the passing game. Chris carson is a love for me, but leonard fournette. Not so much with new acquisition chris thompson likely to handle the passing down role in 2020. Fournette is a low ceiling, injury prone touchdown dependent rb2, considering the jags ranked dead last in rush percentage inside the 5 yard line of 2019, not sure how many rushing touchdown opportunities are there to be had fournette is outside by top 20 running backs and on the Hate list playing fantasy football with espn hover, that is, a love, go to espn.com, ffl or download the espn fantasy app now get started matthew.
Thank you. Patriots reporter mike reese tweeting out observations. After practice. On sunday and monday yesterday, saying, cam, newton and brian hoyer got the bulk of the work and it feels like jared stidham’s status in the qb pictures fading the last two practices, the newton edelman connection, fantasy owners, notable the comfort level between them is growing, and then Today, fiery back and forth, banter between cam and the offense and the ball stripping pass. Rushing d with pads on things got chippy. At times, lots of reps for newton jared stidham eases in the new nfl live crew with our friends led by laura rutledge. They have much more kevin seems like cam newton really is solidifying his place as the starting quarterback for the patriots, at least as of right now, marcus spears. What should that make us think? First of all, laura we gon na address this man as cam. Damn newton y’all know that’s one of my favorite words. The second thing is everybody acting all shocked. I said it from day one that cam newton was going to be the starter jared stidham and brian hoyer are the backups to cam newton, and there was this whole argument about old jerry stidham’s been in the system, but let bygones be bygones. Cam newton is not only the best player, possibly on new england’s team he’s, the best quarterback. No, you know what not possibly he’s the best player on new england’s football team right now, marcus.
When you said possibly, i could see stefan gilbert’s name kind of hovering over your head there. He is the best player on that team, but cam newton is an exciting player and it’s a no brainer to start him at quarterback, shocking right. The former mvp is the guy they’re going with. I also think, though, for new england – and this is important – they don’t actually have to change that much of what they do on offense, yes, very different player from tom brady, but the play action. The pre stat motion the quick passing game. Those are all things cam newton can execute as well plus additional threat in the run game and you’ve got an offense that could look better than last year, yeah for it’s three things. First of all, it’s great to see. Cam newton kind of becoming the quarterback for new england, but also staying himself off the field. You see him moving around the juice, the dancing in practice. The second thing is, and meena you mentioned this him being the the runner in the kind of quarterback run game. Will minimize what is their greatest weakness, their wide receivers in their skill position, and really this comes down to josh mcdaniels. Their play call and offensive coordinator he’s got to build this offense to not only get cam to play well, but this offense to play well and then play good enough to win football games, which is what new england is accustomed to.
But kim is absolutely their starter.