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And the first of the news I want to give up here is that quiet will play this just ankle.
I will play no love management tonight.
He's going to play.
Don't have to worry about watching the game on prime time TV and not seeing quite Leonard out there with his Clipper teammates.
He will be out there.
Paul George will not be out there, but we'll be making his return.
It looks like tomorrow, so and we get lucky there.
And while quiet my sit out for that game on a back to back, we'll maybe get to see the debut of Paul George and coming at the right time when the Clippers they're doing with their first injuries that the season not only with the Kalai thing, you know if he's quote unquote injured and needs the load management to stay afloat for the the whole year and get ready for the playoffs, but the Clippers are just now dealing with an injury to Landry Shamin, who has been one of the best assets they could have got in there at 76 years for Tobias Harris.
He's been a sharpshooter.
He's been there, starting a shooting shooting guard.
It's been a pretty decent perimeter defender, but I haven't watched a ton of Clippers games.
Not because, quite, but I just haven't been keeping in touch with them.
But, um will be making sure to 10 in this one tonight, for sure.
With Rockets, Let's see how you guys can probably hard journey back there. Big hardened reporter.
And, yeah, there should be a really good interesting game is one of the top offenses in the league versus what? A top tier defense in the league.
We obviously, obviously are now gonna be missing shame and haven't seen Paul George in that lineup yet, which, I think, will it significantly improved their defense.
But, you know, one of the one of the best teams and one of the best offense I should say in the Rock.
It's not so much on defense, but one of the best office is running at the highest pace in the N b A.
Averaging the most points in the league this year.
Right now, through about 10 game 120 to be exact off to a much better started they were last year last year. They have tough Starr.
They were what they were four and seven or something.
They were 10th in the Western Conference.
It didn't look good that injuries to Chris Politics injuries there.
Gordon, which you know, kind of like similar times now with minus a Chris Paul part.
Carmelo was there and he ended up kind of being that scape go in terms of who to put the blame on and unfortunately, smell.
I don't think I was playing that bad.
Just felt like the fit.
We couldn't get the fit right for some reason.
And when he was playing well, they're like, Well, he's the reason that this team is is underperforming.
But I didn't necessarily think that case.
I wanted to see a little bit more of Carmelo.
Anthony thought he could have been asked, nonetheless, off to a much better start this season.
73 including three and one at home and Harden.
Obviously, he's got Russell Westbrook now, but by aside one with his lifelong buddies.
But Harden, it doesn't really change much.
Uh, with Russell Westbrook be in there.
Guys average triple doubles every year and die with who has a uses, who is, um, hand on the ball of time in Oklahoma City and dies Much doesn't change really yet this season, either.
He's hand on the ball a ton.
You had a lot of usage rate him and hardens of love.
You were asking how that was gonna fit.
Both of them seem to be ex selling in this system.
Harden his average ings 37 points, which is a career high right now for him even more than he did last year and last year had 30 years averaging 36 of eight years or 37 right now, not shooting as well, but not to worry about that.
For them, it's more about how many shots and we get up her possession.
How how can we get the, uh, uh, take advantage of our each possession like what is gonna be the plus or minus is S O.
I think for them they're just trying to take as many shots as possible and just try to get more possessions that they did, you know, in previous years and running that fast pace.
That explains why we're one of the, uh, fastest running offenses in the league are paces at number one and, you know, offensively, I think, are off integrating his top three right now.
So rockets looking a lot better.
But obviously we'll have that test tonight with Kawai plan.
I'm sure, Kel, I will be playing a lot against James Harden.
Westbrook seems to be doing well.
Still, you know he has a game because of some manage are some knee issues that he's that was them.
Pass that off season, the surgery.
So I think there well, they're not worried about any load management.
I'm sure Westbrook isn't either.
He's probably gonna play every game you can, but I think they did just want early in the year we just take off one game or so and then get back in the swing of things.
Maybe it was Ah, um, you know, maybe he's feeling a little sore around the area, or you just need to get his legs were tired, so maybe he just felt like he was gonna, uh it was dug for him to sit out one game early on in the year.
Ah, the Rockets are.
I did mention on a similar situation last year in terms of a certain injury.
With that being aired, Gordon and Gordon was your side.
I said, Aaron Gordon.
Let's decide my recently with the the injury.
He just suffered the knee injury.
So I was like, He just got a little, a little, I think, like a knee scope on his right knee.
So he's gonna be, I think about six weeks.
Daniel houses still out.
He was injured in a game.
Looked like it was gonna be a little bit worse, but it's just gonna be a bruise back.
It was like he will sit out in this one as well.
So not a lot of pieces all ready to start the season.
Just gonna hurt definitely with Gordon, who has reverted back to that six man road, definitely gonna hurt in terms of points off the bench.
I'm gonna need some guys to step up, including Austin Rivers, who I thought was a great addition last year.
That was a smart move to keep him this year, but we haven't seen him play to the standard that he did last year.
That made him so.
I don't want the coveted throughout believe, but definitely more covered than probably he would have been if he entered the off season this year and not play foot Rocket.
So I need to see a thing.
We'll see Austin Rivers, um, kind of create for himself a little bit more.
Take advantage of Airborne not being there, and obviously play a little bit more minutes because he's not there.
And then offensively, we're I mean, we're starting guys like Macklemore, who, for the longest time, the knock on him was he couldn't even shoot the three.
And now he's starting to shoot three a little bit more. You know, we have ties.
We have Pablo Sefolosha.
Just a very interesting, interesting lineup right now.
I don't know how long we're gonna be able to sustain this, especially if we suffer any more injuries.
I definitely feel like the Roberts need to make a move at some point.
I just don't know what with what I said we're gonna do, and with the limited cat space we have.
I don't know what kind of move they want to be.
You know, obviously the injury to Gerald Green hurt.
We did recently.
Just call up heart Isaiah.
Hardly seen you look pretty good.
And the D League. We also called up Gary Clark.
He looked pretty good, you know, right now it's a very interesting roster.
But not to worry, because we do have Beard himself and James Harden and that guy.
No, don't question his lower management.
He's not gonna sit out any games unless he's injured.
And that guy, he just incredibly, girl terrible.
The amount of punishment he takes, you know, not just penetrating into into the lane, but also just on the step back threes and outside the perimeter, because so many people were trying to guard him so tightly.
I mean, it's just incredible to see him play night in night, out plate, 35 40 plus minutes every night.
So it should be interesting.
Of course, he will be facing the tall task of going up against Quad Leonard, who is obviously one of the best defenders in the league and quiet has when he's playing.
He's he's put up N V P numbers as well.
I mean, nothing's really changed.
I think every year I think he probably could be an M V P.
It's just a matter of if he plays enough minutes throughout the year, you know, obviously for them they haven't really needed Paul.
George is well, they're also seven and 312 on the road.
And you know for that minutes.
It's the death, I think, from for them.
Mostly, I mean, they have Are they started for them that Patrick federally up there? They've been playing Zubov's to start the game at center and shame it's out.
But they also have in Bihar, clich? You know, I'm not even.
I'm not even trying to get on the bench just yet.
Gives on the bench.
Might that might be.
Their greatest after is that they have to six man of the year candidates on the bank.
For some reason, they don't start.
You know they feel better with them coming off the bench, even though they're playing most of the minutes.
Definitely not bench minutes.
But Montrose Harold Lou Williams.
Obviously, those guys are tear off the bench and they are probably the best against any secondary off her secondary line ups.
But you have in the game against them.
So and I know I'm trying to even just go down the list of the Los Angeles Clippers roster right now, even without shame.
It and Paul George And they did a lot of good stuff to Michael Green is another name that they have.
They gotten to trade last year.
See what straight, Still so weird that the Lakers even did that just gave him up for absolutely nothing.
All right, another 11th defensively so clearly that's gonna be and I don't know Doc Rivers.
He hadn't seen everybody together yet, but I we for from what we know from an outside perspective, as fans, we think this will be a defensive minded team once George gets back.
Another interesting tidbit for tonight's game.
Austin Rivers with rockets.
Hold billions, Dad.
Doc Rivers believe I forgot about that.
Uh, we'll sidebar.
Action there can get set to kick off here.
Our kickoff tip off here should say in three minutes, but cooperative in I've been playing well down, down past few games in the past.
The recent stretch I've had going on.
Don't look up the Clippers a little bit more hard. Clothes.
Yeah, I'm Kwai around him.
Agreed or someone they got back after injury. Patrick Patterson.
He's been the starting lineup.
He was He's been shooting like a stretch for like he should be.
Drum Robinson playing a living more.
Obviously a lot of people talk about S t A in the trade as that He was to get a choir.
But Jerome Robinson was two picks later from him.
He spoke highly coveted for trumpet.
I think I think someone he will he will gain more minutes with shame and being out.
I know the plate Parents man more.
I think it'll be more of Rodney McGruder as well, taking the minutes from from Landry shaming on there, I think McGruder has I, uh ah, more low profile addition they made.
But I think addition they really like or that lisa Clippers really liked assumes you came back from injury, he was instantly in the lineup.
So, uh, we shall see what if if it's minutes go out on what kind of impact he can make with more minutes, But well, see, I think.
I think in terms of prediction, I think I'm still gonna go with the Rocket.
I think the Rockets can still take care of business, especially at the Toyota Center.
What? And I know it caused hurts cut up mid sentence, But just now, realizing the door, it's not a close.
Just so there's no distractions.
Yeah, uh, I think it's gonna be a Rockette living.
It will be a tight one.
It's gonna be hard, Obviously hardly gonna have a tough matchup.
But I think with Westbrook right there, I think, you know, maybe this is a game you could really take advantage of hard being locked up so much.
And I'm sure if Westbrook's at the hot hand hardens, not gonna be shy and giving it to him.
But, you know, as we know from earlier this year, James Harden was a little.
I wouldn't say hesitant, but he wasn't as aggressive as he wants to be.
And since I first game, he has been nothing but aggressive, and I don't think that mindset will change against anybody.
He's obviously to him, and I think a lot of other people, especially Houston fans, we look at him as the best offensive player, maybe ever.
So, um, we'll see what hard can do tonight against CO.
Obviously, it's It's just the regular season, but I think it's a big game.
I think it's cool that quiet finally getting the plane.
Maybe he wanted to play against heart.
Maybe he I don't know.
I feel like Ally doesn't really care who he's playing against.
He just he plays when he wants to, but definite cool that he's not taking this one off road manager purposes.
But obviously, by then Paul George will be back.
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It will be a great game with some high profile names in there and would have been really cool if Paul George came back for this one.
But I understand.
You know, coming back from injury, you don't wanna have a lot of pressure put on you to play in this.
Why play the high level on which you should be doing on prime time TV? So we'll see what the Clippers due to follow up but definitely are worried about this game.
Tough game coming up for them and I see your last.
So the Clippers have actually had a tough stretch.
You know they won against the Raptors.
Trailblazers lost to the books by five.
Beat the Jazz Spurs.
And that loss the Jazz lost touched structure games.
You know the signs was obviously a tough, tougher game than most people expected for them, um, but still have been able to rally and have 73 record, while Houston has taken care of business but against teams a little bit less.
The Pelicans, the Bulls, the Warriors Grizzlies on a four game win streak right now.
Then you know we lost the heat nets before, then played the Wizards in the high scoring affair that was 1 59 1 58 final.
So we'll say this is our I think our first real test of the season we haven't had a lot of tough gangs, is at home opener Oh, yeah, since I home opener against Milwaukee.
So this was our first real test back on TV and we'll see how we can perform Rocket.
I'm gonna predict predicts a lower scoring game.
I'm gonna say it's gonna be 1092102 Rockets.
So I don't know.
That's a bold prediction or not. Probably not.
Especially being a regular season game, you never really know.
It's always hard for me to take chances and on these MBA games, but I'm gonna predict that the Rockets win it by six.
But I think that's all I have.
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