Listen: James Harden, Paul George, James Lebron discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
"They had independent willow no perimeter defense vessel Westbrook led the rockets to a thrilling comeback. Win over the clippers behind his game high forty points last night. James Harden chipped in with twenty eight and get this one every the Houston starter double digits. George dropped thirty. Four quieted twenty. Five but the clippers still came up short one twenty two to one seventeen. Chris Chris. How impressed were you with those Houston Rockets last night and I was impressed with his impressive? Skip bayless but I was impressed. Looked at going there. Fourteen to one the clippers were at home to beat them like that. I think that was a good win. PJ Tucker was the best defender on the floor did a great job on held him to a nine eight points points in the second half and Houston. Everybody is Kinda cliche now to say a Dan. Tony team is horrible. Defensively over the last month or so. They've been pretty good defensively and last night they showed you know. We can buckle down when you need help from the clippers of course but forty eight points in the second half right. I'll give him credit for that. Here's here's the thing I hope. The rockets learn and I think they need to learn skip. If they're going to beat a team you think they can be it. Shouldn't it doesn't have to be all harden Gordon. All the time it doesn't he's he's averaging thirty eight points Russ's average twenty three. I would like that to be about thirty. Three and twenty six or even lower for both of them and when Gordon gets back he's giving you seventeen or sixteen eighty whatever because you need balance and I know last night Russ was was unusually good with forty. But they don't need James Harden scoring thirty eight points. You're not GonNa win a championship. The most points a player has ever average in the regular season and WanNa title is thirty two point six s Michael Jordan that was his fourth highest Gordon Season of his career right. We'll was fifty forty four thirty eight. He wasn't winning As so I I just don't Mark Johnston. We were talking to him yesterday on our radio. Show dot couple with Rob Parker and Marcus. Johnson said this he said his second year in the League with the bucks you remember. He was a great player. Five time all star. He averaged twenty six police Don Nelson winter him before the next season said look. We need you bring twenty-six down to twenty and he did he average twenty one that year they went from thirty eight wins playoffs to forty nine in the playoffs the next year he brings it down to twenty they win. Sixty lose the DR J. in the sixers in a tough seven game playoff series so my point is sometimes less is more now. I know you you got the branding. And you've got your sneakers in you know you. You're a superstar. So it's hard to say me and I could average thirty eight and be the highest ended up with a rare fire. I could average thirty two. Maybe so but that's what I hope they learn because that's what I think. They need what Chris bizarreness get. Betas has told me this might be the greatest defensive team that's ever been assemble. They got pat tailbone ball. They got the two wing defenders. This has got to people. I've heard NFL exactly. This has got to be happy and Michael Jordan two point. Oh and I've seen these teams play three. Sometimes it's hard in the WESTBROOK got at least thirty seven and all three now. I need to know what is happening. I what do we call James Harden. ooh Do we. What do we call to what he might be the Betas own bowl to finish with Michael Jordan? Just need to know why gone talker out. That's the question about to what they're not putting Hawaii on the best employer. Beverly is good too and Paul George you know they got some good defenders. But why are they hiding. KUWA- it's December period or not even to this go wait for March April and definitely wait for May and June. I'll I'll play well. We don't hear you'll play back. Ah the better question. Is Lebron going to be able to play the rate easy those new balances. I got a guy that could write you a prescription. You GotTa have a joke in the war last night or pretty hot. We've been able to hang out with him again because he got folding. They'll look what the rocky show me me. I mean down I mean what forty six forty six sixty five at the at the half and they go on a four to eleven run now we know they have firepower. James Harden was scrolling in the first half Roth had russ w up in the first half only shots almost doubled him up for the entirety of the game so he turned James Harden and for James Harden. They could see anything. You see when Paul Paul George Chris Paul game now. I'm not going to even get job. Carmelo the only time that he's taken a back seat that we've seen Ross Rogo here. Is your night tonight Bro. I do. You're paying I'm a facilitator for everybody. Keep everybody happy they got firepower. And if if you get this kind of production you're going to get six guys that scored in double figures. Yeah six going double figures. They got eighteen off the bench now. A lot of bad skill you talked about earlier Lewis. I'm getting getting getting thrown out of the ball game and it seemed like it took all the air out or building because they had to go on in the first half Paul Jordan in Kuwa- was taken her Paul George like like okay boom boom. Let me three go. Kawai Dot Gov speed of He. You know if quiet quiet is going about his business just do it his old thing and all of a sudden you wins finals. MVP All and all of a sudden. He's scores eight points in the second avenue. Lose that's what happens now. You let Lebron James Lebron on you had it going in the first half. Why would Lebron duty? You know what I noticed this man quit on your team. You'll team how to be special measure. Can you look at the Spurs. There are shallow themselves he left for dead. Yes you came for me. I can't believe you hold you. I forgive but I don't forget though you. He quit on my team. That team for day does he was my favorite board player. Five years raved and raved about it. And I'm back. I'm okay because he's going to be your little so I got two takeaways from last night. Number one is Chris. Paul and James Harden did not fit Russ and James Harden are like that and because they basically grew up together in southern California in their their level of trust and respect and admiration run so deep they will let each other get away with things that they wouldn't let any other human get away with last night they just jumped all over James and said you can't have this and it wasn't that he was called he just said okay. Russ you go in Russ went and went and it went all night long to forty points in like thirty one shots to sixteen or are you kidding me. James Harden Sabah. He made a two sixteen in five of eleven threes. That's pretty great. Yeah I saw. It wasn't like he had a cold hand he just saying. Look if that's what do it this way. We'll play your way clippers and watch what happens but right to your point Lou. Williams is the closer for the clippers. It's not it's not Paul George. They have both come up. Small enclosing moments in their careers. Paul George Against Lebron repeatedly and in moments such as the twenty thirteen game six of the finals when he missed a crucial late free throw he was not the spurs closer. The point is Lou Williams had to be there. This was their game at home to be want and Lou Williams does not get ejected from games. This was only only the second time. He got ejected and he got into it with Cain Fitzgerald and. We don't have time to run this but Chris Webber heard that he was sitting for. TNT Not right there courtside and he said Liu was furious because he said Cain Fitzgerald spoke to him in ways that nobody is going to be allowed to speak to him. And the Louis Yellen back. You can't speak to me that way. I'm a man I did not speak to you that way. So what did CAIN Fitzgerald. Do and twenty seventeen and he had Lebron James for the only time in his whole career so think about this Lewis has played a thousand twenty two. NBA Games and he's been injected twice and last night was one and it costs them that game. Lebron's been objected. One time and one thousand four hundred sixty six NBA Games and it was by the same guy. You talk about a quick trigger. You're boom okay. So that was basically a game. People don't pay three four thousand Bingo. Thank you very much and you are right like Lou Williams could be an all star this year. He's he's been that big do the best they."