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Houston Rockets Social Media Buzz: What a Start

April 16, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley (2, left), center Dwight Howard (12, center), and guard James Harden (13, right) look on during the fourth quarter in game one of the first round of the NBA Playoffs against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Rockets 104-78. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
April 16, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley (2, left), center Dwight Howard (12, center), and guard James Harden (13, right) look on during the fourth quarter in game one of the first round of the NBA Playoffs against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Rockets 104-78. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
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SCS takes a look at the social media buzz with the Houston Rockets and Game 1

As the Houston Rockets prepared for game 1, everyone questioned how the Rockets will persevere against the Golden State Warriors. With the Rockets out on the floor during warmups, some speculated whether a 15-foot jumper is a secret key to Dwight Howard‘s production this series.

Secret weapon? Elbow jumpers. pic.twitter.com/bhyyiqpA67

— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) April 16, 2016

For a guy who shot 48 percent from the charity stripe this season. It may not be in JB Bickerstaff‘s best interest to allow D12 to shoot 15-feet out. Regardless of Houston’s game plan, Howard is the X-Factor this series.

If D12 can find a way to have an impact on the series, The Rockets may have a chance of making this a competitive series. At 6’11 265 pounds, if Howard can average 25 points and 15 rebounds. It would be tough for a team who plays small ball to stop superman. Even Rockets ex-coach Jeff Van Gundy knows Howard’s production is critical.

Jeff Van Gundy on #Rockets/#Warriors: "Dwight Howard has to be great. You got Harden. He's a home-run hitter." pic.twitter.com/EcZtWUtBWe

— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) April 16, 2016

Example One:

Dwight throws it down! https://t.co/i8ZpyhBa1V

— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) April 16, 2016

Example Two:

Need more of this ➡️ Smoove ➡️ Dwight. https://t.co/bKodu91uTI

— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) April 16, 2016

Another question heading into game 1 was JB Bickerstaff’s inconsistent roster rotation. Surprisingly, midway during the third, K.J. McDaniels got a chance to make some noise on defense. After a full season of coaching, I still do not understand why Bickerstaff has not found solid minutes for McDaniels.

Nice to see this effort from KJ McDaniels, blocking Klay in transition. https://t.co/KF5hLiin0d

— ClutchFans (@clutchfans) April 16, 2016

After losing 104-78, the Rockets face a tough task heading into Monday’s night showdown against the Warriors. With game 2 back in Oracle Arena, Jason Terry believes the Rockets can still win a victory on their home floor.

.@jasonterry31:"We came here 2get 1game 4sure &we still have that opportunity.Not discouraged at all.Make our adjustments&come out swinging"

— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) April 17, 2016

Good luck in game 2 Houston!

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