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Houston Rockets Social Media Buzz: NBA Finals holding court

By Tamberlyn Richardson
Feb 6, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets forward Montrezl Harrell (35) reacts while playing against the Portland Trail Blazers in the second half at Toyota Center. Portland won 96 to 79. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 6, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets forward Montrezl Harrell (35) reacts while playing against the Portland Trail Blazers in the second half at Toyota Center. Portland won 96 to 79. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports
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With Game 3 of the NBA Finals tipping off last evening much of twiter focused on it, however the Houston Rockets and their players were still active on social media.

Filling in the rest of D’Antoni’s Coaching Staff

Rex Kalamian was a target of the Rockets to fill in one of Mike D’Antoni’s assistant coaching positions. In the end he chose to turn down both Houston and Washington to rejoin his former head coach Scott Brooks. Marc Stein tweets there is a new candidate on the horizon to fill the position:

Among the candidates Houston is pursuing for Mike D'Antoni's bench after failing to pry Rex Kalamian out of Toronto: Vet coach Johnny Davis

— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 8, 2016

Off Season Activity

With free agency on the horizon the big prize of the summer is Kevin Durant who’s every move is bound to be monitored. That said, the fact he’s hanging out with James Harden already has Houston fans keeping a keen eye on their friendship and the potential for what that could mean for the team:

@BimaThug @BenDuBose @clutchfans @calvinwatkins this was today #FingersCrossed pic.twitter.com/hzk46OAER9

— Cdub ™ (@HotBoyThaTopBoy) June 6, 2016

Both players may end up on the USA National Team headed to the Rio Olympics and Calvin Watkins tweet advises the USA Basketball and medical officials have begun getting the players prepped:

Rockets and USA Basketball medical officials have spoken with James Harden and Dwight Howard about the health… https://t.co/nUb2Eb1o4I

— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) June 6, 2016

NBA Finals Game 3

During game 3 of the finals Rockets Montrezl Harrell was active on twitter commenting on the plays:

"OMG" my #klutch brother @KingJames

Seeing the LBJ dunk reminds me of the

Whenever Frankie Ice says something I can’t help but agree:

The biggest problem LeBron had and has in Cleveland is this…..no Dwyane Wade.

— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) June 6, 2016

The Cavaliers came out playing more aggressive and physical, however many fans (at least those not in Cleveland) were questioning the discrepancy of the whistle.

NBA Finals: Thompson says Mozgov's screen 'seemed kind of dirty to me' https://t.co/3TYSiXJhnX

— Diamond Leung (@diamond83) June 9, 2016

Of course with the Cavaliers taking Game 3 now the narrative that has been ripping LeBron and company to shreds inevitably begins pointing fingers at the Warriors and Steph Curry in particular:

30.1 ppg in regular season, 16.0 in Finals thus far. Where's Steph? https://t.co/q3RmUyJ1ac

— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) June 9, 2016

After a very rough night, Steph Curry looks ahead to Game 4. #NBAFinalshttps://t.co/ejxbL2ZWXB

— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) June 9, 2016

And… the major discrepancy of the scoring on home courts:

63-point swing between games largest in NBA Finals history https://t.co/1Kd3lsxGga

— Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) June 9, 2016

Rockets Related

James Harden was noted in the Roots Sports tweet re: the Best of Rockets show that aired

.@JHarden13 is excited for our new episode of "Best of Rockets All Access" airing tonight. Are you? Catch it at 6p! pic.twitter.com/c5f8UtR2Av

— ROOT SPORTS SW (@ROOTSPORTSSW) June 8, 2016

Make sure you check out the current Space City Scoop series including the rest of our year end player analysis, draft prospects worthy of Rockets picking or trading for, our best of reader/fan posts  and our end of season Rockets Round Table:

Next: Complete list of 2016 -2017 Free Agents

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