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Old 02-03-2010, 02:20 PM   #4
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Default Re: 1994-95 Houston Rockets - Biggest underdog victory in history

In the playoffs that season, Hakeem was at worst, the 3rd best player I've ever seen behind Jordan and Shaq. Every spin and fake was perfect and continually fooled the defender. His fadeaways and jumphooks were dead on, his defense was second to none and by that point he was making his teammates better by spinning into the lane, drawing several defenders and kicking out to the 3 point shooters.

Look at what Olajuwon did to David Robinson in his prime in the WCF without homecourt.

Hakeem Olajuwon- 35.3 ppg, 12.5 rpg, 5.0 apg, 4.1 bpg, 56.0 FG%
David Robinson- 23.8 ppg, 11.3 rpg, 2.7 apg, 2.2 bpg, 44.7 FG%

He outscored Robinson by 11.5 ppg, outrebounded him by more than a rebound per game, had 2.3 more apg, nearly 2 more bpg and he shot a higher % by 11.3%.

The numbers he put up for the entire playoffs are simply off the charts as well. 33.0 ppg, 10.3 rpg, 4.5 apg, 2.8 bpg, 53.1 FG%

I'd also like to add that Clyde was still a fantastic player. He was still so smooth, one of the best passing swingmen in the league, probably the top rebounding swingmen and still a hell of a scorer either going to the basket, on the fastbreak, in the post or behind the 3 point line.

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