After watching the season opener, I felt like my IQ lowered by 20%. I am not a fan of basketball, but I am a fan of Jeremy Lin.As for this game, it's not looking good. I ultimately feel that if the Rockets lose, there will be heavy backlash. I wouldn't be surprised if there were millions of gnome looking men who secretly hate Jeremy are sitting their fat ass + beer belly + bald head waiting for Jeremy Lin and the Rockets to lose so that they can come out to the Internet forums and claim that they were right all along to make themselves feel better and confident. Watch out for these empty people, folks.I say this for a reason. Tonight will be a tough match against the fired up Hawks who are playing their opener, and desperately trying to fire up their fans. I think the Rockets win on Halloween was a temporary high and now they are in a hangover phase so they might struggle a bit tonight. A big tip was looking at the Vegas line and they have the Hawks favored by around 6. Win or lose tonight, Jeremy will get paid.Ultimately I won't be watching tonight, but I might check this site afterwards to get a feel of how it went down.And to all aspiring brothers on here, don't waste too much time on basketball and NBA drama. It's all there to dumb people down and numb your mind watching people throw a ball around. Go out, hit on girls, learn something new, do something for your community. :)Good luck to all.
I think the basketball world understands the Rockets, specifically Lin, can play well and still lose to the Hawks. While the Hawks have had significant roster changes, they're still a veteran-filled team, a play-off team, and expected to make the play-offs again this season.Especially if the Rockets immature frontcourt is dominated by the Hawks' borderline all-star bigs, the media will have an obvious scapegoat besides Lin.
@Nemo Network Media:If you dont like bball - whats the reason for you to like JLin? Is it a racial thing? If you dont like bball you dont share JLins biggest passion. You even claim that JLin should be dumb for watching bball games since childhood. Its as if I said I like Tom Hanks but I dont like his acting because movies make people dumber.Just so you know - you were the first one to post here on a friday evening so dont look down on people. Where I live its usually way after midnight when the game is being aired. So Im not wasting any time. I usually post here when Im working on the computer anyway - no time wasted. Everybody needs a hobby - I like bball and it hasnt made me dumber - I have an IQ of 142 dude!
If you can watch the game watch if not don't force it. You have the power to manage your time. I only watch the game jlin is playing , and watch if time permit if not, I just look at the score to know what the results then. Sometimes basketball is fun to watch especially when jlin is in it.
Dont know why you guys worry about other peoples time management. I dont force anything. I just watch because I enjoy to watch. You guys make it sound as if it was hard work to watch JLin play bball...
This Nemo is a troll. The same person that said that Linsanity was a conspiracy theory! Lol at this TROLL!!
Oh - I remember now nephelauxetic. Thx :)
Honestly, I won't be able to watch most Friday night games, because I'm usually out doing something or working my ass off to make money. I will check in from time to time via my Droid phone, but that's all. These games at the beginning of the season are almost as meaningless as preseason. The coach will iron out his lineup based on these first dozen games, decide who comes off the bench and who goes to D-League. Expect more roster cuts and moves to affect the team.I'm hoping for a Rockets win, but either way, I know Lin will give his best on both ends of the floor, and that's all that matters.Tonight, I will be out watching a Broadway comedy, "Seminar" starring Jeff Goldblum. I'll check the sports scores when the show ends.
I'm excited tonight to see how the bench will play with Lin out. I'm really hoping to see some T-Jones finally, and Aldrich backing up Asik. This team cannot solely rely on Lin and Harden if they are to win. However, I'm really curious to see how Lin will play defensively against the Hawks since they have some great point guards.
I think the Coaching staff understands that their ball handlers are in the starting lineup. I don't foresee the same thing happening again with this game.
Was the crowd screaming "overrated" when JLin was making his ft?
Yup, that's the anti-lin chant.
Tssss - doesnt the NBA fine teams when their fans do things like that?
It is good for JLin's mental toughness. Only superstars are being called overrated by opposing fans.
watch out for karma hotlanta. i think the most notorious was with the bulls fans and we know what happened to their point guard.
i came in late. I hate it when fans attack below the belt. Atlanta is tougher than detroit at least on power ranking.
The Atlanta crowd started chanting "overrated" as Lin was shooting some free throws. I want him to destroy the Hawks tonight.
These fans are acting like an idiot! Shame on them! That's not how a city fans should greeting players from other team! I accept the boo but not this. Sounds really stupid and low class minded.
When the games is over JLin should face the crowd and say "ARE YOU NOT LINTERTAINED" -> just to show what proletarians these people are!
Feed the Linferno. That's what those fans are doing. Go ahead, boo Lin because he's Asian. Every crowd that has done that has been PUNKED by Lin!
im okay with the boos but calling him overrated. I want Atlanta to lose so badly they will be crying in their sleep.
OH MY GOD!!!!!!! TEAGUE!!!! OMG lol.
Ohhh who took that charge???
I wanna say Morris?
Thx - I coudlnt see who it was. BTW - Harden still playing - dont you guys think that might be too much for him? Hes awesome but he shoudlnt be playing more than 35 minutes per game - otherwise McHale will run him into the ground. He might die of exhaustion midseason :)
Morris having a pretty good game thus far.
monster jam by Aldrich!
In one of my half baked scouting reports, I wrote that Cole Aldrich tries to dunk anything within 5 feet of the rim. That includes basketballs, opponents, teammates, cheerleaders, etc!!!
Bench players step up tonight. At least in the first Q they did.
No Harden and Lin to begin 2Q.Hope this bench don't blow the lead.
McHale sent Lin back in after seeing those back-to-back missed 3PTs
seems like Lin will be playing a lot of minutes like the time with D'antoni. And still will be people calling him overpaid. I want to smack someone on the face.
Cole Aldrich will be solid. okc gave up some decent bigs, Mullens is going to breakout soon too.
Someone needs to tell Jeremy to stop hesitating...
I called him yesterday and told him but I think he forgot.
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What a punkaxx anouncer - claiming Lin is acting when hes clearly being fouled...
Same punk anaouncer was saying Lin will turn it over...
so its not just the fans but the announcer too. Well if jeremy is flopping i bet he learned it from harden. lol
Lin looks tentative in his shot and attacking the basket.
Wow - did I see Kenny Atkinson with the Hawks?
Rox defense is solid. Offense is sloppy. Attacking that glass tho.Jeremy shooting with his eyes closed. Can't sink one if his life depended on it. Harden carrying the team, again. Finally a nice drive through the gap tho, but the prev drive is like wtf...Why does he keep attacking the crowd?Some scary moments cause of TD.
Hawks offense is helping Houston with multiple TOs
Rockets suck at 3 pt shooting tonight - not just Lin dude.
That's after he hit walls how many times? It doesn't matter when he drives into a crowd and bricks and easy rebound for Hawks.His shooting is sigh...
Its a good thing Hawks are playing like crap.
Finally! 1ST HOUSTON 3 pointer and1
Delfino finally hitting a 3
@KenoshiAre we watching the same game? JLin lets the game develop - you say he hesitates. JLin drives and you say he hits walls. If Rockets 3 pt shooting was a litle better they would be having 60 something right now.
Sure am watching the same game, watched him run into the crowd 2-3 times and got nowhere when he should have just passed the ball. Sure there were drives where he was drawing away defenders but his plays almost looks chaotic.
It's called "trying to break well scouted tripleteams"
Chaotic - to the untrained eye it might just look that way. If youre not ok with a struggling JLin -> turn off the tv.We got it. JLins shooting is poor. Its been bad for a while. You act suprised dude. Dont know why you have to be upset about it and point it out like you do. Rockets made only 2 of 17. Why dont you point out that Parsons made 0 of 4 when JLin made 0 of 1. How about Delfino making only 1 of 3???
Above post -> @Kenoshi
Because I'm a Lin fan so I don't care about their numbers?Don't tell me what to do, ur not my mother, I watch and say what I want, don't like it don't read my comments. I wanna see my man Lin do well, so what?
So youre one of these guys who only see JLins race? You want JLin to shine so you feel good about yourself but you dont cheer for his team? Interesting...This is a JLin fan site and you sound like a JLin basher. Yeah - I got a problem with that!
...and I reply to peoples comments as I please - youre not my mother - dont tell me what to do...
No fighting! Enjoy the game! We all want him n the team to do well!
Haha touche.*shrug* I'd be on Rockets site if I was a Rockets fan. Sure I want his team to do well, but its Lin first Rockets second.Lol I don't need to watch Lin do good to feel good about myself, I feel great about myself everyday. I just love underdogs...And I'm simply concerned about his production, I am allowed to ask why?Its not like I'm saying "wtf he sucks he missed shots". That's just it I know he doesn't suck.
i thought 5-11 shooting is not bad.i mean how many players averages above 50% fg. and then his FT are also good.
Haha its my fault...No other player gets me excited like this, sorry willy...While I write he freaking starts to shine. That's my boy Lin!
Wow... good first half despite the sloppy offense earlier on.
Delfino > NovakParsons > FieldsHarden > MeloLin's lucky! Now if only someone will teach him how to shoot again.
Seriously...Nothing is landing even when he's wasting time and shot one top of the key wide open at the end of 1st half going for his iconic Raptor shot...Soon as he launched it you knew he was way off and Hawks stole his thunder by sinking their own 3ptr with seconds left.Hahahaha what the heck is wrong with his shooting?
I always thought that if Lin could shoot decently, he could score 20 per game, but I guess it's not so easy to develop good shooting. If it was, everyone in NBA would be shooting like Kmart or Novak.
pout pout...i still think that he got the wrong shooting coaching from Doc Scheppler... pout pout...
I'm sure his knees is a factor but he just seems to hesitate sometimes when he drives or shoots.Personally I think he is trying too hard, was hoping Harden would take some pressure off but maybe Lin is putting it on himself...State of mind is pretty important methinks.
I do think it's him being not 100% in condition and his knee. More so it's the body. Lin actually jumps on his jumpshot. I don't think it's the shooting coach etc., at least I hope not. If they did tweak his shot and that's confirmed, then wow, that was stupid...CP3 and Nash, they hardly jump at all. The minimal jump creates a more consistent result. Lin however shoots an athletic shot, like Westbrook etc. That's why they can't shoot consistent and the results are wild. When legs die, real jump shots become off. The best shooters hardly get off the ground. CP3 and Nash get off the ground 1 inch on their shots and they are always wide open and that's when they nail those shots time and time again. Even bigs like Novak etc they dont jump much at all. If I were Lin's trainer, I'd teach him to jump as little as he needs on those shots. Lin is getting wide open looks. And as I write he nails a 3....
Lin's jumper is so inconsistent. He'll have a streak of a few jumpers but then he bricks open looks and easy shots.
Lin and Harden need to continue and penetrate then find Delfino for more 3PTs. The last few possessions were a bit sloppy.Parsons just doesn't have his shooting tonight.I wonder why Morris just disappeared after a strong 1Q?
Low steals totals by both teams at the half. This is a game where both sides are playing it safe. That tends to favor the Rockets because the Rockets play a more efficient brand of basketball. Lin will probably end up with 2 steals tonight. Atlanta will lose playing it safe. Lin is playing ok, and getting his chances to attack at least in half #1. He lacks the fire and nothing-to-lose focus he had during the Linsanity run but it'll come back. As long as he plays OK, that is good enough for 2011. His shot looks really bad for whatever reason. Atlanta is pretty much daring him to score and shoot the ball. Lin was wide open on several jumpers. When February rolls around, Lin should expect more of himself.
Yeah, shoot them confidently. Make them pay.
Lin for 3!!!!!! Finally!!!
WOOT go Jeremy with that 3!
with his eyes closed as you said ;)
Hate stats but Harden 1 of 3 and JLin 1 of 2 in 3 pt shooting. That makes JLin a better 3 point shooter than Harden so far :)
9 out 12 ain't shabby shooting by Harden. :) Great passing by Harden to Lin.
Hehe true that :)Damn you Lin getting me all worked up...NO hard feelin's I hope willy...He'll be alright.
PEOPLE NEED TO RELAX about Lin's shooting troubles. He is still playing into top shape and coming off knee surgery. Be patient..basketball is about rhythm
pout pout YES. You are correct. pout pout
Man, that looked bad -- gotta protect the ball.
live by the steal - die by the steal :) it happens
Asik is doing good job. Way to go Asik.
If only someone teaches him how to put the ball back in the basket. His little hooks and layups are ugly looking.
I meant defensively. Ha, ha. I agree.
I gotta say without Harden, Rockets probably would have lost 2 games, not that they are guaranteed to win this win.
I dunno. Kevin Martin was a good player for the Rockets. Chemistry problem yes, but still a good player. Lin had just figured out how to play with Martin before the trade.
Lin playing pretty well defensively except for those several sloppy mistakes.
Lin does make some stupid unforced turnovers. I do think in a few years he will stop doing this stupid stuff. It's just because he's not use to playing with high level players playing Ivy league and all. That's why he gets his pocket picked and passes to defenders. He will eventually adjust to NBA athleticsm and stop making those mistakes. Harden, who keeps on hitting shots, is a PERFECT teammate for Lin. As ideal as it can get as far as the players who actually exist in the NBA. Lin in turn can get the ball to Harden over and over and over and max out Harden's scoring abilities.
He needs to really avoid those careless mistakes
I appreciate that this game is being FAIRLY officiated (unlike the first game).
Yeah - I was wondering all the time - when are they going to start screwing him? :)
Like the refs tonight... JLin shooting ft again
Lin can still play a big role in winning this game. Let's stay focused.
I am just score box watching. But what is the use of Asik getting so many offensive rebs when he can't even put it back in?Damn this Houston frontcourt is just so bad at scoring the ball.
Watching a young team like Rockets is fun but everyone is turning the ball over so much! (And not just Lin)
Harden has more TOs than Lin right now. People quiet on that fact though.
It's clear to all of us here that jlin is facing double standard. When others do it? Not a problem. When Lin doing it? A huge problem!!!
they'll be fine. they're young and still trying to gel.
Morris - dunking inside - making 3 outside. Nice! Good Lin pass to Harden...
Lin and Harden should just pass the ball to each other to get assist. Don't pass it to those frontcourt players only for them to brick again and again. ;-)
I'm sorry. Did Lin just pull up and make it? Nice shot JL.
As long they can win, why do we mind how many turnovers they have? Parson get some good assists tonight.
Lin for another 3!! Who says he can't shoot. 19 points! Who says he can't score!?!?
Lin heard those "overrated" chants which might as well be "go back to china". Lin is going to impose his will and help win this game while putting up an incredible stat line tonight.Morris heard everyone on the internet saying he is a scrub...good!
That black announcer is so biased, and that white announcer sure sets it up good for Lin cut downs. :) Let's see other players take the heat and perform in NY. Lin did that and more.
Lin will clown these fools at games end with close to a triple double. Wins are all that matters at end of day. Lin is doing it right.
17 and 0 .17 rebounds and 0 pts. LOL hilarious stat.
So many offensive rebounds
Asik trying to pull a Rodman??
Anyone know of a better place to watch nbaliveonline is killin' me...So ordering leaguepass
League Pass has a free trial offer. You can watch it there now.
that's what i'm doing =) may consider getting it now
Aah thx a bunch so much better now :D
Again - its up to HardLin to close the 4th
Toney Douglas is giving up the lead again.
i know, Lin cannot afford to rest. It's annoying.
not playmakers to begin 4Q. hope they won't give up the lead in 2-3 min
Harden is back in. Let's see what's his +/- here until Lin is back
Lin with 19 points 6 rebounds 5 assists in 3 quarters. Haters can shut their mouths now.
pout poutI am Lin PUNKED for daring to criticize his shooting! Kudos to Doc - he PUNKED ME TOO!!!Yippee!!!
These haters are really entertaining. . When Lin do good they disappear, when Lin do bad all of the sudden they come out n bashing.
We're all Lin fans here I assume. But we're all fans of the sport, and Lin is not a very good shooter right now. A couple made shots won't change that. Nevertheless, we're obviously rooting for him and hope to see him get much better.
The guys calling the game for Atlanta are doing their best to dismiss Lin as a New York media hype and nothing special. Guess I'm not surprised but I just found it to be funny. Announcer#1 - Lin will turn the ball over if you guard him aggressivelyAnnouncer#2 - I don't think Lin would've gotten the kind of attention he got if he wasn't playing in New York.Announcer#1 - He is a product of Mike Dantoni's system.Bunch of idiots!
Are these announcers SAS trained or something?
Let them hate, they will be punked by Lin
It doesn't feel like the team is sustainable if a 9 point lead can disappear in, what, 2 minutes, when Lin/Harden is off the floor. We all know what happened last year when a coach rode Lin too hard.
Yeah - right now the coach is riding Harden too hard. But - with that bench...
but the good thing here Harden helps lin in the ball handling so even if he plays lots of minutes he wont be as tired. Nobody helps him in new york then except for shump who's always busy in defense and not as good as ball handler as Harden.
GMs will look into this and you can bet your bottom dollar they will move one of their forwards for a quality backup guard. Houston has great depth at the fordward position that they can spare.
Yes. The fans, the announcers. So bias n so Corny. Things they said are way way back then. We heard it thousands times. Bring something new Atlanta!!!!
I am diggin' Aldrich, loved the way he threw zaza down.TD plz get ur act together ur losing us the game!
LOL that guy is never going to get a break! lol
If I were an Atlanta fans I feel shame of the announcer and my people!!!
this is crunch time now. Harden or Lin need to penetrate and get some FTs
Jeremy HACKED...no call. Just when I thought the refs were being fair.
wtf NBA league pass not working!!
i hate close games
Jlin 1 more rebound to get a double-double. Career high in rebounds.
Get a double-double JLIN
im breathing a bit easier now.
so far 19pt 9reb 6ast, it's totally an all start stat. Go lin
That boy Harden! Jesus, he is talented. Yes announcer, "he is (definitely) not a 6th man."
Hardens heroics... may just save the game for Rockets! Maybe he will even crack his career high...
i think he just did
I just love the fact that he looks so comfortable w the rest of the team. There are no ego's present on the Houston team right now. Hope Coach McHale keeps it going.
Time for Lin to start drawing fouls and getting to the line.
Harden is on fire
Harden gunna get his career high tonight methinks
Harden 19 shots, makes 14 of them. Wow... Dude is a true superstar.
Career high in rebounds
Hey he's close to a triple-double! Go for it LIN!
Chandler Parsons - just in time for a three
Key rebound by Lin!
I still say Rockets by 8!
I hope Jlin makes 3 assists in 2 minutes to get a triple double. LOL.
19, 10, and 7. Wow only 3 assists away from his first triple double ;)
Lin to Parsons for 3! Almost nail in the coffin now
Get a triple double Jeremy
If he only he could shoot. *sigh*
I see this problem as his achilles hill and don't see a quick remedy.
Man, Lin has to take short jumpers instead of driving in, but since he has no confidence in his shots, he tries to go against tall defenders.
Geez if Jeremy could shoot decently he would've had 30 points already!! He better get back to working on his shot. He is still having a very good game but his shot is wayyyy off.
I'm getting such a Hard-lin!
Lin is not taking good shots
I am thinking what will the haters say after this game. ahahah
Not just haters, but everyone will say that Harden won for Rockets. And although Lin contributed, his shooting is way off. Even if he shoots decently, he would have had 30. And many shots he missed were not difficult shots, period. I like Rockets' teamwork though.
Decent officiating tonight. Love a clean game.
Not a good shooting day for Lin
still manages to get 19
Close to dribble double. Making 21 on a bad shooting day is quite OK
well he did go to the line. I don't know why they don't count that on the FG percentage if they make the FT.
Rockets has to avoid making stupid mistakes and just hit one more shot.
Harden fouled :) Totally reminds me of Linsanity.
There he goes! 42!
Harden is making good decisions.
Harden is a beast
Harden is X times better than KMart +Walmart
Great stat for Lin tonight as well
Game over. C'mon win by 8.
Man... what a 1-2 punch Houston got. Even better, we can def expect Houston to improve in certain areas. A bit disappointed in Parsons' play today but he's such an overall player he found other ways to contribute. I hope to see Parsons get better.
Harden seems to beat the trap pretty good, @Khuang. Went for 42 pts.
Harden-Lin pair contributes 63 pts alone.
They need help from the frontcourt players;Too much load for both players
Lin still needs to work on his left hand dribble
Harden 2 ft, Lin 2 ft, Harden 2 ft... keep going HardLin!
If only Lin shot better his statline would look even more beastly that it is...21 points 10 rebounds 7 assists...a near triple double.
Yeah - with Linsanity shooting he would be somewhat around 30. Anyway 21 on bad shooting day is sort of OK. Harden with 45 - Im speechless
Make that 44 pts for Harden.
Aww damn it missed my guess by 1 :( Go Lin!
MUAHAHAHAHAHA! HardLin making 66! VICTORY! WHOS UNDERRATES? ARE YOU NOT HARDLINTERTAINED???
Oh my, Hardlintertained...Lol :D
Dissapointed on lins shot selection otherwise a very good all around game from both ends of the floor.
To be frank, I would love to see the spotlight is on Harden this season. Lin isn't 100% yet. He still needa improve his shots, left hand dribbling.
WOOOOWhen Jeremy gets his legs back, this backcourt is gonna average 50-60ppg, 15-20apg and 5spg, hahaha.