Saturday, November 10, 2012

Rockets vs Pistons Game #6 Pregame Thread

It seems nice to have the Pistons at home after three straight loses. However, any type of let down for these young Rockets, and they are asking for trouble.

I thought they showed some progress last night as a team. Lets see if they can play well at home for a change. It's time for Jeremy to step up and be more aggressive. He needs to push the pace and play with more sense of urgency.

No Kevin McHale tonight as he has taken a leave of absence for personal family matters.

McHale to Take Leave of Absence | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE HOUSTON ROCKETS


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  1. Best wishes for McHale. One should never forget that there's the game, and then there's real life.

    As "great" as game one was against Detroit, don't forget that we had to depend on a ridiculous fourth quarter by Delfino.

    Hopefully the Rox have some confidence from game one, some frustration to let out from the past 3 games, and is it too much to hope that we put this one away early, and while coach is away maybe Sampson lets some of the rookies play?

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    1. True, it must be an important family matter to attend because he flew right away to Minnesota. Hoping and praying that things will be all right.

      Perhaps the Rockets will band together to play together for their coach to wish him well. I don't know if Sampson will intentionally play the rookies if the game is close because it might supersede McHale's policy in the past 4 games.

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  2. This time prayers will go also to Mchale. Hope his situation can be solved pretty soon. There are more important things than basketball and family is top of the list

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  3. It's pretty simple. The more Jeremy handles the ball on offense, the better Houston's chances. Doesn't matter if his TOs are high as long as he's scoring or getting to the line.

    I can see Jeremy playing a Jason Kidd-style "faciliator-and-shooter" role against Miami -- the Heat are just too good at defending the PnR. But against non-elite teams, he needs to go Linsanity on their butts.

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    1. Best wishes and condolences to McHale and his family as well. Despite the team's early struggles, I still like McHale as a coach and love the guy as a person. He's always been a supporter of our man J-Lin (even before Linsanity) and is a lot of fun during interviews and color commentary.

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    2. I LOVE how McHale is whipping Jeremy Lin into form.

      I know that a lot of people think he's misusing Lin and want him fired. I just see the flip side of what he's doing and am appreciative.

      McHale has my blessing on the court. He's working on Lin just like he worked on Dragic and Lowry, only Lin is showing better results earlier than those two did!

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    3. KHuang,

      I don't understand how McHale is helping Lin. Can you explain?

      As far as DEFENSE, Lin has always worked hard, and because of his increased conditioning and playing experience, he is getting even better on that department.

      As far as Lin bringing the ball up to half-court, then passing the ball, then standing behind the arc (and because of him being meek and lack of confidence and leadership, the ball is LESS kicked back to him, as a wanna be Kevin Martin.... How is that helping Lin and his development? Any player can easily do that without much effort. There isn't any learning curve with that (other than practice shooting 3's 1,000 times a day when not playing)!

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  4. Lin got NY hype into his head after Linsanity:that he is UNSELFISH and HUMBLE. Ok to be that off the basketball court but not on the professional basketball court. He seems obsessed with being unselfish and humble to the point his play was embarrassing. His dribble is too slow and soft, easily pick off by his defenders; his shooting repertoire is limited and predictable, and his hesitation when open shows his lack of confidence and his annoyingly excessive UNSELFISH and HUMBLE naive mindset. His teammates are losing confidence in him and, with that, his leadership.

    Glimpse of Linsanity can only return if Lin is fearless, attacking without hesitation, and only then he creates opportunities for his teammates, himself included.

    Lin is on the basketball court to fulfill his promise as a great professional basketball player, not media's characterization.

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