Friday, November 16, 2012

Rockets @ Trail Blazers Game #9 Thread

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  1. was lin trying to help lillard up during play? maybe i saw wrong

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    1. yes, he's softening Lillard up. Let's see if it works

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    2. the nicest guy in the league awards goes to jlin

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  2. Lin got blocked easily by Batum on that fast break layup ... didn't he learn anything from last game, GO REVERSE LAYUP TO PROTECT THE BALL.

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  3. This is good progress...Jlin is handling the ball.

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  4. Ball movement is looking good and Lin brings up the ball consistently. Good sign.

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  5. Offense going through Lin today. Finally looking like a PG.

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  6. Lin playing good tight defense on Lillard.
    Batum is a force to contend with

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  7. Lin playing great defense on Lillard.

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  8. "Devil Jeremy Lin - Exposed"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKbqTSdIIYQ

    Jeremy Lin from last season's Linsanity. I will tell you why. Jeremy's horrible play is done intentionally under the commands of Satan in an attempt to destroy the souls of the innocent. I am here to help you. This is not a joke and I am giving a fair warning to anyone who does not believe me. Please listen to this very important message if you want to be saved.

    -Nemo

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    1. Why hasn't this Nemo troll been banned? What are you a Satanist? Atheist?

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    2. he's here to provide a different opinion, even if its out of this world (literally).

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    4. @Nemo:

      You also believe that a youtube channel qualifies as "tech company". What is the tech you have to offer? Does your company pay taxes? Go see a shrink! Maybe he can save your poor soul and wake you up from your delusional dream state.

      Did I already mention that you have the linguistic competence of a 10 year old? Your voice is awful and you speak with the tempo of a guy who just had a stroke. If you are not ashamed of your bla bla -> show your face! Like I always say - free speech does not cover defamation. There will be a time when JLins lawyers will sue for recompense...

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  9. Rox looking solid today through first quarter. Solid high percentage shots, ball movement, hustle on the boards...

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  10. Lin did a pretty good job defensively against Lilliard. Toney Douglas is actually improving a lot this season surprisingly. Maybe he wants his starting job back from Lin? :)

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    1. :) Im happy for him. TD (just like Lin) is way better than we have seen so far. But - hes more a shooter than he is a point guard. JLin is PG - not so much a shooter.

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  11. Hi there. do you know any streaming sites for today's game? thank you

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    1. http://nbaliveonline.tv/nbalive/watch/?match=H&link=6&game=Houston%20Rockets%20at%20Portland%20Trail%20Blazers

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  12. Lin looking a bit more confident on the offensive end tonight. He seems to be keeping his dribble longer and it is allowing guys to get open.

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  13. I'm impressed by how much in control the whole Houston team is playing, Harden did not force the shots, trying to find open man.

    They're letting Lin be the primary ball handler and it's paying off!

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  14. Lin has 7 asst already ! Nice!

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  15. Best 1st Half of basketball the Rox played this season. Finally, they play team ball instead of iso, hero ball. So far so good.

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    1. Most definitely. Now they need to figure out how to stop Batum and prevent Aldridge from getting hot.

      But the ball movement on offense is crisp with about 3-4 passes for every possession. It was getting a bit sloppy towards the end of 1st half.

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  16. GJ holding onto the double digit lead. Houston has created a 10 pt buffer in almost every game so far this season. They've also lost it at least once in all of those games. One big area they can address going forth.

    One thing I've also observed about Lin's game. He's great on the run; speed and decision making makes him dangerous. However, in a half court offense, he doesn't have enough offensive options himself to break offenses down. This is where Harden excels. I hope that as the season furthers, Lin will get a better feel for his midrange game. I do expect his FG% and 3P% to increase.

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    1. I guess I spoke too early. A 16 pt lead down to 7 in just 2 minutes.

      On another note, hey! It's Dick Bavetta! He was the ref that raced Charles Barkley a few years ago and dove on the gym floor to win. Heck of a guy.

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    2. lin's knee is healed, but he has yet to regain the strength and explosiveness in that knee. he used to be able to take anyone off the dribble. now, not so much. he just looks little cumbersome.

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  17. Anouncers trashtalk Lin - claiming Lin does a bad job on Lillard which is why Houston brings in TD. That is so BS.

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    1. They only said that Douglas did a better job.

      Lin got beat off the dribble by Lillard a couple of times.

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    2. Nope - they said Lillard goes by Jeremy "WHENEVER HE WANTS TO" when he only did a couple of times. They also said "no wonder they bring in TD" when TD is just getting his minutes by the end of every quarter. Dont know - maybe we watch different coverages with different anouncers...

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    3. Lin's lateral quickness is obviously not at 100%.

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    4. They were just exaggerating. Calm down

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    5. I don't think there was really any trash talk. The coaching staff put Douglas in purposely to guard Lillard. Douglas is a better iso defender than Lin, not a good or bad thing... it's just basketball and the coach is just trying to use his players effectively.

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    6. are you watching the blazers telecast or rockets? i'm watching rockets telecast and didn't really hear any trashing of jeremy's defense. mentioned something about TD coming in and they want to guard lillard a little differently with TD.

      no big deal.. thought lin did a good job on lillard. got screened off a few times but that was it. one on one, lillard couldn't get by him, i thought.

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    7. Dumb blazer announcers. Who gives a crap what they say.

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    10. @neph:

      Im not upset. Just stating the obvious. Sport (as well as anouncers or writers) should be fair. If they arent -> thats bad. I have no problem with JLin or TD - they both play good so far and Im not just a JLin but also a TD fan. I always say that both are much better players than we have seen so far. Obviously TD has gotten much better over the last games while JLin still has trouble.

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  18. Lin and Asik sit down ... Blazers go on a 8-0 run. Harden commits a silly offensive foul trying to run the offense.

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    1. Someone was open during that possession

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  19. Sampson is a dumb b#$%% for sitting Jeremy out closing minute of 2nd quarter. Now rockets lead is cut to only 7 pt lead.

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  20. Harden trying to run Hero ball at the end of the half killed the Rocket's big lead

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  21. it pretty obvious what TD's role is now.. he's the energetic guy that comes off the bench and gives you intensity 15min/game. but sometime he does look like a chicken with its head cut off running aimlessly.

    he does look better though.. looks purposeful.

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  22. Ahh here comes the dreaded 3Q for Houston...Where Harden heroballs basically half the quarter.

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  23. Lol nice one Lin...Didn't think that would go in.

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  24. Okay, the only thing missing in Lin's game now is his jump shot. When that comes back, the league better watch out!!

    I don't want to jinx Lin, but...

    Lin- 8 assists, 1 turnover
    Lillard- 2 assists, 4 turnovers

    Hahahaha!!!!!

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    1. Lin is totally dominating on Lillard this game. Poor guy seems frustrated, he's on him like white on rice.

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  25. Jeremy starting to look like his old self

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    1. Yeah - more active around the basket. Im not expecting Lin to score 20 a night anymore but with his style right now - considering the way the team plays and his role and stuff he should have a double double every now and then...

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  26. The ball movement looks ALOT ALOT ALOT better in Quarter 3. From EVERYONE on the team. Promising tonight.....even though Lin still can't shoot. But the ball is moving and Lin is impactful compared to what he's been.

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  27. Lin is carrying the Rockets this 3rd

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  28. Lin finally playing with a bit of fire. Still have to knock down the open shots.

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  29. lin looking different tonight...more agressive with the dribbling or is it me?

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    1. Maybe its because Lin is actually playing PG tonight instead of camping out in the corner as a SG

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    2. The different is the coach finally let Lin doing the PG tonight.

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    1. Batum is dominating lol.

      Did you once ridicule him?

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    2. Yeah - somebody just got a fould for trying to do that :) Hes tough

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  31. maybe lin knee is getting better...i don't mind lin missing shots...i like when he is agressive.

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  32. Can I get a double-double yeeah!?

    Oh yeah baby oooh yeah, go Lin!

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  33. Hahahaha funny foul...Harden is PISSING me off with the lame ass iso.

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  34. I knew it...Harden...GAWD SOMEONE CUT HIS STUPID BEARD!!!

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  35. Who the hell is guarding Baton??!!!

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  36. Harden triple teamed and doesn't pass the ball? WTF!

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  37. Omg! Harden is playing hero ball again!

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  38. Harden still does a bit too much hero ball, but he's passing enough and I can understand since Patterson had an illegal screen and Lin got a charge so Harden is tired of watching incompetence. The true test in Q4...that's when Harden Ball always starts and kills the game for the Rockets...

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  39. Seriously, JHarden's ego is as big as his beard. Killed the dam flow of the game with his iso shit.

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    1. because he got a big big big contracts, so he is eager and eager to score so he can prove he worth that HUGE contract!

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  40. Now JLin playing WITH TD. Thats going to be interesting :)

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    1. Two more and JLin has his old team together :)

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  41. Sampson chewing JLin out for something it seems...WTF cause of that missed drive?!

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  42. Ah that was a nice drive to the hoop; too bad he missed it. But I still like the aggressiveness of the play. Go JLin!

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  43. I like what I see tonight! look at jln's score card, if you just look at his total score points, he's number might be small compare to others, but you can see jlin contribute to each area! that's a very diversified jlin we are seeing! Some haters just tend to look at his overall score pts and are careless to see deep down in his contribution!

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  44. Rockets closing the 3rd quarter weak, allow Blazers to pull within 1 point. Not going to their strength that gave them the lead, transition fast break points ... Now playing Iso-Harden style.

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  45. Can't believe this stupid coach took out Lin and let Harden do his stupid isos to let the lead slip away. Can't believe that Batum is dominating but he's doing nothing on the coverage on him!!

    Incompetent coach. Sorry no wonder you are just an assistant!

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  46. Yep now he's 4 rebs from triple double!

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    1. Im afraid thats not gonna happen. Unless they take TD out. But - TD right now runs better than JLin does. Also - JLin played 32 already. TD only played 15...

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  47. Can Jeremy Lin get a triple double today? 11 points, 10 assists and 6 rebounds. Need to crash the boards. :)

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    1. He's been aggressive so at least 3 more rebounds :)

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  48. omg, no harden to start the 4th and it's so dam exciting to watch.

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  49. lin is back...he is going coast to coast and drawing fouls again.

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  50. Lin is subbed out damn.

    Harden hero ball is coming!!

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  51. 4 more rebonds plz Jeremy! He is playing good without harden

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  52. I am really liking Lin's performance today...Not so much that he did well all around but he recovered from such a bad game and the embarrassing airball incident...Taking him much shorter time to get over things, he's starting to mature!

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    1. Yes I don't expect Lin to score 30, just make an impact like today. He also seems in control...

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  53. Interesting, they are separating Lin and Harden and using Douglas as the other guard with both...

    Wonder when the heck Lin will come back in....

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    1. Interesting indeed. Dont know how this works out but good way to give Harden and Lin some freedom. Also makes TD look good. They should do this more often in future...

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  54. 11pts 10asists for Jeremy Lin! YAY!

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  55. Ok Harden you BETTER not mess this hard fought lead by Lin and company!

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  56. Jeremy, so proud of you! see! I say you can do it! just enjoy your game and try your best!!! even if they lose this game i am so happy with jlin's performance tonight!

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  57. Looks like the Knicks have their first loss and Linsanity 2.0 is warming up.

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    1. LIN BACK IN... the corner. Harden should force some ft instead of 3pt shooting. Do what JLin would do :)

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    2. OK - LIN BACK OUT. Whats wrong? tststs That better work out well...

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    1. Argh Harden is gunna make me cry...His Melo wannabe iso really gratin' on my nerves.

      He's good don't get me wrong but gawd forced shots with such a close game c'mon.

      And so much for TD "better defender than Lin" boom Lillard scores a 3 and almost another one.

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  60. Sit your 25 mill guy on the bench, love it. Can't wait for Lin to bolt in free agency.

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  61. samp doesn't want jlin to get a triple double

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  62. Why oh why do you take out Lin in the 4q!!??

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  63. Lin goes out. Lillard drops a 3. WTF! Sampson.

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  64. The announcers just said Douglas did a better D than Lin and .. BANG, Lillard made a 3PT. Hope Sampson see that too

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  65. I can't believe the stupid coach take lin out!

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    1. And put him right back in :) Whats going on...

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  66. DOuglas is better on D can't you all see the 3 busted in his face?

    I like Douglas, but Houston paid 25 mill to get Lin, not play TD in the clutch.

    This Rockets team is complete BS.

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  67. why is Lin out? doesnt make sense

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  68. Lol this coach is from Portland right?

    He sits Lin to let Harden hero ball. And let Douglas guard Lillard so he can shoot and score!

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  69. #&&#%%$$$% you!!!!! Sampson. You're the dumbest that's why your an assistant. Why the hell are you sitting Lin on the bench when he's getting hot. Even the commentators are saying hes having fun out there

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  70. A near tri double, oh yeah lets take this guy out, sampson is a moron...the rockets staff are morons

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  71. why is Lin out in the last quarter? :(

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  72. Now I know why did we lost those games !

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  73. Man I can't take it anymore lol.

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  74. Out of timeout, let's look forward to more Harden ball!!!

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  75. I really cannot wait for Lin to bolt in free agency, CANNOT wait!

    I am 100% sure Sampson dislikes Lin, maybe not personally, but doesn't think Lin is all that, no matter what Lin does on the court.

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  76. I guess Lin's not listening to the coach to just let Harden iso. That's why he has to sit lol.

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  77. WOw, I am a genius (note my sarcasm)! I called Harden Ball..this loss is 100% on the coaching staff...100% gave a game away to play Harden Ball and putting Lin on the bench and Harden looking off Lin when the game matters...pathetic....

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  78. In case you guys didnt notice -> LINS BACK IN!

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  79. OMG wtf the refs Harden was pushed down no foul and they call a 2 on Lin????????? CRAP

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  80. Apparently Lin sucks on defense.....Batum offensive foul

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    1. Khuang is right, Lin is a ridiculously good defender

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  81. I hope all of the haters see that play when JLin set up Jharden for the 3. C'mon man, that's how it suppose to be played. Not the other way around.

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  82. Lin has to carry the ball , not harden! Come on!

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  83. lin is one of the hardest working point guard...dont tell me he doesnt play d.

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  84. ASIK! Why didnt you fake first... ahhhhhhhhh

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    1. dude asik never pump fakes i dont understand

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    2. Thats why I consider him a bit green... hes gotta learn to pump fake

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    3. did u see on that last drive when he tried the put back and got fouled? 1 pump fake there woulda been easy 2

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  85. It's gonna be Harden Ball for the loss

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  86. hope lin gets a chance to take a shot here

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  87. If they want to play harden ball then don't blame jlin for losing game. Sucks!

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    1. they trying to let them play, game is close no need to let calls dictate the outcome

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  89. I am REALLY starting to like Morris lol...He's clutch...

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    1. they need fresh legs for a defensive stop to go to OT.

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  91. It's about DAMN time they trust someone else other than Harden

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    1. I don't want Harden to shoot, I am just tired of the Harden Iso PnR that never works.

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  92. Damian Lillard was clutch in the final minute, Harden not so much. Last 30 seconds of the game. Asik offensive foul. Asik misses a slam dunk. Sorry, but this Rockets team needs to mature.

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  93. I know it's a Harden 3 point brick...Sampson is a Harden yes man

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  94. Do they think TD guards Lillard better than Lin, when they take him out??

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  95. Dont know whats going on in the coaches head but he better be watching this game from another perspective. Lin is much better than we have seen so far and he has shown in this game that Linsanity is still there... waiting to rise again...

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  96. Damn i cannot stand the rockets coaching staff

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  97. What the he'll the coach thinking replace Lin with Douglas at that 0.10 sec? What, Douglas gonna safe the game in that sec? Damn...freaking coach.

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  98. I hope they trade Lin..I cannot wait for 3 years for him to bolt

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  99. scrub toney douglas in ot for lin samp is insane

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  100. TD in the game for Lin during OT to stop Lilliard- and it doesn't make a difference. Lilliard still scoring

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    1. unless lin having a noticeably hard time guarding him and td is some defensive specialist this is an ultimate diss to a star player.

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  101. TD needs to be taken out. Put in JLin

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    1. Let TD play and the Rockets lose to teach them a lesson.

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  102. Parsons on Lillard? Dude? He gave him way too much room.

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  103. Seriously, this is hella messed up. JLin played his ass off and now they benched him in OT. What kind of f up coaching is this?

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    1. let them put TD in and lose, only way they will realize their mistake. if they put lin in now, they will just blame loss on him.

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  104. it's starting to feel like Houston is going to lose this.

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  105. Why the hell is Lin on the bench?

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  106. i cant believe Lin is not playing in OT..BS

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  107. Benching your starting pg who's had a good game. Wow. Hope reporters tear Sampson up. Doubt it though

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  108. Lin is not playing in ot. I can't believe it. This rocket coaching team sucks. Douglas play almost lin's minute. I hope they lose lose. This really sucks my eyes to see it!!!!

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  109. Where is Lin?????? Stupid Sampson.

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  110. Don't tell me they will bring in JLin when they are about to lose the game, and then blame on JLin when he miss a shot.

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  111. We cant b mad Lin is on.the bench.. let's be honest here...there is no way that Lin can guard Lillard

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  112. Wow, they are sitting JLin out completely in OT big WTF!!!????

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  113. Lin to Lakers reunite with Dantoni and ignite LINSANITY WITH KOBE AND DWIGHT

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  114. ruined an overall nice night with this bs

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  115. Yeah, even if Lin is in, he's going to sit in the corner anyway, no different to sit on the bench.

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