It was tough to see JLin on the bench for most of this game but it should be a great learning experience for him. No stupid fouls and don't take chances on charges against an all time great. JLin is a virtual rookie in minutes played and he is being treated as such. I can't blame Coach Sampson one bit for sitting Jeremy for most of this game.
TD and Greg Smith really stepped up and had incredible games. The bench all of a sudden looks pretty strong with Smith, Delfino, and from time to time, Morris and TD. These young Rockets are learning fast and on the fly. It was amazing that they beat the Lakers with the way the starting five just stunk it up. They're all going to have to take it up a notch as their next game is against their worst matchup in the Spurs on the road.
I expect JLin to bounce back in his next several games. It's not gonna be easy though since they have the Spurs in two of the next 3. But hey, this is the NBA and if Jeremy is going to be a starter in this Man's league, he is going to have to step it up. I am confident he will.