Friday, January 11, 2013

Rockets @ Celtics Game #37 1st Half Game Thread

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  1. I really don't know why but I'm really excited for tonight's game. I think is going to be a great one. Hope we win, and I think we will see some Linsanity tonight.

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  2. Must be getting close to Feb. 4th?

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    1. @willydilly. Really? Anniversary of the Nets game that started Linsanity.

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    2. It wasn't Feb 4 but 5, wasn't it?During superbowl?pls correct me if im wrong. Wanna get the fact straight.

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    3. @redking:

      arghhhh - shame on me :)

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  3. FYI, there's a new web-based roundtable talk show about our favorite Asian American NBA superstar--Jeremy Lin on Youtube via Asiancinevision.

    Episode 1 was following the Rockets vs Lakers game on Wednesday.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zs24ryIBQw

    Episode 2 would be after tonight's game and will feature an Asian-American studies Professor from Wisconsin.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/asiancinevision?feature=watch


    I would think that many regular posters here on JeremyLin.net could also contribute positively, as well as constructive criticism on this Youtube talk show, especially founder JLin#1fan!!!

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    1. The premise of that show is lame and stupid. It takes advantage of Jeremy Lin's fame and notoriety. Were any of the people on the "show" watching Warriors and Knicks games hoping to see if Lin would get a few minutes of PT? What about following Lin since Paly and Harvard? Any of them there in Vegas for NBA Summer League?

      The real fans are this website's founder and posters here.

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    2. I am not crazy about the name of the show and seems like they are still trying to figure out it. On the other hand, KUDOS for putting it out there!

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  4. Wow - I really hate that court. Colors are awful!

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  5. So far Rockets are running and gunning. Bradley was trying to make it difficult on Harden, but he got off of a double screen and hit a three. Lin with 2 points and 1 assist so far.

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    1. Lin went coast to coast with Rondo looking on.

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  6. One of the Boston announcers is talking like he is at a golf tournament. He is almost whispering. I don't hear the crowd booing loudly when Lin touches the ball. Don't know what one of the poster in the previous thread was eluding to.

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  7. Another minute and Lin will sit while TD will be subbed in.

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  8. Lin got a nice steal anticipating Rondo's pass to his big man.

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  9. Asik can't hit a free throw for his life. Is he the next Howard. Perhaps they should do hack Ah Sick. He missed 4 FT's so far. As expected, Lin is getting his rest while Harden and TD are in. Time for Harden to rack up his points with Lin out.

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  10. Time for Harden to rack up his dumb TOs.

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  11. McHale and Sampson, this is one game where Toney Douglas will not save you.

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  12. Asik wasn't bad with FTs earlier on the season. What the hell happened. Damn.

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    1. He hit a wall. Too many minutes for him.

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    2. I think he just suck at FTs.

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  14. Harden's defense is again non existence. He bricked at least two 3 pointers already, but still have shooter's mentality and amnesia. Boston went on a run when Asik missed 4 FT's and coach sub Lin out for TD.

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    1. Harden is not playing well at all.

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  15. is it just me or is it boring to watch James Harden popping every single position? Forget about Lin, give delfino a go, Smith.. even TD.. fark me.. so boring!!!!

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  16. I get scared as helll when lin shoots now.. he just needs to keep driving!!

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  17. Lin is in and found Smith, but he missed the easy layup and got fouled. No assist for Lin. He can't shoot FT's either.

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    1. Missed layup, missed fts and missed the hook shot. Smith must have learned that from Asik :)

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  18. Where is Harden? Wouldnt he usually play at this point?

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    1. No, Harden usually rests at the beginning of the 2nd quarter until the 6 minute mark or if the Rockets are falling behind. That has been the usual sub pattern. Now it is Lin's turn to play floor general with TD.

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  19. The Celtic crowd is deafening.

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  20. The difference between elite and ordinary players is that the ordinary player finds some way to play poorly eg, Asik missed 1 and 2 footers, now he manages to copy Hack a Dwight. Admittedly he is not brought in for his offence but the way he is off balance and shoots with his forearm for Ft's is not NBA level.

    Lin is holding this team together at the moment, good distribution and setting up shots for his team. Harden just not at Lin's level with careless TO's.

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  21. Lin with the sweet mid J. 4 pts 2 assists so far.

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  22. Lin sick of team mates missing easy shots. Doing it himself.

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  23. Why is Delfino handling with LIN and DOUGLAS *BOTH* on the court?!?

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    1. redking - ROX has been doing this all season, it's part of McHale's offense.

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  24. The Celts are forcing the Rockets to the perimeter. They need penetration to collapse the defense. JLin needs to start attacking.

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  25. That saved by Terry I swear the ball went out of bounds. Lin with 3 pointer for 7 points.

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  26. houston bigs suck on defense.

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  27. Rockets playing horrible defense. Don't know why Asik ran out to cover Lin's man and left the basket open for an easy dunk. Lin poked the ball away and Delfino has no court awareness just ran by. The ball rolled to a Celtic player on the floor and he passed to Pearse in the corner for a 3. Delfino did not cover.

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  28. Wow ROCKETS DEFENSE IS NON-EXISTENT!!! At least TRY!!! They are not hustling. Delfino turn-over and he doesn't even pursue the ball. Everyone except Lin comes back to defend. Are you serious!? Plus I should have picked sullinger in fantasy I thought about it and didn't. Other than that, good note Lin is playing well. Hitting his shots and playing decent D.

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  29. I think McHale is letting memories of Boston Garden get to him. He has been terrible with his subs and is getting killed. Boston bench is outplaying Houston bench.

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  30. Relying too much on the 3 ball.

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  31. Garbage defense getting caught on hc sets heres where exp counts lin tried and td got it to 3 but lack of post d is killing them

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  32. Sullinger is making the Rox bigs look like idiots.

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  33. Note to Rockets organization: Marcus Morris and Patterson cannot bang inside with the big boys. Need a solid PF.

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  34. Rockets shots all missing, including FREE Throws, Celtics not missing any. Rockets under pressure - too many desperate passes and ball watching during defence. Need to wake up. Time for Harden to shoot more?

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  35. wow.. what happened to the Rockets' D?

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  36. Seriously what the eff is going on.

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    1. Move the damn ball. Celts are trapping hard so move the ball.

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  37. 3 rox bigs couldn't out rebound sullinger.

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  38. Harden got trapped and instead of passing it tried to dribble through it and lost the ball. Another stupid TO by Harden. Morris tried to think he is Kareem Abdul and float the ball to the basket over KG and got blocked. SMH.

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  39. TO's harden, use your team if your getting doubled fkn pass it off.. bloody hogg..

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  40. When Celts are trapping like this, they will leave someone open. So find the open man. Harden needs to catch that a trap is coming and pass it before it happens.

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  41. Come on harden pass the ball when they trap you........

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  42. ack!!!! Celts are trapping much. pass the damn ball when you're trapped Harden...

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  43. it's nice to see that Lin seems like the only rocket playing well.

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  44. i cant stand Hardens face for some reason lol.. he never smiles.

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    1. He does, beneath the beard, being serious here.

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    2. His beard is hiding his smiles :)

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  45. J Lin has a high arc on his shot ay?

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    1. That usually happens when his opponent actually play D against him and stop his move. It's like he is confused and don't know what to do.

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    2. I would assume every team would scout J Harden though, why today? the dude D'ing up on him playing better D than most?

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    3. All the teams scout Harden, but the Celtics being the veteran team with a lot of prior ALL NBA Defensive play, know how to execute the plan.

      That and Harden thinks he is better than he is. He's good, real good, but he's not quite breaking the Celtics and forcing it.

      Of course, it's relative, since he's great at forcing contact yada yada yada.... but it's not there and he's giving up TO's so this for him truly is forcing it.

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    4. In pre-game interview, Doc had great things to say about Harden but only said Lin has played great in some games but not well in others. Not saying it's racism outright, but Jeremy, just like Yao before him, definitely doesn't get the respect I believe he deserves.

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  47. Harden with 5 TO's already for this game. Another errant pass to no man's land Lin.

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  48. Seem like only Lin is playing his tail off....

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  49. Take it strong young man take it strong and Lin got and 1 on Rondo with Parson on the wing. Nice aggressive move Lin.

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  50. LIN with the layup, WHERE YOU @ RONDO!?

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    1. I like how he leaned in to get the bump

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    2. GARRRRRRR.... you miss so much by just using ESPN Gamecast.......

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  51. Perhaps Lin is seeing that Harden's game is suffering and he is going into Linsanity mode.

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    1. he should always go into the mode, fark harden eggo.

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  52. Lin is doing a good job containing Rondo. Only 3 assist for Rondo considering the C's are shooting 56%.

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  53. Yeah Lin, in your face harden

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  54. Jeremy is the only one hustlin'. disagree with announcers saying Lin cannot stay against Rondo.

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    1. racism man, plain and simple.

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    2. He's not racist. He's just pro Celtics. That was just a dumb statement he made.

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    3. Lin is playing well tonight, good defense and playing under control. I hope he looks for his shot more in 2nd half

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    4. Yeah, but we all know plenty of "objective" reporters, announcers, writers, etc etc try to sell sham about quickness and defense.

      And even being a PRo Celtics Home Team Announcer.... there are plenty of players doing much worse on the Rox right now, but Lin's the one who cant keep up.......

      so yeah, back to racism or subconscious bias and stereotyping however you want to dress it up =D.... =(

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  55. Seem like only Lin is playing his tail off....

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  56. Less than 50 pts in half is not a good sign for Rockets. Lin is playing great. Patterson can make a shot. Defence was non-existant. Now is way better. It's still only by 8, if there is a team that knows how to come out of a deficit in the first half is the Rockets. Let's GO! We got to win this one!

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  57. Come on harden pass the ball when they trap you........

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  58. That might be the BEST first half Jeremy has played ALL SEASON.

    He was outstanding in every way. Too bad Asik couldn't make his FTs and his other teammates slacked off on defense.

    Zero turnovers! Hehe, don't want to jinx him.

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    1. But you just did :) If he turns it over it will be on you :)

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    2. So true. First game this season that Lin played with total control.

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  59. As much as I hate to say it, I think too many players on the ROX bought into their own hype. Young team, no surprise there, but it's too bad.

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  60. Why is Jeremy Lin +/- at 0 when he is 4-8, 1 -2 from 3 pt land, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 10 points?

    On a happier note, the Knicks are getting bullied by The Bulls. No pun intended.

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    1. Bulls already bullied the Knicks twice. second game resulted to ejection of Melo, Tyson, and Woodson. wouldn't be surprised if it happens again. *big grin*

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    2. +/- is based on the 2 teams performances while he is in.... Lin is 1 out of 10 players affecting his own +/-.

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  61. McHale needs to adjust on defense in regards to Jared Sullinger or this game is over.

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  62. McHale's half time speech better be damn good or else the Rockets will be shot down from outer space and come crashing back to Earth again. Ron Jeremy Lin is the only penetrator for this game. Osama Bin Harden is fumbling away the Rock and thinking he can do it all by himself.

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    1. This is winnable game even with the lead Celts has.

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  63. The Rockets are not playing their up-tempo game. The Celts are doing a good job preventing it by getting back on transition D. Dumb TOs in the first half by all except, JLIN, for once is giving Celts easy points. Rockets rotation defense is bad, need to tighten up.

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  64. Lin could probably average 9-10 Assist if he had finisher like C's Garnett and Pierce. That's why Rondo's assist stats are debatable.

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    1. Fnishing, they need to work on catching the ball first........

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    2. true. C's have better catchers

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    3. Honestly, Rondo's stats are inflated. Put Jeremy on the Celtics he'd average just as many dimes imo. Also, Rondo gets assists credited to him that aren't even legit assists.

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    4. i think assists can also be about chemistry rondo pierce and garnett have been playing together for years.

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  65. McHale better make adjustments on his offense. Rockets main scorer will be trapped and trapped. play uptempo and outrun Celts

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  66. Sane-0-shit on a different day. JLin play D vs 5 opponents. Look, if they lose this game, they will put it on JLin again. Harden will turn on his iso-hero mode to bump up his stat in 2nd half and JLin will left out standing in the corner again cuz the ball will not come back to him once he let it go.

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    1. i doubt if they blame Jlin here unless he stunk its out in the second half. the hornet game was so ugly but i blame the ref there.those were blatant bad calls. The kind of call that ruins momentum and rhythm of players. You can't attack because ull get a charge and you cant defend because they call even the slightest contact and yet they let the other team get away with the same shit. of course there will be game like that and Jlin need to adjust and not let his momentum and rhythm be affected too much.

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  67. 7 footer and can't make a point blank layup. sad

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    1. He misses from 1 foot. What do you expect from 7?

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  68. Time to sub out Asik. Liability

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  69. This Rockets team besides Lin and Harden (only on offense) is trash.

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  70. Jeremy can evade traps better than Harden

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  71. My God. Effen Asik. He really suck like sheeeeeeeeeeeeet.

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