Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Rockets @ Nuggets Game #48 1st Half Game Thread

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  1. Rudy Gay to the Toronto Raptors along with Hamed Haddadi for forward Ed Davis and veteran guard Jose Calderon. The Grizzlies will flip Calderon to the Detroit Pistons to acquire veteran forward Tayshaun Prince, along with forward Austin Daye.

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  2. Go jeremy!!!get this Win again and have the last laugh.

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  3. beating the nuggets is the beginning of all good things happening

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  4. Mchale looks alive tonight. Most of the the time he looks half dead or drugged.

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  5. 1 brick already and Asik TO not good start. Lin shuffles to the corner after bringing ball up.

    Looks like we're back to old Rockets.

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  6. Lol Lin and Asik have some minor personality issues ie - that crappy Asik outlet. I wouldn't call it chemistry problem, but it's semi comical at times...

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  7. Wow Asik pwned.

    Yep back to old Rockets.

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  8. Lin with steal takes it slow 2 on 1 and pwned.

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    1. That would be a 1 on 2 right? Lin was alone with 2 defenders and scored.

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    2. Oh was saying from Nuggets perspective yes he pwned 2 defenders sry :P

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    3. Oops gotcha Kenoshi. My mistake.

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  9. A steal and a basket from jeremy. What else can i ask for??

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  10. Ouch Lin blocked hard :/

    How many TOs already?

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    1. Only thing Lin is really missing is an elite vertical. If he had that, he'd be ridiculous since he would have tried to dunk that and got fouled at worst.....

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    2. Wasnt blocked hard. Just hit the floor hard :)

      5 TO for the chicken nuggets

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    3. That reverse layup is getting too predictable. Lin's gotta come up with another move when driving to the hoop.

      Not having elite vertical might be why Lin has developed into an outstanding PG, and is not just another J.Harden or K.Irving.

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  11. Heh this time he works with Parsons easy layup. 2/4 so far he's aggressive.

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  12. Really fun game so far!

    Rockets sharing the ball, Jeremy not over-passing.

    Patterson playing some defense with his quick hands.

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  13. Lin 2/4 ,seems like coach needs harden to score now

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    1. Its way too early to bench...sigh!

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    2. And yes, I really don't understand the early benching when your PG is playing well. I guess he wants to start Lin for the 2nd quarter and let Harden rest.

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    3. Also with Lin in the game, Harden can't play hero ball. He wants to get Harden going early so he will be more comfy later in the game.

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  15. I feel like jeremy doesnt mind being blocked. I think in every game, he gets 1 block at least

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    1. I think you're right. He doesn't care about it. Getting blocked is no different than missing a shot. He plays aggressively without fear of looking bad.

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  16. Seriously man, why bench Lin so early?

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  17. Announcers for Denver are idiots. They keep calling Tony Douglas Beverly.

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    1. I know right I was like since when bev looks so much like td and I actually kiss up to screen to look since they do look similar lol

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    2. You can tell by the number they wear on their Jersey. TD wear 15.

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    3. Of course, too lazy to check, lol

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  18. Post D is not nearly as good as vs Utah without Lin helping.

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  19. See! U can see he bench Lin that early, McHale can't let Lin score more than harden.im sick of this punk ass coach.

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    1. McHale probably was concern that Lin is hurt from that block.

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    2. Dude he's just trying to space out Lin and Harden so they have time playing apart.

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    3. If McHale is trying to space out Harden and Lin's mins, how come both are on the bench to start the 2nd?

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  20. So far a very tight game. Tied at 24 - 24 when Sausage man hits a three going 1 for 2 from 3 point land.

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  21. Harden with 2 TO already, but still high man with 8 points.

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    1. What is the use of his 8 points if he let his man (a normal low scorer) score 9 points?

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  22. McHale seems to take out Lin at certain time regardless of matchup, what happens on the court or how he plays.

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    1. I don't think Lin played all that well, not bad, but nothing special to start the game. I found it reasonable for the early sub, but I dont like that Lin didn't come back in to start the 2nd Quarter... Lin came out at 6 minutes...that's on pace for a 24 minute game...

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  23. Hmm Harden out Lin not in sight.

    I hope he's not hurt.

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  24. Douglas seems faster tonight. He is everywhere on the court grabbing loose ball. He is playing with some passion after Beverly took over his back up job.

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  25. if mchale really wanted to stager lin's minutes he would start him in the second

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  26. jeremy had a descent start to the game and now his legs are gonna be cold when he comes in

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  27. Uh oh....back to old sub patterns..no Lin...a bit worried haha

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  28. Morris and Harden had 2 TOs in Q1 trying to be playmakers resulting in 3 points for DEN (1 FT and 1 layup).

    They should have let TD be the PG.

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  29. Delfino with 3 fouls. Time for him to rest and stuff more sausage into his mouth. Lin is back in with TD, Parson, Asik and Morris.

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  30. Mchale is just trying to give the subs some minutes. He doesn't see Lin as that special or game changing as we do, rightly or wrongly so....

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    1. I think he's one of the worst rotation/sub coaches I've watched

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    2. He probably took Lin out a minute too early and put him in too late in the 2Q...he is consistent in not playing Lin as much as we'd like to see! Haha

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  31. LOL Lin back to SG.....what gives man...it's so odd with this team..

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    1. Sometimes you want to give this coaching staff the benefit of a doubt. And then they continue to make this puzzling substitution pattern.

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  32. Lol Lin is eating Miller alive.

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    1. That was ridic D.

      These nuggets refs are being ridiculous... Those 3 calls on Delfino?

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  33. Miller fouled Lin out of frustration :D

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    1. That was some great D by Lin! Everyone's looking to school him.

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  34. Rockets team only totally 6 assists so far. That means the ball is either not moving or teammates not scoring off the pass.

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  35. Maybe its McHale's pro strat:

    Every even game play Lin as PG
    Every odd game play Lin as SG

    You know, keeps the opposing team guessing...I guess lol :D

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  36. Really, McHale sits LIn early and only gives Harden little rest and he is now back in with Lin.

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  37. Kind of weird they're not staggering Lin at all...Harden is back in.

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  38. Same old shit. McHale just don't let Lin play the same way he let Harden play.

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  39. I cant keep up. The adage is true, i cant do two things at the same time.i cant watch and work. I will be fired or kill someone. I guess ill keep reading the posts

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  40. Lin with the nice wrap around feed to Asik who couldn't finish at the rim and got fouled.

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  41. asik...just too slow for quick put back dunk. jeremy should have have gotten an assist for asik and 1

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  42. Damn you Asik and your weak floaters :/

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  43. and asik gets open, because opponents leave him open for a reason

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  44. harden lets his man go...rockets interior d bails him out, and lin feeds him because harden is already streaking. But he bricks.

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  45. Morris lost Mozgov! Get PPat back in.

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  46. great challenge by lin to some random denver dude.

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  47. And, that's Houston's achilles heel... they can't guard against two big men who can pass in the paint.

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  48. Lol Lin so set that one up...Easy fouls :D

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    1. He is blowing past his man at will lololol...

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  49. bailout on faried. come on now.

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  50. good job by parsons hustling to get that defensive board. and lin with the nice dish to g smith

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  51. faried's a good player to have on your team

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  52. There we go, Lin drives and sweet dish to Smith for a strong Jam. Harden got the ball stolen by Igloo for his 3rd turn over.

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  53. Sigh.

    Harden and his weak handles :/

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  54. smith, showing why he was undrafted. STILL, good aggression.

    Gallinari showing why he was drafted with the same move and dunk

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    1. His back was always suspectable when he played with the Knicks, but he can shoot and that dunk was crazy.

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  55. Man, Harden lost the ball and can't stop Gallinari.

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  56. McHale got a technical for going at the officials for not calling the foul call on Greg Smith. He is irate because they didn't call the foul on Harden earlier and also the BS goal tending call on Asik. All that frustration adds to a technical.

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  57. If harden is trying to play hero ball,rockets are gonna lose tonight.

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  58. All in all not so bad so far. Denver is a heck of a home team. Losing streak Rockets would be down 15 by now.

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  59. George Karl says houston defense the worst. oh well, that is why Lin has his opportunities to pad his steal total! #reasonstosignwithrockets

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    1. I think Houston's team defense is a liability too. Not sure why Denver is taking control on the offensive end. Maybe Ty was trying too hard gunning Lin.

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  60. Lin should have handled the ball on the Parons possession where Smith got fouled/rejected without a call....no clue why Lin doesn't get to handle the rock in that circumstance..

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  61. Wow annoying...

    Run ovah by the beard lol

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  62. that was a pretty screen and shot by harden

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  63. Harden getting going. but the rockets jogging back on d, and lets alley ooped. Lin was in the area, could have chipped Faried, but not his responsibility

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  64. Asik really needs to hustle...

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  65. Thesse refs are Horrible! Other than that. Harden needs to be careful with ISOs. Ln needss to get aggresive and better team defense and transiction D.

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    1. Lin just demonstrated his aggressiveness by taking it to the hole.

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    2. I had laready posted but I meant to say more aggressive.

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  66. Lin with very pretty tough drive and bank.

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  67. Damn Rockets getting BEAT on transition like they do to other teams.

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  68. They have gotta work on their transition D vs Nuggets.

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    1. absolutely. Too many easy dunks, alley oops, open 3PTs

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  69. Lawson is kept in check so far with only 4 points. I saw several times he tried to break free with the bigs setting screens for him on Lin. He only managed to blow by Lin that one time to score 2 on Lin.

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  70. Lin has 1's across the box score board except for points where he has 8.

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  71. Harden and Parsons are such horrible defenders. Their men always are the highest scorers for the opposing team, regardless if they are highest scorers on their team normally.

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    1. Not one time can you see them, especially Harden keeping their men under season average lol.

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  72. The starters dont hustle...well Harden doesn't hustle, Asik looks like he can't hustle at that speed, and Parsons just fell asleep too after admiring his own layup....

    Lin is simply playing better today. This game is not being catered for him to star in but he's making it happen by himself for himself






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  73. Announcers said that they are liking how the Rockets are playing tonight. Jeremy Lin is setting the table. The Rockets are taking Denver's playbook from last time.

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  74. Anouncer quotes of the night:

    "TD really doesnt like to pass"
    "Lin really sets the table for everybody"

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    1. I caught that too. Lin has been superb at setting up the offense this first half even if he doesn't have many assists to show for it.

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  75. that was some nice aggression by Faried against lin with the in bounds. I can't see houston players doing that. subtle high energy plays

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  76. Give Patterson more mid-range jumpers! He's automatic!

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  77. I love how VOCAL Jeremy is being.

    Calling his teammates in for a huddle -- "Come here, come here, come here!" -- after a bad defense possession.

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  78. Looks like Denver defenders are trying to take the ball out of Lin's hands. Trying not to let him take the inbound pass. Could be George Karl strategy.

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  79. harden great job getting his FTs

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  80. houston so small with this lineup. no blockers free pass for iggy

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  81. Fk man gotta stop giving them free points.

    Nuggets are hanging on by fouls only.

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  82. swing to harden. risky pass leads to int. Lin with great body check!

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    1. that was impressive D. they're still testing Lin's strength

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  83. Harden with another TO and Lin with great defense on Igloo to cause him to turn over the ball.

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    1. If they all played D the way Lin does they would be invincible!

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  84. Lin got a freebie. lol, ball don't lie, he misses his first FT

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  85. LOL was that a flop?!

    Whatever it is nice Lin :D

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  86. What's the world coming to, Lin getting phantom calls?

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  87. Faried! making mincemeat of the poor rebounding. Jeremy was in vicinity but he was tired possibly

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  88. Oh, that looked good, Jeremy misses buzzer beater

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  89. Denver guards are too aggressive and forwards not aggressive enough. Still gunning for Lin?

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  90. Summary:

    - McHale has gone small
    - Lin is aggressive
    - Harden is TO prone
    - Smith still can't D
    - Lots of ball movement
    - Giving away too many FTs

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  91. I'm betting coming out 2nd half they are going to double/triple team Lin, he is keeping Rox alive and basically penetrating at will. Rox frontcourt is no threat if they contain Lin game is over.

    This will get interesting.

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    1. This game is going to be tight after first two quarters. Rockets better have enough fuel to finish strong. They should not have an excuse of being tired because the starters all took the 4th quarter off against Utah.

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    2. Would be interesting to see whether Denver does their version of the Miami defense against Lin and how Lin deals with it. Not sure your meek heart can take it though. =P

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    3. >_<

      C'mon Lin KICK ASS 2nd half and blow them away, my heart depends on it!

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  92. C'mon Lin get 3 more steals to tie CP3! 4 to pass!!!

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  93. McHale must be reaming Lin a new ahole in the locker room at half time for the following:

    1) Playing too much D

    2) Making too many plays

    3) Being too aggressive

    4) Letting Harden take 4 TO's

    5) Missing the shot before the half

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  94. Harden and Asik please don't turn the ball over again or we will have a game.

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  95. Whenever they give the ball the Harden to run plays while Lin stands in the corner, it usually results in a turnover. Let's hope the light bulb goes on in McHale's mind ... Let Lin handle the ball.

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  96. inspired by last game from Utah.Lin is being targeted with the ball in his hands. having a girl inspiration helped a lot too...

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  97. Lin with his 2nd assist to butterfinger Asik with the strong slam.

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  98. Lin bricks open 3. and another almost steal. Lin is not sleeping or dejected after miss

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  99. Wtf how did Lin shoot that 3 and made it back in time for that almost steal?! Dude teleportS?

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  100. lol, Asik challenged, 25% going in. another missed assist

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  101. Lin almost with his third assist to butterfinger Asik and I can't finish at the rim Asik.

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  102. good D by harden there, forcing hot Gallinari to a miss

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  103. Lawson is 5' 9". so small compared to Lin

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    1. don't care what his marketing team says, lawson is not 5' 11"

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  104. Wassup with the high arc on Lin's shot? It doesn't look smooth and effortless like the ones that he shoot on the other night.

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    1. His % is low in the corner. Last game he shot from the top of the key.

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  105. How come Lin never alley-ooped to Harden yet?

    This calamari Gallinari guy is keeping Denver alive. Please, somebody, take out his legs.

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    1. Just hit him in the back. He has a bad back.

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  106. lawson with the vet move on Parsons. too bad, it was mismatched

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  107. Good move with Lin to Parsons. Got a rondo assist

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  108. Lin out!!!!


    Rox coach just pushed the self-destruct button.

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