Saturday, January 5, 2013

Rockets vs Cavs Game #34 1st Half Game Thread

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  1. I thought I can read McHale's lips and telling Jeremy Lin to play hard.

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  2. Announcers said Houston is wearing their Ketchup and mustard uniforms. Hahahaha. Where are the dogs and the buns?

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  3. rockets are playing like they're stuck in mud, especially harden. pick up the pace please.

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  4. Sigh live sie by 3s again. And parsons d smh.

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  5. So does Morris get benched for shooting a 21 ft jumper?

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  6. Good aggressive move by Morris there, at least one big (even if he is a tweener) is not afraid to take it to the undersized CLE frontcourt

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  7. wow asik is not rebounding the ball and no ball moment, lin needs to play more with the ball

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  8. the western teams are tight. please do not lose this one to the cavs.

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  9. Time to sub in Pat Pat and Greg Smith. Asik can't make a basket at close range.

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  10. Lol stupid game so far asik is getting beat our d is the suck

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  11. Asik cant finish actually no on e can harden not touching ball

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    1. This is when I would like to see Lin look to score more!

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  13. this is a back 2 back so the rockets do not want to dig a hole again.

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  14. another stopped drive by JLin

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  15. if God gave Jeremy another 3-4 inches on the vertical, that weakside crash for offensive rebound would have been a put back dunk!

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    1. Come on :) If god gave Lin 10 more inches he wouldnt need to jump in order to dunk :) It is what it is :)

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  16. CLE supposed to have 4th-worst offense in the league.

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    1. Rockets has second most points allowed... (although pace)

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    2. Love how much respect the commentators are giving our offense

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  17. Lin getting decent looks. I like his intensity to start. Just not dropping yet.

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  18. Wow houston shooting 28pct smh

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  19. TD is in with 3 minutes left in the 1st quarter. I see a pattern.

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    1. You will see Lin again the start of 2nd quarter and Harden will be sitting.

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  21. pat needs to start to get the rockets going early.

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  22. Cant believe Smiths ball went in. He also did a good job putting Hardens miss in.

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  23. Strong take by Smith. Delfino can pass.

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    1. Smith needs to learn to keep his arms UP!

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    2. Have you seen his arms :) Maybe they are too heavy...

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    3. Everyone on this rockets team plays PG except Lin. Mchale is going to sub Harden out for Lin in the beginning of next quarter. Same pattern every game. So predictable. They brought Lin to this team to stand at the corner.

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  24. Very nice fino dish to smith for a finger roll and 1

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  25. I'm seeing full exertion going to the ball for offensive rebounds but then...

    I see passivity (waiting for the ball to drop) when going for the defensive rebounds.

    I wonder if the HOU bigs see offensive boards as more $$$ contract wise than a defensive board. Therefore, it would be logical to exert more effort to grab an offensive board for stat stuffing when contract negotiations come up

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  26. douglas cant leave kyrie open for 3s.

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  27. what's up with all these turnovers. stop it now.

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    1. 8 TO's already end of 1st quarter

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    2. Harden has 3. Lin has only 1. Shall be bash Harden for a change :)

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  28. Kyrie can't be stopped on the break....with JLin out! :)

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    1. Yep. Lin had very very efficient 19 and 13 on Kyrie last year. Harden is off. Hoping Harden starts finishing his drives.

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    2. I wouldn't mind seeing ISO Lin attack Kyrie beginning of 2nd.... make him play some D

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  29. That was a nice play by Irving. Uses one of the HOU big's body to stop his own momentum so he can lay it up softly

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  30. i guess this what b2b games can do to you. slow, lackluster..

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  31. Lol Getting owned by garbage team you nvr know with this team

    They need lin to take over but he is just dishing

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  32. That slight hesistation on the first PnR--if he were some other place than HOU, I like to think Lin takes that 15 fter

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    1. But HOU likes to see a contested patterson dumpoff from 5 ft..eh, I can see rationale on both sides

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  33. pats keeping rockets in the game.

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  34. why is douglas the PG when Lin is in????? Lin is confused every game. "What is my position on this team?"

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  35. If they are doing backside alleyoops, some body on the HOU front court is sleeping! Wake up!

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  36. nice pass lin. nice dunk smith.

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    1. Makes Lin dive unnecessary on top of that

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    2. But Sampson probably loves visual effort like that, haha

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  38. nice "dribbling exhibition" and then to smith for the dunk

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    1. a lot of these announcers really like Lin. great to hear from opposing teams home announcers. this one call him Jlin

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  39. just trailing by 3. lets squash the cavs.

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  40. Always see lin has no point in first half!

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  41. Rox not enough fast breaks.

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  42. smith again. i love this boy right now.

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  43. pat and smith are keeping the rockets in the game. of course lin to.

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  44. so was that a missed shot when JLin tried to pass to Smith but hit the rim instead?

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  45. No trust by Delfino. Missed pass that hit the Rim by Jeremy. Jeremy wants the ball back to reset. Delfino ignores, plays PG

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  46. You know that mchale is a stupid coach when he uses TD for PG and Lin the spot up shooter.

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  47. D up on Livingston on one end and driving to the hoop on the other!

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  48. Cleveland announcers said Lin is worthy of his contract because he can sure play the game. Surprising.

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  49. Oh my, did he get wacked on his dragon tatoo?

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  50. Short FT, short 3s. Tired legs playing defense. Needs to learn superstar loafing from his backcourt mate

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  51. Ohhhh if Lin hits his 3s the game is basicly over :)

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  52. Can't hit a 3 again, I can't be patient any more .

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  53. Ha stupid Cleveland announcer said "he's got a mismatch here" when Lin was on Livingston. Lin forces Livingston into a brick off the back iron.

    Always reminds me last season when the announcer said "Lin doesn't stand a chance!" when Lin was on Deron Williams. Williams gets nothing out of it and the announcer has to go "I take that back!"

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    1. Everybody remembers that. It was the first Linsanity game against nets right? At least the anouncers in NY learned pretty quickly that they shouldnt be doubting Lin. They love him ever since :)

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    2. Yeah that was the very first Linsanity breakout game. I just love that line... "Lin doesn't stand a chance... I take that back!" LOL

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  54. 3 ball!!!! Lin is the honey badger!

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  55. Finally! The only method to get his jump shot back is keep shooting .

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  56. WHOOP! Doesn't let TO rattle him. That's Jlin!

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  57. Lin steals it and Rox take the lead!

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  58. damn it lin just barely allowed the worm kyrie wiggle his way in.

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  59. Kyrie with the nice finish. Slow weak side help.

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    1. that has been a recurring problem for houston

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  60. Great initial PnR defense by Jlin--blitzed the screener and stayed with Irving...funnels the PG to the HOU big...except Asik doesn't scare anyone

    That's HOU! Sampson probably wondering if TD would net a better result

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  61. harden only with 4 points. i guess he's really stuck in mud today.

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  62. Its all 2pat and smith where is harden he looks slow

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  63. Jeremy really needs to practice his shooting.. forget about the 3point game.. get a mid range game brother !

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    1. bro When finds his shot from 3 he will spread out the defense...good for Hrockets

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    2. i agree.. but his gotta hit those mid ranges before he starts knocking down 3's imo anyway !. Cause if he can shoot 1 step inside from the 3 point line he will burnt past people easier alot easier cause they gotta respect his shot, and we all know his explosive off the dribble

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  64. and then you will have guys guarding you so then you can burn past them alot easier !

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    1. dam if lin didnt hit that 2 , i rekon mchale would have dragged him !

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  65. all jeremy lin announcer said. i like very much.

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    1. Took 2 guys out of the play! Jlin!!

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  67. another stop by JLin, stopping Kyrie's crossover, and then comes over to close out on zeller off

    elite defender

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    1. Ok im not blowing things out of proportions but that was lebron like...just versatile

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  68. cmon harden no turnovers please.

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  69. Saw Lin on Zeller? When the game is over people will come out again to say JLin played "OK" defense when he was playing awesome d

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  70. "That was almost all Jeremy Lin there"

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  71. Announcer giving jlin props for forcing 24sec violation go lin!

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    1. even on the fast break, he kept his body right on him


      oh another 3!

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  73. almost lazy pass there by jlin to harden. He isn't superhuman, tired from defense

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    1. No, more preferable is to give it up to Harden earlier and say eff it to the set play. HOU coaches already have a littany of reasons to sub him anytime

      It isn't in Jlin's career or his mannerisms to ever ask for anything--come on now :)

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    1. 3 ball!!! Lin having a great game so far. Picking up Harden big time in this game. James will take over at some point too

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    1. oh no it's not harden its asik for 2 ft instead.

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  76. Omg! 2 's 3 points shot! Very nice!

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  77. 12 TO's!

    The pace is picking up.

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  78. lin is playing solid 2day. he could have 11 pts if that last layup went it.

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  79. yes lin and whoever else..it was morris that finshed.

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  80. asik with blocks in two straight possessions. not bad :)

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  81. CLE frontcourt taking it strong--not afraid of anybody on HOU frontcourt. Asik and his 1 block?they are like PFFFTTTT

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  82. lin 3 ptr again and again. linsanity!

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  83. linsanity on fire!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

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  84. Hahahaha lin killin it go lin! Harden is out?

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  85. did Morey spill his sode? a mid range no hesitation jumper???

    Jlin needs more eff it to "philosophies".

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    1. that mid-range jumper was smooth

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  86. Wow - Lin kicked someone in the balls :) on a jumper... eveybody was kungfu fighting!!!!

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    1. don't think that was intentional tho

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    2. Nah, it was...haha, that's why I like it.

      He's trying to make teams PAY for taking dirty cheap shots at him.

      Got caught on that one, though!

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    3. OK - somebody ran into Lins foot with his balls first! Everybody was kungfu fighting!!!

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  87. lets protect the lead cmon rockets.

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    1. they're wasting lin's precious baskets.

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  88. Jeremy is Linbarrassing ME with his hot outside shooting, including 3 treys!

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  89. Whoa. Lin playing psycho mode today. Unstoppable. I thought his shot was totally off. Nearly airballed a free throw and now hes going nuts.

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    1. ppl need to be patient once JLin shot becomes silk he will be virtually unstoppable

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    1. a good close out by JLin. not much a defender can do when the guy pulls up from range.

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  91. eh what can you say, he made it great shot on a contested look.

    Did Sampson signal for TD on that?

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  92. i want to give lin a big juicy kiss. he controlled the tempo, scored, and played solid defense.

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  93. Smith with 9 rebounds. Is someone finally going to out rebound Asik?

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    1. J Lin with 14 5 3 1 stl 1 to in at the half. I think they are going to try to get Harden his in the third.

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  94. Jeremy getting some love on CF:

    "What's so special about Kyrie Irving? Hasn't done anything so far tonight. People are calling him the next superstar, and Lin a "joke", but Irving hasn't shown that he's superior at anything. "

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    1. I don't know if that's love, or failing to recognise that JLin is shutting Kyrie down.

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  95. At the half:
    Lin 21 min/ 14pts/ 5-9/ 3 reb/ 5ast/ 1 stl/ 3 TO
    Irving 19 min/ 10 pts/ 4-9/ 4 reb/ 0 stl/ 3 TO

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  96. Suddenly Rockets philosophy looks brilliant. Lol. Keep taking those 3s until you can make them.

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