Here we go!
I thought I can read McHale's lips and telling Jeremy Lin to play hard.
Announcers said Houston is wearing their Ketchup and mustard uniforms. Hahahaha. Where are the dogs and the buns?
rockets are playing like they're stuck in mud, especially harden. pick up the pace please.
Sigh live sie by 3s again. And parsons d smh.
So does Morris get benched for shooting a 21 ft jumper?
rockets do not prefer it but it's no prohibited.
Harden needs to be benched
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
there you go lets push it
stop dribbling so much
wow asik is not rebounding the ball and no ball moment, lin needs to play more with the ball
nor boxing out
the western teams are tight. please do not lose this one to the cavs.
Time to sub in Pat Pat and Greg Smith. Asik can't make a basket at close range.
Lol stupid game so far asik is getting beat our d is the suck
thats why asik is out
bring fino in already.
Asik cant finish actually no on e can harden not touching ball
Lin is going to D up kyrie :)
This is when I would like to see Lin look to score more!
this is a back 2 back so the rockets do not want to dig a hole again.
another stopped drive by JLin
if God gave Jeremy another 3-4 inches on the vertical, that weakside crash for offensive rebound would have been a put back dunk!
Come on :) If god gave Lin 10 more inches he wouldnt need to jump in order to dunk :) It is what it is :)
Arhh! Missed that 3 !
CLE supposed to have 4th-worst offense in the league.
Rockets has second most points allowed... (although pace)
Love how much respect the commentators are giving our offense
Lin getting decent looks. I like his intensity to start. Just not dropping yet.
Wow houston shooting 28pct smh
TD is in with 3 minutes left in the 1st quarter. I see a pattern.
Lin sitting lol right on time
You will see Lin again the start of 2nd quarter and Harden will be sitting.
pat needs to start to get the rockets going early.
smith and 1. nice pass fino.
Cant believe Smiths ball went in. He also did a good job putting Hardens miss in.
smith is playing with a lot of energy.
Strong take by Smith. Delfino can pass.
Smith needs to learn to keep his arms UP!
Have you seen his arms :) Maybe they are too heavy...
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.
Very nice fino dish to smith for a finger roll and 1
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
douglas cant leave kyrie open for 3s.
what's up with all these turnovers. stop it now.
8 TO's already end of 1st quarter
Harden has 3. Lin has only 1. Shall be bash Harden for a change :)
Kyrie can't be stopped on the break....with JLin out! :)
Phantom of the arena...
Yep. Lin had very very efficient 19 and 13 on Kyrie last year. Harden is off. Hoping Harden starts finishing his drives.
I wouldn't mind seeing ISO Lin attack Kyrie beginning of 2nd.... make him play some D
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
i guess this what b2b games can do to you. slow, lackluster..
Lol Getting owned by garbage team you nvr know with this teamThey need lin to take over but he is just dishing
That slight hesistation on the first PnR--if he were some other place than HOU, I like to think Lin takes that 15 fter
But HOU likes to see a contested patterson dumpoff from 5 ft..eh, I can see rationale on both sides
pats keeping rockets in the game.
he's a shooter, that one
Give Pat his job back already!
2Pat our 6th man?
he should start instead of morris.
why is douglas the PG when Lin is in????? Lin is confused every game. "What is my position on this team?"
If they are doing backside alleyoops, some body on the HOU front court is sleeping! Wake up!
nice pass lin. nice dunk smith.
Lazy TO. what was that 54?
Makes Lin dive unnecessary on top of that
But Sampson probably loves visual effort like that, haha
nice "dribbling exhibition" and then to smith for the dunk
that was nice
a lot of these announcers really like Lin. great to hear from opposing teams home announcers. this one call him Jlin
just trailing by 3. lets squash the cavs.
Always see lin has no point in first half!
Rox not enough fast breaks.
smith again. i love this boy right now.
Offensive boards are sweet.
pat and smith are keeping the rockets in the game. of course lin to.
lins shots are short tonight.
good defense lin.
so was that a missed shot when JLin tried to pass to Smith but hit the rim instead?
No trust by Delfino. Missed pass that hit the Rim by Jeremy. Jeremy wants the ball back to reset. Delfino ignores, plays PG
You know that mchale is a stupid coach when he uses TD for PG and Lin the spot up shooter.
lin got wacked on the dragon.
D up on Livingston on one end and driving to the hoop on the other!
Cleveland announcers said Lin is worthy of his contract because he can sure play the game. Surprising.
Oh my, did he get wacked on his dragon tatoo?
lins free throw short too.
Short FT, short 3s. Tired legs playing defense. Needs to learn superstar loafing from his backcourt mate
i think so.
3 ptr linsanity!
Ohhhh if Lin hits his 3s the game is basicly over :)
Can't hit a 3 again, I can't be patient any more .
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!"
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 :)
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
Lin Lin Lin!
lin banker yes.
kinda a little pull up in the paint :)
keep it up lin.
3 ball!!!! Lin is the honey badger!
Finally! The only method to get his jump shot back is keep shooting .
WHOOP! Doesn't let TO rattle him. That's Jlin!
Lin steals it and Rox take the lead!
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lin steal yepee.
all lin now.
getting in rhythm
C'mon ROX, Lin is catching fire, FEED THE DRAGON!
damn it lin just barely allowed the worm kyrie wiggle his way in.
Kyrie with the nice finish. Slow weak side help.
that has been a recurring problem for houston
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 anyoneThat's HOU! Sampson probably wondering if TD would net a better result
harden only with 4 points. i guess he's really stuck in mud today.
Its all 2pat and smith where is harden he looks slow
Jeremy really needs to practice his shooting.. forget about the 3point game.. get a mid range game brother !
bro When finds his shot from 3 he will spread out the defense...good for Hrockets
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
morris for triple!
yes rockets by 1.
good defense super lin.
and then you will have guys guarding you so then you can burn past them alot easier !
dam if lin didnt hit that 2 , i rekon mchale would have dragged him !
all jeremy lin announcer said. i like very much.
Took 2 guys out of the play! Jlin!!
another stop by JLin, stopping Kyrie's crossover, and then comes over to close out on zeller offelite defender
Ok im not blowing things out of proportions but that was lebron like...just versatile
cmon harden no turnovers please.
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
"That was almost all Jeremy Lin there"
Announcer giving jlin props for forcing 24sec violation go lin!
lin can take kyrie too 1 on 1.
even on the fast break, he kept his body right on himoh another 3!
smart on Lin's part not fouling
almost lazy pass there by jlin to harden. He isn't superhuman, tired from defense
ask for a sub then :)
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 anytimeIt isn't in Jlin's career or his mannerisms to ever ask for anything--come on now :)
lin 3 ptr again linsanity!
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
harden for 3 free throws.
oh no it's not harden its asik for 2 ft instead.
Go lin nother trey!
Omg! 2 's 3 points shot! Very nice!
12 TO's!The pace is picking up.
no more tos please.
lin is playing solid 2day. he could have 11 pts if that last layup went it.
good D j Lin
clean it up morris
yes lin and whoever else..it was morris that finshed.
lets build the lead rockets.
asik with blocks in two straight possessions. not bad :)
CLE frontcourt taking it strong--not afraid of anybody on HOU frontcourt. Asik and his 1 block?they are like PFFFTTTT
lin 3 ptr again and again. linsanity!
he's feeling it!
linsanity on fire!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111
Hahahaha lin killin it go lin! Harden is out?
oh no offensive foul?
lin stomped on his balls ouch.
did Morey spill his sode? a mid range no hesitation jumper???Jlin needs more eff it to "philosophies".
that mid-range jumper was smooth
Wow - Lin kicked someone in the balls :) on a jumper... eveybody was kungfu fighting!!!!
don't think that was intentional tho
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!
OK - somebody ran into Lins foot with his balls first! Everybody was kungfu fighting!!!
@zxcvb - haha, that's one way of protecting himself :)
JLin's d tonight
lets protect the lead cmon rockets.
they're wasting lin's precious baskets.
Jeremy is Linbarrassing ME with his hot outside shooting, including 3 treys!
fino for 3!
Whoa. Lin playing psycho mode today. Unstoppable. I thought his shot was totally off. Nearly airballed a free throw and now hes going nuts.
ppl need to be patient once JLin shot becomes silk he will be virtually unstoppable
no kyrie for 3. damn it.
a good close out by JLin. not much a defender can do when the guy pulls up from range.
eh what can you say, he made it great shot on a contested look.Did Sampson signal for TD on that?
i want to give lin a big juicy kiss. he controlled the tempo, scored, and played solid defense.
Smith with 9 rebounds. Is someone finally going to out rebound Asik?
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.
highest pts, ast
Pat 11 points, 5 for 8 in 9 minutes already, Morris 9 points, 4-5 in 14 minutes... gonna be a fun season watching these two battle it out
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. "
I don't know if that's love, or failing to recognise that JLin is shutting Kyrie down.
agree with CF all the way
At the half: Lin 21 min/ 14pts/ 5-9/ 3 reb/ 5ast/ 1 stl/ 3 TOIrving 19 min/ 10 pts/ 4-9/ 4 reb/ 0 stl/ 3 TO
Suddenly Rockets philosophy looks brilliant. Lol. Keep taking those 3s until you can make them.
JLin's shot look smooth tonight. When he didn't think about the shot, he somehow shoot it so well. Hmmm, I hope he will look at this game's film and reminisce on why he made those jumpers look so easy and effortless and build his shooting touch from there.