Lin coming with a vengeance
I'll hold the console and control the joystick. Super Lintendo.
Er was that a block, how did JLin miss that layup?!
Guess it was a block, that drive was really slow, wonder why he slowed down towards the board...
Ugly trey :/ Sigh lin reverting to that bad shot form...
another sub is imminent
Lin will prolly go to the bench now...Playing very hesitant.
lin is a 0 factor on the court so far
Things starting out slow as usual and again no help defense. Minnesota going to the rack at will. Houston interior defense is non existence.
Lets go Lin. Had he made that foot was on line anyway.
I'm convinced now this team can't and won't defend any nba teams, its been lay ups after lay ups and meanwhile asik missed 2 lay ups and Lin don't get ball back once ball leaves, looks familiar guys
Wow that was quick, steal then layup go Lin!
Same old problem for the Rockets.Parsons pretended to be a PG and turned the ball over and got lit up on the other end.Asik with the bad hands and weak layups.Lin and Harden missing from 3 point land.Patterson never rebounded.
Harden's D is pissing me off, he's cost them 6 points already.
He has been playing like he got no more energy.
But Lin missing from 3 will be blamed.
Same old sh!t on a different day. Let's go Lin!
Lin not feeling it. Missed all three of his 3 point attempts. He is being subbed by Beverly.
After 6 losses, nothing has change with the rockets game plan. Morey and Les should think about a coaching change.
lin's really struggling from threethey gonna leave him open all night
If he keeps missing those open 3s, it's going to cost him his starting job.
1/5 sigh...Plz stop with the corner 3s get in rhythm first for goodness sakes Lin :/
And he stepped on the line 2x anyway lmao so only 1 was counted as a missed 3.LOLOLOLOL
Asik handling the ball more than Jeremy so far. Seriously. I think Parsons is the PG now. Jeremy is a combo forward, lol.Seriously, he just stands in the corner waiting for someone to see him.
McHale's genius moves: -Turn Jeremy into a spot-up 3pt shooter. -Make Parsons the point guard.-Make Harden more ball dominant than MJ and Lebron combined.Season over. Linsanity on hold until McHale is FIRED or WHIPPED into shape by Les.
well said. Plus he benches TD for no reason. TD is a very good player on this team. He's a better fit than Beverly.
Nobody is going to fire McHale, he have to step down himself. The guy just lost a daughter this season. And we still have Sampson waiting after McHale, not much difference anyway
Yeah, I hate to mention that, but it's true. I bet you anything Les and Morey want to fire McHale but are afraid to because of the potential PR nightmare.Then again, I can see him "mutually departing" a la Alvin Gentry. Sampson can be canned without a peep.
wide 0/3 wide open miss...
Lin is just not a spot up shooter. He needs to drive or dribble and then shoot the 3. His percentage is way way higher. In NYC he was 34% from 3 as a starter.
1/5 even wide open , struggling again lol
He's a point guard. Not a shooting guard.I'm almost glad he's struggling...Rockets will lose and McHale will be fired. Harden Hero Ball and Parsons Worship will die as a result.
I'm going to scream if Minny wins...Like almost half their roster is not available.
This game surely feels like a Rockets loss.
Brick brick brick Harden. Struggling at the FT line too.
Looks like TD has lost his job to Beverly.
That sucks. I really like TD tenacity and defense and he works well with Lin.
I like TD better than Beverly too. Not really fair to TD. When TD plays well with Lin and Harden team wins.
McHale is such a playa. It's like he saw a hot and more exciting girl for this week and dump the old. Poor TD, he didn't do anything to deserve being benched.
I wouldn't worry about it too much. Beverly is just show.
Heh Lin is basically Landry Fields right now on Rox.
Beverley is REALLY BAD defending PnRs...
Worse than TD
Lol Kirilinko is just taking advantage of Rox weak post presence.
It's hilarious how clueless McHale is.NOTHING has changed in six games. He's doing the same thing over and over and blaming "fatigue" for the losses like a weasel. Ah yes, because no other team in the NBA has to play games back-to-back, lol. Jeremy still playing the Derek Fisher role...Harden and Parsons still untouchable. It's time to fire McHale and Sampson. Let Chris Finch be interim coach and interview Dave Blatt as your prime candidate.
Lol which genius coach design this set that all Rockets PGs must stand in the corner?
And wait for the 3 point shot? Why not signing Ray Allen or Steve Novak for this role instead of every PG?
I love lin, thats why i got league pass but Lin keeps putting up bricks from the 3
But the refs were trying to count them as 2 pointers so hes only missed one 3.
1st quarter summary:- Lin reduced to spot up 3 shooter, 1/5, stepped on the line 2x lol- Sucky defense as always- Harden 2-6, still bricking and isoing- Just not a fun game to watch
With that amount of bricks the ROX puts up, they can build a house soon..
Shes a brick - brabrabra - houssse - dabadab...
TD already loss his job to Beverly. It's starting to look like Lin might lose his job to Beverly also.
Haha not the way Beverely is playing today.
Minnie without Shved/Love/Pekovic and fresh Rubio is keeping ahead of Rox...Wow all those missed 3s by Parsons and bench...LOL
I'm just glad Minnie is playing like garbage otherwise it'd be another blowout.
Can't wait to hear 48 minutes of Houston's announcers riding the jockstraps of Harden and Chandler... huuuuuuraaayyyyy.....
Beverley got to play some minutes without Harden. Lol he only got to touch the ball and shoot without Harden. When he's with Harden, he also did nothing but stand in the corner.
Can't say McHale is wrong it play Beverley over TD. It seems like Beverley is playing hard and wants it more and there is a positive result on the floor.He cutting into Lin's minutes more and more.
Beverley has the luck to play without Harden. No such luck for Lin.
Why did they even get beverley? TD was doing fine. Rockets need a good forward and a new philosophy. I like their transitional plan but too many damn three's and not enough pick and roll.Rox are fast losing me as a fan.
2 alley oop play already for the wolves. That's more alley oop than the rockets whole season so far.
Looks like Beverley is auditioning for Jlin job.. c'mon Jlin
If only Lin gets to play some mins without Harden. He's played every min of his with Harden so far.
Wonder how Jlin will go with beverley on the court ?
I wonder what happens when (not if) the 3 's go in - Rockets blow out teams by 30 together with running game, McHale gets Coach of the Year nominations.... gotta get the 3's tho.
Lol Barera posted up lin
Delfino answersBTW that was a great pick, wish Lin could have some of that.
dang...only if lin could have the ball in his hands like barrea
The rockets are probably the worst team in the NBA in setting screens. They set very lazy screens and moving screens. You don't see solid screens and picks like the Spurs.
So much for Beverley hype. People exaggerate everything for first like 5 minutes. In all seriousness though. How come Beverly can control the offense, ask for high pick and roll, do every thing he wants. Yet Lin is not supposed to do that?I'm getting tired of this "Mchale System." It really isn't fun to watch these games. And I don't think that Lin and company are having much fun either. The only reason why I began to watch NBA again was because of Lin and because his games were FUN to watch. Also that he is Christian but that's besides the point. I want to have fun watching games again. Please McHale get out of the way. :(
Because Harden wasn't on the floor.When Lin plays without Harden he gets picks set as well.
I honestly think there are quite a few teammates that are so jealous of Lins contract that they don't wish him play well and therefore won't make things easy for him
You make big assumption McHale is controlling lin and not Beverly. Maybe it's lin not being aggressive and making things happen like Beverly. Is that remotely possible?
Wildathrill, watch the last 3 minutes of the 1st quarter again. Beverley didn't make anything happen when he's on the court with Harden either.
Cool so it's not McHale for either just harden
McHale's gameplan is to let his PG no matter who he is stands in the corner when Harden is on the court. How is that not McHale?
Lol why was 4 of the Rox all bunched up on one side watching Harden?!?
Lins gettin schooles by Barera, then he blows a fast break lol
and you have not been schooled with your horrendous spelling. jj hit a good three.
Lol im typing on a phone. Why get all butt hurt you damn child. I'm simply stating the facts. I AM a jlin fan, but please get off his nuts.
lol. just joking around dude! it was too good to pass up
Hahaha...we need some fun for the stress...
Rockets leading by one point. Criticisers go back to the cess pit, tired of flies buzzing around the cow dung.
No assist for Jeremy so far. Just 2 points and 1 steal and no rebound.
Let's go Jeremy! Let's get a win to end the slide!
Lin not taking shot on that breakaway fast break a few minutes ago. Is that McHale again? What are the chances harden parsons Beverley doing that
yes thought the same..
I can't stand the way how the rockets show no love for each other and they only do that when they're winning.
Phantom foul on Lin by Rubio. Home court referee calls in Rubio favor. Lin has to goto the bench.
Horrible game, done watching, Harden 3/9 SMH.Minnie breaking their 5 game losing streak.
This season is lost. It was lost once they acquired Harden and made Jeremy Derek Fisher.Burn, Houston, burn. You deserve this horrible, ugly, failure of a team.I hope they hate on Jeremy so he gets traded...and watch him blow up on a team that lets him play PPOINT GUARD.
I have to agree with Khuang, I think the owner les likes Lin. I not sure what will happen if Lin really get traded. It could be worst or better. It's 50/50. So, I rather see some plan change than Lin get traded.
it can't be worse....all lin does is shoot corner threes. he's a freaking useless here..he could very well be doing the same thing elsewhere with better players..
There's no point watching any Rox games anymore regardless win or loss, Lin got benched again and I just hope coach bench hfor second half too and team get blown out! Something drastic has to happen in order for good change
Just got to watch the game a little bit. There's no ball movement at all. One pass and toss it for 3. There is no fluidity to the game at all. Waiting for 2nd half, hopefully Lin will get into it or it's another loss.
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Wait I thought Beverley only aggressive not playing with harden
Bro, are you even watching the game? The only 2 shots and 4 FTs Beverley took all came without Harden. He didn't get to shoot one single time when he's with Harden.
I am indeed watching the game. In the half court sets, Beverly doesn't eagerly pass it to Harden. Harden will be open and Beverly still tries to juke his man and then make an aggressive pass to someone else with a better chance at a high percentage shot.
Too depressing to watch. This game feels like the last 6 games. Fire mchale and sampson or watching the rockets is a total waste of time.
Beverly doesn't constantly pass to Harden. He drives and tries to make plays for anyone. Why doesn't Lin attack the basket. It's bizarre. He's faster than anyone out there.
The McHale reason is there if u want it. Lol
Lin always has the choice to play the right way, regardless of what McHale wants. Driving, scoring, and dishing are the right way for him to play. Spot up shooting is not. He is not a good spot up shooter at this point in his career so there's no way for him to help the team by playing as one. Ever. That will always be low percentage, non-winning basketball. If the staff doesn't want him to maximize what he does well, that's their choice and they can bench him. I've explained in the past that that will certainly hurt the staff more than him. Lin's got a 3 year contract which eats up significant cap space.
Something definitely going on behind the locker room. Lin must feel like he is the loneliest person right now. Hes not happy and not enjoying his minutes just heartbreaking.
What's kind of funny is that McHale claimed preseason he'd figure out what everyone does well and then go from there. Everyone on the planet knows what Lin does well, high pick and roll, high usage ball handler, end of game hero, yet he's not used for any of that. We've seen that be successful this year during the first couple of games and the San Antonio games, so we know it works even here, with less athletic wings and a less dominant pick and roll partner.Houston has tried every thing under the sun, every player configuration. The only thing they HAVEN'T tried is what worked the first couple of games: Lin as a high usage point guard. This worked for Lin and it worked for Harden.
@Michael Unless "they" don't want Jeremy to succeed from the start
@Michael Terry, u speak very well. Make a lot sense. Hope Mchale can reads ur words.(I mean the Part u post at 6:17)
Hey Mike. Hope u know I'm agreeing with u. :). I'm also putting most of this on lin to make it happen, not the coaching. Coaching is a factor. But if you're a good player you're going to find a way to be good. Not have all conditions be favorable all the time. Hard concept to grasp for people here
@ wild that's not what Michael Sound. I guess we either read different or interpret different.
Oh, I know. I also think the McHale is bad. It never had to get to this. I believe that McHale is suffering from cognitive bias which prevents him from putting Lin in favorable positions. But, Lin is not helpless in the slightest here. There are simple things he can do that are completely under his controle and don't even require him improving any skills. He has leverage. Did you know, the stat most highly correlated with pay in the NBA is shots TAKEN. I know it's counter intuitive and crazy, but you get respect for shooing. The points come with shots, efficient or not. Lin should be shooting more. After he's firmly establishes, THEN he can worry about efficient basketball. When he's indisputably the man and has every player on board with him, then he can play winning basketball.
I think deep down he is a good person and a good father, just not yet a good coach. Bias? maybe. my guess is he got his own game plan and wants jeremy to follow it and careless about what jlin is really capable of doing. I wonder if he watched some of jlin's games last year. But you know, jlin is not the center of the team, so it's not surprise if the game plan does not set to go through him. Nevertheless, no needs to particularly set it for jlin, but at least a game plan that works for everybody's potential. I don't know..that's my take...I put myself in his shoes too..it's not easy to be a coach too. Just hope this team is doing good, for jlin and for the coach too.
Beverley not stands in the corner watching Harden go iso. Lol let's blame him for not being aggressive too. Obviously this is McHale's offensive set when Harden's on the court.
I was thinking of going to Rockets game monday. But after seeing all the Lin fans in this game and how bored and disappointed they look. I prefer to have it for free than to pay for it.
Beverley is playing with "there is nothing to lose" mentality.. Jlin played like this last year...
Dude u haven't been paying attention here. Lin can't play like that because McHale holding him back or because he's on the floor with harden. Get on board. Lol
bench lin and trade him. anything to get away from mcfail and harden.#free lin.
Their goal is not to trade Lin, it is to destroy his NBA aspiration and career
it's so boring watching lin now. he's used as a boring role player. just pass the ball, don't turn it over, hit a few shots, hustle, and that's all.
Rubio gets every call and everyone already says he is going to be an allstar (even Houston staff). Meanwhile the guy is a less than 35% shooter, yes that right less than 35% career shooter and this year he is a 22%. This is probably the lowest of all the point guards and yet he gets a free pass (hmm...I wonder why??).Lin on the other hand gets nailed every time he goes to the rim and does not get calls. Even Harden will get mauled before getting a call.
Because NBA already package him as future all star just like Harden. Lin was anomaly
Exactly. NBA should still be helping Lin but for some reason they do not want to help him, which I find strange.In any case, Lin will keep battling stereotypes. His mental toughness is in the top 0.1% in the world.
At this point they should all come together and win a game and blaming no body for the past lost. I cant believe the rockets turn out like this with good record just like few days ago. Can't take it..7game slide? Eer...
They need to give Lin the keys to the offense. I don't know what anyone has to lose specially Harden. Yes Lin can get 20 points but he is going to make every player better. Do you remember Linsanity? Remember when Lin made every player in the knicks better? That's what he can do. He got Fields and Novak a really good contract.
So far Lin 13 min 1/5 vs Beverly 10 min 0/2. Now Beverly star second half. Wow
Reporters... "What's wrong with the Rockets offense?" "Well they need Harden to get going." Harden, Harden, Harden. Hopefully someday they will realize that basketball is a team sports that requires quemistry. No one man can do it. Harden is not Michael Jordan.
And Khuang said even Jordan can't do it himself.
True! as lin often said even during the linsanity stretch, basketball is a TEAM sport and he couldn't have done it alone
Beverley has taken Lin's job.
Jeremy benched to start the half.TRADE LINFREE JEREMYAny coach...even Keith Smart is better than this. At least Smart was burned by Lin's success once, so he'd be more scared to do it again. Also, the Kings' GM is an Ivy League grad, lol.
i'm rootin for the timberwolves!!
Wth, Beverly started 2nd half? Lol@mcHale
Management cares more about Harden getting his 20+pts a game more than winning. What has happened now is the whole team is not buying into how Mchale is coaching the team, that is why rockets are losing. I have a feeling we might have a coaching change real soon.BTW, I believe Beverly is playing to get him so experience in playing in NBA, because I have a feeling TD is going to be traded, and Beverly is going to be the backup.imo
Wow. Lin benched. This is gonna be interesting. Parsons out too. McHale has lost his mind.
Jlin will be back in 4th quarter with 2 min to play...
LoL, McHale is a dam fool. He looks lost coaching this team.
damn. just leave lin on the bench .
"Jeremy got the message he needs to play harder?" - Get a clue MATT BULLARD.
Poor Beverley. You are not taking your chances. 3 fouls in a row lol.
seriousl the commentators are annoying as hell. they seriously nitpick at lin
Still shooting 3s. Coach telling him to do that instead of attacking?
I can only hope Jeremy is PURPOSELY sabotaging that two-faced bastard."Lemme brick 3s and show Les/Morey how bad this coach is. Either they'll trade me for 'sucking' or fire McHale and Sampson. Either way, I win."Ah, I wish Jeremy had that deviousness in him. Too nice.
It's not something Lin normally does. But I don't think he wants to play hard for McHale anymore.
I know what you mean, Cara. You can see it in his body language. He's just playing out the game. Like playing Monopoly with your in-laws, lol.
@wild who knows. Maybe. If it is, can u not listen? Or can u go ahead and do whatever u believe is right?
Someone is going to be fired.
I totally agree.
This is such a bad game.... anyone tell me a good joke?
OK - five guys go on the court to play basketball. One of them is JLin. He gets to play PG for real -> JOKE!
I have no problems with Beverly or TD. They seem like great teammates. I have a serious problem with McHale and especially Sampson. They are perpetuating the 100% Harden theme. Even Harden may not even want the ball that much.
They tried anybody with Harden. But no matter what combinations that would fail, because anyone with eyes can see the root problem is Harden. Still either the coaching staff are blind or they would never try the obvious answer that is taking Harden out.
This coaching team needs to go, machale has no fire,
officiation is a joke too
how's this one? McHale is a joke?
Dam, refs called everything against the Rox.
ok Jlin is fire up...c'mon
Yeah and that's him. Not coach. When he's not fired up that's him. And yeah he's playing with harden
McHale has lost the Rockets, even Harden. WOW
Note to Mchale: please do not take Lin out of the game now he is getting into the flow for the love of God!
when it rains, it pours...
Let's go baby TDand Lin.
It's on him now to do something. Lets see
See how different he play when Harden is out?
100% agree with you..
He's doing good. Whole team is moving
Let's go TD!
Love this combo. Lin and TD and no Harden
Lin and TD have much better chemnistry and they both actually play team ball.But - after watching McHale for so long Im sure he will find ways to screw it up. Either TD gets benched for Harden or Lin gets benched for Harden. Mchale will bench one of them for Harden. Wait and see!
See how different the team plays without Harden.But of course McHale will put in Harden to start the 4th.
Suddenly, we all got the ooh and the ahh on every possession. Why is that? C'uz it's so fun to see team basketball.
TD!!! I like his game. Yes, I am a huge Lin homer as people know. Even though sometimes he has taken away minutes from Lin.TD never deserved this benching from McHale. He has been a major spark plug in a lot of the wins.
Agree. TD can play D, he can shoot, he can play WITH Lin...
I like TD too. I think he definitely can play good with jlin. I think TD can play other role while jlin play pg role together.
I've said before Beverly is just show. TD play with his heart.
I hope Mchale leave Harden out of this one and see they will win this one without him.
I just know Harden won't sit out long...
Ladies and gentlemen.. we finally have a pulse !
Yeah - but the patient is braindead...
TD Never deserved being benched by beverly. there was nothing to support that move. Thats how bad of a coach McHale is!
This is the WORST NBA game I've ever seen.Everyone but Douglas and Lin should have to WALK back to Houston.
wow benching parsons now.
wow - I thoguht he would bench Lin or TD
WHAT WAS THAT?????????????? HARDEN???????
prob found a strip club in minny last night.
Is the team sabotaging Lin or sabotaging the coaching staff?
James "the cancer" Harden comes in again, ugh. Let's stand and watch his dreaded isos, shot jacking and playing no D.
I dont blame Harden for anything. I blame the coaches.
LOL!!!! SMH!!! I guess only good can come out of this because it can't get worst!
finger cross...just want to see a win..please..
Seems like Rockets get close and then they just can make any shots. Two easy misses by Delfino and Lin.
No more 3 please. Keep attacking...
bad bad subs. delfino and greg smith were doing really well.
Lin goes back to shoot his failed 3 pointers whenever Harden's on the court lol.
I would say it's 90% over for MN.
Rockets actually moved the ball in a play and Harden didn't touch it!!! Wow!!!