Let's get it on!
Maybe I'm a pessimist but I am worried about JLin's ankle.
lets go jlin!
anybody has a gametime link?
JLin no flagrant
used to like Haslem for his tenacious D, now he hacked Lin, don't like him no more.
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Lin show no fear.
HAARRRDEN!!! Lookathat bro bro-ing down with Allen.
Harden just shat on Ray Allen to end the quarter. : )
Lin on the bench again.
No Greg Smith
Lebron abusing the Rockets...
Nick Ivanovic @RocketsReduxD-Wade is carrying the #Heat offense with 11 pt (4-6 FG) and 3 assists. #Heat lead 36-34, early Q2. #HOUvsMIA
No one should be surprised Wade is scoring big if he's guarded by Harden. :-p
Houston Rockets @HoustonRocketsTO Heat. 3-balls starting to fall as Rockets now 3-5 from downtown. @MookMorris2 was the latest culprit giving Rox 41-38 lead early in Q2.
I guess Lin only gets to play when he plays against one of his former teams...
Haha, Lin only gets to play if Douglas screws up or when the team is down. Since the score is up now and Douglas is doing okay...Lin is like a fireman, only appears when there is a fire.
Which Rockets showed up tonight, the Suns or the iso version?
I'd say the Suns but Heat defense is forcing the ball out of Lin's hands.
I can understand Jeremy's extended benching this time.Second game of a back-to-back (and Jeremy missing some shots). Meanwhile, the Heat look very confused against the Rockets' 2nd unit. They clearly prepared for Lin, Harden and no one else.And now Lin coming back in. Good.
Jason Friedman @JasonCFriedmanMore stunning: Rox winning by 45 in SLC? Rox hitting 23 3s in game? Or LeBron getting called for (shaky) offensive foul on alley-oop at MIA?
Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstrohLeBron to the ref: "That's a flop, that's a flop."
Space City Scoop @SpaceCityScoop1James Anderson is outplaying Ray Allen.Howard Chen @ho_chenCSNLikin the energy that James Anderson brings. Homeboy is HUNGRY. #RedNationHiren Joshi @htown747Chandler Parsons just wanted to remind everyone he's really good. #RocketsSpace City Scoop @SpaceCityScoop1Harden and Allen doing some trash talking after Harden nailed a three in his face, Allen also kicked Harden after the three.
See, Lin did not come back until Douglas committed a TO, then missed a shot and gave up a foul.
Nick Ivanovic @RocketsReduxJeremy Lin is having a bad game. He's got 2 pts (0-2 FG), a steal and an assist in 9 min. #Rockets
Space City Scoop @SpaceCityScoop1It's funny to see the Heat getting so mad at another player flopping when they're the kings of flop.
Nick Ivanovic @RocketsReduxOmer Asik hits another bucket. He's carving up the D & knocking down the jumper for #Rockets, now with 11 points.
Lebron abuses Haren.
Mchell calls TO. Chew Haren out!
Nick Ivanovic @RocketsReduxWith an 11-5 run in 4:25, #Rockets take a 47-43 lead against #Heat, mid Q2! #Heat missed 7 of 8 FGs. Timeout on the floor.
I hate it when Lebron decided to turn it up early in the game. I mean there are games when he's not even trying to score in the first half and now he's doing everything.
That's where the mismatch is.
I agree. James usually is sluggish in the first half and will be very agressive in the second.maybe a little challenged by linsanity after last night's game
well there's always a mismatch with Lebron. But i guess the good news is atleast the heat are not sleeping on the rockets. They want to beat them bad.
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeatOK, Heat all-opponent team, Chandler Parsons and what four other players?
Hiren Joshi @htown747LeBron being LeBron timeout to stop the bleeding.
Matt Jackson @MJ4SportsThat was the fastest 9-0 run I've ever seen put up by the Heat…they lead by 2 with 3 minutes left in 1st half.
Space City Scoop @SpaceCityScoop1LeBron starting to take over. 9-0 run by Heat.
ClutchFans.net @clutchfansA Parsons three had opened up a 7-point Rocket lead, but a 9-0 Miami run flips the script. Timeout Rockets. 52-50 Heat, 3:09 2Q.
Harden and Chandler lose the lead by playing keep away from Jeremy
It seems Heat is doing a good job forcing the ball away from Lin. Lin just got raped by a 2x team.
Hiren Joshi @htown747In a way you almost don't want to get a favorable call against LeBron considering what usually follows...2m Jason Friedman @JasonCFriedmanI know you're stunned but apparently that foul call on LBJ got his juices flowing. Pretty much singlehandedly rallied MIA back from 7 down.
Just hopped on. Is Lin not playing aggressive? 0/3 not lookin good.
Heat doing everything to contain Lin on both the offense and defense end.
So basically playing him like last year?
Refs seem to be helping out too.
Just got home. Missed the whole 1st Q.was looking for info but seems like there is little to get from posts.Hope jlin supporters will be more active in the second half.I wanna remain positive that lin will perform decent tonight against a very strong miami team.I hope that fatigue will not be an issue for him as well as his ankle.
Space City Scoop @SpaceCityScoop1LeBron and Wade have 30 of the Heat's 52 points.
Nick Ivanovic @RocketsReduxRidiculous FG% in this game. #Rockets are shooting lights out at 67% (19-28) and #Heat are shooting well at 51% (18-35). #Rockets lead
Hiren Joshi @htown747Harden to the rescue, free-throws are badly needed right now.
Lin is not looking good... Just got Chalmered again.
This is a game where Lin will have to play decoy.
Nick Ivanovic @RocketsReduxWith a quick 7-0 run, #Heat tie it up 50-50 with #Rockets, with 3:24 left 1st half.
Hi everyone! Just tuned in, is Lin doing poorly as the boxscore suggests? this site is more reliable than any other including twitter feeds, thanks!
He's doing pretty bad.Heat is his achilles heel.
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_FeigenHeat hit Rockets with 12-0 run. After phantom call on James on alley-oop, Parsons hit a 3 for 7-pt lead. All Heat since.
wow the Heat are trapping Jeremy.. and no one is helping him. deja vu?
I think Lin is being too aggressive. Too slow to pass the ball out of the trap.
B.S. He's got no one to pass it to. Guys are just standing around watching Lin get smothered.
I definitely saw Melo and Amare stand around while Lin was smothered last year. The camera angles didn't afford me to see the same thing in today's game. Maybe I missed it.
C. Westmoreland @ChandlerW88Rockets actually matchup pretty well with the heat. Chandler parsons of course has his hands full with lbj but there could be worst
Not sure what game he's watching. Lebron is 6 for 8.
Nick Ivanovic @RocketsReduxLeBron hits another bucket to tie the game 50-50. He's carving up the D & knocking down the jumper for #Heat, now with 15 points.
Wow Harden D'd up but commits the foul.
Jason Friedman @JasonCFriedmanAt least the second time tonight Harden has bit on Wade's pump fake from 20-feet out. Can't. Do. That. EVER.
Miami HEAT @MiamiHEAT#HEATgame: HEAT outscore the Rockets 20-6 to close the half and take a 63-56 lead into the locker room!
trapping Lin half-court again and no one is helping him...
Man leaguepass so choppy can't even watch it.Lin looks a bit lost tho.
Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPNHeat 63, Rockets 56 half. Huge games for Wade (19 pts) & LeBron (17 pts) so far. Harden has 12. Both teams shooting over 54%.
Lin got stripped but think he was hit in the forearm that caused him to lose the ball.
Matt Jackson @MJ4SportsLin's ball handling was terrible in 1st half. Rockets defense suspect. Heat lead 63-56 at the break.
His ball-handling was excellent until the end of the 2nd half.
Space City Scoop @SpaceCityScoop1I've said it so many times before. The Heat are the babies of the NBA. They will get every call possible to help them win.
Despite that awful TO to end the half, Jeremy's defense has been outstanding and his playmaking was great in the first quarter.He needs to be more aggressive with his jumper. The PnR ain't gonna work against the Heat.
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_FeigenHeat 63, Rockets 56 at half. Heat score 20points in 4 1/2 minutes. James, Wade combine for 36. Rockets allowed 62 in 1st h last night.
Hiren Joshi @htown74720-6 run Heat close very strong... Keep in mind heat are 14-0 at home when leading at halftime so the #Rockets have to break trend tonight.
Nick Ivanovic @RocketsReduxExciting game with 6 ties and 7 lead changes. It's been a one possession game 52% of the time. #Heat lead #Rockets 59-56, late Q2. #HOUvsMIANick Ivanovic @RocketsReduxD-Wade leads the #Heat offense with 17 pts (6-9 FG) and 3 assists. #Heat are up 59-56, late Q2.
I personally don't know what it will take for Lin to get over Miami Heat.He seems just, slow...Today.
For one thing, he needs to keep his head up while dribbling. Heat's pressure keeps him from maintaining good court vision.
The heat have the right personnel to stymie Lin. Chalmers and Cole are very good on ball defenders that apply pressure defensively. And I've always felt Jeremy's handle was just average for a PG and t gets exposed against a team like the Heat. On that last play, Cole forced him left but he didn't take the open lane until it was too late and the help was able to come.
I thought Chalmers hit Lin in the forearm causing Lin to cough the ball up. Maybe I am wrong.
He needs to hit jumpers. Only point guards and teams who hit jumpers can really beat the Heat.PnR won't work.
Miami is keying on Lin, just like last year, and there's been very few transition opportunities where Lin can do his thing. Miami has kept it a half court game, and I think this is where the youth of the Rockets are showing. You need to move without the ball and keep the ball moving and not let the miami heat defense get set. But, guys are just standing around, not quite knowing what to do against this type of defense.
Howard Chen @ho_chenCSNLeBron was 7-9 for 17pts in the first half. So in his last three halves, LeBron has hit 20 of 23 field goals. #kindasortaimpressive #Heat
Lin look lost in this game. Houston letting Heat dominance into their head. Confidence seem very low as miss amass near the rim.
Space City Scoop @SpaceCityScoop1Every Rockets starter has gone negative so far. Every Rockets bench player has gone positive.
Miami HEAT @MiamiHEAT#HEATgame halftime stats: @DwyaneWade 19pts 4asts, @KingJames 17pts 5rebs, @PG30_MIA 8pts. HEAT with 58.1 FG%, winning rebound battle 20-17.
Hiren Joshi @htown747Heat still have rebounding edge +3 with Bosh out.
At this rate McHale is gunna bench him all game.Rox doing better when Lin is on bench, cause Heat is focused on shutting down Lin.Respect I guess.
Yes, I guess they know the game is over if and when Lin gains momentum.
Matt Miller @MattMiller713Correction: Heat shooting 58%...Also doing a nice job on the boards. Rockets haven't been particularly careless, but 7 turnovers don't help.
My niece is watching on the other side of the world.she is a heat fan. She wished me goodluck on the game. I wished her more luck but then i said rockets are tired so there's a chance the heat can beat them. She said she is not buying my excuse. Lol! I really hope rockets win even by a sinlge point.Lord, pls give this one to rockets
Chris Donalson @ChrisDonalsonRockets looking good against the Heat. They're holding their own, but still a bit stagnant on O. Lots of Heat "contact" being let go
SLⅲME @SLiiiMeThe Rockets should know you can't go basket for basket with the Heat tho
I guess Lin will not start in 3rd Q, hopefully he can find his game back soon.
Gusto @Gusto_SalazarWhen rockets don't have good ball movement their defense is horrible, easy buckets for heat in transition
Makes me sad when I see JLin play like this again against Miami.He looks lost and Miami can sense the fear and just punking him again and again.
I wonder what Lin's strategy is once he receives the ball. Pass first or shoot first? He seems to take awhile to probe the defense before he gets going and Miami isn't giving him that opportunity.Lin should just take the ball into the paint and try to hit some bodies like Harden does and kick out to open man. There will be open man cuz once Lin takes off, he will be triple teamed.
Hiren Joshi @htown747A lot of chatter on the Heat broadcast about LeBron doing the dunk contest... would love to see that but it just isn't happening.
Space City Scoop @SpaceCityScoop1Heat up 63-56 at the half.David @Sole_Champ@SpaceCityScoop1 What are the playoff complications of this game if the Rockets win or lose tonight?Space City Scoop @SpaceCityScoop1@Sole_Champ I don't think 1 game determines that. The Rockets are inconsistent. Inconsistent teams don't go far.
Lin has to pass the ball quicker since he shouldn't be surprised that a double team is coming his way. Once they have him trapped a turnover always seems to happen. I hate the Heat announcers!!
Yes it's my opinion that Lin is passing too slow as well. Most seem to disagree though.
It's expected that heat announcers would be biased in favor of their team. What is unxplainble is rockets announcers being biased against jeremy. That is a hateful situation everytime you listen to them
Well, that's Houston.
miami heat is jeremy's kryptonite
Good look from Lin, couldn't finish it, dammit.
Lin looked tentative. Time to create his own shots and score, esp when there is only one defender on him, instead of dribbling around and trying to set teammates up. I would rather see Lin being assertive and aggressive on offense, regardless of the outcome. Time to establish himself against the Heat.The last possession of the half, Wade knew Lin was not going to take the shot, trapped and then stole the ball from Lin.
Agree. He's taking too long probing the defense which opens him up to traps. He should just drive to the whole and create something.
Lin really needs a good game against the Heat cause this is the team that tramped on Linsanity. But he can only do this with the help of the coach (and the other players of course) but the irregular subbing pattern is undoing whatever momentum is building up. Hope to see more of Lin in the 2nd half
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeatYou get the impression the sooner Jeremy Lin gets out of South Florida, the better. He's probably glad he signed in the Western Conference.
Heat's strategy right now is trapping Jeremy, not much of guarding the pick-and-roll..
Hiren Joshi @htown747LeBron so mean...
Howard Chen @ho_chenCSNThis is one of the those runs that the Rockets absolutely have to stop in a hurry in order to survive. #RedNation
Hiren Joshi @htown747Rough start...Hiren Joshi @htown747LeBron so mean...Hiren Joshi @htown747Classic D Wade
Miami Heat Stats @HeatFeverEnd of 1st half: Heat 63 PT, 25-42 FG, 3-7 3PT, 20 REB, 15 AST, 4 TO / Rockets 56 PT, 20-38 FG, 4-7 3PT, 18 REB, 8 AST, 6 TO
Nick Ivanovic @RocketsReduxP. Patterson loses the ball. He's cold with 2 missed FG and a turnover in the last five min. #Rockets trail #Heat 63-56, early Q3.
Heat hardly defending the paint. Even when Patterson was posting up, 3 guys were guarding the perimeter. Too bad Patterson airballs a baby hook.
Matt Miller @MattMiller713Lin, Patterson miss good looks to start the second half ... Can't get away with missed chances against the Heat.
neAAto @neaatojeremy lin better not play heat in playoffs, they got his number. defensive wins games. warriors didnt have it last night.
Uh, that is the dumbest comment I've read. Rockets would only play Miami in the playoffs if they meet in the championship game.
Howard Chen @ho_chenCSNRockets led in this 50-43 at one point. Since then, they've been outscored 28-6. #RedNation
Hiren Joshi @htown747LeBron has worked on his post game quite a bit with Hakeem etc but when he shoots those 3's not much you can do...
Michael Wallace @WallaceNBA_ESPNDifferent uniform, same ball-handling woes for Jeremy Lin vs Heat. Something about Heat's D makes JL look JV at times.
ClutchFans.net @clutchfansRockets 0-5 with a turnover to start the 3Q. Game starting to slip some as Miami opens up a double-digit lead, 68-56.
Ignarus @thegreatIgnarusHeat LOVE forcing turnovers out of Jeremy Lin. He's like a huge goose out there and they're looking for golden eggs.
71-56. That's it then, its over for today. The only silver lining is now I can focus on my work again. :-(
Houston Rockets @HoustonRocketsTO Rockets. Not a good start to Q3. Heat open on 8-0 run to push deficit to 15 in first 3 minutes.Jason Friedman @JasonCFriedmanRockets miss some good looks to start 3Q while Wade, James take turns hitting ridiculous Js. LBJ then follows w/ corner 3, Heat up 15.
Hiren Joshi @htown747The Rockets really don't have a flow right now, Heat on cruise control.
Rockets Stats @Daily_RocketsQ3 (9:04): Rockets 56, Heat 71Miami Heat Stats @HeatFeverQ3 (9:04): Heat 71, Rockets 56
via vs isabeli tonight?
:) No one was posting earlier. The page was empty.Thought I'd spice it up.
True not too many posters tonight.
Jason Friedman @JasonCFriedmanRockets miss some good looks to start 3Q while Wade, James take turns hitting ridiculous Js. LBJ then follows w/ corner 3, Heat up 15.
Want to see Lin/Anderson backcourt.
Hiren Joshi @htown747Great effort by Jeremy Lin. 77-62 though...
neAAto @neaatojeremy lin in his 2nd jump ball. azn guy can jump?
Jason Friedman @JasonCFriedmanRockets rallied back (before eventually falling 113-110) from 17 last time played Heat. Now tasked with same thing after Heat go up 77-60.
neAAto @neaatolebron james just did alleyoop off a jeremy lin jump ball. rockets need some stops
It seems like the Miami Heat is stuck in a time warp when Linsanity is still all the rage last February. Do they usually apply so much pressure to the PG position or is it just becuz it's JLin? I don't mind the Rockets losing this game, but I don't want it to be a blowout. Another learning experience for JLin and the Rockets no matter win or lose.
Well, it's working.
Miami HEAT @iRepTeamHEATHEAT 79 Rockets 67 5:51 left in the 3rd Q. HEAT take a full time out #HEATlive #LETSGOHEAT
Hiren Joshi @htown747Good hustle by the #Rockets trying to find a rhythm 5 straight points. 79-67 5:51 left in the 3rd
Howard Chen @ho_chenCSNLikin the hustle by the Rockets. They haven't given up yet. Helps to key some momentum after that Lin 3. #neversaydie #RedNation
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynoldsLeBron with back to back 3s, Heat lead by 15, LeBron only shooting 9 for 12 tonight. "Diminishing skills," will say the nameless 10am show.
this game will be good experience & practice before the playoff.
Space City Scoop @SpaceCityScoop1Lin has improved his shot so much over the last few games.
Houston Rockets @HoustonRocketsRockets not gonna go away quietly. @JLin7 gets it going and some hustle has Rockets back w/in 12 mid Q3 despite some ridiculous shots by LBJ
Nick Ivanovic @RocketsReduxLeBron is carrying the #Heat offense with 28 pts (11-15 FG), 3 treys and 3 assists. #Heat are winning 79-65, mid Q3.
Matt Miller @MattMiller713Lin gets the Rockets a little closer w/ a 3 and a good push up the floor that led to a Harden put-back. Heat's lead is still double digits
Yes! Attack the paint!
Matt Winer @matt_winerLeBron James- shooting 60%+ last 11, is 11-15 for 28 pts w/5:00 left in the 3rd...Heat lead Rockets by 11...
Matt Miller @MattMiller713Miami is 8-for-15 from long distance tonight, although most of that has been either LeBron drilling a tough shot or Battier getting open.
Nick Bosoy @MoHeatos#Rockets are running! They're outscoring #Heat on the break 14-6. James Harden leads with 4 pts and an assist in transition.
Hiren Joshi @htown747Good patience by Asik #Rockets will not go away quietlyHoward Chen @ho_chenCSNFourth straight double double by Omer Asik. #RedNation
Asik wide open in the paint.
Nick Bosoy @MoHeatosWith a 6-0 run in less than a minute, #Rockets cut the #Heat lead to 11 pt, 79-68, mid Q3. Don't call it a comeback!
Hiren Joshi @htown747Great pass to Asik 84-75 still in this
Howard Chen @ho_chenCSNRockets stayin true to their principles during a tough times. And now they're makin a push. #keeprunnin #RedNation
Miami HEAT @iRepTeamHEATHEAT 84 Rockets 77 3:06 left in the 3rd Q. HEAT take a 20 second time out #HEATlive #LETSGOHEAT
LBJ will get tired soon.
Gilbert Sarabia @BiaBia6These young Rockets r fun !! Timeout Heat!!! Remind me of houston gamblers run n gun !!! #cmonman!
Houston should try to get Asik to score 40 pts today. Miami too focused on Lin and the perimeter on defense.
Hiren Joshi @htown74710 turnovers now for the Rockets gotta hang around.
Space City Scoop @SpaceCityScoop1Rockets clawing their way back into it.
Jason Friedman @JasonCFriedmanRockets' offense very capable of rallying in a hurry. That's what they've done here, slicing 17-point deficit to 7, still 3:06 left in 3Q.
Poor Man's Commish @poormanscommishI remember when I visited Jeremy Lin at Harvard, he was in awe of a particular Dwyane Wade dunk that week. Just sayin'. #southbeachwoes
Chris Tomasson @christomassonJeremy Lin now shooting 6-of-27 in his career in four games against the Heat.
Via... new thread.
ClutchFans.net @clutchfansHEADS UP. James Harden flirting with his second triple-double tonight: He has 20 points, 8 boards, 7 assists, 1:26 3Q.