Home court, so we have to listen to Bill Warrell and Clyde "The Glide" Drexler. Hopefully tonight they will not make idiotic comments and stay on topic.
This will be an wxciting game cant wait! Get ready guys! :)
Tonight key match up will be Lin vs Lillard. Lin needs to play superb defense and shut him down and at the same time create offense for the Houston. No stupid TO's. It should be very exciting to watch. Rockets need this game. Portland beat them twice already.
Rockets need to guard against Aldrige from shooting the mid range shot and also from out rebounding them. He has long arms and can out rebound PPat and Marcus Morrison.
So far, Rockets have not been able to guard Aldridge. He is shooting over PF's and Asik at will.
Play off intensity and hustle boys!!!
Already 1 assist for Lin with a pass to Asik. Portland was looking for a high PnR.
Wow!!! What a beautiful play! Never seen that before!
Lin with an early FG. Rockets up by 2 points.
wow Jeremy's 3s at the top of the key is getting deadly!
Por favor, anybody have links to a live stream?
I watch HERE
thx via and isabeli!
That is not a fucking travel. EVERY NBA player does it 3 or 4 times a game.
Well guys, I'm telling you this will be an exciting game! I got to excited with that last Lin 3... Wish he would have made it to be 3/3 behind the arc. But I will take the 2/3 though.Sidenote: 1-1 Lin can defend well Lillard. The problem comes with the picks and team defense. They have to figure out something.
Why is Lin being benched already!!
Douglas pulled something.
Who's back in, Lin or Bev.
I want to see Lin play, but I don't want to see TD hurt. Him and Lin are close.
Then I rather someone who's not close to Lin be injured instead.
Hardly ever get to see Lin and Aldrich play together. McHell always match Lin with Asik.
Aldrich picks AND rolls!
He didn't get the pass, but at least he attempts to be Amare-esque.
Lin with 7 points and 3 assists vs Lillard who has 5 points and 2 assists. Could Beverly be benched because of his dunk against GSW during garbage time? Lin is in after TD pulled what looks like a hip pointer.
Lin shot is having some consistency. He has been able to hit 2 out of 3 three pointers.
I answered my own question. Beverly is in for Lin to start the 2nd quarter.
Harden is such a ball hog at times, he could have reset the position and give the ball to lin at the end of the 1st to set up a play
B squad on the floor except Asik.
6 3s so far. On pace to break the record.
Asik needs to dunk!
Asik can't finish from under the rim. What happened to his aggression from games ago? Miami softened him up?
That's twice the bald headed ref call a travel on the Rockets. One on Lin and one on Anderson.
I hate does "travelling" calls
If Howard Chen's hair is longer, he'd look like Vegeta.
where is Lin!!!!!!!! If harden is in the game then should Lin come in as well
hate mchale rotations
McHale's super attached to them...
Harden dishes more than he shoots now.
Harden is stealing Lin's kung fu.
Harden with 12 points and 6 assists and 1 TO. Maybe he should be the PG instead of Lin. When he is racking up the assists means he is not playing ball hog. He is changing his game without Lin in the game.
Harden is stealing Lin's assists.
Harden is playing unselfishly and making others around him better.
3s and assists.
Mchale liked Beverly's defense on Lillard, which was indeed good so Lin can't get back. Mchale could care less about Lin's offense. He wants Harden to be the offense.
That's not a bad rotation if indeed Bev is better at guarding Lillard. Bev is on Lillard's back except for the split second that counts.
LOL I REALLY don't understand Mchale's subbing. I hope if Portland loses, they ask why Lin didn't play in the 2nd Q LOL
if POrtland wins....
Houston commentators are on Lillards gonads. Pay him higher compliments than they ever gave Lin. They say that he can't be stopped and he is so composed. I never see a bunch of commentators who is oohing and aaahing over an opposition PG before.
LOL Lin .... he probably wouldn't get hit in the head if he didn't do that Harden head fake.
Lillard went off on Beverly. Scored like 7 points on him.
Yes Bev looks like he's doing a good job but Lillard can always creates space a split second before he shoots.
Harden back to SG role.
Harden playing skip skip skip to my loo and gets fouled.
LOL your internet is faster than mine. I read your post before I saw Harden do his Euro-Asia steps.
Just want to say Lins D this game on Lillard is better than bev, he score 7 straight on him before Lin back
I just hear the Houston commentator praising Beverly's defense? They are that biased?
Lin being agressive, trying to dominate the offense after being frozen out sitting on the bench. I like it because he realizes Mchale is freezing him out. Lin almost called his own number and tried to shoot a 2 point jumper off the screen.
Lin with his third 3 pointers. I was right, our PF can't keep Aldridge from scoring on them.
Wow the blazers are not guarding Harden lol
Lin doing well, controlling the game, and hitting 3s.
Lin is doing a F*** YOU MCHALE with the 3. AND I saY f*** you coaching staff.
Harden is playing really well tonight. 18 points and 8 assists. He just split like a triple team and scored.
another Jeremy 3 on top of the key!
Lin stepped on the line. He is getting a 2 pointer.
Lin never gets calls
Game was kind of slow but both team staring to heat up.
Harden is on 7-7, has not missed yet.
the blazers are closing out on harden at all
Lin HAS FINALLY FIGURED IT OUT! HE IS BALLHOGGING AND SCORING POINTS!!!!!!!!!!!!! HE GOT TIRED OF BEING PLAYED BEING FROZEN ON THE BENCH! GOOOOOOOO LIN!
Hey the ball is flowing. No one person is hogging at the moment.
ok Lin is being "agressive" looking for his points...He would have never have shot the 3 and missed that layup before. He would have passed off playing team ball. Seriously he was trying HARD to score one he came back in because he now knows in the NBA it's ALL about scorers. Once Lin shows he can score alot then he can do his team ball thing
Harden and Aldridge so far unstoppable and show why they are All Stars.
Nice moves to the basket against Lilliard! Lin should have had that one but I think he was probably worried about someone swatting him from behind.
Harden is playing like a superstar today, very efficiently also, since they are not double teaming him.
I love what I am seeing from Lin now. F*** the Rockets Front Office and Coaching Staff. If Lin does this and scores points, people will take notice. They don't appreciate his assists and team oriented contributions.
I heard Batum is injuried, probably explained why he hasn't made any impact so far. Good for the Rockets.
bill worrell: jlin gettin fouled all the way to the basket and no call!
Awww man! Robbed of the three... good decision on the Blazers' part to review it though.
Rox won't get 24 tonight cuz of Lin stepping on the line.
LOL did Asik mean to go glass?
Bill Worrell said you just can't bounce pass it to Asik because he is just too big. Clyde chimes in by sadying those are the mistakes you make in Oct. and Nov.
Those are some mean comments hahaa.. I thought that pass was too low.
Clyde is hard on *all* players. But he's also much more fun to listen to than the other commentators.
hm..Lin should have shot that one with clock running out.
that was an offensive foul?!?!?!
Lurch forgot he called a 20 second time out and was trying to argue his point before Sampson came over and said you called a 20 to bench Lin remember. Lurch was upset with himself heading back to the huddle with his team.
Lin's defense forced Lillard to give up the ball resulting in 1 TO just now.
Why did Houston call a timeout with just 3 seconds left? Trying to understand the strategy. Thanks.
man I'm getting sick with this punk Spike Lee commercial
I like Spike Lee. He likes Jeremy Lin when he was with the Knicks.
You got to give props to the man, he is s true blue die hard Knicks fan through and thru.
Uh oh, they interviewing Sampson. Sampson is staring up at the scoreboard and talking about Harden and how the Rockets will be in trouble if Harden misses in the 2nd half. I really hate this idiot.
Sampson with 1st half interview. Said Aldridge hurt them bad. I expect him to say Lillard was killing them too. But Sampson is more seasoned now and knows the Asian media and fans will dissect the stats and show Beverly was torched, not Lin.
Impressive, the idiot learned something!
That's just swinglinezigzag assessment. It's not true. Sampson will just say anything that comes to his mind. He doesn't really care. If it was up to him, then shooting isn't a democracy. He rather play hero ball.
rather than Dragon ball.
I see what you did there.
fucking moron needs to die. not literally but just disappear from this team.
Lin be very sad in courtHe needs to order their agents for trade in next season
Can you explain why he is sad? He said on the radio that he is very happy and having fun playing ball with his Houston Rockets teammate right now. The offense is changing and everybody is developing better chemistry.
I think he just travelled to the future from last month ;)
Lin's gotta do more of this holding his head thing to get more calls.
Lin needs to curse in Mandarin at the Refs so that they can't T him up.
He needs to dye his hair blond, so the refs can see the hits to his head more clearly.
He needs to dye his hair with a new high tech pigment that changes color in response to impact. Biased refs pwned!
Perhaps dye his hair like Dennis Rodman except get a bulleyes on his head. The dye will rub off when he gets hit on the head.
LOL wear some crumple zones.
Why does espn play by play show that Lin has 10pts? Shouldn't he have 11? Did one of his 3's turn into a 2?Sorry, haven't been able to watch the game until now.
his last 3 was deduced to 2 because he stepped on the line.
Refs did replay and Lin stepped on the line. They sure don't analyze the no-calls with the same intensity.
Foot on the line...
I am surprise that Sampson didn't mention anything about Tony Douglas injury. He is probably thinking of ways to insert Beverly ahead of Lin again.
Another proof that the fxxxing snake has no heart. TD was his favorite before Beverley was signed.
Oh, that's nice that Harden wants a triple double. Way to put your stats above the team.
Harden is something else
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Actually I think Harden's playing unselfish today. To be fair, it's hard to ignore his 8 assists.
Asik did well with 4 blocks in the 1st half but Aldridge owned PPat scoring at will with 19pts.Let's hope Aldridge cool off soon.
Lin will get so many assists if he has a guy like Aldridge on his team. That guy is money from mid range. Rockets still have no answer on how to slow him from his hot shooting.
Rockets try to combat Aldridge with Asik and so far it isn't working.
Harden with a smart move to post up his man after grabbing an offensive rebound. He got the foul call.
Can't blame Harden on that one. He was looking for a pass, but no one was moving, so he had to take the shot.