Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Rockets vs Warriors Game #50 1st Half Game Thread

This is JLin's first game against his hometown Warriors since Linsanity. I'm expecting an inspired game not just tonight but anytime he is going up against Golden State. It should be a great matchup against his bud, Steph Curry. Also, it will be fun to see him playing against one of his first true supporters, in DLee.

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  1. I have Jlin and Dlee on my fantasy team! Lets go guys! Have a great game!

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  2. I expect big things when he returns to Oracle Arena. But I'm not sure how his game will turn out with the sore ankle and all.

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  3. May this be the night of bball for jlin fans minus the frustration and disappointment.at least for tonight, hope we all enjoy a great display of bball talent and skill from lin without the outside factors that will stop him from showing what he is capable of, that is playing beyond linsanity.

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    1. He is not just capable of carrying the team but also the world.Lol

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  4. lol, rewarding patterson right off the bat

    jk, they just want to wear out d. lee on defense...so he doesn't get offensive boards like he just did

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  5. that was a sweet j, harden off screen

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  6. jeremy bricks wide open mid range j

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  7. sweet ball fake to freeze curry, who admittedly is not a defender. made difficult layup jeremy

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  8. back on offense, passes up open 3...dribble penetration to ft line..stops and passes off to harden and he gets fouled

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  9. curry, screened jlin hard, and bricks

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  10. jlin passes off the possession to harden, who creates to get a chandler 3

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  11. jlin runs around the baseline and passes to a contested 3 airballed by patterson. oh well

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  12. jeremy is going to need a breather for all the pnr screens he is running into defending curry

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  13. jeremy to as harden was bumped. one handed passes got played even if no call

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  14. owns up to mistake, jlin creates a beautiful pass for no alleyoop to osik. but at least he makes up for his lack of vertical and dunks it

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  15. d. lee gets to conserve all his energy for offense defending patterson, who the coaches never went to again after the very first possession

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  16. patterson with the hustle as warriors no box out. energy lets them have 3 off offensive rebound.

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  17. harden creates, jlin hesistates, but sinks the open 3!

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  18. jlin goes pnr, and shoots fadeaway after dribbling in the paint for eons. good decision, bad result. i applaud looking for his own shot there. just gotta practice that in the paint fade!

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  19. That's my boy J.Lin!! Yeah!! This is going to be a game.. I just hope their stupid coach doesn't mess things up :)

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  20. LIn not being substituted this time at the 5 minute mark. He has 7 points and 2 assists.

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  21. McHale messing with rotation line up again. James Anderson in with TD and Greg Smith. Lin to the bench with Harden for a rest.

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  22. The arena looks half empty, or i'd say half full. Where are the rockets fans? If only i live in houston, i sure will be in one of those seats. The rockets- brooklyn game is sold out since few weeks ago. Im sure many of those that will come are jlin fans.houston, you gotta show liove n support a little bit more.

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    1. They give such a great package deal for family too. $79 for family package with food. You can't beat that. You can't even find a $79 seat at The Garden.

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    2. I don't want to discriminate... but Houston isn't really like New York where the fans are die hard crazy ass supporters. Basketball in Houston is more of like a family day wherein you watch a game after going to Church on a sunday.

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  23. Curry 0 for 2. Now, with Lin out...

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  24. Yeah, Stephen Curry is still in there while Lin is on the bench resting.

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  25. Ppat and LIn back in with Anderson, TD and Marcus Morris.

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  26. Jeremy back in 1st quarter.. cause Golden State was whoopin Rockets a$$

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    1. Good to see coaching being rational.

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  27. Parsons with a 3pt airball with 1:24 left in Q1. Mchale better play Parsons even more so Parsons can lead the team.

    WOW as I type Lin back in end of Q1? ANd with PPAT? More confusing Mchale substitutions.

    On a final note, the Rox color tv team must have been lectured about Michael Kidd Gilcrest and dissing Lin. They were just gushing nice things about Lin so far today and not going off topic much...

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  28. Rox 6-for-9 from 3, out-currying Steph Curry.

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  29. Lin is in because Harden was out with the 2 fouls and the lead was shrinking. That's a positive sign from McHale, even if a little one.

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  30. Houston still pleading with fans to get the CSN deal done after like several months already. Lin has no pull in Houston because he alone was responsible for the Time Warner deal during Linsanity in NY.

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  31. I've also wondered why Anderson hasn't played till now. He looks like a serviceable Harden backup for 8-15 min a game.

    Mchale feels his PG's are utter garbage playing Beverly those few games over TD with no practice to speak of, but Anderson can't even get off the bench till now to play 5-10 min to spell Harden...

    Lucky for him Delfino hurt

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    1. Anderson looks better than Harden in that the offense is flowing right now which usually isn't the case when Harden is playing.

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    2. I know EXACTLY what you mean...Anderson swung the ball out to Lin on a cut not forcing as Harden would leading to a swing leading to Morris bank shot...not that Harden stinks or anything, he's great, but those type of plays keeps the offense in tact and teammates engaged..

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  32. How is Jlin doing since being reinserted in at the 2nd half?
    His boxscore has not moved.

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    1. He just shot a 3 pointer. He has 10 points now with 3 assists.

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  33. Curry is still in after playing all of 1st quarter and 2 minutes into the 2nd quarter already. Mark Jackson really has trust in his PG>

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  34. So far so good bball.not much complaining here abt coaching.what do you think guys?Is this the sign we all are waiting and praying for? Maybe the great awakening of mchale.....

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    1. Reminds me of the first game of the season except less Harden and more Anderson.

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  36. Wow. Im just reading that Yao is in Houston!

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  37. Uh Oh, time to insert James Harden. Lin has the same amount of points that Harden has. On another note, Curry is still in at PG for GSW. If only Lin was able to play that amount as well.

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  38. Lin is back on the bench with 8:36 in the 2nd quarter. Curry is still in for GSW.

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    1. It's a trend when the Rockets have the lead for McHale to sit Lin. It happened twice already.

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    2. Yes, I guessed it. Lin was approaching Harden's number and sure thing, Lin is sitting and Harden is in now.

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  39. People gush about Harden/Lin back court. This Lin/Anderson back court is owning GSW.

    I thought GSW was going to run away with the game from the get go.

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  40. I truly dislike Mark Jackson. I think he is super corny. He might actually be a good coach though. But guy is corny and a hypocrite (go read about his secret affair he tried to hide). I hope Lin smashes GSW everytime as I feel Mark Jackson had a hand in cutting Lin even though he pretends he had NOTHING to do with it.

    I remember some article where Jackson walked out of Starbucks last year where some barrista mentioned Linsanity to him and said Linsanity was more exciting than Nate Robinson.

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    1. I just googled that and can't tell who said what. The conversation is hard to follow:

      http://sportsradiointerviews.com/2012/02/15/mark-jackson-jeremy-lin-golden-state-warriors-new-york-knicks-warriors-release-jeremy-lin/

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    2. I think the story goes that Mark Jackson asked the Starbucks employee out in San Fran/Oakland who he'd rather have, Lin or Nate Robinson. And the employee kinda looked uncomfortable and answered without answering, and Mark Jackson walked out of there without buying the drink he went in for. What a joke...

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  41. What? Why is Lin being substituted with less than 4 min? I've been quiet on the board and I thought there has been some over-reaction regarding McFail, but this is ridiculous. Lin is hot! Keep him in!

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  42. There was no pregame post so I couldnt put my predictions. But Jeremy will have a pretty good game and he will start being more consitant in second half of the season I put some numbers in another post but 14-18 ppg 7-9 assist over 40% shooting. Couple reb and couple steals too. Excited!

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  43. LOL Lin on the bench. We can only laugh at this point. It truly is COMICAL

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  44. Jeremy playing great despite sore ankle...McHale's odd substitution pattern is still a concern.

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  45. Speaking of which, Lin is in after 2 minutes of rest with the rest of the starters for Houston.

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    1. comical subbing pattern...seriously

      Mchale: let's bench Lin, he sucks and Harden doesn't touch the ball enough.

      Sampson: exactly my thoughts

      Finch: but guys, Morey said that Les said that we have to play Lin more now or else.

      Mchale: did someone say something?

      Sampson: no

      Bickerstaff: hey guys, Morey says we gotta play Lin because Les is getting pissed remember? He flat out told us Calvin Murphy is SPEAKING for Les on TV.

      Mchale: dammit...I'll put that freakin scrub back in. This is my last real shot at coaching in the NBA.

      Sampson: don't do please...I want your job...

      Mchale: what?

      Sampson: nothing, put Lin in...

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    2. Swingline is channeling Sampson and McHale.

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    3. Morey is gonna tweet about it.

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  46. So the secret to Houston getting more 3s is benching Delfino. Who knew.

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  47. On a happy note, Lin with 10 points, 2 for 2 from 3 point land and 5 assists and only 1 TO so far.

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    1. Curry with 2 points, 6 assists, 1 TO and 2 PF.

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    2. Make it 3 for 3 from 3 point land. 13 points.

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  48. Jesus, 2 super hotties. Blonde + Brunette

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  49. Great no look pass from Lin to Parsons for an easy layup.

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    1. I am willing to bet that will make the highlight.

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  50. Wow wth did the whole team eat poison sausage?

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  51. Someone's gonna score 150 this game!

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  52. Did I just see McFale yelling at Lin during the timeout?

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    1. He said "EAT UR SAUSAGE SON!"

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    2. Yea I saw it. I was like dafuq did he really just straight up went yelling to my boi face?

      Seriously do you really want me to cut you bitch

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  53. How does Harden only have 1 TO so far??? He has at least 3...

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  54. So far, McHale's substitution pattern is still kind of weird, but he is sure inserting Lin into the line up though. Maybe he wants Lin to get revenge against the team which cut him first.

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    1. No Mchale is just getting directives from the Rox FO, short of flat out telling him he must play Lin OR ELSE. He is just obliging.

      When Lin plays big minutes against the Spurs, Miamis, OKC, etc top 5-8 elite teams and they rely on him in close games against those teams, then I'll believe things have changed.

      The GSW is not an elite team any more so than the Rox are. I am not surprised the Rox are torching them right now but it might not last and at home, GSW is much better.

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  55. Asik making freethrows. Everything is going Rox's way.

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  56. go jeremy......................

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  57. Jason Friedman ‏@JasonCFriedman
    Cheat mode: engaged. Rockets now 13-16 from 3-point land. Nothing else need be said.

    like this tweet lol

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  58. This is crazy, is anyone even playing defense?

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  59. Jonathan Feigen ‏@Jonathan_Feigen
    Warriors league's best 3-pt shooting tm, but have taken just 6. Hou overplaying, but GS hitting them with cuts, passing, shooting 62.5 %.

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  60. you guys over analyse everything, its entertaining to read.

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  61. Hey gus - what do you think of Hardens D today?

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    1. its still sucks... its a lot of show for about 3 seconds followed by a giant reach. we need a GIF of that reach. he is the reach monster...
      if I'm the opposing coach, I attack Harden all the time.
      His help D remains no existent, his transition D worse than that...

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    2. If you attack Harden all the time, you might get poke in the eye with his beard. That's why people fear the beard.

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    3. I think he is working harder on his D. He did help on d and was even flying in to challenge a 3 point shot. Yeah - he is still no good but I see improvement.

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    4. i agree. he's definitely seems to be trying in some spots.

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  62. Does Mark Jackson even going to rest Stepehen Curry this game. He has been in for the entire 1st and now is on his way to finishing the 2nd quarter. He is booking 21 minutes now.

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  63. Jonathan Feigen ‏@Jonathan_Feigen
    Rockets' 7 3-pointers in the second quarter are their most this season since the first quarter.

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  64. Lin shutting down Curry. What's their salary differential? Like $10m per year?

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  65. Lol Parsons like traveled from Houston to China.

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    1. Kenoshi, you better be careful, Khuang might call you racist for using the word China.

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    2. Nice try, haterz.

      John Ly, you're dumber than I thought. You too, jlin74

      Just ENJOY the friggin game, trolls.

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  66. with the way Jeremy is playing after a sprained ankle, I feel sorry for the guy whose foot/feet he stepped on

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  67. "Curry can't get into the game tonight; they're really defending him effectively" ..... Not "they", dipshits, "LIN".

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  68. Impressive numbers from jeremy this early. As long as he gets the Minutes and plays PG tonight, rockets have a big chance of beating the warriors.I want to stay positive and hope mchale keeps his sanity as jeremy shows some linsanity tonight or even bigger game than linsanity.

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  69. Wow CUrry looks pissed nice shot lol :D

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  70. McHell is going to chew out Lin for giving up Curry a half court 3. Gonna bench Lin and no double double tonight.

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    1. Please no.let's keep the positive vibes here tonight.

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  71. Steph Curry played sh*tty the whole game, but made a buzzer beater half court lol

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  72. Stephen Curry with a Hail Mary 3 before time ran out at the half.

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    1. and Mchail went after Lin

      "How dare you left Curry so open for the 3 !!"

      as they walked toward the lockers together

      "Sit on the bench to start the 3rd quarter"

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    2. Sampson chimed in and said TD would never let that happen. He would foul Stephen before he even get off a shot.

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    3. Guys, stop....you're making me nervous now.i still wanna see jeremy play in 3rd and 4th Q's.im sure if he gets benched, the complaints will be pouring in again and we will all have a sleepless night , that is if none us suffers from heart attack while watching lin on the sideline.

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  73. Anyone have a live feed link to the HOU game? TIA!

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  74. Jeremy Lin Stats ‏@JeremyLinStats
    End of 1st half: 13 PT, 5-9 FG (56%), 0-0 FT, 3-4 3PT (75%), 5 AST, 1 REB, 0 STL, 0 BK, 0 PF, 0 TO

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  75. I am surprised Anderson has a -2.

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  76. And, I didn't see anyone hammer Lin.

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  77. My question for the 2nd half is Mark Jackson really going to play Stephen Curry for 4 quarters? He would be booking close to 48 minutes then. He is trying to ride Curry like how D'Antoini rode Lin like Secretarat.

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    1. He's playing Curry like McHale plays Harden.

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  78. I just tuned in and saw the unbelievable 14 3PT made out of 18 attempts!

    Perhaps Yao brought some Chinese sausage! :D

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    1. Ron Jeremy is making an arousal comeback after some successful surgeries according to the NY Daily News.

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  79. The 2:23 minute left @2nd quarter really concerned me. Like wtf seriously.

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  80. Very good game by Lin!; as for the subs, (thus far) I'm not too worried, since he is being inserted; meantime, probably Mchale wants to use the bench more, as you can see the minutes. JL has more mins compared to JH and the rest of the bench is having good minutes and score as well.

    Go Lin!

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    1. Lin had more mins because Harden had 2 early fouls. I am not complaining though. Also James Anderson filled in well. I would like to see Lin pair with Anderson more and when Lin rests, Harden plays with Douglas.

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    2. Anderson played well. Hope to see him play more in future.

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  81. Instead of trying to trade for a PF, the Rockets management should just shop for a new Head Coach, as well as a new assistant coach, Sampson is a scrub.

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  82. Lin has 18 points, 4 for 5 behind the 3 point line and 6 assists.

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  83. Really good game for Lin. I want him to get a double-double.
    I'm excited.

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  84. It's raining 3s today. I hope this is a psychological breakthrough for Jeremy

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  85. Thats our Jeremy!...he is HOT!!!!

    Happy Linversary! :)

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  86. I rescheduled a job interview just to watch this game. very much worth it! Jeremy playing on point and scoring...

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    1. Hope you get the job and the Rockets win tonight.

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    2. thanks John and Mark!I want to get both...let's go Jeremy!

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    3. Im having a stroke and a heart attack right now. But I wont go to the hospital until the game is over :)

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    4. Haha you're hardcore! Good luck on the interview! At least you get to watch a good game.

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    5. You brought alot of positive vibes, IsabeliJane :)

      All the best in your interview

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    6. You might still see Ron Jeremy at the hospital Willy.

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    7. Yeah - Ill tell you later whos got the bigger one!

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    8. Good luck with the job, @Isa :)

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    9. Hope this game will bring u luck on ur interview tomorrow

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    10. thank you very much guys!

      @willydilly - let us know what happened at your hospital trip ok ;)

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  87. Pfff... Houstons outside shooting tonight is absolutely lethal! I wish it was always like that!

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  88. This is crazy ! 3 pts going nuts!

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  89. McHale didn't even bother to give Lin high5 after Lin drained the 3 ball. He didn't even look at Lin

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    1. Idc with his non verbal communications with jeremy as long as he puts him in the game and plays him as PG. i dont think jeremy cares abt it too. He prob is numb abt this treatment.

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    2. I understand your point but what I'm trying to imply is that something is definately wrong with their relationship of which could have negative impact for Lin

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  90. Lin showboating now. Just got another 2 points for 20 points now. The announcers are debating which team cut him first. Rockets or Warriors.

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  91. WOW, another superb shot, even JH didnt know what to do, since he is double teamed!...and JLin just drove b/w the pack!

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  92. Yeah! Lin driving to the hoop for a layup! That's what i'm talking about! That's mah boy J.Lin y'all! JLIN! Remember the name mchale THAT'S JLIN!! hahaha

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  93. It's moment like this when Lin should go berserk instead of trying be a team player. Harden gets plenty of chances to miss before getting his 30 points.

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  94. Yes I agree Harden is passing here in the 3rd quarter. But, Clyde is laying it on a lil bit thick.

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  95. They just tied franchise record of 17 3s.

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  96. They are treating GSW like they're Utah Jazz :P

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  97. Would like to see Jeremy gets at least 1 steal. :)

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  98. I'm not via but... New thread guys!

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    1. Why did you change your screenname via?

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  99. Y'all see how FAST he is driving today?!

    Jebus he is LINSANITY TODAY.

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  100. Lin to the bench for a rest. He has a +30 for the game so far. Asik has +33.

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  101. Guys, for those who have access, can u vote for nba fan night for next tues? Pls vote for warriors vs rockets so we can watch it on national TV? I only see the game via mobile LP. Thanks

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    1. Haha sorry I jump the gun, thought you were missing! :)

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  103. 1 more assist and Lin could have double double. Definitely one of his best games

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