Friday, March 1, 2013

Rockets @ Magic Game #60 1st Half Thread

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  1. Go jeremy!!!! Rickets needs this win tonight!!

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    1. Etane will feels sad that he can no longer use the " Biber hair" to describe Parson!

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  3. Go Rockets! out of Rockets topic, I hate this Spike Lee commercial.this guy is directing the Hollywood version of one of my favorite Korean films, Oldboy. I hope he doesn't screw that up!

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    1. Remakes and copies are usually worse than the original. Have you seen "My sassy girl" - the remake?

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    2. nope. I rather not. -_- the trailer pissed me off.

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    3. Good decision. Its bad... really bad. Even the director admitted its bad :)

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    4. I think I won't watch the Hollywood version of Oldboy anymore..

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    5. Me neither. Ive seen 4 Holywood "remakes" of asian movies so far. All of them -> crappy!

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    6. Ahhhaa...Isabeli!
      Hey, willy!:)


      And Go Jeremy! Go Get it! People said they don't see the burning desire from you, that's not true right?

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    7. yeah. I'm pumped up for Park Chan Woo's Stoker. yay!

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    8. There's a remark for " my sassy girl" ? What's the title?

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    9. hi @lydia! I think it's still "My Sassy girl" in the Hollywood version.

      I'm excited for Park Chan Woo's first English movie!

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    10. @Lydia:

      I believe its "My sassy girl" :)

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3ZFC45_jTw

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    11. Thanks!! I ll check it! I have the original my sassy girl version DVD on myself! Didn't know there's a remark one for it!

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    12. Like I wrote... even the director said he didnt do a good job. Not worth watching. Nothing can beat the original. And yes - Im a dude and I liked the movie (the original) :)

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    13. @willy - I have a male colleague who admits he cried while watching My Sassy Girl and Windstruck :)

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    14. @ willy. I know why you like it! Haha!:)!
      Many dudes like it too! That's why it becomes a phenomenon when it first came out!

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    15. @isbeli, lol. Seriously?!

      Btw...we really off the topic talking about movies here on a basketball game thread. HAH.^^

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    16. LOL. I have to admit that K-movies are not just funny and smart but also very touching. You know what makes everybody cry? The japanese movie "Grave of the fireflies". If you dont cry watching it you are not human.

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    17. @Lydia - yeah. he's this kinda muscular guy and admitted he cried watching Korean romantic movies. Korean movies have great plot, only sometimes I wish they kinda deviate from the tragic love story that the girl (most of the time) has a life threatening disease :)

      @willy - the Japanese movie that made me cry was Hachiko Monogatari. I'll look into your suggestion. the only Japanese movies I got are the anime ones - My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, Pom Poko...

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    18. Ok. Willy, my last can't resist response on movies here(feel guilty and people might be mad at us talking unrelated topic here). I found myself recently got hit by Thailand movies. Several of them really good, maybe you can try watch some Thailand movies too!

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    19. @lydia - hahha JLin fan, sorry! this is an irresistible topic aside from Jeremy

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    20. @Isabeli:

      "Grave of the fireflies" is an anime movie. They also made a live-movie version but the anime is much better.

      BTW:

      Theres a Roger Ebert comment on "Grave of the fireflies" on youtube.

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    21. @Lydia:

      THX. Ill stop taling about movies :)

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    22. @willy - I'll check that out. thanks! yay new anime movie!

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    23. Sorry guys - have to post one last time to warn all people about "grave of the fireflies" -> its extremely sad! If you have a little sister or a daughter you will hug her for hours after watching the movie.

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    24. Maybe I am in the minority here, but I didn't think "My Sassy Girl" was all that great. I didn't get all the hype.

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  4. the Magic's home arena looks more empty than the Rockets' home court

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    1. @k.smith - it's either if they are really empty or if audience are coming in late.

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  6. go rockets! we can have this.

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  7. Love the energy and the aggressiveness on D for Lin. Go JLin!

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  8. Like the offensive intensity to start off the game. They need to keep it up in the second half. The Magic are still getting easy looks. Nicholson is doing well!

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    1. Knowing this team, not gonna happen. Orlando sucks though, so we should win even if the ball gets sticky.

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  9. Good help D by Lin made Nicholson travel.

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  10. Lin looks really good, staying aggressive on both O and D!

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  11. Lin having a perfect game so far. Hope he keeps it up. Rockets need to win this one.

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  12. Harden has 0 now,so we know what's gonna happen!

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    1. Let me guess... Either one of the 3. A. Jlin gets benched B jlin doesnt play PG C Harden goes ISO from now on

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    3. yeah ! u can see ! lol! mchale can't let lin score more than harden.

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  13. Parsons not guarding Harkness for an easy 3.
    McHale: "We're trying to win here, Parsons!"

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    1. I think he's more likely to say it tonight to Jeremy. he's red-hot on 3s tonight.ball hog in McHale's book.

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    2. I think it is their coaches policy, pack the paint they say

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    3. Sorry guys, it's not funny anymore, now that stuff just pisses me off.

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    4. Parsons not guarding Harkness for an easy 3.
      McHale: "We're trying to win here, Parsons!"

      McHale (Dr Evil) to Parson (mimi-me): That is okay, you still complete me. If something happens to you, I would know what to do.

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    5. I meant to say "I wouldn't know what to do. I might cry a little bit."

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  14. Am i seeing the numbers right? Harden is scoreless so far?

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  15. Not home watching TV. So, can only say wut's up with the personal fouls? 1 each per starter? HA!

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    1. GS foul. Now 6 players with 1 foul each.

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  16. Lin..you're scoring too much. Time to pull you out. Can you see we're trying to win?

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    1. Eight points and 27 TOs in the first quarter, wer're trying to win a game here!

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    2. This is an example of why the Rockets are where they are at w/ the current standing. It's a shame because this team is capable of so much more but w/ a coach like this. One will never know!!!!

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    3. This is an example of why the Rockets are where they are at w/ the current standing. It's a shame because this team is capable of so much more but w/ a coach like this. One will never know!!!!

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  17. Jeremy looks like he's scoring 29 tonight so McHale pulled him out 2 minutes in first Q.

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    1. His mission is to kill Linsanity.

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  18. Take out your hot players and leave in your favorite pets Harden and Parsons. F*ck you Mchale. You suck.

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  19. Hate this benching pattern by McHale. Why Lin gotta be the 1st to hit the bench when he's playing like MVP on both ends of the floor? This will disrupt his momentum and ruin his flow of the game. Happen every single freaking game. Arghhhhhh.....

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    1. And how the f**k to have a burning desire to prove, to show when you are been put in the fridge most of the time?

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    1. To be fair, when Asik sits, our D sucks even more and teams creep back in the game.

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  21. When someone is playing well, you have to let them ride them as long as you can. Part of good coaching is recognizing when someone is hot and riding them longer than usual. Mac, you don't have talent for coaching.

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  22. MCHAIL....WAT THE HAIL R U DOING!!! Lin is hot!

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  23. LOL ROX lose the lead with JLin on the bench. McFail won't learn - I hope the Magic make him pay. You know what they say about giving fools all the rope they want...

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  24. I dont get it??the fans here can easily predict what mchale woukd do if lin is scoring...does morey and les see this?

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  25. Parsons gonna make sure he maintains his 50% fg%. Can't get Clyde's comment out if my mind.

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  26. living on 3s again.. good luck!

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  27. The Rockets second unit is a joke. I don't understand why you don't put Garcia in who is a veteran. Robinson and Greg Smith are completely lost. I don't blame Robinson cause he just hasn't have time with the team. But, Greg Smith has NO excuse. He is playing horrible.

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    1. It takeS 2/3 season to put Dmo there

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  28. yeah announcer got it right: Rockets second unit helped Magic's second unit get back in the game

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  29. Mac is too mechanical in his coaching; he just doesn't have the feel for the flow of the game. Right now, any team can beat Rockets.

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  30. If this team does not play defense , it's not gonna go anywhere.

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  31. Will there be a day when we can watch JLin play without screaming and cussing at the coach like fools? Seriously, i'm still at work and i scream at the comp like a fool. My coworkers were looking at me like i am some crazy nutcase.

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    1. LOL I am biting my lip as I am reading the boxscore and reading the forum.

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    2. You watch at work? Man - Im in the wrong business...

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  32. Harden is struggling with his 3s, Beverley can't set up the offense.
    Meanwhile, the D is still leaky.

    McHale is scratching his head now. "Should I send Lin in sooner?"

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    1. Usually, after Q1, even after Lin returns, he's not the primary ball handler.

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    2. let's hope Lin stays aggressive

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    3. I just hope he gets to play PG after he's back in the game instead of second fiddle to Harden/Bev.

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  33. Second most important player on the team, Parsons back in.

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    1. At least he's hot today.

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    2. That's what happens when you have full confidence from your coach and youre given opportunities, time and time again to play through your mistakes...you tend to get better and more consistent as the season progresses.

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      Lin was hot, not sure if he will still be when he gets back and no one knows when

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    4. Oh I was referring to Parson. But, if Lin gets to play PG after he's back he should be ok. Problem is, Lin only gets to play PG in Q1.

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  34. Beverly's only role is to give Lin a breather. Why is he paying so damn much?

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  35. We know what's gonna happen again when lin comes back from bench...i hate this coach and i hate to see this game further..Goodluck jeremy, idk how long you can stand your stupid coach

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  36. anybody have a streaming link?

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  37. How can Lin success in thid kind of offense when he is hot bench!!! When he no bench!!

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  38. 3 FGA and no FTs for Harden? Does he have a limp?

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  39. How long has Lin been sitting?

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    1. Wait until HOU acquires Aaron Brooks, Lins minutes will continue to decrease.

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    2. been out for 8:44. PB has more court time than JLin now. Lin came out after 8:34.

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    3. As to 6:09 timeout Lin have been sitting for 9:17 which is the same amount of Beverly's minutes.

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    4. Rikki,

      Letting Beverley plays heavy minutes is designed by Morey. If he pans out, then Morey will convince Les to trade Lin. Beverley is set to make $780,800 next year. Les is set to make $5m, but $8.3m will hit the salary cap.

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    5. Coach Mcfail only wants his PG to be a 3-point shooter, I don't think he likes watching Lin run plays and set up teammates. Pulls him out for doing that.

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    6. Even though Beverley can't run an offense.

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  40. I hope Lin isn't cold after 9 MINUTES of rest

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    1. I told him to use a stationary bike.

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    2. That's a very smart advice.i hope lin takes it seriously. I hope too he use it right in front of mchale.

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    3. I think he should bike around in Houston, like LeBron does in Miami

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    4. McHale is blind, dumb, and evil...wouldn't know what the purpose of the stationary bike is for.

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    5. McHale: Jeremy, why are you riding the stationery bike?

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  41. OF course that TO is Lin's fault.

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  42. Looks like Harden is PG Lin is just scooting to corner.

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    1. It's PG time-sharing. It's all good.

      As long as Lin stay mean

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  43. Lots of Harden penetrate slow then bounce pass to Asik.

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  44. he's finally in 3 minutes into second q, then he won't start third q, then will come in 6 or 7 minutes into fourth q.... yeah...

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  45. I like how DMo cuts to finish in case Asik misses.

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  46. Harden has the least points (4) among HOU starters in the 1st half.

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    1. But of course he should close cause it makes sense esp when he isn't shooting well.

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    2. Harden will take over in the second half to pad his stats.

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    3. And Rox in the lead. Is Harden that crucial to Houston's success? Team play guys! No ISO plays like Harden chucked at the end of the 1st half.

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    4. If ORL stays hot with their 3PT shooting and HOU keeps the loose D, HOU can easily lose this game.

      Harden struggles with his shooting, he should let Lin be the PG and he continues to cut to the basket to get fouls like he did.

      But of course, this would break HOU multi-PG system so it won't happen, folks!

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  47. I just realized, Harden is a one dimensional player. Long steps, drive, get fouled.

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  48. Honestly, with mchale's substitution pattern which is more predictable than the sun shining tmrw, i'd rather read the posts here which by far is more interesting and entertaining.kudos to you guys!!i like it when we can still have fun despite feeling the frustration, although there will come a point that you wanna give up on this team, but definitely not on jeremy

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    1. Could not have said it better! After 59 games, this coaching staff is still looking for some combination that does not exist. Clueless & in denial.

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    2. Some consistency with subs can be a good thing.

      Far from wanting to give up on the team, I actually am getting more excited, seeing how the pieces are coming together (at least on the offensive end).

      They finally seem comfortable with the offensive system and each other. They are cutting and setting picks well. They are moving the ball well. Asik has come a long way finishing around the rim. DMo has some nice post moves and range. They still rely too much on threes, but it does look to me they are generally taking relatively uncontested threes off the ball swing or kick out. Plus, they are again getting Asik and Dmo involved in the paint to mix it up a bit.

      The defense is a work in progress, but the humming offense is enough for me to at least root for the team.

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  49. In other news, Carmelo shooting 3/10 Wizards ahead by 2. Wall is walking all over their paint.

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    1. Yes, I'm at work.

      I'm starting all over with you, Solidz75. I respect you and your basketball posts.

      Thanks for asking.

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    2. Talking about Cao Cao... ;)

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    3. Hahah... Solidz and khuang, dont start the bromance again....

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    4. I think my father's side (cao pinyin, Tsao english) is from the cao cao lineage....don't be talking smack!! :D hahah

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  51. HORRIBLE defense by Rockets.

    Orlando scores 94.0 points a game, 24th in the NBA.

    The Magic have 61 points at halftime. If they continue that in the 2nd half, the Magic will score over 120 points!

    If the Rockets could've defensively held the Magic to 50 points by halftime, the game would already be a rout!

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    1. Yup this teams offense is atrocious. Playing against one of the crappiest team in the league. They are just trading baskets.

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    2. Rockets need to work on that defense, too many easy shots. This game should be like by 15 minimum right now.

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    3. I don't remember the last time the Rockets held an opponent under 100 points.

      I can forgive bad offense from a minimum wage team, but bad defense is never excusable in the NBA no matter who takes the court.

      Lin can't singlehandedly solve the Rockets' defensive problems, it seems.

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    4. I hope McHale goes berserk with the loose D during halftime.

      ORL 3PT shooters had uncontested shots.

      Looks like TRob had the worst D as expected.

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    5. I don't know if JLin is singlehandedly solving Rockets d problems, but he is doing a lot when he is on the floor. If JLin were on the court more, he would be coming down low to strip the ball from the Magic bigs so often the bigs would think twice before taking a dribble. However, better passing big men would swing it out to when they sense JLin coming. Ultimately, the Rockets either have to rotate well if they are going to use help defense as often as they do.

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  52. second half = padding stats time for Harden

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    1. make sure Morey is happy w/ his new investment!

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  53. Just started watching. Sounds like Lin went nuts in the first few minutes. Lin will be great somewhere. Hes very good here in Houston already but with the right coach its a more refined Linsanity #2 with multiple championships.

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  54. So far, Lin has played a very solid game with 8 points, 5 assists and some good defense.

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  55. Rockets were down when Lin went to the bench and Beverly and 2nd team came in. The lead got back with Lin, Asik, Harden, D-Mo and Parsons back on the floor.

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  56. Funny how Orlando announcers said Orlando and Lin's Rockets instead of Harden's name. I think the Orlando announcers are pro Lin.

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  57. T-Rob got beaten a couple of times on defense by Orlando shooters in the first half. He still seems lost, but doing much better than the first game.

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    1. true and he got backed down by his man too easily for an easy score.
      But he brought energy to crash the board on the offensive end so at least some promise.

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  58. D-Mo is having another solid game so far, but defense wise he still went for alot of ball fakes and got caught a couple of times.

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    1. He gets a pass, he's the new favorite son.

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    2. Lol yeah talk about getting caught by ballfakes...Wasn't even close that time.

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    1. He looked to pass it while jumping and then shot it. He has to be sure, if he is going to shoot, then shoot.

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  60. Finally get to enjoy the game...

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    1. The second I typed that, announcer says "And Lin coughs it up!"...

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  61. Lin drops his handles :/

    Watch him get pulled.

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  63. D-Mo got faked out and Harden got caught on a screen and Orlando is able to extend the lead to three off of a terrible Lin TO.

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    1. Bad TO, bad time in game, no D on the other end to bail our buddy out.

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  64. Houston's defense is terrible,can't win games playing lime that.

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  65. This Defense is just horrible. Lin kills himself defending. Harden lets Afflalo shoot like nothing. DMO, well I guess he learned from Harden. And I like D-Mo, but he needs to defend. I don't get it, you can be a horrible bball player and still be able to defend, it's the easiest thing to do.

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  66. Who's guarding Andrew Nicholson???

    I was high on Nicholson in the pre game - like 8 points a game, 25 minutes a game high.

    Why is this low pick rookie torching the Rockets like he's Dwight Howard???

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  67. Harden has been taking a back seat tonight and not scoring at his usual clip. I think he is still bothered by the sore ankles. I thought Lin should have taken the initiative to score when Harden is struggling, but I think McHale's thinks otherwise.

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    1. Harden probably shouldn't even be playing.

      In that one game against GSW, Harden injured his knee or ankle pretty badly, yet he still played the whole game and actually made many shot attempts.

      So, Harden must be hurting bad if he's not shooting much.

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