Smart play by Lin :)
damn - no shooting foul
Non shooting foul hahaha!
Will Lin score again tonight?
OK real FTs this time.
LOL Commentator: now mchale started arguing, he just realized it!
At least he argued instead of trying to save his mchcickens.
Smart play for Lin to get 3 FTs!
Refs read 'intent' booo!
Nice hair, McHell!
Yeah - he woke up in the morning - looked in the mirror and said "Yes - thats the look - Ill take it!"
LOL yah THAT'S the ticket.
Jeremy is going to get benched soon
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"1 TO 1 point, Jeremy we are trying to win!"
One of these days players will go to McHale and say: "Coach - we are trying to win!"
Lin to McHell: But your hair dye job is distracting me! You look like you're a 7ft Paul McCartney!
Would it be so difficult to have some faith in your investment and play him for extended minutes McHale?
Lin getting inside. Now just needs to make those easy 5 footers.
Lin almost got burned by Udrih's 3
Harden looks like he can jump but can't land without hurting.
And, Harden just got burned.
Lin...you are horrid sometimes.
finally, needs to get warmer and warmer!
Nice footwork by Lin for a 2.
Lin -> Ballerina under the hoop :)
I got confused which is his pivot foot on that one...
Not quite as pretty as Asik :D
He's just too fast for your eyes Etane :D
You can't beat magic fingers.
Harden looking good.
Lin is crafty around the rim with 360 layup!
That reminded me of McHale back in the days.
KHuang your man Nicholson with 4 fouls playin' as you said.
Ordinarily I'd be rooting for Nicholson. But since this is a Jeremy Lin board, I say FOUL OUT THE ROOKIE. Joeteam, I swear to you that Nicholson is not actually THIS good. He needs to be defended.
great footwork, was that because of the new shoes? :)
Nah his new gf taught him how to dance, and it translated on court :)
hahaha seems like you know a lot about his personal life, @Kenoshi. I missed the news that he's got a new gf :)
you just gave a minor heart attack to IsabeliJane, Kenoshi!
@psalm - heart attack? I think he just did a bypass surgery without anesthesia on me!
Lin looking for his own shot now!!
and McHale is rewarding him for it. weird.
Okay sit Lin for 2 minutes and bring him back to finish the 4th we win the gane
Oh Solidz75, you know better than that.
So, when is Lin going to come back in the 4th?
Omg Lin is still in still Lin!
Count me as surprised.
TRob is in...
They just gave the assist to Parson instead of Lin when Harden made the layup
I am kind of desensitized to the score keepers stupidity.
I thought Parsons had the assist. Am I missing something?
Lin got the rebound and football pass it to Harden for a layup, but Parson got the rebound and assist. Maybe I am confusing the two, but I am certain it was Lin that got the rebound and pass it to Harden.
Parson was credited with the rebound and assist, when it should have been Lin. Lin got screw by everybody from his coach, to his GM, to fans, refs, to scorekeeper.
Haha looks like Sac pulled a fast one on us.TRob has been horrible.
LMAO and TRob gets picked...
Robinson got worse butter fingers than Asik!
There's a good chance HOU's going to lose this game.
I love how optimistic you are :)
Agree! If the next Q4 run after Lin gets back doesn't get us a spread. Crunch time problems, as we all know. Yikes!
Hey willydilly ... hi 5.
Thanks to McHale putting Robinson in when the game was so close.Up 4 and now down 1.*sigh*
Sorry willydilly. My hate for HOU fans has gotten the worst of me.
I just had a starwars flashback.
Delfino need to learn how to take a charge.
The rockets will win this game if Lin comes back in beginning of 4th
Lottery ... 9 or 6 mins when Lin returns?
+1 for 6min
I'd take 7
With 6 min left in 5th my giess
LOL. Parsons went to the locker room and Bev hasn't done much tonight, so Lin should be in before the 6 min mark. If Parsons comes back from the locker room, then I agree with Kenoshi.
Parsons back in the game, so Lin will be back at the 6 min mark.
Terrible 3QLooks bleak imo.Wow we are making Magic look good, this is sad.
This gimmicky offense gives lower tier teams a chance to win. This is why it's so unpredictable. We need to have a more structured offense!
Offense or defense? I don't think our offense gives lower tier teams a chance to win. Our defense do.
The ball's not moving, the players aren't moving. The Magic's been much more active than we have.
Offense too much to run back and forth. Chaos on offense leads to overall bad defense.
This game should be close at all. I'm actually getting worried about the Rockets. And how come McHale doesn't put Garcia in the game. He can defend and is a vet. He can't hurt us more than what we hurt ourselves already. Seriously... I don't understand. Rockets start off amazingly and then they vanish for the rest of the game. I prefer how it was before. Super slow start, and then we came back and actually won the games.
They missed Morris' and PPat's 3PT threat but tried to replace it with TRob's offensive rebounding and DMo's 3s
scared that this might be another loss :(
T Rob getting too much respect. Isn't Greg smith available?
Lol, this game is going down the drain fast.
Wow harden in ISo mode. Not good
DMo nice save.Harden airball lol.
Rockets sign Aaron Brooks. I wonder who is going to the D-League tomorrow? And how that will affect Lin's minutes.
LIke I said, we'll be lucky if Lin cracks 30 minutes. bank on it.
Alright McHale let's get Lin in NOW..
Wow how do you mess up that layup Delfino?4pts behind now.
Finally someone knows how to take a charge.
Game is over... well feels like it.
Yeah that familiar 4q-slip-away-feeling
Big 3 from bev
Shit Beverley hit a three ... Lin is not coming back for a while.
Wow someone play some defense plz.
Lin is not playing on the 4th
Hello, I have reading this blog for sometimes and enjoyed it very much. I do not understand Jeremy score. Fg=3/6,3 pt=2/2, FT=3/4. But he only has 11 pts. How does the calculation go? Will someone kindly explain?
2 threes, 1 two, 3 fts.
FG includes 3PT FG attempt.So 2x3PT + 1x2PT + 3FT = 6 + 2 + 3 = 11
Jeremy made 3 shots, 2 of which are 3 pointers, so two 3 pointers is 6 points, and he made one other shot that was a 2 pointer: 6+2=8 points. Then he made 3 out of 4 free throws, which are each 1 point. 8+3=11 points.
Nice knock by bev for a steal.
let's go magic. Fire mcHale and his sidekick Sampson.
Lin getting treated like the scrub McHale thinks he is..
of course, why would we expect anything different?!
Everyone is deferring to James this game.Looks like he is demanding to dominate the ball today, and it is really hurting the Rockets tonight.Hope the Rockets still win, but if they lose, I put this on on Harden.
Why did Beverly pad Parsons on the back of his head?
Hes trying to create visual chemistry. Beverely does try really hard and is a great teammate though.
So Stu, your thoughts on Lin tonight?
"nice bieber do"
They already hand-checked. You dont touch a guys head when you are the new guy. It should be the other way around.
at least they didn't pat the touche.
@ k.smith - missed the entire first half. But, looks like Lin needs to play longer when he is hot (again McHales fault). Lin is a dynamic player. His resume when the ball in his hands speaks for itself. 3rd quarter he did ok, just missed some shots.
Looks like Lin will play the last 4 minutes and get the blame.
why am i rooting for this team?? LOL to myself.
Well well to be fair bev is earning his minutes.. Jeremy needs to elevate his game
Mchale's rockets game plan for the 4th qtr. Get Harden the ball so he can get his 26-30 its.
Is that Robinson a scrub? Can't even dribble the ball twice.
Jeremy now knows how Lowry felt last year.
Nice knock again by Bev, Harden couldn't run lol...Thank goodness it became shot clock violation.Bev is playing good, how much y'all wanna bet McHale going to overplay Bev?
you guys need to stop with the bev nut hugging. He's not doing anything Lin cant do.
No the bottom line is bev is doing it Lin is not. If Rox win this game, there will be calls to start bev over Lin...
Who is Tobias Harris?Why is he at 20 points?Who's covering him?
Well when u have the confidence if the coaches like bev does things flow much better.
I see the pattern here, Rockets are going to lose this game.
Lol wow Magic looks like a top 10 team when they play Rockets.Sad.
Les must have loved Lin so much like his wine collection.The more rest Lin has on the bench, the better it tastes in many years.Longevity, baby!
What? Bev got a screen!!
Lin back in at 4min mark.
Bev is killing it.
Let's go rockets. Keep chucking 3s.
Bev knows that he will get more minutes if he plays well. Lin not so much...
it doesn't make any fucking sense though. Lin's the better player, the fucking starter!!!!!!!!!!!! The starter's minutes shouldn't be dependent on how well or poorly his fucking back up plays.Unless...they don't really view Lin as a legitimate starter.
Lin will get less minutes if he scores over 20.
Who said 4min mark?!
He might not even come back if Bev keeps killing it.
I'm lowering it to 0.Even announcers are saying it.
Lin needs come in and be aggressive like Beverley.
I don't think he is coming back in.
why Jeremy's mins is decreasing while Parson's increasing!don't get it!
This is just embarrassing.... And we want to go to the playoffs playing like this?
I hate 3Ball only system.Who last made 2PT jumper? PPat?
Beverly is playing good ,Lin might not come back in.
time to bench McHale and Sampson - forever
Wow, no Lin.
WHY IS BEVERLY STILL IN THE GAME!!!!!!!????? ARE YOU KIDDING ME MCHALE!!!!!!!!!!!?
With Aaron brook now, Jeremy's days on this team is numbered.
Sadly I agree. Brooks will probably start a few games.
Wow even Harden not getting calls.
was lin running pnr with asik?
when Lin plays well, it always get sub out, but if Beverly/Douglas plays well, McHale leaves them in.
Yeah, Jeremys been fighting obstacles his entire life and will continue to have to do so. The fans love him though and thats not something any player can have. Lin is already more popular than McHale ever was
Pretty sure Beverley will finish the game...he's hitting his shots.
Beverly on fire. Oh well. No Lin in the 4th. Lin always gets snubbed from 4th quarters on Fridays. Anyone notice this?
Lin done to9
Lin might come back in...you know, to relieve the starters and play scrub minutes.
Lin's game has slowed ever since Mchale made that comment about Lin. Clearly shows that Mchale don't like Lin in his game plan.
Haha McHale's logic = Let's keep the less effective players and those who play no D (cough Harden and Parsons) on the court all the time and let them play through the mistakes. But keep the more effective players (Lin) rest.Lol.
Lin's confidence soaring.. This team doesn't deserve Jeremy at least not the way he is used. I'm sure les and McHale are regretting getting him.
You got to be kidding me. I don't care what anyone says. Lin was playing really well. Great defense. And he is getting benched because of Beverly!!!!???
Cause he committed a TO, I called it.
Wow, seriously? Very frustrating to watch.
Lord have mercy on our souls
For some reason every (well almost) Rocket game feels like a nightmare... when LIN gets hot, McHale takes him out... then in for a bit... then out again... and the worst part is the heart-stopper 4th Q cause I don't know whether LIN would be played... at all!
The way Beverly's playing, I can't blame Mchale for keeping him in for more of a stretch in *this* 4th quarter.
He always starts the 4th though...so if he plays well, he stays. WTF are you talking about?
But be fair about it. Even if Lin plays well, McHale will find away to sit him. There will be discussions about what Lin's worth is after this game.
Just what I said. Usually Lin gets back in during the 4th. He may not this quarter or it may happen very late. Calm down.
What about the way Lin played in the 1st qtr? That deserve to be subbed out? Mchale has done this in every game when Lin gets hot.
your minutes shouldn't depend on how well or poorly your back up plays.
if you're a legit starter/piece of the team, you come back in regardless, especially when the game is close.
The sad thing is HOU has Lin's bird rights. If he doesn't fit/improve, they can ship him to a shitty team like they did Ppat/Morris/TD.
Parsons and Harden getting heavy minutes again. Mchale's pets.
they always get heavy minutes. they're the two core players on the team.
U guys don't think coach has nothing to do with Lin's play? They have pulverized Lin's confidence.
We all know that. Nobody likes McHale here.
Everyone is deferring to Harden this whole game.He looks like he is demanding to dominate the ball and offense is getting sticky.Lin's role right now is nothing more than dribbling up the court and passing to Harden, so at least for this game, I have no problem with him sitting rest of the game.If Rockets lose, Harden was a big reason why (still hope they win, though)
McHale doesn't like Asian. That's all! I hope rockets lose this game.
Beverly playong really well. He is fearless and making big shots.
Jeremy is not going to play the rest of the game n rox gonna lose
Bev is playing all-around well so it's hard to sub him in.I would sub Delfino for Lin. Small line-up.Delfino is ineffective.
But a 3PT threat so *sigh* Lin can count his money on the bench.
Thanks. I only started to watch basketball because of Jeremy
The fridge has gotten colder since the hair dye job....
I think Mchale is playing a dangerous game. If they lose, he will feel heat for not playing Lin.I hope Lin one day actually learns to monopolize the ball to score and assist and make plays to establish himself as a hot commodity if the Rockets don't want him. Mchale nor anyone in the NBA culture respects team players, unless the selfless team player is head and shoulders above his peers, like Lebron.I respect Lin and his game, but he is not on a team where anyone cares about his selflessness. I think he gets it but its not in his NBA to play selfishly. Sadly, these benchings will become permanent soon if he doesn't do something about it.Of course Mchale is a calculating smart snake oil salesman. He is benching Lin against one of the worst teams in the league, knowing this cements his authority to bench Lin to win games and go with his style of play / Beverly. I actually hope ORL wins because Mchale will take some heat for it.
Ok, not fun ... see y'all in post game. Scotty out!
Its over. Lin 0 minutes.
Guys nothing has changed about McHale's attitude toward Lin. Lin will be treated like a scrub. Nothing will ever change that. Lin is going to regress on this team.