Friday, March 29, 2013

Rockets vs Griz Game #72 1st Half Game Thread

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  1. Let's go Jeremy. Lets go Memphis!

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    1. Solidz

      Please try not to call jeremy a scrub, no matter how he plays tonight.As a fan, that is painful to hear..Please....TY

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  2. Highest chance he will be benched again.

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    1. Doesnt matter as long as he gives his best...jeremy cannot change his coache's view of him.. He can just perform to the best of his ability given any opprtunity...

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  3. Happy good friday! Despite how jeremy has been utilized and his playing time had gone down the past few games, i remain positive that jeremy will keep playing his best and not be discouraged by his circumstances.he is too strong of a person to succumb to failure. That's the jeremy i have come to know and support.Go jlin, you are a true warrior and a winner!!

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  4. They are daring Lin to shoot. He needs to take open shots.

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  5. Bev time. Lin playing very hesitantly again.

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  6. Jeremy passing up shots every possession. 2 TOs as a direct result.

    BE MORE SELFISH.

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    1. Why would you want to force passes to Asik when you can take a shot, i.e., like Conley did?

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    2. FINALLY attacks once...FTs.

      That's how you do it, Jeremy. I don't know why he's scared to shoot these days. He's been Nash-like in the past 2 months %-wise

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    3. Missed a drive there, but it was a good shot. No TO...could have been a tip-in.

      Just keep shooting, Jeremy. %s will average out.

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    4. Man, he seems tired and I just don't see the killer instinct I expected, especially after the last game. Really disappointing.

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  7. Lin seems to be regressing rather than improving. Bev time coming up. Conley is playing much, much better and confidently.

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    1. Yes and no. He was improving big time every month...until last week.

      Since last week, he just hasn't been right.

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    2. that's what I meant. Agreed.

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    3. I wonder what happened. Did he get hurt somehow?

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  8. Lin looks bad. Just going thru the motions. His lay ups never fall. No confidence. He's done.

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  9. Pass to asik is 80% to get a TO.

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    1. Maybe Lin will now play well after a steal and lay-up.

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  10. Hm, Lin is still in with 5 min left.
    I guess he didn't make enough silly TOs and was still aggressive enough going to the basket.

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  11. Great steal and easy layup by Lin!
    He will stay until 2 min left in Q1

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    1. He did well enough, so Mac cannot use 1st quarter as an excuse to sit Lin on bench now. I think he will get to play more than 30 minutes this game.

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    1. Shooting...attacking the rim (assist on a kick-out).

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    2. He started to get that 'look'!

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  13. Lin is heating up with long jumper!
    Watch out!

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  14. damn u guys quick to judge, btw hes heating up.

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  15. That steal boosted Lin's confidence. Harden not boxing out his man...boo.

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  16. "Nooo Nooo, that wasn't a foul" Hahaha who heard that?

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  17. Damn, TRob showed some athleticism there.

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  18. Surprise ! Lin can play that long for the 1st qty.

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  19. TRob just went DHoward there with the putback jam!!

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    1. T-Rob looks terrible...until he does something epic like that.

      He can be good for the Rockets...but not until next year. He needs time/practice/seasoning with McHale/Dawson.

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  20. Hahahhaha harden doesn't to shoot the ball
    You see no harden no problem .....!!!
    I mean no harden iso all the time..

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  21. I think someone spoke to Mcgail! Hope Lin continue to play well this game and beyond, just be aggressive

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  22. Lin with a slow start but thank God McHale letting him play through it.

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    1. Yes be fucking patient McHale !!! .... And myself as well.

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    2. SolidZ, you are hilarious! Talking to yourself is healthy sometimes, it keeps us sane a out Lin's game

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    3. I spoke so soon..now Bev is playing through the whole 2Q. "sigh"

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  23. Parsons got the hot hands with 11pts (3-4 3PT)
    Lin got 6pts.
    Harden got 0 so far

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    1. LOL. What can you do? I actually blame Jeremy this time. He had it in him to BEAST on Memphis.

      But he came out UNSELFISH/STUPID again. He wasn't frozen out by teammates, he did it to himself.

      Thankfully, he switched his approach mid-way.

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    2. Hello Mr. McHale. Shouldnt you be coaching your team?

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  25. I hope this is not another Harden-stat padding game.this should be Jeremy's comeback game

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    1. so far he behaved not forcing to shoot when double-teamed

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  26. Peyton Manning is in the house for BeardSanity!

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  27. Bev just made a failed homerun pass resulting in MEM 2 fastbreak pts!

    McHale, your favorite son has gone Linsanity!

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  28. Lin better start the beginning of 2nd. He should.

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  29. We want Bev to play well for Hou to win. Let's root for Bev and Lin. With Lin attacks earlier, he will have a big game.

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  30. Why the fuck McHale would you take Lim out with 2:13 left in Q1 when he was just starting to heat up? You should have replaced Harden with Beverly if you wanted to do anything you fuckingoron? Harden was doing nothing!' Yank him you fucker!!

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  31. The 2nd team is not looking good.
    Surprisingly Harden is on the bench resting.

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    1. So there will be no chance for Lin to play without ball dominant Harden

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    2. lin not allowed to outshine hero ball

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    3. Harden and Parsons already on the sideline waiting to get in. Lin still sits

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  32. lin was just starting to heat up

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  33. Bev is not a back-up but a co-starter.

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    1. It took you this long to figure that out?

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  34. I don't want to think ill thoughts but good thing Bev is bricking.good for him!

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    1. When Bev shoots, part of me hopes he misses but at the same time I disdain this attitude ;-) So while internally I sometimes want him to miss, intellectually I wish him well. Just goes to show you: The mind should lead the heart.

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    2. doesn't matter, that doesn't change how mchale's intention

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  35. Kevin McHale went out of his way to show that he was not happy with the foul on Asik, but certainly is happy that Lin still sits on the bench

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  36. If McHale really cared about Lin, he would keep Lin in longer so he can get his confidence back. McHake is THE REASON for Jeremy's inconsistent play. He just can't see all the good Jeremy brings to the floor.

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    1. I can only hope things will get better for Lin.

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    2. I agree Solidz...but that's why you need to cut Lin some slack.

      His career is not "over" because he had a bad week or even if he had a bad month.

      He's talented, he's inexperienced, his coach lacks trust in him. It will take time.

      Again, we should look at Nash's career arc -- he didn't put up All-Star numbers until he was 27.

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  37. Fuck McHale with his unfairness to Lin!!! McHale sucks donkey balls!!'

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  38. You can tell that Bev's shooting form is not good either. Bev is at best a good defender and takes no risk on trying to create.

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  39. SolidZ. Mcfail is really patient alright, with Bev that is 0/4 fg and 1 turnover,

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  40. Conley's back and so is Jeremy

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  41. Why the hell is Lin back? I kid.

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    1. should've been earlier much earlier. He better start the 3rd.

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  42. Jeremy is ATTACKING...and playing "SELFISH."

    YES. He looks so much better now.

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  43. If anyone needs more minutes its Jeremy not Beverly..

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  44. Wow the beard is really selfish, not passing at all.

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    1. Lin n del3no also asked for the ball

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  45. Anyone see Lin and Parsons screaming at Harden just now?

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  46. McHale is a genius, putting Delfino on Zach Randolph.

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  47. McHale should have let Lin to play while Harden rested because he caught the momentum. Now he needs to warm up again.

    Hard to dissect the defense when he doesn't have the ball to direct the offense.

    Oh well, let's hope for some hot shooting by Lin.
    MEM guarded the paint really well so it'll be tough to penetrate.

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  48. it's painful seeing Delfino as PF against Randolph. Zac would run Delfino over

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  49. God Lin has no zip on that three...

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  50. Lin left Conley for a wide open 3.
    One more mistake and he'll get benched.

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  51. Lin Jusy stands in the corner. Not a care in the world

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  52. It just seems like Lin passes the ball because he doesn't want to shoot. SMH

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  53. Lord, now Parsons is going to come out in the second half playing point forward. Try not to do too much, son.

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  54. Memphis has been in foul trouble with 8 min left in Q2 but Houston hasn't exploited it to draw more fouls and get FTs.
    Parsons got the right idea to attack inside but it's too late.

    They need Asik with the starters to contain Gasol and Randolph.

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    1. Harden didnt want to hurt his fg%. I kid.

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  56. Harden unselfish pass to Lin...but he should have shot that layup himself.

    Lin rattled that jumper in and out -- looked good despite miss.

    Scorekeeper robbed Jeremy of an assist on Delfino's 3 -- no surprise.

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    1. Scorekeeping is really...crazy. I see Rondo and Vazquez get 2-3 dimes every game on multi-dribble iso-jumpers that take 5 seconds to shoot.

      Meanwhile, Jeremy can't get a dime on a step-back 3 from Delfino. Happens once every game.

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    2. notice that too. maybe their scorekeeper is as Clutch himself.

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    3. rondo would have gotten credited with the assist.

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  57. Even when McHale is wrong (Zach eating Delfino alive, Gasol outplaying Smith), he is so stubborn as to stick with it. Hence the point disparity.

    Rockets also just aren't playing team ball. Ball is not moving to find open players, just ppl standing around.

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  58. Why can't McHale ride Jeremy when he's getting hot just like he does with Beverly. If you are gonna go with pg by committee, wouldn't that be logical?

    Instead he sits him for 8 minutes.

    Lin is playing like shit. Can hit a jump shot. Standing like a statue and no one passes him the ball. Afraid to drive the lane.. Wow, mission accomplished McHale.

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    1. Remember when Bev played like 15min straight one game bc he was hot?!

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    2. Are we watching the same game? JLin is playing aggressively. He hit some shots. He didn't drive as much becuz the Grizzlies big guys pack the paint. And JLin isn't just standing in the corner. He's moving without the ball. Not his fault that he didn't receive passes.

      Regarding McHale, do u really think he will change his ways? Lower your expectations. It is what it is. JLin will just have to put up respectable stats. At this point, I don't care if the Rockets lose or win.

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    3. Yup. McHale is more interested in developing bev than Lin. If Lin got bev treatment this season just imagine where he would be right now.


      Lin is playing like he doesn't deserve to play.

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  59. McHale substitution pattern is too predictable... once again Harden iso last few mins and Lin entered with a little less than 6mins. So 2-3mins to make something happen.

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  60. Watch out guys . Harden is gonna come out gunning. If he is going to shoot the team out of the game.

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    1. Harden is going to pad his stats in the 2nd half. He only got 7 points. Must have at least 22 points.

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  61. Lin playing as if he's got a straight jacket on.. Playing with no soul or purpose..

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    1. The coaching staff is the strait jacket on him.

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  62. Lin will start the second half with a couple of mistakes and get benched with 6mins left. Will not enter until 5min mark where he has one min to do something before iso-harden.

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  63. Screw all of u who say Lin needs to work on this or that. He just needs confidence - the Linsanity swagger back. That will solve everything.

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  64. Lin comes out just standing in the corner.

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  65. Lol Memphis announcers.. "Houston doesn't really want to play defense"

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  66. Lin take that shot... My god!!!

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  67. Brace yourself, Beverly is coming

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  68. Houstons bigs are SCARED.

    Lin and Harden are battling, but they're not enough.

    This game isn't about Lin being marginalized or Harden being selfish. It's Memphis's expensive frontline TERRORIZING Houston's minimum wage frontcourters.

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  69. It does not look good.
    Gasol, Prince, Conley are playing very well.

    Harden is going ISO mode now, not passing as much.
    Bev didn't play too well but Lin better scores or get a steal to stay on the floor.

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  70. DMo made a 3 so he won't be benched for Delfino yet.

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  71. Bev is in with 3 min left.
    Let's see how much sparks he gives McHale

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  72. That's a terrible lineup... If he thinks he can win a playoff game with this kind of substitution then he's crazy.

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