Feel bad for the Jazz. They worked hard for the comeback but Jeremy said, "No!" and deny them
Yup! Jeremy just owns the Jazz. His help defense slows down their bigs and he can blow by any of their guards off the dribble.I'm glad the Rockets gave up the huge lead -- it let Jeremy pad his stats and show his worth. He's peaking at the right time...the only way the Rockets advance past the first round of the playoff is to trust Jeremy in crunch time.
Attack attack attack, he was attacking the rim today. I like his aggression today. He is really playing well.
I kept thinking, "The Jazz could use someone like Jeremy Lin. Their missing piece."
I've been wanting Lin to play for the Jazz for a long time. They really need a good young PG with a high upside like Lin. The Jazz are a young team also, but the strange thing is that ALL 3 of their point guards are OLD (30, 33, 34 years of age). And I know that 2 of the 3 PGs were were injured for a while, including the starter who is the youngest one (Mo Williams) - maybe the 2 older PGs are still not well, as they don't play much. The Jazz have been using SG Randy Foye as a PG. They could really use Lin's services! And have mutual respect..... All KHuang can think of is money - every time I say it. Lin will still get his money. Morey-Alexander got Lin for business and Lin can play for another team too BECAUSE IT'S BUSINESS for him too !!! Get the heck out of Houston like it's a snake den.
It was the Rockets' game to lose, and JL wasn't going to let them! Nice game but Utah isn't the strongest team at the moment.
I like Lin RIGHT WHERE HE IS. Starter playing 30ish minutes a game? Plus he can shoot whenever he feels like it? NICE. I keep saying: Houston was the only one that offered Lin a contract, so he took it. Better $25 million than $0. Jeremy Lin is SHAPING his own path.
I like where he is but I would be ecstatic if he went back to the Knicks as the featured player... Without that selfish jerk melo. The reason being the Houston fans are pathetic. A lot of them still think Lin is no more than Tyrone neaby.. WTF? Lin would completely embrace the energy NYC fans pour on him. Even those who r talking smack, u know they are doing it because they miss him.These Houston fans? SMDH
Houston fans ARE really pathetic. NBA is business, and it's business time for Lin to play elsewhere. Fortunately, not every team is crazy like the Knicks or the Rockets. Although no team is perfect; nothing on this planet is perfect.The Rockets GM and the coaches have handled everything terribly. Everyone knows that Lin was already a polarizing figure because of Carmelo issue on top of "the Asian showing up in the predominately black and sprinkled with some white sport" issue. Then those mean spirited boneheaded tunnel-visioned Rockets "basketball minds" had to widen the public's division with the way they've abnormally mistreated Lin.... Sigh.... SMH.
Nice game Lin.HOU fans disgust me.
K, other than the usual crap, anything happen?
Did u to to clutch again?
No, I don't go to that horrid site. realgm and dreamshake.
yea it's hilarious red94 and dreamshake ignore his contribution .
Who cares. Forget the haters. If they continue to belittle Lin, then it's on them. Jeremy is really evolving before our eyes and we know what we see. Even worrell was all over Lin tonight saying how proud he was of Jeremy continuing to improve.
Very happy Lin had very good game, but gotta give props to Harden for opening up the court for him (Harden was unstoppable in second quarter).Harden is proven, Lin not (yet).When push comes to shove, good teams will try and take Harden out of game and make Jeremy beat them.Looks like he up to the task, especially if Delfino and Parsons can sink some clutch threes, and Asik is his usual under the radar rebounding beast he seems to be every game.DMo?Unfortunately right now he is making Marcus Morris (indecisive and always hesitating) look like Michael Jordan as clutch time performer... (hope that he can step up over time, because we will need some real production from him or TRob against good teams in playoffs).
"When push comes to shove, good teams will try and take Harden out of game and make Jeremy beat them."Actually, that's what bad and mediocre teams do. The good teams go after Jeremy -- bump, hack, deny him the ball, get him in foul trouble -- and force Harden to play hero-ball. Just remember what George Karl said: [paraphrasing] "People talk about Harden, but I really think Lin is the engine of their offense." And obviously Jeremy is the captain of the defense (Asik is the anchor, to use another nautical term!)
I would lay off DMo and Robinson as they are only rookies after all, clearly not ready for prime time yet.I would however point to players like Parsons who crumbled under pressure.That's no way Parsons can be a primary scoring option on any team. His main problem is that he simply doesn't draw FTs well and relies on jump shooting which apart from some great shooters like Curry, Dirk can go hot and cold often. His handle is also not good enough for him to drive without turning it over. Basically opposite of Harden haha.
Marcus Morris as a 1st and 2nd year player was a total D league SCRUB who wasn't good enough to play in the NBA. He was incomparably worse than DMo and Robinson. I still think Morris is a scrub. He plays for last place Phoenix, and that's his ceiling.
I respectfully disagree.Really good teams will try and take Harden completely out of the game, slow down Lin as he brings up court, cover his passing lanes, and dare him to beat them with his jump shot.Haven't rewatched that recent Minnesota game, but that was my initial impression of what they did in first quarter of that game.The beauty of the Harden Lin backcourt, though, is that you have to pick your poison.:)
Happy for the win but not happy with the performance.
The Jazz right now are simply not very good. Even the injured Knicks beat them at their home. That's how bad they are. The Rockets should have blown them out.
I concur with zxcvb post
I agree with zxcvb that the good teams will take Lin out of the game and force Harden to goto ISO/Hero ball. Denver and Miami sure made it a point to stop Lin because once you stop Lin you stop the flow of the offense. Team will try to clamp down on Harden, but the key is to stop Lin and take him out of his game.
I agree with zxcb that good teams will try to take Lin out of the game to keep everyone else in the team cold, while they make Harden try to beat them. There have been games where Harden scored 30+ or 40+ points and they still lost because the rest of the team did not get the touches to score.
I saw Lin (also Harden) take the matter into his hands down the stretch and score points himself, after his teammates missed shots and diminished the lead (hence Lin's -3 SMH), which got scary. For one thing, D-Mo should be working in the post when it's late in the game and the lead is narrowing.They won the very important game though, that's what matters. But I hope McHale has learned something, instead of thinking the young D-Mo isn't strong enough against the opposing team's bulkier veterans to play in the post. It will not always work out, especially in the playoffs.The Rox also learned from their last game: The last game, they made 35 attempts at 3's (made 9); this time they made just 23 3-point attemps (made 6). They didn't die by 3-pointers tonight.
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Gordon Hayward >>> Chandler Parsons. But now the Jazz know this and will do everything they can to keep Hayward, don't think they'll let Millsap go either. He's really a franchise cornerstone guy. If anyone is leaving Utah this summer, it will be Jefferson.
Landry Fields > Chandler Parsons. If Fields were on this team, he'd put up similar numbers with much better defense. A lot fewer 3s, but way more alley-oops and easy dunks. If Landry didn't sign that ridiculous contact (lol), I'd love to see him in Houston.Maybe he can work with Jeremy in the offseason to fix his jumper and restore his confidence. And in 2014, he can be traded to Houston to be a backup swingman.
But.. but both Hayward or Fields not as handsome as Chandler Barnes Matt Parson, that sure count as something, right?
I like Hayward a lot. He's tough as all get out and takes it right to the rim. He's much stronger than he might look too.
Hayward have the potential to be the next Kirilenko more or less, kid is alright but still need to find consistency of which should come sooner or later
Hayward is about 2 years younger than Parsons as well.
I still believe Chandler Barnes Matt Parson is at the level of Matt Barnes at best
"Landry Fields > Chandler Parsons"I respectfully disagree.I love LF's game, very athletic, great timing for alleys and a great defender (ask Kobe), but right now CP is a better shooter and very underrated.
I do not believe Landry Fields to be better than Parsons. Last year with the Knicks, Fields couldn't hit a shot and constantly missed the easy layups. His minutes were drastically reduced. He also has a tendency to not show up in big time game. I really like Parsons game because he is versatile. It's true that his decision making and passing might not be on par with Fields, but his other skills are way better than Fields. Look at the two this year, who is having a better year?
Any highlights up yet?
http://youtu.be/Gbgl3q4gjY4(searched YouTube for Houston Rockets and chose filter "uploaded in last hour")
Lin quote from Jason Friedman tweet:"Variety is hard because we’re random & you can’t really structure randomness...":)
Postgame interview Lin:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-i5HUazi0HY
Rockets vs Jazz | Lin + Team Highlights (3-20-2013) - Blaiyan version
Jazz, always has special meaning to me, the 2nd Linsanity game.I can still count the exact order the the Linsanity games, hehe...Congratulation,another win against Jazz!
O happy day~
I am still quite disappointed at Robinson and he just does not look like a fifth pick in first round to me. I was wast hong the last three and half min of the kings vs clippers game last night and Pareraon, Aldrich, and TD all played well, especially TD as he scored 11 or in last 3 min of the games and completely shut down CP3 defensively. The 2 kings announcers can't not stop raving TD and Paterson and about how "they absolutely loved the trade" and I started saying no wonder Robinson played like a scrub for a month as a rocket. The kings knew something we did not.
When Patterson was a rookie, he was an utter scrub too.Thomas Robinson has physical abilities that Patterson will never have. Also, Robinson was "coached" (I use the term loosely) by Keith Smart who ruined Lin's rookie season. There will be some adjustment time ad Robinson gets Smart out of his system anf learns from one of the great teachers of big men in Kevin McHale.
the trade was made for long-term gain as robinson is younger and has more upside. rockets knew they were sacrificing a little this season, thinking they would still make the playoffs with or without patterson. robinson is a better rebounder, and i'd rather have him play the 4 than going small with delfino at 4. preferably i would like to see smith start along with asik, and see if tjones or ohbrecht can play better defense than robinson or d-mo. JLin only took 13 shots tonight and still scored 24, wow! i'm hoping he can continue scoring over 20, but it will be hard to accomplish unless he shoots over 15/game. i'm happy to see he's getting to the line, which is really the difference between his season stat last year vs. this year. i think when he's fully healthy, he will average at least 5 ft attempts per game.
Yeah u gotta give this kid time. He has shown some flashes. Hard to judge him when he is in a new situation in the middle if the season as a young player. Having said that Morey really screwed the team in the short run.
What the hell? What kind of physical attributes did Robinson have that Patterson doesn't have? All I've seen TR do is dunk, that's it. PPat is just as athletic if he wanted to be, he has good timing and he is much more useful offensively for his shooting compared to TR, does TR even shoot threes??? PPat had to sit behind a few good forwards on the Rockets during his early years but still played better than most scrub.You really have no idea what you're talking about.
Patrick Patterson doesn't have Thomas Robinson's explosiveness or aggression. Thomas Robinson is still feeling his way around. Give him a full training camp and he'll be way better a 2nd year player than Patterson was. It's not that different from how people used to think Goran Dragic was SO MUCH BETTER than Jeremy Lin even though Lin was incomparably better than Dragic at every step of their careers.
Every year there are lot of player in and out with great physical appearance , . However most of the really great young basketball talent ,may be their skill is not yet developed fit into the NBA game yet ,but their natural instinct on the court should not be too bad . The second thing is improvement speed , when you look at last year , you can see Lin improve quite a lot from every single game . So far , I do not see neither of them from TR , I hope I am wrong and he just a different type of player or may be he just not a fast learner.
Wait till next year. Thomas Robinson will be much improved. He's a 20 year old rookie who was a top 5 pick. Anybody who writes that he is worse than Patrick Patterson "has no idea what he's talking about". Houston with Kevin McHale is a dramatic improvement over Sacramento and friggin' Keith Smart. Just like Smart ruined Lin's game, Smart ruined Robinson's game. Let's not forget the BEATING Thomas Robinson administered to the Rockets when Sacramento beat Houston.
Letting ppat go wasn't about his play. Les didn't want to pay him the money that he was inevitably looking for. It was a financial move.
I stick with my opinion , Mchale is not a NBA coach yet , the key of Rockets' good record is having both consistent scorer Harden , and crunch time play maker Lin as leader . Not many team have such luxury. They made countless stupid rotation mistakes in many games to qualified as a experienced coach .
For the last game lose to Warriors ,from the start to the end of the game , the coaching staff fail to respond to 3 small guards rotation of Golden State. No cutting to the middle , and not a single time out able to make any difference to settle the pattern of offense .
Jazz starters are pathetic, like they stopped caring. Al doesn't even bother to contest when Lin gets in the paint, just gets out of the way.And their backcourt is useless on both ends.I hate repeating this...but McHale needs to stop taking both Lin and Harden out of the game simultaneously. That 2nd unit is garbage with Bev and Delfino trying to create offense. Delfino hit his step-back shots today, but that's hit or miss.
Give Big Al some slack will ya. He is working hard with his therapist to cure his anxiety and fear of Lin. His body may be big but there is only so much a man can take
No worrell was saying has Jefferson is not a shot blocker and Lin was taking advantage of that. The problem Lin has is that if there is a shot blocker he is going to have a hard time scoring in the paint because he doesn't get calls either. This is where he needs to trust his j or develop a step back j. I have to say I don't think he quite trusts his j ESP in close games as I saw him hestitant to take that shot when the opportunities arose in the 4th quarter.
The Utah announcers think well of Lin - again, another team's announcers or coaches - never the Rockets coaches or rarely the Rockets announcers. But they didn't give the credit to Lin's speed. Al Jefferson tried hard, but Lin used both his speed and muscle to pass by Al. Surprising and proud of him! But Lin still needs to beef up more muscles during offseason - in fact most of the young Rockets players do. Jefferson and his Utah teammates looked really sad. I felt sorry for them because I didn't see any of them looking arrogant or mad - just sad looking. Even their coach looks like a nice person. I wish all the more Lin was their teammate since February 15: I feel certain that they would have bumped the Rox by now. I can't stand how Morey and the Rox coaching team have treated Lin - except for this playoff pushing period right now - and thus why they didn't trade him for Millsap or Jefferson since they felt that way about Lin.
0ccupati0 wrote:I hate repeating this...but McHale needs to stop taking both Lin and Harden out of the game simultaneously. That 2nd unit is garbage with Bev and Delfino trying to create offense. Delfino hit his step-back shots today, but that's hit or miss.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -I've had a gut feeling for some time that McHale and Morey are afraid to let Lin score more than Harden, other than occasionally, motivated by politics and bias. By having Lin and Harden on the court simultaneously most of the time and have Lin defer to Harden a lot, the objective is guaranteed. We've also often witnessed Lin not adding much to his stat line after the first half even when he had played well (often benching him from 3 minutes remaining in the 3rd and the entire 4th Q). Lin and the bench would make each other better *IF* the Rockets install a good PF or Center to the bench. A number of good teams have at least one fairly expensive player to the bench ($8 to $12 mil range), but teams that pay exorbitant salary to their core-3 can't do that. An example is the Spurs. Another one is the up and coming Hornets who uses the 24 year old $8.5 million per year Ryan Anderson as a backup PF.
Nah I don't believe in these conspiracy theories. McHale's recent use of Lin hasn't bothered me as much. Perhaps he was so misused in the beginning to the middle of the season that I'm just appreciating that he is coming in when the games on the line. Lin performing well also mitigates my anger as well. I really don't think McHale or Morey is making sure harden outperforms harden. That's just silly.
So I checked the twitter verse only too find out many RT of racist tweet from @TooRacist so I'm like, okay what dafuq is wrong with these terrible American teenager
I saw that too. A lot of people (mostly teenagers) think it is funny and retweet it. sad.
Hence the #yolo #swag generation. America is in "good" hands
So fun to watch JLin attack, make beautiful passes, play shut down defense. His fire and passion to play his best and to help his team win is exciting basketball .
I agree Now that he's 100% I think he would play beautifully with a team like the Knicks but sans melo.
Lin was amazing tonight. Enjoyed watching as a replay on NBA league pass so I did not have to wait for him to come back in the game.His jumper is looking good. One good thing about Lin having his foot on the line today is that he went 1-1 for 3 pt land!! He's gonna be > 35% by the end of the season which is kind of remarkable.
Yep... True, Doc..... Lin is starting to get his swagger back, NO THANKS to the coach or the GM. Lin has had to develop a thick skin at a young age. He's so mature and brave. Remarkable and inspiring.
Lin took only 1 3-pointer because he knew he could make it. Other Rockets took 3-pointers and missed most of them, the ball bounced long ... and then the Jazz ran the other way for a fast break layup or dunk.When you take bad shots ... you will get burned in transition. That's why it's good that Jeremy doesn't follow the lead of NBA King Chuckers.
"His jumper is looking good. "When Lin's jumper is at its best, it looks like Jamal Crawford's. ie, high, beautiful arc, and all net.
Agreed. His swishes are a thing of beauty.
Or as Steve Smith says, "Splash."
I've always said there was nothing wrong with Lin's high arc. Lots of people criticized it but some great shooters have high arc, like Crawford, mentioned above, and Nowitzki.
Nice game, Jeremy! btw, the Marvin Williams "block" on Jeremy in the 4th quarter should have been called a foul. He may have blocked the ball clean, but there was a lot of body contact on Lin's way down. The only way that's not a foul is if the defender jumps straight up in the air, but Williams was going sideways. Anyways, Lin has not been getting foul calls all year long.
3 games > 20pts. Anyone care to correlate Lin w mouthguard vs Lin w/o mouthguard?
Definitely positive correlation...haha. From a fan girl pov, his lips are even more kissable...haha...paging IsabeliJane...
LOL ... maybe he can be "aggressive".
Does janelin7 want to get Lintimate? hehehehe ;-)
lol, i think Angelina Jolie has kissable lips too...
very complementary article about JLin from the rockets website! kind of credited the win to Jeremy. First time I've actually read so many compliments for Jeremy from all quarters.Also some very nice quotes by Jeremy, eg the bounce pass to Parsons (once again, so humble, credited it all to parsons), and the "variety is hard because we're random and you can't really structure randomness...." thing. So cerebral :)http://www.nba.com/rockets/news/nothing-random-about-it
complimentary I mean, not complementary. my bad
He was selected player of the game by the Rockets broadcast booth
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Here is an excerpt from NBA Morning Shoot Around:Game of ‘H-O-R-S-E’ gets Lin on track | Karl surprised by Nuggets’ rapid rise | Teague delivers vs. Jennings, Bucks | Shumpert hears pop in knee | Bynum begins rehab this weekRound of ‘H-O-R-S-E’ gets Lin going — Entering Wednesday night’s showdown with the Jazz in Houston, Jeremy Lin had been hot, averaging 16.7 ppg, 5.2 apg and shooting 52 percent. But he was a bit worn down from the season’s grind and Alicia Keys taking over the Toyota Center, Lin headed to a different court and played a few rounds of H-O-R-S-E with his brother, who was visiting him. The light-hearted game obviously helped as Lin torched Utah for 24 points and six assists (most of which coming out of the pick-and-roll) as Houston got a big win to help its playoff hopes. Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle has more: With a day off and orders to clear his mind, Jeremy Lin took the opportunity to head to the gym. He did change things up a bit. With Alicia Keys taking over Toyota Center, Lin found a different court and a few different teammates. But Lin’s idea of a day off included basketball. “It’s therapeutic,” he said. After Sunday’s 30-point loss to Golden State, he and the Rockets needed the therapy, so Lin spent a chunk of Monday launching jumpers and playing HORSE. When the Rockets reconvened at Toyota Center on Wednesday, Lin spent the night as if still goofing with his brother and buddies far from the cameras and lights. He repeatedly pierced the Utah Jazz defense, helping to drive the Rockets to a 26-point lead. And when the Jazz rallied in the fourth quarter, Lin knifed through them again, with one drive to a layup and another and a pass for a Chandler Parsons dunk that finally closed out the Jazz 100-93. Lin made eight of nine shots in the paint as the Rockets went from launching 3-pointers to beating the Jazz at the rim, and from a series of slow starts to a rapid bolt from the opening tip that set the tone for the game. “JLin made them pay,” Parsons said. “He’s a good player, especially in pick-and-roll. He’s fast. … He can get in the paint.” … “Jeremy really attacked the rim well,” Rockets coach Kevin McHale said. “I thought that Jeremy made some big hoops coming down the stretch when we needed them. They were really intent on staying with James (Harden) in the second half and really not giving him a lot of room, so Jeremy really broke free. Jeremy kept turning the corner and got in the paint. We needed all of those.” … “Sometimes, when you do that, you get the feel of the joy of the game back in you again,” Lin said of his day off in the gym. “I went and shot. My little brother is in town. My buddy is here. We just went out and messed around, played some HORSE. But we didn’t get to finish because other people started playing. Everyone had S.”
Mchale: (On Lin’s play) "He played well. I thought Jeremy made some big hoops coming down the stretch where we needed him to get to the basket. They were really intent on staying with James in the second half and really not giving him a lot of room, so Jeremy really broke free. They were guarding him a little differently; they were stepping up and getting back and Jeremy kept turning the corner and got in the paint and we needed all of those. He played very well."How does he go from ignoring questions about Jeremy to praising him the last few games? Mchale, like the weak puppet we know, has received a mandate from ownership to show kind words about JLin because the Chinese media have finally caught on.
I think it's as simple as McHale realizing that when Lin's in the game, the Rockets get the lead.
Like Mike Woodson, McHale probably still didn't like Lin but he wanted to win so was forced to use Lin. Haha.
A little bit of both. No doubt he got a talking to after that ridiculous 29/9 statement. But actually looking at McHale handle Jeremy Lin questions.. He is often nodding and not looking like he is pissed off to answer those questions. I do think he tempers his praises somewhat.. But I really think he is appreciating Lin's play. He'd be an idiot to think that Lin is bad as he thought he was in the beginning of the season.Speaking if which, have u guys seen Sampson during games? He is just all over Jeremy smiling and talking. He has obviously become a believer, freaking moron.
Maybe the two are starting to bond... Who knows. Keep in mind -> Morey/Alexander forced Lin down McHales throath. It must have been tough for the coach. Now that time has gone by and they been through alot maybe they are bonding...Maybe the PR department followed my advice -> take 30 seconds to say a few nice words about JLin and everybodys happy... so simple.
Hi, is this Isola?There are some more pics in tumblr.If so, I wonder why/what he is doing in TC.