just started watching. Lin looks great!!!
Good for you :)1st half wasn't much to watch
Jeremy playing better. 3 dimes (two on dunks). 0 to. Nice move, but missed jumper inside. Good defense.
Lin has about 3 minutes left to play before he starts warming the pine. Hope he makes the most of it.
THIS IS FACT. THERE WILL BE A FEW EXCEPTIONS BUT THIS WILL HOLD TRUE 90% OF THE TIME
Yeah, it's weird - when Lin's playing well, he still comes out of the game. When Beverly plays well, he stays in forever.
Paul George is really impressive. He either studies a lot of film or has super quick reflexes. It's almost like he knows the play that the O is running.
Here comes the good part of Jeremy Lin!He's back in in the 3rd Q finally! This is the one of those game where Lin deserved to be benched..... but he's back in and playing better.Go Rockets! They might pull it off tonight.
This kid is good. Learning from Harden. Keep the ball.
Lin And-1 !!! Rox down only by 4 mid way thru the 3rd Q !!!Lin is back!
Awesome play by Lin. Maybe he'll get to play at least half of the third quarter before the starter comes in.
Jeremy's attack And-1!!!
When the coaches stop coaching, the team prospers
Ding ding ding ding! EXACTLY.
CHILL OUT GUYS (including me!)Jeremy looks good again.
Solidz and k.smith were imploding. But I wasn't Mr. Smiley either.
FINALLY!!!!! an aggressive and-1
Yeah, Jeremy adjusted to the refs letting guys play physical.
It's like Vogel called a timeout to let Jeremy get applause from fans/teammates.
Lin and Asik look great in the 3rd Q!Perhaps they made a pact not to get benched too soon again.
The 2nd team is less affected by the game plan.It just tells you the quality of coaches are counter productive.
Cus everytime when he just made a few mistakes,McHale would take him out fast and never give him a chance .
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When Harden takes a lesser role, the team will play better.Lin is leading the come back now.
Great to see Bev and other bench players cheered for Jeremy after he made the And-1!
Asik is the key in both O and D for the Rockets to win this game.Also for Lin to be effective with his game.
Take DMo out please.It's eye soring
At last Stephenson misses a shot
Harden had an open Lin but decided to charge.Trade Lin already.
Harden is 2-14 wearing PGeorge's blanket.
Rockets getting away from Jeremy, who's not being aggressive again.He has to learn NOT to let his teammates selfishness/laziness rub off on him.
How many fouls Harden got now? Must be 3 or 4
Patrick Beverly time.If McHale truly believes Beverly gives the team a better chance to win than Lin, especially when Harden is playing like shit, then, well, he's an idiot.
Its not Lin v Bev or Lin v TD. It's that Morey and Mchale dislike Lin's ability and his game. There is no faith at all in him. When you watch Harden shoot 2-14, it doesn't matter. Harden is Rox Kobe whether or not he is really that kind of player. Mchale wants Lin to be Steve Blake and Lin won't oblige and can't because he can't even hit enough 3's like those other backup PGs.
D-Mo is ineffective out there.They need to put in GSmith or TRob.
LOL Lin is DONE. Good night....
Hah! Lin is on bench again.
The choice is always to take Lin out for Harden.Please let this guy pick up another foul.
I'm so happy DMo is out
I think Lin should have stayed in for rest of third quarter, and Harden to bench (at least this game).Lin could further exhibit his passing magic with athletic bigs like TRob and Greg Smith in there.
Lin is on the bench,and harden is 3-15 and is still on the floor
Without DMo fooling around, the team is going to play much better.They shouldn't start him anyway. He should go to the D-league pick up a triple double before coming back.
Not Lin's fault that he's the only starter who plays D and Harden is shooting the team out of the game.
Replace Harden with Lin, and Rox defense goes up tremendously.
McHale is trying to continue to put pressure and push the pace by having Bev and Greg Smith replacing Lin and DMo.The thing is they miss Lin as the best playmaker to put the ball in Asik's and GSmith's hands for easy dunks.Bizzare plan.
this game is pretty sick..jeremy was rolling.
Then you need to take him out!
harden 3-17 FG
Harden is shooting 3 out of 17.That's the main reason the team is down by 11 points.His shooting percentage is way below the team average.
Predictions on when/if Lin comes back in?I say that Lin comes back in at the 6 minute mark. If he doesn't, then Bev goes the rest of the way, and Lin has essentially become the back-up.
Lin needed that end of third qtr rest because....??
Because Harden gone cold.
If the coaches are smart, they should rest Harden for 4 min in 4Q and try to run the offense through Lin with Asik and GSmith plus Parsons/Delfino as 3PT shooters.But it looks like they go with Harden/Delfino/GSmith.They reaally reaally like Harden to be the hero playing 40min/game. SMH
Harden's shooting and no defense is just like a turnover to the Pacers
A lot of Lin fans miss the boat here. You WANT Bev to kick ass when he is in, not fail. Why? It makes Lin become expendable. While we want Lin to kick butt too, it would be great if they feel Bev can be a minimum wage starter and that they can get rid of Lin for some real talent at PF (GASOL ANYONE?)
100% agree. Bev needs to be somewhat good to replace Lin.It's clear that Rockets coaches would rather play a struggling Harden to play 40min as the main playmaker than having Lin as the backup playmaker to run the 2nd team.These coaches are playing with fire overusing Harden's legs and knees for potential injury.
Jeremy won't be traded unless his "stock" is rising though. That's Morey for you. Buy low sell high.
Harden and Parsons take turn shooting bricks. Told you that Paul George and Stephenson are prefect defenders for them. And in turn the Rockets duo don't play D on the Pacers duo lol.
The second team w/o the coaching plays amiably well.
If they take Harden out, the team will prevail
Harden do us a favour pick up a few fouls please!
let's go pacers
The only sad thing is that Lin has actually become a token starter now yet the Asian sponsors and fans in Asia will continue to pump money to the Rockets. I wish the fans and sponsors and us Lin fans too on here realized we were being used as chumps and would all stop pumping money into enabling this travesty.
not only lin was tricked into this rox scam, jlin sponsors, fans are also fooled. but let's not be fooled again anymore.
That's right. That's why i hope if they are trading lin, they better do it before the rockets asain tour so fans wont see the games.most asian fans would only see the games bec of lin, myself included.
Jeremy needs to come back in right after this media timeout.
I don't think we'll see him the rest of the 4th quarter. Even if he comes in, he'll be shooting cold from sitting so long.
When Linsanity began he didn't shoot cold from sitting so long. Lin needs to produce: no excuses.
McHale took Lin out after ONE turnover where he tried to feed Harden like he was told to and got it picked off by Paul George. Seriously McFail ...
Sorry but as a jlin fan I'm ready to see him with another team that REALLY wants him there. It's clear Houston has failed again. I am still clueless as to why they paid jeremy 25 million dollars. 15 minutes of playing time? It's TIME for jeremy to stand up and tell them to play him or trade him. What a huge let down Houston is for a second time. I'll be keeping track of jlin's progress over the summer praying for his arrival to a new team that plays more than lip service about his value.
Perfectly said and I agree!
I'm with you. I want jeremy out of this team before i suffer from heart attack.No one in his right mind woukd bench a 25 mil dlr guy whether he plays well or not.Only mchale...and what does that make of him? A total fool
Woo back from my job. Guess I didn't miss much.
fingers crossed for a good finish with Lin. Just sitting down myself.
I just hope he stays healthy, so he doesn't scare away potential suitors.
Oh it's back from my joG not joB.
Rockets keep going to the Greg Smith pick and roll, but the Pacers are shutting it down.
At least they are using set plays. = D
What a f-ing insult.
I hope Lin gets traded to another team then signs withe the Lakers in 2 years. McHale is a loser.
eye test, I see the Pacers are somewhat playing a basic triangle offense. I think for Jeremy he will thrive in this offense, especially since he likes working with bigs.
Is Bev doing something in the fourth that Lin wasn't doing in the third qtr?
4/20 harden. Smith 16pts 14 reb.
GS is Houston's best big man. As a rookie, he just needs more skills development, and he will surpass Asik in no time.
This is ridiculous. I can't believe the coaches decisions.
Rockets have no real coach, McHale doesn't call out plays, he's just a figure head, a face.
I think when Lin is on the floor that will affect harden's stats.Thats might be the reason to sit Lin.
You mean Lin is not allowed to score more than Harden?
Appears Lin is not allowed to do good. Period! Make one mistake, he's benched. Start the 3rd quarter well, making plays and he still gets BENCHED!
lin isn't allowed to have more steals, assists and rebounds > haren
Can someone explain to me why Harden is still on the floor? And why did Lin get benched towards the end of the 3rd quarter? There's something seriously wrong with this organization. Something needs to be done, we fans need to make our voices heard!!
Harden has the prerogative to be the highest scorer each and every game. So, if someone has more points than Harden, then Harden has to stay in the game even if he's shooting under 20% FG%....
The NBA is a joke. This whole organization is a joke. Lin needs to expose this, he can't just take the abuse.
Jeremy should be thinking.. Eff this. I know I can help this team. WTF McHale. And show some anger. That's what great players do. If Lin doesn't just leave the game without giving interview, I will lose respect for him. Show some anger dude...
Harden, 'the leader' is leading missed shots 4/20. When the team loses, the difference is McHale says THEY... Harden says WE (if he's not disappeared)...Lin says I...Leaders are born, not made and not self claimers.
Will they let Lin and Asik back in the game with 4 min left?My guess is yes for Asik but Lin won't if Bev made good blocks or 3PTers
There's no way the Rox can come back without Lin in the lineup. And Asik too is not playing -- he's only had 19 minutes this game. Smith foul machine isn't going to cut it at the end game.
I don't get this shit how can you sit your starter out ... I just hope Houston looses! !!!
no need to hope. it will.
I wanna see some emotion from Jeremy. Don't come out cheering. After they lose this game just walk away. No interviews. Let this buffoon McHale know what's up.
Anyone who is watching this game can tell that the coaches' strategy is simple.Play Harden 40min and see which other players look really 'hot' next to him.
Ah still no JLin and half if fourth just went by? Just got home, what'd i miss?
15 minutes of jlin. McFail. Thats all you missed.
will be interesting to see how they manage the game without the Lin finish.
Clutchfans will blame Lin regardless of who else is playing worse.
Fuck clutchfan. Fuck Houston.
WTF is bev doing so well now to stay on the floor?
Wow. No matter how he plays...it's the same treatment.
This is totally racist and unacceptable.
What else is new???mchale just changed his treatment of lin a little bit bec fans and some writers have noticed his bias against lin. However, since he just doesn't believe in lin, he found ways again to slowly revert back to his old ways of treating him like a scrub.In mchale's eyes, lin is not the PG he will rely on that's why he will keep on looking for someone who could take his role.
jeremy needs to stand up for himself. McFail will NEVER trust jeremy as long as he's there. I'm not sure if he's gotten mad enough yet. So much disrespect from him it's really got me mad. Jeremy you only have two cheeks, I think you have already turned them both time to lay it on the line with that organization.
I think he just didn't give his 2 cheeks, he gave his whole body to let them beat him..
Wow. They will play Bev 48 minutes if possible.
Anytime you have a player missing 16 shots. you will be out of a game.It's just like 16 TOs
LOL. NOW they bring him back...okay.
What put Lin in with 4 min left, f'in idiot.
Lol Lin is back at 4:53.Nice, he's is cold as heck. Blame loss on Lin.
Two games in a row Jeremy. Two games in a row. Show some pride. U t from Harvard.
Lin just watching ...
Lin is IN!
4 30 left in game.
Lin needs to make up for the 11pt deficit in four minutes or else he's going to suck.
Now stupid McFk put Lin in ? Wow with 4 mins left?
Doesn't make any sense. McHale loves putting Lin in a position to fail.
Now he put Lin back in and blame him for the lose lol
Great Harden picked up his fourth.Why was Beverly out?Does it make sense.?
James, the 'leader' is on his bum again. I suppose kings reign and their throne is the timber parquetry.
The whole team just ignoring Jeremy.. Why is he even playing?
was hoping lin won't be back. just let the pacers walk all over the rockets.
They are ignoring Lin on offense.
Time to put Lin back to blame for the loss.
Iso Harden still on. His points are tied with GS now at 18.
Now he's in... with barely any time left. Why not earlier? OMG I think I'm losing my sanity.
Just take Lin out. This is sooo pathetic.
Wow Harden looked pretty pathetic there.
Will McHell continue to start Dmo?
FU MCHALE. LIN IS GOING TO GET THIS BLAME. SHITHEAD HAS TO DIE!
Put Lin in after the game is lost. Good job McHoe!
Haha, no matter how many bricks Harden will shoot to at leadt get his season average.
Lin had an open shot and then a layup, but he gives it up to Parsons who shot a bad angle brick.
CP shoulda made that shot. He's like 8 feet from the rim.
McHale is expecting Jeremy to pull a magic trick and score 25 points in the remaining 2 minutes... yeah, Mr Black Hole indeed.
He gets put in with less than 5 minutes and down 10 points ... seriously being put in a position to fail.
Isi, only if Lin gets to touch the ball.
Wow. Speak up Lin please. I know this is not what you do, but you have to say something when something is not right. I do this at work all the time and stuff gets done.
Harden tired, and he didn't produce, and the ball still keeps going through him. It's like having a game plan to keep losing. Lin is just running to the corner, and choices by Parsons and Harden are resulting in bricks and turnovers. This isn't team ball, and that sits on coaching.
Lin doesn't have to act like a little bitch. He could be more aggressive and keep the ball.
Why tha fuck r u bring Lin now??? What can he do in 3 min.? F mcfuck...houston lost!!!
So fking happy now houston lost....to proof mcfail coaching.....
Lol commentator says before the commercial break "Harden has not only played 40min, he has been playing 40 physical minutes". WTF? more like 40 useless team damaging minutes. Good lord. Is it me or even the commentators are beyond bias?
The whole spacing is all wrong.Lin was supposed to pass to an open 3PT by Parsons.They play so randomly out there it's hard to watch.
Even parson didn't even pass to Lin,Lin treats him very good and as a good friend.
Seriously .. Don't u have any self pride? Just walk off today. No interview. No smiling. Just go home and reflect. Show some goddamn emotion. I hate this reverse lisanity.
10 points behind with only 3 minutes left. Lin is going to be the scapegoat again.
i hope mcfail gets shot in the head asshole....
I remember last year Lin owned Pacers.
FU MCHALE! FU MAHALE. I DIDN'T WANT LIN TO COME BACK IN GAME. EVIL MONSTER. HOPE YOU GO TO HELL. AND TAKE SAMSHIT AND MOREY WITH YOU TOO.
McHale is such a joke. Lin makes a comment about playing better after getting more minutes a couple of weeks ago, so McHale cuts his minutes. Look at Lin game log: http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/players/4795/gamelog;
I wish Lin had it in him to just force his stats and usage without making it look too obvious. Stop deferring and force Harden's agent to go to the FO and ask that they get rid of Lin.What he's doing now is not gonna cut it.
Dude why is Lin out there he rarely ever touches the ball on offense. Leader? My ass
Harden laying bricks to build a house. Lin comes in with 4:30 left. That's straight fucked up.
The conclusion is Harden is shooting the rockets out of the game.
Iso Harden still on. Bricks a step back 3.
My man.Lin made a 3
MCHELL GO TO HELL!
Ah that tray kinda make me smile. Fk the Rox, seriously.
Jeremy Lin is a pathetic 5 pt, 4 asst, 4 TO player. It's on him not to let that happen. Easy? No. But if Lin is the real deal, this can no longer keep happening. Let them bench you completely for playing your own game. Big whup, Lin shoots a 3 at the end. Do it in the first quarter because you will be benched anyways.
LOL. McHale bringing back Lin to "share in the loss." Asshole. Just keep Lin on the bench. This game loss was on you. You can clearly see McHale is now game playing.
Harden 5-23 and everyone just keep standing and watching him play ISO and missed shots.
thank you Harden you just rebuilt Toyota Center with your brick shots. all you need to do is paint it.
The coach did nothing to adjust for a good defense by pacers and a poor showing all game by harden.
this is more Harden-should-get-his-stats-or-else game...
Damn I missed Lin's 3. I was shopping on Amazon.
i did the same thing
LOL wut r u buying?
My formula for the rocketsAny time Harden made more assists than Lin, the rockets lost.
lin not laying down, but too late ... harden, Parsons, mchale falue.
Stat pad Harden!
The key play of the game was the Harden charge. He had a wide open Lin on the wing, but decided to take it himself.
HARDEN GOT TO PAD HIS STATS. MOREY IS DOING HIS JOB. MAKING HARDEN LOOK LIKE A SUPERSTAR.
Indiana had way too much interior game, shows why a dominant post player like Hibbert beats up a Morey ball stretch forward anyday.
Any time, the rockets has a low scoring game, the rockets lost.
Any time LIn played less than 20 minutes,the rockets lost.
22 Points for Harden, mission accomplished
I'm looking forward to the post mortem interviews and ifMcHale says THEY... Harden says WE (if he's not disappeared)...Lin says I...
This was just an epic fail all around (except Greg Smith, I guess).Voegel exposed McHale's terrible coaching.
On the bright side, GS had an awesome game! Career highs in points and rebounds?
Harden barely edges GS in points with the last second iso layup.
He also fumbled so many bad passes to him. Would have been amazing had the passer been Lin :-)
I HAVE NEVER BEEN THIS ANGRY. THIS IS BULLSHIT!MOREY/MCHELL ARE STICKING IT TO LES. SAYING THEY ARE BETTER AT EVALUATING PLAYERS. BASICALLY TELLING LES TO LET THEM DO THEIR JOB. MOREY PLEASE TRADE LIN.
I like how Lin just standing there not moving at all when Harden is isoing, he know what the fuck is up. Fuck Rockets, fuck Mchale, I hope this team losing in the first round of playoff.
Clutchfans will blame Lin for not dribbling the ball up court, and handing off to Harden faster so he can have more time to cradle the ball and launch desperation 3's.