Asik blows Lin's assist to start the game.
Hes just being consistent!
On this young, inconsistent team, Asik's TOs is one constant.
Lin's first no call foul on D Lee.
It's a Saturday. Maybe they have lives.
Maybe willy is Irish and is out in a pub watching futbol.
Nevermind Willy is here!
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Yes Etane - in fact - Im a leprechaun!
gimme my lucky charms.
McHell is too chicken to get on tiger mom's bad side. He will behave with her in the crowd. Thanks for letting us (me) know she's in attendance.
Dmo blows one of Lin's assists too.
It keeps happening early. They need to pay attention better.
D-Mo another missed hook shot. No assist for Lin - again!
Announcer: Jeremy Lin has to get back on D (after GSW got a fast break off a long rebound)
Stupid Rockets announcer. Apparently, it's in style for those Houstonites to say it.
Lin's mom sitting behind the bench. She will get to see first hand how jerk and incompetent McHell is. No in-game adjustments or real strategies. Just bakr about TO or the ball being "sticky" or not playing D after telling them to stay clear of Harden.
Parson's over used? Sick?
anybody has the game link? thanks!!
thx =) go JLIN!!
Second team is in. Every starter on bench except Harden. Would be interesting to see Lin in with the second team instead of Harden for once.
You know McHale never allows Lin to run the team without Harden.
Wow, ugly game so far on both sides...
Damn, they look terrible on transition D
Delfino driving to the basket again... 1 sign the coach has lost control of the team.
Announcer: WillyDilly is on the rim and blocked TRobinson's dunk.
Leprechaun dragon block!
LOL you were on the wrong rim!
LOL Lin back in for Trob after he violates the shot clock.
Morey like that scrub Robinson ? Haha
He needs to rewrite his advanced stats formulas.
Robinson looks like he's never played basketball in his life.He makes mistakes I've never seen anyone make before...hmm.
For example, that's the second time he's "blocked himself" on a dunk attempt.
Robinson makes a slam dunk look as difficult as a contested 3-pointer.
I think the coach had to many st. patricks day beers! Puts Lin back in to play the last 12 seconds of the 1st?
That's the only good news, ha. And Curry and Thompson seem to be ice-cold as well.Maybe they all went drinking last night? The effort is there...they're just not hitting anything. And losing the 50/50 balls.
Now Lin's back out! Yikes. Not sure what's going on.
hi willy/etane, I just started watching now.Why's Rockets offense so impotent? Did Lin play as the PG?
Under different circumstances I wouldnt even ask but does that mean that Lin starts the 2nd???
Then takes him out...
@psalm:Im not sure. I was also late. However - coach put Lin back in the game with 12 seconds lef tin 1st. I tought he could start 2nd but -> nope :) hahahahahha
Psalm, Dmo and Asik can't finish. Parson and Harden looks like they are suffering from muscle fatigue. TRob is drunk. Lin got some no call fouls.
Willy, think McHell just wanted to punish Trob by taking him out after his shot clock violation. Should've put TimO in instead of Lin though.
Thanks, willy and etane. This will be interesting on how the Rockets responded. It doesn't look like Harden-led offense is leading the comeback.
Need to tattoo "The team moves as Lin moves" onto Harden's forehead. (his own quote)
that would certainly help :)
How would he read it during the game?
Others will read it to him... "hey why you got that Lin team thing tattooed on your head?"
Coach mchale will always be in my mind an idiot coach I hate for Jlin
Who are these impostors.
I honestly think they're drunk for St. Patrick's Day...lol.Seriously, the effort is there...they just can't hit ANYTHING.
Well it looks like Lin won't be getting any calls tonight.
Haha Lin played for 12 secs. I have no idea .
Haha ! McHale 's favorite player Beverly shot an air ball.
Okay let Lin back in before we lose this game
Beverley can't do anything. We need Lin
Haha Beverly is looking so bad .lol
How many 0 point game should Beverley have before McHale stopped playing him so many minutes? Serious question.And let this guy Parsons lead the team instead of Lin when Harden is not playing, smh.
god I do not like Bev's gaME AT ALL, HOW DID HE GET INTO THE nba
Well, this is a guy who is supposed to be a better shooter, better defender than Lin, according to die hard Rockets fans like that Clutchfans owner anyway.
McHell's tried and true strategy. Lose by 20pts by the half then turn Linsanity loose in the second half.
Warriors are shooting just as bad -- they're just getting offensive boards.
Thank god but we are one curry on fire away from losing this game in the second quarter.
It's happening...no help defense after Jeremy gets screened out by a hard pick.At least McHale called a proper timeout there.
This is what happens when you wait for the game to 'come to you'. Idiot mchale
You can say that again.
we all concluded that McFail=Idiot...
One word to describe the first quarter.... LOL. I mean seriously. But I got a solution. GIVE THE BALL TO LIN, Let him control the offense. And you will see magic happen.
Only McFail would be dumb enough to put in Delfino at the power forward. For a hall of famer bigman ... he doesn't seem to believe in rebounding.
My take is the run and gun style is Morey's idea.
Lins foot was one the line. I'll admit that
Harden needs to stop dribbling up the ball, and the Rox are not giving any screens for JLin like the Warriors are doing for Curry right now.
Rox players are just executing coach's play...which is to leave Lin fight on his own..
Out of everyone though, d-mo's offensive woes sticks out like a sore thumb.
You mean he's been hitting all his shots?
Dmo stop SHOOTING!!!!!!!!!!!!
there are no defined roles still on this team. players like Dmo should be given green to keep shooting
Everyone on this team is a shootguard except Omer.
After Morey traded away Patterson and Morris, D-Mo is the only PF on the team.
So Michael is gonna get mad now and yell and take no responsibility as usual. Give Lin the ball for heavens sake
Great, now they're just running Lin off the hard picks and no Rocket knows how to help on Curry. There is just no teamwork on Defense.
Parson is the only person to rotate with Lin on PnR defense but Parson looks off today.
But u know they will blame Lin
Is Brooks still with the team? Why don't idiot play him?
Lol Lin is only one person, he can't guard 2 PGs in Jack and Curry at that same time. His teammates need to at least put the hands up to contest shots damn.
Lin is helping JH to learn his the other half of $80M for defense...
Oh man...D-Mo...Just not his night. He's missing EVERYTHING. Can't even get FTs.
Lin keep passing to d-mo and never made an assist.
How can this team come out so flat at home two games in a row..
That's McHell's game plan to make a 20pt come back in second half.He's a creature of habit.
The team strategy is to give the ball to Harden and Lin and make them drive into 3 defenders .... McFail strategy or lack thereof.
Asik needs to dunk it u r soooo tall.
Lin has 0 assists. He's in the corner Again. I don't understand this back and forth for the life or me. One game he runs the team one game he stands in the corner. The seasons almost over and his role still isn't defined
I disagree. I think he is involved in the offense. Not getting calls makes u hestitant though
What's interesting is that DMo gets more minutes than normal on a night when he shot 0/8 lol? What rotation is this?
another no D from JD translates to a 2 pointers from Thompson
Don't like ab in there
Jeremy fouled for the THIRD time...no call.Refs trying to give this to Golden State.
you can say that again...
I doubt history could be made two night Ina row, don't see them coming back from this one
Should be a blow out game .
Hareden is keeps PGing the damn ball, why Mcfail WHY
What a shame, I hope they loss by 40 so they can wake up! R u kissing me, game of this magnitude, they don't belong
Interesting choice to put Aaron Brook as a shooter replacing Delfino in this small lineup. It hasn't paid off so far.
Delfino has to be punished for dribbling too much.
its stupid very stupid
I think it's more than just McHale. No one can make any shots!
Lin needs to start shooting
My God.Curry just RAMMED into Jeremy...no call.Refs flat-out cheating tonight.
NBA fans should learn some chants like "refs are cheating - refs are cheating - refs are cheating"!
Refs cheating Lin on both ends...Rockets not rotating or helping on defense (except for Lin)...Game over unless both of those things change.
Wow. Rocks suck. Lin gonna have to go nuts in 2nd half.
Gonna be extremely hard to come back against this team in the second half.
Can someone please explain to me what the heck is going on. I mean two games in a row
whats going on? shooting is bad today and Harden is pging the ball tonight not lin
McHell responding to Khuang's comment that Houston scores too much but doesn't have a plan on defense. So, he's fixing that.
It's poor coaching. Nobody but Jeremy knows how to play help defense. Even Asik is failing (I hear he's banged up to be fair).And on offense, McHale sticking to his motion offense even when Jeremy and Harden are the only real scoring threats tonight. He should just be running pick and rolls right now.
20% shooting... lol.
It's obvious that the Rockets lack a real NBA PF. Nobody respects DMo and TRob.
That's hugely important as well.An extra big body in the paint to slow Harden and Lin.
the Rox are not giving the ball to lin
It's not McHale's fault though that the team is shooting 20%
It is when they keep letting D-Mo and Parsons take shots. Robinson should not even be in the rotation. Jeremy and James pick and roll should be the go-to play right now. Also, you can't just PREACH defense. You need to TEACH defense. Only Jeremy knows what he's doing out there. Mark Jackson is smart enough to exploit that.
Lin kept passing it to DMO.. who is 0/8.... shitty first half.
Maybe Lins mom is making him nervous
Usually she makes him play better!
Come on Lin! Give your teammates a pep talk and save the day!
Refs are letting the Rockets get body slammed in the paint. This game was rigged from the tip off ...
Even so, it would be within "Linsanity" distance if Houston could play some damn defense. They have no idea how to defend a simple pick and roll. Jeremy gets screened out...and that's the end of the defense. They just let Jeremy take the blame and give up.
IDK guys, but friday's comeback was pretty big. Can Houston pull another one against Warriors? Logically I don't think so, but there is something in me that says they will do it.
Hope your right
No, but it really says something about McFail's lack of coaching and substitutions that allows this to happen 2 games in a row.
uh, what the hell is going on? I just got home, going to start watching game now. Is it even worth it?
Just shut it down.
Earlier in the season this type of game would depress me for hours. Learnt how to detatch myself
I really think if Lin got those two early fouls called, it would've helped to get this team out if this funk.
I agree.. but to be fair Warriors aren't getting calls either.. They're just hustling and getting rebounds..Bogut is def causing problems for them.
Aaron Brooks got a blatant no-call as well. Lin looked like he got hit in the mouth again, no call. Hope he still has all of his teeth.
I don't like this game, Rockets going back to shooting bad 3's and getting intimidated by .... Andrew Bogut inside :(
At least they're still doing better than the Knicks right now LOL. This team is too soft inside, Asik can't block every shot or stop everyone. D-Mo is being made into a 3-point shooter, when he sucks at that.
Really I don't think it's gsw. The Rox r beating themselves.
Yes but if you watch closely Harden has be pointing the ball 85% of the time, that should never be
I expect a loss but wanna see a much better effort In the second half
There's some life! Win or lose, it's good to see them LEARN.Getting some stops...Jeremy hits a 3...forces a TO on Curry.D-Mo hits two shots down low...
Lin now a 40% 3pt shooter??
Bad turnover by Jeremy, just lost control of the ball and it bounced to Bogut ... he needs to just go in for the layup. Has he even attempted a layup yet ???
he had a reverse layup earlier
Harden competing with Lin to see who gets more points.
Houston on a roll but hope Harden doesn't kill the groove by going iso.
good action right now
LINSANITY!!!Plus Harden plus defense!
Seriously, how many times does Harden need to run into Bogut for the refs to call a foul. Refs are giving super-love to Bogut tonight.
Did Mama Lin feed Jeremy some sausages during half time?
who the hell is on thompson????
Harden = Pylon on defense