Sunday, March 17, 2013

Rockets vs Warriors Game #67 2nd Half Game Thread

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  1. Harden plays NO DEFENSE in transition and took a bad shot when other players are WIDE OPEN

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    1. What is new?

      But he's the superstar so...

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  2. What did I tell you guys!!!!! lol. Logically this doesn't make sense, but I knew they would make the comeback. Let's GO!!!!!!

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    1. Refs STILL trying to cheat Houston.

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  4. Good to see Lin step up and make those shots, because good teams in playoffs will probably try and totally take away Harden, take away Lin's "receivers", and care him to beat them with his jump shot. Especially if other team has a big that really can block shots.

    Hopefully Jeremy and James continue to feed off each other, each seeing the other make big plays and doing the same.

    Chandler also tends to step after after Lin leads the way.

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    1. supposed to say dare hiim to beat them with his jump shot.

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  5. WTH was that double foul? It's either a charge or a defensive foul, if it's black it can't be white. I tell you at least one ref is either intentionally blind or paid off.

    At least SIX blatant no-calls that I've seen so far, three on Lin, two on the beard, and one on Brooks.

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    1. Agree. McHale might save his job with a playoff run this season but Morey has replacements ready.

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  7. IM PRAYING FOR A WIN:)rockets defense please!

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  8. Harden tried to draw a foul instead of being aggressive -- turned into a TO and Curry 3.

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    1. Harden leaving Thompson wide open...ugh.

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  9. Just tuned in. Read all of your play by play calls. Seem like Rox had a bad first half, but they came out with more energy and focus to start 2nd half.

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  11. Harden really is keeps the warriors in it

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  12. Harden is messing this comeback up bad, quit giving the guys the ball

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  13. Damn. Shoulda kept it in Lin's hands.

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  14. Down to five...then the ball went away from Jeremy...Warriors make a huge run.

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  15. harden and parson really.......

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    1. Uhm...maybe Lin should have been a part of that play instead.

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  16. chandler is not happy with harden's pass... settle down boys

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  17. Well that was good for a bit. Now go back to the small mistakes that ruin the game. I have NO IDEA why McHale made that substitution. This is what happens. No rebounds...

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  18. DAMN REFS.

    Another non-call on Jeremy. He's just getting HAMMERED.

    NOT ONE CALL. MY GOD.

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  19. I thought we're suppose to go with the hot hand, shouldn't that be lin? Isn't he like 5/5 in the second half?

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  20. Fouled on the layup. Lin should have 30 already.

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  21. Lin needs to take charge in the offense and calm his teammates down. Those open 3PTs by the Warriors are unacceptable.

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  22. Lin is a bit gassed. His last two 3PTers just fell a bit short.

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    1. I think he got benched because CP25 was open for the shot but Lin took a semi contested 3 instead.

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    2. It could be. But Lin was also out of breath as he was sitting down on the bench.

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    3. Yeah, that last 3 wasn't the best choice on offense.

      Seemed like a bit of a hero ball shot, and good that McHale took him out then (he needs breather for fourth quarter clutch time anyways).

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    4. Lin has the hot hand though. CP shooting like crap today.

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  23. beverly in for lin... after lin's miss.

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    1. that's okay. Lin needs a breather.

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    2. I agree. He's not getting ANY calls, so he needs maximum rest.

      Game is probably over due to refs, so whatever. Fun to watch J-Lin though!

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    3. That last no-call as he was going to the basket was so bogus.

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    4. yeah, laying it up between 3 players and no whistle... pretty he carved thru them without any contact.

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  24. Damn. Shoulda let Lin bring it up and then pass to Harden. Harden needs to play off the ball. They could've been tied already. Plus Harden keeps letting his man Thompson get wide open 3s

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  25. Im not trying to hate on Harden purposely with no real reason, but he contributed mighty in ruining the Rox comeback behind lin...Harden is a ball stopper and does not play D..

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    1. Lin was up on points over Harden. And, that can't happen.

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  26. I've never seen a player get hammered five times in a row in a single game without a single call.

    Curry could have at least 8 FTAs by now. Fairly officiated, Jeremy has 25+ points and this game is within reach despite terrible defense by his teammates.

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  27. they need to chill out, play D and play smart.

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  28. What is up with these refs... Lin not getting any calls. I

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    1. totally bogus. Lin on fire this game. Should have at least 6 free throw attempts.

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  29. Lin needs to come in at 10 minutes if they want to have a chance to win. Guy is crazy on 3s lately. Check out his splits since February

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  30. I want to raise a concern about the refs tonight. Are they taking the day off? Seriously... This is impossible to make 17 points over the warriors in the 4th quarter. But if can get close like 5 anything can happen.

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    1. Refs want to turn this into a jump shooting fest, won't allow the Rockets to go inside.

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  31. Looks like the refs are not calling any fouls, treating this like a playoff game

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    1. They're calling plenty of fouls for the Warriors.

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  32. Delfino and d mo really killed us.

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    1. to some extent its really been harden

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    2. Harden will always be harden.. With McHale backing him up. But if these guys played to their par.. This game would be much closer

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  33. Game over.

    Parsons is so damn soft. Can't dunk. Can't rebound. Can't do anything through contact.

    Refs cheating so hard it's laughable.

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  34. asik and lin please.rebound and plays and DEFENSE

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  35. oh god, get somebody else in this game.

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  36. This lineup to start the 4th must be a joke. Everyone of them is ice cold, yet McHale put all of them out there at the same time.

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  37. Beverley should not be in there when they are down. He has no offense and can't create

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  38. lin's back in... 9 mins in 4Q

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    1. Yah he needs to keep shooting and stop trying to dribble-drive.

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  40. Wow harden plays no D its so evident lol

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    1. yeah... pretty evident to you and me... but not to the coaches, they won't say a thing to him about it.

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    2. he gets beat off the dribbler too easily for a proclaimed superstar player

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  41. NBA needs to review their jumpstop rules. When you jump then stop for as long as Jarret Jack did it, it is an up and down violation.

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  42. delfino... feeling it! 2 3s in a row...

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  43. Gsw setting great picks for curry. Hard for Lin to go over..

    Need to get Asik back in. Need a defensive presence in the paint. Greg smith not it.

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    1. I like Asik now. He grabs rebounds. Tries hard. Just don't pass him the ball..and hes ok with that.

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  44. Terrible defensive rebounding...

    Terrible officiating against J-Lin...

    I just don't see a comeback.

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  45. Delfino finally showing up. Defense guys defense!

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  46. 10 point game, 79-69 GSW with 8 min to go

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  47. That was definition of sticky..

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  48. Too many second chance points for the Warriors.

    Not enough Jeremy on offense.

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  49. Wow...Har_en ISO and left Delfino out to dry.

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  50. ISO Harden two possessions in a row!

    He's trying to cool Delfino down.

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  51. Harden going iso Game over. Tx james

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    1. Yeah, I think Harden hurt the team in fourth quarter.

      Trying to play a bit too much hero ball and holding ball too long.

      At least tonight, he probably should have deferred to Lin, then wait to catch ball after Lin has hopefully broken down set defense with dribble drive and Harden can attack in quasi transition type of situation.

      Hope he learns before playoffs start because, at least in this fourth quarter, he looked like he was hurting team's comeback.

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  52. GAME OVER. Goodnight everyone!

    Jeremy hasn't even TOUCHED the ball for four possessions.

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    1. LOL...he FINALLY gets it and makes an and-one.

      Too late.

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    2. U think McHale will learn from it?

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    3. Not this year. Jeremy can only be "selfish" and take it to the hole every chance he gets for buckets/dishes.

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  53. shit harden... where the hell were you? thompson with another ez 3 and to by gs and jh.

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    1. Worrell is the ultimate idiot. Even Stephen A. Smith knows more about hoops.

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  55. Jlin pissed at Harden. I can tell when Thompson kept knocking down 3s

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    1. pissed? how? I missed it

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    2. Harden doesn't respect Thompson (don't entirely blame him), so he keeps leaving him open to focus on rebounding, I think.

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  56. Lin outplaying Curry again.

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  57. let's go lin, aggressive layup and 1!... rox down 16

    as zxcvb mentioned... lin wasn't even involved in the last few plays until he took it upon himself.

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  58. Jeremy and James both at 21pts.

    I foresee more Iso Harden.

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    1. I bet Jeremy will get in trouble for scoring 21 points

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  59. Got it down to 5. And then 10. Harden ISo both times. Lose any momentum. U think McHale at least sees it?

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    1. McHale sees nothing but a paycheck. He can't see Delfino getting killed on rebounds, he can't see Harden losing the ball on iso plays, he can't see Lin trying to put this team on his back and getting exhausted while doing it.

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  60. Ima give you the answer of what's happening. McHale is doing a HORRIBLE job! And Harden thinks that he MUST be involved in everything, specially in the comeback. Lin was one if not the main reason to the 3rd quarter comeback. He was attacking early, not standing 20 seconds in the 3 point line doing.... NOTHING, oh yeah and let me not start on the defensive end. MCHALE!!!! WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH GREG SMITH STILL OUT THERE!!!!! Delfino and Garcia and Smith playing half of the 4th quarter!? Are you kidding me. Unless we were the ones that were leading by 15 I have no idea what he is trying to do. Get Smith OUT OF THERE, Get Garcia OUT OF THERE. Put Asik in, put Parsons in. Of course, that is if you are trying to actually win the game. oh and let Lin control the offense like in the 3rd. Harden can take a backsit once in a while, don't you think!?

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    1. BTW, This is about the actual fourth quarter. After the 10 minutes mark in the 4th I knew we were going to lose because the right substitutions were not put in place. Also, McHale should have asked a time out when the lead was shrunk by 5 and I think GSW hit a 3.

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  61. Coach McHale uses his Dum-Dum lineup too much. Francisco Garcia WTF does that guy do besides standing around ?

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  62. C'mon McHale, run a play for Lin. Guy is on fire from 3.

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    1. Spread the floor with a PnR with Asik and kick out to Delfino.

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  63. this is how they use lin. nice.

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  64. Jeremy should just stat-pad the rest of the night. His teammates let him down tonight.

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  65. too much energy expended trying to catch up in the 3rd... playing tired and listless.

    david lee with an easy in bounds play. 3 pt play, luckily he missed.

    alley oop from harden to parsons.

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  66. That's the 30th second chance loose-ball for the Warriors.

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  67. Asik is terrible now. Can't rebound.

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  68. Jeremy SINGLEHANDEDLY gave his team a chance.

    But his teammates wet the bed and let him down on both ends.

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  69. Omg harden almost has a triple double. He must've had a great game!

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    1. He scored 21 but gave up like 50 points.

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    2. exactly ppl like soldiz dont pay attention to everything else

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    3. 21 points
      10 rebounds
      8 assists
      3 steals

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    4. Come on guys, Solidz is being sarcastic.

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    5. Do understand sarcasm verbal?

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    6. Lol c'mon cut Solidz some slack he was obviously being sarcastic :D

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  70. no magical come back for the rox tonight

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  71. jeremy keeps missing free throws.. should have 24 now... and atleast 6-7 assists if it weren't for his teammates!

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    1. I think he hurt his elbow the last foul on n 1

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    2. It made no difference really.

      No comeback when your teammates refuse to play D.

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    3. Jeremy seems to lose his sense of distance every once in a while.

      When he starts missing randomly left and right, in addition to short or long, then you know he is shooting bad.

      Think those misses might have just him being tired.

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    4. He's limping up and down the court, looks exhausted and beat up from fighting through all those picks.

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    5. Obviously it made no difference. Just wanted him to beat Harden in points. lol

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    6. Yeah gs set some great screens for curry. That's gotta take a toll on you.

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    7. I hope its obvious today, they NEED to start setting plays, esp for JLin when he is ON!

      I'm so tired of this free for all offense.

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  72. Jeremy FINALLY loses to one of his former teams. Thanks Harden.

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  73. harden's statline is impressive... too bad you can't see the pts his man scored.

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    1. all-star gives you waiver on playing defense...

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    2. Of course King James (the real one in Miami) will tell you otherwise :D

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  74. Lmao Parsons...wtf happened to him? Did DLee tell Parsons how much Jeremy and DLee gets along, as in Parsons feels edged out in da bromance so he's playing like crap?

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    1. Parsons is overrated an god awful, I dont like parsons game

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    2. Parsons is nothing without Jeremy and Harden to create for him.

      I kinda admire Morey/McHale for pumping up his value IF he's traded. Some team is gonna trade for him and be mighty disappointed.

      I'd trade Landry Fields for him in a heartbeat. Fields and Lin would find their magic and Fields can actually play some help defense.

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  75. LOL Parsons. He's trying to stat pad and freezing Jeremy out.

    Jeremy's the best player on the floor on either end. But it's not enough when you're battling the Warriors AND the Refs AND your own Teammates!

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  76. They should've stayed with Lin. He was unstoppable for a while. The refs kind of blew it for him though.

    In the 4th I would've liked to see Lin shoot more 3s.

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    1. ref will discount those to 2s ...

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    2. Yeah, I don't like his teammates freezing him out at the end, but it was already over.

      The refs blew it all game but the final turning point was Jeremy streaking down the court on a fast break to bring his team back...and the refs letting TWO warriors HACK him HARD. No call.

      Refs decided the game beforehand. Houston didn't rebound enough to make it interesting. Jeremy is the only two-way player on the team.

      Also, give some credit to the Warriors. They were playing ANGRY tonight -- getting Linbarrassed three times in a row. They were hustling so hard for every loose ball.

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  77. C team time. Give the C team some minutes.

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  78. Lin should say - Just gimme the damn ball! Offense should run through him (see GSW and Curry)

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    1. You're right, but there's nothing he can do right now.

      He's not the coach. He's Asian. He's in his first full season as starter. Harden makes more money and is more proven. No way he can complain and get away with it. Even Dwight and Lebron got HATED on for having an "attitude."

      Jeremy would be benched in a heartbeat for complaining and then never signed by any other team. Again, look at Dwight...some teams wouldn't want him right now even though he's the best center in the league (not counting Duncan who's PF/C).

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  79. Lin and Harden vs Curry and Thompson.

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    1. More like Lin & Harden vs. Curry & Thompson & Refs

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    2. Even Harden didn't get many calls tonight. Jeremy got one out of seven (being conservative and only counting drives).

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    3. Horrible matchup, its basically Lin vs Curry and Thompson.

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  80. Pisser game. Harden's lack of defense destroyed that run they made.

    It's also ridiculous that Lin was playing well but the coach and teammates don't get him the ball. WTF is that.

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    1. because JH needs to be the highest scorer nights in and out..Lin intentionally missed all his FTs to ensure that is the case.

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    2. Nah. I think Jeremy is just fatigued from flying around the court on defense to make up for Harden's terrible perimeter defense.

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  82. Harden was not guarding Thompson during the critical 3 qtr. Thompson got too many open 3s. His D needs to step up in order to make the playoff. He has to play both end of the floor.

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    1. highest scorer in the team does not need to play D. This is common in the US hoops at every level.

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    2. Well anyone who bothered to watch tapes of Rockets games came to that conclusion.

      I don't think Harden is THAT bad at defense, he just doesn't even try.

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    3. coach's responsibility to "remind" superstar to play at both ends...

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    4. That makes it EVEN WORSE, Kenoshi.

      Anytime a player who's capable of playing defense outright refuses to play defense, that player is a SCRUB.

      James Harden is a SCRUB.

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    5. Heh true that KHuang.

      Here's the funny thing, if he bothered to play defense and managed to get stops, and he wouldn't have to play as many minutes because games wouldn't be so close.

      And eventually he'd stop getting greyhounded which means he'll be in better position to score when others force TOs. Not to mention he'll have more energy for his offense, and Lin wouldn't run so ragged every close game.

      So he'd play less, and score more...

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  83. If this was a Linsanity team with Lin the focal point of the offense, no doubt we would've won. It is what it is.

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  84. Now that the playoffs are almost here, PLAYTIME is over.

    The last few games, it's been the Jeremy Lin show while James Harden puts up impressive stats for the opposition.

    The other Rockets are showing the lack of talent that had people believing that they were the worst Western team.

    For all the good Jeremy Lin does with his All NBA play, it is all undone by Human Turnover James Harden and his stupid refusal to play defense.

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    1. KHuang lets call it for what it is. The problem was poor shooting in the first half that got them in trouble. Klay scored on Harden. Curry scored on Lin also. Defensively Harden had as much defensive rebounds as Asik so lets not pin it on him that he wasn't playing defense. Lin did well today overall. Everyone else was shit.

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    2. Harden was especially excruciating tonight.

      He was cheating 15ft off of Thompson in the corner all night! What was he doing??? Who did he think he was guarding inside? Was he planning on teleporting back to Thompson on the inevitable skip-pass???

      He was probably rebound-hunting like Vazquez/Rondo.

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    3. Great call KHuang. Har_en is lazy on D because he wants to pad his stats with rebounds. Parsons got exposed today by Mark Jackson's game planning. He was 1-6 with a lot of wide open misses.

      McHale still is handicapped by the lack of a real power forward, but I don't know why he doesn't trust DMO in critical situations.

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    4. He was getting in position to rebound so stop the crap.

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    5. I'd rather Harden defend the perimeter and stop his guy from scoring than leave known scorers like Thompson wide open just to pad rebounding stats.

      What enrages me is that Harden has it in him to play suffocating defense. But he'd rather stat pad, at the expense of his team.

      Harden is the weak link on the Rockets right now. Opponents are attacking him relentlessly.

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    6. @geronimo - even the announcer says that Harden needs to stay with his guy instead of packing the paint. During the 3 qtr run, it was bad

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    7. And Dmo was NoMo in the 1st half.

      Young players like Dmotion occasionally have games where nothing goes in the rim.

      I never fault a player for bad shooting unless he is being selfish, which DoMo is not. Still, Mchale is not unjustified in not relying on him.

      Now Harden? He's the worst defensive liability I have seen in a long time. That guy makes Kyrie Irving's bad defense look like Jeremy Lin's league best defense. .

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    8. smarter opponent coaches do that and most of them won over Rox :) Attack the weakest link!

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  85. harden plays 40 mins a game... such terrible management by the coaches. he doesn't have the legs now to play both defense and offense. his shooting percentage has dropped and he won't be as productive during the playoffs.

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  86. I've noticed that whenever parson has a poor shooting game, the Rox can't win. 2 - 13? What da hell dude

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    1. because idiot gave too much PT to his puppy...

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    2. Parsons is a dilemma. When he is on, the boy is ON!

      But when he is off...Lol even if you get him on fast breaks he'll brick somehow.

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    3. Chandler Parsons simply isn't that talented.

      He cherrypicks off Harden and Lin, and that's it.

      I keep saying that Chandler Parsons is no star.

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    4. I liked it though when he started yelling at harden after that TO

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  87. Stupid NBA refs.

    Their deliberate rigging of games DESTROYS the credibility of the NBA.

    It's so unsafe for Lin to be out there, getting pounded every game with refs trying to tank fouls off Lin.

    No player I've ever seen gets illegally hit and cheated more than Jeremy Lin.

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    1. I think some of them saw the Linsanity movie and thought to themselves: Hey how come they don't make movies about us?

      Jealously prevails in the end.

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    2. The only time he got a call was at the end...when the game was over. Just to cover their asses a little.

      Makes me respect baseball umps and hockey refs a lot more. They actually do their job and do it well most of the time. They're not corrupt morons.

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  88. The hero of the game was Bogut. His interior defense was fantastic, and he set quality picks for his guards. Also hit his FTs.

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    1. Well that and he was up against Delfino...Lol...

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    2. you being sarcastic...those are thing Rox bigs never do for their PG...

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  89. parsons was a non-factor shooting today, 2-13 for 9 pts, and dmo was even worse, 2-11 for 4 pts.

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    1. Yeah. These guys killed us.

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    2. not players' fault...should blame on whoever gave them the PT!

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    3. I don't even care about the shooting. His lack of help D, ball-hogging in the 4th, and terrible rebounding killed the Rockets just as much.

      The fact that he had 7 boards is a joke. The ball bounced to directly him at least 15 times (what with all the bricks Houston shot)...and he got outhustled every single time a Warriors was also in the area. The only boards he got were easy ones Muggsy Bogues could have also gotten.

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  90. Lin had two drives, kinda fingerrolll finishes, that were beautiful, esp that one right between Bogut and Curry in the paint. That was straight out of Linsanity 1.0 -- took it right into the thick of it.

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  91. what did tjones do to mchale? man, no love and no minutes. he can't be worse than trob...

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  92. Guaranteed people will blame Lin for getting torched by curry. People like McHale and Sampson.

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  93. "Guaranteed people will blame Lin for getting torched by curry. People like McHale and Sampson."

    There were two plays in which Lin gave Curry the baseline, and the help defense didn't come. I suspect the game plan was to funnel Curry to baseline and get help and deny him the middle, but the help defense wasn't there.

    In the second instance, it was clear from Lin's reaction that he funneled Curry to baseline expecting help. I think that was Smith that failed to come up.

    Smith is frustrating. He got a foul on the perimeter trying to deny his man from catching a pass! WTF is that? He is stupid fouling machine.

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  94. Wow McHale looks really down .. Not the usual pissy self after a loss.

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  95. Well boys & girls, nothing against the Warriors, but if you can't beat a team with the same record as yours at home, what chances do you have against a MUCH better team in the playoffs? Is that crickets I hear?

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