Cant believe im staying late for this game which to me has no bearing.but as a true jlin fan, i will support jeremy in this game and expect his best to come out... You go kid
Ok, the announcers already pissed me off. Only mentioning Harden as the one asset on Houston team. NO MENTION of Jeremy, like he doesn't exist. ugh!
Too early to be PO'd. Someone said there is no one better to do PnR than jlin...isn't that positive?
No jlin is really an afterthought to a lot of outsiders. If they only knew
It is McHale's doing. He has marginalized Lin and raised Harden to stardom. Let's hope they get a "TEAM" win tonight. It is the only way of longevity and to prove the haters wrong.
It's a good sign. Lin is going to fire up for the Lakers.Lin always plays well against Lakers.Expecting him to score a lot today.
Jeff Van Gundy said on espn rockets are favored vs Spurs in first round and non of the analyst predict rockets win, screw them, lets go rockets! Lets go LiN!
I meant predict won against lakers tnite
Prediction.. Bill Simmons saying harden will have 55 points. If harden scores more than 30 points we lose. But I know harden will try to showcase himself and fail miserably.
People just look at the stats.They just don't understand anythings about rockets.
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On a positive note, i would rathet hear neutral (?) announcers give negative comments on lin than houston's very own set of commentators.That, to me is an insult and disrespect
Harden looks nervous that choker
Rockets starting off trading 3s with Lakers.
Harden's 1st 3 not a good sign
So far two iso plays for Harden. One where he pops a 3 and the other he drew a shooting foul.
Mchale...are u camera shy? U looked uncomfortable there
Trying to study here but have to come here to complain about that F.. Harden. He doesn't move at all but just stands at the top of the key and kill all flow!
again Parsons PG and PF ???
Lin with his first assist to Parson for a quick lay up.
So far the fouls calls have been even. LIn with another great wrap around pass to G. Smith for the slam.
Lakers so far resorting to shooting alot of 3 pointers. Live and die by the 3.
Lin with his first point by shooting the 3.
EtaneI like how u are containing your emotions...u got to heed to jlinfan#1's request..good job
Lin said something to D-Howard. I wonder what he must have said. Want to come to Houston next year?
Or can I join your team next year since I like Mike better than McSimpleton.
Want to be the Big 4 in Houston to beat the Big 3 in Miami?
Rocket's twin tower against the formidable Gasol + Howard.The Rox doesn't need Howard but Asik is going to have a field day to prove it.
Lin's first floater.
So far so good
Lin looking impressive. Houston playing very efficient basketball. Wow.
Lin with the nice floater in the lane off of the pick n roll. Jeff said Lin is exceptional at pick n roll and that all PG needs that floater.
Lin learns this from D'Antoni, the Lakers' coach!Maybe Lin should go to LA Lakers.Fun is Guaranteed
Lin and Harden dominate the Laker's backcourt.The Lakers will dominate the front court.Now this game is going to be very interesting.
JVG has always given props to Lin. It's nice he's announcing for this game.
nice. wondering who that was. Jalen said watch out for Lin
He can truly appreciate Lin's talent.JVG back to coach Houston maybe?
Good good play by Lin so far.
Sticky play by harden
Harden must have thought Asik jump like Greg Smith. He threw that lob pass up in the stratosphere.
Two turnovers caused by Harden and McFail favorite son trying to play PG.
Hardening is going to McFail
Alright u morons. Let Lin be the pg
what was Harden's move? Pass to Parsons or a failed floater?
That was the worst alley-oop pass ever.
Asik looks nervous trying to post up Howard. He missed with an ugly hook shot. Rockets bigs are getting out rebounded by Dwight and Co.
Omg! Asik sucks so bad man.
Parsons thinks he's a PnR specialist. SMH.
Howard's presence inside is making it difficult for Lin to do anything inside.
Howard is awesome!
Houston's only chance of getting rebounds is to foul out Howard. It sure looks like all the balls are being tapped back to open Fakers and Bigs are getting out hustled by Fakers Bigs.
Only TJones's quickness can affect Howard.Asik is slow. Man.
Parsons, Harden, Lin, all not bothering to guard the perimeter shot. It's a joke.
U think McHale will make some adjustments?
Just don't know when they ever let LIN run offense, getting killed on offensive rebounds
It's pure ridiculous for Chandler Parsons to consider himself a pick and roll ball handler.But I bet McHale will take Lin out after this timeout lol.
Bingo, you win a prize lovely lady.
Rox including Mcfail and Morey overstate Parsons's ability. Plz let Lin play as the pg just once.
Harden loses his man like his shadow is running away from him... What an ulgy defense....howard reminds me of lin when he plays without harden... Howard shines without the team's superstar
What?????????????2 min. and Lin is out?
Rest JLin for the beginning of 2nd quarter.Ready for a surprise.when Linsanity mode explodes
Harden is telling himself I need to score. I need to shine. The lights in LA are so bright. Jack Nickelson is looking at me. I think I can I think I can.
LOL my internet streaming froze for 10 seconds and Harden is still holding the ball and standing in the same place when the streaming unfroze.
U think we will see bev Lin backcourt to start the 2nd?
Lets go Harden. We need everyone to play well. I just want to see Lin finish mostly. He doesn't need big minutes in this game
harden sucks ass
how do you screw up a easy fast break like that?
harden was looking to score himself, thats why he passed too late on that break -- passed after he decided he couldnt get an easy look himself. the window for the bounce pass was over.
This kind of selfish play is being promoted by McSimpleton and McMorey eel.
Is Beverley even a PG? He is yet to touch the ball I think in his time of the court lol.
god Harden ball hog so much, i dont care if he makes or not, this is not how you fucking play basketball
Tired of this iso ball bs!
Guys please report Harden's Turnovers now!!!!
Harden got two Toes so far.
2 in the 1st Quarter; extrapolate to 8 for the whole game.
Its not just the TO's - its the context.Both should have lead to easy buckets and he THREW it away - one on an easy alley-opp and the other on a 2-on-2 fast break.Gave up 4 pts.
Same predictable play with the ball going to Harden for a final 3 point shot which fails time and time again.
Harden is known as pube chin.
I was wrong. Harden just made the worst ever alley-opp pass.
Tired of watching harden ISO all night man.
What a loser he is.
Those espn announcers are such Harden homers. They act like he's carrying the team. Of course he scores most points when he gets every possession!
The most predictable quarter ending play for the Rockets: Harden iso, pull up long jumper. Same predictable results: brick. I wonder what the % of Harden's wind down the shot clock pull up J is? I'm going to guess 20%.
He McHale u forgot Lin!
Only a blind man will not see how harden is forcing to score and intentionally ignoring the other 4 players...this game will suck if he continues to play like this...this will be a waste of time
ESPN in the house
Different rotation tonight. No Lin. It's 2nd team with Lin and Harden on the bench.
forgot the favorite son sitting too.
And harden will return before lin
A very important game and McSimpleton decides to sit his starters for the 2nd half and ice Lin when he was hot with his shooting. That kind of logic really blows my mind. *sigh*
It's UNREAL. The starters are not even tired.
It's easy to rest when you are jus twatching harden on most posessions.
It's going to be a long and boring day with MCfail's experiments.
Beverly is not Lin.He's going to mess up those rookies.
Didn't McHale see what Lin did in Phoenix?
McFail has horses blinders on. He can only see Harden's pube chin.
and Bierber's hair.
How boring is this? Man, I know everyone there wants to see JLin...
McHale just milking the bench again..
McMorey eel is going to tweet that McFail be voted coach of the century if the Rockets beat the Fakers tonight.
Maybe he is resting then for playoffs..
This has to be the reason why he is sitting all three starters. He cares more about having healthy players than winning this game.
hate McFail use Beverly instead of Lin.
Very nice. 2nd unit came to ball.
Does this mean Mcprick is going to reward the second unit by letting them stay on the court?
Yup, it means reward time for bench.
Fakers are not the same without Kobe at the helm. Howard is not a true baller without a PG that can give him the ball and prevent defenders from swarming towards him.
Where's that kid that D'Antoni used who scored and got alot of rebounds the last time the Rockets played the Lakers? D'Antoni was hoping for a similar Linsanity moment last game.
Robert Sacre is his name. He is listed on the box score for tonight's game.
Good job bench
He benched lin again and againBecause he maybe play well.like he did last game were everyone's glimpse the linsanity He maybe comeback with harden So harden will hog the ball again
Must be nice for Bev to get to play his position and get to do it w/o Harden on the court.
When Harden checks in, the ball gets sticky and heavyHarden throws bricks.
I don't care who score and who play,I just want them to win tonight and play the spurs that they can have a chance to beat them.
Why? So we can watch more Harden iso ball and see Lin get benched in the 4th for Bev?
Cus play okc= suicide
Unfortunately, the win will be determined by who plays, how much each plays...the more harden, the more iso, the more likely rockets would lose...the less of lin, the less team bball, the less likely rockets will win
How can lin have a great game if can't even play a substantial amt of time? This is retarded!
The fact that everyone is out means he's resting then.. Has to be.
keep telling yourself that solidz75 but it's not true. They know how impt this game is.
Smith has no foul!!!
Gosh! He picks up one right away!
I think Lin played very well in his limited minutes. He might only have 2-3 possessions as opposed to like over 10 for Harden and 7-8 for Parsons. But he still managed to score 5 points.
wow, the bench really is playing the Lakers starters.
Bev who cant close out against Blake is still in the game and Lin is on the bench?
Asik is such an offensive liability
??? Harden is in before Lin is in. WTF?
This is messed up.
Are you serious McHale? Put Lin back you idiot, you just saw Blake burn Beverley.
Looks like Stern told the Refs to call fouls in favor of Houston because Fakers already made it in with the Jazz lost to Memphis.
ok... this maybe a non-bearing game but i want my Lin to pad his stats tonight so please mr. genius mchale let the boy play!
Lin back in at 6:23 mark in the 2nd quarter.
Very stupid that JLin is not in the 2nd quarter so far.I really just don't understand it other than McHale continues to not trust him... but I can't see why. Lin is playing well.
McFail should put more pressure on the Lakers' Blake and Meeks
Finally, Lin is back. 6:23 of Second quarter
Beverley is hilarious. He acts like he's directing the team and then he's just passing it off to Harden.
Lin ... Glaring weakness shooting!!!
He sat on the bench for 20 minutes of real time.
Baloney. So he missed two threes in a row. Do you ever see harden usually throwing up brick after brick?
Lin got cold on the bench.
Yup, Lin comes off the bench cold with two missed shots from 3 point land. What do you expect after sitting for so long.
Exactly. McHale keeps icing his own player.Jeremy succeeds DESPITE his coaching.
Lin shot twice, but did not fall.
Lin has sit for too long!
Lin hand cold now.
in 1st quarter, he was good but Mchale make Lin out right after he failed just one shot.
He let Blake score too .. A bad stretch for Lin.
Why is Parsons driving and kicking it out to Lin? Shouldn't it be the other way around?
Lin needs confidence but he's lost it since he met Mchale. Mchale doesn't want to make Lin play as PG
Lin needs the ball but McHale already gave it to Harden.
I like Lin just firing off shots without thinking. They will start to drop
With Howard inside and the 3s are not falling. It doesn't look good.Defense.Press Blake and Meeks for turnovers.
Harden with another bone head alley oop play to Asik. He keeps thinking Asik is G. Smith.
see, Harden's not going to get easy calls in the playoffs (this is a virtual playoff game)
Lin's assist to Asik
Note to parsons, the less u handle the ball the better it is...
First 3 in the quarter.
Lin keeps feeding Asik like how you would force feed a little kid who doesn't like to eat his food.
Lin + Asik!!! 2 dunks
Lin needs to do a better job in Blake
Lin can't get into rhythm playing off the ball. This sucks. Hes SG.
We have absoluley no business losing this game. We should destroy the Lakers with their current roster.Lin... man up on Blake!
Lin already has 3 assists in the 1Q and after that Asik slam Lin is still with 3 assists... crazy!
Lin has missed all the 3s.
Haha! Lin shot an airball at the corner,too tough there,asik can only catch Lin pass.
Lin should not shoot a corner 3. That's not his spot. He hits it from the wing and straight-ahead. I don't I've every seen him hit from the corner.
Lakers last year to seal it when he went for 38.
Last year in Linsanity 38 pts on Lakers.He hit it at the corner.
Lin just needed a pump fake on the corner 3 to get a clean look.
I have seen him hit that corner, but not after the freakin' coach let's him get cold on the bench for 10 min!
The Rockets almost scored every time off Lin's drive. But of course let's not do it often and let Parsons drive and turn it over lol
Damn. Lin dropping dimes now
Harden pushed Lin into MWP!!
Lin has found a hole in the defense.
Harden tried too hard to get a steal(?) got Jeremy into foul! urggh!
Fuckinh hate end of the quarter ISO!!
Why the fouls harden! Retard!
Did harden really have to shoot a 3? And that early? Can he not pass the ball?
Lin putting on the jets and driving coast to coast and got hit in the face by D-Howard. Lin with a superb play with 1.2 seconds left.
Dantoni having Lin flashbacks..
More aptly, a nightmare
And why is Lin not a consistent foul shooter?
His foul shot is okay but can definitely can improve
Poor shooting form. It affects all his shots.
Nice fearless move by Lin. He shoulda jammed it on Howards head lol
That would've brought my house down..
He woulda been given a Lakers jersey and huge contract if that happened. People woulda walked out of the building.
Lin 4-sec coast to coast. awesome.
'He's the most explosive player on the court' said Morey
Can't believe lakers is this back and Blake is killing offensively
You got to admire Lin's gritty drive on Howard. The last time he was blocked. Now he shot FTs. Next time!!!
I think Lin is playing okay, some good assists, need to lock down blake in 2nd half
I blame mchale for messing up lin's offensive flow in the 1st qtr. that is effecting him now. Mchale seems to always do it at the right time