Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Rockets @ OKC Game #2 Western Conference Playoffs 1st Half Game Thread

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  1. Patrick Beverley is the starting point guard tonight!

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    1. OKC prepared for him. Let's see...

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    2. Why? Why he's the starting pg? Something wrong with lin?

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  2. Game 2,here it comes....Go J!!! I know you have what it takes to get better and stronger

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  3. Kenny Smith said that if the guards don't turn it over, they would have been in the game. Haha, as if THAT is why they lost game 1. Are you kidding me.

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  4. Good lets make Jeremy play off the ball more. That will get him more comfortable.

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  5. So this is where we've come to. Even an undrafted backup PG scrub acquired in mid season took away his starting PG job. McHale's blood is mine sooner or later I'm coming to get you

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    1. Breathe in, breathe out...

      [But we're all furious.]

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    2. Lin is starting too guys! Realax!!!!!!

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  6. dumbest move ever if pb starts for jlin.

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  7. Harden is the only rockets making this team lose

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  8. 3rd team foul with 8 minutes still left

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  9. Parsons not defending downlow, just want easy fast break points. Harden have no business rebounding boxing out downlow

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  10. Give McHale some reps. Replace non-productive Smith with Beverly. Asik dropped that easy ball from Beverly for a dunk. Pity coach can't replace Asik as well. But this small team is being out rebounded.

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    1. The problem is not Smith. Its this move the ball bullshit and ISO harden

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  11. Houston getting many layups blocked. Doesn't forebode good.

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  12. Can't watch the game how us Lin looking? Have the radio feed looks like parsons came to play!

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  13. Harden's offense just sucks!! No need to talk abt his D

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  14. Jeremy Lin: Rockets new starting small forward. Lol

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  15. I'm watching the game on play by play. Who is Lin guarding? Who's Bev guarding?

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  16. If anyone needs to be subbed now, it shld be harden then bev respectively

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  17. That Jeremy Lin defense! Notice how Lin is always moving and helping in defense. I still think that starting lineup needs to be careful with the rebounds but so far so good. Much better than Sunday.

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  18. Commentator "point guard sacrifice your body" for a OKC charging foul. Asik has already contributed. When is Harden going to, being 'the leader'?
    OKC timeout, trying to resolve the problem of charging fouls. Smith on the other hand would have had 3 personal fouls by now.

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  19. Is Lin involved in offense at all? One lay up and one bad miss?!

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    1. Is he just watching or actively involved?

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    2. Lin is hardly touching the ball, at least the way i see it

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    3. There is ball movement so again is not traditional PG playset so far so good.

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  20. who's taking the charges. At least like that McHale switch things up instead of sticking with what doesn't work. I'm actually okay with the lineup.

    Parsons at the 4 is forcing Ibaka to play out. Just worried about Harden's defense on KD and rebounding.

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  21. Harden, at last, puts in a 3 as the shot clock sounds.

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  22. Lin with a pump fake, passes to Asik 'who almost didn't catch it cos he didn't expect it' for an easy dunk.

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  23. How did Beverley do? I'm glad he came out first.

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  24. Bev is out so will see if lin can have command of the ball

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  25. dangit, KD. Pass the ball Parsons!

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  26. Lin funnelled Durant, but Asik stepped back instead of stepping in front so Durant made an easy slam dunk. Parsons playing better today. If Lin contributes more and their shots go in (many are layups), Rockets may have a chance.

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  27. The radio commentators are saying Rox are playing much better. That's good. I barely hear Lin's name when they are on offense so not doing much huh. And it sounds like his j was horrible.

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    1. Let's just say white Magic Johnson is running the show and he think he is in show down with Kevin Durant.

      Lin have 2 shots (1 contested jumper) and have less touches than Beverly

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  28. It looks like they went with the lineup I suggested with Parsons at the PF position & had Bev in their to complement Lin and Harden; then Asik to hold down the fort.

    Just like I suggested they are making sure that Asik or any big men stand in the paint to take any Westbrook drives and try to get a charge.

    Lin is playing more under control and is looking to get teammates more involved.

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  29. They are starting to go for 3's and not penetrating the paint...harden tried a few times but was well defended...they need to go inside, otherwise this will be a blowout sooner than later

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  30. Harden misses free throw. If his offence continues to suck, his overall contribution is really poor combined with his lacking defence.

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  31. I don't even need to watch the game. They will keep Lin the starter but play him as little as possible. He's the first sub out again...this is Lin's fate until he gets a chance to lead as the main guard or truly improves his game big time where he has no holes.

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    1. I thought bev was subbed out first for delfino

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    2. Bev first then lin and bev came back in for lin...it wasnt for long though

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    3. Ok my bad....I need to give the Rockets the benefit of the doubt. They are just trying to win even if we just disagree with them sometimes....

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    1. All 3 Rockets guard started so the rub rotation will change also. Give couple of minutes of rest to each Bev lin and harden

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  33. Let's go Jeremy!!! Fearless!

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  34. Bev making shots, is anyone on him?

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  35. It sounds like bev is really stepping it up. Doesn't sound promising for Lin at all.

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    1. On offense, yes. On defense, he's killing them.

      And Lin is stepping it up as well. Great passes/drives/defense.

      Everyone is stepping it up.

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    2. Damn it sucks can't watch..

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    3. As usual stupid haters who only count how many times the ball is going in will not comment on his defense

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    4. Solidz

      Dont feel bad not seeing this game...if lin is officially not the PG, it is pointless rooting for this team...i don't care if they lose but i care abt jeremy's performance though....i dont enjoy seeing lin play SG at all

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  36. I dont think we'll see lin play PG tonight

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    1. Oh man, dont tell me that... Just think im delusional

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  37. All I hear on the radio is Beverley Beverley Beverley.

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  38. It's gonna be hard for McHale to keep bev out if he continues to play like this.

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    1. To keep Bev out? He love have Bev in the game as much as possible

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    2. When bev is in, he plays PG but when lin is the PG ( which was for a brief moment earlier) he was barely touching the ball...how can mchale explain this?

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  39. Reggie Jackson with 2 wide open 3's. Seriously, Patrick Beverly gives up more points than he makes.

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  40. Good first quarter by Rockets, offensive points shared by all whereas Westbrook is 0-2 attempts but 2 points, KD with 15 points has more than of his team's points.

    It's obvious that they gotta shut him down. Parsons-Harden weak defenders. Easier said than done, that's why a Howard is needed on this team.

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  41. These refs piss me off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bbb bbbb!!!!!!!!

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  42. Jeremy not looking to shoot or score in transition. Keeps passing the ball away every chance he gets.

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  43. Bev still have played more minutes than Lin and took more shots (5) than Lin. Bev is not going a good job defensively and trying to much to show off on offensive side

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  44. Clearly a charge on Westbrook.

    But NBA refs wouldn't dare give Russ his 3rd. League orders are to protect the stars at all costs.

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    1. Westbrook is totally having his way with Beverly, shooting over him like he wasn't there.

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  45. Serge Ibaka is sitting on the bench. There are NO OKC SHOTBLOCKERS in the paint, Lin needs to attack the rim.

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  46. Lin picked up 2 quick fouls.man! This suck!

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  47. I have to resort to stay watching and Jeremy's stat doesn't look too bad at all.

    But it sounds like the bev sanity in the radio.

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  48. wow cheap shot by Bev. Is that allowed?

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    1. Wasnt dirty. but he kind of did it after wb called timeout LOL.

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    2. Wait for Perkins retaliation on Lin.

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  49. I'm liking Bev for that hit on WB. If WB self implodes in rage, we could have a game.

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    1. Or he could go MJ on him..

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    2. WB's judgment becomes even worse when he is mad. It adds variance to the game haha. I love seeing WB mad.

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  50. haha..westbrook looks really hurt

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  51. Go Bev.. I'm starting to like this dude alot !

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  52. So impression of Lin so far. Anyone?

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    1. still a little nervous, gotta stop leaving the corner three wide open. That is the easiest shot to take. ironically the hardest for him.

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    2. Good! His stat lines looks good..

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    3. He is not tentative tonight... If he gets the ball, either he goes for a drive or get it to somebody open... I dont see him pass the ball a lot to harden but mire to bev, i guess bec he is the PG...he tries to shoot when he feels he is open, despite missing a few... I like it that way, i'd rather see him take shots and miss than just stand and pass the ball

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  53. Bev got embarrassed by Westbrook

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  54. Westbrook is a punk, but if he is punking Bev I won't mind

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  55. Well u gotta give bev credit. He stepped up his game!

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    1. Beverley getting under Westbrook's skin!

      Love it, and wonder if it is part of game plan.

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  57. Smith is pumped up!! After the slam, he yelled on the face of his defender and got a T

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  58. This IS PLAYOFFS!!!!!!!!!!! Lets GO!!!!

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  59. Sounds like bev is not backing down from rRW, who is probably calling him a scrub. U gotta respect a guy like that.

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  60. Tbis sounds like a coming out game for bev.

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  61. This is a GREAT GAME to watch. If it weren't for cheating refs, Rockets would have the lead.

    Lin and the Rockets got their SWAG back on. Win or lose, they're not scared anymore.

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    1. Lin playing with swag!!???

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    2. agree! Rockets play really aggressive in this game ! not bad game to watch!

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    3. To me, he is playing with I dont care like attitude..he does what he thinks is right for him to do, shoot the ball when u get it especially if u are open... That's what he is designated to do anyway, with bev as PG... I'd say he just needs to get those shots in and he will do well. But compared to game1, he is doing much better tonight...he is definitely not scared

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  62. coaching is genius ... team is playing psychological warfare.. OKC is ruffled at the moment ..hope this keeps up and we steal a win ! c'mon Jlin step up ..

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  63. Is it me or is the crowd yelling "Lets go Rockets"?

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  64. I'm liking this Westbrook hero ball :)

    This will go well for Houston.

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  65. Come On Jeremy, you need to attack whenever a big is switched on you.

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  66. U just can't discount bev's role in this game.

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    1. I agree. I like Bev more and more, getting under WB 's skin.

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    2. True, he's huge in getting offensive rebounds and annoying WB.

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  67. lin can't hit open jumpers... becoming a liability.

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  68. that weird little hop again. He gotta work on that his summer.

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  69. Lin and Harden trying to do too much, individually, in last two minutes.

    And Delfino drive to hoop always makes me cringe.

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  70. Sigh! Lin just missed all that shots! Damn!

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    1. 3-7 is fine. It's not like he's getting calls like Westbrook or Harden either.

      He's playing very well. He makes one more 3 and he's playing great.

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  71. I hate Durant lol jk anyways Lin needs to hit those open shots.

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  72. Good that bev is playing well. But this bodes badly for Lin's future... Which is not necessarily a bad thing cause I'm sure Lin becomes more dispensable.

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    1. I agree, rather let him have a spectacular game or a real real bad game.

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    2. I have to say under Rockets system Bev or Lin is a toss up.

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  73. MCHALE DREW UP A PLAY!!!!

    WHAT???

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  74. Lin missing too many open 3s and gave up 2 strong side open corner 3s by overhelping. Aside from that, he's playing fine.

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    1. Agree. Except Bev is playing better.

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    2. Sounds like he just needs to make shots... Come on Lin. U gotta step up your game!

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    3. Lol in the halftime report, they're not even bringing up Lin. Bev being compared with RWB. SMH. Lin better come out blazin!

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    4. @eb5 I don't think so. they both missed some shots..equally doing fine to me so far..

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    5. Lin's shots are not falling yet. He needs use floaters or get to the basket to get himself going.

      Let's hope he catches fire in the 2nd half!

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  75. Lin is out of his comfort zone playing 'who can score first before OKC D is set' with minimal PnR.

    Hopefully he got into his groove and shoot at will in the 2nd half.

    The small ball is certainly entertaining to watch!

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  76. Don't know what happened to Lin's outside shot but even on tv, when he shoots it, looks like he's going to brick it every time. He needs some outside shots to go in for his confidence and so that he can keep the defense honest and fake a three and then drive the lane. I'm really worried why his outside shot is so off and awful looking. I mean those shots are not even close. Get your game together JLin. I don't like the fact that Lin has no real role as point guard . Very concerning.

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  77. The pace is actually slower to night... less chances to turn the ball over.

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  78. What do you guys think about what Kenny said about Lin's change in rolls?

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    1. It makes me sick when they talk about Beverly like he's more capable of running the offense then Lin.

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  79. The Kevin Durant commercial with the line, 'Mommy has something for daddy to do," always sounds sexual to me.

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    1. you overthink too muchhh!

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    2. Sometimes a commercial is just a commercial.

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    3. I can't be the only one who thinks this.

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    4. the look on mommy' face and her body language...lol

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    5. so what do you think mommy wants daddy to do?

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    6. subliminals. it's deliberate.

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  80. Did you guys know you can watch the game on TNT Overtime?

    http://www.nba.com/tntovertime

    It isn't exactly the broadcast, but you can choose different cameras including a Rockets fan vote. If we all vote for Lin, that camera stays on Lin. It is pretty cool. Especially if you are at work and/or can't watch cable tv right now.

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  81. The quickness of the Rox really bothers the Thunder. They can't focus on any one the guards. The Rox can take whatever the Thunder gives. So far if the Rox improves on the shooting percentage after they settle down, the Thunder is going to be in for a treat.

    Make the Thunder pay for every shot they take. Go man, it seems teamball all the way.

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  82. oh no. Lin looks to be in pain. Keith Jones looking at him.

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  83. The Thunder is going to be in foul trouble.
    They can't key on Lin. They're going to Wesbrook 3 pointers.

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  84. Beverly picked up a third.
    Lin is going to be in soon.

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  85. The best strategy is to get the Thunder in foul trouble!

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  86. The point is to surprise the Thunder. Keep them off balance.
    Render their planned strategy useless.
    Out guessing them.

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  87. Every team needs to adjust and McHale is giving them a new look every quarter.

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  88. It's a mistake to have Aaron Brook in. Wesbrook goes free. He can score a bundle.

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  89. Brooks is going to cost the game!

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  91. Rockets need Bev or Lin on the floor.

    AB's TO was just horrible.

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  92. Unless Lin can play. This game is going to be a goner.

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  93. We need Asik back in too.
    This is the truning point when Bev picked up his 4th

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