Lin is shooting around before 2nd halfHopefully he will play, and play well
Does he look like he's in pain? Is he making shots?
Sorry busy typing, didn't see clearly how his shootaround wasPls pray hard for him
Ok. This is a great effort by our favorite player JLin. Drains his first long-range shot and tries to play through. It's just not gonna work. Courageous effort. He has now started every game this season.
Lin looks like feeling too hurt on his chest. I think Linsanity mode only leads Rox to win but hope Lin takes care of himself first ..
Lin is in
They need his inspirational effort. Wow. I am impressed Lin
Lol espn complimenting kd for hurting Lin.
What these clown say
How kd is playing a complete game including getting back at Rox by purposefully hurting Lin.
Respect for our man Jlin..
Bev needs to play smart. He is hurting this team.
he got all ball.. bs call
wow so much trust from mchale for bev
He has no choice today.
Did Jackson score that 3 bc Lin was over helping?
Given how OKC shoots today, nothing is over helping :P
k.smith, what are you getting at?
Lin on Durant.
That was actually worked somehow lol
WTF was that jon barry?! They have no confidence in Lin?
Yeah, Barry is lame. JLin carried ESPN for 2 weeks during Linsanity. Hubie is the only good announcer
c'mon boyz ... step by step, just like GSW. Get KD in foul trouble!
We need Garcia now.
Dr. Stu ... go out and give Lin a spray coolant, please. Rub down that pain. He's playing great. Was was watching play-by-play and this blog over dinner, and now can see for myself he's doing ok except he can't finish. Announcers are being jerks, saying ball stops at him. They are real biased, that's fur sure.
Loving Garcia. Makes me think of jared jeffries for some random reason.
The ball stops at Lin? They really don't watch HOU games. That's Harden's job.
Can't agree with you more Joeteam. He is playing aggressive and doing what he can. Spray coolant would be a good idea! Barry is like that idiot Isola from NYC
That's it Garcia ... skip the 3s. Claw back with easy 2s.
Come on bev. U can't get that 5 th foul
my man Bev..
I don get it, how can he foul like this....
Hey! A ray of hope!
lin done for the night.
For a scrub, role player that no one respects, ESPN sure shows a lot of Lin footage. I wonder why.
I hope harden gets it going!
During timeout, JLIN was also not quite involved, can feel his frustration
how was that a foul on garcia?
this game is epic.
Hold up that sign, HY!
Come on! Win this game and J-Lin might be healthy for Monday or Wednesday!
Who was harden mouthing to before they went to commercial
It is about defense!!!!!!!!
And...OKC missing a bunch of shots at the rim.
wow, 9 point game, nice job rox!
They gotta keep up the mental discipline. Team effort. Just like GSW yesterday. No kidding. Some smash momentum changes, and you're into crunch time where you can will a win.
ISO ball will kill us late in the game..
Harden no iso
what kind of shots are these?
Ball movement guys really close
Selfish bev ... key possession.
They are getting away from the very thing that brought them back
KD and OKC choking.
Need Jlin in now to orchestrate the offense.. he can 'score' by his court vision and passing..
I think he's done for the night.
Yep what a shame..
Maybe, but Bev has what, 4 fouls? He can't back off. This game needs aggression. He might have to foul out to keep contesting OKC.
Garcia with a great quarter!
He's doing great.
Is Lin on the court?
or did he go back to the locker room?
He's on the bench
He's on the bench with a huge ice pack wrapped around his chest/shoulder.Probably done for the night unless Bev has foul trouble. Don't mind -- he just can't finish his drives tonight and he should rest up for Monday or Wednesday anyway.
I think it is a heat pack?
if they win this game...rockets will gain so much confidence and might knock off the thunders without russel westbrook.
Totally. And imagine a HEALTHY J-LIN for the next series.But okay...let's not get ahead of ourselves, lol.
garcia needs to start in game 4.
Like Garcia. He plays with a chip
Garcia is GREAT. He's hitting 3s and getting into Durant's face, throwing him off his game. Francisco is earning his next contract, IMO.
Garcia is amazing. He got at T from the bench and stood up for his teammate. I like this guys character. Plus he even let Lin dunk on him lol
If the rockets go on to win this game, do you think mcfail will bench Lin for the rest of this series even if he is able to play? seems like this game will give him the perfect excuse if they win.
Lets worry about that later
Nah. The fact that he came out in the 2nd and the deficit didn't grow (shrunk a bucket I think) shows McHale's confidence in Lin.
Lydia, good point.
Honestly, Jeremy didn't even play that badly all things considered -- just missed shots. He rimmed out a 3 and missed a layup (probably a foul as KD was in the circle). Only made one TO. Played some solid defense, including on KD.Just needs his teammates to pull this out, so he'll be healthy for Game 3 or 4.
Harden can go Ido against fisher
Love it that Jones coming from D leagues yoyo gets to And1 now.
Parsons should be on the court covering KD over Delfino.
oh, maybe that's why.
harden's taking a rest, we've gotta play killer defense.
Kd feels soo alone without Westbrook lol
I think OKC is better w/o WB, they just need time to adjust.
Delfino will go 3-12 but when he hits that one 3pt shot, all is forgiven.
That 3 was big from Delfino, guess he finally showed up.But I think OKC still gunna win, they can't stop Durant at all, and they are stuck shooting at the perimeter.
there's still a lot of time on the clock but damn, it'd be pretty awesome if HOU won this game.
As expected, KD running out of steam. OKC struggling on offence but fighting like hell on defence. Up to Rox to win this game. Ref BS also has lessened, giving Rox a chance.
Wow Asik 1-1, is he getting shut down? Sorry just jumped on.
They're not really going to him for offense.
Just a bad matchup with OKC's bigs.
Just a few more stops.
Is Jeremy on the bench / will play in the 4th?
WTF guys. Kd is out
Did bev just foul out?
BTW doesn't seem like Fisher is impressed by PB at all...Guess a true veteran sees through his game?
no he's got 5.
Bev dumb dumb
pull Lin in NOW or the game will get out of hand again... Without Lin they´ll lose by like 2-3 points i´m suresee its starts allready
Lin is not coming back in today.
Nah, win or lose, Jeremy needs to rest. He's been out so long and it's more important he be ready for Game 3 or 4.
With the extreme minutes that KD has played, this is a particularly advantageous time for him to sustain an injury. And with the nasty temperament that KD has displayed this game including a vicious foul on a lamed Lin, we can only cheer 'Go Bev, do your stuff!'.
That's stupid, I don't want to see anyone hurt. If you can't win by playing straight don't play at all. Rox shouldn't sink to their level.
OKC are playing dangerously. Playing your star extreme minutes, even tho how good he is, risks injury ala Kobe. The momentum is with the Rockets.
Kd looks nervous... Punk
keep moving the ball
OKC is allowing them to get hot.Could be anyone's game now.
OKC is CHOKING, bad.
This is incredible!
Looks like the rockets don't need a pg after all. Lol
They just have to avoid crazy shots ... just go at OKC, or take open shots. Stop on D. Great game by everyone.
McHale has already pretty much said this.
nice, keep it going boyz ... Sef with 5 fouls. Go at him!
If HOU wins, I want the fans to bum rush the court.
win and die by iso..
At this point, whatever intimidates OKC is fine by me. Key is winning at this point, doesn't matter how, who, why.
lol OKC chokes HARD like last game. maybe rockets can capitalize this time...
this is it guys... Lin will be traded or his role will be reduced next year. CP is going to get his contract and you are going to have 2 divas in Houston next year.
Calm down, this is a close game, he's injured and did his best and did well. Nothing to do with trade. Still haven't won it yet.
Let him be traded then. And no, he will remain the starter on the Rockets. His contract ensures it. At the very worst, he will be a Ginobli-style 6th man...not so bad really.
no worries we follow Jlin to the next team..
Wow, talk about assumptions.
Kid feels the pressure to carry the team
Great comeback. Lets finish this off this time. C'mon Rox.
trade lin to dallas, thank you
oh wow big miss
LMAO KD has Harden's number...How does it feel like on the receiving end of the long reach under the arm foul Harden?!?
This is when we go into ISO overdrive...the guys have to keep moving and sharing the ball.
What was that Lin headache?
Del! Haven't loved him this much since sausage day!
It looks like bev and Lin get along nice to see.
that's why I'm rooting for Bev .. he's good for our Jlin
OKC gave up an easy layup for a risky 3 - missed. Playing like a tired team.
Will McHale trust Lin to finish the game? Will Jeremy have the gather back the confidence in him?
Nooop. He is not coming back in!
I don't even think he should come back in. This unit can and will get it done. McHale has the right people in at the end finally
Doubt it ... Del is hot, Harden can finish, Bev is there for his last foul, Parsons can hit, Garcia had a great 3rd. Lin isn't needed - they just need to bear down and win for him for once, and then there's the next game. C'mon Rox ... do your part for our man!
I think ESPN has a camera that only follows Lin. Hes still getting face time despite barely having played. Now hes the emotional leader if they win!! Linning!
he's the spiritual leader for the team..
Lol well they know there's 1212312312 lin fans watching.I mean really how many fans does Houston really have without Lin?!? They don't even pack the arena most games.
Put bev back in
Wow bad TO...
No Iso yet!!!
c'mon guys, sooooo freaking close.
Wow insane reverse...
Rox had 2 good chances to take the lead - threw them away, didn't even get a shot in - unacceptable.
ok, this is where they need Lin now. Two awful turnovers
Imagine if we were bev fans. We'd be going nuts. At least McHale is consistent!
Why should we care about Beverley? He's just an one game wonder who is coming back down to earth this game.
I'm just pointing out that McHale is consistent.
Awesome! A game for the ages!
Garcia is earning his keep...HUGE 3 when Harden keeps choking.They need to bench Harden now really.
Yeah, but it was due to Harden's penetrative drive. He needs to do this - either kick it out or go for a genuine shot, not look for a floppy foul.
Jlin big brother on the team - yes Garciaaaaaa
i told you garcia is the mac daddy yo.
Man, just think, Garcia was playing in SAC just a couple months ago...
Every one wins if they win. Lin, Bev, Harden, McHale. Garcia is the MVP here
GARCIA = MVPHis DEFENSE and 3PT shooting has been INCREDIBLE. My Lord. FRANCISCO-SANITY.
Harden harden harden...
Lol Harden yer making me laugh and cry at the same time.
NOOOOOOOLucky ass 3 by KD. Four bounces????
Jesus must really, really love KD.
And hate Lin(for the moment)
Jesus doesn't hate people, he does favor some over others though. I kid.
They really needed Lin on that one.
Ugh, why did you foul him Garcia.
Same shit every close game. Harden Ido that leads to nothing. Damn u McHale!
Delfino and parsons demanding harden pass them the ball. Lol
I couldn't see much freaking everything is a blur on espn :/ lol didn't see that.
See, sigh Harden is not clutch, this is why he shouldn't close. They need Lin but he is hurt. Game is over imo.
I mean how many free throws did he miss in this game. He is the reason rocket lost today imo
I'd be happy if Lin had a career like Derek Fisher's. No all star appearances, but a clutch veteran player that people want on their team.
If he stays with the Rox he is headed that way
If we lose, it's Harden's dumb TOs in crunch. If we tie, interesting.
Whatever happens, OKC can't win title - over dependence on KD. Coaches just gotta focus on him.
Harden didn't have the balls to take that shot, and passes to make someone else take a contested shot. What a coward.
Jeremy looks really dejected. He probably feels like crap for not being able to contribute tonight.
this is a waste of time. i am quitting this frustrating iso harden mofo balling.
Man. Harden and Parsons lost it for them in the last few minutes. Awful awful turnovers. The Rox coulda had a 2-1 lead by now.
those TO's by Parsons and harden were killer but expected...we always turn the ball over when it matters most.
Lucky ass shot by KD, but Harden faltered at the end. This is why he's not ready to be a star. Houston gave it away. So close, yet so far. Worst result for Lin.
This game definitely prove that Rox can't win without Lin.
I bet twitter is overflowing with Lin haters by now...
I thought everyone played their hearts out. Can't really complain about Harden, Parsons, Delfino, Garcia, Bev, anyone. They tried, hard.