G12 LAL @ HOU Game Thread+Chat

How would Jeremy Lin respond the next night after a big game with 15pts/10asts?

Will the tired legs impact the whole Lakers? Will the Lakers rely on another team effort?

Lakers might lose again but the game should be more competitive if Lakers continue their offensive teamwork and excellent defensive effort against Atlanta


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  • Michael

    Reverse Layup!!

  • BobbyH

    Left Hand Floater.

  • Michael

    Every time I have been First on a game thread the Lakers have lost. p(^-^q)

  • Brent Yen

    CAVs has to work very hard to get a shot, Spurs are getting any shots they wants.

  • too quick!
    With you non-sleeping, Houston has no chance tonight!

  • Brent Yen

    It is still puzzling me why teams are not pick up Parker when he already push the ball passed the FT line.

  • BobbyH

    There is always a first. It could be tonight.

  • Michael

    Would that be considered a carry?

  • Brent Yen

    Not sure, maybe defenders are waiting it to be called? LOL

  • winner

    I wanted Mchale to say, “Houston, Lin cost us that game”.

  • Brent Yen

    winner!

  • Brent Yen

    Volleyball time, will check back to see the results! c ya

  • Brent Yen

    Lenard poked the ball from LBJ’s dribble so many times…Lin should feel comforted. JK…

  • winner

    🙂

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Yes

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL I have no issue of that but I know many fans are. Knowing Leonard’s strengths, that’s a great compliment/respect of Pop for JLin:-)

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • 热情的lychee

    Hi!

  • bolero

    Lin snubbed houston media?

  • Riddick

    Why would Lin want to talk to any of you who trashed him when he was w/your org? smh His game will do all the talking!

  • real-dsb

    “sometimes Lin’s playing for the other team” – McHale

    =)

  • bolero

    he is now. lol

  • real-dsb

    Just pregame I assume? I assume Lin would be at the postgame press conf

  • hi, welcome lychee!
    :}

  • Riddick

    Seems so…not even told by Lin but Lakers PR. haha…totally dissed!

  • blubell
  • real-dsb

    first post here? welcome!

  • it’s a good sign that Lin is very focused before the big game :]
    This is good!

  • blubell

    Welcome. Make yourself comfortable!

  • Riddick

    lol…is he being escorted by the pd so rox media can’t go at him?

  • blubell
  • Michael

    Yes.Make yourself edible.(´▽`)

  • 热情的lychee

    thank you!

  • Samuel

    brick mamba vs soft brothers

  • 热情的lychee

    3q

  • blubell

    What flavor?

  • CJSHYY

    I like Lakers… haha! It’s good not to talk about it… Ya!

  • Samuel

    Good move Lin, don’t wanna give those suckie media of Houston something to talk about..

  • Michael

    Lychee flavor

  • real-dsb

    I predict that Lin will get a warm applause when his name is announced. Most Rockets fans appreciate Lin’s hard work and attitude when he was in Houston.

    It might not seem that way online, where anonymous haters proliferate (on any topic). But I think the fans at the game will appreciate Lin’s time with the team.

  • Dorothy

    LOL

  • If Lin managed to pull off the big win, I expect the interview to go something like this

    “I learned so much about moving the ball out of a sticky situation in Houston.
    I prayed I am that ball and it came true!” :p

  • Dorothy

    Welcome!!!

  • real-dsb

    is that a sleeping cat?

  • CJSHYY

    I agree. Also Lakers probably didn’t want any question to upset Lin so he maybe will not play well… LOL!

  • 热情的lychee

    3q

  • Samuel

    I don’t think so, they all got brainwashed by Houstons media & CF, they even booed Lin in game 5 of playoffs last year..
    when they won, it’s all because of Har_en; when they lost, they all pointed the fingers to Lin..

  • cali7

    First game back in Houston. He did well his first game back at MSG. Hope the trend continues.

  • LW

    Because he is sick of playing for you, McHale.

  • 热情的lychee

    I like to come here and transfer most valuable inforamtions back to my site, hope you guys don’t mind.

  • 热情的lychee
  • joyce ward

    I love it, lin not available for comment per Laker PR….LOL

  • joyce ward

    Does it seem as though Boozer has taken on a mentor role for lin, just like Jared Jefferies did in NY?

  • joyce ward

    I was at that the first game of the season with the Rockets, lin did not exchange a single word with Beverly. lin talked to Howard/Harden. Beverly acted as though he didn’t know lin. it was so strange.

  • joyce ward
  • Alaingrvis

    kobe has really. i see them talking all the time during games. but boozer is a friend. more like buddies. while kobe is the teacher type

  • CaliUSMC

    I doubt that’s going to do anything. Just box out and go for rebounds please.

  • joyce ward
  • Riddick

    Probably jelo that he’s not good enough to play w/a big market org like the Lakers.

  • CaliUSMC

    Currently have a 3 by 3 in-n-out burger in front of me with a Heineken. LEGGO LIN

  • MoominFloren

    Welcome Lychee! Good to see you here as well

  • joyce ward

    I think Beverly is just a phony and a product of media hype to make lin look bad and put the focus on harden. Problem is that Bev bought into it, and he will have a hard fall when his usefulness for morey and company has run out and they will drop him like a hot potato and not even look back.

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • joyce ward
  • joyce ward
  • Barry Allen

    Probably has to do with the ongoing child abuse case.

    Doctor Concluded that Dwight Howard Abused his Child


    The report goes on to say the injuries were “consistent with Braylon being struck with the buckle end of the belt … with excessive force, resulting in soft tissue injuries such as bruising and abrasions.”

    And the report indicates Dr. Kesler found the injuries lasted longer than 24 hours and were “consistent with a medical diagnosis of physical abuse.”


    http://www.tmz.com/2014/11/17/dwight-howard-abused-child-doctor-abuse-victim-belt-buckle/

  • CaliUSMC

    You’re black?

  • CaliUSMC

    Spurs-Cleveland game is intense!

  • I think she’s blue :]

  • joyce ward

    so why hasn’t silver stepped up and taken action against him?

  • at least there is a few mentees who appreciate JLin’s work through his foundation!

  • Barry Allen

    I think the case is still ongoing.

  • Alaingrvis

    nah i doubt it i think its just some girls from the foundations lin had in houston

  • 热情的lychee

    my dear

  • CaliUSMC

    Ok. Thought she pulled a Blaiyan

  • Alaingrvis

    so what if he was black don’t matter

  • blubell
  • JoeTeam

    the kids miss Lin! That’s important …

  • blubell

    and the plot thickens…

  • CaliUSMC

    I like black people. It does matter.

  • Alaingrvis

    the girl in the left hot tough lol

  • joyce ward
  • Riddick

    True, I always thought he had a slimy way about him. I have less respect for him than even the beard dude. At least the beard dude never faked liking Lin. Scrub dude really showed his true colors when he completely ignored Lin’s hi-5 during a game. I have least respect for those who fake friendship for their own gain…just like another player( mavs ) whose name I’m not even going to say.

  • JoeTeam

    “I’m his friend” so he said.

  • joyce ward

    I think Lin spent a lot of time with those kids, and they really miss him.

  • blubell
  • CaliUSMC

    Kevin Love is so overratedd

  • Riddick

    He went as far as to say ‘I”m his brother from another mother.’ wth…I knew right then he was a con.

  • Barry Allen

    “5) James Harden has struggled to find his shot this season, connecting on just 37.2 percent of his attempts, which ranks 123rd out of 127 qualified players. However, he is still sixth in the NBA in scoring (23.7 points per game), as he leads he league with 9.0 made free throws per game on 10.0 foul shots.”

  • 5) James Harden has struggled to find his shot this season, connecting on just 37.2 percent of his attempts, which ranks 123rd out of 127 qualified players. However, he is still sixth in the NBA in scoring (23.7 points per game), as he leads he league with 9.0 made free throws per game on 10.0 foul shots.

    6) Dwight Howard is fifth in the NBA with 11.3 rebounds per game and third with a 92.7 defensive rating**. However, his strong season has been marred by a career-worst 46.2 free throw percentage (42-for-91). Howard has missed 49 shots at the foul line, more than nine NBA teams: Dallas (48), Portland (48), San Antonio (47), Cleveland (46), Brooklyn (45), New York (45), Phoenix (44), Golden State (43) and Boston (40).

    7) The Rockets will be without Terrence Jones (left nerve inflammation), who has been a key part of their success. The power forward is averaging 14.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.8 blocks, while ranking behind only Klay Thompson in plus/minus*** ( +17.7). Jones also reached a double-double against the Lakers in the season opener with 16 points and 13 rebounds.

    8) Houston (9-2) has been unbeatable this season when outrebounding its opponent (8-0) and scoring 100 points (6-0). The Lakers have won the rebounding battle three times and held their opponents to double figures twice this season.

    9) The Rockets lead the league with a 94.3 defensive rating. Meanwhile, the Lakers are last in defensive rating at 114.9.

    10) Houston is averaging 11.5 triples on 32.8 3-point attempts per game. If those numbers hold, they will both break NBA records.

  • Riddick

    That’s why MN didn’t put up too much of fuss when he left, tho MN is awful in picking players for most of our teams. smh

  • Would it be funny it all LAL players keep attacking Harden while
    all HOU players keep attacking Boozer?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Please send some over to DU:-)

  • joyce ward

    Why does it matter? I’m black and I love everything about lin. Me and my friends think that lin is all that and a bag of chips..LOL it is o interesting that now that we have seen him play in person my buddies are loving him even more. Even my niece and her friends have jumped on lin’s train..LOL

  • JoeTeam

    so let’s reward them … Lin take it through harden D tonight!

  • JoeTeam

    Lin through Harden!

  • JoeTeam

    and what a nice view on that train,

  • JoeTeam

    short timer lol.

  • Alaingrvis

    cool I’m black as well

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Hi good to see u here.

  • CaliUSMC

    I assumed she was Asian cause thats what most people are on this board. That’s awesome. We need more Black girls that like Asian guys. Cause Asian guys are on the bottom of the totem pole if you ask me Lol

  • CaliUSMC

    I’m Borean

  • Maknusia

    Oh man….there goes our hope?!!!

  • Alaingrvis

    black korean lmao

  • CaliUSMC

    Ur a girl, right?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    WOW That’s a huge turnaround. Good to hear that:-)

  • Chipdip

    Go Lin Go!!!

  • blubell
  • joyce ward

    They are teenagers, so they are all about the shallow. They think he is very handsome and has a rocking body (my nieces words). Also my niece goes to Palisades High school where a lot of affluent people send their kids. She has a rainbow of friends, and her best friend is Chinese. They have totally dissed Swaggy P, since he hooked up with Iggy Azelia( they and the hip hop community thinks that her music is fake.( my nieces words)and Swaggy P has fallenout of favor with them since he Iggy are an item. The mind set of teenage girls…LOL

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Oh. That’s interesting! Go JLin!!!!!!!!! Go Lakers!!!!!!!!! Get a win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • maybe that belt was too tight.

    Yes, go JLin! This is a golden opportunity!

  • Alaingrvis

    soft lol teddy bear

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL! Typical teenagers then.

  • joyce ward

    Yeah, really, he is out pending child abuse allegations. You got to love the press they are so creative..LOL

  • CaliUSMC

    lol

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL, @psalm234:disqus You really crack me up lately:-) Like your sense of humor.

  • 311

    With the chilis right? 😉

  • Maknusia

    Samuel, we have gone thru this many times on this site, there wont be any name callings or player being mocked. Spell check please 🙂

  • blubell
  • Alaingrvis

    now thats interesting

  • Alaingrvis

    hahahaha

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    That’s my first thought as well. So coincident?????

  • joyce ward

    Yep, and I have to tell you they are so fun to be around..LOL Also they want to go t a game with me, so I guess I am a cool aunt…LOL

  • Maknusia

    Jeremy can have more than one mentor as well 🙂

  • blubell
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL I begin to really like all these Lakers media, fans…..

  • CaliUSMC

    YES ITS HUBIE!

  • blubell

    A pleasant exchange between McHale and Jeremy.

  • McHale hugged Lin & Lin just couldn’t wait to get away from him :]

  • Maknusia

    how can one miss chilis

  • Barry Allen

    Now make him pay on court Lin!

  • 717

    No Howard or Jones!!!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Wonderful! Take some nice pics in your next game to watch JLin + pages of report:-) No so little of request:-)

  • 311

    Before and during the game I can understand. Bev probably just wants to keep his competitive edge and “hate” his opponent. But if he doesn’t even talk to him after the end of the game then yeah that’s kinda weird.

  • CaliUSMC

    I don’t get why Kobe gets to shoot the freethrows..

  • blubell

    Yeah, pushed him away lol

  • Rick Johnson

    Lin should take the technical he had better ft%

  • Dorothy

    333333

  • CaliUSMC

    LIN WITH THE 3333333

  • blubell

    33333!!!!

  • Rick Johnson

    3!!!!

  • Lin for 3333333!!!!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Sure glad to see JLin is having “friends” in the team. Don’t want him to be lone ranger. So sad to see that in the GS game.

  • sport

    No Dwight awesome time even better for that beat down! But Rockets can blame Dwight’s absence for the loss!

  • JoeTeam

    on Bevs face …

  • Maknusia

    good game, indeed

  • Barry Allen

    Nice shot Lin!

  • Barry Allen

    Interior defense. C’mon Hill!

  • Hill should’ve rolled to the basket for the easy points!

  • Maknusia

    dont be jealous now

  • sport

    Right in that scrubs faker’s face! XD

  • Chipdip

    Teach Houston a lesson… go go go

  • Wes could be a Harden stopper tonight!
    0pts, 5stls :>

  • Maknusia

    early 3s always good…gives him the confidence

  • Barry Allen

    No kidding, what the heck is he doing. Freaking 6′ 10″ guy playing like that. He traveled there too.

  • Rick Johnson

    Harden convering Johnson figures. Should put Swaggy in instead and feed Swaggy

  • Maknusia

    that would be a good strategy and make him useful as well

  • I am The Jason

    SMH at Jordan Hill. Lin is giving the ball to him so that he can take it to the basket and he stop and shoot. Where is Ed Davis?

  • sport

    OMG Hill what the Hxll?!

  • 311

    They’re not standard on a burger at In-N-Out (but I guess neither is a 3 x 3) and need to be requested (a tip CaliUSMC shared previous thread).

  • Rick Johnson

    Hill what was that?

  • WHAT is Hill doing throwing that pass by a mile?

  • CaliUSMC

    sHAQTIN a foo

  • Barry Allen

    sigh Hill.

  • Maknusia

    trying too hard…let them settle

  • Nice push by Lin on Bev trying to get to his space

  • Barry Allen

    Nice interior pass to Boozer.

  • real-dsb

    Lakers not getting blown out yet! =)

  • CaliUSMC

    That was pretty by Kobe

  • Someone should blanket Ariza to prevent those 3s

  • Barry Allen

    Lol Lakers daring Bev to shoot and he clanks it.

  • blubell
  • Bev and Harden tried to trap Lin but Harden fouled

  • Maknusia

    Yeah Animal Fries are part of their secret menu 🙂

  • Barry Allen

    Davis and Young, now they need to score like mad!

  • CaliUSMC

    5:56- Lin – 3 pts / 1 ast / 2to’s

  • Rick Johnson

    Harden convering Boozer, they should feed Boozer.

  • Alaingrvis

    offense a bit sloppy

  • sport

    Nicky Young and Davis in with the starters now. Good things should happen but Lin needs to keep shooting!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Streaming is really bad. Can’t watch at all.

  • Alaingrvis

    its on espn.

  • sport

    I agree and they seriously need someone to defend Ariza better!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    How to go there?

  • Chipdip
  • sport

    Didn’t count as foul but Harden tapped the ball out of bounds so still Lakers ball!

  • If Davis started, Lakers would have been up by 5pts

  • yes, Ariza can get hot very quickly

  • Maknusia

    ur wish granted he is in for Wes

  • blubell
  • aha, let’s see 😀

  • Maknusia

    see, your mistake…should have requested earlier!

  • sport

    Kobe on him now should be fine!

  • blubell
  • Great D by Lin on Bev!

  • blubell

    Jeremy with 3 TO 🙁

  • BobbyH

    Kobe looks tired.

  • Barry Allen

    Bev Clank!

  • Alaingrvis

    lin trying to pass too much. with dwight out drive

  • blubell

    Davis wearing a headband?

  • Barry Allen

    BevClank X 2

  • real-dsb

    triple triple? not possible. 100 pts, 100 assists, 100 rebs. LOL

  • Chipdip

    Davis!!!!!

  • What a great BLOCK by Davis!

  • sport

    Holy smokes Boozer is on fire and working hard today!

  • Rick Johnson

    Pandering to Chinese sponsors

  • CaliUSMC

    Ugly basketball….

  • sport

    LOL Harden euro opps fail! LMAO!

  • BobbyH

    Both teams play badly.

  • Brent Yen

    Just came back, how was lIn?!

  • Alaingrvis

    the passes are off today. offense a little out of sync

  • That’s one great Euro-miss by Harden!
    Nick Young did enough but not fouling to make Harden hesitate a bit

  • Barry Allen

    Yeah Harden is just trying to draw the foul all the time.

  • Alaingrvis

    what is harden with out the fouls average

  • blubell

    3 pts and 3TOs

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks! Finally I’m able to watch it now.

  • perhaps Nick Young can guard him well

  • sport

    Back to back game so probably tired. I give credit to Boozer for being aggressive at the rim! No Dwight on defense equals taking candy from a baby for hiM!

  • Brent Yen

    oh no!!!

  • BobbyH

    Lakers have some rebounds and some blocks. Great defense from Davis.

  • real-dsb

    it’s a superstar thing. superstars get the free pts even if their FT% is lower than another player.

  • sport

    Nick Young got the height advantage and was straight up.

  • Rick Johnson

    Jeremy must have coached team on how not to foul Harden

  • Houston 3-6 from 3s, not a good sign for Lakers

  • kassiek

    double double

  • Brent Yen

    KOBe is lazy

  • Kobe bad shot led to a 3 for Rockets on the other end
    4-7 now

  • blubell

    Old and tired too.

  • This is bad 5-8 from 3s

  • BobbyH

    Lakers need to guard those corner 3s.

  • Love Lin

    heavy legs on b2b games 4 him..

  • Brent Yen

    So far I only saw 4 possesions, and Kobe had something bad about this all 4..

  • BobbyH

    BS should rest Kobe, not Lin.

  • Byron should not let a tired Kobe play the whole 1st quarter.

    He’s laboring out there

  • blubell

    So D followed Jeremy to the bench…

  • Love Lin

    Why Lin just started warm up, then Scott put him on the bench?.. Just cant figure out his rotation plan..

  • sport

    Kobe bxtching at the ref about the no call.

  • CaliUSMC

    He just pulled a Harden

  • Barry Allen

    Kobe 1-6

  • Riddick

    Nothing this incompetent coach does surprises me any more. smh

  • BobbyH

    Lakers trailing only by 2, said the announcer.

  • Alaingrvis

    not true he was looking to pass mostly. was a bit off passing wise

  • sport

    Byron should take Kobe out and put Lin in, he’s tired and not fast enough on defense right now.

  • sws94

    Not liking how LIn is looking but it’s early.

  • sport

    Lin barely played but started off with a nice 3. He just gotta keep shooting.

  • I think Lakers are a bit tired, especially Kobe

  • Rick Johnson

    Kobe 1/6 back to chucking mode

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Barry Allen

    Jeremy should shoot more, he can’t do worse than Kobe’s 1-6. Lin really needs to stay aggressive. that opens up shots for other players too.

  • Brent Yen

    Why is D12 not in the game. Anything happened?

  • sws94

    One was a Rockets player was on the ground and Lin tripped over him on a drive. Weird.

  • Rick Johnson

    Ya B2B Scott should watch his minutes.

  • real-dsb

    officially: out due to strained knee.

  • Barry Allen

    Horry was making some clucking noises about that.

  • blubell

    He’s scared of Kobe so he ran.

  • Chipdip

    Harden no point and one assist? good… don’t wake him up

  • JoeTeam

    “knee”

  • strained knee … (maybe straining belt)

  • Michael

    Someone said he had a “strange white knee” or something like that….

  • Alaingrvis

    you mean don’t foul

  • real-dsb

    unofficially, some speculate didn’t want attention to child abuse case

  • JC

    Another 25+shot game by Kobe coming

  • Dorothy

    Don’t see Lin

  • Brent Yen

    ROX is building a lead now

  • Chipdip

    Lakers need to defend the 3s

  • Riddick

    He won’t until Bryant is laying on the floor gasping for air. smh

  • 6-11 from 3s will not be good for the Lakers

  • cali7

    same old story

  • Rick Johnson

    Price wide open afraid to take 3

  • blubell

    He’s on the bench

  • Riddick

    Man, has chunky morey gotten bigger?

  • Brent Yen

    Thank GOd Rox is sloppy as usual

  • JoeTeam

    for the record, Lin went after Bev one play and got stopped by 2 bigs. Bev went after Lin and got stopped by Lin.

  • Barry Allen

    Price is an offensive liability, he just gave up a WIDE OPEN 3 point shot.

  • wow, that’s a bad TO by Price but finally he made a 3!

  • 717

    New nickname for Price: Scrubby P

  • cali7

    did that once before for bev

  • Brent Yen

    he just lost it, like nothing happened. Even his TOV is so low profile…

  • sws94

    He’s not playing strong. He’s picking up his dribble and almost looks like he doesn’t want the ball in his hands. And 3 TOs in 1 quarter isn’t good.

  • sport

    Good thing Nick Young ran down and got the ball!

  • Riddick

    Well, that guarantees Scott will keep him in.

  • JoeTeam

    nah, just like Lin and his goodness to fans.

  • real-dsb

    ugh wes

  • Brent Yen

    Nice D by Prcie

  • Chipdip

    yes… Houston gets a foul call!

  • sport

    Price another TO, omg he’s so bad!! Why not play Lin more?!

  • real-dsb

    there you go Hill, great post move

  • Brent Yen

    I don get it, Price just lost his handle

  • Bearness

    I’ve been watching for 3 min and already happened twice.

  • real-dsb

    nice, Price, should’ve have foul on Ariza

  • Chipdip

    Harden zero !Sh……

  • Riddick

    Scott’s project not working…nutn new.

  • real-dsb

    Price chucking 3s

  • Barry Allen

    That was a foul on Price.

  • sport

    James Harden with 0 points lol.

  • two-time Price tried to be flashy and he got a TO the 2nd time.
    Then he made a steal for the dunk.

    Byron might say “Sometimes Price plays for the other team” :]

  • real-dsb

    maybe you guys shouldn’t have been making fun of Price being too scared to take 3s, now he’s chucking them

  • Chipdip

    Lakers plz don’t wake him up

  • Brent Yen

    No But I don think handle is his weakness. Anyway…I guess that changes everyday

  • 0 ref help :]

  • Brent Yen

    Let’s start to making fun of Lin

  • CaliUSMC

    what a boring game so far… zzz

  • Riddick

    Really Scott…how is Price working for you?

  • Barry Allen

    lol

  • sport

    Guys with the zebra strips aren’t helping him today.

  • he’s flashy like Lin now 🙂

  • real-dsb

    let’s make fun of Motiejunas

  • Brent Yen

    lol that would work too

  • 311

    Feels like I’m watching a YMCA pick-up game.

  • Barry Allen

    Harden: “I blame the refs. Call my flops guys!”

  • Alaingrvis

    like we have a another back up

  • sport

    Yes it was a obvious foul but he didn’t get the call cause he’s not a star, bias refs!

  • blubell

    Harden with only 1 FGA lol

  • John Lee

    How about letting the starting PG play some more minutes? Just a thought…

  • Riddick

    A back up that Scott doesn’t consider a back up. What happened to Clarkson…he can’t do worse.

  • JoeTeam

    morey unpleasant to see and hear.

  • Chipdip

    They need Lin back… no one helped Hill who had the ball

  • Now HOU 7-14 from 3s

  • real-dsb

    wow sacre, with the fadeaway 3 ftr

  • Alaingrvis

    now bev scoring on price

  • Brent Yen

    Those are practice shots

  • blubell

    Jeremy in.

  • JoeTeam

    Lin in.

  • CaliUSMC

    that morey interview was way too long

  • real-dsb

    L-in

  • Riddick

    You’re being kind…I’d use another word if this forum wasn’t so nice.

  • Nice Lin assist to Hill

  • real-dsb

    no…. Hill long jumper… ok fine

  • Chipdip

    No defence on 3s? OMG!

  • blubell

    nice assist to Kobe

  • CaliUSMC

    GOOD D- LIN

  • JoeTeam

    again lin stops Bev

  • Love Lin

    man.. smthing wrong w/the Lakers D now

  • real-dsb

    uh, was Harden guarding Kobe?

  • Chipdip

    Bev! You can’t beat Lin!

  • Lakers allowed wide-open 3s
    HOU allowed wide-open 2

  • blubell

    3pts, 3asts, 3TOs for Jeremy.

  • real-dsb

    triple triple!

  • Rick Johnson

    Nice defense Jeremy on Beverley

  • Hill is semi-automatic around the rim.
    He should make a living there

  • Alaingrvis

    head bob foul call lol

  • Riddick

    I’d like to see some baskets…pleeeez.

  • Brent Yen

    Lin’s shot was way off. He is thinking something

  • sport

    Johnson with the hustle play and pass to Hill to tie the game! Team playing great teamball but Lin really needs to get going. Sad that mid range jumper was short.

  • Alaingrvis

    it one shot

  • JoeTeam

    ima tryin’ to be a good example.

  • Brent Yen

    He has to stay there. then his 9mil will be well worth it

  • Bearness

    He’s probably like, man, this place brings back bad memories.

  • Barry Allen

    Grrr, Harden up to his flops again.

  • Chipdip

    They defend OK just not taking care on the 3s

  • Brent Yen

    I know I mean that one shot.

  • Brent Yen

    LOL I DON blame him

  • sport

    We need to see Lin make some baskets! He needs to get to the rim with no Dwight today!

  • cali7

    all of bev’s points so far were on price if i’m not mistaken

  • Guest

    I am about to type this, but obvious I am too slow, and saw this. ><

  • Brent Yen

    LOL so even in disqus, we have nonsenses

  • yes, 3 putbacks and 1 midrange ratio will be good for him

  • blubell

    You are correct.

  • 311

    Kobe should just keep backdooring all game lol.

  • Love Lin

    Right, too many wide open 4 the Rox

  • sws94

    He’s looking better now, good.

  • blubell
  • Alaingrvis

    yep

  • Brent Yen

    He was worse?

  • Rick Johnson

    Who is covering Ariza? They leave him wide open for the 3. They must be double teaming Harden and effectively leaving Ariza open.

  • JW

    Hou getting wide open looks on those 3s.

  • JoeTeam

    kobe?

  • sws94

    He seemed shaky in the first half to me. He now seems more confident and he’s playing great D on Beverley.

  • Chipdip

    Wow …first harden point!

  • real-dsb

    ugh wes 3 pt brick

  • sport

    And one for Boozer Yes!

  • Rick Johnson

    Nice move Boozer

  • real-dsb

    nice, Lin closed on Bev 3, causing miss

  • Chipdip

    Nice Lakers!

  • Lin lunged and made Bev missed his 3.
    8-16 now for HOU

  • real-dsb

    great pass from Kobe to Boozer for the 3 pt play

  • Brent Yen

    Kobe is really old school. He always find the guy in the paint 1st

  • JoeTeam

    Bev lunge D

  • Harden and Bev tried to trap Lin again. Harden fouled again

  • CaliUSMC

    What is Lin diong..

  • real-dsb

    good Harden has 2 pfs

  • John Lee

    Someone’s claim that Wes can’t hit water shooting from a boat is beginning to hold some water. 🙂

  • Chipdip

    Jeremy! badd…….

  • John Lee

    Watching Wes miss…

  • Alaingrvis

    two short shot back to back game effect

  • real-dsb

    haha Bev tried to dunk after the whistle and rimmed out

  • sport

    LOL Bev the pet raised his hand and wanted the foul call but it was on Harden so he had to sit! haha I would love to see Harden foul out before 4th quarter!

  • BobbyH

    B2B effect on Lin. he looked tired too.

  • Brent Yen

    That was way too short…LOL It is ok, just kept taking it

  • Alaingrvis

    lin need to go for layups since his shot is short

  • I think Lin has tired legs. He doesn’t have his usual burst driving to the rim

  • Brent Yen

    Time to work on the craftyness

  • sport

    Lin looks tired back to back has always been a witness of his, wonder why.

  • yeah, not as quick as usual

  • Rick Johnson

    He was off balance falling back trying to shoot that.

  • sws94

    I think he should shoot those mid range shots. That was well defended that time.

  • Alaingrvis

    agreed

  • sport

    Lin should definitely try getting to the rim!

  • Riddick

    Lin needs some pep pills to come back gunning. This game is sloooooooow.

  • JoeTeam

    j’s midrange fadeaway short 2x.

  • Love Lin

    hes tired.. 🙁

  • John Lee

    He’s gotta overcome or compensate, Lakers really need to wipe that smirk off them Rox faces.

  • Rick Johnson

    Oh ya, if he’s tired they should rest hm

  • Riddick

    Especially the ugly one. lol

  • real-dsb

    aw, Boozer missed Wes all alone under the basket

  • sport

    Lin should’ve taken that himself!!

  • Weifang

    Lin looks off tonight

  • sport

    Off and tired for sure.

  • JoeTeam

    That’s one Kobe attempt to find Lin.

  • real-dsb

    Kobe floated a pass to Lin in the corner, stolen

  • CaliUSMC

    No positive comments from Hubie tonight..

  • good try by Kobe to pass cross-court to Lin but too slow.
    Intercepted by Terry

  • Chipdip

    Only in first half… wait for the 2nd half

  • sport

    Lin stop passing just take the shot!!

  • cali7

    Who is defending papnikolaou?

  • real-dsb

    Lin with 3 FGA, 3 AST, 3 TO, 3 PTS. quadruple triple

  • John Lee

    More Lin-Davis please. Sometimes I feel BS is helping the other team.

  • blubell

    4 TOs 🙁

  • Bearness

    Just need to quadruple those numbers next half (except for TO).

  • real-dsb

    well 49-51 at halftime, not bad. Lin usually has 1 good half, so second half should a lot different!

  • Brent Yen

    LOL you are the TOV tracker

  • sport

    After half time I hope Lin comes out more assertive, he passing why too much and it become predictable that’s why he has a few TOs! There were shots at the rim that he could’ve taken himself!

  • Brent Yen

    LOL good way to put it.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I hope you are right:-)

  • Rick Johnson

    Hope he comes out on fire the second half.

  • Love Lin

    hes working undercover.. ha

  • John Lee

    Please specify which… 🙂

  • Riddick

    I think it’s supposed to be Hill or Bryant. But as usual, he’s the chosen one for this game that no one seems to be guarding.

  • Alaingrvis

    lakers look a bit tired which is expected. just have to fight through it. lin has to shoot those shot and not pass. a missed shot is better then a turn over. I’m sure he will make the adjustments. very boring game though

  • Brent Yen

    I know..I know..lol

  • 717

    I’m tired of Lin being tired. He needs to drink some Red Bull and grab the bull by the …

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Excellent way to put it. Feel that since the beginning of season.

  • KL

    Do you think Lin is a bit distracted thinking about all the abuse he got from Houston?

  • Brent Yen

    I guess he is just tired

  • BobbyH

    HOU without DW is vulnerable.

  • sws94

    I wouldn’t mind the TOs if he had points and assists. He made a few nice plays but he isn’t in control like last night. He has to relax and stop forcing things.

  • JoeTeam

    No, he’s playing great D.

  • Riddick

    Yup, still waiting for the coaching to show up.

  • I am The Jason

    If the Lakers keep playing this way, they are going to lose. The offense is not going thru Lin. Everyone is watching Kobe.

  • blubell
  • joyce ward

    Yeah, but he needs to take some pep pills or something. He needs to come out strong in the 2nd half.

  • 717

    Too bad it’s a BTB for us.

  • Maybe Lin should just keep shooting 3s with tired legs
    He’s 1-1 from 3 so far. 0-2 from 2s

  • Rick Johnson

    I would think he would just shake it off after a few minutes.

  • BobbyH

    It seems. Hope he can bounce back and leave nothing left. Just mark the Toyota center. Go Lin.

  • JoeTeam

    when he’s inside, he has no room so he’s trying to thread it. It’s not as if he beats Bev, which he’s dong with or without a screen, that he has an open seam.

  • Brent Yen

    I hope he will. Fatique can not be the excuse anyway. Just need to impact without the speed

  • sws94

    This is not the JLin that took it to the Knicks and scored at will on them. Something’s wrong, he should be lighting them up with Howard out of the lineup.

  • Brent Yen

    LOL I dare him to shoot a half court

  • KL

    Ok at work now so can’t watch the game yet. Just wanted some indication from you guys who are actually watching the game.

  • JoeTeam

    3 are the good kind … taking risk in o when D is broken.

  • joyce ward

    Is the offense running through kobe or lin?

  • John Lee

    B2B legs and you KNOW Rox targeting him.

  • Chipdip

    Houston is 9:2 Lakers is 2:9 so Houston is supposed to be able to crush the Lakers easily. Not happening yet…

  • Love Lin

    focus on ur work, dont get caught.. 🙂

  • Alaingrvis

    well both

  • sport

    Not to mention Harden not getting his foul calls and bricking shots lol.

  • Brent Yen

    Seems both

  • CaliUSMC

    Boozer and Kobe don’t seem affected by B2B

  • JoeTeam

    yet = today?

  • Maknusia

    Better Q2 but need to stepup on D

  • Weifang

    he is heavily guarded.

  • Brent Yen

    I guess because they don have D12. LAL is a much better team now too

  • Rick Johnson

    Don’t have T Jones either.

  • Alaingrvis

    they are rushing him on screens

  • Brent Yen

    U mean Lin?

  • JoeTeam

    don’t underestimate their paint D … Dmo we know plays intelligent ball.

  • Chipdip

    Lakers lost more guys too…

  • Weifang

    Lin cannot find rhythm tonight probably due to rox’s fast pace. Fortunately, Neither did Rockets find rhythm.
    Looking forward to the 2nd half. Hope the team gets some adjustment.

  • orLinaryjoe

    He should take more. Not selfish if he gets a chance.

  • Rick Johnson

    True

  • Maknusia

    i will go with that

  • Brent Yen

    I mean compare with the 1st meetings.

  • Brent Yen

    Do get caught, focus on the game….:P

  • Chipdip

    Harden has only 4 pts

  • webattorney

    Bev and Harden doing a good job guarding Lin, playing him physically and making him hesitate. It seems they got into Lin’s head, or Lin is letting them get into his head.

  • 717

    Wish they’d lose Wes too.

  • BobbyH

    Adjustment in 2nd half. Use more Davis and Young, spread the space and let Lin guide the offense.

  • Brent Yen

    I guess Rox just don want Lin to beat them.

  • Weifang

    both teams are messy, maybe that’s why no team can find rhythm.

  • JoeTeam

    are you sure it’s in his head? I saw Bev slam his head, but it don’t go in.

  • webattorney

    Bev also wants to show that Rockets made the right choice in naming him a starter.

  • Guest

    I hope lin wants to beat them badly.

  • 717

    Can you send bs a text?

  • webattorney

    Sure seems like it.

  • Brent Yen

    I guess..LOL

  • John Lee

    It’s all in the D, on both ends.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Well slow game. Lakers still in it. Need to come back in and kick offense up a notch. Yes, Lin can look to take a few more shots.

  • Alaingrvis

    over anylazing

  • Dorothy

    I don’t understand Lin, why is he so passive? There is no Dwight tonight, he should be able to penetrate, but he kept deferring to others. I do not know what his problem is. He seems has a switch that turns on or off. I have never criticized his game before, but how can he be so passive after such an aggressive game last night?

  • Maknusia

    I meant LAL…overall

  • Chipdip

    The King had 5 TO tonight but no one concerns …

  • Brent Yen

    You do see there are a lot of body around him, right? LOL

  • webattorney

    That looks obvious to me. Otherwise, he must be really tired.

  • BobbyH

    Well, even if I put a big SIGN before him, he would just ignore. I will use my telepathy.

  • Brent Yen

    I guess that works in LAL’s favor

  • CaliUSMC

    Tired Lin = passive.
    Tired Kobe/or any other nba player = will still shoot

  • Brent Yen

    Oh OK

  • JoeTeam

    we’ll see 2nd half. I see him many times in the paint but he has 2 bigs around him. He’s pushing the passes to try to get that score. 2 TOs that way. Another was attempted Alley Oop He got the backdoor to Kobe loe that. So, theme the breaks.

    Then, you seen him many times stop the HOU score. Bev 2x for sure.

  • Love Lin

    lol..u r high tonite.. 🙂

  • John Lee

    I assume you know of his double-double work last night…

  • Maknusia

    Points in the Paint:
    LAL 24,
    HOU 14

    Second Chance Points:
    LAL 9,
    HOU 0

    Fastbreak Points:
    LAL 2,
    HOU 6

  • Brent Yen

    LOL

  • JoeTeam

    I don’t think we’re seeing the same things. See below. Sure, I saw his 2 short fade aways.

  • Maknusia

    valid excuse, but its still excuse

  • webattorney

    I agree with you. I am trying to explain that it’s not due to his passivity but Bev and Harden’s ganging up on him has made him very hesitant.

  • John Lee

    As was 4 games in 5 days. 🙂

  • I am The Jason

    One problem is that once he passes the ball, he will never see again until the opponent scores. That is why so many of us just wants he to shoot. He can play pnr with Boozer or Hill because they are slow. Hill is afraid to take it to the basket. It is shameful.

  • Dorothy

    Brent, no I never watched a whole NBA game before Lin, but I thought he had hard time played against 1st Rox game because of Dwight.

  • JoeTeam

    he is not being passive. 3 of his TOs were pushing it after he got an advantage. His D is very active and effective.

  • sws94

    Bev is pathetic when he tries to make moves on Lin and he orchestrates nothing. He gets rebounds, shoots 3s and plays defense. Lin has so much more talent but he’s limiting himself today and maybe he’s tired.

  • Brent Yen

    No really I mean D12 is a part of it of course

  • joyce ward

    and your point…look i love lin, but he needs to find a happy medium and bring it every night even if he doesn’t feel it. that is what starters do in this league

  • 717

    That’s not true this time. That only happened opening week.

  • JoeTeam

    It’s not that simple dorothy. It’s a dance and Lin has had his share of pushes that didn’t work out this half. Believe me, he’s killing my fantasy stats, but he’s trying and to could be 3 more assists instead of TOs. for 6 more points. The the 2 midranges that were short.

  • Rick Johnson

    BS call

  • John Lee

    He plays hard D, b2b, Bev and Harden BOTH out to get him, and no break? Tough love Joyce! 🙂

  • Brent Yen

    Haha refs are not helping

  • sws94

    That call was unacceptable.

  • Chipdip

    Refs suppose to help Houston so they are doing the right calls

  • Jason Smith

    i knew Houston was going to play Lin physical, and so far its working

  • joyce ward

    Yes.it is tough love in which he needs to work it out.:)

  • Maknusia

    I’m with joyce on this

  • anddan

    Lin got no calls…

  • orLinaryjoe

    why is lin just standing in corner

  • John Lee

    I know that. The point being stamina is a real factor.

  • joyce ward

    That is why lin needs to work around that. Lin knows that this is not a level playing field when it comes to him.That is why he never needs to give them reason to point the finger at him.

  • sport

    Lin keeps getting double teamed while Kobe is left open!!

  • Chipdip

    Bring the bench out please!

  • good strategy by HOU

  • John Lee

    M&M trying to prove a point.

  • Chipdip

    Bev killed Jeremy with 3s

  • joyce ward

    that is why lin needs to figure it out and get past it. He needs to do what he has to do to help the team for a win.

  • cali7

    8 pts on price. what are you talking about?

  • Brent Yen

    that was a 2 right?

  • Love Lin

    they just wanna eat him up..

  • JoeTeam

    no. 1. Lin has disrupted at least 2 3FGA.

  • Alaingrvis

    laker offense look bad today. ill blame it on being tired but if kobe take over its over

  • sws94

    Houston has improved their PnR defense a lot.

  • JoeTeam

    maybe. Lin challenged and won a 3FGA right after.

  • sport

    That was the only 3 on JLin, 8 points were on Price!

  • Brent Yen

    From what I have saw so far. I guess today it is Kobe’s night.

  • anddan

    Lin hardly got screen…

  • cali7

    yes. epsn has it as a 2

  • John Lee

    I thought that’s the coach’s job… LOL

  • Lin at first then Kobe later on

  • BobbyH

    If I were Lin, I will be pissed with the long 2 right on my face. Lin just won’t turn it on tonight.

  • sport

    Hill tried but his screen was so bad and Lin still got double teamed.

  • sport

    Yes Lin should get pissed with all those BS foul calls!

  • JoeTeam

    Hey all, just watching the PG action. This quarter is all through Kobe, so relax on the JLin harping. You can see he’s doing it on D, and that’s the reason the score is close (any D they can muster, not just Lin.)

  • yes, twice that happened

  • anddan

    he had all the Rox attention but little help from teammates

  • BobbyH

    So far all balls go thru Kobe. Can’t complain. Lin is too passive and heavily defended.

  • sport

    Great now JLin is out and Nick Young and Ed Davis are back in! Can Lin at least get 15 tonight?!

  • Skwo

    The Laker’s offense has no flow, no ball movement… Basically Lin and Wes standing in the corner while Kobe and Hill take their shots.

  • JoeTeam

    not this quarter, it’s all through kobe now.

  • orLinaryjoe

    they’re countering pnr by double teaming him. if open man can make it, then less dbl teams

  • Houston really game-planned to double Lin so he gives up the ball to Kobe which is less efficient.
    They have a good strategy. Davis would need to help set good screens for Lin to get the PnR going

  • JoeTeam

    Lin is not passive and is heavily doubled once he breaks down Bev.

  • Brent Yen

    Good decision by taking Lin out, LAL have a better chance this way

  • blubell

    No PG on the floor for LAL

  • Rick Johnson

    Kobe

  • anddan

    they ensure that Lin would look good @ their home…

  • CaliUSMC

    Yup

  • joyce ward

    I just hope lin get at least 12 point s tonight, but he need to find a happy medium on how to play. He needs to realize that the defense is going to load up on him ,and needs to work it out on how to get around it.

  • webattorney

    Fully agree. Lin is rattled. Mac finally shows some coaching ability.

  • Brent Yen

    By sitting on the bench…LOL

  • BobbyH

    Can’t agree more. He needs to find a way. Not just this game, the games after the other team will do the same.

  • webattorney

    15 points? How?

  • Brent Yen

    They did the same…

  • sport

    Ironic how Rockets game talking about PPG points per possession yet Lin was the efficient of the team last season!

  • orLinaryjoe

    LA ball is not passed around. See how times it moves to a different person.

  • cali7

    Garcia sighting again! Good to see at least

  • John Lee

    Until BS decides to allow Lin-Davis set plays on a regular basis… No one else on the Lakers seems to be able to set a decent pick.

  • Alaingrvis

    hope lin plays with the bench and gets going

  • 7iger

    How is he going to find a way when no teammates helping him when he get double?

  • John Lee

    PNR cannot be done alone.

  • sport

    Which is why JLin needs to figure out how to score on his own, he did it last game now needs to do it again.

  • anddan

    LAL announcers complimented Price on defense… during the 1st half…

  • joyce ward

    You know he needs to work it out and step up and give them the fingers and play the way that he knows how to play. That is why I get so frustrated with lijn. You knew this is what they were going to do , freaking plan ahead and figure out a way to beat them.

  • Chipdip

    Bryan needs to sit…

  • anddan

    Ref don’t call in favour of LAL

  • JoeTeam

    kobe D on papa … very bad tonight.

  • John Lee

    Playing Kobe-ball, in other words. 🙂

  • sport

    Announcers just tolling BS’s line! Price gave up 8 points against Bev!

  • cali7

    That’s just ridiculous. Beverly got wide open looks at 3

  • Brent Yen

    He is very bad on eveyone

  • sport

    Can Lin come back in, why is Johnson playing when he’s such a bad player?! Johnson got 2nd highest minutes of the team with 27 while Lin only got 21! Lin should be the one with the 2nd longest minutes every game!

  • webattorney

    Right on.

  • cali7

    Kobe’s on papa? No wonder. Kobe is focusing on offense and wes can’t make up the D

  • I am The Jason

    The Rockets are moving the ball while the Lakers are watching Kobe shooting the ball. Byron Scott is losing me. He won’t start Davis and Kobe is on his shooting binge. This is a recipe for a lost.

  • Alaingrvis

    the team looks tired. not getting rebound short on shots.

  • I think the problem is his tired legs eliminate his weapon to drive to the rim and draw fouls.
    Then Hill can’t set good screens for Lin to get the PnR going.

    Lin needs to take pull-up 3s or midrange Js which might not be high% but I hope he tries something.
    Right now HOU is neutralizing Lin’s impact

  • Chipdip

    Lakers don’t attack like a team, all iso.

  • John Lee

    Which is why his legs aren’t as tired.

  • JoeTeam

    I’m not catching all the switches. but noticing kobe walking to a wide open papa. Lucky he missed.

  • orLinaryjoe

    hate to say it, rockets are moving the ball well. down vote.

  • 7iger

    That is what happen when Kobe mode mostly turn on.

  • cali7

    The offense is getting messy. Kobe is looking tired. Young’s handles are questionable. Lin needs to get out of the funk he is in. I believe he can. He has to believe in himself and just play his game.

  • Alaingrvis

    what

  • Brent Yen

    I don’t agree…but it is what it is 😛 Not saying he should not step up, just saying he needs help like anybody else.

  • Skwo

    There is a stark contrast in the way the Rockets swing the ball around to how the Laker’s move the ball on offense. Seems like every player touches the ball for the Rockets. Usually only 2 for the Lakers.

  • Chipdip

    He could if not playing with Kobe at the same time

  • Briiick

    Agreed. Kobe is regressing back.

  • orLinaryjoe

    They are blind to not to work on their offense. Booze and Hill take too many long 2s. No rebound.

  • 311

    Wow, Hubie Brown with the behind the back no look passes!

  • webattorney

    I am actually rooting for Lakers to win whether or not Lin plays well for this game because it’s against Rockets. I rather Lakers win even if Lin plays badly, just for this game.

  • orLinaryjoe

    He doesn’t know anything else. BS not focused on team offense.

  • 717

    I know but it’s really only a BTB and I just wish J had some extra energy to stick it to Houston.

  • 7iger

    when the ball run thru kobe most of the time other players seen to not moving much and less energy active on def.

  • cali7

    That’s only true to a certain extent. Kobe starts doing this when he thinks he has to step up and take responsibility so he says.

  • cali7

    Me too

  • Brent Yen

    I believe everyone is…LOL

  • cali7

    Bev in, when will Lin come in?

  • 7iger

    I think everyone want Lakers to win but not going to happen now full Kobe mode.

  • Brent Yen

    He is done

  • Chipdip

    Kobe kept the Lakers close, now he is losing the game… perhaps he needs to sit down?!!!!

  • JoeTeam

    please sit kobe now … he’s starting to brick

  • BuzzerBeater

    Alright guys, I havent been watching.
    I’ll start watching the 4thQ and help turn their luck around.

  • Briiick

    Kobe takes more than 20 shots =~= lakers lose.

  • cali7

    I don’t think so. Full quarter. Lin has to play through this and hopefully Scott lets him and Lin steps it up

  • cali7

    Lin checking in

  • Brent Yen

    Shoot! why!

  • cali7

    haha. harsh

  • Rick Johnson

    Because Lakers looking like a disorganized mob with Lin out.

  • 7iger

    That is what I going to say too. When he takes more than 20 shots that mean the offense is running thru him mostly.

  • Rene#17

    Wow JLin coming in with a minute to go at end of 3rd. Let’s go Lin.

  • CaliUSMC

    I stopped watching at halftime. Guess I didn’t miss anything?

  • Chipdip

    Please!!!

  • joyce ward

    I hope he does something . At least get your stats.

  • Brent Yen

    True, But I don’t think Scott found the way to break that double team on Lin yet.

  • Rick Johnson

    Is Kobe going to play the entire 2nd half?

  • sport

    JLin back in Ed Davis gets going!

  • JoeTeam

    Davis saves Kobe brick.

  • Alaingrvis

    laker have to fight since they are tired

  • Chipdip

    if Kobe sits down then they will take over the game

  • cali7

    Crazy “rotation”

  • John Lee

    Why do I see 3 Lakers PGs on the court?!

  • JoeTeam

    Ha ha, Harden tries a 3 flop.

  • sport

    Harden with the brick, predictable.

  • Brent Yen

    because of the TOV

  • sport

    Only JLin and Price, who’s the 3rd one? Price playing mostly off ball and Lin’s the PG which is good.

  • Brent Yen

    Win still come 1st I think.

  • 7iger

    Kobe is the oldest but play the most minutes, smh.

  • John Lee

    Can I call a flat rotation “flotation”? LOL

  • blubell

    Kobe?

  • Michael

    I like Hardens last shot, he should keep doing that.

  • JoeTeam

    ok, Joyce. Remember UCONN.

    Brent, I know you are saying BS doesn’t know how to adjust to the double on Lin, so let us see if Lin gets it done himself with the others.

  • Brent Yen

    exactly

  • CaliUSMC

    Seems to have better cardio than Lin.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Lakers look pretty good with effort on defense. They need better offense sets. This is on BS.

  • John Lee

    Reese’s peanut butter cup for you… 🙂

  • sport

    Yes Harden please keep brick so Lakers can take the lead!

  • Rene#17

    Come on Lin. Know too much PTSD from the Rockets but let’s pull yourself together and go into stealth mode.

  • Brent Yen

    that is impoosible to get it done by oneself. You need your team mates to be in the right spot. Their only way I saw so far is to run 1 2 pNR

  • 7iger

    Want to see harden and Kobe shootout?

  • joyce ward

    I hope so.

  • JoeTeam

    i’d disagree, but you are USMC and in better shape than me.

  • John Lee

    Yeah, go into Kobe mode!

  • Weifang

    If Kobe and Harden will get on the ISO contest in the 4 Q, then I bet Lakers will lose.

  • JoeTeam

    only if Kobe sits and Ln gets to call Davis. I want Ln to sit too, every minute in this game is killing my fantasy game.

  • Rick Johnson

    Ya pretty predictable.

  • John Lee

    Well YES!!!

  • Brent Yen

    No…it will not help. HOU is hard showing on Lin. If they can not pull away one more defender, there is not place for Lin to go.

  • 717

    pop open a can of spinach

  • blubell

    I prefer Snickers 😛

  • ok, Kobe is resting at the start of Q4

    But Price is playing PG and Lin playing SG. Not good

  • JC

    Lakers have slim chance of winning if Kobe keep bricking

  • JoeTeam

    I see now what you are saying.

  • Brent Yen

    If I am Lin, I will play PB very dirty. But I am not him…so….good luck Lin

  • anddan

    Bev… can’t say i enjoy the way he plays… thought he got praises…

  • Chipdip

    1 pt game

  • Davis saved Lin’s miss with a tip in.
    Good drive!

  • anddan

    that’s Bev’s specialty, esp w/ collaborative refs.

  • CaliUSMC

    P.Bev > Lin right now.. smh

  • Love Lin

    ask one unprofessional Q..:) can they switch the position anytime on the court while Lin plays PG well?

  • John Lee

    Jeremy’s new bromance!

  • ok, Lin playing PG now

  • They keep doubling Lin.
    Come one, Lin!

    You can solve this Rocket puzzle

  • Rick Johnson

    They are leaving Price open to double on Lin. Price not an offensive threat.

  • sport

    JLin not playing well this game =/ He’s passing way too much and need to take shots!

  • Chipdip

    Boozer… come on! u gotta score

  • Alaingrvis

    lin too passive right now stop playing through boozer

  • Chipdip

    He is not.

  • JoeTeam

    that was a dumb play by Booz …. Lin wide open at 3 and booz chose to turnaround brick.

  • CaliUSMC

    Announcers are all over P.Bev.. omg

  • anddan

    houston is going physical w/o little refs’ interventions…

  • Rick Johnson

    They double Lin and leave Price open because Price isn’t a threat. They should put someone in that can create some offense.

  • 717

    yes

  • anddan

    Booz… hardly pass the ball out when in paint…

  • Brent Yen

    Exactly.

  • 7iger

    and you too

  • sws94

    He’s playing well. He’s got what 15 points, he’s hustling and getting rebounds and Lin has done nothing against him.

  • sport

    JLin really needs to take some shots and get his not just pass to teammates! This has been a continuous problem for him.

  • BuzzerBeater

    b2bs have always been Jeremy’s kryptonite, really ugly game.
    I need them to pull out the win so it’ll ease the pain XD

  • Brent Yen

    Ball is not moving. Lin did everything right so far

  • anddan

    announcers noticed…

  • JoeTeam

    read what Brent wrote below. Then note just now … weak screen, Lin is followed into top corner with 2 guys (Bev recovering off bad screen). No play.

  • sport

    I see that too, very obvious home court advantage!

  • the problem is he never gets the ball back for open 3s or anything

  • Brent Yen

    exactly

  • sport

    Great now Lin is pulled out again but Ronnie Price gets to stay in?!! What’s wrong with BS? It’s crunch time at this rate the team will lose!

  • sws94

    Price and Lin lineup is not good.

  • BobbyH

    Well, not to the eyes of the norm. Even some of us don’t understand why the switch is not turned on.

  • sport

    That’s cause Price isn’t good at all!! He should be the one going out not Lin!

  • CaliUSMC

    Cause of one comment?

  • Skwo

    Lin’s getting double teamed off a pick and has no passing lanes. Not sure what he can do.

  • Rick Johnson

    So now they will double team Kobe and leave Price open.

  • cali7

    This is wrong, in Houston of all places, to pull Lin in the fourth. Price has done nothing on Bev thus far.

  • Brent Yen

    I don know, you have to ask others. LOL

  • anddan

    haha,,, harden pass…

  • webattorney

    Houston did a real good job of stopping Lin today, similar to GSW. For a guy who doesn’t belong in NBA, Bev sure has contributed to Rockets today.

  • anddan

    refs sucks

  • JoeTeam

    crawford …

  • Brent Yen

    PB played well

  • 7iger

    one comment? scroll and check if you forgot how many comments u made bout him. May be not much but more than anyone in here.

  • 717

    Made your day huh?

  • webattorney

    Yeap. Not letting Lin out of his reach.

  • anddan

    have a not-so-good feeling that refs will help Rox to win despite 50-50

  • Brent Yen

    Lin is done

  • Brent Yen

    Young is more effective because he got single coverage.

  • Ttt

    I just want the Lakers to beat the rox!

  • Rick Johnson

    Scott apparently doesn’t notice. Should put Kobe and Lin in so they can’t double team without leaving one open.

  • Brent Yen

    That is always what he do. I am more talking about scoring

  • Michael

    Nice tap Wes.

  • joyce ward

    That is what lin needs to understand that a starter in this league, you have to figure out the schemes and sets to get free. SCott is what is wrong with this team. Lin needs to understand that rockets are trying to protect their decision to get rid of him. He needs to get his head out of the sand..smh

  • sport

    JLin out and Nick Young takes over the game guy plays fearless! If only Lin could play like that!

  • Brent Yen

    See, once Hou’s focus of D is resting, HOU revert back to their old self

  • orLinaryjoe

    He gets doubled too. Also guarded by Bev., but not shy to shoot. Hate saying it.

  • BuzzerBeater

    Honestly for the best, just not his night.

  • Swaggy did well there. Come on, Lakers!

  • cali7

    I agree. The one thing is I do think that Scott could have helped with calling some plays or something.

  • 7iger

    Lin in court bring up Rox def energy lol.

  • sport

    Harden with the flop no call lol.

  • Brent Yen

    No…Scott has to be ashamed that he has no counter at all.

  • orLinaryjoe

    still close

  • blubell

    Are you sure? you said that last time and he came in 🙂

  • LOL … Harden was begging for a ref call
    This is also fun

  • Rene#17

    Haha Harden no call on that BS drive.

  • Brent Yen

    LOL

  • sport

    Hou’s D is only focused on Lin. Once Lin’s out their D disappears.

  • JoeTeam

    I am glad.
    1. you are right. BS is not adjusting the play to Lin’s double team and Lin’s screens are ineffectual and nobody is moving to take advantage of the double on him.
    2. my fantasy points are saved
    3. Lin’s own fans cannot see his situation.

    Hope LAL wins.

  • CaliUSMC

    Uh. You must be a little too emotional. How about you scroll down and check. Try again.

  • 717

    Lin has to come back in…

  • 7iger

    It is a team ball he can’t do it all by himself.

  • he clearly looked for a foul call, not attempting to really score

  • sport

    Refs didn’t fall for that one, so obvious he fell himself!

  • orLinaryjoe

    He can. Think he is too hard on himself.

  • Brent Yen

    I am gonna stop talking, I think pll thinking I am like a homer…LOL

  • Rick Johnson

    That’s Harden.

  • Briiick

    I wonder why the other rookie PG has not played for two games? I thought he played better than price. Was he shooting too much and got benched ?

  • I hope Lin gets one more chance to drain a 3 or something.
    But if not, let’s go Lakers! Get the W for Lin!

  • Michael

    I agree with you. Not the homer part, the other part. There is only so much one can do in a team sport.

  • JoeTeam

    the only thing could have done more is to shoot through.

  • sport

    I don’t care, just hope Lakers can win. Nick Young really plays fearless and has fun doing those circus shots that go in. Lin used to be fearless too, Houston ruined him.

  • I think Nick Young took his time. Clarkson was playing more as an SG

  • orLinaryjoe

    He has to change his strategy if it doesn’t work. Same rules for everyone. But yes, BS not helping.

  • 7iger

    But not many people understand that.

  • anddan

    beat ROX will be nice… also 2 wins on a roll is good for morale… including Lin fans

  • Michael

    I have no idea what I just said.

  • 7iger

    trollin yourself?

  • joyce ward

    I t think i will take a break from lin ball. He needs to figure it fast or he will not be a starter in this league.He needs to stop being so rattled and play ball. He needs to understand that you have to come ready to play whether or not the situation is conducive to what you think it should be,…smh

  • sport

    Favoritism what else?! Same reason why a player like that gets 20 minutes a game. Clarkson plays alot better than Price!

  • Illbe

    Houston’s goal tonight was to make sure Lin did not shine; win or lose

  • CaliUSMC

    I agree 100.

  • he’s a bit cautious trying to make the right play for sure.
    But his teammates are making shots so it’s tough to force shots being double-teamed

  • joyce ward

    And as usual he played right into their hands…smh

  • blubell

    Come on, LAL. Lets win this for Jeremy!

  • anddan

    saw Kobe ran back after scoring… a good sign

  • sws94

    Kobe isn’t able to do anything either.

  • joyce ward

    He just needs to shoot the balll. That is why he is on the bench, no fearlessness…smh

  • JoeTeam

    on thing for swaggyP ,,, nobody has a proper game plan for him yet on this offense, so he has room to shoot and play.

  • cali7

    Rockets planned for Lin and Scott did nothing to help him, but this is why people keep calling him inconsistent. A bit disappointing. Seems Rockets really got to him. Everything takes time.

  • sws94

    Yeah, it seems he’s getting more rattled with the Lakers than he did with the Rockets. The thing is, there are games like yesterday, then there is today. That’s the frustrating part of it.

  • Rick Johnson

    Lin back. Come on Jeremy

  • sport

    Can Lin make a clutch 3 here?

  • ok, Lin is back with 3:37!!!

  • JoeTeam

    here we go!

  • sws94

    Don’t lose faith. He lost the battle today but there will be more of them later in the season.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Come on Lin. Play ball!

  • blubell

    Brent is wrong again 🙂

  • sport

    Lets get the win, Lin compete!

  • Yes, Lin… just be yourself.
    Mr. 4th Quarter!

  • anddan

    turn on the clutch engine!!! pls…

  • 7iger

    It will be Kobe ball mostly so..

  • JoeTeam

    Lin +1 D

  • cali7

    LOL

  • CaliUSMC

    Lol

  • sport

    Great defense by JLin knock the ball out.

  • BuzzerBeater

    You know, I like this from Coach Scott.
    Its crunch time and he’s still putting trust in Lin, even after a very rough game. Props to Coach.

  • Lin almost a steal on Harden’s pass to Bev!
    Good deflection

  • JoeTeam

    and I will lose my fantasy game but LAL better win!

  • sport

    Mr. 4th quarter please show up!!

  • true, when the game is in the line he gave Lin a chance

  • joyce ward

    You know, this is nothing new to lin. He had to fend for himself for two years in Houston, so why is this any different. That is why I say he should bring it everyday so that the critics won’t have a chance to point fingers at him. I just hope he gets it one day

  • sport

    Yes that’s nice to see I’m not complaining cause Lin didn’t play well and when he was on the bench Nick Young got to take over even with Kobe in.

  • BuzzerBeater

    A very nice confidence booster.
    Unlike in HOU where he wouldve been benched since the 1stQ.

  • Skwo

    Lin relegated to the corner. I’m guessing Kobe iso for 2/3 possessions.

  • Rick Johnson

    I don’t like a lot of what Scott does but he put JLin back in. McHale would never have done that.

  • and still be blamed for the loss :]
    LOL

  • cali7

    I am pleasantly surprised. I thought he was out for good.

  • Bearness

    Lin’s probably lucky if he touches the ball once.

  • Rick Johnson

    Hope Kobe draws the double team leaving Lin open for the 3.

  • anddan

    Papa was mostly unguarded…

  • cali7

    I agree with you. He has to bring it every game. He knows it too so I’m not sure what happens sometimes.

  • anddan

    lol Harden’s pass

  • Announcer: “Harden split the goal post” :p

  • Great shot by Kobe. And-1!

  • sport

    Bryant with the 3 point play!

  • anddan

    good on Kobe

  • sport

    Give Kobe credit this game he took over for only short periods of time when the game started getting out of hand but still made passes.

  • BuzzerBeater

    I need this win like I need air. I dont care how they get it.
    If its through KoMe ISO ball, I dont care just get that W lol

  • Weifang

    kobe really trusts Young. He never passed those balls up in the 4th Q, but he did to Young.

  • Rick Johnson

    With Lin on the floor they aren’t double teaming Kobe anymore.

  • 717

    I’ve bitten all my nails off.

  • John Lee

    Come on Lakers stick it to Houston!

  • sport

    Same here I just want Rockets to lose!

  • blubell

    It’s be nice to have Davis on the floor as well

  • CaliUSMC

    Nick&Kobe Show

  • 7iger

    They rather double team Lin.

  • Bearness

    Yes, he trusts Nick Young to score, but not Lin. To be fair, Young is better at creating his own shot.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Young puts it up no hesitation.

  • sport

    Nick Young plays fearless and he always ready to score and create his own shots.

  • John Lee

    To be fair, Swaggy’s got fresher legs…

  • Lin is in the corner as he’s a 3PT threat.
    Kobe and Swaggy have been quite hot so they get to handle the ball.

    I hope there’s an offensive rebound and kick out to Lin for 3.
    Or someone will pass to Lin.

  • sport

    Lin used to play like that as well 🙁

  • orLinaryjoe

    He can. Not tonight.

  • JoeTeam

    to be fair. Swag is unscouted for this team.

  • John Lee

    Until M&M happened…

  • Come on, Lin!!! Let’s go!!!!

  • GoodDayLA

    Kobe has played a good game today and has his shot on despite shooting %

  • Bearness

    I’m actually a little disappointed about that. Lin is a young guy. He should be able to play 35 min per game without a problem. If he can’t do that without getting tired, that means he’s not in good enough shape. And he’s not even averaging 35min/game right now.

  • blubell

    Lin for the Win!!

  • cali7

    Like mini me.

  • sport

    Johnson playing aggressive for those rebounds and defense thank goodness he’s useful at least for something!

  • GoodDayLA

    Front office requirement

  • sport

    JOHNSON!! You’ve redeemed yourself!!

  • BuzzerBeater

    hit some clutch FTs too!

  • John Lee

    Forget not Houston’s got an agenda against Lin.

  • JoeTeam

    I was waiting for WJ !

  • anddan

    nice!! steal from Harden

  • Rick Johnson

    Knew it. Typical Harden TO in crunch time.

  • 7iger

    Yes, Wes

  • orLinaryjoe

    OH YESSSSSSSS!

  • blubell

    Johnson for the win 🙂

  • Great steal by Wes on Harden for the layup! And-1!!!

  • GoodDayLA

    Best play by Johnson all season

  • JoeTeam

    Lin in bunker D is fine by me.

  • That works too..

  • BuzzerBeater

    WESLEY THE GOAT!!! give that man his max contract

  • Rick Johnson

    How many times did we see Harden do that last year? LOL HAHA

  • Come on, Lin with 2FTs to ice the game!
    LOL

  • Bearness

    Yeah, that part is BS’ fault. He should run plays so Lin can get going.

  • Brent Yen

    OMG…I know I should not talk. BUt I have to apologize to WEs…I was so harsh…

  • John Lee

    Wes’ alarm clock just went off!

  • GoodDayLA

    Lin looks like crap today but if they win I will take it !!!!

  • sport

    Johnson was sleep walking this entire time just for this moment LOL. Awesome Lakers needs to play defense and make another shot to seal the win!

  • cali7

    lol

  • Alaingrvis

    if we win ill be happy lol not happy about lin stats but we need a win. 2 more points is enough

  • That’s the “I won’t get WAIVED” play 😀

  • blubell

    Your game is off tonight, Brent 😛

  • JoeTeam

    Hey Brent. didn’t you point out the long Wes?

  • John Lee

    Get in line… 🙂

  • BuzzerBeater

    all of his career

  • Michael

    No knocking my favorite player for the last 30 seconds ヽ(`Д´)ノ

  • Bearness

    No doubt about that.

  • cali7

    At least some things don’t change

  • 717

    Davis for D please!

  • sport

    He finally woke up from his insomnia! Hope he can run with this confidence boost from now on!

  • orLinaryjoe

    Lakers D can win tonight!

  • John Lee

    Pretty sure you meant coma, insomnia is when one cannot sleep. 😀

  • joyce ward

    How is lin’s defense?

  • Michael

    I always said Wes was a bigtime player #shameless

  • sport

    He looked like he was Sleeping Walking these past games!

  • GoodDayLA

    Lin really needs to work on improving and watching film to not play like this anymore. A lot of those air ball jumper and floaters don’t help

  • sport

    lol Foul on Harden game over!!

  • LOL… Nick Young got fouled!

  • JoeTeam

    It’s ok, he has been in 3 mins and I’ve seen him in the D at lease 4 times.

  • Brent Yen

    Lin got fouled too

  • BuzzerBeater

    dont you dare jinx this sport!

  • GoodDayLA

    Crawford is refing for the lakers! Love it

  • GoodDayLA

    Bs foul for nick young !

  • sport

    Nick Young made the Fts Lakers got this!

  • CaliUSMC

    haha Lakers won.. amazing

  • Is he a Kobe fan?

  • LAJane

    I think I can finally exhale!!! Thanks for those TO’s James!

  • Alaingrvis

    ill take it lol

  • Rick Johnson

    Few minutes ago I though Rockets had gotten much better at closing games out. My mistake.

  • Brent Yen

    Good enough for Scott to let him guarding 2 players in the weakside.

  • John Lee

    Wes AND Joey BOTH redeeming themselves? Someone pinch me!

  • BuzzerBeater

    probably just a Rox hater, bless his heart

  • Still 22secs but 4-pt lead.

    No foul, Lakers!

  • GoodDayLA

    If they can win with acrappy Lin, imagine if they get it together!

  • orLinaryjoe

    Lakers win. Never been happier with good Lin D nite!

  • blubell

    Go Wes!

  • BuzzerBeater

    still a lot of time left if they play the fouling game, the suspense is too much

  • JoeTeam

    team win! Lin no O but good D.

  • Rick Johnson

    Wes really stepped it up. Good job

  • LAJane

    How crappy was he…I’m not bball expert enough to tell. Wasn’t he getting double teamed like crazy? Seems like he did well on D. No?

  • Bearness

    Great come back win! I wish Lin played better, but I will take it.

  • Harden’s airball!
    This game is getting better by the second :]

  • blubell

    Lakers win back to back!! WOOOHOOOO

  • anddan

    didn’t think a Laker Win can feel this good

  • JoeTeam

    Lin was fine. Holding Rox under 100 is good D.

  • BuzzerBeater

    *EXHALES*

  • John Lee

    I said I would fast, and I WILL!!!

  • Maknusia

    I’m happy LAL won…..

  • cali7

    Bev is chatting up Kobe.

  • sport

    Finally a back to back win for the Lakers and against the Rockets!

  • LAJane

    Beverly! Giving a little help to his “brother from another mother”

  • SamC89

    Same! And just really glad that BS put him back him. That’s a huge show of confidence. I take back what I said of BS. While he may not be a great tactical coach, he does know how to manage a person’s spirit.

  • Michael

    Was worried for a second but my man Harden came through big time..

  • Bearness

    Usually you make a three to put the nail in the coffin, but in Harden’s case… LOL.

  • LAJane

    weasel

  • sport

    Yes lol he sure did!!!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Good. I didn’t even dare to watch. I thought it was a lost cause.

  • blubell

    Prove it 😛

  • Maknusia

    Till Mav game, or for one minute?

  • BuzzerBeater

    James’ mustve thought this was the playoffs XD

  • Brent Yen

    I am very impressed with Scott today. Nice adjustment

  • 7iger

    My bad I was wrong, Kobe shot more than 20 and Lakers still won.

  • John Lee

    Harden totally clutch…for the Lakers!

  • sport

    Bev always the leech of star players!

  • Briiick

    Lin needs to figure out playing with Kobe. But frankly, when Kobe takes more than 25 shots a game even Nash couldn’t shine.

  • BuzzerBeater

    Why didnt Dwight play tonight?

  • 717

    I was worried McHale would think of something brilliant. LOL

  • Maknusia

    Now Lin fans would be flooding CF? lol

  • John Lee

    Remainder of today. (In HK)

  • BobbyH

    Got to give PB credits. He played well tonight.

  • sport

    Knee issue.

  • 7iger

    Want spot light.

  • anddan

    as ROX is busy double on Lin… Kobe has more room to maneouver

  • Alaingrvis

    lakers win lin heavily struggled to get passed the rox defense. but we beat the rox and another win. so all smiles. lin look tired but it was the traps that limited him. he has to get around that. next goal

  • CaliUSMC

    Careful, people get emotional when you make a statement like that.

  • SamC89

    They said it was a knee injury, but who knows.

  • sport

    But Nick Young can still shine along Kobe. Lin needs to learn how to create more shots on his own and play fearless. Stop worrying and thinking so much just have fun and play!

  • BobbyH

    Not in this site. Game spoke itself.

  • 717

    The real reason or the excuse?

  • Well, Lin didn’t do well individually but he made the right play to his teammates who are making their shots while being double-teamed, trapped throughout the game.

    We might not like it as Lin fans but Lin is all about making the right play, even if he’s not the one scoring.
    That’s what a good PG will do.

    I’m not going to be upset with him at all. He stays true to his philosophy to make the right TEAMPLAYs

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    That’s official reason. Most probably it is because of his child abuse case.

  • BuzzerBeater

    oh ok “knee issue”, that softie was probably scared of Kobe

  • CaliUSMC

    Good positive attitude

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    hahahahaha. Did he do well?

  • JoeTeam

    Tell me more …

  • sport

    Rox only played defense on Lin, everyone else they were the same old bad defensive team!

  • Yes, give credit to Bev.
    He played well too. Lin challenged his shots first and defended him well but made some.
    Good for him

  • 717

    And thank goodness he was in it at crunch time.

  • Maknusia

    I would give credit as well, some may disagree well, thats fine as well

  • GoodDayLA

    Lin was not very good but they won :).

  • cali7

    Haha. Bev played alright but I’m seeing that Bev is questionable. At the end, he was chatting up Kobe and Lin came over but Bev continued to talk to Kobe. Kobe is about to walk away, Bev keeps talking.

  • Briiick

    Young is not a PG.

  • CaliUSMC

    I wont mention any names. Ha

  • BuzzerBeater

    Swaggy’s return has definitely been a nice luck charm for the Lakers.
    Jeremy better be calling him Swaggy P from now on, he’s earned it lol

  • Rick Johnson

    I don’t like Lin with Price lineup. Price’s man doesn’t guard him but double teams on Lin.

  • sport

    Yes I give him credit for benching Lin which allowed Nick Young to take over and Lakers to go on a run. It was the right decision but he still allowed Lin to finish the game in crunch time when it counted!

  • yeah, we gotta give credit where it’s due.
    Bev tried his best with his talent so kudos to him.

    He didn’t play perfectly but hustled.

  • Weifang

    Lin got blocked by Bev, so Lin should remember this forever. lol. I was glad Lin was not out of control.

  • Brent Yen

    He took Lin out to let the team coming back in the game. Then he let Lin back for creating spacing. Then he asked Hill to shadow Harden while trusting Lin in the weakside for the defense. McHale had no counter at all

  • sport

    Bev always does that cause he knows where the cameras are.

  • anddan

    feel/think… the obsession of ROX to contain Lin does help to free other LAL up… so after all, it is a team play…

  • Kobe actually took the time to talk to Bev first. It’s okay.
    Giving props to Bev for hustling hard is good sportmanships

  • JoeTeam

    You’re the man! I only see the flow, not the calls.

  • Alaingrvis

    the rox are a worse team. offensively they are whimper all harden and dwight. defensively i have to say they are better. did great on lin. lin has to ver come this. top teams can and have stopped him.

  • cali7

    Voice of reason.

  • JW

    Guess that didn’t happen.

    @SamAmicoFSO: Rockets G Jason Terry on blowout loss to Grizzlies: “We will take it out on the Lakers (Wednesday).”

  • Maknusia

    But as a PG, he needs to learn to balance things out

  • sport

    Yes for his back to back fouls LMAO! Defensive Juggernaut!

  • wandertheglobe

    Try Me!

  • anddan

    don;t mind that… if Price ends up getting shots… but he is not super efficient…

  • cali7

    Like that Heat game way back when. Rockets really keyed in on Lin.

  • SamC89

    January 25 is when they play them again.

    First game they lost and Lin did poorly.

    Second game they won and Lin also did poorly

    Third game they’ll win and Lin will do amazing!

    Third time’s a charm!

  • Brent Yen

    LAL is not prepared on what should they do if Lin is double teamed…..I hope Scott taking the note.

  • CaliUSMC

    lmaO

  • JoeTeam

    Ok, who here said Wes is long and he’s going to get Harden on D? I thought it was Brent, but he didn’t grab the compliment. Good comment, whomever it was!

  • sport

    Announcers said the same thing but I didn’t catch all of it. Nice adjustment by Scott indeed.

  • GoodDayLA

    He did sub well today, like first time all season

  • yes, exactly.. when one player is double-teamed, other players need to make it.
    And they did :]
    Great basketball plays

  • webattorney

    Bev: Tell Jeremy that we planned for him this game.
    Kobe: What did you say?
    Bev: Tell Jeremy that we game planned for him, so tell him not to feel too bad.
    Kobe: OK, I will tell him that; but you gotta show up to compete in the big boy’s pants.

  • Maknusia

    Thats one of the shortfall the Coaching staff need to recognize and remedy

  • Alaingrvis

    yea i saw that.the reaction should of been threes and midrange but his shot was short. a telling he was tired also no rebounds

  • sport

    Right now he’s passing too much and no scoring enough.

  • BobbyH

    At the end, it is the winning team having the last laugh, especially from an underdog.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Satisfied with Team win. Lakers D looking good, that’s what won the game. They really need to figure out their offense now.

  • sws94

    Glad the Lakers won so it isn’t Lin let them down. It’s OK. Lin can relax now, get some more mileage with the Lakers, get on some sort of extended rhythm, and maybe next game he plays better. Don’t go to CF, let them gloat. They aren’t worth our attention.

  • Maknusia

    passing doesnt count, creating for others do count

  • Briiick

    Well said! I am his fan because he plays to win, never endangers his team to pad his stat.

  • 717

    5-13 and 2 assists with a -15 +/- is nothing spectacular. Not sure why he deserves so much credit.

  • blubell
  • CaliUSMC

    It’s okay Lin will bring his A-Game against his former BFF on Friday.

  • that’s the spirit!
    Hope Lin/Davis will be more polished and it’s not back-to-back 😀

  • cali7

    Kobe just said something briefly and was about to away a couple times, but Bev did keep talking to him. It’s okay, sure. But I thought Bev was something he doesn’t appear to be now.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    As I said so many times now, all team knows the way to win Lakers is double team JLin. Take out JLin, Lakers is a goner. Thought it was the case and I stopped watching. I was wrong. At least BS made good adjustment like Brent said. Lakers had a win. Hopefully it happens less and less in future as JLin and Lakers improve.

  • John Lee

    IIRC, Lin blocked Bev too.

  • k.smith

    you’re right.

  • CaliUSMC

    Who cares. P.Bev is dead to me.

  • SamC89

    But honestly though, Jeremy also needs to work on a few other things. I feel those 2 years in Houston improved his skills but degraded him mentally a bit.

    I rewatched those Linsanity games and back then, even though his skills where shaky, he mentality was very very strong. He never shied away and he found ways to adapt to the defense.

    I really do think a big part of Jeremy’s recent up-and-downs is due to his time in Houston.

  • sport

    Bev always trying to mingle with the star players so he can leech on their spotlight don’t care!

  • blubell

    What is Kobe pointing at?

  • BuzzerBeater

    I got a “Hold on, this is waiting to be approved by JLinPortal.” in one of my comments that didnt say anything inappropriate, could it be cuz I commented too quick after my last comment?

  • cali7

    Planning on getting tickets for that game. So let’s hope so!

  • sport

    Lin needs to learn how to score when double teamed maybe Kobe can give him some advice, I’m serious!

  • LAJane

    we say “he has to get around that”, but are there players who can do that by themselves? Don’t the other players have to react, doesn’t the coach have to have a helping strategy for that?

  • 717

    Gloat about what? A loss?

  • GoodDayLA

    Sadly Lin is just not that good I guess. It’s ok.

  • Guest

    Could be. Weird disqus system.

  • cali7

    True Mr. Wonderful

  • Jason Smith

    I’m a little disappointed because I thought Lin would ball without DHo. He still seems to struggle with hard traps and double teams, and sometimes coughs the ball up. part of it is on him and part of it is on BS for not adjusting imo

  • Michael

    Give Lin single coverage. Nick does have a nice stroke though.

  • sport

    Not really there are players who can create shots for themselves including Kobe and Nick Young. There didn’t seem to be any help for Nick Young he just went for his shots. Lin can do that too but he just needs to play and not think too much. So what if he makes a mistake.

  • blubell

    We need a post game thread, psalm 🙂

  • CaliUSMC

    HAHA!

  • cali7

    Over 1,000 comments!

  • anddan

    how true!

  • JW

    i’m guessing he’s telling someone to go take the ball out. he’s going on offense.

  • Brent Yen

    Nick had single coverage. HOU’s biggest mistake.

  • Alaingrvis

    his shot was off because he was tired. i hate making excuses he has to over come this teams defenses. also find other ways to get his shot on this team

  • sport

    Lin needs to learn how to tactical those double teams, who better to ask than Kobe who does it every game.

  • wandertheglobe

    Rox were geared up to take the ball out of Lin’s

  • joyce ward

    What plays did lin make?

  • Brent Yen

    There are things Lin can do better. He will figure it out

  • JW

    i think BS did a good adjustment using Hill to get ball out of Harden at the end.

  • webattorney

    Mission accomplished for both teams.

  • sport

    Rox’s hidden agenda, what else is knew. They doubled Lin instead of Kobe just to prove they were right.

  • Brent Yen

    He reversed the ball to the weak side very quickly. Boozer could not hit a shot. Scott made adjustment puting Lin back for Boozer won the game

  • Brent Yen

    He did. But this will not work every time.

  • cali7

    Scott saying now in interview that they wanted the ball out of Harden’s hands.

  • Guest

    Sometimes the hold on comment may show up later.

  • blubell

    I believe this is a first. Go jlinportal!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Good mistake:-) I like it!

  • Alaingrvis

    lin has a lot of room to improve . iso and 1on one offense. scoring without screens and taking your man on your own. his last place to improve offensively

  • webattorney

    The Lakers’ tactic was to make Lin draw all the attention and give them a false sense that they were doing a good job, and then Lakers sneaked up on them to take a cookie away.

  • blubell
  • Brent Yen

    Not really, but this is a good joke LOL

  • webattorney

    Ha, ha.

  • sport

    Yes Nick Young shoots with no hesitation and came back right away shooting well no rust at all!

  • BuzzerBeater

    Again, gotta give MAJOR props to Coach Scott. That was a big confidence booster to still get put in with 3min left in crunch time after having a terrible game, how good do you think Jeremy felt after that and coming out with the win? great stuff.
    Never in a million years would McHale have done that.

  • Brent Yen

    Lin need to improve 1 on 2 skill. I am not joking

  • webattorney

    The big boy’s pants was left at dry cleaner’s. Better get it back quickly for the next game.

  • JW

    harden was very efficient tonite though. he was hitting some big shots in the 3rd. glad BS at least try something.

  • blubell

    Stolen cookies always taste better.

  • sport

    Those TOs could’ve been avoid if Lin went to the rim and took the shots himself. Could’ve been a step back jumper. Passing too much near the rim made his plays very predictable.

  • webattorney

    Right at the end. Showed it to them, and then took it away.

  • Alaingrvis

    yea when he gets trapped. again rox did a great job defending him with no dwight .

  • blubell
  • Brent Yen

    Those shots are out of control. You can only guarding anyone in a statistical sense. Reduce his FG%. Even Lin got 3pts

  • Brent Yen

    Without D12 was exactly why they did it.

  • nodomo

    I got the same thing…didn’t say anything in appropriate and my post is waiting approval.

  • Brent Yen

    LOL

  • blubell
  • 717

    Can’t believe we won two in a row. BTB road games. Beat the Rox in Houston! Not a great game for Lin stat wise but I’ll take it.

  • sport

    You forgot that Lakers got Nick Young back, practically a 2nd option and Kobe Jr on his own!

  • Alaingrvis

    lol yep if we can fight for a playoff spot and lin gets on a roll. look out. its a long season

  • Briiick

    Well said. I like Scott too though he still has no control of Kobe like former coaches of LAL.

  • Brent Yen

    Not predictable. It was without spacing. He has to shoot those.

  • webattorney

    Wes redeemed himself for his absence during last 10 games by his several plays at the end today.

  • TTNN

    he was good defensively today against Harden

  • Brent Yen

    Indeed, that will be his most impactful play of his NBA career.

  • blubell
  • Briiick

    Without DH12, Rox may not even make it to the payoff.

  • Alaingrvis

    yea very smart by mchale surprise surprise

  • TTNN

    uh, that’s because Rocket is playing small, so…….

    But, at he get Boozer down, Boozer was killing the team in both end….

  • sport

    But he didn’t, I hope Scott and Kobe points that out to him. He’s gotta take those himself.

  • blubell
  • LW

    Lin 1-5 with only 3 pts and they still win. I think the difference must be Young.

  • BuzzerBeater

    OKC is officially the worst team in the WEST and not the Lakers anymore, woohoo.
    They’re moving on up :3

  • JoeTeam

    they have not been able to scout Nick in this lineup.

  • BuzzerBeater

    Small, big, medium, McHale wouldve benched Jeremy after a couple of TOs for the rest of the night

  • 717

    Harden ended up with a better stat line than I expected: 7-11, 7 assists. But 6 TOs. McHale forgot to tell him they were trying to win tonight.

  • JoeTeam

    lol.

  • joyce ward

    Ugly stat for lin. But reality will set in with hinm when he understands that the only thing this league respects is haw many ppgs.

  • JoeTeam

    at least he only tried to hit lin 2x. Once in head Harden Bev high trap. Once Westbrook lunge.

  • LAJane

    Actually, I think the first blow was not being signed by the Knicks. He wanted to stay and he’d done well for them. I think Harden was the next blow, and the long grind-down of the next years really wore on him…probably even more than he was able to admit to himself. He works intensely to overcome difficulties and to pick out the silver in the lining, but that legitimate head work doesn’t negate the damage to the heart, and that takes some time to repair…and maybe requires some kindness. Which is in short supply in as dog-eat-dog a world as professional sports, but I think LA’s giving a good enough dose.

  • nodomo

    There were at least 2-3 plays where Kobe shot his turnaround deep in the corner, missed, and Houston got the rebound and started a 5 on 4 break going the other way. Kobe was so far off the court after his shot and didn’t bother to get back on transition D.

  • Briiick

    True but it’s very hard to shine playing the PG beside Kobe.

  • GoodDayLA

    He needs to pass off faster and let laker go 4 on 3 but team not ready to do it

  • Brent Yen

    This is very true. I think he knew already. Because he scored in the trash time a few games back.

  • sport

    Very true, JLin should really ask Kobe for advice! I’m dead serious!

  • dons

    Not good for a “shooting guard”. Hardn is obviously the real PG.

  • Brent Yen

    He is ok on timing. on his part, he need that pull back move. for the temporary spacing. Nash is very good at it.

  • Brent Yen

    LOL

  • LW

    Lin still inconsistent scoring and Kobe still inefficient scoring.

  • sport

    Difference was the entire team especially Johnson and Young down the stretch! Johnson with the steal from Harden and 1 to put the team up!

  • Brent Yen

    Yes, Like I said, ppl sould not Pin this on Lin. BUT Lin has something to work on too.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    PBev is a hypocrite about himself and Lin. He took it personal whenever he plays against Lin. McHale and the Rockets put the bull-eye on Lin and I am ok with all of that. We beat their a$$ in their home turd and that’s all it matter.

  • Alaingrvis

    had nothing to do with that. rox played great defense on him. he still has to work on his 1 on 1 moves. he was also tired so his shot was short. all he had was the drive of which they trapped him. his passing was off. he again has stuff to work on

  • CJSHYY

    I know. I am probably the only one was uspet by Lin’s game today. Scott was benched him for few min in 4Q that’s why Lakers catch up bc Lin was doing nothing over there…?! He really needs to watch out…

  • Brent Yen

    No…if it was 1 on 1, lin would had no problems

  • nodomo
  • joyce ward

    I am sorry, lin needs to figure it out and make it work. I am sure he will do better against the Mavericks, and I do think that Lakers want to groom lin for a possible spot a s their premier PG,, and as time progresses he will get better, but he has to bring it every night even if he is he i tired.

  • sport

    Totally anyone could see that every time they play they targeted Lin!

  • Brent Yen

    It is not about playing with Kobe. Lin can always do something more.

  • Alaingrvis

    he needed to go one on one instead of using the screen that trapped him. laker did the same to harden. who handled it better because of his one on one abilities

  • Jason Smith

    IMO whats keeping him a role player and holding him back is his inability to play through hard traps and pressure

  • sport

    I agree if Kobe can bring it every night, there’s no way why Lin who’s younger can’t.

  • BuzzerBeater

    Thats true joyce.
    Jeremy says he wants to be a starter in this league but for that you need to put up POINTS.
    I appreciate his mentality of wanting to get his teammates involved so much but true point guards are a thing of the past, stop deferring so much and be a scoring point guard. It’s what he was during Linsanity and what teams want of their PGs nowadays.

    But that said, today his bad play could simply be attributed to being on a back2back, you know how bad he always is on those lol

  • cali7

    Wish Lin could have overcome it, but onwards and upwards.

  • CJSHYY

    I agree w you. I am happy Lakers won but I also feel D12 helped too… Anyway, Lin should take this chance to shine but …

  • JoeTeam

    look to what happens when Lin blows by his first man. Sometimes a weak screen means he has 2 guess shaping him into a corner. At that time, the guy with the broken screen should be adjusting. I don’t think it happens, so it’s reset to Kobe and it looks like deferring. But it’s a broken play.

  • Alaingrvis

    he did his job

  • JoeTeam

    I will agree with you if he can learn some of those moves from Kobe. It is time.

  • KL

    Fully agree with you.

  • Dorothy

    Did anyone notice that right after the game, Lin could have talked/hugged PBev before he walked off the court, but Lin just turned and walked away. PBev hugged Kobe and talked to Kobe. He always seeks spotlight under national TV.

  • sport

    Yes I hope off season Lin will focus on his 1 on 1/2 moves and creating shots for himself. If he’s still with the Lakers he should train with Kobe. Kobe’s a ball hog but he can always make those double team shots without hesitation.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    It takes a lot to overcome that and it starts with being a bada$$ something not in Lin’s nature.

  • Brent Yen

    Not many can, including Harden in the 4Q

  • anddan

    well our Lin is in the realm of his own most time… until the desperate moment… he is pushing the envelope as much as he could like all wise persons do… faith…

  • CaliUSMC

    Thought it was the other way around

  • Carol Tiu

    I liked the part in the end where Byron was calling/signaling out to Jeremy who was on the floor while Kobe (I think) was taking free throws. Kinda gives me the feeling that Byron really values Jeremy’s part on this team.

  • Brent Yen

    PB was playing very well. He was over performing.

  • joyce ward

    What do you mean?

  • Briiick

    Any one other than Kobe makes that shot will be benched by the coach.

  • Alaingrvis

    wheres some interviews

  • anddan

    his assignment was against Harden, the designated ball receiver… oh but yes… it is good that he did what the team needed

  • blubell
  • Brent Yen

    On going I guess, Not sure if Lin will be avaliable

  • Brent Yen

    That is what Lin can do, and what his teammates can not do

  • LAJane

    I agree….back on the horse that threw you, and now it’s legitimately an open road ahead.

  • joyce ward

    I am sorry, I will never PB the benefit of the doubt, he is just a thug in and NBA uniform, I know it sounds harsh but it what it is.

  • LW

    PB shot more than Harden. Is he out of his mind? How dare him.

  • cali7

    I think Lin has what it takes.

  • Alaingrvis

    he will figure it out. he will go on a hot streak . he will have some downs like today. its ok.

  • Brent Yen

    I did say he is over performing, you don need to say sorry at all. I feel the same.

  • anddan

    very true…

  • CaliUSMC

    Lin was walking towards Bev/Kobe. But Bev kept talking Kobe so Lin walked away.

  • Brent Yen

    Piss on the hydrant

  • Dorothy

    Did not see that.

  • cali7

    BScott, Kobe, Young, Hill and Wes have all given interviews. Hill interviewing right now.

  • jolno

    I believe both Harden and Howard like Jeremy as a human being (teammate). Unfortunately, they do not think highly of Jeremy’s basketball ability.

  • blubell
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    No but we love just exactly who he is.

  • Brent Yen

    I think it is opposite.

  • anddan

    used him as a bait… but then they at least have the honour and courtesy not to throw him under the bus… what not to like?

  • JoeTeam

    and he can back that if they give him 1-1.

  • 717

    Positions in basketball are really only conceptual. The only rule is that there be no more than 5 players on the court. The role each player takes can be changed at any moment. I think that’s what you’re asking?

  • Jason Smith

    Of course not, thats why they’re stars. Top 10 PGs experience hard traps all the time. If not that then what do you think is keeping Lin a role player? Unless of course you think he’s a star.

  • Samuel

    no class.. but I love it, Rockets fans deserve every bit of it..

  • blubell

    This is how I saw it too.

  • wandertheglobe

    Lakers took advantage of Howard out and used JHill to trap Harden because Black was terrible. If the Rox had a decent backup for Howard, Lakers would have been in big trouble. Outside of the Rox starting 5 and Greek dude, Rockets is not very deep. There’s no way they can be a contender this year.

  • anddan

    desperate to prove something..

  • blubell
  • SamC89

    But Scott put him back in so that shows a type of confidence and support he didn’t have before.

    It’s interesting how Scott wants to support his players that he can see potential on. In the beginning we complained about HIll and Boozer but they showed that in some games how critical they were. Same with Wes this game.

    So on that, I’m impressed by Scott. His confidence in Lin will only help.

  • Samuel

    He wanted to show up on Lin, he scored only 7 pts on 11 shots off Lin, Lin has done a great job on Bev I would say..

  • anddan

    right thing to do…

  • Brent Yen

    I think he is, CP3 got killed by Heat’s hard show too. I think it is safe to say CP3 is top 10 too. But arguing this is pointless. Lin has flaws he need to work on. LAL have flaws they need to correct. simple as that.

  • SamC89

    Benched for Canaan next game.

  • k.smith

    c’mon web. i expect more from you.

  • Jason Smith

    that WJ steal was really huge. I think it won the Lakers the game. Potential 5 point swing.

  • Brent Yen

    It is their problem. Let’s us focus on Lin and LAL shall we? LOL

  • Brent Yen

    No doubt about it

  • cali7

    I disagree with the former, but agree with the latter. Will have to agree to disagree.

  • BuzzerBeater

    LOLLOL

  • Brent Yen

    indeed.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I am praying that Kobe will continue playing this way as a leader. He needs to trust and allow his team to grow together. Go Lakers.

  • joyce ward

    Lin is not getting an interview tonight, it will be Nick/Kobe Hill/Wes, the major players tonight.

  • Brent Yen

    I think so too. Kind of wanna hear what he has to say

  • cali7

    If he treats them all equally, except Kobe perhaps, yes. So far, it appears he has.

  • SamC89

    I feel Lin will overcome. Next game is Jan 25!

  • Rick Johnson

    They couldn’t double team Kobe anymore. Kobe still deadly with 1:1 coverage. Don’t like Price with Lin as Price’s man doubles on Lin because Price not an offensive threat.

  • Samuel

    Mr. elite tried one on one ISO ball twice on Lin tonight, Lin stole the ball from him on the first player, then blocked his shot on the second play..

  • Briiick

    Kobe needs to take less than 20 shots a game, period.

  • blubell

    Kinda remind me of Schumper’s play from Toronto Linsanity game towards the end.

  • Brent Yen

    Wes plays much better when he does not have to make decisions. Great!

  • Brent Yen

    high five!

  • Rick Johnson

    He wasn’t available for pre-game interviews either. Wonder if something going on with him?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    We’re human right?

  • Maknusia

    His defensive rating today is the best he had played with LAL!

  • JoeTeam

    just trying to avoid controversy.

  • Brent Yen

    exactly. They need to ditch any lineups that have Lin and Price.

  • SamC89

    The probably didn’t want to give him the added pressure.

  • new PostGame thread is open

    Who’ll get 1st?
    http://www.jlinportal.com/g12-lal-hou-postgame-thread/

  • GoodDayLA

    Not true. Beverly hit shots on Lin 1 on 1 including a step back.

  • cali7

    Boozer saying that Wes’s job is to defend the best player on the other team and he needs to get credit for that even if he is missing shots

  • Carol Tiu

    Coward!

  • Samuel

    Lin plays better when he soesn’t think too much. Great!

  • yes, doubling Lin all game long but not Kobe is the highest sign of respect!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Lin was struggling and turnover tonight. Kobe stepped up as needed even Johnson.

  • Samuel

    I meant drive to the rim..
    he hit 3 jumpers against Lin in the third qt, nothing Lin could do about that..

  • LAJane

    Smart. Houston is the one place he does not need to draw the spotlight. Let it go. Kinda like wanting to get Linsanity out of peoples’ minds. Not defined by the Rockets era either.

  • JoeTeam

    only one where he did a weak cross and lin stumbled. All the others I saw were organized D where Lin recovered to challenge well and Bev made them. Unlike Kobe walking to an uncovered Papa, who bricked.

  • Samuel

    Should have been total of 3 TOs from Lin tonight not 5, they credited Lin a TO for his missed shot in the second qt, and that offense foul against Lin in the third qt was just BS…, Lin didn’t turn the ball over in the second helf..

  • Rick Johnson
  • sws94

    Oh yes he is. He has to fix some holes in his game but he’s way better than what he is tonight. He got rattled, that’s different than not being good. Price is not good, Lin is very talented.

  • Rick Johnson
  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Acbc

    Home turd!? Yeah baby. Just tuned in and saw they won. Woohoo

  • 717

    Now why can’t Lin talk like that?

  • 717

    L is for loss, L is for losers. L is for LOL.

  • Carol Tiu

    Mchale’s plan backfired. Who’s laughing now?

  • Kianainhi

    Maybe he wasn’t available cos he met up with the PAIR kids. They were there at the game.

  • Other than defensive plays on Bev especially on the 1st half, he got 4asts, 1 block, 1 steal. For this game, not forcing shots while he had tired legs probably is the best.

    He tried to be aggressive in 1 play in Q4(?) with left-handed layup, missed but Davis was there with the easy putback.

    I’d also love to see Lin with 2-3 pull-up 3s to see if his shots would fall in. He has to seek deep on what go-to efficient ISO moves he can do if his main options (no drives due to tired legs/doubled, bad PnR with Hill, not outlet pass for open 3s) are taken away

    He’s not good yet in these ISO moves as I discussed in the PostGame thread but he needs to get better to become a complete player.

  • Rene#17

    As always he goes flaying his arms, I’m so happy I don’t have to watch that every game now. That was torture for 2 years.

  • yeah, that ruined the game of basketball.
    we don’t like watching Harden playing RefBall

  • JoeTeam

    JW, I enjoyed seeing lin make his contribution. On D, I only noticed one mistaken his 30 mins … Bev did a weak cross and lin sort of stumbled setting up, so he was almost fallen when Bev elevated and hit. He looked beaten, but really it was a stumble and that happens. Other than that, I was noticing him doing well, flying in to disrupt 3s and not fouling, etc.

  • BobbyH

    You can forever put that away now and come back fiercely. But, but I will have one more competitor fighting for the first …

  • 717

    So the 5 positions are referred to by numbers as well as names: 1) Point guard (PG), 2) Shooting guard (SG), 3) Small forward (SF), 4) Power forward (PF), and 5) Center (C). The position a player plays is determined primarily by height but also by weight/strength and skill set. The higher the position number the greater the height: PG is shortest and C is tallest. Forwards and Centers are also referred to as “big men.” A PG should be able to organize both the offense and defense and be really good at dribbling, whereas the SG should be very good at catch and shoot. But the reason I said these positions are really only conceptual is that these are only general guidelines. For example Harden is and has the size of a SG but he controls the offense like a PG. And when a coach puts a lineup on the court he usually has a 1,2,3,4 and 5 but he doesn’t need to officially assign a position to each player. In fact, some teams no longer have a “true Center” and sometimes a coach will “go big” with 3 big men and 2 guards or “go small” with 3 guards and only 2 big men. With 2 or even 3 guards on the court at the same time, they may take turns playing the role of point guard for different plays. So the answer to your initial question, “can they switch the position anytime on the court” is yes, but usually a pattern develops.

  • Love Lin

    Wow.. thx so much 4 the detailed explanation! I’ve got more pics of it.. 🙂 U must be surprised that a unprof. Lin fan like me is hidden on this site 2 talk abt bball w/u guys.. haha.. well, I started watching bball since Linsanity era, so I basically dont understand 2 much. Still appreciated ur patience, I’ll ask u more if u dont mind.. 🙂

  • 717

    I think you’re as professional a Lin fan as any of us. And I bet Jeremy appreciates your support more than mine ;). I also started to pay close attention to the NBA only after Linsanity and also realized that the game is more complex than it looks. Happy to answer your questions if I can. Otherwise the real BB experts on this site can explain it to both of us and others like us 🙂