G12 LAL @ HOU PreGame Thread
Congrats to JLin who notched the 1st double-double (15/10) as a Laker!
With it, Lakers media (Worthy) acknowledged he is truly a PG, not an SG turning to a PG.
Double-doubles will solidify his role as the true and future Lakers PG
How would the Lakers fare against the Rockets with tired legs in the 2nd night of back-to-back?
Will JLin ride the adrenaline and pull another great game against his old team? Will his teammates be determined to help JLin get a huge win against the Rockets who embarrassed them in the 1st game?
It will be an extremely tough to win on the road in the 2nd night of back-to-back games but I expect a more competitive game with improved Lakers teamwork so it will be a fun game to watch!
ESPN Preview Lakers vs Rockets Preview
This time, Jeremy Lin may be looking to make his mark.
“Man, oh man, that’s a lot better,” said Lin, who averages 12.0 points and 4.9 assists. “It’s been a rough start to the season.”
The guard may have some added motivation after “Linsanity” struggled to get off the ground in two mediocre seasons with the Rockets, who dealt Lin to Los Angeles for the final year of his $19.5 million contract.
He struggled in the first meeting with his former team last month, going 1 of 5 and finishing with seven points, six assists and four turnovers.
Houston, meanwhile, is aiming to beat the Lakers for a fifth straight game for the first time since taking six straight from 1993-94 — its longest winning streak in the all-time series.
Moving closer to that mark will require bouncing back from Monday’s 119-93 loss at Memphis, where the Rockets connected on just 8 of 34 3-pointers.
“The good thing about this, it is only one loss,” guard Jason Terry said. “Now we will take it out on the Lakers, but we won’t forget this one.”
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