Maybe one of these days James Dolan will get around to explaining his reasons for waving goodbye to Jeremy Lin and signing off on acquiring Raymond Felton.
HOUSTON (AP) — Patrick Patterson scored 20 points, Chandler Parsons and Jeremy Lin had 19 apiece and the Houston Rockets beat the Utah Jazz 124-116 on Saturday night.
Jeremy Lin’s first five games as a pro defied explanation, but as the point guard’s numbers have waned, the Linsanity has died down. Gregg Doyel says the truth about Lin is that he just isn’t an NBA superstar.
So, a few days ago Marc Lamont Hill published an article about Jeremy Lin that I differed with. As a result, I made some fairly, incendiary 3AM tweets, offered to write a rebuttal for the Huffington Post, and somehow this resulted in my appearance this afternoon on a HuffPo Live Debate with Mr. Hill and a [...]
Omer Asik’s been great on the defensive boards for the Houston Rockets, grabbing nearly 28 percent of opponents’ misses during his time on the court this season. The Toronto Raptors, the Rockets’ Tuesday night opponents, kind of stink on the offensive glass, posting the league’s ninth-worst offensive rebounding percentage thus far. Logic, then, dictates that just about whenever the Raptors missed a shot on Tuesday, if Asik was out there, he’d be Hoovering it and quickly tossing an outlet pass to Houston table-setters James Harden and Jeremy Lin.
And then plays like this happen, and you’re reminded that logic doesn’t always reign in a game with a round ball that bounces funny from time to time:
Welp. Not precisely the kind of defensive glass-cleaning Houston’s come to expect from its 26-year-old starting center.
Jeremy Lin is getting room to breathe as the Rockets’ PG. His big test comes in December when he faces the Knicks in N.Y.
Those were the words flying around the New York Knicks’ locker room late Friday night. And it had nothing to do with losing to Jeremy Lin.
It was all about getting embarrassed on defense in a 28-point loss to Lin’s Houston Rockets.
“It’s unacceptable,” a weary Mike Woodson said after the Knicks’ loss in Houston. “An awful, awful performance on our part.”
Just how bad was it? The Knicks gave up a season-high 131 points against Houston, the most points they’d allowed in Woodson’s 39 games as head coach (playoffs included).
WHAT IT MEANS: The Knicks said again and again they weren’t worried about facing old friend Jeremy Lin for the first time on Friday night. Apparently, they weren’t too worried about playing defense against him, either.
Lin’s Rockets torched the Knicks for 131 points in a blowout loss for the ‘Bockers in Houston.
James Harden had 33 points and Chandler Parsons had 31 as the Knicks gave up the most points in the Mike Woodson era. The Knicks (8-3) also lost back-to-back regular-season games for the first time in Woodson’s 35-game tenure.