1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

  2. LIVE WATCH EVENT
    REED SHEPPARD DEBUT -- come join Clutch and the gang as we're watching live the Rockets open up Summer League in Vegas Friday night at 6:30pm CT. It will be Reed Sheppard's debut as he, Cam Whitmore, Aj Griffin and others take on Bronny James and the Lakers.

    Rockets vs Lakers LIVE!

ClutchFans Game Thread: Rockets @ Wizards 2/23/2013

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Clutch, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. Lucky Charm

    Lucky Charm Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2012
    Messages:
    1,101
    Likes Received:
    121
    A sick and confused Jeremy directs the offense. "Cole, come set a screen for Asik so he can shoot a 3"
    [​IMG]

    That right hand still looks swollen :eek:
    [​IMG]

    Carlos with his obligatory blocking foul per game :p
    [​IMG]

    Beverly Thrills is always so happy, love this guy :)
    [​IMG]

    Who we rooting for tomorrow? Dallas yes?
     
  2. devin23

    devin23 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2006
    Messages:
    1,831
    Likes Received:
    21
    Poor Jeremy... He looks like a mess in those photos. :(
     
  3. figment

    figment Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2012
    Messages:
    333
    Likes Received:
    14
    I think my mind just imploded, am I in an alternate dimension? ;)
     
  4. Angkor Wat

    Angkor Wat Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2007
    Messages:
    13,148
    Likes Received:
    978
    Lin played 26 minutes. McHale did not sit him? :confused:
     
  5. manning

    manning Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2012
    Messages:
    131
    Likes Received:
    7
    just saw this on FB...''Lin was definitely sick. In fact, shortly before tipoff McHale went and put his hand on Lin's shoulder and asked him how he was feeling/if he was good to go and Jeremy nodded in the affirmative. At the half it looked like Jeremy was going to puke. He had his head covered up in a towel. He probably took some meds at halftime. I guess they needed him to give them at least some minutes tonight because besides Lin and Beverly, who else do they have right now to play PG?''

    JEREMY LIN
    "I’m not sure what it is. It’s a flu or cold or something … I should have played better. I could have helped the team out more than I did tonight. Now going to get back, get ready for the next one and move on.
    We came in here, we wanted to get a win and we didn’t, so everyone’s going to be (disappointed), starting with me – obviously I didn’t do pretty much anything tonight."
    On what changed in the second half:
    “I think in the beginning they were helping a lot off the corners so we were able to hit looks. Guys were just able to get a lot of open shots and threes. But in the second half, they did more switching so they weren’t in rotation as much.”

    everyone is disappointed to lose the game.im not making excuses for lin but i think the team should not play him tonight...:(
    anyway,the game is over,time to move on to next game.
     
  6. Rockets12

    Rockets12 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2011
    Messages:
    4,898
    Likes Received:
    617
    Yeah definitely. I mean I respect Lin for wanting to play even though he was clearly not ready to play. If I remember correctly he had all six of his assists by the first half
     
  7. Angkor Wat

    Angkor Wat Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2007
    Messages:
    13,148
    Likes Received:
    978
    Love how fans would b**** about McHale taking Lin out whenever he struggled in past games. "WHY DOESN'T HE LET LIN PLAY THROUGH IT LIKE HE DOES HARDEN?!"

    So tonight, while Lin and sick and is struggling, he tries to let him play through it and still limits his minutes. Now fans are like, "STUPID MCHALE, WHY DIDN'T HE BENCH LIN FOR THIS GAME?!? HE WANTED LIN TO LOOK BAD ON PURPOSE!!" :rolleyes:

    Yall are ridiculous.
     
  8. LoLin

    LoLin Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2013
    Messages:
    589
    Likes Received:
    6
    You know, if Lin wasn't sick and he played so horribly tonight, I'd be among the first to jump on the bash-wagon, because I expect more from him.

    Once Donuts improve his defense and bulk up a bit more, he'll be awesome.
     
  9. manning

    manning Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2012
    Messages:
    131
    Likes Received:
    7
    I agree some fans went off the boundary and blamed on the wrong guy.
    Just ignore them.
     
  10. nbafan74

    nbafan74 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2013
    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    0
    If the Rockets miss the playoffs, they can look back at this crucial loss and Sacramento.
     
  11. Benchwarmer

    Benchwarmer Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2013
    Messages:
    1,652
    Likes Received:
    33
    And Toronto, New Orleans, both Portland games, Memphis, San Antonio OT, Denver, Miami, and Minnesota. All those games were "winnable" ... but ya know what?
    The other team really wanted to win the game too, and they probably had more tools to win, like veteran players and bigger, more skilled big men inside, and don't forget better coaching ... oh yes, coaching really matters in basketball.

    They won, we lost. It happens.
     
  12. gnozahs

    gnozahs Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2012
    Messages:
    2,847
    Likes Received:
    33
    Hells yes. And it's going to be on ABC. HD here I come.
     
  13. proudfoot

    proudfoot Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2013
    Messages:
    218
    Likes Received:
    0
    Man, our lack of depth is really revealed when any player, (especially a starter) gets sick.
     
  14. myjohnlai

    myjohnlai Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2013
    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    0
    Royce is the mouth

    Royce seems to work well as the speaker of all.
     
  15. YoungGods

    YoungGods Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2013
    Messages:
    2,504
    Likes Received:
    22
    not bad for someone who is sick.;)
     
  16. SuperStar

    SuperStar Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2008
    Messages:
    5,057
    Likes Received:
    70
    4 of those asts were probably just swinging the ball to perimeter 3pt shooter. It was a turrible game no way to spin it.
     
  17. W22_STREAK

    W22_STREAK Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2008
    Messages:
    8,008
    Likes Received:
    616
    14th pick here we come?

    If its any consolation, 14th pick means we get to keep the pick. Which may mean one more trade asset to sign and trade for Dwight Howard.
     
  18. Aruba77

    Aruba77 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 1999
    Messages:
    14,067
    Likes Received:
    15,675
    I'm gonna put this loss on McHale, and I say that as someone who thinks he's done a great job this year. The answer to Nene-Okafor was not Asik-Delfino, it was Asik-Greg Smith. Small ball isn't the answer to everything. Given Smith's injury that made things more difficult, but McHale should have been smart enough from the get go to know that Delfino-Okafor wasn't gonna work. The only reason things weren't even worse was because the wiz were too stupid to exploit the mismatch in the first half. They foolishly settled or jump shots instead if going inside, but they made adjustments at halftime. I would have kept DMo in for the last few minutes of the game. At leat he's 7 feet tall. He got exposed on the defensive end tonight, but it would have been better than putting Delfino on him. Hell, bringing in Jones off the bench would have been better than putting Delfino on Okafor. Okafor saw the Delfino matchup and licked his chops. That was the difference in the game. Poor decision by McHale, granted he didn't have many good options, but it was a mistake none-the-less.
     
  19. OremLK

    OremLK Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2010
    Messages:
    16,710
    Likes Received:
    11,380
    What do you expect, though? McHale is so predictable. Morey trades away PPat and Morris so that the young bigs can get more playing time, so McHale gives more minutes to... his precious 'veteran presence', Carlos Delfino.

    Look, I like Delfino, but he's a bench wing who should not be starting and should never play the 4.
     
  20. pippendagimp

    pippendagimp Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2000
    Messages:
    27,142
    Likes Received:
    21,462
    i agree w/ you and aruba, and i too would have liked to see terrence jones play a few minutes in the 1st half of both the nets and wizards games. giving him just a few minutes of burn would have allowed mchale to possibly insert him as a stopgap after losing smith to injury. but obviously throwing him into the fire in the 4thQ at washington was not a feasable option. i really wish there was more emphasis on in-game development of the young players. too many teams during even blowouts we've run the starters and main rotation players into the ground this season.

    i will say that i was impressed with mchale in the nets game. he managed to keep the team focused and composed despite the horrendous officiating, and he should be commended for that.

    against the wiz, he drew up a nice play to get harden open for the left side layup at the end of the game. but his (or his assistant's) gross error in using up all remaining timeouts before the final possession was inexcusable.
     
    1 person likes this.

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now