Basically, the Rockets came into the game super slack-sa-daisical and got down 20 to a Timberwolf team without four out of five starters – Nikola Pekovic, Kevin Love, Andrei Kirilenko, and Brandon Roy.
What happened was James Harden decided he wanted to ball out and took over the game, la de dahing himself to 37 points, with an assist from Jeremy Lin’s 24 points, 8 assists, and 4 steals.
My heart is heavy after the Rockets lost to the Hornets tonight.
Despite stats that may be mistaken for an okay game, Lin was especially out of sync in the game. High turnovers (again), missed threes (1-4), and was blocked four times. I can’t bring myself to talk about his 9 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, and 5 steals (YAY). He did have a nifty sidestep layup in the first quarter. PEEP IT.