Byron Scott believes Lin was hesitant. Lin thought he was attacking but he said he'd watch the film
Lin can't be Fish. He's not a spot up shooter. He attacks the paint and needs the ball a little more to get some rhythm.
Anyway, I trust that Lin and Kobe will figure things out soon, Booz & Wes will come around. Hopefully Clarkson gets some burn.
After 2 games, Kobe falling back to 06' Kobe who didn't trust his teammates. Lin, Booz, Hill, Wes, Ed need to be more assertive.
J Lin needs to figure things out fast. He got CP3 on Sat.
Lin won a jump ball vs. Morris, and it fell to Kobe for his 2nd triple to give him 26 points.
Boozer has 8 of LAL's 11 TO's, a real struggle for him today. Lin also struggling, 2 for 4 for 6 points w/1 assist in 17 min.
Jeremy Lin's driving layup was just his 2nd FG, bringing LAL within 9 at 59-50 at the half. Kobe had 19 on 7 of 15 FG's.
We got a Jeremy Lin-Ronnie Price combination
Lakers starters: Lin, Kobe, Wes, Boozer, Hill
It’s likely that Eric Bledsoe sticks mostly to Jeremy Lin. Patrick Beverley did a good job on his former teammate last night.
Lakers project to start the same five - with Lin/Bryant/Johnson/Boozer/Hill - tonight vs. Suns. Phx w/o PJ Tucker/suspension
Harden pops off for 32 in 31min as Rockets crush Kobe, Lakers 108-90. Ariza (16p), TJones (16p-13r) big. Rockets shut down Jeremy Lin.
Kobe, Boozer and Lin back in at the 9:53 mark, next to Price and Davis. 91-70 HOU.
Bryant, Boozer, Lin return. Rockets up 21, but still 9:53 left. Ariza back as soon as Kobe gets up.
This is the best Jeremy Lin has looked for the Rockets in at least 18 months. Harden has 32. Rockets up 85-69 heading to 4th..
If the Lakers want to get back into this thing, they'll need more from Lin...he has 4 points on 1-for-4 shooting in 23 mins.
Lin, invisible in the first half, has done a great job of breaking down the Rockets defense off the dribble in the third quarter.
Lin to Davis was among LAL's best features this preseason, and nets another layup here as LAL gets back within 9. Lin up to 4 dimes.
It was 62-45 at halftime ... it's now 66-59 with a 14-4 spurt for the home team. Lin's leading the charge on offense.
LAL's offense right now relies on 2 things: Lin penetration and Kobe elbow/post catches. Lin's cooking since Howard got his 4th PF.
LAL fans may be surprised w/the frequency that Lin is able to get into the teeth of the def, but he tends to routinely get to/near the rim
Carlos Boozer has 8 points in the first 5 minutes of the 3rd Q (13 total), including a layup off another Jeremy Lin drive. LAL within 9.
Well this isn’t a good run for the Rockets.. Lakers cut the lead to 9 points. And Jeremy Lin has a lot to do with that.
Lin off to a MUCH better start in the second half, Lakers have rallied to within 11. BK
Lin creates for Boozer, 66-57 with 7:45 left in 3rd
With Howard sitting, Lin this time got all the way to the rim and finished through a foul from Jones. And-1 cuts HOU lead to 11.
Lin drives for his first fg and the foul - Lakers trying to hang around, trim it down to single digits - easier w/Howard in foul trouble
Jeremy Lin's first points as a Laker come at the line
Howard just picked up his 4th foul - on Lin, who yesterday at practice said the best way to contain Howard was to get him in foul trouble.
HOU has among the NBA’s best answer for Lin’s attacking style with Beverley on ball and Howard lurking. Lin 0 for 2, 2 assists in 14 min.
Take Lin’s penetration away as Beverley has, LAL will struggle to get open shots. LAL are 14 of 39 (36%) after Boozer/Kobe B2B hoops.
Lakers point guards Jeremy Lin, Ronnie Price and Jordan Clarkson are a combined 1 of 11 from the field.
Beverley is the worst matchup for Lin … practiced against each other all year and Beverley is playing terrific PG defense. Lin yet to score.
Kobe’s back in at 9:02 of the 2nd, which would put him at 18 minutes in the half if he doesn’t rest. LAL down 12 as Boozer/Lin/Hill return.