Final Score: LAC 117 and HOU 109
Hey Everyone…I’m back!! Due to personal reasons I had to take a step back and I missed a lot of games…and I missed blogging But now hopefully, I will be able to resume regular posts because I have missed the Rockets, Jeremy, and especially my awesome readers!!
Well this was a tough game for sure. I started watching during the 2nd quarter and things were going well…both teams were playing pretty good. Lin was doing his part and at halftime he had 10 pts and 6 assists. At halftime, the score was LAC 58 and HOU 59. HOU didn’t have a huge lead, but I figured the rest of the game would go the same way…with a lot of back and forth on points…well I was wrong.
The Clippers came back after halftime and started the 3rd quarter with fire. They hit 10 pts in a row and before I knew it, the Rockets were trailing by 16 pts. The Clippers were shooting 56% from the field at the 3rd quarter and their bench also played very strong with 25pts. At the end of the 3rd quarter, the Clippers outscored the Rockets 32 to 18.
The 4th quarter didn’t fare to well for Houston either, unfortunately. They just could not seem to catch up with their 12 point deficit. There were many reasons for this: I think Lin struggled to guard Jamal Crawford and the other Rockets weren’t much help because Crawford was able to hit 9 three-pters and had a season high in points tonight; the Clippers were hitting multiple 3s, Houston also had way to many turn overs, which can be detrimental so late in the game, and Houston also had missed 11 free throws!! Although, they lost…I will say that Houston continued to hustle and played hard in the 4th quarter. Chandler Parsons was named the Player of the Night with 10 shots and 17 pts…but the two players who caught my eye (besides Jeremy Lin, of course) in the 4th quarter were Delfino and the newbie, Patrick Beverly. Delfino continued to play hard and made a 3pter, had a dunk and got to the free throw line with fouls. Patrick Beverely just signed with Houston last week and played for the first time tonight. I don’t know if he was just fresh of the bench or what, but I kinda wish McHale had put him in sooner!! He was put into the game with 1:45 left on the clock and in that time, Beverely managed a steal, a 3pter, and 1 assist!! Jeremy didn’t do to bad tonight either, and managed a double double. So bad loss but my boys fought hard!
Top 5 Scorers:
1) Harden: 23 pts, 4 rebds, 3 asst
2) Parsons: 17 pts, 2 rbds, 4 asst
3) Delfino: 16 pts, 2 rbds, 3 asst
4) Lin: 12 pts, 1 rbd, 10 asst
5) Morris: 12 pts, 8 rbds, 0 asst
(Sorry, I couldn’t find any this video without the background convo)
Linsanity: the Movie
Go to the link below, for a preview of what the Linsanity Documentary is about. He looks soo precious in those beginning “no” shots and I love this line from the website, “American’s favorite unlikely sports hero.” That is exactly how I see Jeremy!! The directors got permission to film Jeremy for YEARS and I anticipate a lot of personal thoughts and candid video of our unlikely star. They are in need of pledges before this movie can be released and they need pledges by Friday, February 15th. With his popularity and unique story, there is no doubt in my mind, the pledges will come through and I cannot wait for this movie to come out!! You already know, I will be in line on opening night!!
Now the video below is NOT the actual movie trailer for “Linsanity: the Movie” and of course it would NEVER be directed by Spike Lee, but I thought that this was a good video and it kind of gives of a taste of what the movie could be like…including that epic soundtrack!!
For more info on his documentary, check out the links below:
That’s all for tonight. Hope everyone has been well! Goodnight from NC and don’t forget to brush your teeth!!
And for those about on the other side of the world, Jeremy says don’t forget to eat a good lunch …
and lick your lips afterward…hehe