Report from Lin Lady: Cath
Thank you soo much for doing this for me and everyone else.
I hate that they do not allow lenses longer than 3 inches. I swear they measured my lens. Scared I’m going to sell my pictures to the highest bidder? Anyway, with 2 zoom capable cameras I was able to bring zero. Just the normal lens.
Heard from the bathroom:
Warriors announcers are still very happy for Jeremy saying that Houston is a better fit for him rather than New York. New York was a nice place to burst into the scene but Houston is where he can develop into the player that he can become. As is seen lately from his performance in a steady improvement and upward trajectory.
Heard from the stands:
“Man, there was no Linsanity today!” ~ Disappointed Warriors fan as he heads into the line to pile out. I am not sure if it was a conscious effort on JLin not to “overachieve” today and just play a solid game but the dude played hard, there was no question about it. People still expect “Linsanity”. News flash: It ain’t happening in Houston. Stop pressuring the guy and let him play and develop.
Civil. Sluggish. Those two words say it all.
Is there a time difference between Houston, Texas and Oakland, California? Were they jet lagged? Did both teams party out too late and are all fatigued or hungover? I don’t know what happened to both teams, the Rockets’ normally fast paced offense seem to have been played in slow motion. I suppose I was expecting that the Warriors were going to come back with a vengeance, this being their home court and due to the turn of events of their last meeting. All the mischievous tweets back and forth were all bark and no bite. It’s not as if I was expecting a hockey-like brawl where dentures and mouthpieces come-a-flyin’ or anything but I guess I expected the Warriors to give the Rockets hell. They did pester them a little but the Rockets can hold their own. You pester, they pester back, like your pesky little sibling.
The first half was a wash with the Rockets trailing for the most part (not by much) by the end of the first half, it was tied at 49 points a piece. Unfortunately for the Warriors, the Rockets gained momentum in the beginning of the third quarter and this was happening while I was outside waiting for my son to be delivered to me and dealing with a miscommunication with my husband. Don’t worry, there were no tempers flying just plain old funny misunderstanding when your seats are a floor apart. Needless to say, I missed the part where the Rockets not really blasted off, maybe made a push to lead the 2nd half by 9 points almost the entire time. The Warriors narrowed it down to 5 but the Rockets kept their pace. It was a nice solid game by the Rockets as a team but undeniably, Harden’s game was off. The knee was really bothering him. It was “turnoverpalooza” time. The shots he would normally make were not falling. He is not known as Mr. Butterfingers but tonight he was that. I mean, he’s Harden. NBA’s resident alien together with Lebron James & Kevin Durant with their crazy efficiency stats. But he did sink all of his FTs.
Some of the fouls on Lin also affected his knees where he would clutch it in a quick massage before shooting his FTs. The fans booed like he was acting, LOL. Sour grapes indeed. My friend and I just didn’t see the point of the booing then clapping right after, too much energy spent on two things that eventually negate each other. Boooo - Yayyyy!!! It may be that there were equal parts of Lin Only Fans and Warriors Fans. Maybe the cheers and the jeers are coming from the same exact people? The intensity of the boos and the yayyys were exactly the same. Jeremy played a very solid game, he had 14 points (8 coming from the FT line and one very nice lay up), 10 assist and zero TO. Yes, a double double friends and NO APPLE TURNOVERS.
I know that both teams needed this game, but this is what keeps me sane being a Warrior fan and a Jeremy Lin fan (no I am not a/an L-O-F). I am okay that the Warriors only lost by 9 and not 31. They have to realize there are holes in their games. They have to work on sealing those holes. If I can see it, I am sure they can too. I’m happy that Jeremy had a nice solid performance with 7 Rockets in double digit scores, plenty of assists to go around just means the team is rounding out nicely. I STILL BELIEVE is the Warriors motto but for the young Rockets, people are STARTING TO BELIEVE.
People were piling out even before the clock ran out so I couldn’t see if the “friends” hugged but I know Curry and Lin did. Camera not ready of course. Darn it!
As for the fangirl portion of this piece…I don’t think any team is as good looking as the Rockets!!! I do love Steph Curry, David Lee, Harrison Barnes, even Andris Biedrins has got a charm of his own but the Rockets are like the Rockstars of the NBA and I am a groupie LMAO. Again, never been a groupie for anyone or anything in all my life. There’s always a first.
My camera automatically gets set on burst mode when it’s not using the flash. I have a series of pictures I wish I could share with you especially when Jeremy and other teammates were stretching and warming up. If I keep my fingers on enter/return button of the computer and hold it down through the pictures on preview the series of pictures function just like a film/movie. I was amused and entertained but there are literally hundreds of pictures taken. Too many to share. I tried to take a picture of everyone but it’s impossible with people getting in and out of their seats every single time (annoying).
So here are some pictures I think are ogle-worthy:
CP bowing to what?
Del-FINE-o in uniform (and in action!!)
Donuts (and nice ones at that LOL)
From this angle, CP and JLin looked like they were tapping Mook’s butt.
Get your foot off the line!!
Best friends forever!
Harden the superstar
just look at this picture (CP looks like he’s working his kegel muscles and JL is checking his own badunkadunk)
the last time he was in the middle of this floor, Jeremy was a Warrior
leg raises (wow he is really flexible!! I can’t even do that!!)
more JLin of course
Omer the teddy bear
Omer Asik n Destroy
Rockets’ shoot around (and embedded in this pic, Cath wrote “There was a hug between Beverly and Lin mostly Beverly on Lin.”)
Rox fan in Oracle arena. There were a few that don Rocket Reds.
soo many memes for this one (LOL…what should this meme be??)
***All these pics are courtesy of Cath and I have reprinted them with her permission! Even the photo captions are her original comments (unless they are in red, which are my own thoughts). Please credit her and this blog if you decide to repost them. Thank you in advance!!***