Originally posted on HoopStuff  |  Last updated 4/6/13
Houston Rockets: Lin and Asik Are The Keys To Playoff Victory Everyone knows that the success of the Houston Rockets depends on their star shooting guard, James Harden. Whether they play the Spurs or the Thunder in the first round of the post-season, their main task will be slowing down Harden and making his life difficult. But James Harden will score his 25+ points every time out, as he is too talented to stop, as you can just hope to slow him down. However, if they truly want to win a series and make a run in the playoffs and win a series or two, they need Jeremy Lin and Omer Asik to be at the top of their games. Jeremy Lin: Why is Lin so important? He is the only other Rocket other than the “The Beard”, who can truly create his own shot, while also making plays for others. Will all of the attention on Harden, Lin has to come through, especially if Harden struggles. Lin needs to run the offense, but more importantly realize when he needs to carry the offense and score the ball. He...
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