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DALLAS -- On the eve of the All-Star starters for each conference being announced, the Houston Rockets' backcourt hardly looked All-Star worthy in a 105-100 loss to the Dallas Mavericks Wednesday night at the American Airlines Center. Jeremy Lin missed 1 of 2 free throws in two critical trips to the free-throw line late in the game and then committed a turnover with 15 seconds to play that effectively ended Houston's hopes of snapping a four-game losing skid. James Harden twice failed to convert in the paint when he could have given the Rockets the lead after they trailed by as many as 15 points in the third quarter. While Harden, the league's fourth-leading scorer, should be a lock to make the Western Conference All-Star team as a reserve, it's Lin who has a shot to be named a starter in his first season in Houston, which also happens to be the host city for the Feb. 17 All-Star Game at Toyota Center. At last count in early January, Lin trailed Clippers point...
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Jeremy Lin has some flaws, but self-awareness is not among them.
Lin, saying on Wednesday what you were already thinking, does not belong in the NBA All-Star game.
"Uh, no," he told NBA.com. "Thats the furthest thing from my mind, to be honest, being on a five-game losing streak. I dont even care right now, Im just trying to get a win."
Lin averages 12 points...
Jeremy Lin was as good as any point guard in the NBA for a two-month stretch last season, and he entered this season with big hopes for the Houston Rockets. So far, his numbers are comparable to last year’s statistics, but very few fans would call Lin an All-Star at the moment.
Lin agrees with that assessment.
“Uh, no,” Lin said in response to a question about whether he feels...
Jeremy Lin didn’t hesitate with an honest answer when asked if he feels like an All-Star. “Uh, no,” he said softly after another choppy performance Wednesday night as the Houston Rockets lost for a fifth consecutive time…
“That’s the furthest thing from my mind, to be honest, being on a five-game losing streak…. “I don’t even care right now, I’m just trying...
The Houston Rockets on Wednesday reassigned rookie forward Terrence Jones to their NBA D-League affiliate, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. The Rockets had recalled Jones on Monday. In nine games earlier this season with the Vipers, the 6-foot-9 rookie from Kentucky averaged 19.2 points and 11.0 rebounds per game. In 11 games with the Rockets this season, Jones has averaged 3...
Royce White is a fascinating case of how professional sports handle -- or don't -- mental illness.
The Houston Rockets suspended White for not reporting to the D-League.
White will speak -- outside of his Twitter -- Tuesday, January 22, on ESPN's Outside the Lines. The show airs at 2 p.m. CST. Here's a preview via ESPN.com.
DALLAS -- On the eve of the All-Star starters for each conference being announced, the Houston Rockets’ backcourt hardly looked All-Star worthy in a 105-100 loss to the Dallas Mavericks Wednesday night at the American Airlines Center. Jeremy Lin missed 1 of 2 free throws in two critical trips to the free-throw line late in the game and then committed a turnover with 15 seconds...
Kobe Bryant’s argument for the All-Defense berth he will inevitably receive can now be made on the basis of one game. As the Lakers held the Bucks to just 35.8% shooting and 15 fourth-quarter points in a 104-88 victory, Bryant took the responsibility of checking Brandon Jennings, the Eastern Conference’s reigning Player of the Week. It’s been no secret that the Lakers have...
Jamal Crawford scored a season-high 30 points, including 12 straight to start the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Clippers looked just fine without Chris Paul in a 117-109 win over the struggling Houston Rockets on Tuesday night.
The Clippers won their second game in a row despite missing their star point guard, who is day to day with a bruised right kneecap.
Los Angeles used...
And they call it the streak! Well, the Dallas Mavericks won’t, but we will. Dallas has now won 4 in a row, their longest winning “streak” this season and this is against one of the strongest, highest scoring teams in the NBA.
This was, I think, one of the most exciting games this season. You might ask why, well I’ll tell you. Dallas is finally getting their groove back,...