Lin stars in Parsons' return (Chinese)
In the latest Chinese Report, Howard Chen AKA 陳定豪 discusses the strong performances of Jeremy Lin and Chandler Parsons against the Jazz.
Lin had 19 points and 8 assists to only two turnovers. After the game, Kelvin Sampson said that Lin's decision-making was "outstanding."
For Parsons, this was a comeback from a shoulder injury that forced him to miss Wednesday's game against the Thunder. During Saturday morning's shootaround, Parsons said his shoulder was still sore, but he would be able to play. Sure enough, he did so well that no one would think that his shoulder was bothering him, save for a few times when he winced in pain. Parsons finished with 19 points on 7-12 shooting and displayed a fearless attitude, even diving on the floor for loose balls.
The Rockets actually started the game pretty rough, turning the ball over seven times in the opening seven minutes. After that, though, over the course of the rest of the game, they only turned the ball over a total of nine other times.
Coming up next, the Rockets face a stiff test in the Lakers, a team that handled Houston somewhat easily the last time the two teams met on November 18.
Kobe Bryant. Jeremy Lin. The Lakers coming to town to face the improved Rockets.
Tuesday should be good.