Strategy works vs. Grizz; Lin has double-double (Chinese)

Strategy works vs. Grizz; Lin has double-double (Chinese)
December 23, 2012, 12:45 am
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Rockets score huge win over Grizz (Chinese)

In the latest Mandarin Minute, Howard Chen discusses how Kevin McHale's strategy worked against the Grizzlies on Saturday night.

McHale had stressed several times in the days leading up to the game that the Rockets needed to make defensive stops to get the ball moving offensively in transition. The tempo was the key to the game.

Sure enough, Houston had 33 fastbreak points to the Grizzlies' three.

James Harden needed only 13 shots and three quarters of action to get his 31 points. He also had eight assists.

Jeremy Lin, meanwhile, not only had a double double with 15 points and 11 assists, he also had six rebounds. Omer Asik also had a double double with 14 points and 12 rebounds.

This was the Rockets' fifth win in six games. Considering how the Grizzlies are the division leaders, this was a statement win for the Rockets. In other words, it was downright impressive.