Re: Houston Rockets land in Manila, Philippines
The Rockets, however, had a plan. They ran their first play of the game to get Lin and open 3-pointer and he drilled it. Before long, Lin offered his full repertoire of highlights, from 3-pointers to drives to the rim, steals on one end and alley-oop dishes on the other, the Rockets led for all but a few moments on their way to a second-consecutive Global Games rout of the Pacers, 107-98.
“(Rockets assistant coach) Chris Finch said it’s all your birthdays rolled into one,” Lin said. “You got an and-one, you got a dunk, you got a block.’ The crowd. The environment. It was a little bit of everything.
“I was like, “Oh my God, everything is going my way.”
James Harden led the Rockets, as he has in each preseason game, with 21 points. Francisco Garcia, who had been out with a groin injury, turned back a Pacers second-half drive to within two, finishing with 15.
- Houston Chronicle