Mar 9, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden (13) and point guard Jeremy Lin (7) embrace following the end of overtime against the Portland Trail Blazers at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Rockets: James Harden and Jeremy Lin Highlights vs Portland Trail Blazers(Video)


 

The Houston Rockets got their biggest win of the season Sunday night, as they came back from a 16 point second half deficit to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 118-113 in overtime. The win gives the Rockets the tiebreaker with the Blazers in case of a tie in the Western Conference playoff seedings.

It was truly an MVP-type performance for James Harden as he led the comeback, finishing with 41 points, 10 rebounds, and 6 assists. Harden also scored 20 points in the 4th quarter and overtime, with 17 of those coming in the 4th.

 

 

Jeremy Lin had been in a huge slump since the All-Star break but broke out of that in a huge way with 26 points, his first 20-point game since Dec. 23. Lin scored 22 of his 26 in the 2nd half and overtime.

 

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  • khyberjones

    The difference for Lin was his willingness to be a volume shooter and put up a lot of shots. He was 3 for 10 at one point, but kept shooting and ended up a respectable 7 for 17 with 12 free throw attempts. I think playing that type of game is the way for him to stay on the court with this team.

    • Houstonrocketfan

      That is by mean of “Being Aggressive”.