Rockets top Thunder in Jeremy Lin’s debut
On Wednesday, point guard Jeremy Lin made his debut with the Houston Rockets, helping the team defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder in a 107-105 victory.
Despite defeating the Western Conference Champions, Lin expects more from himself and from his team.
During an interview with the Houston Chronicles, Lin said, “I don’t think I made plays. I definitely didn’t stop Westbrook defensively. And offensively, I think a little too passive. I’m not sure. I just really wasn’t myself. I’m going to try to be more aggressive, make more plays for myself and for others and just do a better job than that.”
Being matched up with someone like Russell Westbrook is tough but Lin still prevailed. Despite Westbrook’s impressive defense, Lin was able to finish with 3 points, six assists, three steals, and three turnovers in 20 minutes, according to USA Today.
Lin may not have scored much since he was only one of three from the field, but he did a very good job as a playmaker.
Lin and the Rockets next match up will be against 2012 first round pick Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Hornets this Friday.