Houston Rockets suffer second defeat in 3 days
CNATAIPEI--The Houston Rockets, the American NBA team that has been in the spotlight in Taiwan since signing Jeremy Lin — a player of Taiwanese descent — last July, was outscored 103-91 by the Celtics in Boston Friday, for its second straight defeat in three days.
January 13, 2013, 12:02 am TWN
Lin scored 12 points on four of nine shooting attempts and three of five free throws. He also made six assists, five rebounds and three steals, with no errors.
The Rockets, however, could simply not outrun the Celtics and shot poorly.
The Rockets “simply couldn't shoot straight, especially from the free throw line where Houston shot an unspeakable 12-for-29,” said commentator Jason Friedman for NBA.com, blaming the low number for the Rockets' doom Friday as the team recorded its second straight loss on the heels of a five-game winning streak.