So, as some of you know, I was unable to participate in the live blogging of Lin’s return vs. the Blazers due to my Internet issues. Apologies for that. In fact, I wasn’t able to watch or even keep up with any play-by-play at all, since I couldn’t get on any websites. So missed the entire game. Sounds like it was a lot of Deja Vu (in a bad way) from last season when Sampson took over.
Hopefully, Lin shook off some of the rust and will be more back in form for a return to his hometown. I’m sure Lin still has lots of fans in the area. We’ll see how vocal they will be for Lin.
Warriors have disappointed so far this season, mainly due to injuries. I expect the Rockets to win this game and Lin to bounce back, having shaken off some of the rust from his first return. But of course, how Lin plays will depend a lot on how Sampson plays Lin. So the odds are against Lin (as usual). I’m also concerned about his stroke from three-point. It hasn’t been the same since he made a record 9 threes. I doubt he’ll have his stroke back in the Warriors game. That’s going to take a little more time, I suspect.
Anyway, hope to see you here when the game starts!