106   119
Game 44 · January 26, 2013 · Toyota Center · Houston
Ben Couch · (@viewfromcouch)
  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
NETS 29 20 31 26 106
Rockets 28 34 27 30 119
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By Ben Couch (@viewfromcouch)
BROOKLYN—As the Brooklyn Nets headed into Saturday's game against the Houston Rockets, James Harden and Jeremy Lin were the obvious offensive threats. Harden has exploded in Year One as Option One, averaging 26.0 points, 4.4 rebounds and 5.5 assists; Lin twice submitted memorable performances against Deron Williams as a member of the Knicks last season.

And yet perhaps the most damage was done by center Omer Asik, who posted 20 points and 16 rebounds (6 offensive) in 32 minutes, helping boost the Rockets to a 60-24 advantage on points in the paint during a 119-106 Nets loss. Saturday, Asik shot 9-of-12, each shot coming within the restricted area. While Asik typically takes nearly all of his shots in that location – 95.6% of 339 attempts, per NBA.com – he has converted just .542 on the season.

Read the full View from Couch on brooklynnets.com.




Brooklyn Nets (26-18)

G · Deron Williams G · Joe Johnson F · Gerald Wallace F · Reggie Evans C · Brook Lopez

HOUSTON ROCKETS (24-22)

G · Jeremy Lin G · James Harden F · Chandler Parsons F · Patrick Patterson C · Omer Asik
NOTES
Royce White (suspended) is NOT WITH TEAM.



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Deron Williams
27 PTS, 4 REB, 11 AST
10-15 FGs, 5-9 3Ps
2 STL, 2 BLK




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