With ten minutes left against the team many picked to finish with the worst record in the NBA, the Rockets were coasting. They were up 10, Jeremy Lin was hitting everything he looked at, and Philadelphia showed little signs of coming back. Then, James Anderson happened. The Sixers ran off a furious run down the stretch, and after Anderson hit a three pointer with six seconds left, the two teams headed to overtime.
In overtime, the Rockets struggled to get anything going, and the Sixers slid past them by a score of 121-117. Lin finished the night with 34 points,12 assists, and a record-tying nine three pointers, Dwight Howard had 24 and 13, and Parsons added 22 of his own, but it wasn't enough, as the Rockets had just six players break into the scoring column.
Meanwhile, newly minted bench big man Omer Asik saw just four minutes and had zero points, zero rebounds, and zero assists in a tough first game back on the bench.
We'll have a full recap to come. Leave your impressions in the comments!