Regular Season Series (Game 2 of 2)

Series starts 10/10

Game 1: Thursday, October 10th
Game 2: Sunday, October 13th

Pacers 98

(0-3, 0-1 away)

Rockets 107

(2-1, 1-1 home)

    Coverage: NBATV

    1:30 AM ET, October 13, 2013

    Taipei Arena, Taipei

    1 2 3 4 T
    IND 21 19 34 2498
    HOU 29 26 26 26107

    Top Performers

    Ind: D. Granger 15 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    Hou: J. Lin 17 Pts, 2 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Jeremy Lin, James Harden pace Rockets in Taiwan exhibition

    Associated Press

    TAIPEI, Taiwan -- It was a perfect homecoming for Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin in Taiwan.

    Lin, whose parents emigrated from Taiwan to the United States in the 1970s, scored 17 points and went 3-for-4 from the 3-point line to help the Rockets overcome the Indiana Pacers 107-98 in an exhibition game played before a capacity crowd of 13,686.

    James Harden led all Rockets scorers with 21 and had three 3-pointers.


    Mandy Cheng/AFP/Getty Images

    Jeremy Lin was the clear crowd favorite in the Taiwanese capital and didn't disappoint with a stirring array of shooting and passing in the preseason win over the Pacers.

    Paul George's 19 points led the Pacers. George Hill contributed 17, but suffered what coach Frank Vogel called "a mild ankle sprain" in a third-quarter scramble.

    Lin was clearly the crowd favorite and didn't disappoint with a dazzling array of clutch shooting and pin-point passing.

    His play earned him accolades from Rockets coach Kevin McHale, who said all the hard work Lin put in over the summer is giving him the boost he needs to cope with the pressure of being one of the most closely watched NBA players in Asia.

    "He puts so much pressure on himself," McHale said. "There's an entire half of the world that seems to be pulling for him."

    After a close first quarter, Houston pulled away to lead by 15 points at halftime. Indiana cut the lead to two before fading in the final quarter.

    McHale singled out Houston newcomer Omri Casspi for special praise. Casspi had had 13 points and nine rebounds, all but one on the defensive end.

    "Omri is doing a really good job for us," McHale said. "He's playing at a really high level."

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 98 107
    FGM-FGA 31-71 (.437) 39-85 (.459)
    3PM-3PA 11-22 (.500) 15-33 (.455)
    FTM-FTA 25-32 (.781) 14-18 (.778)
    Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 3-35 11-46
    Assists 14 27
    Turnovers 17 18
    Steals 6 12
    Blocks 10 9
    Fast Break Points 10 14
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 28 (0/0)

    Top Performers

    Danny Granger Granger
    Points: 15
    Reb: 9
    Ast: 2
    Stl: 2
    Blk: 2
    Jeremy Lin Lin
    Points: 17
    Reb: 2
    Ast: 4
    Stl: 3
    Blk: 1