Pacers Links: Pacers wake up Taipei with early morning arrival, prepare for Linsanity

Mike Young

The Pacers traveled to Taiwan to continue their Global Games tour with the Houston Rockets.

The Indiana Pacers moved on from the 'Malaise in Manila' on Thursday/Friday (depending on where you are in the world), arriving in Taipei, Taiwan at 3:00 am local time with a crowd awaiting them at the airport.

Later in the day, a large group of media gathered for a press conference with Frank Vogel, Paul George and Roy Hibbert to begin hyping up their appearance in Taiwan and game with the Houston Rockets on Sunday (1:30am ET).

Unlike in Manila where the crowd was happy to have the NBA in town, the Taipei fans expect to heavily favor the Rockets. Both of Jeremy Lin's parents are of Taiwanese descent which makes Lin a local legend in Taipei which also further explains the scene at the airport. But no doubt, some of those Lin fans will continue following the Pacers after their early-morning encounter.

Check out the links:

Rockets at Pacers - Box score

Game Rewind: Pacers 96, Rockets 116 | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

No alarms ringing just yet, but Pacers look sloppy - 1070 The Fan

Rockets beat Pacers 116-96 in 1st game in Manila - AP

Jeremy Lin arrives in Taiwan for NBA preseason game | Sports | FOCUS TAIWAN - CNA ENGLISH NEWS

Linsanity In Taipei Is An Early Wakeup Call " Hang Time Blog |

Rockets golden in Manila - The Dream Shake

Indiana Pacers lose 116-96 to Houston Rockets in exhibition play in Philippines | Indianapolis Star |

Dwight Howard hears boos, "Kobe" chants at Philippines game | ProBasketballTalk

Twitter - Pacers: Today's press conference in Taiwan w/ Coach, @Hoya2aPacer & @Paul_George24 had more media than Game 7 of ECF.

Mark's Mailbag: Figuring Out the Rotation | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

Global Games Day 3: Larry Bird Press Conference | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

NBA: Roy Hibbert, Tim Duncan workout partners - ESPN

Best-case, worst-case scenarios for every Eastern Conference team | The Point Forward -

2013-14 outlook - Indiana Pacers - ESPN

Reports: Heat’s Michael Beasley requires medical treatment after punching self in head | The Point Forward -

Magic Johnson is out, and Doris Burke is in as ESPN’s ‘NBA Countdown’ analyst | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

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