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Game 72 Toronto Raptors vs OKC Thunder: The Lin Bullet Train

Game 72 Toronto Raptors vs OKC Thunder: The Lin Bullet Train

After finishing his best game as a Raptor with 20 points off 7 out of 11 shooting, 1/3 from downtown while dishing out 2 assists, grabbing 3 rebounds, Lin posted on Instagram, “A Bullet is Forever”. It means you can’t “unfire” the bullet. You pull the trigger, it goes out, and the world is forever changed, hopefully in a small, insignificant way, but irrevocably no matter what. D... »

Game 71 NY Knicks vs Toronto Raptors: Lin’s Mission to Fit Into the System

Game 71 NY Knicks vs Toronto Raptors: Lin’s Mission to Fit Into the System

Jeremy Lin did not look comfortable on-court and it certainly showed in his stats after the Pistons game finishing with 3 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds in only 17 minutes of play. In the 2nd half, Coach Nurse started Fred VanVleet back in the starting role and he had a good game finishing with 17 points and 4 assists in 31 minutes in his first game back after the injury. Strategy to Break Out of t... »

Game 70 Toronto Raptors vs Detroit Pistons: Lin’s Versatility Starts to Show for the Raptors

Game 70 Toronto Raptors vs Detroit Pistons: Lin’s Versatility Starts to Show for the Raptors

NBA Canada released a new article with positive tone on Lin’s first month with his improved 3pt shooting of late   What have we learned from Jeremy Lin’s first month with the Toronto Raptors? The shooting percentages and advanced metrics have been rough, but Jeremy Lin has shown signs of being the player the Raptors had hoped he’d be when they signed him. Whereas VanVleet is the b... »

Game 69 LA Lakers vs Toronto Raptors: Jeremy Lin To Start, Kyle Lowry Will Rest Ankle

Game 69 LA Lakers vs Toronto Raptors: Jeremy Lin To Start, Kyle Lowry Will Rest Ankle

The Raptors struggled in the second night of back to back game and lost 101-126 to Cleveland Cavaliers, giving up 44% 3-point shooting (18-41) to the Cavs. Even worse, injuries took its toll as Kyle Lowry, Danny Green, and Pascal Siakam had some form of injuries during the game. Kyle had a sprained ankle but might play. Ibaka got 3-game suspension for fighting with Marquese Chriss. Lin still strug... »

Game 68 Toronto Raptors vs Cleveland Cavaliers: Growing Lowry-Lin Chemistry

Game 68 Toronto Raptors vs Cleveland Cavaliers: Growing Lowry-Lin Chemistry

Toronto Raptors announcer: “One of the things I have enjoyed is the relationship on court with Jeremy Lin and Kyle Lowry. It just seems that they connect. Kyle takes great joy of Lin’s success on-court. They read each other so well. Both play the game at a high-level as far as how they think. And every time Jeremy Lin, he’s gone through some struggles, when he had some success, K... »

Game 67 Toronto Raptors vs Miami Heat: Getting More Comfortable With Teammates

Game 67 Toronto Raptors vs Miami Heat: Getting More Comfortable With Teammates

Finally, Jeremy Lin had a breakthrough making his first 3-point shots after missing 17 threes against New Orleans Pelicans. Lin completed his best game as a Raptors to finish with 14 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound with 6-9 shooting, 2 out of 3 from 3-point line in 22 minutes played. After the game, Lin stated it was good to get the monkey off his back and credited his coaches and his old coach, Doc ... »

Game 66 Toronto Raptors vs New Orleans Pelicans: JLin’s Quest to Regain A Free-space, Free-Flowing Creative Playmaker Mindset

Game 66 Toronto Raptors vs New Orleans Pelicans: JLin’s Quest to Regain A Free-space, Free-Flowing Creative Playmaker Mindset

The 3-point shooting slump has never been this bad for Jeremy Lin before; he has missed all his 17 three-point attempts in his #17 Raptors jersey. Will he make the 18th one soon or at least one in the next game for good measure? We can only hope so. But in order to do so, Jeremy would need to block out any distraction or doubt and simply shoot in the game like he does in practice, knowing his shoo... »

Game 65 Houston Rockets vs Toronto Raptors: Let’s Go, JLin!

Game 65 Houston Rockets vs Toronto Raptors: Let’s Go, JLin!

Jeremy Lin clearly has been in a bad shooting slump. He had a bad shooting game (0-8 FG) against the Pistons despite playing excellent defense. The good news is when you hit rock bottom, the only way is up. At some point, Lin will find a way to break through this slump. The season trend shows a good chance that he will bounce back strongly in the next game. In 2018-19 season, Lin averaged 9.5 poin... »

Game 64 Toronto Raptors vs Detroit Pistons: Lin’s Mission To Figure Out Timing and Space in the Raptors Offense

Game 64 Toronto Raptors vs Detroit Pistons: Lin’s Mission To Figure Out Timing and Space in the Raptors Offense

Lin’s Mission to Improve His Timing and Spacing Within the Raptors Offense In the post-game interview with ESPN China reporter, Jeremy Lin mentioned that he wants to continue fitting in, he knows there is a lot to improve on as far as figuring out his timing and spacing within the offense. He’s excited for the future and just needs to be keep building and stay patient. ESPN China repor... »

Game 63 Portland Blazers vs Toronto Raptors: Linning With Defense?

Game 63 Portland Blazers vs Toronto Raptors: Linning With Defense?

In the Blazers vs Raptors matchup, two hot teams meet each other in a fascinating matchup of playoff contenders. While Lin is still struggling with his 3-pt shots as a Raptor, Lin’s defense has helped the Raptors to demolish the Celtics by limiting Kyrie Irving to one bucket in the first quarter when they were matched up. Will Lin’s defense help the Raptors to snatch another win agains... »