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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... »

Coach Nick Nurse Praised Jeremy Lin’s Outstanding Defense in Guarding Kyrie Irving

Coach Nick Nurse Praised Jeremy Lin’s Outstanding Defense in Guarding Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving demolished Toronto Raptors back in January 16 game with his 27 points, 18 assists, 5 rebounds (11-19 shooting) in the 117-108 win but Kyrie only mustered 7 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds in 28 minutes on the Feb 27 95-118 loss to Toronto. In the post-game interview, Coach Nurse praised Jeremy Lin because he stood out in his role of guarding Kyrie Irving after Danny Green got into foul ... »

Game 62 Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors: Coach Nurse’s Plan to Integrate Lin is to Shoot Without Hesitation, No Deferring

Game 62 Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors: Coach Nurse’s Plan to Integrate Lin is to Shoot Without Hesitation, No Deferring

With two days to prepare for Boston Celtics, Coach Nurse reviewed what went right and wrong in the Spurs win and Magic loss. He planned to integrate Gasol and Lin in the team sooner than later. His primary message to Lin is to shoot more without hesitation if open, not defer to teammates especially when he’s in the Shooting Guard position next to Kyle Lowry on the floor. This is quite the op... »

Game 61 Orlando Magic vs Toronto Raptors: JLin Helps the Raptors Mentality to Figure Out Ways to Win

Game 61 Orlando Magic vs Toronto Raptors: JLin Helps the Raptors Mentality to Figure Out Ways to Win

Coach Nick Nurse received his first ejection due to 2 technical fouls protesting the referees’ calls in the Raptors 120-117 win over the Spurs. In the post-game interview, Coach Nurse likes that the Raptors are figuring out ways to win even with a little rust after the All-Star Break with Kahwi shooting 8-23 and Marc Gasol being out-of-whack (2-7 shooting, 4 points, 6 assists, 7 rebounds but... »

Game 60 San Antonio Spurs vs Toronto Raptors: More Versatile Raptors

Game 60 San Antonio Spurs vs Toronto Raptors: More Versatile Raptors

After a tough loss 107-125 in the first game at San Antonio after trading DeRozan for Kahwi Leonard, the Raptors will no doubt want to give Kahwi a chance to win against his old team. A win might be another step to convince Kahwi to resign with Toronto in the off-season, especially if the new addition of Marc Gasol and Jeremy Lin to the Raptors can help him to advance to the NBA Finals this season... »

Jeremy Lin’s Rave Reviews in Toronto Raptors Debut; Coach Nick Nurse Wants a More Aggressive Lin

Jeremy Lin’s Rave Reviews in Toronto Raptors Debut; Coach Nick Nurse Wants a More Aggressive Lin

It was everything that is expected from Toronto Raptors fans who gave such a warm welcome Jeremy Lin in his debut, a mere hours away after signing his contract. Standing ovation, raucous cheers when Jeremy Lin made his first basket, electric atmosphere when Lowry and Lin showed immediate PG-to-PG chemistry by connecting a few times even when Jeremy admittedly only knew three plays in the Toronto R... »