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#2 Toronto Raptors vs #7 Orlando Magic Playoff Matchup: What We Can Expect From Jeremy Lin’s Role

#2 Toronto Raptors vs #7 Orlando Magic Playoff Matchup: What We Can Expect From Jeremy Lin’s Role

  82 games of 2018-19 regular season has concluded and the 2nd seed Toronto Raptors will meet the 7th seed Orlando Magic in the Eastern Conference Playoff. The winner of this first round will meet the winner of Philadelphia 76ers vs Brooklyn Nets matchup. It is a good matchup for the Raptors who will avoid meeting #1 seed Milwaukee Bucks and #4 seed Boston Celtics until the Eastern Conference... »

Game 82 Toronto Raptors vs Minnesota Timberwolves: Last Game To Impress Before The Playoff

Game 82 Toronto Raptors vs Minnesota Timberwolves: Last Game To Impress Before The Playoff

After the DNP-CD (Did Not Play-Coach Decision), will Jeremy Lin play in the last game of the regular season to impress before the playoff? Jeremy Lin did not play in the Raptors 117-109 OT Win over Miami Heat. In the 2nd unit, Norm Powell played well with perfect 7-7 shooting to finish with 23 points but Anunoby struggled with 0 points in 17 minutes. If Lin plays, this game will be the last game f... »

Game 81 Miami Heat vs Toronto Raptors: Disappearing Touches

Game 81 Miami Heat vs Toronto Raptors: Disappearing Touches

Disappearing Touches for Lin With disappearing touches for Lin in the past few games, the struggle is very real. With sporadic minutes amounting to 10-11 minutes per game without Lin touching the ball, the Raptors did not leverage his strength of distributing the ball and giving him rhythm to be involved in the Raptors offense. Has time run out for Lin to be involved and contributing to the Raptor... »

Game 80 Toronto Raptors vs Charlotte Hornets: A Prayer Request For Playoff Miracle

Game 80 Toronto Raptors vs Charlotte Hornets: A Prayer Request For Playoff Miracle

In Jeremy Lin’s Prayer Request #42, one of them is for a miracle end to the Raptors season, for his team and himself in the playoff. He also requested to a prayer to find the balance between self-confidence and surrender. Spiritually, he felt God called him to Toronto to invest his time for the city and also someone in the Toronto organization. Perhaps he might feel called to invest his time... »

Game 79 Toronto Raptors vs Brooklyn Nets: Lin Understands His Limited Offensive Role, Prioritizes Team Win

Game 79 Toronto Raptors vs Brooklyn Nets: Lin Understands His Limited Offensive Role, Prioritizes Team Win

With 4 games remaining in the regular season, Jeremy Lin’s role seems to be at the 9th or 10th spot of the depth chart for the playoff. With Anunoby out in the Magic game, Lin was tied at 8th place with Norm Powell on 17 minutes of playing time. Lin finished with 5 points, 3 rebounds, 1 block on 1-4 shooting (3-4 FTs) while Powell finished with 7 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist on 3-6 shooting. ... »

Game 78 Orlando Magic vs Toronto Raptors: A Much Comfortable Lin From 3-Point Line

Game 78 Orlando Magic vs Toronto Raptors: A Much Comfortable Lin From 3-Point Line

Jeremy Lin has made his last three 3-point shots in the last 2 games against NY Knicks and Chicago Bulls. Granted, these are bottom-rank teams in the Eastern Conference but Jeremy also missed all five 3-pt shots (0-5) in the Bulls game prior to these 2 games so there’s definitely improvement in how comfortable he has been to take his shots in the Raptors system. The Orlando Magic game would ... »

Game 77 Toronto Raptors vs Chicago Bulls: Play Free, Jeremy!

Game 77 Toronto Raptors vs Chicago Bulls: Play Free, Jeremy!

In the post-game interview, Danny Green was asked by a reporter about Lin’s struggle. He acknowledged Lin needs more time to adjust but he just needs to play free and confidently to go back to his old style of playing basketball. [3:13] Danny Green on Lin’s struggle, “Yeah, it took him some more time to figure it out but I think it’s him more on his own head. He’s thi... »

Game 76 Toronto Raptors vs NY Knicks: Jeremy Lin Needs A Touch of Linsanity Miracle Again at the Madison Square Garden

Game 76 Toronto Raptors vs NY Knicks: Jeremy Lin Needs A Touch of Linsanity Miracle Again at the Madison Square Garden

With only 7 games remaining in the regular season, Jeremy Lin’s time to convince Coach Nurse to give him a meaningful playoff rotation might be running out. He will need a touch of Linsanity miracle that he created back in 2012 at the Madison Square Garden building more than ever. Coach Nurse Wants Lin to Keep Shooting Out of His Slump During the Nick Nurse’s post-game interview, a rep... »

Game 75 Chicago Bulls vs Toronto Raptors: Uncertain Times Requires Lin’s 6th Man Scoring Role in 2016 Charlotte Hornets

Game 75 Chicago Bulls vs Toronto Raptors: Uncertain Times Requires Lin’s 6th Man Scoring Role in 2016 Charlotte Hornets

 After only playing for 6 minutes despite playing great defense in the loss against the Charlotte Hornets, Jeremy Lin’s role becomes uncertain in Toronto Raptors. What type of role does Coach Nurse want to see from players competing for the 9th rotation spot in the playoff? The answer might be found in Coach Nurse’s post-practice interview in which he praised Norm Powell who did not pl... »

Game 74 Charlotte Hornets vs Toronto Raptors: Familiar Opponent Might Help To Create Mini-Linsanity

Game 74 Charlotte Hornets vs Toronto Raptors: Familiar Opponent Might Help To Create Mini-Linsanity

With Lin’s offensive game improving in the past 3 games but with limited minutes, Charlotte Hornets might be a good team for Jeremy Lin to perform well in extended minutes. In 3 games against the Hornets this season, Lin averaged 14.7 points, 3.3 assists, 2 rebounds, 1.3 steals, 0.3 blocks in 19.7 minutes per game with 63% shooting (44.4% 3-point shooting). He seemed to have performed well a... »