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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... »

Game 73 OKC Thunder vs Toronto Raptors: Improved JLin Stats in the Last 7 Games

Game 73 OKC Thunder vs Toronto Raptors: Improved JLin Stats in the Last 7 Games

Although Jeremy Lin only scored 6 points in 15 minutes of play, he was able to be aggressive to score a long 2-point shot to start the game and got 2 FTs. He played great defense on Russell Westbrook but missed 2 threes in the 2nd half. With Kahwi possibly resting on a Friday game with the Raptors hosting OKC Thunder, Lin might get to play more minutes. Lowry is still expected to be out to rest hi... »

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... »