G10 Vastly Improving Nets (4-5) Face the Best NBA team, LA Clippers (9-1)

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@Jen2Jenny JLin has same reaction as Atkinson re a call in 1st half @Suns game. Lin & Atkinson think alike

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1 Dec 19:30
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A vastly improving Brooklyn Nets team managed to win their first road game with scorching 3pt shooting (43.2%) against the Suns to improve to 4-5 record, which is good for 9th in the Eastern Conference. The 3pt shooting efficiency continues to be the key in all 4Β Nets wins (39.2% 3FG) and 5 losses (28.6% 3FG) because the Nets take so many 3pt shots in their offense. The Nets is ranked 3rd in the league in 3pt shots attempted per game (34.2) behind Houston and Cleveland.

But they will face the toughest opponent in LA Clippers who holds the best NBA record at 9-1 in a first game of a back-to-back game, with LA Lakers (6-5) waiting the next day.

The Clippers (9-1) will go for their seventh win in a row Monday night when they host the Brooklyn Nets.

Over the weekend, Los Angeles capped a two-game trip with back-to-back wins at the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday and at the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday. By beating the Thunder, the Clippers avenged their lone loss, an 85-83 decision at home on Nov. 2.

Although the Thunder snapped the Clippers’ string of holding seven consecutive opponents less than 100 points in a 110-108 setback Saturday, Los Angeles wouldn’t be deterred en route to its fifth straight decision away from home in a 119-105 romp over the Timberwolves.

The Clippers are off to a franchise-best start and lead the league in several defensive categories, including points allowed (91.5 per game), defensive efficiency (92.7) and opponents’ shooting percentage (40.6 percent).

Offensively, they are averaging 107 points, a differential of 15.1, which also is tops in the NBA.

It would be interesting to see if Coach Kenny Atkinson makes a strategic decision to not play too minutes for all his players against the Clippers as the top team so they are well rested to try to win the game against the Lakers the next night. It would be prudent to think of this game as a development since it would be very difficult to win this game.

Furthermore, Jeremy Lin is recovering well from his hamstring injury by participating in afternoon shootaround before the Suns game but it is doubtful if he will come back early against the Lakers. The Nets will take extra precaution before Lin is ready to play again. He continued to mentor Sean Kilpatrick and Yogi Ferrell in their PG development in the Suns game from the sideline.

KEY OF THE GAME: Can the Nets continue their hot 3pt shooting at 39.2% in all their 4 wins? The Clippers is ranked #16 in allowing opponent 3P% at 34.4%, one spot behind the #15 Nets at 34.3% so they might have a competitive game if they manage to shoot exceptionally well from the 3pt-land.

Let’s hope and pray JLin will heal quickly, the Nets will continue their formula of success, play gritty basketball and hit their 3s together as a team, and most importantly finish the game healthy!

Let’s go, JLin and the Nets!Β 

Lin_LINE_LetsGo


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  • CJSHYY

    hope we beat Clippers….

  • CJSHYY
  • HVJoy

    Nice! Nets are getting recognization gradually!

    3rd, the very first time! 😊

  • Vincent

    lol how come every time lin leaves a team they do amazing. Like the rockets had a great record the season after lin left and the hornets have one of the best records in the east this season with lin gone.. lol

  • CJSHYY
  • Vincent

    anyone have news on when lin is going to be ready to return?

  • CJSHYY

    NYK & Rox all had good season right after Lin left… then go down….

  • Arsenium12 .

    ESPN moved the Nets up from #28 to #18 in their Power Rankings.

  • CJSHYY
  • spiderman

    The Lin-effect at work: Lin teaches them how to win and they’re able to carry that on to the following season. But eventually, selfishness and pride take over

  • spiderman

    A monkey > ESPN

  • Tux

    From Kobe
    “There would be certain teams that had a player that they just signed to a max contract. And then a supporting player who was up for free agency who they hadn’t signed yet. So when we played them during the season, I’m saying, OK, here’s what we’re going to do: We’re going to double-team the guy that hasn’t gotten a max contract yet. We’re not gonna let him get a shot off. And then we’re going to single-cover the guy that has the max contract, and then watch the guy that doesn’t have the max contract bitch and complain about not getting the ball all night long, and watch them divide each other. Those are the little, subtle things we would do that simply comes from observation and understanding your opponent.”

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ftw/2016/11/13/kobe-bryant-reveals-diabolical-strategy-he-used-to-tear-nba-teams-apart/93784376/
    Begin at 13:00 in the video.

  • CJSHYY

    Give up Clippers but focus on Lakers??

    https://twitter.com/NYPost_Lewis/status/798241201900007424

  • CJSHYY

    Well said that’s exactly what I thought about Hornets…

  • LAJane

    Ugh. These years following Jeremy have educated me about so much of the ego games, the bias, the incompetent ownership, so I haven’t thought of myself as being particularly naive…but holy cow every time I turn around there’s something new that makes me wonder if any idea about sportsmanship actually functions in our culture at all.

  • Grace

    Kobe is such a genius. And now that he’s retired he can reveal his “amazing secrets.”

  • BobbyH

    A wise move.

  • takeme2cruz

    The gelling was still there

  • Tux

    Know thyself know thy enemy.

  • Tux

    The “Two tigers cannot live on one mountain” won’t allow Lin to survive Laker.

  • CJSHYY
  • KHuang

    FUN!

    Good gamesmanship by Kobe.

    For years, I’ve been saying that guys like Harden are deliberately left unguarded so that they can selfishly hog the ball to undermine their own teams.

    I consider this a healthy part of the NBA game, one of the few savory things that a criminally despicable loser like Kobe Bryant does.

  • KHuang

    Kobe hated Lin because Kobe hated any teammate that was good enough to share the spotlight with him.

    Consider it a COMPLIMENT, as Lin joins people like Shaquille O’Neal and Dwight Howard and Andrew Bynum on Kobe’s hate list.

  • KHuang

    SIMPLE REASON:

    Opponents initially leave Lin’s ex teammates unguarded as if Lin is still there drawing triple teams.

    But then when opponents realize Lin is no longer there, they revert back to their customary tough defense and guys like Harden and Walker and Batum and Melo get SHUT DOWN.

  • aggressiveplayer

    Wow, Whitehead already probable to play? That’s fast..

  • aggressiveplayer

    Really hope Lin is going to be back soon.

  • KHuang

    Besides, Justin Hamilton will step in as the starter and play well.

  • KHuang

    Actually, Lin’s not the only guy like that.

    Shaquille O’Neal was kicked out by Kobe, among others.

    Kobe only kicks out GOOD players like Smush Parker and Jeremy Lin and Shaquille O’Neal.

  • Briiick

    Hadn’t opponents been leaving Kobe single-covered to divide him from his Charmin teammates ? So Kobe had known the strategy and happily taken the shots for his teammates.

  • CJSHYY
  • aggressiveplayer
  • psalm234

    yes, Nets has a much better chance beating the Lakers tomorrow and treat this game as a practice to fine-tune their system

    Great strategic move by Coach KA

  • I am The Jason

    Well this most certainly guarantee an loss tonight.

  • psalm234

    Lin’s 3s still look good in practice
    5 straight 3s

    https://twitter.com/GregLogan1/status/798288060127379456

  • blueCypher

    The lakers are the “easier” foe. You pick tht one

  • Win

    More like a black tiger won’t allow an Asian tiger live in the same mountain. Lol.

  • aggressiveplayer

    Someone posted this exact tweet under you already =)

  • psalm234

    haha, thanks . for some reason it didn’t show up until refresh πŸ™‚

  • Arsenium12 .
  • psalm234

    JHam is surprisingly very efficient

    JHam is ranked #3 NBA Player Offensive Efficiency Leaderboard at 1.23pts/possession #BrooklynGrit
    https://twitter.com/SynergySST/status/798316040056881152

  • psalm234

    jessihsu (IG):Bumming around with Jlin!! πŸ€ #thathairthough @JLin7
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BMzvDYhgqlr/

  • aggressiveplayer

    Oh yea I was going to post something here about Justin Hamilton’s efficiency a few days ago, but I totally forgot. Dude has been incredibly efficient offensively. He’s shooting 53% FG and 47% from 3. Even if Justin Hamilton played worse defense (I think he’s a pretty decent defender now), he would still be a great pickup by Marks. I think this dude deserves 10-11m/yr to be honest. We got him for only 3m/yr. Incredible value.

  • KHuang

    YES, too funny because you are right!

  • KHuang

    Justin Hamilton is going to be a top 5 center in the NBA, if he isn’t already.

  • KHuang

    Justin Hamilton is not fully in shape yet.

    Once he gets in full game shape (anytime now), he’ll dominate the boards and be an elite defensive center.

    The other thing we haven’t seen much from Hamilton yet are post ups. He’s a fabulous post up player with total skills, but he still doesn’t have the veteran strength to bash against opponents and score anyway like Lopez does. But the day when Hamilton becomes elite in the post is coming too.

  • Michael

    Basketball IQ, Shane Battier or Justin Hamilton?

  • KHuang

    Battier for sure –

    Battier has NO PHYSICAL TALENT other than his raw height, yet he carved out a fabulous career for himself simply on guts, professionalism, and his awesome court sense.

    When Miami was winning the championship, I felt that Battier was no less important than Lebron especially on defense where Battier ran the show.

  • blueCypher

    How about they win tonight, without Lin and Lopez, against the best team in the NBA πŸ™‚

  • aggressiveplayer

    Man if they win tonight, we’re the best team in the NBA.

  • Click Click
  • aggressiveplayer

    Too bad Lopez isn’t playing like they said in the promos =(

  • Click Click

    Yeah, not gonna win this game, but I’m hoping it won’t be a blowout.

  • aggressiveplayer

    I’m still going to watch the game and if it’s close I’d be satisfied.

  • Click Click

    I’ll watch all Nets games if I can. I’m all-Lin on the Nets, even without Lin playing.

  • aggressiveplayer

    Same. Never have I seen such a culture and real teamwork like this. I’d be a Nets fan until Lin retires and one of Atkinson/Marks quits/gets fired. But I’m hoping neither gets fired or quits. Last year I was just excited about Lin being on a new team other than the Lakers, but this year I’m genuinely excited about this entire team.

  • FrankW

    If Nets wins, Lin related sites won’t be able to handle the traffic with thousands of posts per hour.

  • Grace

    Hamilton probably misses JLin more than any of us. Lin always looked to pass to Ham for his open 3s. Most of the other Nets freeze him out.

  • CJSHYY
  • Arsenium12 .
  • Click Click
  • psalm234

    Great compliments from Doc on the #Nets resembling his 99-00 Magic team (drive, 3s, great work ethic)
    That team started 4W-6L and finished with 41-41 record

    Nets started 4-5 so far
    https://twitter.com/dougherty_jesse/status/798360882497523712

  • guest

    Nets have a good shot at winning. The team is coming together and per matchup, except for Bog vs Redick, I think the starters are a good matchup. They got this as long as their 3 pointers are going in and having team defense. Let’s Go Nets!

  • Click Click

    Clippers are off to their best 10 game start ever. Crazy stats…

    https://i.sli.mg/7TieJl.jpg

  • psalm234

    yes, when I see their Defense is #1 holding Opp FG% so low, that’s impressive

    will be tough to pull a win but #Nets can always play very hard and keep the game close

  • HVJoy

    I like your confidence in Nets and wish you were right.

    As much as I believe in Brooklyn Grit, I don’t feel Hamilton is a match for Jordan, neither was Booker for Griffin. I wish it’s not a blowout for either team. πŸ™‚ Go Nets!

  • guest

    These young guys will get them frustrated with their constant pressure and out hustling. Got to play hard and with Grit, the Brooklyn way!!

  • guest

    The power of youth and I don’t think Clippers have the mental toughness. The young Nets team will frustrate the Older Clippers. Let’s go Nets!

  • joy

    Haha! that’ll be a miracle!! But miracles do happen. πŸ™‚

  • joy

    Nice sunny day!! No more heavy jacket!

  • aggressiveplayer

    Great stuff! Good coaches will recognize teams like this!

  • joy

    It’s a learning experience tonight. Take a easy and no more injuries.

  • aggressiveplayer

    I hope you’re right, but the Clippers don’t look like they’re messing around.

  • joy

    There were some dirty players in the Clippers before. Hope they’re all gone. I just want the Nets learn the experience and know to protect themselves.

  • guest

    I hope so too. They haven’t played the 2nd fastest pace team yet! The NETS! haha.

  • Maknusia

    Lets NET!

  • guest

    See, Bogdanovic vs Redick is the worse match up. Otherwise, they have a great chance.

  • joy

    Defense, guys!

  • grover chang

    There is no chance tonight. Just more weapons on clippers side.

  • Epie

    oh wow.. Clippers.. not even trying and still up by 15. Scary.

  • guest

    Alright. Let’s regroup! Get a little run.

  • guest

    Oh My.

  • ViNuyork

    too painful to watch this– feel so bad for the nets

  • psalm234

    Clippers play very inspired defense this year.

    They are at 100% full-strength with healthy starters who have played together for 4-5 seasons.
    Nets are down 2 PGs; no shame of being outmatched.

    But yeah, 7-35 is hard to to see

  • psalm234

    they are getting rattled by being outmatched

    hope they can play hard to catch up

  • BobbyH

    Still no excuses on the careless TO.

  • joy

    I think we’re losing confidence. What happen with our gritty play?

  • ViNuyork

    they are so outmatched….they should have let brook play…14-39 yaaayyy

  • joy

    I know. They should at least protect the ball. They’re playing like a d-leage. Forgive me to say that.

  • joy

    I think their starters can rest for the whole game now. We’re going to play against with bench.

  • casual bob fan

    Nets needs a JL out there to turn the game around. Haha cheers

  • joy

    CP3 says I want to play with JL. Lol

  • joy

    Yogi for 333333333333333

  • blueCypher

    The celtics are not matching expectations, although crowder and horford are injured. #2 in the atlantic is up for grabs πŸ™‚

  • HVJoy

    Bog made the last 3 Nets buckets!

  • psalm234

    yeah announcer is correct, 20-46 looks a little better than 17-46

  • aggressiveplayer

    Really like Bojan’s aggressiveness. He doesn’t want to lose this.

  • Casual bb fan

    One more thing, the ref was bias as usual against Nets ball handlers without calling for reaching in fouls. The Nets is playing 5 against7! Haha cheers

  • joy

    It’s time for him to step up! After all, he’s the one playing long minutes in every game so far.

  • joy

    Hope AB will take this opportunity to prove himself.

  • Steppen03

    Reminds me of the super-blowout game of GS Vs Clippers just few weeks back =). This time it’s the Clipps Strength By Big Five.

  • HVJoy

    He got both FT’s

  • joy

    Happy for him. But please dont let him dribble.

  • David Ly

    When is the two-week assessment
    for Lin?

  • joy

    Nice pass to Bog!

  • psalm234

    Nice 30-51!

    8-0 run, baby!

  • Epie

    YOGI!!!

  • blueCypher

    Thursday

  • joy

    OMG! Yogi is good tonight!

  • psalm234

    wow… Yogi Ferrel blasted pass CP3 for a reverse layup!
    32-51

  • aggressiveplayer

    THEY RUNNIN SCARED NOW

  • guest

    They started off a little timid but now are playing with more confidence. Let’s see what they can do.

  • psalm234

    Foye for 3333

    37-56 !!!

  • blueCypher

    Yes πŸ™‚ They made a run

  • David Ly

    Thanks! Seems like forever.

  • blueCypher

    It will feel like it even more. My guess is he does not play for another week after that

  • joy

    I’m impressed by Yogi’s performance so far. I like his confidence and fearless.

  • psalm234

    Clippers just walked around uninspired

    This is the time to cut the lead to 10-12 before half-time

  • Casual bob fan

    Not surprising that Yogi can matchup with CP3 and should be given the opportunity to start with BrookLopez and the game will be competitive.

  • joy

    I’m looking at a strong teamwork tonight! Go Nets! Show your grit!!

  • blueCypher

    Go Yogi πŸ™‚

  • takeme2cruz

    Where’s D?

  • joy

    We’ll see that in tomorrow’s game I’m sure.

  • Click Click

    Yogi and Bog going hard at Clippers. Love their aggressiveness right now.

    Brooklyn Grit!

  • Casual bb fan

    KA is a smart coach and his technical foul giveaway was to expose the refs bias calls and no calls. Haha cheers

  • aggressiveplayer

    So fun to watch these two. Yogi really earning his place on the Nets. Excited to see Whitehead and Yogi as backups for Lin.

  • Click Click

    And when LeVert comes back…

  • guest

    Clippers have great off ball movement because they’ve been playing together for so long. If Atkinson can make some adjustments; better defensive rotation in the paint. Otherwise, they are keeping up now, just need a couple stops. Like you said, “D”

  • joy

    That’s what we want to see. When one or two players start playing like that fearlessly, the rest will come together.

  • aggressiveplayer

    The league is done for

  • David Ly

    That ruins my next week.

  • aggressiveplayer

    I swear to god RHJ is shooting like 90% from the FT line…

  • psalm234

    yes..he’s quick and fearless πŸ™‚

  • joy

    Refs are suck!

  • guest

    Yeah, what foul?

  • joy

    Sil’s TO is killing us. What’s wrong with him. smh

  • joy

    First Booker, second Scola.

  • guest

    They playing like they’re star struck.

  • aggressiveplayer

    He’s not really supposed to play the PG, but yea I think he should work on reducing those turnovers.

  • joy

    KA should keep Yogi on the court longer. Sil is not contributing.

  • blueCypher

    They are going to be cautious with him, which is the right way to go.

  • joy

    TO has been his problem. So careless when passing. Not very smart.

  • Casual bb fan

    Skil got a lot to learn about ball handling and not doing too much and play smart rather that be restless . He wouldn’t get superstar calls. Haha cheers

  • james brown

    nets playing lousy ball. Coach forgets/doesn’t know how to stop the bleeding, players forgot how to play right basketball

  • CJSHYY
  • james brown

    restless is the right word.

  • joy

    Yeah, only 21. Still have a long way to go. He’s lucky to have Lin around.

  • joy

    When did he get the first one? What did he do? I missed that.

  • james brown

    why don’t they try it for a change and experiment also on how to play when KA is absent.

  • takeme2cruz

    Only wishing. Lin’s not next in line. Small chance to come back if he played.

  • Grace

    Skil is like 26. He’s been around.

  • Casual bb fan

    Start Yogi in the 2nd half for matchup against CP3 and the game is on. Haha cheers

  • joy

    Ooops! Sorry. That’s Jefferson.

  • joy

    That’ll do. But I’m sure if CP3 will play on the 2nd half. πŸ™‚

  • aggressiveplayer

    A lot easier said than done to stop the Clippers

  • aggressiveplayer

    Coaches don’t get injured as often as NBA players

  • james brown

    was there any indication on my statement to say its easy? well if they execute well and focus, good things will happen. need not always means winning but at least playing well is a good sign that they are all focused on their job.

  • james brown

    but he can be thrown out of the court if he wanted to, sometime coaches do that to wake his team up!

  • joy

    They’re not ready to play against such an elite team yet. This will be a good lesson for me. I’m sure the second half will be better.

  • psalm234

    Nets only shot 29% 3s (5-17) while the Clippers shot 58% (7-13) in the 1st half.

    Need to do better to cut the lead to single-digit

  • joy

    This tells they’re not defense well.

  • joy

    Ham has no threat to CP3.

  • james brown

    they are made to be ready for this kind of team, however even on their offense, they are not executing it the way they are supposed to play it..for some reason, they forget to bring their energy on this game!

  • joy

    Griffin is a nasty player indeed.

  • Casual bb fan

    Shooting 3s not the main problem now. It’s ball handling and playmaking in setting the pace. Haha cheers

  • aggressiveplayer

    I actually see energy. It’s just that we’re really sloppy and need to defend better.

  • aggressiveplayer

    Yes, I’m glad we’re losing this will be great film to watch and teach.

  • joy

    And that’s Lin’s expertise! πŸ™‚

  • psalm234

    Professor Lin is talking to SKil

    Bring out the X-Men, plzzz

  • psalm234

    true, too many TOs plus allowing too many 3s = 30pt lead

    14TOs vs only 6TOs by Clippers

  • joy

    They got hit too hard and got panic. πŸ™‚

  • Click Click
  • blueCypher

    On to the next one …. Let’s get that W tomorrow

  • joy

    What’s this for???

  • Grace

    They were trying to help the Nets. If those two knocked each other out the Nets would have a prayer.

  • FrankW

    Testing two knuckleheads.

  • takeme2cruz

    KA knows his team can’t win back 2 back game so he picked the easier team to compete, the Lskers. RestIng Brook was a wise move.

  • Maknusia

    I think chances of JL playing is high…or was there any other opposing news?

  • aggressiveplayer

    Don’t think he’ll play vs Lakers. Maybe OKC tho.

  • joy

    No rush! I can wait to see him playing with the Celtics back at Barclays Center.

  • Casual bb fan

    KA should let Brooklopez play for 5min each quarters to settle the team down in games like this. Haha cheers

  • psalm234

    Nets staff might hold him back for precaution?

  • spiderman

    Shaqtin a fool

  • joy

    Agreed. And also we shouldn’t overlook the Lakers. They’re much better than we thought.

  • Casual bob fan

    Start Yogi with Brooklopez 2moro and Nets have a good chance to win. Skil is best in providing the energy from the bench as 6th man. Haha cheers

  • joy

    Today is a bad day for Skil. Just missed an easy shot.

  • sport

    Just tuned in, this is an obvious throw away game. KA is smart to rest Brook for this game. They don’t stand a chance against this LA team with these injuries. Better to try to steal one with Lakers.

  • joy

    Yeah, just hope he’d cut down his TO tomorrow. He’s got 5 so far and missed an easy shot.

  • sport

    Facing OKC for his 1st comeback game after injury? Maybe they should play him in the Lakers game with limited minutes to ease him back in?

  • takeme2cruz

    That would be 10 min playing energy against a jordan

  • psalm234

    yes, I notice Booker only played 22 min

    He’ll be needed tomorrow to get a W over the Lakers

  • aggressiveplayer

    Wow that D-League stuff is serious. McCullough looks like he’s already improved.

  • sport

    Where have Christopher McCullough been? I think it’s the first time I’m watching him play and he’s good! Very composed out there and his shots are smooth for 3s and mid range!

  • Casual bb fan

    Yup, to draw Jordan out to the 3point line and clear the paint for Yogi to burn CP3 on the drives provided no ‘superstar’ calls from ref. Haha cheers

  • Click Click

    D-League… In 2 D-League games, he averaged 17.0 ppg and 6.5 rpg in 25.0 mpg

  • psalm234

    Impressive left-handed finish by McCullough

  • aggressiveplayer

    Why is Foye trying to score so much.. shouldn’t he be trying to set up teammates so the young guys can get a shot?

  • psalm234

    He looks much more aggressive than AB now.
    Maybe AB needs some D-League confidence

  • aggressiveplayer

    Maybe, I think they should send Bennett down as well. Not that it’s a bad thing! He’ll improve much faster instead of just sitting on the bench majority of the time on the Nets.

  • sport

    It’s already garbage time, everyone trying to stat pad including McCullough. Anthony Bennett totally ignored out there even when wide open poor guy.

  • Maknusia

    He had only 4 FGA…is that too much?

  • aggressiveplayer

    But I mean it looks like he’s not looking to set up his teammates at all.

  • sport

    I saw that too, totally ignoring teammates just going for his own shots.

  • psalm234

    @jeffyam
    For my Lin Fan Friends #JeremyLin #Linsanity #CoachLin
    https://twitter.com/jeffyam/status/798389802408284162

  • aggressiveplayer

    Yea I think that’s what got me to say this. Someone was wide open (I think Bennett) and he drove in and easily could have kicked it out to Bennett but he shot for himself.

  • psalm234

    If Lin can persuade JJ Redick to come join him in Brooklyn next season, it’ll make the Nets high-seed playoff team

    @NetsDaily
    JJ Redick has an expiring contract and a $4.25 million Brooklyn condo in DUMBO. #justsayin
    https://twitter.com/NetsDaily/status/798390145691086848

  • sport

    Wow no wonder Chris McCullough looks like a stud he’s 1st round no.29 pick and is Power Forward?

  • psalm234

    Lin with purple earrings? Subliminal message to play the Lakers tomorrow?

    @Loveforlife0323
    @JLin7 with purple earrings at the game vs. LA Clippers tonight~ πŸ˜πŸ€πŸ™ŒβœŒβ€ #speedyrecovery #getwellsoon πŸ™ #brooklyngrit #wecametoplay
    https://twitter.com/Loveforlife0323/status/798389073119481856

  • joy

    Can he come sooner. πŸ™‚

  • psalm234

    Not sure Clippers will let him go that easily haha..

  • aggressiveplayer

    I really like Lin’s style

  • joy

    Yogi played well tonight – 15pt, 5asst in 25 mins. Just need to practice FT 1/4

  • aggressiveplayer

    Really liking the prospects, Yogi, CMC, Whitehead. All looking good for the future. Maybe Bennett should spend some time in the D-League like CMC and he’ll improve much faster.

  • joy

    The Nets looked like a deer in headlights on both sides of the ball. The defense watched LA shoot 58 percent and failed to execute any sort of a motion offense.
    https://twitter.com/NetsDaily/status/798402707346358272

  • takeme2cruz

    The game would be closer but they’re not supposed to win even if lin n Brook were available.

  • cshot

    their roster is just way better.

  • sport

    Even with Lin back a win would be tough let alone without him.

  • joy

    Besides skills, he needs to be tougher, both physically and mentally. He lacks of confidence.

  • sport

    Yup not to mention going from Clippers to Nets is a downgrade. Only reason for JJ Redick to leave is if he’s chasing ring.

  • takeme2cruz

    and they have been together for sometime.

  • joy

    If I remember correctly, he likes NY a lot. πŸ™‚

  • sport

    Announcers were saying they were hoping Lin would return during 1 of the LA games but it looks like it’s too early. I think we all want to see Lin play already.

  • Sueki

    who’s this handsome guy?

  • joy

    Well, this’s just a start. We’ll be facing more games like this. I’m sure they’ll learn by mistakes and continue improve. Like KA said, it’s up to us to compete!

  • psalm234

    Jeremy Lin and Lopez gravely sitting on the bench G10 vs Clippers

    IMO they’re not that upset since they know the focus is tomorrow’s game vs the Lakers

  • sport

    He’s a 1st round draft pick, definitely looks a like a stud and starter. I agree AB needs to go to D League no confidence or fighting spirit. It’s a tough world and if he can’t make his own shots he’s in trouble. Just look at garbage time, those with talent like Foye and McCullough could make baskets on their own.

  • sport

    Yup, Lin was very serious watching the game and taking notes. I’m sure it’s all so he can be in sync with the team once he gets back.

  • Sueki

    black tiger is extinct… πŸ™‚

  • psalm234

    Great video by @SpeedofLin!

    Episode 1 #MotionOffense + @JLin7
    A basic breakdown of MO & the role JLin plays
    https://youtu.be/wbKJtqo6RBU

  • sport

    So much praise for Yogi I wonder if there’s ever a chance for KA to try a 2 guard starting lineup. I really want to see Lin x Kilpatrick or Harris or Yogi. Even a 3 guard lineup would be interesting.

  • joy

    Yup, when they review the tape later, Lin will indicate what needs to improve. πŸ™‚

  • joy

    So, when KA invited Lin to join him, he actually planned to use him as his under-covered assistant coach. πŸ™‚

  • Maknusia

    hahaha…remember…KA was still holding on to the paper that JL scribbled on various play options

  • aggressiveplayer

    I agree. He looks like he’s okay with getting run over out there.

  • sport

    I miss watching Lin play, thanks this will have to do for now.

  • james brown

    we need different energy for the nets team, Energy with composure. Pure energy is nothing if didn’t use wisely!

  • aggressiveplayer

    Great video. Very insightful and I hope the Nets fix things quickly, esp. on the defensive end.

  • aggressiveplayer

    Ah I see what you mean. I did sort of feel like the Nets were rushing with energy instead of being composed and controlled.

  • joy

    Maybe that’s the time KA ‘fell in love’ with Lin and his plays. Haha~

  • joy

    Another shot of coach Lin watching game tentatively.

  • Steppen03

    Agree with other good posts: This Nets team has “Zero” chance against this Clippers – at this moment- even if BrookLin were on the floor. Just a few teams do: Warriors, Spurs, Cavs. And of course, we’re not them. This IS the game we should forget. Tomorrow night’s game is the one we “should” win – even without JL7. This is a given “blowout” – for the Nets were without two best players.

  • Win

    Gotta say this guy has a amazing voice imo. πŸ™‚

  • Steppen03

    It’s just one good game from Yogi. We need to see more of it before throwing him against the best. I’ll take Harris. I hope to see him starting next to Lin.

  • Acbc

    It’s called paying it forward. Build now the powerful bench needed to beat the best learn the lessons as best they can by swallowing the painful lessons. This team will be great because of this process.

    I for one am grateful Lin has found a true “team” to be part of.

  • joy

    We maybe able to steal the win only f we play the right way, do the defense and cut down the TO. The Lakers are no longer the same, we need to give our best tomorrow even we have Brook on the court.

  • aggressiveplayer

    Hope this is a very good learning process for the team.

  • Acbc

    The best lessons are at the hands of those superior to us. Just as when you learn from a pro, a sensei, a coach. The very best lessons are from the very best. If you look at it that way, losing to them is the best way to learn. Only fools pay for it when instead you can learn it for free by playing the best instead. The problem begins when people let pride get in the way. They’d rather “win” against weaker opponents than “lose” to the very best.

  • joy

    Well, Yogi showed he can play under the pressure at least. He and Bogs brought energy for a while.

  • james brown

    narrator mentioned that most of the motion offense with P/R has no jeremy on it yet. he mentioned also that he is looking forward to have jeremy heavily involved on this scenario. as to why KA hasn’t done it yet is still a question to me too!

  • Maknusia

    Just in case if not posted yet…

    Jeremy Lin helping and cheering for teammates on the bench G9 vs Suns(δΈ­ζ–‡ε­—εΉ•)

    By Popo Chung

  • takeme2cruz

    Have good feeling lin will be ready for okc.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    They should give more minutes to AB but Trevor Booker is simply too good for his back up to play.

  • YellowClaw

    PLEASEEEEE

  • YellowClaw

    Not many teams do

  • blueCypher

    I doubt it. My guess he comes back next Wednesday vs Boston.

  • cdblue10

    I think he’ll play tonight against the lakers

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    really?

  • HVJoy

    I wish you were right.

    I want Lin in the game too — especially after the humiliating loss last night –, but I want him to be fully recovered even more.

  • psalm234

    Mark Dec 7 for basketball superstar Jeremy Lin’s appearance alongside Amadeus Cho in TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #13
    https://twitter.com/Marvel/status/798291930656501764

  • sws94

    I wouldn’t want Lin to come back for OKC. I want his first game back to be against a different type of opponent. Lin will not be 100 percent and he’ll be rusty after missing 2 plus weeks. WB is a tough, physical, demanding player to guard and be guarded by, so, I think it’s best he does not come back for that game. And Lin may come back and play limited minutes that first game, just to ease back into it.

  • psalm234

    new G11 thread
    G11 Brooklyn Nets (4-6) Seeks Another Road Win against LA Lakers (6-5)
    http://www.jlinportal.com/g11-nets-vs-lakers/
    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/798590351795597312

  • psalm234

    Efficient 3pt shooting has been the key in the Nets win and losses because of the high volume of their 3pt selection. How does it match up with the Lakers?

    Lakers is actually ranked #6 best in defending Opponent 3FG% (32.3%) but interestingly they are very poor ranked #27 in defending Opp FG% (46.6 %) so they might have very weak paint defense despite defending the 3pt line very well.
    Will Coach Atkinson adjust the offense to attack inside through Brook Lopez and Trevor Booker?

    KEY OF THE GAME: Will the Nets adjust their 3pt-heavy offense to attack inside exploting Lakers weak interior defense (#27)? If they are successful, they can get their their 5th win and the 2nd road win.

    Let’s hope and pray JLin will heal quickly, the Nets will continue their formula of success, play gritty basketball and exploit Lakers interior defense, and most importantly finish the game healthy!

    Let’s go, JLin and the Nets!
    http://i0.wp.com/www.jlinportal.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Lin_LINE_LetsGo.jpg?resize=131%2C126