G13 Brooklyn Nets (4-8) Needs Jeremy Lin against Portland Blazers (7-7)
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With the Nets losing the last 3 games in a row, they desperately need Jeremy Lin to come back to give them a boost to start winning again. But Coach Atkinson did not set a predetermined date of Jeremy’s return and relies on the performance team to ensure Jeremy Lin does not come back too early to have recurring hamstring issues throughout the season.
— JLin Portal (@JLinPortal) November 19, 2016
The last 3 games have exposed the Nets tendency to frequently turn the ball over too much due to lack of experienced Point Guards.
The Nets and the Blazers share similar offensive abilities in Points-per-game with the 10th ranking Blazers at 106.7 and the 11th ranked Nets not far behind at 106.3
But there are only 2 worse teams defensively to allow more Points per game than the Nets at 105.7 and thankfully Portland Blazers is one of them at 106.9. It helps to know they have lost 3 straight games against the Bulls, Rockets and the Pelicans. Both teams will be hungry to get back on the winning track soon.
KEY OF THE GAME: Can the Nets play tough defense in the rebounding department and not allowing wide-open shots? Can Jeremy Lin come back to steady the ship and cut down on the recent sloppy turnovers? We can only hope for the best.
Let’s hope and pray JLin will heal quickly to help the Nets get back on the winning track, and most importantly finish the game healthy!
Let’s go, JLin and the Nets!