Game 31 Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks: Fresh Off a Linsanity Game, Jeremy Lin Returns to Madison Square Garden
Fresh off a Linsanity game, more precisely a Linsanity quarter as Jeremy himself said, he returns to the birthplace of Linsanity at the Madison Square Garden to play against his old team New York Knicks. It remains uncertain if he is allowed to ride the momentum of Linsanity for the second straight game.
In the previous Wizards game, Coach Pierce decided to ride Jeremy’s hot hands in the 4th quarter to run the offense and repeatedly exploited the Wizards’ interior defense who lacked shot-blockers. Trae Young, who played very well with 19 points and 4assists with 5-11 shooting in 26 minutes, did not play much in the 4th quarter because Coach Pierce decided to ride the momentum of Jeremy and other players. It shows that Coach Pierce will rely on players who make a lot of plays to close the game.
As Jeremy Lin’s trade value increased significantly with his Linsanity game, he garnered a lot of attention in social media. Jeremy Lin just needs to continue to play his brand of basketball no matter how many minutes he is allocated as the backup point guard. If he continues to make plays, he would be very much needed to close the game.
2nd Highest True Shooting % Among NBA Point Guards
Meanwhile, Jeremy Lin continues to showcase his impressive statistics in limited minutes. Jeremy Lin has the 2nd highest True Shooting % among PGs n the league with an elite 63.5%, second only to Steph Curry courtesy of @CLICK
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