G32 Brooklyn Nets (8-23) on a Tough Road Game vs WAS Wizards (15-16)
The Nets lost a close game on the road on a buzzer-beater against the Bulls 99-101 but it was encouraging to see how the Nets rallied and played well in Lin’s absence after he reinjured his hamstring for the 2nd time.
The good news is upon evaluation, Jeremy Lin’s injury is not as severe as the last one that caused him to miss 17 games. It is a bit of consolation to expect he will be back sooner than 17 games although it remains to be seen if the Nets would like to prepare Jeremy’s body to be stronger for the next comeback to prevent further injury.
Sean Marks said Jeremy Lin injury not as severe as the last one #Nets @jlin7
— Brian Lewis (@NYPost_Lewis) December 28, 2016
Jeremy also expressed his gratitude for his fans for their support and prayers. He admitted how taxing the injuries have burdened him physically/mentally/emotionally by not being able to fight next to his teammates. But he will surrender the outcome to God and continue to work hard to get in the right shape again soon.
The Nets will face a tougher opponent on the road against the Wizards who is on the upswing by winning 8 straight home games. The Nets poor 1-15 record does not bode well in their chance to steal a road game but if they play hard and the defense holds up, anything can happen.
ESPN.com Game Preview article:
When one of the NBA’s hottest teams faces the team with the league’s second-worst record, John Wall and the Washington Wizards will get a chance to show the Brooklyn Nets just how much they’ve improved.
The Wizards (15-16) look to sweep a three-game homestand and win their eighth straight at home Friday night in their second meeting against the Nets (8-23) this season.
Washington triumphed in Brooklyn by rallying from a 16-point halftime deficit to get a victory 118-113 on Dec. 5. The Wizards had not found their groove yet as evidenced by a 124-116 loss to the Orlando Magic in the next game.
Since then, the Wizards are 8-3. That includes Wednesday’s 111-105 win over the Indiana Pacers.
KEY OF THE GAME: The Nets would need to continue to develop and improve their defense to win on the road. Without Lin, it would be hard to overcome the youthful inexperience but we can hope for the Nets to not give up and continue to fight despite their record.
Let’s hope and pray JLin will recover soon and help the Nets get back on the winning track!
Let’s go, JLin and the Nets!