Game 37 Atlanta Hawks vs Washington Wizards: Despite Bad Referee Calls, Jeremy Lin Still Among Top NBA PGs in Shooting Efficiency
After 3 games of mini-slump when Jeremy Lin scored 7 points per game, a game against the Wizards when Lin created a mini-Linsanity in the 4th quarter on Dec 18 will be welcomed. John Wall (heel), the Wizards point guard, will also be out to will finalize a timetable for his season-ending surgery within the coming days, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Nate Duncan, an NBA analyst, and Ronnie Nunn, an ex-NBA ref, also noted several bad calls by referees that did not go Lin’s way in the last game against the Pacers. Had they been called fairly, Jeremy would have finished with better stats and possibly more playing time.
Jeremy Lin has had a number of 50/50 (or, in the case of the missed goaltend, 100/0) calls go against him in the first half. Got a guy in the air could have gotten a call, and a couple defensive fouls.
— Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) December 31, 2018
I see that both plays went against Lin in my view. He appeared in place to be rewarded for a charge call by his opponent. And it also appears he should have been awarded 2 points for goaltending his drive hitting the board first then flicked off illegally. https://t.co/EGeH9p5HGj
— Ronnie Nunn (@NunnBetterRefs) January 2, 2019
The good news is Jeremy Lin continues to show excellent efficiency in stats to be the only NBA point guard shooting at least 50% on FG and 40% on 3-PT FG prior to the previous Pacers game. This will certainly help other NBA teams to be interested to trade for Jeremy Lin’s services before the Feb 7 trade deadline.
— Hawks Nation (@atlhawks_nation) January 1, 2019