G59 Brooklyn Nets Best Chance to Win vs Cousin-Less Kings
After 2-days rest filled with spirited Training-Camp like scrimmages, the Nets is ready to take on the Kings who won the 1st game after losing Damarcus Cousins but has lost the last 2 games and failed to reach 90 pts in either of them. Game 59 also has an astounding stat that it is the first injury-free game of the season for the Nets.
This might be the best chance for the Nets to finally reach 10 wins but it remains to be seen if the Nets can play inspired defense and win with limited minutes for Jeremy Lin. Lin is expected to increase his minutes to 18 minutes after playing 2 consecutive games of 15 minutes. The Nets are taking a slow, steady approach with Jeremy Lin after the 3rd injury on his hamstring.
The Kings and Nets square off at the Golden 1 Center on Wednesday in a game that matches one team that seems destined for a lower location in the standings and one that has no where to go but up.
Sacramento (25-35) dropped two in a row after winning the first game without former franchise superstar DeMarcus Cousins, and it hasn’t scored 90 points or produced a 20-point scorer in either of them.
A 102-88 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday turned on a 24-minute stretch in the second and third quarters during which the Kings scored only 40 points. They scored only 58 points in the first three quarters of a 99-85 loss to Charlotte on Sunday.
KEY OF THE GAME: The #1 priority for Lin continues to be finish the season. We might get to see how his body has adjusted to game pace and if he has regained his explosiveness to drive quickly to the rim that he hasn’t been able to do in the past 2 games.
Let’s hope and pray JLin will stay healthy as his body adjusts to the rigor of NBA physical games and help the Nets get back on the winning track soon!
Let’s go, JLin and the Nets!