Game 6: Atlanta Hawks vs Philadelphia 76ers
Jeremy Lin continued to show encouraging progress in his rehabbed body in the previous Bulls vs Hawks game to finish with 3 points, 3 assists, 4 rebounds, 2 turnovers in 19 minutes. His +9 was the second highest in the team after Dewayne Dedmon (+19) in the 85-97 loss. The starters struggled mightily in this game with roughly -18 to -21 but Lin managed to direct the 2nd unit and some starters with excellent playmaking to give the Hawks a chance in this game.
Although his shooting rhythm (0-5) is not back yet, he continued to show his old form by drawing fouls and making sharper cuts and drives to orchestrate the offense.
After the game, Lin posted a Bible verse on his Instagram account about not giving up hope and reaping the harvest at the proper time. He must have been encouraged with his improved game performance resulting in increased playing time from 9 minutes to 19 minutes.
@JLin7 (IG):Let us not grow weary of doing good, for at the proper time, we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. GALATIANS 6:9 #faithjourney #perseverancehttps://t.co/fGA2rlP7lK pic.twitter.com/jPiq7EGJ27
— Joy Jeng (@Loveforlife0323) October 28, 2018
With 2 days rest, hopefully Lin can continue to build on this performance to regain his shooting rhythm and athleticism in the road game against the Philadelphia 76ers.