G71 Phoenix Suns vs Brooklyn Nets: Lin is Available Tonight
Jeremy Lin’s status is upgraded to probable. Would he be able to play to help the Nets to get the first win streak of the season? Brook Lopez and the Nets fought hard to beat the Pistons 98-86 with Lin resting his sprained ankel and Brook won the game on his clutch buzzer-beater.
Brian Lewis from NYPost just tweeted that Jeremy Lin will be available tonight for the Nets.
— Brian Lewis (@NYPost_Lewis) March 23, 2017
Nets coach Kenny Atkinson says Jeremy Lin will start tonight and is ready to play significant minutes.
— Kristian Winfield (@Krisplashed) March 23, 2017
Nets vs Pistons Matchup
Dinwiddie started at point guard for Jeremy Lin (sprained right ankle) and will do so again if the latter does not play Thursday. Lin missed his 45th game of the season, though Atkinson said he does not anticipate a lengthy absence.
“The constant theme and motif for the remainder of the season is to keep playing through and not quit and have no slippage,” Lopez said. “We want to build a foundation and get things right so we’re confident going into next season.”
So far, the Nets have not been able to prevent slippage when seeking consecutive wins. In their previous 13 attempts, Brooklyn has allowed 112 points and lost seven times by single digits.
The Nets are looking to sweep the season series from the Suns for the fourth time in five seasons and win for the ninth time in the last 11 meetings. Hollis-Jefferson scored 20 points in Brooklyn’s 122-104 win at Phoenix Nov. 12 and the Nets held Booker to 5-of-18 shooting.
KEY OF THE GAME: Without improved defense, reduced TOs (10 in the Pistons game) and ability to attack the rims, Lin and the Nets should be able to.have a great chance to finally get the first back-to-back win of the season. But the Nets cannot let down their guard against the Suns even when they miss Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight.
Let’s hope and pray JLin will stay healthy and return to lead the Nets to win more games!
Let’s go, JLin and the Nets!