G8 NYK @CHA Game Thread
Jeremy Lin finally had his 1st Hairsanity game with 19pts/3ast/1r in 27 min (6-11 shooting, 6-8 FT, 1-5 3pt shooting with 1 fouled resulting in 3FTs)
Coach Clifford chose to close with JLin due to his superb defense on Kevin Martin who was completely shut down with 4TOs.
Credit Coach Clifford for recognizing and praising JLin’s shutdown defense.
More importantly, he played JLin non-stop during crunch-time for 16:35 (4:35 left in Q3 and the whole 4th quarter) to produce a big Win.
He admitted looking for opportunity to insert the hot-shooting JLamb 8-10 with 18pts but decided against it.
So defense and aggressive shooting will be JLin’s calling card to earn Playing Time.
Will a determined JLin continue his strong game in the 2nd night of back-to-back game vs the Knicks?
The Knicks surprisingly won against the Raptors so they can be a dangerous team.
Let’s hope JLin continues to regain his shooting touch (esp. 3pt shooting) back and be the most lethal scorer by repeatedly going to the FT line.
Let’s go, JLin!
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