Game 2 Pacers vs Nets: “Rebounding vs 3PT Shooting”
Brooklyn Nets will face the next challenge against Indiana Pacers, a projected 4th seed in the Eastern Conference if Paul George is healthy. Pacers just beat the Mavs in OT 130-121 behind Myles Turner’s (C) 3opts/16rebs and Paul George’s 20pts/6asts/8rebs.
- Jeremy Lin has a good match up against Jeff Teague who played quite well vs the Mavs with 20pts/8asts but only shot 5-15 (0-3 from 3s). Teague played for Coach Atkinson in Atlanta Hawks so it will be interesting to see if Jeremy will get insight from Coach Atkinson on how to guard Teague even more effectively. Jeremy should be able to win this matchup with his tight defense and his quickness on the offensive end.
- Jeremy Lin will face familiar faces with 3 former teammates, Monta Ellis(GS), Aaron Brooks(HOU), Al Jefferson(CHA) vs. Pacers tonight in Brooklyn. Thaddeus Young also played for the Nets last season so he would also be motivated to have a good game.
- Randy Foye is still out with a hamstring injury so Bojan Bogdanovic should continue to start.
KEY OF THE GAME: Can the Nets have strong interior defense with strong rebounding? Justin Hamilton, Trevor Booker and Brook Lopez would need to step up their rebounding game. Can the Nets come out with 3pt sharp-shooting?
Let’s hope and pray Jeremy and the Nets can win their debut home game and stay healthy to build the much-needed confidence.
Let’s go, JLin! Let’s go, Nets!