Game1 BKN Nets vs BOS Celtics: “Nothing to Lose”

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October 26 can’t come sooner enough for Jeremy Lin and his Brooklyn Nets. The first game of the 2016-17 season against Boston Celtics will be the first test for the young Brooklyn Nets team. It will be a historic game for both Coach Atkinson and Jeremy Lin because it is the first game for them as an NBA head coach and the unquestioned starting Point Guard  and fearless leader of an NBA franchise. Jeremy has started before during his Knicks and Rockets season but it was undoubtedly James Harden’s and Carmelo Anthony’s team.

No NBA analysts would give much chance for the young Nets team to beat the more experienced Celtics team who many predicts to be the 2nd seed this season. But Coach Atkinson and Jeremy would love to shock them by stealing their home game. Can they actually do it? We know rebounding and team defense is the Nets weakness but if the Nets can muster up enough strength and grit to compete, there is always a chance. As Jeremy said it, “When the ball goes up nobody cares about the odds anymore.The Nets simply had nothing to lose; everyone expects them to lose anyway so hopefully they will play inspired to keep the game close and put the pressure on the Celtics.

Check out the 2 preseason game stats against the Celtics to see the Nets strength and weaknesses:

  1. Nets starters actually scored slightly more efficiently than the Celtics starters with +2.4/game, 50% FG, 43.5% 3FG, 20.5 reb, 11.5asts in 21.9 min/game while the Celtics starters had +3.6/game, 47.5% FG, 36.8% 3FG, 20 reb, 5 asts in 17.4 min/game
  2. After Lin rested in the 1st quarter of both games, the Nets led 19-12 at home and trailed 12-15 on the road. That’s +4 combined in the 1st quarter.

It shows that the Nets starters are more than able to compete with the Celtics starters. Nets starters had better 3pt shooting (43.5% vs 36.8%) and assists (10.5 vs 5.7 after being adjusted for 20min/game).

But the weakness of the bench stands out the most:

  1. Nets bench gave up -14.4/game, shot poorly at 32.7% FG, 25% 3FG, 21 reb, 12.5 asts in 26min/game while the Celtics bench had +8.4/game, 44% FG, 30.2% 3FG, 32.5 reb, 19.5 asts in 30.6 min/game.
  2. After Lin rested in the 1st quarter of both games, the Nets bench were outscored 8-11 at home and 4-14 on the road. Oh my…

The Nets bench were overwhelmed at every facet of the game and this can’t happen if the Nets want to win the game. Thankfully, the starters will play more minutes in an actual game so the impact of bench weakness can be lessened. But they need to play well enough to give the starters rest so they can close strongly in the 4th quarters. Vasquez, Kilpatrick, Scola, Harris or Bogdanovic would need to play their best games.

KEY OF THE GAME: If the bench can compete for 18 min and play defense, it would give the Nets starters enough energy to steal the game in 30 min (No OT, please). Let’s hope and pray the offense is clicking and the defense is tight like the first preseason game against the Pistons. And even if they lose, the most important thing is health so they can continue to improve.

Let’s go, JLin! Let’s go, Nets!

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  • Solo

    Go JLin Go

  • Yura

    If we win this game, I’m going to DIE.

  • psalm234

    Please don’t die young, Yura 🙂

    we want you to watch Game 2 lol

  • blubell

    1st? lol
    Let’s go, Jeremy!

  • psalm234

    3rd 🙂

    welcome back. Ready for Linning time?

  • blubell

    Always! 🙂

  • psalm234
  • psalm234

    Who’s ready to witness the return of Mr. Lincredibles?
    people had better get down on their knees and start praying lol
    https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/enhanced/web04/2012/2/15/18/enhanced-buzz-26441-1329347731-22.jpg

  • ttt

    Randy foye is out with an hamstring strain for tomorrow’s game!

  • Maknusia

    only Game 2?!…the rest of the games?…hmmmm

  • Click Click

    This is historic. Lin’s first game as the true point guard and unquestioned leader of his own NBA team.

    Win or lose, I’m so happy Lin finally made it this far. Praying for a good game tomorrow and a great season!

  • Click Click

    GET HYPED!!!

  • aggressiveplayer

    LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOO BOIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIISSSSS

  • Maknusia

    Jeremy is definitely gonna feel some pressure coming in as a starter to a new team. Its an iconic day for him….hope he settles down fast during the game.

  • Sueki

    win for the coach

  • norah mackenzie

    the first PG with a ponytail leading his team into the season opener – Let’s go Nets

  • norah mackenzie

    don’t say that – you need to be LIN-spired and btw the knicks lost to the cavs – ” super team” huh rose

  • joy

    If we win, just celebrate by buying meals for your friends. lol

  • joy

    Recreate Harvard glorious day! Lin for the win!!

  • joy

    Excitement and pressure indeed!!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The strongest starting lineup will be used without Foye.

  • joy

    I just want him to be himself. Lol

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The preseason losses were due to the excessive use of bench players. In regular season games, the Nets have to use their starters more and the bench unit is actually stronger with many inept players cut., I expect the Nets will be more competitive.

  • rookie75094

    Let’s go Jlin!!!! Spank the Boston leprechauns!!!!!

  • joy

    Boy, where did this player coming from? We better be careful when we play against the Spurs.
    https://vine.co/v/5dXVaX9gt5d

  • james brown

    so its harris or bogs whose going to start at the 2?

  • joy

    Simmons block! OMG! Look how big the steps he made.
    https://twitter.com/NBA/status/791129050286854146

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    NBA has lots of hypes and hypocrisy. The media tried to create stars despite the facts tell us the otherwise.
    Watch the BBallbreakdown about Russell Westbrook. We still have guys like Stephen A Smith trying to create something out of nothing about Russell Westbrook.

  • Maknusia

    yes sir…lol even I feel it!

  • freemind

    …doubt so it seems #dontcrackunderpressue

    Describing his emotions on Tuesday, Lin said, “A little bit of not nervousness but seriousness. It’s like I’m a little more locked in. It’s like for real now. I’m really excited. We’re just really ready to get going and see what it’s all about.”
    “I think we’re going to be better than everybody else thinks we are,” Lin said

    http://www.newsday.com/sports/basketball/nets/jeremy-lin-nets-eager-to-jump-over-low-bar-set-for-them-1.12506008

  • freemind

    I was curious about how he scored blindfolded…
    According to this post, Lin raised $30,000 for his foundation at the recent TagHeuer/Bloomingdale event.

    Jeremy was given thirty seconds to score as many baskets as possible and each successful point raised $1,000 for charity.Jeremy was then dared to wear a blindfold to raise $5,000 for each basket scored in thirty seconds. Jeremy proved he never cracks under pressure and scored an impressive 10 points. Jeremy and TAG Heuer successfully raised $30’000 for the Jeremy Lin foundation

    30 secs: 10x$1k=$10K Total $30K raised….so does it mean he score 4 baskets blindfolded to make the balance $20K? impressive!!

    http://www.masterhorologer.com/2016/10/tag-heuer-opens-bloomingdales-shop-in.html#.WBBgQw-M0d0.twitter

  • Dan cohen

    well.. I don’t know if this is ‘under pressure’ per se because it’s still a relax in event. But what this really shows is that shooting is a muscle memory. You can program a robot to shoot from a distance and it will go in 100%. I’ve see it.

  • Dan cohen

    think we saw that already. But I tink they should do this analysis on drose. I see nothing but drive in with like 7 of 17 shooting. to get 17 points. smh.

  • Dan cohen

    yo parents probably will want them to lose then. Do they have enough money for your you know.. post event?
    Plus they will end up hating lin.. Do you want that? If not, don’t say that sht.. not like I care if you do die or not. But you won’t be able to see lin winning championship.

  • Maknusia

    lolz. cant help it…it was funny the way you said it…and I’m pretty sure Yura did not mean die “die”…hahaha

  • linfan
  • 1mtoldman

    actually its a big step forward for rose to be able to attack the basket if he could keep that up; since his various injuries he’s been reluctant to go to the rim, thus accounting his dreadful shooting % in recent years.

    if this 7 of 17 and getting to the rim could continue it would be a big upgrade from his recent past performance; but obviously not enuf for the hapless knicks the only team to fail to score 100 in last nights initial shootfests.

  • 1mtoldman

    arsenium 12 could probably give you a more precise ‘where he come from” but actually a story not that far from lins in some ways; d league player, actually the nets had him in summer league a year ago but he bolted when got chance to spurs; where he was mvp of championship game.

    considered quitting cause roughly same age as lin and career going nowhere; got into the d league even only thru tryouts. undrafted. played with the “sugarland legends”.

    was up and down like half a dozen times from dleague to spurs last year…well you get the picture.

  • 1mtoldman

    9 man rotation with foye out would be nice.

  • 1mtoldman

    im sure there were some pony tails back in the old days of the bill walton lead portland trailblazers and the like, (before my time of course but ive seen photos!)–tho as to point guards, dont know.

  • 1mtoldman

    i would think bogs.

  • 1mtoldman

    “our bluebell” is back that should be a good sign. now just no one wake michael up.

  • 1mtoldman

    opening nite in the nba: 2 30+ point games 11 20+ point games from only 6 teams, all 6 teams except the knicks score at least a 100; 8 guys take at least 18 fga’s ; 6 of the 8 hit over 50% of their shots.

  • 1mtoldman

    more in the sense “its to die for”.

  • negsintheair

    Hey, just have fun, play serious but no pressure. All pressure is on Celtics because they have keep their status of best team. Net has nothing to lose!

  • psalm234

    @TonyRushingNY
    What do I expect to see out of the #Nets season opener? … Hmmm… Jeremy Lin. Some more Jeremy Lin. And, oh yeah, that Jeremy Lin guy.
    https://twitter.com/TonyRushingNY/status/791149377188405248

  • spiderman

    Reminds me of what Lin did to Draymond Green last season

  • Arsenium12 .

    Hi 1mtoldman,

    Here is a article providing background details (which it sounds like you’ve read) :
    http://www.expressnews.com/sports/spurs/article/The-greatest-story-in-basketball-could-be-6857197.php

  • Arsenium12 .

    In town to open the NBA season against the Boston Celtics, Jeremy Lin ’10, guard for the Brooklyn Nets, today announced a $1 million gift to Harvard University in support of undergraduate financial aid and renovations to the College’s basketball arena.
    __________

    https://twitter.com/harvardcrimson/status/791278969458941953

  • heart

    This is my take from reading his story from Wiki, Simmons is 6’6 shooting guard, 27 year old, and was undrafted in 2012. I think he was probably impatient and moved around a lot until he signed w/ the Spurs. According to Wiki, he spent only a year at each college– 3 years 3 colleges. Spurs had been raising him in their D-league team since 2013. In comparison to Lin’s story, Simmons had been allowed to grow in the Spurs system while Lin did not have that ‘stability’. Yet, Lin trained on his own and was able to break out w/o a team backing. Like most undrafted guys, Simmons has a chip on his shoulder and wants to prove he’s good and ready…

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! I like that…. lol!

  • Dan cohen

    zamm..
    thank to amaker too.

  • heart

    Amazing block! Lin timed it just right. His block was all ball not touching Draymond’s hand. It was amazing after the ref shortchanged him on an earlier call where he was clearly hit from an illegal screen which had caused him to make a TO, IIRC.

  • pistolpete

    Today is day one of…. NETSANITY!!!

    Go Jeremy, Go Nets!!

  • CJSHYY
  • Ace Pagoda

    We know JLin is good. But his real value is whether can he make his teammates better enough to win games.

  • HVJoy

    $1 million, not for fancy mansion, not for luxury car, but a generous gift to his alma mater… How can one not love Lin’s spirit of giving back?

  • Acbc

    Lol, he called your number and you swished it.

  • Acbc

    Love the spud of it. He’s engagaed and ready and “not nervous”.

  • Acbc

    Yay, she’s back!

  • joy

    No, he’s already proved his real value by making many of his former teammates better. And he’ll continue to do so.

  • takeme2cruz

    Does lin know they have tens of billions of dollars?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Two of the smartest NBA players!

  • joy

    Thanks for the info. I just laughed when I see him choose #17 as his jersey number. I guess Gino can retire anytime from now if Simmons stays playing like that for Spurs. Lol

  • Dan cohen

    yes.. that’s because the school produces graduates like lin. .. who give back.
    So if everyone is stingy.. the school has no money.

  • joy

    Thanks for the info. He’s lucky to play for the Spurs. And he and Mills pairs well!

  • CJSHYY

    Indeed. haha!

  • heart

    Me too. I thought that was interesting. It’s probably a compliment to Lin. At least we know Lin has inspired lots of D-league guys to ‘not give up’ and ‘must step up’ when the opportunity arises!

  • PETE B

    Starting not so important but mine is
    Lin bog rhj booker Lopez
    Gv skil Harris scola Hamilton
    Maybe?

  • joy

    Exactly!

  • Dan cohen

    starting is not so important? Tell lin and us linna fannas that.

  • PETE B

    You know what I don’t care who starts or plays tonight just compete and win beat Boston
    Put Anthony Bennett at the 3 I don’t care just Win!

  • PETE B

    Well I’ve always want Lin to start play 35+ mins and finish 4th qtrs

  • joy

    If our team can keep Celtics scores lower than 100 than our chances of winning maybe higher.

  • PETE B

    League pass free trial is availabile

  • PETE B

    Wow Lin is a Harvard man alumnus donor

  • PETE B

    And bball booster

  • Arsenium12 .
  • 1mtoldman

    normally only 7 players or less actually end up playing say 20 minutes or more in games; its rare that there actually is a “second unit” getting significant playing time.

    during regular season the rotation shrinks. in last nites opening games for example 1 team used only 5 players 20 minutes or more, 4 teams 6 and only 1 team 7. no one more than 7.

    the concept of a second unit doesn’t really exist in practice in regular season. but yeah from those guys i would expect the 5 to 7 to come. (not necessarily the starters).

    but i think as many people have pointed out and was obvious in the pre-season; lin will not have to worry this year about getting enuf minutes. he is deeply needed on the floor with no real backup or anyone else to take over his place. that in itself is a radical change from his recent history where more than half the time he did not get the minutes. was shut out of them.

    and historically as well its been remarkably consistent: when he gets the minutes he produces big numbers. so hopefully the beginning of that will be

    tonite.

  • 1mtoldman

    only the “triangle” knicks failed to score 100 points last nite opening nite.

  • PETE B

    He can influence the recruitment of the next Jeremy Lin now

  • PETE B

    In order of minutes in categories in motion offense
    Bigs: Lopez ham booker scola
    Wings: Harris bog rhj skil
    Pg: Lin gv

  • HVJoy

    You must NOT die of excitement, Yura. 🙂
    You are too valuable a fan to die young!

  • PETE B

    With foye out I want Harris to get 6th man minutes and production/contributions

  • PETE B

    I suppose ball handling needs, mean more gv minutes , since foye is out

  • Ray Lam

    i was just listening to Brook Lopez being interviewed on WFAN 660 and Evan Roberts kept saying how Brook Lopez is the Nets best player and face of the franchise. Both Evan and Joe barely gave Lin a passing thought. I REALLY want Lin to make them look like idiots. If they were paying attention to the preseason games they would know that Lin has been the best player thus far.

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  • Elon Musk

    anyone going to the game against Clippers? tickets are so cheap lol

  • PETE B

    Foye out should mean Lin needs to play 40 minutes if nets want to win tonight
    Gv is still not 100% Harris and skil are not true starters not ready yet
    Lin should play 40 mins, minus garbage time of course

  • CJSHYY

    They probably thought this sure will loss game so…lol

  • Elon Musk

    haha clippers games are usually very cheap but no one watches them

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  • Click Click

    Which is weird because their starting lineup is almost an all-star team.

    If healthy, Clippers should be a top 3 team in the West.

  • grover chang

    Spurs system groom good players. Hopefully Marks will create the same system in Brooklyn.

  • grover chang

    Good, For Lin more pressure means better performance. Diamonds don’t come into this world without some pressure.

  • CJSHYY

    I already bought LP…..

  • psalm234

    maybe it’s Elon Musk’s cheap … but what about the rest of us? 🙂

  • Click Click

    Maybe call them for a refund?

  • CJSHYY

    Good idea. Will try… Thanks.

  • Guest

    Why???? Lin needs his teammates. He can not carry the team by himself. Lopez is his best teammate.

  • Dan cohen

    well, I give a pass to that because Lopez IS so far the best player.. PROVEN on the nets.
    It’s HIS AND LIN’s team. But lin has his own vocal opinion and ways of how the game is play.. he is more vocal.

  • BobbyH

    I think it can only be viewed from a mobile.

  • aggressiveplayer

    I need to switch to Verizon.

  • Rick James

    that game was down to the wire close. I think score was 1pt game right to the final seconds, then they fouled curry for posession and missed the final shot, so a 3pt loss. I remember this game because Lin was killing the warriors…he messed up at the end though with some ugly turnovers and BS pulled him. Thats our boy lin …lol.

  • CJSHYY
  • grover chang

    Jared Greenberg. Host for NBA radio said : Cruel joke tonight by NBA schedule makers putting Nets in Boston for opening night. Celtics will be out for blood so Danny Ainge could tell Sean Marks we are coming to take your pick.

  • Sinners_Gospel

    Im predicting a winning season. 42-40. lets go!

  • Dan cohen

    that’s what I initially thought..
    until I saw how they did in the preseason.
    and I’m like f–aak…lucky to get 40.

  • Sinners_Gospel

    Have 2 separate bets going on with one of my colleagues. nets have a winning season and the knicks don’t make the playoffs. Come on jlin, make it happen.

  • Sinners_Gospel

    i actually broke down the other 29 teams and their matchups with the nets, thats the win i concluded. Not going to be easy but not impossible. Preseason doesn’t matter bud. Dont get disheartened.

  • aggressiveplayer

    I’m still predicting 35 or more. Reason why I’m hesitant on predicting 40 or more is because we’ll need some time before we get things together and get things flowing.

  • KHuang

    Either player would be good.

    I don’t have a preference for one or the other.

  • Sinners_Gospel

    I think brook-lin will be good enough to get it rolling with the wins at the start. Later on the role guys will catch up with them and play collectively as well oiled machine team. Exhibit A- last year’s trailblazers.

  • KHuang

    Harris and Skil and Bogs are far more ready to start than Randy Foye has ever been in his entire NBA career, let alone now when Foye is 35 year old and shooting a worse percentage than his age.

  • psalm234

    Dan, FYI you might know this but any cursing variation would break our forum rule.
    Please keep the language to PG to be family-friendly since we have many young ones here.
    Thank you

    http://www.jlinportal.com/website-rules-must-read/
    1. We take the “Be Polite & Be Respectful” rule very seriously.
    No cursing/swearing or any substitute/variation. Keep the language to PG to be family-friendly.

  • KHuang

    Disagree.

    You had it right the first time around.

    As long as Atkinson doesn’t play Vasquez 24 minutes and Lin 24 minutes, the Nets will win a lot.

  • psalm234

    it’s very possible if the Nets get better in defense and rebounding.

    I have my range to be 30-45 Wins. They got the offense down like Lin said.
    It’s only the defense and rebounding that they need to be competitive to limit possessions and prevent easy points.

  • KHuang

    The key is this;

    Atkinson must learn that he’s no longer a “player development coach” whose sole purpose is to make poorly performing players play better.

    Atkinson must learn to reward the high performers and limit the damage low performers do to themselves.

  • KHuang

    MORE

  • psalm234

    What’s your range, KHuang?

  • aggressiveplayer

    Yes, Atkinson has to find the right balance. I think Lin averaging 32 or 33 minutes per game is ideal. And for all the other players, if they’re performing well, leave them in longer for that game.

  • stam

    I’m not sure how many people agree with me but I’m hoping that Lin only plays around 32 to 35 mins. I really want him to stay health and fatigue increases your risk of injury. Now if only our bench can be competitive.

  • spiderman

    Strategizing and finding ways to win IS development.

  • stam

    Lin is the Nets best player from the preseason. If Evan and Joe give Brook more confidence then be it. The better Brook performs, the better the team is, the easier it will be for Lin to “get him going” then. Brook is not fighting Lin for attention or fame like his past team mates. BrookLin P&R tonight!

  • stam

    I only want him to finish 4th quarters if it ain’t garbage time – although we have seen him single-handedly resuscitate his team and bring enough energy to revitalize his team for the win.

  • stam

    Lin is such a good person. How can someone hate on him?

  • PETE B

    I can see Atkinson as nurturer of underdogs yet he has to be like you said the head coach and be unpleasing hard headed judge
    Winnable games must be won

  • BobbyH

    Win or loss, Nets will set a tone and make a statement that “We are going to make the pick worthless”.

  • chan c

    Let’s go, Jeremy! ‘couldn’t be happier for you. Finally, a starter again. A spot you so deserve. Play free! Play happy!
    Then , SLAY! SLAY! SLAY!

    #BROOK-LINforTheWIN
    #It’sYourTIME

  • Rick James

    50 wins for sure!

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  • Ace Pagoda

    It was “only the defense and rebounding” that GSW did not have and looked what SAS did to them! If they are going to depend on offense then they could be MDA version of “Houston light”

  • Ace Pagoda

    This first game will be the first time that we “really” get to see how good a coach KA is.

  • Vincent

    come on lin at least 20 and 7 tonight

  • takeme2cruz

    Who will start at 2?

  • Ray Lam

    I’m not expecting the Nets to win tonight’s game. Frankly their bench stinks and Lin can’t play all 48 minutes. I will be happy as long as the game is fairly close and Lin gets a good statline.

  • CJSHYY

    I think Nets will have different game plan vs Celtics tonight. I believe they will win. Haha!

  • Steppen03

    NOT TRUE. Add JLin7 to “any” team it’s an auto 25-30 wins because of his position (PG, Leadership). As evidence: Hornets improve a lot last season from previous.
    2015-16 Net = 21 win + 25 (from JL7) = 45 wins club. I’m confident of that.

  • psalm234

    This is the importance of a deep bench from the Spurs win over GSW on the road.

    I really hope the Nets bench can at least compete tonight.
    https://twitter.com/HoopsHabit/status/791353246740688896

  • Steppen03

    Yes, on paper the Celtics is a force. But JLin7 can play and have impact of a “Lebron”. That’s all I’m going to say for this season. Will be my last post regarding the record.

  • DrewBear2

    I also don’t expect a win, but neither will I be surprised if they do win. The Celtics do not underestimate Jeremy; they’re not going to make it easy for him.

  • psalm234

    A refreshing analysis by Brian Egan from NetsDaily Roundtable about JLin’s quality of play

    Brian Egan:
    I like watching Jeremy Lin play basketball. Maybe that seems like a simple or inoffensive thing to say, but if there is one thing I have learned from watching last year’s team, it’s that win or lose, having guards who just plain make for compelling TV goes a long way towards keeping the hope machine running.

    I generally try not to put too much stock into individual performances this time of year, but Jeremy seemed to be channeling a preternatural brand of calmness as he coasted through a preseason in which he was definitely under a microscope. What I suspect I like most is his ability to stay under control for improbable periods of time.

    His Steve Nash-esque ability to keep a dribble on life-support through dense thickets of human traffic would engender a welcome dose of watchability on its own, but couple those moments of restraint with the occasional bursts of spirited, out-of-control-in-all-the-right-ways dives towards the rim, and now you’re cooking with gas.

    He seems to have his finger on the zeitgeist of the game and instinctively knows when to play recklessly and when not to, and that is a deeply underrated quality in a player, methinks.
    http://www.netsdaily.com/2016/10/26/13396870/netsdaily-2016-2017-roundtable

  • KHuang

    45-55

  • psalm234

    Spurs seemed to be really deep. GSW lost a lot of bench power, I think. Interesting if they became “Houston-light” this year.

    Bogut seemed to be the biggest loss. I haven’t watched them yet but I know Bogut was tremendous; KHuang would agree with me too. Losing Harrison Barnes also doesn’t help

  • psalm234

    That’s the spirit 🙂
    Hopefully the defense and rebounding will be good enough to do so.

    Coach of the Year and Most Improved Player awards will certainly come if it comes true!

  • Acbc

    This isn why KA has been working so hard on the weakest players on the roster. Like I keep saying, building a team where it’s Lin and Lopez scoring all the points is just like how Houston does business. They keep losing every year because they’ve never taken the time to build a bench and they never wil as long as harden keeps all the possessions to himself and plays 40 minutes per game.

    I have always maintained as a coach or captain, YOU ARE ONLY AS STRONG AS YOUR WEAKEST LINK.

  • psalm234

    very well-said, Sir!

  • Ray Lam

    I hope you’re right. That would be tremendous and stun the entire NBA and critics.

  • Ray Lam

    The huge disparity between Boston’s bench and Net’s bench is my main concern.

  • psalm234

    Dennis Schroder just received four-year, $70 million extension with the Hawks.
    At the end of the season, I predict the Nets would be eager to give similar extension (or more) to JLin
    https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/791375675026313216

  • CaliUSMC

    welcome back!

  • psalm234

    I have some hope that the Nets bench will be stronger without the 3rd-stringers that have been waived.
    Let’s hope we see a bench who plays with grit tonight!

  • psalm234

    my moderate prediction: 23/7
    my ceiling: 31/5

    my hope: he breaks my ceiling =)

  • Dan cohen

    Ok. actually in all seriously I didn’t know. I only thought it’s a direct attack (cussing) people and not saying anything great about lin is a no-no.

    Now that you mentioned that there are many young ones here (I don’t know how young), I understand why as I have a little one too.

    btw, that nytime video about linsanity contains foul language in there a couple of times which I found surprising as that is NYT, so you might want to limit it’s exposure in case someone brings it up again.

  • 1mtoldman

    this is another one of those arbitrary comparisons that doesn’t hold water.

    in a way it does: yes san antonio has a bench they chose to use.

    g.s. did not.

    san antonio (as is the san antonio way; ie. the phrase “spurs minutes”) used 9 guys at least 17 minutes

    g.s. basically played just six guys ( no one else played more than 13 minutes).

    so you can say well san antonio won because they have a bench they chose to use, but i mean its ridiculous to compare the gsw and sas bench directly in this game when (again in this game) basically g.s. didn’t use a bench.

  • 1mtoldman

    well yes this is the way to do it: the only way to accurately predict wins is take each game one by one and see who they play, where they play, when they plan in relationship to what other games they have just played.

    then one may make a theoretic attempt at predicting. (of course injuries and a thousand other things make predicting impossible but at least you are taking the proper approach).

  • Dan cohen

    Actually I had them about 50 wins as wishful thinking initially as I thought he can elevate nba players games. But when I saw how bad those players were.. I had doubts. I mean, if you have 4 guys like me on lin’s team.. forget it. he has to do all work by himself and I doubt he can elevate my game.. maybe I might be open and get the ball in as I’m not a trhreaet.. So if you have 4 guys like me, you will be lucky to win 20 games. It will be all lin. But at least those are nba players so I end up projecting thirtish or so realistically.

  • KJ

    Is getting more than SC30?

  • 1mtoldman

    yeah this is great i was going to post it here if someone else didn’t. this guy is kind of flowery but seems to be the only one there commentating that “gets lin”.

    altho one other guy dont remember who predicted lin would put up “all star #”s” (18/7).

  • psalm234

    Another possibility is GSW had a valid reason to give the bench many minutes.

    I just checked:
    GSW bench: 0-9 from 3s (0%)
    Spurs bench: 9-17 from 3s (53%)

    Poor shooting might be the reason GSW limited the bench min.
    Let’s hope Nets is more Spurs and Celtics is more GSW tonight

  • psalm234

    yeah, he definitely saw something special in the way Lin played!

    He’s special like US 🙂

  • 1mtoldman

    all im saying is its not a fair comparison to directly compare the scoring of the bench that played to a bench that didn’t play.

  • 1mtoldman

    lol

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I don’t think there’s this big disparity between the Nets and Celtics as for players…that is if Kenny make use of his best players properly.

    The Nets have a 20ppg center and a guard that excels at PnR and has been known to have huge night scoring-wize…And they have elite shooters like Bogs and Harris to play alongside them.

    So it’s all up to Kenny to make t he game competitive…It’s not like he doesn’t have any body.

  • psalm234

    true, without the minutes it’s not apple-to-apple comparison. The tweet just gave the raw numbers to emphasize the bench production.

    I didn’t watch the game so it’s kinda hard to say if the GSW bench performed poorly because they didn’t get enough min or they didn’t get enough min because they performed poorly. It’s the chicken and egg thing but they do have high correlation. Maybe others who watched can share more.

  • CJSHYY

    I think Lin should get more than that….

  • guest

    It’ll be a test on defense. Lin in the last game seemed like he was trying to direct Isaiah Thomas to commit to a certian direction while at the top of the paint relying on help defense vs playing man-to-man and shutting him down.
    Felt like Thomas got in the paint more than he should have last game.

  • 1mtoldman

    bench’s dont play a lot in the nba in regular season unless blowouts. last nite for example of the 6 teams playing only 1 played 7 guys at least 20 minutes, 5 played 6 and 1 played only 5.

    generally over the course of a season this is normal.

    the idea that there are a first unit and a second unit, ie a bench that runs 10 deep in significant playing time just doesnt happen.

    again: and i havne’t done the #s but doing some partial stuff in response to a challenge from someone on here that’s why i used the phrase “spurs minutes” to denote that the spurs are unusual in that they do play a deep bench and starters rarely (at least over the last 3 seasons) play 30 minutes.

  • psalm234

    thanks

    and good point. at least, there should be a warning before any repost.

  • psalm234

    yes, good point. We know Spurs likes the deep bench to sustain a deep playoff run and prevent injuries. Another reason was Duncan and Manu were getting old 🙂

    I’m not sure why more teams wouldn’t copy the method because 82-game season is very grueling and increase the injury risk

  • Acbc

    Where’s Brent, I was going to tell him at least 12 3s today. Lol

  • CJSHYY
  • psalm234

    lol .. breaking his record 9 threes all the way to 12?
    I like it .. #bebold

    Brent is possibly still dreaming 🙂

  • heart

    Glad to hear Coach KA wants to win tonight! May his wish come true!
    https://twitter.com/BrooklynNets/status/791385320348536832

  • Click Click

    $17.5M per year is now considered a bargain for an average starting PG… unless your name is Jeremy Lin.

    Lin is much better than Shroder, but is getting paid much less. Marks better thank Lin with a massive extension at the end of the year once he proves once and for all that he’s a top-tier starting PG this year.

  • psalm234

    It turns out JLin has shot extremely well in the TD Garden Arena in the past 4 seasons:
    55%FG, 33% 3FG i

    Last year he didn’t have his 3pt shooting down; otherwise he would have better 3FG%.
    Since he played in Harvard, I think he’s very familiar with the arena and helped him to perform better.

    JLin at TD Garden Arena vs the Celtics
    2015 CHA 39 min 7-14 shooting 1-6 3FG 25pts/5asts/7rebs
    2014 LAL 19 min 5-8 shooting 1-1 3FG 14pts/2asts
    2013 HOU 35 min 5-7 shooting 1-2 3FG 16pts/9asts/1reb
    2012 HOU 36min 4-9 shooting 1-3 3FG 12pts/6asts/5reb

  • grover chang

    Stagger Lin and Lopez time on the floor. This way there is always an option to get a basket. Don’t let the bench out there without any help.

  • blueCypher

    Sg announced ? I am concerned about the bench haha

  • TVN

    Lin is locked into his deal for at least 2 years.

  • KHuang

    Don’t worry.

    This Nets team has not learned from Linstructor yet how to HUSTLE.

    The roster is filled with players who have been frozen out throughout their careers. These guys other than Scola and Harris have not yet learned how hard they have to hustle in order to win.

    Linstructor will get into his teammates and get them to play harder. That alone will make the Nets team look much better from preseason.

  • KHuang

    I’m deeply concerned that Atkinson will limit Lin’s minutes to under 30 mpg so that Greivis Vasquez can “be the quarterback” despite his terrible disinterested lackadaisacal effort.

  • KHuang

    Portland’s wild overspending on players worse than Lin, that completely distorted 2016 free agency after the Nets agreed to terms with Lin.

    Now everybody is using Evan Turner’s insanely bloated contract as the benchmark for better players like Schroeder.

  • blueCypher

    Nah i do not have this concern. My concern is the bench. Can they not blow the game wide open.

  • CJSHYY
  • Spot

    Our Father who arts in heaven
    We thank you for sending us
    Your son Jesus Christ,
    your Holy spirit
    And you’re still so merciful
    To send us today the Virgin Mary.

    Our Father who arts in heaven
    We thank you for this earth
    You created for us,
    For good times and even bad times
    That strengthen our soul.

    Our Father who arts in heaven
    please protect our guy Jeremy,
    let him be joyful on court,
    Make his talent shine,
    let Your Divine Hand
    guide his hands thru all the odds,
    make us witnesses
    of an unbelievable season.

    Our Father,
    We know you can do everything,
    Please let Jeremy turn people to You,
    Thanks to his performance on court.
    Let him be a man of worldwide peace,
    In USA, in China and in Russia,
    let him be the humble person we all know
    And please may he avoid
    the temptations of the devil.

    Thank you for hearing our prayer.

  • Spot

    Me too. Celtics are good

  • PETE B

    Move curry to 6th man
    There , problems solved

  • KHuang

    Linstructor better get into Vasquez, try to convince Vasquez that he has to simply HUSTLE MORE.

  • CJSHYY
  • KHuang

    Thomas didn’t do any damage against Lin.

    Thomas schooled rookie Isiah Whitehead, which made Thomas look better than he actually is.

  • blueCypher

    Even though I am not as sold on the Celtics as others are. Ya, they are a good team. I expect them to be top4 in the east.

  • PETE B

    Harris will see 25 minutes tonight he’s ready
    Bojan will see 30 + minutes at the wings

  • Spot

    I think Jeremy will play close to 40 today or more.

  • blueCypher

    Who are the candidates ? Harris and Bojan, S. Kilpatrick is not in conversation ?

  • KHuang

    I totally disapprove of Atkinson’s blind faith in starting the utterly nonperforming Foye for major minutes, but I am totally comfortable with any of the SGs Atkinson starts as long as it’s not Greivis Vasquez.

  • KHuang

    I expect Kilpatrick to start and Harris and Bogdanovic to come off the bench for low minutes.

  • psalm234

    @JaneNC15: Game Day! Regular Season, Here we go! Hope Jeremy Lin and the Nets have a great game vs Celtics. Attack! Attack! Attack! @JLin7
    https://twitter.com/JaneNC15/status/791289817933963264

  • PETE B

    Idk skil has not shown skill in preseason but he’s in the rotation imo bc foye

  • Spot

    They’re right after Cleveland.

  • blueCypher

    Skil has more athleticism than either those two. He could get at it defensively

  • Spot

    I think Foye will be the sixth man as the season goes on, with Harris or Bogdanovic at 2

  • PETE B

    Reg season to me I feel like it’s playoffs
    Must win beat boston
    I hope the nets players take this serious and bring their best game tonight

  • KHuang

    I expect Foye to start and play about 30 mpg until his body completely breaks down.

    Personally, I don’t think Foye deserves to even be in the SG rotation when Kilpatrick, Harris, and Bogdanovic are playing so much better than Foye.

  • blueCypher

    I’m gonna watch pacers mavs until the game starts 🙂

  • Spot

    He’s out today, I suppose

  • blueCypher

    I really like Indiana.

  • Spot

    It’s a mess in my opinion

  • Joe what do you know

    I would vote for Harris to be the starting SG with SKil being the backup. Bog can slide in at 3 and take majority of its minute while RHJ really is just a token starter…

  • KHuang

    The Celtics are a good solid team with no great players but play as good fundamental team basketball as anyone in the NBA.

    They can easily be overwhelmed by elite individual talents like Lin, but the Celtics eat up opposing team’s benches because of their superior depth and coaching.

    The Nets can easily beat the Celtics if they stick to their strengths and don’t let their broken down nonproducing veterans drag the team down.

  • psalm234

    yes, and it’s great that Nets got nothing to lose. Noone expects them to win.

    If they manage to keep the game close, Boston will feel the pressure to crack.
    Nets can steal an important road win and made a statement to the rest of the league.

    Here’s to JLin going to the FTs multiple line at the end of game to ice a close game. Cheers!

  • KHuang

    That’s what I would do too, but it’s too easy for a NBA coach to grasp.

  • Click Click

    YES just showed the Garden:

    https://i.sli.mg/srZAL5.png

  • riddick

    Dang…thes east coast time zone games r messn me up. Cant watch west coast since still at work.
    Countg on u fans to keep this board updatd…thanx in advance!

  • psalm234

    I like Coach KA and JLin’s mindset.

    Win or lose, they’ll keep working hard to improve and be consistent.
    Success will follow
    https://twitter.com/BrooklynNets/status/791408036623638528

  • CJSHYY

    So a lot more Lopez today….

  • Click Click

    Just a small promo from YES. Both Lopez and Horford are stars and big men, so they featured them in a tiny screen lol. Lin and IT were featured in their actual promo:

  • CJSHYY

    I know they changed the playing time from 7:00 to 7:30.

  • Click Click

    No, 7:00 is the pregame. Tip-off is most likely around 7:40-7:45 like usual.

  • blueCypher

    Do not get in foul trouble early 🙂

  • Click Click

    Or 8 turnovers. 🙁

  • blueCypher

    There is a pregame on YES ? stream please

  • blueCypher

    Haha, I don’t mind the turnovers as long as there’s a win. Foul trouble takes him out of the game.

  • psalm234

    8TOs is okay with 25 assists =)

  • Click Click

    It’ll be streamed if you have access to YES on Fox Sports GO, but not available elsewhere unless you can find it on some YouTube channel.

    I’ll record it and hopefully get parts of it uploaded after the game.

  • blueCypher

    Haha, the actual number of turnovers never really tell the full story. It is how those “turnovers” were made.

  • Click Click

    I’ll be happy with 12 assists. :p

  • psalm234

    28pts/12assists then .. with a big W hehe

  • Click Click

    I’ve watched his turnovers “lowlights” a few times and 2 of them were traveling calls that weren’t even traveling. Another was when he got pushed but refs didn’t call a foul. He also made a bad pass to RHJ after getting double teamed that RHJ didn’t catch and it was very catchable.

  • psalm234

    true, but we know how haters think 🙂
    Only a big W or a large # of assists+pts will silence them

  • Click Click

    That’s my hope. 🙂

  • blueCypher

    Exactly. Lin can make 10 sweet passes and if the recipient fumbles them , that is 10 turnovers.

  • Click Click

    I’m eating some xiaolongbao right now to celebrate this night! 😄

  • David Kim

    After today’s game, i hope celtics coach will say again “Jeremy lin killed us”
    LOL

  • I am The Jason

    Here is hoping for the Nets playing better the Knicks did last night.

  • Click Click

    Brad Stevens will double and triple team Lin all night if Lin gets hot. He knows how deadly Lin can be if you don’t shut him down early.

  • psalm234

    30 min to go

    Those who pray, wish, hope for JLin, time to do your thing =)
    JLin’s 10/14 prayer request #2 and #5 are very much needed for a historic Game 1

    I believe in the power of prayers.

    2 Praise God for a chance to be healthy and play for the Brooklyn Nets. I’ve had a ton of fun being back in a position of leadership as the starting point guard of this team. It’s natural to me to be a leader and I feel most comfortable in this position, so Im extremely thankful for the chance to lead this team alongside Brook and Coach Kenny.
    5 Prayer that our team would gel quickly in terms of building friendships and learning how to play with each other well on the court. With many new players, many young players and a new coaching staff, we are all trying to figure things out on the fly due to lack of continuity from last year.

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/786962763100807168

  • izzykiLL

    Let’s Go!!!

  • GoJLin!

    Yes, will continue to pray through the game!

  • Click Click

    This pregame segment is cool.

  • blueCypher

    I am trying to find a working stream 🙂

  • Win

    Go Lin! 18 pts / 10 assist! Double double!

  • Click Click

    Good luck. :p

    It’s cool that they have Bob Lorenz and doing the pregame in the same studio as Yankees pre/post games.

  • Click Click

    LOL Celtics cheerleaders dancing to House of Pain Jump Around.

  • takeme2cruz

    League pass is free this week.

  • Click Click

    Lin says that they have to be scrappy. They’re not the most talented, not a knock on anybody, but it doesn’t matter.

  • heart

    Psalm and everyone. Remember at 7:17pm, we lift up our prayers in unison to ask for safety, health, team and coach success tonight! Thank God for allowing us to witness Lin as the starter and leader of his own team! May God be glorified!

  • takeme2cruz

    Amen to you heart.

  • psalm234
  • KHuang

    Lin always gets the TO when a teammate messes up.

    Whenever a teammate fails to make a cut or catch an easy pass, Lin automatically gets the turnover.

    Lin will get his teammates to be more alert.

  • psalm234

    So Bog will start

    Nice decision: Not rocking the boat, let’s see who gets hot at the end of game to finish: Bog/Harris/SKil

    https://twitter.com/NYPost_Lewis/status/791414674701025281

  • LinMadd

    and someone on twitter thinks that $1 million should have gone to something else other than a “rich” school.

  • Click Click

    As expected, this is starting lineup:

    https://i.sli.mg/k743hj.jpg

  • Joe what do you know

    1 brownie point to Kenny…

  • LinMadd

    his million dollars is going towards a basketball court and students financial aid. I think it’s helping the students directly.

  • YESYESYES

    let’s go get them.

  • james brown

    HALLELU-YAH!!!!

  • aggressiveplayer

    10 MINUTES UNTIL JEREMY LIN WHOOPS SOME DONKEY

  • Sueki

    I am ready….

  • psalm234

    Historic game for Coach Kenny Atkinson.
    He deserved it. He invested in Linsanity in 2012 and he will reap the rewards in 2017
    https://twitter.com/APOOCH/status/791418777112088576

  • Click Click
  • FreetheMind

    Let’s go Nets! let’s go Jlin! It be amazing if Lin can lead them to victory tonight somehow.

  • Click Click

    Bob Lorenz called Lin signing A+

  • Click Click

    YES’ Nets analyst Donny Marshall said good things about Lin, but then said he might have problems defending. ><

    http://web.yesnetwork.com/announcers/bio.jsp?id=dmarshall

  • Joe what do you know

    Looking at this match-up chart, have to say Kenny is perhaps smarter than we give him credit for…. A potentially HUGE mismatch if Stevens decides to put Bradley on Lin for defensive purpose. This would give one of our wing players a field day running amok… If Bradley is to stay with Bog, Lin can eat IT for dessert. I like this…

  • psalm234

    I see what you did there, NoNoNo 🙂

  • YESYESYES

    NONONO to all bad luck, bad mood in the previous seasons. Time to have fun

  • Click Click
  • cdblue10

    Exciteeeeeedddddddddd!!!!!

  • Elon Musk

    anyone got a link to the stream?

  • cdblue10

    What all I hear is JLIN…..AWESOMENESS!!!!

  • CJSHYY

    Check LP, I think they are free for this week??

  • Elon Musk

    sorry, what is LP?

  • pistolpete

    Gooooooooo!!!!!! At last!!

  • Epie

    League Pass, I just signed up for a free account and watching it for free right now.

  • PETE B

    nba league pass

  • Click Click
  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    it’s HAPPENING!!

  • cdblue10

    Can’t wait for the intro

  • Click Click
  • cshot

    thanks boss

  • pistolpete

    It’s free for some Verizon customers depending on what you have

  • psalm234

    Right on =)

  • Click Click

    Tip-off up next! Y’all ready!?!

  • David Kim

    If we compare these two starting line up, Celtics is not much better than Nets…

  • pistolpete

    Yes but I’m nervous 😅

  • CJSHYY

    I am so nervous too….

  • Click Click

    FYI Marcus Smart is out with an ankle injury. He was a huge part of the Nets losses in preseason, so it’s good that he’s out.

  • Win

    Great!!!

  • Click Click

    Dang, Brook missed an easy layup and then goaltended. 🙁

  • Win

    Foye for Smart, I like that!

  • detso

    Go Lin!

  • Win

    IT is too small. He cant defense.

  • Click Click

    Horford got an open 3. 🙁

  • Click Click

    Lin missed a 3. 🙁

  • Click Click

    Bog got Nets’ only 2 buckets so far…

  • David Kim

    Bogs is better than Foye as a starter…

  • LinMadd

    my feed audio is delayed

  • psalm234

    mine too

  • Win

    I think I am about a min behind too

  • Click Click

    Foye isn’t even on my list of for 2nd unit. He is a good veteran presence, but more of a 3rd stringer.

  • LinMadd

    I think the Celtics feed is normal

  • pistolpete

    I hope KA realizes it

  • cshot

    good thinig horford has 1 foul already

  • psalm234

    Good fastbreak pts by the Nets
    4-5

  • Click Click

    Nets playing good D. Bog with a 3!

  • Click Click

    LOL Lin rammed into IT and IT got a blocking foul. :p

  • Win

    Tbh, looks like an offensive foul to me.

  • psalm234

    Woo-hoo 9-5!

  • Win

    Good defense by Nets!

  • LinMadd

    PnR isn’t good with Lopez cause he draws too much attention inside

  • spiderman

    go Bog!

  • Win

    that was ugly Bog….

  • Click Click

    Lin with a great PnR drive! Used Booker as a screen to get IT off him.

  • Joe what do you know

    2222222!!!!!

  • Win

    Lin!!!

  • Click Click

    Brook is looking really bad. Scola and Harris in.

  • zxcvb

    Lopez is killing the team. Ugh.

  • psalm234

    Lin beat 2 players to the rim .. 2222!
    haha

  • LinMadd

    Lopez gotta make those!

  • stam

    That was a phantom foul, lin didn’t even touch him.

  • Click Click

    Lin to Harris for a 3!

  • Click Click

    Dang, Celtics are making their shots. 14-18 Celtics. 🙁

  • Win

    Nice pass!

  • Click Click

    If anything, it was a foul on RHJ, not Lin.

  • psalm234

    oh yes,, Lin to Harris 3333!!

  • stam

    LOL did IT fall on the floor again?LOL

  • cshot

    lins passes are too risky at times

  • CJSHYY

    Lopez didn’t make any shot so far??

  • zxcvb

    Make up call for the foul Lin got on IT.

  • CJSHYY

    He’s that’s why he got so many TO….

  • james brown

    nets has no PnR bigs..even can’t hold a lob pass????

  • stam

    yeah but Scola and lopez weren’t paying attention.. they need to box out

  • zxcvb

    Brook just can’t play this style: 0-4, no rim protection.

  • CJSHYY

    smh!

  • LinMadd

    they are risky, especially the ones to Lopez. I think Lopez the kind of player where you have to pass it to him while he’s in traffic. He is rarely opened unless he is outside perimeter.

  • sws94

    He needs to pass to more athletic guys, like RHJ or Skil if he’s going to pass in such traffic. I think he’s trying to involve the team. He’s feeling things out. Looks good on D.

  • Click Click

    Dang, Lin with 2 turnovers…

  • Click Click

    Full bench is in now.

  • stam

    Dude lin got hammered and no foul…

  • sws94

    Lin’s got to use floaters and short jump shots more. He already has 3 TOs. He needs to cut down on them.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Jeez..bad start for Lin…I expected it.

  • Click Click

    Nets getting killed…

  • Click Click

    Harris with another 3! 2nd of the night.

  • CJSHYY

    2 TO

  • aras

    Lin with 3 turnovers already great.

  • Click Click

    JHam with a 3!

  • Click Click

    Oh no, JHam is hurt…

    He’s fine.

  • sws94

    Ok, thanks.

  • CJSHYY

    Check box score 2 TO

  • LinMadd

    the D on this unit is horrible

  • Click Click

    Kilpatrick with a 3! So many are hitting 3s!

  • LinMadd

    Ham + Harris

  • Click Click

    Kilpatrick with a great drive! 5 points already!

  • Guest

    Nets are still in preseason form. It will take the Nets 10 more games to get better and build team chemistry.

  • psalm234

    I’m glad to see the bench can put up some points
    27-30

  • CJSHYY

    Bench plays well today.

  • aras

    i counted 3 from what i saw, still expecting him to be better as the game goes on.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Our starters are not good.

  • cshot

    love sean

  • psalm234

    Motion offense is working well to create wide-open shots

  • zxcvb

    Bench doin’ work! Only problem this game so far is Brook.

  • LinMadd

    bench is ready, starters not so

  • HVJoy

    they are scoring better than the starters

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Lopez is the big problem. smh!

  • FreetheMind

    Solid bench shooting so far!

  • Click Click

    More like Brook-Lin is cold. Once they get hot, it’s game over!

  • psalm234

    yes, he’s still not comfortable..

    It creates problem with spacing if he can’t score inside

  • CJSHYY

    Why IT is back? To vs bench … smh!

  • aggressiveplayer

    KILPATRICK I KNEW HE COULD DO IT!!

  • Click Click

    Kilpatrick with 7 points! Tied with Bog for team lead.

  • David Kim

    i think Lin and Brook are not used to motion offense

  • cshot

    SEAN!

  • psalm234

    I’m glad he’s back to the last season’s form!

  • Click Click

    Alright, good job bench. Down by 1 after 1st Q.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Good job indeed.

  • Briiick

    The 2nd unit is hanging there !

  • aggressiveplayer

    LETS GOO KILPATRICK!!!!!

  • stam

    Good bench. Brook Lopez… needs to get going.

  • Click Click

    Not just hang in there, they caught up to Celtics. When Lin sat, Nets were down by 6. Now they’re down by 1.

  • pistolpete

    Doesn’t look like a 20 win team to me!

  • zxcvb

    He’s scaring me…totally overmatched every game. Drags down Lin too, since he has to keep feeding him.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Thanks to them…lol

  • stam

    2 TO for lin so far from passing to bigs. Boston anticipating the pass more than his own team mates sigh.. need more practice.

  • LinMadd

    I feel like Lin would do better with Ham/Harris on his unit

  • Click Click

    Dude, it’s the first game lol. Brook is a top 5 center in the league. Don’t worry.

  • zxcvb

    Who cares? Dragic has 3 TOs. IT is 1-5 with a TO.

  • HVJoy

    one of Lin’s TO was a pass that Brook did not catch…

  • blueCypher

    So it is the bench outplaying the starters hehe 🙂 2nd quarter Lin needs to turn it up

  • Click Click

    Lin still resting for start of 2nd Q.

  • james brown

    TO made was on passing, not shooting…LOL! i see some jitters but he will comeback and lets wait for that time

  • LinMadd

    interesting, are all the starters in?

  • Epie

    So this is how it feels to be Kemba/Batum’s fan when Lin’s bench outplayed them.

  • CJSHYY

    I think that’s good for him bc he sure will play a lot in 4Q

  • pistolpete

    He played the most for starters in 1st Q

  • stam

    bigs need to to a better job at anticipating his pass – that was my point.

  • LimitedEdition

    1st time watching NBA? Starters don’t usually start the 2nd quarter

  • HVJoy

    haha

  • LinMadd

    feels good

  • Epie

    I think he watches NBA more than anyone here.

  • psalm234

    That makes sense. Usually starters come back around 4-5min mark?

  • Click Click

    Dang, Nets keep leaving guys open for 3s.

  • Click Click

    ROFL Brook for 3!

  • sws94

    He seems tight. Not loose and confident like he was against the Knicks or as he can be.

  • zxcvb

    That’s what he needs to do. He can’t score inside with this system.

  • spiderman

    lol

  • Elon Musk

    wtf, they arent running any plays here…

  • zxcvb

    I’m serious! In a motion offense, he can’t just run down the court and camp out. He has to keep moving and adjusting…not his strength.

  • Click Click

    Damn, Cs up by 12 now.

  • Click Click

    Lin needs to come back in asap.

  • psalm234

    desperately .. the offense is out-of-whack out there

  • Vincent

    hows our boy doing? only 2 pts whats going on?

  • HVJoy

    8-0 run by Celtics, Nets now behind by 12

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Man, this team is very bad defensively…Booker, RHJ and Lin minutes should be scatered properly….Vasquez and Scola should had been out by now

  • blueCypher

    He should be coming in after this timeout

  • Charlie Sun

    Season opener. Good to be back on this board. Put JLin back in, the offense has died

  • cshot

    gaaaa save us lin

  • Joe what do you know

    The Nets are lost in their Ds… it’s hard to watch…

  • Vincent

    it seemed like the bench was doing well… but i guess not

  • Click Click

    Lin back in!

  • CJSHYY

    They always like this… smh!

  • LinMadd

    offensively they were doing well. But when their offense doesn’t work, their bad defense really shows.

  • CJSHYY

    He needs to score.

  • YESYESYES

    I think the coach wants to take easy for few games. Give Lin some break.

  • psalm234

    This is a crucial time in the game.
    Lin should come in quickly and organize the offense again.
    Bench is out there a bit too long

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t think so….. he wants to get the W asap.

  • Click Click

    Holy Bog. Another 3!

  • Click Click

    Lin took a charging but refs didn’t call it for Nets. ><

  • YESYESYES

    It is tough to win for first 20 games away from home

  • psalm234

    Lin’s about take charge but Brook got called on the foul running from the side

  • Click Click

    Harris and Booker finally back. RHJ too. Defense should be better now.

  • Vincent

    not running many plays for lin.

  • zxcvb

    These BOS games are going to be ugly defensive battles. I’ll look for Mr. 4th Quarter as usual, but as long as the game is close, I’m happy.

  • LinMadd

    Lin needs his guys, I don’t think Bogz is good for Lin. He seems to ISO a lot.

  • Click Click

    Alright, I have a good feeling Nets will make a run here…

  • LinJa

    Lin standing in the corner lol

  • Vincent

    whats new lol

  • Alaingrvis

    what i thought.

  • Click Click

    Bog is good for Lin. Spreads the floor. Harris also needs to be on the floor too, which is happening now.

  • kauaiblue

    i know. hes pg?

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    This is why preseason stats should not mean much..Lin had great preseason games but first game of regular season, only has 2 point and 1 assist with the first half almost done.

  • james brown

    hogger and seems to think only of his shots…

  • Alaingrvis

    Has Lin been gaurding IT all game??

  • LinMadd

    maybe BOS is a team where he passes cause he knows they are trapping him.

  • psalm234

    Great slashing by RHJ to draw a foul
    41-50

  • LinJa

    Dejavu!

  • james brown

    he clogged the passing lane by trying hard to get back the ball instead of positioning so he can have a good shot..my take.

  • psalm234

    most of time but IT also played vs Nets bench for a while

  • Pete Roces

    Lin should be the one in charge in offense. He should not stay at the corner, that’s typical mchale’s playbook offense

  • Vincent

    i think atkinson will find out sooner or later he has no choice but to go to brook lin pnr

  • YESYESYES

    no worry. he will show up soon.

  • LinMadd

    i don’t think this works. Lin needs fast young players.

  • james brown

    passing lanes being taken by bogs instead of be the one waiting for a pass.

  • psalm234

    Brad Stevens adjusted & game-planned against Lin after seeing so many Lin’s drives.

    So now, it’s up to Lin & the Nets to counter that

  • CJSHYY

    Not working for Brook & Lin so far.

  • Vincent

    why did they try it earlier i missed the first quarter

  • YESYESYES

    Nets bench is good. When the dust settle in 20 games, Nets will be very good

  • Click Click

    Lin got hit in the head! 🙁

  • grover chang

    Down by 23 to the spurs last season and win. Lin will keep playing which means a win.

  • Pete Roces

    Lin is not even involve in the offense. WTF!

  • Vincent

    idk whats going on..

  • grover chang

    Nets 9-3 run that’s what’s happening

  • zxcvb

    Going to the bread-and-butter. 1/2 FTs. Just a bit off tonight so far. Just gotta keep attacking.

  • Vincent

    yes but lin is hardly involved

  • Joe what do you know

    No D inside or out… OMG

  • Win

    Lin is thinking too much.

  • Vincent

    they just need to run picks for lin.. he always drives when given scerenens

  • Click Click

    Nice rebound by Booker and put back!

  • I am The Jason

    The Nets are not playing smart bball. Too many 3 pt attempts and Iso plays. I don’t know what Lopez is doing

  • Vincent

    lopezand lin are not involved in the offense

  • kauaiblue

    why are lin and lopez not in together??

  • zxcvb

    Even without Lin scoring much, it’s a 7pt game on the road.

  • Win

    Yup.

  • psalm234

    huge offensive rebound & excellent putback with the left-hand!

  • zxcvb

    Lopez looked really bad to start the game…clogged the paint without scoring inside.

  • grover chang

    Lin has had games with horrible stats and win with him on the floor. If it’s one of those games I’ll take it. As long as Lin is out there, there is a chance to win.

  • LinMadd

    Lopez and Lin are playing at different paces. I think the main reason KA is playing Lin with this young fast unit is because he knows that’s Lin’s style.

  • james brown

    yeah i can see that too..this motion offense is really a thinker players game because you need to pass first even your’e a PG?

  • JT

    lin best player on the floor..no reason for this **** c’mon man

  • LinMadd

    not working out. They are like different ends of the pole.

  • Click Click

    Lin is off tonight. Hopefully he can bust out of his funk soon…

    IT is also off, but he’s at least getting lots of assists. ><

  • psalm234

    Lin tried extra hard to set up teammates establish the offense as the PG; now it’s better
    I think he’ll attack soon

  • CJSHYY

    I think he will do a lot better in 2nd half.

  • zxcvb

    Well, he’s got reliable teammates and an established system.

  • zxcvb

    Mr. 4th Quarter.

  • YESYESYES

    I feel release when Nets is still hanging there when Lin’s offence struggle. Lin will find his way back.

  • Click Click

    LOL IT fell AGAIN

  • psalm234

    he’s trying to wear his PG hat so a bit too much thinking

    O is better now so I think he’ll make his move

  • CJSHYY

    I think he will if they want to win.

  • zxcvb

    5th foul drawn by Lin! BOS is focusing in on him. 2/2 FT this time. See if that gets him going.

  • grover chang

    He needs new shoes.

  • LinMadd

    lol IT spin move and falls

  • psalm234

    Lin kept drawing fouls 🙂

    BOS will be in foul-trouble by the 4th quarter!

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! I know I should not do that but just can’t help it…lol

  • Vincent

    if kawhi leonard can have the assertiveness to call his own plays lin should too

  • stam

    LOL i love it when IT falls

  • Click Click

    Good D, gotta keep this up!

  • Alaingrvis

    Celtics best defender on Lin

  • CJSHYY

    Maybe that’s part of the game plan…

  • Click Click

    Oh man, Lin with a good drive and fake!

  • grover chang

    I know look stats are not good, but things like this shows how Lin is always making an impact. Play hard. Play unselfish.

  • psalm234

    If the Nets can close within 3-4 points at the half, this is really good for the 2nd half

  • zxcvb

    NICE

  • CJSHYY

    Lin starts to warm up now.

  • Click Click

    Captain Lin is telling RHJ and JHam their assignments. :p

  • LinMadd

    Vasquez injured?

  • Elon Musk

    whos that?

  • Briiick

    When Lin is facilitating, good things happen.

  • psalm234

    what a vet move!

  • FreetheMind

    Harris needs to stop dribbling. He is getting balls taking away.

  • CJSHYY

    I hate to see our bench keep having foul problem….smh!

  • psalm234

    yes, he dribbles quite high

  • Click Click

    Lin to JHam for 3!

  • psalm234

    nice!
    54-60

  • stam

    Lin was fouled and they didn’t call it.

  • Click Click

    JHam with a tip-in after Kilpatrick missed 3! Leads the team with 12 points now!

  • CJSHYY

    Not again… Hamilton. smh!

  • Alaingrvis

    close. good defense

  • zxcvb

    Lin has a neutral +/-. When he’s on the floor, they’re just as good as BOS.

  • james brown

    thats what i am seeing too..instead of placing good position, they try to drive and create for themselves

  • HVJoy

    technical problem – shot clock fell asleep

  • zxcvb

    Ham-Lin > Brook-Lin

  • Click Click

    They keep doubling Lin… Lin to Booker for a jumper!

  • psalm234

    great hands by JHam!
    very difficult tip-in

  • spiderman

    expected doubling

  • CJSHYY

    That’s for sure.

  • spiderman

    need another 3 from Ham

  • zxcvb

    Lin hits a 3…waved off by “moving screen” BS.

  • Click Click

    Nets down by 6 at the half. Need to finally play a good 3rd Q in order to win this….

  • Briiick

    Brook needs to learn fast.

  • HVJoy

    58-64 Nets only trailed by 6 at end of 1st half

  • psalm234

    Even BOS announcer said Scola didn’t foul IT .. who flopped
    Took away Lin’s 3!..

  • Vincent

    damn it scola

  • Alaingrvis

    Lin has no rythm. Missing some of his shots. Has to get going

  • zxcvb

    Lin didn’t even find his rhythm yet! Always turns it up for the 4th…even if it’s just FTs.

  • Alaingrvis

    i agree

  • stam

    Was a great shot

  • I am The Jason

    I hate that it was waive off but it was a moving screen from scola

  • zxcvb

    Homer BOS announcers even called it a bad call.

  • aras

    hes playing pretty good right now

  • aras

    Thats a bogus Call by the ref you kiddin me?

  • spiderman

    silly ref rewarding flopping.

  • zxcvb

    Barely in-and-out on his jumpers. Just needs to keep shooting. I do think he had some jitters tonight.

  • Vincent

    its ok.. keep setting screens it opens up things for his teammates

  • HVJoy

    Why was Brook on the bench the 1/2 half of 2Q?

  • aras

    Alright Lin in the beginning not gonna lie real bad. but looks pretty god now so hopefully it continues.

  • I am The Jason

    He is being double and triple team at times

  • freemind

    officiating for C to win 🙁

  • stam

    IT falls from the wind inside the arena. He fell a bunch of times this game. maybe he can practice shooting from the floor.

  • CJSHYY
  • zxcvb

    He’s stinking it up.

  • Alaingrvis

    So you wanna be “The guy?”??

  • james brown

    not yet because the ther 4 players still think they can create for themselves and try to dribble inside instead find a better position to score. this motion offense has NO PG playing?

  • occupatio

    reffing has been lopsided. in an obvious way.

  • spiderman

    indigestion

  • zxcvb

    Homecourt advantage…but nothing egregious. At least Lin has gotten calls when hit (5 fouls drawn).

  • HVJoy

    he has 14 pts, team high!

  • psalm234

    @JLin7 with 7pts/3asts/2rebs in the 1st half (17 min)
    It would’ve been 10pts had the refs not reward IT’s flop on Scola’s screen #badref

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/791440869643608064

  • zxcvb

    He scores in bunches. He can drop 10+ in a heartbeat.

  • psalm234

    oops sorry, 3asts/2rebs

  • blueCypher

    Lin needs to turn it on in the 2nd half. 1st quarter was not so good.

  • cshot

    Thought it was 5 pts. 7 is better hhaha

  • james brown

    take away the motion offense and try to make Jlin plays the game and they will be leading with a good margin…

  • zxcvb

    Let’s see what adjustments Kenny makes…if any.

  • spiderman

    People forget that Nets had a terrible last season WITH Lopez.
    Good guy though. Hope he gets it together soon

  • HVJoy

    we still don’t see the Brook-Lin PnR connection 🙁

  • psalm234

    I’m also curious what he’ll do to get Brook & JLin going

  • spiderman

    down with the motion!

  • zxcvb

    It does look better tonight..I will give Kenny credit for that. But still ugly.

  • occupatio

    its been very glaring how little lopez has played

  • zxcvb

    Brook-Lin PnR? Will we ever see it? Is it not so good after all?

    Ham-Lin looks like a winning formula though…

  • Alaingrvis

    If nets can be close to the celtics and Lin is 2-7. Houston we have good news. Ill wait till the game is over but im happy right now at the team over all. BTW what happened to foye??

  • sws94

    They had RHJ on IT most of the second. Lin was on Rozier or Bradley. Bradley has been guarding Lin. Stevens certainly has shown Lin different defensive looks. A lot of Bradley, but others come to double Lin also. He’s a solid coach.

  • psalm234

    he looks very lost in the motion offense.

    KA needs to get him going for the 2nd half to have a chance to win

  • spiderman

    Who would’ve thought that PnR would be so rare in a Lin-led team

  • james brown

    Brooks doesn’t roll, thats why and so slow reacting to an open opportunity…what to do?

  • Alaingrvis

    Also bojan is selfish. He scores while the teams lead goes down

  • zxcvb

    Hamstring strain in practice yesterday.

  • psalm234

    I’m concerned Kenny will stick to motion offense even if Brook doesn’t do much in the 2nd half

  • occupatio

    i dont mind his shots. he needs to do well for nets to win

  • james brown

    Lopez and Lin stationed at the right side of the court, wheres the motion there?

  • Click Click

    Thing is, Kenny is still experimenting with his lineups. He’s been staggering players so that starters aren’t always playing with starters. Can’t develop good chemistry until Kenny plays the same guys together more consistently.

    Defense has been spotty. Sometimes it’s good, other times it’s really bad. But at least they’re all hustling, chasing guys down, and trying hard to cover their assignments.

  • zxcvb

    Good call by Kenny to bring him off the bench (until Foye got injured).

  • sws94

    He doesn’t look like he did in that game so far. It seems in this game he’s trying to get the team going.

  • james brown

    i mind his hogging and always wants the ball in every possession.

  • Alaingrvis

    So brook lopez is still struggling. Btw he was 1-5 Lin 2-7. Ill gave it more time. Just to be honest. Ive yet to see gim do well in this offense

  • zxcvb

    I’m not unhappy with the defense — only problem is no rim protection. They’re shooting 90% on 1-on-1 shots at the rim where most teams would shoot 60%.

  • CJSHYY

    He’s not at all…. smh!

  • aggressiveplayer

    Defense can still improve but I’m really liking how Hamilton got like 2 putbucks, along with Kilpatrick and Booker. That’s something we didn’t really see in preseason.

  • james brown

    yeah, that’s why other here saw him a bit tentative, he was thinking on how to involve his teammates

  • Click Click

    LOL they have the same Asian lady doing the halftime show as last night in the Warriors / Spurs game.

  • Alaingrvis

    thx

  • LinMadd

    he can’t play in this style. It’s just too fast for him. We’re not going to see Lopez last season where he was scoring 50% and like 20-10 per game. Not with this style of play.

  • aggressiveplayer

    Yup I’d just give it some time

  • occupatio

    lin needs to adjust to what the boston D is throwing at him. he looks settled down from the initial period.

  • blueCypher

    Lin needs to be more assertive 2nd half. He should not have to stand in the corner while others ISO

  • kauaiblue

    I know! he is being passive. demand it!

  • zxcvb

    He’s doing fine…just rimmed his jumpers in-and-out. And had a 3 waved off.

    The game is close because he’s drawing all the attention and other guys have room to work.

  • occupatio

    hes the hamilton three has been reliably open when with lin. or enuf to force further rotations.

  • blueCypher

    He got a bit more aggressive 2nd quarter. Needs to continue that momentum

  • zxcvb

    He just needs to make his shots. He’s barely missing…it happens. All-Star Lowry is 1-7 right now.

    Scoreboard is what matters.

  • james brown

    unfortunately, all they want is 3 and no mid shots.

  • aggressiveplayer

    They had her like 4938434387483 times last year during halftime shows too

  • blueCypher

    Ya, and the score is surprisingly close given that Lin is not on fire yet

  • Wty

    Coach will start with Lin plays

  • CJSHYY

    That always happened to Lowry… nothing new. lol

  • Click Click

    Lin!

  • YESYESYES

    Lin passes ball too soon

  • kauaiblue

    what happened?

  • psalm234

    Lin CLUTCH 2… with shotclock running out!

  • Click Click

    2 ugly shots from Bog…

  • psalm234

    Good challenge by Lin on IT’s 3 making it short!

  • zxcvb

    Neither Lin nor IT hitting their 3s.

  • psalm234

    BOS is trapping Lin again now

  • Click Click

    They’ve been doubling Lin all game. I called it before the game started that Brad Stevens was going to do this. He knows how deadly Lin can be if you don’t shut him down early.

  • psalm234

    Nice post-up vet move by Scola
    62-68

  • stam

    that was a total technical foul.

  • Click Click

    Flagrant 1!

  • Click Click

    He purposely trapped Scola’s foot.

  • Vincent Lee

    makes me think about all those flagrants on Lin in the past…

  • psalm234

    very clear attempt to trip by tightening both legs

  • psalm234

    Flagrant Foul!!!
    good call

  • stam

    Way too much iso from Bog

  • Vincent

    bog is a hog

  • Alaingrvis

    I dont like how bogdanovich plays

  • kauaiblue

    what happened to lopez?

  • zxcvb

    That was a nice putback, but Bojan making terrible decisions. He held the ball for sooooo long w/o moving.

    They were forced to take a terrible shot because Bogs ruined the play.

  • Vincent

    it hurts bog to pass to lin.. jesus christ

  • Click Click

    Dang, coach benching Brook…

  • james brown

    you are seeing what i am preaching here!LOL!

  • occupatio

    that play was funny. lin fishing for foul on fake, but didnt get it

  • cshot

    what did i say lol. foye is much more willing to pass to lin

  • Vincent

    idk why brook is being benched also.. maybe they really are going to trade him.. regardless much prefer foye and lin than lin and bog

  • joy

    why?

  • occupatio

    agree

  • kauaiblue

    that idiotic coast to coast drive by rhj was bad… should automotically go to jlin…

  • Illbe

    watch your language please

  • james brown

    i don’t know if KA design that?

  • zxcvb

    When Bogs scores…the deficit goes up. He’s -14.

  • Alaingrvis

    It wasnt a foul

  • stam

    yeah that was a good one. he ended up passing it to scola for a heave lol

  • Win

    Very ugly…..

  • Vincent

    theres a reason bog had the highest minus on the team during one of their rpeseason games

  • Alaingrvis

    We need brook. Lin is making the right passes but no one else can score.

  • psalm234

    I don’t like this..
    BOS kept trapping Lin so he’ll give up the ball.

    Others can’t make shots consistently. Essentially Brook-Lin is not being used.
    KA needs to set some screens and run some plays to get Brook-Lin going.

  • Click Click

    Brook finally back in.

  • Spyckie

    He’s definitely playing below average. I believe he can speed up his game – he’s an intelligent player. We’re going to see a “growing pains” Lopez for a number of games.

  • psalm234

    phew

  • Vincent

    lin never gets the ball back after he gives it up

  • james brown

    players playing with low BBIQ aqain!

  • grover chang

    But no use. Unless PNR and post up. Will they do it

  • Click Click

    Lin for a 3! Finally!

  • JT

    no respect from his teammates..if he was lebron james he would get the ball back…he’s gonna have to earn it even tho he’s by far the best player on his team

  • I am The Jason

    Legit question. Who is the point guard on this team??????

  • zxcvb

    33333 for Lin.

  • Click Click

    YES Lin with another 3!

  • psalm234

    JLin’s 3333!!!

    “That was smooth!”

  • zxcvb

    Lin should play the entire 2nd half is possible.

  • zxcvb

    COLD BLOODED. No conscience on Lin’s jumpers. He really ain’t sacred to shoot.

  • LinMadd

    did Lin make another 3?

  • Click Click

    Lin resting now. 15 points…

  • Epie

    Dang, still no 3s on my stream!

  • Spyckie

    the slayer.

  • aras

    NOOOICE LIN

  • zxcvb

    Lin heating up…benched. Did Kenny get a call from McHale?

  • psalm234

    Lin BACK-TO-BACK 3sssss!!

  • Click Click

    Jae Crowder is killing us…

  • Vincent

    lin!!!

  • Vincent

    lin played a long time so maybe thats why hes being benched?

  • Alaingrvis

    no. he needs some rest. Now hold on nets till he comes back

  • james brown

    lin doesn’t want to leave ..he’s feeling it yet KA opt to sub him..?

  • Vincent

    come on lin atleast 20 points tonight

  • zxcvb

    Probably play the entire 4th….I hope.

  • Click Click

    Brook is super mad he’s not getting calls.

  • Vincent

    lol even the commentators are like are they seriously subbing their only good player right now?

  • joy

    Who’s guarding Crowder?

  • Vincent

    but atleast with this team.. lin has the minutes to get into rhythm unlike previously

  • kauaiblue

    looked tired… whole 4th if it is close…

  • psalm234

    JLin played 24 min already.. He needs to rest

    If he comes back at the 9th min of Q4, he’ll play 33min

  • stam

    Total BS, brook was fouled

  • blueCypher

    I would not have taken out Lin at that point. He was heating up ….

  • zxcvb

    Bojan was…ugh. Right now, Harris.

  • Ace Pagoda

    Then he needs to let JLin lead. All action on the perimeter. No driving to the hoop. No PnR. No Brook. So far bad debut by the coach.

  • Alaingrvis

    I doubt he will be off that long

  • psalm234

    true… give him 1 more min or until he misses

  • LinMadd

    Q4 u mean?

  • Win

    Lopez is piss!

  • Vincent

    i know lol its all good tho lin will get big minutes in the 4th and kenny is finally going to lin a little

  • Alaingrvis

    50 minutes a game lol

  • Spyckie

    He might be playing all 4th quarter. Give him rest in the third.

  • blueCypher

    Yes, you ride him until heat check.

  • psalm234

    yes

  • FreetheMind

    They hacked Brook! That should have been a foul. Couple of Lin drives were fouls too.

  • JT

    lin better play at least 35 min this game…

  • Vincent

    lol its like kenny will only go to lin when the gap is so big that he needs to get back into the game

  • Alaingrvis

    exactly

  • GoJLin!

    JLIN 24 min 15Pts (5/12, 2/4, 3/4), 3R, 3A! BOS been Trapping, Doubling him all the game, so not bad at all. Go JLIN! see you at 4thQ!

  • FreetheMind

    Crowder is eating Nets alive with all those 3s.

  • YESYESYES

    PHI OKC 51:51

  • occupatio

    not bad. could be better =P

  • zxcvb

    I worked out a 3-team trade on Trade Machine:

    BKN Gets:
    Top 10 protected 1st rd pick from CHA
    John Henson
    Lamb
    Hawes

    CHA Gets:
    Lopez

    MIL Gets:
    Bodganovic (to fill in for injured Middleton)

  • Alaingrvis

    No he needs to rest and play 82 games

  • james brown

    its on cue with the coach…he has no feel yet of the game…his sub pattern lies on time rather that feeling.

  • Click Click

    JHam another 3!

  • Vincent

    lol come on they were hardly going to lin the entire game until the last few quarters

  • joy

    I know. Coach Kenny needs to do something.

  • Vincent

    i would love hawes to come back and play with lin!

  • james brown

    he really tries to involve his teammates but frustrating thats why he shoots 2 3 last time he was in.

  • zxcvb

    Welp, only Linsanity can win this in the 4th.

    Win or lose, I’m excited about the Indiana and Milwaukee games. They’re not nearly as good defensively as Stevens’ Boston squad.

  • Click Click

    That’s the worst trade I’ve ever seen for Brooklyn.

  • blueCypher

    Hamilton is playing the h*** out of this game

  • FreetheMind

    Lin has to take over in the 4th. They need to play Hamilton and Bog in the 4th. Lin has to drive and set up shooters.

  • zxcvb

    Brook’s stock is very low…as you can see by tonight. He didn’t start the 2nd half!

  • Alaingrvis

    Charlotte dont need Lopez

  • LinMadd

    ya this Celtics team is going places this season

  • stam

    Bradley Steven’s knows that Lin is the engine behind the Nets.

  • zxcvb

    Now HAWES can play the motion offense. Prefers to pass and shoot 3s.

  • blueCypher

    They should have a shot in the 4th if they are 10 or within

  • Click Click

    So why would you trade someone when their stock is low? Plus, it’s only 1st game of the season. Oh, not to mention, Marks won’t trade Brook.

  • joy

    Come on, Harris. We need you to dominate the floor now.

  • zxcvb

    Because we’re gonna lose most every game with him in the rotation and he deserves a chance to play. CHA is one of the few teams that wants a traditional postup big. Big Al just got too old.

  • FreetheMind

    Bench D is very bad.

  • stam

    Looks like Kilpatrick was fouled.

  • Alaingrvis

    yup

  • Vincent

    linsanity needs to be in the entire 4th lol or else he might not have a chance to get back into the game because it will be garbage time by then

  • james brown

    NO for me!

  • Vincent

    isaih is shootingwell though

  • Alaingrvis

    IDK what we will do if we wont get 20 PPG from lopez

  • Vincent

    its weird man hes always been a 20 and 10 guy, but just cant put up the numbers in this offense

  • zxcvb

    …only when Lin is out.

  • cshot

    dude gets fouled a lot and gets no calls like jeremy.

  • GoJLin!

    Yes, the only + (+5) Net at end of 3rdQ.

  • Vincent

    this offense to brook is what houston and la was to jeremy

  • zxcvb

    Never averaged more than 8.6 rpg (in 2010).

  • Click Click

    Lin still on the bench. Harris with a good play.

  • DX

    Lin just found the feeling. Hope can have better 4Q.

  • Pistolpete

    They’re playing their starters a lot more than us.

  • YESYESYES

    RHJ needs to pick up. 3pts?

  • zxcvb

    Lin needs to come back in ASAP. Kenny tanking the game here…

  • YESYESYES

    Harris should get more mins than RHJ

  • Vincent

    he will lol lin already played 24

  • Pistolpete

    Put Lin back in!

  • FreetheMind

    Man Nets need to play better D with the second unit.

  • zxcvb

    Kenny conceding the game already. Don’t like that.

    IT has played 31mpg…Lin only 24.

  • grover chang

    KA and Marks said it’s a process to get better. That’s the focus. Not wins. I disagree with that attitude.

  • Vincent

    bostons a good team

  • Pistolpete

    KA is subbing with a pre-game plan. Have to react to the game.

  • guest

    What the heck. Is Atkinson throwing in the towel already?

  • Click Click

    Game over. Lost all momentum and bench D is terrible. Kenny shouldn’t have sat Lin.

  • Vincent

    relax lol

  • FreetheMind

    Boston making a ton of 3s.

  • Vincent

    brooklyn not playing any defense

  • cshot

    gg

  • grover chang

    KA in development mode, not win mode. Smh

  • joy

    It’s too painful to watch the game. Sigh!

  • zxcvb

    Kenny’s sub patterns have been awful…he seems to have pre-planned them (except for benching Lopez).

  • sport

    Missing game again, getting very angry just reading the play by play! Why the …did KA take Lin out after his made 3 and why in the world is Vasquez still on the team!!! He can defend can’t score kept fouling… Scola is playing like crap too. The offense, team, and lineups are bad! Where is the Lopez x Lin Pick and Pop where are the screens?!

  • zxcvb

    That’s exactly it.

  • blueCypher

    Now the game is wide open. He should not have taken Lin out that time.

  • Pistolpete

    Yes he’s not reacting to the game

  • Vincent

    idk man im not impressed with kenny, but i will hold off until i see the first 5 games lol

  • zxcvb

    Even BOS homer announcers mentioned that. “Lin hits 2 threes…and he goes to he bench?”

  • occupatio

    should have started quarter with lin. stupid.

  • joy

    KA is still a rookie coach. He needs time too.

  • FreetheMind

    Bench D is very bad. Lin needs to come back in. He has to take over the game. Nets needs to play better D period.

  • MEL LIN

    KA thought it was still preseason

  • YESYESYES

    Do not blame on Atkinson. He has planed for 82 games.

  • sport

    Think you mean tanking mode except they won’t get any picks.

  • james brown

    to be better by trying to win games…

  • Click Click

    Brook-Lin getting ready to come back in, but it’s probably too late.

  • riddick

    I’m not sold on this coach. Seems like hes stuck on the team playing whats not workg. Too stubborn or ???

  • psalm234

    At this rate, it would take Spurs-game like performance from JLin to get the game close *sigh*

  • MEL LIN

    KA thought it was still preseason = )

  • Vincent

    lol if anyone can do it lin can

  • guest

    He needs to plan for 1 game at a time to win.

  • james brown

    rookie mistakes

  • Pistolpete

    Celts can’t miss

  • Vincent

    how is lin still not in lol this isnt the preseason

  • stam

    Feels like he’s taking this like a preseason game.

  • guest

    Lin can’t do anything if he doesn’t get in the game or the ball doesn’t get bak to him.

  • sport

    82 games of losses with out playoff birth at this rate. Still so stubborn with his awful motion offense! Stop the non sense and focus on PnR!

  • riddick

    Yup…not sure hes cut out for 1 game. Havent seen much.

  • grover chang

    Some defend KA because he made Lin a starting pg. I am thankful for that.

    But I will evaluate KA the same as all the other coaches. Do you 1) play Lin and 2) play Lin to his strengths.

    So far mostly 1 and no 2.

  • sport

    He’s going to take every game like preseason who cares about winning right? *rolls eyes*

  • HVJoy

    Celtics are good, but, it is frustrating to be behind by 21 mid-4Q – Lin waiting to come in

  • guest

    Time out Coach!

  • zxcvb

    Lin still waiting at the table…….waiting for 2-3m.

  • Vincent

    lin is thinking i shoulda picked the pelicans

  • joy

    Lin is ready to get back.

  • BobbyH

    This is a game to play starters, even in G time. They have no chemistry at all.

  • sport

    Lin and Lopez should be playing heavy minutes, KA is playing them like they are as old as Parker and Duncan!

  • Ken Chatsworth

    Garbage time already

  • zxcvb

    Kenny totally just threw the game. He didn’t think they could win at all and just conceded it for “development” purposes.

    *shrug*

  • joy

    Nope!

  • Vincent

    lin has been sitting so long hes prob ice cold now

  • Click Click

    Lin and 1

  • grover chang

    Right. Process. Same word Philly used the last 4 seasons.

  • stam

    Nice continuation!

  • riddick

    Agree….

  • zxcvb

    Oh well…Lin statpad time!

    I like Kenny’s development…but he can do that and STILL WIN. Don’t know why he just gave up so easily tonight.

  • joy

    Lin doesn’t have that kind of problem anymore.

  • Click Click

    JHam with a monster dunk!

  • psalm234

    Coach KA is really committed to make the motion offense work.
    Unfortunately, there are not enough playmakers :[

    I wonder when we’ll see Brook-Lin PnR as variation

  • Vincent Lee

    Celtics announcers are horrible. They are overtly biased and produce horrendously dull commentary.

  • Guest

    Save energy for the next game. The odds of winning this game is not good. Let the reserves practice

  • zxcvb

    That’s what Kenny thought…but they could have won with Lin playing 36-40mpg.

  • Geoffrey

    Lopez is embarrassing!

  • guest

    So Jeremy is now a shooting guard again.

  • Alaingrvis

    well thats the system

  • zxcvb

    I think even Kenny underestimates Lin’s effect. He knows Lin can be a top PG stat-wise, but he doesn’t think Lin can make THIS team win.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    The motion offense simply don’t fit him.

  • Vincent

    i honestly think lopez is geting traded ;/

  • stam

    Yeah Lin’s getting warmed up and playing much better than 1st q

  • David Kim

    Yes he should let run more pnr..

  • Vincent

    u can tell he does not look happy out there

  • kauaiblue

    nets defense is terrible,.

  • james brown

    not this time i guess……defense is the problem with the nets

  • blueCypher

    This game is out of reach.

  • james brown

    KA late reaction

  • grover chang
  • Geoffrey

    the problem is that his name is Brook. how tough can a guy named Brook be?

  • zxcvb

    Even when he was cold, Lin’s +/- was always within 2 buckets.

  • blueCypher

    ya, and rebounding is bad.

  • Geoffrey

    I’d take Robin over his bro anyday

  • Ken Chatsworth

    Offense is a bit rough and people not making shots but still ok. Defense is the big problem. BOS got lots of easy baskets in the paint.

  • JT

    **** it just statpad Lin.

  • Click Click

    They kneed Lin again! DAMNIT

  • Click Click

    Nevermind, Lin’s knee rammed into Rozier’s knee.

  • Pistolpete

    KA has to learn to sub as the game dictates

  • zxcvb

    Finally some Lin PnR, but Lopez can’t finish.

  • Vincent

    commentator just said they havent gone to lopez at all

  • Geoffrey

    Ed Davis would have dunked that! Come on Brook! or should I say Brooke?

  • psalm234

    That’s the first Brook-Lin play in this game?
    oh my… a little too late

  • Click Click

    Kenny throwing in the towel. Brook-Lin out.

  • grover chang

    ..

  • joy

    Game is over. Lin is done.

  • Vincent

    omg come on!

  • stam

    Lin got a nice block at the end?

  • kauaiblue

    what is ka doing?

  • Click Click

    Interesting… Nets down by 12 now.

  • Vincent

    those rotations really were not good lol

  • psalm234

    That was a great double-block by Brook & Lin..

    Not enough Brook-Lin 🙁

  • aggressiveplayer

    Is it possible?!?!

  • Pistolpete

    12 point game get Whitehead out of there and Lin back in!

  • Alaingrvis

    Put Lin back in

  • stam

    Brooklyn Defense is terrible, if they don’t improve, i don’t see them winning more than 20 – 25 games. I hate to be pessimistic but the bench is terrible.

  • Vincent

    put lin back in!

  • Pistolpete

    Put Lin back in!!

  • kauaiblue

    what i ska doing? this is for real, not practice…

  • Alaingrvis

    With brook there the offense is too slow

  • Vincent

    brooklyn wont win more than 20 games unless they involve brook man

  • guest

    Atkinson is pissing me off

  • HVJoy

    at 3:57 4Q, 104-118

  • grover chang

    LOL. What is up with these rotations. Bipolar.😅

  • Click Click

    Lin is probably done for the game, so most likely no.

  • Vincent

    they need lopez man

  • riddick

    Wow…this coach hasnt shown anythg so far, except his love of motion offense.
    Going to b a long season if he doesnt start playing to the players strength…smj

  • Geoffrey

    problem is lack of toughness by Brooke!

  • james brown

    i hope he react well late seconds..if theres still chance team should not wave the flag. ithought thats the game plan by KA???

  • Alaingrvis

    Vasques -13. as always leads the team

  • stam

    Coach is not running plays for him and he’s not playing his strengths. I could say the same about Lin.

  • Vincent

    man its the same hting that ish appening to lopez that happened to lin.. he is forced to stand in the corner and do something he should not be doig

  • riddick

    Same here… too stubborn w/whats not workg.

  • Charlie Sun

    So… no PnR Brook-Lin?

  • grover chang

    Brook-Lin PNR with Harris, Hamilton, bogs ready to shoot. Just do it!!!

    Brad Stevens is probably thinking, thanks for letting me off the hook.

  • zxcvb

    Kenny not even trying to win. Still treating games like preseason.

  • Click Click

    Down by 10!

  • james brown

    rookie yet, so understandable

  • Click Click

    Nets out-hustling Celtics. Down by 8 with 2:07 left!

  • aggressiveplayer

    IS THIS HAPPENING?!!

  • David Kim

    Put lin back in..

  • grover chang

    Face palm. Maybe KA knows better then me.

  • Alaingrvis

    Put Lin back in.

  • guest

    Its bad when they have only 3 team fouls with only 3:06 left in the game. Everyone else gets to play PnR besides Lin and Lopez.

  • Pistolpete

    YES!

  • Vincent

    put lin back in

  • riddick

    You can b a rookie and still know try somethg else if its not working. Isnt that what preseason was for….experiment to find out what dosnt work?

  • Click Click

    Brad Stevens putting starters back in. Kenny isn’t putting his starters back wtf!?!?

  • guest

    Celtic starters check back in. What about Nets?

  • stam

    would be crazy if nets win

  • zxcvb

    Kenny really wants to lose this game…weird.

  • occupatio

    lol kenny. wth

  • LimitedEdition

    Coach terrible decision and Brook’s defense..sigh..

  • grover chang

    Brad Stevens playing for keeps. How about the Nets.

  • CaliUSMC

    Were Brook’s missed FG’s mostly jumpers?

  • riddick

    Hes seems to b lost at this point.

  • kauaiblue

    what is ka thinking??

  • zxcvb

    Bunnies within 5-10ft.

  • guest

    Seriously Atkinson is a joke! I don’t care what anyone else says.

  • kauaiblue

    vasquez really needs to be benched…

  • kauaiblue

    i know. what is going on??

  • guest

    Don’t you think starters should be closing out the game for game experience?

  • grover chang

    Did Stevens have something over KA? Like he is giving the game away.

  • james brown

    ????ask Kenny, LOL!!!

  • Pistolpete

    YES

  • grover chang

    Can’t believe none of you guys have said it yet.

    NO LIN NO WIN.

  • Click Click

    Booker steal! Down by 6 with 1:04 left!

  • occupatio

    i have to say the rotations by kenny is one of the weirdest iveever seen

  • David Kim

    What a steal by Booker!!!

  • Briiick

    A Brrok-Lin PnR.

  • grover chang

    LOL. Go Nets.

  • Vincent

    put lin back in come on.. what the heck is kenny doing

  • Click Click

    Still no Lin… *facepalm* Kenny

  • stam

    The Coach has given up the game lol

  • james brown

    KA rewarding the gritty plays by the bench.

  • casual bb fan

    Iol. Imo Vegas odds at play. Haha cheers

  • guest

    I would be pissed if I was Lin. He better speak up and tell Kenny how it is.

  • james brown

    other coach will better react by bringing his best player here…but KA developing players…so

  • Click Click

    We’re all mad Kenny isn’t playing Lin right now, but to be fair, this lineup on the floor right now are responsible for this comeback.

  • YESYESYES

    Good job 2nd/3rd units. RHJ and Brook needs to pick up

  • grover chang

    Lin on another team where he sits out the final minutes. 😥

  • aggressiveplayer

    Agreed!

  • LinMadd

    I blame the Lin/Brook pairing for Lin’s performance today. When Brook sat, Lin was playing better.

  • YESYESYES

    No Lin for 3?

  • Spyckie

    The problem with the starters isn’t offense. It’s D. They can’t get a stop. Hustle with the fresh hungry rookies is getting stops.

  • MoominFloren

    Only got 27min as a starter…smh

  • HVJoy

    In KA we trust, no matter what?

  • YESYESYES

    Put lin back in for 3s please

  • Click Click

    HOLY BOG

  • Click Click

    Harris with a steal!

  • aggressiveplayer

    HOLY!!!!!!

  • guest

    Wow, wow, wow. I’m flabbergasted. This is how you treat your so called starting PG that is highlighted all over Brooklyn Nets!

  • aggressiveplayer

    I CANT BELIEVE THIS

  • Pistolpete

    Put Lin in for Whitehead for the 3 pt shot

  • joy

    OMG! What a game! I can’t breathe

  • zxcvb

    Why Lin didn’t start the 4th…I don’t know. He was heating up, his +/- was even. Kenny just tanked the game.

    This run is a total fluke, but I guess Kenny deserves credit for just going with it.

  • blueCypher

    wow

  • Spyckie

    no this is what you call energy. You keep this energy in there.

  • Click Click

    Lin coming back in!

  • zxcvb

    Or just attack the rim for FTs…stop the clock. Extend the game.

  • Click Click

    Brook-Lin + JHam!

  • blueCypher

    He should put in Lin

  • YESYESYES

    OMG

  • Ken Chatsworth

    This unit is the one that made the come back. So let them play. Be a bigger person.

  • Epie

    WHAT?

  • Click Click

    Dang, JHam almost got the 3.

  • GoJLin!

    Please Please, …. NET 3!

  • blueCypher

    LOl what is going on

  • CaliUSMC

    the play was drawn up for JH to take 3?

  • Click Click

    He’s sitting Lin again… so Whitehead can foul.

  • stam

    Should have let Lin shoot it man

  • guest

    FU coach. You deserve to lose this one!

  • JT

    no trust in your best player

  • Pistolpete

    He thinks Whitehead is better at D than Lin

  • Spyckie

    chill. he wants to use the fresh legs to pester them really badly.

  • zxcvb

    Kenny did everything he could to lose this game…yeesh.

  • Vincent

    wow wth

  • kauaiblue

    KA is another bad coach? we got tricked again??

  • Vincent

    i cant believe this

  • guest

    please.

  • zxcvb

    I’m actually fine with that. Lin could get hurt in a situation like this (guys crashing into each other).

  • stam

    I can’t beleive he took Lin out that’s just stupid no joke

  • kauaiblue

    the leader is not in the last play??

  • riddick

    Starting to look like it. : /

  • blueCypher

    So,

  • JT

    possibly..its been 1 game.we’ll see at the end of november

  • MEL LIN

    justin hamilton for the win instead of Lin hahaha

  • stam

    He might be putting back lin. but i don’t think they can win it.

  • Vincent

    lol imagine that leader is not even on the floor leader has to inbound the ball lol

  • Spyckie

    Down by 5 is tough.

  • Alaingrvis

    It was close

  • occupatio

    that last lineup was for rebounding purposes prolly

  • blueCypher

    It is good he went with the hot hand that got them back in the game. But he should have stayed with Lin in the 3rd quarter when he got hot as well.

  • Spyckie

    rebounding and hustle. exactly

  • Vincent

    even if the play isnt for lin.. boston probably thinks it will be and having lin on the floor may open up something for his teammates..

  • zxcvb

    If Lin played 34m this game, they could have won. Kenny yanked Lin when he was hot in the 3rd and waited 5m to bring him back in the 4th…game became a 22pt deficit in between.

  • stam

    agreed he shouldn’t have yanked lin out.

  • guest

    Are you kidding! Lin is the f’n starter and not closing games. Atkinson did not like the PnR.

  • MEL LIN

    best player not on floor hahaha

  • blueCypher

    Ya, that was key there. I hope he does not do that again. He went with the hot hand to end the game, he should do the same when Lin was hot

  • zxcvb

    He pre-determined his minutes ahead of time (Lin would have played 32m if it didn’t became a blowout at the time). Gotta be flexible…make adjustments.

  • guest

    He didn’t go with the hot hand. He thought the game was lost. Instead of letting your leading scorer try to go out and win the game.

  • Alaingrvis

    That whole last quarter was weird.

  • kauaiblue

    unbelievable and bizarre coaching,,,

  • Alaingrvis

    Vasques cant be the back up

  • stam

    Lin was just starting his 3 pt reign and the coach pulled him

  • Vincent

    i guess it kidna worked lol

  • Spyckie

    It was really, really interesting. I’ll write up on it.

  • Epie

    It’s his first HC gig too.

  • kauaiblue

    did jlin bring close the deficit in 3rd q?

  • zxcvb

    At least Vegas lost a ton of money — they picked BOS by 14 with a low scoring game (210 combined, I think).

  • I am The Jason

    I doubt it. Boston defense specifically was targeting Lin while letting every other Net player brick 3’s and it worked.

  • guest

    Again, he did not go with the hot hand. He BENCHED Lin!

  • blueCypher

    Weird game. I checked out already and suddenly they are back in it. How about try Whitehead as backup next time. Vasquez is no

  • CaliUSMC

    KA sucks.. Bring on McHale

  • zxcvb

    Started to with back-to-back 3s…and then got benched.

  • MEL LIN

    the reason for the comeback is because lin is not playing. So if Lin not playing meaning boston starters not playing that means 3rd stringers playing. That’s the reason for the comeback.

  • MoominFloren

    Bad coaching…KA is doing everything to avoid a win…

  • james brown

    and supposed thats KA motto..all out and trying!!!

  • grover chang

    I respect the fight. Impressed by the comeback. But. No Lin no Win.

  • zxcvb

    Back to back treys say otherwise. He was also drawing fouls like crazy (6 fouls by my count). Kenny didn’t leave him in there to get FTs though.

  • kauaiblue

    oh yeah! mchale part 2?

  • Alaingrvis

    Not really. In te beginning of the forth the 2nd unit was in

  • Vincent

    lol i wouldnt go that far..

  • james brown

    i guess he’s not avoiding a win, but confused yet on how to win a game..Rookie coach

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! I think Boston thought they sure will win….

  • Alaingrvis

    Bogdonivich with tthe starters just isnt good. Bog shoots alot. Foye was needed. Sil lin was-3 in plus minus. He some how played good in that mess. The coaching was interesting. Atkinson stil experimenting

  • Vincent

    sounds more like byron scott lol

  • guest

    It’s principal at this point. Lin should have closed no matter what, especially with a game that was still in reach. He had a full 4th quarter to put Lin in, but waited then pulled him out. Face it, he BENCHED Lin!

  • occupatio

    lmao

  • Pistolpete

    rookie coach but it’s going to be a long year if he doesn’t trust Lin. I’m getting bad feeling like it’s happening again just a different coach.

  • Vincent

    the experimenting shoud have been done after the last preseason game …

  • kauaiblue

    kenny atkinson part 1!

  • MEL LIN

    scratching my head right now. keep motioning and keep losing.

  • occupatio

    lin 18 pts on 14 shots.

  • james brown

    LOL..just one game and you missed McHale, or you just remember him by KA’s action???

  • CaliUSMC

    Where do you guys think Lopez should be traded to?

  • zxcvb

    On the bright side, Lin got 18p in limited minutes against a TOUGH defensive team. And this is a “bad game” for him as a starter for the Nets. He should easily average 20ppg this season.

    Also, the score was close — that a confidence boost for the much maligned bench. The ONE thing I praise Kenny for? He benched Brook to start the 2nd. At least he knows what we do in that case — Lopez ain’t working in the motion offense.

  • MoominFloren

    Can’t believe that Lin’s benched in the final minutes

  • CaliUSMC

    Lol. Their coaching seems the same to me. Wouldn’t be any diff =

  • kauaiblue

    ka needs to get him the ball! and let jeremy play his game… he is alienating his best 2 players!

  • zxcvb

    Charlotte. They’re the only team that really wants a post-up center. Clifford loved Big Al, but Al got too old. Lopez is only 28. They can send back Hawes, Lamb and a protected pick — those guys will gel with Lin right away for obvious reasons.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Only MDA understands Lin. KA is not in the same league.

  • JT

    why can’t lin ever get a coach that allows him to play however bad he wants without benching him….i see so many other players get to do that in the nba

  • Dan Ang

    I guess when it comes to the Nets, always go for the underdog. LOL

  • Alaingrvis

    Atkinson needs to stop playing vasques. As for lopez. This is the big question

  • james brown

    so abandon the motion offense because all other players can’t still finish a score. I thought he said that he is not buying into system but by how player dictate plays?

  • JT

    should have went to houston then

  • grover chang

    I don’t like the experiment. Write a new one. 🙁

  • Vincent

    im afraid kenny will have all this confidence in bog now tho..

  • kauaiblue

    jlin was not even playing pg…. what position was he playing? leader was the pitch in this lie!

  • cshot

    put whitehead in for vasquez lol. vasquez doesnt do anythign honestly except for fouling players on the fast break lol

  • spiderman

    That’s what he said. Seems a bit rigid though

  • james brown

    No and not yet, its just nets first game and we chant trade now…let them fix their blunder and worked it out by themselves. Coach needs to be open and not stubborn too

  • guest

    Tomorrow’s rumors. Lin and Lopez traded as a PnR combo since Nets offense does not run them.

  • kauaiblue

    vasquez is really a liability… he really is bad…

  • zxcvb

    Doubt it. Bogs got benched even when he was hot — because the deficit grew. He came back in only at the end when Kenny was going with bench guys.

  • cshot

    and i know lopez doesnt really fit in with the system but suprised that kenny underused him that much

  • Alaingrvis

    I feel like this gme added more question then answered them.

  • grover chang

    I like bog. Keep him as a starter.

  • I am The Jason

    The problems I saw tonight was little pg play from Lin. Too many players trying to beat their opponent off the dribble. RHJ was the man culprit with that. Too many 3pt attempts. I rather see some 2’s than a bunch of miss threes. When players start making shots it opens the floor for Lin to do his thing. Boston had 36 assists to Brooklyn’s 22. Thats shameful. Where was the cuts? Where was the screens. This was a continuation of the preseason in my eyes. Hopefully Kenny see whats needs to improve and what needs to be stopped.

  • guest

    This is not how you build confidence in your supposedly starting point guard that you wanted on the team!

  • kauaiblue

    what is ka doing? just trust jeremy for once… like mda did… you saw it first hand!

  • LinMadd

    I am not mad that Lin wasn’t closing the game. That unit out there was putting in work.

  • CJSHYY

    After Lin out I didn’t watch the game… can you tell me when did Lopez back in to the game?

  • zxcvb

    In retrospect, I’m fine with that — stick with the guys that got you there. Good for team culture.

    BUT the real problem was not playing Lin more in the 3rd and early 4th. He was just heating up too.

  • james brown

    i felt Lin also got a question to KA as to why he was subbed late 3rd when he was obviously making shots..coach need not concern too much about time because they don’t have the luxury yet..need to test his best players during this time….. for they must also developed a winning attitude!!!!

  • Alaingrvis

    I agree. Just dont like the unsureness of it. Its a little experimental. Like i said Nets need like 2 more preseason games

  • guest

    Give Lin the ball to drive and draw fouls for and-1’s and stop the clock. That’s what Lin does. Wins games! Atkinson did not give his starting point guard a chance to win the game.

  • CJSHYY

    I know somehow coach didn’t want him to score too much???

  • BobbyH

    totally agree. But it could be that Lin was gassed and need a breather but the game got out of control until late.

  • zxcvb

    Exactly. Lin is the only guy who can both SCORE and make the right DECISIONS. Bogs hit some long 3s tonight, but it was streetball — just chucking.

  • james brown

    hogger! (with an exclamation point..LOL!)

  • sport

    Yes I hope Lin goes to KA and tells him not to do that again! It was a dumb move! Lin’s 3 could have turned things around and changed momentum! Also he finally got going and he was benched which reminded me so much of his previous hater coaches.

  • guest

    Winning is good for team culture, not losing because your star players were not on the floor.

  • zxcvb

    Either he should have brought Lin in at the start of the 4th. Or let him play the rest of the 3rd. But he didn’t do either…he just stuck to his pre-planned “Lin-gets-32mpg” schedule.

  • GoJLin!

    at 00:17.8 both Lin & Lopez back into the game, then at 00:13.0, they both out, play less than 5 sec.

  • james brown

    evident on what was written that KA and Jeremy has two different ideas on how to play the game?

  • Vincent

    pop said last night tht even kawhi is telling him the type of plays he wants set for him and is calling off some of pops screens…

  • kauaiblue

    bog is good but he thinks he can win it by himself…

  • zxcvb

    At the end, the bench guys made it close…can’t deny that. Remember when Lin got yanked after cleaning up Kemba or Harden’s messes? This deficit wasn’t his fault (as his +/- shows), but I’m fine with Kenny rewarding the much maligned bench.

  • sport

    Look at the minutes Lin with only 27 minutes and Lopez with only 21 minutes! These are not what your franchise players should be getting! They should both be playing at least 30mins per game!

  • HVJoy

    Nets lost. 🙁 But, wow, the 2nd unit nearly won the game!

    I like coach Atkinson and this was his first game as a NBA head coach. But he only deployed starting PG Lin 27 min (opponent IT: 32 min) – that does not seem like a winning tactic to me.

  • GoJLin!

    But Lin did not gets 32mpg, he only play 27min. I think he should let Lin stay at 3rdQ.

  • sport

    At least Kawhi is getting screens, Lin doesn’t get any screens!

  • Alaingrvis

    People keep talking about the nets defense which is bad i get it but its all about momentum. Nets offense is all over the place. People taking shots they really shouldn’t be taking. Unselfish offense i get but If they won’t do anything with it then whats the point. Lin score 18 in 27 minutes. So what?? The offense seems like team ball but is mostly move ball till someone plays iso. Not a lot of passing Lanes. Lin creates a lot of lanes but the player often miss

  • zxcvb

    IT went off whenever Lin was out. Lin went in for a pre-planned rest even when he was heating up.

    *shrug* Rookie coaching errors.

  • Alaingrvis

    3rd unit

  • CJSHYY

    Thanks.

  • kauaiblue

    nets really are trying hard not to make money — play jeremy only 27 minutes… lol

  • I am The Jason

    Lopez was horrible and the Nets were getting blown out late 3rd qtr. I understand keeping Lin out. Lopez was just lost. He did not even start the 3rd qtr. Who foresaw the 3 strings making the game close.

  • HVJoy

    I was scratching my head too! In contrast, the opposing PG played 32 minutes.

  • spiderman

    Pre-planned nonsense

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Chris McCullough is a diamond in the rough ladies and gents!

  • zxcvb

    Defense was actually good tonight, no matter what the boxscore says. Nets were in the right places. They just couldn’t protect the rim at all — you’re supposed to shoot 60% on contested shots at the rim, Boston shot like 90%.

  • David Kim

    Not much PNR for Lin and Brook…
    Not much screens for Lin
    Too Much Moving offense
    Bad defense….

    Why Coach sub Lin with whitehead in last second?
    Not trust Lin for defense??

  • zxcvb

    He didn’t adjust to the feel of the game. Lin was “on track” for 32m until it became a blowout with him on the bench.

  • sport

    It’s been like that since preseason don’t know what KA’s problem is! It’s his job to make the system fit the players. Just cause Lopez doesn’t fit doesn’t mean you should bench him!

  • Briiick

    The coach is a rookie, but I see bright spots out of his coaching tonight because it could have been an embarrassing blowout. Boston is supposed to be a strong team in the east.

  • zxcvb

    He was on track for 32 until it became a blowout with him on the bench.

  • heart

    After Lin was taken off the floor, the announcer took note and said Lin got 27 min (at that time) and the minutes were pretty much evenly distributed among players. Did you guys hear that? Lin got reinserted into the game in late secs to pass to Hamilton for that missed three! Sorry to say but what was that all about?

  • sport

    Way didn’t Vasquez get cut is beyond me, he’s worst than d leaguers just awful!

  • norah mackenzie

    if they were a strong team then how come the nets came pretty close to winning?

  • LinMadd

    I know but tbh, Atkinson was rewarding them for playing hard.

  • james brown

    and has no winning attitude yet when after the timeout at the 4th Q, he waited for a deadball to sub lin and Brooks which wasted them at least 2 to 3 minutes of wasted opportunity for a comeback.

  • norah mackenzie

    no thanks – we dont need him right now

  • webattorney

    As you know, I am very tough on Lin’s game, but in this game Lin played fine and tried to set up his teammates also but they just didn’t knock down shots. Lin still got 18 points. He would have gotten 24/7 if he played 32 minutes. If I were Lin, I would be confused at what KA wants from me. Lin should be allowed to play at least 10 minutes straight unless he really is stinking up the floor.

    Lin is treated just as another player on this Nets team. No way In he*l, Cliff would treat Kemba this way.

  • grover chang

    Agreed. If the point of development is to have a good team so you could eventually attract a star, then the Nets are blind. You already have two players that a star would want to play with if you highlighted Lin and Lopez.

  • CJSHYY

    Feel the same way, I really want to know what KA is going to say in post game interview.

  • zxcvb

    Yeah this game was winnable. Boston is very good but beatable with Lin playing big minutes of PnR.

  • Dan Ang

    Maybe AK planning for a marathon, not a sprint. Who knows at this point.

  • LinMadd

    are you trying to say Boston isn’t a strong team? Or that Nets is stronger than what everyone expects?

  • Dan Ang

    2nd/3rd unit got some good burn…looking forward the next game.

  • webattorney

    When Nets were down 10 and Lin was on the floor, Nets got off good shots but they just missed. Of course, I think Lin should not have taken 1 or 2 shots but that’s no reason to sit your best player on bench.

    No question that Celtics defended Lin the hardest.

  • james brown

    boston is not that too strong, Nets defense is a bit a tadpole yet and good coaching can defeat this team. well, nets coaching staff is still on its developmental stage too!

  • norah mackenzie

    he sd resign immediately imho. sorry but i am just so angry right now – i thought that kenny of all the people wd have known the crappy treatment lin got from his other teams and coaches and i just hope that kenny doesnt end up being a disappointment

  • zxcvb

    Also, since people complain about TOs…

    Lin made 2 TOs in his first 8m stint trying to set guys up…and then made ZERO for the final 20m. He’s in control and has perfectly good handles…just wants to get guys involved who can’t run the motion offense.

  • sport

    Should’ve just played them at the start of 4th and always have them during closing! Every game so far I’ve seen bench closing the game. This is fine for preseason but not for regular season!

  • HVJoy

    Coach Atkinson praised the 2nd unit’s performance in the post-game interview.

    With Brook, he is taking “a long term approach” and “build him up over the long season”.

    He said the team “has a plan for each player”.

    50 points in the paint – He sees that as a sign of “good offense”

  • Alaingrvis

    After all thats said. The main issue is brook Lopez. With out his 20 ppg Lin will be double and tripled and taken out of doing anything. Boston took the ball away from Lin. Forced outer people to make shots which they didn’t

  • webattorney

    KA should know Lin’s strengths. He is just not using Lin as he ought to be used. Does he want Lin to score 6 points and get 10 assists? Or score 30 and get 4 assists?

  • Pistolpete

    Still can’t believe coach took out Lin for Whitehead for defense. Got a bad feeling about this coach.

  • norah mackenzie

    my point is that boston is a strong team but if they were that strong why did the nets lose by 5 points only instead of a big blowout that everyone was expecting

  • zxcvb

    Someone’s getting traded. Either, Brook, Bogs or both.

  • sport

    Right and he’s purposely avoiding Lin and Lopez’s strengths PnR and limitating their minutes cause he doesn’t want to win games!

  • Highlights for tonight’s game. Was happy with the overall play of Lin, disappointed in the results but hopefully Atkinson can shore up the rotations.

  • Vincent

    yes but kenny hardly sets any screens for lin

  • guest

    I’ll take it’s only preseason and give Atkinson a break. But it’s not preseason anymore and by not going with your starters to close out games and try to come back and win in the 4th quarter does not sit well with me. He has demoralized Lin further and reinforced the same treatment he has had with other coaches. No excuses for Kenny Atkinson! He lost this game and we’ll be losing a lot more if he doesn’t get his head out of his …

  • webattorney

    I saw one PnR play for Lopez, and that was by Bog or Harris to Lopez.

  • sport

    I would be fine if Lopez isn’t forced to camp out at the 3 point line ever again for rest of the season! His post moves and mid range are his strengths and they are not utilized!

  • james brown

    good point..

    and whats the use of limiting your best players time for your last hurrah, when at 3rdQ opponents has a very wide margin?

  • HVJoy

    He also likes the “grit and competitiveness in the 4Q”.

  • webattorney

    No, Nets bench just started hitting shots, and Celtics just didn’t care because they thought they won the game. When your team led not even once during the game, that is not a competitive game.

  • Vincent

    neither is lin’s pnr…

  • Alaingrvis

    The only way Lin by himself leads the nets to victory is PNr heavy dantoni style. Still Knicks had better defender and Player to hit threes. Atkinson doesn’t have the speed that Knicks had also He doesn’t want Lin holding the ball. If his style is to work Lopez has to be a big part or trade him for someone who can be.

  • GoJLin!

    BOS got 13 STL & 9 Block; NETs only got 8 STL & 3 Block; Over all, BOS did play harder & better. so not that bad for 5 pts loss.

  • Pistolpete

    It’s going to be a frustrating season with this coach

  • joy

    BOS has more experienced talents. That’s a fact.

  • CJSHYY

    Did he say anything about Lin?

  • webattorney

    Folks, this was not a competitive game. Nets did not lead for the entire game. Celtics thought they had the game won and got sloppy, and Nets’ bench started hitting long jumpers etc. This game did more damage for Nets by giving KA a justification to not stock with starters. That’s my honest assessment. And I am very tough on Lin.

  • zxcvb

    His bad misses were in the paint though. He just can’t score in the motion offense. He needs either ISO post-feeds or PnR/PnP where he doesn’t have to move much.

    Motion offense requires constant motion (as the name implies). Lots of cutting and filling in corners, even for bigs.

  • Alaingrvis

    It was a blow out. No matter the final score

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! That’s what I thought too….

  • joy

    Atkinson has a lot to learn. I hope his assists are helpful around him.

  • LinMadd

    then why is Lopez always missing his post moves? his post moves look fancy, almost Kobe like.

  • webattorney

    Agreed. Celtics did whatever they wanted to do. And then got very sloppy at the end.

  • Goodday

    no, i feel, the 3rd line bench (Whitehead + Mac) brought Nets back to the game, Coach should give them more minutes to play. i have always felt Maccloula (spelling?!) has the heart and the potential to be in the regular rotation, hopefully he will be a pleasant surprise in up coming games.

  • james brown

    KA thought that his bench can do it and that was a mileading impression by KA on this game..

    Boston reacted well (coach) when he took his starters back to seal it while KA stayed with his bench believing his bench can beat boston starters . wasted opportunity but a good lesson to learn(for development of his coaching skills)

  • HVJoy

    No question was raised about Lin

  • CJSHYY

    Maybe not allowed…. smh!

  • Goodday

    also, Whitehead’s Brooklyn-ness is needed on this team. LIN needs that as his 2nd guard on top. He needs a quick player with some attitude beside him to create a “fearsome” defence on the opponents psyche. that’s my opinion tho. lol.

  • grover chang

    Atkinson starting to confirm a feeling I got earlier in the preseason. Everything will be equal. Equal minutes, equal time with the ball, and equal shots. No Egos, No stars. No one stands out. We are just one big happy family with Atkinson as the head. No problem having a star that could threaten the rookie coaches authority. My best player is a nice Asian kid who won’t rock the boat. Recreate Atlanta of the North.

  • sport

    Atkinson’s style is the losing style! Taking the ball out of your star players hands is the last thing you want to do! Lin’s supposed to be the main ball handler and making plays. Not pass run to the side and wait to see if the ball would come back to him(most cases not).

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  • webattorney

    I get a distinct feeling that KA does not want Lin to go off.

  • james brown

    what missing here is a defensive attitude among JLIn teammates..they had an offensive mindset already but too lazy to defend.

  • LinMadd

    i’ve seen him wide open and not take the shot too. He’d rather dribble and try to drive and score. That is not good basketball from a big who isn’t athletic like Lebron.

  • sport

    Russian Communist basketball thanks :/

  • webattorney

    Yeap. That’s the exact feeling I got. No one is going to stand out on my team even if he can go off for 35 points in a game. It’s a Communist way of doing things. But Nets doesn’t have the personnel to pull that off.

  • zxcvb

    No, he can run the motion offense to victory — but Lopez can’t.

    Lin, Harris, RHJ, Booker, Hamilton for 35+ minutes wins this game.

  • james brown

    thats why i am confused about his statement that JLIN thought process right now is still an SG and not PG?

  • grover chang

    No stars, No ego. No questions. Just run a nice little basketball team. I guess some wins will just come by accident.

  • james brown

    LOL!!!!

  • webattorney

    I thought the same thing. Non-merit based way of doing things.

  • zxcvb

    Oh come on. It’s one game.

  • sport

    He doesn’t want Lin or Lopez to play to their strengths and doesn’t want to give them more minutes than others! He isn’t thinking like a head coach more like a training assistant!

  • grover chang

    Hey it worked for the Smurfs. Guess who is PaPa Smurf in this little village.

  • webattorney

    Agreed. I wouldn’t say this would lead to wins but it would have been a very competitive game. This WAS NOT a competitive game folks.

  • zxcvb

    Exactly. And that’s part of the motion offense (dribble drives for bigs). Spurs can do that stuff because they have the personnel. So did the Hawks with Millsap and Horford. Lopez is NOT that kind of big.

  • sport

    That’s why the Smurfs are living in a “poor village” not the big city with bright lights!

  • webattorney

    No. I am also looking at pre-season games. The way KA played Lin and Lopez were consistent with the way he played them in pre-season games. Basically, KA dis-empowered the starting Unit; that’s not the way to win games.

  • grover chang

    I’m with webattorney. I started to fill this way in preseason, but everyone told me it was just preseason. Don’t worry.

  • spiderman

    Would help if Brook made some impact

  • guest

    Yesterday’s Spurs vs Warriors. 3 pt shots: Spurs 24 at 50%, Warriors 33 at 21%. Tonight the Nets with; 44 shots at 34%. Come on 44 3pt attempts with the best PnR point guard and 7 foot All-Star Center. What is wrong with this picture. Do I have to be an NBA coach to realize that something doesn’t fit?

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Chris McCullough is the Ed Davis this team has been looking for.

  • David Kim

    Atkinson said that Lin is little stubborn..
    but i think Coach is stubborn too about his system…LOL
    gotta mix it up PNR and motion offense…

  • zxcvb

    Lin looked phenomenal in preseason! Even tonight, he had 18p in 27m against a tough defensive team. He would have had more but it became a blowout despite the fluke final score (like you said).

  • sport

    Would help if he gave Brook more than just 21 minutes and a few shot attempts with no post or PnR plays!

  • grover chang

    Awesome post. Great highlight of the coaching failing in a nutshell. How do I make this a feature post?

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    well, they’ve face the Celts twice in preseason and Brad Stevens wanted to contain Lin so he was trapped most of the time. it will be different with other teams

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  • webattorney

    The thing is Nets had several chances to tie, but for some reason, KA just didn’t want to do that. A good coach has to know the pulse of the game.

  • zxcvb

    Lin’s +/- tells the truth in this case (as does Brook’s). It’s not always reliable, but tonight it was.

  • grover chang

    lol

  • Briiick

    Every HC wants to be recognized with his system. But if KA doesn’t implement everything that is projected to work now, he will be under huge pressure to do that after a losing streak.

  • Alaingrvis

    Already hearing the annoying They will try hard every game but Lose. Like on the lakers

  • zxcvb

    Well, he was playing the guys who cut the deficit. Remember how annoyed we were when Lin cut big deficits and then Clifford brought in Kemba to lose it or get the glory if they won? Same thing in Houston with Harden/McHale. I respect Kenny for that.

  • sport

    Lin and Lopez should tell him “You’re the stubborn one forcing the motion offense on this team!”

  • sport

    If I didn’t know better I would think KA is the tanking commander except they are out of picks!

  • guest

    Seriously, I haven’t been more disappointed in a coach, since McHale BENCHED Lin in the final seconds of the playoffs to lose. Clifford BENCHED Lin during the series to lose. Now supposedly that one of the faces of the New Brooklyn Nets gets BENCHED in the first game of the preseason?!!

  • Goodday

    dude, i totally agree with you!!! Kid’s got potential. He’s very mobile, athletic, and most importantly he’s got the attitude for the ball! hopefully the coach will see it!

  • spiderman

    More than 21 minutes of Brook in this offense would make things worse.
    Atkinson seems to be trying to fit a square peg into a round hole

  • guest

    of regular season…

  • zxcvb

    He said he wouldn’t force a system on his roster — he would let the roster dictate the system.

    Wrong! STRIKE ONE already. He’s forcing this system that only Lin, Harris and maybe Hamilton can run. Foye knows what he’s doing, but he can’t score.

  • grover chang

    Kind of feels like the Lakers with the same end but different attitude. The Lakers will lose because we want to. We want to tank. The Nets will lose because we are suppose to. We are rebuilding. Different attitude but same expectation – to lose. SMH – such a waste. This is a 50 win team, just like the Lakers could’ve been.

    I expect a lot of coaching flashbacks to how BS would do things just by coincidence.

  • CaliUSMC

    Lin. Kawhi. Pau. LMA. Lopez in 2018-2019

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  • james brown

    he has potentials i agree but still raw and has low BBIQ. need for it to develop and let see when he has that. coached saw that too , that’s why he’s going to D league

  • Ace Pagoda

    I thought things would be different once the season started but this first game seems to be a continuation of the pre-season. It was only one game though. New coach, new team, new front office. Very difficult situation and with mediocre talent. I got to see a few minutes of the game on a couple of the NBA news shows. BKN had no inside game whatsoever. Very unbalanced if this was true throughout the game. Not playing Lopez was also a continuation of the pre-season. He mis managed his two most talented and proven players (Lopez and JLin). Too many ball handlers, too much dribbling, not enough passing. If this continues for the first 10 or so games then it might be time for a minor panic. KA is not looking too promising at this early juncture.

  • joy

    KA reacted slow in contrast to Bos’ coach. He better realize he’s in a real ‘battle’, no time for him to keep experimenting.

  • HVJoy

    Pacers beat Mavericks tonight 130-121 in OT.

    Nets may have a hard battle ahead vs. Pacers on Friday, 10/28.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    That’s the feeling also got from Kenny…He’s the type of coach who wants to run a communist system where no one stands out and everyone passes the ball to whoever is open…That sound great and all, but not every player are equal is skill-set.

    Kenny needs to adjust his system so that his best players gets the most minutes and most shots..

  • InfiniteWisdom

    Oh boy what a DISASTER that was….

    Lin: played good. not great, but good. shot ok on 3, forced some drives. not many assists, he wasnt controlling the ball much.

    Bog: WHAT THE H*** was that? this dude is a BLACK HOLE on the starters… he played ok, hit a bid 3 late but overall he gets abused on defense and gets his own on offense…

    Brook: he played? 100% trade bait…

    Booker: he’s the HEART of this team. without him theres little energy, no hustle….

    RHJ: invisible for the most part. overrated d… too hesitant to shoot open 3’s…

    TRASHquez: as his name suggests.

    hamilton: he played ok. cant defend or reb but his shooting is a plus

    harris: UGH….UGH….UGH… why cant role players role play? this dude kept trying to drive. he has no handle and is a TO machine whenever he doesnt just catch and shoot

    scola: i was tricked into thinking he’s ok. nope. his defense is DISGUSTING! ugh… so much ugh….

    skil: why does kenny hate him so much? he needs more minutes and to be a ball handler on the 2nd unit. get TRASHquez outta here.

    foye: we REALLY missed him. on the starters he’s an extra ball handler and isnt a chucker ball stopper like bogs is. let skil and bogs run the 2nd unit.

    KENNY ISN’T TRYING TO WIN!!! it’s obvious at this point. from preseason to now, he’s not trying to win. he’s still feeling things out. experimenting, etc. how the h*** can you play the starters LESS than 30 minutes? how the H*** can you not start brook in the 2nd half? how the H*** can you separate brook and lin’s minutes? how the H*** can you make a run and leave the 3rd string to go against the boston starters? HE’S NOT TRYING TO WIN!!!! i get the same feeling after this game as i did when lin was on the lakers…. futility…. kenny may not be tanking for picks, but he’s treating the whole season as an audition for next year. it’s so obvious….

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    yeah! hope Kenny explore the possibility of Lin/McCullough pnr. if anything, the kid is so lengthy and can be a good rim protector and rebounder

  • CJSHYY

    Feel the same way….

  • joy

    Why is he doing that?

  • MEL LIN

    I like the communist idea but you still need a commander. If all of the soldiers feel like they are the commander then what do you guys think will happen?

  • joy
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  • norah mackenzie

    he sd have unleashed lin

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  • Yura

    I’m alive Joy 🙁

  • Dan cohen

    that’s exactly what I have to been saying.
    equal everything. communism.

  • Dan cohen

    and ther e is a problem with that sometimes.
    It’s nice and all, but dude. if you put me in that game..aand you want more from me.. you will lose in that bball game.