Jeremy Lin Finished With 17 Points, 5 Assists, 2 Rebounds, 1 Steal As Beijing Ducks Lost a Close 85-88 Game 3 in CBA Semifinals to Guangdong Southern Tigers
It was almost another Linderella story if Jeremy Lin can lead Beijing Ducks to win Game 3 of CBA Semifinal against the defending champ Guangdong Southern Tigers in order to reach the final for a CBA championship bid. How sweet would it be if Jeremy Lin can win a CBA championship after winning an NBA ring with Toronto Raptors in 2019? But it was not meant to be, at least in the year of 2020 amidst the uncertainty of worldwide Covid-19 pandemic.
Jeremy Lin finished With 17 points, 5 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 steal As Beijing Ducks lost a close Game 3 85-88 in CBA Semifinal to Guangdong Southern Tigers. Jeremy had a chance to tie the game with a desperation 3-point shot with
CBA Game 3 Semifinal: Jeremy Lin Highlights
Media says, “Beijing Ducks is not the team with the best talent, nor the strongest, but they have always been the team that opponents are least willing to face in the playoffs. “Glorious Defeat” isn’t a joyful word, but they really deserve it”
Beijing Ducks 85-88 lost. @JLin7 17p+2r+5a+1s.
Media says: Ducks isn't the team w/ the best talent, nor the strongest, but they have always been the team that opponents are least willing to face in the playoffs. "Glorious Defeat" isn't a joyful word, but they really deserve 👏 🙌 pic.twitter.com/5omW38tvhB
— Popo Chung (@PopoChung7) August 8, 2020
Beijing Ducks fans shouted encouragement together after the team lost R3G3, “Win, we love you too! Fail, we love you too!”. Jeremy Lin and his teammates waved to show their appreciation to the fans.
Jeremy Lin Proved He Regained His Athleticism Post-Injury
In the 2019-20 CBA season, Jeremy Lin looked liked his old healthy self after struggling with a few years of injury as he finished 44 regular season games averaging 22.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 1.9 steal. His playoff average is slightly higher with 22.8 points, 5.8 assists, 2.5 steal. With Lin on court, Ducks average lead by 9pts. Defending Championg Guangdong had 3 games in this season scoring below 100 points that are all against Beijing Ducks.
❤️@JLin7 1st CBA season, 44 regular season games avg 22.4pt, 5.6 reb, 5.6 ast, 1.9 stl. Playoffs avg 22.8pt, 5.8 ast, 2.5 stl. With Lin on court Ducks avg lead by 9pts. Guangdong had 3 games in this season scored below 100 points are all against Beijing Ducks💪 https://t.co/9b1jci3fmN pic.twitter.com/BDaa2kqz1n
— Kwawa❤️#7 #NeverDone #StayHome #StoptheSpread (@kwawa_hsuk302) August 8, 2020
Where is Jeremy Lin’s Next Destination?
It is too early to tell if Jeremy aspires to use his strong, healthy season in 2019-20 to see if any NBA teams would offer him a roster spot next season or even if there is a remote chance to be signed for the shortened NBA playoff season. But regardless, it is encouraging to see how Jeremy Lin regained his athleticism and quick first step as evident in the highlight video after overcoming leg injury in the past few seasons. Even in the shortened Toronto Raptors season, Lin did not look 100% healthy and fans are wondering if he would ever regain his athleticism to overcome his ruptured patellar tendon.