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Game 74 Charlotte Hornets vs Toronto Raptors: Familiar Opponent Might Help To Create Mini-Linsanity

Game 74 Charlotte Hornets vs Toronto Raptors: Familiar Opponent Might Help To Create Mini-Linsanity

With Lin’s offensive game improving in the past 3 games but with limited minutes, Charlotte Hornets might be a good team for Jeremy Lin to perform well in extended minutes. In 3 games against the Hornets this season, Lin averaged 14.7 points, 3.3 assists, 2 rebounds, 1.3 steals, 0.3 blocks in 19.7 minutes per game with 63% shooting (44.4% 3-point shooting). He seemed to have performed well against his old teammates, perhaps due to the familiarity of how they play and the system. With only 9 games left in the regular season, time is running out for Jeremy Lin to produce one or two Linsanity games that will convince Coach Nurse that his offensive skills can be called upon in their playof... »

Game 73 OKC Thunder vs Toronto Raptors: Improved JLin Stats in the Last 7 Games

Game 73 OKC Thunder vs Toronto Raptors: Improved JLin Stats in the Last 7 Games

Although Jeremy Lin only scored 6 points in 15 minutes of play, he was able to be aggressive to score a long 2-point shot to start the game and got 2 FTs. He played great defense on Russell Westbrook but missed 2 threes in the 2nd half. With Kahwi possibly resting on a Friday game with the Raptors hosting OKC Thunder, Lin might get to play more minutes. Lowry is still expected to be out to rest his injured ankle. @JLin7 first FG big 2 in Q1 G72 vs Thunder. #KeepGoing #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/pPgkLafHh1 — Popo Chung (@PopoChung7) March 21, 2019 Kawhi talks with @JLin7 on the bench in Q2 G72 vs Thunder. pic.twitter.com/GtahkXhk1A — Popo Chung (@PopoChung7) March 21, 2019 In his ... »

Game 72 Toronto Raptors vs OKC Thunder: The Lin Bullet Train

Game 72 Toronto Raptors vs OKC Thunder: The Lin Bullet Train

After finishing his best game as a Raptor with 20 points off 7 out of 11 shooting, 1/3 from downtown while dishing out 2 assists, grabbing 3 rebounds, Lin posted on Instagram, “A Bullet is Forever”. It means you can’t “unfire” the bullet. You pull the trigger, it goes out, and the world is forever changed, hopefully in a small, insignificant way, but irrevocably no matter what. Despite his points came in a blowout game against the lowly Knicks, Lin looked like himself to shoot jumper after jumper without hesitation. Perhaps this was the beginning of Lin getting comfortable in the Raptors system. The next game against the tougher team in OKC Thunder will be a bigger test if ... »

Game 71 NY Knicks vs Toronto Raptors: Lin’s Mission to Fit Into the System

Game 71 NY Knicks vs Toronto Raptors: Lin’s Mission to Fit Into the System

Jeremy Lin did not look comfortable on-court and it certainly showed in his stats after the Pistons game finishing with 3 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds in only 17 minutes of play. In the 2nd half, Coach Nurse started Fred VanVleet back in the starting role and he had a good game finishing with 17 points and 4 assists in 31 minutes in his first game back after the injury. Strategy to Break Out of the Shooting Slump In the post-game interview, Jeremy Lin confirmed that he is still in the process of figuring out how to fit into the system and the transition process will take a bit of time: Reporter: “You’ve been trying to take more shots lately. Is this your decision to break out of... »

Game 70 Toronto Raptors vs Detroit Pistons: Lin’s Versatility Starts to Show for the Raptors

Game 70 Toronto Raptors vs Detroit Pistons: Lin’s Versatility Starts to Show for the Raptors

NBA Canada released a new article with positive tone on Lin’s first month with his improved 3pt shooting of late   What have we learned from Jeremy Lin’s first month with the Toronto Raptors? The shooting percentages and advanced metrics have been rough, but Jeremy Lin has shown signs of being the player the Raptors had hoped he’d be when they signed him. Whereas VanVleet is the better 3-point shooter of the two, Lin is the better scorer inside the perimeter. He generates a lot of his scoring on midrange pull-ups and he’s a crafty finisher around the basket, giving the second unit a dynamic it has been missing this season. Encouraging defence As up-and-down as Lin has ... »

Game 69 LA Lakers vs Toronto Raptors: Jeremy Lin To Start, Kyle Lowry Will Rest Ankle

Game 69 LA Lakers vs Toronto Raptors: Jeremy Lin To Start, Kyle Lowry Will Rest Ankle

The Raptors struggled in the second night of back to back game and lost 101-126 to Cleveland Cavaliers, giving up 44% 3-point shooting (18-41) to the Cavs. Even worse, injuries took its toll as Kyle Lowry, Danny Green, and Pascal Siakam had some form of injuries during the game. Kyle had a sprained ankle but might play. Ibaka got 3-game suspension for fighting with Marquese Chriss. Lin still struggled from 3-point line shooting 1-5, not looking comfortable making open 3-point shots but drained a long buzzer-beater 3 at the end of the 1st quarter. It is possible that when he did not have to think much, his shooting mechanic is fine. We can only hope that Lin can overcome the shooting slump qu... »

Game 68 Toronto Raptors vs Cleveland Cavaliers: Growing Lowry-Lin Chemistry

Game 68 Toronto Raptors vs Cleveland Cavaliers: Growing Lowry-Lin Chemistry

Toronto Raptors announcer: “One of the things I have enjoyed is the relationship on court with Jeremy Lin and Kyle Lowry. It just seems that they connect. Kyle takes great joy of Lin’s success on-court. They read each other so well. Both play the game at a high-level as far as how they think. And every time Jeremy Lin, he’s gone through some struggles, when he had some success, Kyle is the first one there to give him props and make him feel good” [mark 5:09 of highlights] Kyle’s the de-factor #1 leader in the Raptors. His joy and desires for Lin to play well next to him because they share the same high level of basketball IQ will be extra crucial to Lin’s ... »

Game 67 Toronto Raptors vs Miami Heat: Getting More Comfortable With Teammates

Game 67 Toronto Raptors vs Miami Heat: Getting More Comfortable With Teammates

Finally, Jeremy Lin had a breakthrough making his first 3-point shots after missing 17 threes against New Orleans Pelicans. Lin completed his best game as a Raptors to finish with 14 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound with 6-9 shooting, 2 out of 3 from 3-point line in 22 minutes played. After the game, Lin stated it was good to get the monkey off his back and credited his coaches and his old coach, Doc Scheppler, to continue with the motto of making the next one. It is good to get his 3s working again as Lin and the Raptors will visit the surging Miami Heat who have won four in a row as many injured players such as Dion Waiters, Goran Dragic, James Johnson have recently returned. It will be good t... »

Game 66 Toronto Raptors vs New Orleans Pelicans: JLin’s Quest to Regain A Free-space, Free-Flowing Creative Playmaker Mindset

Game 66 Toronto Raptors vs New Orleans Pelicans: JLin’s Quest to Regain A Free-space, Free-Flowing Creative Playmaker Mindset

The 3-point shooting slump has never been this bad for Jeremy Lin before; he has missed all his 17 three-point attempts in his #17 Raptors jersey. Will he make the 18th one soon or at least one in the next game for good measure? We can only hope so. But in order to do so, Jeremy would need to block out any distraction or doubt and simply shoot in the game like he does in practice, knowing his shooting form will carry through in the game. Nick Nurse says VanVleet is ahead of schedule, thinks he'll be back in the next 2 weeks, which is a couple weeks earlier than he originally expected. — Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) March 7, 2019   In a post-practice interview, Jeremy Lin shared ... »

Game 65 Houston Rockets vs Toronto Raptors: Let’s Go, JLin!

Game 65 Houston Rockets vs Toronto Raptors: Let’s Go, JLin!

Jeremy Lin clearly has been in a bad shooting slump. He had a bad shooting game (0-8 FG) against the Pistons despite playing excellent defense. The good news is when you hit rock bottom, the only way is up. At some point, Lin will find a way to break through this slump. The season trend shows a good chance that he will bounce back strongly in the next game. In 2018-19 season, Lin averaged 9.5 points and 47% Field Goal after a bad shooting game with sub 30% Field Goal. Perhaps playing against his old team in Houston Rockets and his old coach, Mike D’Antoni, who helped him to create Linsanity will give him extra motivation to simply play his aggressive game. @JLin7 had a bad shooting gam... »