Sunday, October 31, 2010

Game # 3 @ Lakers 83-107, 2-1

Great progression for Jeremy. Game #1 - Inactive, Game #2 - 2 minutes in garbage time, Game #3, playing 11 minutes at the beginning of the 3rd. Of course, this wouldn't have happened had Curry not been injured. Now, we all saw that Jeremy can play and should be in the rotation. Before the season, I thought that Brandon Wright and Jeremy Lin would be the keys to this team. If they play to their potential, the Warriors will have a decent bench and will compete for that final playoff spot. I can't wait to see Jeremy in the rotation with Curry and Ellis.

Jeremy's stats for the game:

16 minutes
2 points
1-5 fg-fga
1 reb
3 assists
4 steals
0 TO
+3 +-

21 comments:

  1. just... let... him... play.

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  2. 4 steals in 16 minutes? That's awesome progress.

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  3. i like what i saw. he didn't look nervous at all. very comfortable.. maybe too comfortable (5 fouls, and 4 steals) lol! but man did the tempo change when he was in there.

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  4. Lin has a great opportunity with the Warriors. They are a team that will give undrafted rookies plenty of playing time like Anthony Morrow and Reggie Williams and that is currently lacking in the point guard department. Lin is really the only other point guard the Warriors have off the bench.

    Hopefully he can take advantage of this opportunity and earn his way into more minutes like Anthony Morrow did.

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  5. Highlights of Lin in tonight's game:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wfZcdwwnpQ

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  6. I just read some sports comments from Chinese websites saying that Kobe was " greatly embarrassed by Jeremy Lin", nice move, the fans there in China are watching him closely!!!

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  7. Great job JLin! Warriors won the 3rd quarter with JLin playing all but half a minute of it (and Kobe playing the whole quarter). Also got steals off Kobe, Odom, and Gasol. Welcome to the League...

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  8. keep it up keep it up!!

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  9. He was pretty good, 4 steals in 10mins!! but he really needs to calm down when driving in. I hope to see him play more often!!! I cannot wait for him to play Boston Celtics! A game I will be attending if he is playing!!!!

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  10. The defense and 4 steals was very impressive, I like his aggressiveness and lack of fear.

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  11. Strong defensive effort by Lin. He brought the Warriors back in the 3rd quarter. His presence definitely helped to make the team a more organized offensively.


    Him and Brandon Wright also brought energy and intensity that was lacking when they weren't there. For example, David Lee looked lost and defeated the entire game. Monta was great on the offense but non-existent on defense. When Lin and Wright were in, Warriors levels went up.


    A few negatives. Lin had 5 fouls. Needs to be a little less aggressive. Though Fisher did shove him. His penetration layups looked like miracle heaves. Probably needs to calm down when he sees Odom and Gasol jumping for a swat, and scoop the ball to Wright or Williams. He needs to get a jump-shot so that defenders respect his range. They weren't playing off Lin, but they knew he was going to slash. Last, he preferred driving on the right, which was a little too predictable. Needs to do some change-ups using some cross-overs, behind the backs and go strong left. That will really totally juke guards like Fisher and Blake.


    Overall very impressive play against the Lakers.

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  12. USA Today article:
    Lin's desire impressed one of his favorite players, Lakers point guard Derek Fisher.

    "He plays with good energy on the floor. He's aggressive. He plays hard. He's not afraid of the competition," Fisher says. "Those are good things to have when you're a young player regardless of where you're from. You have to be willing to go out there and compete against the best."

    Being an underdog for his entire career, Fisher understands Lin's mind-set. At 6-1, Fisher is undersized and came to the NBA from a small school in Arkansas-Little Rock.

    Lin, the third Asian American player in the NBA, is the first Ivy Leaguer to get playing time in the league since the 2002-03 season.

    "He's carrying the hopes of an entire continent. I only had to carry the hopes of Little Rock, Arkansas. He's accomplished a lot more than I have already," says Fisher, who has won five NBA championships with the Lakers.

    "He just has to keep working hard and remain confident in himself. … He's here for a reason."

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  13. "He's carrying the hopes of an entire continent..." - I'm wondering which continent Fisher was thinking about when he said that.

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  14. Haha, I think it was just a slip of the tongue. He was talking about geography ("Little Rock") and just wanted to refer to the Asian roots.

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  15. Derek Fisher was almost certainly talking about Asia...but what Lin is really carrying the hopes for is the Asian-AMERICAN community as that's what he's a part of. Derek could be in the mindset that Asian-Americans aren't "real Americans" but I may be judging too harshly as Derek may not know Jeremy's history.

    Another thing...it's weird that turnovers are counted as being the pass-ee's fault rather than the passers fault, as Lin's pass to Reggie Williams (?) was a pretty poor pass and came way too late. It makes more sense to give the TO to the passer as it's usually a bad pass that leads to a TO (like when Jeremy intercepted Kobe's bad pass to Derek).

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  16. I thought turnovers were given to the passer unless the passee touches it?

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  17. The passer gets the turnover unless the recipient touches it before it goes out of bounds, even if he had no handle on the ball. That pass intended for Reggie wasn't a good idea anyway. Ron Artest was in position to alter the shot, or strip the ball as Reggie went up.
    Instead of settling for the wraparound pass, Lin should have threw it back to Dorell Wright who was trailing the play. Or went up strong against Odom to draw contact ... might even get an and 1 instead of a turnover.
    But he's a rookie guard. He will make mistakes and learn from watching them on video replay. He just needs to be aware of who is behind him.

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  18. 台灣以前幾乎很少看勇士隊的比賽,這一次看了轉播,勇士隊的的教練真的有待磨練,書豪可以多切入分球,不要求一運到3分線就將球分出去,那些鋒線球員單打能力不強,常常都在原地運球進攻,效率不高,書豪有機會就多切入得分,畢竟隊友攻擊力真的不強,還有切入不要手軟,感覺出手都太急促了!加油!

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  19. rotowire is racist...states J Lin is a "pseudo celebrity" and did not mention his 3 assists and 4 steals...only highlights his fouls in his 11 minutes against Lakers...WTF???

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  20. Are there any youtube videos of him making the 4 steals against Lakers?

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  21. What's with the bright orange sneakers? Bleh

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