The Warriors beat the Raptors 109-102 on Asian Heritage Night in Toronto to go 5-2. Monta bailed them out multiple times with ridiculous shots. Steph was on fire making some big shots down the stretch. Brandon Wright and JLin were very productive off the bench. Toronto came back from a 20 point deficit to make it a game. Jarrett Jack had a very strong game as the Warrior guards had a hard time slowing him down. Sonny Weems, Jeremy's bud (both have the same agent) was impressive. Keep an eye out for him.
Jeremy had a very solid first half, filling up the stat sheet ala Jason Kidd. However, he didn't seem ready to play in the 2nd half when the Raptors increased their defensive intensity.
-Jeremy was able to get to the basket using the pick and roll as he normally does
-Defensively he mostly stayed in front of his man, Jose Calderon, and Jarrett Jack
-When he did get beat he was able to recover and challenge the finish
-Had some nice dimes and got good looks for others
-2 blocks and 2 steals, his defensive translates well from college to the pros
The not so good:
-Had trouble when the Raptor's D intensified
-Looked a little lost and not fluid out there at times (understandably as he still thinking to much, just needs more PT)
-Looked a step slow, needs to speed up his game a notch
Overall, I can't ask for a better situation for Jeremy. Especially, after not playing much during the preseason. It looks like this could be the start of a 3 headed monster with Monta, Steph, and JLin being interchangable. There is no way he would be getting any time if he went to Dallas (probably would be in the D League) or the Lakers. This is a dream come true for him. Lets hope this amazing start to the Warriors season and the opportunistic start to JLin's career, continue, as the Warriors head to the Mecca of Basketball, Madison Square Garden in NYC baby!