Wow, what a game tonight by Jeremy Lin. Even with the loss, I'd say it's his best all around game of his career.
4-5 3pm-a (2 more makes with foot on line, so basically 6-7 from distance)
Not too bad for a scrub, backup, starter only on a mediocre team, average pg, a guy who "really can't play", and whatever else all of those others have been calling him.
Oh yeah, it was against the Spurs, the #1 team in the NBA not coming off a back to back but with well rested starters. Oh, I thought JLin can't play against "elite" teams? Oh, wait, he just tied his career high. No worries, anyone can do that for just one game. He is average. He got lucky. He can't do it consistently like Harden. What are the other excuses?
After being benched and treated basically like dirt, Jeremy shoved it back in the coaches faces. This was sweet. Don't think for a minute that JLin wasn't pissed for being disrespected by them. He showed all what he is made of. For those of you who questioned JLin's manhood, you better think again. He has the heart of a lion but just holds it in. Please realize that he talks in code. He doesn't always say what he truly feels but I can read him pretty easily.
Now, it's on the Rockets coaching staff to get the ball more into JLin's hands. It's funny how Darryl Morey and Les Alexander seem to know more about basketball then McHale or Sampson. You know that the coaches didn't have much faith in him if you don't even play him in the 4th quarter of a winnable game (last game against Dallas). They were probably shocked with what they saw tonight, while Morey and Les were thinking, I told you so.
Off course this is just one game, but of course this is just the infancy of his young point guard career too. I don't think I've ever heard of any other young 24 old who is already at their ceiling. This is just the beginning folks. We all saw it with our own eyes. They let him go and he set himself free tonight. There is no holding him back now.
Also, we need to give a shout out to Doc Scheppler who has taken a lot of flack during the slump. That stroke is looking sweet! 12-12 from the line 6-7 virtually from three….