Monday, November 1, 2010
Jeremy Lin - A second night of firsts
Jeremy Lin played non-garbage minutes last night, entering in the 3rd quarter to applause from the Lakers crowd. He logged 16:10 minutes of game time in total. My favorite Jeremy moment was when he dove on the ground to steal the ball from under Odom's legs and from there, fed a teammate for a layup.
While he didn't shoot particularly well (1-5), he scored his first 2 NBA points on a breakaway layup. He also snagged 4 more steals, dished his first 3 NBA assists and even grabbed his first rebound. And though the Warriors got blown out by 24 points, they were plus 3 when Jeremy was on the court. He was a big part of the 12-1 3rd quarter run and hopefully he gets more meaningful minutes while Curry's out.
Honestly, other than this Lin story and whether the Kings can make the playoffs with their young squad, the NBA has very few interesting story lines for me this year. We all know that the Lakers will win the Western Conference with little to no resistance. In the finals, they'll play either the Celtics or the Heat. Wake me up then.