One step forward, two steps back…
Over the weekend, it was more of the same in the yo-yo, up-and-down season of the JL7-fueled version of the BrookLin Nets.
First up on Friday night was a match against the Boston Celtics, who were playing without star guard Isaiah Thomas. The Nets ultimately had a chance to pull this one out, but were unable to get defensive stops or sink a couple of chances at tying the game in the final minute. The result? A 98-95 win for the Boston Celtics.
It couldn’t have been a surprise, especially after the Nets had won their previous game against the Knicks (remember, after a win, it’s been an established pattern of these Nets to lose 1 or 2 games before winning another one).
Jeremy put up some decent overall stats in the loss, going for 10 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, and a block.
Overall, a decent effort (for both team and individual) against the Celtics, who themselves are jockeying for playoff position among the top four teams in the Eastern Conference.
Then, of course, came yesterday’s game, a 111-104 loss to the Dallas Mavericks…which is also the reason why you see the curtains there on the ole BrookLinsanity Meter. Because after playing a little over seven minutes of action (and scoring 4 points), Jeremy Lin checked out of the game with a sprained ankle, never to return to the hardwood for the rest of the night.
With the way this season has been going and only 13 more games on the Nets’ schedule, I don’t think it would surprise anyone if the coaching staff and management decided to shut Jeremy down for the remainder of the season (depending on the severity of the injury, of course).
If it does, indeed, become Jeremy’s last game of the 2016-17 season, then we may have to prematurely close the curtains on this inaugural series of posts otherwise known as the BrookLinsanity Meter…