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Video: Watch Jeremy Lin’s 38 points (and Parkers’ triple double)

Dec 11, 2012, 9:13 AM EDT

Jeremy Lin had a flashback night Monday, playing like that kid from a few weeks in New York that turned everyone’s head. With James Harden out Lin had to take on more offense and he had a fantastic night.

The video above shows just how he did it, with rainbow-arc jumpers and slashing into the lane off the pick.

And it wasn’t enough, the Spurs still won. In large part due to the guy below, Tony Parker. He had his first career triple-double to lead a Spurs fourth-quarter comeback and win in overtime. He did it with his incredible quickness on the ball plus an arsenal of shots (jumpers, floaters, twisting layups).

Thanks to these two, the Rockets and Spurs had an old-fashioned shootout that was fun to watch.

  1. totallyuselessme - Dec 11, 2012 at 1:11 PM

    As good as Harden is with the ball in his hands, this makes you wonder if they should alter the offense to put it in Lin’s control a little more often than they were. He obviously plays better that way.

    • eventhorizon04 - Dec 11, 2012 at 3:12 PM

      I agree.
      I think that Harden is the better overall player, but Lin is more ball dominant.
      What I mean is, Harden was effective in OKC where he had to sometimes defer to Durant and Westbrook and play off the ball as the third option on offense, but Lin hasn’t shown the ability to do that – he isn’t great at spot-up shooting or making cuts off the ball.

      I think McHale should give Lin more opportunities with the ball – with Lin obviously looking for Harden as the first option on most plays, but at the same time, looking for his own shot if he notices a favorable matchup.

  2. badintent - Dec 11, 2012 at 8:23 PM

    Linsantiy is back ! He cuts down the TOs he can play with almost anyone.What is Lin’s TOs rate compared with Westbrook, Wall and Irving ?

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