NBA News and Updates: Brooklyn Nets Misses Jeremy Lin; Point Guard Supports Team Despite Injury
The Brooklyn Nets faced the Sacramento Kings last night without their star player Jeremy Lin. The game was held at the Barclays Center in New York City.
The Nets and The Kings had a close fight as they finished the first half with a lead of only one point. Brooklyn led the first quarter of the game with 35-31 while Sacramento dribbled their way to the second quarter narrowing the lead to only one point.
After the first half, the Kings made changes in their play which were effective for them as they were able to lead the third and fourth quarter. The final score of the game is 122-105 in favor of the Sacramento Kings.
It can be remembered that the Nets do not have one of their star player inside the court due to an injury and many are wondering if this can be one of the reasons why the team lost.
Lin had a hamstring injury and was not allowed to play during Sunday. According to CBS Sports, Lin has already exceeded the initial, two-week timetable handed down by the Nets at the start of the month, and he is essentially being evaluated on a game-to-game basis. Sunday will mark his eleventh consecutive absence, and his next chance to return will now come Tuesday when the Nets play host to the Clippers.
Even though Lin was not able to play, he still made efforts to support his team. According to Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson, Lin made his own "self-styled version of offensive efficiency statistics: Linology."
Atkinson further said, "It's beautiful. It's his way of showing he cares. He asked me if he could do it, and I said, 'Yeah, sure.' And he just does it, and he hands it to me after every game, and then I hand it to - you know, I'm not exactly sure where it goes."
Kudos to Lin for making efforts despite the circumstances that he is in.
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