So… If you predicted that the Brooklyn Nets would upset the Memphis Grizzlies 122-109 on the road last night, then you are a lier because there is absolutely no one that saw this coming. Brooklyn was able to hang 120+ points on one of the NBA’s best defense and did it all while leading scorer Brook Lopez end with eight points in 32 minutes of action.
Jeremy Lin played fourth quarter hero, scoring 11 of his 18 points as the Nets outscored the Grizzlies 34-18 to close the game out, Sean Kilpatrick paced the team with consistent and efficient scoring off the bench, Caris LeVert and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson are growing and thriving together, and the Nets gave everyone a look at what could have been this season if Lin didn’t get so injured. This was without a doubt the best game on the season.
Jeremy Lin is back, for real!
If you follow the Brook-Lin Twitter account, then you know today’s recap was going to be 800 words of “Jeremy Lin is back!” but for the sake of analysis I decided to switch it up. Lin’s fourth quarter was incredible, but it was even more incredible considering the game he was having up to that point.