Full Attack Mode: December 17, 2015
This was, arguably, Jeremy Lin’s best game of the 2015-16, and there’s something about overtime games that brings out the best in him. Against the Raptors, Lin poured in a season-high 35 points thanks to a scorching mid-range jump shot that he hasn’t always had. He added five rebounds and four assists to his stat line while coming up big late in the game alongside Kemba Walker.
With it being early in the season, Charlotte was looking decent and sat at 15-10, but pulling out the victory against a premier team in the conference would validate their legitimacy. Lin bucketed 13 of his points in the fourth quarter and overtime, doing his part to help Charlotte regain and maintain their lead down the stretch. He was able to keep his turnovers low (three) and efficiency high (59.1 percent shooting) which, historically, has been the case in most of Lin’s best games.
He outplayed Walker for a majority of the game, and had to make up for the production that was missed since Nicolas Batum was inactive for that game–all while playing more minutes than anyone else on the roster (47:27).
Box Score: CHO 109 – 99 TOR
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