At long last, Charles Barkley can eat again. Jeremy Lin and the Los Angeles Lakers came from behind in the third quarter to surpass the Charlotte Bobcats, with a final score of 107-92.
Here are Jeremy Lin's highlights:
Lin was confident handling the ball, notching 7 assists while dropping 21 points on 8-12 shooting. He matched Kobe Bryant's total. Bryant, someone that never gets credit for passing, dished out 4 assists as well. Back up point guard Ronnie Price distributed 8 assists as well. In this game, the big men trio of Jordan Hill, Carlos Boozer, and Ed Davis all shot high percentages, leading to the high total output of points.
Some of the key plays he made in that highlights video: driving layups and transition points (as usual), some fancy passes (as usual, but one was really smooth no look), a save of a loose ball, tons of good assists where he drew defenders away from his shooting big men, three clutch threes (one from way downtown), and a bunch more hustle rebounds.
It was definitely the Lin show in the third quarter, as Lin, Kobe, and Boozer accounted for all but one bucket in that storming quarter where the team held the Hornets to just 13 points while dropping 34. This shows in Lin's fantastic +17 plus/minus in the box score.
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This is the kind of performance that Lin is capable of, and this is what the Lakers (and Kobe) need to right ship and do their best to make the playoffs. Impossible is nothing.
Suddenly, playoffs don't seem so Linsane anymore. What do you all think?