As the NBA season winds down, it's a good time to look back, crunch the numbers and see how our favorite player did... Rockets.com has posted a short year-in-review video revisiting Jeremy Lin's best moments from the 2013-14 season, along with a summary of his game play and an assessment of his next steps.
Watch the video, which does not appear to be embeddable, here. As for J-Lin's best moments, it's a toss-up between the night he dropped a season high 34 points and 11 assists, against the Philadelphia 76ers in November, and Jeremy's first career triple-double, against the Cleveland Cavaliers in February.
From the perspective of pure statistical largesse, it’s pretty tough to top what Lin delivered during a November night in Philly when the 25-year-old dropped 34 points and 11 assists – both season highs – on the Sixers. Oh, and did we mention that Lin sank a career-high nine 3s that evening as well? The only problem: Philadelphia stormed back behind the similarly extraordinary shooting exploits of James Anderson to stun Houston 123-117.
So with an acknowledgement that winning must serve as the benchmark that stands at the forefront of this search for seasonal superlatives, why not instead pay homage to J-Lin’s first career triple-double? The Harvard grad needed a mere 29 minutes to reach that lofty mark on February 1, serving up 15 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists during the Rockets’ 106-92 rout of the Cleveland Cavaliers. In the process, Lin became the first Rockets player to come off the bench to record a triple-double since Cedric Maxwell accomplished the feat on March 31, 1988.
Have a great summer, Jeremy.
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