Jeremy Lin: Houston Rockets Star Shows Flashes of 'Linsanity' In Video Highlights For March 17 - 23 Week
He hasn't looked this good in quite some time, but it looks like Jeremy Lin finally found this mojo just in time to help the Houston Rockets push for higher standing in the 2013 NBA playoffs this week.
Lin had one of his best weeks yet in NBA action as he continued his impressive March, where he has averaged 15.6 points and 5.5 assists. In fact, March has seen Lin put up some of his best numbers since joining the Rockets, scoring double figures in points for nine straight games before the streak was broken on Friday against the Cavaliers. Yet despite the setback Friday night on limited minutes, Lin's hot streak has been galvanizing the Rockets, who have won seven of their last 10 games.
It started on Sunday when the Rockets took on their rival, the No.6-seeded Golden State Warriors. While the Rockets lost the game in a 108-78 blowout, Lin's play was one of the few high points for the Rockets. In 35 minutes, Lin show an impressive 9-for-16 from field goal range, a 56.3 percent mark for Sunday, including going 3-for-5 from three-point range that netted Lin 21 points while he tacked on four assists and one rebound.
One of those points came in the third quarter on a drive to the basket in traffic for a tough layup.
Then on Wednesday, Lin's streak continued, scoring above 20 points for the third consecutive game in shades of a familiar sight from Lin's playing days in New York. On Wednesday, Lin torched the Utah Jazz for 24 points on 9-for-13 shooting, six assists and two rebounds in 30 minutes of play as the Rockets beat the Jazz 100-93 to keep ahead of Utah, who is battling for the eight seed in the NBA playoffs.
In particular, Lin was on fire in the third quarter when he scored 10 points, including seven straight for Houston early in the third while hitting two free throws down the stretch in the fourth quarter to help Houston nail down the win during their homestand.
However, Lin's scoring stretch abruptly snapped on Friday against the Cavs, during which he only played 20 minutes and scored four points on 2-of-7 shooting with six assists. Despite that, Lin did have a few nice moments, including a hand-switching layup in the first quarter through two defenders in the opening minutes of the game.