In his first official game for his new team, the Brooklyn Nets, Jeremy Lin proved that he could lead his team as the starting point guard.
The Asian-American guard scored 21 points in just 17 minutes on the floor in a 101-94 win over the Detroit Pistons in Brooklyn’s first preseason game on Thursday.
This was just preseason but Lin played well for the team, which is expected to be one of the worst teams in the upcoming 2016-2017 NBA Season. The star in the Nets line-up, Brook Lopez scored eight points and grabbed 3 rebounds in just 13 minutes.
Lin started alongside veteran guard Randy Foye, who had 4 points and 4 assists. The Nets are still not set on who their starting five would be for the regular season but it’s likely that Lin and Lopez starts along with Trevor Booker (5 points and 5 rebounds) and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (8 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists).
“My job is to bring the best out of my teammates. … How am I going to make this team go and lead this team defensively? That’s really what I want to learn,” Lin said to ESPN after the game.
Luis Scola came off the bench to score 10 points and will be one of the veteran leaders along with Jeremy Lin for the new season. The Nets will have two more preseason games, versus the New York Knicks and Miami Heat.
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