Jeremy Lin signed with the Charlotte Hornets in the past offseason with hopes that he gets major playing time and role and help his team to a playoffs spot. The Asian-American guard got both as he is one of the key players in the Hornets squad that qualified for the 2016 NBA Playoffs
How did Jeremy Lin fare in past postseason performances? Is he ready to play better as the Hornets need all their weapons to click to upset the Miami Heat in the first round? Will the playoff pressure get to the Asian-American guard knowing the game will be more physical with more at stake at this point of the NBA season?
Here’s the game by game look at Jeremy Lin’s games, all with the Houston Rockets, in the playoffs in his career.
2013 NBA Playoffs – Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder – West First Round
Game 1 – 4 points, 4 assists and 2 steals (loss)
Game 2 – 7 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists (loss)
Game 3 – 2 points and 1 rebound (loss)
Game 4 – Did Not Play (win)
Game 5 – Did Not Play (win)
Game 6 – 3 points and 1 rebound (loss)
2014 NBA Playoffs – Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers – West First Round
Game 1 – 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists (loss)
Game 2 – 5 points and 5 assists (loss)
Game 3 – 13 points and 6 assists (win)
Game 4 – 4 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists (loss)
Game 5 – 21 points, 4 assists and 2 steals (win)
Game 6 – 11 points and 3 assists (loss)
Overall, Jeremy Lin is lacking in experience in postseason play with just 10 playoff games in his career, starting four of them. His postseason averages read 8.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, 3.4 assists and shooting just 36.5 percent from the field and 20.0 from the three-point line.
Lin also has a losing record in his playoffs career with 2 wins against 8 losses so far. Can Jeremy Lin step up and help the Hornets go in the later rounds of the 2016 NBA Playoffs?