Originally Posted by niko
So Lin played really well? Why only 25 minutes then?
Could be alot of things...
1. This game was pretty much decided at the end of the 3rd, blowout in the 4th. If you notice, the entire 13 man roster got playing time.
2. Sampson wanted to go with Douglas against Will Bynum for stretches, thinking he would matchup better for defensive reasons.
3. Tail end of a back to back, with Lin,Asik & Harden playing heavy minutes in the Memphis game. Probably resting them up because it was the Pistons, and they got Miami coming up on Monday.