UPDATE: Lin is done for the season.
Lin had 18 points and 4 assists in 25 minutes and the Pacers beat the Nets, 140-131. The Nets weren’t good with Jeremy Lin last season, but they were much better with him than they were without. (They ended up 13-23 with Lin and 7-39 without Lin.) With a healthy Jeremy Lin the Nets wouldn’t have made the playoffs this season, but they might not have been one of the worst worst teams in the league.
If this injury is as bad as it looks the Nets should end up with one of the worst records in the league again. With Lin’s injury it looks a lot more likely that the Cleveland Cavaliers could become the second team in a row to make the conference finals and then land the #1 pick in the next draft. Celtics fans cannot be happy.