The injury streak continues to victimize the players early in the 2017-18 NBA season. The Boston Celtics already lost Gordon Hayward due to a gruesome leg injury during the game against the Cavaliers on Tuesday. Also, Draymond Green from the Golden State Warriors suffered a knee sprain during their opening games against the Rockets. In addition to the list of injured players, the Brooklyn Nets forward and the NBA’s first US player of Chinese and Taiwanese heritage, Jeremy Lin, suffered a severe right knee injury. Lin landed awkwardly on a drive to the basket in the fourth quarter of the game against the Indiana Pacers.

He looked at his knee and almost burst into tears perhaps due to pain and the realization that he might not play for the next upcoming games. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN said that Lin is scheduled for an evaluation on Thursday for his right knee injury.

Brooklyn Nets losses to Indiana Pacers

An incredible game was showcased by the Indiana Pacers as they outscored the Brooklyn Nets in the NBA season opener on Wednesday. The action-packed game results to a final score of 140-131 in favor of the Indiana Pacers. The Brooklyn Nets did their best to win the game as they averaged 47.9 percent shooting from the field, 40 percent from the three-point line with 20 turnovers and 51 rebounds, but their efforts weren’t enough to finish the game with a win against the Pacers.

D’Angelo Russel led the Nets with 30 points, three rebounds and five assists in his 30 minutes game time. The Nets’ bench player, Trevor Booker, scored 20 points with ten rebounds during the game. Meanwhile, Jeremy Lin who left the game during the last 4:55 minutes in the fourth quarter due to a knee injury scored 18 points with four assists.

Great game for Indiana Pacers

The game was very entertaining as both teams showcased their skills for the NBA season opener, but for the Pacers, it was a victory. The Indiana Pacers promised to play hard and fast for the 2017-18 NBA season. The Pacers delivered their promise as they defeated the Nets 140-131 with eight of their players in double digits.

Victor Oladipo used his speed to attack the basket with plenty fast break opportunities as he led the Pacers with 22 points, five rebounds, four assists, and four steals in 25 minutes game time. Darren Collison and Myles Turner both gave 21 points for the Pacers. Also, Thaddeus Young added 17 points with 11 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two steals. The Pacers bench players, Domantasa Sabonis and Lance Stephenson, both gave 16 points for the Pacers.

The Pacers averaged 52 percent shooting from the field, 26.5 percent from the three-point line with 14 turnovers and 57 rebounds. Everyone who played contributed and Indiana Pacers opened a long 82-game season on a positive note.