Raptors rescue Jeremy Lin in fun playoff move

Raptors to sign veteran point guard Jeremy Lin

Lin is a career 35% three-point shooter and was averaging 10.7 points and 3.5 assists, hitting 33% from beyond the arc for Atlanta.

Leonard scored 30 points, Serge Ibaka had 18 points and12 rebounds and Pascal Siakam scored 17 for the Raptors, who have won eight straight home meetings with the Nets.

This would be a good addition for the Raptors as Lin can come off the bench and provide some much-needed depth behind Kyle Lowry and Fred Van Vleet who have had missed time with injuries.

Lin was enjoying a dazzling breakout season in NY in 2011-12 when he brought his "Linsanity" road show to Toronto, draining a three-point dagger at the buzzer to lift the Knicks 90-87 over the Raptors.

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The Hawks waived Lin on Monday, and his move to Toronto, first reported by ESPN, had "Linsanity" trending on Twitter. Gasol, who spent his first 10 1/2 seasons of his National Basketball Association career with the Memphis Grizzlies before being traded to Toronto last week, learned that lesson before the Raptors played the Nets. Coach Kenny Atkinson said Carroll should return Wednesday at Cleveland.

The Toronto Raptors are reportedly getting one of the top targets on the buyout market. Also, Lin brings playmaking ability and should be able to fit in Nick Nurse's offence.

Marc Gasol added 16 points - 11 in the fourth quarter - for the Raptors, who have won five in a row.

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