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The entire NBA world has Jeremy Lin under a microscope at all times this season, making it nearly impossible for anything shy of 25 points and 10 assists to be acceptable.
But those looking at Lin through the microscope as of late have to like what they are seeing.
Lin is having his best statistical month of the season in February.
With season averages of 12.5 points and 6.1 assists per game, his 6.0 assists per game in February are status quo. But his scoring is up to 15.6 points per game, thanks to a 28-point effort against Golden State (his second-best scoring output of the season).
More importantly, though, is what Lin has been able to accomplish with his peripheral stats.
Lin is often criticized for his shot selection, his inefficiency and his turnover rate.
Well, Lin has seen all of those numbers take a turn for the better through five February games heading into the All-Star break.
His 51.9 percent shooting from the field? The best monthly total of the season for him. He also is 9-for-16 from beyond the arc so far this month. He has also lowered his turnover average to 2.2 per game, also his best monthly rate of the season.
Things are trending in the right direction for Lin as the league's best make their way for Houston this weekend for All-Star weekend.