Month: April 2016

Heat Smart Coaching and Experience Won Game 6

Heat Smart Coaching and Experience Won Game 6

Eric Spoelstra (Spo) was masterful in his game plan for Game 6 in orchestrating 97-90 road win. The Heat simply wanted the game more, came up with big shots and hustled more and Clifford did not adjust well to Spo’s tactic. So how exactly did Spo and the Heat do it? 1.Stop Hornets balanced attack with Lin/Kemba penetration and teamball Spo realized the Hornets guard penetration was the reaso... »

Playoff Round 1 Game 6 MIA @ CHA Game Thread

Playoff Round 1 Game 6 MIA @ CHA Game Thread

After the Hornets managed to shock the Heat by snatching an improbable Game 5 win on their home turf to lead 3-2 in the series, would the Hornets be able to close the series with a Game 6 win at home? Closing a playoff series is very difficult because the cornered team will throw their best shot to and Dwayne Wade will use his championship experience and rally his teammates to try to steal the gam... »

The Hornets Snatched Game 5 from the Heat 90-88 With Team Effort

The Hornets Snatched Game 5 from the Heat 90-88 With Team Effort

In a thrilling Game 5, the Hornets scratched, fought and rallied together to beat the Heat 90-88. With Kemba struggled with 4-18 shooting, Batum sore ankle made him not effective, Jeremy Lin helped the team effort with his 11pts/7asts/6rebs despite an unusual 3-6 FT shooting by his high standard. Lee struggled with 2-9 shooting but his last 3pt off Lin’s assist won the game. The last 2 key p... »

Playoff Round 1 Game 5 CHA @ MIA Game Thread

Playoff Round 1 Game 5 CHA @ MIA Game Thread

With the series tied at 2-2, the Heat and the Hornets will dig deep to win the pivotal Game 5. Historically, 82% of Game 5 winners went on to win the 7-game series so both teams understand the importance of this game. After 2 straight wins, the Hornets carried the momentum but the Heat had a strong 14-2 home record since the All-Star break.  One of those losses coming to Golden State. The other wa... »

JLin and Kemba Powered the Hornets With 55 to Beat the Heat;  Lin Banked a 3 plus Jordan Shrug

JLin and Kemba Powered the Hornets With 55 to Beat the Heat; Lin Banked a 3 plus Jordan Shrug

Jeremy Lin and Kemba Walker duo powered the Hornets with 55pts to tie the series 2-2 with the Heat JLin finished with 21pts/3asts/2stls and saved the Hornets from a deep hole in 1st quarter and 17-1 Heat run in the 3rd quarter. Kemba had 34pts/1ast/3rebs with late game scoring after Jeremy Lin got tired Lee also finished with 11pts/4rebs/1stl/1blk with 2 crucial FTs late to secure the win Only the... »

Playoff Round 1 Game 4 MIA @ CHA Game Thread

Playoff Round 1 Game 4 MIA @ CHA Game Thread

The Hornets dealt a big win to make the playoff series competitive 1-2 behind JLin’s and Frank the Tank ‘s resurgence. Hornets finally played their brand of team basketball (18 vs 13 assists in Game 3 vs 20-46 assists in Game 1-2). But this is another must-win game for JLin and the Hornets because as JLin said in the post-game interview, they can’t afford to go back to Miami bein... »

Special Jeremy Lin News Links

Special Jeremy Lin News Links

This Sticky Post is designed to capture special Jeremy Lin links that fans often need to bookmark (i.e. quotes of wanting to start, why JLin did not go to Dallas Mavericks in 2015, etc.) Please feel free to add more suggestion for special links in your comments. It will be incorporated into the post over time. »

Still Too Flagrant Not to Call: A Retrospection

Still Too Flagrant Not to Call: A Retrospection

Please help email the below letter to the NBA: nba-letters-l@nba.com or NBA website, http://contact.nba.com/contact-nba/  Thank you for all the hard work and sleepless nights by multiple authors:  @yascar, @Melody, @K.P.Chan, Jen2Jenny, @JAD2456, FondaW, SteveP (Chinese translation), JackJack, @psalm234 and many others 🙂 Hopefully our appeal and concerns may make a difference for the NBA to protec... »

Jeremy Lin and Frank Kaminsky Helped the Hornets Get the 1st Playoff Win in 12 years

Jeremy Lin and Frank Kaminsky Helped the Hornets Get the 1st Playoff Win in 12 years

Jeremy Lin scored 18 points (7-16 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-3 FT) while adding 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 steal in 26 minutes off the bench during a Game 3 96-80 win over the Heat on Saturday. The victory was the franchise’s first in the postseason in 14 years, and snapped a 12-game losing streak. Lin, who’s now averaging 12.7 points, 2.7 boards and 2.3 assists through three games, may need to c... »

Playoff Round 1 Game 3 CHA @ MIA Game Thread

Playoff Round 1 Game 3 CHA @ MIA Game Thread

Down 0-2, this is a must-win game for the Hornets if they want to have any chance to win to come back in the series. Will Clifford start Lin or Kaminsky in place of Batum? Despite the concern of the small lineup unable to defend a bigger Wade, Lin has proven to be a more reliable starter (17.5pts/4.8asts with 46% 3FGM in 13 games) than Kaminsky throughout the season (11.3pts/5.3reb with 36.3% 3FGM... »