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How Steve Clifford Praised But Underutilized Jeremy Lin in the 2015-16 Season

How Steve Clifford Praised But Underutilized Jeremy Lin in the 2015-16 Season

One year has passed since Jeremy Lin came on board the Hornets team because Coach Clifford liked him and the Hornets will play faster with lots of PnR After the season ended, it is fair to say there have been mixed results. Clifford provided consistent praises of Jeremy Lin’s defensive effort and flashes of off-the-bench Linsanity in several big wins garnering national media attention: Spurs... »

Lin Was Underutilized, Hornets Lost by 33 Points in Game 7

Lin Was Underutilized, Hornets Lost by 33 Points in Game 7

How did this embarrassing 33-pts blowout in Game 7 happen? Why did the Hornets not put up a more competitive fight in a Do-Or-Die game? Why did Coach Clifford go away from the Kemba/Lin penetration that has worked so well throughout the series and was the sole reason for the 3-game wins in Game 3-5? Why did Lin only play 19 minutes in the biggest game of the series although he shot well at 50% FGM... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

The Heat Scorched the Hornets Selfish Offense Again; Lin Aggressive in Limited Role

The Heat Scorched the Hornets Selfish Offense Again; Lin Aggressive in Limited Role

For the 2nd game in a row, the selfish Hornets offense kept losing the assist battle in 2 games (20-46) against the Heat: Game 1: 11-27 Game 2: 9-19 #Hornets kept losing the assist battle in 2 games (20-46)#Teamball is nowhere to be found. #BadOffenseGame 1: 11-27Game 2: 9-19#CHAvsMIA — JLin Portal (@JLinPortal) April 21, 2016 Jeremy Lin managed to be aggressive in his limited role to finish... »

Hornets Got Torched by the Heat with No TeamBall and Defense; Shaq Said Lin Needs Double-Figures for the Hornets To Win

Hornets Got Torched by the Heat with No TeamBall and Defense; Shaq Said Lin Needs Double-Figures for the Hornets To Win

The bad news from the 32pt Hornets 91-123 loss was the rude awakening by the experienced Heat team that the type of (no) defense and no (teamball) should never be displayed again. The good news is the game was mercifully over. Jeremy Lin played well in his limited role as the 3rd playmaker behind Batum and Kemba to finish with 9P3A2R(2/4 FG) in 25 min. He displayed his playoff experience by drivin... »

[ESPN] The New Linsanity: Lack of Calls for Jeremy Lin

[ESPN] The New Linsanity: Lack of Calls for Jeremy Lin

ESPN Tom Haberstroh came out with a compelling video chockfull of interesting statistical analysis regarding the curious mystery of Jeremy Lin missing flagrant calls when leading all guards in NBA with 813 fouls in the past 3 seasons without getting a single flagrant foul. This statistics backs up the assertion that Jeremy Lin fans presented in the “Too Flagrant Not To Calls” viral vid... »

How Jeremy Lin’s True PG Mentality Helped the Hornets 13-4 Run Without Attempting a Single Shot

How Jeremy Lin’s True PG Mentality Helped the Hornets 13-4 Run Without Attempting a Single Shot

In this day and age of score-first, pass-second NBA Point Guards like Kyrie Irving, a healthy Derrick Rose, Damien Lillard, some Jeremy Lin fans ask if he is not better off as a backup PG because he has the true PG mentality of being pass-first, shoot-second point guards like Chris Paul, Rajon Rondo, Steve Nash, etc. Just as Chris Paul and Rondo (who is a poor shooter but great passer) have a plac... »

G77 CHA @ TOR Game Thread

G77 CHA @ TOR Game Thread

With 6 games left, the Hornets is trying to improve their seeding from #6 to 3-4 to secure home-court advantage. But Batum and Al Jefferson are questionable for the game due to injuries Would the Hornets start JLin to provide a small lineup (Kemba/Lin/Lee) that matches up well with the Raptors small lineup (Lowry/Powell/DeRozan)? Would Jeremy be able to make life difficult for the Raptors as he ha... »