G1 CHA @MIA Game Thread

Game Time is here.

Will the Hornets surprise the NBA to beat the Heat at their own home court?
Will they continue to play unselfish team-ball down the stretch?

Let’s hope/pray/wish/support JLin to stay healthy and have fun to play his aggressive game whenever he steps on the court

Let’s go, HairSanity!


Game link

  • http://goatd.net/Β 

    • Jeremiah (the Grey)

      ARE YOU READY FOR SOME BASKETBALL?

      Well then you best be prepared for some Lin-san-i-tee! HaHa-HaHaHa

      Go JLin, go JLin, GO! Go JLin, go JLin, GO! Go JLin, go JLin, GO! Go JLin, go JLin, GO! Go JLin, go JLin, GO! Go JLin, go JLin, GO! Go JLin, go JLin, GO! Go JLin, go JLin, GO! Go JLin, go JLin, GO! Go JLin, go JLin, GO! Go JLin, go JLin, GO! Go JLin, go JLin, GO! Go JLin, go JLin, GO! Go JLin, go JLin, GO! Go JLin, go JLin, GO! Go JLin, go JLin, GO! Go JLin, go JLin, GO! Go JLin, go JLin, GO! Go JLin, go JLin, GO! Go JLin, go JLin, GO! Go JLin, go JLin, GO! Go JLin, go JLin, GO! Go JLin, go JLin, GO! Go JLin, go JLin, GO! Go JLin, go JLin, GO! Go JLin, go JLin, GO! Go JLin, go JLin, GO! Go JLin, go JLin, GO! Go JLin, go JLin, GO! Go JLin, go JLin, GO! Go JLin, go JLin, GO! Go JLin, go JLin, GO! Go JLin, go JLin, GO! Go JLin, go JLin, GO! Go JLin, go JLin, GO! Go JLin, go JLin, GO! Go JLin, go JLin, GO! Go JLin, go JLin, GO! Go JLin, go JLin, GO GO!!!

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Beers are nice and cold.

    • lol .. been wondering where you are
      welcome back. Ready for the season, I see πŸ™‚

    • CJSHYY

      Wow! Nice.

    • Rick Johnson

      We still don’t know for sure whether Zeller starting or coming off bench?

      https://twitter.com/rick_bonnell/status/659468072722571265

    • Arsenium12 .
    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Not what I want to see but it’s what it’s. GO JLin!!!!
      https://twitter.com/HornetsPR/status/659491083064352768

    • JLin Fan from Australia
    • JLin Fan from Australia
    • Rick Johnson

      Who do they have that’s worth anything? They trading Kobe to the NYK? Doubt they trade Clarkson, Russel or Randle. Maybe Swaggy

      https://twitter.com/LakersPulse/status/659443017351352320

    • Rick Johnson

      Good thing is Zeller & Hawes with JLin off the bench.

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Bench for sure as Hornets PR just released the starters list!!

    • Jeremiah (the Grey)

      Thanks psalm! I’ve been a good boy working hard at my day job AND avoiding excessive exposure to the PTSD if only to keep my own symptoms in check. Apparently the P in PTSD stands for preseason πŸ™‚

    • heart

      Man, I finally know how to review my old threat and just reviewed it and saw someone (mod) removed one of my comments 6 days ago. The comment was so bland, and yet it got ‘removed’? Why? I think this is not right. I always try to be respectful and polite…

    • Rzo Vlade

      LETS GO!!!!!!!!

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      LOL JLin and the bench “kill” Heats bench and starters:-)

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      If he’s not first he wouldn’t post.

    • Arsenium12 .
    • Yascar

      Morning everyone!!! So excited! Let’s go Jeremy!!

    • Riddick

      It may be a mistake, but if not, over reaction isn’t uncommon.

    • heart

      I hope so. Don’t like thought police. Thanks.

    • real-dsb

      Lin’s regular season starting in about an hour!

    • I only found 1 normal post yesterday in Pending that I just approved.
      Sometimes Disqus automated filter can do weird things

    • heart

      thanks.

    • CJSHYY
    • CJSHYY
    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Getting very excited! Can’t wait:-)

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Yes very early morning to you!! Ya! Finally the season is here:-)

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      As Psalm explained, Disqus is doing its things sometimes. Even my own post sometimes went to moderate. Not much I can do at all:-(

    • Rick Johnson

      Charlotte HornetsVerified account
      ‏@hornets
      Off the bus and into the arena. It’s GO time! #CHAvsMIA
      https://twitter.com/hornets/status/659497459882795008

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      You are really quick in moving things from Twitter. Good on you:-)

    • Rick Johnson

      Two computer monitors (actually three) πŸ™‚

    • heart

      thanks.

    • #Ricksanity lol

    • Rick Johnson

      Rick BonnellVerified account
      ‏@rick_bonnell
      And so it begins in Miami….
      https://twitter.com/rick_bonnell/status/659498107013591040

    • Riddick

      Why would a previously posted comment go into moderation? I may have mistaken heart’s post, but I thought the the reference was a comment that was removed, not a new comment that was never posted.

    • steven ko

      you cheated. you did Ctrl+C and then Ctrl+V…

    • heart

      Your writing is clearer.

    • steven ko
    • Rick Johnson

      Question is from how deep a hole left by the starters will they have to dig out of.

      https://twitter.com/SwarmnSting/status/659493962219065344

    • sws94

      Depends on how far Clifford lets the hole form if it happens.

    • Jeremiah (the Grey)

      I did not! I wrote a small script in Python to print that!

      (Just kidding. But I didn’t use the Ctrl key, I used the mouse’s right click button :))

    • CJSHYY
    • Rick Johnson

      Rick BonnellVerified account
      ‏@rick_bonnell
      Clifford said best thing about @hornets so far is the second unit’s play. The Lin-Lamb-Zeller-Hawes group clicked in preseason.
      https://twitter.com/rick_bonnell/status/659495155045658624

    • Arsenium12 .

      Around the 2 min 20 second mark Clifford is speaking in a very complimentary fashion about one of the Hornets. It’s hard to hear the question but I think he’s talking about Lin … . Says he can be a “complete” player …
      __________
      https://twitter.com/hornets/status/659500820891869184

    • Coach Clifford said Kemba/Lin will play a lot tonight [mark 1:45]

      He also sang high praises on JLin to be a complete player, bright, improved a lot defensively already, and played at a high level already in preseason

      https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/659502854231584769

    • real-dsb

      Hey Rick, can you do a test for me? Post a comment called “test”, then delete it yourself.

    • 7iger

      Best 2nd unit still 2nd unit and can’t make starters

    • CJSHYY

      He needs Lin…. Hornets wants to win the key person it’s Lin.

    • CaliUSMC

      I’M PUMPED! EVERY 3PT FROM LIN WILL BE A FIREBALL SHOT! LEGGO

    • real-dsb

      Which post was it? I looked in your Deleted posts and saw 2 deleted posts. Both did not have content that was worthy to be deleted. So it was most likely a mistake by mods.

      Our apologies, we do not do “thought police”. All we enforce are the forum rules of being respectful and not insulting/name calling, which you have never done. If you tell me the post, I will undelete it.

      FYI, the most common issue that people see is Disqus’ automoderation, which automatically puts posts into “pending/automoderated” mode until a mod approves it. It is based on unknown formula that tries to detect spam or other keywords. You would see a message like “Message is awaiting moderation”. (That wasn’t the case here, but just informing you for future).

    • real-dsb

      LOL, are you still talking basketball? =p

    • TankLakers

      Great!

    • John Focker

      Major…maybe in the number of players being traded?

    • sws94

      My feeling is he intends on playing Lin a lot of minutes and is pleased with him. He also may use Lin is many different line-ups. I think we got hung up on the LIn can start at 2 now that MKG is down and that disappointment has some of us feeling like, oh here we go again. But it just doesn’t feel like that, at least right now, to me.

    • real-dsb

      reminder that http://nba.com/leaguepass has free trial through Nov 3, so you can catch first 3 hornets games on LP

    • CaliUSMC

      Hehh, hopefully he doesn’t drop like nine 3’s like he did against Philly.. might have to call off work tomorrow lol

    • CaliUSMC

      Ooo. Thanks

    • heart

      Thanks for the info and explanation. I’m a beginner at postings. I now saw two removed: one post removed 6 days during last game of preseason and one 12 days one was about an article not mentioning Lin. As long as I know there’s freedom of thought and exchange on this forum I’m fine w/it now. Maybe it’s Disqus error. Thanks again.

    • yes, he’s been consistent with his praises, lots of PT and freedom that he gave Lin.

      A Win on the road would create such excitement for the Hornets, especially with a lot of dose of Hairsanity in the 4th quarter!

    • sws94

      Yes, want Hairsanity in the 4th!

    • TankLakers

      Go Hornets! Go Lin!

    • jakey

      I’m looking forward to reading live updates since I can’t watch the game ?. Thanks mates! ?

    • MoominFloren

      Go Lin!!!
      Game day finally!

    • real-dsb

      I undeleted your 2 posts, hopefully I got the ones you mentioned.

    • heart

      Thanks much. I’ll check later after the game.

    • Rzo Vlade

      why

    • real-dsb

      it’s annoying the League Pass won’t let you choose the game until it starts. It would nice to be select a game and just show a logo or slideshow and auto start when the game starts.

      grrr

    • blubell

      Probably stuck at work like me… down side of being in the west coast πŸ™

    • jakey

      Is that a serious question? Haha. Um I want to know how Jeremy is playing?

    • TankLakers

      I know, some commercial wouldn’t hurt them too,

    • Michael

      Psalmsanity.

    • blubell

      I hope you can watch the game… you provide great live updates πŸ™‚

    • Michael

      I am sad to inform you that the chips are no more.

    • blubell

      Let’s go! Hairsanity!

    • blubell

      Forget the chips, where are my fries?

    • Michael

      Yes please, I want a frame by frame real time analysis. Thanks in advance.

    • Yascar

      I’ll be at work for most of the game but I’ve got this site and NBA tv companion on the phone updating every few minutes. It’s the next best thing!

    • real-dsb

      ah, finally, Hornets game active on LP

    • blubell

      Yay! So many of us are counting on you πŸ˜›

    • occupatio

      i watching on ballstreams. charlotte feed.

    • real-dsb

      not sure how much of the game I will be able to watch live. hopefully there will be many others to give play by play!

    • real-dsb

      nice tribute to Flip Saunders

    • Rzo Vlade

      easy solution submit resignation

    • occupatio

      im tempted to watch on miami feed tho. i like their annoncers.

    • bolero

      there’s gonna be a lot of post for Big AL.

    • real-dsb

      Big Al likes to comment in forums too? LOL

    • blubell

      Yes. I’ll just get money from the money tree. lol.

    • Michael

      Blue has to make a living to pay for all the fries.

    • occupatio

      yo zxcvb, where u at?

    • ra

      let’s go JLin….

    • sws94

      League pass isn’t working for me πŸ™

    • blubell

      LOL. Hope he doesn’t post here…

    • Michael

      Me and my roommates are holding them hostage.

    • occupatio

      charlotte feed has been praising al jefferson nonstop as the star of the team and best player.

    • blubell

      send me a pic or video with the fries holding up today’s newspaper. Proof of life (spud)?

    • jakey

      Sweet, I’ll keep my eyes on the tv companion too ?

    • TankLakers

      i am not sure why it shows on iphone , but not on pc.

    • CJSHYY

      They try to trade him.

    • real-dsb

      reporter saying starting *guard* PJ Hairston.

    • occupatio

      yeah this announcing crew looks really bad even from beginning hehehe

    • Michael

      Cancelled my subscription, happiest day of my life til now. ( I need a feed from somewhere…ar)

    • real-dsb

      I was just wondering if she knows something we don’t, or she just got it wrong

    • real-dsb

      really? because of region?

    • Michael

      uh….no comment

    • sws94

      It just says technical difficulties. I’m watching on a free stream.

    • TankLakers

      it does not work on my pc, but show on pc. not sure why

    • sws94

      I’m in NY.

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Have no choice but watch Miami feed. Going to be interesting to listen to their announcers:-)

    • bolero

      lol

    • real-dsb

      doh, that sucks. working on my PC just fine.

    • occupatio

      earlier i saw a charlotte tv anchor who kept smiling stupidly. its awkward. women on sports tv they are torn between acting ‘girly’ and acting like one of the guys. they end up smiling a lot for no reason. cuz if they dont, ppl think they look b***chy. but it just looks so awkward seeing her smiling so big for no reason.

    • real-dsb

      well, you’ll be able to tell us how the Miami announcers are

    • TankLakers

      i am in NY too.

    • sws94

      hopefully it’ll work the next game.

    • KL

      Signed up for the League Pass free trial. Go Jlin!

    • real-dsb

      official lineup:
      huh, they listed both Hairston and Batum as SF!

    • real-dsb

      trying to confuse Miami, I see =p

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Maybe. Most of time I turn off my ears if they go overboard:-)

    • real-dsb

      maybe typo by the videos graphics guy on Batum?

    • blubell

      Who will shoot if they don’t have a shooting guard? lol.

    • real-dsb

      hairston guarding wade

    • blubell

      Kinda sad it came to this. Hopefully, Charlotte announcers are nothing like the previous ones.

    • JLin Fan from Australia
    • real-dsb

      miami toasted cha for easy layup

    • occupatio

      hairston fouling wade

    • real-dsb

      matchups:
      kemba on dragic

      batum on deng
      hairston on wade
      williams on bosh
      al on whiteside

    • real-dsb

      dragic slice the defense untouched for easy layup

    • real-dsb

      dragic another slicing through defense for layup.

    • real-dsb

      so much for the Hornets defensive lineup

    • Michael

      Shooting Center.

    • CJSHYY

      Hornets plays so so…?! What’s wrong?

    • KL

      Hornets looking awful

    • real-dsb

      this looks like GSW vs Lakers. guess which team is which.

    • David Kim

      no lin in starting line up thats why…

    • CJSHYY

      What Happen?

    • real-dsb

      Miami getting extremely easy buckets

    • Michael

      GSW on the Bench, Lakers starters?

    • Mr Chuckles

      Time for the second unit yet?

    • blubell

      Jeremy didn’t start… thats what happened…

    • CJSHYY

      I know where is D? PJ? In fact, everyone?

    • David Kim

      haha yes …

    • LimitedEdition

      Too much Jefferson

    • real-dsb

      Al shot blocked by Wade!

    • Riddick

      Nope, Cliff has to let the starters dig a bigger hole. smh

    • CJSHYY

      Look at Heat’s coach smile face… smh!

    • real-dsb

      whiteside trying iso post up… fail LOL

    • CJSHYY

      All the ball for AL?

    • Michael

      Rookie?

    • KL

      Offence for Charlotte just Batum and Al. Not good enough.

    • real-dsb

      1q900 no shot attempts for hairston yet, I’m impressed

    • real-dsb

      williams cold from 3pt. already missed 3

    • Sundown

      Al showing the youngster how the game is played!

    • spiderman

      only 2 pt margin lol… tied

    • Michael

      AL shooting the 2 at 50% is ok but they need some 3’s soon.

    • real-dsb

      hairston just standing in the corner. not involved in the offense at all

    • bolero

      big Al doing work..

    • KL

      And1 for Jefferson. At least he is shooting well.

    • David Kim

      his defense is bad too

    • real-dsb

      And0

    • Singapore BB Fan

      miami bad turnovers

    • Sundown

      Great D too

    • CJSHYY

      Batum & Kemba are no show so far? I think they really try to trade Al…

    • JJ Hui

      I hope Al is not another Kobe Bryant!

    • sws94

      Team responded well after Clifford’s TO.

    • occupatio

      announcer said ‘its predicated because..’ instead of ‘predicated on…’ , which means ‘because.’ poor english.

    • Singapore BB Fan

      Al is doing fine so far

    • Michael

      Nah, Kobe is one of a kind.

    • sws94

      No, he’s a post-up center and not a guard trying to do everything.

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Al has 8 pts out of 10. 10 vs 8 @7:34 left in 1st qtr.

    • blubell

      Live updates on the announcers… thanks! lol.

    • occupatio

      hahaha

    • KL

      This is a good game to go to Al cause Whiteside cannot handle him without help.

    • Michael

      maybe it was a silent “on”

    • occupatio

      no, its someone trying to sound smart and failing badly at big words

    • KL

      Haslem in for Whiteside

    • real-dsb

      Announcer said that Clifford said that he wants Hairston to guard the opponents best player. o.O

    • Singapore BB Fan

      AL post up!

    • occupatio

      wade got bailout call but hairston kept moving into him. so fair call.

    • IsabeliJane*17

      Early season line up testing for Clifford?Or digging a deep hole for Jer to rescue later?

    • blubell

      >_<

    • real-dsb

      1q640 kemba very nice drive and ast

    • Michael

      At least the Coach has a good sense of humor.

    • occupatio

      wade is such a whiner

    • real-dsb

      i’m actually impressed with hairston not forcing anything on offense

    • KL

      Zeller in for Williams

    • real-dsb

      1q545 zeller in for marv

    • occupatio

      that euro step that dragic did on kemba was actually pretty nice. like 5 min ago.

    • Michael

      That was a nice defensive play by Hair

    • blubell

      Any sign of Jeremy coming in?

    • Michael

      I have no short term memory = =.

    • KL

      Hairston is being a good role player. Honestly.

    • TankLakers

      put Lin in with Zeller please

    • real-dsb

      1q530 wade scored, but not on hairston. got a switch on Al

    • stam

      Al Jefferson doing well this game.

    • IsabeliJane*17

      All Jeff killing the Heat “bigs”

    • real-dsb

      Lin in! q1 503

    • LimitedEdition

      Lin is in

    • Michael

      Tears would flow if they heard that πŸ˜›

    • occupatio

      refs not being homers towards heat. good sign.

    • stam

      GO LIN!

    • real-dsb

      announcers said Lin was sensational in preseason

    • TankLakers

      YES

    • real-dsb

      Lin guarding Green

    • Michael

      My feed froze the second Lin was in.

    • real-dsb

      Lin in attack mode, draws foul already!

    • stam

      Gotta make those shots bro!

    • blubell

      Muhahahaha…

    • TankLakers

      great bk from kb

    • GoJLin!

      Good Job Al, Lin +2

    • Michael

      Bandwidth spiking like his hair.

    • Singapore BB Fan

      JLin is in

    • real-dsb

      1q400 Green missed 3. Lin closed out

    • blubell

      Yes, “bandwidth”…

    • real-dsb

      1q340 love how Lin’s teammates pass it back to him

    • TankLakers

      great def

    • stam

      damn almost wide open and missed. jeremy had 3 defenders on him.

    • real-dsb

      1q300 Roberts in for Kemba

    • Michael

      The magnet.

    • IsabeliJane*17

      For some reason Haslem having a hard time chasing Jeremy makes me smile

    • real-dsb

      roberts hasn’t shot the ball yet. =p

    • sws94

      Come on, ticky tack foul.

    • real-dsb

      1q215 Lin defended Green well! forced into difficult turnaround

    • Michael

      I never liked Haslem. So I’m happy too.

    • stam

      WTF is that phantom foul….

    • real-dsb

      leading to fast break layup!!

    • occupatio

      ref with the hater foul call

    • KL

      Great fast break layup by Lin. Defender was all over him.

    • real-dsb

      roberts and 1!

    • occupatio

      sweet and 1 by roberts.

    • real-dsb

      hopefully Roberts will play like Hairston.. nothing like preseason jacking shots

    • Dorothy

      3333333333333333

    • GoJLin!

      Lin 3!

    • real-dsb

      1q100 Lin 333333

    • stam

      NICe lin for 3!

    • Rick Johnson

      Heat anouncter: “Looks just like Steve Nash”

    • sws94

      looks like he did preseason. 2 for 2.

    • occupatio

      lin sucks!

    • David Kim

      my league pass is slow.. no 3 yet LOL

    • CaliUSMC

      first fireball shot for tonight!

    • LW

      Lin does not hesitate!

    • TankLakers

      wow 3 for lin

    • stam

      I love this analyst!

    • real-dsb

      that was a great sequence, Lin probing into the lane, dribbling into traffic with left hand. circles out to 3 pt line, shoots over Bosh and closing Green!

    • KL

      Miami announcers just said Lin is like Nash!

    • TankLakers

      2nd unit killing heat

    • real-dsb

      Hornets on an 8-0 run

    • Lam

      HAs Lin scored two goals? My game cast is frozen, no updates for a while.

    • IsabeliJane*17

      Zeller on the look out to whom to pass the ball.Looks for Jeremy.Smart decision,Cody!

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Wow really like Miami announcer talked about JLin:-)

    • real-dsb

      1q030 not a good look there for Lin

    • occupatio

      green is tuff defender for lin

    • sws94

      Great D by WInslow. Don’t like Lin in the hold the ball situation but he’ll have to get comfortable with them.

    • stam

      The refs are really trying to rig this game for the heats…

    • zxcvb

      It was Bosh knocking the ball away.

    • occupatio

      oh i see. winslow

    • zxcvb

      Great start for Lin. A phantom BS foul but two great buckets and lots of sharing by Kemba and Roberts.

    • sws94

      Wow. Great assist.

    • LimitedEdition

      Hawes!

    • real-dsb

      1q 001 what an drive and ast for Lin to Hawes!!

    • GoJLin!

      5 pts, 1 Ast, end Q1

    • stam

      See he should have gotten a foul call on that… instead he gets an assist.

    • Rick Johnson

      Wow pretty sneaky. Didn’t even see him get it off to Hawes.

    • sws94

      I thought he lost it. That was impressive.

    • zxcvb

      EPIC PASS.

      Should have been a foul but Lin made it work. EAT THAT REFS.

    • occupatio

      ref has been hating on him twice already

    • KL

      How did Lin get that pass? Wow!

    • cshot

      holy cow was that on purpose?

    • Singapore BB Fan

      yeap,…first thought was JLin fell over…

    • occupatio

      the pass? yes.

    • GoodDayLA

      Lin has improved a lot. Once his nerves settle down, I think he will do something to increase the score in Q2 unless the refs cheat him.

    • cshot

      thanks haha streaming right now and the players get kinda blurry when they start running lololol

    • Rick Johnson

      Looks like he passed it in the midst of falling.

    • real-dsb

      end of Q1

      Lin 5 min, 5 pts, 2-3 fg, 1-1 3pt, 1 reb, 1 ast, 0 tov, 1 pf, +1

      Green 0pts, 0-2 fg,0-1 3pt

    • Singapore BB Fan

      very obvious….JLin is getting phantom foul calls too

    • KL

      Falling down? Probably not.

    • TankLakers

      i thought he was fault. but turns out great.

    • stam

      It’s very interesting to see.. Lin plays PG when the Q is about to end, it seems like roberts and lin are interchangeable

    • Michael

      Which would explain why Al is so clear.

    • kjch

      Yeah! Wasn’t sure if I was hearing right…… Said Lin was “sensational” in preseason lol

    • zxcvb

      Lin’s biggest obstacle this season is REFS. I’m actually scared every time he plays good man-to-man defense. Refs will call any light contact that 99% of other players get away with.

    • stam

      That was very impressive!

    • sws94

      Yes, interchangeable at the 1.

    • Michael

      Linterchangeable.

    • David Kim

      i can watch league pass through phone but not computer. nothing shows on computer.. Do you guys know why?

    • real-dsb

      who still thinks Lin can’t guard SG? Totally outplayed Green in Q1. Lin 2-3. Green 0-2.

    • CaliUSMC

      enable pop-ups maybe

    • TankLakers

      every hornets play well

    • JLin Fan from Australia
    • stam

      Nice soft shot!!!! 2 by lin.

    • David Kim

      it pop-ups but black screen

    • GoodDayLA

      Lin’s dribble is so bad today. Come on Lin!

    • ZcodeSportSystem.com

      I’m surprised Roberts is in the rotation already..I had thought that thing will have to not be going well before we see Roberts.

      That certainly takes PG minutes away from Lin in that position.

    • zxcvb

      Shooter’s touch! Ha.

    • CaliUSMC

      lin with the lucky bounce.. his bounces are on point this season lol

    • TankLakers

      lin is really taking chances

    • stam

      Good TO save by Zeller for Lin whew!

    • CaliUSMC

      up date flash player

    • Rick Johnson

      Looked like he was going to hit the floor with the ball but had the presence of mind and court vision to get the pass to Hawes.

    • David Kim

      yes maybe.. thanks

    • spiderman

      dirty refs… know they’re getting paid

    • Singapore BB Fan

      Bosh airball!

    • blubell

      They’re ZelLin

    • TankLakers

      i think zeller can cover bosh

    • LW

      Bosh is killing Hawes

    • occupatio

      bosh with the vet moves

    • GoJLin!

      25 sec later, Lin 3-4, Green 0-3

    • stam

      Ok is it me or are the refs really seem like they are rigging it?

    • real-dsb

      Lin playing great defense on Green… and schooling him on the other end

    • KL

      It’s Bosh vs Lin now

    • occupatio

      after lin’s layup, its been bad .

    • TankLakers

      tank is coming

    • zxcvb

      Many are but i think this is just racial bias. Everyone has biases, but this is ridiculous.

    • occupatio

      lin is a bit out of control. but the heat have been really intense and they have lenggth and the putting many bodies on lin.

    • zxcvb

      Dumb frustration foul by Lin.

    • FreetheMind

      Hawes is getting abused by Bosh. Lin needs to handle the ball. Keep it out of Roberts’ hand.

    • real-dsb

      2q955 Kaminsky in

    • JLin Fan from Australia
    • sws94

      Lin has to slow down a bit. They are putting pressure on him as they usually do.

    • real-dsb

      2q 939 Winslow guarding Lin

    • occupatio

      bad possession. that length is really bothering lin

    • sws94

      Lin has improved but he has to let the game come to him like Dragic is doing.

    • real-dsb

      back to Green on Lin

    • stam

      yeah they have really good D on Lin.

    • stam

      Yeah he’s trying to do too much. I think the coach will let him know.

    • sws94

      Length and trapping. It’s Miami’s typical defense against him.

    • TankLakers

      he is pushing it.

    • occupatio

      dragic isnt being defended by someone like green

    • LW

      Heat is guarding Lin well and traps him up high and giving him trouble. Hornets need to solve it.

    • zxcvb

      Lin is outplaying Dragic. The only bad thing was that dumb frustration foul after the TO (which was just aggressiveness).

    • TankLakers

      slow down lin

    • KL

      Heat putting lots of pressure on Lin. Hopefully Clifford can help with some adjustments.

    • Mr Chuckles

      That’s respect.

    • CJSHYY

      Ya! Where is the screen Lin needs?

    • spiderman

      need Hansbrough and Lamb

    • CaliUSMC

      he’s being sloppy with the ball, should have 3 to’s right now.

    • occupatio

      hope so.
      the wing player beside lin needs to cut diagonally to basket sometimes instead of just camping at 3.

    • sws94

      I don’t know if either is outplaying the other. Lin has made more impressive plays but more mistakes and has more fouls.

    • real-dsb

      MIA putting their typical trapping pressure on Lin. Time for his teammates to start knocking down 3s. So far, Lin 1-1, other Hornets 0-7.

    • real-dsb

      2q 840 Lin out

    • zxcvb

      Not really. Phantom 1st foul and 1-2 mistakes to 4-5 great plays.

    • Derek Kong

      Lucky if he breaks 15 minutes

    • occupatio

      go hawes!

    • Ulysses Modder

      I said that Lin will never play 30 min as Backup.

    • stam

      I think they may need him for Q 4

    • blubell

      Foul trouble?

    • occupatio

      hronets showing spurs passing

    • sws94

      He could have had more TOs. He’s not as in control as Dragic is. Anyway, they aren’t guarding each other. Taller defenders are all over Lin.

    • stam

      NIce marvin williams!

    • zxcvb

      Too Lintense — that frustration foul would have made me yank Jeremy.

      “Just chill man, you’re beasting.”

    • TankLakers

      hornets bigs are great

    • zxcvb

      One game sample size with foul trouble…

    • blueCypher

      That one foul when he knocked over Dragic was dumb. πŸ™‚

    • real-dsb

      I like the Hornets announcers, Eric Collins and Stephanie Ready

      Edit: Not Steve Martin. Eric Collins.

    • GoJLin!

      only 2, but they put pressure on him

    • sws94

      I think he needs a break here, he’s playing borderline out of control.

    • zxcvb

      And he could have had more assists. And FTs.

      Dragic has only scored on uncontested garbage buckets anyone could have made.

    • Rzo Vlade

      7pts then another 7 second half I take it 14pts

    • occupatio

      theyve been emphasizing lin’s positives and ignoring his mistakes. never seen that before.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      What’s the final score? Is the game over?

    • GoodDayLA

      8 minutes LOL. “Lin will get 35+!”

    • Rick Johnson

      Are you on League pass? I only get Miami announcers?

    • golfhacker

      Jeremy will figure it out. He’s too pumped up.

    • real-dsb

      Lin got a pretty run, 8 mins. hopefully he’ll come back at end of 2q

    • occupatio

      ballstream gets both. u can pick which u want.

    • zxcvb

      Season ended!

    • stam

      yeah league pass has a free trial right now so sign up!

    • MoominFloren

      I paid for LP but only Heat feed allowed πŸ™

    • ZcodeSportSystem.com

      Impossible for him to get more than 25MPG the way I see things…specially with Robert in the rotation now.

    • blueCypher

      This is an interesting sub patter, give Lin a bit of breather then put him back in

    • TankLakers

      Lin needs play with tempo . it is okey, it is first time he can play freely since Knicks. Maybe he is excited. a break will help him

    • David Ly

      Jeremy coming back in after a short rest!

    • blueCypher

      Lin is coming back in

    • real-dsb

      i’m on LP. You get to choose which feed you want.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      He will come back

    • stam

      Coach still has Al sitting even though he played very well… so if that happens to Lin it may not be the Lin treatment from t he past.

    • real-dsb

      2q630 yikes alley fail

    • sws94

      Dragic is a GREAT finisher on the drive.

    • sws94

      Agree.

    • Singapore BB Fan

      Poor defense

    • occupatio

      and with a little run, the heat are right back in it

    • LW

      Batum made 2 bad plays

    • real-dsb

      2q555 dragic sliced through defense again. tell me if you heard that one before

    • zxcvb

      All of Dragic’s buckets are layups in transition.

    • blubell

      I heard that one before…

    • Alain Gervais

      look like lin about to sub in

    • sws94

      He doesn’t look totally comfortable facilitating,

    • ZcodeSportSystem.com

      Why Lin is out of the game???!!…he only has 2 foul and he’s not a starter…There’s no need to take him out because of 2 fouls…Unbelievable!

    • GoodDayLA

      for 2 or 3 minutes. ON pace for 20 minutes then. Lin will not finish this game tonight. Book it.

    • sws94

      He needed a break. He was playing too amped up. He’s coming back in.

    • Ulysses Modder

      Lin began playing badly because the second unit was horrible with the changes of coach.

    • golfhacker

      He also has 2 fouls. Don’t want him to get 3rd in 1st half. He’ll play a lot in 2nd half.

    • occupatio

      batum’s playmaking abilities have been touted, but we havent really seen it shine.

    • zxcvb

      In addition to Lin being 3-4, Green is 0-4. Lin can’t guard big SGs!

    • David Ly

      That’s the shortest rest I’ve ever seen Lin have after subbing out in the 2nd quarter.

    • stam

      Agreed, coaching staff saw that and had to sit him out for a bit.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Unbelievable.

    • Rzo Vlade

      lol kemba

    • real-dsb

      2q 530 Lin in

    • John Focker

      I think coach needed to talk to him.

    • zxcvb

      Clifford already gaining my trust!

    • real-dsb

      2q510 Lin on Wade

    • blubell

      Talk and not yell at him. Good.

    • real-dsb

      2q500 Lin good D on Wade, well short on jumper

    • zxcvb

      Missed dimes…

    • real-dsb

      2q445. ugh batum missed wide open 3

    • occupatio

      the team is a bit discombobulated. they need to settle down.

    • TankLakers

      let lin play wade one on one. no issue

    • LimitedEdition

      Kemba seriously needs to step up his game

    • Dorothy

      Lin TO

    • zxcvb

      No transition D. Only Lin gets back.

    • stam

      That was a bad TO…

    • real-dsb

      2q350 nobody had Winslow on transition

    • real-dsb

      2q310 Winslow guarding LIn

    • Michael

      Well on previous teams Lin = Transition D so….

    • sws94

      Jefferson should have been ready for that.

    • real-dsb

      2q250 wow, impressive finish by kemba. that had poster block by green all over it.

    • real-dsb

      2q230 uh oh, first blown by Green on Lin for dunk

    • CaliUSMC

      not lookin good…

    • zxcvb

      Great pass by Lin…Jefferson can’t catch.

      Lin should just shoot it.

    • ZcodeSportSystem.com

      I think its best for Lin to protect the baseline…Not looking good defensively

    • sws94

      He has that athleticism. Green is a challenge to Lin.

    • CJSHYY

      Hornets plays bad…

    • Singapore BB Fan

      Preseason games exposed the Hornets game plan

    • real-dsb

      definitely need a timeout to regroup

    • zxcvb

      Calm down, guys. Basketball is a game of runs.

    • CJSHYY

      They don’t have good ball movement today.

    • stam

      Agreed. they are also really locking down on lin.

    • Michael

      Were they missing a big on the baseline trap?

    • TankLakers

      not bad, not bad.. it is the first real game away from home.

    • sws94

      It wasn’t any worst that some of Batum’s. As long as he doesn’t go into a bundle.

    • GoJLin!

      Not in the 1Q, Lin 2/3, Green 0/3 when Lin against Green

    • zxcvb

      4Q will be all-attack Lin, right now he’s setting up guys who can’t finish.

      Right or wrong, it’s what the coach wants so…

    • joyce ward

      Thank you

    • LW

      This is what happens when you can’t make you open 3s

    • TankLakers

      tempo tempo tempo

    • real-dsb

      2q217 Lin out for Hairston

    • real-dsb

      still no Hornet made 3 not named Lin

    • real-dsb

      hairston on green

    • GoodDayLA

      no he won’t finish. You guys all are so blind. SMH

    • GoodDayLA

      Lin will be blamed for Green scoring too. BS

    • real-dsb

      2q110 Green with 3 over Hairston

    • sws94

      At least Green didn’t score those on Lin.

    • zxcvb

      The truth is, for better or worse, only Lin’s PPG and shooting %s matter.

      So we’re good for now, ha. Super Hairsanity will return in the 4Q.

    • Mr Chuckles

      Getting ugly fast.

    • real-dsb

      2q040 Green with another 3 over Hairston.

    • zxcvb

      Lin leaves and Green goes off…

    • real-dsb

      still no 3s smh

    • Mr Chuckles

      Walk it off Kemba.

    • DaBoss

      I said a few days ago Hornets need to figure out how to control Green! Uh -oh! Kemba = whaa??

    • real-dsb

      2q002 LOL kemba with some crazy power dribbles between the legs, hits the 3.

    • GoJLin!

      Green only scoring 2 pts on Lin at 2ndQ, but at 1st Q, green is 0 to 3 (and Lin is 2:3, 7 pts)

    • TankLakers

      tempo helps

    • BUZZCITY17

      Sucks to see Lin struggling 1 st and 2 turnovers

    • wandertheglobe

      Not really, Green was dunking left and right while Lin was guarding him. Lin has 2 fouls and didn’t play aggressive D and no help inside.

    • BUZZCITY17

      Lin only played 12 minutes that 1st half.. guess he will not be receiving special treatment in CHA

    • occupatio

      hes too amped. he needs to settle down.

    • sws94

      He has to slow down and play more under control. If he does that, he’ll be fine.

    • BUZZCITY17

      This is not a good matchup for Lin.. Gerald Green is much bigger than him

    • occupatio

      18 min in 2nd half, and that would be 30 min. we will see.

      clifford did put lin back in after the heat went on a run.

    • real-dsb

      halftime stats:

      Lin: 10 min, 7 pts, 3-4 fg, 1-1 3pt, 1 reb, 1ast, 2 tov, 2pf, -5

      2nd highest scorer on team despite being 8th in minutes played.
      Rest of team 1-12 from 3pt.

    • DaBoss

      Umm – he’s not looking to receive “special treatment” , so …

    • BUZZCITY17

      and than took him out when they didnt do anything

    • blubell

      No one said he will get special treatment. Fair treatment, yes.

    • zxcvb

      Playing well, but he needs help. Guys not finishing at all. Lin’s TOs were unselfish passes that were intercepted.

    • wandertheglobe

      Playing SG is not easy in the NBA especially most SGs are bigger. He needs to go back to PG.

    • real-dsb

      Lin was doing great against Green. Shut him down in 1st quarter.

      Green only had 1 basket on Lin. Then when Hairston started guarding Green, Green started getting hot.

    • TankLakers

      first game. just to have fun….

    • sws94

      Why the pessimism from you so much? If he doesn’t finish it may be because of the matchups and defensive schemes. So far, Clifford is trying to put the right guys in at the right time and Lin was brought back in after a short break. I want him to calm down in the 2nd half.

    • zxcvb

      2 fouls.

    • grover chang

      You know you are just hanging yourself. Lin will make halftime adjustments and then win. Doesn’t matter how good Green looks now.

    • Rick Johnson

      On Time Warner cable they only show Miami feed. Have to use League Pass app on computer to get Hornet’s feed.

    • occupatio

      but green is an unusual specimen. there is no one with his pure jumping ability and length that is really comparable.

    • DaBoss

      Jlin kept Green in check in preseason – he can do it again.

    • Brewkowski

      Couldn’t tell by all these posts. Sounds like he’s falling big time.

      Batum with only 2 points?

    • real-dsb

      And Green could not stop Lin on the other end. Lin was killing Green. I think Clifford should exploit this matchup more in the second half.

      Hairston on Wade was good.

    • zxcvb

      Lots of Tiger fans and trolls, ha.

    • sws94

      Winslow and Green are seriously athletic guys. If they get by Lin, they are dunking way above the rim.

    • real-dsb

      Lin already held Green in check in first half.

    • Dan Ang

      Stop stirring up trouble. Every other comment from you is negative.

    • DaBoss

      Guess you’re not watching. Charlotte commentators noting that Lin is one who is playing well but needs help.

    • BUZZCITY17

      its 3 fouls that gets you taken out not 2

    • LW

      Heat still stops Lin well, since Linsanity!

    • TankLakers

      the first game – i am happy with no injury, no blow out , build chemistry , lin plays 25+ mins

    • occupatio

      lin lost the ball several times that didnt end up as turnovers. so stats have been prettier than actuality

      anyway, the heat are making lin get rid of the ball, and the hornets offense hasnt yet found a good outlet for lin to pass off to when heat swarm on him.

    • DaBoss

      Yep – they need to get a life and stop trolling our board.

    • sws94

      I think Miami in general is a tough matchup. They have athleticism, length, reach and a coach that likes to shut down impact point guards.

    • blubell

      Great to hear that the homers are supporting their own.

    • Wayne Li

      Lin gets special treatment from Heat, whenever he touches the ball, he gets doubled to prevent him taking off. Not much high screens for Lin either, which is essential for JLin to be effective.

    • BobbyH

      This is a new team mixed with old and new. Need time to glue. So far so good in my view, against a vet Heat players with length. You see, almost every position, Heat players are bigger.

    • golfhacker

      You have to relax. First game of the year. He has 2 fouls. Miami is an aggressive defensive team.

    • wandertheglobe

      I agree. Green is extremely athletic. Lin can keep up with the Reddicks, but playing against bigger & athletic 2 he’s going to need help.

    • TankLakers

      indeed/ they know how good he could be

    • stam

      Yeah, also, their 3’s are not falling. Maybe in Q2 the 3’s start to fall.

    • blubell

      They are giving him mad respect…

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      2nd TO was ridiculous.

    • John Focker

      Coach needs to exploit that and make Heat pay.

    • BobbyH

      feeding Al.

    • real-dsb

      Lin had outstanding 1st quarter.

      2nd quarter Miami remembered to trap and double Lin. Problem was that the rest of the Hornets couldn’t hit from 3pt (1-12). So that allowed MIA to continue.

      If the other Hornets can find their stroke in second half, Lin will make them pay for doubling.

    • occupatio

      i didnt have chance to see it closely. was it miscommunication, a telegraphed pass, or was lin too fidgety?

    • TankLakers

      it’s okey. first real game in the season and in new team

    • Brewkowski

      Unfortunately the stinking free league pass is glitchy on my iPad app and can’t get out from logging in. Glad that the commentators are fair.

    • IsabeliJane*17

      Spo puts at the minimum 4 Heat against Jer… Other Hornets need hit outside shots

    • real-dsb

      just ignore

    • jlim7

      Coach need to deploy Hansbrough. Heat takes advantage of Hornet’s no rim protection

    • zxcvb

      I remember when some people were KILLING Lin for his “horrible play” against Detroit.

      And then Lin beasted and won a great comeback victory with great stats in limited time.

    • sws94

      That’s what I’m seeing too. Miami doesn’t play Lin like most teams do. They swarm him. He needs to play more off-ball against them. Lin tries to challenge them and that’s when he gets in trouble.

    • occupatio

      im ready with the lin sucks chants.

    • zxcvb

      Problem so far is poor 3pt shooting and poor transition defense.

      No one but Lin has made a 3, so the spacing is poor. No one but Lin is getting back so Dragic has 3 easy breakaway layups.

    • John Focker

      That IS respect. You don’t see Kemba getting that.

    • blubell

      what cult chants that? lol

    • zxcvb

      “LIN SUCKS. LIN SUCKS.” -Lin fans

    • spiderman

      Should’ve in 2nd quarter. Lead would not be as big

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Lin passed some wide open 3s but missed. smh

    • occupatio

      it has magical powers!

    • grover chang

      I could see Lin was a little upset with his teammates on defense. Halftime is a good time for Lin to calm down too.

    • GoodDayLA

      Start Lin and get a Klay Thompson play Nic at 3 with Hawes and Zeller. All of a sudden way better.

    • John Focker

      Kemba made one at the end of 2Q.

    • Michael

      The troll in me wants to join the anti-jinx chant.

    • occupatio

      he was P*SSED at al for giving up the dunk. al didnt even attempt to challenge it.

    • GoodDayLA

      he got 30 minutes that game. Limited?

    • zxcvb

      Oh that’s right. I missed that one. 2-13 from deep so far.

    • GoodDayLA

      he needs to pass faster and move without the ball

    • CJSHYY

      Ya! No spacing & when Lin got the ball Heat’s players all around him. Bad. No fast break either.

    • Rzo Vlade

      batum playing meh

    • CJSHYY

      Batum & Kemba both were shooting bad… the whole team run O are not smooth at all. Bad.

    • cshot

      i personally don’t think batum is much of a facilitator

    • occupatio

      he doesnt shoot easy shots and doesnt create easy shots for others. enuf said.

    • zxcvb

      Not starters’ minutes and those minutes were 1st half light, 4Q heavy.

    • CJSHYY

      Feel the same way… They are not playing like they did for preseason ….

    • occupatio

      thats how he has been advertised tho.

    • GoodDayLA

      let’s wait and see. Lin will be lucky to break 22 minutes tonight unless he plays like MJ.

    • grover chang

      i think he is a good passer for a forward but he can’t penetrate inside to pass like a guard.

    • ZcodeSportSystem.com

      I remember someone on here stating that Charlotte doesn’t need rim protection when I suggested they sign the laker guy that got cut..Does that person still believe that?….No one contesting when guard are getting beat off the dribble.

    • occupatio

      patrick ewing has vomit for a suit

    • GoodDayLA

      Lin is trying to do too much. He needs to swing the ball and find energy. Let’s hope he gets the feel for the game real quick.

    • John Focker

      Starting backcourt combined 27 min 5 pts on 2/10 shooting, Jeremy 10 min 7 pts on 3/4 shooting. Just saying.

    • grover chang

      7 pts 1 ast 1 rebound. Sounds like Lin earned his $2million for the game already.

    • GoodDayLA

      if that’s how you really look at it, i am at a loss.

    • zxcvb

      I think you may be referring to me. The problem isn’t a lack of shot blocker (which is what I meant). The problem is not getting back on defense! So many breakaway layups and dunks. 7-8 already.

      Before the game, Clifford said the same thing. Said the biggest weakness was “transition defense.”

    • Alain Gervais

      lol

    • Rzo Vlade

      alphense

    • Alain Gervais

      offense cant get anything right now

    • Rzo Vlade

      hairston

    • real-dsb

      smh at the 3 pt misses =(

    • golfhacker

      Don’t remind me.

    • GoodDayLA

      Marvin is good. Some people here said he is a scrub. SMH

    • Rzo Vlade

      kemba lol

    • real-dsb

      tough non-call for kemba

    • stam

      Batum held his hand out for whitside what a nice guy

    • sws94

      Wade is so good.

    • occupatio

      lol dragic passes to himself

    • David Kim

      I think
      batum is 15pt 4 assts 6 rebounds player
      good passer as a forward but not really good penetrator
      can play well as SF not SG in both ends floor
      he should be 3rd or 4th option in offense

    • real-dsb

      3q910 nice penetrate and ast for kemba

    • stam

      damn kemba should have gotten a foul on that!

    • ZcodeSportSystem.com

      I disagree..We’ve seen so many of their players simply attack the rim…Lin, himself, got beat off the dribble twice and no one helped him….A good shot blocker would had stepped up and bail out jeremy.

    • real-dsb

      3q840 another nice bounce ast by kemba, but marv was fouled on the dunk attempt

    • stam

      LOL

    • zxcvb

      Get Novak on this team to make some 3s…just 2-15 so far.

    • Rzo Vlade

      batum should be guarding wade

    • occupatio

      starters are so pathetic

    • GoodDayLA

      hairston for mPV 3

    • sws94

      3 for Hairston.

    • zxcvb

      I mean, this is the NBA. Guys are gonna score. Take away even half of the breakaway dunks/layups and Hornets are winning on the road against a “superior” team.

    • stam

      Yes! 3 by PJ

    • sws94

      Is Batum playing poorly?

    • real-dsb

      3q8m finally wide open corner 3 for hairston

    • stam

      Told you the refs are completely rigging it…

    • real-dsb

      3q740 what??? offensive on PJ 3 pt?

    • occupatio

      oh pls. refs.

    • real-dsb

      pretty biased calls from refs today

    • occupatio

      dragic besides the transition buckets, has not been looking good. against nobody defenders too

    • John Focker

      Batum 2 pts 1/7 2 ast in 19 min. Sure let’s cater to Batum.

    • real-dsb

      Hornets don’t stand a chance against the refs

    • Dan Ang

      Kemba needs to keep attacking if his outside shots aren’t falling.

    • Rzo Vlade

      kemba lol

    • real-dsb

      true

    • zxcvb

      Yep. I don’t think he and Wade are a great fit.

      Even in Phoenix his one great season involved Bledsoe being injured for months.

    • GoodDayLA

      Lin is the best PG on this team. Of that I am certain. It’s a damn shame he is just not empowered to be free and play and win a lot of games.

    • real-dsb

      3q6m Lin time?

    • Hornets 1st unit is not getting any easy shots.

    • Dan Ang

      Whiteside is impenetrable

    • stam

      Charlotte falling apart…

    • sws94

      I don’t know what the solution is for Charlotte. They need to go on a run and soon. The first unit isn’t dynamic.

    • occupatio

      cliff needs to change lineup NOW

    • Alain Gervais

      Charlotte looks really bad

    • MoominFloren

      Time to sub Lin.

    • occupatio

      looks no diff than last year. al-ffense all day

    • Alain Gervais

      Zero offense

    • Lin and Hansbrough are needed now

    • ZcodeSportSystem.com

      Jefferson plays no defense and all he wants to do is shoot…and the ball just stops when he gets it…he never tries to pass out of double team or anything….No rim protection from him…how can you be 7 foot and never make an attempt to block shots.

    • John Focker

      Took the words right out of my mouth. Batum is not the difference maker, Jeremy is.

    • Rzo Vlade

      dont care jlin just needs to put some stats

    • grover chang

      Ditto.They need energy.

    • Hope

      Lin is playing 30 min? Lol. Let’s hope that he can Crack 20

    • occupatio

      haha. the math isnt working out so good so far.

    • Riddick

      Once again…Cliff relying too much on ‘star’ ball.

    • real-dsb

      3q6m nope, no Lin yet

    • yup.. Hansbrough will be an ENFORCER.
      Heat is just abusing Hornets inside

    • real-dsb

      3q6m Batum missed wide open rolling Zeller

    • occupatio

      he will have to play like the rest of the game to break 30

    • GoodDayLA

      Lin is going to play 16 minutes tonight. SMH

    • real-dsb

      announcer said just, Haven’t seen Jeremy Lin yet in second half

    • David Kim

      Maybe overtime? Lol

    • Yikes 23% Hornets FG in the 3rd quarter

    • Rzo Vlade

      hairston

    • stam

      They need to put JLIN in

    • grover chang

      Heat have the home crowd to get them energy. Hornets have crazy with Hansbrough.

    • GoodDayLA

      every game is do or die for Lin. These next 10 games define his NBA future. He has to DOMINATE. This is it. This is the season.

    • real-dsb

      announcer Stephanie: Hornets shooting a lot outside, would like to see them probing in the lane

      basically hinting at Lin

    • Sundown

      Your lips to Clifford’s ears.

    • occupatio

      so the same pattern as last few years. lin plays great in preseason and doesnt get minutes in real seeason. wth.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      I have enough with this starting lineup.

    • 22cents

      Jeremy Lin is! Not Lamb. Ha Ha

    • real-dsb

      lin back in 3q445

    • occupatio

      ok it took long enuf

    • John Focker

      Starting backcourt update combined 40 min 9 pts 3/15 shooting, Jeremy 10 min 7 pts 3/4 shooting.

      I’m beginning to think Clifford is stinking it up ON PURPOSE to prove a point to SOMEONE who insisted on current starting lineup.

      Conspiracy theory is fun, especially when the game’s not.

    • stam

      Good D by Lin

    • Rzo Vlade

      kemba

    • real-dsb

      3q430 Green tried to drive on Lin. nothing there, passed out to 3pt line

    • sws94

      NICE play by Kemba

    • Singapore BB Fan

      too much of Al post up…its killing the flow

    • MoominFloren

      Hope you are right

    • Rzo Vlade

      aphensel

    • Rick Johnson

      Nobody setting a screen for Lin or Kemba. What’s going on?

    • real-dsb

      other than 1 dunk, Lin has held Green scoreless

    • GoodDayLA

      no he is not.

    • real-dsb

      let’s go hornets, time to make a run!

    • occupatio

      sweet lookaway and drive by kemba

    • occupatio

      he got clotheslined too

    • real-dsb

      3q3m Lin stuck with Green, Green didn’t even touch the ball

    • occupatio

      bosh with amazing catch hahahaha

    • real-dsb

      3q300 great stepback look, didn’t fall

    • GoodDayLA

      Lin is over dribbling and not doing enough fast catch and shoot. or quick passing. I don’t love it.

    • Rick Johnson

      Get Handsbrough in to get some rebounds.

    • real-dsb

      3q250 Green tried to back down Lin, had to pass out to 3pt

    • sws94

      That’s the shot he needs to take. He’s been making most of them. Good shot.

    • sws94

      Hi Mr. Sunshine.

    • occupatio

      the timing with the screener isnt right

    • stam

      He is a bit apprehensive but i think they stopped the screens in this game no idea why…

    • occupatio

      they didnt stop but they not timing it well. its lagging by a few beats.

    • Ulysses Modder

      Lin needs of Novak this game

    • Rick Johnson

      Needs a Tyson Chandler too.

    • Wayne Li

      He needs pass to a guy who can shoot 3 or drive to the rim, who can do that in the second unit.

    • TankLakers

      starters fg% so poor except AL

    • LimitedEdition

      Troy Daniels

    • stam

      Gotta understand.. the refs have rigged this game, there is no way charlotte will win.

    • occupatio

      u can partly see why kemba has to kemba. lin has been forced to take difficult midrange bc inside so clogged and no shooters

    • John Focker

      Marvin Williams OK except on 3s.

    • GoodDayLA

      Yes, finally Lin passing the ball and moving. Zeller just can’t finish.

    • GoodDayLA

      a lot of calls are suspect

    • real-dsb

      need to get zeller the ball more

    • occupatio

      that was embarrassing as heck

    • occupatio

      lin doesnt know how to get himself open for those things. not enuf experience.

    • real-dsb

      3q220 Lin did a great job of following Green on screens. Green could not get open.

    • John Focker

      Yes, but the refs can’t rig Kemba and Hairston FG%, that’s on them.

    • real-dsb

      3q140 Green made 3 over Lin, Lin was all over him. Just a tremendous shot.

    • Rick Johnson

      Bloody nose again.

    • Singapore BB Fan

      terrible play…I think hornet should just go for 3pt shootings

    • GoodDayLA

      well at least if it keeps going this way, with blood in his nose, sigh….

    • occupatio

      nothing to do this game if lin cannot hit his jumpers. thats game over

    • GoodDayLA

      Lini s a freaking PG playing out of position and getting bloody noses.

    • real-dsb

      3q117 bloody nose again. time for super saiyan

    • spiderman

      Hope Clifford doesn’t turn into this
      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qV1LOFuddes

    • LimitedEdition

      Can’t believe the starters are so bad this game

    • stam

      Who bloodied his nose and he didn’t even get a call from

    • zxcvb

      Was that on the jumper? Or after?

    • Rick Johnson

      Batum is a SF playing out of position at SG

    • real-dsb

      3q100 good aggressive drive by zeller to pick up foul

    • zxcvb

      Scoring happens in bunches. Lin has to play angry Bloody Dragon Lin, TOs or not.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      When you have a SG shooting 1 out of 8 and 3 TOs playing 22 minutes, it’s going to hurt.
      The experiment of Batum as SG should end.

    • I am The Jason

      This is not the team that played in the preseason

    • GoodDayLA

      these players are soft and need to drive. Zeller needs to create a free throw parade.

      Tyler Handborough would do well in this game with 15 free throws.

    • zxcvb

      My feed keeps cutting out! Ach.

    • occupatio

      wow cody got murdered goign to hoop

    • real-dsb

      3q047. Lin guarded Green into airball!

    • MoominFloren

      Record holder of bloody nose ….

    • stam

      Got that right!

    • occupatio

      aside from going through al too much, the major difference is that hornets starters dug a hole and the 2nd unit lost composure in trying to make comeback, playing uphill

    • zxcvb

      Finally a foul FOR Lin. Bloody nose got their attention!

    • sws94

      Lin getting love from the Miami announcers.

    • stam

      Concentrate please make the second FT

    • occupatio

      what they say

    • real-dsb

      announcers saying Lin lots of respect. talking about him having good size. earning his way into the league with d-league.

    • zxcvb

      Sometimes FTs get a player’s jumper going. We’ll see!

    • GoodDayLA

      man his adidas fell off…damn

    • real-dsb

      3q005 Lin lost a shoe LOL

    • Rick Johnson

      Least he didn’t do a Ronnie Price and throw his shoe.

    • occupatio

      that was hardenesque collision

    • sws94

      see real-dsb above.

    • stam

      LOL HOLY CRAP HE PLAYED WITHOUT HIS SHOE!

    • Rick Johnson

      Adidas SMH

    • real-dsb

      LOL

    • IsabeliJane*17

      And he played without his shoe… that’s hustle

    • TankLakers

      Lin needs MJ shores LOL

    • golfhacker

      Lin blew a tire.

    • Briiick

      This announcer is very unlike other jerks.

    • cshot

      when ur son is good friends with jeremy, you gotta say good things ahaha. i love dell curry

    • TankLakers

      Lin needs MJ shoes

    • occupatio

      lmao

    • zxcvb

      Miami hammering Lin so hard he lost his blood and his shoe!

    • Alain Gervais

      Coach Clif is being schooled today. the offense isn’t working. Mostly because the players are missing.

    • spiderman

      well if Clifford wants to win….. you know

    • DaBoss

      Ughh! I can just see it now on Shaqtin’ a Fool!

    • occupatio

      lin doing a good job advertising for adidas.

    • zxcvb

      Other than transition defense, it’s just guys missing open shots.

      Lin should have 5 dimes…instead he has one. Batum and Kemba didn’t bring it today.

    • Joe what do you know

      Saying Lin is tough…

    • occupatio

      lin jumper is off too

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Batum should be blamed as SG. This is not working.
      I’m surprised that the game is still close with that kind of shooting all around.
      The Hornets shot @ such low %!

    • TankLakers

      all starters missed fire except AL!!!!!

    • DaBoss

      The whole team is just off today …

    • real-dsb

      4q1150 rotation broke down. Green unguarded

    • Alain Gervais

      Lins stats pretty good except the assist/tov

    • Sundown

      Lin getting worse as the game goes along.

    • zxcvb

      Only Hairsanity can save this game…not sure he has room to work w/o guys making shots.

    • golfhacker

      Lin playing Harden defense on that Green 3.

    • real-dsb

      4q1120 yikes Lin misses deep 3 badly

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Some watching minutes delay, pls no play by play. thanks.

    • DaBoss

      Yes, Al and Jeremy doing better than most

    • stam

      He’s having a bad game… but so is everyone else.

    • Alain Gervais

      ITs not him offense not going no where

    • Maknusia

      we know πŸ™‚

    • zxcvb

      I like the confidence. He’s 1/2 from deep, whatever.

      Good shooters have “no conscience.” Even Curry misses 3-4 in a row…and then hits 3-4 in a row.

    • Maknusia

      looks like it

    • occupatio

      this is the kind of experience lin lacked cuz hes been underused.

      he needs more chances with end of clock heaves.

    • sws94

      Gonna go into garbage time soon

    • I am The Jason

      The Hornets are not moving the ball. It is sticking to Roberts like glue

    • JJ Hui

      I guess the new Hornets line up thrown the team off ! No one is playing spectacular!

    • real-dsb

      mia too hot from 3

    • real-dsb

      4q950 Lin called for phantom foul on bosh drive

    • zxcvb

      This is why Lin has to start. You can’t “save Lin for the 2nd unit.”

      Starting Lin gives everyone space…Kemba, Lin, Al, Batum.

    • GoodDayLA

      this game is like the Detroit game & Miami is similar in talent and ability to Detroit except Lin is playing freaking SG and not enough minutes and out of position. Super stupid. Super Duper stupid.

      Coach is gonna lose his job due to politics. Cho too even maybe.

      If you want to not just save your job but excel, play the right players and just say IDGAF what Michale Jordan does to me for winning at all costs.

    • ZcodeSportSystem.com

      Well, this one is over..Hornets down by 20…..Lin does too much help defense..his man is getting wide open 3’s everytime he goes to help….The big men should be helping whenever someone drive.

    • GoodDayLA

      no unless Lin starts at PG, it is a lost cause. Starting at SG won’t help.

    • Maknusia

      yup…they are killing us on 3s

    • stam

      another call against Lin that is such BS.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Batum in as SF.

    • real-dsb

      4q927 Lin with a bailout foul call

    • MoominFloren

      Guess I can back to work now……don’t wanna get caught watching games in office

    • Rick Johnson

      Need a rim protector and put Lin at starting PG. Otherwise going to be a losing season. Clifford and Cho going to be gone.

    • JLin has the right idea to keep attacking the rim

    • zxcvb

      LOL, not a travel. It was a foul that “caused” the travel.

    • Maknusia

      yup…but the lead is kinda big now….lets see

    • spiderman

      completely unfair to Lin for clean-up duties after a huge mess…
      hope Clifford changes course soon

    • sws94

      I’ll take it. 11 points. He’ll play way better in the next game. It’s as I thought. Miami is a tough matchup for Lin and remains so.

    • GoodDayLA

      he is not trusting hs jumper tonight. the college 3 jumper won’t even shoot it.

    • TankLakers

      now it is supposed the best lineup

    • Rzo Vlade

      yeah make 14pts iam good puts stats

    • golfhacker

      He’s hesitating on his shots. No quick release tonight.

    • real-dsb

      4q900 wow, a 3ptr! yay

    • Nice Kemba-Lin-Batum3 connection!

    • zxcvb

      Get your stats, Jeremy. Sad but true…

      Charlotte thinks they’re SAS or GSW. You can’t afford to “save” Lin for the 2nd unit! It hurts both the starters and reserves. You gotta make life H*** for the other team by starting your best guys. Unless you have elite talent, you gotta go all out.

    • GoodDayLA

      gees, SOOOOOOO much faster with Lin and Kemba and NIC in there. It’s not ideal but dam better than before. Lin at PG is ideal but dam I’ll take Lin in with Nic and Kemba.

    • DaBoss

      Thank God for Kemba saving the ball!

    • real-dsb

      4q900 ast from Lin

    • stam

      Yes!!! A for Lin

    • occupatio

      the bad weather is causing my feed to drop

    • Maknusia

      its still early…and the lineup need to gel as well…will give CC some time

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      The death of the experiment with Batum as SG.
      He’s a natural SF.

    • stam

      Maybe that will get Batum going tonight.

    • GoodDayLA

      there’s no time to figure it out. season will be over.

    • sport

      Great teamwork, JLin loses the ball, Walker saves it, pass back to Lin, Lin pass to Batum for the 3.

    • This is why Kemba/Lin/Batum need to start. Faster offense
      I hope Coach Clifford gets it soon

    • Riddick

      Yup, it’s easier to play down than up!

    • zxcvb

      Finally we agree! Lin starting helps everyone…but MJ is in love with “his guys.”

    • TankLakers

      that is supposed the starting lineup

    • Maknusia

      good shot from Batum

    • cshot

      jereemy needs to trust his shot more! i don’t really like it when he pump fakes and drives into trees :/

    • Alain Gervais

      After this. the starters killed all momentum

    • stam

      Agreed, Lin had a few TO’s that was saved by his team mates.

    • Briiick

      Yeah, it’s a wishful thinking by the FO and the player himself. It’s going to cost some jobs.

    • sport

      In other words Lin should be starting.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Live or die; this is the best lineup for Hornets.

    • GoodDayLA

      this loser team is horrible as clifford is doing it. This is how he wants to lose his job? Clifford going to lose his job or he really thinks this lineup and subbing pattern is best?

    • sport

      Me neither.

    • TankLakers

      lin plays fakes too much… not hesitate !!!!

    • real-dsb

      4q900 Zell Marv Batum Lin Kemba

      hopefully this can be the right combo to claw back in the game

    • Maknusia

      Walker and Lin together…lets see the pace and matchups

    • I am The Jason

      It won’t mean much if they keep feeding Jefferson

    • sport

      Yea except why not start this lineup with Lin? :/ Bench Al Jeff already.

    • real-dsb

      4q840. Green midrange jumper. got very friendly bounce

    • Maknusia

      Another 3 from Batum!

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Batum makes the difference!

    • GoodDayLA

      LOL only down by 11 LOL

    • stam

      Yes!!! batum is getting in the game.

    • Rick Johnson

      For those listening to Hornets broadcast, any comments by Dell Curry?

    • Dorothy

      33333333333333333

    • real-dsb

      4q750 deeepp 333333

    • sport

      back to back 3s for batum, Hornets making a comeback!

    • Rzo Vlade

      yessssssss

    • zxcvb

      LIN 3333

    • sport

      Lin with a 3 finallY!

    • stam

      YESSSSSSSSSSSSS LIN FOR 3 DOWN TOWN!

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      This is it! Batum should never play SG again.
      He’s lethal at SF and sucks at SG.

    • TankLakers

      YES

    • Maknusia

      sweet Lin/Walker….making some sweet moves

    • GoodDayLA

      well look no BIG AL! NO BIG AL. CLIFFORD KNOW WHAT UP. HE IS JUST BOUND. BUT HE KNOWS>

    • MoominFloren

      yes

    • real-dsb

      4q7 Zeller monster jam!!! things are clicking when 3s falling

    • Maknusia

      need some defensive stops…11pt game

    • sport

      Woo…Nice feed from Batum to Zeller for that two handed dunk!

    • zxcvb

      This would have been a win if Lin started.

      It’s SO HARD to guard Charlotte when Lin AND Kemba AND Batum are all on the floor.

    • TankLakers

      best lineup

    • zxcvb

      Needed that midrange shot from Lin. Nice job by Whiteside.

    • GoodDayLA

      it would have been enough to win. Clifford is bound by front office politics. He will go down and lose his job for it if he doesn’t challenge the status quo

    • sws94

      At least they got it from a blow out to a game in striking distance. Miami hitting their 3s is keeping their lead up.

    • exactly. Batum can play a natural SF and gets easy shots off Kemba/Lin

    • Alain Gervais

      This should be the starter!!!!!

    • Alain Gervais

      Everything is easier

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      I think that the Heat has made so many fouls this Q. That should be FT all the way for every foul they made.

    • GoodDayLA

      Lin is afraid to shoot his mid range quick tonight like in pre season.

    • zxcvb

      When Lin, Kemba, Batum, Zeller play together…Charlotte is just as good as Miami.

      When you “save Lin for the 2nd unit,” Hornets gets blown out like a trash team.

    • TankLakers

      lin takes shots!!!!

    • sws94

      Hesitant some.

    • Alain Gervais

      Lin smiLin like MJ

    • CaliUSMC

      Per espn –

      Jeremy Lin just lost his shoe on a drive to the basket. After the play ended and the quarter was over, Dwyane Wade went to retrieve Lin’s shoe to toss it back to him. Udonis Haslem knocked the shoe out of Wade’s hand and made Lin walk all the way over to the Heat’s bench to get it.

    • zxcvb

      If you don’t start Lin, it makes it much easier to guard the starters. And then the other team just swarms Lin when he plays with the weaker 2nd unit.

    • GoodDayLA

      politics per JeremyLintel. Lintel is about right. Lin will not start

    • TankLakers

      4qt fast pace. they do not need AL

    • GoodDayLA

      hesitant a lot. i hate seeing that. he should let it go.

    • IsabeliJane*17

      Kemba-Jer-Batum-Zeller-get some better center…. I’m good.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Batum can’t play SG! That is it.
      Now see how he gets going as SF. It’s beautiful with Kemba, Lin and Batum and Zeller out there.

    • zxcvb

      Hehe, I don’t care about that stuff. I like the gamesmanship!

    • IsabeliJane*17

      Petty stuff.. but Haslem is walking definition of D-bag

    • sws94

      Great D Lin.

    • Great D by Lin to make Green travel

    • Maknusia

      still a 10pts game…need defensive stops

    • GoodDayLA

      free throw parade lol

    • TankLakers

      with lin and kemba, they should have mnore fs pts

    • stam

      GOOD D by LIn.

    • GoodDayLA

      this game will have a close final score.

    • Maknusia

      i guess he heard my shout!

    • TankLakers

      GREAT D

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Every foul of heat would stop the clock and get charity to Hornets.

    • blueCypher

      To be honest, if Clifford trusts Lin to finish the game, might as well just start him

    • sport

      Why are Hornets shooting Fts for every Heat foul?

    • zxcvb

      Still a chance…Lin’s gotta go to the rim. TO or not, get those sweet FTs.

    • stam

      Lin communicating with the team

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      That just tells you how important Batum is in this team!!!!!

    • Maknusia

      darn Green!

    • occupatio

      my feed just came back.

      lin shouldve went straight to hoop instead of settling for jumper. smh. he needs to get to line and also stop the clock

    • Sundown

      Lots of passes, crappy shots.

    • GoodDayLA

      he’s not playing great tonight. Passable but not great.

    • Maknusia

      Walker answered back..

    • golfhacker

      Lin passing up open shots.

    • occupatio

      he saved that possession.

    • TankLakers

      LIN needs to shot

    • zxcvb

      Game over. Just want Lin to get his 16+ pts.

    • sport

      Lin should’ve shot that :/

    • Briiick

      The truth is no lineup can improve Hornets without Lin in it.

    • zxcvb

      Eh. Protect his %s.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      He knows he isn’t shooting well in 2nd half.

    • stam

      Agreed, he should have went for it…

    • Maknusia

      lol…was that your prediction?

    • occupatio

      so who was guarding the rim when lin had possible drive? was he a shotblocker? cuz i dont understand why he didnt take it in.

    • sport

      Made that 3 earlier should still try another one.

    • zxcvb

      Game is over. Lin should protect his stats.

      They won’t start him for selfish reasons? Let Lin be selfish too.

    • LimitedEdition

      Don’t worry guys, Lin played well. Just poor game from Kemba and Batum.

    • Alain Gervais

      Heats PNR defense is really good

    • TankLakers

      Lin has highest fg% now, he should not hesitate for open shots

    • golfhacker

      If that’s his thought, then there is no hope for him

    • sws94

      One of the best in the NBA

    • occupatio

      dude i want to WIN this game.

    • zxcvb

      Maybe this’ll be an early red flag to MJ and Cho.

      This team is totally different when Lin, Kemba, Zeller and Batum play together.

    • sport

      Pretty sure Lin wants the win more than shooting percentage %

    • sws94

      Kemba played fine. Batum wasn’t great.

    • True, Kemba/Batum is a combined 7/25 shooting while Lin is 4/9 shooting

    • sport

      Is MJ watching tonight?

    • Alain Gervais

      Cant play bad 3 quarters and win

    • zxcvb

      I made none, but I thought a mediocre game b/c Heat always swarm Lin and Lin isn’t starting. Basically what happened in the preseason game.

    • GoodDayLA

      Bemba just trying to get points now.

    • Lin got Green to bit .. 2 FTs

    • sws94

      Lin missed 1st FT.

    • zxcvb

      YEAH, Get yo pts J-Lin.

    • stam

      Damn he needs to make it…

    • LimitedEdition

      Not really, 4/14 is not efficient at all

    • occupatio

      green has been a no-show besides his pump fake into dunk

    • GoodDayLA

      Lin needs to shoot more. He’s like way too hesitant. he has tons of open mid range he passed up with over dribbling.

    • Maknusia

      he is almost there…but missed his FT

    • zxcvb

      If he went 4-13, you’d say he’s inefficient.

    • occupatio

      it ll come with time. the teammates with time will learn to reset the poessession better when lin probes.

    • Alain Gervais

      Lin taking he is moments no forced shots

    • occupatio

      im loving kemba drives

    • occupatio

      i want to WIN this game

    • golfhacker

      Charlotte announcers named Jeremy player of the game!

    • Maknusia

      lol…i doubt any lin fans had said he is inefficient…at times…shots dont go well…happens

    • GoodDayLA

      Kemba is smart. Knows he needs to beat Lin in points and lead team in the ESPN boxscore. It’s just stat filling time now.

    • GoodDayLA

      there was no player of the game. everyone sucked even Lin.

    • occupatio

      haha thats so unfair

    • zxcvb

      5pt game? Whoa.

    • occupatio

      dont be a hater heh

    • Maknusia

      yeah…he been aggressive in Q4

    • TankLakers

      wow kemba is a fighter

    • sws94

      Kemba is playing well in the crunch. Not everything is about Lin. Geez.

    • GoodDayLA

      not if they are open shots. then I’d say he’d need to work harder in the summer on the jumper

    • This is doable.. 2 3s and 2 good defense

    • stam

      Sprite player of the game..Jeremy lin

    • sws94

      Really? I guess he played the best on the team.

    • zxcvb

      5-15 with weak 2st half defense…he’d better score.

    • occupatio

      this team is showing fight.
      and im impressed that cliff has benched AL. yes.

    • golfhacker

      He was best of the worst.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Anyone who wants Batum to play SG should have his head examined.

    • DaBoss

      This is the true starting 5!

    • Rzo Vlade

      lol

    • TankLakers

      Lin needs more minutes!!!

    • zxcvb

      MJ, Cho and Clifford, I guess.

    • TankLakers

      MVP….

    • Alain Gervais

      He would of if the 2nd quarter wasn’t as bad

    • Maknusia

      thats bcoz…someone was shouting Lin sucks….lol

    • David Kim

      AI doesnt look happy LOL

    • IsabeliJane*17

      Who in their “right” mind decided to play Batum as SG?When I heard that it’s similar to hearing Lillard will be played as power forward.

    • stam

      I hope lin scores a 3, we need lin to catch up to kemba in points.

    • occupatio

      omg dagger 3

    • golfhacker

      Deng dagger.

    • JJ Hui

      If Lin plays longer min, the game is a W for sure!

    • zxcvb

      “Lin won’t close the game!”

      If he didn’t have early foul trouble, he would have played 30m.

    • sws94

      3s won the game for Miami.

    • TankLakers

      lin great d on green so far

    • occupatio

      im glad cliff had flexibility to close with proper lineup.
      but he really messed up by waiting too long.

    • GoodDayLA

      Clifford is doing the typical bad coach schtick. He should have benched Al like DLee in preseason. Now he’s just pissing off everyone.

    • stam

      Game over…

    • spiderman
    • occupatio

      wow how did i miss the 5 threes by green

    • zxcvb

      Politics – 1 Hornets – 0

    • GoodDayLA

      Lin is a freaking small SG and it’s showing tonight. I wish he was 2 inches taller. Green is way too huge. Lin did a good job on him but size matters.

    • stam

      Lin has the most mins off the bench more than hairston and jefferson on starters so that’s a good sign forLin the “bench” player

    • GoodDayLA

      nice post i agree

    • occupatio

      lin with the semi dunk .

    • Maknusia

      yup…pretty much…first regular season game….which is fine..I like the 4thQ

    • zxcvb

      17!!! in 6th man minutes!

    • Maknusia

      Lin Fans gets a dunk from LIN!!!!

    • Sundown

      Get that pizza!

    • zxcvb

      This is best possible result for us fans.

      Close loss with Lin playing well and the starters being weak (until they play with Lin).

    • TankLakers

      Heat 60% 3pt and Lin has too few mins play , that is tge differece

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      This is just a road game.

    • sws94

      You said he’d get 15 minutes. Now he’s a small SG. He’s a combo guard favoring PG and maybe, just maybe, a 6th man type of player. It’s interesting that Green is finishing the game and he isn’t a starter.

    • blueCypher

      Even though the Hornets will lose this game, there are a ton of positives for Lin. I think he will get more playing time next few games. The best unit is clearly Lin/Kemba/Batum

    • stam

      Would be nice if he drew up another play for Lin.

    • David Ly

      Did you guys see Mayweather talking crap about Jeremy to Gerald Green on the inbounds play?

    • golfhacker

      Fortunately, we don’t play Miami 82 times a year.

    • occupatio

      i want team to win. but i will accept a loss if it means it empowers cliff to play the correct lineups.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      The Hornets has to look for a SG besides Batum!

    • zxcvb

      Lin is best as a SG…on this team. No one can score off his passes and he just gets TOs.

      As a starting SG, he’s in “selfish” attack mode all game.

    • Maknusia

      close to 27min

    • your son’s voltaire

      Floyd is such a Lin troll. he follows Lin to every game just to troll on him. lol

    • pandaboy99

      Lin 17 pts… im happy

    • zxcvb

      And a painful lesson for MJ and Cho. START LIN OR LOSE.

    • pandaboy99

      clifford gonna squeeze more mins for lin as this season goes on

    • sport

      I agree when Lin’s PG he worries too much about passing to teammates.

    • occupatio

      whats lin’s FGA/FG?

    • spiderman

      Nothing better to do with his life

    • Hope

      Charlotte commentators want Lin to start. What a change.

    • Maknusia

      lol…that would only make CH better

    • LimitedEdition

    • sport

      Just need to start Lin!! Enough with the politics! Bench Al Jeff already!

    • I am The Jason

      Kemba isn’t even trying to pass the ball. Lmao

    • pandaboy99

      i was watching the heat feed when did they say this

    • stam

      Kemba being selfish messed it up coudl have passed back to lin

    • zxcvb

      Lin talking to Wade: “Nice win…lucky I didn’t start.”

    • occupatio

      game was winnable. it just got out of hand when lin was out and the heat pulled away with that run.

      team couldnt hit 3s for anyting either.

    • Sundown

      5/10

    • BUZZCITY17

      Ok this team looks nothing like Pre Season.. they Need to start Lin simple as that

    • Alain Gervais

      At the end yea way too much dribble dribble shoot.

    • Hope

      At least the camera showing Lin all the time

    • Rzo Vlade

      looking good stats 17pts hahahahahahhaha

    • David Ly

      I liked how Lin took it to the hole right after that.

    • occupatio

      ok with the FTs, thats still good TS% overall.

    • zxcvb

      Oh look, “Crazy Lin Fans” were 100% right and racist fans and “experts” were 100% wrong.

      What else is new?

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      LOL It must be in your mind:-)

    • pandaboy99

      3 pt shooting really was the killer on both sides

    • TankLakers

      If Lin had 32 mins, you know….

    • zxcvb

      Someone except Lin need to have a jumper.

    • let’s see if Clifford will start Lin after Game 10 or sooner.
      When losses mount, he’ll be forced to do so

    • occupatio

      the annoucners were saying heat dont normally shoot 3s that well. it really was the difference this game.

    • stam

      30 – 32 is a good number for lin.

    • zxcvb

      Eh. Give him a break. He shared a ton this game. I’m proud of him.

    • occupatio

      if refs didnt call phantom fouls on him….

      u know thats impossible right? haha

    • David Ly

      Player of the game from Charlotte Fox Sports. What a change from the last 3 years of broadcasts.

    • Briiick

      No lineup is going to improve Hornets from their sorry status from last season unless Lin is playing an important role in it.

    • John Focker

      Top Debbie Downers of the Game go to…

      Derek Kong: Lin will only get 15 minutes –> 26 min played
      GoodDayLA: Lin will not close game –> He did

    • stam

      LOL

    • CJSHYY

      He’s bc he played less min than Kemba & Batum also took less shots.

    • Maknusia

      obviously not…as some of us were saying…preseason is PRE-season…not much correlation with games win/loss

    • zxcvb

      Game was over…I don’t blame him trying to get FTs.

      But this is why Lin is special. He knows when to attack and when to hang back.

    • Hope

      There is hope.

    • Singapore BB Fan

      If Lin took 5 more shots it matters ….don’t need another 5 mins on the court

    • sport

      Unless Lin’s a starter! Coach needs to tell Al Jeff he needs to come off the bench. It’s obvious Lin, Batum, and Walker are the big 3 of this team.

    • your son’s voltaire

      are you John Lee’s All-State twin?

    • Maknusia

      to me.. Kemba played well in Q4…there is nothing to knock on him

    • zxcvb

      LOL. TRUTH. And Lin would’ve played 30 if he didn’t get early foul trouble (phantom foul and a frustration foul).

    • occupatio

      wow, that was some ugly basketball today. but the team showed fight, and cliff has the balls to put in correct lineup to close the game. i hope the organization can see whats up and not continue down stupid road.
      good game, good stats for our boy.
      and he got good experience dealing with (difficulties) of shot creation. its rare to get that kind of experience unless u are groomed as teh ‘star’ of the team.

    • John Focker

      Well you’re always here… LOL

    • BUZZCITY17

      Starting line up needs to be Lin Kemba Batum Cody and Jefferson

    • sport

      Still it was only 2 fouls and Lin should’ve came back in much sooner.

    • I am The Jason

      The main reason the Hornets lost this game was because there was no spacing. Jefferson, Hairston, and Williams should not be on floor at the same time ever. Give us more Batum, Walker, and Lin.

    • Brewkowski

      A lot of Debbie Downers…

    • joyce ward

      That’s good. Lin is beginning to earn respect in this league. BTW DWade’s wife Gabriel Union had a major crush on lin during Linsanity. LOL

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      LOLOLOLOLOL That’s why I don’t bite into some posters. Let’s JLin games speak for himself:-)

    • John Focker

      You know too much…

    • zxcvb

      Huh? You want him to get 3 fouls by halftime?

    • Rzo Vlade

      replace al with kaminsky

    • Maknusia

      Game Stat

    • MoominFloren

      Love your new name haha

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      WOWOWOWOW! Thanks for the info!

    • sport

      I meant Lin should’ve played more in 3rd quarter before lead got out of hand.

    • Rzo Vlade

      LMAO CLASSIC!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • John Focker

      Yellow kept calling me out, need to change so boss doesn’t spot me. πŸ˜‰

    • GoodDayLA

      I said 22 minutes. I said Lin would not finish. I was DEAD wrong.

      This team though if this is what they do, is going to suck, and suck HARD.

    • CJSHYY

      I am happy even they lose the game.. I wish they could win but … this was more ISO like last season not Lin’s team ball…

    • blueCypher

      Back to Thunder-Spurs

    • zxcvb

      Big Al should be traded ASAP. I do think they may be trying to boost his value to trade him.

      Lin, Kemba, Batum, Cody, Hawes is by far the best lineup and a guaranteed playoff team.

    • sport

      Zeller is better.

    • Maknusia

      i guess its too late now…the rabbit is out

    • zxcvb

      Then he would have been tired for the 4th. He played the entire 4Q (which is always his best).

    • David Kim

      This game shows why Lin should start.
      Kemba, Lin, Batum, Marvin and Cody is best line up but i dont think Hornets will bench AI.
      So Kemba, Lin Batum Cody AI starting line up?

    • Maknusia

      he much have learnt from you?!!! lol

    • Briiick

      Playing Walker at PG and Batum at SG is just going to destroy their stats and the playoff hope. The coach/FO should get this wishful thinking out of their minds ASAP!

    • Rzo Vlade

      i said replace AL not zeller

      kemba
      jlin
      batum
      kaminsky
      zeller

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Lin and Harden were at least shared 70/30 pg duty, Kemba and Lin 100/0

    • joyce ward

      Yeah where are the mods for all this negative bs during the game. This site is turning into that other site. smh

    • GoodDayLA

      Coach going to lose his job for it. IT’s up to coach if he has the freedom to do it.

    • CaliUSMC

      I love Gabriel.. so hot lol

    • occupatio

      u not seeing it right. lin is awesome getting fed the ball in triple threat position as SG. this is exceptionally good situation.

    • sport

      Lin needs to start ASAP as well! Winning games should be the priority over value of player. Even guys with big contracts like Asik were benched in Rockets.

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      LOLOLOL it was more watchable second half of the game. It was real real ugly toward the end of second quarter to third quarter. Until JLin was in, it was real real ugly. JLin definitely hates to lose. It was almost a turnaround game toward the end:-) Good enough to me with JLin was a huge of coming back:-)

    • GoodDayLA

      well Lin should be starting PG. We have no doubt. So it is what it is. Until CLifoffrd realizes Lin should be starting PG with high usage and bench AL, this team will do very poorly.

    • Brewkowski

      Didn’t watch this but didn’t Al have a good game?

    • GoodDayLA

      there is truth to this as well.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      No it needs to mix and match.

    • Maknusia

      yup…Heat was hitting at 60%…crazy

    • joyce ward

      Yep, it is

    • GoodDayLA

      no, you are asking Lin to be team star. Since LInsanity, no team wants to go there. No team.

    • John Focker

      Better late than never. Also made my Disqus private.

    • Hope

      Yep

    • Alain Gervais

      Not yet atleast

    • occupatio

      its not who starts off with the ball, but who ends up with it. =P

      it would be good if lin got more outlet passes for transition, but im happy seeing him play SG and catch ball in triple threat. they need better timing on screens for him tho

    • GoodDayLA

      this would be the reality if MKG was there! It would NEVER change and Clifford would just lose his job. He may lose it anyways if he doesn’t make some tough calls soon.

    • Brewkowski

      Really? That’s awesome.

    • GoodDayLA

      LOL we’ll see. Lin’s boxscore looks good despite the fact I didn’t think he actually played that well. Boxscores can lie.

    • Maknusia

      Heat was hitting crazy 3s…60%….overall I liked how the team and CoachC planned the rotations…could have been better, but nothing to complain about….will let the team to gel more in the next 10-15 games….the rotation would be better, CoachC would also adjust as the game goes.

      Good first game, although it was a lost…still Q4 showed what the team can do

    • Briiick

      What is used today to close the game should be what’s used to start the game, as simple as that ! Batum isn’t the magic floor general who can up Hornets’ game(though he is a decent SF), Lin is.

    • TankLakers

      Just checked Harden’s num – 5/19 fg%, 2/11 3pts. that is how he practices his games

    • Maknusia

      agreed

    • JLin Fan from Australia
    • GoodDayLA

      Lin in there really frees up Kemba. I can see why Kemab likes it. I cannot imagine Clifford doesn’t want to start Lin. I must assume he was told he was not allowed to do it. Or he just hates small 2’s

    • blueCypher

      He cannot get that Kardashian stink off him haha

    • Maknusia

      Boxscore dont tell the whole story

    • sws94

      He struggled but still played good D against a tough player and had 17 points and drew fouls. He wasn’t Mr. 4th quarter. I think there is still a tendency to hesitate, over dribble at times and drive into trees. He also needs to get more experience in the end of quarters situations but he handled a few well. The last FG proves that when Lin doesn’t think and just is determine to score on a drive, he scores. I found him thinking a bit too much this game. But he did well for Miami’s swarming defense. He finished like I trusted Clifford to do. He played a decent amount of minutes. Good enough.

    • Rzo Vlade

      wtf dev vs houston

    • grover chang

      I’d say Lin could play better. Play with more fire. But if the definition of a bad night is 17pts off the bench, that is AWESOME!!

    • occupatio

      are my eyes seeing what im seeing? or am i turning into derrick rose?

    • blubell
    • kjch

      Best player in NBA~

    • GoodDayLA

      17 PPG off bench is good for his next contract. It sucks to watch losing bball with Lin though. I hate it.

    • blubell
    • blubell
    • zxcvb

      If only they had another ballhandler to add to Kemba and Batum…

    • GoodDayLA

      mudiayy alsmot with triple double! LOL 10 TO

    • occupatio

      haha youre so silly

    • grover chang

      Please don’t, i just tasted a little bit of my dinner in my mouth.

    • occupatio

      hes partly talking about lin i think.

    • CJSHYY

      I know I am so happy Dev beat Rox… Ya! But NYK will win Bucks. smh!

    • blubell
    • zxcvb

      Dead weight. Whatever he scores, he gives up on defense. And makes the offense slow down (prevent other from finding their rhythm).

    • sws94

      Not throwing players under the bus. Good.

    • Briiick

      Gee, that smells like McHale, there must be some flavor of Haren in the starting lineup.

    • TankLakers

      Lin is couple “ball sticking” . he will learn fast. great performance overall

    • blubell
    • pandaboy99

      Spoelstra has had a knack of defending the pick and roll well. lins passing lanes were few and far between

    • joyce ward

      I think lin is trying to figure it out when they load up on him. Lin has a mathematical mind, he has to figure out the formula first.

    • Rzo Vlade

      memphis got destroyed

    • GoodDayLA

      I consider Lin a top 10 ALL NBA guard. Just personal belief. I expect a lot more from him I guess.

    • blubell
    • Ulysses Modder

      I liked Lin playing with the first unit and did not like Lin playing with the second unit.

    • occupatio

      AL my suspicions are confirmed.

    • joyce ward

      what are they?

    • TankLakers

      Lin seems to have too much energy left. He needs 36 mins

    • zxcvb

      When Lin plays with the 1st unit, it prevents defenses from loading up on Kemba and Batum.

      When Lin plays with the 2nd unit, it allows defenses to load up on Lin.

      That’s why Lin has to start. No excuses. No politics. Just the facts.

    • sws94

      He’s getting there. He fought tonight, wasn’t letting himself get rattled by them. They want to intimidate and Lin said I’ll fight. That’s good. He’ll watch tape and get more informed for his mathematical mind.

    • occupatio

      AL.
      haha sorry, i couldnt resist the joke.

    • Rick Johnson

      LALin
      ‏@RockLinRoll
      @JLin7 Sprite player of the game, 17pts 5/10FG with 27mins and closing out the game! Awesome season opener for @hornets! ?

      https://twitter.com/RockLinRoll/status/659554410012381185

    • grover chang

      I think knicks will look decent this year. First year seems like Jackson tried to get rid of everyone who did not fit the triangle. He probably wanted to get rid of Melo too. Jackson has only been the GM for one stinking year. With the NY Media his year just seems longer. This is the first year I feel he is starting to build what he wants to see.

    • zxcvb

      He’s a rhythm player. He can “stink” for 5 minutes and then be Space Jam MJ for the next 10.

    • Brewkowski

      Well, I guess coach noticed and benched him in the 4th.

    • Cookiemole

      Against blitzing defenses they need to run pick and pop

    • golfhacker

      Off topic – Okafor Sixers 10/16 for 26pts. Nice move Lakers.

    • Hope

      Lin play most in 1 and 4

    • Rzo Vlade

      good analysis

    • zxcvb

      Such dummies. Funny thing is that Okafor would be great even in a crappy BS offense.

    • KL

      I have to agree with you that this rotation will not work against the better teams. At least I have to give Clifford credit for sitting Al at the end.

    • sport

      I agree, Lin gets more shooting chances as SG with teammates like Walker and Batum willing to pass to him.

    • blubell
    • grover chang

      ouch, that really stings. Jim Buss needs to stop.

    • JLin Fan from Australia
    • sport

      Would give him even more credit if he tells Al he needs to come off the bench and start Lin!

    • zxcvb

      Great defense too. Green was only 3-9 or 4-10 on Lin himself…and he’s 6’7″! Average SG is 6’5″.

    • grover chang

      Forgive me for using this word but the ball did get “sticky” sometimes with Lin in the first half. Miami’s defense throws him off.

    • CJSHYY

      Wow! God is watching… Rox lose to Nuggets -20. Ya! (home game)

    • Briiick

      I predicted before the preseason started that Rox were going to fight for the 8th spot.

    • zxcvb

      “THANK GOD WE HAVE A REAL PG.” πŸ˜‰

    • CJSHYY

      W that the best player in the league (2-12 for 3P) they sure need to fight hard…. LOL!

    • joyce ward

      Lin’s frustration to me about this game was people didn’t stick to the formula like in preseason.

    • Linja

      Lin should be the starting SG.

    • CJSHYY

      Ya! I was so surprised to see how bad Hornets played… no spacing, no screen… what happened?

    • joyce ward

      Harden got that Kardashian curse. LOL

    • blueCypher

      Ya, that 2nd quarter was kind of helter skelter. No flow at all

    • occupatio

      is it a STD?

    • blueCypher

      haha, it is hard to get it off him

    • zxcvb

      I just saw that Mudiay made 11 TOs…and still kicked the crap outta the Rox.

    • zxcvb

      Problem was 1) Not starting Lin 2) Big Al and Co. being lazy on D

    • Briiick

      We had seen this too many times when Lin was with Rox. Players got selfish and tried to get more credits when Lin had led them to a winning streak.

    • CJSHYY

      Haha! He asked for it….LOL!

    • GoodDayLA

      Pelicans SUCK

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      2nd quarter was blank ugly in every sense. JLin couldn’t do much at that quarter even when he was put back in for a couple minutes.

    • joyce ward

      Naw, it’s the kardashian women, if you are involved with them, they suck the life right out of you. LOL

    • Rzo Vlade

      overated davis?

    • GoodDayLA

      its Lawson / Harden chemistry problems. He didn’t realize Lin is ideal for him or Morey/Mchale didn’t see it being blind. Beverly probably mad too now bench.

    • occupatio

      okay, it is a suckily transmitted disease.

    • David Kim
    • zxcvb

      ??? Kemba shared a ton except at the end when the game was over. Even then I saw him give Lin a couple transition feeds. Lin and Harden was 10/90. Lin and Kemba was 40/60…just didn’t play enough together.

    • occupatio

      so anyone see the rockets collapse? wow look at that score. 105 to 85

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      What is this? Can you repost???

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Nop. Just saw the score and the stat. Watching Hornets game:-)

    • sws94

      didn’t format correctly.

    • Briiick

      I thought Haren was a stats paper tiger pumped by the league to produce studs.

    • joyce ward

      LOL

    • occupatio

      ok enjoy the boxscore.

      harden goes 6 for 21, 2 for 12 from three pt land. wow

      lawson 3 for 10.

      http://www.nba.com/games/20151028/DENHOU/gameinfo.html?ls=iref:nba:scoreboard

    • blueCypher

      I saw a few shots that Jeremy should have taken but he hesitated. I think in the next games he will just let it fly. His shot has improved , he should just take it.

    • Rzo Vlade

      trade his @zz

    • CJSHYY

      I think he tried to find someone for AS but….

    • GoodDayLA

      weak roster. bad coaching. everything I guess. Gentry has failed before. Starter guards are hurt.

    • Rzo Vlade

      pelicans wtf

    • golfhacker

      Yup, appeared to be indecisive. Should recognize when teammates shots aren’t falling, he should just let it fly. What’s the difference? I’ll take his chances.

    • Rick Johnson

      Thought she broke up with Hardin to go back to Lamar? Hardin should feel lucky he got away from that career killer.

    • Keith

      Talk trash about jeremy Lin all you want. He still making bank compared to your irrelevant self.— CarleΓ³n (@carlthelion18) October 29, 2015

    • Rzo Vlade

      replace jrue holiday with jlin

    • sws94

      She did but it may be too late. The damage was done.

    • blubell
    • occupatio

      um, whats the context for this? hah

    • golfhacker

      No Omer Asik – jk.

    • Briiick

      No wonder Walker likes Lin beside him. Lin can improve Walker’s FG % by attracting defense, Batum can’t.

    • grover chang

      Maybe crutch fans could move on from Lin as the scapegoat and go to Khloe Kardashian.

    • Rzo Vlade

      43 port
      18 pelicans

      mindboggling

    • blueCypher

      While I don’t believe Davis is overrated , he is clearly not polished yet. At all… yesterday he was playing like a perimeter player.

    • grover chang

      Lakers just got some competition.

    • Briiick

      Harren fans (and McHale/Morey) hate the PG who outplays Haren. Lawson is going to get the scapegoat treatment very soon.

    • sws94

      What are you talking about? They played one game and the team showed fight getting themselves back into it. They played one of the top defenses in the East. Still Miami uncharacteristically hit a lot of their 3s and that was big in them winning. Who gets fired after 1 game anyway even if they were just atrocious which they weren’t?

    • Rick Johnson

      Morning News USA
      ‏@MorningNewsUSA
      NBA News: Jeremy Lin Scores 17 Points, Shines In Charlotte Hornets Debut – http://www.morningnewsusa.com/nba-news-jeremy-lin-scores-17-points-shines-in-charlotte-hornets-debut-2341555.html …

      https://twitter.com/MorningNewsUSA/status/659559861970206720

    • Even @hornets wants him to start
      “17pts off-the-bench. Can be more, ya’ know?” #StartLin

      If this was Rox or Lakers, none would acknowledge it

    • occupatio

      hrm picture seems a bit dated

    • sws94

      And he did it all wearing his Knicks uniform!

    • Rick Johnson

      Ya, had to double check the date of the tweet.

    • Rzo Vlade

      kobe bricks after bricks

    • Kemba should file petition for JLin to start =)

    • golfhacker

      They can’t find a more recent photo? Like from the Rockets.

    • Briiick

      Lin’s 3pt stroke is very different from previous seasons, more pushing rather than throwing.

    • GoodDayLA

      Bemba would benefit the most from Lin starting. lin himself not so much.

    • Briiick

      What’s the quality of this brand of brick ?

    • golfhacker

      Charmin soft.

    • Rzo Vlade

      spanish rick shooting well

    • Hope

      Lol

    • blubell

      No Hairsanity it seems. Just regular Linsanity. lol.

    • Maknusia

      watching a diff game feed?

    • Joe what do you know

      1-6… He’ll have enough to build a house by the end of the game…

    • Rick Johnson

      Kobe picking up right where he left off:

      https://twitter.com/ABaptist27/status/659564076947783680

    • blueCypher

      haha, snarky

    • it will happen .. more spacing for all 3 of them.
      Kemba did try to pass to a cutting Lin in preseason .. once

      Lin will benefit with more minutes+FGA

      Baby steps, ya know

    • blubell
    • blubell
    • joyce ward

      Kobe will try for the assist record this year. kobe cares nothing about mentoring young players on his team.

    • BobbyH

      Anyone knows why Al benched in 4Q? No Defense? Or Clifford wants the new lineup without Al to close games?

    • Joe what do you know

      Wow! By the time he reaches his 50th season he’ll be getting 1 outta 2 shots in… Great!

    • golfhacker

      There’s no need to panic. I have complete faith that coach will figure it out. I had the Hornets going 7-3 in first 10, losing the first 2 games.

    • Rzo Vlade
    • blubell
    • I am The Jason

      Clifford went small b/c Miami was destroying the Hornets with Jefferson, Hairston, and Williams on the floor clogging up everything

    • BobbyH

      He could have gone with Lin/Walker/Nic/Zeller/Al.

    • Maknusia

      1 outta 2 = 50%…thats elite!

    • Briiick

      The best way to pad ASTs is to pass at the end of the shot clock like Haren often does.

    • I am The Jason

      The offense is also predictable with Al in it.

    • Michael

      That can’t be right, Harden’s efficiency is “3 deviations above the norm”…said some GM.

    • Joe what do you know

      Don’t worry. It’ll only take him another 30 years to get there…

    • Michael

      Now that you mention it I can’t believe I am actually feeling slightly sorry for the guy.

    • blubell

    • Maknusia

      Surprising NYK played well, with 7 guys having double digit.hmmm need to watch the game later…

    • Maknusia

      ditto…to me they played well…..pretty sure will see more improvements n lineups/rotations and team chemistry…as we go on

    • Acbc

      This change is to improve his quick release. It still not quite there yet and his release is still a little too high above his head IMO. It’s much improved from all the hard work with Doc. Bio mechanically, it allows the big muscles of the core and legs to propel the ball while the forearm and hands feel for the arc of the shot. It’s a much more efficient way to shoot for guards.

    • Arsenium12 .

      Lin on defence ….
      __________

    • blubell
    • Arsenium12 .

      Another nice shot …
      __________

    • CJSHYY

      I know their bench helped them won the game. Melo played so so…. Even Lakers win now… smh!

    • David Kim

      [–]turnertornado 14 points an hour ago

      good first and fourth quarters, abysmal second and third quarter. need to use that kemba, lin, batum trio more often. cant have marvin being the player getting the most minutes.

      permalink

      [–]syowsers 8 points an hour ago

      That was rough to watch. Agree with Frank needing more minutes, but I can’t ever figure out Clifford and his player management. Love big Al but with him there is a huge liability on D.

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      [–]stuffthangz 4 points 55 minutes ago

      Am I the only one who feels it would be great to use Al as 6th man off the bench for instant offense? he’s too slow to guard starting bigs or run with the young guns on the break, and lets be honest, the ball stops when you go to the post, Hawes/Zellar/Batum/Lin/Kemba lineup would see constant ball movement and open looks

      – From Hornets reddit

    • Rzo Vlade

      port 70
      pelicans 43

      what the helllllllllll

    • golfhacker

      More off topic – Carmelo Anthony 11 pts. Knicks blow out Bucks. Hmmmmmmm.

    • Briiick

      The coach or FO may have got some wishful thinking from the preseason
      wins that they have the luxury of not needing Lin at the 1st unit as planned long ago. Well the truth is cold and clear: only Lin is
      able to make other players and the Hornets much better.

    • heart

      IMO, I think they try to stick w/their original plan of line up. Using PJ as a placeholder for MKG.

    • Maknusia

      I’m pretty sure as the season goes…the Coach is smart enough to make the necessary changes

    • blubell
    • heart

      I hope so. If he does it’ll be more fun to watch by utilizing everyone’s natural talents.

    • Wayne Li

      At least we should be proud of one thing from JLin, he is making history again: as the best player on a NBA team, he has to come off the bench to play.

    • Briiick

      Yes, it’s also easier to become good at it than his previous form, which aims to launch above a defender.

    • Acbc

      Clifford stand the checking line as planned and it worked to keep it close until the scoring line came in. It forced the heat Starters back on court early to counter the Lin scoring run. Clifford didn’t make the necessary adjustments to help Lin get free and allowed Heat to trap the engine of the Hornets. It was all over by the time Lin came back in in the third.

      Al was taken out because he was clogging the driving lanes and took Lin and Kemba’s strength away. Meanwhile the hornets were horrible from the perimeter causing Heat to collapse defence in because they didn’t fear the 3. Clifford was too late to make the change to go small and open up interior defence of heat.

      In the end, the difference wasn’t Lin at all. He did what he could given how badly the team shot. Heat shot 60% or 12 3s to Hronets 6 with Lin making half (?) of them.

    • Acbc

      Clifford started the checking line as planned and it worked to keep it close until the scoring line came in. It forced the heat Starters back on court early to counter the Lin scoring run. Clifford didn’t make the necessary adjustments to help Lin get free and allowed Heat to trap the engine of the Hornets. It was all over by the time Lin came back in in the third.

      Al was taken out because he was clogging the driving lanes and took Lin and Kemba’s strength away. Meanwhile the hornets were horrible from the perimeter causing Heat to collapse defence in because they didn’t fear the 3. Clifford was too late to make the change to go small and open up interior defence of heat.

      In the end, the difference wasn’t Lin at all. He did what he could given how badly the team shot. Heat shot 60% or 12 3s to Hronets 6 with Lin making half (?) of them.

    • blubell

      Hornets Postgame | Steve Clifford – 10/28/15
      http://www.nba.com/hornets/video/channel/postgame_interviews

    • rookie75094

      I just finish watching the Nuggets whooping the rockettes. …I love every minutes of the game…especially enjoyed each of the 9 to’s committed by hogden,the wolverine, and the dui pg…hahaha

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      When batum guarding Wade, I’m in concern. It reminds me of Michale putting Parsons on CP3.

    • Maknusia

      Lol…lame picture…or hidden msg

    • Singapore BB Fan

      trying hard to read between the lines….what is Coach trying to say?

    • Arsenium12 .
    • new MIA postgame thread is open

      http://www.jlinportal.com/g1-cha-mia-postgame-thread/

      JLin played very well and finished with 17p/2a/1r in 27 min (5-10 shooting) in 94-104L vs MIA

      He had a great chemistry w/ Kemba+Batum in the 4th quarter to cut the lead to 5 but the 16pt Heat lead was too much to overcome.

      If he started, Charlotte would have won since Kemba/Batum shot very poorly at 8-28 shooting and they had many open looks with Lin’s presence in the 4th quarter run.

      https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/659553790324961280

      #Hornets also shot poorly at 25% 3s (6-24) vs Heat 60% (12-20)
      Lin/Batum/Kemba had 5 treys + 1 by Hairston
      Kemba/Lin/MWill had 4 asts on those 6 made threes.

      When will Coach Clifford insert Jeremy Lin in the starting lineup to produce points with Kemba and Batum? My prediction is he might try to give lineup 10 games before making any changes.

    • sport

      They should be starting group too!

    • CJSHYY

      So good to hear that… Ya!

    • CJSHYY

      Maybe after they trade Al.

    • Acbc

      It was a really tough test for Clifford to coach against Spo. He’s quick and nimble with adjustments and knows how to neutralize Lin, Kemba and Batum. I’ll reserve judgement on Clifford’s skills to be a great coach. His willingness to plan a long term strategy, however flawed it may be is still better than none at all like BS and Mchale.

      Players need to make shots too and when the team isn’t shooting well and only Lin and Zeller is 50%, it makes the defence so much easier and vice versa. The 7-1 preseason was created by guys making shots. Zeller and Roberts played great in preseason, but they looked like deer caught in headlights. All indications are that Lin will make even more impact as a Hornet simply because he’s their best 3 pt shooter. They jacked up 25 and made only 6. But I liked that they are committed to the new game.

    • sport

      Can’t wait that long. When are teams allowed to trade?

    • KL

      The dilemma with Jeremy Lin as coach Clifford said before is that Lin plays well with everybody!

    • sws94

      There you go. Lin will get his 26 plus minutes and finish.

    • sws94

      Wade was really good. He’s really a great basketball player.

    • GoJLin!

      Totally agreed, JLin did a good job held on Green in first half. At 2Q 2:17 Lin Substitution replaced by Hairston, Green only got 2pts at that time; then after Lin off, within 90 sec, Green made 2 of his 3pt shots;

    • Yellow

      my bad…but your new name is funny..hahaha

    • Arsenium12 .

      Here is Dwyane Wade throwing Mike Bibby’s shoe off the court…

      By the way, Bibby’s year with the Knicks (2011/12) was his last year in the league. He started in 1998/99 and had career earnings of $107 million (via Basketball Reference).
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