G12 BKN @CHA Game Thread

Jeremy Lin had a great 1st half with 11 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast in 14 min but the Hornets lost 104-92 to the Knicks.
Coach Clifford stuck with the imbalanced offense of the starters in the 3rd quarter as Kemba did too many ISOs although he finished with 31pts but only last on 12-21 shooting and Batum was struggling to finish with 4pts on 1-9 shooting.

Lin and Lamb were shooting well but didn’t have a chance to get involved much in the offense as Kemba and Batum dominated the shots without much ball movement. Lin finished with 13pts/3a/5rebs/2TOs/2PFs

Would the same thing happen in the 2nd of back-to-back game at home vs Brooklyn Nets?
If Coach Clifford doesn’t enforce the ball movement soon, the playoff hope will diminish since they will keep losing too many winnable games.

On the good note, JLin had 28min with great aggressive play in the 1st half so let’s hope the trend continues.

Let’s go, JLin! Be your aggressive self & just play your game on matter what happens


Game link

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  • MEMBERS POLL

    Guess JLin's stats in Game 12 vs BKN
    • Brent Yen

      1ST

    • back on the throne 🙂
      Hairsanity!!

    • Brent Yen

      Oh yay!

    • 1mtoldman

      im just annoyed that i wasnt the one to break the mchale firing story here; ill have to settle for being first non tyrant, er troll, er mod.

    • actually since ISO-mode is still hot in CHA, I voted half-Hairsanity with 15p/5a LOL

    • Rzo Vlade

      your the first………the first whiner

    • lol

    • Maknusia

      Brent doing his illegal iso move!!!! 🙁

    • Maknusia

      i hv not backed down from 18pts 🙂

    • 31 first posts, 0 assists lol

    • Maknusia

      thx…numbers dont lie!

    • Rzo Vlade
    • CJSHYY

      Ya! Thanks to his beloved Harden for 1st half 0-10… LOL!

    • Spot

      McHale fired?

      Lin COACH KILLA, again!!

    • Parent of an 8th Grader

      Posted in the other thread just now but new post so reposting here.

      Was at the game last night, as you know. Tried to post during the game but the disqcus would not load.

      Watched the interaction between JLin and the rest of the team. Many touch/physical contact between kemba and Lin and between batum and Lin. All friendly. Did not notice any aloofness or hostility.

      An interesting thing I noticed. During the second half, I saw Lin get up from the bench and walk towards the coach and the check in table. But then the coach made gestures to Lin as if to let him know that it was Lamb not Lin. So then Lin went back to the chair and then Lamb got up. My guess is that the coach must’ve said “Jeremy” and Lin thought it was him. I guess the order of substitution is first Lamb and then Lin.

      It was great to have JLin at MSG.

    • good for you. So far Lin had 13,15,17,19
      18 is bound to hit!

    • CJSHYY

      Lin is not in Rox anymore… the one who can really made Alex fired Mc it’s Harden not Lin. I wish this came 2 years earlier….

    • joyce ward

      I guess Clifford will put the ball back in Batum’s hands tonight?

    • CJSHYY

      Sure. He’s their #1 guy now… what do you think why Cliff allowed Kemba ISO so much last night? From MJ or himself?

    • Arsenium12 .

      “McHale’s firing comes less than a year after the Rockets signed him to a three-year, $13 million extension.”

      See : http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2015/11/18/9754544/Kevin-mchale-fired-houston-rockets

    • I believe the COACH KILLA theory states that when JLin left a team, he still left his imprint on team-ball philosophy for 1-3 years before diva-ball dominates and kill the BB spirit.

      In this case, McHale didn’t hold Harden accountable on D so it’s only a matter of time the team spirit will die.
      Note: He did bench Harden in Game 5 last season to save the Clippers playoff series but it might be too late.

    • CJSHYY

      Good. Let Alex pay for it….. the money he made from Lin. LOL!

    • CJSHYY

      I know. But I just think the real reason bc Harden didn’t want to play… just look how silly his game now. I guess Harden will pick his own coach to build his team.

    • grover chang

      .

    • CJSHYY

      Agree. This M&M should be out of NBA. Evil guys.

    • Spot

      So Woodson with the Knicks 😉

    • joyce ward

      Who knows.

    • DX

      Cliff always go with hot hands guy.

    • grover chang

      I think you give Lin too much credit. Houston was a better team last year. Harden was less lazy and not dating a Kardashian. The year after Lin left NY, they had jason kidd. You dont get a better leader then Kidd.

    • Maknusia

      Jeez…i didnt realize that…then its gonna be 21pts!!!!!!

    • Michael

      Violation.

    • joyce ward

      For me this has nothing to do with giving lin too much credit, it’s more about karma.

    • DX

      So they should call Jeremys’ last name.

    • Maknusia

      totally…for crying out loud!

    • Maknusia

      Was it David…who also observed the same…lol with JJs

    • CJSHYY

      I agree. It’s all bc of Harden. Alex likes Mc & they just gave him the new contract…(Alex is cheap..) They only guy will make Alex to do it it’s Harden.

    • joyce ward

      Harden is outta control and management knows it. Mchale made an interesting comment to fiegan about having more players coming to his office in the last 4-6 weeks than he did in the tears he’s been coaching. So I am assuming players discussing harden

    • CJSHYY

      Ya! But Harden is more powerful than anyone in the team. He got what he wants from this team… smh! D12 is no power on the team now.

    • I don’t necessarily agree the COACH KILLA theory is the only factor but I can see that JLin had positive influence to encourage his teammates to share the ball.

      The stronger factor definitely is the ineptitude of coaches to encourage diva-ball to the detriment of playing teamball to win a ring in the long-term. Harden’s individual talent can only take them so much w/o playing any defense.

    • joyce ward
    • Rzo Vlade

      now we know jlin is bench and lacks of playing time rockets footprints are all over

    • So Thibs, JVG or Clifford will be a coach Free Agent for HOU coaching vacancy?
      As long as JLin doesn’t got back to HOU, I’m okay with it =)

      The story was first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports and in the report he named three potential head coaches for the Houston Rockets in the future. He named Tom Thibodeau, Jeff Van Gundy, and Charlotte Hornets head coach, Steve Clifford, who will be a coaching free agent this summer as potential candidates for the Rockets head coaching job.

    • Arsenium12 .

      With the Nets game tonight the Hornets start at 7 game home stand. They will be at home until the December 2 game with the Warriors.

      When they’re playing on the road they try to leave immediately after that game if they have another game the next day or day after. This usually means arriving in another city in the early hours of the morning. Then they have to get to their hotel, check in, etc.

      The Hornets arrived back from New York at 1:30 AM today.

    • cdblue10

      ^This could be possible,personal interests will always come first in the expense of others

    • blubell

      Stop hogging the 1st post. Smh. LOL.

    • CJSHYY

      I think Cliff will not stay w Hornets no matter they make it to playoff or not. Harden will not like Thibs bc he’s lazy w D…LOL! Cliff should be a good fit bc he will let Harden ISO all game like Kemba last night.

    • I hope by the 7th homestand game vs GSW, Clifford would have trusted #7 more to facilitate ball movement.
      Otherwise, it will be an ugly result

    • grover chang

      LOL looks like Cliff interviewing for the houston job already. Demonstrated he could let the star players iso like the best of them.

    • grover chang

      I guess the M&M situation was not as much of a secret as we thought. Check this comment on the above article from Hornet fan lemonbar808

      Coach Clifford, don’t go to Houston.

      You won’t be allowed to coach.

      The real coach is Morey.

      You will just be a puppet and a fall guy when things go wrong.

      Don’t do it, no matter what is offered to you.

      You’re a good man and Houston doesn’t deserve you!

      #StayInCharlotte

    • CJSHYY

      I hope so but doubt…. Cliff seems to prefer Lin as SG more than PG.

    • Brent Yen

      She is a lin fan.. And of course she knows….

    • Lin was PG for 2nd unit but yes, still SG to finish games next to Kemba.

      Clifford needs to design Kemba/Lin plays where they feed off each other.
      But he’s too busy trying to make Kemba/Batum work together first

      With more losses of iso-Kemba & iso-Batum, there might be changes.
      If not, they’ll stay the same

    • Rick Johnson

      Penny Lee
      ‏@penny10654
      @JLin7 with friends after game vs Knicks last night.
      ? :danaschawelson
      https://twitter.com/penny10654/status/667025857207140352

    • dolphin2k2

      I actually don’t mind Lin going back to HOU with McHale gone. Harden and DH are good players and can do well as a team. Since Lin only have 1 year contract (2nd optional) it may be worthwhile to see how things pan out. Its not like they are giving Lin much control and time at CHA anyways.

    • Dan Cohen

      morey’s there dude
      what you smoking.

    • CJSHYY

      Well, right now when Lin’s on in 4Q that’s for D not O. I don’t get why they never let Lin be PG or run O in 4Q when Kemba & Batum on court w him? Bc of Kemba? Ya! More losses maybe will change….

    • Dan Cohen

      they need to play more to have chemistry..

      last night was more iso because they never played with each other much esp with lamb there and because kw was getting hot so iso was the better way to go when they don’t know the sets.

      with 2nd unit there was movement because they start to learn to play with each other.

    • Dan Cohen

      hahaha I was gonna say that too

    • CJSHYY

      No, everything will back to the old days bc Morey & Harden run the team.

    • DX

      Charlotte Hornets’ Steve Clifford Has Been Linked to the Houston Rockets Head Coaching Vacancy

      http://swarmandsting.com/2015/11/18/charlotte-hornets-steve-clifford-has-been-linked-to-the-houston-rockets-head-coaching-vacancy/

    • Brent Yen

      That that is equally confusing actually

    • CJSHYY
    • John Focker

      The 1M dollar question: Exactly who picked the coach?

    • John Focker

      Puppet’s gone, but the puppetmaster remains.

    • CJSHYY

      I think it’s Alex & Morey. But now it’s Harden. smh!

    • John Focker

      Morey “The Genius” strikes again!

    • Rick Johnson

      Chris Baldwin
      ‏@ChrisYBaldwin
      Rockets firing McHale 2 years after he wasted their most talented team with Harden, Howard, Lin + Parsons is comical. Window’s long closed.
      https://twitter.com/ChrisYBaldwin/status/667032661278388224

    • Sundown

      Okay, slow your roll a bit. Forget the coach, forget the GM. Do you remember the racist fans? The team dynamic will change with a new coach (and eventually new players) so there is no guarantee the style of basketball would be a best fit for Lin. But the team fans would never change and would be h*** for the Lin’s fans, for sure.

    • John Focker

      Clifford showcasing for Houston job by letting Kemba go ISO: “Harden chuckfest preview”…

    • Chris Baldwin has a knack for speaking the truth!

    • Dan Cohen

      oh zammm

    • Sundown

      Exactly. Just like there was all this talk about “Twittersphere blowing up last night”. Nope, just Lin fans. The team fans thought Kemba played fine.

    • Linzen

      Well said, Chris! Bravo

    • John Focker

      It was a rhetorical question. 🙂

      Whoever picked McHale in the first place (not to mention renewed his contract) should absolutely be held accountable.

    • Sundown

      I never understood why coach doesn’t say “JLin” like a lot of other players do. Very clear and easy to distinguish from whatever Lamb’s team nickname is.

    • true .. it’s clear that Batum/Kemba/Lin didn’t have a lot of practice reps
      How can they be expected to finish strong if they don’t practice them?

    • sws94

      I find it mixed. Some Hornets fans thought Kemba went too much ISO. Some of them thought Kemba played well. Lin fans should be careful about established players on a team Lin joined. Also Kemba was playing in his home town in front of his fans. His shots were falling and that had something to do with him wanting to put on a show for them.

    • CJSHYY

      I guess it’s Alex. He likes Mc. I think if not for Harden he will not fired him.

    • John Focker

      Sure, send Clifford to HOU so that he could ISO Harden all day long.

      Charlotte should bring in D’Antoni. LOL

    • CJSHYY

      Haha! I thought about that too.

    • I am The Jason

      McHale’s walking papers were well overdue. This is what happens when Lin is not the scapegoat

    • John Focker

      Two years overdue…

    • CJSHYY

      I think so bc he just did whatever Alex said ….

    • John Focker

      It’s amazing how this parallels the Lakers’ situation with BS and Jim BusS.

    • CJSHYY

      BS will be fired as soon as Kobe retired.

    • cold blooded firing delivered via text

      https://twitter.com/DavidNunoABC13/status/667018050093248512

    • John Focker

      BTW, did you win any stat poll yet? I think I finally got one with NYK game (12pts, 3ast option).

    • CJSHYY
    • John Focker

      Karma late to the party.

    • joyce ward

      I saw more Charlotte fans complaining about Kemba going back to his old ways of iso ball and these were not all lin fans so stop with the madness it was all lin fans..smh

    • CJSHYY

      No, not this season…

    • joyce ward

      Wow..LOL

    • John Focker

      …by being late by two years.

    • CJSHYY

      Can’t agree more w him on this one…LOL!

      https://twitter.com/BillSimmons/status/667004967606030337

    • grover chang

      Hey Morey let Lin go on Christmas. He relates better to numbers then people.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      This would say the same when BScott got fired.

    • KHuang

      It’s likely gonna be another loss.

      The Charlotte Hornets starters are beaten down the worst by fundamentally sound teams of role players who don’t beat themselves and play hard.

      New Jersey isn’t talented, but they are a TEAM. So the Hornets starters are dead meat like they were last game.

      Now Lin’s bench? They’ll play great as always, as will Lin. They’re a TEAM, plus they have one of the NBA’s most talented and athletic backcourt in LL Cool J.

    • CJSHYY

      How come there are 2 NBA accounts? This one always has less people to RT? Here is another one.

      https://twitter.com/NBA

    • blubell

      It usually is…

    • jakey

      Because McHale might be available when BS gets fired lol.. uh oh

    • JJ Hui

      No! It is toxic in Houston, GM, selfish players, fans and the three lowest commentators!!! No n no no no!

    • CJSHYY
    • blubell

      I’m sure another puppet master will pick him up…

    • CJSHYY
    • blubell

      But can they rap like the real LL Cool J? LOL. Jeremy’s rapping needs a little work.

    • John Focker

      Jim Buss will pick him up after BS firing once Kobe retires. Lakers deserves another terrible coach after BS.

    • CJSHYY

      Right now there are lots of good coaches out there so it’s going to be tough….

    • JJ Hui

      But he was iced out without the balls! SG sounded sweet but you have to rely on the PG, if PG shooting the balls like crazy and not passing? CC is ?..?

    • your son’s voltaire

      i predict a blowout, for the Hornets. as bad as the rotation and minutes distribution may be, the Hornets are just too talented for the Nets. even if isolation rear it’s ugly head and the starters manages to lose leads once again, the second unit will have no problem putting the team on their (Lin’s) shoulders. Net’s 2nd unit isn’t as good as Hornets or Knicks both of which are top 5 in the league

    • your son’s voltaire

      Clifford would love that. i feel Hornets FO are pushing Clifford to run a faster pace offense but he just can’t, not with isoKemba and Big Al, at least

    • sws94

      I’m not so sure these terms matter other than PG. Kemba is PG no matter what when he’s on the court. Lin plays off-ball rather than SG, he is still supposed to play his game when he gets the ball and that’s dribble penetrate and perhaps shoot more than when he’s PG, but that’s the extent of it.

      It’s more going “small” when the 2 are in and having 2 attackers along with Batum’s skill in facilitating, so anyone of them can facilitate. Kemba initiates and has to learn not to call his own number all the time or keep the ball going from player to player when he gets the ball back.

    • CJSHYY
    • blubell

      McHale still gets paid 12M (contract) for basically coaching 11 games this season. I don’t think he’s in a hurry to find work.

    • Rick Johnson

      How does JLin end up with these “coaches” that don’t belong being coaches?

    • KHuang

      McHale should have been fired the instant he promoted Beverley over Lin at the start of the 2nd season.

    • sws94

      Kemba can run fine but he isn’t great at fast breaks, finding trailers, making the pass at the right time and if he gets to the rim he’s not great at finishing. It’s habits and skills, Kemba hasn’t learned them correctly. Big Al is a post player.

    • KHuang

      If Patrick Ewing becomes Charlotte’s head coach, Lin should exercise his player option and LEAVE even if Lin walks away from $2 million next season.

    • Rick Johnson

      I guess with Moreyball treating players as data points, trading cards, “pieces” can do that. Analytics doesn’t seem very good at analyzing character & chemistry.

    • blubell

      Let’s not give McHale too much credit as if it was his decision. He doesn’t belong in the NBA as a coach. Morey is the real culprit.

    • LinMad

      Wow McHale got fired. I’m guessing BS is next. And MDA will get hired somewhere and Lin will probably ask to go on that team or Steve Clifford might have to start making Lin happy cause I think if Hornets don’t make the playoffs this year, Steve Clifford might get fired to and hopefully MDA will take over Hornets.

    • John Focker

      Too late by then. He should’ve been fired in the offseason after Lin’s first year in HOU for dropping from 5th to 8th in the last 12 regular season games.

    • John Focker

      Clifford may already be thinking about HOU. For all his faults Harden is still better than Kemba in terms of basketball skills.

    • grover chang

      Nice. I like that nickname. LL Cool J. really creative.

    • Alain Gervais

      Way and above. Lin touch the ball more aside Harden and Kobe lol then Kemba.

    • John Focker

      I wonder if there’s a chance Silas gets to man the helm.

    • Rick Johnson

      But Hardens bad attitude kills the team chemistry.

    • Linzen

      Love this nickname!

    • John Focker

      Can only come from a DJ… LOL

    • Rzo Vlade
    • John Focker

      As does Kemba ISO.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      It’s hard to fire BS without hearing criticisms. He has friends and allies.

    • sws94

      The idea of Lin to the second unit is debatable. In fact, Lin as a Ginobili type vs. a starter is favored by many NBA observers. How he went about it is inexcusable. You don’t put down a productive player to promote your favorite. And 2 coaches that did that are McHale and Byron Scott.

    • Rick Johnson
    • takemeback2reaganyears

      The only coach he agreed to be fired was MDA.

    • Rzo Vlade
    • KHuang

      Morey DOESN’T DO STATS.

      He talks big about it, but he doesn’t use them or even believe in them.

      Allegedly his stats told him that Lin was going to be a terrific NBA player before Morey cut him. I never believed that Morey ever had stats on Lin at all, and obviously Morey didn’t look at any stats of Lin’s Houston run.

      If Morey had looked at stats, he’d never have ejected Lin twice.

    • Linzen

      Hah when it comes to their corner stone, it’s just empty threat. I don’t believe a word.

    • Arsenium12 .
    • Rzo Vlade

      hes stupid if he do the trade of his superstar…………

      harden: sure game on trade me your team will be nothing

    • Guest

      Morey next?

    • joyce ward

      Yep, Alexander sounds fired up

    • Rzo Vlade
    • CJSHYY

      Don’t believe that…. Harden, he played bad on purpose you just can tell from his lousy games…. I don’t believe Alex will let Harden walk…

    • Rzo Vlade

      LOL les is funny…. empty threat……keep wiping your superstar azzzzzzzz

      https://twitter.com/Rockets_Insider/status/667028082985857024

    • CJSHYY

      Sure hope so…

    • I wonder if the kid was one of Rose’s kids?

      https://twitter.com/HerringWSJ/status/666772757124882432

    • Sundown

      Agreed they complained about Kemba’s play, but then they don’t see Kemba as a superstar – most don’t even see him as a good starter. They simply said he took advantage of the spacing with Batum out there and got a lot of points.

      The team consensus was that Kemba played well, for his limitations, and Lin had a good first half. There is no Lin-Kemba drama for team fans, only Lin fans.

    • Uh-Oh

      I go by the left by the left by the left by the left by the left by the left……………….

    • CJSHYY

      I think so bc they sat in the front that’s where the reporters were….

    • Sundown

      You are one of the main Lin fans on RealGM, right? You post reasonable stuff on there but just the fact that it has just a Lin-focus distinguishes it from the other team posts. At least half the current posters are Lin fans and most are preoccupied with him, how he played, how someone else played relative to him, how things changed with he came in or sat. The team fans seem to have a broader perspective seeing the game in light of many factors.

    • KHuang

      COOL.

      That means the Rockets are in for more trouble.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Arrogant piece of $%#^.

    • KHuang

      No it wasn’t.

      McHale’s greatest coaching moments came during the Portland playoffs when he actually PLAYED Lin and Lin delivered two MVP level perforances in beatdowns of the Blazers.

    • KHuang

      And that’s why it’s a good thing Magic is not in the NBA.

    • KHuang

      I know what you’re getting at with Ginobili, but Lin’s a BETTER player off the bench than Ginobili ever was!

    • Linzen

      So this is the legendary Charmin defense? Good job BS… i mean good BS job.

    • KHuang

      Trade Harden for Lin.

      If that trade were executed straight up, Houston would have the better player and record.

    • blubell

      I thought she said her kids were wearing the Knicks jerseys… not underneath. I doubt she invested in Hornet’s jerseys. LOL.

    • Linja

      Ginobili is not General Lin.

    • Rick Johnson

      Oh my:

      Jake FischerVerified account
      ‏@JakeLFischer
      I spoke with Mike D’Antoni in Sept (http://www.si.com/nba/2015/10/02/mike-dantoni-stephen-curry-steve-nash-warriors-steve-kerr-alvin-gentry …) He will return to coaching for the right job. Houston would be a great fit.
      https://twitter.com/JakeLFischer/status/666995328760070144

    • Arsenium12 .

      FYI. Shirsey = team jersey + T-shirt.

      It’s a T-shirt with the team logo and player info.
      __________

    • Rick Johnson

      Kind of seemed that way. He always seemed to be more into name chasing that using analytics.

    • CJSHYY

      What? NO…

    • CJSHYY
    • blubell

      Charmin?

    • Linzen

      If Les fires Morey, and hire MDA as the GM & coach, then I’m all for it.

    • Mr Chuckles

      Maybe that should be LL Cool Js.

    • ah, got it .. I thought it was a typo for shirt 🙂
      thanks!

    • blubell
    • blubell
    • Lx

      If that happens and Lin comes to Houston, I would be so happy since im from houston, but it doesn’t have to be Houston though.

    • CJSHYY

      They will not bc D12 hates MDA.

    • Chopz

      Hilarious.

    • Linzen

      Oh I forgot. You are right.

    • grover chang

      I am honestly puzzled. What happened to my rockets. They go to WCF then next year look like trash. Honest answers to what you think happened please.

    • KHuang

      It’s because the only teams that want Lin are DESPERATE teams that are so in danger of losing that they’ll take a proven rotation player like Lin even if Lin is Asian.

    • CJSHYY

      Harden.

    • joyce ward

      Dude go to another sit cause we ain’t feeling the rockets.

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      That’s about right: either Batum or Kemba or Al, depending on who is getting hot.

    • Chopz

      Clutchfans would have a meltdown. But what the heck, i’m up for the fight, lets do it, hehehe.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Lol

    • BobbyH

      Alex, there is still hope on the season. Fire M and trade H and get L and MDA. You have a WCF team.

    • KHuang

      1. Most important reason: The HONEYMOON in Houston over Lin being ejected, that’s now over!

      2. It’s a completely different frontcourt with Motiejeunas injured, Josh Smith gone, and Howard hobbling.

      3. Ty Lawson has been an utter bust.

      4. With Pablo Prigione and Jason Terry not playing, Houston now lacks an actual point guard that can distribute and defend.

    • KHuang

      It’s OK – there are Lin basketball for his question.

    • CJSHYY

      D12 hates MDA, this will not happen.

    • BobbyH

      Never say never.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      5. Harden works so hard to keep up with the Kardashian instead of basketball.

    • Linzen

      The Kardashian curse is really and strong.

    • KHuang

      6. All last season including the playoffs, the Rockets were able to defeat weak or injured opponents.

      But now that teams are healthy, the Rockets are being exposed.

    • joyce ward

      I get it, but it’s called karma. The stuff that lin fans suspected what was happening behind the scenes with the Rockets is true and now it’s being exposed

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      WOW What a way to wake up to hear such a long coming news of KM being fired. Hopefully will hear the outs of KB and BS soon but not too soon until after Hornets plays with them:-)

    • joyce ward

      Karma is a bish. Thegood or bad things you do in the universe will always come back to you.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      I don’t want to see the fun to end yet, let BS hang around.

    • joyce ward

      They will not get a new coach. Houston will consider this as a bust year for them. Too many locker room issues to make this a viable team….jmo

    • Linzen

      This. They relied on one man too much. Basketball is a team sport.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      $12 Mil Lawson averaged 36 mpg producing 9ppg, 5.6 apg and his PER 8.5. Anyone hearing clutch fans crying overpaid?

    • Jeremiah (the Grey)

      Harden’s getting ~$100 mil from the NBA plus $200 mil from Adidas and he’s dating a Kardashian. He thinks he played his heart out last season but was robbed of the MVP award so this year he’s just not motivated. Plus D12 is also missing a lot of games.

    • Jim

      They are not gonna trade Harden ever

    • joyce ward

      No Harden will do some back beind the deal that Rockets won’t even see it coming.

    • orLinaryjoe

      Charlotte Hornets – Jeremy Lin Left Out at the Wrong Moments.

      The Charlotte Hornets lost 102-94 to the New York Knicks with Jeremy Lin having a kind of mixed bag of performance, starting hot and then ignored before thrown back in, as it seems his head coach has no clue on how to recognize the right players to put on the floor at the right time1, and how to keep rhythm and momentum going.

      http://sportige.com/87160-charlotte-hornets-jeremy-lin-left-out/

    • Jim

      Yah very sad
      they just have to fix some issues
      Lawson & Harden aint gonna work gotta bring Beverley back or someone who can play defense and catch & shoot
      Howard and TJones(or DMo) need to stay healthy
      Every team in the west got better Hou didnt
      Harden is great but even his greatness can take you so far without a healthy roster

    • CJSHYY

      Morey got him so CF will not trash him no matter what…

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      hehehehe you are more “bad” than me:-) That sounds good as long as JLin is no longer there:-)

    • joyce ward

      Harden is not trying to stay in Houston. Harden wants the bright lights and recognition which LA Lakers will provide. Khloe is looking at presiding over the WAGs after Kobe retires.

    • spiderman

      Would be something if BS became the new head coach of Houston. Would like to see Harden doing suicides

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      mmmh That sounds like JH. BS and JH??? That will be fun.

    • LinMad

      i thought Kloe got back together with Lamar Odom

    • So Harden and Howard refused to run McHale’s strategy (Forbes)
      “WCF championship hangover” plus no-chemistry with Ty Lawson who needs the ball in his hands (duh moment) + Harden Kardashian factor + unmotivated Howard = a Messy organization
      https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/667087392503828481

    • Linzen

      wahahaha would love to see that!

    • Jim

      I dont know if Harden can do anything He cant trade himself

    • Linzen

      What about Kobe for Harden trade? That would create some nice chemistry for Rockets.

    • sws94

      I don’t want to see Lin go anywhere and I’ll be happy when the game starts. It’s all about McHale and Harden here, Lin left that team over a season ago. Their mess there is their mess IMO and it isn’t the first time a star player had a coach fired and won’t be the last.

      Be happy when it is back to Lin. Lin is in a small market, no real star players with him, a Coach that shows at times trust in him (arguable but some of us think so) and an assistant Coach that believes in him. He is considered a bargain and his role has a chance to expand.

      Let’s go Lin tonight and on this homestand, a few Hairsanity/Linsanity-level games and Charlotte fans will start cheering big for him and support him.

    • Jim

      JB is so useless
      hate the guy

    • Jim

      How did Harden play bad he wasnt bad at all except his shots werent falling

    • sws94

      MW was fined $15,000 for the flagrant foul.

    • Linzen

      You are right! We are just overjoyed at their pain right now. Not Lin-like but… 🙂
      Hey, how did you enjoy the game last night? I think i missed your game summary (if any)… sorry…

    • Jim

      Think McHale believed in him more

    • LAJane

      In some OTHER alternate reality. Or…believed in him so much that he used every means to obliterate that threat.

    • JLin Fan from Australia
    • sws94

      Yes, I know. Rubbing it in. I’m glad McHale is fired but Harden is a prima donna and that’s the culture of Houston or any team he is the star of.

      I enjoyed the game, of course the first half better than the second as Lin did much better. I wrote a summary in the game thread. Didn’t get to see Lin be Mr 4Q as Kemba put on a show and that wasn’t enough while Lin didn’t get the foul calls he was getting in the first half or touches.

    • sws94

      Lin is a great kid rather than a great player or complete player are the words of one coach vs. the other. McHale did not promote Lin and put him down every chance he got. McHale was awful to Lin.

    • Linzen

      I better go dig it up now.

    • LAJane

      Over the years, Sportige has been the most generally positive and objective about Lin’s play. I’m usually pretty grateful for their decent coverage.

    • orLinaryjoe

      Is Greg and Nathan G, one and the same, lol?

    • Linzen

      McHale was the one who kept saying Linsanity was not realistic. That it would never happen again.

    • LAJane

      Elbows fly all the time. It’s just childish to think the appropriate push-back has to be a flagrant one.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      we used to compare the standard of what Lin got in NY to Houston so Mchale seemed very bad. Now after the experience in LA everything is better for Lin but in reality, he’s far from what he hope for, “big role”.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      McHale was bad coach for Lin, can’t argue that.

    • good to wait for sure .. No Hornets jersey/shirts for me yet 🙂

    • Jim

      All I see is Lamb with first Unit..lol

    • Jim

      Yah McHale at lease knew to put Lin in when Team is down by a lot
      he actaully trusted Lin more than some of the fans give him credit for

    • Jim

      But he came the closest to it under McHale

    • Jim

      McHale genuinely liked Lin but wasnt the biggest fan of him in terms of basketball skills

    • Jim

      he had more minutes and a bigger role under mchale

    • PETE B

      HARDASHIAN I LOVE IT

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Lin started all 82 games in his first regular season there and look at how he used Lin in last playoff. Remember, even Lin was a backup pg but he was always the first up off the bench, and whenever Harden or Pat is out, Lin is the starter.

    • Jim

      Yep, I miss it
      now hes last off bench and rarely sees extended minutes
      I miss the Hou days
      now that Lin has improved his defense he can really help out Hou

    • ViNuyork

      we enjoyed the 1st half too esp. d 2nd quarter when the bench bailed the starters ….2nd half was mostly kemba show –annoying….Knicks fans still remember JLin tho…someone on our area keeps heckling him about sleeping in a couch when JLin was doing his free throws–kinda funny

    • JustSayNo2HardensIso

      I was just going to say the same thing. D12 hates running and he hates MDA. No way MDA goes to rockets.

    • Spot

      Howard can’t stand MDA

    • NONONO

      McHale is done. Scott will go soon. Lin is just about to START!

    • DX

      Can‘t wait. That’s why you change your photo? 🙂

    • your son’s voltaire

      i’m kinda sadden by the firing of mchale. i mean, i was hoping he and the rockets would make a crash landing together and for years to come

    • NONONO

      AL has interacted with Lin recently on the court in recent games. Hornets need big men who can set screen, roll, score and pass!!!! REBOUND too!!!

    • NONONO

      yes, we need justice and we got it!

    • JustSayNo2HardensIso

      Yes!!!

    • JustSayNo2HardensIso

      I know. Me too. I wanted the Rockets to lose this year with all the main people together. Now when the Rockets lose, it will feel like something is missing.

    • gasparthe2nd

      Viva the Kardashian curse!

    • Linja

      Jlin the last MAN standing !

    • your son’s voltaire

      i guess every movie has to end some time. can’t just sit in the theater eating popcorn all day long! lol

    • Joe what do you know

      On paper, yes. But she isn’t doing anything to end her relationship with Harden. What can you expect from the Kardashians? I’m just waiting to see Harden keeps on fooling around with the Ks and eventually sees his own career ruined.

    • JustSayNo2HardensIso

      Maybe if McHale goes to a different team, it could be considered a Spin-off? =)

    • your son’s voltaire

      nah, i’m already bored of it haha

    • your son’s voltaire

      this is just like what happened with the Knicks. Lin left, they ride the great chemistry he left behind for 1 year, then it all collapse

    • Linja

      seriously?

    • sws94

      His basketball skills matter. It’s a work relationship, not a friendship.

    • sws94

      He’s played 11 games under Clifford. We seriously need to give this minutes thing a rest until ASB in my opinion.

    • your son’s voltaire

      he believed in marginalizing Lin. in fact, it’s McHale who of all these other fake coaches are copying how to mistreat Lin. now Lin isn’t even allowed to play his natural point guard position and is coming off the bench

    • NONONO

      McHale did not praise Lin at all and properly did not promise him anything privately. BUT Lin actually got MUCH more minutes and more consistent role than he has now. – ironically!

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Just thinking outloud: Yesterday I posted a tweet that Rockets players held a meeting. Guess this was all about firing KM rather than looking inward of why they lost so many games.

    • Spot

      Yep.

    • Joe what do you know

      You, sir, just made my day! Lol!

    • sws94

      A. There was NOTHING consistent about Lin’s role with Houston. B. Minutes can’t be compared. He played 2 full seasons with Houston and 11 games with Charlotte.

    • gasparthe2nd

      That’s because when Lin was stabbed in the back by the knicks, I immediately imposed the LINSANITY CURSE upon the forsaken team…. and so their downfall was inevitable and the rest is history 🙂

    • your son’s voltaire

      harden: man, we’ve been playing really selfishly. where’s the teamwork?
      lawson: yeah, but we can’t admit that
      harden: ok, we’re gonna need a scapegoat
      howard: don’t look at me, i cleaned up your garbage each night

    • your son’s voltaire

      good job! but are there any good spells for Lin in your book of sorcery?

    • grover chang

      Thank you

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      So true, I have more respect for the people who tell you who they are even the bad guys.

    • gasparthe2nd

      LOL …..naaa. I can only do bad things 🙂

    • grover chang

      You know they are going to start winning during a honeymoon period.

    • joyce ward

      Did you guys see the man in corner the suite clap his hands after Hansbrough made that dunk from that behind the pass from lin.

    • your son’s voltaire

      me too, it just feel so good to be baddd

    • NONONO

      It should be a big win for Hornets tonight. 10 games is enough to make your mind!

    • DX

      So PJ still out, Zeller will start again today.

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Didn’t see it until you mentioned it. Any idea who is he??

    • sws94

      Odd that PJ seems to be out so much.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Some will keep asking for that number to change.

    • pandaboy99

      Im pretty sure PJ is not injured and its just a front office way to ease him out of the starting lineup probably an agreement made with his agent.

    • CJSHYY

      I don’t think he’s injured either maybe he’s on the trade list…

    • occupatio

      posts like this are such nonsense.

    • Rick Johnson
    • occupatio

      firing the coach motivates the players because it pushes them to win, in order to show that the problem was indeed the coach instead of the players stinking it up.

      but we all know that the source of the problem is that harden is the team ‘leader’ and thats not ever going to change.

    • CJSHYY

      I think Mc still will be fired bc Harden didn’t response to him. LOL!

    • gasparthe2nd

      Jeezes, don’t we hate being right all ‘ the time? hehe

    • your son’s voltaire

      Morey will be gone next, too

    • Acbc

      I can’t believe you think Mchake is a better coach for Lin. Mchale systematically torn
      Lin down from starter to bench. The 82 games he played in the first season was all about finding ways to promote Harden and make line the back up. Anytime you want to think Lin was treated fairly by Mchale, just remember how Mchale went on air after Rox beat OKC with a depleted team after they traded away players. Lin scored 29 pts that game and made key shots to seal the win. Mchale then complained that Lin was hogging the ball and made that famous ” Jeremy, we’re trying to win here” and told reporters that Lin was turning over the ball 9 times when Lin wasn’t even close to it.

      Lin was put on the bench the second season with out any reason. Lin came out that year like gangbusters with 2 games over 30 points and still M&M put Lin back on the bench so that Beverly was starter. How many games did Lin save them only to be benched at the end for Beverly and Haden to be the star to “win”the game. That very last playoff game, Lin was amazing. He totally stopped Lilliard and limited him to just a couple of points in the last quarter. When they finally had the lead with less than a second left, who was benched so that that their defensive juganaut could be on the floor to be part of the win? Mchale lost that game and playoffs because he benched Lin because he wanted Lin out of Houston. Lilliard lost Beverly and Parson instantly and made that 3 pointer to win the series.

      It was just like Chris Bowwin (?) said, M&M basically did everything in their power to make Lin into a third string player, but Lin just will not give up.

    • Rick Johnson

      I think players blamed McHale for not holding Harden accountable. Since they couldn’t fire Harden they fired McHale. See if Bickerstaff can do any better.

    • Jeremiah (the Grey)

      Why does Lin keep passing to Hawes? Every time he does I scream NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    • sws94

      Positioning in sets. Then Hawes just goes and usually does something very stupid.

    • Jeremiah (the Grey)

      usually does something very stupid: like taking a shot instead of passing it on

    • sws94

      or dribbling and turning it over.

    • KHuang

      Understandable, but Lin is a WINNER who fully utilizes his teammates.

      Lin understands that if a player is frozen out offensively, that player doesn’t perform defensively either.

    • KHuang

      Will not change.

    • 1mtoldman

      hawes is the worst player on team getting any time; up until last game he was vying with lin for 8th man (or 9th man).

      hopefully last game will be more the rule forward but actually there is nothing to suggest that to date. more the exception based on lack of availability of hairston/mw.

      hawes, lamb, lin, batum, basically all these guys brought in were players with something to prove, all have paid off to some extent except hawes who seems to be proving his downward trajectory was not reversible.

    • KHuang

      I’m glad, because everybody was saying how great a coach McHale was last season after the Rockets played all those HOBBLED teams (i.e. Portland without Aldridge).

    • 1mtoldman

      “we” are not right all the time; actually there is even any “we”.

    • CJSHYY

      Lin said in his post game interview, he just did what the game plan said….

    • KHuang

      Lin is COACH KILLAH.

      No coach that has mistreated Lin has ever survived.

    • Singapore BB Fan

      at first I didn’t appreciate JLin’s slow dribble inside….but after seeing this clips – his strategy was to draw the defenders towards him in order to free the shooters….he drew in 4 defenders and left Big AL open. Brilliant move.

    • kauaiblue

      Mchale would openly yell at jeremy for the minutest mistakes… while he would never say anything to his boss haren… lol

    • KHuang

      Disagree.

      Lin played a lot of WASTED minutes in Houston.

      Lin’s handling the ball more than he ever did in Houston, though Kemba Walker is committed to freezing Lin out late in games.

    • KHuang

      Lin’s handling the ball much more in Charlotte than he ever did in Houston.

    • KHuang

      I said all season that LA and Houston were equally bad.

    • CJSHYY

      Thanks to his boss-Harden, he got fired. LOL!

    • KHuang

      TOTALLY disagree.

      If McHale didn’t unfairly start that useless scrub Bev over Lin, Lin would have not even been needed in the clutch.

    • KHuang

      Lin’s defense has not improved one iota since Linsanity.

    • KHuang

      Disagree.

      Even though Lin’s minuted were down in LA, Lin had many Linsanity level games despite Byron Scott.

      Hence the 19 PER.

    • Jeremiah (the Grey)

      Why does Clif play Hawes more than Kam or Hansbrough? Even if Hansbrough has 0 offense (which I doubt) he’s able to get rebounds that would otherwise go to the other team. Doesn’t Clif realize how valuable it is to get additional possessions or eliminate second chances for the opponent?

    • KHuang

      WRONG.

      McHale genuinely disliked Lin as a person and disliked Lin’s skills.

    • gasparthe2nd

      of course not…. but, I was referring to how we Lin fans were constantly sounding off at the rockettes and “frustrated by James Harden’s play and aloofness” as the above caption reads. Now, the whole team seems to be saying it too. And off went McHale’s Head. Ha!

    • KHuang

      WRONG.

      Lin was a corner standstill guard in Houston.

      In Charlotte, Lin’s a TEAM LEADER with the bench and is currently locked in a battle with Kemba Walker for possession of the ball.

    • KHuang

      There is only one answer to your question:

      SIZE.

      Clifford loves SIZE, even if that size cannot play.

    • KHuang

      Agree.

      One of Clifford’s weaknesses is that he is TOO NICE to strongly criticize players for poor effort and poor execution.

      The flip side is that Clifford is very permissive with not just Lin but all his players.

    • KHuang

      Players have to adhere to the game plan.

    • Jeremiah (the Grey)

      All he has to do is give Hans 5 minutes every so often. Just see what he can do. A good coach (like Pop) gets a little something out of everyone on the roster. And that way, everyone is ready should the need arise.

    • Check out these stats in 5 Wins & 6 Losses.

      When Kemba is too hot, Hornets suffered the most
      20ppg in 6L vs 12ppg in 5W

      Kemba shouldn’t shoot too much even when he’s hot so it doesn’t become 1-man offense.
      @BaselineBuzz said this last year when Kemba gets too hot and has tunnel-vision, it’s not good.

      https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/667126669300273157

      https://twitter.com/BaselineBuzz/status/666807722394914817

    • JJ Hui

      Then low IQ is the coach!

    • LinMad

      The good thing about Lin is that he’s pretty consistent. If he’s not getting buckets down, hes playing really hard defense to help win games whereas other players who shoot really well and do bad at shooting the next game might not play defense as good as Lin.

    • your son’s voltaire

      if the starters can somehow manage to stay in the game, then the second unit will win the game for them

    • LinMad

      I just hope coach doesn’t waste Lin’s minutes by playing him at the corner with Kemba/Batum on the floor. If Lin can get at least 18 minutes all to himself and Lamb, we could win more games.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Hawes is his only choice. Take it or leave it!

    • LinMad

      this means in the 2nd unit:
      Lin, Lamb, Zeller needs more minutes and Hawes needs less.

    • DX

      Maybe is good from him.

    • JW

      coach is hoping the other team worry about Lin getting the ball, Lin’s guy can’t come to help out if he stands at the corner. This way, the floor is open for the rest of the players. Batum or Walker.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Does Hawes look smart to U?

    • NONONO

      No more excuses for Cliff. No matter how much you said you trust Lin and like his style and his IQ, how many minutes, there is no reason to loss Nets tonight!

    • LinMad

      coach needs to involve Lin more in the 4th. He can close games.

    • JW

      coach needs Walker and Batum to be all stars

    • Yes, Hawes need to shoot less.
      Kemba definitely needs to shoot a lot less, even when he’s hot because it killed the offense

    • your son’s voltaire

      Big Al got 30+ point, then Batum, then Kemba. i guess it’s Lin’s turn..

    • LinMad

      i dont get it though. Lin’s the one bringing in the revenue and fans.

    • 1mtoldman

      hornets are 0-5 this year when walker takes 15 or more shots.

    • LinMad

      doubt it…if it’s ever Lin’s turn it will be team ball and Lin ends with 20+ pts, 6+ assists in 25-30 minutes.

    • John Ly

      Hornets lost the game yesterday in a series of events:

      As soon as Kemba substituted back in in the 4th. Lin became shooting guard and didn’t have a chance to do anything unless he was passed the ball.
      Lin ended up putting more pressure on himself when the team was down and ended up committing three tos and also over helping on the inside the paint D left the perimeter defense vulnerable to the Knicks 3 points shooters who were able to capitalized.
      Marvin Williams Flagrant foul which cost the team 2 points and a possession.
      Batum’s cold shooting night who decided he might play the hero just because he hit one 3 to move his point total to 4 points.
      Lamb even bigger buffoon play by trying to shoot a 3 and ended up shooting an air all.
      Lin’s lost of his shooting touch and form from what he practiced during the summer and displayed during preaseason.

    • JW

      Walker and MKG are the Hornets future. Batum is someone they want to be in their future. Lin’s a rental at this time. Hornets hosting ASG this year. They needs these guys to perform to be able to showcase their future guys.

      I got nothing to back it up, but Lin performing better after ASG may be cuz coach no longer has the concern about ASG so Lin gets to play his game more.

    • your son’s voltaire

      can’t stand the commercials on the Hornets’ feed especially the Gridiron ACC commercial. think i’ll switch to the Nets feed

    • yes, Kemba shouldn’t kill the offense when he has hot shooting.
      We can definitely share this with Hornets media

    • LinMad

      Lin had 2 TOs not 3

    • LinMad

      league pass doesn’t show commercials…it gets boring

    • Jeremiah (the Grey)

      Leave it, shoot it, pass to someone else, or ask coach to reduce his minutes in favor of Zeller (only played 18 min last night) Kam or Hans.

    • John Ly

      You are right. I forgot to mention that Hawes, Zeller and Kaminksi were pretty lost and got beat off the boards and could not muster any offense.

    • 1mtoldman

      u should try to watch one of those under the radar feeds that plays rap music or funny stuff during breaks.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Hawes can help Lin by making all those 3s.

    • LinMad

      doesn’t Lin have a better chance of getting into ASG even without the stats than Kemba/Batum with the stats?

    • John Ly

      Hawes is a terrible and selfish player. He doesn’t do anything well.

    • 1mtoldman

      lins shooting touch is fine when he plays adequate minutes; he was 4 for 9 last nite which is 44% which is very good.

      there is a clear divide between his shooting when playing limited minutes “forced” to make the most of them and when he has adequate minutes and can just let the game come to him.

      his shooting preseason was unconcious and probably not a standard to compare to.

    • NONONO

      As a reminder – Lin vs NETS!

    • your son’s voltaire

      the problem is when Lin gives him an open look, he ends up driving or passing it up. and when he isn’t open, he ends up forcing up a shot

    • Rzo Vlade

      Sources: Morey is officially in the HOT seat

      ———cyberx

      moreyball isnt working pampering star

    • blubell

      It’s not the same without DWill lol.

    • cdblue10

      Batum and Al connecting and conniving

    • your son’s voltaire

      Jarrett Jack is a start. lmao

    • cdblue10

      This Zemba needs to be freezed out too

    • 3pt defense is still very poor
      2 wide-open 3s to Joe Johnson

    • LinMad

      Nets shooting with ease

    • Alain Gervais

      12 – 3 brooklyn

    • cdblue10

      Of course it’s 10-3 but no adjustment from Houston Rockets academy of coaches

    • your son’s voltaire

      Hornets starters got to be the worst in the league

    • Alain Gervais

      Its like every game starters start slow

    • LinMad

      starters always start off slow

    • NONONO

      Hornets is much better team than 2012 Knicks, Nets is much worse than 2012 Nets. Lin is much better than 2012 Linsanity.. Cliff has not reason to not win tonight!

    • yup .. no TO, nothing
      Letting the momentum to kill the Hornets .. 3-13

      Not good

    • spiderman

      Cliff likes BIG BUTTS

    • John Focker

      Game looks bad -> no blowout win -> HOPEFULLY more min for Jeremy.

      I still dig KHuang’s LL Cool J moniker for Lin and Lamb.

    • blubell

      Just like last year’s Lakers starters without Lin…

    • 1mtoldman

      that would probably have to philadelphia but player by player the nets starters are clearly superior. it will have to be the bench to make the game a game.

    • cdblue10

      If this is Pop,he’s already yelling to his guards

    • cdblue10

      Zemba again,this leprechaun of NBA guards doesn’t learn his lesson

    • John Focker

      ..and he cannot lie, his other brothers can’t deny…

    • it’s still balanced so far; he passed to Batum

      Looks like Coach wants Batum to get early shots

    • cdblue10

      ok I’ll give him a passed for that but geez he’s really no remorse in taking shots

    • LinMad

      they need to play D

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Lambis hurt.

    • Who’s the poor guy guarding Joe Johnson? 11pts on 3 threes

    • occupatio

      marvin

    • cdblue10

      Was it Batum?

    • LinMad

      i think its Kemba

    • Alain Gervais

      Things are crazy when Marvin leads the team in assist

    • cdblue10

      Well I think he’s the PG then

    • golfhacker

      Marvin.

    • I think so

    • John Ly

      Zeller is not starting material. He has shown to pick up quick fouls when he is in with the starting unit.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      BS is next.

    • LinMad

      2 fouls on Kemba now

    • your son’s voltaire

      awful defense isokemba

    • Jarret Jack did a CP move to tangle up with Kemba’s arms to draw a foul

    • cdblue10

      Nice Al

    • John Focker

      Great! Sub him out!

    • cdblue10

      great!!!!

    • John Ly

      Cliff is gambling by keeping Kemba in with 2 fouls.

    • your son’s voltaire

      they won’t cus kemba isn’t Lin

    • Al is good but too much Al can be lethAl

    • cdblue10

      Yep same as Zemba

    • cdblue10

      No freakin Defense

    • John Focker

      2 fouls in first 7 min would get most players subbed out, starter or not.

    • cdblue10

      LOL..this guy!

    • Alain Gervais

      Team dead again

    • grover chang

      MW one of the few bright spots. I like his game. Seems so easy and calm.

    • LinMad

      i think it’s the dead crowd

    • Linzen

      Lin getting ready!

    • 1mtoldman

      im very surprised. it was said before the season that he worked hard to get in shape and improve his game to revive a declining career.

    • Pete Roces

      Al Jefferson nite!

    • Alain Gervais

      Nets went small. Its just stupid.

    • Jeremiah (the Grey)

      Just cause you’re losing that’s no reason to bring in the Jeremys a minute earlier. smh.

    • Great job by Hornets scoring in the paint.
      Al then Kaminsky now

    • Linzen

      nice pass

    • LinMad

      Will Lin get to play all of 2nd qtr like last game?

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      “It will be funny if Hornets loses this game,” this is my thought when I returned from an errand just now.

    • Pete Roces

      zero defense…..

    • blubell

      Not if Jeremy plays well with quality minutes.

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      No idea. Haven’t seen JLin yet.

    • blubell

      we’ll see. I’m at work and relying on posters for updates 🙂

    • JLin checked in with 2:38 in Q1

    • LinMad

      Batum was reluctant to give it to Lin

    • Linzen

      Hawes!

    • LOL .. Lin’s assist to Hawes as shot clock ran out

    • ViNuyork

      omg—hope they win this game–they lost yesterday in MSG –hopefully not in Barclay too

    • golfhacker

      Game is in CHA.

    • cdblue10

      Batum to Lin

    • Great cut by Lin.. Batum’s assist!

    • Alain Gervais

      Datum better vision then Kemba

    • Lin to Hawes!!! Another 3!!! 35-32

    • Linzen

      WHAT!!! Hawes another 3!!!!

    • cdblue10

      This is beautiful basketball

    • LinMad

      Hawes got the touch today

    • Jeremiah (the Grey)

      i take back what i said about hawes 😉

    • 1mtoldman

      the lin factor at work immediatley; the game becomes a different game. if you let him have the ball in his hands.

    • your son’s voltaire

      Lamb is a joke

    • blubell

      Bench to the rescue again? lol

    • lol .. Good Hawes doesn’t think, just shoot!

    • wu kong

      batum calling for it Jlin not seeing or ignoring him….

    • Linzen

      The ISO. SMH

    • ViNuyork

      oww…hehe–thanks for d correction..wow- they went home that quick…just saw them yesterday in MSG that’s why I thought they r in Barclay

    • Alain Gervais

      Batum and Lin is shout finish second and start third every time

    • sws94

      Hawes shot won’t count.

    • golfhacker

      Has a big head.

    • Full speed JLin Express train!

    • Rzo Vlade

      Sources: Morey is officially in the HOT seat

      ———cyberx

      moreyball isnt working pampering star………..

    • your son’s voltaire

      well, as expected the 2nd unit taking over, but not so expected they’re lead by Hawes 2 3ptr

    • LW

      Hornets starting lineup is just hopeless. They play the lowly Nets and still trail them in the 1st quarter. Cliff is just not that smart.

    • John Ly

      Might be too late. They will take 3 points off the board and the assist.

    • LinMad

      this is not the time…

    • blubell

      Where can I get tickets to that train?

    • Rzo Vlade

      lol

    • JJ Hui

      Bench saved the starters! lets call the bench the elite bench!

    • JLamb kinda forced that last 3 due to not getting a shot yet

    • cdblue10

      Absolutely but the coach like the Zemba factor,the losing factor

    • LinMad

      I think Lamb and Batum wants to shoot more but they need Lin to facilitate and give them the open shot.

    • off 2 JLin’s assists so it’s understandable =)

    • LinMad

      agreed

    • your son’s voltaire

      not only that, he was totally selfish in that play ignoring Lin just to bring it all the way up the court and forced a brick

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      He got in as soon as I posted it. He is 1-2 with 2 pts but 2 assists with 2:38 he played. Pretty efficient considering.

    • wandertheglobe

      Iso Lamb. Hero ball is getting a big head.

    • heart

      Lamb didn’t let Lin draw defense to give him space to shoot.

    • LinMad

      So that bucket didn’t count. Hawes only got 3 pts.

    • cdblue10

      I thought he has the smallest head on the team”literally”…lol

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      More isos from everyone.

    • NONONO

      i thought Lin had 2 3pt asts. why shows only one?

    • John Focker

      Hero ball is contagious.

    • Alain Gervais

      They took it away

    • Alain Gervais

      Clock ran out

    • Linzen

      Hawes finally wake up after 10 games!

    • John Ly

      And Lin got an assist taken away and will get a to instead.

    • they took away Hawes first 3 🙁 after shot clock expired

    • cdblue10

      his 3 is not falling

    • JLin 3 in and out

    • Wayne Ellington in Nets?

    • 1mtoldman

      barely

    • cdblue10

      Oh my God

    • 1mtoldman

      hawes trying to prove all us hawes haters wrong

    • LOL Jarret Jack cross court pass to noone

    • 1mtoldman

      yeah thats the one thing thats off still (from preseason)

    • Linzen

      NICE PASS, LIN!!!!

    • cdblue10

      If he didn’t make that one…I’ll break something….lol

    • LOL .. JLin QB pass to Hawes for the lay-in

      Hawes is a JLin-created monster!

    • 1mtoldman

      kemba walker would not throw that pass.

    • John Focker

      Lin raking up assists quickly…

    • LinMad

      WHOA LIN. That pass was crazy

    • Linzen

      Oh he will shoot 🙂

    • 1mtoldman

      first time hes got a chance to handle the ball a lot for awhile.

    • Franken-Hawes created by Dr. JLin!

    • kauaiblue

      Howa he doing??

    • Linzen

      from the same spot

    • grover chang

      Lin must be involved in the most amount of plays that have the opposing coach call timeout

    • LinMad

      that pass was a monster

    • your son’s voltaire

      unbelievable. Hawes ran the length of the court ahead of everybody. and even more surprising, he caught Lin’s football pass for a nice layup

    • John Focker

      Thanks to Walker’s 2 fouls…

    • NONONO

      CHEMISTRY on LIN and HAWES!!!!! with three asts already?!

    • JJ Hui

      The Hornets ELITE bench is fun to watch! Lets keep calling it the elite bench to make a statement and make it known!

    • your son’s voltaire

      how many football passes has isokemba threw so far this season?

    • cdblue10

      That’s on the money…OhOhOh Mchael will yanked him out for that home run pass

    • LW

      Sadly Hawes is Lin best partner as of now.

    • wandertheglobe

      The vision of JLin finding teammates down court.

    • blubell

      with Harvard degree 😛

    • sws94

      Football pass,

    • Non-scary experiment =)

    • your son’s voltaire

      Lin 3 assists, 3 rebounds

    • JJ Hui

      Eagle eyes! Lol!

    • LinMad

      Hawes/Lin combo can be great if he knew how to roll

    • blubell

      Lin is big men’s best friend wherever he goes. His patience paid off 🙂

    • blubell

      His PER going up tonight

    • sws94

      Easy 2 he usually makes. Great explosion on that drive.

    • Alain Gervais

      Lin shots not falling again. He need to fix that. Please no zig zag stats

    • Good drive but JLin layup didn’t fall Was he fouled?

    • LinMad

      Lin got pushed no call

    • occupatio

      lin not getting any calls tonight. even on drawing charge.

    • Jeremiah (the Grey)

      Lin is leading the team in rebounds with 3. Pretty sad.

    • Linzen

      I think he was. Clifford was yell at the ref after.

    • Alain Gervais

      Still should finish that

    • your son’s voltaire

      horrible officiating today. must be a Lin hater. 2 missed calls. first one when Lin took a charge clearly outside the box. second one when Lin drove baseline for a layup but got his wrist swiped at

    • zxcvb

      He was fouled. Even Clifford was barking at the refs.

      Lin’s 3s are in and out lately…he’s not getting clean looks. At least they’re on line which is a good sign.

    • LinMad

      Lin yelled too I heard him say he got pushed from behind

    • yes, it was in and out

    • NONONO

      it is okey. lin keeps attack and do not hesitate to shoot if it is open

    • cshot

      he hit his wrists….foul ref

    • KL

      Hope Jeremy gets some calls and picks up on his 3 point shooting. Other than that, he is playing great.

    • 1mtoldman

      would have 2 get his shooting % up in the second half; thus far this season when hes not shooting well early he’s not afforded that opportunity however walker early fouls could alter that.

    • Hawes couldn’t quite get to JLin’s bounce pass

    • Linzen

      another really nice pass wasted

    • cdblue10

      Can’t really shoot today,just keep shooting

    • Great ball movement by Hornets .. Lamb-Hawes-MWill for 3

    • LinMad

      Lin is shooting a lot

    • wandertheglobe

      Lin seems to be energized today.

    • cdblue10

      Here you go

    • LW

      They don’t respect Lin’s 3 anymore.

    • Nice easy layup by Lin off Hawes’ screen

    • CJSHYY

      Good to see that bc in 4Q no ball…

    • LinMad

      THERE WE GO

    • golfhacker

      Can’t blame them.

    • zxcvb

      The problem with Lin’s 3s lately is that he’s TOO confident. He’s taking too many contested 3s, they’re just in and out.

    • Brent Yen

      Lin took 5 shots in 8 mins already….sounds good

    • LinMad

      wth with camera angle

    • Rick Johnson

      Lin needs to fix his shot.

    • cdblue10

      C’mon that’s a foul

    • Linzen

      How is that not a foul?!!!!!!!???????

    • zxcvb

      Clifford letting Lin play.

    • LinMad

      No foul…

    • LW

      Kemba back, Lin’s window is gone.

    • Lin+Frank is still in with Kemba/Batum/Al with 3 min left in Q2

    • cdblue10

      NIce Tank….from Batum

    • wandertheglobe

      Lin is super agressive tonight

    • zxcvb

      Lin got one light non-shooting call. And two FGA misses, he gets nothing.

      NBA refs…

    • Brent Yen

      He is well rested I guess LOL

    • cdblue10

      Al to Batum this time

    • Clifford likes Lin distributing so he wants to see if Lin can feed Kemba/Batum

    • zxcvb

      Just having Lin on the court creates space for everyone.

    • Alain Gervais

      I really like this unit.. Good spacing and good defense

    • Rzo Vlade

      jlin 6reb lmao

    • your son’s voltaire

      Lin is the ONLY one always pushing the ball up the court while everyone else just jog. sigh

    • cdblue10

      If their shots are falling,they should be leading about by 2 digits now,but the activity is great

    • occupatio

      these refs are haters.

    • LinMad

      oh well Lin is doing everything else good except shooting. It will come 2nd half.

    • John Focker

      …or they could be blind.

    • sws94

      Lin just has to be careful about drives to nowhere. His shots have to fall, sooner or later.

    • occupatio

      blind but not colorblind.

    • KL

      Lin getting fouled on drives. No calls. Jumpshots not falling. But he is aggressive and his rebounding is super.

    • zxcvb

      Trying to draw FTs…usually works but tonight it’s ref BS.

    • occupatio

      lin has 13 minutes. shocking.

    • LinMad

      I guess Lin will get 28 minutes a night now?

    • cdblue10

      prolly more

    • CJSHYY

      So maybe from now on Lin will finished 2 & 4Q?

    • wandertheglobe

      Walker’s bench in favor of Lin. What’s going on?

    • LinMad

      Kemba is out. This is shocking.

    • KL

      Yes surprising. Kemba sitting, Lin closing 1st half.

    • Rick Johnson

      Wow, Clifford spooked by McHale getting canned?

    • blubell

      2 fouls

    • Clifford is willing to experiment. Very pleasantly surprising

    • zxcvb

      Shooting too many 3s, Lin!

    • zxcvb

      Lin just has to attack the rim and flail like Harden.

    • your son’s voltaire

      i’m convinced these are Lin hating refs

    • occupatio

      refs are such haters.

    • sws94

      Good looks, they aren’t falling.

    • cdblue10

      THIS REF REALLY HATE LIN

    • Rick Johnson

      Ya, 3’s not falling. Take some 2’s to get shot back in rhythm.

    • 1mtoldman

      is that a new dance?

    • Linzen

      curse you refs!

    • NONONO

      Did Hornets outrebounded in the previous games? Lin shows you how to rebound 6 in 10 mins. . too bad, shots off so far.

    • zxcvb

      Only that last one was clean. The others were contested.

    • Rzo Vlade

      stop listening to doc schepler his 3pt shooting form does not suit him

    • yes, no other choice

    • KL

      C’mon Lin hit a couple of 3s in the second half!

    • cshot

      these refs

    • blubell

      4 pts, 6 rebs, 3asts, 3 TOs

    • LinMad

      just play good d

    • wandertheglobe

      Shooting slump

    • your son’s voltaire

      he’s just not confident shooting right now. needs to see one fall in. he’s been hesitating right before launching the shots so i kinda expect them to miss

    • Alain Gervais

      Relax

    • sws94

      So Clifford is letting Lin play through mistakes and he’s getting minutes now. Lin really needs to cut down on some of his recklessness. He can be aggressive but pick his spots better. He’s trying to get to the rim because his shots aren’t falling but he doesn’t have to go all the way to the rim.

    • golfhacker

      My grandma has better shooting form than Lin right now.

    • Rzo Vlade

      nothing to do with confidence its his shooting form

    • NONONO

      BEST REBOUNDER!

    • zxcvb

      I disagree. He’s TOO confident, which is nice I guess. He’s taking a lot of contested jumpers.

      Not that there are good shots available, but he should attack and flail more.

    • occupatio

      half those shots by lin, u can tell it will miss before it even comes down. he looks not in rhythm shooting them too, like rushed.

    • LinMad

      Lin should just make plays today

    • your son’s voltaire

      too much thinking. he seems hesitant to take them

    • LinMad

      I really don’t understand what this coach is trying to do each game. This is the first time I saw Lin get the green light this season.

    • blubell

      Jeremy with 6 rebounds while the starting bigs have 5 combined.

    • your son’s voltaire

      well, at least Lin is stuffing the stats sheet. good for my fantasy team

    • sws94

      I think he looks a bit over amped and jittery. I think he should slow down a bit like he played when he first came in. He did a lot of good things, but made unnecessary mistakes that a veteran shouldn’t make. However, Batum had an ugly TO too but he’s playing pretty well tonight.

    • zxcvb

      Probably why he’s in there. They got killed on the boards last game too.

    • LinMad

      probably why Lin is playing and Kemba is on bench.

    • cdblue10

      who’s that?I love the hair

    • zxcvb

      Probably unused to playing big minutes. Not even kidding. He keeps looking over at the bench, like he expects to be yanked as usual. Even when he’s hot he gets benched after 7-9m.

    • Alain Gervais

      2 of Lins Tov was ref influence. Non call and offensive foul. The third spencer missed the ball when he was wide open. The missed shots are frustrating but he will turn it round

    • your son’s voltaire

      Lin started off really confident and aggressive and teammates picked up on it. which is great. but then he started missing shot. 🙁

    • LinMad

      whatever, Batum had 7 TOs in a game before. As long as Lin keeps doing other things well he should get 28 minutes today.

    • LinMad

      I feel like coach wants Lin to shoot but its forced

    • Alain Gervais

      Missing happens. He is trying to push up the tempo while the Nets are slowing down the tempo.

    • zxcvb

      Honestly, I like his jumper — he’s missing most of his jumpers in-and-out. Unlike Kemba’s recent hot streak, Lin is taking a lot of non-wide open jumpers (esp. from 3).

      You ain’t Curry, Jeremy! Play to YOUR strengths. Drives and FT line Js.

    • 1mtoldman

      the big problem with the charlotte bigs is not their lack of reboudning but their lack of defense; a gangly rookie has a career game against them and joe johnson and brook lopez are on pace for 50 points combined in this game.

      its not talked about a lot cause lin’s not involved; but charlotte’s biggest weakness imo is their lack of defense up front, mediocre bigs eat them up. whats going 2 happen when they come up against someone really good like drummond.

    • blubell

      The guards are out-rebounding the bigs.

    • cdblue10

      Just need to continue being aggressive 🙂

    • aras

      Started of good needs to slow his body down a bit going too fast.

    • LinMad

      ya those 3 TOs were on the refs

    • zxcvb

      Definitely. I’m not mad at those. Also, 2 FGA misses were clear fouls but what can you do? NBA refs.

    • Alain Gervais

      No his threes was wide open. Guy was 2 ft back

    • your son’s voltaire

      i think Clifford likes how Lin is always trying to push the ball up the court and his defense. keep it up Hairemy!

    • zxcvb

      No, that’s not true. Only 1 was wide open.

    • Alain Gervais

      regardless hey are not respecting his three lately. he has to get the defender up so he can blow by them.

    • cdblue10

      Could be a triple double,he has 6 rebs already

    • zxcvb

      Yeah, it’s no biggie. Shooting is streaky when you don’t get regular minutes. Lin should just say, “#@$& my shooting %s for now. Rack up some stats on volume.”

      That’s what people look at anyway.

    • blubell

      FYI
      Officials: #30 John Goble, #42 Eric Lewis, #68 Aaron Smith

    • LinMad

      Maybe Cliff is trying rebuild Lin’s confidence back up by letting him play longer now. Seriously those previous 16 minutes – 18 minutes games were a confidence killer.

    • Linzen

      To steal from KHaung… let’s go LL Cool J. Better 2nd half

    • DaVinci633

      Like will make 3 3s in second half and get more 4 ast

    • zxcvb

      Triple-double?

    • blubell

      On his way to 3D!

    • cdblue10

      Lewis is the ref that keep guarding Lin as the Nets 6th man

    • golfhacker

      When he catches the ball, there is space, but he takes a second to gather himself before he shoots. So it looks like he’s not open. Watch Curry. Catch and shoot in one motion. So smooth.

    • Alain Gervais

      Lin is forcing a bit. I want him to relax a bit. Lin not really on rhythm

    • your son’s voltaire

      got my hit-list, time to get to work

    • Maknusia

      refs are normally pretty consistent on “non-calls” players just need to learn to play thru it…it happens to all players

    • DaVinci633

      Why not? He got 3D in 29min against cavs from the bench. Believe me, I saw him with my own eyes! Rox vs Cavs. Great game!

    • Maknusia

      I dont think it is surprising, as we discussion start of the season, 10 games down the road the rotation will be more stable and Lin will be given the opportunity…and its happening now…Lin just need to seize the moment and show what he can do….immaterial if his shot is going in or not

    • Rick Johnson

      Lin shooting 2-8 0-3 from the 3. Too bad he doesn’t have a good PnR partner to drive to the rim when his shot is off.

    • John Focker

      Eric Lewis and Violet Palmer…

    • sws94

      Definitely. He doesn’t make a case for a lot of playing time if he TOs too much and forces too much.

    • Alain Gervais

      Kemba now also pushing the ball. Look like cliff wants him to pick up the tempo

    • golfhacker

      Don’t know who approves the NBA schedule. Hornets played in NYC last night. Nets played in Brooklyn last night. Why not make tonight’s game in Brooklyn. Save both teams from flying to CHA last night.

    • grover chang

      I’ve changed my mind. Lin needs to shoot less not shoot more. He is really cold. Shoot only if he has a good shot. Needs to grab Dell Curry during practice and get some tips or something. His missed shots are starting to hurt.

    • Alain Gervais

      I think Cliff told him to

    • cdblue10

      Wow batum

    • Maknusia

      Its a breakaway Quarter…Go Hornets! Go Lin!

    • cdblue10

      That ref again

    • Maknusia

      sweet…back to back 3s for hornets….go go go

    • golfhacker

      A couple others too – with a common thread.

    • wow Hornets D is really worrying

    • kauaiblue

      Whats going on?? Is he doing ok??

    • Lin played PG well but struggled with shooting in 1st half. Refs also didnt give him any calls.

      Clifford liked what he saw with Lin facilitating so let him finished Q2

    • sws94

      Some good plays, some TOS, not shooting the jump shot well again.

    • LinMad

      which I had a Bojangles here

    • kauaiblue

      Thanks!

    • Big Al is dominating Lopez with his post-moves

    • LinMad

      what? I heard someone say “WHY ARE U EVEN IN THE NBA?” was that clifford?

    • kauaiblue

      Thanks!!

    • LinMad

      Kemba needs to work on ft

    • Jarret Jack pulled the 2nd move on Kemba to draw 2 fouls

    • Hornets Big men don’t rebound with passion

    • cdblue10

      What’s goin on with Zeller D?

    • Alain Gervais

      the starter just have no life.

    • Maknusia

      and we are missing shots now…3 in a row!

    • Alain Gervais

      How many games now have the starters been dead???

    • blubell

      Jeremy still leads in rebounding…

    • At this rate, Clifford will put Lin in for his rebounding

      Lin still has the highest at 6, while Al/Zeller has 5 each

    • golfhacker

      Zeller needs to grow a pair.

    • that’s what worried me. They can’t stop Nets on defense.
      3pters will stop falling

    • cdblue10

      Clifford needs to adjust by 6min mark,he needs to replace some players

    • kauaiblue

      I know i can look on internrt but im.om phone… how many pts?

    • AmazLin!

    • kauaiblue

      Hes soft.

    • noob

      Playing with 3 fouls

    • he just needs to eat more

    • cdblue10

      thnks

    • blubell

      -_-

    • sws94

      Lin can learn from Kemba. There’s more change of speed stuff with Kemba that helps him get to spots and make plays.

    • cdblue10

      Needs to change personnel.they’re already sluggish

    • Lin 4p/6r/3a/3tos

    • blubell

      is that you BScott?

    • NONONO

      Two Jeremies are cold hands???? Be patient!!!

    • kauaiblue

      Lol… no, thank God!

    • LinMad

      home crowd sounds unhappy/bored

    • John Focker

      Maybe we should call them LL Hot J to shake things up a bit.

    • kauaiblue

      Whats he, 9th man??

    • That’s why Kemba tries not to pass too much.
      TO on unforced pass to Frank

    • your son’s voltaire

      i guess the starters like to lose leads

    • blubell

      What they need is Hairsanity!

    • kauaiblue

      Is he coming or what, clifford?

    • LinMad

      saw that steal coming

    • your son’s voltaire

      yep. if he passes too much, he’d get a lot of TO’s

    • This unit can’t play D.
      Who let a wide-open layup like that?

      Clifford needs to do something drastic

    • bad pass by Frank

    • blubell

      Where is JLin?

    • cdblue10

      Sub pattern will fix that but Clifford doesn’t adjust on his players rotation

    • kauaiblue

      Lets go JLin!!

    • LinMad

      can Lin save the game??

    • golfhacker

      There’s still more than 3 mins left.

    • kauaiblue

      I dont understand cliffords substitution patterns…

    • kauaiblue

      Yes!

    • JJ Hui

      Old school ways!

    • Lin and Lamb are quiet so far with 4pts and 2pts.

      They need to create a spark here

    • Lin’s in with 2:14 left in Q3

    • Guest

      They must be all tired from the back to back game.

    • Lin/Lamb/Batum/Hawes/Kam

    • Maknusia

      Go JJs

    • spiderman

      Wish Hansbrough in place of Hawes

    • Good drive by Lamb 80-82

    • cdblue10

      Baboom

    • Lin assist to Batum 3
      83-84

    • Spencer 3 .. 86-86

    • Maknusia

      And we equalize

    • blubell

      Spark!

    • Maknusia

      oops…not another TOV

    • Frank rookie error there, out of bound receiving pass

    • cdblue10

      It’s a tie game…..here we go again!!!!!

    • Alain Gervais

      They gave lin a TOV for What??

    • your son’s voltaire

      Lin pissed probably cus Batum missed him but instead passed it to Tank who turned it over

    • Rzo Vlade

      Turnover: Step out of bounds on

      Jeremy Lin

      even scorebot play by play hate jlin

    • Jim

      Again Lin comes in, dumps it in and gets out of the way ball never comes back
      great

    • Alain Gervais

      They called Kaminsky TOV on Lin

    • sws94

      That TO is on Frank, not Lin. That’s ridiculous.

    • Rick Johnson

      they seem to do that a lot

    • cdblue10

      I saw that,he should pass it to the closest open man

    • Jim

      they make mistakes its okay they do that all the time
      just email them later

    • Alain Gervais

      It was datum who passed it to Kaminsky

    • Jim

      not only to Lin
      other players too

    • cdblue10

      I mean Batum should pass to Lin he’s open

    • Alain Gervais

      Nba.com has Lin TOV correct

    • blubell

      7 rebounds

    • Pete Roces

      Batum the blind not passing to Jlin resulted to turnover…

    • Lin’s 8th rebound!

    • blubell

      8 rebounds

    • wandertheglobe

      Jlin leads the team in rebound

    • John Focker

      EIGHT rebounds. Lin getting p*ssed…

    • blubell

      he leads everybody in this game in rebounding 🙂

    • cdblue10

      finally

    • Maknusia

      Lin seems to be a Rebound Maestro today!

    • Smart Lin drove inside to draw a foul. 2 FTs!

    • zxcvb

      Still haven’t corrected the TO by Kaminsky. Dumb scorekeeper just gave it to Lin who didn’t even touch the ball.

    • blubell

      Freebies!

    • LinMad

      Lin’s first call! Yipeeeeee

    • Teaching the big men about hustle!

    • IsabeliJane*17

      When your guard can outrebound your bigs…

    • cdblue10

      Nice Batum

    • Maknusia

      8pts!…Go Lin

    • zxcvb

      Email the NBA statkeepers. They won’t change anything for the Asian guy otherwise.

    • Batum to Lin!!
      8pts/8rebs!

    • LAJane

      oops…ignore this- wrong post 🙂

    • blubell

      Angels lose their wings?

    • cdblue10

      Needs the assists

    • cdblue10

      Lin is heatin up

    • blubell

      TO 🙁

    • zxcvb

      Woo!!! Scorekeepers take that!

    • LAJane

      Are they learning? :).

    • Lin muscled in inside to get 10pts.. LOL Hulk-mode ON!!!!

    • Maknusia

      10pts and counting

    • blubell

      2D or 3D?

    • cdblue10

      That should be an assist from Lin,since Batum is shooting FT’S

    • LinMad

      Mr 4th qtr!!

    • Jeremy “SPARKY” Lin!!

    • IsabeliJane*17

      Whenever Jeremy scores, a flower blooms.
      Whenever stats keepers give him a wrong stat, a lion cub dies.

    • Maknusia

      dont worry those are captured on advance stats 🙂

    • John Focker

      …and a baby seal.

    • LinMad

      GOOD STUFF

    • Clifford has no choice but to play Lin to finish Q4 =)

    • cdblue10

      LOL…and yet they don’t care about life….

    • blubell

      poor pups…

    • Alain Gervais

      Love Lin and datum unit. They both allow each other to go off

    • zxcvb

      Where’s the NBA stat email address? I’m seriously p*ssed they missed something so obvious. How do you confuse Kaminsky with Jeremy Lin???

    • your son’s voltaire

      any line up where Lin plays the PG and Batum plays the SF is going to be great

    • LAJane

      What! LOL

    • wandertheglobe

      Lin had the 3Ds playing less than 30 minutes off the bench with the Rox. Comon Lin.

    • John Focker

      Lin gets his EASILY as long as refs don’t cheat him.

    • Maknusia

      I dont think its a matter of choice…I think the next 5010 games, CC would be playing Lin more and see what he could do…that would have been the plan

    • John Focker

      How? Intentionally, that’s how.

      With that hair there’s simply no excuse.

    • cdblue10

      cool

    • Jim

      I hate how it comes down to that
      Lin should finish games like at least 40% of the time

    • your son’s voltaire

      notice without Kemba, the ball moves smoothly, and they’re able to run a must faster pace offense

    • sws94

      We can relax now about Batum and Lin. Chemistry is developing

    • Rzo Vlade

      whos datum is that cousin of chaning tatum

    • Maknusia

      the hair played the trick…lol

    • Alain Gervais

      It started the 1st Knicks game

    • your son’s voltaire

      Batum is getting better and making better decisions

    • cdblue10

      it seems passing is faster than dribbling

    • zxcvb

      NBASTATS@NBA.com

      Email about the mistake TO on Lin (it was on Kaminsky, Lin didn’t even touch the ball on that play).

    • John Focker

      No longer concerned with Batum, it’s Kemba that worries me.

    • your son’s voltaire

      so true

    • NONONO

      hopping double double for Lin tonight

    • LinMad

      whoa had did Lin get 5 TOs lol

    • your son’s voltaire

      i hope Cliffart learns from this and never play Batum at the SF

    • zxcvb

      Just ask them to review 3Q call: “00:03.3 Lin Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (4 TO)”

    • cdblue10

      Baboom,Lin,Lamb that’s the new big 3 for hornets….

    • heart

      Just now caught up w/the game. Can someone confirm if the TO Kam made counted against Lin?

    • no name-calling, please

    • LAJane

      Somebody knows how to do this. Let’s get it done!

    • golfhacker

      Take that shot Lin.

    • 3 Hornets picked up a fallen Lin

      That’s a real team!

    • cdblue10

      it’s not falling,fine a way to get to the line though

    • Maknusia

      comeon Lin…you cant miss now!…

    • blubell

      11pts/8reb/4asts

    • golfhacker

      I’m talking about the pass to Lamb.

    • cdblue10

      flirting with the 3ple double

    • your son’s voltaire

      it seems every time Lamb sees Lin coming for the ball, he instead forces up a bad shot

    • blubell

      Walker coming in….

    • John Focker

      Uh-oh…

    • golfhacker

      Maybe if there’s OT.

    • cdblue10

      Boring basketball

    • cdblue10

      right right

    • Maknusia

      shoot…1pt game now

    • your son’s voltaire

      who the heck is NOT guarding Jack?

    • LW

      You can tell from stats when a player scores 30+ points but his +/1 is a big negative, that player is probably hurting the team with his shots.

    • sws94

      Lin just can’t hit his 3s tonight.

    • What a tremendous rebounding effort by Marvin Williams!

    • Alain Gervais

      No more threes please. Good work by Marvin

    • zxcvb

      Damn, I wanted that 3! Still a great game tho!

    • cdblue10

      that could be a big shot LIN but that’s a momentum bucket for Williams,I’m happy either way

    • your son’s voltaire

      Marvin is such a good blue collar worker

    • cshot

      good god… jeremy needs some shooting lessons from steph

    • golfhacker

      Past few games.

    • Rzo Vlade

      stop listening to doc schepler

    • LinMad

      all good

    • zxcvb

      I mean Steph went 2-10 and 3-10 last week and he’s the greatest 3pt shooter ever.

    • Alain Gervais

      That was a momentum three if Lin is missing those. Call it a night on threes

    • DX

      Even as Lin fan, Lin shoot is way off now! The style changing hasn’t worked out.

    • cshot

      hahahaa

    • zxcvb

      It’s a good sign that he keeps shooting them. %s will even out over the season.

    • Rick Johnson

      That was totally wide open. Defender didn’t even try to close.

    • JT

      damn…lin needs to fire his “shooting” coach

    • cdblue10

      tweaking a shot will confuse your shooting hand

    • cshot

      i realize that lol. just bummed out how jeremy has been really off on his 3s

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      2 more rebounds Lin

    • Alain Gervais

      Ofcourse

    • sws94

      in is just in a slump. He’l break out. Keep the faith.

    • zxcvb

      I just emailed NBASTATS@NBA.com about the TO charged to Lin when Kaminsky stepped out of bounds.

      Someone else sends one and they’ll probably look at it. Again, it was 3Q call: “00:03.3 Lin Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (4 TO)”

    • LinMad

      I wonder why Marvin doesn’t roll with Lin more

    • Rick Johnson

      Shooting was great in preseason. Is his new shot regressing?

    • cdblue10

      Wow that feed from Batum

    • Great passing Kemba=Batum-Al for the lay-in

    • Lin’s 9th rebound!

    • LAJane

      9 rebounds

    • cdblue10

      1 more

    • Jim

      Lin’s shooting is still inconsistent but he can get fouled

    • golfhacker

      Even out to 30%.

    • Lin almost got his 10th reb

    • cdblue10

      needs a double double tonite

    • cdblue10

      Wow kemba passes to Lin….

    • Maknusia

      13pts

    • zxcvb

      Nice! Great pass Kemba! TEAMBALL

    • cdblue10

      Now I’m believing sws94,for calling this chemistry about this team

    • zxcvb

      2 more pts and a reb, plz.

    • NONONO

      AL, pleas let lin RB!

    • This is the best unit of the Hornets!

    • zxcvb

      This why no one should criticize Lin’s shooting. Started 2-8. Now he’s 5-12.

      Just needs fair minutes. He hasn’t even played that much today. Will get just 28mpg if he closes.

    • NONONO

      GREAT KW!

    • Alain Gervais

      Some one messed up Lin had to pick up Young a PF

    • your son’s voltaire

      that was so bad. kemba passes up on a wide open Lin just to brick his own shot

    • NONONO

      WOW, KW did not give to BATUM on that one

    • LinMad

      not the time to lose the ball batum

    • cdblue10

      what’s his stat line now?they need to win this

    • spiderman

      plus stellar defense (and rebounding)

    • Maknusia

      nothing wrong with that…he was probably feeling it

    • 13pts/9r/4a

    • your son’s voltaire

      well, his made shots were mostly layups

    • cdblue10

      thnks psalm

    • Hornets can’t be sloppy with possessions.
      That Batum unforced TO hurt

    • zxcvb

      I’m kinda hoping for OT. Need more exciting hoops and Lin minutes.

    • Rick Johnson

      This close with the worst team in the East. SMH

    • cdblue10

      we need an overtime for 3ple double

    • your son’s voltaire

      he’s always feeling it, then. point is, he should always give it up for better looks. that’s why Warriors are so good

    • They let Joe Johnson got hot

    • NONONO

      AL needs to trust Lin’s D on that one.

    • zxcvb

      Because no one else in the NBA gets easy shots. *eye roll*

    • Rick Johnson

      Hornets on a B2B. They might run out of gas in OT

    • DX

      Besides layups, the shoots really not good especially 0-4 for 3 PTs.

    • your son’s voltaire

      shaqin a fool moment for batum

    • LinMad

      Lin has a pretty good game today if you think about how he’s played on both ends of the floor. He did a little bit of everything.

    • your son’s voltaire

      oh gawd, Lin needs to be more decisive

    • zxcvb

      So? Everyone gets layups and jumpers. Lin gets fewer “easy” buckets than anyone.

      Curry gets the most easy points ever. So many layups and bailout FTs.

    • cdblue10

      Wow I like Al

    • Lopez pushed Kemba

    • MorlockO

      lol no one playing any defense… lay up after lay up

    • LinMad

      lol what did Lin try to do? pass or shoot?

    • Kemba FT *sigh*

    • your son’s voltaire

      clutch FT’s

    • rebound to himself LOL

    • occupatio

      what was lin doing on that layup?

    • MorlockO

      kemba is not clutch at all….

    • he ain’t getting that 6TOs .. just shot it 🙂

    • cdblue10

      got confuse,he’s too soon w/ the take off too for that lay up

    • sws94

      Gotta say, Lin, Kemba, Batum have made some really sloppy plays tonight. But I like the teamwork.,

    • John Focker

      Wow, Kemba’s FT statline tonight looks like Shaq’s!

    • zxcvb

      FTs or trailer putback.

    • spiderman

      a pass to Kemba lol

    • zxcvb

      Kemba gets an easy layup after Lin’s steal…no Lin “fans” criticizing him for not scoring for real?

    • your son’s voltaire

      being indecisive. wanted to pass it up but a defender was there so he ended up throwing it up

    • golfhacker

      I think I’ll shoot…no wait, I’ll pass.

    • bounce-pass to the rim 😀

    • cdblue10

      that’s a foul

    • zxcvb

      Refs KILLING Lin. Jesus.

    • no foul??? Booo ref!

    • your son’s voltaire

      these are seriously Lin hating refs

    • Alain Gervais

      Refs…..

    • Maknusia

      comeon hornets…dont fall asleep now!

    • DX

      5-13 Even Lin himself will say his shoots off.

    • LinMad

      damn my feed is delayed

    • cshot

      how was that not a foul?

    • sws94

      Not Lin’s fault there. That was a great defensive play against him. He just has to forget about TOs today, he played OK this game.

    • cdblue10

      needs to use the foul if they have any

    • zxcvb

      Played GREAT. Game is over w/o him. Just missed some 3s.

    • Alain Gervais

      Brooklyn is not as bad as their record. Really good defense

    • I guess, we can expect 10 rebs if this goes OT

    • CJSHYY

      No OT please.

    • LinMad

      wow these refs are garbage

    • sws94

      OK, that was a foul. Lin should have gone to the line.

    • cdblue10

      nice reb,winning time

    • Rick Johnson

      They almost beat the GSW.

    • cdblue10

      need that 10th reb

    • your son’s voltaire

      LOL Marvin stepped out of bounds but refs ignored it. good for Hornets

    • zxcvb

      They corrected the boxscore on the phantom TO in the 3Q! We did it, fam! Ha.

    • Rick Johnson

      Will be in NBA Officials review tomorrow.

    • Batum or Lin should get the ball to drain FTs
      7-7 and 3-4

    • Alain Gervais

      Lin is the best FT shooter so he shouldd get it

    • Maknusia

      i thought the last one was on batum?

    • zxcvb

      Want 1 more rebound 🙁

    • cdblue10

      i want the off reb

    • LinMad

      did Frank get an extra one?

    • Job713

      Trading fouls. No rebounds available anymore

    • your son’s voltaire

      Batum is not clutch at all

    • maybe on offensive reb here

    • WHAT … is Batum doing?

    • zxcvb

      DUMB PLAYCALL. Pass has to go to Lin there.

    • cdblue10

      yey Lin have the chance to grab that reb

    • your son’s voltaire

      Lin should learn from Kemba how to sell a foul

    • LinMad

      HAHAHA LOPEZ is dumb

    • Give the ball to LIN!

    • zxcvb

      Not a foul…make up call from the Lin drive.

    • wandertheglobe

      Kemba flopped

    • cdblue10

      rebound…rebound…rebound

    • your son’s voltaire

      Lin manages to play well with this starting unit

    • Maknusia

      MW clutch FTs

    • he’s slowly figuring things out

    • zxcvb

      Not yet. Just erased a Lin TO…might take time to revise the actual “play by play” transcript.

    • LinMad

      Batum with 40 minutes lol but he is shooting well

    • Maknusia

      the starting unit manage to play well with Lin

    • Lx

      I didn’t watch the game, but I can see Lin did very well tonight. Good job Lin. He also got 28 minutes, good job clifford.

    • NONONO

      Lin is inbound pro!!!! they should have let lin do it.

    • Job713

      Few nice cuts with Batum assists

    • wandertheglobe

      New name for Batum – Badum

    • LinMad

      Lin always playing with different teammates, i hope he finds a solid unit

    • cdblue10

      Kemba should have give that to Lin

    • zxcvb

      Lin never gets these easy FT points.

      And yet people here bash Lin for making open layups! SMH.

      Lin gets fewer easy points than any 20+mpg PG.

    • Chopz

      Woo hoo, good teamwork, good win

    • blubell

      JLIN radio interview

    • Maknusia

      Good Win!!!!

    • Great team WIN!

      Finally, Lin got the groove to finish with starters!
      Great Lin/Batum sparks in early Q4!

    • gasparthe2nd

      Lin’s presence during the 4th was critical, significant and a good idea :] It would have been absurd to bench him then… absurd.

      ‘Lin for the win’ would be appropriate.

    • cdblue10

      Yes indeed

    • John Focker

      Refs had money on the Nets, I’m glad they lost.

    • Job713

      Win with Lin! The best type of game.

    • Rick Johnson

      Lin 28:52 minutes.

    • stam

      Didn’t watch the game but from the boxscore it looks like kemba outplayed lin

    • blubell

      Jeremy sounds happy

    • LinMad

      good game. I’m happy Lin got to play 28 minutes and close the game. He needs more of these longer games to make his shots. Even though refs were not on his side today he still managed 13 pts 9 rebs 4 assists in 28 minutes.

    • Alain Gervais

      Lin had 6 TOV down to 5

    • CJSHYY

      He should. Cliff let him played w mistakes.

    • Alain Gervais

      29

    • CJSHYY

      One is not from him.

    • Job713

      Happy Win, Happy Lin.

    • zxcvb

      Nope. They both did their jobs. Lin was vital with his rebounds and defense. Got hosed by refs unlike Kemba.

      You definitely didn’t watch the game, ha. Team effort tonight.

    • cdblue10

      I don’t know…they’re teammate aren’t they?but they contributed a lot for the win

    • Maknusia

      lol…its a team game…remember…they need not outplay each other

    • Rzo Vlade

      Sources: Morey is officially in the HOT seat

      ———cyberx

      moreyball isnt working pampering star

    • Rick Johnson

      Lin was shooting like cr…p. but made impact other ways. Was +8, Kemba was -2.

    • John Focker

      And I think I won the stat poll! LOL

    • LinMad

      my bad LP shows 28. I guess Batum got 41 today?

    • David Kim

      new record? LOL

    • stam

      Glad to hear it!

    • CJSHYY

      I am happy if Morey also gets fired soon. LOL!

    • Job713

      No outplaying in a team game.

    • Maknusia

      pretty much the same as last game, right

    • blubell

      Jeremy : 2nd unit came in with lots of energy.

    • LinMad

      Lin beat Kemba on free throws and rebounds

    • stam

      excellent most mins off the bench that is encouraging!

    • Alain Gervais

      40. TBH Batum plays good with Lin so IDC how much he plays. Play him with both the bench and starters for all i care

    • noob

      Rox losing to Trailblazers in 3rd. Lawson has like 1 pt

    • Chopz

      Morey out the doorey.

    • Jim

      They’d be stupid to do so
      He might not have been the best GM for Lin
      but he is still a pretty good GM who put up a good team after Yao-Tmac and he drafted some good players

    • CJSHYY

      What? Really? Wow!

    • zxcvb

      They saved the game. Gotta play defense and share the ball.

      Starters have to learn this, not just stat pad in a loss like last night!

    • LinMad

      i don’t mind how long Batum plays as long as he doesn’t take more than 15 shots unless he’s on fire.

    • wandertheglobe

      should be 4 because the Batum to Lin pass, Lin never had procession.

    • blubell

      Happy Fans.

    • cdblue10

      Yay he played more than 28 min today

    • Sophie Paris

      Good 4Q like always when Lin is in ^^

    • CJSHYY

      Lawson is bench now?!

    • zxcvb

      I shall take credit! Nothing changed on the TO mistake and then I emailed them. 15m later…fixed.

      Maybe they just fixed it on their own, ha.

    • Rzo Vlade

      hes overated his system is flaw…….guys like him does not know basketball…….to much analytic just to put the orange ball in the hoop is this physics

    • occupatio

      so that indecisive uncategorizable layup/pass attempt by lin, looks like they counted it as a shot attempt.

    • Maknusia

      good job that you did, but i doubt they had looked at any emails yet…..they do make correction during game as well. Nevertheless, good job from your end…Bravo!

    • Chopz

      See, we lin fans on this forum don’t need him to be leading scorer or the best player everytime. Just play teamball, involve him in the game and we are happy.

    • noob

      scratch that T Lawson has 2 points. But his poor play this season is sort of a vindication for all those who kept saying that playing next to Harden is what hurt Lin in Houston. You are seeing the same thing with Lawson. He is a good player

    • Rick Johnson
    • Maknusia

      but we wanted his to be the leading Rebounder! 🙂

    • zxcvb

      It was definitely a shot. Not a bad idea. FTs would usually come if not for, you know, being Asian.

      On those plays, even if you miss there’s always a trailer. Kemba wasn’t close enough to pass to but he was close enough to follow up. He got an easy layup/free points that Lin would be bashed as “lucky” for getting.

    • DaVinci633

      His Js and 3s are not fallin because every shot is premeditated. He should just let it come to him. He made a couple mistakes during fast breaks because of this too. You can clearly see it on the last fast break where he hit the bottom of the rim. Glad he played a lot. His defense is pretty good. I think that’s really why he is playing longer minutes.

    • Mr Chuckles

      5/13 is 38% not cr@p considering the blatant fouls that weren’t called on several of his drives. 0/4 from 3 on the other hand…

    • stam

      wish he made at least 1 of the three point shots

    • Alain Gervais

      Just noticed Lin and Kemba are tied for minutes

    • Lx

      woah thats a nice pic of Lin.

    • Singapore BB Fan

      so it was not McHale’s fault….it has to do with the players or GM…

    • Jim

      Thats why they need a good coach who knows basketball

    • Maknusia

      One thing that really need to be check is Teams TOVs…we were lucky Nets did not take full advantage over it

    • zxcvb

      He was 3-5 in the 4Q. That’s 60%. He just needs to play more 4th quarters.

      People complaining about nothing! It’s so early anyway. Look at Harden’s stats. I hate Harden but he’s obviously not gonna be this bad for the whole season.

    • occupatio

      looks like rockets are struggling against portland heheh

    • MorlockO

      Good win, Plus Mchale finally got fired! great day!

    • stam

      There is always a rank of best players on the team, that is why you have the starting 5. Glad to see Lin got a lot of mins.

    • MorlockO

      A lot of bogus calls and non calls by refs tho…

    • Rick Johnson

      New coach, same Harden, same results. LOL

    • Rzo Vlade

      hey where tiger fans….emotion sets first

    • Alain Gervais

      LOl we blow out portland ….Portland blow out Rox

    • stam

      Can’t wait for highlights.

    • Maknusia

      bogus calls are part of NBA…its immaterial…it happens to all teams and players from time to time

    • jakey

      Grrr one more rebound would have been nice

    • Mr Chuckles

      I think he was fouled. Watching the bench protest you can read one of the guys lips, “where’s the foul?”

    • LinMad

      Lot of bad calls on Lin. .Batum’s TOs were clearly turnovers like the one he just dribbles and loses the ball and the other one where he tries to inbound to Hawes.

    • blubell

      Great with at home

    • Alain Gervais

      Ty lawson benched already lol

    • zxcvb

      And he played waaaay worse than Lin ever did despite waaaaay more minutes than Lin had.

    • CJSHYY

      As I thought, Harden got what he wants…..

    • DaVinci633

      He didnt shoot as much in 4q. I’m commenting on overall shooting performance. It’s not a complaint as more of an observation and criticism

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Why Zeller was playing so little minutes?? Injury??

    • Alain Gervais

      38 year old Terry starting LMao

    • Alain Gervais

      Now people know what Lin dealt with

    • Alain Gervais

      Fouls

    • cdblue10

      foul trouble

    • cdblue10

      the 3 stooges are not saying anything about Lawson a 12 mil player…

    • Rzo Vlade

      garbage

    • CJSHYY

      I guess bc Kaminsky & Hawes scored well….

    • Dan Cohen

      but lin shot more but less points.. that’s not acceptable.

    • Chopz

      So lin had 9 rebounds, like clyde frazier would’ve said if he saw lin tonight: “he was bounding and astounding”, “a maestro on the glass”.

    • CJSHYY

      Harden wants PB but he’s injuried.

    • zxcvb

      Getting torched on defense by Young. Too slow for Thad who burned him like crazy.

    • occupatio

      its so funny how we just seamlessly transition from the hornets game to the rockets game. nonstop fun.

    • NONONO

      Lin has done so many things tonight and fill up every bucket in stats including 5 TOs. LOL . If team win, no one cares TOs. Every player did great, especially Kemba – pass a lot, defend a lot!

    • Dan Cohen

      his 3pointer is 0-4.. wt – f is happening.. his 3 point shooitng percent is a cliff on a graph… cliff that is facing right.

    • zxcvb

      I wish, but racists will always be in denial. I took a quick peak at KKKlutchfans and not a single peep about “So that’s what Lin fans were talking about…”

    • sws94

      Batum had a number of bad TOs. That’s a flaw in his game.

    • Hope

      Jlin played well this game. Hopefully he can get this consistent minute. His defense has been consistently good.

    • Jim

      I feel like Lin took over the game for like at least half the season

    • Dan Cohen

      he is so careless with the ball!!!
      that stereotype is going to be with him forever if he doesn’t stop that.

    • Jim

      Bev was better fit next to Harden

    • Alain Gervais

      Yea i saw them protect Lawson lol I wish Lin got some of that. They also called some people who was three since 2008 a LOF

    • zxcvb

      Part of me is happy Lin didn’t shoot that well. It shows that Lin MUST play the 4Q even if he’s not “hot” from the field. If he was on fire, Clifford could just bench him next time saying, “Oh he didn’t have it tonight.”

      In fact, that’s what’s happened so far this season.

    • JT

      drexler is the worst i hope he gets canned

    • Dan Cohen

      he is suppose to.. a 12 mil starter vs 2 mil bnch player .. it’s embarrassing to have 2 mil outplay 12 mil all the time.

    • MorlockO

      Without mchale, would houston be a good place for Lin?

    • sws94

      It happens. It is acceptable if they are good shots. Lin’s shot will fall soon. I hope people relax now around Lin’s minutes, Lin and Batum, Lin and Walker, Lin and Clifford, Lin and Lamb. Lin is clearly chosen as the closer of games as well.

    • zxcvb

      Not with Harden. That Lin/Lamb/Parsons/Jones/D-Mo Houston team would have been something.

      That’s what Les wanted but Morey & McHale. convinced him otherwise.

    • cdblue10

      Harden D is atrocious

    • Lx

      No theres harden

    • Alain Gervais

      Lol saw that

    • cdblue10

      NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    • Alain Gervais

      Harden is the issue

    • Hope

      No

    • Dan Cohen

      no.. stop dreaming

    • Acbc

      You must be a rockets fan because only a rockets fan could possibly believe Morey is a good GM. Having good players doesn’t make a team. Morey builds a team like poker chips and players are treated like pieces. That’s not a team, that’s a collection of individuals who happen to share the same uniform. Morey creates an atmosphere of fear and jealousy so no one has any loyalties o the club or other teammates. They only know that they need to get theirs or the next guy will.

    • zxcvb

      I still wonder what would have happened if the Rox went with their young, exciting “original” 2013 team. They’d be like the Jazz or the Wolves this season, growing with every year.

    • Dan Cohen

      that’w weird thinking dude.. call self sabotage..

    • CJSHYY

      No, Harden still run the team. See, Lawson became bench now.

    • LinMad

      I think today’s game showed that Lin can takeover PJ’s starting position. Lin played great D and also 9 rebounds.

    • zxcvb

      Weird, but that’s Lin’s career. He actually gets punished for playing well. When he scores 20/30 one game, he gets called “inconsistent” if he doesn’t repeat.

      This shows how he heats up in the 4th no matter how badly he shots before. And how he can win a game with defense, hustle and ball movement.

    • blubell

      Clifford praised MW a lot. Dodged question about PG rebounding.

    • Dan Cohen

      why is lin not shooting 3s in.
      is 5/13.. for 13 points.. easily can be 16.. in 28 minutes.. he used to be able to score 20 in 25 minutes.
      guess his 9 reb made up for it..for almost a double double.

    • cshot

      thought so…. sigh

    • Alain Gervais

      Everyone was selfish. Everyone wanted to be the “only” star. Parson ego was almost as big as Hardens. Way too selfish. Mchael also couldn’t coach anything.

    • JT

      hope its just a slump

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      LOLOLOL This game especially. I want him to be double double:-)

    • Rzo Vlade

      fire doc schepler

    • DaVinci633

      When was his last 3 he made? 7 quarters ago?

    • LAJane

      Pretty acceptable. The glass is more than half full tonight. Missed a double double by a hair, plus not getting benched for off shots shows coach’s confidence in him as key difference-maker.

    • Alain Gervais

      he started 2-8. This is not the first slump we have seen. It will balance out

    • Dan Cohen

      dude if this is a slump.. 13 and 9.. he is an all-star – legitimately (not even by popularity).

    • zxcvb

      Parsons wasn’t selfish until Harden arrived. Then he realized that he needed to “get his” with Harden hogging so much. The problem for Lin is that he’s not a SF. Harden can take his PG role over. Even Harden can’t play like a 6-10 SF.

    • MorlockO

      original 2013 Rockets (with Lin, Harden, Parsons, Asik) was quite ok group…

    • Infini

      It seems there are a few old timers that are sticking up for Lin there, like saying how people there got what they wished for.

    • Dan Cohen

      he is wha??? girls in highschool?

    • Infini

      Yup, they are the new LOFs, Lawson Only Fan!

    • Lx

      I read that wrong… LOL

    • zxcvb

      Streakiness, lack of minutes. He’s not Curry and even Curry has streaks!

      Let’s see what happens 10 games from now. Lin’s %s even out over time, even in toxic tanking LA.

    • Chopz

      When he catches fire, ur gonna say hire schepler : )

    • wandertheglobe

      Clyde Drexler is complaining that Rockets are playing like a bad movie.

    • Rzo Vlade

      yes boston is losing

    • zxcvb

      Fire Steve Clifford first. Gotta get Lin touches and run him off screens like they did in preseason.

      Right now, Lin is shooting flat-footed off zero play calls. Lamb is getting the curls and back screens.

    • Infini

      Need to get rid of Harden, Dwight, and Morey first. Then need to get rid of the fans.

    • rookie75094

      Even the rockettes stooges announcers are making fun of their bad plays…hahaha

    • Lx

      Come on boston you can do it. Destroy Mavs

    • Rzo Vlade

      lol make hornets standing better……

    • Lx

      Plot twist, Clifford gets fired and gets replaced by Mchale.

    • John Focker

      You lost me at Harden D…

    • LW

      And by not benching Lin, Cliff is rewarded again with a win.

    • Lx

      xD oh i see

    • Rzo Vlade

      lol no schepler shooting form for jlin is wrong…….stop listening to him

    • zxcvb

      Brad Stevens is a genius. I only wish Lin could play for him. The way he maximizes his pitiful roster talent is amazing. He’s always learning and adjusting as well.

    • Acbc

      Need to also get rid of the fans, lol

    • wandertheglobe

      He was shooting light out in the preseason. It happens, and he’ll be good again.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      For a greater good.

    • zxcvb

      The other way around is possible after the season!

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Just calm down about Lin missing 3 now. He’ll come back.

    • Lx

      Even with the missed 3’s he still had an amazing performance.

    • Alain Gervais

      Just play defense for 5 seconds…(3 seconds later) portland scores

    • sws94

      I had the feeling coach had confidence in Lin. That’s what I got so weary of all the premature Cliff is going back on Lin’s promises stuff going on here. Sometimes you have to look at a coach and team and just be patient as he tries combos of players. Lin’s minutes will probably be fine. Lin should be fine. This seems like a good place for him and a good coach. Lin and Batum are looking to get along on court fine also.

    • zxcvb

      I’m just glad he’s taking them. In previous seasons, he would get scared and stop shooting period. He really is in attack-mode. A couple misses were in-and-out as well. Usually Lin misses off-line or short (bad sign).

    • occupatio

      lin’s shot isnt just off, it’s semi-broken.

    • John Focker

      A couple were refs cheating him (fouls not called).

    • Rzo Vlade

      LMAOOO!!!!!!!

    • sws94

      It was indecisive and odd. But, most of the night he was decisive so no big deal.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Shooting 3 will come back but his D is such a big surprised and it here to stay.

    • Chopz

      Of course not. Haters will never admit they’re wrong. It’s like when lin used to drive left, drexler would laugh and say lin can’t go left. Then when lin started hitting left handed shots all the time, not a single peep from him. I used to scream at the tv and say “take that” or “say something now drexler, didn’t think so hater”, or ” who can’t go left, i can’t hear you”. And i’d enjoy it every single time lin went left and scored cuz i knew that bothered the h*** out of drexler. Love it baby.

    • zxcvb

      He’s improved every single season from 3 despite McHale and BS.

      Think about that. Last year he was a career-high 37%.

    • sws94

      Tonight yes. But this hasn’t been typical this season. And I think Batum’s TOs were worse.

    • occupatio

      his shot doesnt look the same as preseason or summer.

    • LinMad

      his D has been consistent

    • LAJane

      That is a very old story. Gotta let it go. Even the gunners have their slumps.

    • zxcvb

      Mostly because it’s missing. Also, he’s not getting play calls to set him up off screens and curls. Lamb is getting those instead, which makes sense since he’s the SG.

    • Guest

      curry is not Lin either

    • JJ Hui

      fire doc and hire you?

    • blubell

      It must be the Hair

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      If this is a new norm of Lin’s roles and continue to be and better, I’ll be the first to say we are one now. Go Hornets.

    • LAJane

      There ya go! Get with the REAL experts 🙂

    • JJ Hui

      LOL!

    • zxcvb

      This is what he/we signed up for! I understand he’s not gonna start without injury, but PJ Hairston getting 20mpg??!!

      That dumb move prevented Lin and Lamb from both getting 25-30mpg every game.

    • LW

      Hornets are back to .500 but if Cliff continues to play Lin like the 9th man and not allow him to run plays, Hornets will only be a .500 team this year.

    • Acbc

      Lol, a broken record shouldn’t talk.

    • Alain Gervais

      Him and Kemba played 29 minutes

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      You’re right, BJ changes many things.

    • cshot

      eastern conf this season is pretty darn competitive this season… it will be hard for the hornets to clinch the playoffs

    • zxcvb

      Yeah, unless there’s an injury and Lin gets to play 32+mpg, CHA will be right on the cusp of the 8th seed. Probably just missing the playoffs to a less talented, better coached team like BOS.

    • CJSHYY

      In fact, since last vs NYK, Cliff did give Lin more min & handle the ball more…

    • IsabeliJane*17

      Domino effect begins..

    • John Focker

      Ty Lawson (12M) 36.2 mpg PT, 8.9 pts, 33.3% FG 27.3% 3PT 5.6 ast 2.5 TO
      Jeremy Lin (2M) 22.9 mpg PT, 11.8 pts, 40.7% FG 28.2% 3PT 3.0 ast 1.9 TO

      Rox fans LOVE Lawson!

    • Chopz

      Baby steps, I’ll take the 2 days in a row of playing the most minutes he has this season. Like I said, can’t have my cake and eat it too, though it would be nice, we’ll see.

    • Alain Gervais

      Kemba hd his minutes Limited today. The Finishing group also used all they PG. I saw Batum play Pg the most which is good. Lin play PG a few as well

    • zxcvb

      I have no clue what’s going on there. They didn’t even renew his 1yr/1m contract. With the new cap, that’s like saying they don’t even want him for free. *shrug*

    • LW

      And so a win. Hope he learns.

    • LAJane

      I’m sure getting yanked out had a lot to do with that. Doesn’t seem to be happening now, so good to go.

    • CJSHYY

      Harden plays harder now… Rox is going to catch up… He will try to get the win. Hope Portland win this one.

    • Guest

      He playef a lot of defense.

    • Acbc

      You have no idea what your talking about. Lin has improved every year because of doc. It’s biomenchanically sound and much easier to repeat.

    • zxcvb

      I think Cliff wanted Lin’s rebounding in there. It wasn’t just lucky rebounds either. He was skying high and pulling them down, starting the fastbreak. Maybe Tyler finally gets some minutes, bench Zeller. At least Hawes has a history of being valuable.

    • Alain Gervais

      Damm Lins threes

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Me either. Lots of internals we don’t know.

    • CJSHYY

      I don’t know it’s from the top or Cliff really learns…but I like it. Since they won today so it should be like this from now on…

    • zxcvb

      Makes me question PJ’s “injury” from a mere thigh bruise. Cliff actually announced ahead of time that it would be a 3-game absence. How would he know?

    • Rzo Vlade

      lol…..

    • sws94

      He’s not playing like a 9th man. He’s finishing games, playing key minutes with starters. Give Cliff credit, Lin is an important, key, piece in the rotation.

    • zxcvb

      Dat FT rate doe! He’s really getting to the line despite obvious ref cheating.

    • sws94

      It might have been the plan all along. That’s what I’ve been trying to get across here. When you have a new team, don’t draw conclusions too early. We still can’t tell but maybe the plan was to get Kemba’s chemistry with Batum and then Lin. Now Lin is playing better with Batum and improved chemistry today with Kemba.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Dont underestimate this win against the Nets. They have just sent the Warriors to overtime in GS.

    • sws94

      What I was trying to get across to you and others is you have to look at Cliff’s strategy. While I can’t be sure I think Kemba is the centerpiece. Kemba establishes chemistry with Batum and now it is with Lin. Lin plays more. He tends to come in late in the 1st and 3rd and plays the entire 4th and maybe 2nd or more of the 2nd than he has been playing. The plan probably is 26-28 minutes per game when all is said and done. This still needs time to determined. But Cliff is going with Lin to close, not Lamb that was feared regardless of talks of contracts or not. Lin is the better choice on this team to close games.

    • Hope

      It’s important that hornets got this win. It’s more important that they also get the next 2.

    • cshot

      76ers and kings. definitely should be wins on both. after that, wizards, which is very winnable as well

    • Maknusia

      both of us was in a same boat! 🙂

      New team, new formations and lineup…as a coach…he needs to see how they mesh and be cohesive during game time. Chemistry do take time…thats NBA. Many expect quick results and view from a Lin’s pov…as fans its not wrong but we need to draw a line and not get overboard and blaming the entire team as icing Lin or the Coach has agenda.

      As I said previously, I’m pretty sure CC will give Lin 5 to 10 games with these kinda minutes to see how he excels…excels doesnt mean scoring alone..its the finer things that Lin bring that keeps the Coach happy.

      Lin just need to seize the opportunity…he will

    • John Focker

      STILL better than 12M Lawson despite the slump.

    • Maknusia

      definitely! 🙂

    • zxcvb

      I want to see how this game affects Lin’s usage, if at all.

      Now that he showed he can win games with the starting lineup (even on a off shooting night), will he keep playing 6th man minutes as promised? Lin was the glue guy tonight; the role Batum usually plays.

    • Joe what do you know

      My God has Harden put on some fat. His jersey looks tight and he’s flabbier than ever…. That Kardashian curse lol

    • NONONO

      Rumors – Cliff would take Rockets head coach job and bring Lin with him. I am not sure Lin would be PG or high IQ assistant coach.

    • Rzo Vlade

      LOL

    • zxcvb

      Better than Rubio’s 17% and his 4y/55M extension.

    • Alain Gervais

      No stop it

    • Joe what do you know

      Ya outta yer mind lad!!?

    • zxcvb

      Doubt it! But maybe MDA would take the Nets job and take Lin with him.

    • Alain Gervais

      Rox down by 3 with 8 seconds left…. who takes the shot???

    • John Focker

      Plus many others…sigh…

      Hopefully Lin repairs his rep this year to get a fat one next.

    • Maknusia

      wow…3 pt game

    • John Focker

      Lemme think about this one… LOL

    • Alain Gervais

      wow they fouled. Thats so smart

    • zxcvb

      Still so early. No need to worry. Lin started hot, cooled off now.

      He gets hot next week and it’s all good again.

    • Maknusia

      lol

    • zxcvb

      Lin never gets to shoot these easy endgame FTs. Even Marvin got his chance this past game.

    • John Focker

      POR-HOU OT! McHale would’ve gone with 8-24/4-14 Harden, but Rox lucked out with Bickerstaff at the helm.

    • Maknusia

      game tied!

    • MoominFloren

      But he can rebound lol

    • Alain Gervais

      God gave them that

    • Acbc

      Lin needs to shoot 50% 3s to keep these guys happy. Anything less is just not good enough. Lin last year was just under 38%. He’s improved every year. Nash was 40% in his prime and he was considered elite. Smh.

    • John Focker

      McHale gave them that, by being fired.

    • Alain Gervais
    • Chopz

      Like I said, Lin is “GOD” – Great On Defense.

    • rookie75094

      Ot…. blazers blew it

    • CJSHYY

      Can’t believe they didn’t foul Harden? Looks like Harden will try hard to get this win. Poor Lawson can’t be on the court w Harden. Only got 20 min w 2 pts.

    • John Focker

      The Lin treatment… LOL

    • LinMad

      WHOOOOOO!!!

    • David Kim

      i like this move…Nets needs a star like Lin…

    • CJSHYY

      Even worst. Bc at least Lin got more playing time & close the game. But not Lawson. As long as Harden is on court, Lawson can’t play… smh! PB will be starting PG I think.

    • Maknusia

      Brewer’s 3pter was huge!

    • John Focker

      Beverine’s out.

    • MorlockO

      most unexpected guy to tie the game with a 3pt lol corey brewer with that funky shot hahaha

    • Chopz

      Maybe we should show him some horror movies that’ll scare the crap out of him then – All the Linsanity games and the Linsanity Documentary.

    • LinMad

      Am I the only atheist Lin fan here?

    • John Focker

      *raised hand*

    • Rzo Vlade

      no

    • John Focker

      Lin was close to 50/40/90 early last season before he got Kobe’d.

    • Acbc

      Typical, why am I not surprised.

    • Alain Gervais

      nope

    • CJSHYY

      Ya! Can’t believe he made that shot. I think Rox will get the win today. smh!

    • Chopz

      Most of us don’t like the rockets at all, but I think they’ll be fine and have a winning record this season. They’ll just get smashed by warriors or another top seed in the playoffs that’s all. At least that’s my prediction.

    • joyce ward

      Spencer Percy ‏@QCHspencer 11m11 minutes ago
      Grades & reax to #Hornets win tonight. Kaminsky starting to break into the rotation… http://queencityhoops.com/blog/hornets-survive-nets-improve-to-500/

    • John Focker

      Lillard not clutch.

    • kauaiblue

      It seems to me that clifford is inching jlins minutes up and bigger role as reliable closer, although 3rd option if that…

    • CJSHYY

      Ya! He couldn’t make the shot today. Rox is going to win today. smh!

    • CJSHYY

      Ya! Looks like that for today.

    • kauaiblue

      Oh good… im not the only one who saw it… i have a feeling that he will get more… just a feeling…

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Nets Undone by Jeremy Lin’s late heroics in Loss to Hornets
      http://nypost.com/2015/11/18/nets-undone-by-jeremy-lins-late-heroics-in-loss-to-hornets/

      CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Better? Yes. But on this night, it was not quite good enough.

      It’s going to be that kind of season for the Nets, playing so many nail-biters they won’t have any fingers left by the time it’s over. The Nets carried their improved play on the road, but dropped another close
      game, losing 116-111 to the Hornets at Time Warner Cable Arena.

      After 14 lead changes through the first three quarters, Brooklyn went into the fourth tied at 88. But that’s when Charlotte untied it with a game-turning 13-4 run — sparked by former Knick Jeremy Lin — from which the Nets never recovered.

      The Nets (2-10) saw the Hornets make all three of their shots and all seven of their free throws in that decisive spurt, while they went 2-for-6 with a pair of turnovers themselves. And by the time point guard Jarrett Jack broke the drought with a floater, the Nets already had fallen into a 99-90 hole they couldn’t escape.

      Lin — in whom Brooklyn had shown interest this offseason — scored six of his 13 points in that run. Jeremy Lamb capped it with two free throws with 8:40 to play.

      Brooklyn had an edge in the paint and tried to use it, with center Brook Lopez finishing with 23 points and five rebounds. Forward Thaddeus Young — who had fallen hard on his right wrist in Tuesday’s home win over Atlanta, but seemed no worse for the wear — had a game-high 27 on 11 of 17 shooting, and added eight boards.

      But Charlotte hit 11 of 25 from behind the 3-point arc, mauled the Nets on the offensive glass, and got to the charity stripe at will. The Hornets hit 27 of 36 from the free-throw line, with Nicolas Batum (24
      points, 7-for-7 from the line) leading the way, and handed Brooklyn another tough loss.

      Brooklyn’s starting unit of Jack, Lopez, Young, Joe Johnson and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson came into the game with the second-best net rating in the NBA among all five-man lineups (with at least 90 minutes played together). But once again, the Nets bench was outperformed, with Lin leading Charlotte’s reserves.

      Nets backup big man Andrea Bargnani once again showed his defensive vulnerability, with Hornets big man Spencer Hawes racing right past him like Usain Bolt sprinting by a marathoner. It was just a microcosm of the kind of defense Brooklyn played all night.

      Yes, the Nets had an edge in the paint, but their outside shooting and shaky bench betrayed them. Brooklyn scored eight of the last nine points in the first half, taking a 56-52 lead into the locker room.
      Lopez, after an invisible first quarter when he scored just two points and missed his only shot attempt, seemingly realized Charlotte couldn’t handle him, and he poured in 10 points in the second quarter.

      But despite their second-biggest offensive output in any half this season, the Nets couldn’t make it stick.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      This stat will never be shown but for scouting report, they should know the important of Lin being on the floor despite not doing much more than he could have. Best Decoy?

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Almost double double.

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Yes I was so root for double double but …. Next game:-)

    • CJSHYY

      I think they finally let Lin played full 2 & 4Q. Lin also took more shots. Big improvement, it’s even better than first 3 games. Good.

    • joyce ward

      Clifford is a defensive guy, and lin is getting it done. Lin out rebounded big AL.

    • kauaiblue

      Wow! Post giving jlin some credit!

    • Rick Johnson
    • CJSHYY

      Lin again? Haha! I really like NY media.

    • joyce ward

      I think they are trying to get lin to come play for them.LOL

    • kauaiblue

      Would love to see mda and jlin in broooooklyn… i would buy season tickets… and blow my savings!

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Seem like Brooklyn was another team that was interested in JLin in FA. Why JLin didn’t go there?

    • CJSHYY

      Don’t know why Lakers didn’t keep Ellington?

    • kauaiblue

      Hope so!

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      In the article they mentioned they wanted JLin past FA.

    • blubell

    • John Focker

      Yeah, stick it to Dolan!!!

    • CJSHYY

      But from Lin’s talk in Taiwan… no Nets this summer.

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      That will be an ideal! Not going to be sorry for your poc though as you are able to watch JLin’s games live:-)

    • sws94

      He’s fine where he is. I’m tired of him changing teams. MDA was nice when it happened but Lin can show he can excel with other coaches.

    • Hope

      Rockets

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Does not matter anymore, the true is Lin was and is still a high in demand in market, for that we should be all happy. Haters only lied about him.

    • cdblue10

      prolly waiting for mda first

    • MoominFloren

      And we heard nothing about it in the off season……maybe MDA + Lin back to NY? That will be a sweet dream

    • sws94

      Feel happy for Wayne. He’s away from that toxic environment.

    • your son’s voltaire

      i felt that Ellington came second to only Shumpert as the perfect SG who ever shared the backcourt with Lin. did everything you would want a SG to do. it was only until BS started to reward selfish plays towards the end of the season that Ellington started to hog the ball more and more and ended up missing a lot of shots

    • CJSHYY

      Rockets???

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Read this: “Lin — in whom Brooklyn had shown interest this offseason — scored six of
      his 13 points in that run. Jeremy Lamb capped it with two free throws
      with 8:40 to play.” Just wonder why JLin didn’t choose. May be just shown interest but no actual offer??? Just my wonder/curiosity mind is talking here.

    • CJSHYY

      BS is nice to him.

    • kauaiblue

      Exactly… and melo!

    • kauaiblue

      I would give a game report everytime!

    • kauaiblue

      Nah, he needs to be a starter, utilized properly, and dominate, which he is fully capable of doing…

    • Chopz

      “After 14 lead changes through the first three quarters, Brooklyn went into the fourth tied at 88. But that’s when Charlotte untied it with a game-turning 13-4 run — sparked by former Knick Jeremy Lin — from which the Nets never recovered.” – Who is this Brian Lewis guy from the NY Post? I like him already.

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Pray hard then. This season is still long. 70 games to go. Let’s wait and see what will happen from now on before we begin to dream:-)

    • CJSHYY

      Really? But when Lin was in Taiwan this July… reporter asked him about the teams…. when they mentioned Nets… he said nothing

    • kauaiblue

      Lol… ok

    • your son’s voltaire

      not only would MDA release Linsanity, he would build a perfect team around Lin. it would be crazy good

    • Hope

      My bad, I thought they play together as rockets.

    • CJSHYY

      I agree. Show interest didn’t mean offer…

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      I know but this article said so. I directly took this quote out from the article.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Humble.

    • Chopz

      I don’t have any savings so it would just blow.

    • CJSHYY

      Well, they can still show more interest next summer… LOL!

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      hahahaha. If Cliff and Hornets play him for about 28 minutes and close out in 4th qtr each game except blowup games, I’m more than ok for him to stay at Hornets with Cliff/MDA as the coach:-)

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      LOLOLOL You are funny!

    • MoominFloren

      How about the rebound highlight? 🙂
      Haha now fans in Chinese forum are saying Lin as a back up centre, was doing very well in the game. And we shouldn’t ask a centre to shoot 3s well lol

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Seem like it from the sound of the article. JLin will get more offers this Summer as he continues to improve his game.

    • kauaiblue

      Lol… start saving! Roth ira, whatever…

    • Hope

      The bench seem to be in+ most of the time

    • JLin Fan from Australia
    • sws94

      I no longer think Lin needs to be a starter or perhaps is a starter. When I watch Kemba his dribbling security is strong and he has some development as a PG that fits a PG’s game. Lin is something different.

      Lin can still make a name for himself as a Ginobili type player. Come in, push the tempo, play organized but a little frantic and super aggressively when needed. He doensn’t need to keep going from team to team like a journeyman does. He needs to stop adjusting to new team mates. And really, he doesn’t need to go back to New York City, a smaller town is good for him to not have the media circus and garbage thrown at him as much as a larger one. I’d like him to stay put. Grass isn’t always greener on the other side and sometimes you can’t repeat magic. It happens once, it’s nice, but today is a different day than in 2012.

    • blubell

      I’ll see what I can do……. which is nothing but wait lol.

    • Sundown

      Must be great to have a game and go back to your own place.

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      It will come with other highlights.

    • stam

      LOL

    • blubell

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Yep he and Hornets have been gone for quite a bit since he moved to Charlotte. He hasn’t warmed his bed enough to justify the move:-)

    • Woohoo! 3:44 highlights beat 37-sec highlights =)
      Thanks!

    • blubell
    • Jeremiah (the Grey)

      I’m so glad the Rox won as soon as McHale was fired. That makes him feel even worse. No mercy for McHale.

    • blubell

      FYI – Jeremy Lin + Batum

    • LinMad

      this is why offensive and defensive highlights of Lin is better. I always wait for christinecheng’s vid.

    • CJSHYY

      I think so. Plus his D is really good now.

    • Sundown

      I agree but funny you say 1M is “free”. Wish my company would let me work for “free”. 🙂

    • It’s actually good! Both of them really had great chemistry.
      Man, Batum finding cutting JLin over and over again.
      Plus Lin finding Batum to roll and for the 3pt shot

    • CJSHYY

      He’s happy for this won.

    • LinMad

      drunk guy stands up 40 seconds in video

    • sws94

      They’ve developed good chemistry. A positive that happened today showed it can happen with Kemba also. Once it happens with Kemba, that opens up more minutes for Lin. Batum can’t always play 40 minutes.

    • stam

      Al has non-existent defense unfortunately.

    • LinMad

      anyone have video of post game interview of Lin?

    • stam

      with 20 harden FT why wouldn’t they win? lol

    • FreetheMind

      Any team caters toward so-called “superstars” when they aren’t gonna fail. Harden is no superstar. He is someone that plays close to 40 mins a game, takes 20 shots a game, and play no defense. Good luck trying to win with that ISO ball.

    • Jeremiah (the Grey)

      Well that’s all that matters. What you think. What you want. What you’re comfortable with. Never mind what Jeremy’s dreams and ambitions are.

      You need to try and get over yourself. In this big wide world you’re just not that important.

    • CJSHYY

      Harden had to get this won bc Mc was fired & Lawson moved to bench all as he wish.

    • sws94

      Follow the rules and spirit of the forum. Or ignore me. This is the dumbest things you wrote.

    • Steppen03

      Now, I can say “WooHoo!!!”
      CCliff has restored my faith in him. I’m just gonna take one game at a time from now on. They want to win, the Hornets are, they gonna have to game it with Lin. No rocket science.
      Blazers meltdown- ROX win big with Harden’s clutchness. Monster game from Harden (course, Lawson is on the bench). That’s good move by the coach – playing Brewer more. Good players: Ariza & Brewer (big part of last season’s awesome run). They can get hot.
      However, I don’t think they will be Top 4 in WC. Harden will be wear and tear.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      I don’t agree with all of his twitts bu I love most of them:

      https://twitter.com/IdoAmir/status/667173444837122052

    • Kemba is good today, 18pt/7a is better than 31p/1a

      27asts on 37FGM vs Nets > 13asts on 36FGM vs Knicks
      Kemba 18p/7a is much better than Kemba 31p/1a

      Hope they bought into the great Ball Movement now.
      OTOH Their defense still need a lot of makeover =)

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      When the play wasn’t there, I just wish Jeremy Lin just shot the damn ball or went ISO instead of turning it over. That will hurt him a lot.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Let’s be fair. Lin also made a team high 5 TOs.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Things most of the time happened so fast, no time to think or chose.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      I also want to see those turn-overs.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      No foul call, easily becomes TO.

    • Dan Cohen

      post this on the clutchfan site and they will admit they are racist haters.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      not if Lin’s gone.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Only because Lamb hurt his shoulder.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Well Lin did have the highest +/- rating.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Clifford would help him improve, I’m confident.

    • Jeremiah (the Grey)

      sws94 states that JLin is not good enough to be a starting PG and 3 Uncle Tongs upvote that! So pathetic!

    • Steppen03

      No worries. As long as JL7 keeps on shooting his shots will come back. It’s early in the season and he will only improve, or shall I say – get more confidence. More minutes = more confidence. Its a learning curve when you actually get to play to improve and not just “practice.”

    • Rzo Vlade

      LMAO!!!!!!! dude is narcistic

    • Rzo Vlade
    • NONONO

      I just watched Cliff’s pregame interview. he said the rebounding was the biggest thing he was going to watch tonight because Nets is the top 10 rebounding team. Then Lin + Walker got 16 rebounds. Best PG rebounders in the league?

    • CJSHYY

      sws94 said that? Oh! Surprised. I think Lin can be a very good starting PG.

    • Steppen03

      SWS94 is Not a real Lin fan. Another imposter on this site. Ppl can say what they want – it’s not affecting Lin’s games. Certainly, they won’t affect us, true Lin fans.

    • CJSHYY

      What about Al? Why he didn’t do that?

    • I disagree. But we do allow different opinions as long as we’re respectful

      Personally, I think if JLin doesn’t at least start with Kemba on backcourt, he’s not going to come back as a Hornet next season. We’ll wait & see for now

    • sws94

      Struggled with his shot mostly.

    • let’s not accuse another JLin fan to be a fake fan.
      We can simply agree to disagree respectfully

    • NONONO

      AL got 8 today as he supposed to do. good job too! Total rebounds +12 over Nets. I think it is first time they beat opponent team on rebounding in past 5 or more games?

    • Barry Allen

      ‘There’s no way we could lose, I’m flopping my heart out every game….. it must be the coach! Lawson you go to the banch too…. more ball for me.’ – Harden

    • wandertheglobe

      Nice piece from Steve Nash:

      -NASH: Steph and I, we do have similar skill sets, but we have different mentalities. I was a point guard from the time I picked up a basketball.

      Steph was a shooting guard, so he’s converted to the point, and he’s done it well. Done it incredibly.

      But the way I’m wired, I will always try to set up my teammates—in the fourth quarter, I might try to be more aggressive with my shot…

      Steph is coming from a place where he’s such a skilled scorer, he needs to be aggressive shooting the ball, and he’s excellent.

      I would never take some of the shots he’s taking because I was so intent to get my teammates the ball and play the game that way. Pass first.

      It’s not that there’s a right or wrong, it’s just different.

      I never challenged myself to take the shots with that range. I shot all my shots off the dribble as Steph does—but he’s taking the shots I took as a player to a whole other level, with speed and range and variety and volume, because that mentality is there.

      He grew up as kind of a gunslinger and I grew up as a play-maker.

      There are some similarities, but he’s taken the scoring part and the ability to shoot and create shots and moved it to another level.

      http://blogs.mercurynews.com/kawakami/2015/11/18/steve-nash-on-steph-curry/

    • Jeremiah (the Grey)

      I challanged his comment directly but my post was deleted. Sws94 posts too often to just ignore him.

    • sws94

      Totally untrue anyway. I’m a huge JLin fan with the perspective that he changed the whole spirit of a hard to watch Knick team in 2012 to a magic joy ride in NY after watching the Knicks since the late 1960s. Lin is the type of player I enjoy, a team player who elevates his team mates. I respect and enjoy his game as much as Nash, Stockton or Magic Johnson and think he still may be as great as Nash one day.,

    • sws94

      And that’s offensively. He could be as strong as Stockton defensively one day as well. He’s better defensively than Nash ever was.

    • grover chang

      Agreed, he struggled with his shot but impacted everywhere else. As usual, unlike fake stars like Harden, Lin competes and finds other ways to dominate the game when his shots do not fall. He has done this many times over when his shot is not there. I wish Lin was a great shooter, but he has never been that. What he is, is a player that in multiple facets could change the tide of the game so his team wins.

    • Barry Allen

      you seem to be really focused on negatives.

    • grover chang

      Ariza, Brewer, Terry, and Smith were the real cornerstones that held that Rox team up.

    • Barry Allen

      You sure make a lot of comments about turnovers, go watch Harden he commits more.

    • JoeTeam
    • please refrain from personal attack, which breaks the site rules.

      Not everyone has to agree with 1 opinion as JLin fans: some might like him to stay in Hornet because he’s happy, some might want him to go to Rox because they’re Rocket fans, or LA because they’re Lakers fans.

      I would just respectfully disagree. Let’s keep the positive atmosphere going.

    • sws94

      I think Lin may make a greater Ginobili type player than a starting PG but he can definitely start and be better than some others. I think his style of ball-handling, sort of balls out is great for the change of pace rather than the control, shake-and-bake type of ball-handlers like Kemba. But he should play 30 minutes a game, close games, and the only difference between him and a starter is he comes off the bench in that capacity.

    • sws94

      I hope you calm down and heed the words of the mod, psalm234.

    • Dan Cohen
    • Maknusia

      there was 8-9 teams interested on on Lin, right…so Nets must have been one of those…but I guess all these teams were dragging their feet…they were not seriously hunting him…like Hornets did

    • Acbc

      Lin is very much like Nash. They are both wired the same way. They’d prefer to set up teammates more than shoot first. IMO, that’s what PGs should do. I was a pass first PG and I could relate. I can only speak for myself but it was much more a thrill for me to set up my teammate than to fill the basket.

      That’s why you’ll never see lin score big numbers like Curry. While Curry’s numbers are impressive, it come at the expense of developing good bench strength and total team strength. Nash is being diplomatic but if Curry keep taking all the shots, the rest of the team strength and scoring ability will atrophy. Then when things aren’t falling, the rest of the team can’t step up.

    • grover chang

      Usually I agree with your posts, but Lin not being a starting pg is blatantly wrong. Every time he started the past four years his teams won more then lost. Multiple memorable games with Lin as a starter. Kemba is great at dribbling but that doesn’t make him a pg. He is the point to playmate for his team. He does not have skills to open the court and make good passes. Kemba is a short sg.

    • Jeremiah (the Grey)

      I hope everyone realizes who you are.

    • JoeTeam

      I think it’s both of them over the years, but really didn’t someone post here that Morey has an axe over his head, and over the years, I think Joyce W included, people have said as soon as Morey is held accountable, McHale is gone. This site has knowledge and wisdom.

    • CJSHYY

      I think so too. If Hornets don’t offer Lin starting PG job he will not stay. In fact, I still don’t think he will stay… this year he came here it’s for the chance to play his game only. But I think Hornets will try hard to keep him.

    • Barry Allen

      Lawson is getting the same treatment as Lin over there. Houston is where point guards go to disappear or they leave and spread their wings.

    • Acbc

      Yeah, some even think Mchale is a better coach for Lin than Clifford. Lol

    • Barry Allen

      ………. wow crazy stuff.

    • CJSHYY

      I thought it’s her not him.

    • JoeTeam

      Jlin is the perfect combo of Nash and Steph. Really fun guys to watch.

    • Dan Cohen

      ido is embarrassing us lin fans.
      lin is not god. why should he apologize. This is america where freedom of the speech prevails.

      lin also has 5 freaking TOs. he is struggling in terms of shooting… plus he is 5/13 he has the 2nd highest shot attempts and only manage to score 13!!!! 0-4 in 3ptrs. ido, whatabout those stats huh.. I swear, if I wasn’t a lin fan.. and just a neutral person, I will get annoyed at lin fans and also purposely troll him and also become a hater. This is how haters are born, whether or not you believe it.

    • JoeTeam

      I can’t agree with that … McHale hurt Lin in so many ways unforgivable ok maybe I dunno.

    • Barry Allen

      Well Lawson isn’t going to touch the ball much with Harden still there. He even gets benched now after a few games. hilarious.

    • Acbc

      Lawson was doomed because his last name started with an “L” and sounded too much like the loser Lin.

    • JoeTeam

      until Morey is fired, there will be no reaching of any team’s potential there.

    • JoeTeam

      A but when the game is on the line, Lin steps up with a burst of scoring like Steph.

    • blubell

      There is no need for personal attack/name calling. Please revise your post. If you can’t engage in a discussion in a friendly manner just agree to disagree and move on.

    • Barry Allen

      Lin has proven time and again that he’s more than capable of excelling at the starting point guard position. It’s teams/coaches and players that don’t let him do that when they want to run him as a SG.

    • Dan Cohen

      and until they find a coach is brave enough to bench harden if he doesn’t play d or tame him.

    • JoeTeam

      Steph had 7 last night, relax, I don’t care about TOs as much as the guy next to me.

    • Barry Allen

      don’t over-moderate. you’re deleting my posts even though I do not insult anyone.

    • Acbc

      We also knew that Beverly would be gone once Lin was nolonger a Rocket.

    • Acbc

      That’s why Lin is mr. 4th quarter.

    • JLin definitely is better already than Nash.
      He just needed that chance to be reunited with MDA next season or find ways to be starting backcourt with Kemba. It’s still early so we don’t know what the ceiling will be.

      If they advance deep in playoff w/ great ball movement. Kemba/Lin backcourt can work out very well

    • JoeTeam

      steph is more mr 3rd q. he creates separation.

    • Acbc

      Not interested, I’ll wait for a better one. I’m a LOF. Lol

    • Barry Allen

      I did the same to another comment and my post was deleted as well, although it did not even contain any insults.

    • JoeTeam

      oh, where bev go?

    • JoeTeam

      yes i agree.

    • I don’t see any of your posts in pending/deleted/spam?

    • LW

      Watched the highlight in slow motion, realized Lin and Batum having good chemistry developing on court.

    • blubell

      I didn’t delete your posts nor do I see any of your posts in moderation/deleted.

    • Barry Allen

      ok that’s weird 🙁 thanks for the clarification.

    • Dan Cohen

      bench

    • JoeTeam

      i think so. just not enough pg time.

    • JoeTeam

      goodie.

    • blubell

      I looked through at least 5 days of posts… sorry, not sure what happened to your posts. Maybe a disqus thing.

    • Barry Allen

      I think Lin was struggling a little with his shot, only because I know he’s a much better shooter than that. Every good shooter will struggle once in a while. He’s already doing much better than some other so-called superstars in terms of accuracy this year.

    • Great awareness of JLin cutting to the rim twice by Batum.
      I’d say it was part of game-plan.

      Even Kemba had 18p/7a willing to pass, even with some TOs in passing.
      This is very promising =)

    • Barry Allen

      If Lin can go back to Linsanity-like numbers, and the whole team wins, turnovers won’t matter.

      If the pace of the game doubles, there will be double the number of turnovers.

    • grover chang

      Kings will be tough.

    • Barry Allen

      I think Harden finds ways to get himself going too. Mainly by flopping.

    • Barry Allen

      those can be cut down but still Batam had quite a few a couple of games ago and no one said anything. Harden has 5 his last game too. You can’t have double standards with turnovers.

    • JoeTeam

      yep, i never worry about lin tovs. he tatkes risks and he delivers wins and great moments ill never forget.

    • Barry Allen

      I think so, my bad.

    • blubell
    • sws94

      Overall, Nash is a better shooter. He was really a great shooter. I also think he had better passes with his left hand, angles and timing. But he didn’t do the lobs so much or the football passes. Defensively, Lin’s much better.

      Kemba and Lin showed promise today.

      Lin tweeted he didn’t come to Charlotte to replace Kemba as a starter but to pitch in and play with him when called while doing what the team asked of him. Something like that. The way it looks now, Kemba/Lin/Batum will be counted on in key times in games. However, how long Batum stays is up in the air. Even Lin.

    • Dan Cohen

      so we cannot say batum was freezing lin out.. that’s why I say some lin fan just jump right to conclusions.
      I was pretending that we are lamb fans and a lot of time i noticed lamb got freezed out because he was stationary in the corner.. now I know that’s the play.. because it would be lin standing in the corner if kw was there as the pg and kw and batum was doing what lin and batum wad doing.. it’s all in the set play how they play.

      It’s fair. And we lin fan should be proud to be fair..instead of just jumping the gun in what made other people in general say delusional lin fans.

    • grover chang

      Like tiger woods in the past, Lin trying to.learn a new stroke. Will take some time to be consistent. I differ with others and say Lin needs Doc more not less. If he already put so much work.into changing his shot then have Doc come and keep working on it.

    • blubell
    • LW

      Right, both times Batum draw double team and result in Lin finding opening to cut to the basket and Batum finds Lin just at the right time.

    • JoeTeam

      I missed the game … why did Lamb play so poorly? Looks like Lin got some good minutes, was he important to the win? Hope so, looking for the highlights below.

    • Dan Cohen

      he got freeze out.

    • CJSHYY

      For Thanksgiving?

    • Thankfulness Day 1
      In light of Thanksgiving next week in US, what if we say what we’re thankful for every day until Thanksgiving? All 7 days.
      Life is already stressful with Paris attack, crime, etc. We can use the time to be grateful everyday to counter the bad stuff.

      For today, I’m thankful that:
      1. JLin increasingly got more min (29 today, 28 yesterday) even with his shooting struggle.
      He was able to find more chemistry with Batum and some with Kemba. I love the great ball movement because playoff is very possible if they keep being unselfish
      2. I get to take vacation next week to spend time with my family.
      Hopefully, plays 3 rounds of golf with my son =)

    • Barry Allen

      I hope to see Lin cutting like that more. He shredded the defense today with the help of Batam/Kemba on some of those cuts.

    • sws94

      His shot looked absolutely great in preseason. And, to tell the truth, at the Knicks game in warmups, Lin’s shot looked fluid and it sank like 90 percent of them and like most of them from 3. Don’t know why he’s missing so much in the games.

    • Maknusia

      we cant just look one one score and deduce to a conclusion…TOV, PTS, and AST comes in a package. In Lin’s case Rebounds had to be included as well..

    • blubell

      Or simply to be there for Jeremy? or why not both? 🙂

    • grover chang

      He is getting use to a new form, like tiger woods with golf stroke, it takes some time.

    • JoeTeam

      not by Lin, right? Lin was at SG until Kemba came out?

    • Maknusia

      i dont think its fair to call it flopping, getting to line, is something most players envy and coaches desire off

    • sws94

      No. Lamb missed a 3. Lin got a tap out and passed it right back to Lamb. Lamb missed another 3. He just wasn’t on his game today. Maybe his shoulder is still bothering him.

    • JoeTeam

      yes, 29 min, 9 reb, ok by me.

      Only concern, too many players on DNP-CD. Too thin to go on a long campaign. Gotta get others scoring … hmmm a job for Lin?

    • kittyhead

      Lawson was traded to the Rox because of DUI and some improper behavior off court on the Nuggets. He is said to be Haren’s good buddy,so I dont have much sympathy for him actually.

      However I will never forgive how Rox humiliated Lin and made him to be their whipping boy. Clutchfans’ hatred toward Lin is beyond tolerance,but they dont hold so much malice toward Lawson at all.I wont forget how they had taunted Lin for only an airball in the game against Heats for 2 years and kept criticizing and tried to humiliate Lin even after he was traded. Do you guys still remember Clutch made a lowlight to mock Lin? Lawson is having much better treatment than Lin already…

    • Dan Cohen

      what about the 1st half.. he was ‘freezing’ him out .. what you describe was the last qtr.

    • JoeTeam

      thx … was his poor play a reason for JLin having more mins? Hope the mins were just Cliff working Lin in to a bigger role. You can afford to test with Nets, lol, don’t ask GSW from last Sat almost lost it.

    • grover chang

      Lin hates to lose. He keeps working it.

    • Maknusia

      I think he injured his shoulder the last game…it must be bothering him

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      I really think it’s too early to think that Charlotte is the home for Jeremy Lin. No matter where Lin goes, he wouldn’t be treated fairly just like his fans. He will only be used when the team has no other choices. The treatment to Lin is not just coincidental. It’s well thought and organized wherever Lin goes. Lin just has to deal with it in his entire career. This is the price he has to play basketball as a one of a kind. Those negative comments follow him from famous ex-players like Clyde Drexler and Dominique Wilkins. But I’m still happy for him because after what he had done in NY, nobody could deny him what he had done in NBA.

      Where will Lin be next season? It depends if the team he’s playing is in a desperate situation. Linsanity occurs when the Knicks was desperate. When Rockets was desperate for attention from the league, they signed Lin. So forgive me if I say this, I will hope for more of this kind of situation. Again, I really Hornets will have a plan for him. Lin is just a cheap bargain for the team to get a pass to playoff if they’re real lucky to survive in the competitive East Conference. After that, it will be all over. Then another team will come over and try to coax him to sign for another bargain.

      The only hope that Lin could be a star inNBAis when he becomes a much better one on one player; good at his ISO players and good in his jump shots. I wouldn’t think LIn will have fair calls from refs, team GMs, and coaches. Those who was nice to Lin would either be fired or just let go by the team naturally. Those things against Lin are absolutely well planned.

    • Dan Cohen

      and I notice it too, because once lamb gogt the ball, he decided to bring it himself instead of pass to open lin because lamb never touched the ball in the 1st half.. I notice because I was pretending to be a lamb fan and see if the same applies and lin who we call freezed out.

    • JoeTeam

      i let it go. to make room for more injustice … lol.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      God’s finger at work; next is BS.

    • Dan Cohen

      yes,.those will be easy points.. he cuts without the ball is safer than cutting with the ball.

    • JoeTeam

      God has a few more fingers I hope lol.

    • Clifford believes in 9-10 player rotation since he doesn’t believe giving 9-10 min/player will make them effective.
      I would love to see Hansbrough to get regular min since he will provide the missing toughness & rebounding skill.

    • sws94

      I think Cliff wants Lin to play more minutes than Lamb if the matchups favor it, but more Lin due to playmaking and defense. I personally think he wanted to get the Kemba/Batum chemistry cemented before Kemba/Lin chemistry. As the season progresses, that theory will either be shown to be way off or kind of close. Lamb is a big scorer, he should get minutes. But he isn’t a game closer.

    • Dan Cohen

      i’m thankful for able to drink $100 bottle of wine and party at my house thanksgiving weekend.

    • grover chang

      Last game Frazier seemed to have an angry tone about Lin. Not that he hated Lin, but more like angry that the Knicks were not stopping him. Not mad at Frazier at all. Classy guy but bleeds blue and orange. He shouldn’t be too nice about the opposition.

    • Maknusia

      I think will be inserted into the rotation when the time comes…..need to give some space to the Coach to work things out to his view

    • JoeTeam

      Happy vacation. Isn’t your son too young to compete, I hope you give him a handicap!

    • Dan Cohen

      too early bc like some say lamb shoulder might be injured..so no choice by to go with lin.

    • grover chang

      But succeeded much better then Lawson.

    • kittyhead

      I’m not sure if they still have any potential to go higher when they/Morey only care(s) about Haren, whose best weapon
      is to flop and go on the lines…and his “eye defense”…: )

    • JoeTeam

      i wanna see the second foot drop.

    • MorlockO

      if only the 2 fouls were called and lin got the free throws he usually get we are seeing, 17pts, 9 rebounds, 4 assist, and ony 3TO… oh well… just one of those nights where refs are blind… it will even out as the season goes…

    • not really, he already out-drives me since he plays 3x/week at school =)
      poor dad has poorer clubs too

    • Maknusia

      Thank You for providing this wonderful site for all Lin Fans to become a family!

    • nice! ..you must be a wine connoisseur then

    • grover chang

      How big is Batum in France?

    • sws94

      Yes, 2 were fouls. Player did not get home cooking for home team.

    • JoeTeam

      I’ll loan you my nice drivers that I haven’t used in over 10 yrs. Old Taylor Mades … I could hit better with the woods than my 7 iron, that’s how bad I am.

    • blubell

      Hey, you stole my line! 😛
      Thanks psalm for creating this safe haven!

    • Jeremiah (the Grey)

      Seems like you and the other nanny, JLin fan from Austrailia, step in and treat us like kindergartners very selectively. Where were you when KHuang engaged ALL CAPS and replied to several of my posts with TROLL FLAGGED?

    • AlexBB

      Thankful to be alive an family safe:)

    • Maknusia

      hahaha…lines are meant to be stolen… 😉

    • FSW

      Ido has valid points too and he doesn’t embarrass me.

    • Thankful for you and all mods for all the tireless hard-work to create positive site for JLin fans =)
      Couldn’t do it without all of you. Some days are so hard to find the time to do it =)

    • sws94

      I think he’s just overzealous. If people critique Lin they may still support him. Sometimes some Lin fans forget that.

    • Maknusia

      Some Pictures…..Wonder, why this season has lesser pictures…no I’m not talking about Lin, but in general.

    • Maknusia

      Good to see the Happy Face! 🙂
      Thats it…

    • AlexBB

      I was not a NBA/basket ball fan until Linsanity. I have been watching only Lin highlights last 3 yrs and occasionally some full games. I now begin to realise the astounding achievement of Lin for winning 7 straights with a team her never played with before. I realised now how competitive the NBA is. It looks like any team can be beaten by anyone with the excepption of GSW at the moment. You really have to be on top game to even win a few games.. LINSANITY Lives!!!

    • true, even JLin doesn’t know yet if Hornets will be his home yet.

      For this season, Hornets and JLin need each other. More wins, deep playoff run will be mutually beneficial for both.
      Let’s enjoy the journey as JLin works to develop chemistry with unselfish teammates & coaches who believes in him more than anyone except MDA.

    • blubell

      Are you sure you’re looking hard? lol. Maybe due to small market?

    • thanks for providing Linsensational blubell ice-cream (good stuff) all the time =)

    • Maknusia

      Linsanity brought aot of fans to NBA…..some are ex-fans, who got bored with NBA and its politics, some new fans, some non basketball fans, some JLin fans, tons of New NBA fans

    • Maknusia

      @disqus_3ojL2FVU9I:disqus

    • haha.. we should hit the driving range sometimes
      Take @disqus_zDgJ5zJRLn:disqus to give us some lessons

    • wu kong

      Net Rtg ON and Off Court for players through 12 games:

      https://twitter.com/monkeyes2/status/667222524971884544

    • Maknusia

      no I meant in general…nba game games would have abotu 50-60 pictures, but all current NBA games has around 20 pictures only. Even rox game has only 12 pictures

    • Nice Chart! wow .. Zeller has been bad since he didn’t know how to score.
      Moving to 1st team didn’t really help. He needs JLin to create for him

    • yes.. we need to be patient. At least he’s doing more right things now

    • Rick Johnson

      Charlottte’s schedule was brutal. If you look at the first 6 games they played, those teams are now ranked in the top 4 of their conferences:

      4 MIA
      3 ATL
      3 ATL
      1 CHI
      3 DAL
      2 SAS

    • sport

      Have given up watching these games, didn’t even know there was a game today. From the boxscore it looks like Lin’s finally getting at least 28 minutes for past 2 games and finally took 13 FGAs today which is great, too bad his 3 pointer are still way off, 0-4 ouch.

    • sport

      Further Hornets make in the playoffs the more attention JLin will receive and more important he will be.

    • blubell

      Such a heartwarming comment. Great… I’m melting now… lol.

    • blubell

      Haha. I didn’t know it actually existed! Now I get psalm’s post LOL.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Truly we have enjoyed the unprecedented. It will always come with a price. Since we don’t settle with anything less than fairness, we will have lots of heartburn. The unfair treatment will be exposed but Lin won’t be the beneficiary of that. Only history will give Lin the justice he deserves.

      Of course, I sort of worry that coach Clifford would be the next victim of supporting Lin. MDA was removed before his contract was over. Hope that Clifford would last for the whole season. Then Lin would be benefited from his coaching of defense.

      Lin is always dissed as a bad player in defense. This season he would have a chance to change this. But Lin’s TOs are still causing him problems. Let’s have our fingers crossed that won’t immediately affect his minutes on the court.

    • blubell

      For you greedy LOFs 😛

    • sport

      You are right, Lin needs to shot 13 or more FGAs every game! It’s the only way his shooting will get hot during the game.

    • CJSHYY

      Thanks.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      He touched his shoulder after his alley-hoo dunk. I’m sure he still feels pains on his shoulders. You know there are lots of hypes about his athleticism and he surely has demonstrated some of his superb skills but he’s just a very young player with 3 horrible years in OKC. He really needs more time to develop. His reputation in Charlotte has come too soon for his comfort. I tend to believe it will hurt him more than help him in the future. Now he will have to put on himself lots of pressure to perform instead of learning the game.

    • sport

      Yes it’s been an issue with Lin, not sure why he shys from ISO plays. Many times better for him to take a few contested shots then to be predictable and pass to teammates too much for TOs. Players all know Lin likes passing more than shooting so when he passes especially near the free throw line it becomes predictable.

    • Yes, very tough schedule to start.
      In this 7 game home-stand, the tough ones are CLE & GSW (plus possibly Wizard)
      Maybe 4-2 in next 6 games so the record could be 10-8:

      Fri, Nov 20vs Philadelphia
      Mon, Nov 23vs Sacramento
      Wed, Nov 25vs Washington
      Fri, Nov 27vs Cleveland
      Sun, Nov 29vs Milwaukee
      Wed, Dec 2vs Golden State

    • 12:37! okay, thanks for our sleepless nights lol

    • sport

      Wow Hawes’s shooting ability picked up this game! Looked like a totally different player! Glad Hawes and Lin are finally clicking!

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Good to see Lin’s excellent movements without the ball. His teammates actually pass to him when he’s ready.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      It’s the same finger.

    • Rick Johnson

      cyberx
      Member
      Since: May 2006
      Posts: 1,505
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      Sources: Morey is officially in the HOT seat

      Les is angry, and he isnt stopping…

    • Rzo Vlade

      I posted it already………but thanks for posting it again this dofos need to be fired

    • CJSHYY

      Howes used to play well when he was in 76. Cliff likes him.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      In numerous counts on ESPN and Reddit.com, McHale was accused of using hero ball at the end of the game. Now isn’t it ironic that the hero that McHale set up to be finally get him fired.

    • Rzo Vlade

      thanks

    • Rick Johnson

      Must have missed it, thread moving so fast lately.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Well, the trend is Rockets would give up on guards that’s most likely to succeed elsewhere. The list starts with players like Lowry, Dragic etc.

    • ZcodeSportSystem.com

      What is that that they wear around their wrist?

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      I just wants Hawes to keep on shooting 3s rather than making assists. His 3s will really stretch the floor and give tremendous pressure to the defense. They have to come out if Hawes is sinking his long bombs just like his days in 76ers and Cavaliers. Looking forward for this day.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Most likely 3-3.

    • sport

      A few bad TO’s by Lin got be more careful especially when he got stripped at the end.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Yes my gratitude too. I think I’m pretty moderate but still I don’t really know why I get banned from some of the sites. Lin hating has caught up not only with Lin but also with Lin fans. I have tried very hard not to put down Lin’s teammates as you may all have seen. Yet, as time goes, the persecution will catch up with you. I always think that Lin hating is much more organized that we have given credit to. It’s nationwide.

      Thanks for a save haven for supporting Lin.

    • kittyhead

      So Rox need another streak of LOSING!! Alexsander said he wanted to build a team like the Spurs, and now? A big joke.

    • Maknusia

      “In Jesus Name I Play”

    • Maknusia

      I think they still have a good team…but not enough to go deep into playoffs

    • sport

      Not until Lin’s a starter with starter minutes and isn’t a 1 year rental.

    • wu kong

      I loved this drive by JLin. Right after Larkin stole the ball from behind him JLin goes straight at this guy even with him hooking JLIN he makes the Basket! https://youtu.be/L4D69m8ajB8

    • Mr Chuckles

      Us Christians Lin fans are taking note … who raised their hand? … Ha ha.

    • wu kong

      lots of fouls not called. that ended up being recorded as TO’s

    • DX

      4-2 will be perfect.

    • JoeTeam

      nice, I see it now … good game by Lin. Interestingly, on a bad start, GSW had to go to OT and was uphill all the way against Nets last Sat. This looked like an easier win for CHA. Not sayin’ lol.

    • ZcodeSportSystem.com

      Is that just a wrist band with religious writing on it?..I thought it was something else.

    • JoeTeam

      In seeing the replay, it was clearly a foul.

    • JoeTeam

      took it to the man.

    • At least 2 TOs were fouls not called by refs; but that’s okay Lin needs to figure out how to flail his arms to call attention to the foul.

      As long as he stays aggressive, his TOs will be there in playmaking.

    • leeda harun

      Thanks alot. Missed this game

    • JoeTeam

      well that is true, they went with Harden ISO most times, what was he do to? max player etc.

      Just desserts, but now we need Morey to meet justice.

    • Maknusia

      nope its not the phiten stuff 😉

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      No one is perfect.

    • JoeTeam

      he tried on that last TO, doing the arm lifting Harden thing. Even Cliff was mad it didn’t get called, as I a saw on the highlights posted here. Nice one, 12mins almost gives you the game flow.

    • yeah, that one was crazy, blatantly hacking the arm

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      No. You will get yourself banned from the site. It’s almost a sure bet.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Please don’t say that. They have accused enough about Lin fans.

    • AlexBB

      Baptism of fire for a new team:) and for Jlin:)

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Hawes played really well. Too bad that he only got 18 minutes.

    • Rick Johnson

      What site do you use to get the data? Do you just copy the NBA stats data into a spreadsheet then format it with color highlights?

    • Rick Johnson

      I used to cringe and groan when he took 3’s he’s starting to make them now.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      I finally got to see some of those TOs. To my comfort, those aren’t not bad TOs. Indeed Lin’s dribbling is one of his biggest improvements in the off-season.

    • steven ko

      definitely don’t want Hawes with Lin. Want to see more Kaminsky or Hansbrough with Lin. Hawes is a turnover waiting to happen every time he tries to dribble…and he’s terrible on defense.

    • CJSHYY

      Ya! It’s fast break so more easy to have TO… but the game it’s more fun to watch. Really like Lin’s long pass to Hawes. Wow! Just perfect!

    • stam

      agreed, should have been a foul but instead was TO cause of referee bias

    • adele

      Heart, either the Hornets heard our plea or God answered our prayers for now. Let’s keep on praying.

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Bad that it happened in away games but home games. That was really sick. NBA!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Barry Allen

      Yeah, have to take better care of the ball, other than that I love his aggressiveness and shots taken. If he keeps on going like that, good things will happen. When Lin attacks, the whole defense collapses on him on that possession and subsequent possessions. That’s what makes him lethal.

    • Barry Allen

      Nice video. Lin’s cutting to the rim was spectacular this game.

      I loved the part where Lin was tripped up and 3 Hornet teammates immediately ran to him to help. That’s so different from when Dwight just left him there. I hope the camaraderie keeps up.

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      It did. I had some Blue Bell icecream when I lived in US many years ago:-)

    • Michael

      That’s it? I didn’t get to watch the game, was expecting a 1hr30min highlight reel.

    • Michael

      Thanks for all the posts and where is my turkey.

    • Michael

      I must be dreaming.

    • Michael

      Stash.

    • Michael

      No no, for Lin we only look at TOV, missed shots, and fouls.

    • KL

      Not sure if Bruce Lee really said this but seems apt for Lin and his fans.

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Thanks for all the supports from JLin global family in the past 1.5 years while I was dealing with cancer and other ailments.

      I always miss Thanksgiving so much since I left US. Happy and blessed Thanksgiving for those who will celebrate this special occasion. Be thankful always!

    • Maknusia

      go back to bed…oops…its not game time…the day is all yours!!! 🙂

    • Acbc

      Sorry, I disagree. Nash shoots better and in his prime was such a threat on top that no defender could sag off as defenders do with Kemba or John Wall. Nash isn’t in the same league as Curry but he was for his time a huge threat from the 3. He was one of the players that set the gold standard of 50/40/90. Lin’s still not quite there yet, that’s why I keep saying that he,lol be unstoppable in 2 years time. When Lin gets to 47/40/85 his speed, size, quickness, defence, court vision and physical toughness will combine to make Lin the best PG in the league.

      I’d like Lin to suffer through one more season (if MDA doesn’t get a gig next season) in Charlotte just so he could at least get a neutral to a positive environment to at least build better confidence. Lin’s shooting percentage along with his continuing challenge to build a quicker release like a Curry will need a positive environment to help it happen. Lin’s struggle so far is partly due to being uncomfortable with his teammates , his role and his PT. I’d bet he’s a 75-80% 3shooter now in practice. Game situation cause the mind to lose focus and that percentage drops. Curry has been coddled and positively developed by GSW, Lin has been beaten down mentally by all coaches since MDA. Clifford and Hornets are a step in the right direction. If Lin continues to get the minutes and 10-12 shots per game, he’ll build chemistry and confidence and hai shooting will improve dramatically.

    • KHuang

      If Nash wasn’t surrounded by all those Hall of Fame big men and high priced perimeter All Stars, he’d have done nowhere as well as Lin.

      This sounds crazy, but I always felt that Lin was WAY MORE UNSELFISH than Nash and that’s why Lin can CARRY bad teams in a way Nash never could.

      Nash could be stopped. Lin can’t, at least when his teammates have come to play.

    • KHuang

      He’s WAY BETTER on both ends of the court than Nash NOW.

      I’m a Phoenix Suns fan who’s been watching Steve Nash since his very first big win against Chris Mills of Arizona in college and through Nash’s prime in Dallas and through some wildly overrated years in Phoenix. And I’d take Lin over Nash every step of the way.

    • KHuang

      Bruce Lee’s life was more easy than hard.

    • KHuang

      Linstructor is teaching the players and coaching staff HOW TO WIN.

    • KHuang

      Morey should’ve been in the hot seat for assembling all those lottery teams long before Lin showed up.

      I always knew Morey was a fraud, and I called it out in January 2012 before Morey even wrote that hate article bashing Lin in Forbes.

      If it weren’t for Lin singlehandedly turning the Rockets around for two seasons, they’d not have made the playoffs at all even if the Harden trade had been executed. Besides, I hated the Harden trade because both Jeremy Lamb and Kevin Martin were better players than Harden.

    • KHuang

      Hawes has had PTSD from being frozen out too much on other teams.

      Lin, being the NBA’s most unselfish and team oriented player, never gave up on Hawes even though Hawes had given up on himself.

      I applaud not just Lin but Clifford. If I were coaching, I’d have benched Hawes for nonperformance and slacking. But in the end, Clifford was right and I was wrong!

    • KHuang

      Dirty ref game, yes.

      But Lin STILL GOT HIS.

    • grover chang

      Second to Lin, Williams is my favorite player on the team. The game just seems to slow down for him. He never seems rushed, in the right place, delivers, and consistent. Truly, he is so dependable. Where would the Hornets be without him?

    • Acbc

      I agree absolutely. Nash was positively developed in Phoenix. The owner went to Dallas and promised Nash the moon to get him to come back to the Suns. He was coddled the same way Curry is now. All great players need positive reenforcemnent. They can only be fearless if a player is in a place that allows him to BE FEARLESS.

      100% agreed that Lin is way more unselfish and that is the reason why he was able to elevate marginal players. We both agree that Lin is a game changer BECAUSE of that. Linsanity was proof and the players that were stars next to Lin are back to being limited role players. Lin can make role players into stars because he is coach Lin and super lintendo at the same time. That’s why he’s also Mr. 4th quarter. Every game will be Lin building his teammates up for 3 quarters to see who’s hot then matching their strength to the weakness of the opponents to finish games, comes crunch time, Lin will do what ever is necessary to win the game.

    • David Kim

      I really love offense and defense highlights. Thanks blubell..

    • Acbc

      Bruce had one leg shorter than the other, instead of seeing it as a weakness, he turned into a strength and used his long leg to deliver his offensive blows.

      Bruce wrote a few books and a lot of them borrowed heavily from the Tao and other Chinese wisdoms. He was very young and would have grown wiser as he aged to personalized his experience with his thirst for knowledge. He showed In his brief life a very deep desire to find wisdom. It’s a lost to the world that he died so young.

      “May you live in interesting times”

    • kauaiblue

      Thank you everyone for making this site awesome! I feel like i know u!

    • Maknusia

      Manage to find more picture…since someone demanded for more! 😉

    • Acbc

      What they have is a collection of players that share a common jersey. There never will a team in Houston until Morey’s shark tank atmosphere is gone. Leadership starts at the top and Morey. Thinks just like Harden,”I’m the greatest_____in the league”.

    • Maknusia

      yup…yup…Lin’s pictures are coming!

    • Maknusia

      more coming…

    • Acbc

      Lin gave up a lot of TOs to Asik by trying to get him to become a viable offensive threat. Mchale just saw it as Lin being a turnover machine.

    • KHuang

      I’m not a Bruce Lee fan.

      From what I saw in videos, he didn’t hit all that hard.

      And offscreen, his antics revealed an unsavory character who was a lot more like Kobe Bryant than Lin.

      When I first saw Lee in his movies when I was under 10 years old, I thought to myself “What’s so great about this guy, he doesn’t have any REAL LIFE fighting experience”. Already at that age, I had fought many more real life fistfights than Lee ever did and so I knew what a real fighter could and could not do.

    • Maknusia

      more…top speed LIN

    • Maknusia

      Happy Lin!!! Happy Fans!!! 😉

    • KHuang

      If Lin received actual plays the way Curry or Nash did, Lin would literally become more unstoppable than Linsanity.

      If you took Curry or Nash or Michael Jordan or Magic Johnson and stuck them into Lin’s race hated garbage bench role, not a single one of them would even come close to producing what Lin does on both ends of the court.

    • adele

      True. Praying for more like this.

    • Acbc

      Morey was called the boy wonder for his analytics and parley that PR into a GM job. Lin exposed him wide open as a fraud because Lin was released by Morey on Christmas Day to go to New York and Linsanity. Les was so angry with Morey that he made Morey get Lin back at a “ridiculous contract” sum. Morey’s vaulted analytics failed him miserably with Lin. Now you know why Morey was so desperate to make Lin into a scrub to hide his failure as a GM.

    • Rzo Vlade

      and he has money he didnt come from poor family although not very rich he did not struggle in real life…..the only place with a struggle I think when he came to america…….he also has a foreign blood I think german not sure

    • Acbc

      From what I read he devastated A much bigger Black belt judo instructor with a one inch punch. Bruce placed him back towards a swimming pool and warned him to be ready. He sent that black belt flying into the pool with a massive one inch punch. This was not from one of Lin’s own books. It was from a secondary source who witnessed it.

    • Rzo Vlade
    • Rzo Vlade

      jeet kunedo doesnt hold a candle to krav maga

    • Acbc

      He was sent to America kinda like the Fresh Prince of Belaire. Bruce was getting into way too much trouble and fights.

    • Rzo Vlade

      …from wiki hes family was rich I though they are middle class…..so bruce lee only struggle culturally not finacially

    • Maknusia

      welcome @kauaiblue:disqus …..obviously you know most of us here…are from jeremylin.net 😉

    • Acbc

      The guy challenged Bruce because he thought no way this little shrimp can hurt me. He got an answer with a shower and a chest pain he’ll never forget.

    • Steppen93

      =). What? Many others have harder lives than Mr. Bruce Lee but that doesn’t mean “his” is by no means any small feat but rather a bigger than big because of his recognition. Yes, I’m sure the “masters” around him were all laughing behind his back – lol… My goodness… Even if he is not one of the greatest fighters who have ever lived he’s at least a True Warrior in EVERY sense. And you know about his off screen attics ? Lol..

    • Rzo Vlade

      I know that but krav maga is deadliest art of fighting it is conceive to kill……..if you know the krav maga of israel elite force which is secret not those on youtube or mainstrem, you can go to prison and challenge the inmate there while alone

    • Rzo Vlade

      womanizer gambler…james harden lite

    • Steppen03

      “Boards don’t punch back.” Styles are dead. Fighters are alive. And your point is meaningless. Do we really want to learn an art JUST for the purpose of “killing” then I’ll pick “gun-fu.”

    • Rzo Vlade

      go search krav maga

    • Steppen03

      I know what it is. I’ve been around. My liking is O-sensei’s Aikido and Shorinji Kempo. But I have respects for ALL martial arts.

    • Rzo Vlade

      I am not disrespecting him but if you knows bruce antics hes james harden lite…..the only difference nobody dare to touch him

    • Acbc

      Like I said, Bruce was already searching for meaning for his Chinese Boxing style. He taught his students to fight only as a last option when running away was not. He told his students that in a real fight, you must let go of your consciousness and fight instinctively, like an animal. Bruce warned his students that when you fight like that with mastered marshal arts skills, you could very well kill someone. He even had in mind his defence for court. Bruce would say, I didn’t do it, my instincts did it.

    • Acbc

      Wah…Now you crossed the line by comparing him to James Harden. Meet me in the parking lot. Lol

    • TTNN

      Noticed couple of wrong recording again. The Kaminsky step out of bound TO was charged to Lin, and at the end of game, fast break, Lin did not shot the ball, but pass to Kemba, it was recorded as LIn missed a shot, Kemba got a rebound and made. So Lin did not only missed an assist, but also record an missed shot

    • Steppen03

      You’re funny… Where you get that from? close interactions? don’t always believe what you read or heard… But even if that’s true, it doesn’t change what he’d accomplished. Not everybody is a saint.

    • Rzo Vlade

      no he is gambler a womanizer and cocky too…..do you think bruce only kick white people azzz with his cocky attitude trust me bruce kick asian azzz with his attitude……..by the way he loves going to cabaret, gambling house brothel………..in present time its called strip club

    • Rzo Vlade

      lol he died with another woman beside him not his wife

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Please appeal this to NBA.

    • Acbc

      Lol, that’s me!

    • Acbc

      Hit the snooze button between shots and the highlights will feel like that long, lol

    • Steppen03

      Again, you presume to know Bruce Lee on a personal level. LOL… one is a martial artist, teacher, philosopher, husband, father, actor and the other is just a pro BB player.

    • Phillycheese

      Bad mouthing the great Bruce Lee? Stop it.

    • LinLinLin

      I heard from the people in the movie production industry and they said as great as Sammo Hung, he himself admitted that his kungfu is no where close to the level of Bruce Lee.

    • Rzo Vlade

      trust me as a person I pick jlin over bruce lee

    • Lx

      It’s the government!!! D=

    • Steppen03

      Trust me, I’d pick both of them to be on my side. Comparing Apple to Orange. Moral: rather have more friends than enemies. Even an enemy can be a helpful friend one day. We can only wish for peaceful world.

    • Steppen03

      I know what you meant. Undeniable, Mr. Bruce Lee has impacted millions of lives around the world – martial artists, actors, fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, lovers. If only we can have his iron will to succeed – to find peace within.

    • Chopz

      I didn’t say he was God the almighty. Its called an acronym – the G stands for Great, the O stands for On, and the D stands for Defense. It’s a light humored joke, an acronym. And please don’t tell me what to say, I’m a grown may and I’ll say what i wanna say, just like I’ll never tell you or anyone else what to say or not to say.

    • linfan

      Morey and Mchale both tried to marginalize LIn, but they failed, because Lin had a lot of great games for the Rockets even under the adverse circumstances that he had to face.

    • heart

      Yep, you and I are on the same page. I was thinking about it too. God is Omnipotent. He does answer prayers according to His timing. I’ve been praying for JLin ever since I’ve heard his testimony from Harvard.

    • linfan

      I was impressed by Clifford’s statement that player’s minutes on the court should not be based on whether they just had a couple of good games or bad games, but rather on a regular rotation so that players have confidence about where and when they will be playing. I notice that his starting lineups and substitution patterns to date are very regular. No doubt this will be adjusted as the season wears on and the roles of various players are solidified. Also notice that the fourth quarter generally belongs to those who play well in the first three. Lin is often in there as a finisher, not just for offense, but DEFENSE and play making and overall hustle.

    • linfan

      It was a double foul, as I see it, and based on Clifford’s reaction, he knew it too.

    • Chopz

      And one more thing, i don’t think lin is God, but if people did think he was God because they dang near worship him anyway, it’s their right to do so and say so. Who are you or I to tell them what they can or can’t say, do or can’t do, love or can’t love, its their prerogative. I don’t live my life worried about what the haters are saying, walking on eggshells and watching every little thing i say or do because of what someone else is thinking. Reasonable people will always win out because they see the truth, not the fear of the world. Just by us being Lin fans, we already have a strike against us by a lot of people, cuz they don’t like Lin, but so what? Give me strike 2 and 3 for all i care. We like who we like and u ain’t gonna stop us. If Lin lived his life worrying about what other people were thinking, he never would have made it to the nba.

    • wu kong

      I usually copy stats into spreadsheet and format. just pulling from NBA stats or basketball reference is too much to post at one time.. I have a bunch of data I play around with and then post something that seems interesting to me now and again. the coloring again is from excel conditional formatting.

    • Chopz

      “Curry has changed the upper limits of the imagination of what was considered to be a great shooter” – I like it. You, sir or lady, are a wordsmith like our beloved clyde frazier.

    • Sundown

      What’s that url to appeal again?

    • Chopz

      Khuang i like you, but on this one, No. Bruce Lee was way more than just the fighting, he was about life, hopes and dreams, family, friends, love, philosophy, etc. There are countless amounts of lives he’s affected over the years, so many we cannot count, and all for the positive. He was our Jackie Robinson, our hero, he put us asians on the map and i will forever be grateful. He was my idol and will always be, love ya Bruce.

    • Acbc

      Or maybe you just needed to be more patient.

    • With a strong game against the Brooklyn Nets and an interest in this past offseason, JLin might consider an offer in July 2016.

      I’m dreaming … JLin with MDA as coach in Brooklyn Nets in New York! =)
      It’s still a long season but it’s nice to know JLin had a lot of interests this past off-season.

      I’m going to enjoy his Hornets season but am open to the possibility of JLin and MDA reuniting again.

      https://twitter.com/manu77728/status/667346526381830144

    • Acbc

      Morey and Mchale pretty much ruined Lin’s reputation. He proved to be a starter level PG in NYC, M&M changed that truth into the present false narrative that Lin is a backup PG.

    • GoodDayLA

      Even from the highlights it looks like the only good minutes Lin played were at backup PG. Looks like Clifford played Lin a bit more at backup PG than last game.

      Lin got 29 minutes but I’d prefer he sit to close games at the 2. Undersized on both ends, not a great shooter right now period, and pretty ineffective. Just play Lamb or PJ or someone else to close the game at SG.

      I liked how Lin play freely in terms of getting rebounds. It’s the Jason Kidd in him. Just a natural ability when he’s allowed to do it.

      Luckily stupid Netsncoach put small backup PG on Lin and Lin bullied another small PG. It’s LIn’s bread and butter. But that advantage is gone when Lin is undersized 2

    • GoodDayLA

      Lin starting in the backcourt with Kemba is a really bad idea that short sighted Lin fans believes is the answer because it allows Lin to start.

      It is a bad idea on so many front.

    • GoodDayLA

      totally disagree

    • Acbc

      Thanks for keeping us in a playful mood Michael.

    • DX

      I guess Cliff like Lin’s D, so let him close the game even his shoot off.

    • GoodDayLA

      i guess so lol. pretty stupid if you ask me. Lin’s best asset is his ability to control the flow of a game. He’s not the best scorer, dribbler, but he has a knack for timelines and that knack is destroyed when he is playing off ball standing at 5 option to be a catch and shoot guy rather than make decisions.

    • GoodDayLA

      Lin is a poor man’s mix of Kidd and Nash. That’s why he is so good. No player in the NBA I’ve seen has the mix of those 2 skills.

      Lin’s shot is too hot and cold. If he could correct that, he’d be a fantastic and truly scary NBA player.

      Lin’s shot has regressed from the houston days and I believe it’s lack of touches and waning confidence.

    • I think Clifford played JLin extensively, not just for his D but more about his ability to apply pressure with Batum, and provide the necessary toughness in rebounding.

      The 3rd quarter with starters was horrible to watch; Nets can score without resistance, layup after layup with Zeller backing up giving so much space. They were trading baskets with some 3s from Hornets but Nets were getting all they wanted in the paint.

      Clifford had seen enough with how soft the starters lineup were in Q3 and inserted JLin who immediately pushed the pace & clicked with Batum.

      This is a great development since Batum is the featured playmaker; if JLin freed him up then JLin will play a LOT of minutes!

    • Acbc

      Lol, I’ve been injured since August and now play with only my left arm swinging my right handed clubs. I’ve gotten quite good at it. My length on my drives are about 170-180 and my 7 iron is about 130 but dead straight. I’ve never hit the ball straighter. If I can chip and putt better, I’d be shooting in the mid 80s.

    • GoodDayLA

      i dislike morey so much and hope he rots. He killed Lin’s career due to his own selfish ego and incompetence to identfy talent.

      The Houston team he has put together is a mess. there is no chemistry on that team at all. what a moron.

    • GoodDayLA

      If Clifford really values Lin’s D, Lin should be closing at PG and put big bad lineup for defensive purposes.

      I think even non Lin fans can agree Lin is much bigger, gets tougher boards than Kemba and puts his body on the line for charges and hits.

      Lin must stop over helping. It’s his worst defensive trait. It’s a bad habit he picked up from cheating against lower level competition his whole life and he can’t break free from it. At the NBA level, you will get exposes for cheating against the better teams.

    • ICYMI The key of the game was the 13-3 run in the beginning of 4th quarter sparked by Lin (6pts) & Batum (5pts) plus Lamb (2pts) to turn a 86-86 tie game to a 9pts lead (99-90)

      This will be HUGE going forward, not just for this game, because Coach Clifford recognized the chemistry between Batum and Lin. They will do ANYTHING to help Batum to succeed this season to entice Batum to come back next season so if JLin helps him to get 20+ppg, JLin will play a lot of minutes.

      Let’s root for moooore JLin/Batum highlights!

    • GoodDayLA

      36 year old Bickerstaff is smarter than Mchale. First move, bench Ty and start J Terry, a good shooter and a role guy who won’t rock the boat with Harden!

      Now the Houston rockets will not be very good regardless what they do because of roster limitations and style of play.

      Interesting they didn’t go back to Beverly as his offense is non existence and he’s useless in general.

    • CJSHYY

      I believe they saw Lin/Batum run O was the best on court for them than Kemba/Batum. They sure hope to bring Lin/Batum back next season.

    • GoodDayLA

      i honestly believe Clifford views Lin favorably and would let Lin play PG, but he knows he must play Kemba and treat Kemba like a super star.

      So Clifford just does damage control by letting lin play SG. DOesn’t work but it’s the only move Clifford can make

    • DX

      Lin played heavy D for a lot minutes. It maybe the reason making him tired and lost the stable for shooting. That’s what I am considering.

    • Rick Johnson

      We know Morey the real culprit. Still McHale deserves to go.

      https://twitter.com/ESPNNBA/status/667367020674080768

    • GoodDayLA

      if they wanted Lin to come back, they’d play Lin at PG and start him.

      Kemba is MJ’s guy. Nothing will change. Even if Kemba is traded, Lin is not their guy.

    • CJSHYY

      I think right now they still have to treat Kemba like a star in this team bc they can’t guarantee Lin/Batum will be back next season.

    • JLin played a calculated risk game last night & vs Knicks. He got burned on Knicks but was successful vs Nets.

      The reason he got 9 rebounds is because he stayed close to the rim to leave his man on the opposite side of the ball & not a lethal 3pt threat.

      While risky, he managed to clog the lane to prevent easy penetration by the Nets who murdered Hornets in the paint.

      I understand JLin’s reason to over-help because Hornets big men were a little wimpy in defending and rebounding but I don’t want him to get burned on 3pt line by leaving his man open. It just looks bad although he tried to do the right thing.

      I hope we see more Hansbrough to cure this wimpy rebounding by the Hornets (I sound like @disqus_SyuAk23JI7:disqus lol)

    • GoodDayLA

      the NBA fraternity LOVES Mchale. Lin could have survived Morey hate but not the Mchale hate. Mchale is too loved.

    • CJSHYY

      I think Hornets do want Lin but not sure Lin wants Hornets.

    • Rick Johnson

      I’m still surprised that at the end of the first half he took Kemba out and let Lin close the half.

    • GoodDayLA

      Lin would LOVE to be Hornets starting pg. Hornets are not offering that.

    • GoodDayLA

      because overall small Larkin can’t do a thing against Lin. and Lin was doing it thing.

    • GoodDayLA

      Lin wiould guarantee he will come back if they give him the starting PG job.

    • CJSHYY

      If they want him to stay they have to offer the starting PG otherwise Lin will not consider at all.

    • Rick Johnson

      That’s a bit of tedious work. Thanks for your efforts.

    • Actually, Lamb subbed in for Kemba
      Q2 1:34 50-51 Jeremy Lamb enters the game for Kemba Walker

      So Clifford tried Kemba/Lin/Batum but opted for Lin/Lamb/Batum to close Q2.

      Good in-game adjustment that he has made. There’s hope for Coach Clifford =D

    • CJSHYY

      He will consider … But I really think Lin came here just for one year to play his game only.

    • GoodDayLA

      they don’t want him to stay that badly. Same like Lakers. They wanted him back but as backup PG for 10 MPG.

      It is totally possible Lin gets suckered by Hornets. Plays 30 MPG now, sign contract, then becomes 10 MPG backup for marketing.

      Lin needs to be awake at the wheel when he signs his contract or if Hornets try to trick him into deal.

    • David Kim

      Lin johnson jefferson young Lopez with dantoni
      It’s really good team..
      And no league pass for me lol
      Nets will draw lots of New York fans including Knicks fans…

    • GoodDayLA

      lol Lin would stay in Charlotte if they offered him the starting pG. I have no idea what you are talking about.

    • CJSHYY

      We will see next summer.

    • heart

      So far, I sense that they want lin to come back as a backup to KW.

    • It’s still tricky since Kemba has $12M that very few wants to trade for

      They might hope to retain Lin as backup PG to finish most games.

    • CJSHYY

      That’s not what I saw… & I don’t believe Lin will stay here just for 6th man only.

    • yes, that’s their hope at the moment

      Unless Lin blows up more with Lin/Batum/Kemba combo, he won’t be offered a bigger role
      They still want Kemba/Batum/MKG at PG/SG/SF because they made the investment

    • CJSHYY

      I don’t know what’s really behind the door… but I believe they agree to Let Lin run a little bit more PG now.

    • blubell

      Gobble gob…….. in my belly. Now, where my fries?

    • GoodDayLA

      Nobody will talk about it. But Ty Lawson, supposed Denver PG super star, 18 pt 8 last type guy, next to Harden is a benched scrub now averaging 8.3 PPG on 32% shooting. Nobody complains he sucks but just say Harden ball hogs his chances away.

      But Lin? OH see he can’t do Linsanity and Harden is too good for Lin. NYC was a fluke.

      I can’t stand the NBA for this BS and thats why if Lin doesn’t get a fair shake as a PG for a team even as a backup, I hope he leaves the NBA and develops Asian basketball as a figurehead and become the Jerry West of the CBA.

    • yes, it’s good they recognized Lin’s PG skill, D, energy helps Batum and team to win.
      Hopefully Lin’s shooting will click very soon

    • dolphin2k2

      POR choked the game away last night. Should have been a W on the POR column.

    • CJSHYY

      I already thought Lawson will move to bench when season started… bc Harden wants PB or Terry to start not Lawson w him. Never thought it came so early along w Mc out of Rox…

    • David Kim

      What do you guys think about this nets starting line up?

      Lin johnson jefferson young Lopez with dantoni
      It’s really good team..
      And no league pass for me lol
      Nets will draw lots of New York fans including Knicks fans…

    • GoodDayLA

      bakup PG don’t finish games 🙁

    • GoodDayLA

      Portlnad is a horrible team. There’s a reason CLT was up 30 points.

    • CJSHYY

      Haha! I really like Lin back to NY. Bc NY media are nice to him (most of them…) LOL!

    • CJSHYY

      Ya! Also after what happened in MSG… Batum sure favor Lin over Kemba… LOL!

    • David Kim

      When Houston offered Lin and Asik for Deron, nets should’ve take that.

    • CJSHYY

      Ya! Damn it. LOL!

    • Rick Johnson

      I think Beverley is injured.

    • GoodDayLA

      Mchale was just a fall guy. I bet Morey wanted to start TY over Mchale’s objection.

      Moray then fire Mchale and tells JB to bench Ty.

      They all know PB is useless and was just a Lin cover so they go with 38 year old Terry, who is very good, but way too old to start at PG.

      Stupid stupid team.

      I will laugh as they fall apart.

      I think Morey will not get a contract extension,

    • GoodDayLA

      LIn will be lucky to stick with any team. Starting is crazy talk for now.

    • Rick Johnson

      Howard will opt out

    • GoodDayLA

      howard stinks too now. the guy is a moron. could have been with Lin in yr 1 of Lins Houston deal. Then no Harden and just them with Lamb and Kmart shooters and lame Parsons to round things out.

    • Rick Johnson

      If he played PnR with JLin instead of letting Barkley bait him into insisting on being a post up big he would have been good.

    • GoodDayLA

      D12 is too stupid to understand that.

      Now he is a scrub who rebounds for Harden and can’t even get an adidas deal and takes a chinese shoe deal because he is irrelevant.

    • GoodDayLA

      d12 is dumb enough to go back to Lakers if Kobe retires.

    • spiderman

      With Batum as a forward, not guard

    • GoodDayLA

      oh yes that is true. Perhaps PB starts again upon return. I suspect not though if Houston goes on a mini winning streak. Old man Terry will be starting PG if that happens.

    • Michael

      With gravy….oooo

    • heart

      You and I have similar thoughts but expressed differentlý. I do hope and want Lin to get a starting job somewhere eventually