G19 CHA @CHI Notes & Observations
This is a good game for JLin. 9pts/3a/5r in 27 min with 3 steals; +6 for the game
Not good stat-wise but compared to the previous 4 games with few minutes & low number of shot attempts (FGAs)
And the Hornets won a game on the road against the Bulls 102-96.
Nic Batum was hot with 24pts/11r/5a. Kemba ISOs were killing some possessions early in game but he hit a clutch shot to give a 4pt-lead with 28 seconds left.
He got to be the PG a few times in 4th quarters, just missed some 3s (0-3) but his defense and hustle were very much needed. He was inserted back in for Lamb with 2:44 left in the 4th quarter. Lamb’s layup was blocked by Gasol so Clifford might need JLin’s defense and hustle than Lamb’s scoring to close the game.
I’m glad he didn’t hesitate to shoot (3-9) despite the misses. That’s what he needed to do. His 3pt shooting will eventually fall in next game as he keeps taking 8-9 FG attempts