G22 CHA @MEM Game Thread

  1. Was it the suspected back injury that that affected JLin’s shooting in the 2nd half lately? Or was it even the Samurai-Bun hairstyle? Let’s hope JLin stays healthy to be comfortable shooting 9-10 shots and play his defense in order to get 25+min of playing time
  2. Hornets is #2 in the East but a loss could send them back to #7 so this game is very important in the competitive Eastern Conference where #8 is only 1.5 game behind #1

Interestingly, JLin will face Memphis Grizzlies who offered him 3-yr contract (without player option, possibly in $3-4M range) that he declined. 2-yr contract with player option is more appealing due to higher NBA salary cap next season. It’s smart for JLin to decline the offer, especially in a slow pace system like the Grizzlies. Let’s go, JLin! Let’s continue to shoot at least 8FG  & 4 FT attempts. Relax, be your aggressive self & just play your game on matter what happens


Game link

  • 1mtoldman

    be the first to comment.

  • heart

    Good for you!

  • Dorothy

    3rd

  • 1mtoldman

    actually i think technically if a reply is to a comment thats first reply and yours is 2nd comment.

  • Dorothy

    thanks
    2nd LOL

  • blubell

    1st mod 😛

  • heart

    Good for you too!

  • heart

    Great for mod!

  • blubell

    Haha. Thank you, Heart the cheerleader!

  • heart

    I hope I can cheer Lin up too!

  • Excellent article to propose using JLin more effectively to handle the ball & orchestrate the offense, rather than being a decoy to Kemba.

    At first glance, Lin seems to be having a solid season. He’s averaging 16.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.6 assists per 36 minutes. But thanks to Nylon Calculus, it becomes clear that Jeremy Lin’s production differs based on what position he plays.

    When playing as a point guard, he’s averaging 20.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 2.3 steals per 36 minutes (through games played on Dec. 8), and the Hornets have scored 14.9 more points per 48 minutes than their opponents with Lin at the point.

    As a shooting guard, where he’s spent 52.4 percent of his minutes, he’s averaging 13 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.1 assists per 36 minutes.

    https://twitter.com/cheesyhoe/status/675392063886635008

  • only since I’m being nice lol

    @real_dsb:disqus used to strike first after publishing his post =)

  • 1mtoldman

    violation

  • u got 1st @heart:disqus, though =]

  • unsportsmanlike conduct, yellow flag =)

  • blubell

    Flagrant 1

  • heart

    Psalm, you know l like Psalms! Thanks.

  • no ejection, though

    it’s very tempting lol

  • Spot

    Unfortunately all these stats are useless. In their eyes we will always be just Jeremy Lin fan who know nothing about basketball.

    Jeremy could be PG only if Kemba is injuried. And lineup changes could only happen if Kemba is out for a couple of month and Hornets go on a Warrios’ streak of victories.

    That’s the ugly truth.

  • blubell

    Flagrant 2 is automatic ejection, correct?

  • 1mtoldman

    or hearts of palms (or psalms).

  • Spot

    Yep. Elbowbell 😀

  • blubell

    Somewhat agree. Just like how Jeremy’s stats were better in previous years when he was starting vs coming off the bench or his stats with Harden vs. without Harden. They all seem to ignore it.

  • 1mtoldman

    which just goes to my point which i keep trying to make which no one seems to be interested in previously that the radical difference in lins “useage” here vis a vis his past expericne and what is dragging his actual (not per 36) production number progressively down is not his yes continually descending season over season and within this season minutes but the dramatic shift from

    previously all the time at la and houston 90% or near 90% as point guard and here in charlotte less than half the time at point guard.

    this i feel will continue to be the primary factor in lins what i beleive unless as poster below suggests “unless kemba is injuried”. will be continued decline of primary production to the scrub like numbers reflective of the status non-lin fans conceive of lin having.

  • not necessarily, smart BB/FO people will consider this great PG stats to conclude when given the ball, JLin can still produce like Linsanity numbers. Even Adi Joseph from SportsNation observed this so smart reporters will catch on. It will influence other media articles. JLin needs all the publicity if he’s still not 100% utilized as a PG in Hornets

    It might not be in Hornets but it’s much better than last tanking season with Lakers since BScott always pulled JLin when he got hot.

  • Interestingly, there was a precedent of 1 game when Kemba was benched in Q4 due to being ineffective.
    Clifford was pretty bold in that game.

    But Kemba responded strongly after that game with good shooting. He knows if he doesn’t produce, Clifford has the right & can bench him in order to win.

    It will be interesting if Clifford will trust JLin more as the season goes to orchestrate the offense at times with Kemba/Batum on the floor. My guess is JLin’s shooting has to come back 1st to be a real scoring threat

  • 1mtoldman

    just scanning griz results to date they can get blown out really bad if a team can score on them; they’re as always not a high scoring team themselves. almost always and historically the lowest scoring team in the west; a east league style offense (historically east has been more memphis grind style/ west more high powered offense).

    they have suffered 6 15+ point losses.

    score on them early and its pretty much over. but if they can keep the score low and “grind house” it out then they can win.

    their only high powered win it appears was one game against okl when westbrook went psycho wb and put up 40 but this was what i was assuming that durant wasn’t present for that one.

  • 1mtoldman

    i usually dont like to speculate just put up numbers but one interesting theory i haven’t seen approached which you seem to be approaching here as a reason for walkers sudden shooting prowess after seasons of mediocirty and decline:
    maybe its fear of a lin nation pushing him to do better.

  • yes, @occupati0:disqus brought this up yesterday.

    Their slow-plodding system is a weakness against the RunNGun systems like GSW, OKC and also Hornets.
    So if Hornets have commanding lead, it’s hard for them to come back without much 3pt shooting

  • no doubt about it.

    Even Hornets fans mentioned in early season that they hoped Lin will push Kemba to be better.
    He’s trying his best so far.

  • Spot

    Oh yes, at least they play to win. And if they want to win Jeremy is needed.

    Analitics know Jeremy’s stats but to have his team something should happen.

    Look at Reggie Jackson: Last year Brandon Jennings teared his knee and today Reggie play pnr with a beast like Drummond.

    Time will tell.

    Coming back to Hornets, without Al they’re playing better. And without Kemba they could be even better.
    I agree with TTNN: best lineup is:

    Lin
    Lamb
    Batum
    Kaminsky
    Zeller

  • occupatio

    and its hard to come back if you are not used to playing with pace.

    aside from the mathematics of it (getting more pts in less time), its also a matter of execution and psychology. trying to play with pace when you arent used to creates more mistakes, which also makes you more urgent to ‘try to do something’ which again increases pace.

  • Spot

    My view is that opponent can’t leave players like Jeremy, Batum, Lamb and co open.

    So opponents can’t load up on Kemba like last year(s) when they could leave MKG or Stephenson open from 3.

  • That’s great insight on the mentality. GSW benefits tremendously by being used to make “clutch 3s” all the time

    I watched how Curry just calmed his teammates down when Utah Jazz cut the lead to 1-2 pts.
    He just launched 2 3s, 1 make and 1 miss which got cleaned up by Draymond Green.

    Psychologically, the fast-breaking, 3pt system will be superior than the slow, methodical 2-pt system

  • occupatio

    eg, kemba and batum were coming down and launching shots early in the clock, trying to make a quick run.

    misses from long shots often result in long rebounds, and then GSW is running in transition, which is so dangerous. and then youre down even more, and its a vicious cycle.

  • yup, this lineup can keep the ball moving around to find that great open shots

  • you’re referring to the GSW vs Hornets game?

    GSW ability to capitalize on TOs & mistakes are slowly resembling Spurs.
    Within 3-4 min span, they can quickly build 15pt lead. That’s crazy good indeed

  • occupatio

    yeh i was talking about GSW vs hornets game.

  • Linzen

    This is my ballot. What do you think?

  • Dorothy

    No, I would not vote for any guard other than Lin at Eastern Conference. I don’t want Lin to have any competitor.

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! Me too.

  • real-dsb

    Not true. I would always give a heads up in the previous post. Then no one would post in like 10 minutes, so I would get impatient and go ahead and post. =)

  • real-dsb

    you got the right guard in EC =)

  • Brent Yen

    I think that 10 mins is a exaggeration…=>

  • DX

    As thought with my nephew.:)

  • Uh-Oh

    You vote too many. All I vote is one.

  • LinMad

    i just voted for Lin again

  • LinMad

    I don’t think the coach is daring enough to start Lin over Kemba or to even start Lin with Kemba.

    The only hope we have is that the coach plays Lin the right way offensively. He’s done a good job with Lin on the defensive end. I just want to see more plays drawn up for Lin so he can get more easy buckets and PnRs.

  • occupatio

    i dont see game on firstrowsports….

  • real-dsb

    Go Jeremy! Beat the Grizzlies!

  • occupatio

    is there another stream?

  • linfan

    I see it on firstrow at 21:00

  • occupatio

    that stream is blank tho. only one

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    1 more hr.

  • occupatio

    oh i thought it was 7

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Yeah it’s in central time now.

  • GoJLin!

    Yes, Lin (East) & Curry (West)!

  • Linzen

    I thought Lin needs a buddy at the game… the only reason I voted for Batum. 🙂

  • haha … ok, 10 min lag time is good.
    I’m tempted to do 1st post LOL

  • blubell

    I pray we can resist the temptation 🙂

  • adele

    Im going to miss the dragon ball z hair.

  • blubell

    RIP spiky hair. You were so cool…

  • heart

    He may return to it w/diff hair color. Can’t wait to see his final hair style.

  • blubell
  • Lin Win

    You do know if you know how to jailbreak an iphone, you’ll know how to get the best NBA streams?

  • Lin Win

    Jeremy Lin better show up today!
    His 20mins 5 point game was really bad even when the team played team ball.
    Lin better start making pairs of FTs because it’s really pissing me off.

  • heart

    Waiting breathlessly. In the meanwhile, GSW game starts in 15 min earlier than Hornets. Will GSW make the 24th wins vs Celtics? So far I saw only Jazz and Clippers were competitive against them. Jazz was really close. Celtics might give them a run.

  • Dorothy

    Who else should we vote for WC guard other than Curry? The purpose is Lin fans focusing on Curry and another guard to boost their votes, so that Harden will not be voted in.

  • Klay Thompson would be good .. and he played soccer with Lin in Nash charity

  • Linzen

    Honestly, I think Kobe will be voted in. sigh….. I would rather have Harden in than Kobe.

    To avoid both, I am voting for Klay.

  • CJSHYY

    Kobe is front court now & I believe they both will get in…smh!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOLOLOL I need more time as all of you seldom create new thread on my favor time:-)

  • Joe what do you know

    I went with my amigo Ricky Rubio…

  • Dorothy

    mmmm, Rubio will not have enough votes to block Harden.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Orlando Magic ought to be the most underrated team in the East right now. The have just come back from 16-6 deficit to 22-20.

  • Briiick

    I voted for the duo Curry and Klay in west.

  • blubell
  • Dorothy

    Gues, looks like we have a consensus: unless you have a specific player you want to vote for, we will vote for Curry and Clay Thompson to boost their votes and block Harden being voted in.

  • Rick Johnson
  • your son’s voltaire

    Lin got a new hair do! Memphis announcers having fun with all of Lin’s previous hair do’s. lol

  • Briiick

    And I voted for the original Linsanity back court duo Lin and Shumpert in the east.

  • your son’s voltaire

    Lin’s new do looks like this in practice but maybe he’ll tie it up like in previous game

    http://images1.fanpop.com/images/photos/1500000/The-Fifth-Element-gary-oldman-1533269-852-480.jpg

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • your son’s voltaire

    his hair is a pokemon and it’s still evolving

  • Steppen03

    Let’s Go, Mr. Clutchness & The GS Warriors!
    Let’s GO, Hornets!!

  • Rick Johnson

    delete duplicate

  • spiderman

    Lindorsement $$ for hair product coming up

  • LinMad

    if we win this game are we #1 in EC?

  • blubell
  • LinMad

    WOW PJ….WOW, you missed 3 passes…how in the world..

  • occupatio

    starters suck

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The Hornets is ranked #5 in the league.after the extension of Clifford’s contract.
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2597157-2015-16-nba-power-rankings-at-the-quarter-mark-of-the-season/page/27

  • LinMad

    PJ just missed 3 passes in a row. I can’t even believe that

  • Lin Win

    PJ! Your starting Hornets PG

  • emz

    if cavs lose

  • LinMad

    They are killing us on the perimeter. We need to penetrate.

  • Briiick

    Cliff carefully picked his starters, so…..

  • blubell
  • LinMad

    10-0, wth… no D, no O

  • CJSHYY

    What happen w starters? 10-0 …

  • On the road, the starters didn’t start strong
    0-10 Yikes!

  • LinMad

    I think we can’t beat the Memphis Grizzlies if Hornets play at a slow pace. We need to go faster than that.

  • the jitters of road game, I think

  • occupatio

    grizz are not collapsing when kemba drives, so he cannot kickout. making kemba beat conley and the defensive big, and he cant.

  • DX

    PJ should be replaced.

  • Briiick

    I like this, I like Hornets beaten down by strong teams, forcing Cliff to unleash Linsanity.

  • NONONO

    Actually it is after Clifford gave empty promise to Lin.

  • John Focker

    He should be sent to the D-League.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! That’s good idea. LOL!

  • blubell
  • DX

    Even not D-League, maybe 3rd backup.

  • Rick Johnson

    As I predicted. Walker without Jefferson lineups are bad. Current Lineup Batum / Hariston / Walker / Williams / Zeller OffRtg 100.8 DefRtg 91.1 NetRtg 9.8

  • heart

    What happens to ball movement like last game? Grizz likes to play slow-pace and Cliff’s game plan seems to fall into their trap this first few minutes.

  • Briiick

    Now Cliff’s studs are showing their true color.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    More minutes for Jeremy tonight.

  • John Focker

    Jeremy held Conley SCORELESS in one game two seasons ago, just saying.

  • CJSHYY

    Like Rox… one good game then changed back to old style…smh!

  • linfan

    Bench will have to come to the rescue, as usual

  • Briiick

    True, it’s fruit picking time for the chosen studs.

  • DX

    Who knows, if Cliff want to win.

  • Lin Win

    =Please foul out PJ!

  • LinMad

    time for Kemba Ball

  • LinMad

    this is not good D

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Hornets wants him to make it to ASG so back to his favor.

  • blubell

    Why did Hairston get a T?

  • blubell

    NM, 3 second violation

  • LinMad

    its a defensive 3 second

  • One

    Grizzlies are making a statement to Lin that he chose the wrong team.

  • If MEM managed to force Hornets to resort to Kemba ISOs, they’re successful.

    Ball movement will die if he doesn’t try

  • LinMad

    our interior D is non-existent

  • Marc Gasol just had a practice layup?
    Wow

  • Lin Win

    hahah 3secs by PJ ! Please foul him out

  • LinMad

    How are we …#2 team lol

  • Joe what do you know

    Just a D-3sec violation

  • your son’s voltaire

    10 consecutive home games!

  • JJ Hui

    Coach still no sub and let it sink?

  • LinMad

    no but Memphis is like making us look bad on defense and offense

  • blubell

    Hairston has 2 fouls already and yet still in?

  • Lin Win

    hahahahahahah PJ gonna get fouled up before the 1st quarter

  • heart

    I think I heard Grizz announcer said KW is playing out of position– (probably meant he should be playing SG)? Correct me if I’m wrong. The audio is bad.

  • 8-21 poor start

    Will Clifford stick to the rotation to let starters climb up the hole?

  • Rick Johnson

    Clifford is really suborn. Can be up by 40 he won’t change his rotation or make substitutes.

  • DX

    Memphis hit every shot. Bad D for Hornets.

  • JJ Hui

    Good so they know they are not that good with that poor line up!

  • LinMad

    garbage time by half time?

  • Great block by Marvin followed by Batum 3
    11-22

    Still not a whole lot of ball movement

  • Rick Johnson

    I’ve noticed Cliff is very slow to react.

  • DX

    Cliff just don’t want to admit he made the wrong starters.

  • He likes to stick to his rotation for the 1st 3 quarters

  • JJ Hui

    Old man disease!

  • blubell
  • Hornets still didn’t get a good look on Offense

  • Briiick

    They probably meant he should play the 6th man.

  • JJ Hui

    I think that is stupid IQ!

  • DX

    Why change MW, not PJ?

  • LinMad

    wants PJ to foul out?

  • blubell

    Zeller and PJ both have 2 fouls.

  • They practically gave practice layups
    Too easy

  • heart

    He’s a prescript game planner according to a guy on twitter who had examined Cliff’s coaching style for years.

  • JLin is getting ready to check in! 4:12

  • blubell

    Finally!

  • CJSHYY

    So no more early comes in for Lin?

  • Lin Win

    13 down haha

  • Dorothy

    3333333333333

  • Lin for 3333333333333 !!!!

  • LinMad

    UMMM! LIN3333333

  • What kind of HAIR-style is THAT??? wowww

  • LinMad

    ball movement looks better now that Lin is in

  • Briiick

    Lininin !!!

  • Rick Johnson

    Yes, Lin in to stop the hemorrhage.

  • blubell

    3 points in 15 seconds lol.

  • Lin should stick with this hairstyle if he keeps hitting 3333s!! =)

  • Lin Win

    hahah a play for Lin! FINALLY

  • Rick Johnson

    Now take Kemba out and bring in Lamb

  • Bench Force 1 !!!
    16-25 now!

  • DX

    Finally!

  • NONONO

    No reason to keep Kemba on the court!

  • LinMad

    GOOD STUFF

  • Lin to Kemba who cut in!
    18-25!

  • Rick Johnson

    Yes bring Lamb in

  • I am The Jason

    Nice assist to Walker from Lin

  • Briiick

    Lin 3, Lin assists WOW !

  • LinMad

    what? no assist for Lin?

  • sws94

    Very encouraging last play. Lin created for Kemba beautifully there.

  • CJSHYY

    But I didn’t see that AS for Lin?

  • LinMad

    it didn’t count as an assist?

  • CJSHYY

    Why?

  • LinMad

    maybe Kemba dribbled twice i dont know

  • sws94

    Has to be. Lin created that shot.

  • heart

    see none (0) show up on NBA box score.

  • jeremy

    is it me or does Lins hair look very bizarre today?

  • NONONO

    Grizzlies exposes Hornets starters’ weak defense.

  • LinMad

    13 pt lead now 7

  • Hope

    Omg, the hair – unviewable. Even the cameraman refuses to show his hair.

  • Rick Johnson

    Now bring in Lamb

    Lamb / Hawes / Batum / Kaminsky / Lin NetRtg +39

  • LinMad

    If Lin changes his hair every game, it’s cause he doesn’t want to be scouted

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    There are five play makers for the Hornets right now. See how the Grizzles deal with it.

  • JJ Hui

    See Lin makes the difference, i hope the coach wake up try to play Lin more especially the starting line up was swallowed by Memphis in split of second!

  • blubell
  • Lin Win

    No assist for Lin by the way! Kemba dribbled

  • Lin Win

    Kemba dribbled

  • blubell

    darn…

  • your son’s voltaire

    Hairemy Lin scores!!

  • LinMad

    nice bounce!

  • John Focker

    Nice hustle shot!

  • LinMad

    BF1 is real

  • Rick Johnson

    Hair looks like Baby Lin’s hair now.

  • Lin Win

    Lin needs to stick to the mohawk.
    His hair is wack!

  • MoominFloren

    His hair………

  • LinMad

    we’re fouling too much now

  • blubell

    That bad huh?

  • LinMad

    Kemba Ball now…

  • your son’s voltaire

    goddamnit i hate kemba’s game

  • Pete Roces

    Kemba the ballhog at his best!

  • Briiick

    Kemba has to pad again with the 2nd unit, SMH !

  • Rick Johnson

    Hope Kemba sits in the 2nd quarter. Need to catch up.

  • Pete Roces

    Lin should never overhelp and let his man shoot 3s

  • heart

    Why is KW still in the game w/LIN? And the pattern is repeating, Cliff game plans to let the core players shine–NB on last game, today KW, etc.

  • LinMad

    man how many fouls we giving them in 1st qtr?

  • Lin Win

    MArio learnt how to flop like D wade

  • blubell
  • NONONO

    Li guarding Gasol?

  • LinMad

    9 fouls in 1 quarter…

  • blubell
  • DX

    Lin always want to help others on D.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Mario Chambers picked up 3 quick fouls.

  • Hope

    Lin came in and right the ship.

  • GoJLin!

    Good, Lin end with 1 nice ST

  • LinMad

    a steal by lin lol

  • NONONO

    Lin needs a HAIR CUT!

  • DX

    Is this a steal for Lin?

  • Rick Johnson

    “Kemba Walker saves the day” SMH he’s the reason their in the hole.

  • LinMad

    Kemba only started to do well when Lin came in. It’s the spacing that Lin creates.

  • Briiick

    KW takes over the ball handling from Lin so that there won’t be an embarrassing comparison between them. McHale did this before.

  • CJSHYY

    9 shots for 1st Q…? Hornets really push for his ASG now.

  • xeroid

    Because Kemba was shooting well, and he’ll sit in the second quarter.

  • Hope

    This hair thing is going to be real talk of town.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! The starters are bad in O & D for the first 6 min…smh!

  • LinMad

    so we gave Grizzlies 17 free throws in the 1st qtr. That’s freaking ridiculous.

  • blubell

    It already is!

  • NONONO

    Hornets has problem on D inside and outside. Lin trying to help both. It would help his stats, no one from Hornets would give him credit.

  • Lin Win

    6-9 is good

  • CJSHYY

    But I am glad Chalmers had 3 fouls already.

  • blubell

    Block for Jeremy

  • LinMad

    good pushing the pace by Lin

  • Rick Johnson

    Thought Lin was going to lose it pushing the dribble so fast.

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • NONONO

    BF1 works again

  • your son’s voltaire

    the chuck didn’t count

  • blubell

    Assist!

  • LinMad

    Lin being the floor general right now. Signaling plays.

  • your son’s voltaire

    that was Lamb’s fault

  • LinMad

    Lin took the hit right there.

  • Steppen03

    Let’s Go, JL7 – 17pt & 5ast

  • GoJLin!

    Lin help to clean the mess, from down 13, now only down 4 pts

  • JJ Hui

    Lamb wasted all the precious time!

  • I am The Jason

    So many fouls in this game

  • your son’s voltaire

    and made Lin waste a field goal

  • LinMad

    Good stuff

  • jeremy

    Lamb hogging so hard

  • NONONO

    how many fouls ?

  • JJ Hui

    Selfish play right in front of the coach!

  • LinMad

    Lamb should not be the one running down the clock like that. Either you take the shot or pass it right away.

  • GoJLin!

    9 for each team, 0 for LIN

  • Briiick

    for over-padding KW ?

  • heart

    MW should have shoot that last 3 instead of passing to Lin in last seconds. But before that Lamb should have pass to Lin first instead of MW across court. That was low IQ on Lamb.

  • sws94

    Lamb isn’t playing well. Hawes neither. Only Frank and Marvin are playing well with Lin.

  • LinMad

    Hawes is alright at the FT line.

  • NONONO

    Lin is cutting TO and fouls for past few games. it works.

  • Dorothy

    2+1

  • your son’s voltaire

    nice drive. hard foul

  • blubell
  • LinMad

    AND11111111

  • Rick Johnson

    Yess, And One

  • NONONO

    Grizzlies cannot guard Lin

  • blubell
  • Lin Win

    Hit those FTs Lin

  • blubell

    8 pts in 8 min.

  • heart

    Bench Force 1 is bailing out starters.

  • Pete Roces

    Lin’s hair style sort of like Hitler’s

  • Rick Johnson

    Lin comes in and erases the deficit

  • LinMad

    GOOD BALL MOVEMENT!

  • LinMad

    Cliff approves. He clapped right there

  • zxcvb

    This is the best all-around basketball Lin or any Hornet has played all season.

  • linfan

    I said it – bench to the rescue

  • blubell
  • Briiick

    Bench force wins it again !

  • GoJLin!

    Hawes Hit all his 8 Free Throw, good job!

  • Pete Roces

    Lin plays well not forcing things and setup everything perfectly.

  • NONONO

    Lin created hundreds scoring chances and draws hundreds fouls.

  • sws94

    He’s back. He’s spectacular this game.

  • noob

    Jeremy Lin is killing it tonite!

  • Briiick

    Lin ball, or correct basketball is so much fun to watch !

  • blubell
  • John Focker

    Except for the preseason, which was buttery smooth, especially in China.

  • JJ Hui

    Lin’s hair looks like a high fashion male model! Looks elite, suave and stylish!!!
    Varsace!

  • LinMad

    If Cliff is smart, he will play Lin 30 minutes today.

  • CJSHYY

    Lin’s hair looks better than last one & plays well tonight. LOL!

  • Rick Johnson

    If Walker comes in at PG without Lin Memphis going to go on another run. With Jefferson out they Cliff won’t be able to take Lin off the floor.

  • John Focker

    Not to mention SO effective!

  • Hope

    You can tell that lin is leader out there. Like I said, bench Def looks to lin lead. Few starters are as well.

  • blubell
  • noob

    Lin is just orchestrating the offense so effectively tonight

  • zxcvb

    This is better! His passes, defense and decision-making.

  • DX

    Lin will get 5,6 Asts already if change Hawes to TC, or Howard.

  • GoJLin!

    Lin play 8:37 min, lead the bench save the team from down 13 to up 1!

  • Hope

    20+/10/30+ might win today.

  • DX

    I really this guy, He always said what I think.

  • NONONO

    DO NOT PUT KEMBA BACK TONIGHT!!!

  • grover chang

    Why? Is he the pg tonight?

  • your son’s voltaire

    gawd who the heck is Hawes passing it to?

  • LinMad

    nice play LAMB!

  • zxcvb

    Kemba getting stats makes little difference on winning/losing.

    Lin getting stats means the whole TEAM is beasting and winning.

  • LinMad

    lol i saw that. It was like a I want to pass to Lin but missed.

  • NONONO

    Jeremys – best pair in EAST!

  • blubell

    Jeremy with +17. the starters are all minus.

  • your son’s voltaire

    he saw Lin and decided to pass it to Lamb instead

  • zxcvb

    Lin already +17. Insane.

  • your son’s voltaire

    the fun is about to end. Batum coming back in..

  • John Focker

    Not so bad with Batum, Kemba’s the top buzz killer.

  • Rick Johnson

    Batum for Marvin would be their best lineup.

  • your son’s voltaire

    SWEET PNR WITH TANK!!

  • linfan

    Lin takes several seconds to get around Gasol – too massive

  • LAJane

    Oy. Here comes Walker.

  • Rick Johnson

    Walker coming back. Fun over

  • NONONO

    NONONO NO Kemba

  • John Focker

    Hate it that Hawes doesn’t pass to Lin, he would either pass to Lamb to take it himself as PG.

  • LAJane

    3!

  • your son’s voltaire

    loving Tank’s screens

  • zxcvb

    333333

    Cliff rewards Lin with more time. Lin rewards Cliff with a 3!

  • Hope

    Lin pg

  • LinMad

    LIN IS BEASTING IT!

  • Rick Johnson

    3333333333333333 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • heart

    Happy, Lin is in double-digits 11pts.

  • GoJLin!

    Lin 11 pts/ 2asts/1 ST!

  • zxcvb

    Linsane drive, just rolled the layup.

  • grover chang

    Must be the hair!

  • your son’s voltaire

    damn. Tank got hammered

  • zxcvb

    Passing much better than dimes. Literally 4 passes for FTs at the rim. And one scorekeeper BS on a Kemba layup.

  • Job713

    Nice behind the back move. Too bad didn’t convert the layup

  • Pete Roces

    Lin’s best game as a Hornet!

  • occupatio

    i really wanted him to make that layup. was so nice to get into lane

  • CJSHYY

    Did I just see w Kemba, Lin did run O a little bit? Wow! What a surprise!!!

  • Job713

    Master Wu doing his magic!

  • LinMad

    yep, he ran the O

  • Hope

    Did I see it right. Jlin is the pg with kw as sg.

  • DX

    So Lin plays PG so Kemba plays SG now.

  • noob

    Looks like Kemba came in but Lin still played PG

  • LinMad

    I liked a lot of his game today. Hesitation dribble, PnR with Frank. He’s more daring now which is working well. We were down 14 pts before Lin came in.

  • zxcvb

    The way it should be. Kemba prefers shooting anyway. And Lin prefers dishing.

  • LAJane

    Keep that qi energy moving! I was starting to get a little concerned.

  • Job713

    Lin ran the PG because he will get pulled soon. He knows it.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! That never happened before… Good sign.

  • your son’s voltaire

    Hawes is +14!! lol, talking about riding Lin’s coattails

  • NONONO

    Lin’s assists would have been 8 if you counted those drawing fouls from the teammates he passed under the rim

  • DX

    Lin is +15 now. WoW

  • noob

    Lin does need a rest though

  • CJSHYY

    He’s still on. Ya!

  • Rick Johnson
  • zxcvb

    Good to see Clifford FINALLY learning.

  • JoeTeam

    Lin is on fire, wow.

  • Job713

    Hmm, I just may splurge on tickets when Hornets come to Toronto January 1…

  • LAJane

    FTs made. happy happy

  • Rick Johnson

    Free throws seem to be working well now.

  • LinMad

    WOW A STEAL !!

  • zxcvb

    “FIRST TEAM ALL DEFENSE” – Jeremy “Tony Allen” Lin

  • Rick Johnson

    Steal and a foul FT’s !!!

  • Hope

    PsychoT in. Linsanity game

  • JJ Hui

    Tyler in!

  • Job713

    Jeremy Al-Lin.

  • Rick Johnson

    Cliff must be reading our forum. Yeah !!

  • DX

    Lin must keep this hair!!!! Like if you agree!!!!:)

  • Lin Win

    Lin’s like F*** it I’m just going into the paint

  • LAJane

    This is fun 🙂

  • NONONO

    I just found out that you need to listen to the opponent teams’ commanders. They gave 10 times credits to Lin than Hornets do! Insane!

  • zxcvb

    Kemba lost Conley on that 3.

  • Lin Win

    Pair of FTs? Holy cow?

  • zxcvb

    Hornets team loving Lin right now. Almost all commentators just talk about who’s scoring.

  • GoJLin!

    Lin is 5 on 5 for his free throw

  • linfan

    Lin back in the corner

  • LAJane

    Yeah……no. 🙂

  • zxcvb

    He can use a breather.

  • LinMad

    Batum!!!

  • Job713

    He is due for one of these games.

  • Me likey Lin’s new hairstyle
    Plus the +16

  • LinMad

    Both hits to the face

  • Job713

    Lin sporting the “McFly”

  • DX

    +17 now

  • CJSHYY

    Me too. Better than last one. I like today’s game play w Lin, Kemba & Batum all together on court. Finally Lin can play like Batum run a little bit O now. Good!

  • GoJLin!

    15 min, no break! Plus 15 pts!

  • Pete Roces

    Tonight we shall witness the start of Lin’s return to Linsanity mode!

  • LinMad

    llol that foul looks funny when they keep replaying it

  • DX

    15 pts in 15 mins. +17 no TOs. Even much better than Linsanity time!

  • zxcvb

    NBA officiating is awful. So slow, so biased.

  • jeremy

    These players all know where to be like thats really important in playing organized basketball
    Thats amazing when you think about it lol
    Thats why guys like duncan, Nash and Stockton last long
    and AI didnt when he was no longer the first option

  • Job713

    I’m going to be a Debbie Downer and say he will be iced out the next game… Post Traumatic Laker/Rockets Disorder, I know.

  • jeremy

    They all have a lot at stakes lol
    aka gambling

  • CJSHYY

    I hope Cliff can let Lin to play like today from now on.

  • DX

    It seems refs really enjoy it.

  • I am The Jason

    Just make it a double foul and let the game continue

  • Job713

    Lin joking with Gasol, about the slap.

  • GoJLin!

    JLIN play 15 min now, 4-7/2-4/5-5 +17; 1R/2A/1PF/1ST/2BS & 15 pts! Love it!

  • Lin is joking around with Gasol about the Slap-Fest LOL

  • DX

    He should have 5 asts if not the fouls and missed.

  • NONONO

    too much pass

  • NONONO

    = Kemba’ 32mins avg scores

  • NONONO

    that is wrong call

  • LinMad

    lol what was that Kemba

  • Lin Win

    What is withe pass! Just nail the shot Lin ffs

  • zxcvb

    Lin “should” have shot that but the better team play is to reward Tyler.

  • Job713

    Man, almost a Shaqtin a Fool moment. Playing hot potato with the ball around the basket.

  • LinMad

    Batum is taller, he should have dunked it

  • NONONO

    Kemba needs to stop Kemba ball.

  • zxcvb

    Good to reward Tyler for the aggressive defense. Just missed it.

  • Lin Win

    He can’t dunk that with that little space ! He’s not Lebron

  • Job713

    Jeremy being interviewed…

  • John Focker

    LOVE it how Lin outscored Kemba and had much greater positive impact.

  • MoominFloren

    I have no complaint on his hair now… 15 pts in 1st half!!

  • Lin Win

    Please…Lin was in the middle! He could’ve easily shot that

  • John Focker

    People noticed it was Jeremy who dug Hornets out of the hole.

  • Job713

    Depends on the angle…

  • Job713

    “Jeremy Lin was sensational.”

  • LinMad

    Lin laughs at the boos

  • John Focker

    He can keep this ugly hair for life if it means he will always play like this.

  • heart

    Zbo or some other blocker right in front of Lin if I’m not mistaken.

  • JJ Hui

    Ha the announcer said Jeremy Lin playing sensational! Awesome and cool!

  • Rick Johnson

    Looks a little pale. He sick or just no longer getting the California sun?

  • LinMad

    ya there was 2 guys on Lin though who were taller.

  • occupatio

    that was eric collins, play by play guy

  • Job713

    Floater time.

  • DX

    The TV guy said 11 pts, it’s 15 pts.

  • LinMad

    ur so negative. He’s having a good game. Please go back tot he other Lin fansite

  • JJ Hui

    Ok the Hornets Eric Collin!

  • Rick Johnson

    Anybody listening to the Memphis feed? What are they saying?

  • occupatio

    his hair is boring ugly but i call it the ‘clark kent’ hairstyle. superman inside.

  • LinMad

    which feed? Charlotte?

  • linfan

    Memphis fans have grudge against Lin?

  • heart

    Yep. Lin probably wanted Hans to make that easy basket. But Hans couldn’t.

  • LinMad

    nah I think they would boo anyone cause they are upset with ref calls

  • occupatio

    the charlotte announcer. i dont know what youre asking

  • noob

    He turned down their offer to sign with Charlotte

  • Job713

    Playing in the Charlotte Sun. Probably bad lighting. Some arenas don’t have the warm tint lights.

  • MoominFloren

    Better not…I speak for all female fans

  • LinMad

    did he really?

  • Rick Johnson

    Yes Lin knows that getting your teammates going pays dividends in the end.

  • occupatio

    nah. memphis has nice crowd. they just really into it.

  • Hope

    Can’t wait for 4thQ.

  • LinMad

    I haven’t seen Lin sweat that much in awhile. He needs to play like this more and Cliff needs to cater to it.

  • Job713

    I suspect the man bun will return when it grows longer. 6 more months is a lot of hair growth…

  • Alain Gervais

    omg i cant believe i missed it

  • LinMad

    I hope the starters come out strong 3rd qtr. No more BF1 rescuing the team.

  • DX

    Charlotte’s.

  • Lin Win

    Can Lin break 25pt+?
    Hope so!

  • Steppen03

    Great!
    Let’s GO, JL7 – 30pt & 6ast!

  • NONONO

    the best offensive game for Lin in long time. It might be the turning point. Maybe it is the new hair!

  • your son’s voltaire

    guess clifford likes to play Lin 16 minute stretches

  • jeremy

    McHale did that a lot too lol

  • NONONO

    Starters -, bench + …

  • JJ Hui

    Because Lin needs a little warm up time and then going without getting cold again!

  • GoJLin!

    The first time, and see the result; save the team from down 13 to up 5; Clifford shall do more!

  • Job713

    Turning point if he is played like this the rest of the game.

  • LinMad

    i heard Lin’s hairband fell off so that’s why it’s moving to the side. He should show up like this every game if he plays like this.

  • LinMad

    better than icing Lin every 5-6 minutes

  • noob

    That first half was a half reminiscent of Linsanity. Lin was efficient and repeatedly created mismatches and scoring opportunities for his teammates while scoring the ball himself when he had the chance. Not only that he did it without playing out of control- so really this was better than his Linsanity days.

  • NONONO

    give him 10 more mins , he would break 19 pts record

  • Rick Johnson

    Pacers beat Miami. Charlotte got to win tonight to stay at #2 seed.

  • LAJane

    Well, as the old saying goes “A good lookin’ man looks good in anything he throws on.” I like his wack style. Stay outside the box JLin…it’s way fun!

  • LinMad

    0 turnovers

  • LinMad

    they need to be #1

  • JJ Hui

    Anything is possible but dont be so greedy!

  • occupatio

    btw, grizz starters came back at 7min mark of 2Q. so that was also agaisnt the starters.
    i hate hearing how the hornets bench only beats bench teams.

  • sws94

    Just great half. Lin even played point with Kemba in. He hit two 3s I think. He looks like himself taking it to the rim. He had great passes off of the dribble drive. He was a monster defensively. Only 1 foul. If Lin plays like this more, he’ll be the 6th man of the team and maybe 6th man of the year. 15 points is great for the half. If he gets 8 more in the next half I’m happy, anything more I’m ecstatic and 20 I’m pleased with. But want him to get 5 more at least for 20 and close out this game which it looks like he’s headed towards doing. He played almost 16 minutes straight?

  • NONONO

    Lin got 16 mins because starters’ weak defense was totally exposed by Grizzlies today.

  • jeremy

    But they play bench units most of the time

  • Rick Johnson

    Cleveland won today so Hornets need to win today too to not fall back.

  • John Focker

    Lin 15 pts (4-7, 5-5 FT) +18
    Kemba 14 pts (6-9, 2-3 FT) -1

    Who’s the starter?!

  • LinMad

    Hawes 8 points, 0 fga…can only happen with Lin at PG

  • occupatio

    sorry, misread what u said

  • jeremy

    Seems like Al Jeff is gone lol
    they doing fine w/o him
    Still a very, very good player thou

  • LAJane

    Gotta check with sis-in-law for a tip on better quality elastics. If you’re gonna make a hair statement, you gotta get the right accessories 🙂

  • LinMad

    ya our d improved once Lin and BF1 came in.

  • John Focker

    Starters’ D was literally negative…

  • occupatio

    starters sucked.

  • JJ Hui

    No, it is model kind of stylish! It is edgy!

  • LinMad

    ya, give some of that salary to Lin.

  • heart

    Bc Hornets starters did not do well and fell behind. So Cliff lets Lin have minutes to remain on court. The turning point was when KW went to the bench, and Lin and the bench went on the run to take the lead.

  • John Focker

    MW and Batum alright, it’s Kemba being incompetent at organizing O and inability to play D.

  • rabit1111

    Man. Our backcourt is really good today. And our boy Lin is excellent

  • xeroid

    One thing that wasn’t mentioned on Lin’s accomplishment this game was he caused Memphis into penalty with more than 8 minutes left in second quarter.

  • John Focker

    Doesn’t fit into team’s fast O style.

  • occupatio

    and cliff kept lin in the game to take advantage of it till end of quarter.

  • Linsanity2.0

    LINNSANITY IS BACK!!!

  • Linsanity2.0

    15 pts in 15 minutes… are u kidding ME!

  • LinMad

    Coach Silas s/o to Lin on his PnR

  • Linsanity2.0

    Starters going to lose the lead than Lin is going to will them back again

  • GoJLin!

    Starter, please don’t loss too much!

  • Linsanity2.0

    LIN going for 30 tonight! lets do it!

  • LinMad

    Starters playing much better now than 1st qtr

  • Joe what do you know

    Bloody h***…. Can’t watch the game!! At work, Argggggghhhhhh~~~~~!!!!

  • Job713

    Lin effect!

  • Job713

    Batum hot from 3.

  • LinMad

    Batum is on firee

  • LinMad

    Memphis is bleeding now

  • Job713

    Starters heating up. Will we see Lin this quarter?

  • Rick Johnson

    Lin with the big pad / wrap on the back.

  • John Focker

    Kemba playing with sense of threatened urgency!

  • LinMad

    of course, always at 4 min mark

  • Linsanity2.0

    Hes playing well tho

  • occupatio

    LMAO

  • John Focker

    I don’t mind Lin resting his back a bit if starters don’t start hole-digging.

  • Linsanity2.0

    THis Hornets team is for real!!.. they really are the 2nd best team in the East right now

  • Lin Win

    Grizzlies is getting put down by the Hornets!

  • Linsanity2.0

    I could see a Cavs and Hornets conference finals this year

  • rabit1111

    That’s good for the team. If Lin can push Kemba like that then Lin is doing well himself

  • JJ Hui

    I didn’t ask anything, i know it is the Hornets’ Dell Curry and Eric Collin after you siad that was Eric Collin! Thanks anyway, occupation! You know Hornets is Charlotte Hornets right?

  • Job713

    Bring on the Warriors again!

  • Linsanity2.0

    exactly.. they make each other better

  • Linsanity2.0

    Warriors and Celtics tied at 89

  • NONONO

    Did kemba just give up an easy safe?

  • LinMad

    Kemba playing great now

  • LinMad

    Told ya’ll, we need to increase the pace to win this game.

  • rabit1111

    Man. Baboon and Kamba are rolling.

  • NONONO

    Fans boo their own players?

  • Job713

    Memphis won’t be able to keep up with the pace.

  • LinMad

    ya they are a slow team. starters got killed cause they played slow 1st qtr.

  • Job713

    All the time.. when home team playing poorly.

  • Acbc

    Please correct spelling, thanks

  • LinMad

    Kemba and Batum looking like Curry right now lol

  • Job713

    LOL, Kemba not going to be Linsanitized.

  • GoJLin!

    Hope Lin’s back is okay, we still have game tomorrow with Celtics at home.

  • Hornets 2nd unit are so pumped up
    They’re standing in front of the bench

  • LinMad

    sit PJ already

  • I am The Jason

    Finally, a 3rd qtr I am proud to see from the Hornets

  • NONONO

    BOOOOOOOOO

  • LinMad

    KEMBA KEMBA KEMBA

  • Job713

    “Kemba has become Luke Skywalker.”

  • jeremy

    ugh Lin wont play much tn but good win

  • occupatio

    shots going in, but questionable shot selection by batum and kemba.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Hornets Unstoppable ….

  • John Focker

    Kemba the tail-wind PG champion!

  • rabit1111

    Oh my. Kemba is screaming HOT right now. Keep feeding the man.

  • NONONO

    Clearly Lin is a not a star. He is game changer!

  • LinMad

    no one else is scoring lol

  • rabit1111

    Why? They were good shots. Open 3 anyday

  • your son’s voltaire

    LOL

  • LinMad

    Lin and Kemba’s competition is a good one. Makes them play well.

  • He’s the true engine of the team.

    The LinEnergizer!

  • Linsanity2.0

    KEMBA IS ON FIRE

  • John Focker

    Lin dug Hornets out of the hole and gave Hornets the lead, so that tail-wind PG champion can shoot with no mental stress.

  • Lin Win

    Bet Memphis thought they had a chance !

  • your son’s voltaire

    guess the Griz gave up after the half

  • LinMad

    Batum is crazy too

  • LinMad

    throw in the white flag already

  • NONONO

    LOL

  • MoominFloren

    hahaha

  • NONONO

    please rest Kemba.

  • LinMad

    Lin comign in

  • Rick Johnson

    Oh Oh, GSW may lose. Missing Thompson and Barnes.

  • GoJLin!

    We win on 3 pointers, KW 3-4, Batum 5-7, Lin 2-4; total 10-25; they only hit 3-9 on that, which means 21 pts different only on the 3 pointers made!

  • Job713

    Jeremy Lin = The Fifth Element – a starter who plays on the bench.

  • Enjoy JLin’s “LinEnergizer” hairstyle during half-time interview

    https://twitter.com/jlinnation/status/675503103152558080

  • NONONO

    Big win, no rush!!!

  • Steppen03

    Hornets 3 point barrage !!!
    Walker & Batum – they’re lighting it up – Linsanity infectious!

  • NONONO

    We win bench 35:10 in the first half

  • Frank 3 made it 90-69!

    MEM is giving up now

  • Rick Johnson

    The Tank 33333333 !!!!

  • LinJa

    Time to make this game a blowout win by jlin

  • Lin Win

    Even frank is shooting 3s

  • Lin made a great decision to attack inside & wrap-around pass to Frank

  • LinMad

    Lin with the nice pass to Frank for a foul

  • LinMad

    Matt Barnes probably punched Frank

  • NONONO

    too bad , so many these types of great passes did not credits to Lin

  • John Focker

    Barnes ruined Lin’s sensational wraparound, and gave Frank a nasty welt. Flagrant 1.

  • Lin Win

    Really sucks that our bigs can’t finish hard at the rim!
    Lin’s assist just goes down the drain like that.

  • your son’s voltaire

    he thought Tank was Derek Fisher

  • only in Advanced Stats with Team PTS created from drive

  • noob

    Stop the whining. Frank took a beating on that one

  • NONONO

    Yes, also “show” in the lineups stats.

  • your son’s voltaire

    Lin and Tank trying to work the PNR

  • Grizz tried to plays fast but pass turned to TO

    Good prediction @occupatio:disqus

  • LinJa

    Lin iced batum lol

  • LinMad

    Cliff looks mad at Lin?

  • JoeTeam

    TO GSW Celtics tied Luke drawing up play. Commercial.

  • Job713

    1.2 s for Golden State to win it.

  • occupatio

    lin needs to play solid, safe now.

  • Love Lin keep attacking even after Chalmers steal

  • Hope

    20+ pts lead does slow jlin down.

  • LinJa

    Get to 30pt lead

  • LinMad

    aww that was a close one..

  • your son’s voltaire

    darn. not sure what Lin was doing there

  • Alain Gervais

    team a little unorganized

  • Guest

    No more points for Lin?

  • LinMad

    tried to shoot it but someone behind him, but he almost got an assist

  • LinJa

    Lin got triple teamed

  • Lin Win

    Another blowout?

  • jeremy

    Not playing so well rn lol
    gotta calm down

  • JoeTeam

    0.7 Celtics … wow.

  • TTNN

    wow, Lin’s hair! Just started watching…….

  • sws94

    Lin is having his slightly frantic period now. This will pass, he’ll tone it down and get back on track. He’s ok.

  • occupatio

    you missed his best game of the season.

  • LinJa

    Lin made the decision to score. Should’ve seen the triple and double coming and pass sooner

  • LinMad

    i think ppl aren’t moving their feet as much anymore

  • Briiick

    Lin has played 18 mins with a team high +20 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Rick Johnson

    GSW vs BOS going to OT

  • JJ Hui

    It is ok! Half empty glassalways!

  • TTNN

    basically his games is as unpredictable as his hair style

  • GoJLin!

    Ha Ha, Team is up by 20 pts, and LIN is +20!

  • occupatio

    he was doing lin things tonight

  • Martin Chong

    Oilman instead of Oldman describes better lin’s greasy hair.

  • LinMad

    Bring in Tyler for hawes

  • Lin still with the highest +20
    93-74 with 10 min left

  • Job713

    Nice cut by Lamb

  • Pete Roces

    Funny, haters will always hate, some haters here will keep on bashing Lin even though he is playing his best game as a Hornet.

  • I am The Jason

    Please take Hawes out of the game

  • NONONO

    Lin plays Corner 3 again? PG please! Kemba is messing around.

  • Pete Roces

    exactly, some ppl just can’t see it.

  • Pete Roces

    not playing so well? you mean PJ? right?

  • One thing that Kemba is very good to use his quickness to create separation to create his own shots.
    Got fouled that time

  • LinMad

    Lin got fouled no call, Kemba did too no call

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Bos putting up a fight to end GSW run

  • I think it was Barnes?

  • I am The Jason

    Lin is relegated to the corner and the ball is sticking. Not what I want to see

  • Job713

    League Pass Free Dec 11-13

  • occupatio

    he is running pt to calm things down. it was a bit of a mess earlier

  • zxcvb

    A little messy now that the game is basically over, but Lin played great!

    Already got his pts and even a pair of blocks in bench minutes. He won the game in the 2nd quarter.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    calm down….strategic play

  • LinMad

    he brought the game back in 2nd qtr, 3rd qtr was all Kemba/Batum.

  • sws94

    I think because they have such a big lead that Lin has lost a little of his focus.

  • Briiick

    Yeah Lin had been empowered during the whole 2nd quarter.

  • JJ Hui

    When that happens, you can see the flow is choking! And then is KW hero ball all the way!

  • he actually had a chance to create from top of the key in the previous possession.

    Good progress even with Kemba on the floor

  • NONONO

    Can someone call MJ to ask Cliff to take Kemba out?

  • occupatio

    typical.

  • sws94

    Not in this game. He’s been all over the place, in a good way.

  • NONONO

    Kemba is the problem.

  • He has Kemba on the floor so it’s a little different than in 1st half

    He’ll get it

  • Finally, Chalmers foul on JLin

  • zxcvb

    No, Lin won it in the 2Q. Kemba and Batum BLEW IT. Put them in a huge hole, Lin had lead them back and take the lead. After that, it was all CHA. Nic and Walker just piled on afterward to make a blowout.

  • your son’s voltaire

    Grizz has really picked up the defense

  • Lin Win

    He released far too early on that 3

  • Job713

    Shot clock winding down.

  • they’re more physical now

  • NONONO

    Grizzles regrets not promise Lin for PG position.

  • Lin Win

    Lin needs to stop with the same PnR!
    Get a screen and try pass the ball inside close to the baseline.
    It’s too predictable now.

  • Nice rare offensive rebound by Kemba & pass to JLin to attack inside

  • zxcvb

    Nah, he’s doing fine. Shooting still in progress with the sore back and blowout minutes.

  • JJ Hui

    wow, GSW n Celtic 2nd OT!

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Finally. It’s good to see.

  • Briiick

    Let me try it, LOL.

  • LinMad

    I think Kemba likes Lin

  • Lin Win

    Stupid move by Lin! Kemba got the ball out and the paint was crowded.
    Lots of time but Lin still drives into the paint instead of a jumpshot.

  • LinMad

    Man I just want to see Lin make one more bucket. And call it a day.

  • zxcvb

    Damn. Without Klay to cover for Curry on defense, his %s are way down: 9/27.

  • What I appreciate from Kemba is he’s trying to create chemistry with Lin, although it’s slower compared to Batum-Lin

  • CJSHYY

    I think MJ likes Lin. LOL!

  • Singapore BB Fan

    BOS legs will not carry them for next game at Charlotte

  • LinMad

    he wanted to push it. I think Cliff is on Lin trying to score one more bucket.

  • Briiick

    Garbage time, don’t over analyze it.

  • Linsanity2.0

    Lin and Kemba should not be on the floor same time.. result only 9 points in 4th quarter

  • Lin Win

    He tried to drive into 3 players. That’s a charge waiting to be called.

  • sws94

    I think so. Want him to get to 20.

  • Lin Win

    Garbage or not it was a stupid play.

  • LAJane

    LOL. “tail-wind champion”

  • LinMad

    Man everything going wrong right now. lol

  • NONONO

    look lin’s stats tonight – he has data in every categories. What a hard working guy.

  • Batum in for Lamb
    So 4 starters minus Hairston + Lin now

    105-84 with 5:30 left

  • zxcvb

    Wow, great to see Clifford let Lin keep playing despite cooling off a bit.

    That’s a big change of “policy.”

  • Acbc

    He’s in the NBA and you’re not, how stupid is that.

  • Job713

    Lin the Fifth Element with 4 starters.

  • JLin with the block on Tony Allen
    3 blocks!

  • your son’s voltaire

    Jeremy Sky-Blocker

  • A guest

    Thank you!!

  • your son’s voltaire

    here come Roberts

  • JJ Hui

    Lin blocked! Beautiful!

  • LOL Nice!

  • NONONO

    Great block and convert to 3 pts

  • LinMad

    that block by Lin

  • Job713

    Game Over. Tune into the Celtics-GSW Game.. double OT!

  • Singapore BB Fan

    good…no legs against charlotte

  • Briiick

    Lin is a complete solution !

  • John Focker

    GSW wearing Boston out for tomorrow’s match, advantage Hornets!

  • sws94

    Scrubs are coming in. Fantastic game for Lin. Especially his role in bringing the team back from the deficit. Lots of points from Kemba, he shot well, but Lin’s overall game to me makes him player of the game.

  • LinMad

    Alright it’s garbage time. Kemba played great. Batum played great. Lin did too. Lin made Hawes look good again lol.

  • John Focker

    Demolishing Houston’s toxic lie about weak defense!

  • occupatio

    as John Focker said, tailwind player.

  • sws94

    His overall game was very, very strong. I think Lin will emerge as the 6th man on the team. Lamb’s stock is going down now.

  • NONONO

    60% blocks from Lin

  • zxcvb

    Superb two-way game by Lin. He would have scored more if needed. Also remember, he had two hot-potato misses.

    Clifford really trusted him…and it paid off. AGAIN. Just like the past 3 games. Lin makes Kemba’s job easier. And his offense is coming around as his back and rhythm improves.

  • Briiick

    As most of the times, Lin did the heavy weight lifting and covered the hole dug by the first unit. Cliff seemed to get OK from above to unleash Lin so that we can see a whole 2nd quarter facilitated by general Lin.

  • Even Hornets 3rd string is making 3s
    Troy and Harrison

  • GoJLin!

    Good Game! JLIN play almost 27 min; 4-10/2-5/6-7 + 25; 4R, 2A, 2PF, 1ST, 3 BS plus 16 pts! Go JLIN, Go!

  • LAJane

    Lin out now. Save that back.

  • heart

    A good game is now completed. Hans made a 3.

  • NONONO

    wow, everyone does 3pts

  • I am The Jason

    The Hornets 3rd string raining 3’s now

  • Hope

    4/10, that’s a lie.

  • occupatio

    y ou guys watching wrong game. watch boston / gsw

  • zxcvb

    Some people were panicking last game because Lin didn’t get stats. Even in just 27m of BLOWOUT basketball, Lin still got his efficient all-around stats. I’m definitely convinced LAJane was right all along and his back just needs time to heal.

  • A guest

    SOOO true!!!

  • leeda harun

    a good game

  • Job713

    Thank you Master Wu!

  • zxcvb

    GREAT game. Would have been even better stats if not for the blowout! Lin doesn’t statpad in blowouts (though he should!). Not his style. He sets up other guys, even during Linsanity he often waited till the 4th to beast.

  • GSW-BOS 2OT 118-115 with 51 sec left

  • leeda harun

    Ha ha…..on to the next game

  • zxcvb

    He’s got the magic touch! Lin looked explosive in the first half. Second half looked a little tired, but maybe that was just slopball in a blowout.

  • 118-117 now

  • leeda harun

    A suspense game

  • Hope

    My W should just lose the game. Forget about the records.

  • GoJLin!

    Yes, good for tomorrow’s game! He already play 27 min, contributed 4R/2A/1ST/3BS +25 with 16 pts! Hope Clifford let Lin play PG tomorrow!

  • Job713

    A little sloppy in the 4th.

  • leeda harun

    A warrior must fight till the end….lol

  • I think somehow, trying to stay undefeated gave them a goal to achieve

    so it became good pressure

  • Hope

    Only 2 ast., Def feel like he had 10 in 1st half.

  • JJ Hui

    Hit the spot! Thank you!

  • Briiick

    Yeah, team high +25 !!

  • sws94

    Wish he didn’t get that offensive foul giving him 2 TOs. His TOs are really low now.

  • sws94

    And Hansbrough!

  • Job713

    AST for FT’s

  • Hope

    Did I win with 20+/10/30+?

  • LAJane

    Just checked the play-by-play on GSW-BOS. What a cliff-hanger!

  • Hope

    Lin really won this game.

  • A guest

    Body wad tired.

  • zxcvb

    GSW going to escape! Brad Stevens is an amazing coach. Only one quality scorer in IT, and they still almost won. Without Klay, Curry had to work on defense and shot 9/27. Tons of FT calls though.

  • jakey

    It went straight to voicemail, sorry!

  • NONONO

    worries 2OT, 5 secs left +3

  • zxcvb

    He came in and it went from big loss to easy win. Just look at his ungodly +/- in only 27m.

    Did it with both defense and offense, too.

  • AlexBB

    Charrlotte looks like the top 5 teams now..super high scoring..so much for NBA power ranking..lol

  • leeda harun

    Never estimate the chemistry, will power and good coaching

  • AlexBB

    Media will report KW for sure..

  • leeda harun

    The team won

  • Warren

    YES!!!!!

    Super Jeremy Lin Steals The Show As Hornets Beat Grizzlies 123-99
    http://www.morningnewsusa.com/super-jeremy-lin-steals-show-hornets-beat-grizzlies-123-99-2348227.html

  • Warren

    no doubt. +25 on the floor.

  • Rick Johnson
  • zxcvb

    GSW on a tier of their own.
    SAS on a tier of their own below that.
    Healthy CLE on a tier of their own below that.
    CHA, OKC, IND, maybe TOR?

  • leeda harun

    Ha ha…they know lin fans gonna read it

  • Hope

    The drive after 1st 3 really the crucial play.

  • Hope

    I don’t know, they might run out of gas in playoff

  • GoJLin!

    Curry 14 on 14 for FT, he is good!….. I like Curry, Lin & him are good friend!

  • xeroid

    The way Charlottes being playing, I think they will be competitive against Warriors.

  • Rick Johnson

    GSW going to be exhausted for a B2B tomorrow on the road. Hopefully Klay will be back to take some of the load. They will only play Milwaukee though.

    Boston on the other hand is going to be exhausted and have to go on the road to play Charlotte. Should be another win for the Hornets.

  • zxcvb

    Speculation time: December 15th is the first possible date to trade Lin.

    His increased time (even during blowouts) could be his “audition” for the rest of the season. If the team wins? Keep him and play him 25-30mpg. If the team loses with Lin playing more? Trade him and give Lamb more mpg.

  • NONONO

    Let Lin play 25 mins PG, Hornets could have beat Cavs,

  • Rick Johnson

    Milwaukee BucksVerified account
    ‏@Bucks
    See you tomorrow @warriors…
    https://twitter.com/Bucks/status/675520718885507072

  • heart

    That is too funny…After his made 3, Hans is strutting down the lane with his proud face turns to his right probably looking over to the sideline as Gasol threw down his towel, lol.

  • Briiick

    Good night fellow Lin fans, don’t forget to vote for Lin again (e.g. text “Lin” to 69622) before going to the bed.

  • zxcvb

    True, but healthy Cavs in a playoff game would mash CHA. Lebron is just too good when it counts.

    As long as Lin is not starting and being lead guard, CHA has 0% chance to beat CLE in 7 games.

  • joyce ward

    Brandon Simmons ‏@BSimmons25 12m12 minutes ago
    Numbers
    Lin+25
    Kemba+22
    Marvin +19
    BATUM/hawes+16
    Frank+15
    Lamb+6
    Pj+1

    #hornets win !!!!

  • JoeTeam

    I love it. GSW will sleep a lot today because they are serious about the streak. Almost lost it, Steph stepped on the line 3x or got called for that. Homer announcers sheesh.

  • Briiick

    Lin for the win, as always.

  • heart

    Every team wants to be the first team to beat Warriors, lol.

  • zxcvb

    Only 27m too! If MEM had put up a fight, Lin plays 30-32mpg and probably adds 3-5p. He usually scores late in the 4th and OT, if only by getting FTs.

  • Acbc

    More like FO trying to get back into Lin’s good graces by playing him and allowing him to lead a little.

    Play him or lose him. It’s that simple.

  • JoeTeam

    he was so aggressive in the early part.

  • NONONO

    I prefer the trade. Cliff would not lin play major role unless Hornets is in trouble like tonight in first half. It does not help Lin.

  • GoJLin!

    I am so glad they know who really save the team!

  • blubell
  • LinMad

    Oh it’s a back 2 back game tomorrow. Forgot about that.

  • Warren

    hornets were 11-24 when Lin checked into the game!! walker was stinking it up early. lin came and turned it around. and by god his defense tonight was simply amazing!

  • Briiick

    Yes. Lin is a winner. He probably lost interest when the opponent quit.

  • Hornets & Celtics have Back-to-Back game tomorrow.

    Thanks to GSW for taking Celtics to 2OT!
    Hornets should have the fresher legs at home

  • leeda harun

    oh yes. Lets vote

  • blubell
  • Rick Johnson

    Hornets with 4 straight wins have the second longest active win streak behind the GSW.

  • zxcvb

    I was about to say the same. Extra good that Lin got to rest.

  • Briiick

    Agreed.

  • Rick Johnson

    And it’s at home in Charlotte.

  • blubell
  • yup .. it should help

  • zxcvb

    That always happens. Even during Linsanity, he had bad stat games in blowout wins. He performs best when he’s most needed and used. Kemba is a great stat padder, win or lose, but that’s just not Lin’s style. I wish it was! He’s so team-oriented. Big win? Pass to others and only shoot when necessary.

  • blubell
  • Maybe Lin is shooting for DPOY! :]

  • NONONO

    AL plays tomorrow? LOL

  • wu kong

    We are not in Kansas anymore! Such a different vibe and atmosphere top to bottom at the Hornets. Batum being silly and photo bombing Walker after the game is seen and celebrated. Not ridiculed. https://twitter.com/peteguelli/status/675519019609378816

  • joyce ward

    Exactly. The first unit had that deer in headlights look until lin came in and reset everything. Lin is playing the exact role that they wanted Lance Stephenson to play.

  • zxcvb

    Maybe, but he’s under a 1-year deal. So I’m not sure if that’s gonna work.

    They already know Lin wants to leave for a potential starting job. BKN, CHI, PHI, MIL, there are available spots next season. And of course the MDA factor…

  • blubell

    Didn’t expect that from Batum lol

  • Warren

    Jeremy Lin entered the grindhouse tonight and out-played Grizzlies on defense!! Simply amazing!!!!

  • LinMad

    i thought hes still suspended

  • jeremy

    lol what a goof
    Bonnell

  • blubell
  • Rick Johnson

    Doubt it. He’s still injured and then he has to sit 5 games after he recovers.

  • your son’s voltaire

    that’s what happens when a team tries to get their “stars” into the all-star. the rest of the team doesn’t get any credit

  • Hope

    Who’s that?

  • NONONO

    Kemba, MJ and Cliff missed him

  • Briiick

    Looks like the Matrix.

  • Hope

    That is the shot .

  • CJSHYY

    I think he will stay… teammate.

  • blubell

  • blubell
  • leeda harun

    Hello to the writer..1 2 3 Iam in the hornet too

  • CJSHYY

    You got it. Hornets is asking fans to vote for Kemba.

  • NONONO

    I enjoyed more from the comments by Grizzlies’ commentators – Lin, Lin, Lin,.

  • LinMad

    If they keep playing Lin 27 minutes per game or more when he’s really hot, I’d like Lin to stay in Charlotte if they can be top 4 team in the NBA and become championship contenders.

  • NONONO

    Keeper.

  • leeda harun

    No matte r what is the hairstyle he still looks handsome 🙂

  • jeremy

    2nd half he wasnt great

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    relax man…there were 2 player who had a better game than Lin…We Lin fan shouldn’t be overly sensitive…..

    I thought Lin was great in the first quarter but tailed off badly in the second half..15 point in the first half but only 1 point in the second.

    while Lin had a great game as for points, he only shot 4 for 10 which is only .400.

    I’m satisfy with how Lin played but wished he could had gotten 20 points or more…when you come off the bench, you need to maximize these good game.

  • Yascar

    It’s not bad from certain angles. Probably a little better than the last one lol.

  • zxcvb

    Rumor is that Hinkie is on his way out during the summer. PHI did the same thing with a previous GM. Brought in a new leader, said the GM is still “in charge” and then fired him before training camp. Colangelo is there to take control.

    I wouldn’t mind Lin playing for Brett Brown in PHI (though Lin might be a little older than they want). Brown was one of the only coaches to praise Lin last season — Brown, Stevens and Clifford. Heck, I wouldn’t even mind a mid-season trade.

    The best case scenario is obviously an MDA reunion, but if Lin keeps getting these minutes, he will have some options. Contributing like this to a winning team does make a difference.

  • LinLinLin

    My eye candy *.*

  • Warren

    request to pls feature this link:

    Jeremy Lin Steals The Show As Hornets Beat Grizzlies 123-99
    http://www.morningnewsusa.com/super-jeremy-lin-steals-show-hornets-beat-grizzlies-123-99-2348227.html

    article does great job of highlighting lin’s defensive plays

  • NONONO

    I think Lin passed all balls to Kemba in the second half. He does not care stats at all.

  • GoJLin!

    Those two player lost 13 points when Lin coming to reset the tune!

  • LinMad

    Lin a good game in awhile. He has improved his defense. I think Lin should be mentioned cause he did turn the game around in the 2nd qtr. We were down by 14 points at one point.

  • jeremy

    You never know, they might praise Lin but when they actually coach him
    Might not use him like you want them to
    Depends on the team. If MDA coaches a team with a star PG, LIn wont get many mins either

  • LinLinLin

    Lin clearly was the BEST player and Game Changer tonight. *.*

  • leeda harun

    No not when the team in a complete mess. Cant trust a team that only knows how to tank for so long.

  • blubell
  • NONONO

    We know it already – Kemba is star, Lin is game changer!

  • CJSHYY

    After today’s game you think Hornets wants to trade Lin? Of course not..They tried to keep Lin. For the first time, Lin w Kemba or Batum on court can run O… I think after Lin’s team ball to help them won over Bulls, Heat & today’s Mem…. they sure want to keep Lin even more than ever…

  • zxcvb

    I’m still holding out hope of a real starting job.

    Players’ careers are longer than ever now, and Lin’s body has not had a ton of wear due to his marginalization. That’s one reason Nash played so long — it took until 27/28 to get real starter’s usage.

    If MDA gets another job this summer — very, very possible — Lin should go there no matter what. Even if there’s a star PG there, MDA would play Lin at SG like PHO does with Bledsoe and Knight.

  • Briiick

    Only a ~10M/year contract can guarantee coach support.

  • zxcvb

    Unlikely, but not impossible. Why play PJ when they won’t even pay him 1M? Doesn’t make sense.

    In any case, Lin can leave after the season, so he and CHA have to think ahead.

  • NONONO

    I wish it come from Cliff’s mouth and heart.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    suspended for 5 games!

  • Briiick

    I hope they keep letting Lin facilitate the whole 2nd quarter. This is a win-win arrangement because Lin can help Cliff and his teammates practice run and gun while Hornets do a good faith to Lin for his next contract, whether in Hornets or not.

  • zxcvb

    MDA would play Lin at SG, like PHO with Bledsoe and Knight.

  • CJSHYY

    It’s OK. At least Cliff today finally let Lin run more O when Kemba or Batum w Lin.

  • guest

    I heard Ms Ready say vote for kemba & batum all star ballot. no mention of jeremy. jeremy isn’t in the future plan of the hornets. so no nothing from the hornets by me this season. hehehe

  • new post-game threat
    Jeremy Lin Rocks New Hairstyle, Tamed the Grizzlies

    http://www.jlinportal.com/jeremy-lin-rocks-new-hairstyle-tamed-the-grizzlies/

    Jeremy Lin was sensational to spark a comeback when the Hornets dug a deep hole with 0-10

    He checked in at 11-24 with 4min left in the 1st quarter and sparked a 18-11 run to cut the lead to 29-35 By half-time, Hornets finished the 48-20 run to have a 5 pt lead (59-54) JLin had 15pts, 4-7 FGs, 2-4 3-pt FG and 5/5 FTs in 16 min.

    He finished with highest +25 16p/2ast/4redb/1stl/3blks/2to in 26min His 3 blocks is his season-high record. Only Marvin Williams and Hansbrough had 1 block each in this game.

    Jeremy Lin strong defense and offense was evident in giving him the highest +/- at +25 in this game If this new #LinEnergizer hairstyle is working, perhaps it’s a keeper! https://twitter.com/Rockyrocko13/status/675507211855126529

  • LinMad

    IMO, it would be hard to believe that Hornets have any plans to trade Lin. I mean this is a +25 player today, playing excellent offense and defense. Getting other players involved. Making Hawes look good with his 8 pts 0 fga in the first half. And he draws the viewers, fans, etc. Plus he’s paid less than Frank Kaminsky right now who is a rookie in the NBA. It would be really hard to believe that Hornets would want to trade Lin as he is pretty much the backbone of the team right now. The guy who takes no credit for leading a bench that is probably #1 in the NBA. Also, I believe many of the players like him.

    The only reason he would be traded is if Lin wants to. And I think Hornets would offer Lin a big contract next year to try to keep him. Without Hornets bench, Hornets would look more like last season except maybe a little better than last season. I honestly think, without Lin, Hornets would only play slow paced and they would have lost against Memphis today.

  • joyce ward

    Good game Charlotte hornets, great team game. Shout out to lin for coming in an restoring order in 1st half when 1st unit in complete shell shock I liked lin’s game, very balanced and efficient. Also, I like Lin’s new haircut. If you look at a lot of the Asian men cuts overseas in Asia especially among the celebrities in Asia,lin is dead on point with his new du. Lin is also smart in using his many hairstyles to appeal to a wider fan base

  • Briiick

    Yes it surprised me that Cliff let Lin handle the ball for the whole 2nd quarter.

  • leeda harun

    Let us the lin fans vote for lin

  • zxcvb

    This guy has always been really classy. Wish more Charlotte fans, media and personnel were like him.

  • CJSHYY

    Already big improvement today. Kemba & Batum did pass balls to Lin but Lin wanted to AS so he didn’t score …. I am sure more to come. Finally!!!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Come on. The Hornets played like a D-league team in the first Qtr. It’s Lin and the bench who made a turn around for the Hornets. The Hornets could have blown out without JLin coming in and did his hairsanity. The turning point of the game was so obvious. Nothing was going right for the Hornets until Lin checked in the ball game.

  • guest

    voting relentlessly. don’t have to tell the whole wide world how i vote but i use all channels to vote.

  • leeda harun

    Ha ha.. His hairstyle sure got more spotlight than his game

  • CJSHYY

    To me that’s more important than praise him how good in D.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    +25 speaks a lot about the game..

  • leeda harun

    It is his job..the vp of marketing

  • sport

    Yes I’ve seen many Asian celebrities sporting that man bun look this year, it’s in trend now.

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! I like this hair style more than last one… LOL!

  • sws94

    2 bail out shots. Missed one foul shot. He didn’t play a terrible second half but the urgency for him to make things happen wasn’t there. and then Kemba got on fire.

  • occupatio

    keep dreaming

  • Briiick

    LOL, I was sick hearing that.

  • sws94

    psalm234. Today is Hairsanity? I think so. No doubt in my mind it is.

  • CJSHYY

    Me too. Bc I didn’t hear any team said Lin is good in D. Everyone only looked at stats…

  • Yascar

    Agree with all points here. There is absolutely no reason to trade a $2m player who is outplaying his value by a long way. I think they’ll offer him a bigger contract. They’ll be very unwise not to. No one paid at his money (apart from rookie contracts) are playing anywhere near his level.

    The great thing about it is it will be Jeremy’s choice.

  • LinMad

    who cares, Lin will probably have more votes than either of them. But none of the Hornets will make it to all star.

  • sport

    But Lin’s still not getting 30+ minutes! Meanwhile Walker, Batum, and Williams got 30 or more minutes! Lin really needs to take more shots. Batum took 11 and Walker took 19 today! It’s so obvious Walker’s trying to show he’s the best player by getting more points and chucking shots.

  • guest

    What are you talking about?
    the starters didn’t do squad in the 1st half.
    Lin was the only player having the urgency to turn the game around.
    kemba was just riding on Lin’s elite game tonight!

  • LinMad

    well I think Hornets is trying to show Lin that they want him by playing him more consistently with 27 minutes each game. Before he was getting 13 – 17 minutes. Just be happy that they actually found some playing time for Lin even with all these players they are trying to promote as their franchise stars.

  • sws94

    He took 10 shots in 27 minutes. Not bad. He went to the line a lot. I think 6 shots from the line. Missed 1.

  • sport

    Better than the flat man bun. lol I’m guessing JLin’s hair will be changing through out the entire season? Quite entertaining and refreshing.

  • jeremy

    what if SG is pretty good too and the team is trying to develop the SG?

  • sws94

    Take a breath. Read again. And read the comments all night I wrote about how Lin played. I said he was spectacular in the first half.

  • sws94

    Davidova, or whatever his name is, would try to mug Lin. That guy plays a little over the top to me.

  • Warren

    #Hornets were trailing 11-24 when #JeremyLin checked in. The rest is history. #linsanity #jlin7 @jlin7 #CHAatMEM

  • occupatio

    never got why ‘hairsanity’ caught on as a word. its not even a pun like linsanity.

  • GoJLin!

    7 shots, missed 1; improved from previous games.

  • sws94

    It’s the “sanity” part of him now and his hair is what’s out front until he starts playing.

  • blubell

    LOL

  • Warren

  • blubell
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Jeremy is definitely the game changer tonight. His presence at the end of first Q and his 2nd Q saved the Hornets from a blown out.

  • LinMad

    agree with that, would be funny if MDA becomes assistant coach for Hornets

  • joyce ward

    I think lin will stay withe Charlotte Hornets. I think Clifford/ Silas are really invested in him as their defensive juggernaut, and Clifford let’s lin lead the bench. Besides, I think MJ didn’t have a clue about lin’s game, but after seeing him play,MJ likes Lin’s game.

  • LinMad

    would like to see Lin start and play 35 mpg that’s for sure. Looks like a lot of teams are scouting Lin or at least complimenting him. The media/coaches of the teams we play against have been recognizing Lin’s achievements.

  • That hair is Hairsanity for sure =)

    Not quite sure about the stats. That +25 should do it, I think

  • sport

    LOL Gasol’s expression haha.

  • sport

    I’ll believe it when the finally start Lin. Unless they offer him a starter role I doubt Lin will stay.

  • sws94

    The way he was used tonight, he’s MORE effective than the starters. He’s like a long relief man that pitches shut out innings while the team comes back but he also comes to bat and knocks in 5 runs. Lin’s energy really turned the game around when he came in around the 4 minute mark.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    If Lin continues to play well and they make it to the playoff, they will definitely want to bring Lin to return, but for cheap.

    If Lin can reach 12ppg on 44%fg and 35% 3point, he should have good team to come after him…maybe even a starting spot with Philly, Knicks or Nets.

  • Pete Roces

    But he still is not the starter. His main priority is to start for a team, no matter what. So its very clear, if he doesn’t start, he will not stay.

  • sport

    Watched the higlights and it looks like Lin’s back is finally recovering. Those 3s and shots look way smoother. @0:10 I like how he just threw the ball up with the (let’s call it the Kuroko Phantom Shot pose) again instead of a regular layup and it went in!

  • sport

    Yup Lin’s made it very clear his goal is to be an All-Star and then Championship! Can’t achieve All-Star status unless he’s a starting PG for a team with the right coach and system.

  • Acbc

    At the beginning of the season, I defended Cliffod for putting Lin with the second unit. Both Khaung and I believed that the plodding first unit with both Al and Kemba stopping the ball would do no good for the team. Lin with Lamb, Tank, Marvin and preferably Psycho wold make a powerful second unit that could win many games for them. My assertion was that Clifforx was using the slow first unit as a defensive line and that Lin’s line would be the scoring line. We’ve seen many cases of this already when starters sucked and left the court with team down. Lin and second unit came in and left them the lead. Walker comes back in to reap that reward, playing loose and feeling no pressure. He knows that Lin is always there to save his bacon. How easy is that? Tonight was yet another case of the second unit saving them again.

    Somewhere along the way, Cliffod gets an extention and Lin is made into a scrub. No playtime and relegated to Beverley role. Now all of a sudden he’s getting some PG duties and PT again. FO meddling again to change agendas? Maybe they’ve finally decide that Lin’s too valuable to not try to please him as well. We can only hope. It may already be too late if teams come knocking at the end of the year to offer him a starting job elsewhere.

    A man’s word should mean something. A handshake is a gentleman’s agreement between men of honour. When you mess that up, it’s hard to rebuild that trust.

  • joyce ward

    I am a huge fan of lin, and the only way he would be offered a starting role is if Mike Danitoni is coach.

  • sport

    Except Batum, Walker and even William got 30+ minutes. With 3 more minutes Lin would’ve had 20+ points!

  • cdblue10

    Lin is ready for next year,his game has evolved significantly…If Hornets will not pay him right next year then that’s their lost but with the way he play in both ends of the court teams will go for him next year.I still wanna see him to be a Hornet if they’ll play him this way.

  • sws94

    Is it? We’ll see come end of season. Right now, I don’t care about that whatsoever. As long as Lin can play like he had tonight and get decent minutes (and if it wasn’t a blowout Lin probably plays 30 minutes), I don’t care if he starts or come off of the bench. He was a huge part of the win.

  • sws94

    Probably could on a team like the 76ers, but that’s not a healthy team and a losing team. Or if a situation like Dallas comes up again and the guy who decided to go to another team doesn’t change his mind, lol.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    With MKG coming back next year, Lin must leave or he will see less minutes since MKG will play much more than P.J Hairston….The only reason why Lin can get at least 20 minutes is because Hairston is not really a rotational player. MKG is.

  • Warren

    “I knew that we had depth on this team. I feel like we’ve been able to be a spark at times,” an elated Lin said after the game. “I think we have a high ceiling because we just started playing together. Someone like Frank (Kaminsky, the rookie) who is just learning things. Me and J. Lamb learning to be on the same page. And Spencer (Hawes) has been a big key in terms of us adjusting to each other.”

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    MKG coming back next year which means less minute for Lin at SG…We already know Kemba plays a lot of minutes at PG…So where exactly will the minute come from for Lin if he decide to stay?

    And I don’t believe the Hornets will offer him fair level money..Lin at the very least, deserve 6-7mil per..I doubt Charlotte will offer that..and they have Lamb under that contract, coming off the bench…You can’t offer 2 bench players this type of money, specially 2 guards…Maybe a guard and a center coming off the bench.

    My hope is that teams like Philly, Nets, Knicks will be interested if Lin continues to improve and makes it into the playoff.

  • Lin Win

    Lol? You call that a comeback?

  • sws94

    There is still a lot of season to go and so much can play out. The way Lin plays tonight, no way does Lin not play an important role. In fact, Hornets have 2 starting PGs.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    A remarkable reporting from Rick Bonnell

    Friday Lin carried the bench and – particularly in the second quarter – the bench carried the Hornets. They started this game down 10-0. The deficit reach 20-6. And then came the most remarkably dominant comeback:
    The Hornets led by five at halftime and by as much as 31 in the second half of a 123-99 blowout of a very good Grizzlies team.
    There were several reasons for this turnaround. Kemba Walker was spectacular with 33 points. Nic Batum backed up a triple-double Wednesday by hitting five of eight 3-pointers Friday.
    But quite possibly what Walker and Batum did wouldn’t have mattered had the bench not outscored Memphis’ reserves 34-10 in the first half.

  • John Focker

    Trade season approaching, better Lin treatment could be either to please him and make him stay, or raise trade value. Lin wins either way so no complaints from me. 🙂

  • John Focker

    You’re assuming Batum will stay with Hornets. If he does, I sure hope Lin gets reunited wtih D’Antoni in Philly.

    By the way, Beverley gets 6M a year and has ZERO ability to bring back games. Jeremy is at least 8-9M per under current cap, 11M under new cap.

  • bolero

    poor Tony

  • kittyhead

    If MDA really joins 76ers now Lin had better buy out and goes there!!!

  • I copied your post to the post-game thread. thanks

  • Guest

    What an arrogant statement. You don’t care? Lin wants to start for a team. He says it loud and clear repeatedly. We all care bcuz he deserves it and he cares for it.

  • adele

    If Lin will not start in this team and be treated to be a future star or a star, then Lin should go to a team that will treat him as a face of the franchise or as a star of the team. I always believe that no matter what team he will go, as long as the team is not tanking and the coach believes in him and trusts him and will let him play his game, Lin will find a way to win. Even if he will be surrounded with rookies and bench players, he will manage. Lin is a winner. Despite the odds. That’s why I’m his fan and supporter for life.

  • Michael

    And Lance is playing exactly the way haters wanted Lin to play. (・∀・)

  • Michael

    Jony ALin? no idea who that is anymore.

  • Michael

    Hair talks.