G25 TOR @CHA Game Thread

After 3-days break, the Hornets came out flat and was completely outmatched against a hot-shooting Magic (56% FGM & even higher 58% 3FGM).

  • JLin valiantly tried to wake up his teammates who blew his assists with missed layups and putback. Jeremy played well in the 1st half with 7pts/2asts (3-5 shooting, 1-2 3pt shooting, one was a late one with 3 seconds left in the 2nd quarter) but had 1pts/2asts (0-4 shooting, 1/2 FTM) as he continued to play with hustle and defensive energy absorbing hits (elbows to the face to draw charge, collision with Oladipo in fighting for rebound).
  • His defense on Payton and Oladipo were tremendous but he’s only one person; Hornets teammates did not rotate well as the Magic hit 14-24 3pt shots.
  • The trend continued with JLin scoring well in the 1st half but cooled down in the 2nd half, possibly due to expending so much energy playing shutdown defense; alternating between chasing players and sliding to the middle to provide help defense.
  • It’s notable that Coach Clifford tried to start JLin with the starters in the 3rd quarter in attempt to spark the starters to play well but it didn’t work.

Hornets vs Raptors Matchup

  • Will the Hornets come out to play on the 2nd game in back-to-back?
  • Charlotte is 2-1 in the second of back-to-backs, though the lone loss came with Saturday’s 98-93 defeat against Boston. The Hornets are 10-4 at Time Warner Cable Arena, but they have split their last six games there. Raptors just blew a huge lead to lose against the Pacers.
  • They still miss 2 starters ( DeMarre Carroll and Jonas Valanciunas) but have Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan who play very well.

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

 

  • JJ Hui

    1st!!!!!!!!

  • Martin Chong

    2nd

  • Martin Chong

    I hate you!!

  • heart

    Good for you!

  • heart

    Good for you too, shouldn’t hate! Cute baby picture!

  • heart

    May Lin have a good game tonight! A ‘must win’ for Cliff!

  • Matchup info of Hornets & Raptors.
    If the Hornets can capitalize on TOs and show up on defense, they can win this game

    https://twitter.com/Loveforlife0323/status/677454847310823424

  • Brent Yen

    Lin will shoot everyone out of the building…..hehe

  • Brent Yen

    Btw…..Hornets goes into their set too slow..wish they can improve that….will benefit Lin a lot..

  • DX

    Hope starters stop digging the hole. But Lin couldn’t get more PT if not down. That’s complicate.

  • JJ Hui

    Hey, i never came across someone hates me in my real actual life! You hate me but never met me before, LOL!
    Anyway, thank you for posting the leprechaun video! I had a very good laugh!

  • sws94

    The whole team will probably play better. I think that 3 days off took them out of their flow. Also, unlikely Toronto shoots as well as the Magic did last night. I’m not sure how strong the bench for Toronto is, the Magic’s bench scored well.

  • CJSHYY
  • yes, we want to see Lin in Gunner mode :]

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Flu bug?

  • grover chang

    Maybe most of the team was sick last night. Magic always seemed a step faster.

  • NONONO

    Not sure it was good idea Cliff let Kemba played 30+ mins when he was sick the other day, kept him on the court even Hornets had big lead. I hope they let Batum off today. We have a lot of games to play,

  • wu kong

    so just my morning statistical musings….. JLin said in an interview how important the first quarter was to winning. So that got me pondering about whether this statement was true statistically or just something people say. First some internet searching and I found where some people had actually looked at this:

    The First Quarter – Why it Matters

    “There is a very strong correlation between winning the first quarter and winning games over the course of the season.”

    “The correlation between point differential is significantly stronger in the first quarter than in any other factor.”

    “…there’s a really strong correlation between winning the first quarter and being a winning team. Also, the fourth
    quarter point differentials don’t really matter. That stands to reason — good teams can let up late, and bad teams can rack up points and close the gap to no avail.”

    “So the oft spouted concept that NBA games are just back and forth and it all comes down to the last few minutes when the
    superior teams exert their will is demonstrably false: the good teams get the lead early and hold on.”

    https://www.numberfire.com/nba/news/4198/does-winning-the-first-quarter-really-matter-in-the-nba#
    http://www.82games.com/random11.htm

    Two things important in their findings. Yes first quarter is important to winning and points differential is what you want to look at. ( check out the articles linked above for more info on their methods and the correlation factors of ~86%)

    So that made me go search for hornets stats for the first quarter:

    first up …. The Hornets player’s points differential per game in the First Quarter (24 games into the 2015-16
    season)

    Nicolas Batum and Al Jefferson are the only starters with a positive +/- points differential in the first quarter; and those are just barely a positive value. As you can see the starters are generally finishing the first quarter in the negative and the bench players are finishing with positive points differential. Cody Zeller has been starting in place of Al Jefferson and also has a net negative points differential.

  • wu kong

    The ON/OFF Points Differential Totals for the Hornets Players- First Quarter (24 games into the 2015-16 season):

    · The points differential when F Kaminsky and JLin are ON or OFF the Floor in the first quarter is incredible. When they are ON the floor there is an overall +/- of 34 and when they leave the floor there is an overall negative impact 27 points!

    · JLamb has nearly the same effect with a positive impact of 24 when he is ON the floor and when he is OFF the floor and negative impact of -17.

    · Batum has a positive effect on the quarter with an overall +/- when he is ON the floor of 13 and overall +/- of -6 when he is off the floor.

    · Walker has a relatively minor negative effect of -2 overall when he is on the floor however when he leaves the floor there is an overall increase of +/- of 9.

    · Zeller, Hairston, and Williams have the worst effect on points differential whether they are ON or OFF the floor in the first quarter. There overall impact has been a negative 20 to 30 when they are on the floor and an overall 30-40 point increase when they are off the floor!

  • wu kong

    So what lineups have been most effective in the first quarter?

    *Normal Starters first quarter +/- of 0 per game

    ** CZeller replaces Al Jefferson in Starting lineup first quarter +/- of -3 per game

    ***JLin replaces KWalker & CZeller Replaces Jefferson in starting lineup +/- of -1 per game

    **** JLin Replaces PJ in Starting Lineup first quarter +/- of 10 per game

  • wu kong

    So who should start? hmmm… I know who I would start.

  • NONONO

    I bet Cliff knows it too. We know he couldn’t let Lin start for whatever reasons. But it would be helpful if he could let Lin play pg if Kemba has to be in the same lineups. Kemba’s playing style or something has been really making Lin unproductive.

  • NONONO

    Hornets’ 3rd quarter stats were bad in general. Cliff let Lin played start 3rd quarter first time this season(?) yesterday. I hope he has realized Lin needs to start early to avoid loss.

  • David Kim

    If Batum doesn’t play today, i hope coach let lin starts as PG and Kemba as SG. they switch for defense…
    i want to see how it works…

  • heart

    Me too.

  • heart

    Wu Kong, thanks for all your hard work on the stats. Appreciate it.

  • NONONO

    If Lin plays PG, he should not pass the ball to Kemba if he does not have a better choice. Ignore Kemba’s demand!

  • PETE B

    I’m sick of cliffs rotations lol

  • sws94

    The best you can hope for is some more time when they play together Lin plays at the point more. Lin starting at PG now with Kemba at SG does not seem in the realm of possibilities.

  • sws94

    Just rusty to me. It’s like the 3 days was like 3 weeks they didn’t play.

  • NONONO

    If Kemba plays PG, 3/4 of Lin’s offense talent would be wasted on the icy corner.

  • Spot

    Lamb will start. Hopefully Troy Daniels will be Jeremy’s backcourt partner

  • wu kong
  • wu kong

    thanks. Just like putting out facts. I get tired of people “running of at the mouth” as my dad used to say. 🙂

  • Rick Johnson

    Walker playing sick infect other team members?
    Check out @SwarmnSting’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/SwarmnSting/status/677567817458180096?s=09

  • CJSHYY

    I think Batum will play… maybe just shorter playing time.

  • NONONO

    Vote Lin for 2016 all star team! He has a good chance.

    2015 all star east

    Guards
    1. John Wall (Was) 886,368
    2. Kyle Lowry (Tor) 805,290
    3. Dwyane Wade (Mia) 789,839
    4. Kyrie Irving (Cle) 535,873
    5. Jimmy Butler (Chi) 455,756
    6. Derrick Rose (Chi) 379,994
    7. DeMar DeRozan (Tor) 159,123
    8. Jeff Teague (Atl) 83,900

    Lin was #9 in West with 210,000+ votes, although Lakers in tanking mode and vote was done before the ASG.

    Top 6 Gs in the All star team. Jeff Teague was in the AS team becase Rose and ? were not available.

    This year, Lin played better and his team was much better (two games ago). I hope Lin fans in LA will still vote for him.

    Lin has a very good chance to be in All star teams.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    She expresses appreciation, why can’t you just show a simple gratitude back without personal unnamed attack?

  • CJSHYY
  • sws94

    He’ll probably play. Clifford has to be careful and limit his minutes to about 20. Have Lin come in for him, he’s really the closest thing to a backup Batum has.

  • Good for Booz!
    He’s been a very good friend for Lin last season

  • FrankW

    About time Boozer!

  • FrankW

    The heck with Kobe, who could forget this celebration with Boozer, et at.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=By5t5VQ7zOQ

  • orLinaryjoe

    Good for him. He still has some game.

  • NONONO

    Lin can trust his shootings and screen settings.

  • orLinaryjoe

    “You feel me? We back in da billding. Yall though we were gone…Jlin doin his dang… going to da basket…” Best part of the season.

  • NONONO

    Kobe missed the party and got very upset.

  • orLinaryjoe

    I know, That’s the second best part of the season.

  • sws94

    Trudell is smiling. Kobe is a jerk. Byron too. All Byron had to say is we talked about it and we’ll keep it inhouse instead of acting like he was some commander who keeps his troops in line. He didn’t keep Kobe in line. Didn’t Kobe go and foul someone on his own when he told Lin not to foul them? Byron is jerk just like Kobe.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Yep. Good thing about this vid, is the positive memories.

  • NONONO

    I cannot wait to watch Hornets vs Lakers next week.

  • sws94

    Lin, conditions are opening up for you. I hope he is ready for the opportunities.

  • sws94

    Kobe will hug Lin and Lin will be polite. I don’t know how Lin will act around Byron. Hornets just need to blow them out, don’t play down to their level.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Lin needs to go off. Even of the Nash imitation, lol.

  • CJSHYY
  • Spot

    Evvvaiii!!!!

    Sign that contract Mike and bring Jeremy in Philly ASAP!!!

  • Rzo Vlade

    cyberx

    Dwight is in the plans for this year from what I was told…

    Also, Dwights problem is with Harden on the floor.. NOT off the floor. Most Rockets are not happy with him! This is 100% accurate. Kill me if you want, but people are just not happy with Harden..

  • 1mtoldman

    the raptors quality comes from its backcourt of derozan/lowrey rated 2nd only to the splash bros in efficiency.

    of players currently available and performing at some level for raptors those are the only signficant ones.

    the good news for hornets is they dont have to face dominant front court players with their (the hornets) largely pedestrian front court.

    the bad news is (especially if batum is out)–who is there to slow down a 2 pronged back court attack? (even if lin should again receive major minutes, there are not one but 2 backcourt players to defend, acutally a quite unusual circumstance in the nba these days).

    the raptors also are one of ony 3 teams in the nba and the only one in the east with a +2 or better road record. (i assume they are happy just to get out of canada and into a country where people have a greater appreciation of basketball than curling).

    the circumstances favor the raptors. someone would have to step up for hornets to avoid a loss here or conversely one of the two backcourt stars for toronto would have to have a off nite.

    the plus for the hornets is that the raptors have been wildly inconsistent; losing to denver for example and sacramento.

    interestingly they share with the hornets loses to mia, orlando and the knicks.

  • 1mtoldman

    who could possibly be happy with harden? maybe p.bev. cause otherwise he (p..bev) wouldn’t have a job.

    hes the perfect fit for the beard. doesn’t shoot, can take an occasional 3 for a harden end of clock bail out and oh yeah is a defensive specialist to cover up hardens entire lack of defense.

  • 1mtoldman

    i was going to post this earlier but i thought either it had already been posted or it would excite too much attention. and speculation.

  • Briiick

    John wall is as good as Lin in acceleration, but not as much in terms of elevating their respective teams.

  • CJSHYY
  • Hm, the chemistry of Batum/Lin is better than Kemba/Lin.
    But hopefully Lin will figure out a way to dominate.

    Bench Force 1 will suffer

    Let’s go, JLin!

  • CJSHYY
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    2 very good news this afternoon, Lin will start and MA will be coming back to coaching.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Seem like not a win-win situation for JLin. Pray that JLin is able to overcome all of these deficits.

  • Spot

    Wait til it’s official

  • Acbc

    I don’t think they live in igloos. Lol. They’ve produced Nash, and bunch of high draft picks in the last few years. Corey Josepf is also from Toronto and he’s quite respectable as a back up. Just in case you think seats are easy to get since it’s not CURLING, court side seats go for $1750 and is one of the more expensive tickets in the NBA.

  • 1mtoldman

    all i can say is “sweep sweep sweep”.

  • 1mtoldman

    wall is good at elevating the prospects of strippers by tossing 47000 a nite down upon them. (see recent tmz sports vid).

  • 1mtoldman

    it could be a win win for everyone if they would just switch lin to pg and walker (now that hes shooting better than he ever has) to sg.

    idk why ist verboten

  • 1mtoldman

    well actually one more thing: everything in toronto is expensive, its the 4th most expensive city to live in north america.

    so expensive tickets dont mean popularity of basketball per se only the high cost of toronto (the only nba city higher priced life style is la).

    of course i was mostly just joking about canada. eh.

  • sws94

    I don’t think it is great news Lin is starting. He has to change his game and try to play the Batum role but he’s a dribble/drive PG. As for DMA, I hope people aren’t disappointed if DMA wants to recruit a PG that isn’t Lin.

  • sws94

    Is the game on TNT tonight?

  • spiderman

    Wish PJ Hairston did not.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    You’re right not yet official but he’s there in Philly meeting, very good process.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    No but next game is on NBATV

  • Briiick

    They don’t matter as long as Morey can’t be a genius without Harden.

  • Acbc

    Lol, running shoes in the mouth is the worst.

  • occupatio

    good post.

  • DX

    That’s not Lin.

  • sws94

    thanks.

  • sws94

    Praying that he finds the Playoff game 5 against Portland game in him to come out tonight.

  • sws94

    No. And not a good team mate. Have to stay true to yourself and play the game the right way.

  • sws94

    Lin has to guard DeRozan. Has to watch out for fouls. DeRozan is a star player.

  • LinMad

    coach said PJ and Lin will guard DeRozan

  • LinMad

    who’s DMA?

  • orLinaryjoe

    D’antonio

  • wu kong

    I drank beer out of a running shoe once 🙂

  • DX

    Will be pretty confidence if Lin guard Lowry.

  • LinMad

    oh it should be MDA = Mike Dantoni

    did MDA say he wanted a different PG?

  • orLinaryjoe

    That’s what he meant.

  • NONONO

    I hope Lin avoid fouls in 1st half and focus on offense. But If kemba plays most on PG, no chance to win.

  • sws94

    Kemba is playing PG. He needs to pass and not play heroball/Kembaball. We’ll see what happens shortly.

  • NONONO

    It would be hard to change his style in few games. Lin’s court vision is much broader. Anyway, let’s hope for the best.

  • heart

    Raptors commentators did not mention Lin, only Lamb. Prior to that when asked, Raptors Coach, Casey, did give Lin some praises as PG experience and mentioned Lin’s game from summer league.

  • wu kong

    thanks.

  • NONONO

    Didn’t them mention Lin hit the buzzer shot and beat them when he was nobody?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Can’t appreciate you enough for all these great stats that you’ve posted. Just that I was pretty preoccupied this day to spend time in reading/commenting except when I was on a break.

  • heart

    Lin is starting tonight.

  • CJSHYY

    Casey is always nice to Lin. I thought Raptors commentators like Lin?

  • LinMad

    do u know if hes starting at PG or SG?

  • occupatio

    charlotte feed has derozn and PJ as key matchup. so i guess lin isnt guarding derozan…

  • sws94

    Replaces Batum at the 2. SG.

  • CJSHYY

    SG

  • golfhacker

    I think he and DeRozan are buds.

  • heart

    sg

  • LinMad

    maybe coach wants Lin to shoot 20 times today

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! I wish.

  • cdblue10

    And don’t settle for the icey corner

  • heart

    Coach Casey said Hornets have 2 PGs on court. Even he notices that Lin ‘should’ be PG. But I think Lin is replacing NB as SG, but hopefully, Cliff allows Lin and KW take turn playing PG.

  • your son’s voltaire

    tough game tonight. and playing on the road. bad to start Kemba, Lin backcourt and with PJ at the 3. too small. coach should start Lin and Lamb backcourt and have Kemba come off the bench for this game. makes a lot more sense. but since coach is such a Kemba fan, it’s not gonna happen

  • Arsenium12 .

    Dwayne Casey was an assistant coach with the Mavs when Lin played for Dallas in Summer League (2010) and did well against John Wall. He was also coaching Toronto when Lin beat the Raptors with the last second shot on Valentine’s Day, 2012.

    He knows what Lin can do.

  • Guest

    Bad match up for hornets backcourt. Troy will be the X factor

  • heart

    Cliff has to keep MJ happy. And this game is on home court. Cliff will give KW lots of PT. He wants Lin to open up court for KW. Lin will do the hard work– defense.

  • occupatio

    lol troy.

  • NONONO

    I got a bottle of MaoTai with me. Ready for some fire.

  • Alain Gervais

    why do you keep selling the improbable

  • blubell

    Perhaps Jeremy will assist Troy with the game winner again lol.

  • heart

    There’s no rim protector tonight for Hornets. Everyone has to commit to get rebounds, not like last night’s game.

  • LinMad

    are u saying that Batum is a rim protector?

  • Linsanity2.0

    LETS GO LIN.. this is your moment! please take advantage of it!

  • your son’s voltaire

    just saying what’s most logical and best way to win

  • LinMad

    Wow, hornets bench average points per game is so much higher than Raptors. 40 to 25. BF1 is real.

  • cdblue10

    Game time!!!!!!!!

  • LinMad

    MJ is here watching?

  • Guest

    Need fresh legs and pf in the back court

  • LinMad

    PJ is shooting well

  • Dorothy

    222222222222222222

  • cdblue10

    Linnnnnn

  • LinMad

    Lin witht he jumper!

  • heart

    Small lineups for both teams so it should be Hornets advantage.

  • Dorothy

    assist

  • LinMad

    nicely done

  • cdblue10

    Nice pass

  • your son’s voltaire

    double team Lin, get burned!

  • Yeah, nifty Lin assist to Zeller for the easy dunk!

  • LinMad

    LOOK AT THAT. LIN STARTS AND WE ARE NOT IN DEFICIT 1ST QTR.

  • Linsanity2.0

    Yo Where can I watch this game without LAG?

  • cdblue10

    Tone down

  • LinMad

    *rips shirt like Hulk*

  • sws94

    Well, shots are falling for everyone. That’s good. Lin is paying his game. So far, so good.

  • your son’s voltaire

    true

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! Ya! So far so good. LOL!

  • cdblue10

    Lol

  • NONONO

    Starters all +8

  • your son’s voltaire

    that’s cus of the spacing and Lin’s ability to penetrate

  • wu kong

    anyone with league pass? is it not working for you??

  • LinMad

    ya he ain’t rushing it. He’s letting the game come to him. Wasn’t asking for ball, didn’t touch ball for like the first couple minutes but still played great defense.

  • heart

    Paraphrasing: After Lin’s made jumper, Raptors commentator said why do I have a feeling it’s going to be a Charlotte night whenever I see him (Lin)…

  • blubell

    So you’re angry? lol. You should be happy! No smash!

  • LinMad

    its working for me

  • cdblue10

    PTSD FROM THE WINNING BASKET

  • blubell

    can’t forget Lin for the Win!

  • NONONO

    we always feel that way.

  • LinMad

    pls no more lazy passes Zeller

  • Linsanity2.0

    whats a good site to watch the game

  • LinMad

    Defense was stagnant except Lin contesting 2 guys

  • Rzo Vlade
  • blubell

    See the links above.

  • blubell

    Another assist!

  • LinMad

    where? I did not see it

  • LinMad

    PJ needs to defend Derozan better

  • Dorothy

    3333333333333333333333333333333333

  • blubell

    33333

  • NONONO

    Let Lin pay PG and Lamb for SG!!!!

  • heart

    Raptors said Derozan is taking advantage of the matchup w/ PJ.

  • blubell

    06:58
    [CHA 16-9]Walker Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lin (2 AST)

  • LinMad

    Put Lin on him

  • LinMad

    Zeller gone already

  • occupatio

    cody dives right when lin drives, two running in parallel. his timing is off.

  • LinMad

    a bit sloppy there

  • golfhacker

    I was surprised they gave Lin an assist. Kemba took a couple dribbles.

  • your son’s voltaire

    nah, i want Lin to play offense

  • LinMad

    derozan killin PJ

  • blubell

    Toronto is generous i guess lol

  • Dorothy

    22222222222

  • blubell

    On fire 🙂

  • LinMad

    NICE!!

  • your son’s voltaire

    it’s official, Lin should start! 😛

  • CaliUSMC

    LINSANITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!@$!$@!#$!#@$1234

  • blubell

    Hairsanity!

  • your son’s voltaire

    Lin should have dunked that alley-oop!

  • cshot

    jlin on fiya

  • DX

    What a game! can’t believe.

  • Lam

    The standard for “Iinsanity” is so low nowadays 🙂

  • cdblue10

    Lin is killing it…luv it!!!!

  • NONONO

    wowow

  • occupatio

    lin still doesnt get the ball enough.

  • DX

    It’s a little bit low, under the basket.

  • Alain Gervais

    wait wait kemba is 1-4 2 points and we are up by 6 point vs toronto. ???????????????

  • TTNN

    Lin Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Walker (3 AST)

    Alley Oop?? for Lin? what’s that?

  • your son’s voltaire

    i’m alright with it

  • Job713

    Only 1st quarter, but hope the team keeps this up!

  • heart

    Raptors commentators said PJ has to step up. They recognize PJ is a weak link right now and said Raptors should take advantage of it. On the other hand, he gives Raptors players warning to keep an eye on Lin and make him defense.

  • LinMad

    the Lin effect in full effect

  • blubell

    Haha. Wondering that myself too. Hate being stuck at work!

  • TTNN

    yeah, hard to watch game on words….

  • zxcvb

    Let’s see if Lin’s teammates get selfish and stop passing to him.

  • LinMad

    Derozan is killing PJ,. coach needs to do something

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin went back in the locker room.

  • DX

    Lin is on bench. Come on, should be Kemba sit first.

  • CJSHYY

    Really?

  • sws94

    LIn went back to the locker room.

  • LinMad

    i wonder why

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Jeremy lin back in locker room

  • golfhacker

    For more hair gel.

  • Alain Gervais

    lol

  • Alain Gervais

    idk

  • NONONO

    Maybe they need Lin lead BF1

  • CaliUSMC

    I was gonna say the same thing.. Nice

  • DX

    I like this.

  • LinMad

    resting him?

  • heart

    Exactly. That’s what Raptors commentators said they like that.

  • CJSHYY

    That will be great.

  • Alain Gervais

    yea. he is back now

  • Job713

    Changing his hair style. Makes sense. Throws the other team off.

  • cshot

    probably changing shoes

  • Dorothy

    Why is Lin back to the locker room?

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Lin went for more GEL

  • Alain Gervais

    lol yea he is back

  • DX

    Lin came back on bench.

  • LinMad

    Lin’s on bench resting I guess. He will probably go back in soon.

  • blubell
  • NONONO

    i rather see Lin with dan instead of let Roberts play pg later.

  • DX

    Lamb is off recently.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Lol

  • LinMad

    too many fouls

  • NONONO

    When was the last time Hornets led 1st qt?????

  • Job713

    Hmmm, might decide to watch these teams play Jan 1 in Toronto.

  • DX

    Kemba starts ISO mode.

  • NONONO

    Lamb + Kemba = OUR defense suffers

  • blubell

    They’re slowly losing the lead…

  • LinMad

    obviously with Hawes, Frank, Daniels and Lamb on the floor

  • Job713

    Might be a better game plan. Start with sharing the game with Lin. Let Walker play with the bench and let him go ISO.

  • blubell

    We suffer too…

  • your son’s voltaire

    it’s official, Lin is the most valuable player on the Hornets. they just need to hold to fort until Lin return

  • heart

    Raptors are letting Derozan staying on the floor to take advantage of this time while Lin’s off the floor. KW can’t make any plays for this unit. Only make shots for himself.

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • LinMad

    2nd qtr all Lin?

  • NONONO

    someone please tell me when was the last time Hornets led 1st q??

  • Linsanity2.0

    Lin off to a good start 7 pts 2 ast 3-4

  • Linsanity2.0

    cant remember

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Any replay if that was a block or goaltending for LIn?

  • your son’s voltaire

    that was when Gramma Ma played for them

  • LinMad

    so this is what the team would look like if Batum doesn’t resign with Hornets

  • Singapore BB Fan

    looks like a block. the ball was still on the way up…

  • your son’s voltaire

    nope. they didn’t even bother

  • Dorothy

    22222222222222222222

  • your son’s voltaire

    it’s official, Lin the the best player on the planet!

  • blubell
  • NONONO

    Without three highest paid payers (SG,C,FW), we won the 1st quarter!!!!

  • LinMad

    WOW LIN IS BEASTING

  • Job713

    That shot just floated out of Lin’s hand.

  • blubell
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL I really like Raptors announcer on JLin:-)

  • LinMad

    NICE HAWES!

  • DX

    WoW, hope Lin get over 20 pts.

  • GoJLin!

    JLIN 2Q, Within 1 min, 2 points, 1 AST

  • LinMad

    im watching the Charlotte feed. What they say?

  • Job713

    Hmmmm, continue watching this game, or pick my kid up late from night classes.

  • Briiick

    One of the toughest Lin fans

  • LinMad

    leave ur kids to walk home

  • CJSHYY

    That’s good idea for Lin be PG for 2nd unit.

  • LinMad

    OH LAMB!

  • I am The Jason

    option number 1

  • cdblue10

    If Hornets win this,I hope the doubters will become fans again

  • blubell

    assist #4

  • blubell

    what would Jeremy do? lol

  • cdblue10

    Lamb stop being a PG

  • golfhacker

    Stupid Hawes passed to Lamb instead of Lin.

  • Alain Gervais

    hawes cant guard johnson

  • DX

    Lin guard Lowery well!

  • LinMad

    Let Lin be the floor general

  • your son’s voltaire

    this is where Lin has to be more aggressive. he’s the point guard, not Lamb. take command!!!!!

  • Linsanity2.0

    Lamb youre not a PG!

  • Linsanity2.0

    Lamb needs to know his place give the ball to LIN!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Common Lamb. You aren’t pg. Ball has stopped moving when you try to be one.

  • golfhacker

    Lin has to tell Hawes, give ME the damn ball.

  • zxcvb

    Lin would have this game up 15 if his selfish teammates let him play PG.

  • LinMad

    Lamb needs to focus more on D instead of PG.

  • your son’s voltaire

    give me the damn ball or no bun for u!

  • NONONO

    Cliff doing the right thing not letting Roberts play bk pg or sg. he does not pass ball and not good at shooting too.

  • Linsanity2.0

    Lin 9 pts 4 ast already… lets get that to 15 pts and 6 ast by the half

  • blubell

    Psycho T replacing Hawes

  • LinMad

    he can shoot just very streaky but he ain’t no PG

  • Dorothy

    2222222222

  • cdblue10

    Layyyy uppppp

  • your son’s voltaire

    nice backdoor cut by Lin and nice pass by Tank!

  • LinMad

    Beautiful

  • LinMad

    wow where’s our interior

  • DX

    Rebound!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Dorothy

    22222222222222

  • blubell
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    It was so funny the way they talked about JLin: Something like this. Every time JLin plays Raptors, the light has lite. He basically could do anything he wants after he hit a jumper.

  • cdblue10

    I saw that reverse lay up we’re gonna win

  • blubell
  • LinMad

    LINSANITY MODE ACTIVATED

  • zxcvb

    Lin showing all his Charlotte haters what he can do as a REAL starter.

  • cdblue10

    C’mon ref

  • DX

    6-7 13 PTs. 4 Ast. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • blubell

    Signature Lin reverse 🙂

  • LinMad

    good th ing Lamb is out. He was defensive liability

  • Joe what do you know

    Just tuned in through PBP….
    Has Linsanity happened or has Linsanity happened!!??

  • zxcvb

    Curry who? Play Lin with half his touches and you’ll see he’s elite!

  • Linsanity2.0

    LIN GOING HAM OMG

  • occupatio

    they arent haters. they are simply blind

  • Linsanity2.0

    OMG LIN

  • Linsanity2.0

    LIN GOING LINSANE

  • cdblue10

    Nice frank

  • 1mtoldman

    comment on chat board im watching game on: “jlin beast man hes exciting to watch”.

  • DX

    Yes, Sir!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • heart

    Why PJ is back? He’s being abused by Derozan, now Johnson.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lamb picked up 2 fouls

  • occupatio

    so that others dont have to guard derozon. and be free of foul trouble

  • Linsanity2.0

    LIN IS BALLING OUT OF HISMIND RIHGT NOW OMG I AM SO HAR

  • heart

    Glad Hans is in the game.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Here goes my vote. JLin is going to Linsanity 2 tonight if he doesn’t stop scoring anymore:-) So glad that he plays very well.

  • Linsanity2.0

    LIN IS SHOWING WHY HES THE MAN

  • golfhacker

    Always been meaning to ask- what is HAM?

  • occupatio

    didnt see a foul on lowry by lin. phantom

  • your son’s voltaire

    Lin feels he didn’t foul on that drive

  • cdblue10

    For Christmas dinner

  • zxcvb

    No foul. Just need to get the “star” going.

  • NONONO

    Did you guys see PJ yawn?

  • JoeTeam

    Fun to see JLin output well!

  • LinMad

    lol so?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    This 2nd unit moves the ball beautifully.

  • your son’s voltaire

    this game isn’t playoffs level enough for the great one

  • Linsanity2.0

    LIN IS THE LEADING SCORER IN THIS GAME

  • blubell

    He’s witnessing Linsanity in person. Why is he yawning? lol

  • Linsanity2.0

    13 pts 4 ast 1 block 0 TURNOVERS

  • Linsanity2.0

    LIN HAS THE MOST Minutes on this team.. can we believe thiss.. wow

  • cdblue10

    Welcome back you’ve been naughty yesterday…lol

  • LinMad

    i bet u Kemba will try to iso a lot when he’s put back in just to try to beat Lin. It is possible he might but at the cost of team play.

  • zxcvb

    No more complaints about Lin’s shot. He does as well as anyone could with erratic, low minutes and touches.

    Treat Lin like sub-par PG Kemba and he’s ELITE.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    That foul on Lowry was very tough call.

  • Linsanity2.0

    I believe in Clifford now.. i never gave up on him.. i knew he would come through

  • NONONO

    he did good last game.

  • LinMad

    better than having Lin play 13 minutes like earlier in the season. I like this.

  • zxcvb

    Batum is ill. Don’t get too excited.

  • heart

    please wait ’til after game. don’t speak too soon.

  • your son’s voltaire

    Cho said play Lin or else

  • LinMad

    i dont’ know, a part of me thinks it was the Lin fans that complained to Hornets that allowed Lin to get his minutes.

  • NONONO

    KW did a lot of passes so far, great sign!

  • blubell
  • zxcvb

    I regret I won’t get to watch the whole game! Gotta leave to watch Star Wars soon.

  • Rick Johnson

    With Jefferson out it was painfully obvious Kemba as PG wasn’t good. Starters with Kemba at PG would repeatedly get into a hole only to be pulled back out when Lin came in with BF1.

  • cdblue10

    That’s a pushed by drozan

  • heart

    See what I mean about PJ? He’s being abused by Raptors.

  • JoeTeam

    I am happy for you mr smart got your tix!

  • blubell

    Here comes Walker…

  • LinMad

    they pushed Tyler…

  • blubell
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Clifford is trying new lineups.

  • zxcvb

    Got ’em on Oct. 19th!

  • adele

    Only when somebody is ill or injured. After this, back to his old rotation.

  • cdblue10

    Technical

  • blubell
  • NONONO

    Lin’s hair is about off the balance.

  • LinMad

    Biyombo pushed Tyler twice already. Glad he finally got the call.

  • JoeTeam

    smarter than me, but I have to wait until my son has a free day because of all the sports. Don’t write up a game report lol.

  • occupatio

    lin gets the star treatment by getting to shoot the FT.

  • FrankW

    Hope Paul had fixed his puter.

  • LinMad

    Lin got the tech shot lol

  • adele

    Savor this while somebody is ill or injured. Next game, back to old rotation with the stars

  • NONONO

    Lin is doing every(good)thing

  • zxcvb

    No spoilers here!

  • JoeTeam

    bummerLin’s efficiency down since KW came in, 2 missed assists, no chance to shoot.

  • FrankW

    +/- Raptors all -, Hornets all+

  • cdblue10

    Off the window by Kembaw

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Kemba works well with Lin.

  • CaliUSMC

    Man hopefully Lin keeps this up in the 2nd half.

  • 1mtoldman

    lin most minutes most points most field goals most assists

  • DX

    Kemba doesn’t want to be stolen thunder by Lin. :}

  • blubell

    Sounds like Linsanity.

  • cdblue10

    Linnnnnnn

  • JoeTeam

    his D is extraordinary tonight.

  • zxcvb

    As long as they keep feeding him. Unfortunately, this team LOVES to freeze Lin out when he starts hot.

  • sws94

    He’s back. Now just play the 2nd half like this and it’s a great night. He stepped up and showed he could cover for Batum.

  • CJSHYY

    Lowry can’t make the shot today. 0-9.

  • adele

    If only Clifford will allow Lin to play like this. Sigh. Lin can’t if nobody is injured or ill.

  • 1mtoldman

    also highest plus minus

  • sws94

    Hairsanity.

  • blubell

    Linfinity and Beyond 🙂

  • LinMad

    It looks like Kemba is fine. I think Kemba may have let Lin shoot the T

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin effect

  • Briiick

    Lin is a general being asked to dig bunkers before.

  • DX

    Always believe Lin is better than Lowry.

  • 1mtoldman

    i thought we called it hairsanity now

  • David Kim

    Lin should play 48minutes in this team…LOL

  • 1mtoldman

    chatboard quote: “jlin too much for lowry”

  • Dorothy

    222222222222222

  • cdblue10

    Separationnnnnn

  • NONONO

    Lin needs to stop overhelping

  • DX

    18 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • cdblue10

    Breakwaaaaay

  • blubell

    So will it be season high or career high in scoring? 🙂

  • LinMad

    BEAST MODE ACTIVATED

  • JoeTeam

    Linsanity for sure.

  • blubell
  • CJSHYY

    19. Hope make it to 20

  • cdblue10

    Pusheeedddd by Pat

  • LinMad

    good hussle MW

  • NONONO

    GREAT MW

  • JoeTeam

    not for me, I am a traditionalist ha ha. hate the hair, I’m not a fun guy I guess.

  • LinMad

    Lin’s success is contagious on the team.

  • Briiick

    Jealous of you guys. Have to take my son to a BB practice. Can’t watch…

  • blubell

    Definition of fun depends on the person. I’m sure you’re fun 🙂

  • 1mtoldman

    we should be jealous of you getting to take your son to bb practice.

  • NONONO

    first taste of Linsenity for Hornets fans

  • cdblue10

    Nice Kemba

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • LinMad

    good half

  • FrankW

    McHale would have benched Lin now.

  • cdblue10

    Great half

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Kemba + Lin >>> Kemba + Batum
    A very speedy back court.

  • blubell
  • LinMad

    Very sweaty Lin

  • blubell
  • LinMad

    21 minutes in first half lol that’s crazy

  • NONONO

    Is this first time Lin sweat in this season?

  • Yascar

    Isn’t that kind of an understatement bro? Just kidding! ?

  • occupatio

    happy holidays. lol

  • Alain Gervais

    Look like water he poured on his head

  • LinMad

    lol i know right. Coach needs to play Lin harder

  • Lin Win

    Damn I can’t watch the game live!
    Wow Did Lin go super saiyan 3? 8-9?

    I saw Batum is out so did Lin start this game?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Atthehive will change Lin from: “No, but thanks for calling” to “Untouchable”.

  • DX

    Batum should just play F, don’t do PG’s job.

  • zxcvb

    This is the first time Lin is being treated like an actual starting guard. Not even PG (a lot of SG).

    And he’s going Curry-mode. “Just a coincidence” says everyone in the NBA, except MDA I guess.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Compare the contract of Cory Joseph and you can tell the blessing that Hornets have over Raptors.

  • 1mtoldman

    clearly the force is with lin tonite

  • GoJLin!

    Yes & Yes! We are so happy for him.

  • occupatio

    i bet lin stayed up all night yesterday playing video games just to spite you

  • FSW

    He slept last night

  • blubell
  • Joe what do you know

    Yep. @ SG

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I doubt that.

  • heart

    Paraphrasing: After Lin passed to KW for a 3, Raptors commentator said he likes that Lin could have taken the shot himself (bc he’s been doing well), but he set up KW for that 3 (too bad he missed). That’s unselfishness is what he meant I think.

  • occupatio

    lol

  • Alain Gervais

    i honestly didn’t notice him

  • blubell
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    good long one.

  • your son’s voltaire

    hey Lin is leading the team in blocks lol

  • LinMad

    we need to stop Derozan.

  • Lin Win

    Wow the first game I miss watching Lin and he goes Linsanity !
    FeelsBadMan

  • CaliUSMC

    tied with kaminsk

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    A block shot, a rebound and 4 dimes.

  • JoeTeam

    Thanks, I have gratitude for what you said. I was more fun when I was younger – took a lot of risks, and the posses won together.

  • your son’s voltaire

    that’s leading

  • CJSHYY
  • cshot

    Any words on what Stephanie Ready is saying about jeremy lol?

  • heart

    Raptors commentator: “It is Linsanity…!”

  • Lin Win

    Atthehive,ChokeCity and FakerNation must be s***ing themselves now!

  • I am The Jason

    So this is what happens when Lin is unleashed. Who would have thought it !????

  • CaliUSMC

    I think that 3 Lin made in first quarter is what activated GodModeLin

  • BobbyH

    Yep. heard that.

  • FrankW

    Hornets taking it out on the Raptors for last night’s lost.

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin played 21 minutes the first haif

  • LinMad

    looked like Lin during preseason games today. Actually better cause he never got 21 minutes in a half before this season.

  • pandaboy99

    Lin is doing to lowry what steph did to Kemba

  • occupatio

    youre welcome. lol

  • DX

    Please miss every game! 🙂

  • Linsanity2.0

    LIN THE BEST PLAYER IN THE GAME !

  • Rick Johnson

    Wow, Did Master Lo finally fix Jeremy’s back?

  • blubell
  • Lin Win

    I should LOL

  • LinMad

    We need to shut down Derozan and we win game easy.

  • Linsanity2.0

    LIN SHUTTING DOWN LOWRY THE MAN IS 0-9

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    In the team if unleashed.

  • Alain Gervais

    LOL there has been maybe 5 full games where he had less then 21 minutes

  • blubell
  • Joe what do you know

    Any combo with Lin in the mix is going to be better than ones without.
    Lin+Batum>>>Kemba+Batum
    Lin+Lamb>>>Kemba+Lamb
    and so on….

  • BobbyH

    Lin guarded Rose most of the time.

  • Linsanity2.0

    LIN IS SHOWING WHY IF GIVEN THE CHANCE HE CAN BECOME LISANITY AGAIN! THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING

  • CaliUSMC

    Whats wrong with Batum again?

  • cshot

    Why do I have a feeling Kemba is gonna Heroball hard the 2nd half? lol

  • I am The Jason

    Lowry 0-9 Lin 8-9. Need we say more.

  • blubell
  • occupatio

    his minutes been trending up lately.

  • pandaboy99

    Oh man if lin could score 40 this game lol

  • NONONO

    the halftime show cannot match the game.

  • Alain Gervais

    flu i think

  • LinMad

    Is MJ even here today to watch Linsanity do his thang?

  • sws94

    21 minutes is a lot of minutes though. He’s on pace to play 42 minutes.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    You’re a real tech geek. Lol. Thanks for instant news.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Yeah, hope Clifford consider this new lineup.
    Lin, Kemba, Batum, Marvin Williams, Zeller.

  • DX

    Lin seems enjoy playing with Raptors very much.

  • blubell
  • Alain Gervais

    yea no duh

  • Yascar

    Our boy got his stats already. Now we need to win! Let’s go Hornets!!

  • Joe what do you know

    Sick…. Prob a flu…

  • occupatio

    hence the super sweat face hehe

  • 1mtoldman

    is it worse that red panda or juggling josh?

  • sws94

    Hope so. I think someone said he was.

  • pandaboy99

    Lol what a party pooper for hornet fans

  • LinMad

    if that’s what it takes to win, do it.

  • Job713

    Game plan changed: Hornets is gonna make re-signing Lin priority #1 and not Batum!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin + Kemba >> all

  • blubell
  • CaliUSMC

    Lin needs to work on that conditioning. Dude looks like he just ran a 20k

  • Steppen03

    YES!! JL7 for 30!
    LET’S GO, HORNETS!!
    Let’s Go, Lakers!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    LOL

  • your son’s voltaire

    hey, go pick up your kids

  • pandaboy99

    Here come the triple teams this half

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Straight 2Q and his style required lots of running.

  • occupatio

    i think kemba will take 10 shots in the 2nd half hehe

  • Joe what do you know

    No PS4+Bloodborne for me tonight after work….
    It’ll be NBALP+Lin bahahahahah!!!

  • cdblue10

    It’s just shows that they didn’t know Lin

  • DX

    You don’t know how tough play 21 min. in NBA.

  • CaliUSMC

    Lebron doesnt break a sweat when he goes a full Quarter… he gets cramps though lol

  • occupatio

    and lin didnt respect ross’ shot enough

  • FSW

    Nice….

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    LBJ is the best in the league and he plays like a diesel truck. Lin is a Corvette.

  • DX

    Hornets fans seem very calm.

  • Joe what do you know

    I think this statement needs a fine print saying “conditioned to Lin being the facilitator…”

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    You can take this to the bank.

  • CaliUSMC

    lol

  • LinMad

    This is the time to vote for Lin for All Stars if you haven’t already.

    http://vote.nba.com/

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lowry is going to be real pissed!
    His only 2 points come from Jeremy’s foul.

  • blubell
  • your son’s voltaire

    LOL game summary compares Lin and Lowry stats. yikes

  • DX

    Bring Lin to All Stars!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Yep, LBJ does not have to chase after any smaller guard to guard.

  • sws94

    They’re going to tighten the defense on Lin. But I think he’ll be OK. They don’t really have a smothering defense.

  • FrankW

    He needs air condition.

  • Job713

    Didn’t need to explain why I was late… “Watching Jeremy Lin?”

  • Linsanity2.0

    I think its safe to say Lin going to break his season high tonight

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    100% agree. Major adjustment.

  • DX

    Hope same result for All Stars voting.

  • FrankW

    I like the new Ford GT.

  • blubell
  • Solo

    I voted 18pts 5 asst for Lin, and he already got that by 1/2 time…….guess I won’t win this time

  • LinMad

    Lin ranked #5 on NBA pulse right now
    http://www.nba.com/pulse/

  • your son’s voltaire

    what is it? 20?

  • blubell

    19

  • NONONO

    hard to watch and listen.

  • LinMad

    just needs to penetrate and get the free throws

  • occupatio

    i got a bowl of kumquats and a cup of whiskey.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Linsanity wins!

  • LinMad

    he just moved to #5, i noticed that even when Kemba or Batum gets a good night, they never make it on Pulse

  • 1mtoldman

    breakfast of champions

  • DX

    Cheers!!!!

  • occupatio

    haha

  • blubell

    Champions of what? lol

  • NONONO

    Three top guys are out – MKG,BATUM and AL. WOWOW

  • cdblue10

    Put some protection on your tv you might get excited when Lin throw a dunk tonite

  • GoJLin!

    Would rather this result, any game, any day! Go JLIN, Go!

  • CJSHYY

    I am glad I missed this one. I want Lin to get over 20 pts for this game.

  • blubell
  • LinMad

    top guys according to FO?

  • Linzen

    The only night I cannot watch the game… and Lin scores 18pt in first half. 🙁

  • Pete Roces

    With some luck, wish him breaks his personal high of 38 pts

  • LinMad

    They’re holding Lin lol

  • Linzen

    I’m totally leaving the party early!

  • NONONO

    Kemba doing good on offense, But he is still weakest link on D.

  • occupatio

    lin hasnt touched the ball yet.

  • Job713

    Trying to play physical against him

  • FrankW

    Whiskey sour?

    I’m having a glass of 2004 Haut Medoc.

  • cdblue10

    That’s a goal tend

  • your son’s voltaire

    i gotta review these “blocks”

  • LinMad

    That was goal tending!!

  • occupatio

    lins only 2 misses have been biyombo blocks

  • JoeTeam

    I wouldn’t as the highlights will be good. The last 4 mins when KW came back in, Lin’s output / min dropped and he started to do the Igoudala D thing. KW missed 2 Lin assists, etc. So might not want to gamble social vs 2nd half. Don’t listen to me though, I’m not meaning to be debbie downer.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin is going to take lots of foul shots in the 2nd half.

  • Job713

    Nice Hokcey assist by Kemba

  • NONONO

    FUN game to watch. everyone plays well. Lin is the best!

  • Joe what do you know

    I hope Cliff sees the truth after this game…

  • LinMad

    good movement, now Raptors have to adjust their D so it isn’t so much on Lin

  • cdblue10

    Not just putting Lin at the corner

  • sws94

    Biyombo is a legit rim protector. He may not get to the line that much.

  • sws94

    That looked like a goal tend. I’d like to see that again.

  • occupatio

    whiskey sour mixed inside my mouth haha

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Team ball!

  • NONONO

    Lin doing everything well , plus NO TO for 24 mins.

  • Joe what do you know

    Yes, Lin needs to be the centre of the Hornets offence…. Not an accessory or fall back insurance….

  • LinMad

    he’s a play maker, when Batum and other players try to play make we get lots of turnovers like yesterday.

  • cdblue10

    C’monnn that call !!!!!

  • JoeTeam

    They called that a heat check when KT missed a long 3 like that last night.

  • LinMad

    Good foul, he missed one

  • occupatio

    they trapped lin

  • NONONO

    Lin is competing with multiple 10mls Gs today and doing well.

  • LinMad

    Derozan hurt. We might win this easily now.

  • DX

    Lin should sit 5 minutes and come back. Save energy for 4Q.

  • cdblue10

    I didn’t see any injury on that fall

  • Alain Gervais

    yea i notice they trap him when ever he gets the ball

  • JoeTeam

    chicken soup and sausages!

  • Alain Gervais

    derozan acting on the ball to come right back in the game. wolverine type recovery

  • LinMad

    Man they are catching up.

  • NONONO

    Sub Kemba with Lamb!

  • DX

    Take PJ off.

  • cdblue10

    Nice put back

  • NONONO

    Lin needs to attack!

  • LinMad

    Can Lin shoot yet coach?

  • occupatio

    lin tanking his % quick

  • CaliUSMC

    Nice dunk by Hawes. Ooo

  • cdblue10

    That’s a man dunk by Hawes…OMG!!!

  • blubell
  • DX

    Who guard Derozon?

  • CaliUSMC

    FT’S COMING UP FOR L1N

  • CaliUSMC

    n/m

  • DX

    20!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • JoeTeam

    nocall

  • Dorothy

    22222222222222

  • cdblue10

    Nice curl

  • CaliUSMC

    WHOA NICE FAKE BY LIN FOR DA EASY LAYUPZ

  • your son’s voltaire

    season high. i’m good

  • LinMad

    Nice movement

  • Job713

    Nice easy layup!

  • blubell
  • cdblue10

    Kembaaaaa

  • Job713

    WOW – KEMBA-LIN are kicking it!!

  • zxcvb

    Okay, 20p already. I’m happy.

    See you guys after Star Wars!

  • CaliUSMC

    THAT WAS A SICK PASS BY HIM

  • blubell
  • LinMad

    WHOPAAA THAT surprised me

  • LinMad

    Draws a charge

  • cdblue10

    Offensive foul.Their’s only one left to do…dunk the basketball.

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • CJSHYY

    Ya! I heard that….Haha!

  • sws94

    Gotta say, Kemba is facilitating tonight. Kemba and Lin show hope for chemistry. This is a good night.

  • NONONO

    30mins , 22/4/2 not TO,

  • LinMad

    Lin is showing how important it is to move off the ball consistently

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Secretariat.

  • LinMad

    ya it looks like Kemba likes to play with Lin

  • CaliUSMC

    BZZZ. BUZZ CITY

  • CJSHYY

    I think Lin will off now.

  • Linsanity2.0

    Lin will come back in the 4th quarter NO PROBLEM!

  • NONONO

    Please let lin sit for few mins and play PG with BF1 to close the game!

  • blubell
  • LinMad

    ya they need him 4th qtr so they will sit him for Lamb

  • Linsanity2.0

    Lin about to play all of the 4th!

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! This one is good from Kemba.

  • your son’s voltaire

    the hornets just need to hold the lead until their best player checks back in

  • Job713

    It is in Kemba’s best interest to have a hand in Lin’s plays — it makes him look like he is setting up Linsanity.

  • LinMad

    I wasn’t lying when I said Lin would get 20 shots today. He already has 16 lol

  • Job713

    They should work the clock until Lin comes back.

  • cdblue10

    Nice Frank

  • LinMad

    a beautiful pass and Lin knowing where to b, there was a big open space to the basket and he ran for it

  • cdblue10

    Wow Kemba

  • CaliUSMC

    Good Reb/Putback by Kemba

  • Job713

    This is how to do it. Kemba should only go ISO when Lin’s off the bench.

  • DX

    Today’s Raptors is like totally opposite with yesterday’s Magic.

  • LinMad

    Kemba plays hard when Lin does well lol

  • adele

    When Batum is well, back to the usual rotation. At least we get yo watch this great play once in a while if some starters are ill or injured.

  • blubell
  • adele

    But we have to face reality coz if everyone is healthy Lin will stay in the corner.

  • CJSHYY

    Kemba is good today. Finally share more ball to Lin. I like it. Raptors commentators are funny. They don’t report the game but talk about Curry… LOL!

  • blubell
  • cdblue10

    Didn’t see Frank

  • cdblue10

    Too early…lol

  • Linsanity2.0

    LINSANITY 4th QUARTER… LIN GOING FOR 30

  • Briiick

    KW definite CAN play with Lin, he just needs to play the correct BB and share the ball handling 50/50 with Lin.

  • blubell
  • Linsanity2.0

    Lin going to end up playing 40 minutes

  • LinMad

    ya they can break down most defense if they play together unselfishly

  • blubell
  • CaliUSMC

    GOOOOOOOOD

  • LinMad

    more than half the points!

  • sws94

    He likes Lin but the big challenge was figuring out how the 2 can play together. They are making big progress tonight.

  • cdblue10

    Nice Ref

  • LinMad

    not a blowout yet. They need to turn it up!

  • Job713

    All this on a back-to-back game too!

  • blubell

    Who can turn it up in the 4th quarter? 😛

  • cdblue10

    Almost

  • CaliUSMC

    If that shot went in… Bro…

  • Job713

    Butt shot!

  • LinMad

    SO CLOSE!!

  • occupatio

    lins FTs so bad this year

  • DX

    Missed 2 FT, shouldn’t.

  • cdblue10

    I know …it blew up the building

  • Linsanity2.0

    come on Lin 0-2 on FT???

  • Job713

    No one on either team wants to make free throws

  • sws94

    2 points left at the line by Lin.

  • Job713

    Lin fatiguing…

  • DX

    Lowery pushed Lin!!!!

  • LinMad

    Lin 4 fouls.

  • CaliUSMC

    Lin gotta make theseeeeeeeeeee

  • your son’s voltaire

    ouch slipped on the wet floor

  • LinMad

    Other players gotta step up and score. Lin looks tired.

  • Linsanity2.0

    COME ON LIN MAKE THEM

  • Job713

    Yeah, Lin makes them!

  • CaliUSMC

    THANK U LORD

  • blubell

    Yes! made both!

  • blubell
  • cdblue10

    Raps on the penalty

  • blubell

    More freebies coming up 🙂

  • Yascar

    Jeremy needs to sit down for a few mins so he can finish.

  • LinMad

    Keep attacking the basket since they are in bonus

  • spiderman

    Need Marvin

  • cdblue10

    Just keep driving

  • blubell

    heavy minutes on back to back. Will need to get use to it…

  • your son’s voltaire

    much better than Hawes

  • sws94

    Seems like all of Lin’s TOs have been offensive fouls in the last 3 games.

  • Yascar

    True enough

  • cdblue10

    Hawes played good so far

  • LinMad

    Refs rigging the game again.

  • blubell
  • DX

    Need to work on but acceptable.

  • sws94

    Took his time. Don’t know what happened on the last 2.

  • LinMad

    those are good TOs

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Raptors announcers said Lowry got away with a push on Lin to cause a charge.

  • DX

    Lowry 2-14. My god!

  • occupatio

    this has really been a tough grind of a game. have the lead, but not growing it.

  • sws94

    I think so too. Sometimes that happens to attacking guards.

  • LinMad

    refs

  • LinMad

    its better than losing the ball on lazy passes

  • blubell
  • your son’s voltaire

    gotta give credit to Hawes for that block!

  • LinMad

    aww Lamb should have grabbed that witth his long arms

  • DX

    Hornets is too weak on rebound.

  • cdblue10

    Frank is becoming a solid player

  • Job713

    Lin looking tired on that turn around jumper

  • Dorothy

    22222222222222

  • cdblue10

    Not yet I guessed

  • Job713

    A floater… from Lin??

  • GoJLin!

    Be careful, fouls trouble, still 7:40 min to go, Zeller 4, Lin 4, Hawes 5.

  • CaliUSMC

    I WANT THIS F**** 30 LETS GO LIN

  • Promo Sports World

    Great showcase

  • 1mtoldman

    dae think youd see a game where lin takes 18 fgas

  • DX

    I do F**K want too!!!!!

  • CaliUSMC

    GOOD D BY LIN!@!!@3

  • your son’s voltaire

    can’t believe they’re only up by 10

  • cdblue10

    Time out coach

  • cdblue10

    Gooddddd

  • occupatio

    lin has hands on knees. so tired

  • cshot

    lin locking up lowry

  • cdblue10

    Good time out on that time by Cliff

  • LinMad

    take a breather

  • DX

    2-17. Kobe?

  • sws94

    Lin’s gassed. He’s played a ton of minutes. He’s playing good enough in the 2nd half. Making some baskets and being aggressive. Can’t foul anymore.

  • DX

    37 min. already.

  • LinMad

    He can foul 2 more times before getting ejected

  • 1mtoldman

    37 minutes

  • CaliUSMC

    I just want a 3 by Lin.. Don’t even have to hit 30… plz

  • LinMad

    Biz is a great rim protector Hornets should have kept him. I think he can PnR well with Lin.

  • NONONO

    Great improvement on Lin’s off ball skills.

  • occupatio

    you dont get to order a la carte.

  • DX

    Pho???????????????????? Sorry, Cho

  • CaliUSMC

    ;D

  • Dorothy

    222222222222222222

  • cdblue10

    Nice 2222

  • CaliUSMC

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSS

  • LinMad

    2222222222

  • rookie75094

    coach clifford…I TOLD YOU so!!!!

  • occupatio

    dagger

  • blubell

    Jeremy is money – TOR

  • LinMad

    Derozan killn us

  • CaliUSMC

    haha. U know Lin wants that 30..

  • LinMad

    all that contact no foul call

  • DX

    Why PJ up again?

  • LinMad

    7 pt game now

  • CaliUSMC

    REFS ARE RIGGIN

  • LinMad

    don’t lose it over stupid calls

  • MorlockO

    so many offensive fouls lol!

  • cdblue10

    We got a ball game

  • LinMad

    its a game now

  • DX

    Take PJ out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • MorlockO

    why is hairston shooting?

  • cdblue10

    Free throws

  • CaliUSMC

    300000000000000000000000

  • cdblue10

    Let’s go for 39

  • LinMad

    Lin needs to close for the win.

  • Job713

    C’mon, 2 for 30!

  • DX

    Damn, it make my day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

  • JoeTeam

    Lin got a few non-calls, and this time he shoved BB so he got paid back about 1 out of 5.

  • LinMad

    Man, how come no one can stop Derozan? Put Lin on him?

  • occupatio

    whats the lineup now?

  • DX

    No, don’t want play OT.

  • NONONO

    that is big play!!!!! GREAT DDDDD

  • 1mtoldman

    wonder whens the last time lin took 20 shots

  • occupatio

    besides lin, kemba, PJ, cody…

  • CaliUSMC

    I wanna know this too

  • 1mtoldman

    il look it up later

  • cdblue10

    Two 3’s can do it

  • occupatio

    doesnt really count. many were on cuts.

  • Guest

    Start feeling the effect of back to back games

  • DX

    That I like!!!

  • cdblue10

    Let’s see if he has still ice on his veins with these ft’s

  • spiderman

    wary of hairston

  • NONONO

    it could be 4 points turn around for that play

  • cdblue10

    Calmly sink the first

  • occupatio

    we complain that lin doesnt have good PnR bigs on this team, but on the other hand, he has never played with bigs that pass so well. hence lin has made so many buckets on cuts this year.

  • blubell

    Made both

  • cdblue10

    He still has it

  • LinMad

    30 pts

  • CaliUSMC

    300000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

  • rookie75094

    clutch!!!

  • cdblue10

    Lol …you got your wish man

  • LinMad

    more free throws

  • Lin Win

    30!!!!!!!! POINTS YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • CaliUSMC

    haha.

  • occupatio

    i missed that play. how did lin get 2 FTs?

  • Linsanity2.0

    LIN FOR 30… this is the night Clifford realizes Lin is the answer to all his problems

  • your son’s voltaire

    stephanie is such a kemba homer

  • CaliUSMC

    Over the back foul

  • NONONO

    40 mins 30 pts… cannot ask for more

  • Linsanity2.0

    This game will make Clifford realize just how good Lin is

  • spiderman

    probably not, but we can hope

  • occupatio

    30 PTS is the prix fixe menu. cali doesnt get to order 3Pointer a la carte.

  • cdblue10

    Wow c’mon

  • LinMad

    Should have been a foul

  • Lin Win

    Damn needed that dagger 3

  • LinMad

    thats the jumpball we should have got the other day

  • DX

    41 minutes

  • JoeTeam

    refs …

  • CaliUSMC

    Angry Clifford

  • Job713

    He’s only setting himself up for the game winning last shot…

  • cdblue10

    2 positions ball game

  • occupatio

    2 possessions

  • LinMad

    Lin needs to be “the guy”

  • cdblue10

    Auto correct

  • Lin Win

    Man are raptors cooking or not?
    Push at jump ball?

  • occupatio

    i do it automatically, that is correct

  • Lin Win

    Wow Jlin 41mins….

  • CaliUSMC

    lol @ kemba

  • cdblue10

    I love this game

  • CaliUSMC

    tied game..

  • your son’s voltaire

    should have called a timeout

  • cshot

    o heck no plz win the game jeremy dropped 30

  • LinMad

    Tied game, not sure what happened. Why didn’t coach call timeout?

  • JoeTeam

    cody choke. But refs don’t help.

  • NONONO

    Kamba ball is wrong!!!!

  • cdblue10

    Can he do it again ????

  • Lin Win

    Lin should’ve shot that.

  • CaliUSMC

    Zeller got punked.. Literally got the ball stolen away like he was a child

  • 1mtoldman

    he was trying to call a time out i beleive but tried too late waited too late.

  • golfhacker

    Zeller cannot catch the ball in traffic.

  • Briiick

    Cliff got to alternate their ball handling.

  • spiderman

    lowry 5-23, still allowed to impact game

  • LinMad

    Man we let Derozan go wild

  • Linsanity2.0

    LIN should have shot that man!

  • NONONO

    I am afraid Kemba doing all over Kemba ball now ,

  • Briiick

    Take it to the basket !

  • LinMad

    OT pls

  • NONONO

    ONONONONONONON

  • cdblue10

    Hahahahhaha ….

  • CaliUSMC

    HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAAHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  • your son’s voltaire

    OMG TIMEOUT

  • CaliUSMC

    AHAHHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • cshot

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAA

  • LinMad

    hahah called timeout before the shot

  • your son’s voltaire

    stupid play by the Hornets though. got bailed out

  • occupatio

    lin should have taken the shot

  • Linsanity2.0

    LIN SHOULD HAVE TAKEN THAT SHOT FOR SURE

  • LinMad

    Play was drawn for Kemba, Lin was running down the clock just so Raptors cannot get any time if Kemba misses

  • Lin Win

    Wow LIN? Shoot the ball yourself man! you are the player of the game !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Linsanity2.0

    stupid play

  • cdblue10

    Lin has the right to take the last shot,bad call again by Cliff

  • JoeTeam

    not sure what was drawn up, it wasn’t much movement on the team’s part. Really hmmm …

  • rookie75094

    ot…please!!!!

  • Lin Win

    Play broke down when they were dribbling

  • your son’s voltaire

    the play should have been PNR with a big man! not the cheesy 2-guards whatever they ran

  • LinMad

    Lin was running down the clock just so Raptors cannot get any time if Kemba misses, too bad Kemba mis dribbled

  • CaliUSMC

    game is over

  • NONONO

    Lin needs to attack, DO NOT give to kemba , he is too tired and too ISO

  • sws94

    Guys are just exhausted. That’s the problem.

  • LinMad

    man OT…Lin is playing 50 minutes today

  • Lin Win

    When will Lin get the last shot? over 50% FG PLAYER OF THE DAMN GAME?

  • Job713

    40 points ? Who’s calling it?

  • rookie75094

    Jlin take over in ot please!!!!

  • Linsanity2.0

    ok we know OT is Lins time

  • CaliUSMC

    Im feeling 38pts

  • cdblue10

    I called 39

  • Linsanity2.0

    WE KNOW OVERTIME IS WHERE LIN SHINES LETS GO

  • 1mtoldman

    he’s never played anywhere near this minutes b4 this season. will be tough.

  • cshot

    lol should i be surprised that the last play was drawn for kemba and NOT jeremy who has 30pts?? Nope…

  • LinMad

    8 pts in OT pls

  • your son’s voltaire

    woot overtime is a time to pad the stats

  • NONONO

    LIN NEEDS to take charge!

  • Yascar

    I know he’s obviously tired

  • Lin Win

    Lin’s 42mins man I don’t know how much longer he can last. He’s going to double his average playing time.

  • Promo Sports World

    Give Jeremy some oxygen

  • A guest

    Hope he is not too tired…

  • Dorothy

    33333333333333333333333333333

  • blubell

    333333

  • cdblue10

    3333333

  • your son’s voltaire

    I LOVE OVERTIME

  • CaliUSMC

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  • LinMad

    33333333

  • JoeTeam

    Jlin 3 impressive … tired legs 3.

  • LinMad

    Lin has been only scorer on team since 4th qtr

  • occupatio

    cali gets his wish

  • blubell

    Come on career high!

  • Lin Win

    Please win this one Lin!

  • CaliUSMC

    Lin not happy

  • your son’s voltaire

    refs again. sheesh

  • MorlockO

    zeller out

  • MorlockO

    we need tyler in there…

  • LinMad

    man these refs

  • Lin Win

    REfs cooking hard

  • MorlockO

    home refs have really been bad for hornets… maybe they need to treat them better.

  • CaliUSMC

    kemba really took his sweet time there…

  • LinMad

    drive in time Lin

  • cdblue10

    Nice Kembaaaaaaa

  • Lin Win

    Kemba trying to be MJ

  • MorlockO

    finally kemba!

  • LinMad

    FINALLY! SOME BREATHER

  • LinMad

    i dont care if Lin doesn’t score anymore, just win this

  • cdblue10

    Geesssshhh a cardiac finish

  • Lin Win

    Same I don’t want a season high to end in a loss

  • CaliUSMC

    Lin with 46mins.. lol

  • LinMad

    Bigs need to set more screens for Lin and Kemba. They are too lazy.

  • CJSHYY

    Me too. It’s too tired for Lin now… Win please.

  • spiderman

    lowry 6-26, still allowed to make an impact

  • Yascar

    I’m with you. Just don’t want his monster game to be a loss

  • rookie75094

    kemba…win this for Jlin…lol

  • NONONO

    Lin – not worry about TO. attack!!!

  • LinMad

    it’s amazing that Lin was the only scorer since 3rd qtr up until now…

  • LinMad

    please do

  • your son’s voltaire

    Lin played 45:31 minutes most in the game

  • cdblue10

    PJJJJJJ hahahahahaha

  • blubell

    PJ!

  • your son’s voltaire

    PJ is clutch

  • CaliUSMC

    HAIRSTON!!!!

  • LinMad

    PJ!!!!! AHAHHA

  • cdblue10

    Hahahaha Lowery

  • spiderman

    still wary of Hairston

  • CaliUSMC

    FT’S!!~!!

  • LinMad

    FTS FOR LIN

  • LinMad

    just make 1 for the win

  • cdblue10

    Tough one

  • Lin Win

    LIN PLEASE MAKE THE PAIR OF FREE THROWS

  • NONONO

    DID ref smile to Lin?

  • LinMad

    WOW!!

  • blubell

    Clutch

  • cdblue10

    LINSSSSAAAAANNNITTTYYYYY

  • CaliUSMC

    ICEMAN LIN

  • cshot

    LETS GOOOOOOOO

  • LinMad

    I hope Hornet fans really respect Lin now. 46 minutes, all in.

  • Promo Sports World

    Not many can do this folks

  • cshot

    1 more 3 pointer and ties career high 38

  • cdblue10

    How many he got now?

  • Lin Win

    OMG I NEARLY HAD A HEARTATTACK ON THE FIRST FT

  • Job713

    and if made those 2 earlier FT, it would have been 40!

  • Briiick

    Look, correct BB, or Lin all is so much more powerful than stud ball.

  • CaliUSMC

    THREE FIVE

  • LinMad

    screw it score 40

  • Lin Win

    I rather play safe and get easy 2 pts

  • cdblue10

    Game over

  • blubell

    Jeremy Lin hero of the night – TOR

  • LinMad

    That’s a wrap! GAME OVER

  • LinMad

    Kemba should have passed it just to use more seconds

  • cdblue10

    These free throws though

  • cdblue10

    Their coach blew it!!!!lol

  • MorlockO

    LOL cory joseph only 7pts in 33 mins haha… 4 years 30 mill

  • LinMad

    nice work MW

  • cshot

    totally could have let lin hit those kemba 😀

  • Lin Win

    HORNETS SENT THE RAPTORS BACK TO JURASSIC PARK!!!!!!!!!!

  • CaliUSMC

    jealous of all these fools at the game right now. hah

  • LinMad

    2 year 4 mil 35 pts

  • NONONO

    LOL

  • JoeTeam

    the ice was Lin’s 3 in OT that got them going.

  • DX

    Yes, now is LinStar War time!

  • occupatio

    lin was stupid not to hold the ball. he would have gotten 2 FTs

  • NONONO

    Did MJ think this was L game for Hornets and did not show up to support his won team? ?????????????????????????????????????????????????

  • LinMad

    Lin wasn’t happy with that pass by PJ, still competitive even when tired

  • JoeTeam

    would have been 37 … kw held it last possession when he could have given it to lin, and KW got the FT.

  • CaliUSMC

    Probably watching the Thunder/Cavs game lol

  • LinMad

    Should have known that Lin would step up when batum is gone

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Linsanity has arrived at last

  • blubell

    Linsanity win!

  • LinMad

    good game by Lin and Kemba.

  • cdblue10

    Alright you guys good game and good night ,one of the greatest game of JLIN,whewwww can ask for more.

  • DX

    Linsanity came back before Christmas!!!!!

  • Lin Win

    Feel sorry for Raptor’s coach! That timeout would be Number 1 on shaqtin a fool for the year

  • blubell

    Lin clutch player -TOR

  • occupatio

    meh. it is right not to reward that chucker derozan with a game winner.

  • cdblue10

    Always

  • Lin Win

    Start Lin Get Career High Get Win

  • NONONO

    Did you guys hear this from Lin just now – Coach did the good job

  • blubell

    Walker praised Jeremy.

  • GoJLin!

    Thanks JLIN, what a show! 47:27 min, 13-22/2-5/7-9 with +11; 35 Pts/4Asts/5R/2BS Ha!Ha! so happy!

  • LinMad

    47 minutes

  • rookie75094

    YYEEEEHAAAA!!!!!

  • JoeTeam

    nice dell curry interview of Lin … look for it.

  • CaliUSMC

    Ok. Now the waiting game for the highlights..

  • rookie75094

    awsome interview as well

  • Briiick

    Hornets have two stints in their back.

  • LinMad

    Well deserved win, they put so much effort in it. It shouldn’t have come to OT but Lin was only one scoring in the 4th.

  • cdblue10

    That’s nice,hope it’s the beginning of a good chemistry between them

  • LinMad

    Lin was all smiles

  • occupatio

    lin was so tired at the end, he really put in a tough performance tonight. def deserved the win. esp with his 3 and excellent rebounding in OT.

  • NONONO

    OT only proves Lin is crunch time player!

  • I am The Jason

    The Hornets are 1-0 win Lin scores 35 pts

  • jakey

    I’ll wait for the 20 min. highlight tomorrow lol

  • cdblue10

    And that’s a fact

  • 1mtoldman

    47 minutes when hes never played even 30 minutes i think this year; maybe once.

  • sws94

    Who knew the breakout game would be tonight. It’s not even like he shot great but he made some jumpers. He finished well and just played really hard even though he became exhausted in the 4th and OT.

  • Linsanity2.0

    LINNNNNN

  • Briiick

    First Linsanity in Hornets !!!!!!!!!

  • JoeTeam

    he heh clev may lose so cha 1 game out of top

  • sws94

    That PJ 3 was big though. Hawes messed up Lin’s nice feed and through it out to PJ and PJ just knocked it down.

  • blubell
  • LinMad

    The reason Lin looked so much tired than Kemba is because he puts 100% to defense too, he shut down Lowry

  • 1mtoldman

    47 minutes 35 points 13 fg’s 5 rebounds 2 block 4 assists plus 11

  • MEL LIN

    monster game

  • Steppen03

    AWESOME GAME!!!
    LOVE IT!!!
    Great Teamball….

  • blubell
  • rookie75094

    hahaha …kklutchfans has another meltdown…sweet

  • Lin Win

    Batum take a week vacation and get back when you are 100%! The team looks fine to me!

  • LinMad

    I think Lin deserves to get mention first

  • blubell
  • Lin Win

    Come on ! You’re talking about At The Hive here!

  • Lam

    Icing on the cake would be if rockets get creamed today.

  • JoeTeam

    a stepfh kt night. lin can do it!

  • heart

    So glad we witnessed ‘Linsanity’. It was meant to be for tonight. Lowry did help w/that call for timeout while Derozan made that 3 for the win. Imagine if that 3 was counted. The game would have been over and KW might have gotten a rap for that crucial turnover in crunch time of that last possession. Glad Lin’s hard word didn’t go in vain and Hornets got the win.

  • NONONO

    If Lin was not qualified ASG for EC, who would? VOTE!

  • occupatio

    lakers aint creaming anyone

  • LinMad

    ya they totally hid how many pts they each made lol

  • DX

    Look better to me. Especially, Lin with the starters.

  • Lin Win

    Lol Chokefans are dying ! They are going to lose the season and Dwight.

  • Warren

    WOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

    Jeremy Lin Scorches Raptors With 35 Points, Hornets Win In OT
    http://www.morningnewsusa.com/jeremy-lin-scorches-raptors-35-points-hornets-win-ot-2349130.html

  • Linsanity2.0

    Im going to rewatch this game from start to finish!

  • blubell
  • DX

    Next time or after extend the contract.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    relax

  • 1mtoldman

    47 minutes previous high this season 31 22 shots previous high this season 13

  • blubell
  • Lin Win

    Yeah LOL if that was Kemba they would post every stat possible!

  • your son’s voltaire

    the reason why it’s working without Batum is that with Lin and Kemba, you got two very quick guards who are moving, thinking, and passing so much quicker than when Batum has the ball in this hands. simple as that

  • Lam

    They are good compared to clutchfans.

  • LinMad

    Lin still ranked on NBA pulse
    http://www.nba.com/pulse/

  • Promo Sports World

    Highlights????

  • heart

    Lin made that crucial 3 in crunch time. He’s Mr. Clutch, Mr. 4th Quarter! No denying it. Cliff needs to remember and let him be one of the offense options when NB returns.

  • Briiick

    Fellow Lin fans,
    let us vote Lin for All Star !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • blubell
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    His D was better than that 3 in MO.

  • blubell
  • Steppen03

    This year’s Top teams are Cavs, Raptors, Pacers, Bulls, Heat = We’ve wins over 3 of them, Two more to go!!!

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! He can be one if he got more playing time & took more shots….

  • Briiick

    New shooting form !

  • blubell
  • heart

    That too is crucial in crunch time. He got a crucial FT and helped to cushion Hornets’ lead.

  • Lin Win

    Man Big games today!
    OKC vs Cavs
    ChokeCity vs Fakers

  • blubell
  • DX

    Let’s do it. Can I vote again?

  • GoJLin!

    Lin & Kemba combined for 62 points (Lin 35, KW 27), 11 boards (Lin 5, KW 6), and 11 assists (Lin 4, KW 7). Both played more than 44 minutes (Lin 47:27, KW44:12). Good Team work!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I hope for breakout fight. lol

  • blubell
  • 1mtoldman

    in answer to the question whens the last time lin took 22 shots its 2012-2013 feb 20 against okc when he had 29 in houston win; so 3 seasons ago.

  • rookie75094

    hahaha…racist haters from clutchfans trying to down play Jlin monster game.

  • LinMad

    I bet you Cliff almost had an heart attack today. he’s probably really happy we got the W.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! waiting for so long & finally Linsanity is back. Haha!

  • Sundown

    Beginning?

  • Job713

    Was surprised how quickly they both moved together. When both are clicking, it’s pick your poison for the defence

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    You can’t fix stupid.

  • blubell
  • LinMad

    they’re from Texas, what u expect?

  • your son’s voltaire

    i see a SMOTY trophy in Lin’s future

  • sws94

    Sad bunch over there.

  • Job713

    Some Lin fans at NBATV waiting forever to do a graphic like this.

  • your son’s voltaire

    but you can fix their leaking rooftops

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Toronto has so many weapons.

  • leeda harun

    thank you God. So happy for Lin and the team.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    No gonna wast my time.

  • Lin Win

    Yeah this is so true

  • Warren
  • Hope

    Wow, this blows my eyes 35/47. Wow.

  • sws94

    What did he say. I didn’t hear the interview with Curry.

  • your son’s voltaire

    Lowly called that timeout just before DeRozen nailed that prayer right at the buzzer. we should give thanks to Lowly there

  • Lin Win

    I want to see some Dwight and Kobe fight

  • rookie75094

    Thank you LORD for Jlin awsome game and protect him from injuries…Amen

  • Linsanity2.0

    Yo Clifford giving mad praise to LIN!

  • blubell
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Then he had to be thankful Kemba lost the ball before that.

  • Warren

    CAN’T BELIEVE lin blocked lowry twice!!!

  • Briiick

    text “Lin” to 69622

  • sws94

    That’s beautiful.

  • MorlockO

    lol spearheaded lol I’m sure there is a joke in there somewhere

  • LinMad
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    He knows this guy is his son buddy.

  • Bearness

    Wow, what happened tonight? Why was Lin starting? Batum got hurt or something? Good to see he had a game regardless.

  • blubell
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Just called Philly and told them if they want Lin they must wait till summer.

  • blubell
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    …and they still took the Hornets to OT.

  • jakey

    I hope JLin lands on NBA dot com as the Daily Leader scorer!

  • blubell
  • Lin Win

    Don’t worry Kobe will fix that!

  • LinMad

    i like that Lin is mentioned first unlike ATH

  • heart

    At the end of the post game, Cliff acknowledged Lin made ” a big three”! Thank you Coach Clifford!

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    What are you all so happy about? Jlin can’t be a starter. He needs to lead the bench! smh

  • blubell
  • your son’s voltaire

    it’s a great game. and it showed that Lin CAN and SHOULD BE a starter no matter what coach decides

  • Lin Win

    Batum’s Like: I miss one game! ONE GAME! I couldn’t hog the ball for ONE GAME and that Asian kid scores a season high on me!

    (A joke of course)

  • blubell
  • NONONO

    Re: GT: Raptors @ Hornets, Dec 17th, 7pm EST, SN1
    Post#1032 » by agentzero2010 » 29 minutes ago
    DeRozan had a good game but Lin dropped 35. How do you allow Lin to drop 35?

    Re: GT: Raptors @ Hornets, Dec 17th, 7pm EST, SN1
    Post#1036 » by Mad Balla 15 » 28 minutes ago

    Bobcats/Hornets whatever you want to call them eat Raptors for breakfast

  • Briiick

    Are you Cliff ?

  • rookie75094

    Jlin will be a starter next year on a different team

  • LinMad

    So Cliff only praises Lin when he scores 35 and shuts down Lowry. I think Cliff needs to play Lin 40+ minutes a night.

  • LinMad

    Lin’s value has climbed today by 1000%

  • LinMad

    in 1:48? I don’t believe he can fit all the plays in that little time.

  • NONONO

    Recover…

  • LinMad

    Lin is now ranked #3 on NBA Pulse. Just beat Kobe.

    http://www.nba.com/pulse/

  • james brown

    with no PNR on this game!!!

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    NEVER!!! He’s a Linobili type player.

  • blubell
  • wu kong
  • your son’s voltaire

    but for completely different reasons i bet

  • rookie75094

    being his twin …you should support him……and yeah I got the sarcasm.

  • jakey

    Does anyone know if MJ was present?

  • LinMad
  • james brown

    more PT more score!!!!

  • CJSHYY
  • james brown

    and they are not talking about his HAIR tonite!!!!

  • LinMad

    I feel like the refs just want the Hornets to lose that’s why we see so many bad calls by the refs recently.

  • NONONO

    miss the OT?

  • tom

    oh wow I missed one game Lin goes off
    I feel like should stop watching the games…I would do that for Lin I’m a crazy Lin fan

  • your son’s voltaire

    and someone was blaming AJ last night for his “bad influence”. lol

  • Warren

    actually batum is a really nice guy :d

  • james brown

    nice reliever in PJ. but as a starter , i think not..
    he has PT because he at least shows some defense needed by the team.

  • NONONO

    I have almost no mood to watch hornets games until today because i knew he would start and i know he would make a statement.

  • Parent of Lots of Kids

    Me too!!

  • james brown

    nice to have a friend who can say everything to you without being guilty and defensive!

  • stam

    Hi Everyone! I missed the game. Can anyone tell me who Lin was guarding most of the time?

  • Briiick

    Words are not needed, bigger role for Lin is needed in every game !

  • sws94

    It was just a matter of time. I’ve been telling posters here to be more patient. You don’t like Cliff, Kemba, Batum, but you know what? Chemistry takes time. Coaches do things for team wins we don’t agree with. But I thought Cliff thought Lin can do it. Batum, referred to by some as the Hornet’s best player, goes out. Lin has a tendency to step up his game. He didn’t step it up, he leaped it up. He looked to score, he played defense, he was very secure with his ball handling, he rebounded, he was tough and though winded and fatigued in the 4th, fought through it and was the player of the game. Now he’s trending on twitter. Proud of him. Linsanity. Hairsanity rules.

  • Warren

    All I can say is Christmas has COME EARLY! Merry Christmas, brothers.

  • LinMad

    30-35 mins

  • sws94

    He guarded different people. In the first unit I think it was Ross most of the time. But there was a lot of switching. He was on Lowry at times in the 2nd unit. His guys scored on him, but he made it tough for them. He played nice D. Cliff even said so.

  • LinMad

    its usually when players get hurt when Lin gets his real opportunity. I don’t think it should be that way. Lin deserves his opportunity just like Batum does. And there is no need to prove it anymore. He keeps training and improving himself. Lin is no longer a turn over machine. No longer a weak defender. He can shoot left and right.

  • Briiick

    Now that Hornets’ fans got a taste of Linsanity, they should understand better why there are loyal Lin fans like me and they may want more of it.

  • tom

    chill lol

  • your son’s voltaire

    yeah. it’s also nice to have a friend who speaks up on your behalf when you can’t do it yourself

  • LinMad

    true, I feel that Hornet fans think Lin is playing fine with what he is given, but we want more cause we know that isn’t Lin’s ceiling.

  • Fevers End

    Apparently I can’t critique a good game or say F off with the hero ball Kemba after a win. I guess I can only say it during the game. Hornets got lucky that the Raptors defense wasn’t good. Lowry made so little buckets and they still took it to over time.It was a good game, but improvements can definitely be made. I’m probably going to get hate here too since Lin had a great game and all.

  • Linsanity2.0

    Lebron just killed a fan

  • LinMad

    We got lucky when the other coach called time out. Kemba did not close the game in the 4th, he bounced the ball off his foot.

  • kauaiblue

    Walker isnt good enough to praise jeremy lin…

  • NONONO

    Exactly. If Batum played today, i was not sure when we would see this.

  • blubell

    Linsanity en Español
    Check out @NBA_FormulaOne’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/NBA_FormulaOne/status/677683957702508544?s=09

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    No he’s a tiger fan pretending to be a tiger agent.

  • james brown

    see the way other said it and the way you put it..Batum injured, Jeremy stepped up his game…JLIN has a game but because of KW and for some reason Batum, JLIN was held to a 4rth or 5ft option when playing. given the reign, he will produce as we all saw before and seeing now.

    I am not going against KW and Batum, cliff MUST balance his attact to make the team formidable and JLIN can be part of that Attack consistently. Just give him PT and plays too (as a PG and maybe as a SG too!)

  • stam

    Excellent thank you!

  • LinMad

    What we learned from this game: Lin can play with both units at PG/SG. We did not trail in 1st qtr like we usually do with the default starter lineup.

  • Linsanity2.0

    Not only did Lin score 35 pts but he shut down Lowry.. held him to 6/25 shooting!

  • LinMad

    ya that’s why he was so tired. I did not believe my eyes when he scored that 3 in OT. I thought his legs were not there.

  • MomentousPetey

    Naaaawww, Raps played solid D. Theres reasons why their a top team in the East (good coaching, talented players, teamball). The refs were also holdin they jockstraps (to put it nicely) the entire game. So I wholeheartedly disagree with your viewpoint =).

  • CJSHYY
  • your son’s voltaire

    Lin/Kemba backcourt is VERY, VERY potent

  • heart

    Lin fans: Mark this day, 17 Dec, Linsanity is back against Raptors w/ 35 points! Thank God!

  • blubell
  • Lin Win

    Lin on NBA youtube….Again!

  • CJSHYY
  • blubell
  • CJSHYY

    17 is good number Lin. LOL!

  • LinMad

    wow they are actually promoting him now. I guess they found out Batum/Kemba had no chance?

  • CJSHYY

    Wow! What a surprised! Let’s do it.

  • sws94

    I know. But it shows how valuable he is. I just believed that in time Lin would figure it out and Cliff has been playing him a lot of minutes lately. This was building.

  • your son’s voltaire

    boo! Curry went to In-N-Outs without Lin

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    35 points. 13/22. 40% from 3. Not great? smh

  • Fevers End

    They only started playing solid D in the second half after Lin started going off. They started to double team him then and I didn’t see anyone running up to set a screen or receive the ball.

  • blubell
  • leeda harun

    Lets do it 🙂

  • NONONO

    Big credit for Cliff to rest Lin in the end of 1 and 3 q. Lin got energy in OT. Also, big credit to Cliff for not leting Roberts play at all because he always messed up Lin’s game.

  • 1mtoldman

    yeah apparently it was the wife of austrailian pro golfer jason day.

  • Yascar

    Nice reply. He’d like that.

  • tom

    ouch roberts has feelings too you know

  • CJSHYY

    Bc Hornets only won by 10 then down to tie… Cliff just didn’t trust Roberts.

  • 1mtoldman

    i shouldn’t even bring this up but its disgusting and reminds me of how espn has always underreported lin.

    in their actual recap of the game it was headlined “lin scores 35 as hornets drop raptors in ot”

    but by the time it made it to the front page i.e. what someone scaning the scores would actually see it had changed to “hornets down raptors in ot”

    with the sub heading osmething like: derozan scored 31 but kemba walker had 27 and 7 assists as hornets defeat raptorts in ot, with a clip and photo of walker.

    lin had been expunged from the record. r.e.

  • Briiick

    MDA is in 76ers having a little talk, Batum could be asking a Max contract they don’t want to offer…

  • james brown

    so who are they promoting?

  • Briiick

    Well said, Lin is just a natural !

  • LinMad

    who cares if they want clicks from China or Lin fans. Their loss.

  • blubell
  • Briiick

    Yes, lightening fast back court duo.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Hahaha JLin did it for me to the US date birthday!!!!:-)

  • blubell
  • Briiick

    WOW, thanks for reminding us, big deal !

  • blubell
  • rookie75094

    Tonight is the only time I actually want the tankers to beat up the choke city ballhoggers….hehe

  • blubell
  • tom

    did they actually do this? or are you saying thats gonna happen?

  • guest

    Is this the official Mike D’Antoni account?

    Discussion on Jeremy Lin 336 comments
    Game #25 Hornets vs Raptors Post Game Thread
    Mike D’Antoni 3 minutes ago
    What happened tonight was what should have been happening the past three years. Good to see Jeremy do well again!

  • 1mtoldman

    lin outscored lebron 2nite 35 to 33; course harden and kobe still to go. lebron did however addtinally wipe out a spectator, apparently the wife of austrailian golfer jason day. carried off in stretcher after lebron crashed into her at courtside.

    so tonite its the nba superstars on tap:

    derozan 31
    lebron 33
    lin 35
    kobe?
    harden?

  • blubell
  • BobbyH

    Well, if 9 out of 10 media using Lin and only ESPN did the otherwise, that’s their loss.

  • 1mtoldman

    check it out yourself. go to espn nba scoreboard. see the front page then click on the recap itself.

  • CJSHYY

    Finally. So glad to hear that….Haha!

  • Martin Chong

    You took my 1st spot. I was so close! I’ve kept on trying since Linsanity! Give it back to me! Lol

  • tom

    true thats annoying but who cares
    never respected espn anyways

  • sws94

    It wasn’t only Lin on Lowry.

  • 1mtoldman

    to be fair tho lin did an excellent job of defense all nite he was only guarding lowry when kemba wasn’t in the game for the most part.

    lins primary responsiblty was ross sometimes lowry sometimes corey joseph.

  • heart

    Lin’s 35pts made in a very close and intense game bc every point was crucial. It could have turned out either way in OT, but Lin and Hornets came out w/ a win. That is very impressive and worthy to note. Other blowout games where NB, KW and AJ got over 30pts were at ease w/o much pressure bc their points also came in garbage time. So tonight, I also want to give credit to for KW for playing team ball during OT, and for making that crucial play by passing to Lin for that crucial 3.

  • 1mtoldman

    it just reminded me flashback to when in the playoff game when lin made the big play to get the ball to troy daniels for the shot lin was again expunged they never mentioned it; as if daniels magically found the ball in his hands.

  • tom

    kobe 20pts on 6/28 shooting
    Harden 41pts on 7-19 3-10 from 3 and 24-28 from FT line

  • LinMad
  • guest

    Mike D’Antoni • 10 minutes ago
    What happened tonight was what should have been happening the past three years. Good to see Jeremy do well again!

  • 1mtoldman

    naw lins gonna win the nite i think. nick young says hes in lin for dpoy so i think he’ll shut harden down.

  • CaliUSMC

    lol

  • tom

    he doesnt have twitter does he?

  • LinMad

    fake?

  • 1mtoldman

    well they were at least better than derozan/lowry 2nite who had been 2nd best (but thats all on lowry to the minues and lin to the plus)

  • CJSHYY

    Of course.

  • Briiick

    It would be a perfect storm tonight if Rox or LAL also loses.

  • sws94

    Batum watched this game and thought to himself, that’s the guy that used to kick our butts in Portland.

  • tom

    nick young said what?

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t know which to pick for loss…. LOL! I think Lakers will…

  • NONONO
  • guest

    No real deal. I have to give credit to other lin site. It’s Mike D Antoni’s Discuss account.

  • Lin Win

    What’s funny was Jason Day didn’t even try to protect his wife.

  • LinMad

    I can’t wait for Monday’s game hahahahahaha vs Rockets

  • Hope

    I like the scene where the ref was chatting with jlin after he was fouled going up for a Def rebound, walking toward the other end for free throw.

  • tom

    took 35pts to get that out of clifford

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Please RT.

  • 1mtoldman

    im just hoping lin who as already outscored lowry, derozan and lebron (does lebron get extra credit for taking out a celebrity spectator?) can also outscore harden and kobe tonite and it would really be cool if you know all these biggest nba stars (oh durant and westbrook too!) and

    lins #1!!!!

  • tom

    yah haters gon hate
    Lin will still make more money than their incompotent writers

  • 1mtoldman

    waht u think they were saying?

  • Lin Win

    19-6 Hou vs Lakers
    6mins in and Kobe hasn’t taken a shot while Dwight is 0-5

  • 1mtoldman

    conspiracy?

  • 1mtoldman

    true.

  • CJSHYY

    I like how Cliff said Lin’s D it’s good that really help to clear Lin’s bad D name. Got to give Cliff the credit for that.

  • 1mtoldman

    i was going to say that.

  • sws94

    He talks about Lin when he does something. He said a lot more. He said Lin is really strong, he can have a guy on his hip while he probes. Says he works hard. Said he’s in such great shape he’s not worried about how many minutes he puts him in. Says each off-season he works on his weaknesses like they said he couldn’t go left now he can go either way. Said he spends so much time in the paint. Said he was clever. It was good to hear the coach talk about Lin.

  • CJSHYY

    I know Lakers is not good. D12 is not good either so far tonight.

  • Linsanity2.0

    Lin going to drop 40 on Harden

  • Fevers End

    40 step back three pointers in front of his face?

  • blubell
  • sws94

    Don’t be confrontational man, I’m in a happy place. OK. Let’s just chill out now.

    He shot the jumper OK, he didn’t shoot the jumper like he did in the Philly game where he scored something like 9 3 pointers. 9/15. Something like that. That’s shooting great. Lin shot well, but he got most of his points in drives. He shot the jumper OK.

  • AlexBB

    17 =God is Perfect=Linsanity:)

  • Linsanity2.0

    no

  • sws94

    Mods, why on a night like tonight is Jeremiah trying to goad me. Can you please tell him to chill. This is a great game, best of the season, a career highlight. Not in the mood.

  • CJSHYY

    Lin helped Cliff to get this won & Cliff helped Lin to remind media how good Lin is & also clear his name on bad D. Hope to see more on this in the future.

  • MEL LIN

    lakers for sure hate this kobe

  • 1mtoldman

    all the biggest stars on display tonite
    lowrey 20 walker 27 derozan 31 lebron 33 westbrook 27 durant 25
    lin 35
    kobe ? (0 after 1 quarter)
    harden? (7 after 1 quarter)

    so #1 so far: superstar jeremy lin

  • sws94

    Me too. And I think we will.

  • CJSHYY

    I think so.

  • LinMad

    i can feel the loveeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • Dan Cohen

    wonder what they were talking about

  • GoJLin!

    Where is Psalm? Hope he did not miss this happy game!

  • occupatio

    i still dont see cliff’s post-game interview on hornets website.

    http://www.nba.com/hornets/video

  • james brown

    thanks for allowing me to play my game!!!!

  • sws94

    Batum, Lin and Kemba should get together and do drills figuring out how to utilize their strengths. It will be completely awesome to end quarters and games with these 3 clicking. This was such a big game for the Kemba/Lin chemistry.

  • Martin Chong

    He has grown fat!

  • sws94

    http://www.nba.com/hornets/coach-clifford-live-postgame-12/17/15

    You have to start at about 5 or 6 minutes when he sits.

  • Michael

    Yay! Monster game by Lin!

  • heart

    Aw, so cute w/that big smile and bright eyes! Thank you for sharing.

  • sws94

    What did you think of Kemba/Lin together tonight? I think there was big progress. Wasn’t perfect, but there were some promising signs.

  • leeda harun

    Welcome back, Micheal 🙂

  • james brown

    need for coach to give them prep..(Lin, Batum,KW) during practice and make plays to maximize all opportunity when it is needed

  • man, I watched early then I had to go. But I was there following the play-by-play on my phone with y’all happily!
    HAIRSANITY, baby!

    I’m preparing the post-game thread now

  • 1mtoldman

    you sleeping the reason?

  • occupatio

    thx

  • LinMad

    Lin gonna scare the beard.

  • Hope

    Lin said he got into rythem because coach ran plays for him early.

  • Michael

    I return from the de…ep sleep.

  • CJSHYY

    I think MJ sure said something otherwise Kemba would not agree to do it. They couldn’t afford loss more games probably it’s the key… Whatever it’s…. I hope from now on Lin can have the same freedom like today. Of course he will not take that many shots every game but at least near 12 to 15.

  • Michael

    1/3 maybe

  • james brown

    good controlled game by KW..there were times i could sense that he want to shoot the 3 but clear minds prevail and lokk for better opportunity to score. passing was good and chemistry and the will to win were present especially with the 2 guards!

  • Dan Cohen

    omg tell him to stop it.
    lin is not even a starter on this team and munshi is starting something!..
    lin a starter on this team..and they consistently play like this..ok.. else shut up.

  • CJSHYY

    You can tell from 1st half….

  • LinMad

    He can perform like this as long as coach draws up plays early for Lin.

  • sws94

    Good number, 12-15. Needs to look to score more. He’ll get more assists when Kaminsky and Cody get used to the speed of his passes. I hope.

  • sws94

    Yes. Tonight proves it.

  • CJSHYY

    Their big are still not good IMO. smh!

  • sws94

    Sure hope MJ was there tonight. I didn’t see him on the bench. But he has to be really happy with Lin tonight.

  • james brown

    MJ maybe is sensing something reat to happen and now feeling it with the team!

  • 1mtoldman

    2nite
    durant 25
    westbrook 27
    lebron 33
    lin 35
    kobe?
    harden?

    hoping lin can win the nite of the big stars.

  • TTNN

    wow, Lin’s hand….

  • CJSHYY

    He will watch the game for sure on the bench or not…

  • Keep up the great job, buddy! =)

  • sws94

    No, they don’t set good screens and aren’t great under the basket. Cody is the best one but he’s just ok. Hawes and Kam are 3 point shooters.

  • james brown

    Zeller is still weak and need to excert more effort to gain strength as he progressess.

  • CJSHYY

    So far, Lin got the most pts for tonight’s all NBA games… Hope Harden will not get more than 35 today.

  • Hope

    Bye bf1, it was nice knowing you. It’s sf1 now.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! They are all just so so to me.

  • james brown

    lol!

  • sws94

    On Toronto DeRozan played really well. Lowry didn’t. He got sort of hot near the end but he had a terrible game. Kemba and Lin outplayed them because of Lowry. DeRozan scored near 30 I think.

  • CJSHYY

    I was a little bit worry before the game bc last night Hornets played bad. W Lin, you just can’t tell how many shots he will take on this game? LOL!

  • heart

    Saw a touching clip Lin hugging KW, then buried head his down on KW’s left shoulder at the end of the game. Very touching to see!

  • leeda harun

    Too early for this

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Why did you post that he didn’t shoot that great then? 35 points on 22 shots. 40% from 3. 59% overall. What does he have to do on a night like this playing 47 minutes on the tail end of a btb to shoot great?

    And remind us all again why Lin can’t be a starter:
    1) poor shooting
    2) weak handles
    3) makes bad decisions
    4) defers too much
    5) doesn’t crack the whip (lol)

    Are you sure you’re happy tonight. To me it looks like Lin would make a great starter.

  • james brown

    see how Cliff loves offense of JLIn and used him tonite well. He knew that a good offense can take your defense, that’s why he acknowledge it last because that makes his game MONSTROUS!!!

  • joyce ward
  • Linsanity2.0

    SO GREAT TO SEE LIN PLAY LIKE HIMSELF AGAIN!

  • blubell
  • GoJLin!

    Thank you & other mods for the hard working so we can enjoy the positive threads, games and discussions.

  • leeda harun

    yeah…so touching….he played all out…hope the chemistry lives on

  • Linsanity2.0

    Lin Kemba and Batum can be a serious Big 3.. I can see this team going to the Conference Finals if using all their pieces right!

  • Linsanity2.0

    I can clearly see a Cavs vs Hornets Conference Finals. this team has all the potential

  • occupatio

    check out cliffs quotes in post-game on lin.

    cliff said the two biggests shots in overtime were lin’s 3 and kemba’s and-1.

    “lin had a monster game, and his defense was also really good.”

    “he’s so quick and strong. he is always in the paint. he doesnt need much of a gap. and hes clever in that like in the play in overtime he went up through biyombo to get the foul call (cliff makes a hand gesture re-enacting the play).”

    “then, when its slower, he can get the guy on his hip, and look and scan while keeping the defender at his hop, not many guys can do that, you got to be strong to hold guys like derozan on his hip, and hes scanning and looking.
    the other thing to appreciate about him is, you guys watch him, he gets better every year. with the knicks, ppl realized he wasnt that good going to his left. well now hes equally good with his left. whatever ppl say hes not good at, he goes out and changes it.”

    “his PnR defense is really good. hes a really good competitor. hes tough. hes eating up minutes. hes in such good shape you dont even worry about him out there.”

  • Hope

    “Linsanity is back tonight”

  • CJSHYY

    Me too. Haha!

  • leeda harun

    Needs to win regular season. ?……enter the playoff…..still longjourney

  • CJSHYY

    Thanks. Finally 5:26 min long vision. LOL!

  • james brown

    he’s learning and he’s happy..

    he’s a follower who only takes whats now and doesn’t speculate as what he described himself…

    so chill and let us ENJOY this game and hope for the same come next game.

  • Linsanity2.0

    are you kdding me? you dont see the potential in this team?

  • sws94

    Super Hairsanity!!

  • Fevers End

    The problem is whether or not the chemistry will be consistent. We’ve seen them going from team ball right back to hero ball before.

  • sws94

    Thanks, appreciate it. It’s a happy night and I, like most of us here, feel wonderful tonight about him. Wanna just stay on a high tonight, not even thinking about the next game yet.

  • blubell

  • Linsanity2.0

    nah its going to stick.. Clifford has seen the light at the end of the tunnel… some of you need to trust in the process and trust in Clifford he is a man of his word

  • leeda harun

    Of course I do…needs team to perform well each and everynight

  • Dan Cohen

    this is getting suspicious..
    giving this much playing time recently..
    they might be showcasing lin to trade him.

  • james brown

    but for most people here, He has proven it already way way more before.. and this is just a confirmation of his strength and potentials as a player

  • Michael

    Yeah, it’s exhausting, I’ll try to keep grinding.

  • sws94

    OK, yeah. Well put. I guess it’ll prove it to the coach and for those that didn’t know what he can do.

  • Fevers End

    Hopefully it will. If not, at least win against Lin’s former teams.

  • Michael

    Yikes, what’s up with the knuckles. Bruised or lack of oxygen?

  • blubell

    I’m still waiting for the longer versions from JUN LIU or Christine 🙂

  • Linsanity2.0

    and he will.. have some faith in your boy

  • CJSHYY

    Don’t think so. W Lin’s salary no needs to showcase.

  • Michael

    Hope Harden creates a lot of backdoor cuts for the Hornets.

  • sws94

    They needed Lin every minute. And Clifford says he can play them, he doesn’t worry about his minutes. See occupatio’s quotes from coach.

  • Linsanity2.0

    Have some faith in your boy.. not at least.. you want him to perform exceptional every night.. have higher expectations for him

  • CJSHYY

    I think so. W/O Lin they can’t win that many games.

  • occupatio

    i dont really think of ppl playing together in terms of chemistry; its mostly skills meeting skills.

    so, tonight, the big takeway for me is not kemba and lin’s chemistry. rather, it’s that lin is cutting really well and has teammates (including kemba) who are capable of hitting him in cuts. the most standout are actually kaminsky and hawes — the reason why lin has had so many buckets this year on cuts is he is playing with big men who are really good passers. they are not good roll men, but unlike the bigs that lin has played with before, these two guys can really pass.

    going back to your question about lin and kemba, what this game really showed me is how poorly cliff uses them. if there is one thing i would change about how lin and kemba are used together, it is that LIN SHOULD BE ONE PASS AWAY FROM KEMBA, instead of being on opposite sides of the court. the game will be much easier for them both if they can be one pass away instead of separated by 2 passes.

    that configuration also maximizes kemba’s skills more because his playmaking is limited to seeing only those closest to him, such as in a two-man game.

  • leeda harun

    Yes I have faith in my boy Lin…but his teamates must do well too 🙂

  • Hope

    What a guy, always credit the whole team.

  • occupatio

    i am pleased to see that cliff noticed that lin can regularly put defenders at his hip (especially coming off a screen).
    this is something that really separates the top-tier PnR players from the rest. (and its obvious that kemba does not have that ability.)

    yet, they dont run enough picks for lin. the team runs more plays for lamb than lin.

  • NONONO

    not worry. hope good for him either way,

  • Martin Chong

    And the coach

  • Martin Chong

    How long? Like 48mins?LOL

  • joyce ward
  • leeda harun

    Ha ha…. agree

  • spiderman

    …Then the obvious question is: Why doesn’t he allow Lin more minutes?

  • John Focker

    Just gone through a 2.5 day move, and BAM! Linsanity game. Pondering about moving every game, but doubt I’ll survive the month. LOL

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    This win is miraculous specially after a disastrous 4th Q.

  • JoeTeam

    hey joyce, a good night sis!

  • blubell
  • ra

    i miss the game any linl to the replay game please………………….

  • occupatio

    well, we know that cliff is really good at talking up a player’s strengths. these comments should be put in the context of what cliff says about his favorite players, such as batum.

  • james brown

    no trade yet..just started to cater now to him on maybe Batums verbal agreement to sign extension with the hornets. its now JLIN’s time. (my opinion only)

  • joyce ward

    Night:)

  • blubell

    Still not long enough! haha

  • spiderman

    lol

  • tom

    i have one but not sure if im allowed to post it here…

  • John Focker

    Going to HK Airport IMAX to see The Force Awakens in 3D. What better way to prep for the movie with Lin’s Force Awakening?! LOL

  • spiderman

    no chance to even dry off

  • tom

    let me guess Kemba hogged?

  • blubell

    Is this the third time Jeremy has scored 30+ points against the Raptors?

  • InfiniteWisdom

    linsanity is back!!!! loved the aggressiveness, the decisiveness… when batum comes back, he has to remain as aggressive, as decisive, and look for his own shot more. kemba, looks like he’s turned a corner and is letting lin handle the ball more when they play together.

  • tom

    wow clifford sounds like paul he is a Lin fan lol

  • blubell
  • JoeTeam

    I meant this was a good night awesome game.

  • ra

    sure you are allowed

  • tom

    Was Lin guarding DeROsan today?

  • blubell
  • sws94

    Last few games, he’s getting the minutes. It was maybe just working out some stuff he needed to try with guys like Lamb before he could get there.

  • your son’s voltaire

    mostly PJ

  • spiderman

    Kemba should buy Lin dinner for all the times Lin bailed him out

  • Dan Cohen

    no one could’ve made any shot in except for lin.

  • new thread
    http://www.jlinportal.com/hairsanity-unleashed-35-pts-in-ot-thriller-win-against-the-raptors/

    Hairsanity Unleashed 35 pts in OT Thriller Win against the Raptors

    What a full-blown HAIRSANITY game in an 109-99 OT thriller win against the Raptors!

    Jeremy Lin started in Batum’s absence and unleashed 35pts/4asts/5rebs/2blks/3TOs/4PFs in 47 min!

    He finished with +11 in +/- in the game
    His 8-of-9 shooting in the first half set the tone for this game.

    Jeremy simply had a knack to produce Linsanity games against the Raptors:
    02/14/12 27pts/11ast/2reb/1stl in 90-87 Knicks win. Linsanity
    03/20/12 18pts/10ast/3reb/1blk/1stl in 106-87 Knicks win
    11/27/12 16pts/10ast/4reb/3stls in 117-101 Rockets win
    11/11/13 31pts/1ast/5rebs/1blk/2stls in 110-101 Rockets 2 OT win
    12/17/15 35pts/4asts/5rebs/2blks in 109-99 Hornets OT win

    Since Raptors is a dinosaur resembling a dragon, it might be appropriate to give a new nickname for Jeremy Lin as “the Dragon Slayer”.

  • JoeTeam

    of that lady announcer in the end is the Hornets announcer, I really like her. She knows the game and she really supports JLin. Not as flashy in language as Clyde Frazier, but the best lately and in a different way good for Lin and us.

  • cdblue10

    This great game and win spearheaded by Lin is the beginning of a bigger things to come.The most important thing on this win is Batum and Kemba can’t iced him out anymore because the coaches and the NBA fans saw the capability of Lin on both ends of the court,prolly this is the game that Clifford’s awaited for so long to start a big 3 in Charlotte.If they can acquire a bigman that can anchor the paint for defense,this team is definitely a contender in the East.

  • tom

    thats kind of sad

  • tom

    So who was Lin guarding?

  • sws94

    Ross and sometimes Lowry.

  • tom

    It’s just one game thou
    too early to tell

  • John Focker

    Lin had games like this when he was with Rox, but toxic Rox F/O, media and fans capped it. What a crooked org that was. Same can’t happen in Charlotte, where fans are more savvy and unbiased.

  • occupatio

    and notice cliff calling lin “tough”, whereas BS said exactly the opposite. big difference.

  • tom

    hmm ross scored well tonight…hes not usually this good

  • Acbc

    MVST…most valuable sleeping troll.

  • Dan Cohen

    well, if they put batum back to his original position, they might be building something call the big 3.

  • sws94

    Thanks. good point about Lin and Kemba should be one pass from one another. I guess, when Batum is in, then Lin is on the weak side.

  • Dan Cohen

    ok, correction:

    well, if they put batum back to his original position, they might be building something call the big 3 with lin at sg and kw at pg .. lin is actually pg/sg.. so it fits in this system where they alternate roles at times.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    They were both great.

  • Dan Cohen

    So uh.. did you actually post 35/4 as an option.

  • Dan Cohen

    no one got it right this time, right.

  • sws94

    But there was a lot of switching going on and Ross was free for 3s. It really wasn’t due to Lin overhelping that much. Ross just happened to shoot well tonight.

  • Dan Cohen

    hm…maybe I should’n’t be here that much.. that’s when lin went off..I didn’t even know he started in this game until middle of 3rd qtr when I start checking stats.
    I was too busy with looking at #intothebadlands. awesome show.. season finale this sunday at amc at 10 pm EST.

  • Acbc

    Coach Lin showing them the way.

  • BobbyH

    Season 2?

  • james brown

    well said!

  • occupatio

    lol, its weird to accost a player right after he gets out of the shower. what the…

  • james brown

    this kind of games..closed ones, they need Lin and of course all the players!

  • james brown

    they need now to CATER Jlin for extension!

  • occupatio

    hi joyce. long time no see. merry merry

  • Acbc

    Hope for the best, expect the worst. That’s how you must be as a Lin fan. When Lin was sent bench by Mchale for no reason, he exploded for a week when Harden and Bev were injured with 2 consecutive 30+ games and another with 22-25(?). When Bev returned after injury, Lin was sent to bench! Will there be retribution for out shining the stars? We’ll know soon enough.

    Like I said…expect the worst, and hope for the best.

  • occupatio

    the female charlotte announcer is stephanie ready. she used to be a coach.

  • blubell

    Never heard this kind of analysis from Jeremy’s previous “coaches” except D’Antoni.

  • LAJane

    Of all nights to miss a game!!!! Helping very ill family member, so out of touch. There was no joy in mudville last night so I kinda thought I wouldn’t be missing a life-changer tonight. Sheesh! CRAZY HAPPY! Could not believe Jeremy’s minutes and stats when I could finally check in just now. He looks ecstatic. As are we all. Thank you basketball gods! We can speculate and rip it up tomorrow, but tonight is all happy dancing!

  • JoeTeam

    I really like how she calls the game and calls out the refs bad calls. Like tonight, Lin might have gotten a clear path foul when he intercepted that deflection. And instead of that, he got a 2 layup. And all the other stuff she catches.

  • occupatio

  • Joe what do you know

    I like your takeaway for this game. Agree down to every single letters you said… This is the kind of game I’ve been waiting patiently for since the beginning of this season…

  • blubell
  • cdblue10

    I think this is what Clifford envisioned since the first day,he can’t just do it because of the politics involved,but now he can do whatever he want.

  • sws94

    Yes, the Knicks game after the 2nd 30 plus point game.

    Charlotte is a healthier environment than toxic Houston.

  • sport

    Hornets announcers are really great, supportive of everyone on the team, no dissing of the other team either just classy.

  • sport

    Minutes?! Why doesn’t he start Lin period?! If it’s FO and politics then I hope MJ rewatches this game!

  • tom

    ohh okay as long as he played D

  • JJ Hui

    It was my first time to get the first spot since this board started. Actually it is not important to me at all, i am just doing it for fun:) it just happened!

  • tom
  • Martin Chong

    And you bring us a Linsanity game! I wish you can be the 1st for many years to come! Christmas comes early! Let me troll, let me troll, let me troll!

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I agree…The energy was so much amazing in New York and Madison Square Garden…I’m still hoping Lin can go back to New York as a Knicks..but I’d take Brooklyn too.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    That’s actually not true. McHale would never give Lin credit for his bb skills but he once said (paraphrasing): “If there is one you have to give Lin credit for, he is one tough kid.” He really is.

  • Joe what do you know

    Put all politics aside, I actually prefer the combo of Lin/Lamb/Batum. Kemba/Lin/Batum can work but there’s always the greater risk of the team going into ISO heroball mode with Kemba controlling the ball…

  • sport

    No Cliff only started Lin cause Batum was out. If he starts Lin even when Batum is back then we’ll see! But Lin has to start at SG with Batum play his original position at SF!

  • adele

    Dragon Ball Z baby! Thought he will not have this hair again. Hope this will continue. But you will never know. Hope for the best, expect the worst.

  • adele

    You’re right. This should have been the play that Clifford had to use since the start of the season. They have this kind of play on the pre-season. Hope this will open their eyes but then again we don’t know what’s in their agenda again.

  • Dan Ang

    All opposite of what BS said about JLin. That’s saying something about BS, if needed a reminder. LOL

  • Linzen

    Finished party at 10… but missed the BIGGEST JLin party this year! :(((((((
    Going to watch the game tonight… a whole day too late…

  • JoeTeam

    you made the right choice because we are here to celebrate it with you in re-run realtime too!

  • adele

    I have been skeptical about Clifford at the start of the season. When I listened to his post game interview, he really praised Lin which is a breathe of fresh air compared yo mchale and Bscott. But since this happens when somebody is ill and not playing, then let’s see what this coach can consistently use Lin to his best if not maximum potential to be a star of a team.