G27 CHA @HOU Game Thread

Jeremy is back in Houston as a Hornet who had a much better chance to beat the Rockets than the tanking Lakers last season.

  1. Jeremy has been playing well in the last 5 games. Over his last 5 games,@JLin7 is now averaging 17.6pts on 48.4% shooting along w 4.4reb/3.8ast/1.4blk. Would it continue in this game or even be better against his old team?
  2. Would Jeremy guard Harden as the SG position in the 4th quarter? It would certainly be one interesting matchup to watch as JLin would try to contain Harden’s ability to draw fouls.

Let’s go, JLin! Let’s continue to shoot at least 10 FG  & 4 FT attempts. Relax, be your aggressive self & just play your game on matter what happens


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  • sws94

    Thanks psalm234. Good luck tonight Jeremy. For me it’s another game but it would be nice to see him play well in Houston.

  • And-1!

    It’s a super interesting potential matchup for me to see JLin on Harden in the 4th quarter.
    It can be a game-changer for sure!

  • NONONO

    Put Lin on Harden (6’5″), Kemba can deal with Beverley(6’1″). Kemba would have hard time to guard Harden like like he faced Wall.

  • Good SN article that Lin’s playing the wrong position based on stats

    https://twitter.com/sn_nba/status/678979686714630144

  • sws94

    Just hope the refs don’t give Harden cheap fouls. We’ve seen that before. And I hope Lin gets legit fouls called for him and they don’t go for TOs if Beverley wants to get macho with Lin.

  • sws94

    Lin’s balance is off. It should be something like at least 75 percent at PG. Now it’s something like 47 percent, if that.

  • NONONO

    I think Cliff knows it. But he might have no much choice since Kemba’s size limits him playing SG. It would be impossible make him a backup pg this season.

  • Hope

    25/10 on 34 minutes

  • sws94

    That would be awesome.

  • heart

    May Lin have a good game against Rox! May God bless Lin today!

  • very true. It’s a roster limitation if anything.
    But Kemba-Lin gets better lately so I’m glad they find things that work out for now.

    This PG stats is great since they set him up well for next season as being underutilized as a PG

  • blubell

    Let’s Hope so 🙂

  • PPP

    Um..lin wont match up with harden, at least i hope. Or he will be in foul trouble and wind up playing 15 mins.

    He will guard Ariza and batumn will be on Harden, especially in closing mins and/or pj is off the court.

    Ariza is much taller and bigger than lin but he is not a post up or slashing type of player, basically a 3 and d type and lin should be able to contain him.

  • sws94

    Bookmark this one. Great chart too.

  • PETE B

    Well Hornets game plan to attack Harden’s lack of defense for 48 minutes

  • sws94

    They may put Marvin on Harden some.

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  • CJSHYY

    Lin’s agent promotes Lin now? Haha!

    https://twitter.com/_tandemse/status/674699741490487304

  • CJSHYY
  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Is that Kid-Gilcrist in the video?

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Read from Hornets’ FB. He already started to practice..? Speed recovery….from 6 month to now…2 or 3 month?

  • sws94

    Cliff said no timetable. He can’t take contact or shoot from a very long distance. He has to be assessed and reassessed and so forth. I think earliest would be late March but I’m guessing.

  • kjch

    I will be very frustrated if Harden suddenly decides to play defense for this game..

  • sws94

    Even if he does, it would only be on a few plays and not the whole game.

  • CJSHYY

    I thought he’s only for D purpose? He will be able to play for playoff then..

  • sws94

    They’re hoping. But to play basketball he’ll need to be able to take contact. He’s not close to that now said Cliff.

  • CJSHYY

    He will not… PB will do it for him.

  • 1mtoldman

    the harden primary corollary not only remains in effect but is even more pronounced in this season where the rockets team has a much poorer record overall to date.

    previously when harden received double digit free throw attempts the rockets won 80% of their games.

    when he did not receive double digit free throw attempts the rockets only won 50% of their games.

    this season to date: when harden receives double digit free throw attempts the rockets win 66% of their games.

    when harden does not receive double digit free throw throw attempts the rockets only win 20% of their games.

  • kjch

    My dream scenario… Lin goes off tonight, Harden 5/20, rockets lose, Leslie calls Morey and hangs up.

  • CJSHYY

    w/o FT, Harden’s shooting rate is not that good. I remember few days ago, Kobe was even shooting better than Harden…LOL!

  • sws94

    Nice. Just gotta keep Harden off of the foul line too.

  • CJSHYY
  • PETE B

    I think Hardashian will try to play his best MVP type game with Defense!
    Lawson is suspended for DUI
    Harden has the ball it will be fireworks
    Rockets 96 Hornets 94
    Harden plays D tonight!

  • rookie75094

    Let’s go Jlin!!!!!..beat the hustunk rockettes! !!

  • CaliUSMC

    Back in the day- I used to wear a headband when I had long bangs in front. I did it so that it wouldn’t cover my eyes and to prevent breakouts on the forehead. I imagine he’s doing the same cause his junk is getting long

  • PETE B

    We’re talking about foul calls refs whistle = Hardens points

  • sws94

    Lin does a lot of interviews. Probably more than many other NBA players.

  • kjch

    ??

  • rookie75094

    I have a feeling he is a rockettes fan….smh

  • PETE B

    Hope I’m proved wrong btw

  • kjch

    Yeah I also mentioned today might be the only day harden plays defense lol. There seems to be a Law of Frustration that Lin fans have to deal with. Harden playing MVP defense fits this law

  • CJSHYY
  • Acbc

    IMO, I’d like to treat Harden as a big shark your trying to fish. First you give him a few easy points to chum on so that he bites down hard on your hook. Then let line out and let him tire himself out and reel him in. So let him sink a few 3s in the beginning to let him feel the blood if the kill, then tighten him up as the game proceeds. Then Harden will freeze everyone else on his team becuase he thinks he’s hot. Then all you need to do is double Howard and run Harden into double teams and charging fouls. Don’t give him freebies on the line and let him score while no one else does and it will be an easy win.

  • blubell

    Thank you for the update, Psalm. I have a feeling we will exceed last year’s amount and I pray we do 🙂

  • blubell

    I know no one here is a fan of Harden but please observe the site’s rule. No name calling. I’d appreciate it if you can revise your post.

  • blubell

    This is probably a recurring dream lol.

  • kjch

    To be fair, I don’t think it’s really name calling in this case… Kind of like Brangelina or Bennifer.

  • kjch

    Actually… On second thought.. I take that back. Being associated with kardashian in your name is pretty negative. PeteB, stop name calling lol

  • Let’s hope so =)
    Every $5, $10 will count to exceed $4100

  • NONONO

    I thought Rockets would be much better than 96-94 with their superstar and self-named MVP Mr. Harden.

  • JoeTeam

    While you are chumming jh, stay back a bit too avoid the fake foul shark bite.

  • Steppen03

    Buzzsanity Victory – win 15+ points!
    The Hornets are ready for a bounce back with JL7 leading the charge in Hou. Teamball all the way to end the year on a high note – Seed #2.

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS, fellow JL7 fans =). Work, Eat, and Be Safe.

  • Acbc

    Since I don’t see a poll, I’m going to predict Lin will be 17/4 tonight. Repeat and rinse like last game with starters digging a big hole I’m afraid. BF1 will clean up mess in the second and wel’ll never know how Clifford will go in the second half. If the game is televise then all is lost IMO. Star padding full force will leave Lin doing heavy lifting on D with Lin trying desperately helping defence on Harden. Howard played really well last game so Morey maybe trying to push his value up. That’s not a good sign becuase Harden may have to feed someone else besides himself.

    Expecting the worst and hoping for the best tonight.

  • NONONO

    Compare the stats between Lin (2.1M) vs Lawson (12.4M), you have to be happy where Lin is now. We know he could have done much better with more pg minutes

    http://www.basketball-reference.com/play-index/pcm_finder.cgi?request=1&sum=0&y1=2016&p1=linje01&y2=2016&p2=lawsoty01&p3=&p4=&p5=&p6=

  • Acbc

    Yeah, could get VD, lol

  • 1mtoldman

    fox basically repeats the cbs “lin 6th man of the year” theme.

    http://www.foxsports.com/nba/story/jeremy-lin-charlotte-hornets-sixth-man-of-the-year-122115

  • Steppen03

    Yeah, but it’s not about the money or contract… Just like I didn’t like ppl bad mouthing Lin’s $25M deal and said he didn’t deserved it. Money aside, it’s about how that player carries himself on court… Lin deserve $12M-$20M per year, IMO. I’m hoping to see that in his next contract.

  • Acbc

    Form following function and cool later by association. Bjorne Borg with his golden locks wore a head band to do exactly as you described. Mac and others made it a necessity. Agassi went with the Pirate and ear ring, Federer and Nadal followed.

    If Lin started to wear it, I’m sure a lot of Asian and Lin fans will begin to do the same.

  • zxcvb

    Trade coming? MDA joins Philly on Dec. 26th.

  • NONONO

    Yes. more and more Hornets fans believe Lin. But some wish they would sign Lin as backup pg and pay 5-7M for long term. I think 5-7M might not bother Lin (although i believe he might get 10M+ somewhere else next season as starting pg) . But Lin’s role (including minutes) would be very limited if he was just a backup pg.

  • Hope

    Will Lin play pg the whole game?

  • NONONO

    25 mins true pg would be satisfied.

  • Hope

    Hoping his teammates and coach really back him up this game, not like the bs Lakers.

  • Acbc

    If they let him lead bf1 as PG for 25 minutes, I expect a big win.

  • NONONO

    I think Harden actually back Lin when they played in MSG in two seasons. Lin did very well.

  • JoeTeam

    well I would love to see that to lead to a Max deal lol. JLin would do (the greater) good with that path, unlike Harden.

  • NONONO

    yes. i think Cliff’s dream lineup – Batum+Kemba+Lin wouldn’t work unless Lin was main pg.

  • Hope

    It will be fun and his teammates might not want to go back to iso ball anymore.

  • JoeTeam

    I expect a loss if KW and Batum dig a hole, not only at the start but say when KW takes over in the 2nd half or after BF1 shifts. That’s because HOU know JLin well, so they will do what it takes to neutralize his contribution when the game gets on the line. That battle will be fun to watch, and I’m not expecting CHA to win because JLin doesn’t have control of the ball leading into the last minutes, so he won’t be in his mental flow of having figured out how to beat the in-game situation. We’ll see, I hope he can do it.

  • JoeTeam

    valentine’s day lol ?

  • NONONO

    The result is so predictable for the starting lineups when facing good teams. Rockets has been improving lately and they just beat Clippers.

  • JoeTeam

    headband – 70s-80s v cool time.

  • JoeTeam

    Yep, I wish Cliff to give Lin the ball so he can figure it out in-game and CF breaks the internet lol.

  • sws94

    No.

  • sws94

    Any recognition is nice but you never know with something like that. That he is in the running or thought of as one is good.

  • sws94

    Exactly. Lin made $15 million or close to it last year and plenty people could have compared his stats to a cheaper player. It’s not about the money. It’s not even about Lin vs. Lawson. They’ve gone up against each other with Lin doing better sometimes, Lawson doing better sometimes. It’s Harden. Lin played the best with Harden of an PG they have had.

  • blubell

    It looks like many of you missed the poll for this game. It is in the last thread 🙂
    http://www.jlinportal.com/the-wizards-last-minute-spell-paralyzed-the-hornets-sting/

  • sws94

    Lin’s own words “too early for that”. Why are we concerned with what happens end of season rather than just enjoying him this season? You know he’s more 6th man now than just backup. Do we just wish to complain?

  • jakey

    Laugh out loud, that was a good one!

  • sws94

    Was this posted? I like this interview. Lin doesn’t have a sister, does he?

    http://www.fox26houston.com/sports/59593664-story

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    No surprise! JLin often refers his sister-in-law as sister. JLin fans should know this by now:-)

  • NONONO

    Lin ‘s real salary was 8M/year last season. Although he was with tanking Lakers, he was nothing overvalue when he was facing Kemba, Curry, Tony, Bradley who all had 8M+.

  • heart

    Yep. Bc she’s a sister-in-Christ.

  • FrankW

    No one I know of refer to his/her SIL as sister. OK thanks, I know now.

  • Spot

    Made my donation. Now it’s your turn Jeremy, have fun on the court!

  • blubell

    What did he say? I can’t watch/listen to this at work 🙁

  • LinMad

    Doesn’t Jeremy Lin know Justin Bieber is Floyd Mayweather’s friend? He needs to stop listening to that devil’s music

  • Spot

    He listens to Lecrae and Hillsong too.

    Sometime it’s fun to sing silly songs 🙂

  • 1mtoldman

    reads only christian books,

    uses spotify and pandora, listens to christian band hillsong united but also listens to drake, usher and the biebs. (the real one).

    the most interesting thing he said is that naruto is the only anime he ever watched (some posters here thought his hair was patterned after a specific character in another anime i forgot what/who)

    oh and ends by saying:

    “Faith has always been the most important thing to me. That’s why it occupies a lot of my reading and listening. And, I can relate to being an underdog, like Naruto. It is the ultimate underdog story and, I actually get motivated from watching it.”

  • 1mtoldman

    i thought all asians referred to in laws as same as blood; ie sister in law mother in law brother in law all sis, bro, mama.

    i think its more that than sister in christ thing.

  • blubell

    Thanks! So its the same as the one that was posted earlier.

  • CJSHYY
  • Yascar

    I think it’s a different one blubell. Says Houston is very familiar because of the people he knows and the church he used to attend. He talks about seeing his PAIR children and how they’ve grown up, and how Mama Lin has “given up” on his hair. He also says his older bro, SIL and dad will be in Charlotte for Christmas but Joe and Mama Lin will stay in Taiwan.

  • blubell

    Got it. Thanks! Mama Lin has given up on the earrings too. lol. It’s really nice that he continues to support the PAIR children, not just financially but actually keeping in contact with them.

  • Yascar

    I know, I was really glad to hear that. He said he Skypes with them. They will be at the game tonight, too.

  • 1mtoldman

    Joe Kaiser — Jeremy Lin, PG, Charlotte Hornets ($5,200)

    Lin has the freedom in Charlotte to do what he does best on the court, and as a result he’s playing with supreme confidence right now. A matchup against the Houston Rockets figures to be a high-scoring game (208.5-point over/under), and Lin has a little extra incentive in this one as he faces his former team. Building off of back-to-back big games, Lin has a great chance to keep it going on Monday and is priced to buy.

    this on espn gamenite wire front page with a nice photo of mohawk lin. (for those not in the know on such things this is about who to pick 2nite for your fantasy basketball team).

  • Thanks for your generosity!

    Let’s hope JLin powers the Hornets for a big W tonight!

  • Thanks @Spot:disqus, @NONONO:disqus and LT for your generous donation for JLin Foundation!

    It feels great making a difference together

  • LinMad

    This is not the game to suppress Lin, let him loose!

  • grover chang

    Lin featured hornet player on rockets big screen before game.

  • blubell

    But he’s featured with Beverly…

  • Yascar

    Hahaha Houston is trolling hard with that reminder of Lin vs Bev.

    Are you at the game?

  • Mo Lin

    Rockets win big over the hornets

    Bev Hairston
    Ariza=Batum
    Jones>Marvin
    Howard > All Hornets Centers

    Thornton + Terry > the jeremies

  • grover chang

    Yes. Will try to pay attention to the bench and report back. But not really close

  • blubell

    Nice! Have fun and don’t forget to turn in your game report (with pics) after the game… no pressure 🙂

  • DX

    But add together, the result will be different.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Dumb one but still an opinion

  • JoeTeam

    hmmm … welcome Mo Lin.

  • blubell

    Don’t forget to vote for Jeremy for all star!
    http://vote.nba.com/?referrer=asv16_cha&cid=asv16_cha

    The poll is also still open but you have less than 5 minutes before it closes 🙂
    http://www.jlinportal.com/the-wizards-last-minute-spell-paralyzed-the-hornets-sting/

  • CaliUSMC

    wooooooooooo

  • LimitedEdition

    But Lin > Whole Rockets team combined

  • grover chang

    Lin practicing 3 pt shots with previous shotput style.

  • CJSHYY

    I like this one the most…haha!

  • NONONO

    PG and Defensive Lin + unselfish teammates> Harden IOS + HIS team

  • JoeTeam

    The Chickenhead ha ha?

  • CJSHYY

    Beat Rox & Harden.

  • blubell

    hooooooooo

  • CaliUSMC

    Not these commentators again… Anyone got a hornets feed??

  • Yascar

    Cool. Have fun!

  • LinMad

    Should I be on the Rockets feed or Hornets?

  • CJSHYY

    For this game, Hornets. I really can’t stand that three guys from Rox. smh!

  • LinMad

    ok i’ll watch Hornets

  • jolno

    If you have watched both teams this season, you will know Batum is listed at SG so he should be matched up against Harden, not against Ariza. Moreover, Ariza has been so awful this season, with 38.9% FG and 33.7% 3PT. Jones has been pretty disappointing and the best argument you can make is he is roughly as good as Marvin (I’m being generous).

    The more accurate comparison is like this:
    Bev (D-league guard) < Batum (slightly better because the flopping cheap fouls allowed by refs)
    Ariza = Hairston
    Jones = Marvin
    Howard > Zeller

    And the Hornets bench will completely dominate the Rockets bench. Your “analysis” is so far off that it’s comical.

  • blubell

    I don’t want to listen to the Rockets ever again… but I am somewhat curious lol

  • CaliUSMC

    Link?

  • CaliUSMC

    I’ll only listen to them if Lin goes hairsanity again.

  • John Focker

    By this logic all 82 games can be cancelled and the league can just publish the math results every season. You must be either from Morey’s School of Math or Kelvin Sampson’s Japanese Algebra Academy! LOL

  • NONONO

    Lin seems much stronger than 2 years ago. I think he can guard Harden. he should know how to avoid Harden’s flops

  • LinMad

    It’s time to SCARE THE BEARD TODAY. Or SHAVE THE BEARD.

  • FrankW

    Lin on the warpath with that Trojan helmet hairdo. Need more
    jell for overtime through.

  • blubell

    Who you calling chicken? lol

  • occupatio

    pathetic crowd. seats are empty

  • LinMad

    ur at the game?

  • rookie75094

    Here we go HORNETS AND JLIN…BEAT THE HUSTUNK SUCKETTES!!!!!!

  • John Focker

    Coincidentally, “shave someone’s beard” is a Chinese expression meaning scolding/reprimanding someone. Hope Lin schools Harden tonight!

  • LinMad

    SHOW MOREY WHATS UP!!

  • rookie75094

    Now I got that out of my system….go Jlin!!!…lol

  • Briiick

    Voted.

  • occupatio

    no im looking at seats from feed.

  • rookie75094

    Good defense

  • LinMad

    that’s a foul by PBev

  • rookie75094

    Yes…ft

  • LinMad

    PBev is very physical right now on Kemba

  • JoeTeam

    that was a little iffy so early in the game.

  • NONONO

    Poor Rockets. so many empty seats for last year top team.

  • LinMad

    Bev has Lin’s jersey number?

  • heart

    Hornets commentator: Bev, “the junk yard dog”.

  • Dorothy

    no, he has 2

  • rookie75094

    Blocking fl on cipali…whatever his name is

  • LinMad

    oh it looked like a 7 from here

  • Lin Win

    Aww Mavin close to and 1 play

  • JJ Hui

    I heard that, lol!

  • Lin Win

    We are going to have so much trouble in that paint. Al jeff would’ve been great here!

  • Acbc

    It’s always been good luck for Lin to us to have a troll visit the site. Thanks mo Lin for being the lucky troll tonight.

    MICHAEL! You can wake up now. We don’t need you to be our lucky troll tonight.

  • LinMad

    if he catches the ball in the air while almost landing out of bounds and calls a timeout in mid air does he save it?

  • LinMad

    wow Harden is playing defense?

  • rookie75094

    Tries to..haha

  • JoeTeam

    it’s an optical illusion …

  • NONONO

    he did good last year

  • CaliUSMC

    Well he is a defensive juggernaut..

  • rookie75094

    Battum!!

  • rookie75094

    Hairston for 3!!

  • CaliUSMC

    that was a deep 3 too.

  • JoeTeam

    my indirect complaint … I live it when JLin looks cool like the long hair to Bruce Lee 70s look. Retro. But the MoHawk … not gonna lie, I think it’s too much.

  • LinMad

    Hairston is awesome

  • MorlockO

    I think this will be a blowout once Lin comes in..

  • rookie75094

    Hog flop for 3 fts

  • tom

    Hairston can’t stop Harden put batum on him let Lin destroy beverley

  • JoeTeam

    Nice ball movement by CHA … and the announcers, very much game planning Harden I like it. Complimenting PJ because Harden will let him have his shots. What a fun game to watch with the story like the way it is. Can’t wait until Lin comes in.

  • LinMad

    how is that act of shooting…

  • MorlockO

    I agree, they need to put someone with long arms on harden… aggressiveness does not work…

  • John Focker

    Harden is deceptively defensive….

  • tom

    Yah will just result in FTs, 88% of which harden will knock down

  • JoeTeam

    repeat: we need JLin to light them up so CF blows up the internet.

  • LinMad

    looks like clutchfans like what they are seeing with their team right now even though they are down. At least that means their ceiling isn’t very high.

  • rookie75094

    Or just cf blows up

  • LinMad

    they put Harden on Batum, so Batum should be on Harden.

  • JoeTeam

    you fixed it for me.

  • CJSHYY

    Harden plays hard this game. I hope Lin beat him bad today. smh!

  • heart

    Monitor the Ref who gave who gave Harden a 3 FTs. See if he continues to do so throughout the game. That was a bogus call.

  • rookie75094

    JLIN taking off his back brace

  • LinMad

    such a late call after the bucket misses

  • rookie75094

    Here is Jlin

  • JoeTeam

    Occu … empty seats = nobody wants to see JLin beat Rox. Here we go …

  • blubell

    Did he get booed or cheers?

  • Lin Win

    COdy is going to get a hard night!
    Shorter and weaker than Dwight

  • LinMad

    it’s Lin on Harden, Harden on Lin

  • tom

    both i think lol

  • LinMad

    hahaha

  • Lin Win

    Man we need to double Dwight soon ! We just don’t have the player to stop him

  • LinMad

    that flop though

  • Alain Gervais

    lin touch haven fall

  • Lin Win

    Dumb Dwight again

  • LinMad

    he did a ninja roll lol

  • heart

    Harden flopped!

  • cshot

    is lin getting benched.?

  • sws94

    I heard mostly cheers.

  • tom

    In all honesty, they have no reason at all to boo Lin
    That was the same cheering when Harden threw dwight that alli oop

  • CJSHYY

    No, timeout.

  • rookie75094

    Even the 3 stooges said hog flopped

  • LinMad

    first foul? nah

  • heart

    Lin is standing in the corner.

  • CaliUSMC

    Lin just stared at him.. lol

  • tom

    Hes the best at it lol
    Lin gotta be careful

  • LW

    Hornets starters didn’t dig a hole in the 1st Q, so my prediction is Hornets will win this one.

  • blubell

    How intense was the stare? lol

  • cshot

    he usually always helps them up regardless of whether or not he’s friends with them

  • occupatio

    lin just stood over harden staring him down hehe

  • CJSHYY

    I hope so Rox fight hard today.

  • tom

    9/10

  • LinMad

    Even Houston commentator

    “Did Bill just call out Harden for flopping? Unexpected.”

  • LinMad

    Lin gets smacked in face, foul

  • occupatio

    u can tell harden really wants to win this. he must hate jeremy cuz ive never seen him play defense so hard.

  • tom

    Lin stop being stupid dont guard him too hard

  • blubell

    2 fouls already? these refs…

  • zxcvb

    Like we all predicted, refs already taking Jeremy out of the game.

  • rookie75094

    The finging refs !!!

  • LinMad

    wow these refs don’t like Lin

  • Pete Roces

    Hornets wont win, refs protecting the beard, Lin won’t play much coz of fouls.

  • That’s not a set screen at all.
    Home refs

  • zxcvb

    LOL, wtf? Refs are hilarious. Wonder how much HOU paid them beforehand.

  • blubell

    No Jeremy until second half 🙁

  • LinMad

    ask Morey

  • cshot

    all the freaking time . ef you refs

  • John Focker

    If Jeremy as much as smiles at Harden, he will get a PF. This is so comical it reminds me of Duncan getting a T smiling on the bench.

  • MoominFloren

    I HATE THESE REFS!!!!

  • tom

    That can be called a charge though
    They are giving the Rockets all the benefit of the doubt for sure

  • CJSHYY

    Me too. Probably will not see Lin again until 2nd half. smh!

  • rookie75094

    Kemba 3!!!keep it close

  • Jeremy needs to be careful not to be too close on Harden
    Breathe on him and it’s a foul

  • jolno

    The refs cheating is way too much. This is why I can never take NBA seriously. The manufactured “superstars” and “dynasties” with joke calls.

  • sws94

    Roberts may have to lead the 2nd unit. That’s why I didnt’ want Lin on Harden.

  • John Focker

    3PFs in 3 minutes, that’s GOTTA be a record!!!

  • LinMad

    Well there goes Lin’s big game in Rockets scorched by refs. I just want this W. Lets go Hornets!

  • MorlockO

    lolool lin 3 fouls in 1 minute… Refs cooking this for lin…

  • blubell

    Foul just because they’re in the same zip code lol

  • John Focker

    WWF looks legit by comparison. Too many Donaghys in the NBA.

  • Lin Win

    There goes our second unit’s offense

  • MorlockO

    it all happend in a span of 50+ seconds!!!

  • tom

    Lin just gotta be careful
    Especially when you are guarding harden

  • LinMad

    I think I heard earlier that the 2nd foul on Lin was actually caused by Kemba

  • John Focker

    Way too obvious, it’s embarrassing. The Rox are afraid of Lin!!!

  • MomentousPetey

    Hawes friggin sucks!

  • jakey

    Breaking News: Harden promised to take the ref’s out tonight after the game for a “good time”

  • LinMad

    Lets go Kemba!

  • sws94

    Yep, Kemba told the ref it was on him.

  • Refs’ home-cooking force is strong here :[

  • Alain Gervais

    refs ruining the game. a lot of maybe calls always goes against lin. Never gets benefit of doubt

  • james brown

    no foul but harden flops.

  • cshot

    kemba committed the foul and was telling the ref but the ref wants no linsanity

  • LinMad

    with the Kardashians in the jacuzzi

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    All 3 fouls were hate abias.

  • stam

    Are these 3 fouls legit? because otherwise this is blatant racism.

  • blubell

    My my. All three refs are against him.
    Lin Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Twardoski)
    Lin Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba)
    Lin Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF) (S Corbin)

  • rookie75094

    Hog promised refs they can meet Chloe. … hmmm

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Kemba plays extremely well tonight.

  • John Focker

    Refs at night, gourmet chefs during the day.

  • Yascar

    I’ve read that Kemba said to the ref that it was him. Anybody see the video? I’m just on the boxscore and thread.

  • tom

    Nah those weren’t bogus calls
    Lin just gotta be careful
    Brewer is a good defender he can act her and there
    Harden is the best at getting fouled
    its okay focus on next game

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Harden is a disgrace for this sport. Refs are even worse

  • LinMad

    Love how our team has depth though.

  • occupatio

    seeing that clutch mascot makes my blood boil lol

  • heart

    Refs had it out for Lin! Karma will get them back. Credit to KW to try to take a foul for Lin.

  • John Focker

    I’m happy that these refs are helping me rekindle my hatred for the Rox.

  • Hm, Lamb definitely also has something to prove against Houston and Harden tonight

  • blubell

    Clutch the Bear?

  • blubell

    Kemba being a good teammate

  • LinMad

    ya it’s not just Lin. Batum, Lamb, etc.

  • blubell

    It’s revenge night!

  • John Focker

    If it ain’t one Jeremy, it’s another. Let’s see the refs take out this Jeremy with another 3 PFs in under a minute.

  • Fevers End

    I hope Kemba drops 50 on them.

  • tom

    When Lin is not in the game? lol

  • Dan Cohen

    good..
    you have lino and lambo.
    if one out the other will help hopefully
    but they will not give lino foul callos…at least they game lambo

  • Lamb doesn’t get too close on defender so maybe just 1-2 fouls

  • Dan Cohen

    batum is part of the rockets??
    or you mean vs the rockets when he was a balzers

  • oh yeah, Batum the Rockets killer

  • Fevers End

    He was drafted by the rockets.

  • Yascar

    Everything about Houston makes my blood boil.

  • stam

    These damn refs i can’t stand this crap they are so biased against JLIN. any lawyers out there?

  • MoominFloren

    Go Jeremys! I hope they can drop 50 pts on this xyz@#$$ team

  • LinMad

    ya he killed the Rockets in playoffs, was also drafted too

  • Dan Cohen

    hahaha are you gonna pay for he laywer.

  • John Focker

    Just @webattorney that I know of…

  • Yascar

    Good. We need him. I feel like this is a lost game for Jeremy. Let his teammates save the day.

  • MoominFloren

    except clutch the bear

  • rookie75094

    I don’t need refs
    …..I already hate the rockettes! !!!!

  • stam

    LOL this is a class discrimination lawsuit, they can be on retainer

  • Dan Cohen

    so he neds to do a curry… 3 point shooting. ONLY. they know that is his weakness right now.

  • LinMad

    Oh well, if Jeremy doesn’t get to play that much today, I think clutchfans would be more angry about it than we are cause they have been waiting for this day. I wanted to see the Harden vs Lin matchup but these refs dont let them play. Maybe scared a $2M player can stop $15M superstar

  • John Focker

    The Dark Side is strong in you… LOL

  • sws94

    We get to see what the 2nd unit looks like without Lin.

  • Yascar

    I’m seriously thinking about writing to the NBA. Won’t get anywhere but at least they know fans are not blind.

  • rookie75094

    Better call Saul
    Lol

  • Dan Cohen

    yeah, they cannot make it too obvious. hahaha.

  • tom

    Lin picking up 3 fouls definitely caused a lot of problems for the Hornets since they dont trust Roberts
    Lin might play like 17 mins in the 2nd half

  • blubell

    I thought you said you weren’t going to watch the games anymore and post here? Couldn’t stay way, eh? 🙂

  • Dan Cohen

    uh..he can’t.
    he has 3 fouls already.
    and his 3 point shooting sux right now
    and he is not the main call guy.

  • Dan Cohen

    I’m off this weekend..and got nothing els better to do.
    Myabe I shouldn’t watch.. everytime I don’t watch.. he does well.. like that 35 points nad that 15 points. (I was xmas shopping)..
    now I’m watching…and look what happens.

  • LinMad

    I think they should just bring in Lin right now. He has 3 more fouls before he’s ejected

  • cshot

    lol stephanie ready always finding a way to praise anyone EXCEPT lin haha

  • tom

    Thats risky thou They will definitely Need Lin down the stretch

  • LinMad

    and that’s why BROB cannot be PG

  • Dan Cohen

    dh12 is secretly playing for the other team..now I can feel.

  • LinMad

    ??? Steph praises Lin

  • blubell

    You should do more shopping. If the Hornets lose, we’ll make sure to throw you under the bus and blame you for the loss. lol.

  • cshot

    rarely

  • tom

    GOD this 2nd unit is horrible

  • Dan Cohen

    use up budget for shopping. you need to give me money to do more or something else. hahahaha

  • stam

    Oh goodness i hate the refs for giving harden so many foul shots.

  • rookie75094

    Wow hog faked another 3 fts

  • blubell

    Hornets have not scored in the last 5 minutes…

  • golfhacker

    Have you been watching all the games? She always says good things about Jeremy.

  • LinMad

    cooking the refs

  • Dan Cohen

    but that one was really a foul..he jumped into him.

  • CJSHYY

    Ref is helping Rox to win this game. smh!

  • rookie75094

    Beverly airball tear drop…hahaha

  • blubell

    She gave him a nickname “Timex”

  • sws94

    Bench is horrible without Lin. They need Batum at least.

  • blubell

    are you trying to scam me! lol. Enjoy the game 🙂

  • LinMad

    lol Harden grabs on PJ. That’s his defense

  • stam

    CHA you have to win this game!!!!

  • rookie75094

    If Jlin get those type of calls…he would live at the ft line

  • LinMad

    ya i dont’ care if Lin gets 5 minutes today, just win it lol

  • stam

    Yeah stephanie is very positive about Lin. she always has nice things to say.

  • tom

    This is just as bad as it gets for Lin
    He should not guard harden
    needs someone with size to guard him

  • CHA not scoring much… but Rockets not scoring much either, so at least there won’t be too much deficit for when Lin gets back in.

  • LinMad

    ya like last game when he made that 3 the defender ran into him and no call

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Lol

  • golfhacker

    Hornets just have to keep it close by halftime. Then Jeremy will lead Hornets to victory in 2nd half.

  • kittyhead

    Ask Clifford.

  • LinMad

    refs, Lin did a good job on Harden defensively but somehow the refs found a way to call it a foul

  • cshot

    well i guess i need to pay more attention or go get seen by a doctor lol. I’ve watched all the games hahaahhhh the frustration from those 3 fouls maybe?

  • stam

    absolutely!!!

  • rookie75094

    F…clutchfans…I don’t care what they feel!!!

  • blubell

    Lamb scored all of CHA’s 6 points in the 3rd quarter.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    You’re watching and 3 fouls.

  • LinMad

    this is why 2nd unit needs Lin. BROB is not really a PG. He likes to shoot like Lamb does.

  • rookie75094

    Yes jeremy!!!!…lamb

  • blubell

    oops I meant 2nd quarter

  • stam

    YES!!! 2 pt lead

  • LinMad

    We’re leading with this 2nd unit though. I give them credit cause they are playing against Harden.

  • blubell

    Lamb and Roberts!

  • Lamb 8 pts in 8 min… Lamb-sanity?

  • LinMad

    Bad call Lamb. Don’t raise ur hand up asking for ball and then move right after

  • rookie75094

    Clifford call for kemba

  • NONONO

    Poor Lin. Honest defense cannot beat dishonest plays + dishonest whistles

  • LinMad

    That should be Hornets ball…

  • Dan Cohen

    silenct of the lamb

  • LinMad

    Man these refs are so bad. Let them play. Foul calls every 2-3 plays. It’s not even that physical.

  • tom

    Horrible officiating tonight
    Refs ruined the game pretty much
    Not just for Lin but horrible overall

  • GoJLin!

    Thanks Lamb for the 2nd Q playing, besides Hairston’s 1 Free Throw, he is involved on all the positive actions 8pts/1ast. Go Lamb!

  • stam

    absolutely…there needs to be increased scrutiny on all foul calls and non-calls with refs for bias.

  • CJSHYY

    Ref is so unfair… you touch any Rox player you got the foul? smh!

  • LinMad

    There has been 20 foul calls already in the first half. Seriously these refs are trying to boot everyone off the court.

  • Briiick

    This is why Rox got to the WCF last season despite Harden’s empty defense.

  • heart

    Notice once Lin stepped on the floor, Refs blatantly use their whistles in favor of Rox. Roberts can’t run the 2nd unit. Glad Lamb steps up. If Refs are going to give all foul calls to Harden, then Hornets to need foul him hard. It’s so inexcusable that these refs are just waiting to see if Harden swings his arms then they would just blow the whistle for him.

  • stam

    It’s pretty easy when the refs are so bias. how is that even a foul?

  • tom

    Annnd they took out Lamb I guess Clifford really doesnt trust Lamb very much

  • LinMad

    Daniels, if ur gonna foul Dwight, wrap him up

  • Guest

    Surprising that hornets do not need Lin to stay close with rockets

  • Fevers End

    Is the entire team going to be ejected tonight?

  • Dan Cohen

    not surprising.

  • stam

    troy daniels for 3 he got somethign to prove too.

  • LinMad

    Daniels want this win too. He’s an ex Rocket

  • MorlockO

    These refs are ruining the NBA

  • Brent Yen

    Which is weird….LOL

  • Dan Cohen

    everyone in that team seems to have something to prove..that’s why they are doing will.

  • stam

    LOL batum a good defender? for real? he’s one of the worst on the cha hornets lol.

  • LinMad

    BATUM!!! Pretty block and layup

  • So many Hornets want to sting the Rockets tonight

  • tom

    He’s in love with Batum, Kemba and Lin lol

  • He’s a Rockets killer. He will go super-Batum tonight

  • Dan Cohen

    hahaha cliff is trying to make his explayers get revenge

  • I can’t see the game, so I don’t disagree that the foul calls on Lin were unfair, but it’s worth noting that the Houston has been called for 11 fouls and Charlotte for only 10. (I’m jsut keeping up with the play-by-play and this blog.)

  • LinMad

    That was all ball

  • LinMad

    its good that we’re down by 1 point, it will make the Hornets come out stronger in the 3rd.

  • rookie75094

    Nice…hornets only down by 1

  • Refs called 3 fouls on Clint Capela too
    So the refs tonight don’t like close D

    Got to be careful

  • Briiick

    11 vs 14 FTs of Rox.

  • tom

    Houston is so bad
    Hornets played horrible in the 2nd q imo but they are still only down by one

  • LinMad

    agreed, Rockets ceiling is not that high. I think this is a game where Harden is getting a lot of calls too and he is playing well but still only down by 1

  • JoeTeam

    Let’s hope the game plan includes Lin blowing up the O against Rox, he’s fresh at least. Tuurrible calls on the KW foul that he was trying to admit, and Tuurible on the block. I go with the CHA announcers.

  • occupatio

    after spending all his energy fouling out lin, harden looks tired already. lol

  • LinMad

    lol he actually played D today maybe he will need to sit in the 4th qtr from being tired. It’s actually a good thing that Lin gets to rest this long.

  • occupatio

    he got so tired playing D that he had to pull on PJ’s jersey to keep him from running down the court. pathetic.

  • LinMad

    It’s funny how there are like 4 Hornets that are ex Rocket players. I wonder about the other teams in the NBA.

  • LinMad

    ya that was funny. More fouls for him though.

  • Dan Cohen

    hahaha
    more funny if all of them play at the same time on the court.

  • heart

    The refs are trying hard to win it for Rox through Harden. Take out half of these foul calls in favor of Harden. This Rox team is bad and should be behind. The 2nd half will be intense. Lin should just focus on offense. These Rox don’t play defense. Hornets can win this game.

  • LinMad

    agree, we will need Lin’s offense next half and he needs to guard someone else. Harden is getting every call. Even the ones where he smacks Lin’s face.

  • JoeTeam

    Even the first foul on Lin was classic harden driving the arms up through the man. Not sure if Lin was guilty because he totally learned that move from Harden so I can’t imaging him falling for it. I wanna believe Ref just was on the wrong side and saw the head snap and all lol.

  • Guest

    If anyone knows how too, now is the time to compile blatant fouls not called for Lin to bring light on the subject.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    All 3 were bad, especially the 3rd flop one.

  • JoeTeam

    announcer said after 2 fouls that assistant coach wanted Lin to guard someone else.

    The good thing about an empty arena is you can almost hear all the coach calls. I heard it, but missed a couple of words and the announcers said what it was.

  • Dan Cohen

    how about melo.. someone said the same thing.

  • John Focker

    It would’ve been a five hours long video if someone started such a project since Lin’s tenure in HOU. Lin fans are already well aware, and haters will remain in denial and won’t care.

  • LinMad

    ya I heard that too. But those foul calls were ridiculous. There was one where Lin tried to steal the ball from Harden and Harden just falls and does a tumble. Lin just stood over Harden staring at him. Harden tumbling was a flop. There was not enough momentum to fall like that.

  • LinMad

    you mean the 2nd one where Lin just stood over Harden and stared at him?

  • JoeTeam

    if you mean bad on Lin, yep I agree. That last one the guy was still moving into the block, not offensive foul.

  • JoeTeam

    2nd one was where Kemba fouled Harden and tried to admit it, and Jeremy got hit in the face.

  • LinMad

    oh what about the one where Lin just stood over Harden? Was that the 3rd one?

  • rookie75094

    1st

  • LinMad

    alright and the 3rd one was the charge?

  • rookie75094

    Yes

  • John Focker

    Hornets players and coaches smell the BS from Lin’s 3 PFs, and won’t take it from Rox and refs lying down.

  • JoeTeam

    the more likely block yes.

  • Dan Cohen

    what you do mean refs lying down…

  • LinMad

    I will go ape on the refs if Lin goes in 2nd half, plays 2 minutes and gets another 3 foul calls.

  • JoeTeam

    made me mad too, because I have Jeremy starting on my fantasy and this could have been a great long game for him. I’m hoping he comes back LINMAD! lol.

  • golfhacker

    He means Hornets won’t take their BS lying down.

  • JoeTeam

    maybe that is the game plan.

  • John Focker

    Send @groverchang:disqus onto the court to beat up the refs.

  • rookie75094

    Where is jeff gigooley when you need him…hehe

  • JoeTeam

    Grover, you got the call get going bro.

  • LinMad

    I’ll send Jet Li or Jackie Chan to their doors

  • JoeTeam

    the kids here won’t unnnerstand …

  • Joe what do you know

    What? 2 comedians???

  • LinMad

    ya they’ll make them laugh to death

  • rookie75094

    4th foul on capella

  • Dan Cohen

    no, I will send sunny and the widow from into the badlands.. to do that glory job.

  • Dan Cohen

    hmm….wonder how long the hightligths tongith will be

  • Lin Win

    no lin and only lamb came to play from the bench

  • LinMad

    we need to penetrate now, i feel like we’re slipping away

  • JoeTeam

    it’s ok, Lin has to add his value still. He’s getting steamed and ready.

  • heart

    Hornets should just drive to the basket to see if refs call fouls on Rox and get Rox in foul trouble now this quarter.

  • LinMad

    why are they going to PJ so much?

  • stam

    Beverly is bear hugging the guy and he thinks he didn’t fouled.

  • tom

    cuz..whos guarding him lol

  • tom

    So bad

  • LinMad

    PJ shooting a lot

  • stam

    Always batum with the TO’s lol.

  • LinMad

    That’s what I call a lazy pass from Batum

  • stam

    wow that was a bad call on dwight…

  • heart

    Hornets drive to baskets now. Howard is in foul trouble!

  • LinMad

    He did push Zeller though

  • JoeTeam

    I like it!

  • Alain Gervais

    yep pay back

  • stam

    beverly deserves that foul for real lol.

  • rookie75094

    The SUCKETTES are blowing their cool…hahaha

  • LinMad

    Rockets are so physical. I LOVE THESE REFS!

  • JoeTeam

    Capella, D12, Bev … they are trying to keep the game tight.

  • NONONO

    time to send lin in

  • Lin Win

    That’s why no team wants Dwight

  • Bev was foul-shaking Marvin

  • LinMad

    WHY PJ!

  • LinMad

    that was a real 3 pt foul but those other ones he got were questionable

  • Dorothy

    Lin in

  • rookie75094

    JLIN!!!!!!

  • occupatio

    i hope lin comes in as the secret weeapon

  • JoeTeam

    “that haircut would give me a headache lol”

  • I hope he comes with a plan to attack Harden & defend to challenge shots only

  • Lin in with 7:06 left in Q3

  • rookie75094

    Yes 3 pt play!!!!

  • Dorothy

    2+1

  • LinMad

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

  • JoeTeam

    awesome!

  • Lin Win

    Lin’s not going to play good. He’s pretty much starting the game 7mins left in the 3rd

  • Alain Gervais

    relax

  • JoeTeam

    if Cliff gives him the minutes, he’ll figure it out.

  • JoeTeam

    KW has to be tired, this is now JLin time.

  • rookie75094

    Azzzriza is fouling Jlin…no call…f…the refs

  • LinMad

    We need Lin to shoot more. I don’t want to see Marvin or PJ shooting anymore. Get Batum, Lin and Kemba hot and we’ll win.

  • Lin Win

    We are settling down way too many 3s.Why is Marvin constantly shooting them.

  • tom

    Ayyy Lin makes a lot of those acrobatic shots…yah i just copied the announcer lol
    but they are pretty nice to Lin td

  • cshot

    and1 to start the game for jeremy. lets keep it going

  • LinMad

    I swear, Harden grabbed on Lin earlier and no call. Lin is too fast for Harden.

  • sws94

    I don’t like how the Rockets play. Lin may play the rest of the game.

  • LinMad

    How many fouls this game already? Srsly…Rockets and Hornets will have to empty their bench.

  • rookie75094

    That was no trip…hog flop again

  • LinMad

    Harden falls down gets a whistle

  • Lin Win

    Man 1-4 Marv 2-8 PJ from 3…..

  • JoeTeam

    they gotta do something to stop this cheating.

  • rookie75094

    Batum is blowing it

  • LinMad

    Cmon Batum, u can’t let Harden’s defense do that to you. He’s Harden…

  • JoeTeam

    yup. They gotta calm it down by giving the ball to Lin.

  • stam

    good d kaminsky.

  • golfhacker

    Cmon Batum, pass the freaking ball to Lin.

  • LinMad

    Pass to Lin pls

  • John Focker

    Batum’s stat-padding his TO…

  • Dorothy

    AST

  • rookie75094

    Yes…Lin to walker for 3!!!

  • LinMad

    KILL!!!!!!!!!!!

  • rookie75094

    Then got a t..
    F these refs

  • stam

    wow these refs for real…

  • i like how hatred for the rockets has forced all the lin fans to truly root for the hornets as a team and not just for lin.

  • rookie75094

    The kite got to the rim some how. ..smh

  • John Focker

    Wow, these refs are cheating SO HARD! They must have bet their houses on this one.

  • JoeTeam

    ok Cliff … now, change up the O and give Lin the ball …. see what he did to get KW an open 3?

  • occupatio

    refs are amazing

  • Lam

    Strong is the dark side.

  • LinMad

    We always do root for Hornets. But today, we only saw Lin 2 minutes first half so we had to root for Hornets.

  • Promo Sports World

    Vegas got big money on this game….wtf

  • John Focker

    Amazing as in The Amazing Spiderman films amazing… LOL

  • cshot

    this game is ridiculous to watch. refs are ruining the game. and players like harden teaching future players to become cheating crybabies

  • MorlockO

    how did walker get a technical?

  • LinMad

    for clapping his hands hard

  • Joe what do you know

    What da heck is the T on Kemba for!!!???

  • stam

    he was on the same court as harden.

  • tom

    For not being a Rocket

  • John Focker

    Breathing while balling…

  • Lin Win

    We’re going to get a laughing Tec soon.

  • sws94

    I don’t know, Batum is not playing well. Hornets don’t clear out for Lin mismatch.

  • LinMad

    34 foul calls this game so far

  • occupatio

    for clapping hard. being demonstrative about officiating.

  • LinMad

    35

  • LinMad

    It’s time for Lin to penetrate. We are in the bonus now.

  • MorlockO

    lol ridiculous!

  • LinMad

    Harden gonna sit soon!

  • Joe what do you know

    Oh h***!!?? They want poker face players???

  • NONONO

    I think Kemba did that flop for Lin

  • Lin Win

    I feel like I’m watching a FT competition at the AllStar Weekends.

  • JJ Hui

    Evil bias referees! Broken calls broken games! This is called bias stop n go basketball

  • Lin Win

    CHrist! Why we are all going for 3s?

  • heart

    Lin has not touch the ball. Let Lin play PG while Howard is out. Let Lin drive to basket or makes plays.

  • Alain Gervais

    refs so apart of the game

  • swijaya

    More Jeremys, less Kemba … please

  • golfhacker

    Kemba has to sit first.

  • Lin Win

    Lin doesn’t touch the ball

  • LinMad

    lol T…man this game is so cooked

  • JoeTeam

    grow up boyz, these refs have told you already they will call the Techs.

  • heart

    exactly!

  • Alain Gervais

    refs its crazy

  • LinMad

    Wow these refs don’t let them play

  • Alain Gervais

    this game is over

  • heart

    Rox triple team Lin!

  • rookie75094

    Thuggerly miss 2 fts…hahaha

  • LAJane

    Because if a Hornet so much as LOOKS at a Rocket, he’ll get a foul called. Try to play from as far away as possible. Can the refs call a foul on that somehow?

  • JJ Hui

    This is so beyond ridiculous! Whistle non stop

  • Alain Gervais

    hornets clearly effected by refs. its over

  • Joe what do you know

    This is crazy…. The game is heavily rigged….

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    5 against 8

  • stam

    sorry i’m out. I can’t watch this crap. this is just terrible officiating.

  • Lin Win

    Welcome to the show!

  • JoeTeam

    this is one of those where it looks like the refs wanted to play.

  • heart

    Why didn’t Hawes just dunk it with no one around him???

  • John Focker

    More like “The RIG is slightly GAMED”!!!

  • rookie75094

    Only 9 pts…still a quarter left….it’s not over!

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin was looking for a pass back but hates was facing wrong way

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    He can’t

  • LinMad

    this game is rigged for sure. They want to rake fouls for both teams so that Harden can get as many free throws in the 4th from tripping himself.

  • cshot

    I’ve never heard a whistle blown so much in a damn ball game

  • Lin Win

    F**king HAWES PASS THE BALL BACAK TO THE PENETRATOR
    NOT FRANK FOR OPEN 3s

  • LinMad

    it’s not even that physical. At least from Hornets side. Lin had both hands up the other play and Bev gets a foul call.

  • Yascar

    I’m not sure whether to hang on here. Refs are disgusting.

  • occupatio

    yeah give and go was open.

  • Alain Gervais

    either way frank should make it

  • LAJane

    We’re used to bad calls on Jeremy…but…uh…is this the worst overall officiating we’ve seen, like maybe ever?

  • JoeTeam

    hang in there to see what JLin does.

  • Lin Win

    It was so wide open anyone can fit in

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Lots if time

  • Lin Win

    Frank can’t make jack. He can’t shoot open 3s at all . I have no idea why they settle for 3s the whole game.

  • John Focker

    This:

  • occupatio

    the refs are maddening players and coaches then calling fouls on them to keep them ‘under control’. its beyond absurd.

    they are like parents who are wrong but get mad that anyone calls them out on it and then punish you hehe.

    this also makes for horrible entertainment. league should not be happy.

  • Lin Win

    WE ARE 8-33 3POINTERS
    WE SHOT 33 3POINTERS AND ONLY GOT 8

    AND WE ARE STILL SHOOTING 3s
    1-4 MARV
    2-9 PJ
    1-4 LAMB
    1-3 FRANK

  • Alain Gervais

    why are we playing through lamb

  • tom

    Wow Lin doesnt even get to touch the ball

  • LAJane

    You wonder. Are they just little Hitlers? Or are they actually profiting somehow. It smells so bad you could really imagine the worst.

  • tom

    21m i guess

  • LinMad

    This is why Lamb cannot play that many minutes. His handles aren’t strong and he gets beat by defender.

  • golfhacker

    31 mins for Kemba. Smh. I’m ok with that if he’s playing well, but he’s a mess tonight.

  • Guest

    Part of Rockets plan, foul out Dwight Howard.

  • LinMad

    This is what happens when Lin doesn’t get to be in rhythm. Refs made it worse but coach is making it even worse.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Want send kemba in so early?

  • occupatio

    no, its because he cannot get separation when running off the ball and using screens.

  • occupatio

    cliff not using lin seems kinda….stupid.

  • Lin Win

    hahah Lin gets 2shots !
    GameOver Lin

  • LAJane

    Kinda cracks me up a little. Gave a quick glance at “At the Hive” Hahaha…like I said we’re used to seeing bad calls and no calls because we’re Lin fans, but they seem a little dazed by the reffing. Couldn’t believe Kemba was technicaled for clapping. Welcome to our reality, guys.

  • occupatio

    except that world is just called ‘insanity’

  • NONONO

    These refs officiating the game like middle school game

  • LinMad

    Why are we running our offense through our rookie?

  • Lin Win

    haha 41% 28% 14% FG% per Quarter

  • LinMad

    This game is all about who can act the best and get the foul call

  • MorlockO

    Can’t watch this game anymore…

  • LinMad

    Frank is giving us hope

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I thought I tuned into watching Hornets play against Rockets. Turns out it’s Hornets vs the refs.

  • LinMad

    Lin not being involved on offense.

  • Lin Win

    I’m just looking at our starters like
    2-12 PJ
    3-10 Walker
    3-10 Batum

    PJ getting 10 more shots than Lin hahaha

  • There’s hope.
    Rockets in the penalty already with 7:46 left.

    FTs galore from now on

  • LinMad

    we in the bonus, time for Lin to dive

  • NONONO

    it is more like two refs have whistle competition

  • occupatio

    kemba and lin need to feast on bonus FTs.

  • LinMad

    good D by Lin, made him hold the ball

  • Dorothy

    333333333333333333333333333333333

  • Lin for 333333333!!!

  • rookie75094

    Yes!!!Jlin for 3!!!

  • Guest

    Hornets are shooting only 30%, rockets 46%. Hornets have 12 more shots than the rockets. Bad shot selection by Hornets.

  • LinMad

    333333333333333

  • Lin buzzer beater 3, YESSS!

    Let’s go, JLin!

  • LinMad

    That was Curry Like

  • Dorothy

    AST

  • golfhacker

    U want to win Cliff? Let Lin bring the ball up.

  • Lin assist to Hawes 3!

  • JoeTeam

    That Lin 3 … he was out there hopen for seconds.

  • Promo Sports World

    Jeremy getting the secretariat treatment maybe???

  • Lin Win

    WE are passing way too much with no way to go.
    Don’t know if it’s the PG’s fault

  • LinMad

    Coach needs to trust Lin on Harden, why put Frank on him. Then there is a mismatch on T Jones. Kemba on Jones is ridiculous.

  • JoeTeam

    scared, with Lin on Harden. We dont’ need Lin fouling out.

  • JoeTeam

    lin too many fouls, Harden just a foul troll.

  • Lin Win

    Franks getting pissed as well

  • Alain Gervais

    its wasn’t intentional

  • Lin Win

    Jones and Frank are going at it
    Pat and Kemba are going at it
    Cody and Dwight are going at it.

  • LinMad

    Since Harden is guarding Lin, coach needs to take advantage of that. Harden doesn’t want anymore fouls and Lin is good at penetrating.

  • occupatio

    yeah cliff seems clueless about this.

  • rookie75094

    Azzzriza foul

  • Lin Win

    WE need as many FTs as possible now…

  • Lin doing a good job bodying up Harden on D to give up the ball

  • adele

    Cliff goes back to the previous game plan with the stars. I mean before Batums illness. After the illness, back to same old same old. Thank you Clifford for saying nice things for Lin after that game against Toronto when Lin got 35 points because Batum has to sit because of illness. I won’t thank you anymore after because I know that once the starters are intact, you will be back to your old game plan. Glorify the hornets stars not named Lin.

  • Dorothy

    2222222222222

  • LAJane

    Mr. Clutch

  • Lin lefty layup on HArden

  • LinMad

    This is a game! Lin vs Harden

  • LinMad

    LOL Lin didn’t even raise his hands up and he gets foul call from a ref that is behind Lin. All he could have saw was Lin’s back.

  • golfhacker

    I thought Jeremy can’t go left? 🙂

  • tom

    Come on Lin Even I can see the foul coming on that one lol but yah theres not much anyone can do
    just put batum on harden jesus

  • LAJane

    Yeah, they making him pay for that clutch layup with a foul. They’re determined to foul him out.

  • tom

    Nah HArden was crafty thats his go to play lol

  • LinMad

    ya crafty with the refs

  • cshot

    harden got fouled by the wind on that one

  • Lin Win

    HAnds upand back and it’s a foul LOL?

  • JoeTeam

    Cliff has to take Lin off Harden else he won’t have team O in the end. And, Lin’d D is important – who can switch now?

  • LinMad

    Harden’s beard got fouled by Lin’s hair.

  • rookie75094

    The hog is a ref master baiter

  • Lin Win

    We need to do what clippers did to Har en ! Completely pull their arms back when he shoots

  • tom

    Lin just 2 more pts then foul out lol

  • Alain Gervais

    rerelax harden is probably the hardest to guard Lin is doing a good job. clearly the best on the hornets

  • 808JL7

    Coach Cliff looked up at the monitor and shook his head at the lousy call by the refs on JLin.

  • LAJane

    The refs have made this a real rubix cube on how to get around their awfulness.

  • JoeTeam

    he is but it’s more important to keep lin in the game.

  • occupatio

    too bad lin fell on that cuz he was playing great D. harden didnt even do anything to shake him.

  • rookie75094

    Yess..tie

  • Lin assist to Marvin 3!!!

  • LinMad

    WOW!!!!

  • Hornets can take the lead here

  • JoeTeam

    Good, cliff has lin off Harden.

  • rookie75094

    Jlin foul out dwight!!!

  • LinMad

    WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

  • JoeTeam

    ha ha Lin fouls D12 out!

  • NONONO

    BIG play

  • Lin Win

    LIN MAN WE NEED THAT 3

  • LAJane

    Aaaaak. FT missed…oh well, it happens.

  • blubell
  • JoeTeam

    and now cliff has freed Lin.

  • occupatio

    did lin just airball?

  • tom

    Lin why u gotta miss!!

  • Alain Gervais

    what?

  • occupatio

    on the earlier 3? i missed the feed.

  • stam

    Can’t believe lin missed the FT wtf!

  • blubell

    Nice assist

  • spiderman

    Hairston 2-12

  • What a great pass by Lin to Zeller!

  • LinMad

    TIE!!!

  • LinMad

    Wow Harden just runs into Marvin and gets a foul call.

  • golfhacker

    See what happens when Lin brings the ball up. Easy basket for Zeller.

  • blubell
  • JJ Hui

    KW always the same kind of TO in crucial time, omg!

  • stam

    I don’t udnerstand he’s just running into marvin and that’s a foul?

  • LAJane

    Well, another nail-biter.

  • Alain Gervais

    should of shot that

  • Lin Win

    DON”T LET KEMBA TOUCH THE BALL

  • LinMad

    A quick bucket for Lin please

  • tom

    Just one more point plz!!!

  • cshot

    he whacks his opponents with his arms

  • LinMad

    ya Kemba failed last game on closing. It’s Lin’s turn.

  • blubell

    I’m all out of nails… biting flesh now…

  • sws94

    Lin’s pass to Cody was beautiful.

  • NONONO

    Harden MVF(lop)

  • stam

    How is the NBA allowing this this is such BS. Marvin is running backwards trying to get out the way.

  • blubell

    Let’s foul out Harden!

  • stam

    Kemba messed that one up good..

  • Alain Gervais

    cody why

  • NONONO

    Kemba + Batum -> final shot

  • LAJane

    Another Walker foul. Prolly end of story here.

  • LinMad

    How did Zeller miss that…

  • blubell
  • JoeTeam

    not strong enough.

  • JoeTeam

    lost the game.

  • LinMad

    A quick bucket by Lin. We need it. Hopefully he gets fouled too.

  • Alain Gervais

    atleast get a foul

  • stam

    that was a good play by walker.. zeller couldn’t finish. the refs won this game you know it.

  • LAJane

    We did get one. Only it was Walker again 🙂

  • JoeTeam

    if cody was impeded, it was a foul, but I think Cody had plenty of chance to put that in.

  • rookie75094

    Time to start Jlin as pg cliff!!!!

  • TJones got a piece, I think.
    He was having the best game of his life

  • LinMad

    Harden actually pushed Lin that play where he fell down.

  • golfhacker

    Zeller need to bulk up in the offseason. He doesn’t use his body to fend off defenders.

  • Alain Gervais

    walker did everything right

  • Brewer fouled Lin. 2 FTs!

  • LinMad

    Hahaha what a bad foul

  • NONONO

    team 34.1% is ugly

  • CaliUSMC

    lin needs to make these man

  • tom

    Im happy now

  • Briiick

    Lin the saver !

  • LAJane

    Did. Thank the basketball gods.

  • LinMad

    Did Lin just saved the game?

  • occupatio

    brewer is so stupid lol

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin bossing out there. great fourth quarter. they badly missed him the first haif

  • JoeTeam

    need a stop.

  • LinMad

    We need to foul someone who sucks at free throws

  • tom

    Ouchhhh lol

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin hardened him

  • rookie75094

    Cf blows up anyway because Jlin had an awsome game on limited minutes….hahaha

  • JoeTeam

    I’d say the good kind of mistake.

  • LAJane

    How? Still need 3 points to tie, and the refs are not on our side.

  • LinMad

    This game was so back and forth, pretty exciting but also frustrating with the refs

  • CaliUSMC

    Lins gonna make a 3. Called it

  • John Focker

    I’m not upset about this loss, but I’m upset at HOW it was lost. Hornets could’ve stuck it to the Rox AND the crooked refs, but Clifford stuck with his old ways and with ball outside Jeremy’s hands. Glad Hornets are slipping due to own mismanagement.

  • NONONO

    Did Batum just have his first pass to corner Lin in this season?

  • occupatio

    the game spread is basically the phantom fouls that harden received.

  • Bev missed the 1st FT

  • Bev fouled Lin LOL

  • rookie75094

    Thuggerly foul Jlin!!!

  • LinMad

    HAHAHAHAH

  • CaliUSMC

    HAHAHHA

  • CaliUSMC

    BEV 5 FOULS

  • LinMad

    ah crap, we need at least 1 bucket

  • NONONO

    Lin got smarter

  • CaliUSMC

    I dont get it Lin. cmon

  • tom

    WTHHHH LIn at least make one man!!!

  • LinMad

    man how did Lin miss both

  • JoeTeam

    well, that wasn’t too good.

  • LinMad

    A double foul

  • tom

    Lin is such an inconsistent shooter jesus!!!!

  • rookie75094

    Darn…Jlin…smh

  • stam

    Lin broke under stress man that’s terrible…

  • LinMad

    ya the crowd got him

  • JT

    crap….hard to defend that

  • Lin Win

    Yeah I’m pretty pissed at Lin’s FT
    Everyone should be!
    A guard who can’t hit consistent FTs should not finish

  • Alain Gervais

    it happens

  • aras

    Whats up with lins Ft man…..

  • Alain Gervais

    not really just missed

  • Lin Win

    It happens too often.
    It isn’t the first time!

  • John Focker

    Did you know that even Curry has missed both FTs?

  • LinMad

    whatever this wasn’t on Lin, without Lin game would have been over awhile ago.

  • LAJane

    Broke under stress? Driving layup made.

  • Chopz

    He just hit a quick layup. Made up for the missed free throws there.

  • tom

    Actually you are right
    You cant miss both FTs
    like that cant be happening!

  • Hm, Lin is usually clutch on FTs
    Bad break there

  • CaliUSMC

    Even when he makes them more often not it always hits the front rim.

  • occupatio

    missed 3 FTs in one quarter. smh. smh.

  • golfhacker

    It happens to scrubs. Lin is not a scrub.

  • Lin Win

    Lin missed BOTH!

  • Alain Gervais

    when else has he missed ft in clutch time. don’t make it up. his ft are not good this year. work on it and move on

  • Dan Cohen

    I swear..if lin made all his ft.. it’s a 1 point game,,

  • John Focker

    Are you calling Curry a scrub too? ‘Coz he’s missed both FTs before…more than once.

  • Alain Gervais

    it happens to everyone

  • JoeTeam

    cody’s weak up, and Lin’s FT. But they could have been running down if Lin had some PG duty somewhere in there.

  • Chopz

    Yeah if he broke, he would’t take it coast to coast and score.

  • LinMad

    Zeller screwed it up with that foul though.

  • NONONO

    wrist might get hurt on the foul / fall

  • Job713

    And if the technicals weren’t called, we would be leading!

  • LAJane

    What about all the other player “what ifs”, and the ref “what ifs”. Takes a village..er..a whole team.

  • John Focker

    Do you have trouble reading my post?

  • jakey

    I would not be surprised if this game had the most fouls in a single NBA game

  • LinMad

    Clutch 3s coming up

  • Lin Win

    If you’ve played basketball :
    IF you hit the first FT you have a higher chance of hitting the next one because you’r aim is already calibrated.
    Missing BOTH as a guard is so bad.

  • LinMad

    lol it was an ugly game

  • blubell

    Lin and Harden hug

  • Briiick

    Playing 20 minutes without a rest may just do it.

  • Alain Gervais

    if lin didn’t get 3 fouls this would be very different. it happens. very playoff feel this game. started slow. fought back but its just too late

  • NONONO

    Lin delivered the pizza for Cha

  • CaliUSMC

    Gross

  • Lin Win

    IF Lin made 3 missed FTS or Cody hits the dunk and we would be leading or even.
    THat’s HOW IMPORTANT FTS are!
    It burns you in the long game

  • aras

    yeah needs to train that up not good should be at least 80 precent…

  • Chopz

    It happens, deal with it. If not for lin, they wouldn’t even be in it in the 4th quarter.

  • John Focker

    Overreact much?

  • LinMad

    Lin would have made those if this game was at home. The crowd was very loud.

  • JJ Hui

    This is the worst choking games by the referees!

  • If the refs didn’t give 19FT to Harden, Hornets is probably tied

    Lin made some but missed 2 late FTs tonight. Not a good night for him.
    He’s sure going to beat himself up over it

  • blubell

    You are very hard on Jeremy. He’s made more clutch FTs then not.

  • occupatio

    oh well.
    harden has five fouls in 4th quarter but cliff doesnt have lin attack harden. so bizarre. lin barely touches ball.

    all the rockets pts are harden at the end…

  • Alain Gervais

    name a player who is 100 percent?

  • Lin Win

    No Lin is known to crack under pressure in crunch time when hitting FTs.

  • Dan Cohen

    no.. if lin made those 3 ft.. they might’ve tied..
    zeller missed due to a block so that’s ok.

  • Alain Gervais

    bruh lets just move on

  • LinMad

    He was the only chance for the tie game. I think Cliff should have allowed Lin to run the offense sooner. Especially when he knew Harden was on Lin with 4 fouls and we were in the bonus.

  • John Focker

    Welcome to Earth from Bizarro world.

  • sws94

    Not one of his stronger games but his ability to draw big fouls was there. He just was off of the FTs for some reason. Lin is usually clutch in late game FTs.

  • JoeTeam

    Yes, they should have broken harden down and fouled him out. Something not thinking or something.

  • golfhacker

    In crunch time? Doubt it since GS hasn’t had many close games this year.

  • JoeTeam

    FTs win games, yep.

  • occupatio

    thats beside the pt. other games dont matter. we talking about this game.

  • LinJa

    Didn’t watch the game. Stats looked great. I bet Lin was under utilized. Kemba’s minutes was ridiculous. Happy for Lin.

  • JoeTeam

    not true.

  • MomentousPetey

    Dumbest statement yet.

  • LAJane

    It’s not all on Lin, by any means. But our hatred of the Rox brings out the Tiger Fan tendencies.

  • Lin Win

    I’ve watch Jeremy Lin since GSWs.
    His worst was at Houston when he tries to make clutch FTS.
    He hardly ever gets a pair.

  • MomentousPetey

    Flagged, fool.

  • LinMad

    ya this was a coaching mistake. Lin could have embarrassed Harden and we may have won the game if Coach allowed Lin to penetrate in the last few minutes.

  • JoeTeam

    untrue.

  • Alain Gervais

    In all lin had a great game. with and with out Lin this team looked very different. lin only play 3 minutes first haif made it tough for the hornets.move on to the next. Btw datum has been a shell of himself since coming back

  • sws94

    Just one of the things. He usually makes them. I think Lin has to be more involved in the offense. Batum and Walker still haven’t gotten the balance. Lin didn’t turn it over except for that offensive foul but he made good passes and got a lot of the Rockets to commit fouls.

  • LinMad

    Lin had a strong game. 13 pts in 21 minutes with very few touches. 66% shooting too.

  • LAJane

    So was does the whole blame go to Jeremy? Or are you switching now to Cliffords rotations.

  • blubell

    My posts is more about Lin Win overreacting which he does very often.

  • LAJane

    Double gross!

  • John Focker

    This is hardly Curry’s first year. Missing both FTs happens to EVERYONE…as in every player…super stars included.

  • Dan Cohen

    That is so frustrating.
    I’m starting to think lin subconciously doesn’t want to outshine his teammates (he would’ve have 16 in 20ish minutes and be leading scorer) and also subconsciously doesn’t want to get revenge on the rox because he is thinking that is what others are thinking and might escalate playing tension.

  • Joe what do you know

    Is rockets disrespecting Jeremy’s offence by putting Harden on him?

  • blubell
  • LinMad

    Ya, seeing how Lin almost tied the game I don’t understand how coach doesn’t run the offense through him more. He’d rather have Zeller miss a dunk.

  • occupatio

    ok.
    im not hung about about the final minute or whatever.
    the overall strategy of cliff to not go at harden constantly seems incredibly blind. take harden out of the game, and they have nothing.

  • Lin Win

    At the rate Clifford is going. He’s going to drive Kemba down to the ground.
    Playing that many minutes with the starters AND the bench AND run the offense will tire him out.
    I don’t know if Clifford didn’t trust Lin or what but Kemba was running the offense nearly 80% of the possession.

  • blubell
  • Dan Cohen

    lin doesn’t want revenge..well the media will MAKE YOU LOOK BAD. smh.

  • LinMad

    They should have a photo of one of the refs behind Harden

  • Lin Win

    I don’t know what Clifford was thinking. My guts tell me he didn’t trust Lin to finish the job.

  • LinMad

    the Lin vs Harden exchange in the 4th was exciting though. Lin did a good job on him. Especially for a $2M player.

  • golfhacker

    Hornets now 9th place in East.

  • Chopz

    C’mon bring it. Any little thing that lin does wrong, the haters come out to feast. You try to disguise yourselves as lin fans but we know who you are. At the end of the day, if you’re arguing more against him than for him, your fanhood is suspect.

  • rookie75094

    He did tied the game with the dish to zeller

  • Lin Win

    Nah I only overreact for Rockets and Laker games. 2 most important teams to win for LIn.

  • Dorothy

    AND he is not good it lol

  • CaliUSMC

    Just realized Hairston went 2-9 on 3’s. I know he’s been making a lot of big 3’s lately, but hopefully it hasn’t gotten to his head.

  • new postgame thread

    http://www.jlinportal.com/g27-cha-hou-notes-observations/
    G27 CHA @HOU Notes & Observations

    The Hornets lost the game 95-102 over the Rockets because they shot poorly (34.9%).

    JLin finished with 13pts/5asts. Unusually he missed 2 late FTs to make it 2pt game with 17 seconds left (93-97). But overall, he played quite well although not in rhythm due to early foul trouble. He managed to get Dwight Howard fouled out. But the whole Hornets team just didn’t shoot well tonight.

    Jeremy had 3 quick fouls in 3 min in the 1st half.

    Interestingly, Clint Capella also got 3 quick fouls in 3 min.

    Harden 36pts (16-19 FTM) and TJones 17pts carried the game for the Rockets.

  • LinMad

    Batum and Kemba did not shoot well today. They even had the first half to themselves since Lin was benched and didn’t tear it up for us.

  • spiderman

    ESPN hates Lin

  • NONONO

    He had no choice today. Lin got many fouls too early. Bad refs!

  • JoeTeam

    This Game:

    1. Refs determined to play a role
    2. 3 phantom fouls on Lin in 3 minutes, maybe to pay back Capella
    3. Harden flops rewarded
    4. Cody going up too soft or maybe he should have been smarter he was wide open
    5. JLin 2 FTs broke the number of possessions
    6. Cody fouling Harden before inbounds
    7. KW got tired no Lin
    8. Batum made a lot of mistakes

    Now, what was good – JLin getting into the O with limited time, and being a scoring element in final minutes.

    JLin played v good D on Harden to slow down his effectiveness starting in late 3rd. Wow he got a foul called on him for just standing there and raising his hands. 4 phantom fouls.

    What can anyone do.

  • Lin Win

    Man I don’t even want to start.
    Lin gets one touch in the 4th and we get 2 easy FTs or an easy assist.
    With Kemba he’s just dribbling around dancing on the court.

  • james brown

    need to play KW this long for this game because Lin was demonized by foul calls..Phantom fouls! Cliff had played KW because of necessity and had no luxury of resting him..he’s the PG when inside the court and that’s that with hornets.

  • Lin Win

    4th Quarter was do or die.
    You can’t always play scared on 5 fouls.

  • MoominFloren

    This is an ugly game…. thanks to refs and Harden

    Lin played OK, it would be great if he could hit both FTs

    I hope this game allows the FO to see how much they need Lin to play more and most importantly, to play PG

  • LAJane

    I don’t know why you don’t get that Kemba is the face of the franchise, has been, and will be for the foreseeable future. MJ is not going to push him aside for anyone, no matter how good. At least this season. It isn’t Clifford’s lack of trust. It’s pure franchise business/politics/diplomacy. They don’t want that to mean losing, but if that’s how it goes, then MJ will live with it for the moment, and Clifford just has to get as much lemonade out of it as he can.

  • LinMad

    Lin shot 66% today and has only 1 less assist than Kemba and half his minutes but Cliff didn’t run the offense sooner with Lin. Lin could have abused Harden so hard with his 4 fouls and could have got him ejected.

  • JoeTeam

    Only because JLin could not play except for 3 mins first half. KW had to take up the slack. Lin got 4 phantom fouls. 3 in first 3 mins so he could not play first half.

  • Lin Win

    Man I’m just worried about Kemba’s health. IF he goes down thaen we pretty much play with out the 3 Hornets core last season.

  • Lin Win

    Exactly ! This is why I would never understand about the NBA.
    You let your worst shooter go for 2-12 and still let him shoot.(PJ)
    3-10 from Kemba
    3-11 from Batum

  • Briiick

    Now Hornets are No. 9 in standing. That is exactly why I have been optimistic about Lin’s opportunity to shine this season. The first unit lost the winnable game. Cliff is cornered and needs to increase the role of Lin even more when he is playing along KW.

  • Lin Win

    It’s not about the face of the franchise. If Clifford is looking out for THE TEAM. He should stop playing kemba that much. If we lose Kemba too then our chances of playoffs will be reduced.

  • LinMad

    politics. Lin did a good job on Harden at the end. The exchange was good. Although Lin might not be as good as Harden, he sure showed why he is worth more than $2M today.

  • james brown

    right for harden coz Lin just standing in the corner and Harden best defense is the corner..LOL!

  • xeroid

    Lin was the one that brought Hornets back in the game. His 3 pointer tied the game and Hornets could have gone ahead, except Clifford was still doing the old shuffle of Walker as heroic PG. He could have passed to Lin for another 3, instead he drove in and turnover, that started a Rockets 5 point surge. Lin has 5 assists in second half, Kemba has 6 all game. Clifford has to allow Lin to play PG and let him control the tempo if he wants to win and into playoff. The first half when Lin has 3 fouls and mostly sat out was terrible ball movement.

  • LAJane

    What business/employment universe do you live in. Clifford looks out for the team as well as he can, IN THE LIMITS of what the franchise demands. And the players all know this.

  • james brown

    trust was there because he played him all fourth Q…its up to the player to adapt and improvise when playing..
    They Lost the game..so lets go on to the next !

  • LinMad

    Just imagine though if Lin got 30+ minutes today and was the main PG. The game wouldn’t be this close. Those fouls early on was the game changer for Rockets.

  • CJSHYY

    Hate this picture. Will not RT it. smh!

  • JoeTeam

    it was the refs who determined that.

  • MomentousPetey

    IMO, Lin is overall better than Harden do to his defense.

  • NONONO

    All Lin needs is 25 mins true PG to help team win. He could not even get 25 mins play time because of insane refs.
    Did he only got 3 mins as PG ? what the @#$%^&& Cliff was thinking.

  • Briiick

    Had KW shared 50% ball handing with Lin during the last 5 minutes, they should have won the game.

  • sws94

    Good stats but medium impact. So not one of his stronger games. Not bad by any means.

  • LinMad

    home court advantage even though it looked like whistles were blown on both sides like crazy

  • tom

    Thats what im saying but hes gotta look out for hmself

  • grover chang

    At one point the big screen showed picture of harden vs Lin with their stats so far in the game.

  • LAJane

    Wildly speculative. Nothin subconscious about doing what is demanded of you. Blowing off coach’s plans would not help him out. This kind of stuff is why he doesn’t listen to fan/friend/family opinion.

  • james brown

    but the game officiating was atrocious and just balanced at least during the lat 3rd and 4th quarter..damage has already been done early 1st because of that 3 quick phantom calls…

    Houston commentator even saw it and made fun out of it..

  • LinMad

    Still he also needs trust from Cliff or Hornets FO. Half the minutes or more in today’s game was Lin standing in corner and playing defense.

  • LAJane

    Always has been negative, nothing new.

  • heart

    The refs set tone in favor of Rox in the beginning of the first quarter. It intensified when Lin stepped on court for the purpose of taking out Lin (one of Hornets scorers and a valuable play maker for 2nd unit). KW and Roberts just couldn’t set up teammates for easy baskets for that entire stretch when Lin was out. The refs constant whistling got everyone riled up, except Harden bc it’s in his favor. When Lin returns in the 2nd half, KW was still PG and Lin was standing in the corner 3 for awhile. Until he got some touches and the ball started moving and baskets started falling. Seeing the momentum is shifting away from Rox, Refs won’t let Hornets bypass Rox and whipped out their whistles waiting for Harden to swing his arms to call fouls. The result of this game is the power of the whistles behind biased refs rules tonight.

  • spiderman

    It is wildly speculative but I too wonder sometimes whether there is something subconscious going on about free throws

    He had a good game

  • JoeTeam

    yes, because Lin came in and was very effective first at D and then working very well when the back got kick out to him. A 3, and a couple of drives that dished to open 3s.

    It was amazing how fast he contributed, and yet, they didn’t get him the ball wasting a few possessions. They should know, KW was tired because JLin could not run the 2nd unit in the first half.

  • JoeTeam

    was it good, or at a biasing time?

  • JoeTeam

    no, he always tries to win it’s not about making anyone look bad.

  • heart

    Yes. But the many fouls calls were (to muddy the water) masking in favor of Harden’s bogus calls. Harden got bogus/favorable calls in the beginning of the game set him in rhythm and continue to bail him and Rox out when Rox scores were down.

  • JoeTeam

    he really played good D

  • JoeTeam

    key times, to sit Lin down. Occu was right, Cliff should have had team go after harden for the 6th foul.

  • JoeTeam

    Ha ha … to deal with Lin:

    1. don’t double but triple team him

    2. take advantage of his own team not given him credit where it’s due (I swear, it’s on the scouting report marked “Do this with Prejudice”)

    3. sneak a request in for Lin to be in foul trouble early, to phantom foul getter so people don’t see the truth from the smoke.

    There you go, you win every time.

  • grover chang

    During the fourth. Close game. Harden 28 pts. Lin 8 pts. Showed fg percentage as well. Fg 75%, 3 pt 50% and his assist. So the fg percentage was complimentary to Lin. They didn’t need to show that.

  • xeroid

    The problem with Hornet was obvious when Lin sat out the first half. We saw the second unit ineffective without Lin. The shooting percentage was atrocious with no Lin assist for easy baskets. The ball moves around perimeter with no penetration, and Kemba Walker’s shooting percentages dropped without Lin when he plays hero ball. Clifford has to remove Kemba earlier in first quarter and allow Lin to be PG at the close.

  • Dan Cohen

    But then it’s the missed 3 fts I’m talking about .
    it’s charity shot.. how can you miss BOTH!. during this clutch time!

  • NONONO

    Lin and Frank got more mins and more points in the past few games. But three key players Batum, Lamb, Cody did not play well . Kemba has been overplayed. If Cliff does not manage the game any better, Hornets might not make playoff.

  • xeroid

    The only turnover Lin committed was an offensive foul when he split 2 defenders and passed the ball for a lay up when 1 defender flopped.

  • Dan Cohen

    gues the ref is ‘EQUALLY’ bad.

  • sws94

    How many FTs did Harden shoot? And I don’t want to hear about Lin falling and Harden breaking his ankles, Lin played good solid D on Harden. Better than anyone else did on the team forcing Harden to pass the ball off many times.

  • sport

    Lin only got 21 minutes this game while Walker got 41 minutes and Batum had 30+ minutes. Nothing has changed once Batum was fully healed from his sickness. Cliff is not the right coach for Lin. Every time he bails out the team with high scoring he still gets benched once the designated “star” is back. I’d rather Lin reunited with MDA. I’m so glad I haven’t been wasting time watching these games.

  • xeroid

    Watch the game before making stupid comments. Lin got 3 ticky-tacky foul calls called by the referees in less than 3 minutes in first quarter, he didn’t play at all in second quarter, and he played 18 minutes in second half.

  • JoeTeam

    oh well, it’s not a fair fight for you know, structural reasons. JHard is the max man, JLin is the indie warrior. No big deal, I guess, let the people in their house make their own beds (years of no progress).

  • sport

    Harden is in no way better than Lin, he’s just got the green light to chuck shots. If Lin had that he’d average 30 PPG wit his efficiency.

  • Dan Ang

    NBA needs to implement challenges from the coach just like the NFL. Or fine the refs for blatant wrong calls. Instead of “oops or bad” after the fact. LOL

  • excellent point. Fatigue is certainly a factor

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Why the need to insult someone personal of what he does to earn the living?

  • stam

    At least we know the coach will give Lin minutes… just the role he plays will need to be the primary ball handler

  • adele

    Yes but the sad part is HE DIDN’T. I was watching the game and felt bad for the foul calls. Clifford is sticking to his gameplay no matter what. They could have a chance when they had the first lead when Lin shoot the free throw. But Kemba needs the ball. At that point, I guess Lin was frustrated because he missed 2 free throws after that. Hard for him to carry this team and had to cater to the stars.

  • adele

    Yes it is. But they had a good chance of winning the game if only Clifford allows Lin to be the PG at that time. But then…Kemba has to be the face of the Hornets. That has to come first.

  • adele

    A lot of lip service with Clifford. And seems like you can really believe when he talks about Lin and praising him. But then you know somethings amiss in the talks. The actions are not there. Something hidden. Its like your father praise you in front of everyone when you do something good but you have to be on your own because im supporting your brother. You are smart anyway. You can be useful when your brother is having a hard time and bail him out. But im sorry I have to give your brother everything he needs because he is the chosen one even if I know you are better than him-Clifford

  • adele

    About NBA or the team? Or the coach? To me, Clifford holds and controls how the player will act in this game. The refs? We can’t control their actions and decisions. We can complain all we want but Clifford can change game plays. That he can control. That he can decide. Kemba has to be an all star, win or lose. That’s the game plan. We might as well get use to it. Because that’s what we are watching and we have to swallow it no matter how hard.

  • adele

    I don’t know why majority can’t see the promotion for Kemba in this Hornets team to the all star. Its written all over their publicities. In all media outlets.

  • adele

    Its ok as long as Kemba is in the all star. Thats the main goal.

  • adele

    Bottomline, Clifford should adjust the game plan after Lin got the 2 successive fouls in less than 2 minutes. Thats not normal. Until it reaches 3 fouls in less than 3 minutes. He should make adjustments. Lin should run the offense and handle the ball more. But we can only make this complaints and Clifford will still have Kemba as the playmaker of this team. That’s reality for us.

  • 1mtoldman

    wow there are a lot of really good comments here right off the top! instead of adding any more myself ill just thumbs up all the excellent summations of different aspects of the game.

  • 1mtoldman

    thumbs up

  • 1mtoldman

    19. second most this season; the game was over early once it became clear harden would get his double digit fta’s and once he’s on pace for that the primary harden correlative takes effect (double digit ft’s for harden, rockets win).

  • 1mtoldman

    thumbs up

  • 1mtoldman

    3 strait games of 40+ minutes for kemba.

  • 1mtoldman

    and we have a winner!!!!

  • 1mtoldman

    the power of the whistle.

    excellent summary of all things hardenesque. and beyond.

  • 1mtoldman

    lin has been playing great last 5 games even 8 games now but hornets are going in the other direction losing what 4 of 5 and it took an overtime and big dose of hairsanity to get taht one win.

    i beleive yer rite that looking at the sked the hornets good be in for a long losing streak. as long as they were winning there was no reason to change the formula but as you say once the reality of batum/walker regressing back to form hits in the facts of multiplying loses cliff may be
    “cornered” and there be pressure to do something else.

    (probably jsut go back to “al-fense” once jeff exits a haze of smoke and returns to the court.)

  • 1mtoldman

    there were many factors officiating one but atrocious shooting by all the starters except possibly zeller and the ridiculous over use of the 3 when no one was hitting them; dont have the stats to hand but it was ridiculous, hairston/williams/batum i think just kept cranking up 3’s. the most this season for the team i think 40ish!!!! and made what 20%? not much more than that.

    still they almost won.

  • 1mtoldman

    best brief summation award.

  • K. P. Chan

    I had previously adopted the “glass half full” attitude, but now begin to believe that we’ve passed that stage. I see that Cliff is beginning to trust Lin more and more now, and has been not only giving Lin sustained minutes, but consistently using him in clutch situations at games’ ends. This is good to see.

    Yes, I agree that Lin’s situation is still not ideal, because he rarely has a chance to play to his greatest strengths. But he seems to persevere and adapting, and is making the best of it. So we shall see where this takes us.

    I was furious last night after those ridiculous calls on Lin, but became totally gratified that when he came back, he was undeterred by the foul troubles, and certainly was not intimidated by punks such as Bev and Harden. He was locked in on his usual aggressive defense against Harden who, aided and abetted by the biased refs, was the source of Lin’s woes in Q1. But once again Lin showed us what he was made of. Onward and forward! I feel good for him in spite of the loss and the earlier frustrations.

  • Brent Yen

    Being ankle broken means you Defend hard….Harden will never get broken ankle….he simply does not defend