G4 CHI @CHA PostGame Thread

Hornets Beat Bulls 130-105;

Jeremy Lin played very well in the blowout
JLin 18:47 game time with 4-8 (2-2 for 3ptr), 5-5 FT, +21; 5R, 4A, 1PF, 1 TO (Credit @GoJLin)

  • blubell

    Hehe

  • Phillycheese

    Yes

  • Phillycheese

    This was a runnaway train wreck for Chitown.

  • Maknusia

    hoho

  • Maknusia

    no

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Tyler needs to take Taichi class to make layup the right way, BE WATER.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • GoJLin!

    It is my fault, I only vote for 16pts/4ast, if I vote higher pts, may be JLin will stay longer 🙁

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Dan Cohen

    can be..
    I mean.. out of the corner of your eyes, it can be like a dinosaur coming at you (triceratops).. or a potential shart fin.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Alain Gervais
  • Maknusia

    now we know who the culprit is! lolz

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • wandertheglobe

    Cliff postgame

    http://www.nba.com/hornets/coach-clifford-postgame-11/03/15

    He was giving kudos to Zeller on how much a menace he is with his rebounding, then he looks at the stats sheet, oh, he got 5. Guess who also has 5 rebounds tonight?

  • GoodDayLA

    Chandler Parsons can’t find the ball in Dallas. Glad to see it.

  • Phillycheese

    Lin.

  • blubell

    Coach praising second unit.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    After this (watching the replay later) I’m expecting another bounce back game against the Mavs…

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • cshot

    why so few min for lin today tho?

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Bulls were destroyed by the time JLin in for 10 mins

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Alain Gervais

    Lin +22

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • sport

    Mavs are weak, Hornets and Lin should be fine.

  • Maknusia

    CZ and TH combined for 5 OREB…thats good!

    Lin had always been a superb rebounder at a PG level, it was Rox who down played it

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • It’s a blowout so the 3rd string team got to play

  • John Focker

    Lin playing more than the 19 min he got today would’ve outshined Batum. Hornets don’t want to ruin their chances of signing Batum back next year.

  • Maknusia

    Game Score

  • GoJLin!

    Lin +21 with 15 PTS & 4AST; 3rd unit need practice time. Plus I vote for 16pts/4Ast 🙁

  • Briiick

    They have the potential to outshine the starting backcourt.

  • Maknusia

    Hornets took good advantage of Bulls TOVs

  • David Kim

    So this worked..right?

  • KHuang

    Zeller COST the Hornets 3 early games with his corpselike play.

    With Zeller playing like a well fed zombie, opponents loaded up on Lin because Zeller wasn’t running his plays or playing defense.

    Zeller has thankfully learned his lesson about not showing up to games UNPREPARED.

  • Rzo Vlade

    mundiay vs russell this should be fun

  • sport

    Bad coach worst than their previous one.

  • zxcvb

    Hairston hit some shots today, but he’s not the long-term answer. Even if he keeps playing like this, all that he’s earned is a rotation spot.

    The starters should still be Kemba / Lin / Batum / Zeller / Hawes — with Big Al traded ASAP for a backup SF. And then Lamb should be the 6th man with Roberts at backup PG.

  • blubell

    So it was CHA radio that interviewed Jeremy not CHI. Nice to see that they recognized Jeremy as the player of the game.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The Hornets bench has scored 71 points for the game.

  • KHuang

    No need to overcook the beef.

  • KHuang

    They’d have done this the last three games too in victories had Cody Zeller not been ANOREXIC.

  • John Focker

    Is it me, or is Lamb happy about his new contract? Guy shot 90% today.

  • zxcvb

    Too good on both ends. Even Curry needs 25+ mpg to destroy a team, ha.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    No puns intended…haha

  • KHuang

    NOOOOOO!

    leave Lin with the more talented 2nd unit!

    Lin needs to play with the best players.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Of course, where else you can find a bench that can score 70+ points in a game.

  • John Focker

    Getting rid of Thibodeau was a stupid decision by Management.

  • KHuang

    The LAMB was led to the slaughter!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    JLin Efficiency much.

  • Mr Chuckles

    Yeah, I couldn’t believe how bad is +/- were in the last two games.

  • BobbyH

    Lamb

  • zxcvb

    Lin needs minutes more than teammates. I can only imagine what he’d do with 34mpg.

  • steven ko

    Hairston may have the team option picked up now…

  • KHuang

    Turnover vs turned down over!

  • blubell

    Baaaaaaa

  • steven ko

    good to see the ball not sticky in Batum’s hands…

  • KHuang

    MORE BRUISES FOR LIN

  • kjch

    Can someone explain to me why hornets offense looked so good today compared to the past 3 games? Is it because the Bulls just aren’t as tough a matchup as the heat/hawks or are we seeing some drastic improvements by hornets?

  • Riddick

    lmao…

  • zxcvb

    Lin is like a movie superhero. He’s better after he gets bloodied and angry. Remember all those Linsanity highlights where he has a bandaid hanging off his chin or a cotton ball up his nose?

  • Alain Gervais

    Cliff on lin= I think the thing he possess is size and skill. He can really shoot. i mean he’s a guy who can legitimately shoot 40 percent.He is also better off the dribble then i thought he also can really pass.

  • Briiick

    Yes, high efficiency in a winning team is the best stat.

  • KHuang

    The absolute KEY to the 2nd unit?

    Cody Zeller ATE A PREGAME MEAL

  • steven ko

    seems like they match up well against these Bulls. bball is a matchup type of game. let’s see if it carries over into the next game. i was hoping for a nail-biter to see if the ball would be sticky with the annoited playmakers on the team…

  • blubell

    Got beef?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The 2nd unit outscored the first unit.

  • Briiick

    Waiting for more to come….

  • KHuang

    BATTLESCAR ASIANAMERICA!

  • zxcvb

    It’s more about CHA than CHI. Lin usually destroys the Hawks easily…but Clifford’s poor lineups and Hawes and Zeller’s poor play really ruined that.

  • KHuang

    Only ONE reason;

    Zeller ATE FOOD before the game.

  • heart

    He feels secured and wanted on this team now. It does boost his confidence to play well and prove himself. And Hornets do need his scoring. He has great shooting form. I’m glad for him. Rox McHale and Thunder buried him on the bench.

  • steven ko

    ball was too sticky with Batum in close games…

  • Alain Gervais

    8:34 Cliff speak on Lin

  • steven ko

    Chipotle?

  • He definitely feels wanted today
    Good for him.

  • kjch

    Tyler’s bday cake lol

  • KHuang

    Zeller learned that it’s hard to play well when you are in a hospital with an IV sticking in you.

  • Briiick

    Must be beef.

  • zxcvb

    Ball movement and effort. Almost no lazy screens, lazy passes, lazy cuts.

    Guys were moving and sharing and playing together. Hawes is a prime example. He almost gave Lin 2 TOs on one play last game because he set a terrible screen and then didn’t step out to catch a pass. Today? He set good screens, popped out hard, passed the ball quickly when covered.

  • Rick Johnson

    Next game against the Mavs. JLin will never say it but I’m hoping he plans to embarrass them. Make DWill look like a scrub.

  • Briiick

    Please type some here.

  • we’ll be patiently waiting for JP’s report
    Could be tomorrow if it’s too late in East Coast.

    Big thanks to Huuuuuge anonymous JLin fan who donated the tix!

    https://twitter.com/jlinforum/status/661729506986717184

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Singapore BB Fan

    Probably …Hawes shaves off his beard…he looks less messy

  • Alain Gervais

    Cliff on lin= I think the thing he possess is size and skill. He can really shoot. i mean he’s a guy who can legitimately shoot 40 percent.He is also better off the dribble then i thought he also can really pass.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Wow Jeremy’s generosity rubbing in on that fan!

  • Riddick

    Stop it KHuang…just stop it. lol
    Zeller should stick closer to Lin….now he knows how to eat.

  • zxcvb

    Almost everyone was selfish and lethargic. Except Lin, who was just the latter.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Believe this refers to J Lamb not Lin in one of the reporters tweet I saw earlier.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Why don’t you just say it?
    Blessings seeing someone like @JLin7 hooping and proving all the prejudice people wrong. Don’t sleep.

  • Job713
  • Alain Gervais

    The name similarity will annoy all year

  • steven ko

    but will Batum and Kemba give Jeremy that chance?

  • GoodDayLA

    you get things wrong a lot 🙂

  • Alain Gervais

    Lol. Im trying

  • steven ko

    black sheep have you any wool?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    He’s the only one who’s athletic enough.

  • zxcvb

    Batum…don’t know. Kemba has been nothing but unselfish and pro-Lin so far.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    LOL

  • joyce ward

    Meaning that lin can really play. All these prejudices against lin is unfounded.

  • GoodDayLA

    me too

  • GoodDayLA

    I get things wrong a lot too

  • @ImRickieM How long do you keep Jeremy Lin as Kemba’s backup before making him the starter? Lin should be starting.

    @ImRickieM
    Director at a tv station in Charlotte. There’s only one beer left.

    https://twitter.com/ImRickieM/status/661728956807299073

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • steven ko

    agree

  • Alain Gervais

    I don’t want lin starting with that unit. Kemba,Al, Batum all shoot a lot

  • no doubt 🙂

  • Briiick

    I can understand how Kamba feels. Batum has taken the ball handling away from him, turning him into an undersized SG effectively.

  • lol welcome to the club

  • kjch

    Yeah trying to figure out if it was just a matchup thing or I should be excited that coach is making adjustments and we’re seeing progress. Oh well, will see next few games if it’s sustainable

  • zxcvb

    He doesn’t need to replace Kemba. Walker has been nothing but a team player this season.

    Lin needs to start at SG. Nothing more lethal than 30+mpg of Lin, Kemba, Batum. Nightmare for opposing defenses to guard 3 guys who can all create and score. But politics will keep Lin as 6th man for now.

  • GoodDayLA

    I don’t like it when Lin fans do this. It’s like we need reaffirmation from non asian people to feel like we can justify that Lin is who we know he is. That’s why sometimes nonAsians who post here with pro Lin comments get the most up votes of anyone.

    I do it too hyping up how happy I am Isiah Thomas says a few good words about Lin.

    Yao Ming, a fellow Asian, already said it best: “His attitude is so peaceful, but there is strength to him. It is not a violent strength like fire or something aggressive. It is like the ocean, very peaceful, very quiet when you look at it. But you can never underestimate the power that is in there.”

    Why do we need so much outside affirmation? We are not clueless fools. OK maybe I am. but still….

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The way they dominate the mighty Bulls is incredible!!!!!!
    The Bulls just sticks it to the Cavaliers, FYI

  • Job713

    This is a Jeremy Lin Fan Site. That’s why we come here. To affirm our choice to be his fan. The more affirmation the better!

  • Rick Johnson

    Let Kemba play that old fashioned slow ball with Jefferson. JLin can swoop in and deliver the coup de grâce like the calvary.

  • GoodDayLA

    hmm ok I guess. Good point LOL. I guess the need for outside affirmation is part of the reason why many of us all follow Lin so closely.

  • Rick Johnson

    I think that is a Hornets fan from Charlotte. Profile says: Director at a tv station in Charlotte.

  • heart

    Paraphrasing: Saw in today’s post game interview, SClifford said there are 3 ways to start a game: post, movement, & sometimes match up. For sure tonight’s game out of the gate is definitely not heavy isos post-up.

  • GoodDayLA

    yeah so like why does that matter more than when Alain Gervais says Lin should be starting?

  • it’s not the color

    it’s the objectivity including a Director at tv station at Charlotte (if it’s true), basically anyone with good BB IQ

    Many JLin fans are not Asians, ya know 🙂 just smart unbiased people

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • CJSHYY

    Thanks.

  • Rzo Vlade

    pelicans LOL……..davis overated???

  • GoodDayLA

    its not like the starters were bad today.

  • John Focker

    Robin missing his Batman.

  • Job713

    Winning is great, I’m happy the hornets won. But I’m not happy I only got to see only 19 minutes of him play.

  • GoodDayLA

    sorry don’t follow?

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I may sound OC but would be better if the bees are colored teal and purple 🙂

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Rick Johnson

    You said you hate it when “Lin fans do this” I’m just pointing out it wasn’t a Lin fan. I didn’t say whether it mattered more or less than Alain Gervais.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Seeing lots of articles that mentioned JLin in this win game. WOW!!!! Will take this anyday. What a different scenery than previous years. Celebration!!!!

  • Rick Johnson

    Nute ( ಠ_ಠ)
    ‏@JPTheJedi
    We lost to Jeremy Lin and he’s out here looking like a Tekken Character.
    https://twitter.com/JPTheJedi/status/661729293010014208

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Lin defense is still so underrated, too bad that stat does not show in basic score-box.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I almost feel sorry for the Bulls!!!!!

  • Alain Gervais
  • Hope

    Common jlin, you came up short of 25&10 again. In seriousness, lin look good playing with walker.

  • John Focker

    Ed Davis is only HALF of the dynamic duo, Jeremy is his empowering Batman.

  • Mr Chuckles

    I do feel bad for Rose. He is just a shell of what he was.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    So did millions of your fan.

  • GoodDayLA

    Clifford may be finally able to do what he is trying to do. That’s to have 2 waves of teams with little drop off in between. It would be nice if Lin can get his group going and the 2 units compete against each other to see who can top who as a unit.

    It won’t work in the playoffs but it’s enough to get a really strong regular season record. The final 5 in close games will always be confused playing 2 waves of teams. It only works in blowouts.

    I still believe the Hornets will get a big win streak at some point in the season and maybe not a top3 record like I thought but still good enough for top7.

  • Alain Gervais

    Mostly for derek rose. if i was the bulls I’m trading him away and jumping on the Butler train

  • GoodDayLA

    they play again in like 1 week.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOLOLOL Like Bulls announcers said Bulls should be weary of how hungry Hornets of getting a win after a close loss in the last 3 games:-)

  • Alain Gervais

    To say it won’t work forgets what the spurs did a few years ago

  • Rick Johnson

    This fan would be happy if he tears the Mav’s hearts out Thursday for dissing him in the free agency.

  • Job713

    Better than the start with the Lakers last year #elephantoffyourback

  • Hope

    Lead @9 when he came in 1st and lead@23 when he checked out in 2nd.
    Lead@22 checked in 3rd and lead@33 when checked out fourth. He played well, still short of 25&10.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    We’ll celebrate one victory at a time. haha

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Need at least 30 min to get that.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Rick Johnson

    Pellican’s are going to go down to 0-4. Maybe they need a good PG to pair with Anthony Davis.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Guess what the fun ain’t over yet, we still get to see the Lakers and BS get massacred in moment way.

  • Rick Johnson
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Don’t forget Asik.

  • GoodDayLA

    they always knew who there big 3 were with 4th being Manu. On this team, nobody knows. We don’t even know if Lin is a lock to close all games.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • GoodDayLA

    Um PELICANS. Ed Davis is on PORTLAND!

    Wrong black man. Don’t get confused like that.

    Look like a racist.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    You only see that in college basketball.

  • GoodDayLA

    like I said only works in blowouts. Good for now. But Clifford still will have to show his hand in close games. Close games tell you everything about the team and coaches, not the blowouts.

    But it sure is nice to have blowouts!

  • John Focker

    Hornets seem to be marketing Lin really hard, I think they’d renew the contract with him for the China market alone, but it’s encouraging that they’re also recognizing his value as a legit player. Hopefully Clifford (and Silas) get extended, unless Hornets would like to hire D’Antoni next. 🙂

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Very good point GDL, but if we can blowout game after game we don’t care about how to close game (just kidding).

  • John Focker

    Dude, I’m at work and turning between two workstations. Momentary lapse.

    Spare the “r” moniker, sheesh.

  • GoodDayLA

    Ok Roy Focker!

  • Briiick

    They should create some cap room to sign Lin in the summer. Last summer they didn’t have the cap room.

  • John Focker

    Watch it or I’ll send Milia on your a**…uh wait, you might actually like that…

  • GoodDayLA

    so far I think Lin’s usage is kind of whatever.

    The thing I like is they mix Lin up bringing up the ball and playing the wing. During LInsanity it got too predictable.

    The ONLY problem with that is his minutes per game are too low for him to get enough usage.

    That’s the only part. When you get 22MPG that is just not enough time to make a real impact against the top teams and to get stats.

    And that’s why it’s deflating as a Lin fan to know this is his destiny.

    But if it all clicks, Lin can form a super sub team and be nice role player support for Kemba and the stars of the team Nic and Al.

    The selfish lin fan in me just wants more.

  • Rick Johnson

    Every team i the league is going to get like $22 mil in extra cap room next year. And there isn’t much competition for FA PG’s next year. Only broken up Rondo who can’t shoot.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    A lot? You’re wrong more often than a friggin broken clock. You’re so persistantly wrong that it’s friggin amazing. You have absolutely no ability to reason or think critically or logically. And could you please give it a friggin rest with your nonstop whining, squealing, sobbing and whimpering? It gets old!

    Ok end of rant. I’m calm now ☺️

  • Alain Gervais

    Lol even in highlights i hear Cliff speaking to the team

  • Briiick

    Good news.

  • pandaboy99

    with lin playing so few minutes his per 36 is going to skyrocket with that much production

  • Alain Gervais

    its a blow out. how much minutes did lin play during lInsanity blowouts?? He will get around 27

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin will get around 27 minutes on average today was a blowout

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Alain Gervais

    He will relax

  • Maknusia

    Advanced Stats

  • JLin Quarterly box has arrived.
    But I have no idea what to do with the candle and Scary Dota plushie 🙂

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/661747076124930048

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • IsabeliJane*17

    Candle – might work as a bathroom knick knack
    Scary doll – How about give it to one of your boys?If they don’t like it put it in the car dashboard. 🙂

  • GoodDayLA

    who? haha guess I don’t know it like you do

  • Love Lin

    Light the candle on n hold the Dota when u watch Lins game.. 🙂

  • we’re all scared lol

  • John Focker

    GREAT news!

  • GoodDayLA

    Lin is the new Detlef Schremp? Detlef got buckets every game though. Lin?

  • Alain Gervais

    Some fans mad at Lins minutes.What i notice is lLin is playing on this team a manu ginoble role. His minutes like manu in his prime will be around 27 minutes a game

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Might work as a bag keychain to “scare” potential pickpockets? 🙂

  • Alain Gervais

    More like Manu

  • Singapore BB Fan

    or try holding the scary doll over the lighted candle

  • Hope

    My 1st thought when I saw Tyler check in

  • GoodDayLA

    I already know my post is correct. You’re just a few steps behind. That’s why guys like Steve Prost are screaming because it’s coming.

    Just like Lin fans in denial about the Lakers or why Lin wasn’t going to be the man in Houston. Some Lin fans saw what was coming, others were in massive denial.

    No doubt this team truly likes Lin and there is GREAT treatment here. He actually is finally one of the guys.

    I get that and see it. He’s found a place and he will even take a discount to stay as a backup.

    So don’t discount what I say just because you don’t like it. My truth is just as real as yours.

    And if you look at my track record, the only thing I’ve ever predicted wrongly is that the Lakers would be decent with Lin there. I tried to be optimistic because Kobe understood Lin was race hated causing LInsanity but Kobe is too into himself to let go and would rather lose with Russell and stay the man than win with Lin.

  • John Focker

    Any Macross fan would know Milia Fallyna Jenius

  • CJSHYY

    I think today had big won so no need to play Lin that much plus he already got good stats… that’s why I think coach put Lamb to close the trash time. Lamb also just signed the contract to stay….

  • GoodDayLA

    The Manu role stinks. Sorry, oops, I spoke the truth.

  • I don’t like being hypnotized by my keychain..
    the eyes ..the eyes lol

  • as sacrificial lamb you mean? :>

  • blubell

    I’m still waiting for mine!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Celebrate this huge win that JLin definitely played quite a huge part in it! No need to be gloom and doom. Save it when indeed it happens! We have no idea what tomorrow will bring. Why worry about tomorrow and not enjoy your present???!!!!! Life is too short to live such an unhappy life.

  • grover chang

    Very good, but still can’t blame Houston for letting Lamb go. Would not have Harden and probably Howard without trading Lamb away.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Hope you will receive yours tomorrow!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Save it and give it to the gloom and doom fans:-) They need it badly to fulfill their life prophecy.

  • grover chang

    I think more like they needed to play a team whose defense let them breathe for a second. The good thing is playing tough defenses probably got their attention. May have been too cocky after preseason.

  • blubell

    Not sure why I’m getting mine late this time. I was one of the first ones to receive the last one.

  • GoodDayLA

    good post. I think once we realize Lin will be the new Mo Williams nothing more, nothing less, everything will be good. many Lin fans, including me, are just fighting it.

    But we should focus on the positive. Lin has found a home and a niche.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Probably they reverse the order from last list???!!!!

  • Alain Gervais

    Don’t get me wrong i want him to start. So does Lin. If that don’t change Lin may decide to leave. Im just excepting this role for now

  • grover chang

    What Clifford and Lin needs to figure out is how do we adjust to traps. That takes a team effort. Biggest difference between first three games and the bulls was no hard traps. Bulls still scored.

  • Alain Gervais

    I agree. i want him to start. Just is what it is. Lin a free agent next year. To be honest id be happy with him starting at 2. Also remember Ginobli is a HOF player.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • grover chang

    I don’t Bulls are a playoff team. They are fine. Hornets needed this, very badly.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    You are so totally shameless. ALL of your predictions and analysis are dead wrong. Didn’t you just predict that it would take the Hornets 15 games to iron out the kinks? Didn’t you trash Melo about an hour before his stellar game? Didn’t you insist that Kobe is not too old and his Achilles tear no big deal? Didn’t you claim that the Lakerss would easily attract stars in FA to join Kobe? And yet you’ll continue to predict the future in minute detail as if you know what you’re talking about. You have zero accountability.

  • Alain Gervais

    I don’t like him at this MPG but he seems happy. Finding a team you like with the right coach is not something you pass up

  • Very well said. We don’t know what tomorrow brings.

    But we can celebrate that JLin is playing with good teammates & coaches. He tried to enjoy it to the fullest.
    Life’s to short indeed 🙂

    He can be Linsanity, 6th Man or eventual coach but he’s living his dream and working hard.
    We can certainly live our own life to the fullest today.

    It’s a matter of perspective

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Maknusia

    you wanna burn some body down?!!!! lol

  • GoodDayLA

    finally something I agree with 100%

  • grover chang

    The only Lin fan I know with that kind of pull would be Michael Jordan. Spill the beans. Did his Airness get those tickets?

  • sws94

    Today was a blowout and I think Lin will play 26-30 mpg when all is said and done.

  • it will be there. then you can see if your doll is as scary as mine lol

  • GoodDayLA

    Manu is not 6th man. He deserved to start in the NBA. One person told me Manu’s game was too ugly for the NBA so he got benched. Effective but ugly. Some could say Lin is the same.

  • sws94

    It’s good Lin didn’t play in garbage time. It shows he’s one of the top players on the team.

  • John Focker

    Cuts down on tear and wear. He did have knee surgery after all.

  • blubell

    Translation? Please.

  • Alain Gervais

    Me two . Also coach wanted Lambs height on Butler.Even when it was Lin and Kemba he didn’t put Lin on Butler. A smart way of letting Lin focus on offense

  • GoodDayLA

    Hornets 15 games? Yes I did. 1 blowout doesn’t mean all is fixed. Let the 15 games settle in. If they found their stride and win the next 11 I was wrong.

    Melo? He does stink. Yeah 1 good game wonderful. He’s stunk the last 7 seasons. How am I wrong?

    Kobe? Never said that.

    Stars with Kobe? No never said that.

  • Alain Gervais

    No Lins game is beautiful.Its almost empowering lol. Its mostly a consistency issue for Lin and ooh yea stereotypes

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    From nba.com
    “…Jeremy Lin had 15 points, Al Jefferson had 14 and Spencer Hawes chipped in with 13 on three 3-pointers as the hot-shooting Hornets shot 14 of 22 from beyond the arc and made 22 of 23 free throws.

    The Hornets (1-3) led by as many as 27 in the second quarter after starting the game by hitting 13 of 18 shots from the field and all 11 foul shots in the first quarter. The Bulls never mounted a serious challenge.

    The Hornets were coming off back-to-back losses to the Atlanta Hawks, games in which Kemba Walker twice failed to make the tying shot at the end of regulation.

  • I think he’s really happy playing with great unselfish teammates.
    I don’t see Kobe, Harden, Melo doing something like this

    After playing with divas, it can be very lonely playing for a bad coach & jealous teammates in the past 3 years.

    Happy for JLin & the Hornets for the big win after 3 close losses

  • blubell

    Harden was in one of Jeremy’s videos but I can’t imagine Melo and especially Kobe being part of this kind of vids.

  • kjch

    Thank you guys for supporting us. Tonight we won~

  • blubell

    Matthew 6:34
    34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

  • blubell

    Thanks!

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Unlock your account and I’ll show you…

  • KHuang

    Ginobili DESERVED to be benched.

    His production and health plummeted as a starter.

    He’s nothing like Lin who does as well as a starter as he does off the bench.

  • GoodDayLA

    there is no obvious ball hog. U are spot on. As the season wears on, they will get much stronger.

  • Acbc

    Tell him to Focker off already. Lol

  • GoodDayLA

    Lin is very good at using youtube to promote himself.

  • blubell
  • KHuang

    Please don’t antagonize a fellow Lin fan.

    Disagree yes, flame NO.

  • GoodDayLA

    Ginbilii in 2006 deserved to start, not now.

  • grover chang

    Well, it could of been worse and Lin lose the lead. A good bench is suppose to maintain or extend the lead.

  • KHuang

    I keep saying that Anthony Davis himself is the problem, not the talented teammates around Davis.

    NO FUNDAMENTALS – and he’s SELFISH this year.

  • After watching how JLin’s teammates celebrated JLin’s big plays (see GD Factory Clips highlights above), I grew to love this team more. Many stood up, Hawes gave a butt-pat (envied by many Lin ladies here), Batum stood up to will Hawes’3 to go in.

    If this continues, this can be the Spurs of the East. If you love team basketball, you will get a treat this season 🙂

    I’m not worried about where JLin will go next season. For this season, he picked the right coach and teammates to enjoy playing basketball again.

    Go Hornets!

  • Dan Cohen

    what’s up with him talking in chinese now.

  • grover chang

    Lin was not even allowed to rebound. Mchale made him stay away from the rim to be ready for transition defense. But Beverly could be the near the rim to grab rebounds, one more myth added to the Beverly lore: 3pt, defense, and good rebounder for a point guard.

  • GoodDayLA

    you are a sharp guy. I doubt you made anything up. It is possible I said everything you accuse me of in passing, even if taken out of context.

  • grover chang

    Get ready to see a lot of Hornet records broken.

  • yeah, they’ve got “image” to maintain :]

  • grover chang

    Good thing they won. Keep losing that hair starts looking stupid.

  • GoodDayLA

    fantastic post.. Bravo

  • did his teammates say, “Lin Shu …” in the end?

  • grover chang

    No Hard traps on ball handler. Forcing Hornet guards to the sideline as the third defender. Clifford and Lin both need to make that adjustment. Not great to hear but sometimes teams will trap the weakest player. Lin has the reputation as a turnover machine. They could also be trapping Lin because they think he will be the easiest turnover. Lin and clifford need to teach teams how to pay for that in the future. Bulls didn’t try it, their coach is too inexperienced about NBA players.

  • great bball player, greater business man lol

  • CJSHYY

    Is this from tweet put Lin’s picture?

  • GoodDayLA

    your post is positive, uplifting, but also realistic. I can appreciate this type of post. I think your post will prove your Nostradamus like powers this season.

  • zxcvb

    I noticed that Kemba is the first one off the bench to cheer Lin. Even last game when Lin struggled, Kemba was up on his feet after his 3. I think he knows that even if Lin starts it’ll be at SG…so he just wants to win!

  • John Focker

    Two questions:
    1) Video’s blurry, I can’t quite tell who’s at the far right.
    2) What did they say at the end?

  • he definitely knows JLin will only help him. And Kembay said he’s ready to help the team win.
    I think he appreciated that from Lin

  • blubell

    Kemba with AL and Williams.
    See below post from @disqus_2vcWexlXSi:disqus

  • blubell

    He’s done it before…

  • kjch

    Yeah sounds like it.. Also sounds like “Facebook” in Chinese.. But that wouldn’t make sense so guess they’re tryna say Jeremy’s name lol

  • Dan Cohen

    well as long as lin doesn’t jeopardize any of the franchise starters (mostly kemba and batum), then the chem is fine.

  • kauaiblue

    Starter!

  • John Focker

    I understood Lin’s Mandarin, I’m asking about the two syllable word that Kemba, Al and Marvin said at the end.

    EDIT: @kjch posted a new one, and it does sound like Facebook in Chinese.

  • thanks. I grew to understand more what JLin wanted this season.
    He simply wanted to enjoy playing his brand of basketball & work hard to play the game that he loves.

    I respect that. I’m trying to love my job more lol

  • sws94

    I think his team mates like to hear him speak in Chinese.

  • TTNN

    He usually post these in Chinese Weibo, something like tweeter but in china

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I kept on trying to understand what they were trying to say but it was impossible:-) Give up:-)

  • JoeTeam

    I don’t see a flame here. Maybe the shameless bit, but the rest is well thought out and well in line with forum discussions.

  • KHuang

    The only thing that worries me is whether Zeller will EAT ENOUGH FOOD.

    If he doesn’t, he’ll singlehandedly sink the Hornets like he did the previous 3 games.

    The Hornets’s weak shuffling play of the last 3 games was caused by Zeller throwing the whole team put of whack.

    As long as Zeller eats well and hydrates properly, the Hornets have a chance to play like this EVERY GAME.

  • blubell

    Hehe. Butt-Pat.

  • John Focker

    They seem to think it’s hilarious and having fun with it. It’s therapeutic to see Lin this happy.

  • yeah.. I think they forgot Hao part lol

  • JoeTeam

    Too right mate! as the Aussies and NZealanders say, and we have to listen to them post Rugby World Cup!

  • Tey Ling

    Lin is saying thanks to all his fans for their support. This clip is also for his fans in Asia including China, and by including his hornet team mates JLin is promoting them to Asia .

  • nice dreams, Sista!

    you’re welcome lol

  • TTNN

    was never able to figure out why he was in big – in all three games. Just watch the game, could not figure out how he hurt the team though….. That was kind of strange for me.

    But glad he is getting better now, cutting nicely, very important for that second team.

  • JoeTeam

    Hey I envy the butt pat it’s what teammates do when they kick butt. I wanna be on a great team …

  • grover chang

    I find it easy to root for this team even when Lin does not play. Any friend of Lin is a friend of mine. Could not say that for Lin’s previous teams. Too many Friendemies before.

  • John Focker

    Maybe they’re trying to promote the video on Facebook, pushing for it to go viral?

  • GoodDayLA

    awesome i agree

  • Maknusia

    still, the sentence “shameless” is uncalled for

  • Love Lin

    No matter how many ppl try 2 be harsh on Lin n the team, the best revenge is 2 prove them wrong. They’ll keep grinding away at their work. Its really gr8 2 see the team plays the team ball n how they have a blast 2 embrace the big win after loses. Have faith in Lin n the team, we’ll have fun in the seasons.

  • grover chang

    So was Zeller the one player out of place Clifford mention after the Hawks game, that was messing up everyone else on the court.

  • JoeTeam

    I can’t make out what his boyz are saying, is Lin laughing bcuz it’s supposed to be Mandarin?

  • Acbc

    They should never have traded for Harden. Houston will be a ghost town once Howard leaves next year. Morey got Harden to make Lin look bad period. Morey will have to answer for it soon when no one will want to play with Kobe light.

  • hey .. no butt-pat jealousy lol
    it’s reserved for Lin ladies only

  • blubell

    Also reminded me of this.

  • blubell

    I guess everyone is trying to figure that out right now.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Can’t agree more. I really like this team as compared to his last two teams. They really root for each other. No big egos and just help each other out. I also like Coach Cliff. Haven’t seen and sensed any abnormality yet. This is only Game 4. 1 game at a time. Next season is next season. I’d rather focus on now than what happens in future — concerning his salary, team….. For now Hornets is for JLin. Just want JLin and Hornets do well and make deep into playoffs team:-) Go JLin!!!!!! Go Hornets!!!

  • JoeTeam

    There has to be a single standard here. GDLA was calling ppl delusional just a couple of nights ago.

  • Lin will definitely find a cutting Zeller if he’s healthy & nicely hydrated

    It would make the Lin/Lamb/Zeller/Hawes be more lethal

    Now, I love Hansbrough FT mechanic but .. he needs to work on the putback to earn more PT
    That’ll be HUUUUGE!

    Give him a call or tweet for any tips, KHuang

  • love this 😀

  • grover chang

    Enjoy the good memories you are blessed to make and not worry about the memories you did not make. Envy is just a tool of the devil to take your joy away.

  • Hans

    it sounds like uncle Lin to me~ just for the fun of it. it’s hilarious! His teammates must love him to do that. Its not about what they said, it’s about them doing it. God is good.

  • JoeTeam

    so let’s call all those pro-athletes ladies ha ha. BTW, I still hate the chest bump … didn’t some one just tear an ACL in college ball this season ? I don like it. And speaking of don, where the H is Brent?

  • yes.. he’ll only play better when he’s happy
    oh man, therapeutic for us Lin suffering fans for the past 3 years :]

    I’m pretty sure now it’s “Lin Shu …” as @disqus_2vcWexlXSi:disqus said

  • JoeTeam

    God is good.

  • amen .. they’re having so much fun, especially the normally-reserved & camera-shy Big Al

  • blubell

    I think the biggest cheerleader has been Kemba. He always stood up after big plays not only for Jeremy but for other teammates. A good team captain. Same with Batum and Kaminsky from my observation. AL has been in a lot of Jeremy’s short videos which is funny because right before he said he doesn’t like to be in videos. lol. I love this team 🙂

  • Briiick

    Well said. Soon NBA audience will get sick of Haren’s flopping and refs won’t give him 15+ FTs per game.

  • very true.. hope we get to see more Love Fest!

  • John Focker

    So…it’s Lin Shu….HAHAHAHAHA (How)? LOL

  • Brent’s a bit occupied with work but he’ll be back 🙂

  • Maknusia

    Down in the thread…someone mentioned about Lin’s PER36…hence was skimming thru the numbers….unfortunately the bel,ow picture only shows the last 3 game, excluding tonite’s…will to get it later in the day.

  • John Focker

    Er…I meant the social media side, actually. Lin’s photos are everywhere.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Ya. No matter how many times I listened to it. I still couldn’t make up of what they were trying to say. Sound like “你輸” but making more sense like a poster said down below they tried to say “林書豪” but because of wrong emphasis on JLin’s Chinese name and leaving out “豪”, it made little sense:-)

  • I think you got it ..
    Big Al is supposed to say … “HAO” but it came out “HAORGH” lol

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    He is working hard in Taiwan. Since this is daytime, believe he can follow the game while his boss sits behind him but don’t think he is able to make any comments:-)

  • blubell
  • I think they’re supposed to say Lin’s name
    Kemba & Marvin said, “Lin Shu” then Big Al said, “HAO-RGH” lol

  • blubell
  • John Focker

    I broke out the calculator, and the PER36 after four games are:
    19.5 pts, 5.8 asts, 4.6 reb, 0.8 stl, 1.2 blk.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    That makes more sense:-)

  • TTNN

    I think the funniest comment I saw on ballstream is this one:” when Lin put his head down, he could just slice the defense with his hair.” I was laughing very hard there……

    BTW, Lin got interviewed right after the game on radio, I was surprised there, thought maybe Lamb got off court interview on TV, usually is the second best player got interviewed off court on radio, thought that should be Batum though, but good Lin got recognized.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • blubell
  • John Focker

    I’m suspecting that Charlotte fans are higher on Lin than Batum, unlike the Hornets F/O.

  • John Focker

    I see much more photos of Kemba with Lin than with Batum…personality reasons?

  • kauaiblue

    Really? Good to hear… what makes u say that?

  • kjch

    Ok thanks!

  • John Focker

    Twitter-space.

  • blubell

    I don’t really see Batum with anyone…

  • Acbc

    I had to stop doing that because of political correctness and lawyers. When I was teaching kids I had to restrain myself from any physical touching except for high 5s; ABSOLUTELY NO BUTT-PATS.

    It’s a totally different world now. I couldn’t even allow kids to come in to play because of possibility of lawyers. It’s a sad sad world we live in,

  • kauaiblue

    Awesome!

  • wandertheglobe

    I think it helps that Lin is also good with interviews, very articulate and reporters like to talk him.

  • John Focker

    Not fraternizing because…not renewing contract?

    And the plot thickens… (where’s joyce?)

  • blubell

    They said some nice things about Jeremy… Best game as a Hornet.

  • John Focker

    Lin probably doesn’t mind playing bench role if the team can take it deep into playoffs. Much better than starting for Tankers.

  • CJSHYY

    Lamb or Lin?

  • CJSHYY

    Lin?

  • wandertheglobe

    Parlez vous Francais? Just speculating, but I think the French are more reserved by nature?

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    All right KHuang. I was just venting in a good-natured sort of way 😉 GDLA knows I don’t mean nothin’ by it 🙂

  • Accurate analysis by AtTheHive that Lin’s strong finish to the quarter ended any chance of the Bulls making a run

    http://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/661767861111681024

    The Bulls managed to cut the lead to 17 late in the third quarter, but five straight points by Jeremy Lin, including a banked 3-pointer at the end of the quarter, pushed the lead back out to 22. Lin would finish with 15 points, five rebounds, and four assists in 18 minutes.

    Lin’s strong finish to the quarter ended any chance of the Bulls making a run, and the fun continued into the fourth quarter, with the team scoring at will, pushing their lead up to 33 at one point. Tyler Hansbrough saw action on his birthday, and got a huge ovation from the crowd when he scored on his first attempt.

  • grover chang

    Great Win. On to the next game. I mean the Warriors vs Clippers tomorrow. Anyone else interested in seeing what Curry does to the Doc and the Clippers?

  • Acbc

    Yes sir.

  • Briiick

    Coach’s favorite is Batum, no doubt about it. But somehow I feel the FO is getting more and more interested in Lin.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Can’t agree more:-)

  • John Focker

    You’ll need to check with Sophie Paris, though she doesn’t strike me as particularly reserved, at least not in her support for Lin. 🙂

  • LOL so true

    Great to hear. The Radio guy is big on JLin; he must’ve recognized JLin’s big plays to end the Bulls chance to run

  • John Focker

    @KHuang must’ve felt as if it was his own birthday! LOL

  • blubell

    Post game radio show: when they were interviewing Batum, they mentioned the Hornets put up a French word on the jumbo screen to teach people how to speak French. The word was “confusion.” Maybe they will do Mandarin in the future too. Anyways, Batum does sound reserved when you listen to his interviews. Maybe he is just shy.

  • John Focker

    I know that at least the radio stations are high on Lin. 🙂

    Batum is a good all-around player, as long as he doesn’t try to do too much.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Maybe he is French and JLin is American. Can mix better with anyone and everyone quicker because of his friendly nature:-)

  • blubell
  • I asked JP who’s working on the report now if JLin looked happy

    He said. “he looked ecstatic… Extremely happy lol”

  • CJSHYY

    I think so bc in Hornets web they put Lin’s interview on front page. I was a little bit upset by coach didn’t mention Lin for the good game today. But after saw this tweet… I do feel much better. I do believe they can play well today all bc Lin’s game plan help -team ball theory. They can’t say it in public about this… coach Lin! LOL!

  • nice .. I asked him to simply publish it on his blog so I can copy and paste to a new thread here.
    I’d like to acknowledge the big anonymous donor of the tix & JP

  • Briiick

    Local media are usually mouthpieces of the organization.

  • Acbc

    No, but Batum may be. My experience with French people is that they are gregarious and friendly.

  • Briiick

    Yes you dig in deeper and are closer to the truth.

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • CJSHYY

    Proud Frenchman. LOL!

  • John Focker

    “Here, Tyler bro, I got you some minutes for your burf-day.”

  • CJSHYY

    Hornets media are really good in details about Lin’s game. Like it!!!

  • Briiick

    Maybe it is, and the plot thickens..

  • JJ Hui

    I thought he located in Texas?

  • Rick Johnson
  • CJSHYY

    I think so or at least from FO…. LOL!

  • JJ Hui

    Yes, Michael Jackson was a real victim of this!

  • golfhacker

    Batum looks confused whenever he’s dribbling.

  • sws94

    There’s more excitement and drama with Lin. He is very fast and makes exciting plays. He also seems to make big shots, scores or plays at critical times in the game. Batum just plays kind of well, makes some good passes, scores, but isn’t that exciting to watch.

  • Rick Johnson

    Hansbrough has to work on getting the ball in the basket. Dunk it, or build up more muscle to absorb the hit and still make the basket. Seems like he should have drawn some fouls going to the basket but for some reason refs not blowing the whistle for him.

  • Rick Johnson

    Does his hand look small in that picture?

  • golfhacker

    Dude, what kind of question is that!

  • John Focker

    It actually does look a bit small, now that you mention it. Probably just the angle.

  • wandertheglobe

    Nice to see MJ in the house to witness the blowout tonight.

  • Maknusia

    finally you get it crackin your fingers…thanks 🙂

  • good one 🙂
    somewhere Thibs still watched the replay

    @H00PINATI
    Thibs watching this game like

    https://twitter.com/H00PINATI/status/661721973337120768

  • Briiick

    Lin is super exciting to watch, if you play him correctly. That is why I have been hooked ever since Linsanity.
    Linsanity is contagious, not only for him, but for the whole team !

  • grover chang

    LOL, It’s Lin-rex

  • grover chang

    TV commentators said MJ usually stays in his suite. How often does he come down to the bench? Would be a little surreal I would think. Lin said his favorite player was MJ.

  • blubell
  • Maknusia

    He did few times…already…couple of games ago…I posted the pictures as well

  • blubell

    Psalm… are you creating a new thread for this? should I delete?

  • I’m working on it as we speak 🙂

  • Hope

    Is that jpnomous in the background?

  • Acbc

    Like a moth to a shimmering light, MJ needs the extra Asian exposure. Lol

  • Hope

    Jlin played well in all 4 games far. He’ll get better as he feels more comfortable. He can only get better.

  • Maknusia

    It has turned in a butterfly now!

  • sws94

    I didn’t like Game 2 until the 4Q. And he didn’t score well in game 3. Tonight, he played wonderfully.

  • Maknusia

    Better it is! Glad @disqus_eXoQ7yGl9V1:disqus has hope 🙂

  • dlin2

    So why did Lin play so few minutes?

  • ok, JP’s game report is added to a new thread.

    I would need to add PICS later

    http://www.jlinportal.com/jeremy-lin-analysis-hornets-vs-the-bulls-11315/

    Late afternoon yesterday (11/2), a huge and generous JLin fan asked if there is any JLinportal member who lives in Charlotte that can attend the game and watch the interaction between JLin and his coaches plus teammates

    This huge fan was so concerned that JLin might not be treated well that a ticket can be donated if there is someone who can help with onsite reporting.
    Immediately, I thought of our friend JP at JLinForum who lives in Charlotte if he’s interested.
    Within 2 hours we arranged to get the right ticket behind the Home Team bench purchased and delivered.

    There was some technical difficulties but it was quite smooth. It turned out Hornets had a great game to blow out the Bulls 130-105. Despite playing only 15 min in the blowout game, JLin played a crucial role to end the Bulls hope for a run

    Here is the onsite reporting provided by JP with the helpful contribution of our anonymous JLin Fan! Enjoy
    ===================================================================================================

    First of all, I would like to sincerely thank the unanimous fan who gave me free tickets to watch the game live. It was an awesome experience, and I’m extremely thankful. Now, let’s get down to business.

    On my way home, I was a bit worried because I felt that I might not have anything interesting to write about. I was there when Houston visited the Hornets 2-3 years ago in Lin’s first year as a Rocket. I remember writing about how depressing and “down” Lin looked with his body language, and how he didn’t seem to have a great relationship with his coach, McHale. Obviously, we all saw what happened with the Lakers and Byron Scott, which I won’t talk about him, but needless to say it wasn’t anything like we expected it to be. And as you may know, I wrote an article when the Bulls came to Charlotte in pre-season and I mentioned how good the team looked, and how happy they were together. Specifically recalling the chemistry between Kemba and Lin, how they were hugging and laughing walking to the bench as the Hornets extended their 4th quarter lead by a bucket from Jefferson. It was definitively great to see that.

    1. Uncertainly in 0-3 start

    However, we all know how the regular season started. The Hornets were not looking that great, Jeremy Lin was not looking that great either. The team looked lost, but there was still a slim glimpse of hope that the Hornet could return to their pre-season style of play. And that hope kept steady as we witnessed the Hornets willingness to fight and never give up. Even though they lost the first 3 games, they were all relatively close, and the Hornets always kept fighting. So, there was that hope, but there was also that question of what exactly was going on. Was this just a pre-season fluke? Were the Hornets really just not that good? Can they be good? What’s going on with Lin? What about the Coach? Is there something going on behind the scenes that we just don’t know about? Did Lin made the right choice? And many other valid questions. But, I think it’s time that we put to rest all these questions.

    I’m just another fan, a regular person, and I know some people might not agree with me. But after this game, there is not a doubt in my mind that this is the perfect place for Jeremy Lin. And the reason why I felt that I might not have anything interesting to write about, is because usually you want to find out if there’s something that we can’t see on camera. And the only thing I saw behind the cameras is that Lin is HAPPY, REALLY HAPPY. I mean, where do I begin.

    PIC1

    2.Cheering Teammates & Coach Clifford’s play for JLin

    Kemba cheering for Lin as he made big plays and vice-versa. Lin cheering for Lamb as he was making buckets. Coach congratulating Lamb with a “good shooting” before going to garbage time. Teammates encouraging each other, congratulating each other. Celebrations after almost literally every shot, no matter who made it. I mean, you want to talk about a team playing team basketball? This was the perfect example of it. There was nothing that I saw, not even a glimpse of egos or conflict in the team. Does Coach Clifford believes and supports Lin? 100%. There were more than a few times where Clifford would strike a conversation with Lin about the game. Remember that 2 for 1 at the end of the third quarter where Lin got the And-1 layup? All designed by Clifford. He told everyone to get out-of-the-way, open the floor and pretty much told Lin, the space is open, just drive to the rim and he did. I actually love Coach Clifford. Every single player seems to have great respect for him. Everyone was attentive and accepting of all his instructions and boy did he gave instructions. Clifford literally spent the whole game just standing up, I think someone needs to tell him that he can sit down once in a while, haha.

    So, for those fans wondering if there is some type of contempt between Lin and the Hornets, there is none of it. It’s actually the opposite. Lots of respect, humbleness, and truly just players buying in as a team, looking out for each other and enjoying each others success. If there is one image that can describe what I’m trying to say in words, it’s below.

    PIC2

    3. The Game

    So what about the game? I know most will talk about the Hornets threes and how many they made and how efficient they were. However, what won this game was the Hornets defense. They were aggressive from the opening tip, and that aggressiveness on defense translated into offense. The ball was popping all the time from man to man, just as everyone was buying on team defense, everyone was buying on team offense. I was one of those skeptical about P.J Hairston starting, but he did play great defense tonight. And even though I disagreed with Clifford’s statements about starting him, I’m now ok with it and it makes more sense now. And either way, Lin is playing way more minutes than Hairston and closing out games. One unit that I really like is Lin/Lamb/Batum/Zeller/Hawes, they can open the floor and all of them can pass and shoot, specially Lamb who went off tonight. Lamb just needs to improve his defense a bit, but other than that he had an amazing shooting night. Truly, this was a great team win and one they can build upon. They played the right way, took care of the ball, played great defense and moved the ball well. If there is one thing I could nitpick about is all those pump-fakes. I understand the “finding the best shot,” but some were really open shots and instead of shooting some players pump faked and drove to the basket. Which is fine, but when you are shooting 50%+ from three as a team, take the shot if it’s open. Again, that’s just nitpicking. If the Hornets play like this every night, that playoff picture is looking very likely.

    4. Bad News & Good News

    Speaking about Lin specifically I got some bad news which really is good news. In my opinion, Lin won’t have the breakthrough season we were hoping, in terms of padding stats. He probably won’t average 18 and 6. However, what Lin will have is a consistent role for the first time in 3 years. A coach that believes in him and trusts him. Teammates that care for each other instead of just themselves. And a really efficient season, with a specific role.

    PIC3

    The main reason why I believe that Lin won’t be “padding” his stats is that the Hornets are buying into a team concept. Like Lin said in an interview, “You need to want to see your teammates succeed.” There are no egos here, just team basketball. And if we are honest with ourselves, we know that this is what Lin always preaches about and wanted. He really finds joy in seeing his teammates score or make good plays. Truly a team guy. The best thing? Most of his teammates, if not all, are the same way.

    5. Nothing to Worry About

    After this game, and after seeing all the interactions between the team, I can honestly say, there is NOTHING to worry about. Maybe Lin won’t close every single game this season, or some nights he might play less minutes than usual for whatever reason. But, the one thing I’m sure about, is that Lin is happy in this situation, and we should all be too!

    Some other small observations.

    – Michael Jordan was sitting court side next to the bench and watched the whole game. He looked excited with the Hornets win and congratulated Lamb as he was interviewed after the game.

    – At the start of the game, Lin immediately put a rolled towel on his lower back. We have seen this in the last few seasons, so I don’t think there’s anything to worry about.

    – Kemba is truly the captain of this team. Always encouraging, and motivating his teammates. His chemistry with Lin off-court is great. They were communicating, congratulating each other and sharing smiles and laughs. Wish we could see them more on the court together.

    – Frank can become a really great player in the future. He is definitively making a case for more playing time.

    – Truly surprised at P.J’s defense. Did a great job in team AND individual defense tonight.

    – Lastly, Lin’s efficiency. Like I said before, Lin will have a really efficient season this year. 15 pts, 4 asts and 5 rebs in only 19 minutes of play is as efficient as it gets!

    – I’m extremely excited for this whole season, and hoping that we can make a run in the playoffs this year. After tonight’s game, I’m sure we will!

    Thanks for reading, feel welcome to share your thoughts and questions in the comments below. And one last time, THANK YOU, to the generous fan who donated the ticket for me to experience this game! And also thanks to JLinPortal.com!

    https://twitter.com/jlinforum/status/661779923024105473

  • Rick Johnson

    Lakers 0-4 only the third time in history. BScott coach of 2 of those 3.

  • Maknusia

    its been posted way deep in the thread

  • Acbc

    Lol, until the next “bad” game.

  • MorlockO

    actually in he video I could not tell whether he was talking about lamb or lin.

  • sws94

    Lamb.

  • MorlockO

    Yah, I dont recall Coach Cliff talked about Lin at all

  • Acbc

    More likely trying coach is trying to nip any jealousy in the bud. Lin gets A LOT OF ATTENTION for a 2 million dollar man. He was on the promo for the game tonight goodness sake. If im on the team as an established star and some scrub gets top billing, I’d get upset as well.

  • FreetheMind

    Charlotte fans got eyes. I am sure they can all see Lin is super explosive and can create shots for himself or teammates anytime he wants. Also, Lin’s unselfishness is contaginous. MJ was right that Lin is their most important off season acquisition.

  • Michael

    Kobe would hog the phone.

  • Michael

    Lintercepted.

  • Michael

    Batuman?

  • dlin2

    With Lamb doing well, will Lin still finish games? I am guessing possibly No so Lin will be a 15 – 17 min player??

  • cdblue10

    I’m new here…how are you guys?

  • MorlockO

    Lamb will not have many 90% shooting days… he may only have 2-3 the whole season…

    Jeremy can contribute without scoring… where in rebounding, defense, hustle and experience…

  • blubell

    Like you did to my fries…

  • sws94

    Lamb can’t do the things Lin does like get to the line and really facilitate. Who has been finishing games thus far? When Lin isn’t finishing 4 out of 5 games then worry. Not now.

  • Briiick

    Agreed. I am not bothered by coach’s cheap PR anymore after following Lin for the the last 3 seasons. It’s the action that counts.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The most hardworking player in the team. He never stops hustling running collecting rebounds, He is just a freak athlete and a very nice person smiling all the time.

  • CJSHYY

    I think Lin will today bc it’s early trash time so no need to close game.

  • steven ko

    ever been in a bar fight? who says white boy is soft?

  • Maknusia

    welcome “new here” oops @cdblue10:disqus …have fun!

  • blubell
  • Maknusia

    thanks

  • John Focker

    LA fans and Houston fans got eyes too, except they’re blinded by non-basketball factors.

  • Michael

    Lintercepted at the Lintersection.

  • Maknusia

    and you are a Lexception

  • GoodDayLA

    Jeremy Lin probably will make more money off his youtube contract than his NBA contract.

  • GoodDayLA

    interested to see how this team’s next 5 games go. Could be roller coaster.

  • Maknusia

    post on new thread…mate

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lakers isn’t half as good as the Chicago team.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

  • Steppen03

    5-0 is the way to go.