G64 DET @ CHA Game Thread
As the Hornets enjoyed a 5-game winning streak, Jeremy Lin found ways to contribute with his scoring (12pts/2r) despite limited min, his shooting struggle and having non-calls from the referees. He also managed to keep an impressive 22 straight FT and 28/29 FT in the last 6 games.
- Pistons might be a tough opponent as they have beaten the Raptors and Cavaliers recently although they can be inconsistent as they lost to the Knicks. The Pistons is ranked 2nd in 3PT defense holding opponents to 21% so they can challenge the Hornets 3PT shooting
- The recent trend shows that only if Kemba, Batum or Courtney Lee struggles that JLin would get more PT.
- With Lee having his best game (16pts 4/5 3FGM) as a Hornets and receiving Clifford’s praise, he might be given more min if he can contribute with defense and more catch-and-shoot 3s. He has been given extended playing time after the trade despite not scoring much as Lin’s and Lamb’s minutes were reduced.
- Let’s hope JLin will overcome any nagging shoulder/ankle injuries and break through his shooting slump to score 11+ppg in his limited 20 min. If the game is close in the end, the Hornets will need his ability to draw FTs and score.
Let’s go, JLin! Let’s hope and pray he figures out a way to bounce back strong in his limited minutes to contribute with his shooting & scoring.