G7 CHA @MIN Game Thread

JLin tried the right approach to aggressively score in the Spurs game and his shooting has improved at 40%FG. His FT would need to get better from 3/6
But his man and team-defense had to be better so not to leave his man too much space on 3pt line like Patty Mills did.

Will JLin have the same mentality to continue attacking and shooting? Will his shooting finally get better?
Will Lamb and Batum get chances to be playmaker with the 2nd team?

Zach Lavine matchup would also be difficult since he’s 6’5″ with long wingspan and a great dunker.

Let’s hope JLin find a way to regain his shooting touch like in preseason and be the most lethal scorer by repeatedly going to the FT line.

Let’s go, JLin!


Game link

  • http://goatd.net/ 

    • Sunny Sullenberger

      1st

    • Spot

      2nd

    • Parent of an 8th Grader

      Here we go again. My nights are not my own when JLin and his team is playing.

    • Weifang

      bronze

    • JJ Hui

      5th!

    • lol ..
      I also need to make a conscious effort to respond to conversation and not have the “Huh?” expression everytime my family member tries to talk to me during the game

    • Weifang

      oh? u sure?

    • JJ Hui

      Yes i counted the posters before me, lol!

    • Weifang

      I still support Lin’s pass first mentality FOR NOW. I think that’s Lin’s strategy. Lin basically tries to gel with whoever is willing to work with him and one by one. I always admired Lin’s stubbornness on this. He did it with Rockets and Lakers (DMO, TJones, Asik, Ed (natural gel) Hill and Boozer). It looked bad now but proved it worked well for long term by what he is given.

      Lin needs lots help this season especially more teams will target Lin when Lin gets hot. Maybe it takes half season to see some results.

      Of course if the coach one day let Lin to coach those bench players, it would be must faster 🙂

    • NONONO

      Go Lin. Attack!

    • Weifang

      ah, actually my browser didn’t update those posts correctly. You are right, I am wrong.

    • NONONO

      He has to be attack FIRST (it does not mean score first )! Otherwise, he would not get ball back , no matter how open he is.

    • Weifang

      ah? I thought he was attacking all the time??

    • JJ Hui

      It’s ok, no big deal, it is just the silly fun! I should stop being so silly!!!

    • NONONO

      Not until last game. But even last game, he still passed more than 40% changes BEFORE he could have attacked or shoot first.

    • Weifang

      oh, that I think he is not allowed to

    • NONONO

      That means Clifford did not let him play his way. Did you notice Lin keep looking the coach when he brought the ball passing the half court? If Lin did not control the game, even when he was PG, how could he be happy?

    • Weifang

      hehe, Attacking is his nature. Whenever he is not attacking, that must be some reasons behind it.

    • NONONO

      I hope I see Lin play with confidence and leadership tonight. I hope he can demand other players “get out my way” like he did to Kobe last season (although just once). And start attack or demand the ball when you are open. When Lin has confidence, he played the best,

    • Spot

      Despite Clifford, Lin will produce, don’t worry.

      I just want to break the idea some people have of a Clifford who is a Jeremy Lin believer, which is false.

    • NONONO

      I know. He kept looking Clifford when he handled the ball. Something is wrong!

    • Weifang

      It seems Clifford is type of coach to control each play, I guess that’s okay. Lin should look at him all the time.
      Of course, I agree Lin is definitely not playing his game right now. I think Lin is still trying to figure out how to work with Clifford and his bench of brothers. It’s a classic problem for Lin, he doesn’t have a consistent role on this team.

    • NONONO

      Some people like Scott expects consistent play from a player inconsistent role and limited minutes.

    • JJ Hui

      Lin coming to my state to play tonight. My husband asked if i want MN win or Jeremy’s team win. I said if Jlin plays well n play enough minutes then i want Jeremy’s team to win! He said: huh? You live here and you dont want MN to win? I said it all depends, if Jlin plays limited minutes n teammates play selfish, then i want MN win. LOL!

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      No matter what, I support JLin 100%. Whatever is working, he will continue to make it better; whatever isn’t working, he will figure it out how to make it works. I’m cool as cucumber. Not going to bash him or anyone for the result. The most important is for me: I agree with him that when he gives 100%+ and does his best, he leaves the result to God. Of course he and I prefer the result will transcribe to a win but if he isn’t, I’m ok.

    • NONONO

      I am 100% agree with you!

    • Weifang

      I won’t blame BS, he was hired to become a clown in the lakcus. So he was doing his job.

    • Spot

      Perfect! 🙂

    • Spot

      Despite all odds, he’ll be fine as a player.

      As long as he’s in Christ, he’ll be a winner.

    • NONONO

      Actually I prefer you cheer for MN first. Because I believe Lin would not get more minutes unless Hornets is in trouble. That is what i saw in the past 6 games. I doubt it would change.

    • NONONO

      Did someone bash Lin in this website? Kick him out.

    • JJ Hui

      I will see but until it happens!

    • we did after the Spurs game

    • NONONO

      Good. Thanks!

    • anticipated matchup of Lavine/Shabazz vs Lin/Lamb

      https://twitter.com/HiveTalkLive/status/664131926060462080

    • JJ Hui

      Also fyi, prefer and hope is so different in meanings! I feel that “You prefer” is kind of bossy, you know, lol!

    • Hive Talk Live will start soon

      The Charlotte Hornets got the shakedown late in San Antonio but still went punch for punch with them for more than a half. How much is the second unit to blame for the Spurs shooting streak? And can the Hornets use some much needed road rest to tackle a much improved Timberwolves team or will they meltdown in Minnesota?

      PLUS
      – Who will be getting that all important PT, playing time, by the time the all star break rolls around? Cody or Spencer? Lin or Lamb? Doug and David put on their prognosticating hats and discuss.

      – Nick’s Picks with Nick Denning and a look at the week ahead in Hornets action.

      https://twitter.com/HiveTalkLive/status/664203409105391617

    • NONONO

      LOL. How about “Please…”

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Yes I’ve done so. I have given enough warning to all posters here for the last 2-3 threads. Not going to tolerate it anymore. If I see anyone bashes JLin, his teammates, coach and other posters for no good reasons, I will delete the post immediately without warning. I only banned one person when I found the person was really a troll. Yes, if any posters–new and/or are doing it again from now on, I will ban the person with no regret. Be warn!!!

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      The Hive does not know how much Lin can run? He just needs his shackles off.

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Yes I know. I have no problem thus far.

    • JJ Hui

      Thst is cool! Tq

    • yes, Lavine & Shabazz would need to wear those shoes if Lin is given green light to dribble-drive

    • chronoshifter
    • JLin Fan from Australia

      All posters, please observe the vision and rules of this site fervently.

      Our #1 Vision is “Positively Bringing Together JLin Fans”
      Build a community to enjoy interaction and positive discussion among Jeremy Lin fans

      If you haven’t read the rules, please read it here:
      http://www.jlinportal.com/website-rules-must-read/

      I have given enough warning to all posters for the past week or so. Not going to tolerate it anymore. If I see anyone bashes JLin, his teammates, coach and other posters for no good reasons, I will delete the post immediately without warning. I only banned one person when I found the person was really a troll. Yes, if any posters–new and/or are doing it from now on, I will either delete the post or ban the person with no regret if the poster is clearly breaking the rules. Please be warn!!!

    • zxcvb

      Lin is ready to beast this season: the only question is whether he gets fair, consistent minutes. So far, that hasn’t been the case. It’s on Clifford to give him 28+mpg on a regular basis. No more 17m, 27, 22, 15…no one can produce like that.

    • golfhacker

      *fervently!

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      My wife and I are together for so many years and we still don’t agree with everything which makes our marriage fun.

    • Spot

      OK Melody, but I can’t be a liar.

      If I see Jeremy’s minutes go down and things not going good for a really good team in my opinion, I can’t be silent and saying everything is good.

      I still keep my opinion that with a better coach this team could have better results.

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      LOL Thanks for the correction! My mind is getting clumsy after 2 hours of hard working on tasks that I need to finish before the games. I really want to enjoy the game without reading all the bashing posts and/or moderating all posts. If every posters behave, at least all the moderators that are active during and post game can enjoy the game even more.

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Yes you always can post your opinions. We value those great opinions with great reasons.

    • JJ Hui

      But if you warn people in a non tactful way, then trolls wont want you to enjoy your game. Newton’s 3rd law! Lol!

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Yes we can always agree to disagree. Not my worry on that but more on posts that are clearly quite “provoking” or baiting others to arguments and then calling each other names….

    • heart

      Lin has the courage to say publicly in his tweet that has he ‘surrender'(ed) to Christ. That’s a very humbling admission on the world stage. God bless him for it.

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Not going to warn anymore. I state what I plan to do from now on when I come across those posts. With no warning, I will either delete the post and/or ban the person if the poster is clearly a troller.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      As long as no name calling, we should be ok to enjoy to debate.

    • Spot

      Thank you Melody.

      I admit when I realized Jeremy is facing same adversities like he did in LA and Houston, I used words I didn’t have to.

      But things will get better, I remain confident.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      My hope is those streaming will work fine.

    • Spot

      So many times I have to thank Jeremy for learning me how to deal with tough times.

    • nicely done, Mel :]

      Things will get over-heated during game so please exercise self-control, folks.
      And trolls should be ready to get banned if they try to provoke and insult people.

    • Spot

      I don’t know what happens during game time cause usually I’m sleeping 🙂 (2 am in here)

    • lol .. you and @Michael

      keep doing a great job sleeping 🙂

    • DX

      Fortunately, have the League Pass.

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      @psalm234:disqus I have one post about the rules has placed in moderation and I don’t know how to do the ok. Please help! LOLOLOL Pretty bad on this:-)

    • Yellow

      I think Jeremy is fully aware if the fact that this team’s starting PG belongs to Kemba and the Hornets are committed to make him the star. The open spot on the team is starting SG which Jeremy so far hasn’t proven he is the best candidate yet while Lamb has been delivering.
      As much as the Hornets are being friendly and supportive, Jeremy should know that this is a dog eat dog business. Ultimately, everybody has their own agendas to achieve. I hope Jeremy knows which team will make him the starting PG. If not, if he wants to be a starter again, he may have a chance with this team. Having said that, the season is still young and and there many unforeseeable, unpredictable events will happen. Lets hope for the best, prepared for the worst. In God we trust. Go Jeremy! Go Hornets!

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Ok, post your username and password please. (lol)

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Yes that’s clearly against the rule #1. Depending on what the words are, it can be any of those rules. If you do that, no matter how good your reasons are, I will delete the post. Should be fair to everyone. Thus far I have been quite lenient on those posts. I’m only speaking for myself. Other mods may delete those posts in the past but I will do so from now on.

    • DX

      Haha, don’t have. Just cracked. 😉

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Neither was PJ Hairston.

    • DaVinci633

      Lin looked awesome in preseason. That’s why I bought league pass. I want 15/5 in 25min and hornets in playoffs. So ft it’s trending downhill. It’s making me almost regret getting LP

    • Spot

      Always do what you think is best.

      You’re a good girl so I trust you. If I need a slap, you can stamp your five fingers on my face (I’m only saying this cause you can’t do for real :D).

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Welcome! Guess I’ve enough of those. I really want to enjoy JLin games and this site again. In the past week or so, I stayed away as much as possible. This isn’t good. I want to support JLin 100%. So, in order for me to enjoy this site, I will exercise my mod job 100% just as JLin will play his best in the game. His bb life is tough and he soldiers on. Why not me???!!!!

    • DX

      Good for you, so you just bought 1 team?

    • let me check 🙂

    • DaVinci633

      Nope. Thank God for warriors looking awesome!

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      LOLOLOL Who knows! One day I may travel to Italy for this purpose:-) hehehehe Don’t think so. I will enjoy beautiful Italy and meet you:-)

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Want to have all the positive comments here tonight? Lakers got blown out, Hornets win with Lin 20/8

    • blubell

      I approved it 🙂

    • you’re always milli-seconds faster :]
      Did people ever tell you that?

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Thanks! Lousy me. I tried to get in but didn’t know how to. Gave up and sought assistance:-)

    • Spot

      That’s scary :O

      -Welcome in Italy Mel!
      -Thank you Spot… SLAP!!

      LOL

    • DX

      Yes, warriors may get the champion again.

    • lol .. Kobesanity + Hairsanity!

    • I’ll send you the link on twitter

    • DaVinci633

      Or Spurs!! I want Duncan to have more rings than Kobe!!

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      LOLOLOL No worries! Haven’t planned to return to Italy in my travel bucket lists. Prefer to go places I haven’t visited in my future oversea traveling plans except Israel.

    • DX

      Maybe, Damn, really wish Lin can go to these 2 teams.

    • Spot

      Kemba and Lin can easily play together.

      I thought Kemba was selfish but he’s not. Kemba and Jeremy can share the ball and take pressure off each other.

      Could be another evolution of the game, 2 PG starting like Frazier and Monroe.

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Best DM me. So I don’t have to look for it in future:-)

    • blubell

      Why no Israel?

    • yes, I just DM-ed you

    • Spot

      Jealous of Casspi’s sister 😉

    • DaVinci633

      He will get even less minutes there.

    • blubell

      I just saw Melody’s post first is all 🙂

    • grover chang

      I am sad as a Lin fan. I now come to expect less from Lin. For him to play worse then past years and would be more surprised with linsanity like game then a mediocre game. For multiple reasons we have all discussed Lin performance has been down. I also feel Lin is in his prime by age but his athleticism is less then before.

      He does not finish at the basket like he use to. His layups look slower, the vertical even more nonexistent. Defenders are closing the gap on the drives just a little bit more. The 50/50 balls that use to always be Lin’s are not so much as before. Lin is half a step slower then before makes a bigger difference then I expected.

      His weaker legs may also explain his shooting slump. I’m sure some games he will look like the old LIn but I’m afraid Lin has gotten older. The decrease in speed has been subtle, but it has been enough to likely take away the linsanity edge he once had. Even on a back to back I think the younger legs of the wolves will show Lin was not as fast as he once was.

    • DX

      Maybe true, but he will work in the perfect system with great coach. Try imaging if Lin was in these 2 teams last season. He definitely will improve.

    • AtTheHive Talk Live is discussing Lin’s happiness & comfort to play his role in Hornets based on CBS

      http://www.atthehive.com/2015/11/10/9696026/hive-talk-live-hornets-survive-the-gauntlet-but-not-without-bruises

    • I think it’s too soon to be discouraged.

      3 weeks ago, the preseason Lin was praised for his improved ball-handling, aggressive shooting, no-hesitation, knowing how-to-finish without jumping too high to get injured vs big men. IMO He’s just trying to find his role & shooting in a new team.

      Personally, I think he simply needs to go back to his aggressive self in the preseason who shoots at the smallest window w/o hesitation & keep attacking the rim. Everything will take care of itself.

    • Yellow

      Thought I was the only one seeing Jeremy’s athleticism subtly deteriorating…not sure it’s his back that’s bothering him, his wrist is hurting or simply he’s slowing down…

    • DaVinci633

      Over time yes. Will he be able to break through the rotation? Probably not as quickly. I think hornets is a fast track situation for Lin. It’s the team he himself handpicked. He believes he is in the best situation for himself. Lin has no excuse but himself to blame. Lin simply has to play harder for God and himself in the court. Did he practice and trained hard? I bet he did. I personally think he probably trained harder than playing harder.

    • grover chang

      I tried to not see it since it is subtle. But take his old highlights vs new highlights and you see that spark of speed missing between the two.

    • james brown

      immediately even after a great performance during the pre-season..He was fast then , but now he deteriorate as you explained for just 10 to 13 games..what a sudden turn of events? we were just as happy for Lin’s new found team, and just for a measly 10 games, he becomes the player that seems ready to retire any soon now?

    • linfan

      Last year JLin had a below par for him first half of the season, then, after the all star break, he played terrific in most of his games, even on a dysfunctional Lakers team. This year, he had an excellent preseason, but has not played at that level once the regular season started. There are probably many reasons for this, but I am hoping it will not take him until the all star break to play his brand of ball again!

    • james brown

      this was unpredictable, unforseen.LOL!

    • MoominFloren

      Me too…..

    • CJSHYY

      I don’t think Lin is slow or whatever… it’s the system he didn’t like that’s the problem.

    • sws94

      You might be right. I’m not sure. He plays differently but he certainly doesn’t seem to finish at the rim like he did in NY and the first year with Houston. I think he moves side to side quicker however.

    • blubell
    • sws94

      He didn’t play with the first unit and then was suddenly placed in it. He had an OK preseason and showed his immediate chemistry with Ed Davis. After the ASB, he decided to relax and play more to his capabilities but was also used to Byron Scott.

      This year, he showed a lot of improvements. I think he needs to revisit what he learned over the off-season and try to implement it back into his game. It’ll take time to really figure out this team and how best to use his talent in it.

    • james brown

      hornets time management and i believe consistency of game plans is the culprit

    • DX

      Agreed, that’s why I don’t blame on Cliff now even he gave Lin less mins. We all know Lin practice hard, but it seems him less confidence and relax on court now. He can perform his best when he not think too much.

    • Yellow

      Yeah, that’s the reason, I think.

    • Yellow

      She looks so happy. Probably one of the best moments of her life. 🙂

    • sws94

      Wade had his best athleticism before 27 but then he fell so much and drove so hard, he got a lot of injuries. He’s changed his game, more floaters, more mid-range now, less hard dunk and over the rim stuff, but he’s still a great player. Lin hasn’t had those injuries Wade has had and he doesn’t play so much over the rim, but he may be making adjustments not to rely on his speed as much.

      So, I don’t know if it is really a decline in his speed, because 27-29 there should be no decline. But can be if there is a lot of injuries slowing an athlete down. I’m not sure Lin’s had enough to cause decline. LeBron has a slight decline, but he’s 30 and turns 31 this year.

    • Al

      Might be his hair, too heavy and slippery at the top. He will regain his speed if he cut his hair short. Cut the air resistance. Swimmers shaved their hair before competitions.

    • Spot

      As long as Jeremy will take charge, back will get worse.

      Unfortunately that’s the truth.

      That’s a problem Larry Bird had in last days of his carreer.

    • blubell
    • Kwok Wai Lai

      It’s tempo of the game. Charlotte wanted to keep the tempo slow.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Ridiculous.

    • sws94

      Good.

    • Yellow

      What’s ridiculous, may iI know?

    • Spot

      It’s all about that. Physicality.

      That’s why Jeremy plays few minutes, that’s why Batum is a SG and Hairston starts.

      If you want to play you must be tall and full of muscles.

    • orLinaryjoe

      Lin is tall with his hair, and has muscles!

    • blubell
    • Spot

      LOL!

    • orLinaryjoe

      Watchout. Lin is pulling out the acupuncture needles.

    • DX

      Acupuncture! haha!

    • orLinaryjoe

      Today is a new day. Have good feeling Lin will get his bounce back, and his shots will bounce in. To make it more pleasurable, I have LP and Stephanie Ready. Ready, set, GoLin!

    • Didn’t Lin have a fear of needles?

      If he can overcome them, the Wolves better watch out tonight lol

    • sws94

      Looked at Lin in China vs. the Clippers, preseason. Shot is so good there, so fluid and feathery. He definitely is not doing the types of stuff he did there and not moving off-ball as much.

    • orLinaryjoe

      He still does. Look at his expressions. Mom made him do it, lol. No pain no gain.

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Thanks! I saw it and responded. Had to make calls and was shock to learn one of my best friends has passed away on 18 Oct from her husband. She was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer 3 years ago. Visited her twice since then. Should call her earlier but… She lived in LA. She was just 49 when she passed.

    • CJSHYY

      Well, just check in 4Q vs Spurs that 3P shot… He looked so good….

    • sws94

      They all looked like that shot. That one shot was like preseason. The other shots were rushed or something. Some missed badly.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Exactly, Lin had the freedom in preseason that we questioned that he does not have it here in the regular season.

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Oops! Didn’t make myself clear. Israel is the country that I would love to revisit. I’ve already been there twice. Would like to return there for the third time.

    • sws94

      So sad. Cancer is so horrible at stage 3 and 4.

    • Linning is winning

      I am really not happy about this glass ceiling which has been installed on Lin. Looks like short lease situation again.

    • sws94

      Everthing looked different. Hawes was moving better, the team looked faster paced, Cody looked more active, Roberts passed him the ball a lot and now he doesn’t play much. The whole offense looked different, and better.

    • John Focker

      Purely my conjecture, but Jeremy’s stellar preseason performance may have raised the alert level in Batum.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Because in China he signal his team and play his game. Here he looks at Clifford for play.

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      I know. The last time I called her she was so weak and bet me to visit her. I couldn’t. She did ask me a few times how the dying look like. I shared in order to prepare her last days (For your info, I do have the qualifications and experiences with dying, grief…).

    • CJSHYY

      I think coach wants every player to play every move by his game plan so if anyone didn’t do it… he can clear put the blame on the player. smh!

    • CJSHYY
    • sws94

      Of course preseason defense isn’t as tight, but whatever they were doing in China, they need to reimplement. Everyone was so involved and everything was fast. The 2nd team needs to play like that to have more success, IMO.

    • TankLakers

      what, could lin’s minutes limited by his injury? i just looked the acupuncture picture.

    • sws94

      It’s not good news if he’s hurt but it is a break for Charlotte. Although, I’d like to see Charlotte beat Minni with all of their team playing.

    • TankLakers

      I rather to see Hornets and Lin to play against the best team.

    • sws94

      Bless you.

    • CJSHYY

      But where can Lin get the acupuncture in Min?

    • TankLakers

      Walker did play much in 4q last game. I am not sure why?

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Asian/Chinese are everywhere.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      reimplement? I got Clifford numbers, want to talk to him? 🙂

    • GoodDayLA

      Lin is posting some weird pictures.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Miami is having a picnic.

    • GoodDayLA

      “I hope Jeremy knows which team will make him the starting PG.”

      Answer: NO TEAM IN THE NBA wants Lin to be their starting PG.

    • heart

      Each time he has the ball running up court, he has to look over the court side to get ‘permission’ on what plays he supposed to run or pass. Clifford is micromanaging his plays IMO.

    • Sorry to hear that 🙁
      49’s so young.
      Hope God provide comfort & strength for the family

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Indeed as we’re watching game.

    • WillChang

      What a disparity in coaching

    • NONONO

      If you remember Lin’s performance last season after All-Stars break. Lin played his way and played very well. They won some games until Scott was afraid Lin could pulled the team out of bottom 5. Clifford, please let Lin play his game – at least once for 30 mins!!! Even Scott let Lin played 30 mins more than 6-7 times, including two of them made Hornets so headache.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Just like yesterday.

    • CJSHYY

      Yesterday??!

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      I remember like it’s yesterday.

    • sws94

      Yes, and he’s ruining D’Angelo Russell’s career now. Scott is a horror story. He’s tanking again already.

    • heart

      And that’s not good for coaching instincts, i.e., not flexible or able to adjust to current situation. This is when the assistant coaches should help in game situation, but apparently they’re not…

    • DaBoss

      There you go again. Your behavior/comments remind me of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmtShneCGv8

    • JLin Fan from Australia
    • JLin Fan from Australia
    • cdblue10

      I don’t think they’re tanking,they’re just so bad that everybody’s think that they’re tanking.Coach needs to go.

    • CJSHYY

      Why no fans? It’s worst than Hornets….

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      They had a hard to deal with this: Sons are very young (8, 11, 13); husband not coping well nor her family. Just called her sister (I have close friendship with her sisters as well). Pray for them. Thank God they are all good Christians.

    • sws94

      rubio may not play tonight

    • sport

      Not sure but seems like this season Lin is finally not charging at the rim aimlessly and instead taking more mid range shots and 3 pointers which isn’t a bad thing. Getting hit and falling down at the rim takes a toll on the body.

    • Alain Gervais

      12-3 Minnesota

    • GoodDayLA

      I agree. He is a micro manager. Lin is pretty slow to adapt.

      I know from far away Lin plays best in a free flow. Houston offers free flow even though Mchale was not a Lin fan.

      Lin should have chose team where the coach is loose and lets the players play.

    • Joe what do you know

      Al bricked a dunk…. Lmao

    • GoodDayLA

      lol I thought you were joking.

    • GoodDayLA

      then i looked at the box score

    • sport

      Good so long as they insist on not starting Line but starting guys like Hairston and Batum as SG instead of SF they will lose.

    • sport

      By the time Lin comes in, game will be over.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      The Hornets will be blown out by the young Wolves this game.

    • Joe what do you know

      Hairston is actually doing a solid job so far…

    • sws94

      Rubio is out tonight.

    • Linning is winning

      LOL maybe time for hornets to tank

    • Rick Johnson

      LeVine seems too tall for Kemba to cover.

    • Alain Gervais
    • Alain Gervais

      6’5

    • BobbyH

      Lavine ate Walker alive.

    • GoodDayLA

      I mean the starters did so well vs Spurs only to see bench throw the game. Maybe they are paying the bench back now.

    • sws94

      He’s tall. He gave Lin a lot of trouble last year and Levine scored a bunch against the Lakers in a game.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Assists ratio 7:3 Wolves ahead.

    • sport

      Not to mention he can jump really high, showing off those dunks already.

    • GoodDayLA

      six foot 7 versus 5 foot 10

    • sport

      Wish they would put in Lin after this time out.

    • orLinaryjoe

      lol. Is walker that short?

    • heart

      Wolves’ announcers said they were surprised that Clifford didn’t call time out yet.

    • Alain Gervais

      no he is 6 ft i think

    • IsabeliJane*17

      Hornets look and plays like an old team against Timberwolves.

    • Joe what do you know

      Wolves are way more atheletic than the Spurs…

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Poor old Jeff would be schooled by young Towns.

    • GoodDayLA

      players pad height. I think Walker is like 5 foot 11

    • cdblue10

      There’s a reason why Hairston is always open.

    • GoodDayLA

      Lin only gets 15-18 MPG. too early.

    • Tommy

      LOL Hairston sooo good such a good starter well deserved!

    • heart

      Hairston is missing everything, so far except one made of 3.

    • redking79

      Towns looks solid, setting good screens. Lin needs to play with a big like that.

    • Tommy

      LOL yep

    • sport

      Timberwolves is the type of fast pace team Lin would flourish with.

    • cdblue10

      Just an observation…Clifford doesn’t make any adjustments even if the line up is not working.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Rebound ratio 10:5 Wolves advantage.
      Assist ratio 7:3 Wolves advantage.

    • linfan

      When Hornets decided to become a three point shooting team, nobody told them that did not mean missing layups and dunks!

    • CJSHYY

      He’s very stubborn. No hope. smh!

    • sport

      I’ve noticed that too, bad coaching.

    • spiderman

      he’s slow

    • Joe what do you know

      Batum got some very head scratching shot selections….

    • CJSHYY

      Indeed.

    • CJSHYY

      Hornets 1st unit is not good vs Wolve

    • Brent Yen

      my head is already out of skin and hair now..

    • GoodDayLA

      Lin CHOSE to come to a team where he only plays 15-18 MPG and gets placed more and more in the corner baseline 3 hiding away like he did in Houston.

      Clifford said Lin’s role would be the largest since Linsanity. This usage is lower than Houston and Lakers so far.

      It’s scary to think what the other teams would have done to him.

      Or perhaps, Lin didn’t pick as wisely as he thinks.

      Seasons still young so who knows.

    • Brent Yen

      Wolve’s 2nd

    • heart

      Lavine is going to be tired out if he keeps dunking at the basket. We’ll see if he can keep up. He’s getting his chance to start so he’s showing off his skills.

    • Dorothy

      Lamb in LOL

    • CJSHYY

      Oh! Ya!

    • Alain Gervais

      his usage is actually 26. closest since linsanity

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      No he wouldn’t. YOu want to bet!

    • wandertheglobe

      Lamb is in before Lin, interesting.

    • Joe what do you know

      He’s behaving like my 2K my career mode AI teammates….

    • cdblue10

      As I said he’s 8th-9th rotational player on this team

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Send in the Lamb to the Wolves. Good Grief!

    • CJSHYY

      always like that… smh! Cliff never change….

    • Alain Gervais

      always the case

    • sport

      Lamb got contract extension of course.

    • Joe what do you know

      Baaaaaaaaaa~~~~~dd

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Ever since the 21M extension.

    • sws94

      Hawes, terrible.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      I’m telling you these Wolves will eat Lamb alive.

    • heart

      I don’t bet. I want him to succeed.

    • Brent Yen

      lmao

    • Alain Gervais

      nice pun

    • Linning is winning

      lol lin last again . i might just give up watching nba until he get rotated first from the bench.

    • sport

      I hope Lin comes in gun blazing to show he’s a game changer and deserves to start. His teammates are bricking shots and needs his scoring.

    • David Kim

      Batum can not defend Martin..lol

    • golfhacker

      He was brought here to shoot 3s, to stretch the defense, no? What is he driving to the basket for?

    • wandertheglobe

      LIn is Kemba’s backup. He’ll probably get 15-20 mins a game.

    • blubell

      nom nom

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      How can you not lose?
      Rebound ratio 13:5
      Assist ratio 9:4

    • wandertheglobe

      Kevin Martin is getting by Batum like he’s not even there…

    • sport

      Lin finally end toward end of quarter!

    • Joe what do you know

      We have a Horse, a Lamb and a Bat against a pack of Wolves….bahahah

    • cdblue10

      Hard to talk with the coach and GM with playing time esp with his contract

    • Dorothy

      Lin finally in

    • wandertheglobe

      Lin is at the scoring table.

    • Guest

      Is Lin really happy being no 9?

    • Alain Gervais

      2 ft like that

    • blubell

      Seriously, again?

    • Alain Gervais

      2 ft

    • cdblue10

      Lin is agame changer and coach doesn’t see that

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Damn. Lin comes in and destroys the fun!

    • sport

      Lin missed 1FT, gosh he’s gotta practice those FTs.

    • Brent Yen

      Not watching, what has changed?

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Before Lin comes in, Lamb has no field goal.

    • blubell

      Hockey assist? lol

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Lin if you don’t want to sit on the bench, don’t foul!

    • sport

      1 foul on Lin already gotta watch out for that as well.

    • Brent Yen

      Don worry…he has 4 more to use in 10 mins

    • redking79

      Nice, Hawes went to help Lin up.

    • blubell

      More FTs!

    • cdblue10

      Tired of these politics in basketball

    • sws94

      That is the kind of foul Lin needs to avoid.

    • wandertheglobe

      Lin don’t help the bigs inside…save your fouls

    • sport

      Wow Lin got a 3 point foul called for him! That’s a first!! He better make all 3 FTS!!

    • Joe what do you know

      That help-D really wasn’t his responsibility… Silly

    • NONONO

      Lin , please make FT!

    • blubell

      Lets get the lead!

    • NONONO

      make FT please!!!

    • IsabeliJane*17

      Get those 3 fts!

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Rebound ratio 15:7
      Assist ratio 10:6

    • Brent Yen

      thanks

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Don’t worry. Lin will be LIFO.

    • GoodDayLA

      He got better usage in Houston when they were trying to trade him near the trade deadline.

    • Brent Yen

      lol

    • GoJLin!

      Please 3 Pts for 3 FT

    • NONONO

      Look Lamb, no hesitate shot over the screen. Lin needs to do it too. score first

    • cdblue10

      H*** yah!!!!

    • blubell
    • Linning is winning

      YES this is the Lin we all love!

    • BobbyH

      Even a half screen, 20% screen, shoot.

    • John Focker

      Jeremy has more points in 2min than Big Al in 9. 🙂

    • redking79

      Panera is expensive.

    • blubell
    • zxcvb

      Haha, I think Lin committed that light foul just to get the ball back. And then he got 3FTs out of it!

      Clifford’s BS lineups still ruining the Hornets and holding Lin back, but Lin is doing everything he can.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Can anyone tell me why would Lin foul Bjelica
      and then Bjelica foul Lin. Gosh hope that they didn’t put Lin on the PF.

    • heart

      Yep. Lamb held onto the ball to make his own shot.

    • Brent Yen

      This is not acceptable,,,,sit him!

    • chronoshifter

      yeah makes them pay with 3 FT’s made at end of quarter. Let’s get Fired Up! Go JLin! Pick and Rolls please in 2nd Q!

    • NONONO

      All I hope is players setup screens for Lin, the game would be totally different than last game.

    • orLinaryjoe

      Just like that, Lin 4 pts, less than 2 mins.

    • blubell
    • zxcvb

      I didn’t think he was the one who fouled, but I guess he just wanted the ball back! We all know Lin can go end to end in no time flat.

    • sws94

      Of course it was. Stay on his man, don’t get unnecessary fouls.

    • BobbyH

      Sounds like BS.

    • John Focker

      Where’s our local resident anti-jinx chat band???

    • cdblue10

      Coach is half blinded,can’t see the obvious

    • wandertheglobe

      Not bad Lin, 2 minutes, 4 pts

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      I hate it when Lin comes in and help the Hornets win this Qtr.

    • Dorothy

      22222222222222222222

    • cdblue10

      Pad that stats…

    • blubell

      6 pts!

    • Alain Gervais

      bigs in charlette not good at screen

    • chronoshifter

      Yes! Jeremy’s first pnR with zeller = short jumper in the lane for 2 pts!

    • DaBoss

      Love the vocal Lin fans at game!

    • GoJLin!

      Good, Lin is the game changer with that 3 Pts Free Throw! Go JLIN, Go!

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      LOL

    • cdblue10

      Lamb….lol

    • NONONO

      Hornets just do not know how to set screens!!!!

    • sport

      Zeller should’ve dunked that!!

    • chronoshifter

      is zeller just a little bit too predictable? needs more moves perhaps…or to think ahead and predict defender a little bit more

    • NONONO

      zeller not dunk!!!!!!

    • Joe what do you know

      To be fair, that wasn’t such a good pass by Lamb

    • Promo Sports World

      Scoring Lin
      Happy Site

    • NONONO

      Lin is open for 3. Lamd did not care!

    • Brent Yen

      He did not score much, did he? lol

    • Alain Gervais

      lol i saw that. Tunnel vision

    • IsabeliJane*17

      Lin defending – 90% complains

    • sws94

      Lin should play tougher D on that rookie that is trying to D him up.

    • Brent Yen

      who is that?

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      The bench scored 17 points for the Hornets. The starters scored 21.

    • zxcvb

      Can’t risk the phantom foul.

    • sport

      Lin killing the Wolves, drawing FTs, looking to shoot and set up Lamb for the 3 and the lead!

    • chronoshifter

      whooo assist for jlin on lamb 3. works much better when jlin is the playmaker!

    • GoodDayLA

      Jeremy Lin will do fine tonight in the stat box. He has midget in Tyus JOnes guarding him. Coaches dont learn.

      Pop got away with it though with Mills because Spurs special.

    • zxcvb

      When Lamb plays WITH Lin he looks good. Otherwise, he’s that 4pt guy from last night.

    • Joe what do you know

      Grrrrrgghhh!! I hate it when I saw Hawes dribbles and try to bring the ball across the court!!

    • DaBoss

      Tyus Jones

    • sws94

      Looks good tonight.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      The Wolves let their starters rest while the Hornets’ 2nd team is killing them.

    • ZcodeSportSystem.com

      The Hornets needs to get into their offense a bit faster..

    • sport

      Difficult to get assists on this team. Lin needs to keep shooting, get his first!

    • cdblue10

      Lamb learned how to get noticed from his previous team mates,needs to be animated somewhat.

    • NONONO

      Clifford, do you see no one setup screen for Lin when he brings ball cross middle? no more PnR???

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      That’s so ridiculous. Can the coach do something? Bench him!

    • Brent Yen

      because the “2nd team” is on the bench now

    • wandertheglobe

      Wolves announcer says Jones is 6’2″…lol, he’s good 2 inches shorter than Lin, without the hair.

    • zxcvb

      All these plays run for Lamb. Ugh.

    • cdblue10

      Again pad that stats

    • Dorothy

      3333333333333333

    • zxcvb

      333333

      Take that Clifford.

    • blubell

      333333333

    • NONONO

      YES/111111

    • blubell

      just like that 9 pts!

    • GoodDayLA

      UM Clifford thinks he CAUSED this to happen.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Lin is ruinning everything!

    • sws94

      That 3 looked good.

    • sport

      Lin for 3!!! Yes finally he’s shooting more, he needs to do this EVERY GAME!

    • zxcvb

      CHA only wants Lamb to succeed to justify their extension.

      Lin saying EFF IT. I’m the best guy on either team.

    • John Focker

      The Jeremys highest scoring Hornets!

    • cdblue10

      Get your number 1st Lin,you’re doing just fine

    • chronoshifter

      jlin heating up with a 3! told you guys he will bounce back!

    • Alain Gervais

      All this about lamb i will say they complement each other pretty well.

    • NONONO

      No look at coach today! that is the way to play!!!!

    • sws94

      It’s OK, he’s the shooting guard. Lin and Lamb can be a strong tandem.

    • chronoshifter

      ha ha lol

    • MorlockO

      lol 9 points and 1 assist in 6 mins of play, that ridiculous efficiency there.

    • orLinaryjoe

      Lamb and Lin both 9pts about 7mins

    • chronoshifter

      was that 3 off a pnr?i missed it!

    • Linning is winning

      YEEEEEHAAAAA!

    • sws94

      I want more assists and at least 11 more points. I want 7 assists tonight.

    • blubell
    • NONONO

      if he did not check up with coach, he always played well.

    • Alain Gervais

      yep

    • zxcvb

      Jeremy is going for 20p in 20m, Curry-style.

    • orLinaryjoe

      Screen

    • blubell
    • wandertheglobe

      2nd team is looking better than starters

    • chronoshifter

      who set the screen?

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      The Hornets’ bench has outscored their starters by 4 points
      25:21
      Mainly Zeller, Lamb and Lin do the scoring.

    • LW

      From the reactions here, looks like Lin is playing well today. Guess Clifford will give Lin the minutes today.

    • orLinaryjoe

      You betCHA!

    • sport

      Lin is due for 30 pt game! Let s go keep shooting, forget these selfish teammates! He needs to get high PPG so people will recognize him as a starter and star! If he shoots 20+ 30 pts every game, he WILL be noticed!

    • IsabeliJane*17

      As long as Lamb stays c&s guy, he’s effective.Leave the leadership to the Lin.

    • zxcvb

      Lin forced that travel with his “overhelping.”

    • orLinaryjoe

      Bench winning it

    • Brent Yen

      Reactions here can only tell if Lin is shooting well or not…LOL jk

    • MorlockO

      I don’t understand why put Al back?

    • zxcvb

      Come on, Al…

    • NONONO

      OMG , easy pass

    • zxcvb

      Ok, that was nice by Lamb.

    • golfhacker

      Never dunks.

    • IsabeliJane*17

      He’s shooting well,and lot of posters value that at tantamount.

    • Alain Gervais

      Al don’t get off the floor much

    • chronoshifter

      1 blown assist of another pnr for lin! MaybeClifford does understand his game, we are seeing several pnr’s in a row since the start of second qtr for lin.

    • zxcvb

      Lost whatever spring he had.

    • zxcvb

      If he understood the game, there’s no way Hairston would be starting and taking 20m!

    • sport

      Lamb plays well with Lin, with out Lin he goes back to bench player .

    • Alain Gervais

      Lamb and Lin having their way

    • blubell

      Almost and 1

    • chronoshifter

      jeremy fouled on layup after cut to the basket 2 FT’s!

    • zxcvb

      Great PnR action! FTs for Lin. Nice pass, Al.

    • sport

      Almost and 1 darn it!!

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      How many points Lin got from Bjelica? Thanks big fella, you made my day.

    • DaBoss

      Hornets better stay on top of Tayshaun

    • NONONO

      Hornets no big know how to play PnR. Lin needs to attack like this again and again

    • blubell

      11 pts and counting

    • zxcvb

      Lin has a vocal female cheering section, hehe. You can hear them on every FT.

    • GoJLin!

      Great Free Throw today for JLIN!

    • cdblue10

      Pad that stat sheet Lin,I’m loving it

    • blubell

      The Jeremys are killing it!

    • chronoshifter

      can Al Jefferson not dunk from a standstill? even if he just shot it normally it would have went in…argh!

    • LW

      Ok, he plays well every game but his shooting is hot today.

    • John Focker

      I was typing the exact same thing, word for word! LOL

    • NONONO

      I hope Lin giving up hope for PnR and just keep shoot!

    • Joe what do you know

      Fried chickens. Chickens don’t fly…

    • Dorothy

      2222222222222222222

    • cdblue10

      Once again just keep shooting

    • zxcvb

      Woo! Attack mode engaged. But now he’s not getting yanked and phantom fouls.

    • blubell

      Attacking

    • chronoshifter

      yes! Jlin layup off another cut to the basket!

    • sport

      another layup for Lin yes!! Keep shooting!!

    • IsabeliJane*17

      I’ ve always loved a Jeremy Lin-Tayshaun Prince match up.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      I have nothing to say.
      Who could have guessed that Clifford goes to Lin-Walker-Lamb

    • zxcvb

      Lin needed that 3!

    • blubell
    • NONONO

      AL and Kemba only seeing each other!!!

    • chronoshifter

      oh almost hit a wide open 3..would have been linsanity 2.0 if he made that!

    • Dorothy

      Lin out

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Lin is out. Wolves are back!

    • blubell

      Great minds 🙂

    • Joe what do you know

      What can you say? They’re in LOVVVVE

    • blubell

      Lamb still in?

    • cdblue10

      I hope this 1st unit will not stink it up

    • zxcvb

      This is the problem with Lin not starting. He needs a rest but that means he can’t play enough.

    • sport

      Lin out, fun over :/

    • golfhacker

      He has to make that.

    • Alain Gervais

      Lamb still in

    • John Focker

      The Jeremys stealing ALL the thunder, can’t have that happen.

    • DX

      Lin played great! Only 9 minutes, come on Cliff!!!

    • your son’s voltaire

      the whole idea of playing Batum at the SG really needs to dies. it’s so bad, if i was the GM i’d fire the guy who came up with the idea…

    • zxcvb

      Lamb still in there…promoted to 6th man over Lin for doing nothing.

    • NONONO

      why break up 2nd team?

    • GoodDayLA

      dont get too excited. these are the young and lowly timberwolves playing without the starting backcourt. Lin and Lamb are just doing their job killing these newbies.

    • John Focker

      2M player stealing Batum thunder.

    • MorlockO

      yup does not matter how good lin plays, he wont break the 20 min mark lol!

    • your son’s voltaire

      playing Batum at the SG i mean

    • CJSHYY

      don’t want Lin to do well. smh!

    • IsabeliJane*17

      It’s painful seeing Al shoot midrange while Zeller is boxing out for a rebound.

    • blubell
    • cdblue10

      Lin is playing well,that’s a bad rep from other players

    • sport

      Lamb is in the future plans of Hornets with the new contract, Lin isn’t.

    • NONONO

      zeller misshed the easy bucket!!!!

    • zxcvb

      Lin has dropped 38 on the Spurs and lit up countless other top teams.

      Lamb, on the other hand, hasn’t proven anything.

    • chronoshifter

      lin is 6-7 on FT’s right now, no other hornet has more than two attempts!

    • blubell

      13 pts in 9 minutes.

    • sws94

      LIn should have finished the half. Kemba and Batum should have stayed on the bench.

    • sport

      What thunder? Batum’s been playing like a bench player. Hornets are dreaming if they think he’s a star, and can start at SG even Walker plays better than him!

    • Alain Gervais

      9 minutes is not enough

    • John Focker

      Second highest scorer.

    • wandertheglobe

      Cliff should have ride with hot hands.

    • chronoshifter

      maybe clifford will make changes to rotation after 10-12 games, but he won’t before that according to himself.

    • sport

      Watch the lead go away when Lin’s out.

    • Alain Gervais

      Lamb 12 minutes is ridiculous. If lin has 9

    • zxcvb

      That’s what they said about Lance! “Cornerstone.” Same mistakes repeated over and over.

      Lin will beast and leave (Brooklyn?). Batum will leave. Lamb will go sheep-mode again.

    • Promo Sports World

      They really think jermey need to sit…..come on Cliffy

    • sws94

      Lin was the engine that had the team moving. Even though Lamb is shooting well and scoring, Lin was creating and providing that spark for everyone. Doesn’t make sense for him to come out. He needs to keep his flow going.

    • ZcodeSportSystem.com

      Not liking that even Lin is having a great game, he still get subbed out….Cliff needs to reward him by giving him more minute.

      Under current pattern, Lin will play no more than 25…That’s too low for a player that is playing so well.

    • KL

      This is still Linsanity to me k.

    • Maknusia

      Up Up and away!

    • chronoshifter

      he might have been tired though, but i dunno

    • sws94

      I don’t have a problem with Lamb being in. Both Lin and Lamb should be in because both are playing very well.

    • John Focker

      Held Conley scoreless once.

    • GoJLin!

      Lin play good tonight, he should have finished the half; only because Lamb signed the contract, he get Lin’s minutes… What plan?

    • NONONO

      Too many assists are wasted!

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      I told you Lin is LIFO.

    • sport

      When Lin’s back he’s gotta keep shooting and get HIS! Prove he’s a starter and star over those fake starters!! He should know after 5 season of mistreatment that the only way he become a max contract player if through his stats with high PPG!

    • zxcvb

      I have no problem with him resting after 9m. The problem is not starting! He could average 18ppg with 28mpg.

    • GoodDayLA

      someone said LIn averagae 25 MPG. He averages 16-19 MPG ok? Lately its 18 MPG.

    • sws94

      It’s not about Lamb. Batum could sit, he wasn’t doing much. Lamb was productive. Lin should have stayed in as he and Lamb were both producing well.

    • wandertheglobe

      Lamb is backup at SG. He’ll get more minutes than Lin for sure because Hairston isn’t like to get much time as a starter. Lin is back up at PG, Kemba is going to play long minutes.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Nope. The Lin that I know is he would pass to Lamb for 3s.

    • Maknusia

      lol…..I’m fine with the game thats going on….Lin’s unit it killin it

    • blubell

      The second unit outscored the 1st…

    • GoodDayLA

      true. Lin struggles more against long atheltic team though.

    • sport

      A few pass here and there is fine but Lin’s gotta look to score first and pass second! That’s when he plays at his best!!

    • NONONO

      As i said, Clifford would give Lin more minutes ONLY IF Hornets in trouble.

    • zxcvb

      Hairston is another problem. If they love Lamb so much, start him at SG and make Lin 6th man again.

    • sws94

      Lamb and Lin could be a good tandem. The Jeremies. To me, Lamb isn’t the issue. Cut Batum and Kemba’s time when Lin and Lamb are cooking.

    • Maknusia

      lets see…if so…let it be an eye opener for CC

    • GoodDayLA

      what is bs?

    • golfhacker

      And move Batum to SF.

    • blubell
    • MorlockO

      I disagree, does not matter what is the situation, Lin will only get 20 mins or less.

    • zxcvb

      Exactly. Such stupidity from Clifford/Cho.

    • wandertheglobe

      Yeah, only way for Lin to get more minutes if they made Lamb a starter and Hairston sit at the end of the bench for good.

    • chronoshifter

      lamb is 2-3 on 3’s so if that continues that would be great for both lamb and lin. We didn’t complain when lin passes to novak for open 3’s right?!

    • cdblue10

      It’s gooddayLA

    • Maknusia

      yeah and it was really good to see him getting to the line…

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      The new additions, Batum, Lamb and Lin, have scored 49 out of 63 points for the Hornets up to now.

    • JJ Hui

      Hot hands sitting and not allow to have a bit of flexible rotation? Strange coach!

    • GoJLin!

      Kemba and Batum both are their first unit & face, unless they play really bad, they will have their min.

    • NONONO

      MN 10 OTs?

    • zxcvb

      No Lin, no win! GO WOLVES.

    • cdblue10

      Here comes the wolves

    • Alain Gervais

      4 pont game just wow

    • JJ Hui

      Lin sit n the lead is gone ! Mr . Clifford!

    • DaBoss

      Should’ve kept Jeremy in – that’s what you get, Clifford!

    • John Focker

      Looking at the +/- between Hornets starters and bench, and my head almost fell off from shaking.

    • blubell

      So Lamb closes the quarter instead of JLin…

    • David Kim

      Coach!!!!! Lin should have stayed….

    • chronoshifter

      wow al jefferson is 0-6…that doesn’t happen much, hopefully he will turn it around in the 2nd half

    • Alain Gervais

      Lamb did nothing after Lin came out

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Yep he played 15:30 min straight. No more points after JLin was out.

    • Maknusia

      lol…now they are missing all the shots!…someone should tweet…with Lin 10pt lead (was it 10?) without Lin Lead demises

    • sport

      Clifford another bias coach, willing to ride hot hand of other players except Lin!

    • Rick Johnson

      Will happen ten more games and won’t change.

    • zxcvb

      If Lamb is playing over Lin because he’s part of their future and Lin is not, then why is Hairston STARTING? He’s not even wanted for vet min!

    • blubell

      Lamb hasn’t scored since JLin was subbed out.

    • sws94

      You have to go by circumstance and how guys are performing. There is no reason, unless Lin was tired, to take him out. Lin and Lamb were in a rhythm. Kemba and Batum can get their minutes, but Lin and Lamb got them back in the game, got them the lead, and was effective. The first unit comes back in, with Lamb, and the lead goes down.

    • GoJLin!

      So wolf come back so soon!

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      I told you, Lin was out and Wolves were back. They made a respectable comeback and made it a close game. The starters of Hornets lost big to the Wolves starters without Wiggins and Rubio.

    • heart

      So many times now, Batum makes his TO at the most crucial time and change the momentum in favor of opponents.

    • Joe what do you know

      I thought it was 11

    • GoodDayLA

      its up to Lin to play very well in his 7-8 minutes each half to create the debate. almost with robot like focus.

    • cshot

      trying to make sure lin doesn’t score more than lamb

    • so when both JLin/Lamb are hot, Lamb gets to play more?

    • NONONO

      Lin would get under 20 mins when Hornets win, get 25 or more when Hornets struggle.

    • Alain Gervais

      I’m guessing this is the reason but still Lamb cant get more minutes then Lin https://twitter.com/HornetsPR/status/664263082017955840

    • David Kim

      do the dirty work for Batum?

    • Linning is winning

      the final lineup with batum in it screwed it up

    • chronoshifter

      just wondering…firepower off the bench aside, why not have Jlin play point and Kemba play 2? Kemba too short to guard 2’s?

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      You see what I see. Lamb’s points mostly were scored when Lin was in.

    • your son’s voltaire

      PJ is making Clifford look really bad

    • sws94

      I think he has the correct balance today. He’s looking to assist as well as score. He’s playing the point yet is a scoring threat. He’s playing well. I want him to tighten up on D but his O is good.

    • zxcvb

      Cho and Clifford trying to make “their boy” look good. He only looks good when Lin is out there. He literally did nothing for the past 4m.

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Am happy with the points that JLin has. If Cliff not playing JLin much in second half. Don’t mind Hornets loses the game. That’s my evil part talk:-)

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Glad you see that.

    • Guess

      If Lin stayed in I doubt he would’ve gotten more shots. Kemba, Batum, Lamb and Jefferson take precedent.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      What have we seen so far?

      Lin does not look to the sideline while bringing up the ball.

    • sport

      Starters haven’t even been making shots since 1st quarter muwahaha, they get what they deserves for not starting Lin and treating him fairly! Lin needs to stop being stubborn and get HIS POINTS! No one he goes to respect him nor see him as a star player unless he scores 20+/30 pts every game!

    • NONONO

      Did I tell you Lin would get more mins until Hornets in trouble?

    • chronoshifter

      hornets were up 9 when lin came out

    • John Focker

      Hopefully Lamb sees it too.

    • Rick Johnson

      They keep touting Lamb when he had only 1 more point than Lin and did it in 15 min vs 9 for Lin. Give Lin those 15 min he’d score much more than Lamb.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Lin did the work and Lamb got the points.
      That really sucks.

    • Phillycheese

      Kenba should be sitting more as he is not defending Lavine. Too short and too lax.

    • blubell

      I’m still rooting for the team. Losing sucks 🙁

    • that’s 20-25 pts swing 😀

    • zxcvb

      I wish! The least he could do is be an “enforcer.”

    • DaBoss

      He’s too short to guard LaVine, let alone 2’s.

    • chronoshifter

      lin got assists though, that’s still great!

    • blubell
    • sport

      Chill, Lin got 13 points only 1 less than Lamb along with 2 assists!

    • Phillycheese

      Starters are not defending. Take Al out if he is not defending Townes. And going 0-6.

    • NONONO

      Lin would back in when Hornets trailed by 10.

    • cdblue10

      Lamb is featured even if Lin orchestrated much of it.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      The point is Lin doesn’t only score his points; he got the whole team moving.

    • zxcvb

      Just keep doing what your doing, Jeremy.

      BTW, he did this against the Spurs too until the BS phantom fouls. Even so, he got 12p in 22m with bad FT shooting. Doesn’t take a math genius to see that’s 18p in 33m. Which is great.

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      They are all in minus. That speaks all. All bench players are in positives except Kaminsky because he played with starters.

    • chronoshifter

      would i be off base if i thought kemba is more of a scoring point guard while jeremy is more of a playmaking pointguard (that can score as well obviously)

    • GoJLin!

      When JLin playing hard & scored well but still did not earn the min, nothing I can say; Yes, if so, don’t mind the loss of the game, No Lin, No Win!

    • JJ Hui

      I dont like coach C anymore! Old school coaching! Hot hands not playing more min n poor cold hands have to have the same amount of minute eventhough killing the team and destroying the lead! Strange!!!!

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Yes I made the same comment down below:-)

    • rookie75094

      Wow its the Jeremys show…too bad the show got interrupted when Jlin went to the bench

    • Phillycheese

      Let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves, Lin was in against third stringers.

    • NONONO

      I am glad Lin is more in score first mode. Do NOT change it.

    • DaBoss

      what are you talking about??

    • zxcvb

      Yeah, because Lin has never lit up All-Stars before. (eye roll)

    • MorlockO

      he was against 2nd string… lol

    • bolero

      Wolves announcers notice Lamb get good shot because of Lin..

    • occupatio

      when wiggins and rubio are out, there is no such thing as wolves starters

    • Phillycheese

      Lamb and Lin deserved minutes. kemba not much so.

    • Joe what do you know

      Not that he’s not defending. It’s that he’s unable to defend Towns

    • AtTheHive poster also sees the same thing:
      “Lamb and Lin were on fire. Takes Lin out, insert Kemba, Lamb never touches the ball again, lead diminishes.”

    • sport

      Lin’s gotta learn to loose up a bit on D to avoid those phantom fouls. Glad he finally realized he’s in hot waters and need to score every chance he gets!

    • heart

      Lavine is young w/high energy and taller than Kemba. Even though he’s inexperienced thus making many turnovers, but his coach (perhaps by default w/Rubio out) still allows him to play through his mistakes boosting his confidence. Lavine is benefiting from his coach’s trust.

    • John Focker

      Kemba AND Al.

    • zxcvb

      Kemba did fine. Guys blew his assists.

      No more Hairston! I feel like we should fight the REAL enemy: starting PJ and giving him 20mpg. Without him, both Lamb and Lin could get 30mpg.

    • IsabeliJane*17

      Not really.2nd stringers were fighting.Pit them against the sucky Hornets starters and it would have been worse.

    • james brown

      good! at least Cliff clears that out and knew its not helping the team dictating offense where he is not an offense coach!

    • Phillycheese

      No, Kemba was nit fine. Look at hus d against Lavine.

    • james brown

      starter and chosen ONE!

    • blubell
    • JLin Fan from Australia

      JLin checked out at 4:42 and the score was 46 (Wolves) vs 55 (Hornets). 59 vs 63 in half time.

    • zxcvb

      No guard but Lin defends on this team anyway.

    • Phillycheese

      The starters are not defending that is why they were down.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Kemba always great at offensive pg but on D he’s not.

    • james brown

      Lamb head swollen when Lin out…started to think much that when Lins out, nobodys passing the ball!

    • CJSHYY

      I hope they put Lamb in starting lineup ASAP. Hate this coach.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Don’t tell me that Lamb got himself open shots.

    • zxcvb

      I agree. And he only picked up 1 tonight. And got 3 FTs as a direct result.

    • JJ Hui

      Is that mean coach C wants to win without Lin? I say no Lin no win! It will serve him right if he doesn’t know how to use the hot hands!

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      I have never hated Lin so much before in my life.
      He has ruined everything. The Wolves were feasting on the Hornets starters and once Lin came in, the momentum struck back to the Hornets. When Lin came out, the Wolves were back again.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      If Lamb keeps up this rate, he’s an underpaid stolen next to Lin.

    • sport

      So sick of seeing Batum at SG he’s so horrible at it! Just play his old position as SF! Why are Hornets so infatuated with Batum and bending over backwards for him?! Last time I checked he’s not the type of player who can bring them a Championship! Why start a scrub like Hairston is beyond me, doesn’t deserve and is practically invisible!!

    • Phillycheese

      Lavine is 6’6″. No way Kemba has any chance defending him. They should let Hairston defend Lavine and let Kemba run around defending Martin.

    • bolero

      lol

    • John Focker

      There you go folks, it’s official. Kwok Wai finally lost it.

    • Alain Gervais

      He won’t play well in that lineup

    • james brown

      cliff wants to see it in at at least 5 to 7 games more before he can decide.. he’s not fickle minded you know!

    • lol .. was that a Wolves fan post or your inner-Wolves spirit?

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      JLin has 2 assists as well playing only 9:21. Lamb played 15:30; Batum (16:30); Zeller (11:18); Marvin (16); Kemba (17:06)

    • wandertheglobe

      3 newcomers, Lin, Lamb & Batum combined for 39 of Hornets 63 points (62%) in the first half.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Still he has to knock it down too.

    • zxcvb

      I don’t even think he wants to play SG. He can get just as many shots at SF and defending SGs wears him out. He looks slow this season…he used to be the most versatile defender in the league not named Lebron.

    • sport

      Except Lamb only plays well with Lin. He’s isolated when playing with selfish starters.

    • NONONO

      Lin scores 13 pts in 9 mins = combined 4 starters scores in combined 60 mins !!!! and he is on bench!!!!!

    • redking79

      Exactly, there would be no problem with minutes if Batum played SF, like he would on the 29 other NBA teams. Lin playing PG and SG would get 25. Lamb playing SG would get 25. Walker playing PG would get 30+.

    • Joe what do you know

      With his new contract, he’s not underpaid anymore. That title belongs to Lin

    • CJSHYY

      I don’t think Cliff is good either.

    • zxcvb

      He was BWA. Balling While Asian.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Next to Lin, I said.

    • james brown

      not a CATERED player , you know!

    • John Focker

      Shhh…Keep it down or Lin will get even less minutes!

    • heart

      No, you’re not off base. It has been said by some announcers the exact same thing.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      In Okc we saw that in the past 2 seasons. He’s suck next to Westbrook.

    • JJ Hui

      Yeah i think so! Now the lead is gone pls put Lin back! I dont want them to win if coach doesn’t put Lin for enough min.

    • chronoshifter

      go Jlin and hornets! Strong second half, two more 30 point quarters! Let’s get fired up!

    • Ulysses Modder

      Today never Lin bench to Kemba

      But Lin is a Asiatic guy playing in the NBA

    • CJSHYY

      I don’t think bc he’s not sign long team contract or coach just hates him? Bc Hornets maybe don’t like to see Lin plays too well so they can’t keep him next summer?

    • Phillycheese

      If Lin keeps this up, the coach will be forced to play him more minutes. Lets see in second half what happens as the othe rteam makes adjmts.

    • Lin/Lamb scored 27 pts in 1st half, same with all 5 starters combined

    • Joe what do you know

      Keep the reverse jinx going my friend. You’re doing a mighty fine job!! Lol

    • sws94

      Real GM wants more Lin. More Jeremy Limb so they want the Lin/Lamb tandem.

    • Alain Gervais

      Starting Lineup just suck.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      You make me laugh John. lol

    • wandertheglobe

      Is this the Lakers all over again? 2nd team is better than 1st team.

    • your son’s voltaire

      Clifford wants to put his stamp on the game with his awesome idea

    • MorlockO

      dont think you have been watching the games lol, Lin only got 25 mins once in the last 6 games lol

    • Promo Sports World

      Hairston is the problem folks….get him out and stop with the Carolina blue crap MJ

    • james brown

      cliff said, KW can guard anybody! not a mismatch…Lin, Cannot guard him because he’s small! (in my dream only..LOL!)

    • CJSHYY

      He’s not the problem. Cliff is.

    • IsabeliJane*17

      Batum at SF would have helped at rebounding since Al is very lazy at rebounding.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Jefferson blew an easy PnR layup.

    • cdblue10

      Lin got his season average,needs to shoot more to get 25pts tonight

    • golfhacker

      You mean Airston.

    • Hairsanity!

    • Phillycheese

      I thought Hairston doing alright. Wolves has a big line up and Cliff has to go bigger.

    • CJSHYY

      I want Lin to be the highest pts player for this game but Hornets loss…LOL!

    • ZcodeSportSystem.com

      So Lamb starts the 3rd?

    • cshot

      why is he still in……

    • John Focker

      Minny announcers giving Lin and Lamb credit…

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Bum Batum; offensive foul

    • Alain Gervais

      Hairston done for the day

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      The first team is losing the lead now.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Lamb is a starter now.

    • Alain Gervais

      Lamb in starting lineup. Hairston done for the day

    • DaBoss

      Lamb now supplanting Hairston

    • cdblue10

      Here you go…Wolves are biting back.

    • JJ Hui

      Mn commentator said Lin is really good!

    • your son’s voltaire

      PJ injury

    • sws94

      PJ Hairston is dizzy, Lamb is in starting lineup.

    • wandertheglobe

      I like them too…they have always been pleasant especially Petersen, the former Houston Rocket.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Good. His +/- will go down.

    • CJSHYY

      Good. Cliff wants to move him to starting lineup.

    • Dorothy

      HaHaHa CHA is losing now

    • MorlockO

      towns eating Al alive lol

    • your son’s voltaire

      Lamb cant defend a fly

    • rookie75094

      There goes the lead…smh

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Hornets is going to lose a bundle soon.

    • John Focker

      Hard-earned and well-deserved.

    • cdblue10

      NiceLamb is starting,Lin will solely run the 2nd U

    • Joe what do you know

      Damn! I want Towns on Lin’s team

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      So much Lin for nothing.

    • wandertheglobe

      Lets make it permanent.

    • chronoshifter

      impressive KAT rebound over three hornets players and 1. lamb was caught just looking

    • your son’s voltaire

      Lamb is ahead of Lin on the depth chart and PJ is injuried

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Wolves is blowing away the Hornets.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Lamb starts missing. Your guardian angel is not there!

    • your son’s voltaire

      Lamb can score easily but can’t defend

    • JJ Hui

      Man so many TO the beginning of 3rd Q!

    • cdblue10

      Together with Zeller and Hawes

    • DX

      Cliff dumb move made the lead gone.

    • wandertheglobe

      That’s why Cliff didn’t want him to start.

    • Alain Gervais

      Starters look like crap

    • Starters are TO-machine

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Wolves should start eating Hornets alive before Lin comes back.

    • your son’s voltaire

      Big Al looking like Big Old

    • IsabeliJane*17

      I have issues with guards who can easily score but can’t defend a wheelchair.Adding Lamb on that list.

    • John Focker

      You lost me at “look like”…

    • sport

      TOs after TOs for selfish the starters.

    • MorlockO

      LOL 4 TOs by starters hahaha

    • Starters produce endless TOs.. wow

    • MorlockO

      still no Timeout called SMH

    • chronoshifter

      oh man another oreb for wolves over three hornets

    • DaBoss

      Hornets realllyy lucky that Minny isn’t ahead by more!

    • wandertheglobe

      Levine shoots over Kemba like he’s not even there

    • John Focker

      Efficiency!!!

    • DX

      Speechless for Al.

    • David Kim

      No true PG in the 1st unit….too much TO..LOL

    • sport

      His hard breathing looked like he’s about to pass out! Been saying since preseason, he needs to come off the bench!

    • Alain Gervais

      Lambs iso fit that lineup

    • NONONO

      4 TOs in 4 mins. Kemba’s legs has problem. Clifford needs to take him out if he wants him to play more than 60 games this year.

    • I have to admit I like the +/- LOL

    • sport

      Dude needs to retire already shouldn’t even be starting!

    • JJ Hui

      Can coach n MJ remember how they beat Clippers in China? The crafty CP3/Blake G/DeAndre Jordan?

    • IsabeliJane*17

      Whenever Al bricks his shots or isn’t boxing out for a rebound,a baby dolphin dies.I don’t like how many baby dolphins the Hornets sacrificed already.

    • sport

      3 starters out today!

    • Promo Sports World

      Shouldn’t be this hard

    • adele

      If it’s Lin with those TO, he won’t get to play anymore. He willl be benched for good.

    • james brown

      the more i see Coach Cliff wants to WIN GAMES, the more it becomes evident he doesn’t know HOW!

    • Whitman Lam

      CA Towns >>> Al Jefferson. I’m glad Lakers didn’t get that #1 pick.

    • sport

      Too old, they have short term memory.

    • Joe what do you know

      That’s unforgivable atrocity against nature and wildlife… Lol

    • CJSHYY

      Thank you. That’s what I thought… he isn’t good at all. I doubt Hornets will keep him no matter they make it to playoff or not.

    • LW

      Lamb is playing starter mins and Lin is playing Hairston mins.

    • CJSHYY

      Never mind…. hope they loss this game.

    • sport

      With this messed up starting lineup and Lin not starting nor playing 32 minutes every game they aren’t making the playoffs.

    • wandertheglobe

      Lakers got what they deserved.

    • your son’s voltaire

      Big Al eats baby dolphins for breakfast

    • David Kim

      Coach!!!!
      No Lin No Win
      No Lin No Playoff
      No Lin No Fun

    • NONONO

      what the F. i thought we have fresh legs. why look for easy layup????

    • MorlockO

      Really lucky that MIN started sucking in the 3rd quarter

    • your son’s voltaire

      NO LIN NO WIN!

    • DaBoss

      Lamb in with starters. So does this mean Lin playing SG and Roberts PG at end of 3rd?

    • Joe what do you know

      Ah… I love this site for its sarcasm.

    • IsabeliJane*17

      Who kidnapped the preseason Coach Clifford and Spence Hawes?This is NOT the Clifford and Hawes I saw last preseason.

    • blubell

      Lamb is the starter with Hairston out?

    • David Kim

      Batum can not guard Marvin who is not that quick as SG….!!

    • Joe what do you know

      Real coach and Hawes are getting A’nl probed somewhere in an UFO…

    • blubell
    • NONONO

      what what ever reason, Clifford does not want Lin play with Walker more than 10 mins. i thought everyone knows it could be one of the best back court in NBA

    • sport

      Lin getting bench minutes on this Hornets team! So much for all that talk during off season!

    • John Focker

      Benching Lin is like clubbing baby seals…it’s just so wrong.

    • Alain Gervais

      Lin in

    • blubell
    • cdblue10

      Batum is being schooled tonite

    • your son’s voltaire

      well they need to feed Big Al some how

    • David Kim

      Lin in!!!

    • Lin with good challenge on KMart to make him miss a 3

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      JLin is in @4:35 left in 3rd qtr with 78 (Hornets) vs 74 (Wolves).

    • Joe what do you know

      I think people take Batum to school pretty much on nightly basis…

    • sport

      What the heck was that Lin?!

    • your son’s voltaire

      nice Lin! pass that ball with 3 seconds left and let Walker take the miss. lol

    • redking79

      Lin had some split second openings but was too gun shy.

    • cdblue10

      I didn’t even noticed that Lin is in already,that’s how bad his time management for this team

    • NONONO

      Lin plays PG, Walker plays SG please. Walkers cannot handle ball well today!!!!

    • cdblue10

      Lmao

    • Alain Gervais

      Nope

    • zxcvb

      Boo, Lin passed up 2 shots during that Nash probe. Should tried the stepback midrange!

    • Since Lin is in, Go Hornets!

    • Papillon

      Gotta let it fly JLin!

    • sport

      Hate it when Walker does that dribble with no where to go, pass the ball!

    • John Focker

      I nominate the Wolves’ announcers for new Hornets’ coaches.

    • Rick Johnson

      Won’t happen.

    • bit too careful

      Need to pull the trigger

    • zxcvb

      I wish he didn’t do that…Kemba doesn’t deserve that. Harden and Kobe do.

    • cdblue10

      You didn’t notice him too right away?

    • Whitman Lam

      Trying too hard to draw the foul off the pump fake. He’s 7 foot tall, he’s not jumping.

    • heart

      It’s inexplicable… not adjusting to game situation or current opponent players…

    • sws94

      OK, Lin, no more passing up shots like that. Go Lin!

    • Joe what do you know

      Well his hairstyle is just too plain for us to notice

    • Maknusia

      its been silent 2 minutes for Lin……Go Lin Go Hornets!

    • NONONO

      Lin, please do not hesitate when you play with “Starters”. You are much better –

    • blubell

      Good D

    • cdblue10

      Sorry Martin,not that easy this time

    • JJ Hui

      10 points lead and then sat Lin! Now what happened?, coach?

    • NONONO

      Screens just BAD

    • your son’s voltaire

      forced consecutive turnovers

    • KMart really wanted to take it to Lin but 3 TOs so far

    • zxcvb

      Lin flopped, ha.

    • your son’s voltaire

      Lin is gonna mess up Andre Miller

    • Joe what do you know

      Rub Jeremy the right way you get LIN. Rub him the wrong way you get NIL…

    • David Kim

      Lin guards Martin 10 times better than Batum..!!!!!!!

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Funny lineup that clifford is using. Roberts-Batum-Lin-Zeller-Hawes.

    • NONONO

      No hornets can play PnR with Lin

    • Alain Gervais

      Lin stand in the corner

    • redking79

      Yeah, weird lineup by Clifford.

    • chronoshifter

      did lin really get hit by martin or did it just look like it? i think he got hit for sure. The wolves announcers are saying he was acting but didn’t look like jlin reacted untill after the contact to me.

    • zxcvb

      Starters in there. He was getting them going. Only mistake was the Nash probe where he passed up the jumper.

    • Joe what do you know

      Oh for gods sake what is Hawes doing!!!!!

    • Maknusia

      Now MIN is racking up the TOV…but Hornets are not capitalizing it….comeon guys!

    • The right elbow disturbed the Hair! lol

    • Alain Gervais

      He flopped

    • zxcvb

      I thought he was hit, but the replay made it look like a flop. Can’t lie!

    • NONONO

      Lin, forget about PnR, attack!!!

    • your son’s voltaire

      when have we ever seen Lin flop?

    • Alain Gervais

      When ever he dribbles i close my eyes

    • redking79

      bad blood between them from houston days

    • cshot

      no plays drawn for lin whatsoever???

    • Whitman Lam

      Playing down to a bad opponent’s level.

    • zxcvb

      Alright Lin, you played Mr. Nice guy there. Now ATTACK for yourself.

    • cdblue10

      I think that’s by design by the coach.I’ve seen that several times when Batum and him were together on the court

    • blubell

      I think he’s trying to play basketball… i’m not sure.

    • heart

      The last 2-3 Hornets possessions Lin was wide open and didn’t even got a touch.

    • That’s what Hawes is always doing lol

    • Alain Gervais

      1 or 2

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      This is what the Hair designed for.

    • james brown

      cliff holding jlin, need to stop him feeding and having a great game..put Roberts to handle the ball…WHY? you have lin inside, why need roberts?

    • Whitman Lam

      What Hawes always does, pump fake, then make a stupid play.

    • occupatio

      lin will never see the ball with roberts and batum initiating offense

    • DaBoss

      Don’t have alot of faith in the lineup thats in now. Not a good look.

    • zxcvb

      Batum getting a rest here.

    • chronoshifter

      coach needs to tell hawes not to dribble the ball, ever. it looks like he can’t even do a regular layup he moves super slow off the dribble. he should just shoot those shots that are only slightly contested

    • Parent of an 8th Grader

      I am so busy reading these comments that I’m not even watching the game!

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      He was hit in the forehead and he had to shake it off after it happened.

    • wandertheglobe

      is he going to get a call from the league?

    • Elbow-Detection Foul!

    • NONONO

      LOL

    • james brown

      loosing post?

    • no, it was too close to call. I think

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      LOL

    • your son’s voltaire

      do what everybody else does. watch and type. don’t read ahha

    • james brown

      hello, my post kept being deleted

    • Whitman Lam

      Lin protecting his FG %

    • heart

      Lin didn’t get touches at least in the last 2 Hornets possession. Batum has Not pass to Lin even once.

    • NONONO

      If Lin is on bench, few cares to watch!

    • cshot

      helllloooo

    • Joe what do you know

      IT was one of the scariest movie I’ve seen as a child. And Hawes’ basketball just topped that…

    • chronoshifter

      hawes can pick and pop for three but he cannot pump fake and drive to layup or dish. shoot or pass only!

    • 808JLinBuzzzz

      So frustrating JLin not playing PG. what’s up with that.

    • blubell

      PG LIn?

    • okay.. Lin playing PG now

    • redking79

      Good shot idea but Lin, but way ugly arc.

    • chronoshifter

      o wow he proved me wrong good one hawes…but don’t do that again please.

    • MoominFloren

      The coach’s offensive game is much much worse than I thought, unless there is an agenda….

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Cheer for the big fella Hawes for his first bucket!

    • Maknusia

      I think its Disqus….just refresh the page to see your posting…happens to me as well

    • Hawes looked like he’s always falling even in a made shot

    • SHINYDONUT

      In the replay you can clearly see his mohawk shaking. With the amount of hair product needed to keep it vertical, I’m assuming there must have been contact.

    • blubell

      MIN announcers: Contain Lin.

    • Dorothy

      2222222222222222

    • blubell

      In your face!

    • Lin for 222222222! In your face LOL

    • Alain Gervais

      It has been ugly but its working

    • your son’s voltaire

      Lin needs to play better off the ball so that he can get the ball more often

    • John Focker

      Minny lady announcer just commented that the Wolves’ strategy is to stop Lin from going. She’s a better coach than Clifford.

    • redking79

      Lin copying Lamb, shooting in the defenders face.

    • cdblue10

      Pad that stats ….Don’t think about them.

    • zxcvb

      Minny’s coach said in the huddle that the “#1 priority was stopping Lin”

    • sws94

      Yep, heard that.

    • chronoshifter

      lin with a 1v1 2pt jumper in defenders face!

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      I know what Lin is doing. He gets everybody going. He has to do it even though he’s really screwed by this team.

    • james brown

      Cliff says…WHAT?

    • sws94

      That’s what I’ve been saying. Sometimes he doesn’t move enough. Sometimes he moves around a lot. He should always move around a lot.

    • John Focker

      ALL smart coaches know this.

    • NONONO

      YES. LIN ATTACK!

    • zxcvb

      Hawes missed Lin for the easy outlet layup.

      But Lin got the tough midrange J!

    • cdblue10

      You noticed that too.

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      When I heard it, I was smiling. So funny and his own coach doesn’t know.

    • rookie75094

      Linsanity! !!!

    • blubell

      I don’t see any of your posts in moderation… it could be disqus acting up.

    • Singapore BB Fan

      Lin makes this game more “watchable”

    • John Focker

      Clif has the exact same priority.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      He’s spacing the court for his teammates. Dmy.

    • cshot

      hardenesce right there haha

    • JJ Hui

      I hope the coach doesn’t sit Lin n let Lin get cold n let the lead evaporated! I hope he is smart on this!

    • JLin needs to have accupuncture before every game

    • Linning is winning

      yes! lin

    • Maknusia

      yeah…and a quick timeout from MIN…smart coaching

    • zxcvb

      Plays with pace and energy on both ends!

    • blubell

      Lady announcer? lol

    • james brown

      cliff…you kidding me?

    • DaBoss

      All I know is Lin better be in there to close out this game!!

    • cdblue10

      That’s embarrassing to this coach

    • your son’s voltaire

      yep. this goes back to what i’ve said about learning a thing or two from Curry who does an excellent job off the ball movement

    • Alain Gervais

      our bench does everything for this team. Overtime theres a lead 90 percent of the time the bench got it

    • cshot

      rocking the big boy to sleep with those jabs! like harden

    • Dan Cohen

      I know right.. I was pleasantly surprise.. they know what’s up.

    • NONONO

      Lin makes everyone in Hornets watchable too if they are more consistent.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Clifford has removed virtually whoever stands in Lin’s way of playmaking. Looking for Hairsanity!

    • blubell

      OOps, airball.

    • John Focker

      Jeremy Lin second in Hornets scoring, while 7th in minutes.

    • blubell
    • your son’s voltaire

      whenever Lin throws up an airball, a baby seal gets clubbed

    • redking79

      Rushed that 3, had two guys rushing. He should’ve faked and drove.

    • Joe what do you know

      Voice of Angel…

    • zxcvb

      Come on Lin! 2 open 3s.

    • your son’s voltaire

      what’s up with Lin missing wide open 3’s. he needs a defender in his face

    • blubell

      at least he is shooting.

    • Papillon

      Wow, those were 2 ugly 3 point attempts!

    • Promo Sports World

      He needs to hit every shot ever lol

    • Lin assist to Roberts

    • Lx

      Lin should work on his 3?

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      K. Martin is the best for the occasion.

    • zxcvb

      Too high a jump, I think.

    • blubell

      assist #3?

    • redking79

      Lin needs to work on his shot all the time. He is too streaky.

    • Promo Sports World

      Approaching 20 min mark

    • zxcvb

      Just keep shooting, Jeremy. No fear. Even Curry was 2-10 from 3 last night.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      I know it. This is Lin’s game.

    • Dorothy

      2 and 1

    • cdblue10

      Hahahaha f you all

    • IsabeliJane*17

      JLin!Whenever you miss an open 3 a wolf pup dies!

    • zxcvb

      OHHHHH SHEEEEEEEIT

    • Good aggressive JLin!!!

    • your son’s voltaire

      you can’t stop him, you can only hope to contain him

    • Promo Sports World

      Feeling the mojo

    • zxcvb

      “LIN YO FACE” -Jeremy 3:16

    • redking79

      Nice, he beat the defender to the spot in the paint. Easy call.

    • zxcvb

      Rushed FT!

    • Let’s go, JLin! 17pt/3a

    • your son’s voltaire

      good job zeller

    • Love Lin

      Thats our Lin.. Luv this attitude..:)

    • redking79

      Something wrong with his shooting. Even FTs are an adventure now.

    • GoJLin!

      Clifford should’ve kept Jeremy in at 1st half (score, assist, draw fouls … hot hand), now Lin help team back again, they better let him close out the game, if not and they loss this game, it is on coach.

    • 808JLinBuzzzz

      JLin and 1

    • your son’s voltaire

      Lin forced 3 TO’s on Martin

    • cdblue10

      Martin is being schooled

    • zxcvb

      Great defense by Lin.

    • LOL .. Kmart another foul on JLin 😀

    • zxcvb

      Martin is the ultimate flopper from way back.

    • Old dog learning new tricks lol

    • your son’s voltaire

      oh crap, Batum is back in. guess Clifford wants to lose this game

    • IsabeliJane*17

      That’s 2 offensive fouls on KMart haha

    • Maknusia

      yup…he should have taken his time

    • Job713

      Learned from the best (= Harden)

    • plus 1 lost ball trying to drive past Lin

    • NONONO

      BEST DEF of the team!!!

    • blubell

      Thats whole lotta offensive fouls.

    • Alain Gervais

      turn over city by both teams

    • NONONO

      why Lin is not moving???

    • zxcvb

      That’s 4 TOs in a row from both teams. WTF?

    • Job713

      Cliff system.

    • John Focker

      2 more points and Lin will have game high.

    • JW

      sloppy plays on both sides

    • cdblue10

      Indeed

    • sws94

      I guess he’s the corner position man when he’s on with Kemba.

    • redking79

      But they’re the right calls. Hornets bigs are terrible at setting picks. Lin needs Tyson Chandler or Ed Davis.

    • zxcvb

      No turnovers tonight from Lin either.

    • MorlockO

      Batum in becomes sloppy

    • Maknusia

      Yeah, this is not the time for TOVs

    • Dorothy

      Batum 3 TO LOL, if it were Lin, he would be benched

    • Whitman Lam

      Spacing the floor for Kemba and Batum to turn it over.

    • NONONO

      Lin, forget about Clifford. Demand the ball!

    • JW

      I didn’t catch the first half. Did Lin get to play PG at all tonight?

    • blubell

      and season high.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      A really funny lineup Hawes-Williams-Lin-Walker-Batum

    • zxcvb

      Yes! Most of the time, except when he played with Roberts.

    • sws94

      Batum will lead the team with TOs I think.

    • your son’s voltaire

      Batum should go stand in the corner

    • NONONO

      Lin, forget about Clifford. Demand the ball! Offense is not moving!!!

    • cdblue10

      Hawes is one of Cliffs favorites

    • heart

      No rhyme or reason of rotation again.

    • zxcvb

      ….in Toronto. That’s where he wants to be anyway.

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Common JLin I would like a win in my poll:-)

    • Lx

      Coach better let lin close this game … >:(

    • John Focker

      He ALREADY DOES at 3 TOs per game.

    • Linning is winning

      with a douce bag hat

    • blubell

      MINN announcers: Jeremy show.

    • NONONO

      We all seen how Lin did as PG today. I almost want to hate Clifford.

    • Kemba/Lin/Batum/Williams/Hawes .. with 6 min left
      Will they close Q4?

    • wandertheglobe

      Lin is getting calls tonight. Wolves announcer says Lin learned from spending time in Hollywood last year

    • Joe what do you know

      I’m starting to agree that Batum would be a Hornet bust…

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      A lot of thanks to Bjelica this game. He gave up so many foul shots to Lin all by himself. Take the bait again. Nobrainer!

    • John Focker

      They nominated Jeremy for an Oscar.

    • Lin forced KMart to give it up

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Now!

    • blubell

      Good D on KMart.

    • zxcvb

      Bad playcalls by Cliff.

    • Maknusia

      yup…me too…

    • NONONO

      LIN IS OPEN , KEMBA!!!! AGAIN and AGAIN!

    • your son’s voltaire

      what’s up with Hawe’s jumpers. some stretch four he’s become

    • Give the ball to JLin!!!!

    • Dorothy

      222222222222222222222

    • blubell

      clutch!

    • zxcvb

      WOW!!!

    • YEAHHHHHHHHH!!! 2, BABY!

    • Job713

      Calmly dribbling into the paint…!

    • cdblue10

      Give the ball to Lin !!!!!

    • zxcvb

      That’s the Preaseason Lin we saw! Cocky midrange shot.

    • blubell

      MINN announcers: Jeremy has been Crazy Good 🙂

    • your son’s voltaire

      nice high arching shot over the outreached hands of Towns

    • John Focker

      Jeremy Lin…GAME HIGH 19 points.

    • Alain Gervais

      I like how Minni don’t give up.

    • NONONO

      Take Kemba out!!! a big mess.

    • Let JLin hot hands handle the precious ball!

    • John Focker

      I LOVE these Minny announcers, so impartial.

    • Maknusia

      sweet!!!!

    • MoominFloren

      2 more pts then I can win the poll 🙂

    • zxcvb

      I like Lin playing off the ball. They can’t load up on him.

    • blubell

      My precious lol

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      They also said JLin has done well in Hornets.

    • Papillon

      No way Hawes can keep up with Towns. Zeller would be a better choice

    • Promo Sports World

      Well I guess this how he gets minutes -====== score all day

    • Parent of an 8th Grader

      What’s the score? I’m watching the game by reading your posts.

    • John Focker

      The poll be darned, Jeremy can smash my vote for all I care. LOL

    • your son’s voltaire

      99 to 91 hornets lead

    • LOL… Towns TO

    • Job713

      Hawes no hustle to grab that loose ball, and when he does, loses it!

    • redking79
    • Maknusia

      99-91

    • Renmei

      Hornets 97
      Timberwolves 90

    • NONONO

      Lin play against 11 perople at the same time – 4 Hornets, 5 MNs and two coaches

    • Parent of an 8th Grader

      Thanks!

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Lin-Zeller strikes again.

    • Good Al looks content sitting on bench .. watching scoreboard hoping for Q4 to end

    • Parent of an 8th Grader

      LOL!!!

    • zxcvb

      +2 refs usually.

    • Alain Gervais

      Give Cliff credit. Lamb still on the bench in crunch time.

    • blubell

      I see Jeremy smilLin… winning is awesome 🙂

    • Maknusia

      Jeez…buck up guys….no more TOVs!!!

    • cdblue10

      Lol.Aint that right

    • Job713

      Hope he learns this!!

    • NONONO

      MNs almost want the send this game to Hornets with nn TOs

    • zxcvb

      Just need 1 more bucket/FT to get 20.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Lin has been the pivot for the game.

    • golfhacker

      And 3 refs.

    • sws94

      Is Lin going to finish this game? He’s made some nice plays but he needs more touches when in with the Kemba/Batum unit.

    • james brown

      KW not passing..hey cliff , ball is sticky!

    • blubell

      GOAT lol

    • your son’s voltaire

      give him a bucket of Popeyes and it’ll be hard to get him off the bench

    • NONONO

      YES

    • John Focker

      Jeremy with 2/3 of Kemba’s PT, same amount of FGAs, twice the score.

    • Who’s for Traveling Accupuncturist for JLin????

    • Job713

      Acting as decoy standing in the corner…

    • sws94

      And he played well. I don’t get what Cliff is doing, I would have both Lin and Lamb on the court and sit Batum.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Everybody around Lin has scored.

    • John Focker

      Sign that contract with your acupuncturist, Jeremy!

    • Maknusia

      he needs that for his 3 jumpers….not nailing it tonite

    • Parent of an 8th Grader

      Reading your comments are as fun as watching the game- but only when Lin’s doing well

    • your son’s voltaire

      Lin overcoming the poor plays of this teammates (especially Batum) to carry the Hornets

    • sws94

      Yes. I think that’s a waste. He has come out to the top a few times.

    • zxcvb

      Made up for it with tough midrange Js.

    • blubell
    • wandertheglobe

      Wolves announcer, Jim Petersen says Lin is “crazy good”

    • Maknusia

      he sure did

    • your son’s voltaire

      does Kemba pretend not to see Lin, ever?

    • David Kim

      Linsanity 2.0 will happen if Coach let Lin play around 32-34 mins per game…

    • Maknusia

      good to see some announcers woke up

    • Job713

      Game play, Lin is supposed to be the decoy..

    • cdblue10

      One more exclamation point for the drama ending Lin and I’m happy to go to bed.

    • redking79

      Lin has scored too many points. Kemba doesn’t want to be shown up.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      The best lineup for Hornets finally plays on the court.

    • LOL .. need to audition first

    • blubell

      I never see Batum passing to Jeremy…

    • Maknusia

      2 mins to go…10 pt game

    • Renmei

      For the poster who can’t watch the game, just follow along with the box score: http://espn.go.com/nba/boxscore?gameId=400827998

    • your son’s voltaire

      Hornets are going to win this game not because of Lin’s crazy good game, but because if PJ’s injury

    • Dorothy

      Clifford will not

    • zxcvb

      NBA Replay is garbage. Takes so long to make an easy call.

    • LimitedEdition

      Towns loves to complain a lot. As a rookie, he should just shut up.

    • he kept passing to the backboard 😀

    • John Focker

      You can’t see what is not happening.

    • Job713

      It looks like 4 guys playing on one side, and Lin standing on the other side in the corner.

    • JW

      With Lamb’s hot hand, they should’ve had Lamb back in instead of Kemba so Lin can play PG

    • zxcvb

      As long as Lin gets one more FT trip, I’m good.

    • MorlockO

      First Pick is now in his head.

    • DaBoss

      Charlotte needs to just slow it down now and run the clock out!

    • Papillon

      Lin has been awesome on D tonight: fighting smartly through picks, not biting on the pump fakes, staying in front of his man. That’s the main reason he’s closing out the game.

    • 101-91 with 1:59 left

    • occupatio

      that head ref, number 55, used to always cra pp on lin’s games. he didn’t do that tonight, so im glad.

    • Parent of an 8th Grader

      The reason I can’t watch the game is that I’m too busy reading everyone’s comments. I have Leaguepass.

    • your son’s voltaire

      and most importantly, not over-helping

    • Linning is winning

      LIN smirk after the +1 drive layup. I LIKE IT I LIKE IT

    • Give JLin the ball to make 6 FTs to ice the game

    • David Kim

      really weird….

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      The story is wolves starters blew the Hornets starters away. Then the bench of Hornets carried over the load and blew away first the Wolves bench and then the Wolves starters with a center piece called Jeremy Lin. End of episode!

    • NONONO

      Kemba hands ball and never looks right side – Lin. I thought he trusted Lin. No?

    • redking79

      Nobody cares, so open another browser tab and load espn. It’s 2015.

    • zxcvb

      Lin has Tyus Jones on him and he isn’t touching the ball.

    • your son’s voltaire

      same with Batum. seems, they don’t even look Lin’s way

    • wandertheglobe

      Knicks beat the Raps

    • Great hustle by Zeller!

    • redking79

      Kemba and Batum are jealous.

    • blubell

      Same with KMart 🙂

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Who should start for the HOrnets
      Lin-Batum-Zeller-MW-Walker

    • Parent of an 8th Grader

      I’m watching the Knicks play the hornets next Tuesday!

    • Dorothy

      All the talk about being a leader

    • John Focker

      They don’t like thunder being stolen.

    • NONONO

      If Lin does not handle the ball, he has no chance at all.

    • your son’s voltaire

      104-93 Hornets lead with 45 seconds

    • Parent of an 8th Grader

      Ty!

    • cshot

      has batum EVER passed to Lin before lol?

    • LOL Kmart got bothered by JLin’s D
      Missed another shot

    • your son’s voltaire

      nope

    • wandertheglobe

      awesome eyewitness report please

    • NONONO

      MVP of the game – LINLINLIN

    • zxcvb

      Batum sucks so hard.

    • LimitedEdition

      Yes, Lin finally touch the ball with 7 seconds left!

    • redking79

      Last year when Batum was on the Blazers and Lin stole his pass.

    • Job713

      Lin finally touches ball… to dribble out game clock.

    • DaBoss

      Lin with highest points tonight!! woo hoo!

    • JW

      they finally let Lin have the ball to run out the clock

    • LW

      Lin please take one more shot to secure your highest score!

    • Papillon

      Burn!

    • zxcvb

      LOL, the Hornets #1 job in the clutch was to prevent Lin from scoring 20.

    • Alain Gervais

      Lin 26 minutes…Better

    • Parent of an 8th Grader

      I’m going to be at the Knicks v hornets game next Tuesday. Can’t wait. Will bring you guys a detailed report and confirm or refute your suspicions.

    • NONONO

      Kemba did not make a single pass to Lin too

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Lin has just played a perfect game with no turn over.
      Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Dorothy

      Batum 4 TOs, Kemba 3 TOs, LOL

    • CJSHYY

      Can’t wait….

    • blubell

      He doesn’t even look at Jeremy’s direction.

    • Ulysses Modder

      Batun New anti Lin

    • Alain Gervais

      Relax game was over for a while

    • John Focker

      Jeremy with Hornets team high, Kemba and Batum don’t look happy at all, despite the win.

    • Maknusia

      wooo wooo finally a WIN…we needed this and a A+ game from Jeremy Lin!!!!!

    • occupatio

      lin denied kmart the ball almost all game, and played great d against him when kmart did get the ball.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Lin 0 TO!!!!!!!

    • cdblue10

      Lamb is the best player…LMFAO!!!!

    • sws94

      Not quite perfect, he missed some FTs. But, yeah, he played really well. Good to see.

    • your son’s voltaire

      record the the huddle if you can. thanks!

    • Singapore BB Fan

      KMart blotted out by JLin

    • NONONO

      MVP MVP MVP!

    • blubell
    • DaBoss

      Lucky you! We’ll be waiting for that DETAILED report 🙂

    • JW

      they were trying to get Batum to have be the high scorer for hornets. Didn’t make it. Screw up Lin from getting 20+ points.

    • james brown

      KW,BATUM and CLIFF make sure, JLIN doesn’t add anything to his points and assist etc..Frozen again!

    • cshot

      LOL lamb is the best player?????

    • zxcvb

      Nah. They should share with the guy who doesn’t get to play nearly as much.

    • chronoshifter

      Hornets win! great game by jeremy too! would have been nice to see him more involved at the end of the 4thQ instead of standing in corner but still great overall. YEAH!

    • Maknusia

      lol

    • Job713

      Great game to lift our collective fan spirit!

    • redking79

      thanks rose!

    • KMart was smothered and closed shop!

    • Alain Gervais

      Lin is not the type to Stat pad. so why get injured just run down the clock

    • occupatio

      how many FGA did lin have tonight?

    • CJSHYY

      RT this one. Haha!

    • sws94

      Still want to see more assists. But sometimes his team mates aren’t ready for his passes. Good game.

    • Maknusia

      we are getting carried away here

    • Alain Gervais

      Thats not true game was over

    • blubell

      11

    • LW

      So when Lin leads, Hornets can beat Hawks.

    • sport

      Darn it I missed end of 3rd and entire 4th quarter but glad Lin got 19 points and the highest scoring of the team for the first time! He needs to look to score every game!

    • JW

      some of those 3s are really ugly though.

    • james brown

      how, if his teammates look the other way around when he’s near…

    • Whitman Lam

      HAVE FUN AT THE GAME !

    • DaVinci633

      I’m Happy!

    • David Kim

      Maybe Lin is ghost to Batum…LOL

    • blubell

      Already have 🙂

    • FrankW

      11

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      What are you talking about Willis?
      He doesn’t even finish the game.
      Who has been creating the lead and who’s playing more minutes.
      That is not funny.
      Don’t know what LMFAO means.
      Get out of here. YOu’re not welcome.

    • Maknusia

      cant wait either…thanks!

    • your son’s voltaire

      not quite perfect but my fantasy league ain’t complaining 🙂

    • Ulysses Modder

      kkkkkkkk

    • zxcvb

      Lin For the Win! Too bad selfish teammates prevented from from getting 20-25.

    • Sophie Paris

      Good game guys !! 8)

    • james brown

      LOL..Cliff:see JLIN, you’re our PG!

    • Hey, at least Clifford let hot JLin closed Q4 😀

      Otherwise, they’d have blown the lead during cold spell

    • cdblue10

      As clear as the blue sky,Lin is the best player of this game!

    • Alain Gervais

      game was over

    • GoJLin!

      JLIN MVP! 26 min, 6-11/1-5/6-8 + 18; 1R/3A (0 TO), 1 PF & 19 PTS! Go JLIN, GO!

    • james brown

      PG!

    • Rzo Vlade

      clifford neeeds to run a jj redick play for lamb and jlin they are good at off the screen

    • chronoshifter

      great defense by lin, well deserved respect to kmart’s offensive game

    • DaVinci633

      Lin was ignored by teammates the last 4 mins

    • sws94

      Can’t figure Cliff out but Lin again finishes a close game. And he sits Al. I do think that Lamb fits the first unit better and Lin is better without Batum on the floor with him. Lin may close games because he is a much better defensive player than Lamb and shows he can hit big shots in crunch time.

    • zxcvb

      Zero TOs for Lin tonight as well. EXCELLENT.

    • Alain Gervais

      Lin finished last 2 games

    • james brown

      Padding his stats when its no longer matter!

    • blubell

      Somewhat close game so its good sign.

    • NONONO

      NO REASON to keep KEMBA in 4q, he looked totally out.

    • 808JLinBuzzzz

      What player of the game is Lamb and why not Lin.? Lin had 1 more point and finished out the game. Oh well we all know the real reasons.

    • zxcvb

      Yep. Marvin even motioned to give it to Lin at the end, but Batum took it for himself. And missed. LOL. What a dummy.

    • David Kim

      I am talking about several games not just last pass…

    • your son’s voltaire

      he hardly got a chance to even commit turnover’s lol. batum and kemba hogged the ball all night

    • sport

      Lin only gets to be PG with second unit, not going to get much assists.

    • LW

      Don’t let Batum shoot to overtake his high score.

    • Whitman Lam

      Good to see Hornets winning games they should win. I was hoping to see Lin vs. Rubio matchup …. but gotta wait till next time.

    • NONONO

      entire 4q

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      I almost want to cry.
      Finally there is no dispute who is the floor general now!!@!!

    • sws94

      Last game doesn’t really count as it was garbage time. The test was to see if he finished a closer game and he did.

    • Job713

      Screw league pass, screw ball streams. I’m going back to watching free live streams like I did during Linsanity.

    • heart

      As long as Batum continues on this track, I’ll continue to point out that Batum has been making his TO at the most crucial time. In the last few minutes of 4th qtr, Batum ignored passing to Lin like a hot potato. When he finally did, it was for decoy to set himself up for a bucket.

    • DaBoss

      We all know who the REAL player of the game was!

    • your son’s voltaire

      Lin is a TWO-WAY player. that’s very rare for a PG

    • Alain Gervais

      we will see

    • DaVinci633

      Clifford saving the starters for tomorrow night. Giving bench more minutes and shots. Bench stepped up big time!

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      First time, Idon’t mind you。

    • blubell
    • sws94

      I’ll take Kemba. Batum doesn’t pass to Lin enough. Kemba does sometimes.

    • Alain Gervais

      Kemba 35 minutes

    • JW

      last game was for garbage time though

    • John Focker

      LMFAO means Laughing My Fat A*s Off. You completely missed the sarcasm, like the way Al missed his shots.

    • blubell
    • sport

      Again, Lin plays best when he’s looking to score! Lamb closing previous game and his diminished mintues to only 18 must’ve finally woken him up and made him get his first!

    • DaVinci633

      He is saving Lamb’s minutes for tomorrow not kemba lol

    • CJSHYY

      Why it’s Kemba’s picture? smh!

    • Alain Gervais

      The more AL sit on the bench, the likelier it is he is gone next year.

    • JW

      2nd half, he played with Kemba, then Brian. So I don’t think he was the PG

    • NONONO

      He needs to switch starters and erd team for the entire season

    • zxcvb

      Lin’s defense was as impressive as his offense. Amazing close outs, ran around screens, drawing fouls, helping everywhere like a mad man. Such racial BS that he’s known as anything other than a top defensive PG.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Finally Clifford let Lin close a winner in regular season。

    • Parent of an 8th Grader

      I’m not rose but I heard of her.

    • Job713

      New rule, you can’t be player of the game if you make < $3 mil/ year. You get bonus points for each mil of salary.

    • Alain Gervais

      The only game he didn’t finish was a blow out??

    • CJSHYY

      They will not keep him if they can’t trade him this season.

    • blubell
    • james brown

      buddy buddy with Cliff and KW!(batuM)

    • CJSHYY

      Bc Lin helped him to win this game.

    • LW

      The MIN starters are all +double digits, how come they lost? Were their starters not allowed to play?

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Aren’t they all new additions to the team?
      That sure makes Clifford and Chao look good.

    • John Focker

      I like Marvin, he’s a lot better than I thought, and a REAL team player (not lip service).

    • DaVinci633

      That JLin Fadeaway looked real nice tonight. Also the Jab hesitation pull up jumper. Too bad he didn’t’ knock the other 4 threes. Would’ve been even more LinSANE

    • zxcvb

      So lame. It’s all politics. That’s why I refuse to fawn over “stars”…even Curry lately. No one but Lin has to deal with this garbage treatment 24/7 every season.

    • Chopz

      yeah, batum, marvin, and kemba only swung the ball to their side the last five minutes of the game, ignoring lin on the other side even though lin was leading scorer of the game. They could’ve pushed the lead even further if they passed it to him, he had the hot hand.

    • JW

      ESPN showing Batum as Top performer for Hornets

    • Singapore BB Fan

      Pardon me! what is TBD?

    • sport

      Batum passed to Lin once out of how many games now? Selfish player, and I thought Walker would be worst.

    • heart

      Note Turnovers: Batum 4; Lin 0

    • DaVinci633

      To Be Determined…

    • Alain Gervais

      The hornets bench killed them

    • zxcvb

      That’s the only area where I agree with Clifford. Even if Marvin doesn’t put up big stats, he’s a really good glue guy team player. Like Nick Collison or something.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      I was so afraid that Clifford would put the Lamb in for Lin.

    • vinuyork

      see yah…hope it would be another linsanity game to perk up MSG

    • DaBoss

      Bench won the game for Hornets tonight!

    • John Focker

      The bench should be aptly named the Wasps! (more bada*s)

    • james brown

      jeremy’s last point was a hard earned one man game because nobody’s passing the ball to him!

    • Dan Ang

      The game was in the bag. Lin got his, so they went for it.

    • IsabeliJane*17

      Is Batum carrying a grudge against Jeremy for outplaying the Trailblazers? Guy ain’t passing the ball to Jeremy when he’s running on point.

      Anyway, I’m still irritated seeing him on point.

    • Job713

      Lin going intense, serious, business face now.

    • Alain Gervais

      The fight with AL and Cliff becoming more interesting https://twitter.com/CNM_JLin_Vids/status/664279656472924161

    • NONONO

      Lin 19 pts in 25 mins = scores by Walker + AL in 70 mins! Clifford, please LIBERATE Lin !!!!

    • redking79

      Agreed. Marvin is a 10 year vet with money in the bank. Batum is a free agent to be trying to pad the stats and Kemba wants to be the undisputed franchise player.

    • MomentousPetey

      Lin took these Wolves to school. Let the haters/tiger fans eat crow!

    • Joe what do you know

      Turn Over Prone performer….?

    • zxcvb

      I like that Lin seemed angry at the end even with the win and game-high pts. He’s like “Guys, I don’t even get to play as much and y’all bricking shots like selfish chumps.”

    • your son’s voltaire

      whenever Batum plays the point, an Angel loses it’s wing

    • sport

      All basketball players get jealous, Lin needs to stop being stubborn and get his first every game. Always remember to shoot first pass second!

    • Maknusia

      hahaha….thats leadership

    • sws94

      He’s not on point, Kemba is. He gets the ball and he passes to anyone but Jeremy. But usually Jeremy is on the other side. Even on the same side, he doesn’t pass to him.

    • JW

      I think Lin was doing great against K-Mart, else I think Lamb probably would’ve finished the game.

    • zxcvb

      He’s just selfish since it’s a contract year. Doesn’t realize that playing teamball would actually get him more stats.

    • Job713

      He knows he won’t get it back.

    • blubell
    • sws94

      Much better defensive effort today by Lin. He pretty much shut K Martin down.

    • zxcvb

      I can’t complain about Kemba, He was a team player for 36m this game. Batum is the dirtbag who only looks out for himself all game.

    • DaBoss

      Like someone here said earlier, Lamb can’t defend a chair!

    • John Focker

      ZING!!!

    • GoJLin!

      They run over hornets starters twice, JLin lead the bench save the hornets twice.

    • sport

      Fake stars and starters don’t want the Asian guy to outshine them.

    • your son’s voltaire

      Lamb is a sorry defender while Lin is an excellent defender

    • BobbyH

      It is obvious that Lin is – when playing with Batum. Once Batum is off the court, Lin get to play his magic.

    • Whitman Lam

      T Wolves bench was basically 3rd stringers. Starters couldn’t even handle the T Wolves starters without Rubio and Garnett.

    • MomentousPetey

      He wants to win, I guess =).

    • Alain Gervais
    • Phillycheese

      Yeah, are we all happy now?

    • JW

      Al wasn’t really stopping Towns and his offense was really lacking tonight anyways.

    • IsabeliJane*17

      I’m not talking just about this game, but on second thought yeah I will include this. 1 swings between Kemba and Batum.

    • james brown

      he needs to get his stats because he’s Cliff’s Love of his Life!

    • blubell

      Jeremy shut down KMart lol.

    • zxcvb

      No more Mr. Nice Guy from Lin! He would usually be smiling no matter what after a win and good game. But he seem real annoyed at the end, dribbling it out.

    • FSW

      just for a few hours

    • MorlockO

      Question is are you happy?

    • Chopz

      If they continue to do that in close games, they will lose more games than not. You’re supposed to ride the hot hand. I would have had Lin and Lamb handling the rock and scoring more towards the end. They were both feeling it tonight.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      That’s for talking back to the coach before this game!
      You aint got 31 points tonight.

    • BobbyH

      It is only one game. I want to be happy for another 75 games

    • Whitman Lam

      Lin led the bench to go from down 8 to up 11 in the 2nd quarter. Then Al and Kemba came in and Wolves made a run to within 4, and took a 3 point lead in the 3rd.

    • your son’s voltaire

      well said

    • Phillycheese

      Coach appreciated Lin’s d. He saw that Lamb was not defending so he sat, despite the gawdy scoreline.

    • Joe what do you know

      And KMart is a 6’7″ (or taller??) sharp shooter with decent lateral movement! Who says Lin would be putting extra defensive load on Batum??

    • DaBoss

      Oh no – youre another one of these: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmtShneCGv8

    • NONONO

      Three bench players (Jermeys _ Seller) = 51 pts.. Congratulations to Zellar’s big night too. 14 PTs/6RB in 24 mins.

    • zxcvb

      Sort of. Lin still has to keep battling his selfish teammates and political coaches.

      But he played great on both ends in difficult circumstances.

    • FSW

      hopefully

    • Phillycheese

      Going to get me a happy ending.

    • Job713

      Iced out by his teammates on the last few plays of the game.

    • james brown

      what can we say, but what jeremy can only do to himself is to make himself better even if NOT CATERED by all!

    • IsabeliJane*17

      I’m more happy about those fouls he drew from KMart

    • zxcvb

      Another game tomorrow!

      Hopefully, Lin not getting enough minutes/touches helps him stay fresher than his teammates.

    • Joe what do you know

      Take it easy dude…

    • NONONO

      1/82 happiness. so far

    • your son’s voltaire

      it’s so obvious that Lin should start at SG and PJ should be the end of the bench player. and Lamb is an instant offense off the bench

    • JW

      thing is Hairston got some sort of injury so Lin was able to get more playing time. Come next game, Lin might be back to his below 20 minutes game.

    • Jedi

      I’m cool with this. I only melt down under 20 minutes.

    • Phillycheese

      Ok, let me enjoy then.

    • james brown

      on the verge of another loss, if not for the consistent hold by jeremy and his team!

    • Job713

      I find it comical each time Lin needs to raise his arms in the air for his teammates to see “hey I’m open,” and they still don’t pass.

    • IsabeliJane*17

      Ain’t a coincidence that Zeller got his points tonight.

    • NONONO

      only 25 mins.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      They blew away the Hornets starting team as I anticipated but I could never guess that coach Clifford unleashed Hairsanity for the rescue.

    • Phillycheese

      Keep those positive vibes going.

    • your son’s voltaire

      he doesn’t need to wave his hands, his teammates knows he’s there that’s why he’s not getting the passes

    • CJSHYY

      I believe they will trade him if not sure will not sign him again.

    • NONONO

      i care more about what after 75 games. Would Lin find a home?

    • sport

      Lets see it only took…5 seasons of mistreatment for Lin to change his stubbornness of passing to teammates and ideal teamball theory. Fact is no one is going to make him a starter nor see him as a star unless he continuously looks to score 20+/30+ every game!

    • Chopz

      yeah cuz they finally only passed to him to run out the clock. Selfish basketball.

    • DaVinci633

      DEJAVU with Lin hangin out the corner while teammates take turns doing ISOs LOL

    • Phillycheese

      All players raise their arms to call for the ball.

    • heart

      Guys/gals: Clifford is not watching the same game as us. He credited the stretch when Roberts came in the game, 4th quarter for defense?And he re-missed that Hornets were thrown off bc Hairston had to leave the game w/migraine? What about the stretch when Lin and Lamb extend the lead and control the tempo of the game?

    • james brown

      19 points in 22 minutes of quality play! (last 4 minutes of JLIN was a FROZEN Yogurt made by BATUM/KW !!!)

    • Dan Ang

      No love from KMart after the game? If I were KMart, I would be mad too.

    • blubell
    • sport

      Trade him by December deadline please can’t stay his old school post up game, slow boring basketball!

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Yep at least 2. At least the refs are fairer to JLin this game.

    • Joe what do you know

      Hawes +22!!!!!!???? I hate stats…

    • NONONO

      Zeller is one of few truly defenders in hornets. Lin is one of best defenders in ALL NBA PGs.

    • DaVinci633

      Starters was behind and then bench got the lead. then starters came in in last 4 min of the first half nearly lost the lead. Bench played the rest of the way till last 4 min, where they kept doing ISOs. Hilarious!

    • your son’s voltaire

      he’s not a Lin fan that’s for sure

    • Dan Ang

      LOL

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Only Cliff thinks so.

    • John Focker

      The fact the Kemba “wants” to be the undisputed franchise leader implies that he is NOT.

    • Alain Gervais

      When Lin lamb made a run the wolf made a run(when lin was taken out). Lin didn’t touch the ball all third quarter so yea i would agree it was Robert and Lin (mostly Lin) who won the games…..Again

    • IsabeliJane*17

      Just a wing? I thought it will be much worse!

    • james brown

      anybody who can make a MEME/gif of that instance where jlins teammates ignore him..Joke!

    • BobbyH

      He still thinks defense win games. Without structured offense, like Lakers, you are going to lose tons of games because other teams play defense too,

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      The Wolves starters outscored the Hornets starters 72:47
      Normally it should be a blown out by the Wolves.

      Our dear Jeremy LIn came in and screwed my blown out predictions for the Hornets.

    • Alain Gervais

      why lin played??

    • your son’s voltaire

      he wants to win lol

    • your son’s voltaire

      defense does win games but he thinks PJ plays good defense

    • NONONO

      Lin was banned from shooting in 4q, and he still got the most points for the game.

    • Singapore BB Fan

      Take it easy. the starters may not be so lucky every night. Wolves playing B-2-B with tired legs.

    • John Focker

      I think MJ announcing Lin as BIGGEST offseason acquisition painted a target on Jeremy’s back.

    • Chopz

      The double standard is that Lin has to play this good, hit almost all his shots, play excellent defense, be the highest or second highest scoring player on the team to even get these 25 minutes in the game, while batum, kemba and others miss shots all over the place and allowed free reign.

    • Phillycheese

      Can everyone read Melanie’s post above. Time to be happy after this game. No need to go negative. Let it slide.

    • Maknusia

      lol…+/- re only good for long term stats…it needs to be equated with the game story….its not a standalone number…

    • JJ Hui

      I hope MJ understand the problems! He is a lot smarter than the coach!

    • BobbyH

      Not banned but eluded.

    • CJSHYY

      Cliff is not good no needs to care what he said… smh! I think Hornets will not keep him if he’s not fired.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      I prdicted a blown out by the Wolves。
      The Wolves starters indeed outscored the Hornets’ 72:47。

      But Lin-Lamb-Zeller combined for 51 points outscoring the entire Hornets starters too。

    • sport

      didn’t finish last game either, Lamb did that’s why Lin was unhappy.

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      He didn’t even look at JLin side no matter when he stood. Period!

    • Alain Gervais

      …..good answer lol. Still wouldn’t wasn’t a coach to be a “fan” of a player. The coach need to push the player, As well as doing what good for the player even when they don’t want that. Cliff just has to be a good coach which its too early to tell. Sitting Al was a good choice

    • John Focker

      Welcome to the NBA. It’s always been, and will continue to be this way.

    • new post game thread is open

      http://www.jlinportal.com/g7-cha-min-postgame-thread/

      Jeremy Lin scored the highest pts with 19pts
      He finished with 19pts/3ast/1reb in 27min

      Coach Clifford finally trusted JLin’s hot hands to close the 4th quarter.
      And he did not disappoint with tight defense against Kevin Martin who couldn’t get away from Jeremy Lin’s defense, made 3 TOs with losing ball out-of-bound and offensive fouls

      Although JLin shot only 1-5, he made big midrange jumpshots when the Hornets couldn’t make shots.
      Had he not been in the 4th quarter to carry the team, the Hornets would’ve lost this game

      I love how the Wolves announcers screamed, “WOW .. Jeremy Lin has made big shots ALL NIGHT LONG!” as JLin made big shot with 3:57 left after the Wolves made 2 successive shots to close to 95-89

    • David Kim

      Jeremy schooled Batum how to defend Martin today…

    • Maknusia

      any player…would need to do that to get himself established….once the perception changes…then no one cares the bad games…

    • Maknusia

      he sure did

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      This is NBA 。

    • Maknusia

      you were super fast! 🙂 thanks

    • NONONO

      True – if anyone else plays defense like Lin does, they would be in top 4.

    • your son’s voltaire

      i hope the coaches take note cus that’s such a glaring stat

    • NONONO

      More like Scott?

    • sport

      Should be like that every game, no more MR. Nice Guy. Also please forget about that ideal teamball theory he needs to score high PPG to be respected. All “starters” gets jealous when out-shined especially by the Asian kid.

    • Chopz

      We are happy in general, we’re just peeved by the last few minutes of the game. You’re supposed to swing the ball from side to side, not just one side. Jeremy was standing there with his hands up most of the time, but batum kept trying to be point guard and caused the offense to become stagnant.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      The entire starting unit scored 47 points。

    • Love Lin

      I head that “WOWWWW”… It really made me high.. 🙂 Cant wait 4 his postgame interview, he deserves 2 have one.. 🙂

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      All bench are in pluses except Kaminsky because he played with starters. All starters are in minuses except Williams because he played more time with 2nd unit. That is the story of this game.

    • Dan Ang

      You must be doing something wrong when a Christian nice guy put you out of business. Lol

    • ZcodeSportSystem.com

      Yup..I was saying the same thing….Even when he plays well, his limits will be about 25minutes.. .Unless he’s shooting well from the field, he will get about 18-21minutes per game….That’s a bit too low.

      Also, I felt Cliff should had drawn more plays for Jeremy at the end of the game…Lin was doing too much “standing in the corner” for my liking…..He’s leading the team in scoring and Cliff doesn’t use him at all at the end…I’m happy that they won and Lin played well, but I felt Cliff should had been more rewarding toward Lin and give him more responsibility offensively, at the end.

    • Chopz

      Lin has done that again and again in his rockets and lakers years but still has to deal with that. We Lin fans that follow all his games know this – he’d have a monster game the night before and the next night won’t see the 4th quarter.

    • sport

      JLin needs to finally wake and face the fact that no one’s going to “willingly” help the Asian outshine them! Lin needs to forget about teamball crap and just look to score just like during the Knicks because he’s in hot waters now! If he doesn’t get great stats this season his NBA career is gone!!

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      FYI Lin has worked on his ISO game。

    • Chopz

      We got plenty of elbow love from kmart.

    • and loooong highlights 😀
      So happy for him

    • yeah, good to celebrate 🙂

    • absolutely.. they better recognize JLin’s huge contribution

    • Guest

      It’s Melody, not Melanie! At least get her name right! Lol.

    • Chopz

      Like I said above, if Lin and Lamb were in to close the 4th quarter, they would have extended the lead. This will become a big deal when they play the better teams.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      What does ESPN have to say about this game?
      Lamb leading the Hornets to win? (that is a joke) He didn’t even close the game.

    • sport

      Actually they “should” continue doing that to show Lin the HARSH reality once again and that those designated starters and “franchise players” aren’t going to want him outshining them! He will know who not to pass to and look to score more!

    • sport

      So glad I haven’t wasted money on Lin team merchandise or league pass. I’m not giving money to NBA when they’re always trying to push Lin out and not start him even when he’s better than all the starters!

    • Maknusia

      he is been doing well this season…needs to keep the same aggressiveness going…even if his shot is not going….

    • sport

      Needs to change his mindset, after 5 seasons of selfish teammates and mistreatment he needs to throw that teamball theory of his out the window!! It only works if you’re the franchise player!

    • sport

      We all know that’s lip service for business and marketing! If Lin was the biggest acquisition he’d be starting!!

    • Maknusia

      yeah..he just needs to balance it off, when to pass and when to take shot…he is doing well..

    • Maknusia

      he cant forget teamball…thats not Lin…he just need to balance it out

    • sport

      Not balance but to looking to shoot first and pass second to these selfish teammates who can’t stand seeing the Asian guy outshine them. Whenever he does that he plays his best!

    • Dan Cohen

      good..boycott them..and don’t even watch nba games including hornit..
      just come here and we will tell you when you can, again, start watching

    • Dan Cohen

      batum is just trying to become something he is not made to be..
      it’s not batum’s fault.. it’s the orgs.

    • heart

      Upsetting to hear, for sure. But we know Lin was the game changer and won w/the game w/that fade away basket when the lead was swindling to single digit.

    • John Focker

      Perhaps, but it’s enough to tick off the likes of Batum and elicit jealousy.

    • sws94

      Not to me. Neither Lamb or Lin get enough touches or chances to score in the starting lineup. What should happen is they both get near starters minutes. And I actually don’t mind Lin with Al. I just don’t think Kemba and Lin or Batum and Lin or either of them with Lamb exploits what either Lamb or Lin could do.

    • Chopz

      I want to see that too sometimes but if he starts doing that before getting everyone going, coach is gonna sit him.

    • Guest

      Y o u a l s o p o s t e d t h a t t h e H o r n e t s n e e d m o r e d e p t h a t t h e SG p o s i t i o n. W a s n ‘ t t h a t r e a l l y d u m b?

    • orLinaryjoe

      6′-1″

    • DaVinci633

      not sure how starters are lucky by playing terribly…

    • Singapore BB Fan

      Luck is when the opponents were playing worst then your starters…

    • DaVinci633

      luck is when there isn’t any hard work. It’s the Skills of the bench that saved the starter. Hence it was my point why it was hilarious, especially when they continue to ISO when they had the lead. Lamb and Jeremy out played the Minnesota plus Lin shut down Kmart. That’s no luck at all.

    • Singapore BB Fan

      mmmm…miss my point…I was referring to Hornets starters vs opponents starters…100% with you on JLin & bench… nothing is left to luck on any night.

    • adele

      They have to promote their stars for the coming all-star games. They need their stats to be voted either by fans or the coach.

    • adele

      We really have to understand the teams goals now. They need a star for the team. In thwir mind, it’s not Lin. The anointed star in this team is Kemba, Batum and Al. If you try to listen to what Clifford said on an interview before the first game of the season, he said we have enough stars. We don’t need anymore stars. Lin is not included in the list. But unless the fan votings are not rigged, Lin will win in the all star voting. I will vote for him as many times as I can in any computer, phone, tablet, laptop or gadget I have. I encourage the fans to do the same.

    • adele

      True.

    • adele

      The stars wont be happy. Coz Lin’s inner star qualities will outshine them. They need the help from FO and coaches. It’s hard for Lin to shine but he will because God will always let him shine.

    • adele

      Im not surprised. Most people are dazed with the win. Lin has been playing like this since then. Nobody noticed and the coach and FO will not give the credit to Lin.