G77 CHA @ TOR Game Thread

With 6 games left, the Hornets is trying to improve their seeding from #6 to 3-4 to secure home-court advantage. But Batum and Al Jefferson are questionable for the game due to injuries

  • Would the Hornets start JLin to provide a small lineup (Kemba/Lin/Lee) that matches up well with the Raptors small lineup (Lowry/Powell/DeRozan)?
  • Would Jeremy be able to make life difficult for the Raptors as he has a knack of doing in his past performance? He had 35pts/4asts/rebs in the OT win in Dec 17

Let’s go, JLin! Let’s hope and pray JLin continue to hit his stride and carry the momentum to lead to big wins.


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MEMBERS POLL

Guess JLin's stats in Game 78 vs NYK
  • swijaya

    First ever?

  • in contrast to DAngelo’s leaked video of Nick Young, there’s this video leaked by Manu Ginobli of Tim Duncan:

    http://thehyperbolicchamber.com/2016/03/30/report-spurs-angry-with-manu-ginobili-over-leaked-tim-duncan-video/

  • Brent Yen

    Or first NEVER!

  • DX

    3rd, big game for Lin.

  • vincenT

    I just want lin to get his season average to atleast 12 ppg.

  • CJSHYY

    Me too. But probably will not ….w only few games left….

  • Brent Yen

    A few 40 points game here and there…LOL

  • Vincent

    If batum is out its possible he can put up atleast 20 tonight

  • CJSHYY

    Even w 20 pts today it will only add 0.1 to 11.70

  • HVJoy

    Ginobli leaked that Duncan, 39, stayed up past 10:00 p.m.. And, the writer added that Duncan sometimes did not eat vegetables at dinner.

    Is this not an April Fools joke? Or, a parody of DAngelo-Young saga. Lol

  • BobbyH

    I wonder who the big is that will hold Lin like that in a NBA Championship final.

  • BobbyH

    For the next 6 games, if Lin averages 16 pts per game, his average can make to 12.0

  • Vincent

    Thats too much to ask given his circumstances lol

  • no worries, if JLin can average 16+pts in the playoff that would make up for it 🙂

  • BobbyH

    Yep, it depends how long the leash is.

  • BobbyH

    a game of 96 will do 😉

  • BobbyH

    Hope so. It all depends on PT Cliff is willing to give.

  • donsmacau

    Seriously thought this was an April Fools Joke at first.
    “Hornets debut Kemba Walker campaign for Most Improved Player”
    http://www.atthehive.com/2016/4/5/11371036/hornets-debut-kemba-walker-campaign-for-most-improved-player

    Basically Kemba increased his shooting a bit since he has playmakers on the team and he can now lead wins against the “bad” teams of the league that he should have beaten in previous seasons but never was able to beat.

  • I think we can see from tonight’s game how Cliff might use JLin if Batum is out.
    Hopefully it’s the 2nd playmaker next to Kemba with more PnR plays

  • donsmacau

    If Clifford starts such a small backcourt lineup of KW/Lee/Lin it would be surprising since :
    a) Frank Kaminsky seems to who Clifford always leans to, to replace Batum
    b) While DeRozan is only 6.7″ he plays bigger and not sure CLee 6’5″ can prevent a big night from DeRozan. But Derozan’s speed will beat Frank too.

    So if it’s the likely case that Frank starts, Ideally I’d love to see Kemba with 24 +/- 6min as point guard and JLIN 24 +/- 6min at sole point guard and let Kemba play with Al more for a post-up squad and let JLIN have Cody, JLamb, CLee, alternate Hawes/Troy/Hansbrough for a quicker squad

  • spiderman

    Nice to know that they recognize that this has been a NEW season for Kemba.
    Unfortunately with Lin moving on next season, Kemba will resort to his previous ways

  • zxcvb

    Even better, their hashtag is #WinWithWalker. The irony… is too much.

    If you want to beat top teams, you have to WinWithLin. That’s the only way CHA has beaten them this season.

  • GameWatcher

    The pressure is on. You better win this game as the first!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    That award should go to Boston IT, he was a bench guy last season, now starter with better points and assists per game.

  • I have to say I agree Clifford is stubborn enough to stick with the rotation of Frank replacing Batum in the starters just for the sake of playing JLin to power the bench to prepare for the playoff, even it TOR small lineup will beat the CHA starters to gain lead.

    If Al is also out, it’s a big loss because he’s quite reliable threat inside to give spacing for the shooters.
    Zeller is so up and down that we never know what we’ll get from him. Batum has been helping him to get it going offensively but now he might be out.

    I predict Batum will rest and I hope Al might be back so JLin can run his offense well with some PnR to get hot.

  • CJSHYY

    Sure hope so.

  • CJSHYY

    Hornets had tried to push this for a while…. I hope anyone but Kemba.

  • Rick Johnson

    So I guess no end to stat padding Kemba Ball. SMH

    https://twitter.com/hornets/status/717394259335376896

  • Dan Ang

    Stop hating. Kemba did improved though. We can root for Jeremy Lin without putting teammates down, no?

  • CJSHYY

    Win what? Playoff or his most improved player?

  • donsmacau

    Bemba is a tool of the Hornets organization – He’s a player, players want to play – nothin’ personal. Disparagement of Walker really is just disparagement (or hate if you wish to use such a harsh word) of the MJ/Cho/Clifford who utilize the tool for their interests rather than optimizing the team for best chance at wins.

    Look no further than the fact that of the top 6 teams in the NBA, Bemba has beaten NONE this season as leading playmaker (add none in previous) while JLIN has beaten FOUR (4) of those top 6 teams in the NBA

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    that tells us what their priority is.

  • Rick Johnson

    Most improved player. Good teams like the GSW and Spurs don’t have to have campaigns for their players.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    their players don’t care either that’s why they all team ball.

  • CJSHYY

    I know… Hornets had tried from ASG & now MIP… never end… smh!

  • Alain Gervais

    LAY OFF KEMBA GEEZ. Why the hate. Then wonder why players don’t like Lin

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! That’s why I don’t like Kemba…has big ego even he never really said anything about it but he sure demands a lot behind the door…. So glad season end soon. smh!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Not attacking on KW, he pointed out the hypocrisy of the Hornet organization.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    That’s why many were fooled by his humble appearance.

  • Alain Gervais

    Same feeling from every team Lin has been on. If he was on the spurs your reaction would be no different. Anyways This is how it seems some here are. Will always be no matter how nice Lins teammate are to him or how much Lin praises the player.

  • CJSHYY

    humble appearance? To me that’s so fake… 笑面虎.

  • DX
  • CJSHYY

    Good. Only few more games to go then playoff.

  • rookie75094

    Let’s go Jlin! ! ! Spank the Toronto reptilians! !!!

  • It’s clear that this MIP campaign is designed to elevate Kemba’s profile for next year’s All-Star candidacy.

    The Hornets are definitely fully invested in Kemba as the franchise PG although he hasn’t been as instrumental as JLin in getting big wins against Top teams like Spurs, Cavs. He worked well with JLin in the Raptors OT win (although his ISOs caused TOR to have late comeback).

    It’s pretty sad for the Hornets declines to capitalize on having Kemba/Lin/Batum because it means Kemba has to share the ball. It could be because Cliff doesn’t see Kemba/Lin having natural connection being dominant ball-handlers or they think it’s better to have Kemba as an All-Star even if it means not going very deep in the playoff.
    Next year, they have noone in this team that can help them beat Cavs or Spurs but it’s their choice 🙂

    As for JLin, he would need to find a new home who believes in him.
    If the Hornets doesn’t capitalize on JLin’s ability to lead the team against top teams, it’s definitely their loss.
    Jeremy has been quite successful rehabbing his credibility in this gap year.
    Just 2+ Linsanity games in the playoff so more teams will be interested in him.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Oh pls don’t compare hornets with the spurs organization, this why you’re wrong about me.

  • Alain Gervais

    4 teams same reaction, next team is the 5th. The pattern is there

  • donsmacau

    Saw post on the CHA fansite saying that JLIN did not do enough to :
    a) help Kemba win the last 2 CAVs game
    b) nor enough to beat Clippers in western trip
    c) nor enough to help beat TOR off the bench

    Said JLIN only plays well when he has control over playmaking and that he hopes next year they get rid of JLIN to find a good backup who can hit 3s and defend primary scorers coming off the bench.

    Sounds like you might agree with that thinking. And I believe JLIN will give that CHA fan his wish in the offseason.

  • kauaiblue

    No, treat our boy fairly, then no complaints.

  • donsmacau

    Absolutely, JLIN needs to find a new home and I believe next season is his year. When I heard of the Lakers trade knowing how old-school (in every conceivable way) Byron Scott was I knew nothing good could come of LA; From the constant barrage of negative signals Kobe/BScott sent to the NBA borne of their dislike for JLIN, I couldn’t fathom any teams would take JLIN as serious starting material. This season is different; and frankly I think he has already attracted the attention of teams who are desperate for a great starting point guard – without need for more Linsanity games in playoffs.

    My wish this entire season was for Hornets to trust JLIN more in the “backup” role that he signed up for – that hasn’t been the case. He’s played as SG defender mostly. Had he been the backup point guard getting solo playmaking point duty for 20 minutes per game without other PGs or point forwards he would have had an explosive year – luckily through injury we got to see him shine.

    Yep, I expect final games in push for MIP, Kemba will get to increase his stats and minutes and Clifford will be more than happy to help.

  • CJSHYY

    Well said. Why Hornets never like NY media to help Lin push for 6th man?!

  • adele

    Oh please. What I don’t understand to some fans is this: Kemba have so much praises from hornets, NBA, commentators, coaches, hornets fans and so few praises for Lin. At least we can still be able to express our sentiments for Lin here. But to give more praises to Kemba in a Lin site? I don’t know what we’re thinking or doing. Might as well create a Kemba fan site then praise Lin there.

  • Win

    I have realized that most of the Lin’s fan just don’t get it. This is Kemba’s team whether Kemba wants it or not. FO have decided to invested into Kemba before Lin arrival. And he has been playing ISO ball way before Lin arrival. So why the hate on Kemba?

    I mean I can understand fans bashing on Clifford and the front office but if you are blaming the players that it is just wrong in my pov. We all should be happy that Lin found some good teammate this season whether or not they fit Lin’s playing style. He is way more happier and enjoying basketball compare to his time in Rockets and Lakers.

    Bottom line, Lin got what he wanted;a rehab season after the nightmare in Lakers. Let hope he can find another team and start as PG next season. However I really doubt it as most of the GM just don’t believe in Lin no matters what he has done to prove them wrong. SMH.

  • donsmacau

    Realize that even if 29 GM’s “don’t believe” in JLIN, that’s still fine — all he needs is one to believe he can be the answer to start and lead. Personally there are more than just 1.

    Understand that JLIN will always be diplomatic when speaking of his team and teammates – really means little in relations to his stated desire to find a starting point guard position.

    Of course this is Kemba’s team and Kemba as starting floor general is primarily responsible for wins AND LOSSES. Often CHA fans blame JLIN for not doing enough – when assigning blame to a bench player is actually just ludicrous.

    When most of us express disdain for Kemba it really is incredulity, exasperation and even bemusement that MJ/Cho/Clifford would rather LOSE a game than let the best playmaker on the team who has proven himself by beating 4 of the top 6 teams (while Kemba Zero) make an attempt to lead a win.

  • Win

    I do hope Lin found one JM will let him run the team as a starting PG. Lets us pray.

    And you can tell from all his interview he is enjoying this season with these teammates but playing time & starting or coming off the bench is really up to the coach and the FO. I am pretty sure Lin wants a bigger role and be starter but as I said it is really on the coach and FO.

    I have seen a lot of ridiculous comments on Lin from some of the Hornets fans and that was the reason I have decided not to visit those forums ever again. I am sick of the haters and bias poster.

    Lastly, you were right, it doesn’t matter if Kemba is the best player on the team, the true is a lot of $$$ have already been invested in Kemba so no matter what he will be the main guy in most of the situations even if it mean losing some gamse. Furthermore, Clifford has been trying his best to not letting Lin out shine other core player such as Batum and Kemba.

    So yea, get use to it until Lin sigh with another team as I believe he would since there really no place for Lin beside a back up SG and 5% PG.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Crocodile’s tears

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The Spurs and Cavaliers will support the logo to win with Walker.

    When they play against Walker they will win.

  • Sophie Paris

    Crush the raps!👌

  • Sophie Paris

    Lol not voting for Kemba.

    Win with Lin

  • orLinaryjoe

    Is he running for President too, lol?

  • It looks like Al is healthy enough to play during shoot-around.

    No word if Batum or Al will play yet.
    I think the Raptors are praying Lin won’t start 🙂
    https://twitter.com/hornets/status/717384805768372224

  • DX

    Watch this photo carefully, red dress lady in the 1st row and red tie guy in 2nd row don’t look happy at all. 🙂

  • DX

    No Batum, history will repeat?

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    For me, it is very hard to hate on Kemba simply because he happens to be the starting PG ahead of Lin.

    First of all, Lin was not promised the starting PG spot…When he signed with the Hornets, I was a bit disappointed because I knew that Kemba was fully planted as the Hornets main PG…I was hoping that Lin could had signed with the Knicks or Nets because I believe Lin would have had a greater chance to win the starting PG spot there.

    So once Lin signed with the Hornets, he fully accepted that he was going to be the back-up PG behind kemba, therefore, us supporters of his needed to accept it without any gripe on the guy that was ahead of him.

    The only good reason to hate on Kemba is if he was having a terrible year but was still starting ahead of Lin while Lin himself was having a better year….Unfortunately, that is simply not the case, therefore, I feel all the hate on Kemba are simply sour grape.

    Let’s just hope that Lin will be able to sign with a team where he has a better chance to start..Again, Knicks, Nets or Philly.

    Let’s stay off Kemba’s back…He’s done well.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Surprise when Cliff will let JLin to start. He prefers to lose than let JLin to shine.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Alain Gervais

    My point exactly.

  • DX

    Hope Lin will start.

  • Let’s hope so 🙂

    This poster should be posted in Raptors locker room 🙂
    “Beware of Linsanity!”
    https://8583b52b4a309671f69d-b436b898353c7dc300b5887446a26466.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/7311459_jeremy-lin-revenge-of-linsanity-illustration_ed169ac6_m.png?bg=423442

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Don’t care about anyone but JLin. I’m truly JLin fan in every sense. If JLin isn’t being treated fairly, I will state what it’s. I learn to support only JLin as I know most of his teammates show their true color sooner or later.

  • DX

    Lin must back to mohawks.

  • sws94

    Who is that laughing behind Lin? Jordan?

  • These 2 pics match very well!

    Raptors don’t like Linsanity very much
    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/717474567774539776

  • whoa, yes.. it’s a scary MJ with the earring

  • Sophie Paris

    Lol at Knicks bat.

  • Sophie Paris

    His hair are too long

  • DX

    Yes, there will be a challenge.

  • yeah, too bad it’s too long.
    Good thing JLin didn’t need Mohawk in the Spurs game 🙂

  • JAD2456

    Here is the letter to Silver.
    Please help copy paste the letter and send it to Contact NBA website: http://contact.nba.com/contact-nba/
    or to its e-mail address: nba-letters-l@nba.com

    Dear Commissioner Silver,

    As fans of the NBA and its players, we care deeply about the quality and integrity of the game and the safety of the players. When we see excellence in officiating, as we sometimes do, we can’t help but admire the professionalism and skills the officials have brought to the game, often under difficult conditions. Conversely, when we see dubious officiating by the NBA referees, we cannot help but question the integrity of the game at its very core.

    As we are sure you will agree, officiating is the life blood, as well as the heart and soul of the game. Fair and unbiased officiating elevates the game to its rightful place in our society that prizes above all, fair play, sportsmanship, and respect for one another. We are certain that this is your commitment to the game, and it will never be less than that.

    With that in mind, we would like to bring your attention to one NBA player in particular, Jeremy Lin of the Charlotte Hornets. Throughout Lin’s six years in the NBA, we have continuously witnessed Lin as the recipient of numerous hard fouls with unnecessary and excessive force by other players. In these cases, the referees either didn’t make the calls or made incorrect calls.

    Since these are not isolated instances, and they occur with regularity, we wonder what the league has against Mr. Lin. Many fans have contacted and requested answers from the NBA Fan Relations NY office at nba-letters-l@nba.com, but have so far only received generic and dismissive responses, if at all. We also have sent numerous tweets regarding the questionable calls to @NBA, @NBAOfficial, and @OfficialNBARefs, but have received no response either.

    To make matters worse, Lin continues to receive ticky-tacky foul calls on him and non-calls from the referees as Lin frequently gets hammered by other players. It’s not just the fans who have noticed. The TV commentators from various teams also have questioned the referees’ non-calls on the hard fouls Lin has suffered.

    Below is a video of some examples of the questionable fouls for your review. We are showing just a selected few examples, out of numerous incidents to illustrate the point. Please kindly provide a comprehensive response as to why these fools were not called or called as flagrant fouls.

    http://youtu.be/KvaM0pMj-8o

    Lin’s health and safety are at risk, as Lin gets hit unnecessarily and excessively in the face, head, and neck areas by other players frequently. The most alarming aspect of these incidents is that the referees didn’t make the right calls to protect the player, Lin, from harm. Evidently, the lack of calls and reviews from the referees encourages other players to continue using hard foul tactics on Lin.

    Fans want the NBA officiating to be more transparent and fair, whether the player is a superstar or not. When the referees step on the court, they are the extension and representatives of the NBA. The referees are to uphold the integrity of the game, show impartiality, and enforce civil behavior from all NBA players. Unfortunately, we do not always see this when it comes to officiating, especially pertaining to other players hard fouling Lin.

    The NBA has a huge following in Asia and Lin is one of the very few active players with full Asian descent in the NBA. It’s disheartening to see Lin’s mistreatment by the NBA referees. As fans, we ask you to please review this matter seriously and to take action.

    Thank you!

    Sincerely,
    NBA Fans

  • JAD2456

    Or tweet the photo and the video link to @NBA @NBAOfficial:

  • heart

    Thank You JAD2456. Please follow up with them. Where did you send this letter to? If they don’t respond, hopefully media will. There’s a guy named: sai.m@morningnewsusa.com , who has always write up good article about Lin. A suggestion is to email him and ask about printing your complaint if you don’t hear anything from the NBA. This is one of his article:http://www.morningnewsusa.com/jeremy-lin-must-re-unite-mike-dantoni-philadelphia-2362456.html

  • Win

    Any word on starting line up? Will Lin starts?

  • Thank you for the hard work, JAD2456!
    Have you tweeted it? If yes, we can retweet it so we make sure to have the right Subject/message to @nba and @nbaofficial?

  • Linsaiyan is attending the game and will tweet pics tonight
    https://twitter.com/JLinFanZone/status/717488385258967040

  • orLinaryjoe

    One minor typo. Right before vid, please update “fool” to “foul”

  • Hans

    well said. I do hope, however, that Kemba could play less iso down the stretch, and spread the ball more, bc that’s usually how they win the game. The situation has gotten a bit better lately, which coincides with the recent surge of the Hornets. The willingness of Kemba to share the ball is just as important as giving Jeremy the ball to orchestrate. Hope Kemba learns from the success and continues to transform himself as a better all around PG.

  • nothing on twitter yet

  • @JLinFanZone Repping @JLin7 Harvard style 2nite!
    https://twitter.com/JLinFanZone/status/717490854957592576

  • Win

    Rrrrr. I really want to see Lin start.

  • Win

    Great job sir. Hopefully Lin will finally get some call. I am sure once he does then his TO will be a lot less as well as most of the TO is due to non call.

  • khomphuong2
  • Sophie Paris

    Let’s go!!

  • khomphuong2
  • Phillycheese

    Didn’t GSW campaign to get Green an Allstar start?

  • heart

    Linsanity is in the house!

  • Win

    Yes!!!

  • blueCypher

    Cool, let’s go!

  • “Linsanity has been known to STING!”
    LOL

  • sws94

    I can. It’s disappointing Kemba and Lin’s chemistry didn’t really work out. But I think Kemba has problems playing well with other PGs. But I like to focus on his teammates he’s played well with and Batum seems to have a good on-court chemistry with Lin. I guess the most disappointing thing about this season is he never developed the type of chemistry with a Hornet he had with say Ed Davis, Tyson Chandler, or say Smith on the Rockets.

  • Win

    Hopfully Clifford is willing to unleash Lin as well.

  • Win

    40 Mins close game for Lin pls.

  • Win

    Hopefully Kemba pick up the 2nd foul soon. 🙂

  • Alain Gervais

    2 ft

  • Win

    Good start for Lin.

  • JLin drove inside, Powell had to foul him
    2 FTs

  • 3 possessions, 3 smart plays by Kemba/Zeller, Lin, Lee

  • Win

    Jonas is gonna be a problem tonite.

  • Alain Gervais

    333333333

  • CaliUSMC

    LIN FOR THWEEEEl

  • JLin SHARP 3333333!!!!!

  • Man, that 3 came with an Exclamation Point!

  • Win

    Kemba D is really……

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin was wide open in the cut

  • Epie

    He had enough space to dunk

  • Win

    The Kemba & Cody failed ally hoop should consider as TO

  • sws94

    Drive 2 FTs, made 3, blocked on drive. took 3 shots and looks aggressive. Looking good.

  • zxcvb

    Kemba can’t run an offense. Wow. Just incompetent.

  • heart

    MW should have pass to Lin cutting right under the basket. That’s why Lin needs to be PG!

  • sws94

    It’s a B2B. Cliff has to watch the minutes for starters. 35-36 I think.

  • Win

    Our bigs cant rebound… sigh.

  • JLin helped to fight on the rebound causing Raptors TO on bobbled pass

  • CaliUSMC

    Pretty sure Lin was wide open… Kemba and Marvin both ignored him

  • Win

    Lin was wide open again. MW forced the shot.

  • Hans

    Hornets not used to see teammates being open all the time

  • sws94

    Agree. MW not seeing LIn enough so far.

  • CaliUSMC

    ASSIST TO AL

  • Win

    Nice pass from Lin to Al

  • zxcvb

    Marvin playing dumb tonight.

  • Lin’s nifty assist to Big Al’s midrange J!

  • Alain Gervais

    Powell cant guard Lin

  • gandychan

    refs forced to call a foul after his arm was grabbed.

  • sws94

    Powell can’t keep up with LIn. He’ll keep fouling him.

  • CaliUSMC

    It was a late call smh

  • gandychan

    they decided it was too obvious so they called it.

  • Win

    Taking out Lin that early is a mistake.

  • KWC

    Can’t make shots

  • Alain Gervais

    Valacunus is killing us

  • KWC

    Lots of digging going on

  • zxcvb

    CHA has the worst big men in the league. No question.

  • Loretta Tang

    please

  • Lamb in for Lin at 4:48

  • Pete Roces

    They can’t see Lin only as per order from the baldie

  • Win

    Lee defense is much better than KW

  • heart

    What the heck??? Cliff subbed out Lin???

  • Alain Gervais

    Yea thats true. Al is helping today. If he was there OMG how bad it would be

  • Win

    So will Scola.

  • Pete Roces

    Baldie sub the best player out of the game, what a stupid a hole, agenda too obvious

  • Alain Gervais

    So he can play with the bench. Thats what he does when ever Lin starts

  • I see the game plan is to start Kemba/Lin but have Lin leads BF1 in early Q2

  • sws94

    Lee’s defense is excellent. Truly excellent.

  • CaliUSMC

    Yeah at 4:48 mark.. not sure why so early..

  • blueCypher

    Cliff is staggering Lin/Kemba so he will have Lin start Q2 without Kemba

  • Alain Gervais

    Thats what he always does. Which is smart. Lin has chemistry with both so why change things

  • sws94

    And he’ll play besides Marvin it looks like. I guess Hawes will play some center in BF7a.

  • Pete Roces

    Lin really needs to find his own team, he is being treated as trash even though he is the real gem among the garbage out there.

  • vincent

    subbing lin is actually smart. we will need him to lead the bench. esp since were missing b roberts

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Exactly

  • yes.. it was the game plan
    Although Lin was slightly hotter than Kemba so Kemba could have rested first

  • heart

    This is my sense– Cliff is going to let KW run w/ 2nd unit to get his scores w/ Raptors 2nd unit since he can’t get going w/ their first unit.
    Edit: Remember, Lin is the only one w/ the highest scores so far. He can’t outshine KW.

  • vincent

    true but kemba doesnt have chemistrty with the bench guys like ilin does

  • blueCypher

    Right but Kemba has almost always played out the entire 1Q. Clifford won’t change this now

  • Win

    That’s exactly what I mean. Lin draw 2 fouls as well.

  • Glad that Lin had a quick start with 5pts/1a/1r in 7 min

  • Alain Gervais

    I agree

  • plus drawing 2 fouls on Powell

  • Alain Gervais

    Cliff pissed at what Al did there. Didn’t follow game plan

  • yes, sticking to the rotation

  • sws94

    Is he mad at Al? Or is it Courtney Lee? Or both? but he’s really mad.

  • Win

    Al is the other dude beside Lin and PJ who will get yell at by Clifford.

  • Hans

    it’s a joy to watch Lee. great teammate, does all the right things to his best ability

  • Alain Gervais

    Im not sure but Al looked away while he called the time out. Im guessing its him. Wasn’t screaming at anyone in particular

  • vincent

    let kemba take that technical lets get him to pad those stats lol

  • Alain Gervais

    Lamb gets it worse then anyone

  • Win

    I really don’t think Al will be with Hornets next year. Unless a really small contract

  • Win

    Yea. Haha.

  • KWC

    Digging of holes.

  • Alain Gervais

    Hornets struggling

  • heart

    Cliff, where’s your timeout??? NOTE: Lin wasn’t in this stretch where Raptors made 12 to 2 run.

  • Win

    Kemba should 2 TO instead of 1.

  • Alain Gervais

    Kemba struggling a bit

  • travis

    took lin out for no reason while he was clearly most confident player on floor, now in deep hole smh

  • zxcvb

    #WinWithKemba

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin needed to be subbed out

  • Pete Roces

    But baldie won’t let him lead, thats the truth.

  • Lin would need to lead BF1 to push the Raptors back to climb back from 16-26 deficit

  • Win

    There is no way Clifford can win the Coach of the year. He is not as bright as most Hornets fans think.

  • Alain Gervais

    Bench without Lin is a disaster.

  • travis

    idk, i like the idea of lin starting 2nd at pg leading 2nd unit, but with no batum idt u can afford playing lin less than 34-40 min in a game like this

  • Pete Roces

    Clifford – coach of the year? LOL! worst coach of the year maybe, hehe

  • Alain Gervais

    He cant play 48 minutes. The bench needs him

  • Alain Gervais

    333333333

  • Win

    Lin!!!

  • vincent

    no byron and mchale way worsee not even close

  • travis

    clearly the starters need him as well

  • CaliUSMC

    Raptors Commentators saying nice things of Lin

  • Lin for 3333333333!!!!

  • vincent

    come on Lin!

  • Alain Gervais

    no win situation

  • vincent

    marvin williams…

  • TOR announcer said, “Lin is a GOOD PRO!
    I don’t like Melo’s cryptic comment when he left NY”

  • Epie

    what happened lol my feed is like 2 min behind

  • travis

    lin looked like he was feeling it early as well its not like he had a bad start

  • vincent

    im watching the box score lol

  • Alain Gervais

    Someone else needs to hit a shot

  • CaliUSMC

    lamb is bad

  • vincent

    lin needs to take over

  • BobbyH

    “Do you agree?” said the announcer? “Yes, I agree”, said the other.

  • Win

    Not the worst but he just got lucky this year. He got lot of guys that willing to buy in to play defenses and have a lot to prove.

  • Alain Gervais

    People need to make shots

  • sws94

    Hit your 3s Lamb

  • vincent

    damn we are getting killed on rebounds

  • Win

    Frank!

  • vincent

    lets go lin with the assist!

  • sws94

    Doubling Lin.

  • Raptors smartly tried to trap Lin

  • Dan Ang

    LOL!

  • vincent

    yeah if they set screens for him it will open stuff up

  • Alain Gervais

    Frank helping Lin a lot. Lamb not so much

  • Win

    Yup. Hornets fan just doesn’t realize it. Lin draw double team

  • sws94

    Inching back, getting the lead down.

  • gandychan

    team needs to adjust to the double teams.

  • yes, need multiple screens and Hornets will push Raptors back

  • blueCypher

    Ya, that was great defense

  • sws94

    Way to beat that is have someone cut. Lin will find them.

  • Alain Gervais

    They are doing it every play so Frank is waiting at the three for a wide open shot or drive

  • Dan Ang

    Expect more of that. Lin will adjust.

  • need more PnR to get Raptors in foul trouble & lose momentum

  • Whitman Lam

    Made possible by Frank not moving or cutting just standing still next to Lin.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Love to see lin relaxing out there. He’s still in cruise control.

  • KWC

    Hawes!!!

  • Win

    Yup. I think Lee play well with Lin. Let see if Clifford will let them play together more.

  • vincent

    i want lin to hit double digits before half

  • sws94

    Agree.

  • Win

    I think I am 5 mins behind. LOL.

  • Lefon Jang

    somebody’s got to rebound!

  • KWC

    Bigs too soft.

  • Win

    Can’t rebound at all. I have no idea why Hornets don’t resign Biyombo. That show how smart the Coach and FO is.

  • jack

    our bigs blow a big fat one

  • Whitman Lam

    Hornets bigs don’t know how to rebound the freakin’ ball. 3 looks on every Raptors possession.

  • blueCypher

    Cannot get a rebound

  • Lefon Jang

    nice pump fake!

  • jack

    lets go lin!

  • gandychan

    c’mon! free throws!

  • vincent

    damn he missed first one

  • Lin is an expert at drawing fouls with pump-fake in the paint now

  • Win

    One more Linsanity game pls.

  • swijaya

    CHA has this tough guy Hansbrough, which is completed under-utilised by Cliff

  • Alain Gervais

    Rebounding again a big issue

  • vincent

    franks playing well but he needs to rebound…

  • Win

    Yup. It has been like that the whole year.

  • vincent

    spencer hawes…. unbelievable

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Do you know Hawes can’t jump?

  • vincent

    unbelievable.. SPENCER HAWES!

  • KWC

    At least he fouled the right person

  • Hornets big men getting bullied inside.

    Play Psycho T for Hawes, please!!!

  • noob

    Hornets getting killed inside

  • vincent

    big al doesnt get bullied

  • Win

    MW 3!!!

  • Lin assist to MW3!!!!!!!

  • Lefon Jang

    Frank + Hawes < Biyombo

  • Alain Gervais

    Frank is helping so much

  • Win

    Down by 5 only!

  • gandychan

    lamb keeps looking for his own.

  • Alain Gervais

    Lamb 1-6

  • KWC

    Need some stops

  • Sophie Paris

    Good keep it close

  • Good 3 by Frank
    32-37!!!

  • vincent

    this team would be done without lin and frank tionight

  • sws94

    Down to 5 now. Lin looks terrific.

  • swijaya

    CHA is playing teamball, wondering why ..

  • Win

    Lamb gotta learn to pass a little.

  • KWC

    Down to 5 and KW comes in and then…

  • vincent

    lin needs to shoot more tho, no?

  • CJSHYY

    KW comes in…? NO….

  • zxcvb

    Lin Ball! Bigs are playing AWFUL on both ends, but Lin keeps hustling w/ help defense and passing to them on offense, so they eventually find their shot.

  • DaBoss

    Stephanie Ready just droning on and on with the negativity ….

  • Whitman Lam

    Hornets would be leading if the bigs can simply move their feet and grab rebounds instead of waiting for the ball to bounce their way.

  • blueCypher

    Lamb had a nice string of games earlier in the season. What has happened

  • zxcvb

    Game over.

  • Win

    One more Linsanity game so all the GMs can sign Lin as their starting PG pls.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Should use Daniel instead.

  • noob

    So far Lin’s playing great

  • KWC

    I don’t think it is legal for him to join multiple teams.

  • JLin 9pts/3asts/2rebs in 13 min with 2-3 shooting

    Just need Psycho T to set screen and grab rebounds, Hornets will take the lead!

  • blueCypher

    Ya

  • Lefon Jang

    Rebound 101, “BOX OUT”.

  • Win

    Cuz Kemba is out. Lamb is not exactly playing team ball though.

  • vincent

    daniels and lamb both hog the ball tho

  • heart

    Raptors are playing physical tonight. Raptors double team Lin today. They’re stopping him from driving into the paint.

  • DX

    Lin really own Raptors.

  • vincent

    Lin’s out! whats going on here……

  • Alain Gervais

    Needs lambs length

  • blueCypher

    Daniels wont handle the ball

  • he’s okay, he’s finding MW and Frank 3 when his path is cut off

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin rest

  • KWC

    Wow that is dumb sub

  • noob

    Good thing he’s hitting the 3

  • Pete Roces

    Lamb is just not a smart player, why would rockets and thunder dispose him if he is valuable, only Hornets is stupid enough and easy to fool.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Lin out Lowry scores

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin back in 30 second rest

  • vincent

    no lin rest hes the one winning for us.. who the heck does clifford think he is

  • KWC

    So 40 sec rest

  • Lefon Jang

    Lin’s running two shows!

  • heart

    Lowry scores when Cliff pulled Lin from the floor.

  • zxcvb

    Tried to ice Lin…immediately got burned.

  • Lin should only rest briefly for 2-3 min since he’s hot and facilitating
    Hopefully Clifford is smart

  • Lefon Jang

    33333333333

  • Alain Gervais

    3333333

  • Win

    Lin 3!!!!!

  • DX

    Cliff think the hole isn’t deep enough. Keep digging!!!

  • Sophie Paris

    👌👌👌

  • Lefon Jang

    Raptors’ defense too soft to Lin

  • Win

    lol

  • vincent

    lin is 3/3 from beyond the arc!

  • Yessss…. “What’s up with the Raptors and Lin?” said a bewildered TOR announcer after he made his third 3pt shot
    LOL

  • CaliUSMC

    ( Y ) ( Y ) ( Y ) !!!!!

  • KWC

    That 40s rest directly contributes to the 3. Cliff is smart.

  • zxcvb

    LOL, Cliff desperately wants to bench Lin to make Kemba shine.

    Won’t work! CHA is mediocre w/o Lin. Can’t win any other way.

  • vincent

    what about whats up with Lin when he gets the chance to play basketball lmao

  • cshot

    no. just merely saved himself from being a complete moron

  • Pete Roces

    Haha, really?

  • DaBoss

    LOL

  • blueCypher

    The bigs in this 1st half. Just don’t have it.

  • zxcvb

    He’s playing 11th dimensional chess!

  • Win

    Most of the passes from Lin lead to a wide open shot.

  • sws94

    Lin is stepping up again for Batum. He’s just solid.

  • zxcvb

    *eye roll*

  • vincent

    man kaminsky is playing great also

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin getting wide open shots for people

  • Lefon Jang

    Lin’s no backup

  • DaBoss

    solid starter

  • cdblue10

    Lin is the best PG in Hornets

  • sws94

    Why?

  • zxcvb

    Lin is being allowed to touch the ball w/o Batum. He’s elite, but Asian. So he comes off the bench as backup SG.

  • vincent

    solid super star

  • xeroid

    and they kept missing.

  • Win

    Too bad not much Hornets fan really watching basketball. All they know are down play Lin’s contributions

  • Pete Roces

    Only Lin fans can see that, rest of NBA will never admit that Lin is a good player.

  • DaBoss

    you know it! No bench for Lin after this year!

  • CaliUSMC

    3v1 really?

  • zxcvb

    Good PG keeps passing. Eventually they will fall. This game or next.

  • vincent

    lin and kaminsky OH MY GOD!

  • KWC

    Others need to get their shots going or they will not get over the hump

  • cdblue10

    Not for long after this season

  • Lefon Jang

    Lowry going off now

  • vincent

    man this lineup blows cuz they are too small

  • Pete Roces

    great decision by kW, ignoring LIn and pass to CL who was blocked. LOL

  • Alain Gervais

    Frank and Lin are the only ones scoring. Everyone is is not showing up

  • zxcvb

    LOL, of course Kemba passes to Lee, not Lin on the fast break.

  • DaBoss

    why was I not surprised?

  • CJSHYY

    I know. So bad… smh!

  • travis

    lee overrated imo

  • Whitman Lam

    Kemba and CLee are shooting the Hornets out of the game ! Put Lin on DeRozan, he was locking Demar down last game.

  • cshot

    pass it to the hot hand plz

  • Alain Gervais

    It was actually the right pass. Lowry just treated really well to it

  • noob

    Difference in this game is the hornets bigs getting owned by the raptors

  • CJSHYY

    Hawes is bad… why he is still on court?

  • blueCypher

    Lee should know his game. 3 and D. Not driving in

  • Win

    He is good at D really. Not so much of his offensive game.

  • DX

    Even Lin is more free than Lee. Sadly.

  • Whitman Lam

    Hawes sucks ! Clap Clap!

  • Pete Roces

    Lin should cover Lowry if they want to give raptors a fight. But if this game is only for KW stat padding, doesn’t matter.

  • sws94

    Toronto is playing like they want it more. More energy, more force on the boards, stronger defense. The Hornets can play with them and maybe beat them if they up their hustle. Lin and Frank playing well, not so much the others.

  • Sophie Paris

    As usual

  • CJSHYY

    Why Kemba didn’t take more shots?

  • noob

    Kw getting shut down so far

  • sws94

    I agree. Lin was backing it up for a tip in.

  • DX

    Why keep Hawes on the court if he couldn’t even make 3.

  • cshot

    was fhat courtney lee floater an airball by the way? my eyes might be trickingme

  • travis

    not too impressed by his d either

  • vincent

    atleast lin’s ppg can’t go down now lol regardless of what happens

  • Whitman Lam

    DeRozan is driving past Lee like a traffic cone.

  • zxcvb

    It wasn’t. Lowry was cheated towards Lee.

  • MEL LIN

    link anyone?

  • noob

    He can’t get open

  • zxcvb

    Lee and Kemba are aggressively freezing Lin out.

  • Lefon Jang

    3333333333

  • Alain Gervais

    3333333

  • CaliUSMC

    3333333333333333333333333333333333

  • sws94

    He made a great defensive play.

  • swijaya

    In 15 mins of playing time – CHA starter PG has got only 1 Assist only, while the ‘Real PG’ has got 4 Assists already

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    he’s good at D compared to most players in the league. but Lin is on another level on D. i like Lee because he doesn’t take stupid shots and doesn’t really need the ball in his hands

  • Win

    Lin is on fire!!!

  • Lefon Jang

    “Jeremy Lin is on fire again”

  • Rick Johnson

    33333 4/4!!!

  • Sophie Paris

    👌👌👌👌

  • JLin 4-4 from 3pt LAND!!!!!!!

    FIREEEEEEE!!!!

  • Lefon Jang

    nice pnr with hawes

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    who is LIn guarding?

  • CaliUSMC

    dude lin with that PASS

  • MEL LIN

    link anyone???

  • Sophie Paris

    Lin having a great 1st half anyways

  • Win

    What a pass!

  • swijaya

    Psyco T please ……….

  • Pete Roces

    Of course they have to, they will be the laughing stock if a backup scrub outshine them. smh, stupid team from top to bottom.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    i’m afraid of watching this game.. don’t wanna jinx anything

  • zxcvb

    Lin is ELITE. Imagine if they let him touch the ball every game.

  • CaliUSMC

    kembrick chucks one up again..

  • KWC

    When you can get Hawes a dunk, you know are something special.

  • DaBoss

    WTH!!

  • Win

    Then Kemba say I need to score as well = force a 3.

  • gandychan

    did that corey joseph 3 get off in time?

  • Rick Johnson

    Hornets best chance is if Kemba gets in foul trouble and has to sit.

  • CaliUSMC

    Lin 4-4 on 3’s.. steph curry type of game tonight??

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    trying to match Lin? that’s the thing about being a starter vs bench. a starter can chuck shots to improve their percentage if they’re shooting poorly early on

  • 5 more to tie his career high 🙂

  • blubell
  • zxcvb

    Can Lee and Kemba sit out for the rest of the year? Please?

  • Pete Roces

    Raptors acknowledge that Lin at 2nd is doing a good job, what if Lin is the PG, wow…pure politics by hornets, they don’t know that Lin is the best play maker of the team….?

  • KWC

    It would suck to lose this game when Lin is doing well.

  • DX

    Must say if there is really some changing.

  • zxcvb

    Not even PG really. Just a SG who touches the ball.

  • CaliUSMC

    Lin – 15 Pts // Rest of Starters – 12pts

  • Alain Gervais

    Rapter just are hitting hard shots. Lin and frank carrying the Hornets

  • Win

    We need Kemba sit out and rest. Lee play well with Lin imo.

  • Sophie Paris

    Others need to score too

  • Alain Gervais

    Btw Lin has only taken 5 shots

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Lin isn’t a bench player. heck, he’s better than all of the Hornets’ starters!!

  • blubell
  • Whitman Lam

    It’s not his fault. Nobody else is stepping up.

  • Without JLin and Frank, they’ll be down 25+pts for sure

  • CaliUSMC

    yeah.. but others need to step up so that we can win the game T_T

  • sws94

    Linsanity tonight. WIsh the team was playing well. But someone else has to step it up in this game. And Kemba is awful.

  • blueCypher

    Lin starts. Lin kills. Looks to be another excellent Lin-starting game

  • zxcvb

    Krappy Kemba and Lee ruining everything.

  • blubell
  • DX

    10 will be on today.

  • swijaya

    Happy with 4 more …

  • NONONO

    i just wish Kemba was a TRUE all-star when he plays against top teams

  • CaliUSMC

    wow didn’t notice that . sweet lol

  • Whitman Lam

    What happened to Cody Zeller ??

  • vincent

    great.. I was just about to start studying for one of my exams and then I realized the game was on

  • KWC

    One more data point for the “plays great when starting” data set.

  • zxcvb

    Impossible. Never has, never will.

  • zxcvb

    The fact that Lin has to come off the bench behind Kemba and Lee is a crime against basketball.

  • Alain Gervais

    In order for us to have a shot. Kemba will have to so something. The rest just hit open shots….PLEASE!!!!!!

  • That’s a pure PG play right there!
    #NoShoeLeftBehind

  • DX

    Really happy for not only 4-4 from 3s, but 5 assists. That’s real PG staff.

  • zxcvb

    Or sit his butt down. That works too.

  • Whitman Lam

    Kemba: Stop chucking. Take better shots, and play some defense.

  • Alain Gervais

    yup

  • blubell
  • NONONO

    Lin already did in every season since Knicks

  • Win

    I can already imagine poster from other Hornets forum will say stuff like “he is back up, 2 mil player, can’t handle the ball, inconsistency, etc etc.

  • zxcvb

    Kemba and Lee’s refusal to pass to Lin is really costing them.

    Frank, Hawes and Al’s non-existent defense is the other problem.

  • DaBoss

    So this game shows Kemba can very well pass to Lin if he wants to, but somehow chooses not to when Lin is playing off the bench.

  • travis

    i cant see hornets winning this unless lin drops 40

  • NONONO

    I hope MJ,Clifford and Hornets Kemba fans take some notes

  • Whitman Lam

    Kemba isn’t that good at driving without Zeller setting those strong picks for him.

  • travis

    cliff needs to grow a pair and let lin run the show he has 15 and 5 as a sg!

  • xeroid

    Lin with 15P, and 5 assists worth12 points, that’s 27 out of 42 total points by Hornetsm not to mwntion about 3 open shots created by Lin and missed by Lamb and Kaminsky and Hawes.

  • CJSHYY

    His teammates were not doing well… Somehow I feel Kemba was not happy…

  • Alain Gervais

    Our bigs is our undoing

  • CaliUSMC

    Um sorry but Lin is dropping 42.. and ten 3’s..

  • Win

    Or Kemba sit our and rest. That why I have said it before that Batum actually play well with Lin. Both play team ball.

  • travis

    hes finding open look after open look for his team

  • travis

    100% agree

  • blubell
  • NONONO

    Kemba needs other to create shooting chances, lin did the other way around

  • zxcvb

    Doc Scheppler showing up his haters. “Give Lin the damn ball, and that 3pt stroke is ELITE.”

  • CaliUSMC

    Should have cropped out baldie

  • vincent

    should have used it on baldie

  • travis

    this team with dwight howard would be something special

  • John Focker

    Sprewell 2.0? LOL

  • Whitman Lam

    If Hawes isn’t going to work on rebounds, then put in Hansbrough ! Unleash Psycho T ^

  • NONONO

    i wonder whose hand touched Clifford’s right hand? DO NOT MOVE!

  • zxcvb

    It’s not even that other guys need to step up.” They just need to be unselfish and let Lin be PG. Lin is not a selfish guy like Kemba. He will ALWAYS find the open man, make or miss.

  • vincent

    I guess Lin’s new shooting form has finally settled?

  • Pete Roces

    LOL! he will be out of NBA if he does that.

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin has 4 off the 5 ft Hornets shot and 4 of the 7 threes they’ve made

  • Alain Gervais

    Id say yes

  • zxcvb

    It was great during preseason. Just a matter of touches/rhythm/confidence.

    NO ONE, not even Curry, can shoot without rhythm. I think only Novak can do that (sit 20m, shoot 2 treys, make 1).

  • travis

    exacty

  • xeroid

    I think he assisted on 2 three pointers.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    This proves kw can’t handle pressure big game against strong team. He’s good when meeting 6ers, lakers….

  • travis

    completly forgot they had him, smh definetly couldve helped big time

  • Alain Gervais

    Dwight isn’t the same player. He would have to be humble. not a ton of post ups.

  • Alain Gervais

    lol yup

  • vincent

    yeah but why did it just fall off for the season? its not like hes had that many touches today hes only shot 5 shots! lol

  • zxcvb

    He’s become a good streetballer. But against top teams, you need an all-around team player.

  • xeroid

    So he’s responsible or partly responsible for 6-7 three pointers, not to mention 3 other tries they missed, but was way open, created by Lin.

  • vincent

    hes like harden.. doesnt show up when it matters

  • zxcvb

    Benchings/erratic minutes got into his head, IMO. He touching the ball a lot tonight, shoot or not.

  • travis

    id think hed be much happier in charlotte as a pnr guy then in houston as garbage guy

  • vincent

    true lin definitely needs his confidence to play well

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Ding ding

  • blubell
  • NONONO

    Hornets keeps saying Kemba is all-star – only by his scores. Lin’s 3pt%, fg% as starter are better than Kemba. Do not even mention about defense.

  • Steppen03- Lins Prime

    Let’s Go on a great comeback, Hornets!!

  • Alain Gervais

    The bigs PNR defense sucks

  • vincent

    let’s go lin atleast 20 points tonight!

  • zxcvb

    *30

  • Pete Roces

    Stat padding time for LIn, go go go for your next contract!

  • Dan Ang

    No Cliff was bringing his fist together as a sign of respect for JLin! XD

  • Win

    Hornets fans just doesn’t realize that Lin can draw foul, double or triple team, pass, attack the rim, ok mid range and long range. Most of the PG can do that in NBA. But what make Lin so good is he read the defense perfectly and make the right decision most if the time.

  • zxcvb

    Win or lose, Lin has made his point. Too bad CHA will never learn…Lin is gone this summer. And Kemba will turn back into a pumpkin (not that he could ever beat top teams anyway).

  • blubell
  • Dan Ang

    “What’s up with Lin and the Raptors!”

  • NONONO

    What’s UP with Lin and any top team? What’s DOWN with Kemba and any top team?

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    shooting with three raptors under the basket. now that’s confidence he’ll make it!

  • NONONO

    Without Batum, Lin led the team beat Raptors, Without Kemba, … beat Cavs,… Without Lin, no any big win.

  • Strong plays by @JLin7 (15p/5a with 4-4 on 3s) and Frank (9p/2r) kept the Hornets in the game.
    Just need Psycho T and toughness to slow down TOR big men in the 2nd half

  • travis

    i was debating with a friend on top 10 players in the nba atm and i could not find anyone id take over lin at the 10 spot, what do u guys think?

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    one plays to win, the other plays to stat pad

  • vincent

    thats too much to ask with kemba trying to take over now. lin may only touch the ball 5 more times

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    In the real life, they would build a team around jlin.

  • ty

    Kimba just needs to relax and enjoy Lin leading the team, at times, and do his thing.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    heck no! he doesn’t like to pnr. haven’t we learn from history?

  • Win

    No one can’t hit beside Frank and Lin.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    “sometimes you just gotta enjoy other’s success”

    -Amare

  • KHuang

    It’s not Doc’s form that Lin is using.

    Quite the opposite.

  • Lefon Jang

    Lin has the dip back on his shooting tonight. None of that quick release that Doc wanted him to do. Slow and deliberate.

  • Win

    So that last 3 pts shot from Lin dont count as a miss because of a foul call? Nice!

  • Win

    Look at raptors get all this touch foul call. smh.

  • zxcvb

    Lee didn’t pass to Lin when wide-open. Then he threw a bad pass after that first look.

  • NONONO

    Lin points > all other starters combined with high fg%

  • Win

    Yup. He should have pass early much earlier.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    woot! just got banned from realgm again. this time for saying Lin ain’t coming back to be the 8th man

  • heart

    KW’s body language is not good. He’s playing to score for himself instead of following the flow of the game.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    But it count if in

  • zxcvb

    Cliff loves his selfish guys. *shrug*

  • vincent

    dang lin TO

  • Lefon Jang

    Ref called foul on Lin for that steal?

  • Win

    Raptors is getting all the call. WTH!!!

  • vincent

    come on lin make your shots lol

  • Win

    Come on. Stay hot please lin!

  • CaliUSMC

    everyone bricking

  • Win

    What is up with all these calls Raptors are getting. Damn!!!!!!

  • NONONO

    we need Lin play PG

  • Win

    FT are 19-9

  • NONONO

    No one passes ball to Lin?

  • vincent

    whats going on with lin guys?

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    BIG TIME! the haters and know it all’s don’t understand that when Lin is unleashed, he’s a dead eye shooter!

  • zxcvb

    He’s playing great? Just missed 2 shots with Kemba playing PG.

  • Alain Gervais

    Nothing tough shots no rhythm

  • NONONO

    no one passed ball to him until few secs left

  • Whitman Lam

    Forget about jumpshots, need to attack the basket now. They fear your outside shot.

  • zxcvb

    Needs to play PG. But missing 2 shots is not “losing your stroke.”

  • KWC

    And draw fouls

  • sws94

    He did, the shot just sort of went in and out.

  • Alain Gervais

    Refs are inconsistent. Some soft call but some let it go playoff type calls

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    The danger is the raptors still let these hornets hanging around.

  • sws94

    As usual.

  • He did drive inside after pump-fake on 3
    Just a close miss

  • heart

    Cliff, please take out KW. Let Lin be PG and sub in Daniels to get the scores up!

  • NONONO

    Lin is okey. keep shooting please.

  • zxcvb

    I don’t want to see him get injured. Would rather finish with 18p on 5-11 shooting, than 30 with a battered back and sore knee.

  • The Hornets can’t make shots.
    This is the time PnR will help get open shots or get fouled

  • Epie

    Not happening until he gets his 20pts

  • NONONO

    Kemba does nothing positive, rest him please

  • Lefon Jang

    Zeller cannot let Valaciunas gets that deep in the paint

  • zxcvb

    Kemba needs to sit. He doesn’t have it tonight (or against top teams).

    Even Pop benches Duncan and Parker when they don’t have it.

  • guest

    Their not playing like their down by 15 points. I don’t think Clifford has displayed good clock management skills by adjusting the style of play, even for short periods of time.

  • That’s way too easy 🙁

  • Alain Gervais

    Bigs cant defend

  • Bring in .. Psycho T!
    Come on, Cliff!

  • noob

    Hornets bigs gonna get abused in the playoffs

  • vincent

    this game could have been so good

  • Lefon Jang

    LIn on the floor! nice hustle

  • vincent

    cliff did everything he could to kill linsanity

  • Lefon Jang

    Lets see if Alfense would work

  • Hornets have no rhythm
    Can’t make shots :[

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin has to come out soon

  • zxcvb

    Kemba wrecking everything. Let Lin sit and wait for Kemba’s butt to be benched.

  • Lefon Jang

    he needs to rest so he can come back to run the bench

  • guest

    They need to drive to the paint, draw fouls and stop the clock. Don’t they have a player that can do all those things?

  • Epie

    We’ve seen it over and over. Cliff the momentum killer.

  • zxcvb

    “Courtney Lee” – Clifford

  • Win

    Why the h*** Lee went under the screen???

  • vincent

    this is a beating

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    wow Kemba wih a -25. looks like he played with the bench again but this time Lin isn’t there to bail him out!

  • NONONO

    Lin has dark circles around his eyes. got hit or played a lot of computer games last night?

  • kauaiblue

    what a waste… clifford is so dumb… just let jlin handle the ball…

  • vincent

    hes playing a computer game right now… watching walker and lee shoot the bricks off the court

  • heart

    What is wrong w/ Cliff? No adjustments?

  • NONONO

    Kemba and Lee messed up the game

  • kauaiblue

    kainsky is so soft!

  • kauaiblue

    They are both truly terrible… walker is no star…

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Feather

  • Lin getting rest at 3:03
    Hopefully he starts strong in Q4 when Kemba is resting

  • Win

    It is really the bigs cost us the game.

  • kauaiblue

    What’s he doing playing center? he couldn’t guard an elderly man!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Last chance to come back.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Nope

  • NONONO

    yeah. Hornets do not have true bigs and true starting pg

  • heart

    Cliff sees KW has only 1 pt for 3Q, so he can’t take his franchise player off the floor until he gets his points…

  • DX

    Lin just get your stat now. No way to win this game if other team-mates play like this.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    this site has double the post counts of the “other” site for today’s game thread. good job Mods for not letting the trolls take over like other site!

  • zxcvb

    This team is hopeless.

    “Lin has 15/5 in one half..what do we do?”
    “Take the ball out of his hands and let Kemba and Lee try to statpad?”
    “YES. GREAT IDEA.”

  • sws94

    I think maybe try to get to the line, get the points that way. He cooled off during half-time on the jump shots. Problem is now the team is way behind with the poor 3rd quarter they’ve had.

  • MEL LIN

    i know pretty dumb

  • NONONO

    EXACTLY

  • DaBoss

    Lin not involved in offense much 3rd Q. Things gotta change …

  • zxcvb

    Get some FTs to get to 20p. No use trying hard for selfish teamates like Kemba and Lee.

  • CJSHYY

    Like I said Kemba is not happy so …. they will not win today.

  • NONONO

    i always feel that no one can stop Lin except Clifford

  • CJSHYY

    Well said.

  • zxcvb

    Win or lose, his happiness is always directly related to his stats. I see him laughing it up during blowout losses, if he’s statpadding. And sad after the game if someone else outshined him.

  • BobbyH

    If Lin has a bad game, the post count of the other site will be triple of what this site has.

  • Epie

    LOL

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Feel? It’s reality

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    so true

  • Win

    that’s a BS call

  • kauaiblue

    its reality…

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Q. Will cliff sit kw start 4q?

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    well, clifford isn’t called a game changer for no reason!

  • HVJoy

    No one on Hornets can hit the broad side of the barn!

  • adele

    Like this one. 👍

  • kauaiblue

    I like the raptors announcer… he always says nice things about jlin…

  • Alain Gervais

    Toronto the 2nd team in the east did good on Lin. Lin will have to adjust . He wasn’t getting in the paint as easily as the first

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin in

  • vincent

    walker made a shot!!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    now, clifford is thinking “feed the hot hand”

  • kauaiblue

    JLin can still steward a comeback…

  • kauaiblue

    he’s bound to eventually given the amount of shots he takes!

  • DaBoss

    Not if they keep running statue of Linberty plays

  • vincent

    yup… man i hate this team so much

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    doubt it, kemba is gonna start stat padding to fix his fg%

  • kauaiblue

    right, i should add as long as clifford doesn’t get in the way…

  • HVJoy

    THANK YOU, mods for your great work keeping this a fun, positive and informative Lin fan site!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Love Raptors commentator calls out melo jealousy of lin and his ridiculous contract comment caused lin leaving ny.

  • vincent

    this would actually be a good team for lin if kemba walker wasnt here

  • kauaiblue

    Let’s see if clifford gets either smart and/or less racist…

  • NONONO

    Kemba finally scored 2 at the cost of 3 pts (no defense) in the last min

  • heart

    Raptors let him drive for a token 2 at the end of clock. They’re so way ahead. Cliff is letting them win by keeping KW on the floor.

  • kauaiblue

    Right? but they need to play hanbrough… the big men are amazingly soft and bad…

  • ty

    Mr. 4th quarter is good for 15/5(again). Symmetry is good

  • sws94

    Their coach made adjustments. Now Cliff has to make adjustments.

  • DaBoss

    Let’s go Jeremys!!

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin definitely stole that move from harden lol

  • cshot

    like let lin get more touches than lee cliff

  • Win

    1st Team foul. They better let Lin attack so that they can get into bonus early.

  • Lefon Jang

    Both FT good

  • vincent

    lets go lin!

  • cshot

    at the hive ticks me off as well

  • Yes, Lin 2 FTs!

  • vincent

    like i said 20 points tonight lin and i will sleep good

  • vincent

    for lin to get 20 points on this team is like kemba walker playing team ball

  • DaBoss

    There you go!

  • Win

    Lamb is pumped up. Let go BF1

  • Alain Gervais

    Lambbbb

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    kemba sits and immediately the team looks alive. coincidence? i think not!

  • Alain Gervais

    That is why Lambs plays no matter how bad he plays

  • vincent

    i like lamb but he seems to hog the ball for personal stats also

  • Lefon Jang

    last 5 pts from lamb. Redemption!

  • kauaiblue

    Awesome… that one guy went nuts during linsanity… he’s good in my book… better than s. readie…

  • NONONO

    LAMB stop PG!!!!

  • Win

    In order to make a come back, they need better D.

  • guest

    BF1

  • kauaiblue

    man, lamb does not pass…

  • heart

    KW is off the floor and the offense is picking up.

  • sws94

    Well, at least Lamb hit his 2 bad shots.

  • Only 9pts now
    66-75!

  • vincent

    ok theres 10 minutes left in the game. Lin has about 3 minutes to produce without walker and lee on the floor.

  • kauaiblue

    JLin and JLamb a good combo…

  • NONONO

    Kemba sits and the lights are brighter

  • Lefon Jang

    The first one was bad

  • Alain Gervais

    Why are we still on the negative on here.Lamb scoring is good. It allows Lin room to score. toronto have to account for Lamb now

  • David Ly

    We needed Lamb’s shoot-first mentality there.

  • zxcvb

    Soon as Kemba sits, everything looks good.

  • sws94

    BF8c

  • kauaiblue

    yeah, those were prayers answered…

  • zxcvb

    Lin saved the Al near-TO got it to Lamb for the tough J.

  • Alain Gervais

    yup

  • HVJoy

    Lamb 6 points in less than a min.!

  • cshot

    lets go lin and lamb. bf1 revival right now plz

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    only if it’s a good shot. don’t need chuckers

  • sws94

    Second one he never looked at Lin. It was an on-balance shot from not such great offensive execution.

  • kauaiblue

    Was that an assist?

  • David Ly

    Lamb and Lin have proven to play well with each other.

  • zxcvb

    Nope. Of course not! It’s Lin!

  • vincent

    i dont have a stream whats going on?

  • Hans

    D and rebounds are the key in the 4Q. Scoring isn’t the issue.

  • cshot

    id still take troy over lamb anyday tho

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    totally

  • vincent

    lin needs to drive now stop taking jumpers

  • DaBoss

    push the pace too

  • vincent

    come on lin make a shot

  • vincent

    see cliff now hes cooled off cuz u kileld his confidence

  • Lefon Jang

    lamb’s gotta go. He’s stopping the ball movement!

  • kauaiblue

    jlin shoot!

  • Win

    Can they let Lin bring the ball up pls….

  • Alain Gervais

    We are not getting good shots

  • Whitman Lam

    WTH REFS ?? That’s 2 jumpshots where Lin was knocked down by a defender.

  • Alain Gervais

    Toronto is locking us down defensively. Making it hard on Lin.

  • vincent

    i told you guys lamb is not good to play with lin. he never passes the ball to him

  • kauaiblue

    Come one… Jlin, play pg! Let’s stop screwin around

  • Epie

    Just curios, can Al jump?

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    low IQ basketball player

  • Win

    Our PnR D sucks

  • NONONO

    Why Lamb keeps playing PG??????

  • zxcvb

    Both teams cooling off FG-wise.

  • noob

    Sigh. That was the time for Lin to seize the opportunity and he didn’t

  • Whitman Lam

    He’s getting hit on jumpshots, but not getting a foul call.

  • Lefon Jang

    2 inch vertical leap

  • cshot

    get lamb outta here!! killing ball movement

  • KWC

    They wasted that stretch when they were getting stops.

  • Whitman Lam

    Lamb hogged the ball.

  • kauaiblue

    yeah, ur right… he plays by himself!

  • DaBoss

    sadly … you’re right

  • Raptors keep setting screen for their guards

  • Whitman Lam

    Hornets don’t set screens.

  • kauaiblue

    He wasn’t given the ball… Lamb comes in and just chucks…

  • vincent

    they do and then when cliff sees its working he decides its time for kemba iso ball

  • Whitman Lam

    Lamb can’t even make a simple entry pass to Jefferson.

  • Win

    Or no one can sat a real screen. lol.

  • NONONO

    not sure why Kemba always get the ball when he plays pg, but Lin only got 50% of touches as “pg”

  • sws94

    Things were disrupted and the offense didn’t come together. Lin’s shot not falling this half unfortunately. Got blocked on a nice drive. I think he should take it to the hole and get fouled.

  • heart

    Lowry received screen from Biyombo. Has Lin or Lamb received any screen from bigs? This has to come from the coaching scheme..

  • That’s very bizzarre indeed

  • cshot

    lol its always true with lamb lol.

  • Lefon Jang

    FT

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    timeout. looks like Kemba will be coming back in. clifford sealing the raptors’ victory. good game tho

  • blubell

    Fts

  • kauaiblue

    get these free throws!

  • Win

    Oh shot up Joesph

  • Lefon Jang

    Raptors trap on Lin is so bad

  • vincent

    Lin 19!

  • sws94

    That’s it Lin. Get the points that way.

  • vincent

    this game isnt over guys

  • Win

    Here come the BS call again.

  • Yes, 2 FTs!
    Now set some screens for Lin, plzzzz!!

  • Alain Gervais

    Refs not giving us calls either

  • swijaya

    Physco T can, but he ain’t playing

  • Whitman Lam

    BS Blocking foul. Lin was set and drew the charge on Lowry !

  • vincent

    man this chat room is so addicting even when i cant watch the game

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    pizza!!

  • sws94

    Offensive foul of Lowry. Obvious.

  • vincent

    lin 6 minutes for 1 point

  • kauaiblue

    Bad pass…

  • Win

    Too fancy

  • kauaiblue

    oh no, walker in… game over…

  • vincent

    we have 5 minutes to make up 11 points we can do it

  • Lefon Jang

    could’ve been a great pass

  • HVJoy

    laptop, tablet and cell phone – all in use 🙂

  • Lefon Jang

    22222222222

  • vincent

    if kemba was injured instead of batumn we coulda won this game

  • blubell

    22222

  • sws94

    Lin should shoot it there. Bad pass. THat’s ok. Like the aggression.

  • NONONO

    i just about to say Clifford needs some guts to sit Kemba for the rest for game

  • zxcvb

    Yeah, but I’ll always tolerate an “unselfish” aggressive pass TO.

  • NONONO

    game is over with Kemba back in

  • blubell

    Assist

  • Lefon Jang

    what a pass!

  • Win

    I am surprised that Kemba keep passing the ball to Lin.

  • Great move by JLin!!!! Up-and-under
    21pts

  • sws94

    Man that was a tough layup Lin made.

  • vincent

    i think your behind lol

  • zxcvb

    Damn that was some finish.

  • KWC

    So simple PnR

  • vincent

    come on kemba stop hogging

  • Alain Gervais

    That was probably Kembas worst game in his career

  • Win

    Lee should to KW earlier.

  • KWC

    Terrible fast break

  • swijaya

    HUGE mistake .. Cliff!!

  • Whitman Lam

    See, this is why you should never let CLee lead a fast break, he keeps it for himself and only passes if he can’t get his layup.

  • NONONO

    lee and kemba run poor fast breaks twice

  • zxcvb

    5pt swing. Kemba flubbed layup, Lowry 3.

    From last chance to game over.

  • Alain Gervais

    lowry making some horrible shots

  • NONONO

    why Kemba>????

  • kauaiblue

    clifford switches lin to guard lowry… the only smart move he has made today…

  • Alain Gervais

    lowry looking like steph curry today

  • Win

    He got lucky. He is overrated. Same as Thomas with the Celtic.

  • kauaiblue

    Walker is a liability…

  • HVJoy

    Hornets get no stop. Sigh.

  • kauaiblue

    He’s in the zone…

  • Whitman Lam

    No chance of coming back. Lowry hitting 3 pointers with a hand in his face.

  • NONONO

    always

  • vincent

    at least lin’s ppg will go up to 11.8

  • blubell
  • zxcvb

    They had a chance until you-know-who took over in the late 2nd and 3rd.

  • sws94

    Exactly, he takes bad shots and they fall. Not much you can do about that.

  • kauaiblue

    We (I mean us here) still got JLin… never count that boy out…

  • vincent

    lamb messed up the comeback at the start of the 4th as well

  • zxcvb

    Welp, Lin got his stats despite seflish players and suck-up coaching.

    I’m satisfied. This team won’t go anywhere with Kemba leading them, so who cares?

  • NONONO

    with limited mins and role

  • Whitman Lam

    Lamb and Hawes were deadweight in this game.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    clifford was raving about his signing early in the season. my gawd he’s clueless

  • Epie

    Cliff kills the momentum, Kemba gives the momentum to Raptors. Perfect combo.

  • vincent

    people say lamb is great, but ive been watching nearly every game the hornets have played… he is terrible to play with its like another kemba walker, but at SG

  • sws94

    Lamb shouldn’t try to facilitate. He’s really a mixed bag but not balanced towards the positive. Does some good stuff, but a lot of bad stuff.

  • Both JLin and Lowry got 21pts/6asts

  • KWC

    Just feels like Lin wasted his efforts because he always wants a win.

  • zxcvb

    Lamb has tons of talent, but he’s mentally weak — when guys hog, he doesn’t trust Lin to set him up. He hogs it, throws up a bad shot, then pouts on defense if it doesn’t go in.

  • vincent

    come on lin hit one more shot

  • zxcvb

    One guy playing off his teammates, one guy forced to play against.

  • vincent

    lets pad those stats lin

  • HVJoy

    But Lin wants to win!

  • Lefon Jang

    another assist!

  • blubell

    Assist

  • Alain Gervais

    wooooooooooo

  • vincent

    21 and 7 is a great game!

  • Lefon Jang

    great mind thinks alike!

  • kauaiblue

    JLin delivered, as usual…

  • vincent

    his season average can be 21 and 7 under MDA

  • Win

    I was right. I said Lin will have 40 mins.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    JEREMY LIN IS A STARTER

  • kauaiblue

    Outplayed the “stars” walker and lowry…

  • kauaiblue

    AGREED!

  • sws94

    Marvin is clutch.

  • JLin 7th assist to Marvin 3!!!!!
    only 6pts now

  • kauaiblue

    Some Chinese mogul has got to buy a team and let JLin start!

  • No doubt 😀

  • sws94

    Great assist and pushing ball by LIn to Marvin 3.

  • HVJoy

    NO DOUBT!

  • vincent

    yeah walker killed lins chances of getting 30 points

  • swijaya

    and TRUE PG

  • Epie

    Could Happen Again!

  • james brown

    its on coach actually, but i don’t see cliff clipping lamb this part of him facilitating.maybe that’s cliff plan and system, so i guess its not lamb fault, but if cliff trying to restraint lamb of this habit, then lamb is lost as to his capabilities.

  • blubell
  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    and a DEFENSIVE JUGGERNAUT 😀

  • swijaya

    Marv can hit big last minute shot(s)

  • vincent

    theres no way in h*** that lin doesnt get a starting job next year..

  • kauaiblue

    JLin has a quarter of the hornets’ points…

  • Alain Gervais

    Toronto makes some of the worse shots I’ve seen

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Lin still fighting

  • kauaiblue

    NBA cannot ignore jlin anymore… as his career goes on, the more the discrimination is apparent…

  • NONONO

    i see Kemba dancing around on defense

  • kauaiblue

    5-11 not bad… 3-13 from the “superstar?” well…

  • Whitman Lam

    Refs really have it out for Lin in this game. Got fouled a bunch of times, no call. Gets ticky tack fouls everytime he makes a defensive play.

  • HVJoy

    Time is running out. 🙁

  • zxcvb

    Got the stop, but bigs can’t rebound. Second chance — no shot blocker to contest.

  • kauaiblue

    That’s why we follow him… never give up…

  • Hans

    That’s Raptor’s O all day long, hitting tough tough tough shots…

  • zxcvb

    I disagree. This was actually a fair game, IMO. Well, relatively speaking.

  • Win

    And 1

  • Lefon Jang

    Walker and 1, 2 possessions game

  • zxcvb

    Imagine if Kemba just sat. Lin and Batum win this game easily. Lin alone wins it close.

  • Lefon Jang

    Nice trap by Lin and Williams

  • John Focker

    Lin with 7 asts now…

  • kauaiblue

    Walker is a liability…

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    kemba made a tough and-1. down 6 points with 37 seconds left

  • kauaiblue

    The fat lady is not ready just yet!

  • Lefon Jang

    Lets go Lin! Win this

  • kauaiblue

    5 points…

  • Win

    Let get a steal.

  • JLin is about to improve his starter stats to 18.1pts/4.9asts with 45%3PG in 12 games

    He is a STARTER indeed!

  • Dan Ang

    I don’t care what anyone say, Jeremy Lin is a star….base on all the coverage Lin is getting on camera. LOL

  • Lefon Jang

    Lee’s terrible on the full court press

  • HVJoy

    about time he contributes!

  • kauaiblue

    Nice! Against tough teams too!

  • kauaiblue

    That’s every game!

  • swijaya

    Similar good stats when he plays over 30 mins

  • kauaiblue

    Dam right!

  • Lefon Jang

    Raptors cant stop Lin coz they dont trap. Celtics cant stop Lin coz they have Evan Turner.

  • vincent

    yeah plus he plays alongside kemba for all of them

  • HVJoy

    proof is in the stats!

  • Win

    For sure!

  • Lefon Jang

    Yes Walker and 1

  • kauaiblue

    It’s not over!

  • james brown

    kw…lol!

  • Alain Gervais

    Kemba another and one

  • Win

    Yes and 1 again!

  • Dan Ang

    Yep, Lin don’t like the Trap! game. LOL

  • vincent

    wow kemba walker.. go figure

  • Lefon Jang

    and he missed the freebie

  • blubell

    Not clutch

  • kauaiblue

    Walker choke!

  • DaBoss

    OK gotta give him credit.

  • Win

    Choke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • kauaiblue

    Walker just don’t got it…

  • adele

    OF COURSE! He deserves to bra starter.

  • Whitman Lam

    Kemba only woke up in the last 5 minutes of the game.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    got stat padding skills but when the game is on the line…..

  • NONONO

    kemba crack in the big games

  • Alain Gervais

    Walker miss wow lowry miss

  • Win

    Need a 3!!!!!!!!!

  • blubell

    Lawry not clutch too

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Lin’s turn!

  • vincent

    kemba is such a damn hog

  • Dan Ang

    That’s cos Lawry’s a steakhouse!

  • vincent

    lets not give our best player the ball.. great strategy cliff

  • Win

    Disagreed. Lin pass him the ball. Gotta shot as no time left.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    kemba playing just for stats and it shows

  • Win

    Kemba Choke…….

  • Dan Ang

    not fair, he earned that shot.

  • kauaiblue

    He is not a plus for this team…

  • LAJane

    LOL. Has anyone noticed Tor’s substitutions at the end here…Biyombo, Valanciunas…no, now Biyombo…uh back to Valanciunas…oh..Biyombo…Valanciunas again… Gotta find some humor wherever it can be found 🙂

  • james brown

    always!

  • Win

    Well. At least good game for Lin. Starter next season!!!!

  • zxcvb

    LOL. Kemba just ain’t clutch. Total myth.

    They don’t even want to win. They just want to get Kemba’s volume stats up.

  • james brown

    no doubt!

  • zxcvb

    Only if MDA or (maybe) Sean Marks can save him.

  • Win

    I hate Corey Joseph so much.

  • Lefon Jang

    Lee let Joseph got away again

  • CaliUSMC

    What are the stats when he plays over 30?

  • Dan Ang

    East top 2 had a tough game against Charlotte. Hornets earned their respect!

  • Win

    Yea. Lee full court pass sucks.

  • kauaiblue

    Walker is a ball hog and choke artist… the more i watch, the more i dislike his game… they picked the wrong guy… oh yeah, he is boring to watch too…

  • DaBoss

    So can we finally please put to rest the talk about Lin as a force/x factor off the bench?! He has proven himself against the toughest teams in the league. Don’t want to hear it anymore – especially on a Lin fan site!

  • zxcvb

    Not really. Hornets look like a classic treadmill team. Can’t beat any top team…unless Lin is leading.

  • Win

    With out Batum too. Imagine if Clifford allow Lin to play 40 mins with Batum on the floor?

  • Lefon Jang

    Great game Lin! You’re a starter!!!!

  • kauaiblue

    Walker… boo!

  • Win

    I was right. Lin 40 mins!

  • sws94

    So you are the arbiter of opinion here? Wow. Take a positive game by LIn to make a dig at me. Uncool.

  • CaliUSMC

    4-16 is horrible…

  • Dan Ang

    That’s given. Don’t you want lemonade out of lemons? Sheesh!

  • Pete Roces

    somebody will be pissed, since he insists that Lin is better off to be the bench warmer, that guy …

  • adele

    Walker is not a winner.

  • DaBoss

    Don’t be so sensitive.

  • grover chang

    Toronto is good.

  • DaBoss

    You aren’t the only one who thinks that way.

  • zxcvb

    Kemba against top teams:

  • HVJoy

    Nah. “Small number of samples”, they will say.

  • heart

    Lee and KW played bad in this game. And of course, Cliff let the one guy who couldn’t shoot all game took the last moment shots! SMH!

  • sws94

    Can’t be happy about Lin’s game. Dig dig dig. Very mature of both of you. Well, I’m happy to see Lin play. So if you have to take digs. Dig on. But it’s pathetic.

  • MEL LIN

    no shots for the best player tonight

  • CJSHYY

    No Hornets sucks today…

  • Alain Gervais

    Very good defensively. made a lot of hard and late shots

  • John Focker

    True, he stat-padded really hard vs bottom feeder teams. Definitely earned it.

  • MEL LIN

    I know stupid

  • vincent

    so kemba took the last 4 shots and was 4-16… lets clap it up to our all star point guard here. He definitely deserves the most improved player don’t you guys think?

  • zxcvb

    They just empower their best players. Not great coaching, but with no Asian guy, there’s no race bias.

  • DaBoss

    What is wrong? We are all very happy about this game!

  • blubell
  • CJSHYY

    Cliff would rather loss than Let Lin took the last few shots.

  • CaliUSMC

    lol

  • grover chang

    52 wins. Toronto is good!

  • Pete Roces

    hooray for the bench warmer who outscored the stat padding all star PG

  • Pete Roces

    indeed

  • guest

    When your center has the most 3 point shot attempts…

  • 7iger

    Surprise! Surprise! The last minute all balls gone to Walk..

  • zxcvb

    Knicks game at MSG tomorrow. Maybe Lin’s freeze-outs can keep him fresh.

  • adele

    Wink wink. Face palm. Lol

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    gonna go right back to being an inefficient chucker next year when Lin isn’t on the floor to help him out. the hornets fans are gonna act shock

  • swijaya

    Curious to know KW stats vs play-off teams

  • blubell
  • guest

    actually, 2nd most. Walker 8, Kaminsky 7 attempts.

  • sws94

    Obvious dig is obvious.

  • CaliUSMC

  • DaBoss

    Actually just hoping that you can now see why Lin should be a starter, not a bench player. It is not a newfound revelation that he is a force in games,

  • LAJane

    Don’t respond to the provocations. Just let go of the rope.

  • blubell
  • james brown

    you can’t stop others for thinking differently from yours..just as others want to silence yours, if theres a disagreement, move forward and leave it that way!

  • sws94

    I’m not. Lin did well. But the team didn’t win. I’m happy with Lin’s performance tonight overall, not the game.

  • swijaya

    good strategy to bring down his stats, most improved player no more …

  • John Focker

    From brick factory to brick city == Most Improved!

  • HVJoy

    who was 4-16 FGM-A in this game!

  • adele

    They almost lose this game.

  • grover chang

    Lowry, Dragic, Lin. All three good point guards and all three slipped out of the stat guru, Daryl Morey’s hands.

  • sws94

    Of course you address me and not the one making digs. It’s just really annoying to be here sometimes.

  • DaBoss

    Great game for him as a starter …again. 🙂

  • swijaya

    Come on … No real surprise there

  • Dan Ang

    If you want tot talk about stats…yeah…he did the right thing in taking that shot.

  • CJSHYY

    Lowry is lucky one… he got the money, freedom on court & became All star.

  • sws94

    It’s not important to me as it is to you. He plays well I’m happy however he’s in the game. This game wasn’t as great as the Spurs game where he came off of the bench because they won that game. Playing well is playing well, you and others make this big deal about bench vs. starter that I just have a different opinion on. Instead of just disagreeing and moving on, this always come up with these little digs. It gets annoying.

  • DaBoss

    ok

  • james brown

    he doesn’t know the word restraint!

    if you don’t have it now, pass the ball!

  • HVJoy

    It seems a waste of his great performance in a team loss. We know Lin wanted a Win!

  • grover chang

    Maybe it’s a hockey influence in Canada.

  • LAJane

    Too bad it’s a loss, but as usual Lin GOT HIS! Why smog it up with gassing out some provocations. The guy you’re aiming at has never said Lin should come off the bench, but had his opinions about whether it matters when he always manages to be the difference maker anyway. Let us have some ummolested fun savoring Lin’s great performance tonight.

  • zxcvb

    Even though he plays SG, Lin continues to put up All-Star caliber stats as a starter (12 games this year).

  • heart

    This is the game that we can point to that Cliff rather lose w/ KW than have Lin win the game and be the hero. We always have a feeling that when KW can’t shoot well or shoot a lot even, the game somehow would turn out to be a loss. Bc Cliff/KW don’t adjust according to the game flow. It’s all about politics w/ Cliff and his own stats w/ KW.

  • zxcvb

    Dragic is luckier, IMO. Least talent of all 3 and bigger $$$ than Lowry.

  • sws94

    THey’re constant. If it isn’t here it is the other site. Why can’t they accept diversity of opinion and enjoy our guy stepping up. I said he does great as starter or bench player and his stats prove out he’s most effective at starter yet all they hear is I want him to be a bench player. And I’m sick of it.

  • james brown

    no way jose!

  • CaliUSMC

    He deserved the $.. he just peaked already.

  • zxcvb

    5y/92M??? No way.

  • CJSHYY

    But he didn’t get the respect & freedom on court like Lowry even he got the most money now.

  • zxcvb

    He got plenty. Just squandered it twice and still got a 3rd chance now.

  • grover chang

    If Walker made a few shots the game would look better but still a loss. What really hurt the Hornets was Walker’s defense. Raptor backcourt scored half the points.

  • NONONO

    it was like that since his contract got extended.

  • HVJoy

    Hope Lin’s turn will come soon.

  • Whitman Lam

    Walker and Lee. The difference was, the Raptors have big men who can protect the paint. Hornets only had Cody for a few minutes at a time.

  • CJSHYY

    Lin got almost the same stats like Lowry but he took less shots & control less ball… Hope he can be free next season.

  • DaBoss

    I believe you were the one who kept bringing up the bench vs. starter role. But you should let it go now.

  • cshot

    watching the hornets is so draining… lol wait its not as bad as last season

  • Alain Gervais

    Cliff said Lin had a good game but It cant just be him. Kemba looking at you bro

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    yup. a point guard playing as a SG while putting up the kind of number Lin does is unprecedented. just imagine if he’s allowed to play his natural position as a point guard…

  • sws94

    And thanks for the support, Jane.

  • CJSHYY

    I think he will otherwise it’s too unfair.

  • Steppen03- Lins Prime

    Great efforts!
    Just so close… At least we’ve put in the fight for the combat.

  • sport

    So Lin got his tonight then Walker just had to ball hog mode at the end and lose the game. I think it was Jimmy asking me why all the “hate” at Walker. Well I this game once again proved why. At a glance his average stats might look “good” but for those who have watched highlights and enough games they will know Kemba palys 40+ minutes every game while barely making 1/4 of the shots. This game’s 4-16 is already consider low in his shot attempts, he usually goes for 20-30 shot attempts just to pad his stats! And this is a non star player we’re talking about here!!

  • vincent

    he meant to say, “lin had a good game, but it can’t be only him which is why I took the ball out of his hands when he was hot.” Coach Clifford

  • HVJoy

    Who said Life is fair? 🙁

  • Dan Ang

    The key word is OPINION. Everyone is entitled to their opinions, even if it isn’t right. Don’t dwell on it.

  • Whitman Lam

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but Marvin bumped Terrence Ross on a 3 point attempt, and it was a foul with 3 FT. Lin got hit multiple times on multiple jumpshot attempts, NO FT’s.

  • LAJane

    Not to get too yoga on you, but really just let it go. The folks who don’t have a problem with your opinions are here…you just don’t hear much from them because these little mud fights are really tedious. Post, but don’t work so hard to stop others from misreading or bending meanings or taking out of context or exaggerating. The bell curve is undefeatable 🙂

  • zxcvb

    Yep. He’s so selfish. Statpadding against bad teams, bricking and stinking against top teams. Refuses to feed the hot hand if that hot hand is Lin.

  • CJSHYY

    True. But I still believe God is watching… Haha!

  • Dan Ang

    You’re preaching to the choir brother.

  • HVJoy

    Well said. In contrast, Lin was 5-11.

  • Whitman Lam

    And he DEMANDED a trade out of the sinking Phoenix Suns.

  • sws94

    I’m ok now. Breathe. I’m good. Thanks.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    you’re wrong cus Lin didn’t get a nose bleed.. refs only call it when they see Lin bleed

  • Alain Gervais

    Negativity is getting old.

  • zxcvb

    I’ve gotten used to it. At least they correctly called reach-ins on drives.

  • sws94

    I’m away from this part of the discussion on to the fun stuff. How he did tonight. I vented, I’m done. I’m good. Thanks.

  • Alain Gervais

    He had 8 fts though. Cant get all of them.

  • CJSHYY

    This is not new… smh!

  • DaBoss

    Can you just move on? It was not a dig, and you are not the only who posts that Lin should be a bench player.

  • grover chang

    True. Hornets frontcourt are not as strong. Hansbrough would be really important for the playoffs but he will not see a minute.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    well, at least when Lin apply for a starting job next year he can write in his resume, “as a starter last year, I’ve put up such and such numbers”

  • LAJane

    You’re welcome. But…don’t count on seeing it in a post very often ’cause usually when the provocations start I just walk away from the computer. Too childish. Also, so very very much not Lin.

  • sws94

    If Kemba played to his usual level, Hornets win. He played such a poor game tonight. I think Marvin had an uneven game, did some good things at the end. Lin, except for getting cold the 3Q, played solidly. I like that he had points and really good assists. Seems he made the adjustment to get the ball to the bigs. They were able to handle his passes tonight.

  • james brown

    you replied to them that’s was your choice and my point was RESTRAINT,

    you also dismissed the positive in my post for you? sometimes you have to know when and who to fight with…maybe i am also through with you.. hope you see the light in my suggestion, not only for you, but to others too!

  • BobbyH

    as a starter playing out of position last year …

  • grover chang

    Maybe Hornets get to second round. If lucky. Last two games shows team is not ready for elite teams.

  • vincent

    Lin should definitely get a starting position. Has been nothing but productive when getting the starting nod

  • blubell
  • sws94

    What do you think of his game? He plays strangely to me. He makes shots but I don’t know. And he missed 2 FTs and had a lane violation in the end of the game. That could have cost his team tonight.

  • CJSHYY

    True. They played so bad after watched these two games… I am not that high on their playoff anymore..if they continue to play like this then it’s first round exit.

  • sws94

    Very not Lin. I should take your lead. And Lin’s. I forget sometimes. Thanks so much.

  • CJSHYY

    After tonight game I think Lin & Kemba really had different opinion on game plan… it’s not going to work for their playoff. smh!

  • HVJoy

    For 2nd round in the playoffs, we definitely needs a favorable smile from Lady Luck!

  • BobbyH

    Right on.

  • sws94

    James, I was in a state. Sorry. You’re fine with me and thanks.

  • BobbyH

    Well, unless some miracles like the spurs one.

  • sws94

    Actually, Lin shines if he plays is my theme.

  • vincent

    Batum is really an x factor for the hornets. I believe if hes healthy and cliff lets lin finish games out (30 Minutes playing time) then the hornets will do well in the playoffs

  • james brown

    but if he got all correctly. game results differ!

  • noob

    Think Lin’s going to get 6th man of the year now?

  • Epie

    I think Lamb did more damage tonight. Hornets could’ve won if they didn’t mess up that stretch where lamb hogged the ball.

  • sws94

    But that’s not what I’m saying. Just telling you that for the record. Lin should play. His most expanded realizations have been starting, but he’s done great in other capacities as well.

  • vincent

    I hope so.. if they had won this game, then without a doubt he would have won it

  • CJSHYY

    Hope so but doubt…. Kemba & Batum will in charge not Lin.

  • sws94

    The call I wish they got right was Lowry’s charge into him. That was an obvious charge, not a block.

  • CJSHYY

    Vote end or not?

  • DaBoss

    Sorry, Jane – I usually enjoy your posts, but this is a Lin fan site and she’s constantly coming on here with obtuse, long-winded posts and if we disagree with her, she comes after us as you can see – and she must always have the last word. It’s not just on this site either. She dishes it out plenty, but can’t take it when other do not agree with her – THAT gets real old, real fast.

  • sws94

    He’s at the mercy of writers. So, I’m doubtful. I would love it if he did.

  • CJSHYY
  • DaBoss

    you always need the last word, right? – but ok.

  • sport

    Pretty sure they swallow their whistles even when there’s blood.

  • CJSHYY

    Why you think so?

  • james brown

    well, miami paid him so no argument

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    at the mercy of clifford is more like it

  • sws94

    Writers have their favorites. They don’t notice him or give him enough credit from what I’ve seen of them.

  • sws94

    Dragic only has shown glimpses of what he did in his great Phoenix year. I think the fit isn’t right. He had a system more suited for him in Phoenix.

  • DaBoss

    Lin should play. What does that even mean??

  • sport

    Not happening if Kemba gets to play his iso game. But it will be nice to see Lin flourish while Kemba crumbles like Harden playoffs.

  • heart

    Remember this game: Raptors vs Hornets 4/5/2016– KW choked on the final FT and on the last two 3ptr shots. Raptors stifled KW w/ their defense so he couldn’t shoot all game. What did Cliff do? He then designed three final plays for KW, yet he couldn’t come through. Remember, there was a game when Cliff had sat Lin almost the entire 4Q and inserted him in the last :22 seconds, and he made two winning shots!

  • dave lam

    Cavs and Raptors playing absolute best. Shows why they are #1 and #2 seeds in the East.
    The good news is the Hornets don’t play them until later rounds

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t know about others… but just got the feeling NY media push hard for him… ONLY NY truly loves him.

  • sws94

    Breathing.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    kinda feel sorry for the hornets next year without Lin cus they’re gonna see a whole lot more of today’s version of Kemba

  • james brown

    lin take shots when he sees he needs to take it, not for stat padding but for winning the game. he empower his teammates by acknowledging their contribution for he know that winning can’t be done by only one player, that why his shot is always best selected!

  • sport

    They’ve been watching for a few years now so they’re used to it.

  • CJSHYY

    Not surprised what Cliff did. First he’s not smart second he’s just do whatever his boss asked him to do. That’s the way for Hornets now & future. smh!

  • Joe what do you know

    They’ll get rewarded with a lottery pick. Don’t worry for them.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    true. but some of them act like they don’t know what’s going on. will probably blame the next guy that replaces Lin

  • CJSHYY

    They got used to it…

  • BobbyH

    When all the odds and hopes are gone, then the dragon surfaces. Wait till they loss 2 in a row and have no choice but let Lin play.

  • james brown

    lol!

  • grover chang

    Does seem like Hornets are happy to just be in the playoffs. Respect Lin’s game. If things are good or bad, he plays same. He always plays the right way and plays for the win. Personally very disappointed they did not win tonight. Lin usually wins when he gets the minutes.

  • rookie75094

    Mark my word…. KW will win the MIP award…….most incompetent player.

  • grover chang

    My favorite line from tonight’s game. Raptor commentator said with a sigh, “What is it with Lin and the Raptors?” The other commentator answered, “He is just a good player!”

  • james brown

    miami is not catering to him right now because of wade and bosh. he also needs the ball in his game that’s why he’s also lost, except whe injury befell on their star players.

    jlin on the other hand (if i may interject), learned that the ball will not always be given and he tries to play off the ball that’s why he’s effective even not catered!

  • CJSHYY

    I like it too. Haha!

  • xeroid

    Hornets’ defenses have a lot of holes, especially against pick and roll, I saw Jeremy Lin again and again defending both the picker and roller with no help from the bigs. He was double teamed on offense and defense.

  • james brown

    not when at the crucial minutes, agenda still is evident!

  • james brown

    they love it to the max!!!

  • CaliUSMC

  • james brown

    as if cliff story is everywhere to read so all can react quickly!!!

  • james brown

    fairly – YES, but with bias – no!

  • aras

    just checked and saw Lin had a great game! im happy bye now!

  • Bulldog

    They should have put Kaminsky as the power forward and move MW to small forward. JLin and Lee back court.

  • swijaya

    His over 30 mins pt stats – 18.6pts/5rbs/4.5asts/ with 47%FG 46%3PG in 16 games

    Very impressive indeed!!

  • james brown

    i think it will be a close fight between fair minded writers and those with agenda!LOL!

  • james brown

    He’s a factor too!

  • blubell
  • james brown

    batum is ok and also less minutes (PT) for KW

  • sws94

    yeah, I agree with all of that.

  • Bulldog

    And doesn’t play defense at all. Look at Lowry’s stat.

  • Uh-Oh

    You don’t forget just sometimes, from what I observed, you forget all the times.

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • james brown

    unlike harden, kw tries but lacks the fundamentals…need to strengthen it!

  • CJSHYY

    What’s wrong? Better rest tomorrow.

  • Uh-Oh

    If you choose to fell into the hole, then don’t blame people who dig the hole. It’s pathetic on your part too.

  • james brown

    he always gives his all allthe time

  • DX

    Why feel sorry, Hornets should be feel lucky for this year.

  • blubell

    Thanks. Featured 🙂

  • Linzen

    Didn’t watch the game. What happened? 😱

  • DX

    Now Lin’s 12 starting games are average 18.1 pts, 4.9 ast. 45.6% FG, 44.7% 3P% in 35.6 min.

  • Whitman Lam

    DeRozan had way more FT on way more shot attempts. He was doing a James Harden out there.

  • dave lam

    Good game by Lin. Raptors played better than Hornets. Tough matchup if they meet later in the playoffs

  • Uh-Oh

    Exactly!
    Just as some would pleaded or advocating diverse opinions, can he also pleaded for stop talking Lin as a backup? if you don’t like his pleaded then ignore! Just like some would ask others to ignore their posts if they don’t like to read it.
    I sincerely hope those remember what they preached!

  • sport

    Didn’t we see that huge swelling on his elbow for a while now? He still plays well even with these huge swells on his ankle and elbows.

  • Linzen

    Did he hurt his elbow?

  • blubell

    GD’s Highlights

  • sport

    It’s just a 6th man of the year award, Lin and fans should be looking at starting PG, all-star, Championship! 6th man are for bench players and Lin is a star who’s unfairly benched. That 6th man of award means nothing to those who knows they can lead their own team!

  • GoJLin!

    When JLIN did not have enough touches, someone said CHA need to feed the hot hand; now JLIN become hot hand, Clifford prefer the COLD hand; whatever, just wish JLin totally speedy recover, enjoy the playoff and has a wonderful FA selection!

  • Michael

    Wonder if Kemba was like this last year. Didn’t watch him so I can’t judge.

  • james brown

    but right now he’s at the bench so he’s playing great for that role. next FA, all star!

  • Michael

    I’ll try to come up with some fresh Negativity lol. Just kidding (stay positive, stay positive, stay..)

  • DaBoss

    Nope

  • Michael

    He has hands?

  • DaBoss

    He will do even better when he gets his starting PG job next year!

  • John Focker

    Game was objectively lost because of Kemba, not unlike many others…so trippin’s justified.

  • blueCypher

    Get the playoffs started already. I’m done with the regular season.

  • Michael

    I’ll give you childish…(poke poke poke) (¬_¬ ) ☞

  • sws94

    🙂

  • blubell
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    What’s the rush? They still big reason to win more games.

  • sws94

    Wow, Lin dissatisfied with his defensive energy. He doesn’t like losing.

  • Michael

    Wish the coach would intervene more, when KW’s shot’s aren’t falling he doesn’t bring that much more to the table.

  • always mature in his answers.

  • heart

    Even when he was the only showed any life in this game and did well, Lin always takes it hard when it’s a loss and responsibility for the team. He was the one that provided the spark, energy and offense throughout the game. Lin knows when to change the momentum, but he didn’t have the rock in his hand to do it in most possessions in crunch time. Don’t feel bad Lin, this loss is on Cliff and KW.

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin and frank. Everyone else was absent

  • heart

    Lin was the key. He created for Kam and others and scored himself to keep Hornets in the game when it really counts.

  • sws94

    I think Lee had his usual game. DeRozan is tough to guard and he did a very good job guarding him tonight. I agree with Lin, team lacked defensive intensity. I don’t really think anything was wrong with his energy.

  • Alain Gervais

    I didn’t say he wasn’t .

  • sws94

    Yes.

  • Alain Gervais

    Lee is always what Lee i. Very dependable. Lamb is the opposite. Al as well.

  • CJSHYY

    It’s hard for him bc his teammates didn’t play well even they played team ball tonight.

  • DX

  • DaBoss

    Most of the players Lin has played with really like and respect him. It’s only the jealous losers like Melo, Harden, and Kobe that don’t like Lin.

  • JAD2456

    Yes, I did. Everyone is welcome to tweet and email it! Thank you all!

  • DaBoss

    Weird and uncomfortable to watch.

  • james brown

    he always man up and at least contributing to the cause of hornets!

  • KHuang

    Yes, when Lee is overmatched he is OVERMATCHED.

  • Alain Gervais

    He did a decent job. Derozon hit a lot of tough shots.

  • CJSHYY

    Got this from the other side…fan in tonight’s game.

    1. I did not know Lin going to start because of Batum’s injury. So when they introduced Lin in starting line up, you guys could picture how surprise I was. jaw drop!! Lol!

    2. Lin was super calm and relaxed through the entire game. He was distance from the team gathering. Always at the very outer perimeter of the circle, till very end of the last couple time out. I think he was trying to focus and tune himself out of the noises again.

    3. During the entire, Lin was comfortably playing Clifford ‘s game system. He could turn on and off his own offensive game seamlessly and that was very impressive!! So I think our boy is really ready now.

    4. After Lin scored a 3’s at beginning of 2Q, ball went to Raptors procession, ball was out of bound at Raptors end, Raptors’ Head. Coach pat Lin’s back while Lin passing by. I remember he did that and talked to Lin too while Lin played for Lakers. So, I do think he likes Lin. Lin to Raptors!!!?? No, Toronto is too cold. Not ideal for California boy. lol.

    5. Lin was very fast! His first step was legit!! I know a lot of people posted that repeatedly after watched his game. I don’t mind to repeat that again. Because it is really impressive!!!

    6. I think we can say Lin’s 3’s is back officially. His shooting at first half was just flawless!! Just beautiful!!!

    7. Lin received the biggest cheers among Hornets players during introduction. We were surrounded by all die-heart Raptors fans. But I hear those significant welcome noises from the distance, and that was good to see.

  • CJSHYY
  • james brown

    i like this :
    “3. During the entire, Lin was comfortably playing Clifford ‘s game
    system. He could turn on and off his own offensive game seamlessly and
    that was very impressive!! So I think our boy is really ready now.”

    jlin’s ability to know when to score and when to let his teammates be involve, a complete PG!

  • james brown

    lol!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    McHale hinted he was stabbed in the back by Harden.

  • sws94

    He did and Lee forced him into some bad shots or giving up the ball.

  • CJSHYY

    Can’t believe Mc will say this… but I love it. LOL!

  • DaBoss

    McHale picked the wrong player to trust – Harden didn’t respect him at all.

  • CJSHYY

    It’s Morey not Mc…he’s just a puppet.

  • DaBoss

    That too.

  • bolero

    casey was JLin HC at Mavs summer league I believed

  • sws94

    GSW having a hard time with the Wolves. Game is almost tied with Curry in foul trouble with about 2 minutes left.

  • CaliUSMC

    whoa they caught back up? guess i’ll tune in again

  • Rick Johnson
  • KHuang

    McHale got what he deserved:

    a FIRING courtesy of James Harden, the one guy Mchale trashed Lin in order to butter up to.

  • sws94

    They just changed a call in GSW’s favor. From a blocking foul to offensive foul against Wolves.

  • heart

    IMO, McHale is still bitter and he’s firing back in a backhanded way using the media outlet.
    My interpretation:
    “I love Cury.”– I don’t like Harden.
    “Just love how he shoots.”– Instead of shooting, Harden refs bait.
    “How he moves the ball.” – Harden Iso
    “How he doesn’t have a big beard and isn’t named James.”– Curry doesn’t need to hide his face bc he’s Curry, the true MVP & best shooter.

  • sws94

    He did. I don’t feel sorry for McHale. He disrespected Lin every chance he got.

  • KHuang

    Morey wasn’t the guy that axed McHale.

    Owner Les Alexander, likely still seething from the toxic way McHale and Morey treated Lin, was the one who kicked McHale out. Morey had nothing to do with it.

    Les Alexander should have fired McHale on the spot for yanking Lin off the court in that Portland playoff series.

  • james brown

    if that is the case, Les also has to fire his FO morey?

  • sws94

    To me, GSW doesn’t look invincible anymore. They look tired. They’ll probably get 73 wins but they look like they need to rest some key players to be fresh for the playoffs.

  • sws94

    OT in GSW

  • james brown

    McHale is SOUR!!! take the consequences of his past deeds! what you sow, you will reap, he created a monster so he has to take he bite!

  • DX

    Long Highlights form JunLiu

  • james brown

    i think, they are scouted well now, that’s why invisibility is now flimsy!

  • vincent

    they havent been playing well recently. I really hope the spurs win the championship this year. Can’t not root for them its like rooting for lin

  • DaBoss

    Salty! Lol.

  • yes, McHale spoiled Harden like a diva and blamed Lin as a scapegoat unfairly.
    Then Harden turned on him to be the scapegoat

    McHale created a monster who ate him and spat him out.
    Hard to feel sorry for him

    But I enjoy these commentaries :}

  • vincent

    If lin could go to Spurs and average 15 a game I would be so happy alongside Kawhi and Aldridge.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    dynasty!

  • DaBoss

    It will happen soon

  • sws94

    They may lose this game. Green has just fouled out and they are down in OT. This is the one game they can lose to still get the record. Then they can’t lose any more.

  • vincent

    Yup 🙂 also pop would treat Lin very well and would know how to play him just enough not to get injured

  • blubell

    Thanks!

  • DX

    Thank you! Just a little fast this time.

  • james brown

    at least bscott know that he will be the target of backstabbing that’s why he will not like to be on the same foxhole with his players!

    LOL!

  • vincent

    dang the warriors are so clutch lol

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Pop is da man! he treats ALL players equally. so if Lin produce, he’s gonna be a star on the Spurs team

  • james brown

    hope so if that will be jlin’s decision!

  • sport

    Lets wait and see, if Spurs really want Lin they will give him a big contract but bottomline, Lin needs to start with Kawhi and Aldridge to make their new big 3.

  • vincent

    Yeah I want Lin to play with MDA for 1 season and average 20 and 7 then go to SPurs for remainder of his career and play good solid team ball

  • DX

    Lin lost his shoes again at 4:35. Really don’t like Adias, maybe should switch to Nike especially after Kobe retired.

  • vincent

    Yeah. I would rather Lin play for MDA first then join spurs when Tony Parker is relegated to the bench

  • sws94

    GSW looks like they are losing tonight.

  • Yascar

    Get the feeling they peaked too early? They will have to bring it in the playoffs to repeat. I think they are definitely beatable now, especially by the Spurs.

  • CJSHYY

    Feel the same… even I lives in bay area….

  • jimmyL

    Curry shooting awful tonight

  • vincent

    yeah I think they burned themselves out in the reg season

  • jimmyL

    theres only one ball to go around 15 might be pushing it

  • sws94

    124-117 Wolves win. They can’t lose any more games to get the record. They now have 9 loses, Bulls had 10 in their record season.

  • CJSHYY

    They lose.

  • jimmyL

    rubio play good defense?

  • jimmyL

    even curry will have bad shooting nights here and there

  • CJSHYY

    Of course, he’s human after all…LOL!

  • rookie75094

    Warriors lost to the timber pups …lol

  • vincent

    yeah but you have to think that pop is not gonna play 100 percent against them in either games to rest his starters

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    wow, i love Bruce Lin movies! mchale betrayed Bruce Lin and ended getting stabbed in the back by Bearded Bolo!

  • sws94

    Trying to break the record is wearing them out. They are pressing now, things aren’t coming together with the ease they use to. While the Spurs are purring along. They’ll go for undefeated at home, but it isn’t as much pressure.

  • jimmyL

    exactly so we can give kemba a break tn lol

  • sws94

    Curry missed a lot of shots he usually makes. I guess Rubio did. I didn’t really notice and only watched the last 6 minutes of regulation and the OT.

  • yes, Kerr recently admitted the pressure to break the record is getting to them.
    Spurs is very experienced, just following the process and their system to be ready for the championship run

  • zxcvb

    Maybe in 5 years! Lin needs a chance to show what he can do. If fully empowered with a remotely decent team, he can absolutely put up 22/8 for a 1st/2nd seed.

  • Alain Gervais

    History is quite heavy. They are putting way too much energy on this record. May way on them in the playoffs

  • CJSHYY

    Kemba still needs some improvement so gave him some advice it’s good for him since he wants to get the most improved player, right? LOL!

  • Rick Johnson

    They play the Spurs twice. They can’t lose anymore games to beat the Bulls record. Wonder if Pop rests his starters?

  • vincent

    its gonna be tough for them. when they have 3 games left to play and two of the games are against the spurs

  • Alain Gervais

    He may. I don’t think he cares

  • vincent

    well i hope pop goes undefeated at home

  • rookie75094

    Agree…they may have drain themselves. .. at least they still have one more chance to break the record

  • Steppen03

    Great Scotts,
    Shabazz Muhammad destroyed GS Warriors tonight! Is it possible: Can they go 3-0 rest of the way ??
    Can Hornets go 4-0 to close out the regular season ?? Grab that 4th Seed and get home court.

  • zxcvb

    Warriors getting some mental/physical fatigue. Also, Towns is fantastic, creates so many problems inside.

    Pop knows what he’s doing with his “rest games” for starters.

  • CJSHYY

    2 vs Spurs? Wow! It’s going to be very interesting games.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    wow. #4 is interesting. the raptors’ head coach and FO has always had an eye on Lin

  • vincent

    Lebrons probably licking his chops seeing that the warriors and spurs will probably exhaust themselves trying to win the western conference

  • zxcvb

    Probably tie the Bulls. Either way, Kerr gets to keep the record!

  • rookie75094

    They have 4 games left to play fyi

  • zxcvb

    I don’t know about that. Unless Kyrie sits, the Cavs look awfully vulnerable. If Kemba didn’t play at all, I’d pick the Hornets over the Cavs w/ Kyrie in a 7-game series.

  • vincent

    which is the third game? I know one is vs memphis

  • vincent

    lol fair point, but Kemba WILL play make no mistake about it

  • zxcvb

    Then it’ll be a SWEEP. Or 5 games if Lin actually gets to play PG in one game.

  • vincent

    maybe toronto could win, but idk man lebron always seems to come out on top in his conference

  • rookie75094

    They are 69 and 9…there are 82 games

  • zxcvb

    Towns’ defense was more impressive. When he was switched onto Curry, Steph had all sorts of problems. Even airballed a shot.

  • zxcvb

    The man is still the single best player in the NBA.

  • rookie75094

    2 vs spurs..and 2 vs memphis

  • vincent

    no question about it

  • Arsenium12 .

    I liked Jack Armstrong, one of the TV commentators, talking about Lin (starting at 2:10 mark in video) :

    “He’s having a good pro career. …. He’s carved out a nice little niche for himself. ….. He’s a good player.”

    These guys (Armstrong and Matty Devlin) are the same ones who called the Raptors – Knicks game (in Feb, 2012) when Lin scored the 3-pt shot with 5 tenths of a second left.

  • John Focker

    Word. Kyrie is better than Kemba at streetballing, but the two are both net-negatives for their teams.

  • John Focker

    It’s debatable, I can see how many wins came dirty, as witnessed last game vs Hornets and last playoffs (vs Celtics and Hawks).

  • CJSHYY

    Raptors really high on themselves now… they will really win the Eastern Final? I thought Hornets has good chance but after these two games lose…. smh!

  • John Focker

    Early in the season when someone from the press said that Kemba will be the X-factor…he’s actually correct: if Kemba for any reason can’t play or plays with a diminished role, the Hornets have better flow and become more likely to win. Cases in point: the Cavs game and then the Spurs game.

    Kemba’s the X-factor indeed.

  • CJSHYY

    Just saw Lin’s post game interview, He looked very unhappy about the lose & Kemba too….Well, if no Kemba today, Lin himself sure could bring the win today but…. smh! BTW, just watched the highlight & Raptors commentators were very high on Lin. I think they like him.

  • LAJane

    Corey Joseph stepped on his heel as Lin was slashing through. Stripped the shoe off. Warp speed took precedence 🙂

  • John Focker

    Raptors is one of the teams that know Linsanity the best, ever since that buzzer-beater three on Calderon.

  • CJSHYY

    True, they still talked about that game today…. Well, Lin had almost the same stats like Lowry today but w less ball & less time to control the ball.

  • swijaya

    Only if Lin is playing more PG role n this game (or any games).
    Very true that Lin is big men’s friend, see his assists to Al, Frank, Hawes, Zeller, Marvin

  • Rick Johnson

    Got in late. Hope they have enough energy to do well against the Knicks.

    https://twitter.com/hornetslmartin/status/717591026584530944

  • CJSHYY

    Newark? Why to NJ? So late…

  • Arsenium12 .

    It’s only about 15 – 20 miles from the Newark airport to Madison Square Garden. Teams use that airport when playing the Knicks and Nets.

  • JoeTeam

    gsw will have to go 4-0 to get the record. 3-1 = tie

  • CJSHYY

    Oh! I see. Thanks.

  • JoeTeam

    pop will fight for the home win, and he may give the GSW game to GSW.

  • JoeTeam

    they will probably contest the home game.

  • JoeTeam

    wigs, shabbazz, Towns, and Levine were great.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    and much closer, less traffic than JFK airport.

  • CJSHYY

    So you two are from east coast?

  • JoeTeam

    Wiggins and Towns were great. Rubio and Towns traded off on Steph and it was great. I don’t know why Kerr didn’t try to foul Rubio out as he had 5 fouls on his for the final stretch and OT. DGreen and KT made a couple of key TOVs to finally lose the game. Local radio and Kerr both said they played too loose after the first 6 mins (Barnes was amazing!). Kerr said they tried to do circus, which meant they didn’t do the easy pass but tried to wow the crowd. I saw that 2nd half run back as the breaking point, and Steph wasn’t really shooting well all night, even in warmups.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Newark is in the north east part of New Jersey and it is actually very close to Manhattan NYC…

  • adele

    They can’t win games anymore against playoffs teams because Kemba has to get his stats no matter what. As what I’ve been saying, this is Kemba’s team. Lin is just merely passing through here. He will help the team but only as much as they want him to. I think Lin already accepted that fact and adjusted to his role in this team. He will move on and so are we.

  • grover chang

    Curry asked Jordan if they should go for the regular season record. Jordan said, “Go for it!” I wonder if he said that with a smirk?

  • joyce ward
  • joyce ward
  • joyce ward

    Still the same drama with the media. They have lin the headlines when there is a loss.smh

  • joyce ward

    I guess the loss headlines picture of Lin balances it off with this picture.smh

  • Brent Yen

    At least this picture is nice…LOL

  • joyce ward

    Yeah, even though it has all of that Illuminati symbols with the left eye being covered in a purple patch. LOL

  • joyce ward
  • Brent Yen

    LOL….Doesn’t disappoint is an understatement…

  • Brent Yen

    With Kyrie, Hornets have chance

  • joyce ward

    Yeah…huh….LOL

  • joyce ward

    You know what I can’t figure out is why is this big push agenda from F/O to make KW something that he is not. They have a campaign now to have to try to get him the Most Improved Player Award., and he is clearly not. His 3 point shot range is better, but he is not efficient in it. They are kind of going overboard and are really looking silly. smh

  • Brent Yen

    Maybe it was Kemba’s agent who pushed for those? who knows….I think this campaign is doing more harms than good..

  • Sesshie

    He’s the face of the franchise, so they probably wants him to win something. If not all-star, then some player award to get recognition.

  • CJSHYY

    Exactly. Bc next year will be Batums’s turn.

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! Can’t agree more at least to me. I hate it. LOL!

  • Thanks for the analysis CJ, I’m glad Lin put on a performance last night. Must have been a fun game to watch live with Lin playing great.

  • It was a pretty magnificent game from Lin last night. He looks so comfortable when he starts, he takes advantage of this opportunity which is awesome. His shot looked mighty good even though he didn’t make a jumper in the 2nd half. I’m looking forward to tonight’s game against the Knicks. Hornets has to get back to winning ways and regain momentum.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Kemba Walker is not a game changer. He is benefited from the team instead of benefiting the team.
    When Lin leaves the team next season, Kemba Walker will have to show his true worth in defense and offense of the Hornets. This is perhaps his last season to shine.

  • Brewkowski

    That purple patch looks like a shark… Cool.

  • Rick Johnson
  • sws94

    Having not watched Kemba every game last season, I can’t say if he is or is not based on whoever else is in the consideration. FWIW, the people on Hornets boards think he has improved. However, some still have a lot of problems with his game. He can still be very much improved, but still has a way to go as a player. Last night he was awful.

  • heart

    Did you guys/gals see Raptors trap/double team KW last night? They did double teamed Lin. Their bigs played good defense in the lane to prevent anyone from driving to the basket. And they knew when to provide spacing for their guards to drive into Hornets paint. They blocked Lin, KW, Lee and defended others to get easy baskets, and they got most of the rebounds. W/ that said, they focused on getting the rock out of Lin’s hands, and yet he was still able to create for his teammates while playing off the ball. Yet, KW couldn’t even get his shots up and choked on his final FT. Cliff still had the nerve to keep KW in almost the entire game and drew up plays for him to take the last two 3ptr shots which KW couldn’t make them. That’s pure politics right there! Instead of playing winning basketball, Cliff allowed opponents to have a field day by continued playing KW when he obviously was struggling against opponents stifled defense. Raptors game planned to take out Hornets offensive rhythm w/ their good defense. Lin overcame and even thrived, but the franchise player, KW, could not and did not overcome the pressure.
    Note: You hardly saw KW drove into the heart of defense (paint) to make wrap around passes nor create easy shots for his teammates. When he does make a pass or assist, it’s out of set plays. But on his own creativity, he cannot do it or rarely, IMO.

  • HVJoy

    I believe that Hornets desperately attempt to raise KW’s stature (who as you know, is not considered a top PG) after they failed to push him into the All Star games this season.

    As the All Star games will be in Charlotte in 2017, this is both a marketing as well as a “basket” move by the management. I agree that it makes the front office “looking silly”.

  • CJSHYY
  • spiderman

    They tend to do that EVEN in games he does not play

  • sws94

    Lin will play injured 🙁 Batum may not play. Thanks.

  • sws94

    Wish they had put, Lin does great but rest of team didn’t play on decent level and we lost. Well, maybe not but at least acknowledge how well he played.

  • DX

    If can make choice, would rather Lin play today’s game than yesterday’s.

  • grover chang

    Outside of Charlotte, does anyone pay good money to watch kemba play. I never thought of him as a star in this league. Lin plays off the bench but people pay to see him.

  • grover chang

    Please Lin sit out. Knicks stink and Hornets could beat them without Lin.

  • HVJoy

    I used to get angry when Houston Chronicles blatantly put Lin’s photo up for reports in most Rockets’ losses. Hornets, in contrast, is not as bad in bringing down his image.

  • Sesshie

    Hornets will try to win or lose with KW. As far as they’re concerned, making the playoffs is a success for the season, compared to last year, especially losing one of their cornerstone players at the beginning of the season. I don’t think they care very much about the ranking or expect to move onto the second round of the playoffs. Winning isn’t their first priority, as demonstrated by how they use JLin this year. Getting into the playoffs is good enough to keep the fans happy.

  • DX

    Cliff will keep doing this until Hornets decide moving KW which unlikely. So Lin just showcase himself and prepare for next season.

  • grover chang

    I’m surprised Jordan is not more vocal. He was such a competitor. He never stopped. Whenever he was asked the score of the game, his answer was always 0-0.

  • HVJoy

    Unfortunately for Lin, the ambition of Hornets is “getting into the Playoffs is good enough”.

    Lin was able, despite the limited PT and improper use, to excel and help the team secure a Playoffs berth! I am so proud of Lin. Go, Lin!

  • sws94

    Rarely does a player who is probable not play. If he does, will Cliff limit his minutes? Probably not. He’ll probably play a lot especially if Batum doesn’t play.

  • CJSHYY

    I think it’s very likely Lin will play. Cliff will not let him sit out since they lose 2 games already. I would rather Lin sit out this game but plays vs Boston.

  • vincent

    just watched the game. The raptors commentators were talking about Lin like he was playing for Toronto lol. Its great to see other team’s high on Lin’s game

  • Sophie Paris

    He’ll play

  • Sophie Paris

    And play tough for the playoffs. May pass first round

  • donsmacau

    Appears Hinkie under a bit of pressure from his boss, Jerry Colanagelo this season in Philadelphia
    http://www.libertyballers.com/2016/4/5/11370978/sam-hinkie-zach-lowe-podcast-rebuild-the-process-andrew-bynum
    Sam Hinkie: “I lost 20 pounds from the stress of losing this season”

    Sam Hinkie: “I think generally I’ve done a fair bit more media since December, it’s been one of the things Jerry has suggested I do. I think he’s probably right… It’s one of the things he’s encouraged me to do and sort of coached me on occasion about, which is to be out there more and to try to help people understand where we are, why we’re here and where we’re going, rather than let the vacuum sort of linger and let people fill it with whatever they’d like.”

    Sam Hinkie has lost his power in Sixers organization. All decision making goes through Colangelo and his eyes/ears Mike D’Antoni

  • donsmacau

    If Kemba/Al/Frank/Clee played like they did last night, without JLIN in the lineup — it is not automatic that Hornets win against Knicks starters and bench.

  • new NYK game thread
    http://www.jlinportal.com/g78-cha-nyk-game-thread/

    With 5 games left, the Hornets would need to win the majority of the games in order to have a chance to secure a home-court advantage as the 3rd or 4th seed in the first round of playoff. Jeremy Lin showed why he can be a true starter in the NBA after finishing with 21pts/7asts/4rebs in 40 minutes with 4-6 sharp-shooting from 3pt land. Had Kemba shoot slightly better than 4-16, the Hornets would have a chance to win the game vs the Raptors

    1. JLin continued to raise his starter stats in 12 games to an impressive 18.1pts/4.9asts with 45%3PG. Hopefully it will impress many teams convincing them that he is a true starter in the NBA when given the chance. The impressive part is he doesn’t need to always have the ball in his hands to play well

    2. Would Lin play a lot due to a swollen elbow (elbow bursitis) in the next night vs the Knicks?

    Let’s go, JLin! Let’s hope and pray JLin continue to hit his stride and carry the momentum to lead to big wins.

    http://i0.wp.com/www.jlinportal.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Lin_LINE_LetsGo.jpg?resize=131%2C126

  • grover chang

    The TV crew acted the same way. Often I saw close ups of raptor players then Lin then raptor players. Rest of league knows Lin is the most interesting hornet to show on TV.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    this was always the plan for Lin so there’s really no need to complain about Kemba.

    I personally couldn’t care less whether the Hornets win or lose..As long as Lin does well, I sleep well..If Lin plays well and team wins, then that’s great, but not necessary for me..

    Although Lin doing well while Hornets makes it deep into the playoff because of Lin, could be a good thing for Lin since he could calim he was the reason Hornets was so good thus more team willing to offer Lin starting PG spot.

    Hornets is Kemba’s team…Lin is here to take care of business and move on…The good news is Lin is finishing strong and I’m hoping he will get at least 1 team to offer him a starting spot.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    From his stats, he was very inefficient last year and the year prior.

    Only shot above 40% once in 4 seasons before this year….Shot 38%FG last year and 39% the previous year.

    So yes, Kemba has improved greatly as for efficiency…but he hasn’t improved on PG skills like passing and getting his teammates easy buckets….He’s still a shoot-first guard with elite ball-handling skills which is really what got him in this league. If Kemba didn’t have his handle, he’d be playing in the D-League or somewhere in Europe or China.

  • adele

    Kemba needs his stats for the www movement.

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