G8 NYK @CHA Game Thread

Jeremy Lin finally had his 1st Hairsanity game with 19pts/3ast/1r in 27 min (6-11 shooting, 6-8 FT, 1-5 3pt shooting with 1 fouled resulting in 3FTs)
Coach Clifford chose to close with JLin due to his superb defense on Kevin Martin who was completely shut down with 4TOs.
Credit Coach Clifford for recognizing and praising JLin’s shutdown defense.

More importantly, he played JLin non-stop during crunch-time for 16:35 (4:35 left in Q3 and the whole 4th quarter) to produce a big Win.
He admitted looking for opportunity to insert the hot-shooting JLamb 8-10 with 18pts but decided against it.

So defense and aggressive shooting will be JLin’s calling card to earn Playing Time.

Will a determined JLin continue his strong game in the 2nd night of back-to-back game vs the Knicks?
The Knicks surprisingly won against the Raptors so they can be a dangerous team.

Let’s hope JLin continues to regain his shooting touch (esp. 3pt shooting) back and be the most lethal scorer by repeatedly going to the FT line.

Let’s go, JLin!


Game link

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    • Sunny Sullenberger

      1st
      JLin,keep up the good work

    • NONONO

      NONONO

    • Lx

      xxasdsa

    • NONONO

      Go Lin! Question #1. Does anyone have an idea why Lin wanted go back to NY although we all know (?) Anthony does work with him?

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      LOLOLOL Finally new thread!

    • Spot

      4th!

    • NONONO

      Sorry, Anthony DOES NOT WORK with him.

    • Spot

      This one is tough. Back to back and flying all over the country.

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Nop. You are 5th:-)

    • Spot

      Why? I only see 3 users before me 🙂

    • NONONO

      HOME sweet home?

    • FrankW

      1st Sullenberger
      2nd NONO
      3rd Lx
      4th JLin Fan
      5th Spot

      Try harder grasshopper Spot, once you catch fly with chopstick you will be first.

    • You missed a @disqus_IFBkFbRLrH:disqus … actually 2 :]

    • orLinaryjoe

      Bench player checking in!

    • He’s extra- @orLinaryjoe:disqus 🙂

    • orLinaryjoe

      Mods don’t count. Insider information, lol.

    • orLinaryjoe

      I do what I can in limited minutes!

    • Spot

      These puns are starting to get viral 😀

    • FrankW

      Back to back for Knicks too. Could be bench vs. bench for the win.

    • zxcvb

      Karl and Cousins breaking apart in SAC…again. If someone goes, it’ll be Karl. I’d love to see Lin play for Karl or MDA in Brooklyn. Clifford is leagues better than BS, but Lin needs a modern coach with an attacking, guard-driven approach.

    • JJ Hui

      I am 10th!

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      LOLOLOLOL I almost called @psalm234:disqus out for such a sneaky new thread. I was still checking the posts when he posted the the thread. That tells you how much insider info I received:-)

    • orLinaryjoe

      Hahaha. Just teasing as my usual self.

    • blubell

      I am not first!

    • Spot

      Oops, I forgot that.

      Charlotte bench is far better than the Knicks’ one. Starter must stay in the game at the beginning.

    • Spot

      We can delete the other comments before yours 😉

    • orLinaryjoe

      Benched!

    • Spot

      Give her towels to throw!

    • blubell

      I can mark all of the posts below me as spam/delete and black list everyone but then I would be the only poster… lol.

    • blubell

      Okay, I’ll just sit right next to Jeremy 😛

    • Spot

      You win!

    • Rzo Vlade

      nazziiiiii

    • better not bring any acupuncture needles :]

    • blubell

      Starting or not starting?

    • CJSHYY

      Of course. starting.

    • blubell

      why, what happens if i bring acu needles? spell it out for me!

    • Sunny Sullenberger

      of course,PJH is gonna start cuz CC likes the bench as it is LOL. Well, starter quality bench player JLin, I feel you. Just keep producing, and you will be a starter, hopefully.

    • TTNN

      if PJ is not starting, he will not have PT…. LOL

    • you will get this acu-Lin-face :]

    • Spot

      Good for him. Not for the team.

    • KHuang

      Good and bad.

      He’ll get destroyed by the Knicks starters, but at least Lin and Lamb will be kept together.

    • KHuang

      Clifford IS a modern day coach.

      Karl and D’Antoni are old school compared to Clifford.

    • KHuang

      Lin won’t ever start for Charlotte unless injuries knock out the starters.

      Lin is better off with the bench.

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      I know. No worries! Just having fun here before the game.

    • Bearness

      I call Linsanity tonight!

    • blubell

      Hairsanity!

    • Bearness

      Coach cliff is going to let Lin loose against his old team. 20+ points 7+ assists!

    • blubell

      If his 3s splashes in, he’ll reach 20+points easily. Assists on the other hand are up to his teammates…

    • as expected, same starting lineup
      Hope Lin/Lamb can shine again for the 2nd night. Hairsanity rules!

      https://twitter.com/hornets/status/664589800284880896

    • sws94

      B2B, I don’t know about their bench guards and defenders. If Lin’s shots fall, great. If not, they have rim protectors so his layups may be altered against them.

    • CJSHYY

      That’s good bc if coach really starts Lamb, some Lin’s fans will go nuts…. PJ is not the problem.

    • Bearness

      Maybe Lin will do an off the backboard assist to himself? =)

    • sws94

      If PJ wasn’t playing Lamb would have started. If Kemba is out, Lin starts at PG.

    • CJSHYY

      Ya! I think so.

    • blubell

      That still doesn’t count as an assist lol.

    • yes, there’s actually a positive if Lamb starts.
      He won’t be as effective without Lin feeding him & giving him space to shoot

    • sws94

      I think yes and that neither Lin or Lamb get enough touches with the starters. PJ starting helps both. Both could use more PT and I hope Cliff cuts down the starters PT and increases Lin and Lamb as the season goes on. 28 or more for Lin, 25-27 for Lamb.

    • John Focker

      Lamb won’t be effective because Batum would hog the ball and the shots.

    • occupatio

      how will lin fare against their big bigs? will there be drives tonight ?

    • Bearness

      I know. Just saying. =P

    • yes, Batum and Kemba will dominate & not pass enough

    • sounds like a good plan.

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Sooner or later this is going to happen.

    • KHuang

      Patrick Ewing, TRAITOR.

      Praising Porzingis but trashes Kaminsky even though Kaminsky outplayed Porzingis this summer and in preseason.

    • occupatio

      ewing cant see himself in kam. pretty straightforward bias.

    • CJSHYY

      What? trashes Kaminsky ? Today?

    • KHuang

      Ewing was trashing Kaminsky this summer after a single practice.

      Ewing said that Kaminsky was out of shape and not ready for the NBA.

      Then Kaminsky went out and DOMINATED Summer league with Ewing as his “coach”.

    • Sundown

      Knicks feed is sure nice to Lin so far (though the game hasn’t actually started.)

    • sws94

      Mike Breen and Frazier don’t trash players. Breen is a great announcer and Frazier is fun, he’s a good color commentator. They wouldn’t trash Lin, they were calling the games for Linsanity.

    • Sundown

      Nice break from some of the ignorant announcer teams.

    • blubell
    • sws94

      So far, I’ve only disliked Atlanta. I didn’t like the Chicago color commentator that much but he wasn’t that bad. Atlanta was horrible. Minny was nice to Lin, actually praising him.

    • blubell
    • blubell
    • blubell
    • Sundown

      Minny was pretty good. Get a bit tired of the “what’s up with the hair?” and “Linsanity happened a long time ago in New York” comments. But they were pretty good during the game.

    • CJSHYY

      He’s wrong. On 11/17 not today.

    • wandertheglobe

      I thought Hornets are playing at home?

    • sws94

      Hmmm, doesn’t sound like Breen. But it is Clyde Frazier next to him.

    • I thought so too .. so I fixed the Game Thread title.
      It’s MSG!

    • Alain Gervais

      Slow start again

    • Sundown

      Marvin Williams plays fearless. Like that.

    • blubell

      No you were right. It is a home game. The tweet is wrong. NYK @ CHA

    • KL

      Same old. Batum TOs. Kemba, Hairston bricking.

    • LAJane

      I’ll take “what’s up with the hair” a thousand times over even a single “no defense”

    • sws94

      Starters don’t look good. Only MW playing OK.

    • Alain Gervais

      And Batum

    • LAJane

      You basketball smarties – why replace Wms w/ Zeller? Want to go bigger?
      Wms just hit a three and then was out? Was that a bad thing? Not part of a plan?

    • JJ Hui

      Look on the court, it is Hornets!

    • Sundown

      Keep that rookie on the bench and we have a chance.

    • JW

      my guess is that he was making porzingis looking like an all star

    • LAJane

      thx

    • blubell
    • ZcodeSportSystem.com

      Clifford needs to reward the bench players by bringing them a bit earlier…In my opinion, Lin and Lamb should be in the game by the 5th minute mark…It’s not like they are playing well, specially Kemba.

      Clifford is way too cemented on a certain time to bring in his best bench players…I’m so angry when I see Lin come in so late in the first quarter…It is because of this stupid sub pattern that Jeremy will be lucky to ever break 30 minutes in a game.

    • LAJane

      His hair is only gonna keep getting longer. This could get very interesting. Epoxy?

    • Job713

      No one is delivering. The stage is set for Hairsanity!

    • JoeTeam

      Wow this starting lineup is not so good. First time I ever watched them.

    • Dorothy

      that is why I don’t think Clifford is smart at all even though I don’t know bball, I know that.

    • LAJane

      First unit cold as ice.

    • JoeTeam

      outshump the shump.

    • LAJane

      the Jeremys. That was fast!

    • JW

      Lin’s first missed shot was an high archer

    • Sundown

      Bit cold from the bench.

    • JoeTeam

      nice to be hearing Clyde again with Lin on the court. Want to hear what he has to say along the game.

    • John Focker

      PJ, Kemba and Al shot a combined 2-12, what a great “start”.

    • LAJane

      Only following play-by-play. Wonder what reception J got from NY crowd when he came in.

    • blubell

      Home game.

    • Sundown

      Zeller challenging Harden for FT leadership.

    • GoJLin!

      This is a home game.

    • John Focker

      Whenever the starters start out “ice cold” yet still get their full minutes, the message sent by the coach is “no accountability”. Definitely a bad move. as meritocracy is a much better motivator.

    • JoeTeam

      freelancing

    • Sundown

      Well, let’s hope Lin and the rest of the team step up their game.

    • LAJane

      ahhh…thx

    • sws94

      Next drive by Lin, just didn’t finish it. Touch was a little off. I think he went a little soon also.

    • Alain Gervais

      Hornets getting the shots just missing

    • JoeTeam

      nice coach said go, he went a little early but gotta take your opening.

    • sws94

      Everything looked good, just didn’t finish. He looks like he’s playing his game so far.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      rebound rebound tyler tyler?

    • JoeTeam

      Clyde: The Lins have been (held down) so far, Jeremy and Lamb
      Other: You mean the Jeremys …

      Ha ha, Clyde loves Lin still.

    • Dorothy

      22222222222222

    • blubell

      🙂

    • Alain Gervais

      The starters gave the knicks the momentum now the bench have to deal with it

    • sws94

      2nd unit looks better than first but Cody needs to pick his spot. Lamb only took 1 shot so far.

    • sws94

      Hope they can chip away. At least they look more organized.

    • heart

      And the Coach didn’t adjust in time.

    • JW

      Both were B2B, but only Hornets looks like they are not ready

    • NONONO

      Lin is taking charge. but need more decisive.

    • NONONO

      Just like that!

    • blubell

      4 pts!

    • blubell

      TO and steal 🙂

    • JoeTeam

      Clyde: elusive, relentless pursuit

      on 2 plays.

    • Dorothy

      2222222222222222

    • blubell

      Oh that lovable Clyde 🙂

    • LAJane

      Lin does NOT like to have the ball stolen…very aggressive to get it right back 🙂
      Edit: RELENTLESS is the right word.

    • JW

      Walt: They need to keep this guy(Lin) out of the paint.

      Edit: thanks golf. wasn’t Cliff

    • LW

      Floater working!

    • JW

      Still talking about the right hand though

    • golfhacker

      Walt Frazier

    • JoeTeam

      He’s calling every play by Lin positively. “relentless pursuit by Lin after a turnover”

    • blubell

      6 pts and 1 asts.

    • zxcvb

      Lin playing ANGRY. Misses 2 shots…hits 3 in a row!

      Refs no call on an obvious foul…gets a steal right back!

    • Alain Gervais

      its not pretty but Hornets have heart

    • cshot

      the Jeremys Show

    • JoeTeam

      relentless pursuit, as Clyde said.

    • CaliUSMC

      Current top performers per espn:

      Top Performers

      NY: K. Porzingis 8 Pts, 5 Reb

      Cha: J. Lin 6 Pts, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    • JW

      down 5 now. Lin driving into the paint loosen up the game a bit

    • blubell
    • Rick Johnson

      Bench bailing them out again 9-2 run.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Great to hear from Frazier, the Knicks great.

    • zxcvb

      Love hearing Clyde again.

    • JoeTeam

      clyde noted they can’t keep Lin out of the paint.

    • Alain Gervais

      Hornets have a lot of heart

    • LAJane

      I like Clyde’s word…angry may or may not be Lin, but RELENTLESS is on the money.

    • GoJLin!

      within 3 min, Lin & Lamb 11 pts, 1 ast

    • LW

      Okay, Lin is warmed up, time for business!

    • Alain Gervais

      Lin out

    • cshot

      why is lin out lol

    • golfhacker

      Lin warmed up, time to sit him.

    • JoeTeam

      Lin tried a monster AlyOop with Lamb, rest was them taking turns. If that AO hit, it would have been a good thing.

    • LAJane

      Why Hairston now? Lin was hot.

    • JW

      He’s warmed up, time for the bench

    • CaliUSMC

      Patrick Ewing always be chillen

    • zxcvb

      Time for benching according to Clifford.

    • blubell
    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Lin out what did I tell you about NBA politic?

    • John Focker

      I KNEW IT! Jeremys start to shine, Lin sits.

    • zxcvb

      Clifford strikes again! Lin better come in with 3m left or so.

    • blubell
    • JW

      Lin got momentum back, time for Walker to take the glory

    • John Focker

      Outshining and embarrassing the starters.

    • ZcodeSportSystem.com

      Why is Lin out of the game?

    • LW

      FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF!

    • zxcvb

      Asian. Politics. Make Lamb and Kemba shine.

    • Alain Gervais

      I think he will come back later

    • cshot

      I don’t get this….

    • Rick Johnson

      Ya, what the heck is that? Get the team back out of a hole then take him out?

    • JoeTeam

      no chance on Kemba, watching him now.

    • John Focker

      Outscoring starters, gotta butter up Batum.

    • CJSHYY

      6 min for 1st half?

    • stam

      No idea.. i don’t know why Lamb is still i when Lin is out.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      He’s on the roll.

    • sws94

      He’s going to play 4 minutes left in the 3rd until the end of the game.

    • JJ Hui

      I remember this commentator in nyk 2012 saying Lin slashing and dicing etc. he praised Lin all the time, his voice is high pitch, seems like the same guy now, anyone knows who he is?

    • John Focker

      Batum/Walker as green as Melo was during Linsanity.

    • blubell

      Clyde Frazier?

    • DX

      Only 6 mins, WTF!!!!!

    • LAJane

      I get keeping the peace….but that seemed too short of a leash. Be still, my heart 🙁

    • John Focker

      FRAZIER!!!!

    • golfhacker

      Yes.

    • Sundown

      Guess they want Hairston on Melo but Melo is heating up nevertheless.

    • JoeTeam

      really, this starting team is the 2nd team they just cannot perform v well, and you can tell because Melo isn’t really upping the starting team so anyway, it’s not a starters v starters thing.

    • John Focker

      Well, blame Jeremy. It only took him that long to outscore the starters.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Find me guilty but this moment I am rooting for the Knicks.

    • GoodDayLA

      why only 6 minutes? don’t get it

    • sws94

      Once they time that, good things to come. It was a little high I think.

    • DX

      Good one!

    • Rick Johnson
    • JoeTeam

      I will trust you and come back then lol.

    • blubell

      Wow… even Hawe played almost 10 minutes. Jeremy not even 7 Min! what is going on?!!

    • JoeTeam

      guilty of being rational.

    • Sundown

      Batum playing crafty to get Affalo out of the game.

    • GoodDayLA

      if only Lin and Lamb were allowed to play in Houston. Lin could have make Kevin Martin look like Klay Thompson Lite.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      AirJordan >>>>>>> than Hairlinsane.

    • John Focker

      Hawes is scoreless, will not outshine Al’s 1-5 shooting.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Even McHale wouldn’t even do that.

    • sws94

      That’s a guess, really. Nothing else makes sense. Unless Cliff thought Lin was too amped up. I don’t think he was.

    • adele

      A few get it but most people here are turning the other cheek.

    • JW

      Kaminsky 7′ guarding porzingis

    • Bearness

      Lin will play 24 minutes in 2nd half?

    • blubell

      Jeremy has the least minutes. Even the Rookie Kaminsky has more minutes!

    • LW

      Kemba is so bad this game!

    • LAJane

      Yup. Good thing I put off signing up for league pass if I’m just going to spend 1/2 to 2/3 of the time doing dishes and folding laundry until J comes back in.

    • DX

      BS will do. Let’s see how many minutes Lin can get in the rest game.

    • GoodDayLA

      Lin on pace for 18 MPG again. Wow.

    • adele

      Kemba has to make his points for the all star.

    • sws94

      But probably the highest impact. We’ll see what happens in the 2nd half.

    • blubell
    • LAJane

      Is there such a thing with Jeremy? He just gets EFFECTIVE.

    • Sundown

      He played strong on that last play. Hope he keeps it up.

    • blubell

      Hopefully he closes the game.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      You think he will play 20 in 2nd half? Maybe 20 is the total. lol

    • sws94

      This isn’t useful. He had 9 minutes at the half yesterday. Clifford doesn’t play him even halves so let’s just wait and see please.

    • John Focker

      Exactly. NBA is not making a single penny off me as long as this BS continues.

    • GoodDayLA

      I think Lin gets 13 minutes to in the 2nd half . As long as they let him finish the game.

    • sws94

      If it is close, that’s been the pattern.

    • Dorothy

      For those who felt Lin deserved to play less minutes in previous games because he did not play well, could you please tell me why Lin played only 6 min this game for the first half?

    • JoeTeam

      I will get it just so I can play the JLin parts and skip live games if I’m busy. It’s not worth watching a game live except to hang with y’all once in awhile. There’s no competitive spirit when you start your 2nd unit, etc.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Not sure what he’s looking, best rebounder is still on the bench.

    • sws94

      He gets what he gets. Whatever coach gives him. We’ll see.

    • Sundown

      My pollyanna interpretation: Lin was getting to the paint at will so Clifford decided to save his energy for later, when the bigs will be tired and it will be even easier to get to the rim.

      Odds of this being accurate: <5%

    • stam

      LOL

    • GoodDayLA

      six minutes is a bit short. even for Lin.

    • adele

      They don’t get it. They’re on denial.

    • John Focker

      Because it only took him that long to outscore, outshing and thus embarrass the starters.

    • Alain Gervais

      time for Arrow

    • John Focker

      Still more accurate than weather reports… LOL

    • JoeTeam

      It’s a good way to get to the 3rd q tho.

    • JJ Hui

      Thank you!

    • LAJane

      ;-p

    • GoodDayLA

      as long as Lin plays well in the minutes he’s given, he is faultless.

    • sws94

      It’s too short. The substitution didn’t make any sense. Lin was playing quite well.

    • yup, same pattern as yesterday

    • John Focker

      Clifford is now “The Fridge” 2.0.

    • DX

      Lin will come in for sure if behind 10 points. The hole filler.

    • adele

      Yes but he need his points no matter what. He is the star.

    • blubell

      Let the 1st unit have all the glory while the second unit does all the dirty work…

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      <.5

    • LW

      Okay, I give up! Just hope the starters keep the game close so Lin will have a chance to win it in the 4th.

    • GoodDayLA

      WOW PJ has 17 minutes?

    • John Focker

      Kemba 16.5 min 4 pts, Jeremy 6.5 min 6 pts. Any more questions on why he’s benched?

      HINT: Whoever paid Kemba that 48M contract doesn’t want people to find out that he messed up.

    • JoeTeam

      Oh wait, Lin is just coming on and wearing a Blue 17 ha ha.

    • NONONO

      Tank, doing great. sobut look out of breath,

    • adele

      If its close Lin might be in.

    • GoodDayLA

      If Lin keeps it up 70 more games, then we have something.

    • Dorothy

      What is that Kemba????

    • GoodDayLA

      Kemba played like a scoring champ against Spurs. Don’t diss him so fast for 1 game.

    • steven ko

      lots of politics with this team. no way Lin only plays 6+ minutes and Kemba plays 15+ with that performance. Sad…

    • adele

      Harden needs his points. He is a star.

    • Yascar

      Even if we are I really don’t understand what is expected. We gnash our teeth? Tear our hair out? I support Jeremy as much as you do but I also find joy in seeing how he handles his fate, not just by seeing he gets treated well.

    • Job713

      LOL, when game started, I was looking for Lin amongst the blue Jerseys before I realized he plays for the other team.

    • GoodDayLA

      Jordan gave JKemba Jordan Brand shoe deal.. Bemba is the MAN on Hornets.

    • LW

      Kemba wasted the last shot!

    • cshot

      If ANYONE is 0-6 for shooting, he’s not getting more mins lol

    • adele

      You still don’t get the idea?

    • ZcodeSportSystem.com

      Looks like Cliff has this hge obsession in playing Kemba 35minutes…Also, he’s dead set on playing Batum 35…This makes no sense considering Cliff statement that when they made the playoff 2 years ago, they got swept because Kemba and Al were playing big minutes during the regular season.

      Maybe he feel 35 is just about right…but that leave very few minutes for your bench players in which you stated could be among the best bench players in the NBA with Lin/Lamb leading the way.

    • LAJane

      That is a reality that can’t be avoided. sigh

    • NONONO

      does Kemba has to do wild buzzer shot all the time?

    • John Focker

      Lin can keep it up 700 more games and we’ll still have nothing.

      – my best impersonation.

    • JoeTeam

      0 for 6.

    • Dorothy

      Can you imagine if Lin played like Kemba, what kind of treatment he would get from coach, teammates, fans??? SMH

    • steven ko

      bet kemba requested to get back in once Lin started playing so well. he’s afraid comparisons will be made if Lin completely outplays him…

    • DaVinci633

      It’s not about who plays well or who is hot. Its about celebrity stardom maintenance. Kemba, Batum and Lamb are the stars to be propped up. All others are pushed down.

    • blubell
    • GoodDayLA

      as long as Lin plays well, I am ok with it because that’s not on him. I just get mad when Lin doesn’t play up to his own ability. He seems now to have gotten over whatever it was the first six games and seems better again.

      5 minutes, 25 minutes, as long as Lin plays well, I think it stands for itself.

    • adele

      Im calm alright but im very realistic and follow Lin with my eyes wide open and heart full of hope and prayers.

    • GoodDayLA

      someone should tweet “thanks @hornets” for posts like that because Lin barely plays

    • Singapore BB Fan

      “Too great to fail” only in NBA

    • Hornets fans see the same thing as we do:

      “Might have to let Lin get more time tonight, obviously Kemba didn’t sleep in a Holiday Inn Express last night”

    • LAJane

      True, it is exceptional to watch how a REAL PRINCE behaves.

    • Alain Gervais

      Nope

    • CJSHYY

      Maybe Lin will get tons of min in 2nd half? Hope so… smh!

    • GoodDayLA

      if I were Kemba, I would be very scared of Lin taking my job. Luckily for Kemba, he doesn’t realize the asian guy has it tough and it’s not only performance based.

    • NONONO

      Trend is – starters dig a hole and bench fill it up. then starters dig a hole again, bench fill……. on and on and on…

    • steven ko

      Coach Clifford has no back-bone. Let’s see what happens in the 2nd half…

    • CaliUSMC

      Holiday Inn? I don’t get it.

    • John Focker

      You ever tried playing with shackles? It’s not Lin’s fault when screens are not set and/or ball is not passed to him. Go on Brave Keyboard Warrior!

    • JoeTeam

      Good name, Job713:

      When I say, ‘My bed will comfort me, my couch will ease my complaint,’

    • blubell

      At least Jeremy played well with the given minutes. Let’s hope Mr. Efficiency can close out the game… Next up, Mr. Clutch and Mr. 4th quarter 🙂

    • John Focker

      Too late for that.

    • heart

      Cliff’s rotation is putrid!

    • Bearness

      Me neither.

    • Rick Johnson

      Probably the same thing. SMH Something other than basketball is going on.

    • sws94

      He’s playing like he slept in a bus.

    • GoodDayLA

      he’s not shackled. He needs help. Russell Westbrook and Kobe in their primes scored on their own.

      Lin is not that type of player. He needs screens and teamwork to look like a star.

    • Bearness

      Free Jeremys!

    • LAJane

      🙂

    • Hornets fans are as smart as we are 🙂

      – Kemba jacked up quarter ending shot against 3 defenders, that never happens
      – Kemba

      http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w454/Josie_Connelly/Blaine-No-just-no-glee-23083521-406-200.gif

    • Alain Gervais

      Lin’s on a one year contract

    • JJ Hui

      Lol!

    • GoodDayLA

      Lin did shoot poorly in LA last season some games and was mocked.

    • NONONO

      LIBERATE LIN!

    • adele

      Correct. Thanks for seeing the light. We are here to cheer Lin even if we are frustrated with the minutes given. He played his best for us.

    • GoodDayLA

      no place to go. this is his best shot to play

    • It’s the commercial.. You wake up smart after you sleep in Holiday Inn 🙂

    • CJSHYY

      Just joke.

    • GoodDayLA

      if Lin had options, he’d be on another team ok?

    • heart

      Cliff is just ‘another coach’ who does not want to upset the apple cart! Sorry no more benefit of the doubt for him.

    • LAJane

      In their primes they were already anointed and given free reign to “score at will”. They were not benched when they got hot.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Even with bad result in coaching, Clifford is still a coach after 3 seasons. But if franchise player is not happy, it would take 3 games for a coach to get fired, ask D’ Antoni.

    • adele

      Yes he is the star of this team. We have to accept that.

    • GoodDayLA

      Clifford’s coaching and subs do not match what he says off the court. Just not sure who is responsible for it.

    • John Focker

      Do you realize that you’re contradicting yourself?

    • adele

      Thats the Hornets star. He is allowed

    • Alain Gervais

      The main reason why Lin don’t play more is defense. Cliff think Lins defense is crap. Till that changes we will be here every game

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      It’s never been except preseason.

    • GoodDayLA

      I would not be surprised if Clifford was told to keep Lin’s minutes under 20. So Clifford is say ok, I’ll play Lin 5 minutes in 1st half and then 15 in 2nd.

    • steven ko

      Lin needs to look to score the ball with every opportunity he gets now. There’s not that many on this team apparently. When will Lin find a team which truly values him? sucks…

    • JoeTeam

      huh, I thought he commended Lin’s D this past week.

    • John Focker

      We understand it, but no we don’t HAVE TO accept it, for he’s NOT a star.

    • GoodDayLA

      no I think yo got it wrong. I think Clifford is ok with Lin.

    • MoominFloren

      I thought players are normally given more minutes when playing their previous team….wth 6 min?!?

    • Rick Johnson

      If they keep it close I’m afraid we won’t get to see Lin at all. Seems like they only bring him in to recover from >10 pt deficits. Then take him out once they catch up.

    • Dorothy

      Who and why told Clifford that?

    • adele

      True. They are drafted.

    • NONONO

      Who told Cliff? Show his face. MJ? PE? CHO?

    • DaVinci633

      Minny Post game Cliff said Lin’s defense on Kmart was the reason he was in the 4th to close the game.

    • David Kim

      One of the best player in hornets Lin 6 mins (lowest mins),
      one of the worst player in hornets hairston 17 mins (highest mins)
      i dont understand…LOL

    • GoodDayLA

      just my suspicion. I have been watching and reading NBA over 3 decades. Owners and front office can and do decide who plays and how.

      Time limits can be placed on rentals like Lin. Coach can also be forced to play people he does not want.

      Coach Smart was FORCED to play Lin in his rookie year. Probably blamed Lin for the losses.

    • Alain Gervais

      I didn’t say he wasn’t. He just think Lins defense is not that good. Mostly because of his height. Kemba playing the same amount of minutes he has normally played

    • sws94

      Told by who? To me this makes no sense. At the end of the game, we’ll see how many minutes he gets. It makes no sense anyone in the organization would say play Lin under 20 minutes.

    • LAJane

      Nope. It’s not basketball defense. It’s defending the “star”.

    • JoeTeam

      the 1 yr bridge to higher salary cap makes him a ronin, so I agree.

    • sws94

      He closed last night mainly because of his defense, that’s what Clifford said.

    • Alain Gervais

      I know but Cliff is clearly not sold on it. Which is why Lamb plays extra minutes and Pj guards the other teams top player

    • steven ko

      Not to take the spotlight off Lin but JLamb is being screwed too by the politics…

    • John Focker

      Egos…not as good as Eggo’s.

    • JoeTeam

      ronin JLin, by his own choice.

    • Bearness

      NBA = politics

    • kauaiblue

      How? The man got paid 21 mill

    • Alain Gervais

      Its his height for the SG position

    • steven ko

      but he also has limited opportunities on this team

    • adele

      But most people here are cool with Lin’s team mates and coach

    • LAJane

      Yeah, and Jeremy got 25, for all the good that did.

    • kauaiblue

      Go knicks! Except melo

    • GoodDayLA

      people are not stupid. Even Lin haters know if Lin gets 30MPG he will get 18 and 8 and 5. I think front office or Clifford is trying to avoid Lin getting stats that are too good or Lin looking like main stat winner of team.

      My personal opinion. Just not sure if its Clifford or someone else. Everything Clifford says off court about Lin makes me think it’s not Clifford.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Go Knicks! Except when Lin on.

    • heart

      When words don’t match actions, the motive is revealed. There’s usually a behind-the-scene force. This has the feel of MJ’s demand. KW is wearing Air Jordan brand, and also is his pick to lead his franchise. Cliff knows this, but he does not have the courage like D’Antoni.

    • GoodDayLA

      Lin is a fine defender for a PG. He is TALLER than Kemba. What you say makes no sense.

    • John Focker

      As was I, in the preseason. Once the regular season started teamball went to the curbside…

    • Rick Johnson

      Maybe they are trying to blackmail him into signing an extension, holding his minutes hostage until he signs. “You think you’ll get a better deal elsewhere? Not if we keep your minutes down.”

    • JoeTeam

      as the season wears on, if they want to win it will even out because no Melo, no Harden, no Kobe, and no tanking agenda. That’s about it, this team to perform needs Lin so it will probably work out as to JLin getting good stats to find his team next year. Hang in there everyone, it can be a fun ride.

    • sws94

      PJ is playing large minutes due to defense on Melo. Since Melo hasn’t gone off, PJ is in there to guard him. So he may get a lot of PT tonight.

    • Clifford is quite stubborn with his substitution pattern.
      I get it that he wants to see how lineup works after 10-15 games but not at the cost of losing games.

      Let’s see if he adjusts at all in the 4th quarter

    • LAJane

      Was somebody going off on him here? Can’t see the game…so who was he guarding. He’s done well against some bigger guys. Has he been losing a mismatch this game?

    • GoodDayLA

      MDA did not either. That’s why he quit.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Well said but perhaps Clifford also part of it.

    • CJSHYY

      Ya! That’s possible. Lakers did that….

    • Dorothy

      Then they have more reason to bench Batum, jus tsaying

    • adele

      He got a 3 year contract. we don’t even know if Lin will get extended or have a contract next year or so the way this team is treating him.

    • Alain Gervais

      Exactly but Cliff don’t trust him

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      He did, he stood up and resigned because he refused to allow Melo ball dominate.

    • LAJane

      Thanks. I was starting to get short of breath 🙂

    • Promo Sports World

      Hairston is the problem for Jeremy and Jeremy….get him away

      My Knicks look better

    • Alain Gervais

      He is not playing PG When the starter come in .

    • GoodDayLA

      I think Lin gets better as season wears on usually in middle of season he is at his best after ASB.

    • GoJLin!

      Walker, Batum are the franchise’s “stars”, no matter how poorly those guys play, they will get their min, Lin is the one come to help to gain back the momentum but FO don’t want him to out shine the starters too much. Well, even Jlin makes the difference, he still only get bench min. nothing we can do. Pray Lin can better use his play time, keep the confidence, play strong & smart defense, stay healthy, when chance come, catch it! Go, JLIN Go!

    • LAJane

      I don’t buy the lack of trust after the good things he’s said about Lin’s underrated defensive skills.

    • heart

      As long as Lin gets his when he plays. If Cliff continues this Lin’s treatment, then Hornets win or lose–>do not care any more.

    • GoodDayLA

      he should be playing PG. that is the problem.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Lamb will start over him soon.

    • JoeTeam

      yep on that too but I’m just counting on all the plans going awry and there then is Lin. This team needs a difference maker. He’s ready. HOU, NYK, LAL have their difference makers do or die, and they faded no glory.

    • Rick Johnson

      Won’t work with Batum. He’s already perceived by the league as a good player. He will just walk or demand a trade. JLin doesn’t have the cred yet to do that as long as the keep him bottled up. Look at Lamb, as soon as he signed he was unleashed and got the green light to shoot and the minutes to do it with.

    • Alain Gervais

      Exactly but that won’t happen

    • Yikes Kemba is 0-7

    • GoodDayLA

      no he quit because he wanted to trade Melo for Deron Williams per the actual rumor

    • John Focker

      The only way for Jeremy to get more minutes is to have starters dig a big enough hole.

    • John Focker

      Superstar!!!

    • Bearness

      At least he’s not shy. lol

    • GoodDayLA

      just 1 game. but kemba has never been a good shooter.

    • finally a layup for Kemba

    • kauaiblue

      Good job melo

    • heart

      Yep!

    • JoeTeam

      Lin time to stop the Melo run I am feelin’

    • Rick Johnson

      Ya, build up a >10 pt lead so we get to see Lin again.

    • Promo Sports World

      No reason for Hairston now….bring lamb in…which will at some point give Jeremy more run

    • Melo is hot again. Who guarded him well before? Zeller?
      But Clifford stuck with his rotation, Williams

    • John Focker

      If Kemba’s never been a good shooter, then it’s not “just one game”.

    • Alain Gervais

      Kemba has a chock hold on those PG minutes

    • NONONO

      easy screens for Knicks. Hornets bigs need to learn,

    • sws94

      I’ll be happy when Lin comes back in. Not only to see him play but we are really belaboring the minutes thing. It is what it is and there is a lot more game for Lin to play. I’ll complain like anyone else if he doesn’t play a lot more in the 2nd half.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      When he’s hot he knocks down crazy shot.

    • John Focker

      Hornets starters doing a good job…at hole-digging!

    • IsabeliJane*17

      #HappyVeteransDay to my friends in the USA

    • adele

      And yet he is the star of this team. They are starting the ‘vote for Kemba’ for the all star.

    • DX

      Same as Lakers’

    • GoodDayLA

      for example, Coach Clifford does NOT WANT TO PLAY Frank kaminisky. He says every time he is asked Frank is too weak. Says skill there but no power and strength.

      Tonight? Frank got 10 minutes.

      Call it back 2 back. Call it whatever,

      But i guarantee you front office is forcing Clifford to play more Frank.

      And I think Clifford personally does not want to play Frank at all!

    • Batum with 5 straight pts 56-57

    • adele

      Praying and cheering for Lin. He is always an all star to me.

    • NONONO

      defense liability?

    • Pete Roces

      No point to watch the game if Lin is not playing…. GSW is more interesting!!!

    • blubell

      They don’t even need shovels…

    • heart

      In front of the Hornets home crowd, Cliff does not want the bench (specifically Lin) to outshine the starters (specifically Kemba).

    • NONONO

      AL looks so small against Knicks

    • Bad decision by Kemba to force layup vs Porzingis.

    • Nice BAtum layup vs Lopez! 58-59

    • ZcodeSportSystem.com

      Let’s see if Lin comes in much earlier in the third quarter or if he again comes in very late at the 3rd minute mark.

    • LAJane

      I don’t think it’s a question of courage. The owners are the biggest guns, and more so when you’re not just the bonehead moneybags but are a basketball legend. The shoe deal really cemented Kemba. MJ is NOT going to want to look like he picked a dud. Clifford’s best shot is to let guys reveal their limitations and slowly work Jeremy up the ladder.

    • GoodDayLA

      life is all about luck. at least lin got lucky in 2012 : or was it 2011? 🙂

    • NONONO

      Cliff try to win without Lin

    • Alain Gervais

      10 point game

    • blubell

      So time for the 2nd unit!

    • ZcodeSportSystem.com

      Clifford is so stubborn…Kemba is not playing well but he still has him playing 30+minutes.

    • LAJane

      Whatever ego politics he’s stuck with, he would still rather NOT lose. We’ll judge how much he doesn’t want to lose when we get to the 4th.

    • sport

      It’s already 3rd quarter, Hornets are losing, and Lin only has 6:47 minutes?!

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      What would happen to the Hornets without changes in the off season? Batum really is having fun today. He’s going to match Melo bucket for bucket. Then the 2nd team will come in and finish the Knicks off.

      Zeller will put Porzingis in check. Oh my God! who is keeping Melo in check. A blowout is coming with the first unit just like in the first Qtr.

      Oh Jeff has to give up!

    • NONONO

      HOLE is BIG enough yet?

    • IsabeliJane*17

      Ugh Lopez is eating Al Jeff alive inside. Trade this lazy cog in defense!

    • sws94

      Batum is playing terrifically.

    • Alain Gervais

      1 year

    • Rick Johnson

      Lin going to be so cold by the time he comes in.

    • DX

      Calderon totally beat Kemba

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Stick with the first unit, they’re going to lose the game.

    • heart

      What’s wrong w/Cliff, not calling the time out?

    • zxcvb

      That’s the plan. But Lin can shake it off if they let him play enough.

    • kauaiblue

      Strange… u put in someone who was the best player in for 6 min…

    • james brown

      late..if Jlin has time to play..LOL

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Over his head.

    • sport

      No choice, MJ is high on Kemba and gave him the Jordan shoe deal.

    • zxcvb

      Batum is useless. Even on a scorching hot night, he’s getting ROASTED by the Knicks.

      He has almost as many TOs as assists this season. Just not a star…but treated like one.

    • NONONO

      They cannot let Lin shine!

    • Singapore BB Fan

      get Jlin a stationary bike to keep warm

    • heart

      Exactly!

    • james brown

      he will gone for hornet fans know their basketball

    • Promo Sports World

      Jeremy might get 14 minutes….score 10 call it day

    • Singapore BB Fan

      I must admit that I have over-rated Cliff’s BBall IQ

    • kauaiblue

      Whats going in??

    • cshot

      WTF HOW IS HE STILL NOT IN PLZ

    • blubell

      everyone in except JLin?

    • Rick Johnson

      So everyone but Lin comes in?

    • NONONO

      Did Cliff actually see JLs close the gap in the first 2q?

    • stam

      lamb in but no jlin….

    • adele

      In our dreams

    • blubell

      Jeremy is out until Kemba has double digit scoring?

    • zxcvb

      Maybe Nic complained that Lin and Lamb outscored him last night. They’re desperate to do anything to resign him, even though he doesn’t want to stay in CHA.

      Kemba still in there too. Imagine what Lin could do with 34mpg. All-Star stats easy.

    • JJ Hui

      Old school coach!

    • Promo Sports World

      Jordan is a horrible basketball gm

    • NONONO

      I think Cliff wants to prove Hornets starters is better!

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      A duel between Melo and Batum.

    • sport

      So much for Cliff letting Lin play his “game”, it just gets worst every season with Lin’s minutes. I hope this wakes him up to really let go of his stubbornness and just look to score from now on.

    • zxcvb

      No idea what’s going on in CHA. Maybe it’s Cho. Or Clifford. Or MJ and Cho but not Cliff.

    • Dorothy

      Lin is FINALLY in

    • sws94

      Finally, now Lin should play the rest of the game.

    • Rick Johnson

      Ya will get another 6 minutes.

    • Promo Sports World

      Hawes is horrible

    • Rick Johnson

      Hawes shooting 3’s is like a turnover.

    • cshot

      i am so furious right now

    • adele

      He is not blind.

    • NONONO

      LIN, WHY gave to Hawes??????? everyone expects you to attack!

    • IsabeliJane*17

      Who in the world kidnapped the preseason Hornets Hawes and lineup?

    • Dorothy

      333333333333333333333333

    • Promo Sports World

      Close to 12

    • zxcvb

      3333333

    • Promo Sports World

      That was an aggressive shot by Jeremy too p

    • JJ Hui

      I hope Hawes sit because Lamb n Hawes is a bad formula!

    • Rick Johnson

      Okay Lin heating up, take him out.

    • stam

      who did that steal?

    • sport

      Another steal by Lin? Hate the player guarding him who was challenging Lin but Lin showed him with the 3 pointer and steal!

    • adele

      What kind of game is this? We are scared if Lin scores because he will be taken out of the game. Sigh.

    • LAJane

      Amundson
      Edit. oops, thought you meant who stole it from Lin before the 3

    • zxcvb

      Good cocky shot! Don’t even mind the miss (possibly a foul)

    • stam

      Lin was fouled and they didn’t call it?

    • sws94

      Beautiful move by Lin and ultra hard shot. That time he handled the clock correctly.

    • kauaiblue

      How many pts?

    • blubell

      9 pts in 9 min for Jeremy. walker 9 pts in 24… yup.

    • sws94

      I thought Lin had 10 points?

    • zxcvb

      It’s not even about that. It’s about 26m for Hairston!!!

      WTH???? Does he have criminal evidence against MJ?

    • blubell

      Same minutes as Kemba!

    • Promo Sports World

      That Carolina blue man

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Unless something great from Lin like D otherwise he’s out in 6 mins.

    • zxcvb

      It’s just baffling…that’s the REAL conspiracy. How is a guy whom they won’t even pay vet min for ONE year starting and playing 20+mpg?

    • David Kim

      Even Mchale and Scott let lin play more..LOL

    • BobbyH

      Not even great D. It is already set before the game.

    • FrankW

      Jeremys 9 each

    • stam

      Lin keeps getting fouled and no call.

    • zxcvb

      I still prefer this! At least he gets to SHOOT and play his game. No more standing in the corner.

    • Promo Sports World

      Yup

    • NONONO

      One step up, two steps back. Mr. Cliff, you DO NOT have 70 games to improve

    • LAJane

      I better go do some more chores. That usually seems to be good luck. I come back to a stream of happy posts 🙂

    • stam

      batum the PG is in

    • IsabeliJane*17

      They play him SHACKLED. At least he has FREEDOM here.

    • stam

      That is Lin’s 3rd steal not second.

    • blubell

      No chance of Jeremy being PG…

    • zxcvb

      Lin YELLED at someone. Was that Batum?

    • Brent Yen

      If that is the case, it does not matter how many games…really….

    • John Focker

      Michael sleeping…Jane doing dishes… *scribbling*

    • Rick Johnson

      JLin should have the freshest legs for the stretch. He’s hardly played.

    • kauaiblue

      Really not liking batum… hes so slow…

    • I thought someone at the sideline?

    • Promo Sports World

      Batum game is like the best player on a bad team….he doesn’t know his talent

    • LW

      Looking at the +/-, again Clifford’s strategy is to watch the starters get beat by the opposing team and then hope Lin and the bench will somehow save the Hornets in the 4th. So which is Hornets’ real 1st team?

    • Good push & pressure 76-79

    • stam

      Lin playing great Defense.

    • zxcvb

      I saw Lin call a play and someone ignored/refused to run it.

      You could see him wave “Go! Go!” and when they didn’t move, he shook his head and gave it up.

    • IsabeliJane*17

      I have no problem against Batum. I HAVE EVERY BIT OF A PROBLEM WITH HIM PLAYING AS A GUARD AND NOT AS AN SF. TERTIARY REBOUNDING FROM HIM WOULD HAVE HELPED WITH AL JEFF BEING LAZY.

    • JoeTeam

      i see that for sure.

    • blubell

      No, not this again…

    • zxcvb

      Lin drawing so many fouls…already in the bonus this quarter!

    • Lin kept drawing fouls .. 2FT

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Hornets are going to win this game on FTs.

    • JoeTeam

      heh heh lin and fish … I remember the spin move he put on a mad Fish.

    • blubell

      11 pts in 11 minutes 🙂

    • Rick Johnson

      Lin in only 11 minutes already 2nd highest scorer

    • Sunny Sullenberger

      Lin so far:1 pt per min.
      11 min. 11 pts

    • zxcvb

      I think it was Batum because no one else would do that.

    • Great Lin hustle to get rebound!

    • IsabeliJane*17

      Give me the Hornets roster and I can coach better than Cliff.

    • Dorothy

      2222222222222222222222222

    • blubell

      3rd behind the other Jeremy

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Game is tied on Lin’s shot.

    • Promo Sports World

      Jeremys at it again

    • zxcvb

      Batum isn’t on the same page as everyone else.

      Nic won’t pass to anyone. Now nobody will pass to him.

    • Lin nice 15ft-er 82-82!!! YEAHH!!!

    • blubell

      13 pts in 13 minutes lol

    • Alain Gervais

      Lol the Jeremy’s

    • zxcvb

      I’m 99% sure it was Batum that Lin was YELLING at for not running the play.

    • sport

      Walker first to congratulate Lin with the 15ft jumpshot from the free throw line to tie the game, did anyone notice Batum?

    • IsabeliJane*17

      Clyde’s probably doing some victory cartwheels with that Jeremy 15 footer

    • sws94

      Lamb and Lin is the tandem on this team. Brought them back again. Proud of both of them.

    • Rick Johnson

      Lin erases 12 pt deficit to tie game. Once each half.

    • zxcvb

      He’s so cocky from midrange now! No hesitation.

    • JoeTeam

      fitting, Lin to the Tie. MSG roars!

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Hornets are on bonus. They are going to have FTs on every foul. What an advantage!!!!

    • David Kim

      Lin looks confident…..he changed the momentum….but this will happen if coach let lin play more in first half…LOL

    • Clyde: “Jeremy with a nice stop-and-pop!”

    • Sunny Sullenberger

      go full speeeeed hornets!

    • NONONO

      someone is waving Lin’s Knicks jersey?

    • JoeTeam

      clyde, Lin with the stop and pop.

    • sport

      This team would be so much better without selfish Batum! Can’t believe I like Walker more than Batum! Lin and Walker can co-exist and potential be the best backup but POLITICS always gets in the way!

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Who is this Clyde!

    • LW

      Either Clifford is really saving Lin for the 4th or he has the shortest leash on Lin.

    • JoeTeam

      Frazier.

    • blubell

      The most awesome color commentator in the world!

    • Singapore BB Fan

      Saw Fisher complaining to Ref on the sideline…..haha. guess he haven’t get over the JLin Spin move passed him in 2012

    • stam

      Walker looked excited for Lin but i don’t like the way Batum plays with Lin

    • golfhacker

      Knicks commentator.

    • NONONO

      I hope Knicks players start to pass ball to Lin.

    • sport

      Who’s Clyde?

    • zxcvb

      I agree. No complaints about Kemba! He’s a team player, make or miss.

      Nic is really being a selfish dolt.

    • zxcvb

      LIN DEFENSE

    • blubell

      3 steals!

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Same old; same old

    • zxcvb

      I’d love to hear a fan’s account from behind the bench. Must have been some serious words this game.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Hornets guards are killing NYguards

    • Lx

      Hawes no more shooting for you.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      FT again!

    • blubell

      It’s almost 15 minutes… Jeremy is due for his 15 points

    • BobbyH

      Which Jeremy will close?

    • JoeTeam

      no, different clyde. the original commentator who called all the Linsanity games.

    • Fan: “Kemba, will you check in soon?”

    • FrankW

      The Jeremys have as much steals as Knicks team.

    • LAJane

      Batum is prolly pushing himself forward harder than Kemba feels the need to…a foreigner stepping into the big ring, anxious to cement his rep and $ worth.

    • stam

      Damn zeller get your FT in!!!

    • NONONO

      Lin, please do not look Cliff. you are doing GREAT.

    • LW

      Win or lose, this one is still the Lin show with Clifford’s good for nothing starters.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      It’s the 2nd team of Hornets vs the 1st team of NY

    • LAJane

      No. That Clyde is Frazier’s evil twin.

    • Knicks in foul penalty with 6 min left.. FTs galore!!!
      Thanks to JLin 😀

    • Promo Sports World

      Jeremy might be out folks but he played damn well….be the best player on the floor

    • Singapore BB Fan

      has to frustrate C Anthony…

    • sws94

      Hope Clifford doesn’t get dumb and take Lin out now. Or Lamb.

    • David Kim

      hornets offense now like..
      Lamb shot, then Batum shot, then Lin shot..over and over …LOL

    • NONONO

      I think Cliff ask Lin pass to Hawes in the past two possitions!!!!

    • cshot

      i will be pissed

    • zxcvb

      Time for Lin to sit? He might overshadow Batum and Lamb’s stats.

    • JoeTeam

      yep get melo in emo and we win.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      With the first team, it’s a blown out by 20 points.

    • not if Clifford wants to win

    • stam

      Lin should have 4 steals

    • zxcvb

      Hornets in the bonus, but they’re just running jumpers for Batum.

    • sport

      Hope Lin gets highest score again, Batum’s leadingin now at 22 :/

    • JLin Fan from Australia
    • 7iger

      If Lin is taking out it is not dumb but something fishy.

    • blubell

      He stole my heart too… so…yeah

    • wandertheglobe

      If Kemba comes back, Hornets are going to loose

    • sport

      Yes Lin should have 4 steals not sure why the other one didn’t count.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      When Hawes starts scoring, NYwill be finished。Sorry big fella, you are out。

    • zxcvb

      Gotta let Lin attack the rim and shoot FTs.

    • LAJane

      Clifford is saving him, and MJ is holding the leash in favor of big shoe contract Kemba. Y’know, if Kemba really is a good guy, this situation is probably uncomfortable for him too. He might not enjoy being a roadblock.

    • GREAT REBOUND by JLin!

    • 7iger

      ;-D

    • JoeTeam

      great handles by Lin to get it to Williams.

    • zxcvb

      Great drive with no calls on the obvious blocks.

      …but that was a lucky assist, hehe.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      The game is too close forcomfort.

    • Promo Sports World

      Lin running out there

    • zxcvb

      Beautiful dime!

    • Lin alleyoop to Batum .. easy layup!

    • Kemba is in the bench. Clifford does want to WIN

    • Rick Johnson

      Scorers gave that to Lamb.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      They gave the assist to Lamb.

    • Dorothy

      22222222222222222222222222

    • CJSHYY

      Need to remember this one for NBA to correct it.

    • Lin for 2222222!!!!!!!

    • zxcvb

      “Defiant Lin!” Clyde

    • JoeTeam

      every Lin score and Fish grimace is a spin move to me.

    • 91-89!!

    • LAJane

      We’ve gotten them to correct it before. Who knows how to do that?

    • Great defense by the HORNETS!

    • Promo Sports World

      Great game

    • zxcvb

      I think Nic and Jeremy had a talk during the timeout. They’re finally passing to each other.

    • joyce ward

      Robin Lundberg ‏@robinlundberg 35s35 seconds ago
      Knicks don’t have anyone who can check Lin.

    • Yascar

      Email to NBA stats. We need the splice of the video.

    • LW

      Lin again single handed turned this game from a boring loss to a thriller. Hope the Knicks can handle the pressure!

    • Dorothy

      222222222222222222222

    • Alain Gervais

      wow

    • Promo Sports World

      Jeremy whoa

    • zxcvb

      WHOAAAAAA

      TAKE THAT REFS!!!

    • Lx

      MANNNNNN LINSANITY!!!

    • Alain Gervais

      just wow

    • JoeTeam

      Rocket Lin!

    • Come on, Lin.. Lin on Calderon….. CLUTCH LIN!!!!!! 22222 Hanging floater!!!!!

    • sport

      Lin still own the Knicks fans!! Eat that Melo!!

    • Howan Cheung

      Jeremy the destroyer

    • zxcvb

      NO CALL???

      NO PROBLEM!!!

    • sws94

      LInsanity. Linsanity. Linsanity. LInsanity. LInsanity.

    • David Kim

      Linsanity vs melo…LOL fun to watch..

    • cshot

      LINSANITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • stam

      No foul?

    • Promo Sports World

      Want the Knicks to win but Jeremy’s game is great to see

    • JoeTeam

      Lin double pump one hand under pressure, that is mature more mature than 2012.

    • Singapore BB Fan

      haha…

    • Rick Johnson

      Robin Lundberg
      ‏@robinlundberg
      Knicks don’t have anyone who can check Lin.
      https://twitter.com/robinlundberg/status/664624581798404096

    • sport

      Lin would have 30 pts easily if he was a starter with 32 minutes!

    • blubell

      Clutch

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      GO GO GO JLin Linsanity Hairsanity Show Cliff and Hornets of why he is called Mr. 4th qtr.

    • LAJane

      See. See! Just checked back in after doing some tub-scrubbing. I’m gonna save up chores for game nights 🙂

    • zxcvb

      And yet PJ Hairston plays 26mpg…what is going on in CHA?

    • Promo Sports World

      Jeremy eyes light up when he sees Jose man

    • sport

      I want Lin to get the highest score this game again even with his low usage to show he’s a starter and better than Batum and Walker! I’m happy he gets to play PG almost all 4th quarter.

    • David Kim

      Dolan can pay “Check” Lin LOL

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      The old Hornets watching new Hornets do the killings.

    • blubell

      🙂

    • zxcvb

      That was actually great/illegal defense.

    • adele

      My dragon ball z. Go go go. Play with a vengeance.

    • Rick Johnson

      Another game winning 3 over Calderon’s head would be nice.

    • John Focker

      Jeremy 2nd in team scoring, 8th in PT minutes.

    • chan c

      any link to a livestream , guys?

    • Alain Gervais

      Marvin william becoming one of my favorite hornet players

    • NONONO

      LIN – 2nd best scores in Knicks

    • zxcvb
    • Joe what do you know

      LINSANITY IS BACK!!!

    • Yascar

      By the way guys, they’ve fixed the assist. He has 3 now.

    • My goodnesss.. JLin vs KNICKS…. Clutch Hairsanity!!!!!

    • John Focker

      Please go back to dishes! Michael already said that he won’t be sleeping, so you gotta pull double! LOL

    • chan c

      thanks!

    • Promo Sports World

      Batum are a horrible shot

    • LAJane

      Whoa. Dishes done. Um….dusting. I’ll do some dusting.

    • zxcvb

      Ugh, no. Bad defense by Lamb, followed by bad offense by Batum.

    • Will JLin get the ball?

    • BobbyH

      Nic

    • sport

      Batum has chucked up enough misses to last the season, someone please tell him to stop that crap!

    • Rick Johnson

      Clifford better draw one up for Lin.

    • cshot

      Nic… YOu’ve been missing your 3s for the past couple possessions… stop

    • zxcvb

      Make or miss, this has to go to Lin.

    • David Kim

      Give the ball to Lin who deserve it…

    • JoeTeam

      Want a win no matter who. Lin has been a hero. Batum has thrown bricks down the stretch.

    • Singapore BB Fan

      Kemba

    • cshot

      did you see him super hesitant to give the ball to lin? lol he wants the spotlight SO bad

    • Dan Ang

      Wow midseason form game!

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      It’s too late to make changes.
      This team has to grind it out and hope Lin will win the game for Hornets.

    • Rick Johnson

      Walker & Jefferson benched for the stretch?

    • heart

      How many times have we seen Batum tried to be the hero and gave up the lead destroying Lin’s hard work?

    • NONONO

      Win for Lin and Hornets, Loss for Cliff!

    • wandertheglobe

      Come on Lin, game winner just like how you did it in Toronto.

    • zxcvb

      Actually, I kinda want OT. More minutes for Lin, off day tomorrow.

    • occupatio

      batum wasted too many possessions at end game.

    • LOL .. Knicks fouled!

    • occupatio

      lol, i guess i do too now that u mention it

    • John Focker

      No clutchiness.

    • blubell

      CHA radio announcer thinks Jeremy should get the last shot.

    • redking79

      Batum wants to get paid but he’s choking. He hasn’t hit a big shot tonight.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      FT for Hornets.

    • zxcvb

      Everyone but Batum agrees.

    • LimitedEdition

      Lin should get EVERY shot

    • John Focker

      Those announcers’ impartial comments are partially responsible for Batum’s jealousy.

    • Promo Sports World

      Well Melo ISO time

    • Alain Gervais

      Zeller work on you FT

    • sport

      Thanks Zeller for missing those FTs if Hornets lose it’s on you!

    • zxcvb

      Zeller…smh. I think he’s still reeling from whatever illness made him dehydrated.

    • CJSHYY

      Walker in for last shot?

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Lamb’s defense is xxxx

    • cshot

      SERIOUSLY? CLIFF YOUR’RE GOING TO DRAW A PLAY FOR BATUM???????WHEN LIN GOT YOU BACK IN THE GAME??

    • NONONO

      why not let Lin play PG???? do not let Batum handle the ball!

    • IsabeliJane*17

      Hack a Zeller coming?

    • zxcvb

      Politics.

    • Let’s hope Lin can make something happen here.
      Bad Zeller!

    • JoeTeam

      true true. not even Lin involved to draw D.

    • sport

      He’s been chucking shoots since Preseason! Can’t stand watching him play selfish as heck!!

    • Rick Johnson

      Are we surprised? Now he’s going to draw one for Walker.

    • zxcvb

      Win or lose, Lin made his point. Again.

    • DX

      OMG, Zeller is so bad at FT

    • stam

      They took lamb out for walker?

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Well he has to pay for it.

    • Dan Ang

      Zeller missed the free throws because Hornets likes extra challenge?

    • CJSHYY

      For last shot.

    • cali7

      Zeller caved under pressure? Yikes.

    • wandertheglobe

      OT. OT.

    • stam

      Batum has a high FG% though you can’t

    • Love Lin

      OT

    • JoeTeam

      OT, what the h with our Rebs.

    • cali7

      Is it really OT?

    • NONONO

      Wow, sit AL and Walker? maybe too late, too little?

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      If it’s OT. The Hornets will win.

    • blubell

      More pts for JLin

    • LimitedEdition

      Lin for last shot

    • Shot clock violation!

    • sport

      Oh no Walker looks he’s hurt? Gosh why can’t it be Batum (sorry really don’t like him.)

    • Give the ball to JLin!!!!!

    • Love Lin

      0.2 sec left.. we hope.. 93:93

    • Love Lin

      Yessss… I need oxygen..

    • cali7

      I see. OT hopefully. Thanks!

    • sport

      Give the ball to Lin please…!!

    • zxcvb

      Midrange J from Lin????

    • JoeTeam

      nothing to lose, let’s GO!

    • wandertheglobe

      Lopez leg in between Walker’s legs

    • JoeTeam

      contact win on FTs.

    • NONONO

      wait Walker is in? he looks off for these two games!

    • NONONO

      GIVe to LIN!!!!

    • Rick Johnson

      Zeller got to work on those FT’s. Could have had the game right there.

    • redking79

      I want Lin to take the last shot, but the Knicks will go all out to stop him. Lots of Lin haters on the team: Fisher, Melo, Calderon.

    • blubell

      3 in Calderons face 😛

    • LimitedEdition

      Kemba looks injured

    • NONONO

      give to MVP !

    • zxcvb

      LIN was wide open!

    • Alain Gervais

      Hawes blatantly ignore LIN

    • cali7

      OT?

    • Dorothy

      Wow, Lin was there, but no, had to give to Batum and got knocked out

    • JoeTeam

      Cliff … not too good out of Timeout so far.

    • WHAT THE HECK

      WIDE OPEN LIN

    • Promo Sports World

      Wide open folks

    • sport

      Lin was wide open Hawes!!

    • heart

      Lin was on Hawes’ right yet he passed across court.

    • redking79

      Unbelieveable, Hawes had Lin open on the cut. WHY didn’t he pass??

    • wandertheglobe

      Lopez leg got in the way of Walker’s middle

    • Dorothy

      no, Clifford draw the plan for Batum

    • NONONO

      Cliff, GIVE BALL TO LIN!

    • Rick Johnson

      Hawes got tunnel vision

    • stam

      hawes threw the ball to batum instead of lin

    • LimitedEdition

      ZELLA

    • Alain Gervais

      Zeller

    • John Focker

      Kissing up to the “star”.

    • Alain Gervais

      OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG

    • Lx

      He redeem himself…

    • Love Lin

      Zeller made up 4 the missing FT..

    • Promo Sports World

      Damn my Knicks

    • Nitron

      Good play

    • sport

      Zeller made up with this bucket using Lin as decoy!!

    • Dan Ang

      Yep I was right, extra challenge

    • zxcvb

      Redemption for Zeller! That was good.

      Lin deserved the earlier shot, but that was a great, smart play with Lin as the decoy.

    • JoeTeam

      Love it, Lin was in that play as decoy! That’s the way, go to guys who can do something.

    • redking79

      Great play drawn up by Clifford. Lin was decoy and drew two guys, including Zeller’s guy, Lopez.

    • chan c

      lol…why?what happened?

    • Alain Gervais

      0.6 seconds

    • cshot

      get your sweaty french pits off of jeremy nic

    • Great inbound play with Lin as a decoy.. resulting in an open Zeller for the lay-in!!!!! 95-93

    • LW

      Cody totally redeemed himself! (line from dumb & dumber)

    • IsabeliJane*17

      That was good play. Knicks expected Jeremy to take the last shot. Jeremy played decoy instead. BURN.

    • Alain Gervais

      Good scheme

    • sport

      Clifford showed he can write up smart plays for once.

    • Promo Sports World

      Please yes

    • Love Lin

      WTH.. OMGOMG

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      An unbelievable hero. Zeller didn’t exactly play the greatest game in life but he scored the last bucket for Hornets.

    • IsabeliJane*17

      Shayt! Porzingis!

    • zxcvb

      LOL, Hornets. Let’s hope this is overturned.

    • sport

      Oh man Knicks hail mary 3 won the game!

    • LAJane

      What happened, what happened. Did the dusting work?

    • blubell

      Ot?

    • LimitedEdition

      HORNETS WIN!

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      That’s the punishment for misusing Lin.

    • redking79

      I don’t think that was good. Porzingus has a long shot release and that was a low pass.

    • Alain Gervais

      yesyesyesyeysyeysyeysye

    • Promo Sports World

      Damn Knicks

    • blubell

      yay. Win !

    • IsabeliJane*17

      YES NO GOOD!!!!

    • NO GOOOOOD!!!!! Hornets WON!!!!!!

    • Alain Gervais

      Wow what a game

    • sport

      OMG heartattack 3 was no good!! Hornets win!!

    • JoeTeam

      Wow, that was amazing Porz is amazing and glad for Lin, CHA.

    • Love Lin

      YESSSSs!!! Hornets won.. 95:93

    • Rick Johnson

      OMG!!!!

    • Howan Cheung

      what a thriller

    • zxcvb

      TOO CLOSE. Lin not getting that inbounds from Hawes was disgrace.

    • LimitedEdition

      Not surprised, Porz has slow release. Should give to Melo instead

    • NONONO

      OMG

    • DX

      What a game!!!!!!

    • BobbyH

      To be serious, who brought back this game? Who is the player of the game? We all know who.

    • zxcvb

      I mean, it was 0.2s too late. Can’t argue with that!

    • Job713

      again, waving for the ball, and teammate ignores

    • NONONO

      OMG. thank you Walker!

    • DaBoss

      Take THAT, Melo and Dolan!! Best win everrrrrr!!!

    • Alain Gervais

      Cliff showed he is no Mchale using Lin as a decoy

    • Rick Johnson

      Ya we know who and he was ignored in all the play calling for the last minute.

    • heart

      Love FRAZIER’s commentaries. He recognized that Lin was used as decoy to get Zeller open for that winning basket.

    • DaBoss

      And a great decoy he was on that play!

    • Howan Cheung

      best player and the key for the final play enabling Zeller to score

    • hahahaha…. what a great game! A THRILLER!

    • IsabeliJane*17

      He expected Fisher will put 2 men on him.Used this to their advantage.

    • occupatio

      i go read knicks boards now to enjoy hah

    • NONONO

      BENCH save Hornets BIG!!!

    • zxcvb

      I have no problem with Lin as a decoy on the GW by Zeller. That was a great play.

      But the inbounds before that, Hawes overlooked wide-open Lin in the corner and almost threw a cross-court TO.

    • I am The Jason

      Who won the game??????????

    • grover chang

      Did not watch game. Box score shows Lin did well. Batum played a lot and played well. Did he pass to Lin?

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Lin’s talent in drawing fouls scar the Knicks.

    • Singapore BB Fan

      Have to review the PZ’s shot…I not sure if the Ref got it correct…..looks good to me

    • NONONO

      We demand switch BENCH with Starters!!!!!!

    • sport

      Lin always wide open and ignored by teammates.

    • It would’ve been an easy win but we’ll take JLIN HEROICS!! 🙂

    • pandaboy99

      so happy they won so lins hardwork didnt go to waste!

    • Rick Johnson

      Except Hawes.

    • heart

      So when Lin leads and finishes game, there’s high probability it’s a win. Please note that Hornets FO/Cliff and Hornets fans.

    • Dan Ang

      Porzingis, instant star.

    • rookie75094

      Yehaaa!!! Linsanity 2 games in a row!!!!

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      I SECOND

    • JoeTeam

      Awesome efficiency by Lin 21min, 17pts/2Reb/3STL/2TO with 1.5 A/TO ratio.

    • DaBoss

      Not so fast.

    • rookie75094

      Hornet wins

    • zxcvb

      In 21mpg.

    • IsabeliJane*17

      Lucky shot

    • Alain Gervais

      Im out of breath. Sweating from the excitement

    • DaBoss

      Charlotte, you just got a taste of Linsanity!

    • Singapore BB Fan

      Not convinced the last NYK shot was not counted

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Where is my message.
      I second, third and fourth etc。

    • Bearness

      Sounds like maybe I should have watched it. xD

    • NONONO

      LIN should be MVP for both teams.

    • sport

      Everyone even announcers expected Lin to get the last shot but Cliff is smarter than that used Lin as decoy instead and didn’t give to the so called “star” Batum.

    • linlinlin

      any link to post-game interviews?

    • Howan Cheung

      night ppl

    • JoeTeam

      yep gotta divide pts however you score it by mins to get real productivity.

    • Alain Gervais

      This is a classic

    • Love Lin

      U really missed a good game..

    • NONONO

      Lin to Knicks – ON YOUR FACE! 17 pts/3 stls in LESS and LESS paytime

    • JoeTeam

      left wide open.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Now, folks the Hornets can’t win without taking Lamb out。
      Agree?

    • DaBoss

      We can all go to sleep with a huge smile on our collective faces!

    • heart

      Cliff tried to give Batum the last winning shot so many times and just he just botched it each time.

    • sport

      Lin’s PPG is still only 12.5 for this season gotta keep shooting well for that 20+ PPG average.

    • ViNuyork

      omagosh—hope it would be this exciting in MSG……we will be there…

    • LW

      Looking at the +/- boxscore again, is Clifford coming up with a new NBA tactics: let your best team play from the bench?

    • LimitedEdition

      Poor Lakers..

    • Alain Gervais

      His defense was an issue late. Good move by Cliff

    • jakey

      My thumb hurts from refreshing the play-by-play button! What an intense game!

    • BobbyH

      Need to thank Clifford for putting Lin there all 4Q and benched Walker most of it.

    • Rick Johnson

      A Bonus, the Lakers lose another one. LOL

    • JJ Hui

      i like Frazier! He is very fair and always say true good things about Lin!
      He said Jlin energized the NY franchise etc!

    • joyce ward
    • blubell

      CHA radio: non stop praise for 2nd unit led by JLIN

    • kassiek

      What a game!!!

    • sport

      Well Cliff isn’t dumb he knows Lamb can’t guard a tree.

    • LAJane

      Poor, my backside. Very busy driving themselves into the ditch.

    • IsabeliJane*17

      Clamoring against Cliff’s management of Jeremy’s minutes instantly disappeared on that Jeremy as a decoy play.

    • DaBoss

      Everyone in LA now knows what we’ve known all along – Scott’s gotta go!

    • sport

      Nah Lin to Melo in your Face!

    • Alain Gervais
    • NONONO

      thanks you Lin

    • Love Lin

      They did a good job tonite.. blew out the 1st unit led by Walker n Al

    • heart

      When Lin hit that bucket w/Lopez and Porz (I think) draped around him, did I see and hear correctly that the Knicks actually cheered for him!

    • JoeTeam

      Good to see you here. That was fun!

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Thank you PFV。 Looking forward to your excellency。

    • sws94

      Linsanity tonight. After only getting almost 7 minutes in the first half he played from about the 2 minute mark in the 3Q to the end. He was key to both the comeback and making big plays. It was Linsanity mode, crazy shots and feeds, aggressive, and just great. Kemba and Al sat the end of the game, Kemba came back in for just the last 20 seconds or so for Lamb.

    • LAJane

      I assume he’ll hear about that one. He better get a talking to about that one.

    • Singapore BB Fan

      Finally Linsanity has arrived in Charlotte

    • JJ Hui

      So funny! Lol!

    • DaBoss

      Why you sneaky Clifford! 😉

    • JoeTeam

      and you kept the fans here cool until Lin’s 2nd rotation.

    • sws94

      Batum and Lin played well together. Batum let Lin run the show mostly. I think Batum gave the ball back to Lin after an exchange. But Batum deferred to Lin tonight.

    • Sophie Paris

      Crazy 4th quarter!! Thanks Kemba was put aside he was totally off!!

    • NONONO

      In final 3 mins, Cliff toke ball out of Lin and even benched him. WHY????

    • sport

      Hornets are lucky Lin can bail them out with the 2nd unit these past 2 games but he can’t do this against elite teams. Starters will create a hole too big to dig out against playoff teams and Lin won’t be able to save them! They NEED to start Lin! How can MJ not see he’s the best player on the team?! Does he even watch their games at home?!

    • IsabeliJane*17

      Appopriate that Gohan’s clothes are Knicks’ team colors

    • JoeTeam

      let us know if they miss Jeremy not Lamb.

    • LAJane

      bad boy 🙂

    • DaBoss

      Walt “Clyde” Frazier

    • joyce ward

      Hey Joe Team:) I am in the middle of football season so it’s a balancing act. Great game by Hornets, especially JLin:)

    • sws94

      We just needed him to come back in. But this was the most dynamic he played and we are a happy bunch tonight.

    • cshot

      When PJ HAIRSTON has more minutes than JEREMY LIN, something is wrong

    • Ulysses Modder

      I already said that coach Cliff understood that Lin can win games for it if Lin are playing well

    • DaBoss

      He was part of the great Knicks team of the late 60’s/70’s – World Champs. Point guard. He knows Lin can play and is a special one!

    • cshot

      very lucky jeremy put the team on his back

    • JoeTeam

      Batum shot well until the stretch, then he and Lamb were laying bricks. Lamb’s was not volume like Batum, just I think one at a key time.

      That’s what great about Lin – he always knows the game flow when he can risk, when he can defer, and when he has to go for it or make a stop.

      This was a fun game to watch him sort it out and lead the team to victory.

    • blubell

      Jeremy is being interviewed

    • JoeTeam

      I’m glad it worked out like this because this is the first game I’ve watched in CHA end-to-end. JLin really picked his moments and true bball flow guys will know he’s still got it.

    • LW

      So Clifford indeed managed Lin’s minutes for saving him for the 4th!

    • blubell

      He sounds so happy

    • Alain Gervais

      Was MJ at the game

    • JJ Hui

      Sounded like people who had heart attacked! Lol!

    • Rick Johnson
    • sws94

      He had it tonight. That mojo. That I’m in charge here but he was pretty calm too. This is the Lin I’ve been waiting for. He was terrific.

      Batum did brick some 3s late and I thought should have drove in or chose another option.

    • DaBoss

      No – its if Lin is given the MINUTES!

    • sport

      When Lin came in toward end of 3rd quarter the Knick player guarding him was trying to show him up and steal the ball but got a foul instead and then Lin nailed a 3 on the other side! That’s the Lin with fire that we know, it’s finally coming back and no more Mr. Nice Guy Lin has matured alot. Now even when he plays well he’s serious!

    • NONONO

      Lin’s 17 pts/ 21 mins , AL + Walkers 13 pts/51 mins. Cliff said our starters are good, bench need to be good. I do not mean Lin can always do that. But, come on, Cliff, we need to have some flexibility to win to games!

    • Rick Johnson

      Saved minutes from yesterdays game and today’s game to have kick for the 4th quarter on a B2B? We giving him too much credit?

    • DaBoss

      No Lin, no win!

    • IsabeliJane*17

      Lundberg having sweet time again

    • sws94

      If he was, I didn’t see him with the team. He may have been in a booth.

    • JoeTeam

      Agree, I was really bummed at the Batum bricks as that was keeping Melo in the game. It comes down to that for me, Fish and Melo against Lin lol.

    • linlinlin

      post game interview links?

    • blubell

      Jeremy: Kemba and AL are super unselfish

    • Dan Ang

      Any love after the game from Melo7?

    • JoeTeam

      Football … Raiders over 9ers, want Aaron Rodgers to step it up, don’t think Denver can make it deep, etc.

    • Rick Johnson

      Robin Lundberg
      ‏@robinlundberg Robin Lundberg Retweeted ben
      Good coaching by Clifford because Al and Kemba had no business touching the floor again.
      https://twitter.com/robinlundberg/status/664625999544459264

    • james brown

      as if JLIN was the starter and KW is in the bench!!!!

    • Alain Gervais

      Im sure he saw that from his mansion or at the arena lol 🙂

    • leeda harun

      And intense game…whew….glad hornet win

    • james brown

      2nd UNIT!!!!!!

    • bolero
    • joyce ward

      Clifford is not a stupid coach. I think he is trying to prove a point to management that your best players aren’t your starters sometimes. Clifford likes these bench players over the starters

    • LW

      Linsanity in Knicks’ face!

    • JoeTeam

      Calderon?

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      LOL

    • IsabeliJane*17

      And this is why I love Robin Lundberg

    • leeda harun

      i hope you are right, Joyce….enough with the politics

    • Rick Johnson
    • joyce ward

      LOL!!

    • Alain Gervais

      What ever happens Lamb and LIN is a duo never shall they part lol

    • jakey

      When Zeller missed those 2 crucial free throws…

    • NONONO

      But did he take Lin out in final minutes? Thanks GOD!

    • DaBoss

      Exactly!

    • Rick Johnson

      Needs a new shooting coach.

    • sport

      More like your best players aren’t starting!! Ahem Lin and Lamb over Hairston and Batum!

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Stingy Clifford only gives Lin 21 minutes。 He’s worse than McHale and BS in allocating minutes to Lin。

    • Rick Johnson

      I didn’t see that. Looked like Lin in the whole home stretch.

    • IsabeliJane*17

      If I’m Clifford I will put Zeller in intense FT shooting practice every shoot around. No scrimmage until you shoot better FTs

    • joyce ward

      LOL

    • @JLin7 #7 scored 17pts with 7-11 shooting
      #Hairsanity #Unmasked #Hornets

      https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/664633231359148033

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      I’m sure he will bang his head against the wall if he doesn’t redeem himself with the last bucket.

    • Bearness

      =(

    • sws94

      2 games in a row Al sits in the final crucial minutes. This game Kemba. Are we sure about politics now? Or is Cliff’s rotations just plain strange?

    • NONONO

      I thought so too. I missed one min. Only heard the commander said Walker is hurt and Lin replaced him. Did i hear right?

    • Sophie Paris

      To remember where he comes from ^^

    • JoeTeam

      fna nice!

    • DX

      That’s cool! But should change to Hornets uniforms.

    • sws94

      HAIRSANITY!!! HAIRSANITY!!! HAIRSANITY!!! HAIRSANITY!!! HAIRSANITY!!! HAIRSANITY!!! HAIRSANITY!!!

    • ViNuyork

      haha…i like this comment in tweeter….

      Jason L ‏@jas83j 1h
      1 hour ago
      Omg, my head is bleeding… Caused by non-stop head scratching.
      Play the JBros Cliffy, play the JBros!!!

    • sport

      If only we could say the same for Batum, dude totally just looking out for himself and rarely passes! This Hornets team would be much better if Lin and Lamb were both starting and Batum was traded away.

    • blubell

      Still creepy 😛

    • DaBoss

      That was at the near the end of the game. Kemba got pushed hard by Lopez and was shaken up.

    • spiderman

      Plain strange

    • sws94

      I guess. Can’t really figure out his strategies but it paid off tonight.

    • NONONO

      Who was replaced by Walker? I thought he was on bench,

    • Greatness inside LOL

    • Alain Gervais

      I didn’t like Lamb before this season. Was a constant doubter him and Lin could coexist but I’m eating so much crow and da da da da da I’m loving it

    • sport

      No Walker came in for Lamb for defense and got hurt so went back to bench. Lin played from 1 minute end of 3rd to entire 4th quarter!

    • joyce ward

      I think kemba got hurt that’s he was taken out. All I can say is God has plans in lin’s favor.

    • Say it 1000X, baby! LOL

    • sws94

      Lamb was replaced by Walker. Lin played from about 2 minutes 3Q till the end of the game. No rest.

    • Alain Gervais

      Not true it was at the under minute mark he sprained his Leg.

    • LW

      It’s his mind game that needs to improve.

    • cshot

      apparently cliff said the best lineup were the STARTERS lol

    • Like I said, Clifford plays those who can score well.
      I think he follows that formula well

    • Alain Gervais

      He basically saves Lin and Batum for the Last quarter. Datum doesn’t guard Carmelo until the last quarter

    • sport

      If he missed that shot he’d get even more blame for losing the game. Good thing he went up with both hands at the rim. His defender left him open to guard Lin at the rim.

    • joyce ward

      Yall give Zeller a break, he probably was nervous, but he redeemed himself.

    • David Kim

      From Real GM

      Re: GT: Godzingis and the Knicks Wed Nov 11 7PM EST
      Post#360 » by bws94 » 35 minutes ago
      Seriously, this is what Linsanity looked like and why NY just went crazy over this guy. Good job, Lin. This is an exciting ride.

    • NONONO

      I see. Sorry Cliff. Thank you to dare sit starters and trust Lin.

    • best paid? 🙂

    • DaBoss

      You mean ” The Jeremys” LOL

    • BobbyH

      The more he praises the starters on the obvious, the more I think he is under pressure and have to play politics along.

    • sws94

      CLifford takes the blame off of Cody Zeller for the reason Porzingis was open. Says it was on him.

    • grover chang

      Thanks for the review. Looks like I picked the wrong night to work late. 🙁

    • IsabeliJane*17

      I have the Popovich style of discipline, so no breaks until you shoot FTs or learn to set good screens.

      Player to point out regards to FTs: Tiago Splitter as a Spur.

    • DaBoss

      Clifford is the anti-McHale

    • sws94

      That’s me!

    • 7iger

      Sound like B-Scott LOL

    • sport

      Great coach, gave Zeller a chance to redeem himself!

    • Rick Johnson
    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Just pathetic. The starters of Hornets dug themselves in a big hole in the first Q and the third Q. Very big holes indeed. The substitution of the 2nd team came in late in the 3rd Q. I don’t know about the 1st Q.
      At the end, the 2nd team got the teams back 2 times in this game. The winning margin is just too close for comfort.
      Should they start Jeremy, Hornets could have won easily. This game almost gave me heart attack when Porzingis’ shot went in.

    • BobbyH

      Thumbs up, man.

    • David Kim

      LOL

    • Alain Gervais

      Sounds like a Motown group

    • LW

      Linsanity never ever left Lin. He just needs to be given the ball!

    • joyce ward

      Listen , I will give him the benefit of the doubt because Lin trusts him

    • NONONO

      The world is laughing!

    • sport

      Hope he’s ok but seriously would rather it be selfish Batum instead!

    • DaBoss

      What do you mean sprained his leg?

    • adele

      And minutes.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      All you need to do is to give him a hefty extension like to MKG.

    • ViNuyork

      yep–was a witness of those 2 exciting weeks..hope LINSANITY will be back in MSG on Nov. 17—would be worth our trip…

    • LAJane

      I SO AGREE WITH THIS. Can’t say it enough times…Clifford is trying to play patient and smart poker. Don’t freak out the “stars”, don’t make MJ anxious about dropping value of shoe-contract favorite, don’t shake the confidence of the new higher money guys. Let them show their limitations and keep inserting Lin until they all calm down and embrace him into the Big Man Club.

    • Alain Gervais

      It was on the play Melo bricked the last shot on the side of the backboard. The center fell on him i think

    • sport

      And 32 minutes!

    • JW

      It’s nice for him to say that, but why wasn’t that stressed in the TO. NO OPEN 3 PTRS.
      When I was watching that, it was like why is he by himself out there.

    • DX

      Nobody can guard Lin and Lin can stop any PG now.

    • LW

      He only needed 21 today.

    • sport

      cough cough example BS: ” I like Lin I really do”.

    • DaBoss

      Yes Robin Lopez I think pushed him hard to the ground, but did Kemba sprain his leg? Did someone say that? Looked more like he was just shaken up.

    • CJSHYY
    • DaBoss

      “The Jeremys” LOL

    • DX

      Every time I saw fisher, just recall this killer spin move. 🙂

    • adele

      Against the knicks. If its a strong team he need more time

    • sport

      21 minutes only got him 17 points! 32 minutes will get Lin many 30+ pt games!

    • Rick Johnson

      Was sandwiched between Calderon and Lopez and still got the shot in. Wow. Like the smirk at the end too.

    • DaBoss

      Doesn’t it though? Hope it sticks! Sounds even better than Splash Bros.

    • LOL
      #JeremyLin hits the impossible shot, then looks like he can karate kick everybody with that hair of his. #Knicks https://vine.co/v/el0BMdwZBIO

      https://twitter.com/bramasolo/status/664633730313523200

    • Rick Johnson
    • 808JLinBuzzzz

      And it’s a new moon.

    • sport

      Love Lin’s serious expression after that shot. “Take that!” Seriously no more Mr. Nice Guy or smiles!

    • heart

      Tell me what’s wrong w/this thinking? Cliff said in post game paraphrasing: You play your 5 best starters against the opponent’s best starters… He got asked four times today. Everyone can see that is not true and he still stuck w/this bogus starting line up.

    • DaBoss

      OK its official – “The Jeremys” LOL

    • joyce ward

      LOL. Also Zeller probably never had to up his game this much until lin showed up. He can’t hide because lin will make him play a better game.

    • JoeTeam

      somebody tweeted JBros, that’s better maybe.

    • CJSHYY
    • Parent of an 8th Grader

      I’m going to be at MSG for the Knicks v. Hornets game next Tuesday! It’s going to be sooooo exciting. Part 2 of the Return of Hairsanity!

    • IsabeliJane*17

      Enjoy!An ingame report will be welcomed! 🙂

    • Alain Gervais

      We will see if it was nothing

    • sws94

      I’ll be at the game Tuesday. I don’t know if Lin can repeat this but just want to see him play like this and make the big impact he did in tonights game.

    • DX

      He just blah blah blah.

    • Parent of an 8th Grader

      You can bet that I’ll bring back the best report I can put together. I’ll try to post live from MSG.

    • Hans

      Come on, give him a break. There’s absolutely no need to throw the starters under the bus just because they played a few poor games. It’s ok to say the starters are better than the bench, while letting the bench outplay the opponents, but it’s another thing to say the bench are the better units. it’s not good for the bonding of the team. If you were the coach you wouldn’t do that either.

    • MoominFloren

      Are you kidding me?

    • DaBoss

      NBA politics – Clifford plays his cards close to the chest.

    • Love Lin

      Its def. not tonite or 4 the last game, either..

    • heart

      Nope. Look below my comment.

    • Arsenium12 .

      Zeller scoring the winning basket …
      __________

    • Alain Gervais

      His actions spoke louder then is words. just protecting the starter for 2 bad games

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      I love it。 
      This game pisses off James Dolan.

    • JoeTeam

      “The two Lins, Jeremy and Lamb.” Clyde.

    • Love Lin

      I feel the same way..

    • sws94

      I think MJ loved what he saw tonight from Lin, not so much from Al and Kemba. MJ had the fiercest killer instinct and that’s what Lin showed tonight. He wouldn’t be denied. MJ noticed. Keep it up JLin.

    • heart

      You didn’t read correctly! Tell me if PJ is the best player?

    • sws94

      I’ve been too. I still am. Still watching.

    • Alain Gervais

      Al Jefferson odd man out on this team

    • DaBoss

      Sounds like a coffee brand, but I’ll take it! 🙂

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      They have dug two big holes enough for Dolan’s relief.

    • JoeTeam

      whatever makes it fun …

    • DX

      Zeller finally saved himself for missing too many FTs.

    • ViNuyork

      we would be there too…hope it would be as exciting as this–we would be surely sore –enjoy

    • LW

      Right, it’s not what you say, it’s what you do. He is probably just saving face for the starters so it’s easier in the locker room.

    • DaBoss

      This is why we love Jeremy – always classy and a great teammate!

    • Linning is winning

      awesome game . best lineup for the hornets and Lin the centre of it

    • sport

      LOL Love how Knicks audience cheered for Lin and the opposing team, he still owns MSG arena!

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Lin turned over twice but he stole the ball twice at least; 3 times in exact, more than even it out.

    • CJSHYY
    • joyce ward

      Now you guys know Clifford is just voicing the political skew. It also depends on the teams they are playing, who is the better unit on his team. I ain’t even mad. I’m just glad lin played a good game. I’m going to take one game at a time.

    • Brent Yen

      Yes ma’am!

    • Linning is winning

      just imagine , these 2 were suppose to play together in the Rockets . until Harden came

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Lin has him numbered in Linsanity.
      Now still has him numbered in Hairsanity.

    • sport

      So you think Clifford is dealing with some messed up politics that prevents him from starting Lin and Lamb? What will it take to start them over Hairston and Batum and to bench Al?

    • DaBoss

      Many thanks in advance! Have a great time 🙂

    • sealtrader

      Lin: Nobody can guard Jeremy Lin !!!
      Lin: I can guard Jeremy Lin !!!
      LOL

    • gum

      Rose of Rosebud 1968 will be there too at the court side with her 2 boys. The boys will be wearing Hornet’s shirts. I hope you will get to see them.

    • Parent of an 8th Grader

      I hope so. I hope MJ was watching Lin. I wonder if MJ will come watch next Tuesday’s game at MSG. I’ll be there to watch the Knicks play the Hornets in a revenge game.

    • Sundown

      I like your enthusiasm but go easy on the RealGM folks. They are becoming big fans on their own – let them think it’s their idea and they won’t fight it.

    • ViNuyork

      hmmm….looks like several of us posters would be in MSG–

    • occupatio

      playing lin only 7 min in the first half when his unit was going on a run is not clifford playing politics. it is just dumb.

    • golfhacker

      Game was in Charlotte. Next week at MSG.

    • JW

      replay of Cliff post game interview. Start about 6minute

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

    • joyce ward

      No did you see the Knicks bench. They threw their hands up in the air like “lin again”. LOL

    • blubell

      awesome parent 🙂

    • LW

      Warriors have splash brothers and Hornets have the Jeremies.

    • Dan Cohen

      it’s funny. I’m watching knicks postgame and knicks extra and they kept saying the clock is incorrect because it should be .8 seconds.. ..going all the way back to when zeller made the game winning ‘dunk’..

      But they never metioned that melo has his feet on the arc so it’s a 2 instead of a 3….so at the end, the best knicks can do is tie it not win it.

    • Hans

      It’s one thing to know who the best players are, it’s another thing to throw the players under the bus IN PUBLIC. Clifford is saying that so the team bond together and minimize jealousy amongst the players. There’s no need to give him heat while he’s been the most avid supporter of Lin since D’Antoni. He’s allowing Linsanity to happen while working hard to avoid another egocentric Melo-drama. Isn’t this what’s best for Jeremy AND the TEAM ? Do you think Jeremy would rather have his coach said “no, I think Jeremy is better than Kemba?” What’s the point of saying that? to cause more hate and divide?

    • bolero

      i know. lol

    • sport

      Now I see it! lol.

    • CaliUSMC

      WORD

    • joyce ward

      Sorry, I disagree, I just don’t think Clifford is that stupid.

    • Linning is winning

      i hope kemba is ok , we need him to lead the bench . hehehe

    • Dan Cohen

      at the end it’s all on that lin , himself now. no more excuses.

    • CJSHYY

      I think maybe bc he already wanted this unit to close the game so he let starters played more min in 1st half?

    • Dan Cohen

      he ALMOST missed that one too.. it’s like it slowly falls into the basket!!!

    • sport

      No but it’d be nice if Clifford would just rightfully start Lin as PG.

    • james brown

      when the game is was already lost before the 3Q begins?

    • bolero
    • sealtrader

      I think Clifford don’t want to make too obviously early in the season about how suck his starter are! He knows who are his best players are. Seems like coach just want to let FO to know and show what JLin can bring to this team. Tonight’s game shows it and us lin fans just need to take our time and appreciated Clifford’s strategy of “don’t rock the boat and turn it around slowly by saving Lin for the best crucial moment when it comes “go to guy.”

    • james brown

      he can’t keep up with Progress, that’s why..he need to reinvent himself and tweak little thing like ..JUMP A LITTLE HIGHER???

    • occupatio

      i dont agree it is politics because kemba and al were getting huge minutes in first half. there is no reason for them or anyone supporting them to complain about those first half minutes.

      cliff righted the ship in 2nd half, but the 1st half was foolishness.

    • CJSHYY
    • Dan Cohen

      and you have ppl bashing on cliff here before.. what hypocrites man!

    • LW

      1 2 3 4 T
      NY 27 20 32 14 93
      CHA 18 31 20 26 95
      Lin Lin
      Starters Starters

      Lin’s presence and the result.

    • Arsenium12 .

      Melo and Lin after the game … . Melo is 6′ 8″ and 240 lbs. Lin’s arms look as big as Melo’s.
      __________

    • CJSHYY
    • CJSHYY

      Wow! Melo to Lin? Surprised….

    • Acbc

      Totally in your face to CHO and MJ IMO. “I’ll play your guys like you ask, but Lin’s my guys to save this team.”

    • joyce ward

      Well he didn’t have a problem benching big Al for two consecutive games in a row. So we ca agree to disagree:)

    • sealtrader

      Maybe Clifford just want to improved Lin’s +/- !!! LOL

    • xeroid

      At the end Knicks have their starters, but Charlotte has Lin and Zeller, and Kimba wasn’t back until 2 minutes.

    • GoJLin!

      NY has better FGM-A, FTM-A & # rebounds (52 vs 33); but Hornets has more successful 3pointers (8 vs 4) plus conduct much less PF (9 vs 24) & less TO (5 vs 16); so over all, Thanks Jlin to stand up to take care of the court business. God did answer my prayer, JLin did better use his play time, keep the confidence, play the strong & smart defense. I am so happy for him! Go, JLin Go!

    • Maknusia

      Missed today’s game….Good Game…Good Win and Happy Lin Happy Fans?!!! 🙂

    • heart

      Nope. His words actually do not match his actions and are void of reality. If something is not so, it’s better not to say anything if you want to avoid drama. What he did is actually enabling and building up egos and false hope.

    • sealtrader

      I second that …

    • james brown

      if coach cliff is REALLY in control of the team, he will say the opposite..if the player played poorly, he will say so and is the starters are no doing their job, he has right to say it in public like other coaches do because they arent afraid of the consequences..DAntony is at the doorstep and cliff seeing the changes if He’s not CATERING to the Chosen ONES!

    • DaBoss

      aj – it’s LAL sucks 🙂

    • sealtrader

      need to be patient about it, let the boast slowly turn around. I felt the same way you do during the first half, but I’ve changed my view after watched the 4th !

    • wandertheglobe

      can it be trifecta tonight hornets win, LAL & HOU lose?

    • CaliUSMC
    • Love Lin

      Esp. the Q4, the crazy one.. Dont 4get 2 breathe when u watch the recap.. 🙂

    • Dan Cohen

      why?
      I never really think anything bad blood with them..
      I think media made it like that.

    • DaBoss

      He’s misunderstood.

    • Rzo Vlade

      btw michael was going to the game but I waited outside and hit him in the head with baseball bat

    • Alain Gervais

      Rox losing to the 0-7 Nets lol

    • sport

      Lin mentions Kemba and Al as team players (no mention of Batum LOL good!) Please if Hornets were smart they’d forget about signing Batum and just trade him by December! I don’t mind Al Jeff staying but he really needs to come off the bench!

    • james brown

      wrong schedule..maybe you already had seen what happened next game at MSG!!!!

    • John Focker

      Good job!

    • DaVinci633

      I’m happy but I am not sure what is going on with rotations… Cliff keeps letting the starters dig holes… Also why can’t Al fit in with Lin?

    • John Focker

      …AGAIN!

    • Alain Gervais

      They were talking about the guys on the bench cheering. Baum was playing ….

    • golfhacker

      Someone said at one point in the game Jeremy was “yelling” at Batum to run the right play, or something like that. Anyone know what time of the game that was? I want to re-watch that.

    • wandertheglobe

      Yes. It happened Brooklyn Nyets won! LAL got beat at the buzzer.

    • Acbc

      Lol, gotta do what ya gotta do for the team.

    • chan c

      Wow! That was fast!
      Thanks!

    • sws94

      Lin is trending on twitter.

    • Hans

      Trust me, I’d LOVE to see Jeremy starting. I believe the best line up should be Lin/Kemba/Batum/Williams/Jefferson. Lin plays PG on offense and guards the opposing SG. Kemba and Lin then takes turn playing PG for the 2nd unit, which is led by Lamb’s firepower.

      However, there’s a reality where this line-up would mean the depth at bench would be paper thin. Lamb is hot now but he’s been streaky all his career. If the Hornets have all their best players starting like we all wanted, their competition would suffer a huge drop when the bench comes in. The usual consequence is that the starters would play heavy minute and lead to a drop in performance in the 4Q, and injury late in the season or playoff (see: Clippers). Clifford has said in his previous interview that he’s trying to keep the starters min low so the players would be healthy throughout the season. I’d stay that’s a smart move with good vision.

      The bottom line is, Jeremy is thriving well, and he definitely has the trust and blessing from the coach, the teammates, AND the city of Charlotte. The way he’s utilized may not warrant 35+ min PT, but probably will allow him to play a more consistent pace and stay healthy until the playoff comes.

    • Alain Gervais

      Nets beat Rox

    • Dan Cohen

      oh hate that guy with the taiwan flag.. it’s not the olympics.. it’s USA.. what is wrong with him!

    • sport

      Been waiting for this! Thanks!

    • Linning is winning

      the microphones in the NBTV stream were picking up the voice of Clifford, quite awesome to hear him direct the players in the D

    • Alain Gervais

      Al barely fits with the starters.

    • Dan Cohen

      good that’s whyat I want from him.

    • rookie75094

      My night got a whole lot better. ..yeah….

    • Acbc

      Ouch, that makes us Linsane wives!? Like Happy fans, happy life?

    • sws94

      Batum had his arm around Lin in the timeout and Lin was the primary playmaker late in the game when he played with him tonight. Batum was fine tonight. If Lin yelled something at him, he’s just doing his job as floor general and it is perfectly normal for that to happen with a PG to his squad.

    • Dan Cohen

      politics..

    • Love Lin

      Nets eventually got the 1st win fm Rox..

    • Dan Cohen

      oh zammmmmm owned.

    • Alain Gervais

      Beverly 9 minutes and Lawson 3-11 8 points

    • occupatio

      haha

    • Chopz

      Woo hoo! Mr. 4th quarter Jeremy Lin came through again. Man I needed an oxygen mask during that game.

    • MoominFloren

      Haha Papa John is losing profit margin with Lin on the Hornets! Will they raise up the bar?

    • DaVinci633

      I meant skill set wise… I actually envision Lin like Parker and Al is Duncan

    • LAJane

      Well…it was pretty crappy for Melo to publicly diss Jeremy’s Rockets contract as “ridiculous”. Maybe not exactly “bad” blood, but certainly “sour” blood at least on Melo’s part.

    • Rzo Vlade

      I love all of you and also MICHAEL but at the back of my head thinking about putting michael in permanent sleep…..gotta do what ya gotta do for the team

    • LW

      GD’s highlight is always fast but too short.

    • cali7

      Thanks! I hope someone makes one with Clyde’s commentary

    • sws94

      Hairsanity game. Dynamic Linsanity mode Lin. He didn’t even play that many minutes and was really in charge this game. Watch the game if you can. First the highlights, then the game. Skip the first unit, they were awful.

    • Alain Gervais

      He cant

    • rookie75094

      Haha the wolverine. ..the numbers are clear. ..

    • Alain Gervais

      Al is no duncan. missing shots Duncan would make. Also a liability defensively

    • sws94

      I think he misspoke. He just put his foot in his mouth. Later he tried to retract it. Smith just stood by his comments but Smith isn’t cool anyway.

    • Hans

      Having the right to criticize your players in public doesn’t mean it’s necessary to do so. Let’s say if you were the coach, you’ve started Jeremy for 10 games and he’s had 2 consecutive poor outings, would you say “Jeremy played worse than the bench Kemba” or would you say “I have faith in my starting unit” IN PUBLIC? Which one would you say to benefit the team in the long run?

    • occupatio

      how is that even possible lol!!
      that will nets only win this season

    • joyce ward

      Melo was mad because his son adored lin:)

    • occupatio

      ok =)

    • CaliUSMC

      Link?

    • LW

      NY had a word for it…

    • zxcvb

      In 38mpg too! They’re giving him every chance they didn’t give Lin, and he’s still playing 10X worse on both ends of the court. Harden will be HOU’s Melo. A stat-padding anchor holding them back.

    • JW

      Just watched that highlight. Did Lin get assist for that squeeze pass to Marvin under the basket? Marvin was like what is this.
      Then the long pass to Batum was over Melo. Melo is on the other side of watching Lin’s passing.

    • GoJLin!

      2R/ 3AST/ 3ST/2PF/2TO & sweet 17Pts within 21 min! & I vote for 18pts/3asts.

    • Alain Gervais

      LOL worst then Lin ever played in houston.

    • zxcvb

      Yes. Hometown call…he’s been robbed of legit dimes everywhere else.

    • zxcvb

      Papa John pulling the strings: “Stop playing Lin so much or we’ll go bankrupt.”

    • Chopz

      Say what you want about Al Jefferson and Kemba Walker, but they were up cheering for Jeremy Lin many times tonight, I like that.

    • joyce ward

      I think Batum is trying to live up to the hype that hornets front office has placed on him. There have been several games when batum ignored lin. I think lin got fed up tonight and called him out.

    • Maknusia

      I’m still waiting for @psalm234:disqus on the Poll verdict…he better gimme 2 game wins! grrrrr

    • blubell

      Jeremy acknowledged it as well in his interview.

    • Hans

      Seriously speaking. They are awesome teammates. The fans of Charlotte are very mature as well. Imagine if Jeremy was benched for 2 consecutive games……

    • zxcvb

      Only Batum was selfish tonight. Holy smokes what a jerk — even Lin yelled at him. And everyone stopped passing to Batum for a while, haha.

    • sport

      Hope the team pushes Batum out, not a team player at all.

    • Maknusia

      will will…waiting for my flight now…once I reach my destination…will be watching…thx 🙂

    • CaliUSMC

      I want to see this clip!

    • Michael

      Just woke up….did we win?

    • blubell

      Mr. Efficiency, Mr. Clutch, and Mr. 4th quarter all came out to play tonight 🙂

    • joyce ward

      I think Walker and Al really like lin. If you notice lin, walker, big Al and Roberts hang out and are always in lin’s videos.

    • Rzo Vlade

      need all eastern team to loss

      bucks
      detroit

    • Maknusia

      hahaha…still need to watch how awful they were…lol

    • CaliUSMC

      Lin was the worst player on the floor. He sucked.

    • GoJLin!

      My 18pts/3asts is very close too 🙂

    • Maknusia

      lol…..good to see happy mode here

    • Dan Ang

      Keep going! LOL

    • blubell

      This is all a dream….

    • Maknusia

      lol…maybe Brent’s friend?

    • KHuang

      Had Lin played 30 mpg, he’d likely would have had 30 points and 8 assists.

    • Michael

      Well guess I don’t have to sleep on games any more.

    • chan c

      lol

    • Maknusia

      hahaha…poor dad

    • zxcvb

      He doesn’t even want to be there! MKG has Nic’s natural position and CHA is the last place on earth Batum wants to live. He already told his agent to contact TOR.

      Nic is playing Clifford, Cho and MJ for fools. Telling them he will resign if they give him 20 shots a game. Such lunacy from the Hornets. Batum is at best a #3 guy…and they treat him like he’s Durant.

    • Maknusia

      go back to sleep…and we will keep on winning!

    • Acbc

      Thanks for the thoughtful and perfectly timed nap!

    • JW

      Looks like Hornet’s video site know who to promote now as well.

      Jeremy Lin Scores 17 Points vs New York – 11/11/15 http://www.nba.com/hornets/video/teams/hornets/2015/11/12/1447298086138-151111_jeremy_lin_highlights.mp4-110622 via @hornets

    • KHuang

      Urk, Lin’s got a CHALLENGE ahead of him there.

      My man Jerryd Bayless will be laying ready for Lin. He’s the only guy in the entire NBA who’s capable of facing Lin straight up mano a mano without teammate assistance.

      I’m really looking forward to Lin vs Bayless.

    • Chopz

      Sky’s the limit. Still remember that triple double he hit with the rockets in like 28-29 minutes?

    • Michael

      This is messed up, by @CaliUSMC:disqus ‘s remarks I thought it was a bad game.

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      LOL Remember to breathe on the 4th qtr and make sure you don’t scream too loud at the last few seconds:-)

    • Maknusia

      yelling…doesnt mean he is a bad teammate…right

    • DaBoss

      The most improbable ending to a beautiful dream!

    • zxcvb

      He would have had that in 21 if they gave him the damn ball at the end! It was Batum all day, all night.

    • KHuang

      Of course.

      Lin has had MANY Linsanity level games since NY.

      To me, Linsanity was PRESEASON.

    • blubell

      JLinportal enforcer lol

    • Dorothy

      Actually, I think Lin and Batum walked over to Melo

    • Rzo Vlade

      hows the baseball bat in your head

    • sws94

      Good. That’s what I want to see from Lin.

    • zxcvb

      Lin was being a great teammate. He stood up to the selfish guy breaking the called play.

    • KHuang

      Clutchfans are happy –

      those guys are NOT ASIAN.

    • Maknusia

      ouch….hey we love @Michael:disqus

    • Chopz

      Damn, if linsanity was preseason, I can’t wait to see what regular season and postseason look like.

    • CaliUSMC

      lol

    • blubell
    • 22cents

      Well. Let’s reserve our opinion until the season is ended.

      With Lin, we trust. You never know.

    • Rzo Vlade

      finally saw the floater jlin need to do that everytime that floater he did, didnt waste more energy…..he should do that to conserve

    • Chopz

      He at least gave up the rock a few times to lin in the 4th quarter. A bit better than the freezeout yesterday.

    • blubell
    • Alain Gervais
    • new postgame thread w/ highlights + interview!
      http://www.jlinportal.com/g8-nyk-cha-postgame-thread-back-to-back-hairsanity/

      G8 NYK @CHA PostGame Thread – Back-to-Back Hairsanity!

      Jeremy Lin saved the Hornets with a great comeback win 95-93

      He finished with 17pts/3ast/2eb/3stls/2PF/2TOs in 21min

      For the 2nd game in a row, the starters struggled (-8 to -10 except Batum+1) and the bench brought the sparks with +11 and +14 except for Zeller -3)

      JLin was his usual clutch Mr. 4th Quarter ; hitting the impossible one-handed shot and looked like he can karate kick everyone with that hair of us.

      Multiple clutch shots were simply impressive.

      https://twitter.com/bramasolo/status/664633730313523200

      His last play to be a decoy drew Robin Lopez to cover him but left Zeller empty for the easy lay-in.

      Weller redeemed himself after missing 2 crucial FTs to take the lead 95-93

      Porzingis made a buzzer beater 3 but was ruled no good since the ball was still on the fingers when the clock ran out of time

      HIGHLIGHTS + Post-game Interview

    • blubell

      Chris Paul’s son adores Jeremy too… haha. that explains all the “hate” from Melo and Paul lol

    • wandertheglobe

      MJ, Pay the man if you want to keep him next year.

    • sport

      Meanwhile the real no.1 guy in Lin is benched! When will Cliff, Cho and MJ wake up?!

    • james brown

      so another MYTH against JLIN were erased…..NOt Playing well in a B2B games…He found his LEFT Hand finally and a DEFENSIVE player!!!!Oh my..he can also Score???in 20 minutes or less? no ENOUGH SAMPLE SIZE GAMES! fools

    • sport

      More like teammates stopped passing Batum the ball and Lin was playing PG the entire 4th quarter not Batum finally!

    • sws94

      Coach said he will not base closing lineup on whoever is hot finishes. Said if he did that, then guys will try to make the most out of their minutes to get more minutes.

    • sport

      Knew it would happen, Knicks played well for 1 season after Lin left and then complete meltdown. Now it’s finally happening to the Rockets. Can’t wait for Lin to pay them back with a 30 point game!

    • LAJane

      Yes. But. We’re not in the soup with him. We absolutely do not have even half the story, from our distant armchairs. I’m with Joyce. There is a razor sharpness to Jeremy’s patience. It HAS A PURPOSE, and it always serves his own goal. WIN. Those who don’t see aggression’s iron hand within the patient glove spout bonehead drivel like “overhelping” and “beta”. (Groan) When he has to, he slams the gate – on a wayward teammate as well as on a game-changing play. No wasted energy. Thrilling!

    • sport

      Yes so happy he’s using his floaters again! Variety of offense from his Knicks days are finally coming back to him!

    • sport

      Max contract.

    • Chopz

      yeah and lakers didn’t need an extra year to suck, they still suck.

    • JW

      Strange thing is tonite, he didn’t finish with his regular players.

    • Dan Cohen

      michael ? wjho?

    • sport

      If only Lin would get 32 minutes every game as a starter! Batum is just pulling the Hornets FO along so he can pad his stats and bolt for another team next season!

    • sws94

      Something about a back to back and he just didn’t want to split the guys up. But he said usually, he doesn’t do that.

    • LAJane

      LOL

    • Dan Cohen

      i don’t know if lin ‘called him out’, I think it was because kemba was the playmaker when kemba was in with batum..
      since lin is the playmaker for this game.. that’s why batum play along.

    • sws94

      Coach said in addition to the offense Lin is playing great defense. He liked his D on Calderon tonight and on K Martin last night. So Coach seems to be big on Lin’s D. Was asked if Lin played extra hard against the Knicks and Coach said maybe. But he just loves to compete and plays hard every night. He plays hard in practice.

    • LAJane

      Lamb’s expression is funny. Melo? Making nice to Jeremy? Whatever….

    • sport

      Lakers need to rebuild.

    • sws94

      Was he preserving Lin knowing he’s high energy. I do think that Lin’s first half minutes were inadequate. He should have no less than 10. If he wants to go heavy in the second half, at least play Lin 10 minutes in the first. Not 6.5 or whatever it was.

    • NONONO

      From RealGM – Kincks:

      Post#1270 » by mpharris36 » Today 2:05 am

      lin just made an incredible shot…nothing u can do. GOD I HATE THAT HAIR

      Post#1282 » by vallen » Today 2:06 am

      we got J-Linned

      Post#1321 » by Mr Rabbit » Today 2:10 am

      Lin trying to steal Melo’s shine again!

      CP3Melo wrote:

      The revenge game for lin.

      Woodsanity wrote:

      Much rather have Lin over **** Calderon….

    • sport

      Lamb was staring at JLin though probably thinking “Are you serious being nice to this Diva who kicked you out of Knicks team?”

    • sws94

      I think Clifford was saying up to now, the starters have been better and he’s right. Up until the last 2 games, the starting unit outplayed the bench unit. The last two games, not close. Lin said the bench was upset by how they performed in SA, so they wanted to right the ship. They have and then some. But the starters have fallen off badly.

    • LAJane

      They can hate the hair, but what they really should do is FEAR the hair 🙂

    • sws94

      Agreed. On the official Hornets boards I make sure not to just talk about Lin and discuss the whole team.

    • sws94

      I don’t know about all that. I think Cho and MJ are pleased to see the bench play well. They want the whole team to play well. Starters usually get more PT and that’s what happening. But the bench came to the rescue the last 2 games. And Lin is doing what they know he is capable of doing now and being ultra efficient.

    • sws94

      I hope so. I’ll be at MSG on Tuesday. Does he travel and see every game? If he’s there and introduced to the Garden crowd, he’ll get a big ovation.

    • Chopz

      You can fear the hair, but I gotta “like the spike”.

    • JoeTeam

      but it doesn’t matter as much because JB is not as consistent on offense so JLin will have the advantage esp with JLamb to pass to to get the heat off.

    • KHuang

      I warned people here that Lin playing poorly in back to backs is a MYTH.

    • KHuang

      Lookee here, it’s Lin SOFTENING UP Carmelo with his kumbayah Charmin tactics!

    • KHuang

      Yeah, Lamb’s like “Holy crap, Lin’s SOFTENING UP Carmelo!”

    • Phillycheese

      I can breathe again.

    • Dan Cohen

      i know.. this was just as thrilling as the mets vs royals in game 1!

    • Phillycheese

      The context was the question mentioned when the starters were on the bench cheering the bench who were on the floor. Batum was also on the floor.

    • Dan Cohen

      Lin’s impossible shot should be one of the week’s top shot… just under curry’s wild 3 pointer.

    • Chopz

      Bruce Lin – the man, the myth, the legend.

    • KHuang

      That’s because the Knicks actually had a good gameplan against Lin.

      The Knicks ran Lin off the 3 pt line by riding his back when he got past the defenders, and then they brought a big man at the rim to take away Lin’s layups.

      The Knicks DARED Lin to beat them in the midrange, and Lin DID.

    • KHuang

      I liked Bruce Li (Ho Chung Tao) more than I liked Bruce Lee himself.

    • Phillycheese

      Needed his defense on Melo. Until the 4th when Batum guarded him.

    • Phillycheese

      No. lin played the entire fourth.

    • Dan Cohen

      Amundsen wearing 17 is an insult ..

      Knicks should retired that number because that was linsanity, it’s in knicks history forever now. But oh wait dolan messed it up.. no wonder

    • Chopz

      The Man, The Myth movie with Bruce Li in it was awesome. One of my favorite movies, next to the all of Bruce Lee’s movies too of course.

    • Ah, I see that they did give JLin the assist at 4:24 of the 4th quarter, which they originally mistakenly gave to JLamb.

    • Chopz

      Oh, and Bruce Li in New Guinea was a fantastic movie as well.

    • Dan Cohen

      so lin has 4 now?

    • Dan Cohen

      you do know that the next game on the 17th, Lin will get double teamed even more and defense will be alert for him right?

    • i guess that makes it 3?

    • bolero

      good one..lol

    • Michael

      In my head? That’s some deep sh..

    • Michael

      Love how Lundberg always just turns around and casually slaps people in the face.

    • Michael

      McAnt

    • Michael

      Me the guy who woke up after the game with a raging headache. = =

    • Michael

      Can you not use an aluminum bat next time. And my head is not a Melo….oops I mean melon.

    • DaVinci633

      defensive liability thats why. plus it was height disadvantage.