Jeremy Lin and Frank Kaminsky Helped the Hornets Get the 1st Playoff Win in 12 years
Jeremy Lin scored 18 points (7-16 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-3 FT) while adding 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 steal in 26 minutes off the bench during a Game 3 96-80 win over the Heat on Saturday.
- The victory was the franchise’s first in the postseason in 14 years, and snapped a 12-game losing streak. Lin, who’s now averaging 12.7 points, 2.7 boards and 2.3 assists through three games, may need to continue providing a big offensive spark off the bench for the Hornets if they’re going to even the series at 2-2 back home on Monday.
- The Hornets finally played teamball winning the assist battle 18-13 and played great team defense to hold the Heat to 32%. Kemba struggled with 4-19 shooting but helped with 7 assists to play a great teamball
- Lin triple off Kemba’s assist epitomized the Q3 18-0 run flurry that turned a competitive game to a blow out
- Jeremy Lin is 1st Hornets along with 17th NBA players off-the-bench had at least a minimum of 18pts/4reb/4ast/0TO in Playoff!
— infinity88 (@linfinity88) April 24, 2016
If the Hornets want to tie the series 2-2, they would need the recipe of JLin being super aggressive, Kemba continuing to have high assists, the resurgence of Frank (15pts/6rebs) and Marvin Williams (12pts/14rebs) and Lee’s strong defense on Wade