Playoff Round 1 Game 2 CHA @ MIA Game Thread

The 2nd game of Playoff is here.

  • How will the Hornets respond to a 32-pt embarrassing blowout due to bad defense (outrebounded 28-42) and selfish teamball (lost assist battle 11-27)?
  • How will the Hornets solve the puzzle of Whiteside dominating inside? Al can give some trouble on offensive end to cause Whiteside to pick up quick fouls (2 in Game 1) but he’s also too slow on defensive end
  • Will Batum and Kemba play more teamball to have more than 1 assist each? Will JLin play more as playmaker with Batum and Kemba on the floor to ensure ball movement and team-ball?

Let’s go, JLin! Let’s hope and pray JLin can solve the trapping defense of Miami Heat and helps the Hornets to play teamball to pull an upset on a road game.


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MEMBERS POLL

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  • Yascar

    First?

  • yesss, let’s “Keep Calm and Keep Linning!” :-}

  • rookie75094

    Keep calm and carry on…or if you are clifford…panic and freak out.

  • Yascar

    Haha, most of the Hornets looked freaked out actually. Except Lin, who looks Zen. 😊

  • CJSHYY
  • JJ Hui

    5th!

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Sry folks, Heats 2 Hornets 0. Don’t think Cliff has anything valuable up his sleeve

  • CJSHYY

    I think Hornets will play well & win the game today bc like Lin said yesterday after practice interview… in game 1 they only went to FT line… It will be a different ball game today.

  • rookie75094

    He does have Jlin up his sleeve….unfortunately, his sleeve is too long and he freaking forget he got Jlin up there…lol

  • Wty

    The time may be ripe for Lin to do one of his “unexpected”, “where did that come from” signature games tonight. Wouldn’t be surprised if the starting crew comes out and get the beat down, again.

  • CJSHYY
  • sws94

    Lin’s left wrist is also being iced down.

  • CJSHYY

    Well, practice too much? LOL!

  • DrewBear2

    At least his right elbow is ice-free…for now.

  • heart
  • @scott_fowler
    Miami Ice: Hornets icing down after shootaround before Game 2 vs Heat tonight. Everyone healthy, Clifford says.
    https://twitter.com/scott_fowler/status/722816507231780864

  • Will we see Psycho T tonight?
    I think Cliff might test how he fares if the Hornets can’t stop Whiteside in the paint
    https://twitter.com/hornets/status/722813111988809729

  • DrewBear2

    I’m sure Jeremy would love to figure out how to kick in his “hyperdrive” mode anytime he wants. Thus far in his career, however, it almost appears like divine intervention when some power enters his mind & body and makes him unstoppable.

    I certainly hope the starters come out with intensity and focus. The playoffs should bring out the very best. Someone like Marvin needs to get fired up. This is where the Hornets really miss MKG. It’s not really in the personality of Kemba, Nic, Cody & CLee to act that way.

  • DrewBear2

    Probably Needle before Psycho T, but either could bring some fire into the game if things don’t start well.

  • Linsurance

    I think Hornets can get a big win here and hopefully take the 2 home games.

  • DrewBear2

    Thanks for the link.

    Skip to the 13:20 mark for the portion about Jeremy.

  • sws94

    Good point. Good to see.

  • adele

    Very true. Clifford does not believe in Lin we don’t trust Clifford also. Hopeless on this coach.

  • takeme2cruz

    You finally write something worth reading.

  • Cliff said he believes players will play better.
    When asked about small lineup with Kemba/Lin that he likes but presented problems with physical Wade, he said that’s the problem if they let Wade/Dieng catch the ball deep inside.

    Looks like Cliff will go with his usual rotations but try to make it difficult for the Heat to execute their offense.
    No words on how to deal with Whiteside
    https://twitter.com/hornets/status/722827195882680320

  • CJSHYY
  • real-dsb

    I hope that the Hornets will have figured out what went wrong in Game 1 and make some adjustments to make Game 2 competitive, mostly in the defensive rotations. I think it’s still unlikely for the Hornets to pull out a win in Game 2 though.

    Unless, of course we have a Linsanity game, and then it’s a sure win for the Hornets! Let’s go Lin!

  • sws94

    I do as well. I’m not pleased with Clifford saying their offense was good. It wasn’t. And of course the defense needs to be better as well. But matchups don’t favor the Hornets.

  • real-dsb

    “but the numbers prove him an average defender at best. When Patrick Beverley is guarding a player, that player only scores .3% less on his field goals. For someone with Beverley’s reputation, that’s nothing to write home about.”

    I’m not trying to trash Beverley personally. I’m just saying that we’ve been saying all along that Beverley’s defense was mostly “looks” and not actually more effective than Lin’s defense, and that was supposedly the reason for benching Lin.

  • Sesshie

    It’s a win-win for me because it will probably take a Linsanity-type game in order for the Hornets to win, and if they lose, that’s one more game closer to free agency lol.

  • sws94

    Yes, but real reason turned out to be to let Harden be a pseudo PG and Beverley a 3 and D guy while Beverley has no clue how to run an offense, so Lin could run the bench guys but stay in as long as McHale thought he needed him.

  • Bulldog

    Agree. What did he put in his water today?

  • Epie

    What’s up with his head? It’s so red.

  • It’s not good that Cliff didn’t acknowledge they didn’t play teamball on offense losing the assist battle 11-27
    Unless Cliff finds a way to slow down Whiteside, their defense would continue to suffer

  • sws94

    Cliff was asked about the Lin/Wade matchup and all he said is try to deny them getting the ball that close in because the size difference then can hurt them. He said Deng exploited that too with his post-up game by getting in deep and shooting the short jumpers. Sounds like he’s going 8-man rotation, so if Tyler Hansbrough is playing it’s garbage time.

  • After listening to Cliff, I’m afraid he’ll continue to let Batum and Kemba to create for themselves.
    1 assist each won’t be conducive for teamball if they want to steal Game 2

    I hope JLin drains the first 2 out of 3 shots so Linsanity will Heat up!

  • Bev D is definitely not more effective than Lin. Just overly aggressive but not so effective
    I wonder what JLin’s opposing FG% is now

    But we also know Harden didn’t like sharing the ball and glory with JLin so that’s the main driver that he wanted Bev to start next to him, not Lin.

  • real-dsb
  • Maybe the Heat gets to his head LOL

  • JLin and Frank the Tank will bring their own Chipotle Heat tonight!
    https://twitter.com/Loveforlife0323/status/722841040340647936

  • real-dsb

    But the mainstream public doesn’t realize that. They still think it’s Beverley’s defense over Lin’s defense.

  • real-dsb

    Lin still eats at Chipotle? That man is fearless! =p

  • donsmacau

    Not sure how many people are eating but that is quite a bit to spend on lunch.

  • yes, I would never forget that McHale went along to propagate the lies just to cater to Harden.
    Now his heart is Harden-ed towards the diva that he himself helped to create LOL

    That’s why Cliff is still better than McHale although not the most ideal.
    He still praises Lin’s defense as being underrated and other aspects of his game.

    A coach’s perspective on a player plays such a big part in shaping the media and fans opininon

  • “what doesn’t kill you makes you strong” kinda thing? lol

  • Not sure if Chipotle is the food to eat on game day, but we’ll see…

    (sleeping on a couch is probably not recommended either but…)

  • if 1 meal is ~$8 and each player eats 2,
    that comes down to 10 people 🙂

  • CJSHYY

    Wolves will like Detroit after few years, these two teams will be good.

  • I heard Chipotle breath is an effective offensive weapon to create some spacing 🙂

  • donsmacau

    Mike D’Antoni takes yet another step toward the Sixers Head Coaching position as each vacancy where he was a rumored candidate is filled.

    1) Nets – Atkinson – filled
    2) Suns – Watson – filled
    3) Wolves – Thibs – filled
    4) Washington ?
    5) Sacramento ?
    6) New Orleans ?
    7) Houston – nope
    8) Knicks – nope
    9) LAL – nope

    ..

    Clearly MDA and Colangelos have their gentleman’s agreement

  • CJSHYY

    Looks like MDA will not take any of the job from the list…

  • it’ll be nice if MDA is texting Lin to give him some pointers vs the Heat
    plus some good Philly sushi place 🙂

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! I hope he’s healthy…too much pressure?

  • sws94

    So NBA TV is still working for me. I hope for those that don’t get it normally that it works for you, it sure beats going to the free feeds. You may want to find out the channel in your area to see if it is working for you tonight.

  • Wty

    fell asleep in the tanning bed… dreaming of another Kimba 50 pts game

  • Sesshie

    Well, McHale lied to have an excuse to bench JLin. Clifford didn’t have to do that because JLin is already on the bench.

  • DrewBear2

    All the interviews I listened to with the coach or players attribute the game 1 loss primarily to lack of intensity and execution, not the game plan. I agree with Clifford’s emphasis on defense. They didn’t lose because of offensive problems, they lost by giving up an average of 30+ points per quarter. So that defensive intensity is what I’ll be watching for in the 1st quarter tonight.

  • donsmacau

    Lipstick on a pig

    When Clifford follows his exact gameplan as he said he will and which Kemba called “awesome” game plan — meeting up with the same result, then lets see what Clifford says next.

    Offensive problems lead to defensive problems and vice versa.
    Players not particularly involved in offense intensity tend to not be so involved in defensive intensity either.
    The offensive gameplan was to drive Alfense and get Kembatum shots – period.

  • PETE B

    I saw a post someone had an article where they are promoting it for free for a few days

  • JJ Hui

    They are lazy and not knowledgeable and not doing their research and simply passing the wrong and stupid messages to public. These people doing their job by simply BS!!!

  • DrewBear2

    I don’t know what the per diem is for this season, but a couple of years ago it was $124/day. So if this was a 5-day road trip to Miami, each player would get an envelope with $6-700 cash. I’d say Chipotle is comfortably within their budgets.

    BTW, that story about Marvin giving his per diem to Aaron Harrison was really cool. It’s not like Aaron isn’t making a decent living this season and gets his own per diem, but a 10-year veteran helping out a rookie is just classy. You think Kobe ever did that for a rookie?

  • Good point, but it’s more than that 🙂

    Remember when McHale never said a word when JLin shut down Parker, Conley, Teague, etc.?
    He could’ve praised him to raise his stock. But McHale is just a bad boss.
    He would rave about Bev. Plus he would blame JLin wanting to get 10 TOV but stayed silent when Harden did it… *sigh* glad it’s over

  • Mr Chuckles

    Does Lin have the Chipotle “Black” card that lets him eat free?

  • orLinaryjoe

    Wrong end. It’s the beans you have to worry about. : )

  • HVJoy

    Off Topic: No jail sentence! I am happy for his family (though his law enforcement career is done with the manslaughter conviction).

    Former NYPD policeman Peter Liang was sentenced to 800 hour community service and 5-year probation. A rookie cop, he fired a shot in the dark in an apartment house, unfortunately the bullet ricocheted off the wall and kill the male victim. Hat off to the prosecutor who said there was no intention to harm or disregard of the risk to harm the victim, as Liang was not aware that the latter was nearby.

  • Linzen

    I can’t believe I would say this. I am so happy Rockets make the playoff.
    TOTAL KARMA! Both Harden & Morey really deserve this! They destroyed a great young team to create a fake star. Now, they have their star. But, where is the team?

    If the core young stars (JLin, Parson, Asik, Patterson,…) were kept, I bet you they could at least have a good fight with GSW any night. But thanks to Morey, that team was all broken up for nothing. GSW should thank Morey for eliminating their biggest rival.

    Did I say I am so happy?! hahaha

  • real-dsb

    does NBA TV have a free trial?

  • Rick Johnson

    Are you getting it through your desktop? Or through the NBA mobile app?

  • real-dsb

    I didn’t even know NBA players had a per diem. Not sure the effort to file the reimbursement is even worth it to most players (making over $1M/yr)

  • real-dsb

    Seems like justice was served to me. Police officer unintentionally discharged his weapon and was convicted of criminally negligent homicide.

    How many other police officers intentionally shot innocent victims and were not convicted at all, or even brought to trial?

  • real-dsb

    lmao

  • Michael

    You have to admit that Beverly is a much better free throw defender than Lin.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    some never get convicted at all and receive paid leaves (vacation) at tax payer’s exsense! the city of New York tried to scapegoat Mr Liang. if they weren’t able to prove that the bullet ricocheted, he’d be convicted for life

  • orLinaryjoe

    You have to worry about both ends…on the court : )

  • grover chang

    Yes

  • grover chang

    You also just summarized the rockets problem.

  • occupatio

    chipotle isnt really all that. unless one is just comparing it to other fast food options.

  • CJSHYY
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    @psalm234:disqus Please go to Fragrant Team group and read messages. Thanks!

  • sws94

    Cable TV. Don’t know if it works on the desktop or any mobile versions.

  • sws94

    Yes, I think that’s it. It’s free for the playoffs but I don’t know if it works on mobiles or desktops.

  • CJSHYY
  • donsmacau

    香球队?

  • BobbyH

    LOL

  • TTNN

    Wolves will be really good, they have some really good young player and they are all way better character than players in 76ers, with higher ceiling, and they are improving instead of having off court problem.

  • TTNN

    Their offensive problem is Kemba was not able to play his game, as Heat obviously game planned him. But still, the intensity of the game is the key, Hornets is not prepared with the game speed, and they realized it in a hard way. Lin was pretty effective, but unfortunately, they did not go to him. But I do think the team should be able to see that by review the film. I don’t think they will need to change the game plan, but they need to change how they executed their plan. They just need to shift their focus a little bit.

  • TTNN

    Wrong, free agency won’t start till July 1st anyway, so lose early don’t jump start that any earlier.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Wolves has been getting good draft choices for years and nobody is riled up. Nobody accused them of tanking. Sam Hinkie had been failing in many accounts as GM by openly defying basketball as a sport.

  • donsmacau

    Al and Frank cannot play together without giving up easy baskets.
    Big Alfense destroys the rhythm of the JLIN’s bench – much better to put Al with the Starters he will not help but it cannot make the starters much worse.

    If JLIN allowed to get the bench involved the offense, then they will play higher intensity defense.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    He must be the best free throw defender in the league.

  • HVJoy

    I agree. Also, thank you for the correction. The presiding judge Danny Chun reduced Liang’s manslaughter conviction to criminally negligent homicide.

    https://gma.yahoo.com/no-jail-time-ex-nypd-officer-peter-liang-210704243–abc-news-topstories.html

  • cdblue10

    Who’s coach or Hornets players that need to be perfumized today?

  • BobbyH

    Hope they won’t stink, including the refs

  • kittyhead

    He can only guard 1 while Lin has to guard 1.2.3. I really hate his style always with intention to hurt others.

  • Michael

    He will go down as one of the great Free Throw Defenders of all time, like his predecessors. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpHB6W_r9ag

  • Michael

    Kerrigan!!!! for the swarm

  • Michael

    臭裁判?

  • Michael

    I’m anticipating a lot of “fragrant” fouls called today.

  • Win

    Go Lin! Go Hornets!

  • cdblue10

    Did everyone lost faith on this team?It’s almost game time and it seems no one is posting..where are the others?

  • Michael

    Awakening..

  • real-dsb

    early game

  • cdblue10

    They need to blow their whistles not get stinky.

  • LinMad

    im here, just waiting for game to start

  • Michael

    Hope the refs show some love.

  • Michael

    Braveheart Lin

  • ty

    If Lin comes in before the 5:00 min mark, that would be a good sign

  • Michael

    So is Clifford growing hair…probably not going to happen

  • LinMad

    ya what was up with Lin coming in so late when they were going down in 1st and 3rd qtrs

  • Steppen03

    We need to bring our Gritty game tonight. It’s Do or Die… Don’t wait for next game to decide… Can’t go 0-2 against a very good team, then most likely you’ll be down 0-3 as well.

  • Mr Chuckles

    Can anyone confirm this? NBA TV for me is still blocked. Boo.

  • LinMad

    Miami Heat’s coach is two steps ahead of Clifford now. I think he already knows what Cliff will try to do

  • real-dsb

    MIA favored by 4.5

  • cshot

    lets do this jeremy

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Batum better not slack off on defense again

  • LinMad

    all the bigs too

  • ty

    I think we’ll see Kemba trying to push the pace and get to the paint early… like first possession

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Big Al isn’t too bad. he’s just very slow. Cody was just manhandled by Whiteside. Tank was surprisingly good on D. i re-watched the game 🙂

  • Sophie Paris

    Game on !!

  • heart

    Same starting line up…SMH!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    lol. did u expect a miracle?

  • Steppen03

    If the Hornets lose this series IT’S All on CCliff and Kemba. No one else.

  • heart

    I pray a miracle will happen for Lin… Can’t hope on Cliff anymore!

  • LinMad

    please don’t embarrass yourselves starters…

  • sws94

    OK. Ready, set, go. Again, NBA TV is free for the playoffs for Cable TV.

  • cdblue10

    Let’s get this !!!!

  • Steppen03

    They can beat the Heat and advance. It’s All up to CCliff and Kemba to distribute the plays.

  • Win

    Here we go.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    yeah, Lin is capable of overcoming this incompetent coach. that’s why i’m still watching this series

  • real-dsb

    luol deng missed. Hornets should be good. =p

  • LinMad

    so far so good at the pace/ball movement

  • LinMad

    Zeller’s D though, not even jumping to contest

  • cdblue10

    Need to play faster and more deliberate

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    hornets starters just need to hold them off until Lin comes in

  • LinMad

    true

  • heart

    Note: Whiteside physically elbowed Zeller to the basket.

  • LinMad

    cmon Kemba, that was ur man

  • swijaya

    Lin needs to come earlier, at 6M mark

  • cdblue10

    That’s the reason KEMBA should be coming off the bench on this series,defense always breaks down from the point of attack

  • real-dsb

    wade got to 2 ft of the basket

  • cdblue10

    Good 3 Walker

  • LinMad

    there we go

  • cdblue10

    I think I spoke so early …lol

  • real-dsb

    walker shooting well

  • LinMad

    good D by walker

  • LinMad

    walker won the jump? LOL ball looked a little to the right for Kemba’s advantage

  • cdblue10

    Good game plan …just attack thebasket

  • LinMad

    last game was too predictable. Too many jumpshots.

  • cdblue10

    Yep

  • real-dsb

    hornets almost got caught badly out of position on defense, saved by the shot clock

  • LinMad

    great D this game.

  • real-dsb

    spoke too soon, alley oop to whiteside

  • LinMad

    true, can’t be letting Whiteside slip through

  • cdblue10

    White side is not a skillful player they just need to man the paint

  • LinMad

    they know our bigs can’t jump

  • LinMad

    bad transition D

  • cdblue10

    C’mon Walker

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Whiteside is a beast

  • real-dsb

    CHA getting outrebounded again (6-3) so far

  • cdblue10

    That’s a goal tend

  • Win

    Good started. Whiteside has 2 fouls

  • real-dsb

    that blocked shot looked like a goaltend?

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! That’s good for Hornets.

  • LinMad

    i thought so too

  • Alain Gervais

    Close.

  • KL

    Yeah Whiteside got the benefit of the doubt.

  • swijaya

    Time to insert Lin, but for this rigid coach

  • noob

    He’s going to have to sit. Good news

  • cdblue10

    Insert Lin and take out Lee

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin in

  • swijaya

    Cliff hears us .. Lin in

  • cdblue10

    Linnnn

  • real-dsb

    it is tough to call in realtime. Surprised the announcers didn’t mention in the replay though.

  • cdblue10

    Nice D

  • real-dsb

    Lin on Wade! nice D!

  • KWC

    MW has been really off

  • real-dsb

    ugh, terrible shot selection by batum

  • cdblue10

    Attack the basket …lets go…Williams is playing with butterflies on his belly

  • real-dsb

    Lin kept Wade 15 ft from basket. If Wade is willing to settle for 15 ft fadeaway jumpers, that’s awesome

  • CJSHYY

    MW missed both?

  • real-dsb

    aw, Lin just missed that 3

  • gandychan

    Mistake by Lin to let wade go to his right

  • real-dsb

    ok, that was bad D by Lin. Wade blew by him for the layup and got a foul =(

  • KWC

    Deficit growing

  • cdblue10

    22222

  • real-dsb

    yes, floater by Lin!

  • LinMad

    222222

  • real-dsb

    who’s the announcers? said Lin takes unorthodox, poor shot selection!

  • cdblue10

    Al make an effort to help at the middle demmit

  • sws94

    Lin attack. Score. Great shot. Don’t worry about Wade, do your best.

  • Alain Gervais

    He also said he makes those type of shots

  • noob

    Let’s pray for a linsanity type game

  • LinMad

    Cliff should keep letting Lin attack

  • sws94

    Fratillo, I think that’s his name.

  • Win

    Just gotta keep attacking

  • Win

    Doesn’t matter who. Just keep move the ball and attacking the weak side.

  • cdblue10

    What’s going on with Williams?

  • David Ly

    2 shots taken so far! Half way to last game. At least the Mike Fratello mentioned that Hornets need Lin to produce in order to win the big games. That spurs game is proving to be exponentially beneficial for Lin’s narrative as the x-facto for Hornets.

  • Win

    Nervous maybe?

  • Win

    Wow. Whiteside played in China before NBA?

  • Win

    ANother foul. Good!!!

  • cdblue10

    Nice Jeremy keep attacking this Miami beaches

  • real-dsb

    Lin fouled hard, let’s see that replay

  • Win

    Go Lin!!!!!!

  • cdblue10

    Hahahaha you have no answer with that

  • sws94

    Lin ain’t afraid.

  • real-dsb

    nice finger roll! 1q210

  • LinMad

    WOW THAT FLICK

  • KWC

    Dragic foul trouble

  • real-dsb

    nice ball movement Al to KW

  • Win

    Thats Hornets Bball. lot of movement and penetrations

  • Alain Gervais

    Thats what I’m talking about

  • cdblue10

    Nice Lin take Dragic out…Lets go!!!

  • noob

    Dragic can’t cover Lin

  • Brewkowski

    Where’s the help defense?

  • Win

    Dragic is a little overrated.

  • LinMad

    Keep attaacking!!!!!

  • Robin Lundberg ‏@robinlundberg
    Jeremy Lin is getting to the cup.
    https://twitter.com/robinlundberg/status/722931332263751680

  • Win

    Clifford use Lin and KW speed well this game.

  • real-dsb

    Lin 7 pts already in 4 mins!

  • zxcvb

    HE’S “LIN THE ZONE”

  • Win

    Offensive foul!!!!

  • cdblue10

    FU Green

  • KWC

    Keep them fouls coming

  • cshot

    lets go jeremy. make em pay

  • noob

    Lin just got his obligatory blow to the face for the game

  • LinMad

    Elbow to the face

  • Win

    We have 2 fastest guard in the league, gotta use them well.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    i’m impressed by the officiating so far. calling it correctly

  • I am The Jason

    Kemba and Lin attacking the basket. Keep it up

  • cdblue10

    Preach that brother

  • Win

    Impressed by the game plan.

  • real-dsb

    except for the goaltend, but that’s tough to call in realtime

  • Win

    So far.

  • LinMad

    Good! Keep them in foul trouble lol

  • LinMad

    They are so physical but they have bad judgement.

  • @hornets
    @JLin7 scores 8 of our last 10 points to tie the game 27-27! 1:03 to go in the 1st Q
    #EnterTheSwarm

    https://twitter.com/hornets/status/722931895403683840

  • Win

    No KW hate this game please. Just enjoy the playoff guys!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    what u talking about? nobody hates kemba

  • LinMad

    HEAT breaking apart?

  • real-dsb

    nothing but KW love in the game thread

  • Win

    We have a lot of weapons. No way Heats can stop us to score if we move the ball well.

  • takeme2cruz

    Yes pls.

  • Alain Gervais

    We are starting to play our game.

  • noob

    Looks like Clifford actually did make some adjustments

  • LinMad

    yep game 1 was ugly

  • takeme2cruz

    Go lin Go kw. Beat the Heat.

  • heart

    Somebody w/ video skill, please post the play that Lin got elbowed in the face. Thank you.

  • Sunn023

    Having a linsanity feeling. Anyone ?

  • Win

    Great job on Whiteside. They should use Al more on the offensive end if Whtieside is on the floor. He is not strong enough.

  • real-dsb

    Gerald Green tried to back Lin down, found out that Lin is very strong. Ended up getting called for offensive foul.

  • LinMad

    yep, we’ll see

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    as long as Lin gets a few chances at running the plays, i’m happy

  • David Ly

    Cliff actually had Lin attack when he came in. Maybe that is the adjustment.

  • Howan Cheung

    not yet

  • cdblue10

    Let’s rum them like a gazelle

  • LinMad

    well he did attack in game 1 too. Just not enough field goal attempts. Cliff was relying on Batum too much for firepower.

  • Win

    I am really sick of the stateFarm cooper family commercial…

  • David Ly

    I’ll back you up.

  • noob

    Both Lin and Kemba are attacking the paint instead of passing the ball

  • zxcvb

    Lin officiated fairly…unless Wade is on him. So sick of those phantom calls. Lin didn’t even touch him.

  • Win

    They cant stop it yet. If they do, then is kick out time.

  • @JLin7 with 8pts in 5 min of the 1st quarter 🙂
    2-3 FGM, 4-4 FTM
    Score is tied 29-29

  • real-dsb

    yes, that and the crying Jordan meme. It’s overtired.

  • zxcvb

    If that were Wade, foul would have been on Lin.

  • CJSHYY

    Super star call. smh!

  • Win

    Miami is try to stop Lin to even catch the ball.

  • cdblue10

    Good bail out call

  • Brewkowski

    Lin’s actually getting al to set picks at the top of the key.

  • zxcvb

    It’s not like Lin even bodied him up or swiped at the ball.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    i guess clifford wasn’t impressed by Lee in the last game. tried too much

  • Win

    Damn. Lin’s 3 is not falling.

  • LinMad

    Kick ball

  • real-dsb

    that’s respect. Spoelstra has a ton of respect for Lin

  • Win

    Yes Al! Offensive rebound.

  • Win

    I think winslow out played Frank as a rookie.

  • Sunn

    I gotta a feelin…

  • LinMad

    AJ!

  • real-dsb

    Lin guarding Richardson 2q1030

  • cdblue10

    Take ’em out Jeremy!!!

  • real-dsb

    yes, Lin sees the mismatch on Amare and draws the foul!

  • Win

    If Hornets can hit their 3, Miami in trouble

  • LinMad

    They’d rather foul Lin then let him drive in.

  • Win

    WTF!!!

  • cdblue10

    Flopp

  • gandychan

    Arghhhhhhhhh!

  • noob

    No!!! Bad play by Lin

  • Win

    Lee on Wade is a good choice. Batum is too slow to guard wade.

  • gandychan

    He has to watch his body when he contests.

  • Alain Gervais

    Be care full now

  • Win

    Whiteside in. Al time!!!

  • Win

    Arrrrr

  • Dan Ang

    the heck, first fournier now green…with the pony tail? Lin Effect!

  • zxcvb

    Okay, that’s a legit foul on Lin. Too aggressive on D.

  • cdblue10

    Nice Al

  • LinMad

    phew that travel

  • Win

    Cliffford is smart. Whiteside in and they go with Al. Exactly what I said what we should do on Whiteside.

  • cdblue10

    Milk that match up

  • Win

    I said it after the first game guys. Hehe.

  • real-dsb

    2q8:55 Hornets defensive messed up rotation really bad.

  • Win

    Attack Whiteside!!!!!

  • cdblue10

    Do that Al

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Batum playing like a SF this game. i like it

  • KWC

    Al on fire

  • real-dsb

    Wade gets to basket with no resistance

  • cdblue10

    Al eat that Whiteside alive

  • sws94

    BIg Al is really playing well. Wow.

  • Win

    Lee should pass the ball back to Lin instead of Al as Al was too far away from the basket.

  • noob

    Jefferson taking it to Whiteside

  • I am The Jason

    Where was this Al Jefferson at in game 1

  • Alain Gervais

    Al is on fire. feed the beast

  • LinMad

    good job so far. Whiteside scared of fouling

  • takeme2cruz

    Heat did adjust for lin attack

  • Win

    We also have to stop Heats deep pass under the basket to Whiteside. If it is faraway from the basket, Whiteside is not the effective.

  • LinMad

    yep good thing Lin knows how to pass

  • cdblue10

    It’s more getting his teammate involved at this time

  • noob

    Al has the hot hand plus try to get a 3rd foul on Whiteside

  • zxcvb

    Lin making good play calls, feeding Big Al while he’s not and Whiteside is being soft w/ foul trouble.

  • takeme2cruz

    Wade sacrificed a lot when LBJ was there.

  • Win

    Nope. Whiteside in, so we go with Al to get whiteside in foul trouble

  • heart

    The time that Hornets won against Heat. AJ went head to head w/ Whiteside in the paint. Now, MW needs to get his 3 going or insert Daniels in to shoot 3.

  • Win

    Exactly. Is like a chess match.

  • LinMad

    we need to get him to 3 PFs by the end of 1st half.

  • takeme2cruz

    Lin so far has no lane.

  • Win

    Yup.

  • cdblue10

    Hahahaha

  • KWC

    Will Lin come back before half?

  • Win

    Clifford heard what I said about the game plan. Haha.

  • zxcvb

    Cliff said his offense was fine in Game 1. LOL. Kemba and Nic with ONE assist each.

  • Win

    The ball movement was really bad the 1st game.

  • LinMad

    Jeff making Whiteside look bad

  • DrewBear2

    Nic has 3

  • zxcvb

    Lin should rest for now and then come back in when CHA is in the bonus.

  • LinMad

    if the lead fades

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    so far so good. Big Al should have started as everyone said

  • Win

    2 foul.

  • real-dsb

    only the baseline can stop AL! lol

  • noob

    Why are you complaining they are playing well

  • Win

    lol.

  • cdblue10

    Cliff …good job so far sir!!!!

  • zxcvb

    Interview they just played on TV broadcast.

  • zxcvb

    No, Game 1.

  • Win

    Yea. That what I said before the game. But Al was too faraway from the basket on that possesion.

  • DrewBear2

    Got it.

  • Win

    As I said. He visit JLIN Portal and saw my game plan. lol.

  • zxcvb

    Good effort on defense. Good unselfish sharing on offense. Total 180 from Game 1.

    Only problem is that CHA has no rim protection. Whiteside scoring at will. No help when Wade drives to the rim.

  • Win

    another OB. Go Al!

  • LinMad

    EMBARRASSING to let whiteside do that.

  • Win

    Miami didnt take the 3 away, Is the Hornets 3s werent falling.

  • real-dsb

    still not much interior defense by CHA. not sure if they can hold up on defense

  • LinMad

    Batum’s footwork is so slow. He gets beat by his defender a lot.

  • Win

    Damn. Winslow….. 100% out played Frank as rookie.

  • Rick Johnson

    Whiteside got 2 fouls, need to get another one on him.

  • Alain Gervais

    Put lin in the game

  • cdblue10

    Lin is out and Miami is feasting

  • Alain Gervais

    Tide is changing

  • Win

    I have a feeling, Cliff will go win Lin a lot on the second half.

  • Win

    MW better show up now.

  • cdblue10

    Nice fishing Nic

  • real-dsb

    CHA rebounding better (12-13 rebs), but interior defense still horrible. MIA shooting 69%

  • LinMad

    Lin doesn’t need this much rest.

  • noob

    He has 2 fouls

  • LinMad

    its 2 fts

  • LinMad

    he had it before he made that run

  • jimmyL

    Of course Lin is being punished for 2 fouls

  • Win

    Is the foul

  • who’s guarding Dragic?

  • Win

    Damn. Heats 3 are falling.

  • cdblue10

    Kemba ….defend demmit

  • LinMad

    Kemba lost his man

  • real-dsb

    what is this, the ASG?

  • Alain Gervais

    At this rate we will lose

  • real-dsb

    Kemba

  • LinMad

    Kemba getting whooped

  • Win

    Yup.

  • KWC

    Not looking good.

  • Alain Gervais

    MW is pretty much wasted space right now

  • noob

    Problem is still the defense

  • Win

    Still a lot better. We still have a chance. Miami will get cold on their 3. Hopefully.

  • takeme2cruz

    So hard to like Clifford

  • zxcvb

    Kemba didn’t even get a hand up. Made 2 layups, gave up 2 threes.

  • swijaya

    + Frank .. under performing so far

  • Sunn

    Hmm…for short

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    8 points deficit now lol

  • jimmyL

    Lee is gonna play 22mins
    12 more than Lin
    and he has 1 point Lin has 8
    Yep, Lin needs to get out of there

  • Win

    Yea. That why I said MW gotta show yup man.

  • cdblue10

    Small guard is always a liability

  • LinMad

    put in Lin. At least Lin will try to defend anyone.

  • Sunn

    True..

  • zxcvb

    Only problem is the 2 fouls. Wade will get any phantom foul if he flops.

  • Alain Gervais

    We cant have the heat out shooting us from he three. If so we will lose

  • LinMad

    seriously, this is why adjustments are important. You can’t always stick to the same lineups and times.

  • Win

    You wont see Lin until second half. But u will see a lot of Lin in the second half.

  • NONONO

    KW’s weak defense offset his offense by huge margin

  • jimmyL

    He’s an incompetent coach

  • jimmyL

    He;s not in

  • takeme2cruz

    Wth is Lee doing on th e floor, cliff?

  • Win

    Yup. He is fast but too small. Kinda like AI.

  • BobbyH

    Heats shooting 71%, Horents 55%

  • cdblue10

    Just shitting on the floor

  • Alain Gervais

    dam

  • NONONO

    cover for KW

  • LinMad

    cause Lee isn’t an offensive threat like Lin is, it makes defending the Hornets so much easier.

  • Heat 19-11 run after JLin rested.

    Why wouldn’t Cliff put Lin back in?

  • real-dsb

    MIA shooting over 71%.

  • heart

    After Dragic 2nd made 3, Cliff should call immediate time out.

  • Win

    To defend Wade.

  • CJSHYY

    Exactly.

  • zxcvb

    Not gonna win any games like that. Now I know why Lin committed that “dumb” foul on Richardson. No one else is being aggressive on 3pt closeouts. 6-9 from deep.

  • Alain Gervais

    Im sorry this is a sweep

  • Win

    Joe Johnson is good. And by that you can tell how bad the Nets coaching was.

  • noob

    Charlotte is just too soft on the inside

  • cdblue10

    See the breakdown of the defense from point of attack and everything just crumbled afterwards

  • gandychan

    No adjustments on defense

  • LinMad

    This looks bad bad bad. Looks like game 1 right now.

  • real-dsb

    CHA needs to protect the paint. Let them shoot jumpers. If they make them, so be it.

  • Win

    Expected. Thats why we gotta get Whiteside in foul trouble.

  • jimmyL

    Zeller was playing on 2 fouls
    Lin is not allowed
    fk Clifford

  • sws94

    Wade is incredible. Great, great player. And Miami can’t miss from the perimeter.

  • Win

    They should call time out.

  • cdblue10

    It’s now double digit lead…stupid coach!!!!’

  • CJSHYY

    I think Lin will get lots of min in 2nd half.

  • KWC

    Looks like game over.

  • grover chang

    Cliff looked good earlier because Lin was coaching on the court.

  • BobbyH

    Imagine Lin has a big like Wiiteside to P&R all games.

  • real-dsb

    uh oh AJ missed. game over

  • swijaya

    Al + Lin will need to start Q3, for CHA to have any chance …

  • LinMad

    Clifford…YOU ARE FIRED.

  • jimmyL

    10mins in first half is still an insult

  • Cliff and his stubborn rotations *sigh*

  • Win

    Only 12. No problem.

  • zxcvb

    The more Kemba scores, the more CHA loses.

  • real-dsb

    MIA shot 74.4% in the 1st half!!!

  • spiderman

    Wade is talented. Too bad he resorts to dirty plays at times

  • sws94

    Kemba really kept the team in the game, before that Al. But really, the close out of this game is discouraging. 72 points in a half is just terrible.

  • Sunn

    It was ties because lin was there

  • Alain Gervais

    Its a big problem. We cant defend them. The series is over

  • DrewBear2

    Miami 7 of 10 vs 1 of 7 for Hornets.

  • Win

    If Cliff is saving Lin for 2nd half. Then I have no problem. He has used AL pretty good in the 1st half.

  • takeme2cruz

    Clifford can’t be that stupid, can he?

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    this game is OVER

  • noob

    Wow as good as the heat were offensively in game one they were even better tonight so far

  • LinMad

    Cliff probably regrets sitting Lin.

  • cdblue10

    Dragic is overrated …he can only score and make plays thru a mediocre player.

  • DrewBear2

    Yikes! Another 40+ point quarter allowed.

  • zxcvb

    LOL. Kemba just playing for his own stats.

    He’s so happy to score 21…while the game is totally ruined.

  • takeme2cruz

    How did he do?

  • jimmyL

    Lin is upset
    You know he’s upset when he has towel over his mouth
    I probably like McHale and Byron way better than Clifford

  • Win

    They are hitting all the out side shots. I don’t believe Heats will be that hot the entire series.

  • takeme2cruz

    I see the differ.

  • heart

    Cliff didn’t even call a time out and let their momentum continues. Bad coaching.

  • Alain Gervais

    We have 6 assist maimi 13. We shoot th e three better then them. We just are not playing at our pace. We played our pace only when Lin was in for 2 minutes. Then we slowed it down for AL. It worked but in the long run it was a mistake. We need to play faster

  • jimmyL

    He is good
    people underrate him because he’s white

  • CJSHYY

    Kemba can score well for himself nothing else.

  • Why was Lee only shooting 0-1 in 22 min?

  • Alain Gervais

    Lins role is still too limited

  • takeme2cruz

    Not BS but McHale did play lin a lot in playoff.

  • Win

    Agreed. Is weird as he always call time out in a good timing.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    kemba type game. team loses

  • kauaiblue

    He is a big part of why they r losing…

  • MomentousPetey

    Hope your not talkin about his defence….

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    @psalm234:disqus Can you go to fix the letter??? Chinese translation is at the bottom of English letter. Thanks!

  • cdblue10

    Lin >>>>>>>>>>dragic

  • CJSHYY

    Bc ball needed to go to Kemba & Al.

  • LinMad

    Cliff needs to look at Lee with 22 minutes and pretty much nothing and then look at Lin’s 10 minutes with 8 pts and drawing fouls.

  • takeme2cruz

    you beat me to that

  • sws94

    Collapse. This may get away from the Hornets.

  • Win

    Ball went to Al a lot when Whiteside is on the floor.

  • Alain Gervais

    Wade is still scoring so i don’t see why it matter.Lee cant stop him

  • jimmyL

    Clifford stubborn until the end

  • sws94

    Agree. He has to put Lin in there and forget about Lee and whatever defensive advantage he is supposed to have. They need Lin’s penetration and energy.

  • jimmyL

    about the same I’d say

  • Win

    But there really no one else can stop wade in our team.

  • Alain Gervais

    The starters cant play verses the heat. Lin +2 Batum -17

  • jimmyL

    Clifford likes Lee thats all
    he sits Lin whenever possible

  • DrewBear2

    Lee is supposed to be there for defense, but there was little of that 2Q

  • Lefon Jang

    Not able to watch the game. Lin has 8 pts in 10 mins not bad. But 2 fouls already. Seems like only Zeller and Lin have foul trouble! No one else played defense?

  • KL

    We need more Lin and Kaminsky.

  • ok fixed thx

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    when kemba scores like this, the team isn’t involved on offense and they don’t feel like playing defense either..

  • zxcvb

    Heat in 5. Cliff is so clueless. Kemba is scoring because Heat are winning big and Whitside ain’t gonna risk a 3rd foul.

    Only hope is Lin leading with Batum as his 2nd banana. Kemba needs to stop playing for himself and play some D.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! As usual.

  • cdblue10

    Dragic can’t take over a game so take your blinder being a rockets fan

  • Michael

    Cliff likes Lee’s body.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes he is that crazy!

  • Win

    Lin is not strong or tall enough to guard Lin. We saw Lin got post up by Wade a lot in game 1.

  • LinMad

    When we miss our shots, the Heat will burn us. That’s why we need to run the offense better. Too much Kemba iso. We can’t trade 2 pts for Dragic’s 3s.

  • zxcvb

    Nope. Kemba just watched Dragic make a pair of 3s. He was so happy to score for himself, he just rested on D so he could get the ball back. Very Harden-style.

  • KL

    Kemba’s defence was particularly bad in the 2nd quarter.

  • CJSHYY

    Can’t agree more. Kemba still is so selfish …. smh!

  • Win

    I thinks is because 2 fouls. I expect to see a lot of Lin a lot in the second half.

  • LinMad

    yep he lost his guy many times. It all started when he decided to shoot a lot.

  • jimmyL

    Lin should just play for his stats and find a better job next year
    All my friends are saying Lin was deserving of 6th man of the year and they used to call Lin a scrub back in Houston
    You know it’s real
    Lin will have offers this off season
    fk this coach

  • Alain Gervais

    They did that the 1st game

  • I guess offense is not quite balanced then :[

  • takeme2cruz

    The NBA policy makes casual fans dumber, all they care is whom scoring the most.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Kemba being Kemba. The Alpha and Omega. Starts with Kemba Ends with Kemba. Just have to remember that.

  • Win

    Agreed with overrated.

  • DaBoss

    See if coach of the year nominee Clifford makes the needed adjustments for second half. Let’s see what you’re made of Clifford – surprise us!

  • LinMad

    i hear some Rockets fans want Lin back lol

  • zxcvb

    As long as he gets points, he’s happy. Doesn’t matter if it’s a blowout, which it ALWAYS is against top teams.

  • swijaya

    Kemba is equally useless to guard any MIA PGs, so sit Kemba please & play Lin instead!!

  • jimmyL

    “our offense was really good” – clifford following the loss on sunday
    he wants to lose with kemba ball

  • LinMad

    Same lineup, same mistake.

  • Win

    He should. Did Lin really foul the 3pt shot? .I didnt pay attention on that play.

  • takeme2cruz

    I wouldn’t mind by knowing he would be playing a lot more than now under Cliff.

  • jimmyL

    noone can guard wade on this team he kept scoring

  • jimmyL

    no one can he still played more mins last game

  • Win

    This game is not a Kemba type game.

  • LinMad

    On this team, only Lin has the ability to lead the team to a victory against top teams. It was working until Lin sat down.

  • zxcvb

    He’s doing what he can with his minutes/touches. 8p in 10m is very good. And he’s +2 in a 12pt deficit.

  • CJSHYY
  • jimmyL

    he can

  • khomphuong2
  • KL

    Kaminsky seems smart enough to understand the defensive schemes needed to stop Miami and he can score. Let him play with Lin coach!

  • Win

    Arrr. No way the can stay that hot!

  • cdblue10

    This is the time where you don’t worry about your best players number of fouls,even Spo played Whiteside with the 2F

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    the hornets needs to play as a team. not just one guy scoring all the time. everyone is being complacent. there are no energy on either side of the court

  • CJSHYY

    Lin will back to Lakers.

  • Win

    No one really can in our team really. But lee is better fit.

  • spiderman

    too bad his coach is not so bright

  • heart

    Heat get their points in transition 3s, jumpers and layup. Once KW makes his 2s they ran right back to score and Hornets couldn’t get a stop.

  • jimmyL

    get out nick young youre irrelevant lol

  • donsmacau

    Is this the account real or fake?

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Not Lin alone. Teamwork.

  • CJSHYY

    Real.

  • zxcvb

    Never! If JVG was coach when Lin arrived, maybe things would have been different. But that team is ruined now due to Harden’s iron grip on Les and Morey’s balls.

  • takeme2cruz

    which one because they both are?

  • David Ly

    Real. It’s verified with the check mark.

  • rookie75094

    Tragic is lucky kw is guarding him…Jlin totally shut his tragedy azz down!!

  • Guest

    Lin was benched for Kemba show- to stat pad while digging a big hole for the team. Good job, Clifford.

  • donsmacau

    Thanks thats great

  • Win

    Agreed. As least not one on one.

  • spiderman

    At this point, Hansbrough as well

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    it’s gotta be real cus Nick Young can’t spell Swaggy

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    @psalm234:disqus One more thing to fix in the letter. Please read the team tweet. Thanks!

  • CJSHYY

    Lakers will fired BS soon.

  • takeme2cruz

    That’s one way to keep KW on the floor by the Heat, let him score.

  • Win

    The 1st half is not Kemba ball…..

  • Rick Johnson

    Lin +2 Walker -12

  • Guest

    Agreed.

  • Michael

    The Heat are executing Cliffs game plan wonderfully.

  • zxcvb

    Yup. Only formula that worked was Lin attacking + Al punishing Whiteside in foul trouble.

  • Win

    Lol. Here come the Kemba hates……

  • Michael

    First.

  • donsmacau

    Executing as in “executioner with Clifford on death row”

  • rookie75094

    Not with bs still there

  • cdblue10

    Lin was castrated with 2PF,OTOH Whiteside was let to play with 2 PF,should have bring him back at 4 mins mark of 2nd Q

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Not only, every starter + Al are in negatives. That says a lot about Kemba….. Whoever plays with him, he is doomed……….

  • Win

    I quite going to other forum because of the hates on Lin. But not I have to deal with all the other hates on Batum, KW, Lee, etc….. This is not fun.

  • Dan Ang

    Not next to JLin, he isn’t! Kobe’s gone, Swaggy P speaks up!

  • cdblue10

    2nd

  • LinMad

    to me, I think Lin with 3 PF in first half is fine considering he doesn’t even play over 30 minutes so it shouldn’t matter. Cliff should have kept what was working. Lin was drawing fouls.

  • zxcvb

    He deserves it. Play some damn defense instead of worrying about your stats.

    The more he scores, the less defense he plays, the bigger the Heat lead.

  • CJSHYY

    I think they wanted Kemba & Al to score… 2nd half will have more Lin’s playing time if not game over.

  • Ben Johnson

    This my friends is the expected outcome when you build a team around a midget 5’11 pg with no courtvision

  • cdblue10

    This is a make or break game,play your best players

  • Win

    Cliff should stick with the game plan. We will grind it out like Memphis.

  • sws94

    Is that what it is, lol?

  • Win

    I am not sure what game you are watching but whatever.

  • LinMad

    and a coach who likes to cradle him.

  • I am The Jason

    I wish this team would stop giving Miami 40 point quarters. Sheesh. Lin goes to the bench and Miami score just gets higher.

  • Michael

    I’m going to make a wild guess that you sent this from your phone.

  • sws94

    Kemba is playing great offense. Lin and Kemba together were actually doing well. Sit Lee.

  • CJSHYY
  • zxcvb

    Just sweep the series, Miami. Let Lin stay healthy for free agency.

    So sick of this same old garbage every game. I’m way more excited about “Brook-Lin” anyway.

  • rookie75094

    Nope….freaking bias ref as usual. …nba revenge foul on Jlin

  • zxcvb

    Miami Heat vs. Charlotte Hornets. Look them up. Google is your friend!

  • LinMad

    So when will Cliff unleash Linsanity? 0-2 or 0-3 or never?

  • Win

    Nope. from my PC. I am a tech dummie though.

  • CJSHYY

    No, Hornets should try go as deep as possible.

  • Alain Gervais

    Setting record on us

  • Win

    Stick with the game plan. And now you can unleash Lin Cliff! Go Hornets!!!!

  • spiderman

    In this case, both lol

  • cdblue10

    Lee is non existent on this game but play way more a lot than Lin,something is wrong with this coach mentality

  • DrewBear2

    Yeah, the “no Kemba hating” period didn’t last long.

  • Ben Johnson

    Really, what’s the difference between Aaron Brooks 5 years ago and Kemba?

  • zxcvb

    Playoffs are more physical, more chance of injury. I don’t want to see Lin badly injure his elbow/knee for a team that marginalizes him and has zero chance of making a deep run.

  • cdblue10

    Same result==FAILURE

  • Michael

    I want Lin to have 1 game where he leads the team to a win.

  • Win

    Kemba is almost the same as AI. Both overrated.

  • LinMad

    i am excited about Brooklin. If Lin gets support from his coach as a starter, Lin will average 18-7 games or better cause there are no superstars on Nets.

  • heart

    2 of those 7 made 3s were from Dragic scoring not contested by KW.

  • zxcvb

    Kemba was a lottery pick, so he gets endless chances despite horrible shooting in past years.

  • LinMad

    ok bring in the 3rd stringers lol

  • Win

    i meant IT at Celtics.

  • cdblue10

    Cilfford how stupid are you?my goodness!!!!

  • DrewBear2

    No NBA TV, so I can’t see the game live. How did the defense crumble so badly in the 2nd Q?

  • zxcvb

    Yeah. That would be good. That’ll probably be the one game CHA wins.

  • Win

    Cody is so soft!!!!!

  • LinMad

    MJ not mad yet or his blood boiling at Cliff?

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    it’s take AB over Kemba because he won’t get you fired if you play him as the 6th man

  • Win

    And MW never show up…..

  • Ben Johnson

    I truly believe that the only games Charlotte will win this series are those where Jlin is the MVP

  • Ben Johnson

    I’ll take IT, better shooter with better court vision

  • cdblue10

    This game is gone the drain

  • sws94

    WHat is wrong with Marv???

  • Win

    We can stop Whiteside at all and we didnt stay with game plan to get him in foul trouble.

  • LinMad

    Heat’s coach is probably thanking Cliff for not playing Lin more.

  • DX

    Will go to Heat next season?

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    the team needs someone to help get them involved in the offense

  • zxcvb

    Whiteside is 17-19 so far in 2 games. Pathetic CHA bigs.

  • swijaya

    What is wrong with Cliff???
    Such a rigid rotation, so easy to read ….

  • Win

    I know……

  • Ben Johnson

    Alright starters , keep it to ten or less and then let Jlin win the game for you

  • DX

    Who still want Lin stay in Hornets?

  • zxcvb

    CHA starters make Heat look like an All-Star team. 40pt quarters.

  • DrewBear2

    He even missed free throws.

  • Win

    MW!!!!! Pls sit him this game.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    when you have Marv, Lee, and Cody on the court at the same time, you need a capable floor general to get them involved in the offense

  • DrewBear2

    Now 1 for 9 from three

  • Alain Gervais

    Their cooling off

  • cdblue10

    Yep

  • sws94

    But we aren’t heating up. They were bound to cool off.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Bring in Daniel

  • LinMad

    this is a good time to bring in Lin to do some damage

  • Win

    Offense is not the problem. We scored 60 pts the 1st half. Problem is we can not stop no one at all.

  • Lam

    How did Lin do so far?

  • Alain Gervais

    This ref loves late whistles

  • CJSHYY

    Agree.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    it’s the stagnant offense that’s causing the stagnant defense. guys don’t feel like getting involved when they’re not getting any touches

  • rookie75094

    Tragic got bail out by the refs

  • LinMad

    great, needs more time on floor and touches.

  • cdblue10

    Where is Lin?LOL

  • Win

    Very good. Too bad foul trouble early. But we will see a lot of Lin second half.

  • sws94

    8 point in 10 minutes, got to the line, penetrated. Played very well. Only played 10 minutes. Has 2 fouls.

  • Win

    Lin should go in at the 6 mins mark.

  • sws94

    Waiting for his designated rotation time.

  • Ben Johnson

    Can Walker try passing the ball maybe?

  • Win

    My god MW. WTH”????

  • sws94

    Wade is dirty, but ridiculous.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    kemba’s iso ball has killed the team. nobody feels like playig defense just so that kemba can play offense all by himself

  • DrewBear2

    Marv 0 for 10

  • Win

    Lin gotta go in now.

  • noob

    Hornets squandering an opportunity

  • LinMad

    replace MW with Lin or something lol

  • KWC

    What happened to MW

  • LinMad

    Lee or MW could sit now for Lin.

  • heart

    No offense nor defense whatsoever!

  • Win

    Time out!!!!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    needs a good point guard to make plays for him. he’s not an isolation player

  • Win

    Wth batum?????

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    you can thank kemba for that

  • Win

    Time out omg!!!!!

  • Alain Gervais

    This is a lost

  • LinMad

    Cliff no adjustments…

  • grover chang

    Start Lin. And hornets would have this game.

  • Ben Johnson

    Pathetic display of coaching

  • gandychan

    Game over

  • cdblue10

    Hey Baldy…what’s up?YOU CANT CURE STUPIDITY!!!!

  • heart

    Cliff has not call a time out yet?

  • takeme2cruz

    Great job Cliff, you ……

  • noob

    truly time to sub Lin in

  • Win

    Batum waste 2 possessions. He cant play under pressure. Mentally soft.

  • LinMad

    Cliff is just protecting his starters but at the same time he’s embarrassing them.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    everyone is isolating. everyone is copying kemba

  • Ben Johnson

    McHale had a better understanding of adjustments, incredible

  • Singapore BB Fan

    probably too engross with Kemba ball

  • CJSHYY

    We couldn’t make shot? MW 0-10???

  • KWC

    Game over

  • Win

    Batum is a SF Cliff!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sunn

    This is so stupid..

  • rookie75094

    He did…. I saw him adjust his shorts…lol

  • Alain Gervais

    17 assist to 7 miami

  • Sunn

    Cliff has no clue!

  • takeme2cruz

    ..n himselfr if he had any.

  • David Ly

    The stage is set for J. Lin to play the rest of the game since starters were terrible.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Thumbs UP!

  • JJ Hui

    I hope the starters don’t dig a deep hole in 3rd quarter

  • zxcvb

    Welp. Goodnight everyone.

  • Michael

    Well Cliff did say he would let players play through their mistakes…

  • KWC

    Nope, he will play a few minutes and then it will be garbage time.

  • DX

    This is a lost. So Lin just get what you want.

  • Alain Gervais

    Likely

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    i’d like for Lin to pad his stats from here on

  • Ben Johnson

    I believe that Jlin will win a playoff game with the Sixer’s or nets before cliff wins his first playoff game

  • cdblue10

    LOL.I believe that!!!!

  • Win

    MW didnt deserve 20 mins this game.

  • kauaiblue

    How is he doing?

  • I am The Jason

    This game is getting ugly.

  • grover chang

    Does Cliff know whoever wins 4 games wind the series?

  • Win

    Still no Lin. Cliff is stupid.

  • BobbyH

    Right On!

  • LinMad

    lol Cliff is really trying to get fired.

  • Win

    Why cant he sub Lin during the TO?

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Al in. Lin will come in next. this is clifford’s substitution pattern. so predictable like his plays

  • heart

    Lin should have played in place of Lee all this time. Ridiculous rotation. I said it earlier insert Daniels for MW for his 3 shooting to get some offense. You’re shooting 2 and they shoot 3. Who wins? SMH!

  • Whitman Lam

    Kemba no want to come out. He thinks Lee is the only player who can defend Wade.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    can’t risk a bad pass – Turnover

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Lin is the 7th man. Big Al is the 6th man

  • adele

    He’s not going to get fired. He is feeding Kemba

  • Win

    WTH wast that? Offesnive foul!!!!

  • Win

    Shut up Wade!

  • Whitman Lam

    Happens to Lin all the time.

  • Win

    No foul on Wade????

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    can’t believe refs didn’t call an offensive foul on richardson. definitely shoved kemba

  • Whitman Lam

    Never a foul. He can tackle anybody in the middle of a jumpshot.

  • LinMad

    lol though

  • Ben Johnson

    Walker officially gonecrazy

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    refs just letting richardson shove everyone. shoved kemba in this game, shoved Lin in the first game

  • Alain Gervais

    Iso walker and datum. This is not us. We are playing slow to our demise

  • cdblue10

    This is what you got Baldy!!!!

  • Win

    Agreed. This damn ref!!!

  • LinMad

    Kemba getting cooked

  • takeme2cruz

    Heat look for open shots, Hornets just shoot anything.

  • cdblue10

    Skinned Alive by a Rook

  • Singapore BB Fan

    some of you here probably wish for Kemba to sit

  • Sunn

    Cliff has no clue

  • LinMad

    sit Kemba, let Lin run the offense now. This is embarrassing and Cliff, you should lose your coach of the year

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin got 4 shot Kemba 18

  • JJ Hui

    kW is too short n not crafty like IT

  • takeme2cruz

    Sick of Cliff, game like this and his rotation is the same. No change.

  • cdblue10

    Yep I WISH HE WONT PLAY THE REMAINING GAME

  • LinMad

    i’m more pissed at Clifford for not letting Lin run the offense more.

  • Win

    lol. IT is not crafty at all. But they are both short.

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin got 4 shot Kemba 18 lol

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    this is why you need a real point guard in the starting lineup. isolation has killed ball movement and moral

  • Singapore BB Fan

    trying to prove Shaq was wrong about Lin having to shoot more

  • KWC

    CHA can’t buy a 3 and MIA keeps making them

  • heart

    Coach Spo plays his rookies, Winslow and Richardson, they’re shooting 3 w/o fear, while Cliff has Daniels and Lamb, but don’t utilize their talents.

  • takeme2cruz

    lol. Cant shoot while you’re on the bench.

  • Win

    + all the calls from the ref = lost.

  • ty

    that’s the definition of “good offensive performance” by his team

  • LinMad

    This is nightmare I want it to end already. Cliff won’t ever change or make adjustments. So many coaching mistakes today. Especially after the first half.

  • Win

    We lost to Richardson, Whiteside and Winslow.

  • Michael

    IT has a lot more dirty veteran moves.

  • cshot

    cliff…… u have troy daniels… if marvin is stinking it up this much, pls consider switching?

  • heart

    KW is not setting up good shots for his teammates. He looks for his own.

  • Win

    Bring the no fear 2nd unit in pls…..

  • HVJoy

    Lin only played 11.5 of 31 minutes of game time.

  • JJ Hui

    Also lamb

  • Lefon Jang

    Nice take Lin!

  • LinMad

    Cliff probably wants Lin to turn it on now but Lin not going to save you in these conditions that you created.

  • Michael

    Is this Cliffs first playoff gig?

  • Win

    Damn, batum pass the ball to Lin with 5 sec left????

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin playing good

  • Singapore BB Fan

    developmental vs stifled

  • cdblue10

    Cliff you’ve been winning if you chose the right player …A-HuL!!!!!

  • real-dsb

    nice job Lin picking up the fouls

  • Win

    Gotta let him play PG now!!!!!

  • Whitman Lam

    Lin and Al are the only Hornets attacking the Heat.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    get yours Lin!

  • LinMad

    THIS IS WHY CLIFF SHOULD HAVE LET LIN PLAY LONGER. SEE HOW HE DRAWS FOULS?

  • Singapore BB Fan

    am afraid too little too late

  • HVJoy

    Lin got both FT

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin good defense

  • Win

    Too late to let whiteside get the 3rd foul. It should be way earlier.

  • sws94

    Well, there’s his foul miss. Almost double figures. Let’s go Lin. Just drive, everyt ime you get the ball.

  • Lefon Jang

    Good job on getting by Whiteside and draw the foul

  • Win

    Let Lin play now!

  • LinMad

    Lin is the X-factor without coach support

  • Win

    Richardson is so long.

  • Pete Roces

    Still watching? this series is not worth my time, I will just use my energy to support GSW and hopefully Lin next year when he reunites with his old coaching staff, whoever they are.

  • Ben Johnson

    Smurf got blocked,again

  • Win

    Let Lin play PG you stupid Cliff!

  • cdblue10

    Kemba is too short

  • real-dsb

    3q100 nice recovery Lin to force Dragic into fadeway jumper

  • Lefon Jang

    nice shot kemba!

  • LinMad

    Walker is dumb…does he play for team?

  • Whitman Lam

    Yeah, Heat don’t even need Whiteside on the floor.

  • Alain Gervais

    Kemba wil keep shooting

  • cdblue10

    Hahahahha …LOSer!!!!

  • Win

    What the H*** is CLiff is thinking?????

  • Alain Gervais

    Kemba and Batum iso is killing us

  • Alain Gervais

    9-20 3-11

  • Ben Johnson

    23 pts on 20fga, whoopie

  • rookie75094

    Jlin came in and shut down tragic azz!!!!and bring the deficit down to 13.

  • Alain Gervais

    Kemba datum

  • Win

    Agreed. Batum is very bad too in this game.

  • cdblue10

    Good partnership with his coach…both are clueless!!!

  • I am The Jason

    Miami is thrilled Charlotte is using the Allfense. No other player can get into rhythm

  • LinMad

    HORNETS TWITTER WILL BLAST THIS BUT WILL REMOVE THE 20FGA. LEADING SCORER KEMBA WITH 23 PTS IN LOST AGAINST HEAT.

  • Yascar

    This game is depressing me. I’d rather work.

  • Alain Gervais

    Because of iso

  • Win

    Dragic is not he problem. The problem is Richardson and Winslow and Whiteside.

  • LinMad

    MJ SHOULD BE PISSED

  • Lefon Jang

    only 13pts down. The Lin effect is in!

  • Michael

    I can see the title already, Despite KW’s 20+ PTS Hornets fall 2-0 behind Heat.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    clifford’s game plan for game two. isoKemba and Alfense. cus it worked for years!

  • Ben Johnson

    “Kept them in the game”

  • Win

    Yup. The ball move well in the 1st half. Second half is ISO Batum and KW. Stupid Clifford.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    if he was really thinking…

  • rookie75094

    Tell that to kw when tragic hits 2 consecutive 3trs in kw face

  • Win

    It was a right call using Al against Whiteside.

  • JLin has 9 pts with 2-4 shooting by end of Q3, identical to Game 1

    Will Cliff unleash JLin?
    Possibly 10% chance of Linning

  • cdblue10

    Hahaha…Even their mediA are clueless!!!I’ll see that headline happening

  • HVJoy

    Now I don’t expect a G2 Win with the coaches’ “superb” rotation and adjustment, just hope Lin gets more on the Point column. Sigh.

  • Ben Johnson

    Yeah, it’s so effective that they haven’t won a playoff game with it yet! Haha

  • JJ Hui

    KW+Clifford = Toxic corrosive

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    it worked earlier because he had Lin on a high pick and roll with Big Al

  • LinMad

    Alfense would work better with Lin on the floor.

  • Win

    Yup. We need Lin as PG.

  • LinMad

    explosive diarrhea

  • Lefon Jang

    Batum is so useless!!!

  • Michael

    I have fat fingers lol

  • Ben Johnson

    Batum thinking he’s lebron again

  • real-dsb

    wade 15 ft jump shot is win for CHA

  • Win

    Let Lin handle teh ball.

  • LinMad

    LOL CLIFF’S GAME PLAN AND DRAWN PLAYS ARE FUNNY.

  • Sloppy pass by Batum to Zeller

  • Lefon Jang

    Batume down! This could be good…

  • cdblue10

    Batum injured it’s Lin time

  • real-dsb

    4q11 Lin on Dragic, doing a great job sticking to Dragic.

  • Win

    We might actually have a chance now.

  • real-dsb

    oh boy, nasty ankle roll for Batum, he might be out the rest of the game

  • Win

    Wow KW is back. no!!!

  • DaBoss

    Clifford forced to use Lin now.

  • LinMad

    game over Batum. Courtesy of Clifford playing you too long.

  • ouch, that looked so painful :[

  • HVJoy

    Walker is back in! No!

  • JJ Hui

    I don’t get it, why not playing Daniels? He had playoff experience n also a very good shooting guard!

  • Win

    Let Lin play PG u stupid *** Clifford!

  • real-dsb

    13 pts down. 10 mins left. Linsanity time

  • LinMad

    KW is in?? defense liability

  • real-dsb

    live with the 20 ft jumper

  • heart

    Cliff should have insert Daniels in instead of KW.

  • Alain Gervais

    ….And Lin is still not involved

  • Lefon Jang

    kaminsky needs to swing the ball over to Lin

  • Win

    KW is tire. He should bring Lamb in. He is long!

  • Rick Johnson

    Not with Walker back in at PG

  • cdblue10

    Fckin dribble dribble

  • ty

    think it’s the right time for Lin to get going

  • I am The Jason

    Kemba is back in the game so I doubt it.

  • Win

    Give Lin the ball u stupid Lee!

  • JJ Hui

    Winslow burnt KW to ashes!

  • Ben Johnson

    Spo gonna write a handwritten thank you note to cliff for not using Jlin this series

  • Alain Gervais

    We are getting so out of our style

  • Win

    I am done. So piss!

  • real-dsb

    Lin almost picked up a charge on Luol, who smartly passed it.

  • Ben Johnson

    Batum out for rest of the series?

  • LinMad

    one less player the coach can brown nose

  • cdblue10

    Yes but Lee thinks he can save the series

  • Alain Gervais

    Honestly I’ve never seen us play this way all year. Thats how much we are getting owned

  • real-dsb

    nice post moves by AJ

  • Win

    If he don’t let Lin play PG even with KW is tire. That will be it for Hornets.

  • HVJoy

    No. Not with the Walker and Lee controlling the ball!

  • Win

    He is only for Defense!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Alain Gervais

    Lee over dribble while Lin asking for the ball. Iso kemba and Batum going wild. MW missing everything

  • LinMad

    its over unelss Hornets FO intervenes with the coaching decisions in game 3.

  • ViNuyork

    ok…this is another painful game to watch…c’mon cliff you r not that blind –ur game plan is not working anymore……even a bb dummy like me can see

  • I am The Jason

    Most of Hornet players are trying to beat the Heat off the dribble. Its not working. Heat are moving and passing the ball. The Hornets use to do this once upon a time.

  • MEL LIN

    haha funny game. Stupid coach….calling time out when lin got the ball. letting a rookie shoot over and over and over Kemba

  • Win

    Agreed. This is the second time Lee does that. He also did it in game 1. WTH??????

  • takeme2cruz

    KW is NOT playoff material.

  • cdblue10

    Not now,he tried to create his shot but miserably failed,look for him asking for the ball instead of Lin getting it

  • Win

    Lin should not bring the ball up. He cant create.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    That sums up the entire game 2 play

  • gandychan

    Miami is just more athletic.

  • Win

    I meant Lee!!!!

  • cshot

    lin getting no touhes

  • sws94

    Lin needs to go back on the attack. Every time he gets the ball, drive unless he has a wide-open jump shot.

  • LinMad

    We’re back to selfish basketball cause Cliff allowed Kemba to ISO so much. Players want touches and since they don’t get it that often, we see Lee, Frank and others making contested shots. Lin the only one passing at the moment and trying to get easy buckets.

  • takeme2cruz

    I try to like KW but Cliff keep putting him in his worst situation, playoff.

  • sws94

    They are.

  • Win

    If Hornets is this kind of a team, then I wish Lin leave asap.

  • cdblue10

    He was on the bench for most time,he already gave up

  • BobbyH

    2 more games.

  • heart

    The easy adjustment is to let Lin be floor general. Let Daniels or Lamb in the game.

  • ty

    It’s tough to get over the “don’t pass to the Asian kid” syndrome… even after 83 games together

  • sws94

    Lee looks terrible. He’s not playing well. Al and Lin look good, Kemba was good earlier in the game.

  • HVJoy

    Lin would play the total of 26 minutes if he stays on court for the whole 4Q.

  • LinMad

    Kemba is tired, that’s what Cliff should have done.

  • JJ Hui

    Lol😂Miami commentator said Clifford never win a playoff! He lost 5 out of 5 playoffs! I couldn’t help laughing so hard!
    Lin pls leave ASAP!

  • ViNuyork

    2 more embarassing n painful games 🙂 :)…

  • Win

    Maybe not Troy. But for sure Lin as PG and bring Lamb in as he is long!

  • Win

    We are done. KW as PG again.

  • BobbyH

    Lin is good. He just does his best.

  • Lefon Jang

    take the 3 LIn!

  • Win

    They have winslow on Lin. Smart!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    hornets have 20 assists total for the two games so far! clifford has gone full isolation

  • LinMad

    that’s terrible

  • real-dsb

    4q720 winslow guarding Lin

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    he’s afraid of change

  • FrankW

    Troy could go nuts with 3 pointers.

  • Lin 2 FTs .. 11pts now

  • LinMad

    not sure if Lin should sacrifice his body for this game when he was so marginalized after 2nd quarter.

  • Ben Johnson

    Cliff with his Sinatra impression of “I lost it my wayyyy”

  • Heat kept PnR Hornets to death

    No screens for the Hornets… *sigh*

  • real-dsb

    4q630 Lin guarding Richardson, KB guarding Dragic

  • Clifford’s game plan is very poor :[

    Try harder will not do it

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin did great on tragic

  • Lefon Jang

    Lin in double figure!

  • sws94

    HE should play hard when he’s in. He’s a professional basketball player in the playoffs and now he has a chance to shine. I hope he plays hard, stays healthy, and makes a lot of plays.

  • Alain Gervais

    Guess who has the best plus/minus on the hornets two days in a row

  • Win

    Yea. the only good thing about this game is at least Lin did goo.

  • Alain Gervais

    Same as last game

  • sws94

    Lin could hang with Dragic. But look at who is on Lin. Winslow.

  • DrewBear2

    6 min to go and at least this game is within reach. Heat are still hot!

  • Lefon Jang

    Lin would have 28 pts if he took 23 shots

  • wandertheglobe

    Where’s Troy Daniels? Clifford is so stubborn for his own good.

  • Win

    If they Lin be PG and play good D, then yes.

  • LinMad

    This coach looks like Byron Scott during the playoffs.

  • BobbyH

    EXCEL Sports players doing good, 25 pts each. Cliff is happy.

  • Alain Gervais

    He would have 40. He wouldn’t shoot that much

  • HVJoy

    Hope he gets to 15. That would ease my frustration a little. What “great” rotation and adjustment by coach Clifford which makes winning less and less likely!!!

  • Ben Johnson

    23fg/3assist ratio is kobesque

  • Unless Cliff ask people to run some PnRs, this could be another loss.

    Cliff is so slow to adjust that it’s frustrating :[

  • Win

    Haha. This is a good one. I thought Clifford follow my game plan but I was wrong.

  • KWC

    And he will think you are complimenting him.

  • MEL LIN

    4 – 0

  • LinMad

    coaching for under the table bonus.

  • Win

    Lin good rebound.

  • Lefon Jang

    big rebound by Lin!

  • heart

    Crunch time, Cliff, let Daniels in to get 3 jumper to even out the score. Hornets only made 1/15 while Heat made 9/15 -3FGM-A. Or let Lin or whoever drives to the basket over and over again to dish out to shooters.

  • real-dsb

    Lin with the rebound against Winslow

  • noob

    Lin being passive

  • rookie75094

    Wade is a freaking cry baby

  • 10 pts game with 5 min left

  • Win

    I really wish KW can sprain his ankle too.

  • cshot

    hahaha i know thats messed up but i feel ya

  • let’s not wish injury

  • real-dsb

    4q500 Lin guarding Winslow

  • KWC

    CHA so soft

  • LinMad

    when the plan is ISO Kemba, Lin will be passive.

  • rookie75094

    Ball don’t lie wade

  • Epie

    Why was Kemba laughing there? I don’t get it

  • LinMad

    Cliff looking stupid as ever

  • Win

    I dont wanna but Cliff is not doing any adjustment. I am not a KW haters and you know that.

  • Epie

    But you are keep baiting.

  • Alain Gervais

    It took a injury for Cliff to revise. We play small we win.

  • Alain Gervais

    If datum didn’t get injured this is a 20 plus game

  • LinMad

    When Lin on floor, we make a run

  • Brewkowski

    He’s bad but not that bad.

  • Win

    Whatever.

  • Lefon Jang

    they play better without batum

  • real-dsb

    Winslow not doing anything against Lin.

  • Alain Gervais

    And Kemba keep shooting

  • Both teams are in the penalty ..
    FTs for every foul now

    Lin can go full-attack now .. if he gets the ball

  • Win

    Agreed

  • Ben Johnson

    Without Kemba too

  • LinMad

    its more like we play better with Lin on the floor. Doesn’t matter who is on floor.

  • real-dsb

    he’ll have to reb or stl

  • swijaya

    Definitely better without Kemba ISO

  • Alain Gervais

    ….If he gets the ball

  • Win

    Agreed. Team ball is gone.

  • real-dsb

    4q400 Joe Johnson guarding Lin

  • heart

    KW needs to pass. Lin has not touched the rock in 2-3 minutes now.

  • Lefon Jang

    8 pts game!

  • Win

    Gotta move the ball guys!!!!!

  • 8pt game with 4 min left

  • Lefon Jang

    wade gets superstar calls!

  • Win

    Damn Wade is getting all the call man.

  • Alain Gervais

    Hornets keep fouling

  • Epie

    Yeah, whatever is good. You were saying we are KW haters and you don’t get why, and you wish KW sprain his ankle? Just be yourself.

  • kauaiblue

    Just got in… hows he doing?

  • Win

    I hate all this “Star” calls

  • real-dsb

    Wade against KW is huge mismatch, much more than Lin.

  • Win

    Now play some D. 8Pts!!!

  • Win

    Yes!!!!!

  • real-dsb

    wow hawes!

  • Win

    5th foul on Whiteside.

  • noob

    if JLin’s going to do something he’s got to do it nowi

  • cshot

    hes doing good. just no touches lol

  • Lefon Jang

    Lin and Hawes, Man Bun rules!!!

  • aggressive, 11pts 7-8 FTs

    but he didn’t get the ball with both teams in foul penalty *sigh*

  • real-dsb

    whiteside with 5 fouls!

  • LinJa

    Same thing, lots of ball watching. Lin scored 8 pts in like 2min left 1qtr. Then they just froze him.

  • LinMad

    time to drive in

  • HVJoy

    11 pts 23 min. PT, hardly played PG

  • Lefon Jang

    Lee cant stop wade

  • Attack Whiteside for 6th foul!!!

  • Epie

    OT to Linsanity, I pray

  • real-dsb

    4q300 Lin guarding Deng

  • Win

    OT pls….

  • noob

    umm he’s not on the floor

  • Alain Gervais

    Ugly offense

  • rookie75094

    F the refs!!!

  • real-dsb

    omg, Kemba tried to dunk?

  • Win

    I saw it. It is crazy. A huge mismatch

  • Alain Gervais

    I steal hate how we are playing not our tempo. Kemba wasting seconds dribbling

  • Lin had to force 3 with shotclock running out

  • Win

    That should be a foul. Calls are favor to heats all day!

  • GoJLin!

    Playing good, highest +6 in CHA

  • Alain Gervais

    seconds took forever

  • LinMad

    Cliff blew Kemba’s ego up and that’s the result of a 5’11 PG trying to dunk

  • real-dsb

    I thought Lin was going to make the 3 for sure. He usually makes those crazy shotclock running out 3s. =)

  • Win

    But it was a good in and out possesion at least. KW should get the foul call.

  • sws94

    Yeah, that shot had little chance.

  • Lefon Jang

    he’s smart enough to recognize shot clock running down.

  • Cliff should admit the offense is not OK.

    No ball movement, Kemba just kept attacking the rim and getting blocked will not do it

  • sws94

    DIdn’t have his legs under him for that one.

  • Alain Gervais

    he was off balance

  • BobbyH

    To him, as long as KW hogging, offense is OK.

  • Alain Gervais

    He leaned in. good defense by miami

  • real-dsb

    still thought he’d make it!

  • Epie

    I think Cliff is on mission to prove that he can win a big game with his starters, which hasn’t worked out yet. I mean, no one can be this stubborn.

  • LinMad

    he doesn’t want to admit cause that would require Lin to play PG more and he can’t handle another Linsanity moment especially during playoffs.

  • yeah, but he probably touched the ball inonly 2 out of the last 7 possessions *sigh*

  • Win

    Disagreed. That was a good in and out and drive possession. KW should get the call.

  • NONONO

    it is OK to help MIA

  • noob

    refs swallowing whistles

  • real-dsb

    4q200 good defense Lin on JJ, had to pass it out

  • he doesn’t want to get fired by playing Lin for sure ..

    McHale did after benching Harden in playoff last year .. so yeah 🙂

  • Win

    Thats what I hate. KW hold on to the ball too long!!!

  • noob

    Lin is just too passive

  • Alain Gervais

    Stop Isoing kemba its killing everyone

  • gandychan

    Mental lapse by Lin…

  • real-dsb

    KW turnover, that’s the game.

  • LinMad

    /facepalm, Kemba dribbles too much and loses it.

  • Alain Gervais

    Iso iso iso iso iso iso iso iso iso

  • Win

    It is ok KW bring the ball up. But he gotta swing the ball. That’s Hornets game.

  • sws94

    Yeah, bad turnover. Stopped looking to attack the basket. He has to look to take over the game with his scoring more.

  • HVJoy

    Just full ISO mode, no team ball! It’s so frustrating that Lin hardly gets to touch the ball!

  • Alain Gervais

    Kemba going for 30 shots

  • heart

    KW kept dribbling, dribbling… How many times we have seen he has caused critical TO when Hornets has a chance to change the game??? This is also on Cliff playing him w/o rest…

  • Win

    Where is the ball movement Cliff??????????

  • MEL LIN

    Lin is tired of playing defense the whole game. He is passing to Hawes for isolation

  • takeme2cruz

    Clearly Lin was not the PG of this team. He’s …tired for running back and forth and all he does was to pass the ball when he touch it.

  • LinMad

    Cliff neutered Linsanity.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Hmm…. Hornets ISO-ing off to a sweep? *facepalm*

  • Sunn

    Lin was like f..k it

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! So disappointed. smh!

  • LinJa

    Killed it in 2nd quarter

  • Hornets offense is so broken.
    No ball movement, no open 3pt shooters

    Losing the assist battle again 9-19

  • NONONO

    Clifford must have bet everything on KW except winning

  • Alain Gervais

    Another Kemba iso

  • Win

    Yup. No ball movement at all.

  • takeme2cruz

    Stop passing casual to Hawes, he’s lazy sob.

  • LinMad

    Kemba iso in full effect

  • Lefon Jang

    Williams big in the regular season is out of the equation in the playoff

  • Alain Gervais

    ITs has been both games

  • HVJoy

    He plays the best defense against Linsanity.

  • Win

    If Hornets decide to go with ISO KW instead of team ball, then it is gonna be a sweep.

  • Alain Gervais

    28 shots

  • I am The Jason

    Clifford just locked it up in a dungeon for the playoffs.

  • Win

    We have no super star like Wade. Team ball is the only way to win.

  • donsmacau

    Both Kemba and CLee will have played 42 mins each.

  • Ben Johnson

    Im sure many will say Walker “kept them in it”, what a joke

  • gandychan

    Kemba doesn’t want to pass it off

  • kauaiblue

    What happened to his wrist?

  • HVJoy

    It must be disheartening to Lin.

  • LinMad

    Kemba doesn’t want anyone else to shoot and Cliff is okay with it.

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin +4

  • MEL LIN

    we have one but standing in the corner

  • Win

    He killed this game.

  • Lefon Jang

    just frustrating…

  • DX

    Kemba is really a killer. To Hornets.

  • rookie75094

    Hurt it last game

  • Alain Gervais

    Iso iso iso iso iso iso iso iso iso iso iso s iOS iso sits

  • KWC

    Wow Lin missed the gimme

  • takeme2cruz

    the chemistry of this team never there.

  • NONONO

    It looks like Clifford has no choice but let Lin start next game

  • MEL LIN

    you wish

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Cliff not in playoff mode…

  • takeme2cruz

    This is not April 1

  • LinMad

    doubt it, it’s Kemba stat padding all of playoffs.

  • MEL LIN

    thought it was still regular season lol

  • Michael

    Training mode.

  • NONONO

    I wish Lin leave Hornets in no time.

  • gandychan

    So disappointed. 😔

  • cdblue10

    Yep but he needs to sit Lee or Kemba that’s the only way he’ll get a chance

  • I am The Jason

    Its not broken. Its just predictable. Al and Kemba offense with little defense. everyone else can’t get into rhythm.

  • Michael

    Killer bee?

  • Epie

    Well the thing is a good portion of Hornets fans (including Cliff) see Kemba’s ISO is the only reason why they are in game meanwhile the other half see his ISO as the main problem. This will never get solved.

  • DX

    The most selfish player is Kemba and Lee.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Looks like sweep mode

  • Win

    Clifford is the reason we lost this game.

  • MEL LIN

    why are you disappointed. Laughing at this team with a stupid coach.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    clifford’s comfort zone is isoKemba and Alfense. should have fired this guy a long time ago if you wanted to change the style of play

  • Yes, the headline should read
    “Kemba Hornets Lost the Game”

    12-29 for 29pts/3asts is just too much trying to win on his own

    Wade is 11-22, 28pts/8asts

  • Alain Gervais

    Still lineup was more effective then anything else. It took injury. One issue left Iso ball

  • donsmacau

    NIC BATUM is out of the next game ————- INJURY

    No bad Kharma intended but you know what teammate injury has done for JLIN’s career

  • HVJoy

    Lin played only 26 min and hardly played PG. Walker had 41 minutes!!

  • LinMad

    Notice how we were tied when Lin was in and then only down by 7 pts at the end when Lin was in.

  • NONONO

    KW were blocked 4 times. it is worse then 4 TOs

  • I predict Lin will start in Game 3 & 4 (due to Batum ankle injury) and Hornets tie the series 2-2

    Bold prediction 🙂

  • GoJLin!

    Yes, ISO KING! 29 shots, most shots for both teams.

  • LinMad

    Cliff will find other ways to marginalize Lin. Like Lee, Al, Kemba.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    it’s gonna be something like “Kemba Walker drops 29 but got no helper bees”

  • takeme2cruz

    Let make 1 thing clear, Lin was a backup SG not PG.

  • Alain Gervais

    I doubt he starts.

  • Epie

    We see this OVER and OVER. Cliff killing the momentum. He is his own worst enemy.

  • BobbyH

    Nah, Cliff won’t allow it.

  • JJ Hui

    Why Lamb 7 million dollar man not playing at all? Daniels the sharp shooter too?
    Miami commentator said Clifford never win a playoff ! He lost all 5 out of 5 playoffs! This is so lintertaining to hear!😂

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    if Lin start in place of Batum. i’d bet the same

  • real-dsb

    postgame thread?

  • NONONO

    Or Clifford Hornets Lost the Game

  • we should look up the passing stats in this game..
    my goodness.. no teamball

  • LinMad

    If MJ decides to get off the couch and yell at Cliff. Kemba shooting 28 times is not good news. If Lin got just 12 shots off or a little more, he would be in 20s and he’d probably get 2 HEAT guys in foul trouble.

  • HVJoy

    Nothing positive for Lin if Walker takes Batum’s minutes like tonight and plays PG with no touches for Lin.

  • BobbyH

    6 of 6 now.

  • rookie75094

    Some you just have to say what the F…..looks like it’s gonna be the BrookLin Nets!!!!

  • MEL LIN

    wake up my friend

  • sws94

    If Batum is out, yes. I just ask Lin to look for his own offense more. He was great in the first half. He seemed to try to set up team mates more in the 2nd half and lost his edge some. Charlotte will win at least 1 game home. Next game I think they win.

  • adele

    In your dreams psalm. Not with Clifford coaching.

  • I am The Jason

    It doesn’t mean anything if he does not control the offense. It will be more Kemba and Allfense. So disappointed with how they are playing right now.

  • Win

    As a Coach, he should no sub KW back in. Also, he should stop KW to keep going ISO.

  • Batum’s ankle injury looked so bad

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Hate to be right: Heats 2: Hornets 0

  • takeme2cruz

    That’s what you would do but Cliff? Not so sure he has some brain.

  • sws94

    For Batum he will. Won’t if Batum tries to play next game.

  • BobbyH

    I am not sure what his position is. Maybe backup ball facilitator.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    the hornets iso’d themselves to death

  • LinMad

    KW iso all game. He’s no point guard. It’s funny how some Hornets fans think Kemba is a better PG than Lin when all he does is dribble and shoot.

  • only if Batum is out due to ankle injury

  • MEL LIN

    jose is starting before lin

  • Win

    I meant be KW it tire so he should rest a little.

  • takeme2cruz

    true too.

  • donsmacau

    Batum out means that even if JLIN does not start, he will get to be playmaker more minutes…

    … unless of course Kemba plays 48 minutes, (KW had 42 today)

  • jimmyL

    That Kemba ball was ugly
    That’s why they lost
    You gotta share the ball
    Kemba-Al iso aint gonna work
    thats the same team they had last year
    Batum was being selfish
    so i dont feel bad he got injured he was playing like trash anyways

  • Yascar

    It’s the middle of the working day and I need a stiff drink. Thanks but no thanks Hornets. The pain is real. Buzz city my foot.

  • DX

    29 shots made 29 points. That’s waste.

  • takeme2cruz

    STILL, KW iso all game.

  • Win

    And he is tire too. Should have let him rest. I dont blame KW. I blame Clifford.

  • sws94

    THat’s exactly what his position in. That, and attack the rim when needed.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    yup. when one of Batum or Kemba is out, Lin usually gets pretty high usage and minutes. and the results are always good

  • LinMad

    maybe Cliff and Hornets FO wanted to see how it will be like next season when Lin is gone? It doesn’t look pretty.

  • JJ Hui

    Clifford wanted to win with KW! May be never! Remember they promote “Winning with Kemba” and now is
    “Losing with Kemba” lol

  • Batum might be out for 2 games so Lin might start
    https://twitter.com/rick_bonnell/status/722955805197213696

  • Michael

    Postgame analysis:
    1.Kemba Iso’d
    2.Cliff enabled him
    3.the end

  • james brown

    maybe..back up coach, must in case cliff’s injured?LOL!

  • takeme2cruz

    I doubt you watched the game.

  • Alain Gervais

    Idk how cliff thinks our offense is not an issue 9 assist to miami’s 19

  • Win

    My conclusion of game 2. Clifford is not a coach that smart enough to coach a playoff game.

  • sws94

    Lee D on Wade. DIdn’t work.

  • BobbyH

    That is an instant upgrade from 1.0 to 5.9

  • Win

    Not at all!

  • Guest

    Lin missed last 3 fga and his gym worse than Lee’s..why?

  • check, check and check

    Rinse-and-repeat will get 0-4 quickly but Clifford will say, “Try harder”

  • adele

    That’s all we can pray for Lin to start. It’s not a nice situation for Lin just to wait for somebody to get injured or sick to start. And plus Clifford style of coaching, he thinks he can still do his Kemba ball and let Lin bail them out

  • takeme2cruz

    Sorry the only way to save this series would be KW got rolled ankle NOT Batum.

  • cdblue10

    I told you guys let’s talk about FA season

  • HVJoy

    I really hope your prediction will come true, but I seriously doubt it.

    I don’t understand why Clifford only played Lin 26 minutes tonight! He seems to be bent to win/lose without Linsanity!!

  • Alain Gervais

    It took Cliff literally tripping into the right lineup. Smaller we play the better. Last issue is our Iso heavy style. MW is dying from all these iso.

  • james brown

    JLIN against SPO…that will be classic!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    kobe is looking at the 29 shot attempts by kemba and is inspired to play 1 more year!!

  • cdblue10

    I agree 100%

  • Cliff is in denial

    I don’t know why he didn’t preach to the team that they need to play teamball to win.
    It’s crazy to see Kemba ISO so many times without a single pass to teammates

  • JJ Hui

    Middle of working day? Australia? New Zealand , Phillipines?

  • adele

    Kemba mode all season win or lose

  • BobbyH

    LOL. Return from retirement? Knicks?

  • james brown

    lin is a goner and the sooner they realize it the better for them…to aqccept teir fate!

    LOL

  • FrankW

    My stiff drink today was Hawaiian Pineapple Liqueur – 53 proof.

  • Win

    I am so disappointed as I thought Clifford will adjust against Whiteside as he was the main reason we lost game 1. He did made a little adjustment by using Al early but the team ball is gone and that why we lost.

  • Michael

    It’s most discouraging that all that camaraderie, sacrificing and team ball went out the window once the heat was turned up.

  • I am The Jason

    Brook-lin

  • occupatio

    i just finished the game. too much dribbling and not enough ball movement by walker. same old story tho.

  • Yikes.. Poor Marv had 0-10 shooting with 0pts 🙁

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes they should promote :Losing with Kemba!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

  • takeme2cruz

    Wow 19 and 9 assists, you knew which one was Hornets.

  • Alain Gervais

    Cliff has been preaching all year. Iso won’t help us. We don’t have the players. Yet kemba thinks he will out iso Wade

  • james brown

    i either see lin go to sixers or nets

  • BobbyH

    Maybe 15-20 years from now? If Spo can coach that long?

  • occupatio

    just amazing that after batum left the game, the offense didnt go through lin more. cliff so stupid.

  • Michael

    Occupatio!!!! hi there

  • Win

    Or Clifford got sick and coach the rest of the series. As I said, is not Kemba, it is Clifford.

  • gandychan

    I think hawes looked pretty good against the Heat. He’s a good physical presence and he spreads the floor a lot better than Cody.

  • LinMad

    He has never done anything about team ball. If he did, he would have played Lin more at PG role. This is why 2 games in a row, our assists are so low. He wants Kemba to ISO and shoot the team to a lost.

  • occupatio

    hi hi !

  • Alain Gervais

    I kno right

  • John Focker

    I’m not disappointed at all. The trick is to zero expectations to begin with.

    Excel Sports Management has CHA by the nads, and as long as that’s true the Bobcats ain’t never going anywhere.

  • Alain Gervais

    Kemba: Ill take datums shots coach

  • takeme2cruz

    Because no one cares about him. Hawes is a joke.

  • james brown

    hope kemba lost face the will not play next game, but i think i am hallucinating now.LOL!

  • Michael

    I’m just amazed that Cliff didn’t insist that the offense still go thru Batum after he left the game.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thank God that I was unable to watch the game 95% of the time. At least I won’t get too upset with Cliff and Kemba.

  • Win

    It really doesn’t matter who is the PG as long as the WHOLE TEAM swing the ball and take the best shot!

  • Guest

    MJ and Cho too!

  • heart

    KW, 41:32min-12/29, 3ast, 29pts; Lin, 26:26min; Lee, 41:37min;
    Heat played their two rookies: Richardson, 31:09min; Winslow, 31:50
    Dragic played 27:40, 6/12; 4ast; 18pts.

  • jimmyL

    Dragic >>>>>> Kemba
    He was lucky this year protected by Batum, Lee and Lin
    if not for them Kemba would still be the same 17ppg on 38% shooting kind of guy
    This man has no game

  • MorlockO

    out of rhythm, he only took 4 shots untill 4th quarter… he must at least take 10 shots before 4th quarter to be in rhythm

  • David Kim

    Lee and Kemba 41 mins..Lin only 27mins? LOL lin should play at least 35mins… anyway Lin +3 ….

  • james brown

    its both, cliff doesn’t stop kemba because kemba know cliff will not stop him!

  • adele

    Still Kemba ball. Clifford can’t afford to let Lin shine here. The hornets think that they already did a good deed for Lin with their nice treatment? REALLY! Fans should be aware that Lin gave this team a discount! Lin paid for that big time. Nice treatment? Tell that to the marines!

  • cshot

    dafuq. lee with 41 mins?

  • Yascar

    Philippines. I’m seriously wondering whether I can trip off to a bar at lunchtime. But I’ve got a team meeting at 2 pm. They already know I’m not in a good mood, my assistat just came in whispering. I should lighten up. 😣

  • Alain Gervais

    I though this team was so promising. Im rethinking everything now. Cliff has been too stubborn. Kebab and datum just cant play team ball. Feels like they want to show they are stars rather them play great team ball

  • DX

    I don’t blame on him. He did lost feeling, but most them aren’t open shoot.

  • LinMad

    Kemba was embarrassing today. He got knocked on the floor and he threw a fit on the ground hitting the ground with his fist. And did he change? NO. He kept getting blocked doing the same thing over again. Dribbling so much and losing the ball.

  • takeme2cruz

    Lin played 20 min of running up and down without touching the ball.

  • Another disappointing loss. Even though in the first quarter the Hornets played well they were unable to stop the Heat in the 2nd and 3rd quarter which was their downfall. Once the Heat got ahead of steam it was too big of an ask for the Hornets to claw back the deficit against an inform team.

    The Hornets haven’t played to their strengths this series. They are a good 3 point shooting team with decent ball movement. We haven’t seen none of that this series. Offence wasn’t really that big of a problem tonight. One thing that they need to work on is their defence, the Heat got whatever they wanted & Hornets were just unable to get any stops.

    Moving on to Lin, I felt he had a pretty solid game. He was always looking to attack when he had the opportunity, he had mixed success but I liked his mentality. Defence he was ok, Dragic caused him a little bit of trouble but nothing which was out of Lin’s control. I’m not sure if Batum is out of next game but if he is, Lin may be given an opportunity to start which will be interesting.

    I’ve already posted my new article in the previous thread, but for those for haven’t seen it, here it is. I talk about some of the reason’s why the Hornets struggles against the Heat. https://jhaposts.com/2016/04/18/reasons-why-the-charlotte-hornets-struggled-against-the-miami-heat/

  • adele

    What chemistry? Physics anyone?

  • Win

    Agreed. Same as Lee for the last 2 playoff game. I felt like KW, Batum and Lee all wanna be a star……

  • jimmyL

    Kemba might be a good guy but he can’t lead a team like Harden does
    Lin is better off with Harden

  • LinMad

    Maybe we need to make a viral video on how Hornets treated Lin this season and then when he goes to Nets, the franchise will take a terrible turn.

  • james brown

    well i already saw that comes after pre-season games when he refused to let jlin start!

  • donsmacau

    Yes it does matter.
    KW does not posses the ability to get his team involved in the offense – he is me first and Miami loves it when Kemba tries to win the game by himself.

  • HVJoy

    Kemba had 3 assists in 41:37 play time!
    It’s so frustrating that Lin only see the court for 26:26! If only Lin was allowed more PT and to facilitate, we may have won this G2.

  • Win

    So mad at Clifford. I gotta go out and have drink. Catch yall later!

  • BobbyH

    If you want to take 29 shots in a playoff game, 1/3 of total team shots, remember to make each count. 12 out 29 won’t do it. Each possession is precious in playoff.

  • Michael

    Cheers and drive safe.

  • Alain Gervais

    This will be a sweep

  • Yascar

    Have one for me mate.

  • heart

    Caused 2 critical TOs and lost Hornets’ momentum to come back when it was w/in reach!

  • james brown

    gone his PG duties for this team..win or lose, its kw team!

  • adele

    As if you don’t know Clifford style of coaching. That has been the case all season long.

  • HVJoy

    2.5 Cliff kills Linsanity.

  • Alain Gervais

    1/16 from 3

  • Win

    Tks. But out only to my balcony. Haha.

  • LinMad

    Cliff’s playoffs notebook

    Game 1: Batum ISO with a pinch of Al Jefferson
    Game 2: Kemba ISO with a pinch of Al Jefferson/Lee
    Game 3: Batum ISO (<-scratch that he's injured) Kemba ISO with a pinch of Lee
    Game 4: Al ISO with a pinch of Lee

    That's how I feel Cliff prepared for the playoffs. It's funny cause of these players are his favorites or players he's coached in the past.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    clifford’s plan for this game was to run the offense through kemba since they ran it through batum in that first game

  • Michael

    Will somebody pinch the coach already…

  • adele

    We know this fact at the start of the season.

  • Epie

    Game 1-4 : When Lin ties the game, pull him out.

  • #Hornets kept losing the assist battle in 2 games (20-46)
    #Teamball is nowhere to be found. #BadOffense
    Game 1: 11-27
    Game 2: 9-19
    #CHAvsMIA

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/722965591699525637

  • james brown

    LOL! good thing, jlin is on the NEW TEAM come FA..cheers!

  • Michael

    So the next game they are going to run it through Lee. Look forward to the 4th game then?

  • adele

    You bet. Mchale disciple.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    don’t even consider that as a game plan…novice coach

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    nope, it’s back to batum but if he’s injured, it’s gonna be through kemba again

  • rookie75094

    It’s only fitting that Linsanity start with the Nets. …now it will keep going with the Nets

  • heart

    KW is the team captain, floor general, but not looking to set up teammates… It’s on KW and Cliff.

  • donsmacau

    JLIN had approximately 2 minutes in the entire game where he was the lead playmaker on the floor, big reason why assists opportunity was non-existent. Just some drives to the rim.

  • Win

    For sure Lin create better. But if the entire team hold on to the ball they not even Lin can do anything. The spirit is team ball. Gotta move the ball and take the best shot the defense give u.

  • Win

    This game is not only KW hold on to the ball and play ISO. Even batum and Lee hold on to the ball too long. Team ball is gone!

  • james brown

    i guess, after jlin time as a player, team will recognize his ability to lead a team as a coach and a trailblazer type team will see the opportunity. but if not, he will be a good analyst or commentator because of his brain!

  • rookie75094

    The bugs performance is ensuring Jlin not coming back….so it’s all good…yeah

  • HVJoy

    KW had 3 assists in 41:30 – Lin would have had many more had he been the starting PG.

  • kauaiblue

    Itll go thru hawes in 4th…

  • No screens, no PnR while the Heat kept scoring on them w/ multiple screens.

    Not sure what Cliff is thinking

  • BobbyH

    At least Lin average 10 pts.

  • yup, Cliff enabled Kemba not to play teamball.
    It’s his responsibility

  • MEL LIN

    yes i like nets over sixers

  • John Focker

    He’s not Hornets captain, he’s ESM’s captain.

  • Epie

    I remember this interview piece Lin did back in March. Nothing has changed since.

    “Lin recognized that Walker was currently leaving little room for him to
    increase his minutes at point guard, saying Walker was “definitely
    controlling the game and coach is definitely going through him.” Lin had
    figured to also draw a percentage of his minutes at shooting guard, but
    those too have been limited with the recent acquisition of Courtney Lee. Still, Lin’s penetration figures
    to be a major asset in the playoffs, where Charlotte looks headed.
    They’ll have depth there: for the second game in a row thirteen Hornets played saw action.”

  • HVJoy

    KW shot 28 times!

    FGM: KW 12/28, Batum 3/11, Lee 5/7.

  • John Focker

    If it was Walker rather than Batum, Hornets will have a shot at ECF.

  • MEL LIN

    put hansbrough on wade

  • DaBoss

    These two games underscore that Clifford/teammates will never allow Jeremy to be a force for this team – he is capable of so much more. Stay in CHA next season? I think not.

  • MEL LIN

    yes leave for nets for sure

  • heart

    Paraphrasing reporter question to Cliff: Is the strategy sound, will you make change?

  • LinMad

    team spirit of Hornets is dead thanks to Cliff/Kemba/Lee. I saw Batum attempting to bring the team ball back today but it didn’t’ work out and he got injured.

  • james brown

    sometimes chemistry and camaraderie will be gone when FA entered..most of hornets are FA bound thats why to each his own now!

    coaching staff needs to address it and need to control KW as he hogged the ball

  • Win

    Is not only the shot. It is over dribbling all the time. Ball stick. No movement = lost.

  • MEL LIN

    not a single screen for lin no PNR

  • Win

    Lin was the only one that swing the ball!!!!!!!

  • heart

    Paraphrasing another reporter question to Cliff: You’re trying to stick to the game plan and it’s not working…

  • Epie

    No, my plan worked, just need to play harder. Thanks for your question.

  • DaBoss

    Now that Kenny Atkinson is HC its a good option.

  • heart

    Cliff is still babbling and defending his strategy..,

  • MorlockO

    lol 6.3% in 3pt percentage….

  • kauaiblue

    Clifford is dumber than mchale

  • sws94

    Cliff is getting testy in his post-game interview. He keeps defending not making adjustments.

  • sws94

    He’s not dumb. He’s really, really stubborn.

  • freemind

    Yup, he plays like he blogs…I-me-my-mine. Nothing for the team.

  • NONONO

    This is from Hornets’ MOD, what else you can ask for more?

    “Re: GT: GAME 2 REDEMPTION CHA @ MIA Wed Apr 20 7:00 PM EST

    Post#570 » by fatlever » 1 minute ago

    Start Lin for game 3? I assume that is the plan, right?”

  • donsmacau

    Steve Clifford is so completely out of his depth – Spoelstra is coaching circles around Cliff.

  • CJSHYY

    It will be Al not Lin. Plus it means nothing start in this team. Just stand in there… smh!

  • Michael

    That’s like asking him to grow hair, of course he’s going to be upset.

  • Alain Gervais

    He is. Hope he is right. Aint looking good

  • sws94

    HE had Al screens in the first half.

  • Epie

    lol, sorry, deleted my post. Just too pissed at Cliff.

  • LinMad

    Cliff will say something like…”Yes it is sound. I spent hours watching tape and I know what the weaknesses of the Heat are. Heat are just a much better team than us. We had guys who didn’t play well today. Uhmmm (clears throat) Lin lost the ball at the end of the 4th quarter. That was very valuable possession. We need Lin to step up and score more. Uhmm. Kemba needs to shoot more. I think if we give him 40 shots we could win game 3.”

  • sws94

    Milking the stone.

  • DaBoss

    being really really stubborn leads to dumb behavior

  • Win

    Agreed!!!!!!

  • james brown

    my coclusion is when MDA becomes the HC of sixers, i prefer jeremy to go there instead of nets..nets coach just like cliff is a hardworking coach who knew jlin as they say, but just like cliff, theres no assurance fron nets coach he will use jlin to his potential unlike MDA who has proven he know where the talents is!

  • ty

    Yea, he’s just saying “I know how to coach”…. coaching the team right into the ground

  • donsmacau

    Clifford is dumb, dumber & dumbest

  • adele

    Lol!

  • sws94

    His behavior could be dumb. If he’d listen more and observe more, he’d be a better coach.

  • NONONO

    it is worse because dumb can be improved , stubborn never.

  • MEL LIN

    yeah that’s why he scored…but Al screen is useless anyway

  • TTNN

    Gosh, feel exactly the same way as that HOU playoff season, Hornets was killed for 2 games straight, and the coach don’t want to do any adjustment, and they keep saying they need defense, but can’t see their star’s defensive effort.

  • kauaiblue

    Lol

  • MEL LIN

    4 – 0 no lin no win

  • DaBoss

    So true.

  • LinMad

    He doesn’t want to take responsibility and he wants to protect his star players.

  • HVJoy

    If KW has acted like a PG not a SG — passing the ball more instead of focusing on ISOing, the result could have been drastically different.

    Isn’t he the “team captain” who is supposed to set an example for team ball to win?

  • Win

    I mean, if the entire team is not willing to swing the ball, I would have wish Lin be more selfish and score more.

  • TTNN

    was suprised Lin was get things going, and second half they don’t go to him any more. Lin is still positive in his +/-

  • Win

    Lin was the only one playing team ball tonight.

  • Hope

    Idc. Will jlin be starting pg for 76ers or nets?

  • TTNN

    well, all the teams are trying to do more so they could get better deal in off season……

  • sws94

    Or?

  • cdblue10

    Nets

  • kauaiblue

    That he is not is dumb.

  • DaBoss

    lol

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Spo & Heats are so glad that Cliff underuses JLin in this playoffs series! Easy job for him and Heats.

  • Hope

    I like NY. He fits better in big market.

  • Yascar

    I sure hope so! 😊

  • cdblue10

    Remember this ….next year Hornets will be out of playoff picture.

  • LinMad

    Did Lin really hit double figures? It looked like he barely tried cause the coach and other players wouldn’t’ let him try. It’s a shame cause durign first half before Lin was benched, I felt a Linsanity game coming. But then Cliff never made adjustments in the 3rd and should have brought him in sooner. At the time though, Kemba was already full ISO mode and Lin barely touched it.

  • LinMad

    lol true and I was right about Lakers having a worse season than the previous season when Lin was on the team.

  • Hope

    Team with Lin as starting pg will be in playoff.

  • james brown

    whether jlin start or not, if he will never handle the facilitation of the team will never be beneficial for the team and to jlin. KW needs to be controlled , PT WISE AND USAGE WISE.cliff needs to install command and responsibility to his player and the time is now!

    but come next game, if cliff still remain stubborn, uphill battle will be ensued.

    i hope they are not satisfied only to win even a single playoff game just for the record to avoid a sweep!

  • Yuyang Deng

    feels like throwing back to when Lin was in Houston watching harden playing iso all day and lost the series for two consecutive years. I thought JLin learned something…. Hope he finally learns the importance of teamball and go something at least play teamball

  • cdblue10

    Guaranteed!!!

  • noob

    actually I think you are right. It looked like the game plan out of the timeout was to just give Kemba the ball

  • LinMad

    are u talking about Kemba needing to learn how to team ball?

  • Yuyang Deng

    I was still puzzled by how little touches Lin got in second half, considering how well he started off in first quarter. It was crazy that they iced him out like this.

  • james brown

    but just like houston, same stubborness from coach he is facing now!

  • heart

    Al mentioned wanting Daniels and Lamb playing the next game for three point shooting… We all know that but Cliff didn’t want to use them tonight…

  • HVJoy

    Why did you blaming the whole team when it’s Walker, the “captain” who had only 3 assists in 41:32 and shot 12/29?

    In contrast, Batum 3/11, Lee 5/7, and Jefferson 12/17 for FGM.

    Who is the most selfish ball-hogger here?

  • Hope

    Idk, lin in Charlotte is like he’s in a cage and have no freedom.

  • LinMad

    Al should be coach. Why bring back Kemba when he barely rest and had a horrible game in the 3rd?

  • donsmacau

    Yes, the answer is yes.

  • cdblue10

    I enjoyed Houston Lin better than Charlotte Lin,this team is stupid to the mean!

  • Hope

    I enjoy lin in ny. None else.

  • cdblue10

    I agree

  • james brown

    i dislike McHALE and klutch!

  • cdblue10

    Me too!!!!I hate them

  • HVJoy

    He got somewhat defensive answering the question. And like Psalm said, Clifford is in denial, not acknowledging offense is also the issue, not just defense.

  • cdblue10

    Of course…of course

  • NONONO

    NO PG. NO 3pts. The problem is on the KW’s ISO SG in PG’s body.

  • heart

    You mean KW should learn not to iso. He caused 2 critical TOs losing Hornets’ momentum to turn the game around.

  • Yuyang Deng

    it can be interpreted this way also, we all know now Lin probably won’t stay in Charlotte next year, I hope he go to somewhere that actually focus on sharing the ball and play as a team. I mean we have seen this so many times, JLin stands in the corner and watch the superstar brick after another brick, in Houston, LA, Charlotte. I thought he would be tired of it by now

  • james brown

    so obvious! not feeding the hot potato

  • CJSHYY

    Bc his boss didn’t say Yes yet.

  • Hope

    Starting lin and put kw on bench will turn this series around.

  • Yuyang Deng

    we have already watched enough games this year to know that KW will not learn that period. He believes that he is the next KOBE and can win the game by himself. What a joke.

  • Hope

    Kw and cliff forgot how they finished the 2ND half of the season to get in the playoff.

  • james brown

    well, he was given false info by the coach on where he will stand on the team and his progression as the teams core!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    You are just about to dream for snowing in Australia during summer Christmas time:-)

  • HVJoy

    Not to mention he managed only 3 assists in 41:32 and shot 12/29. Full ISO mode. 29 shot attempts!

  • Hope

    Hahaha

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! Ya! I think unless it’s 0-3 maybe? None. Kemba will not allow that to happen.

  • MorlockO

    Many people wont get that joke lol… a lot of people dont know that Christmas in OZ is BBQ and Beaches (summer time)

  • james brown

    CLIMATE change will seem make it a possibility…so whose stopping jlin to become the starter and kw as bench..POLITICAL change!

  • kauaiblue

    every time jlin got the ball this season… i mean really got the ball, they won… cavs, spurs, raptors… and clifford goes with iso walker… he’s dumber than mchale!

  • Alain Gervais

    You bugging

  • Hope

    Oh u trump supporter.

  • Steppen03

    6% to 56% ?? 3pt shots not falling.

  • Yuyang Deng

    hahahahha, exactly, i still remembered before the season started, Lin was like I don’t care about who starts, what matter is who finishes. but look at the first game in playoff, Jlin wasn’t even get to finish, and yeah Courtney Lee’s defense is so good. It’s ridiculous how stubborn even stupid Clifford is. Lin will not stay period.

  • kauaiblue

    walker would make a good jumior college player

  • james brown

    not interested..only talking changes politically in hornets minds!LOL!

  • Acbc

    Martin Luther king said

    “Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”

  • Hope

    I know. Just me goofing around.

  • adele

    Lol

  • HVJoy

    Don’t hold your breath. It’s not going to happen.

  • Hope

    I’m holding my breath. It’s going to happen lol.

  • wandertheglobe

    Tonight’s game looks like the Hornets of old, dominate by Kemba and Al, loose the game.

  • Steppen03

    No. But why is Lee playing more than JL7 ??

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    That’s why you are “Hope”:-)

  • Win

    Clifford allow KW go ISO which was a bad decision. You have watch the entire season and all he can do is ISO. So is pointless to point out how KW go ISO. I hate it to. But he is who he is. It is Clifford gotta stop KW to ISO and play team ball.

  • Hope

    Cliff is the other guy with no hair in “dumb & dumber”

  • HVJoy

    I like your optimism. But… you would turn blue. lol.

  • james brown

    cliff’s fascinated by the awkward style kind of player like MKG!

  • adele

    Pray wish and hope in any order!

  • Win

    Beside, not only KW playing sefish. Alain has also pointed out the Batum is not playing team ball as well.

  • sport

    Lee for 41 minutes only to make 1 more point than Lin who played only 26 minutes?! Hornets deserve a sweep! So glad I’ve been busy with work if not I’d be made over watching these games. Far as I can tell Offseason has started and Lin need to just stay healthy for his reunion with MDA.

  • Win

    And if you wanna continue to blame on KW only. You can go right ahead. But leave me out of it.

  • Hope

    Lol. We should keep this up. Forget about the bees

  • wandertheglobe

    The audacity of Hope. Kemba is the franchise. Lin is a one-year rental. You guess it.

  • sport

    No he’s just following orders like Mchale and taking it to an all new level! Except he’d still get fired in the end.

  • Hope

    Because Lee comes before Lin

  • wandertheglobe

    Cliff thinks that Lee can defend DWade better.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I’ve already placed Cliff = KM = BS since Jan. As I have predicted, if Cliff and Hornets starters don’t change their games, it will be 0-4. Expect 2 more games to watch if I have time. Then I don’t have to suffer to watch Hornets anymore. No way I would like to see JLin resigns with Hornets. I would like him to sign with a coach that who trusts him to be THE PG and as a starter.

  • james brown

    hornets team is no longer in the eyes of jeremy if others put it he wants to win a championship…this hornets team lacks the basic that starts with its coaching, no keen eye on how to use its player to their max!

  • HVJoy

    Walker 41:32, Lee 41:37, Lin 26:26 — It’s the brilliant PT distribution of the Hornets coach

  • Steppen03

    Amen to that…
    Gosh, a 2pt shooting team shot better 3’s than a 3pt shooting team. Failure is on the CCliff.

  • Win

    The worst part is Lee doesn’t feel like passing the ball neither. Over dribbling. I guess in playoff game, everyone (Including Batum and KW) wanna be a star!

  • Hope

    Conclusion: hornets shuck.

  • HVJoy

    uh, you meant hornets. 🙂

  • wandertheglobe

    Spo reads Cliff like a book. Cliff has no answer for Spo.

  • Hope

    Whatever they are.

  • james brown

    as a coach, he needs to address this MUCH!

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    To be fair to Clifford, Wade and Joe Johnson are both tough match-up for Lin and this is why Clifford couldn’t play Lin more…

    He would usually let Lin play through the entire second quarter, but the instant Miami brought back Johnson/Wade, he subbed Lin out for Lee.

    This is why I felt Miami was the worst match-up for the Hornets but also for Lin…Wade is very strong and actually has some very nice post up move.

    Iso-Joe is also very hard to deal with down-lo.

  • james brown

    what do you mean “testy”? was it evident on his face or only in his words?

  • real-dsb

    As bad as you think the Hornets offense looks, the productivity of the offense is actually pretty good: 106.7 OffRtg (pts/100 possessions). That would have ranked #6 in the NBA regular season. The biggest problem is still the defense. They allowed Heat 122.8 OffRtg.

    In Game 1, Hornets were 106.7 vs Heat 142.6!!

  • Win

    Agreed. I have been saying Heats are the worst opponent for Hornets. I actually we have a better chance even against the cavs.

  • David Kim

    i dont think Batum will play on saturday..
    Lin will start at game 3?

  • HVJoy

    a group of worker bees misguided by “queen bee” Walker and care taker Clifford. lol

  • Vincent

    Was lin frozen out?

  • james brown

    but as a coach, you need to read and react and no luxury of a game disposal to see how it goes…if it is not working, then you need to have plan b,c,d, etc!..which is better, playing lee whose defense was not working without offense, or jlin who has the same defense with working offense?

  • james brown

    but that’s fate and coach as a coach must do something out of such given! its a game and winners are decided by the final points…unless one is not fully prepared, he will fight to the last!

  • sport

    In Cliff’s mind height means good defense, NOT!

  • DaBoss

    I wonder if there’s anyone on CHA coaching staff who is daring enough to suggest a drastic change for game 3. Clifford needs to do like Steve Kerr did last year – have the courage to change the lineup if he wants a W.

  • james brown

    that’s why in my mind, cliff’s just an average/less average coach that needs refining and more experience..he,s a better associate or staff but not a head coach!

  • HVJoy

    Isaiah Thomas just said Hornets must figure out ball movement, shot selection and PnR defense if they want to win over Heat.

  • Win

    Agreed 100%

  • Alain Gervais

    no duh

  • Lam

    As bad as BS ? Wow, that’s a bit of extreme opinion. BS is just plain awful while Clifford is just being outfoxed by a much more experienced coach. Yes , I know he doesn’t play Lin as much as he should but then his world view is not as Lin centric as ours.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I agree that when he took Lin out in the second quarter, that’s when Miami made a huge run to push it into double digit and more…

    .Maybe Clifford should had stayed with Lin and see how things goes before subbing Lin out when Joe and Wade were brough back in the second quarter.

    Lin wasn’t doing well guarding Wade in the first game and the few minutes tonight, so he based his sub on that.

  • Win

    Wow. For the first time I agreed with him. I dont like IT much as he has dissed Lin during the All star voting.

  • Michael

    Well K comes before L and Le comes before Li…

  • Isiah Thomas the HOF, right?

    Maybe he should tell that to Cliff.
    If nothing changes, this will be a sweep 0-4 quickly

  • Darin Tanaka

    This game just showed me what I anticipated before this series started. The Hornets have no chance against good teams that prepare for them. Their offense is predicated on Kemba and Batum who imo have been playing very selfishly and mentally scared.

    Since the pressure and defensive intensity is higher they have been too scared to run the offense and insist chucking up shot after shot. I knew this was going to happen.

    Again Lin is being frozen out despite being the only player out there looking poised and trying to play team basketball. The only hope for the Hornets is to give Lin the ball and let him run the offense.

    Of course that’s never happening so I’m predicting the Heat win in 5.

  • james brown

    IT the player or the analyst?

    unless they change their starting PG, they will not win in the playoff..it always start with the PG!

  • Win

    Yes. KW, Batum and Lee are very selfish ever since playoff started.

  • james brown

    if no changes..heat on 4

  • sws94

    Yes. What I like about Lin now is he’s not intimidated by Spo’s defenses now, he’s handling it great. And he’s getting to the rim. Clifford just has to sacrifice some and let Lin deal with Wade or Johnson because Lee isn’t able to be that effective against them either. Wade is a great player, one of the best 2 guards that played basketball and he’s different now, not as athletic, but still very, very, very skilled. And extremely strong.

  • james brown

    confidence from cliff!

  • Acbc

    We keep trying to not address the big elephant in the room and try to whisper in the corners about why Lin should start or at least given some room to play. The truth is that NBA is a private club and not a sport. They play who they want, choose who to make as stars and make use of Lin like a mascot for the league to get more Asian fans.

    Honestly wonder why Asian fans from China or anywhere in the world would want to watch WWF Basketball.

    LIN DOESNT GET TO PLAY BECAUSE THEY DONT WANT HIM TO BE ANYTHING ELSE BUT A SIDESHOW. HE DOESNT GET GO PLAY BECAUSE THERES NO PLACE FOR ASIANS IN THE NBA.

  • Pete Roces

    Hornets will win one game if only miami intentionally let them. This team is just a jokie for Heat. No coaching, all selfish Iso centric plays. Elite teams like Hornets to get into playoff so they can win easily over them and advance to the next round, in short Hornets is being used as the stepping stone for Elite teams.

  • Win

    Or Vegas is calling….

  • heart

    Thank You!

  • aras

    Get ready for the hornets to get swept peeps. Spo is outcoaching Cliff in every way. Marvin has been garbage along with most of the players at hornet. Lee for 41 min is a joke. yeah yeah i know he is bigger and guards the bigger players. But he is soooo bad on offense its a joke. his defense wasnt all that either to be honest. Cliff needs to adjust if your down 10 in the 4th take a damn gamble put Lin in lets see some penetration geez. Charlotte will go as far as their 3 pointers will take them. Only players that can create for themselves are Kemba and Lin. And so far in this series charlotte dont deserve to get past this heat team that is just beasting right now.

  • Win

    MW was really a surprise. He has no show 2 games in a row……. He is one of the guy I like in this Hornets of cause beside Lin….

  • Lam

    I agree with the WWF bit!

  • HVJoy

    I hope your are right.

  • sport

    That’s cause most Asian fans are not Lin fans they are Curry, Kobe, Lebron fans. They’ve been watching the NBA since MJ so whether or not Lin gets treated fairly has nothing to do with them since they might even be his fan. They follow teams who win and right now it’s GSW for sure.

  • HVJoy

    I will place blames where it’s properly due. You are welcome to defend Walker to your heart’s delight.

  • kauaiblue

    Ive managed to insult 2 idiots in one sentence… talent… lol

  • kauaiblue

    Yeah, i dont mind a sweep if clifford keeps playing like this… just wait til next year nets baby!

  • HVJoy

    the analyst on the NBA post game show

  • HVJoy

    yes, the HOF IT.

    I agree that this will be a 0-4 sweep unless adjustments are made timely.

  • JJ Hui

    Yeah you need to lighten up. When a coach is hopeless I am not going to get upset. I take it as a stupid joke and laugh about it especially when I heard the Miami commentator said Clifford never won a playoff game before n lost 5 out of 5 playoff games! 😂😂😂omg!! Then I saw KW running up and down the court facing tall guys towering over him I laughed even harder!!😂😂😂

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    and was Lee any better? clifford was stupid for playing Lee 41 minutes. Lee should never even have started

  • HVJoy

    I think you meant IT the player, not IP the HOFer and analyst.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    it’s proven over and over that clifford shouldn’t think

  • sws94

    I agree with you. Kemba didn’t play a great game but he wasn’t terrible either. Lee didn’t involve Lin enough and Lin looked to feed Hawes and others later in the game more than attack. I think when Lin attacks more, he gets the ball more.

  • sws94

    Too lofty, Acbc. Way too lofty.

  • CJSHYY

    I believe everyone knows but Hornets just couldn’t do it bc someone wants to play ISO….

  • JJ Hui

    Coach knows how the team ball won SAS gsme! From 23 points deficit turned into winning game! Don’t tell me he didn’t know, that was KW playing team ball! They have agenda and Lin pls leave the toxic corrosive Hornets ASAP!

  • HVJoy

    Truth hurts, but will set us free.

  • sport

    Too late, everyone knows KW gets to stat pad a the expense of the team. No one will sacrifice and put effort for another guy to chuck shots, hog the ball and play zero defense.

  • sws94

    I hope he snaps out of it. I don’t know what’s wrong with him. I hope once he returns home he’s back to his old self.

  • CJSHYY

    MW is the only player I like from Hornets even he didn’t shoot well in playoff so far this year.

  • JJ Hui

    Don’t get mad! The Miami commentator said he lost all playoff games! 5 out of 5 and I was laughing so hard! 😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • heart

    Either MW’s elbow is bothering him or the Heat defended him well to take him out of rhythm in addition to KW does not runt the point well to set him up for easy basket.

  • JJ Hui

    Omg! They are all Bad! Lol

  • heart
  • JJ Hui

    Yeah I forgotten he is not a classy guy ! Lol

  • JJ Hui

    Ahaha Kebab and Datum

  • Alain Gervais

    Auto correct lol

  • CJSHYY

    Even he doesn’t think they will win this first round…..MJ, what are you thinking???

    https://twitter.com/rick_bonnell/status/722965371993620480

  • heart
  • JJ Hui

    This is funny, dafuq, who is that?

  • CJSHYY

    Hope this means they will play team ball in game 3….?

  • JJ Hui

    I know I hate the auto correct !

  • Singapore BB Fan

    don’t get too upset. just 2 more games and JLin will say sayonara to Charlotte Hornets for good.

  • heart
  • cdblue10

    With the big names powerhouse coaches going to the EAST next season,Hornets has no chance to get to the playoff next year

  • JJ Hui

    Ok after 82 games, I can confirmed that CC is a professional hole digger!

  • Singapore BB Fan

    true…it’s for MJ to worry about anyway.

  • sws94

    Doubt it. The Heat were starting to give back the lead in the 4th. They can melt down also. They won’t have their home crowd on Saturday and if the Hornets can get some momentum, they can be right back in it by winning the next two games. If they lose Saturday, then it is more bleak. But I remember NY teams losing 2 games at home and then coming back to win series down 0-2 and going on the road.

    I don’t think the Hornets looked as overwhelmed tonight as they did on Sunday. They need to make adjustments, but I can’t see MW playing as poorly as he has or Miami shooting as hot as they have for the next 2 games.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    It was so obvious right after pre-season. don’t need 82 games to tell he is a liar.

  • JJ Hui

    Wow, still have hope? If they still playing iso selfish ball and digging hole, I am going to look at them for something to laugh, laughter is the best medicine!

  • CJSHYY

    I really hope so. If not only 2 more games to go.

  • Ben Johnson

    When Kerr benched Iggy, Iggy had a better star rep than walker

  • cdblue10

    bws94

    WHO IS THIS POSTER?SOUNDS FAMILIAR TO ME….
    Posts: 2,608

    And1: 283

    Joined: Jan 08, 2014

    Re: GT: GAME 2 REDEMPTION CHA @ MIA Wed Apr 20 7:00 PM EST

    Post#583 » by bws94 » Today 2:09 am

    fatlever wrote:

    Start Lin for game 3? I assume that is the plan, right?

    Lin can start but who does he guard? He’s best matched up to Dragic, but Kemba’s guarding Dragic. Lin needs to play more minutes. He played ok but never really caught fire. We need 20 points plus from him next game and 6-7 assissts. We need an active, involved Lin.

  • new post-game analysis thread
    http://www.jlinportal.com/the-heat-scorched-the-hornets-selfish-offense-again-lin-aggressive-in-limited-role/

    For the 2nd game in a row, the selfish Hornets offense kept losing the assist battle in 2 games (20-46) against the Heat:

    Game 1: 11-27

    Game 2: 9-19

    Jeremy Lin managed to be aggressive in his limited role to finish with 11pts/2rebs (2-7 shooting, 7-8 FTs) in 26 min. His +/- of +3 was the second highest for the Hornets. He managed to scores 8 of last 10 points to tie the game 27-27 with 1 min left to go in the 1st Q. He rested with 6:48 left the 2nd quarter with the score tied at 43 but the Hornets allowed 29-17 run as Clifford did not bring Lin back.

    1. With the teamball concept nowhere to be found, the Heat managed to shoot better (58% FGM, 56% 3FGM with 9-16 clip) over the Hornets who struggled with an abysmal 6.3% 3FGM (1-16) and 43% FGM

    2. Despite improving defense with the Hornets winning the rebounding battle (39-35) and the Hornets shot more FTs (37-21), the Hornets was unable to capitalize to steal a win.

    3. Kemba ISO offense was not helping with ball movement and good shot selection to find open shooters. His 12-29 shooting to produce 29pts/3asts was in a stark contrast with an effective Dwayne Wade (28pts/8asts with 11-22 shooting). Marvin Williams cold shooting (0-10) also did not help the cause.

    4. Batum had a severe ankle sprain and it is unlikely that he will be back in this series as Al Jefferson commented

    5. The Hornets could not slow down Hassan Whiteside 17pts/13rebs with perfect 8-8 shooting. He got into foul trouble with 5 but the Hornets did not do enough to stop him.

    6. Isiah Thomas with NBA TV said the Hornets must figure out ball movement, shot selection and PnR defense if they want to win over Heat.

    With the possibility of Jeremy Lin starting, the question remains if Lin will be trusted to direct the offense. It will only work if Coach Clifford asks Kemba not to rely on individual ISOs and trust his teammates with a balanced offense. If Clifford does not make drastic change, we can expect the Hornets to be swept 0-4 in the series.

    The Hornets need to play their brand of unselfish teamball so they can find open 3pt shooters to have any chance to win 1 game.

  • JJ Hui

    I always think he is a lier but thought if they reach the playoff he might do the best to win games, not that he doesn’t know how they won SAS and CAV!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Only when he didn’t pull JLin out in his stubborn normal rotation or when he was so desperate.

  • thanks for sharing.
    IT read it so well.

  • Win

    ooops. Sorry. Yea I thought you meant IT the player. I was wondering why the heck he talks about Lin again. LOL.

  • spiderman

    Clifford seems content at just making playoffs. That’s his ceiling.

  • John Focker

    KW is captain of team Kemba, not team Hornets.

  • Acbc

    How lofty is a dream? A dream of equality begat a black president and gender equality.

    The sad part is that you can’t see beyond the ground beneath your feet. Your less likely to fall while concentrating on life attached to reality, that’s true. To be unbalanced and reaching for something greater is why we achieve great things. Failing to get it in one try is or one generation is not falling down. Not getting up and trying while believing is how great feats are made possible.

    Like Yoda said to Skywalker. ” you failed because you didn’t believe”.

  • aras

    lol..i dont see anything bad written here..its accurate. Sws would not write that if he or she did not know Lin could produce those numbers. although i Think Charlotte have been using Lin in the worst way possible so far. I look for Lin to be used different next game. If anything Lin has been good with what he has had to work with. you really see his game has matured greatly.