Playoff Round 1 Game 4 MIA @ CHA Game Thread

The Hornets dealt a big win to make the playoff series competitive 1-2 behind JLin’s and Frank the Tank ‘s resurgence. Hornets finally played their brand of team basketball (18 vs 13 assists in Game 3 vs 20-46 assists in Game 1-2). But this is another must-win game for JLin and the Hornets because as JLin said in the post-game interview, they can’t afford to go back to Miami being down 1-3. It will be an insurmountable hole to climb up

  • What will Miami do to adjust?
  • Will they prevent Lin and Kemba penetration? Or slow down Frank and Big Al inside?
  • Will Coach Clifford be ready to make an in-game adjustment? Will he give more minutes to Lin to break down the Heat’s defense if other Hornets struggle?
  • Will both Lin and Kemba put a great game together to weaken the Heat’s interior defense?

Let’s go, JLin! Let’s hope and pray that JLin continues to be super-aggressive to attack the Heat inside and drain his outside shots and helps the Hornets to play teamball to even the series 2-2


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MEMBERS POLL

Guess JLin's stats in Playoff Round 1 Game 4 vs MIA
  • Epie

    Yay!

  • Epic @Epie:disqus scored 1st!

  • adele

    2nd?

  • CJSHYY

    Heat were bad in 3Q, Hope we do the same like GSW today. LOL!

    https://twitter.com/NBA/status/724593886614573056

  • HVJoy

    It’s a great write-up for the new game thread as usual. Thumbs up for you, Psalm. I enjoy reading them immensely.

  • adele

    Praying for Jlin🙏

  • 22cents

    3rd!!!!

  • HVJoy

    excuse me?? lol

  • DrewBear2

    Jeremy & Frank deserve tons of credit for their performances, but let’s also acknowledge the importance of Marvin & Cody hitting the boards and everyone playing great team defense. It will require another all-around team effort if the Hornets want to earn another win.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    first

  • HVJoy

    yes, for another good game, another victory and being healthy!

  • HVJoy

    “Excuse me?” on behalf of Epie by his attorney, the law office of James Harden. lol

  • Thank you 🙂 Glad you enjoy it.

    We can feel all the anticipation building up to a pivotal moment in the crucial playoff game.
    This is the time for JLin and the Hornets to shine together. Dissipate the Heat and make it a 3-game series.
    I cheer for great team camaraderie to outrun the veteran Heat team until they dream of ice buckets and fishing poles LOL

  • Hornets JLin game picture is so good, I have to change the Game Thread featured image to JLin 🙂
    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/724637114785128448

  • donsmacau

    There is a major flaw with a strategy that Clifford had used for the first 6 playoff games against Miami’s Spoelstra.
    The strategy of Iso-Kemba and Big Alfense does NOT involve any other players in the OFFENSE.

    What happens? When players not involved in offense, they take a break-their minds aren’t constantly “in-the-game” at times this carries over into DEFENSE lapses.

    When JLIN is the playmaker EVERYONE is involved on offense because you know the ball has a chance to come to YOU. Attention on OFFENSE leads to attention on defense.

  • Meanwhile, BrookLIN Nets media is LINNING hard 🙂

    #Nets free agency primer: Jeremy Lin. http://bkga.me/1pxK0Ww
    https://twitter.com/TheBKGame/status/724617491675107329

  • Jeremy Lin, Player Option

    The skinny: Could Linsanity make his way back to New York?

    Four years after Jeremy Lin’s electric run in Manhattan, the eccentrically-groomed point guard is a natural fit with Brooklyn. Much of his development is credited to new Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson, and a full-time starting position may be of interest to Lin after splitting ball-handling duties with Kemba Walker.

    In 26 minutes per game, Lin’s careful passing and reckless, brave paint penetration has the Charlotte Hornets challenging a talented Miami Heat team even without Nicolas Batum. Since arriving on the scene in 2011, Lin has averaged somewhere between 11 and 14 points per game over five seasons.

    Lin a fit? Hey! Is Jeremy Lin still a point guard? Yes? Sign that man up!

    If Lin can readjust to life as the primary ballhandler, it may behoove him to return to New York and Atkinson. Lin would be a great match in the pick-and-roll with Lopez, as both have the ability to finish around the rim and in traffic.

    Worthy pursuit? Yes. Although Lin’s price may rise thanks to some stellar performances against the Heat, Walker is still clearly the man in Charlotte. If Lin wants to test the waters, is there a better option than guaranteed money in the state where it all started and with the coach that got you there?

  • donsmacau

    Uhh yes, pretty confident this is doable: “If Lin can readjust to life as the primary ballhandler,”

  • BobbyH

    More like if some fans can readjust their perceptions about Lin

  • HVJoy

    Thank you for sharing. The media covering Nets is certainly pushing (drooling?) for Lin’s return to NYC. I love the last paragraph. If Lin does sign with Nets, it would feel like a homecoming to “the state where it all started and with the coach that got you there.” 🙂

  • Shoutout to @saoji:disqus who is ready for Linsanity BuzzSting with the Lin jersey!
    The rest of us better bring our game face 🙂

    Awesome picture, Sophie! There should be posters of you in the Hive!
    https://twitter.com/saojichan/status/723990974108708870

  • All I can say is …”Amen, preach it brother!” 😀

  • Linzen

    hahaha. Then Zcode is First in the court of law. Hands down! No dispute. 🙂
    Sorry, Epie.

  • DrewBear2

    Two very different teams playing in 2014, so strategies then don’t carry forward. Coaches and strategies are important, but I don’t think either coach made significant changes in this series. The difference between victory and defeat revolves on how well each group of players executed AS A TEAM. When everyone is involved in team offense and team defense, a synergy grows that can throw the opposing team into chaos.

    I’m not going to debate whether offense or defense is more important. Everyone prefers a balanced attack. But if you listen to the most successful NBA coaches and players over the years, they all emphasize defense. Offense comes easily to these guys. It’s defensive intensity and consistency that’s hard.

  • Good: Wade gave a high praise for JLin’s ability
    Bad: Miami will game plan vs Lin in Game 4.
    Also bad, Miami defenders’ aching knees trying to stop JLin

    “Jeremy Lin got to where Jeremy Lin wanted to all night. He’s dynamic going to the basket.” -Wade http://www.nba.com/heat/video/teams/heat/2016/04/24/1461469345642-04232016_post_game_sound_WADE_1.mov-470560

    https://twitter.com/JeremyLintel/status/724478584857862144

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Heat will trap Lin for sure. I hate they said “You can live with Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson getting their points and shots. What you can’t live with is a backup point guard, Jeremy Lin, scoring 18 points how he did.” Why they always only target Lin? smh!

  • DrewBear2

    Mind games. I doubt Jeremy gives it a thought. Did Wade say anything about Frank the rookie?

  • CJSHYY

    This statement is not mind game. It’s just not Heat. When Lakers vs Rox, Kobe told his teammates the same Let Harden score but trap Lin. smh!

    Heat never prepare for Frank. But he showed up in game 3 so tonight we will see how good Frank really is vs Heat.

  • Wade was thinking hard about Lin and Frank going off on them and the Heat had to make adjustment.
    I hope Clifford will run some set plays to get Lin and Frank going or pass to open teammates

    Clifford is kinda slow in doing in-game adjustments so hopefully they’re ready with the game plan for the Heat’s counter

  • donsmacau

    1. Iso-Kemba and Alfense are the same animal whether in 2014 or 2016; Clifford often works with what he knows and is comfortable with.

    2. Often there will be comments about why Kemba’s teammates don’t move without the ball to bail him out when he needs help. Reason – Kemba’s trained them to know there is 85% chance the ball gets shot up and only a 15% that it ever comes back out, same with Big Al in the low post when Alfense is used as a strategy.

    3. Clifford mixes a kool-aid that many of you have drunk; that is that Great Defense can occur in a vacuum. The reality is that teams that play great team-ball offense generate great defense (GSW, Spurs). Iso-plays are the antithesis of team play.

    4. Iso-Kemba and Big Alfense can keep you from getting blown out but it will NOT win you a playoff game EVER. Miami’s Spoelstra LOVES Iso-Kemba & Alfense.

  • CJSHYY
  • kauaiblue

    4-21… lol

  • Sophie Paris

    Awwww thx psalm 😙
    Yes let’s LIN it again!!😎

  • Sophie Paris

    They’ll adjust tonight. They’ll focus on Lin I guess

  • takeme2cruz

    Yess

  • cdblue10

    Can’t watch the game today but I’ll record it and watch it later.NO posting,tweeting for me not after I watch the game later to night.Let’s go LIN bring the house down for the 2nd time

  • Sophie Paris

    Game 4 : All eyes on Lin

  • CJSHYY
  • heart

    At Shootaround, 4/25/2016, Clifford kept praising and mentioning NB, even though w/ him running the offense the Hornets still lost. SMH! Game 3 was won bc of Lin’s defense and executing pg duty on the offense for about 4-5 min in 2Q w/o KW. Still misdirecting credit to someone else instead of Lin, SMH!!!http://www.nba.com/hornets/

  • JoeTeam

    good point, people gotta pass …

  • JoeTeam

    great pic – you have a story to your JLin7 jersey shot. Goggle eyes in motion!

  • CJSHYY

    D12 took so less shots this season. Harden just never wanted to pass the ball to him. smh!

  • takeme2cruz

    At the same time, people are praising lin around the league.

  • JoeTeam

    like Draymond said, they are going to need steph down the road. This burst was like a motivated sprinter. Fingers crossed for the MRI, just so we can see beautiful surprising bball. Let’s hope Steph can rejoin sometime after the start of Round 2 (2 weeks … argh)

  • CJSHYY

    Batum is their future #1 guy so….But MJ/Cliff likes games 3 format so Batum no needs to be back tonight. LOL!

  • JoeTeam

    My hope for todays game:

    JLin 18pts, many As, 3 steals, 5 reb. CHA wins, 2-2.

    Lin sits out the last 6 mins while CHA holds a 15 pt lead. No injury … just play and relax for next one.

  • JoeTeam

    D12 could have worked in his PnR, but anyway, he wants to stand down there this is how he causes his own victimization.

  • Sophie Paris

    l’m starting a collection 😉

  • CJSHYY

    That’s more important indeed.

  • KHuang

    Everybody SHOULD target Lin.

    The best player on the team should get the most attention.

    If Miami clamps down on Lin, then it’s on Lin’s teammates to make their cuts and screens while not standing around. Nowadays, Lin’s teammates do a great job of that when Batum and Walker are not on the court playing selfish iso loserball.

  • KHuang

    D12 should consider going back to Lin next season.

    Lin and Harden couldn’t be more opposite in their games.

  • Michael

    I’m like an attached file so 1.3

  • donsmacau

    Watching Cody and Hawes moving without the ball when JLIN was leading the offense brought back many fond memories from the early part of the season.

    Yes Big Al was injured, but when he came back he should have expediently been inserted to starters. Hornets would have had easy 3 seed if that had happened.

  • CJSHYY
  • KHuang

    Of course Wade didn’t say anything about Kaminsky –

    Kaminsky TORCHED Wade last game!

  • sws94

    Lin may change his approach tonight to less shooting/driving if they try it. I think Lin now has the mojo where he’s not slowed down by Miami anymore. He’s broken through their schemes due to the variety of ways he can play.

    You and I see him as a guard, not just PG. And for that very reason, he’s the biggest weapon on the team IMO.

  • KHuang

    Miami has been sending traps after Lin, but he keeps splitting them.

    Before the playoffs began, I wrote that I was so relieved that ace defender Mario Chalmers was no longer on the Heat. Chalmers would have impeded Lin far more than anybody on the aging Heat team does, including Whiteside who I correctly predicted that Lin would solve.

    If the Heat trap Lin, there will be 2 or 3 other Hornets on the move. Not even Kemba Walker’s pitifully selfish loserball can stop that motion.

  • sws94

    I think he did however. He talked about Frank. He was specifically asked about him.

  • KHuang

    Clifford doesn’t care about losing the series.

    He only wants to make Batum and Walker happy.

    Clifford coaches as if he’d rather Batum and Walker lose the series than win the damn games.

    I’m sure that the Hornets front office is happy just to have made the playoffs. Whether they win or lose is of absolutely no concern.

    Ironically, that loser attitude works in Lin’s favor. He can play loose and unselfish, which of course results in WINNING.

  • sws94

    I agree. The other PG also was a good defender in guarding Lin, Coles. RIchardson isn’t bothering Lin much and Winslow can’t keep up with him.

  • KHuang

    Had Lin’s Knick teammates shown up to play instead of colluding with the Heat to HAZE Lin, Lin’s Knicks would have easily BEATEN the Heat and Linsanity would’ve stomped the eventual NBA champion.

  • Sesshie

    We can pretty much ignore all statements from Clifford at this point. Only 2 more games to go if JLin’s usage reverts back to games 1 & 2.

  • KHuang

    Like I wrote before the playoffs (and got heavily criticized for), Whiteside would not be any impedance to Lin.

  • sws94

    Don’t like D12 as a player. As a guy he seems like fun. But as a player, he’s just not totally leaving it on the court the way Lin does or the way the best players do.

  • Sesshie

    They’re trying to be funny. We all know JLin is not a normal backup point guard.

  • orLinaryjoe

    I’m seeing, three,..three,… threeeeee…! Clever.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Just a tease, that’s all.

  • Phoenix Rising

    As much as we love his team-mates from the knicks, they weren’t very talented. When Lin was getting trapped or pushed to the side, many possessions, the others were in the wrong position to get the ball. Heat were cutting off Lin’s usual passing lanes… Don’t think it was a matter of collusion.

    Hate to disagree with you. Welcome back Khuang, missed your presence on the site!

  • DrewBear2

    I’m a fairly cynical old curmudgeon, so I think Cliff is most interested in making The Boss (aka MJ) happy. He most definitely wants to win this series. And though Nic & Kemba would much rather get the glory, I think they’d be thrilled to win the series no matter who shines.

  • sws94

    Even if he plays, he may not be as effective as usual.

  • Phoenix Rising

    You are correct they would love to win the series – but not “no matter who shines” . Look at the odd times Lin is substituted out in Gm2 Qt2 and Gm3. He was killing it, why did he have to be substituted out?

    Prolly because, it does matter to this organization who plays and shines… I hope we are wrong, but I wouldn’t bet on it, in this case.

  • orLinaryjoe

    “Not be any impedance”? He’s an impedance to everyone. I’d rather he not play, lol.

  • CJSHYY
  • BobbyH

    Any coach with decent brain will play the most impactful player and let him close in the playoff games. Too bad that Cliff is not one of them. He is too political driven.

  • sws94

    He alters shots, he blocks shots, he makes some guys not take shots. Lin can challenge him and win some challenges. But he also will block some of Lin’s shots and make him go to plan B.

  • BobbyH

    Yes, one question. Would you relocate to NY if Lin joins Nets?

  • HVJoy

    I appreciate Chris Baldwin’s support of Lin. His was the lone fair voice in the team-sponsored Houston media chorus during Lin’s tenure with Rockets.

    When Lin was trapped in Houston, especially the 2nd year, benched behind the “defense specialist” Baverley, and thrown under the bus by M&M constantly, articles by Baldwin were rare solace for this frustrated fan.

  • Phoenix Rising

    Whiteside just keeps getting better every time I see him. Very impressed, given where this guy started from (especially mental aspects).

  • blubell

    Jeremy’s new prayer request… was it posted already?

    THANK YOU everybody for your prayers for Game 3!! The game was so much fun and a much-needed win for us. Please continue praying for me to have the right heart (been more difficult to fully surrender everything to God during the playoffs), for our team to play well and win the next game/series!

  • heart

    Nothing against this guy, but I truly want to know what did Conley do to deserve this?
    https://twitter.com/johnhollinger/status/723930702786519040

  • freemind

    well he’s not Asian, he’s not from Harvard so TPTB will appear smarter . LOL

  • Sophie Paris

    Hope he gets his 3333’s tonight!! ^^

  • CJSHYY

    His team tried hard to keep him….

  • JJ Hui

    It is simple, KW doesnt involve teamates, why teamates have to do you favor on defense? I would not be interested to help if i am not involve in the game, any children would know too!

  • sws94

    I think Cliff wants to win. I think for whatever reason he’s a huge fan of Batum’s game, what he calls his basketball IQ. Kemba is a known element to him but I think Cliff knows Kemba’s limitation (that’s why Batum facilitates so much). But he’s big on other guys too. Marv and Lin are definitely big players for Cliff. He may not talk about Lin that much because, it’s almost like, if it is a big game Lin will deliver. I think variations in using Lin has more to do with how much he knows Lin has flexibility and versatility, and in a way it’s a compliment. All JMO.

  • sws94

    Because Lin is versatile. But I don’t love some of his decisions.

  • orLinaryjoe

    I know, it’s not a @ Lin thing, he’s an issue for everyone. Lin needs to turn on the speed and be more creative in his drives whether it’s utilizing the hoop or switching hands…

  • heart

    Indeed, this League is for the ‘old-boy’ exclusive network as the term goes, w/ a glass-ceiling for the one and only true current Asian American NBA Basketball player to receive any worthy awards. The top five nominees were drafted. If anyone deserves this award, it should be Lin, IMO. But who cares, this is worldly award and will fade w/time, the character of the heart is what matter, IMO!

  • orLinaryjoe

    Yep. Still, he’s a rook, so hoping Lin /Hornets can get him in foul trouble and pressure him into mistakes.

  • DaBoss

    Thanks posting blubell. Prayers up 🙏🙏🙏 for Jeremy and Hornets to continue playing TEAMBALL for the win!!!

  • Phoenix Rising

    Agree. Am sure, Lin/ Hornets have exactly this on their game plan 🙂

  • CJSHYY
  • LinMad

    maybe he’s just racist

  • LinMad

    The reason I support Lin throughout the years. More AMWF relationships.
    https://twitter.com/saojichan/status/724230194899374080

  • Win

    Please no. Ed Davis is a lot better.

  • Phoenix Rising

    This was a terribly perplexing comment Bws!
    I couldn’t remember what you were referring to so I went and checked play by play for Gm3. Lin got buckets, forced fouls on Amare and Goran, forced Goran out of the game, and his final play before getting substituted was a nice little assist to Al.
    What were you talking about?!

  • Win

    If Clifford allow Lin to play PG, then yes.

  • Win

    Agreed. Would love to see Whiteside sit tonight.

  • donsmacau

    Then you must support Tiger Woods AMWFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF….

  • Phoenix Rising

    Literal LOL!

  • LinMad

    but he cheated on his wife and I dont support that.

  • donsmacau

    Odd the consternation in the Hornets Community as they digest that their Max-Deal player Nic Batum who by all accounts is the “most important” individual on the team could be so casually dismissed as not critical to playoff wins over the Heat.

    Some try to rationialize, “oh but we will NEED Batum for the other teams but he doesn’t match up well with Heat” … that is a crock of BS, specious excuses that’s all.

    A lot of head scratching amongst Hornets fans indeed.

  • Acbc

    I agree. What’s more of an impedance is Hornets players not creating spacing and active passing lanes for Lin.

  • donsmacau

    JLIN is the best decision-maker on the team and nobody else at this stage is even close to JLIN.

    Kemba’s problem with leading Wins over elite teams likely is a result of poor-decisions under pressure from good teams. Needs to see a sports psychologist.

  • donsmacau

    Reconstituted benchforce of Cody & Hawes actually did a great job. Frank, Marv did well as did most of the whole team to be open for JLIN’s ball movement.

    Seven Players (7) over or near double digit scoring in Game 3, compare that to Gms1&2.

  • FYI
    Since so many Lin fans need Frequently Asked links (Lin repeatedly wants to start, Why JLin didn’t go to the Mavs), I created a special Jeremy Lin News Links post. It will be in the Sticky Post section on homepage

    Please feel free to add more suggestion for special links in your comments. It will be incorporated into the post over time.

    Credit to @donsmacau:disqus who provided 2 links of JLin wanted to start from this season
    http://www.jlinportal.com/special-jeremy-lin-news-links/

  • takeme2cruz

    Hi Carl!

  • takeme2cruz

    So Cuban got snubbed by DJ then turned around to the same to Lin?

  • sws94

    Use him strategically. Except for areas that require more height than Lin has, Lin can be used in many different ways for how short or long Cliff thinks is needed.

    I think Lin was getting his regular rest but because the team went up so much, he was really needed to come back in the game. Not saying I agree with not playing him some more or how Cliff uses him, just what I think was behind Cliff’s usage of him.

  • Win
  • Win

    I couldn’t care less about this stuffs.

    It is all about basketball and Lin is a very very talented starting PG and the NBA would need to recognize it.

    That’s all I care.

  • Acbc

    This why armchair fans will never appreciate what it takes to be the best….why Lin is the best of th best in crunch time and why lin starting is essential to make his teammates great.

    Case in point is the Houston Texans great lineman J.J. Watts. He’s a beast as well but he was so frustrated in that shellacking they got 32(?)-0 from the Chiefs this playoffs. They literally never went to his side! All he could do was watch as play after play went away from him. A WELL COACHED TEAM WILL MAKE ANY IMPACT PLAYER LOOK ORDINARY. Lin himself has been the recipient of such deliberate sabotage by his own coaches.

    A team that deliberately misuses players like Clifford and Cho forces players into dangerous situations simply because that is all they can do. If Lin had played for the Chiefs, they’d run him to JJ Watt!

  • Win

    Pls go McHale, so now you have a new butt (Demarcus Cousins) to kiss.

  • Cuban was always enchanted with Deron Williams’ big name (despite the ankle glass)

    It was great that JLin got the start with Dallas summer team in 2010 thanks to Don Nelson but it’s clear Cuban doesn’t have much faith in JLin to start. JLin should not go back to the Mavs unless Cuban changes his mind

  • DrewBear2

    All players make mistakes. Nic and Kemba make their share of blunders on both sides of the court. I admit to cringing more when Jeremy makes unforced errors, but that’s because I want to see him succeed.

  • Win

    I think he does. He just not smart enough to adjust. Did you see the smile he had in game 3 post game interview.

    Clifford do wanna win and at the same time he has to down play Lin’s success whether it is his decisions or direct order from the FO/MJ.

  • Win

    I hate that Ninja Turtle (D Will) so so so much!

  • sws94

    Yeah, not clear in my post but I meant I don’t love some of Cliff’s decisions in how he uses Lin. Not Lin’s decision making. That’s my fault, poorly written post.

  • Win

    Don’t sure if all my fellow Lin fans think the same way. I really wanna see Hornets beat the Heats and advance to the 2nd round.

    Go Lin! Go Hornets!

  • Let go of the hate 🙂 Not worth it
    DWill used to be touted to be more than CP3 but he’s breaking down in front of our eyes

    When full-blown Linsanity explodes next season (God willing), I can’t wait to see the headlines,
    “What was Mark Cuban thinking in 2015?”

  • Win

    I meant not sure. Lol. Sorry for bad English again and again.

  • Win

    Haha. Yea. Cuban would be like “Why didn’t I sign Lin instead”. Actually, he probably thinking about it now as we speak. LOL.

  • KHuang

    Winning is unimportant to Clifford and the Hornetsz

    The Hornets are just happy to have made the playoffs at all.

    Now if Lin does too well, then watch Clifford’s mood GO SOUR.

  • Win

    Lol. Who doesn’t beside all the dumb die hard box score Harden’s fans?

  • Win

    Maybe not Cliff but the FO & MJ mood go sour instead.

  • DrewBear2

    Definitely! These big games are the best opportunities for Jeremy to get the public acclaim he deserves. He gets some attention for great performances against the Spurs, Cavs, Raptors and Celtics during the regular season, but the playoffs bring much more press from national and international media outlets.

    No worries about the grammatical errors. We know what you meant. 😉 But did you know you can edit your posts to correct errors?

  • sws94

    I want the playoff run to last as long as possible. More chances for Lin to shine in big games.

  • takeme2cruz

    Of course.

  • KHuang

    Cuban would have preferred to have DeAndre Jordan AND Deron Williams.

    The only reason he was contemplating Lin was because JJ Barea was unsigned and Raymond Felton had not opted in yet. Lin would have been the backup Dallas PG if Barea and Felton had walked.

    Dallas thought Lin was inferior to Barea and Felton, so they decided not to sign Lin as their future starter.

  • DrewBear2

    I respectfully disagree. These guys did not get to this level without a burning desire to win above just about everything else. Winning is of the utmost importance.

  • sws94

    MJ was one of the happiest people in the stands when Lin did his thing in the last game.

    I don’t go along with any notion that Cliff, MJ or Cho don’t want Lin to shine. I think they want a bunch of guys to just play their best games and if they do, they’ll give the team the best chance to win. And one of those guys is Lin IMO.

  • KHuang

    Too bad Lin likely will not receive a contract offer next season due to his race.

    I don’t even know if Lin will be in the NBA next season.

  • Win

    Maybe Cliff do as we did saw him benched KW early in the season.

    KW is hand picked by MJ and they have invested so much on him. So not sure if MJ and the FO see a so call 2 mils player out played the franchise player.

    But again, this have nothing to do with KW. He is a cool guy and Lin is enjoying playing with him.

  • Win

    No way. I believe Lin will get more than at least 5 offers this off season.

    Well but at a Asian Discounted price though.

  • donsmacau

    Certainly, JLIN true fans wish to see a deep playoff run with JLIN playing a major role as he did in breaking a 14yr drought of Playoff Wins for this team.

    As it becomes clearer for the Hornets fan community that they won’t have JLIN next season, the discussion seems even more urgent. Thoughtful Hornets fans see a season where JLIN has saved their team at least 12 gms by leading an improbable performance from the 2nd unit and in the biggest games of the season.

    When Hornets fans let that sink in; they know that it’s now or never – Brian Roberts or Jorge Gutierrez might have difficulty filling JLIN’s shoes next season.

  • KHuang

    We are likely watching Lin’s last games with the Hornets.

    We’ll enjoy the remaining games while they last.

  • donsmacau

    Kemba has MJ’s personal cell phone hotline and is NOT afraid to use it. He did so purportedly last season when Cliff benched him part of a game.

    Kemba is the franchise – nobody is allowed to outshine the franchise

  • Sophie Paris

    He 😎
    It’s not coz of Lin tho xD

  • KHuang

    If Lin somehow gets offers, it’ll be from only one or two teams and likely at minimum wage.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    dumb teams get dumber

  • Win

    🙁

  • KHuang

    Lin SHOULD NOT accept any more lowball offers.

    He should just opt out, regardless of whether he has a contract or not.

    $2 million next season is INSULTING.

    Better for Lin to be out of the NBA altogether than to keep on doing Asian discounts.

  • JoeTeam

    Curry MRI – sprain. 2 weeks min.

  • Sophie Paris

    This game is a must win.

  • KHuang

    Golden State is just as strong without him as with him.

  • KHuang

    I hope McHale gets to coach Cousins.

    Cousins is a total cancer, perfect for McHale.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    that award is a joke. notice it’s named after a former Pistons “bad boy”. those guys are known for their dirty plays. whats worst is Jason Kidd got two of those awards. this is the dirtiest player of them all. remember the hair pulling flagrant foul he committed on Lin during Linsanity?

  • JoeTeam

    lol, you are a sharp lookin’ couple … thx for sharing.

  • sws94

    He’s been with the team 4 seasons I think and he’s had a very strong season. He seems to be a good locker room guy and likeable enough as a person. He’s able to score big at times, even though maybe not coming up big in big games as much as others.

    But that doesn’t mean MJ doesn’t want Lin to shine. He shines in a different way than Kemba and more than that, he can play besides Kemba and not always for Kemba. If anything, I think Michael sees that Lin can raise his level of play and be a winner. What I’m not sure of is if Michael thinks he has that edge, that killer’s instinct, to always play on that level. When MJ played, he was even more of an assassin than Kobe and was harder on his players.

  • KHuang

    Regardless of whether Lin exercises his player option or not, Charlotte will seek to replace Lin with a more expensive less capable PG or will draft a “more athletic” PG to replace Lin.

  • heart

    Don’t forgeT Mark Cuban DISSED Lin again: He said, “Kristaps Porzingis is “the real deal” and owns the talent that Jeremy Lin doesn’t, as Mark Cuban declared…”
    Mark Cuban says Kristaps Porzingis ‘has some s— to him’ as Mavericks beat Knicks, BY Stefan Bondy, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, Monday, December 7, 2015, 8:43 PM, http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/knicks/cuban-knicks-porzinigis-s-not-lin-article-1.2458189

  • JoeTeam

    it’ll ruin Seth’s emergence, please no.

  • JoeTeam

    that owner Vivek sold out of GSW to get this. More work ahead, maybe move team to get some $.

  • Win

    Omg. I feel sorry for him. NBA really have to doing something about the wet floor.

  • Win

    Oh yea. I almost forgot about that.

    No Mavs for sure.

  • donsmacau

    MJ was a starter.

    JLIN is a starter too, his most current starter statistics are near All-star level.

  • DrewBear2

    Who knows how these NBA bigwigs think? But by most “expert” accounts, point guards will be in high demand this offseason. I’m guessing Jeremy gets a number of decent offers, certainly more than last summer after the Laker fiasco. Every game he plays like Game 3 will translate directly to better offers.

  • KHuang

    Oh yeah.

    As it turns out, Porzingis was not the NONASIAN SAVIOR who was supposed to “repel Linsanity”.

    A lot of people flamed me for saying that Porzingis wasn’t as good as the NY media was hyping him to be. They were wrong and I was right.

  • Win

    Agreed on MJ is way better than Kobe. I was his fans ever since when I was a kid.

    🙂

  • KHuang

    Unlikely.

    Lin is ASIAN.

  • Sophie Paris

    Don’t get what the WFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF… saw in him. Except the money lol

  • takeme2cruz

    How to stop players from sweating?

  • Acbc

    Totally agreed. Melo deliberately left Lin out to dry.

  • DrewBear2

    I actually read that as 2 weeks maximum. “no structural damage” is great news.

    “Curry underwent an MRI on Monday that showed no structural damage to his knee, and the opportunity remains for him to return to the playoffs within 14 days – which would mean he could be healthy enough to play later in the Western Conference semifinals. He will be re-evaluated in two weeks.”

  • Win

    Here is my thoughts on Team owners and NBA the league and the refs.

    1) Most team owners are rich and spoiled. And because of that, not many owners recognize the huge Asian Markets behind Lin

    2) On the other hand, NBA is all business and that was the main reason a “Star System” has formed and created many many “Box Score” fans. In any case, NBA maybe the only one whom want Lin to shine so that they can continue open up the Asian Market.

    3) Refs are hired by the NBA but same as the players, they formed a union to protect and get the max pay and benefit from NBA.

  • Win

    Of cause they can’t. But maybe they can created some special hardwood floor that can absorb water, etc, etc.

  • Acbc

    Like Khuang said about the linsanity Heat game, tonight will be pay back by Clifford and Kemba for looking too good.

  • Win

    Imagine if we can invent something like that? We are gonna be rich!

    🙂

  • freemind

    Agree that Jlin shouldn’t go back to Mavs. Didn’t Cuban take a swipe at him in an interview not too long ago when asked about Porzingis and Jeremy. “Porzingis the real deal,” said Cuban

  • freemind

    Is he wearing UA shoes?

  • Acbc

    This from a guy that let Nash walk away so that he could be replaced with a “hotshot” journeyman!. Cuban has been an mouth piece that keeps spewing out BS since forever. He broke up a pair that could have won them 3-5 titles. Instead Nash became MVP twice in Phoenix.

  • takeme2cruz

    No idea.

  • JoeTeam

    fingers crossed then. I’m sure they will be game-planning.

    ppl here knock Kerr for being negative on Lin as announcer. I think Kerr has done a great job except here – Steph should have been on restricted minutes his first game back, and he should have been coached to keep low key and cruise a little. Not having Steph for LAC will be a tough one.

  • JoeTeam

    hard to say about this wet spot. Local news said DMo tripped over his own guy and wet the floor, so it was just wet for 1 second before Steph stepped in it. Yet, someone on another station said DMo fell in the same spot.

  • freemind

    since he’s signed with UA assumed he’s wearing it too

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! That’s what I want too. They are perfect match to each other. LOL!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    so, i went to the local park today and hit 10 of 10 freethrows. expecting nothing less than a monster game from Lin today

  • DrewBear2

    This was Kemba’s 5th season and undoubtedly his best. I’d add that he probably does well with the Charlotte, NC community.

    Although I agree that MJ would rather have players with that proverbial “killer’s instinct”, Kemba, MKG, Cody, Nic, Marvin & even Big Al don’t really fit that description. No doubt they’re tough competitors, but not exactly “assassins”.

    Maybe MJ recognizes that MJ/Kobe/LeBron type players are rare and he’ll need to build a successful team with what he can get. I don’t know who made the Lance Stephenson call last season, but it sure seemed they quickly realized the mistake in bringing in that kind of edginess to this group.

  • Sophie Paris

    Lin had better offers last year. But he chose the less paid one for other purpose. He said something like he doesn’t play for money…

  • Win

    Haha. Nice. I used to play a lot of basketball too. Now I am just too old and too busy to even pick up a basketball in my backyard.

    🙁

  • DrewBear2

    Yes, but I doubt any shoes could’ve prevented that slip.

  • JoeTeam

    Tiger doesn’t let much through his demeanor … can’t really express his humanity like say JLin or SwaggyP. Even Mo Speights comes across more authentic and likable, and he’s not one to often go beyond the sports talk. I can’t find it now, but Mo had a great post game yesterday talking about steph’s injury and what it means to them.

  • Ben Johnson

    At worst, golden state would be tied 2-2 or down 3-2 to the clippers before steph comes back…

  • JoeTeam

    He took the low pay to set himself up for his own choices that will happen over the next few weeks. This is where JLin was heading the whole time.

  • DrewBear2

    I don’t know who, but I’m pretty sure someone else slipped in the same area. It’s impossible to constantly dry the court in the middle of a game. The kids with the towels would get trampled.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    cmon man do your part! you got a trash can in the house, some crumbled up paper and just a few minute of your time. if not, prayer will suffice too

  • JoeTeam

    The challenge will be on coaching now, to quickly reconfigure the team. If Steph heals well, they can use him on a limited basis to mess up LAC game plans even if Steph can’t play effective minutes. All they have to do is disrupt the LAC game plan by 20 minutes. I mean, JLin changes the trajectory of games with 10 pts in 10 mins, etc.

  • zxcvb

    In the end, it’s up to Kemba. If Kemba is willing to share, then they can win tonight and come back to win the series. If he doesn’t, as I suspect, then I hope the series ends quickly and Lin can stay healthy for free agency. I don’t want Lin standing in the corner for 25m and then getting hurt on a meaningless play in Game 6 or something.

    By leading CHA in all of their top wins this season, Lin has restored his reputation as an impact player who can take over games (as reflected in the 14 6MOY votes he got from mainstream media members). Time to reap the rewards in free agency. #Brook-Lin

  • JoeTeam

    one announcer said it was DMo in falling that made the wet spot. Another said DMo slipped in the same area. So, you’d have to play the extended clip to know for sure. To me it looked like where DMo sat his wet butt down, but I didn’t watch it live.

  • Win

    Haha. I do have a little basketball basket thing on top of the trash can in my office.

    But sorry I don’t believe in any religion. No offense.

  • Chopz

    Nothing beats first love. Lin will always be ny’s first love. Porzingis could have made the playoffs but ny would still always love lin.

  • Win

    KW will share. Didn’t he asked JLin to be aggressive on game 3? Something like I don’t care, let go be aggressive or something.

  • JoeTeam

    I do have one comment – bball players aren’t used to that kind of slip. If it were a soccer player, with cleats to really mess up your knees, we learn to let go and throw our bodies into the fall way sooner than how steph ended up. He tried to use his right leg to stand and get better angle on his slipping left foot, to get better friction. That’s a bball move. A soccer player would have given up and pulled his leg in and gone with the slide. That’s because the cleats if dug in will rip your knees apart and playing since childhood gives you that instinct. That’s why turf has ruined a lot of players … it grabs so much sooner than grass+cleats. You really have to give up on turf much sooner, else you risk your playing days. I wish steph would have just gown down and slid or rolled … a bruise on the knee, a skinned knee is much more playable. Not it’ll be risky his first days back too.

  • DrewBear2

    “Better” is subjective. IIRC, the offer for more money also meant a longer commitment. I’m sure his agent pointed out that the salary cap would be going up the next 2 years and the market for point guards would be stronger this year. So that player option for the 2nd year was worth quite a bit to Jeremy.

  • zxcvb

    Words are one thing. Actions are another. Kemba doesn’t share two games in a row. Maybe with Batum out, he’ll have a crisis of conscience and play team ball tonight. I hope so, but I highly doubt it.

  • donsmacau

    That was a cynical comment on Kemba’s part. Some non-native English speakers will not pick it up but JLIN’s body language tells the whole story there. Barely a head nod, no words, lukewarm low 5.

    JLIN’s a professional and ignores condescending showboating and that is exactly what I heard from Kemba, the comment comes from showing a superior attitude and ultimately Kemba’s own personal insecurity.

    JLIN knew what Kemba’s display was about, and he downplayed it accordingly.

  • pistolpete

    Good point! Hopefully his days of standing in a corner will be over soon. Lin’s next coach will not waste his talent and minimize their teams potential like McHale and Clifford. ( His other “coach” at LA was just trying to lose). Of the 3 Cliff is the best and that’s not saying much.

  • zxcvb

    Yeah, he kinda ignored him (“Whatever, dude.”). I’m sure he likes Kemba off the court, but on the court, Walker is no team player. Some guys are the opposite. Team player on the court, nasty off of it (Kidd, Derek Fisher).

  • JoeTeam

    yes, I liked that highlight on him pumping JLin on aggressiveness. JLin did not embrace back. Was it … “I know, I know if you’ll just work with me …” or was it “just concentrating, yep”. We did see for sure KW give JLin that pull-up three that ignited the stadium, so we do know kw wanted to win badly, through sharing. Let’s hope it’s more of that today.

  • JoeTeam

    let’s hope he keeps relieving his pass to Lin for the pull-up 3.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    i was wondering what Lin said for kemba to reply “i dont care just be aggressive”. maybe Lin was thinking more in line of strategy and team play and not just aggressive

  • DrewBear2

    That was pretty good court vision on Kemba’s part. He made a nice behind-the-back dribble to elude a defender to get that pass off.

  • Win

    Or maybe you are thinking to much? But who know? Let hope JLin have a monster game again!

  • sws94

  • JoeTeam

    I agree. I liked KW last game. I didn’t like Frank and Lee in the first half. I get they were doing the game plan and getting in the flow. But, I hated the 3 tap-outs by frank (IIRC) that went straight to MIA. That showed a lack of game zen.

  • sws94

    I thought Kemba didn’t go that much into hero ball until the end. Lin had higher usage in his minutes than Kemba did. He had the highest usage on the team.

  • Win

    That I agreed. Don’t matter How Lin reacted. What matter is we saw a few times already that KW is willing to give up the ball.

    However, I do see when Lin has a good game and a comfortable Lead, KW will force his shots trying to score a little. But it is just normal.

    In any case, KW is still a lot better than KB and Harden.

  • donsmacau

    Kemba loses confidence and his own “AGGRESSIVENESS” when he faces tough teams.
    Kemba’s insecurity allows him to relinquish control to JLIN in difficult games in a pattern Heat Gm3, Spurs, Raptors, Celtics…

    Indisputable Kemba chokes in big moments and gives up to JLIN’s game in those moments.

  • Win

    JLin did react. He pad KW on the stomach.

    These two is cool with each other man!

  • JoeTeam

    Yes, that’s KW’s game. I wanted Lin back in to score over 20, but I made peace with seeing KW garbage time it out. That’s esp true now after Curry’s injury and realizing – Curry and GSW worked so hard for all the marbles, gathering them up all season in records. Now at the 20 yard line, Kerr should have coached his guy right … you go in there, you cruise in this no-effort-win game, and you trust you teammates. Instead, he let Steph be Steph, the competitive force, and we have an injury. Steph was in return for another injury, so there’s no excuse not to limit his role for a game that would have been won, a series that would have been won. Now LAC is at risk.

    So yeah, now I think Lin should just burst the team through with his fantastic play, and let KW pad on the downhill garbage time. Every real bball IQ person (those paying the bills) will see that and he’ll get a good K.

  • Rick Johnson
  • Win

    Yup. This is what coach should do. This will you can utilize the best of Lin and win game and at the same time your franchise player won’t look bad.

    🙂

  • Rick Johnson
  • KHuang

    No problem – he will not make a difference if Lin is allowed to be in the offense.

  • donsmacau

    Just like JLIN cool with Carmelo
    cool with Harden
    cool with Kobe

  • DrewBear2

    Yeah, I don’t see anything negative in that interaction. There were a couple of other celebrations between the two where both were equally pumped. I don’t think Jeremy is just being diplomatic when he says Kemba’s been a big supporter.

  • Whiteside’s playing on injury might actually be better for the Hornets in the long run.

  • CJSHYY

    So Whiteside may not play?

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    knew it. Miami was just playing mind games. may even feature him in their offense

  • JoeTeam

    I agree with you kw didn’t take over until Lin sat. And then, the lead faded a little but he kept that ISO game under control to run it out. That I can take for games going forward. Let’s have great 2nd and 3rds, and let KW pad in the 4th. Just like Charles Barkley said, what I heard that many I think misunderstood: he said he didn’t like CHA going in with less than a big lead because he didn’t think that he wanted to rely on Jeremy Lin. Then 2 sentences later, he said they’re going to go to that KW ball. So, what he was really saying politely is, you can’t count on JLin because KW will keep the ball, so they can’t win if they are not up by a lot going into the final minutes ‘because kemba will want the ball’.

  • Win

    And this is exactly what management is all about. Coach is kindly like a management job. Ehhh you know (Try to sounded like Cliff) as Gregg Popovich once said, all coaches know about X & O. But what important is the way they manage their players and keep everyone happy and play hard.

  • Sophie Paris

    I can tell Lin will not be a playboy. Mama Lin watchin’ lol

  • KHuang

    No he didn’t.

    None of them were reported.

    Only FORMAL OFFERS IN WRITING count.

  • JoeTeam

    yeah and that knowing smirk when KW was answering the competitive question, like he just set up his buddy for a laugh. Lin really enjoyed KW squirming on that one.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Labron didnt make a difference when Lin was the hornets focus on offence. heck, the whole Spurs team and their 23 points lead didnt make a difference either. but Whiteside certainly does make it more difficult to deal with

  • Alain Gervais

    KEmba is much better then all of them. Not to mention younger which is impressive. Lin is really popular could hit some ego. He doesn’t seem fazed by it. Still think he isn’t a PG but he is good in my book

  • kauaiblue

    Walker is lucky that jlin is a good natured fellow and team player… he is clearly an inferior player to jlin and is a fake star…

  • CJSHYY
  • kauaiblue

    Does anyone know what channel the game is on?

  • JoeTeam

    Sophie, all the wise ladies know by now that it’s what mama taught that is in the boy. LOL, you don’t want a mama’s boy … you’d never enjoy life that way, being with a boy AND his mom, not just his values.

  • Win

    Fake or real, Hornets have already invested a lot of KW and they are stuck with him

    It is up to the FO how to promote KW and JLin as both starter and Star. Maybe they can splash brother in da east at least in the playoff.

  • Alain Gervais

    nba tv

  • CJSHYY

    NBA TV

  • kauaiblue

    They r not stuck with him… jordan as the owner can do whatever he wants… he is just too scared to do anything…

  • JLin shared Snapchat videos showing the progress of the hair evolution.
    He’s in a good mood with friends and families so it can only help in Game 4.
    Let’s go, JLin!!!
    https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/724710559157907458

  • DrewBear2

    Also FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST

  • kauaiblue

    Thanks… darn it… i dont get nba tv… have to go to a bar…

  • donsmacau

    I hope you are referring to Kemba when you say this on a JLIN fan forum? “Still think he isn’t a PG”

    KEMBA is a natural SG not a PG in that he cannot make his team better doing the things PGs do. Kemba would be a great 6th man PG because he could shoot repeatedly to his pleasure against bench players.

    Hornets will regret having Kemba as their franchise PG because he will get them nowhere but 33-49 or 8 seed if their lucky.

  • kauaiblue

    Thanks!

  • Alain Gervais

    This is correct but you have to live in that region.

  • KHuang

    Not really.

    As long as Lin is not deliberately frozen out, Lin will continue to tear into the Heat like he has the last three games.

    Stop underestimating Lin and overestimating Whiteside.

  • Win

    KW = SG in a PG body.

  • Alain Gervais

    yep

  • donsmacau

    No surprise, makes no difference to JLIN’s unit but it will affect Starters as usual/

  • Alain Gervais

    Sorry for not wording it better KEmba is a SG in a PG body. It would be smart for charlotte to sign player like Lin and Batum to make up for it. Only way charlotte wins in the playoff. He also disappears vs top teams

  • heart

    Glad to see his family came to support him. He’s energized when his family is around. What a blessing to have a close-knit family! God bless him tonight!

  • Alain Gervais

    HE cant play 48 minutes lol. Al is a tough match up for him as well. Its a chess game right now. If we lose its cliffs fault

  • Win

    I said it again and I will say it again now. Not even Jordan can do anything about it. Because.

    1) No team will take KW contract

    2) The franchise will look really really bad if the let go their so call franchise player like that.

    And please do not accuse me as KW fan, I am only saying it under a basketball and business POV.

    To me, JLIN is a starting PG in NBA. I don’t even think the superstar PG like Chris Paul is better than Lin. The only different is Chris Paul and the rest of the star PG got support from the team and coach.

  • Win

    And of cause, also because Lin is Asian so he didn’t get support from the team and coach.

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin has the best hair tho

  • DaBoss

    The Startters on NBA tv – now discussing Hornets / Heat

  • JoeTeam

    I think Kerr can step up and shuffle the deck so they keep getting Curry’s points from somewhere else. I’d just love to see the Curry magic … lol, maybe some LAC games will be affordable now.

  • Rick Johnson

    Kind of flawed to build around Walker. He’s not a great playmaker so they have to bring in Batum to improve playmaking. He’s a little short to guard SG’s

    Just like flawed to build around Harden. He’s a good scorer but needs the ball in his hands but he’s turnover prone and doesn’t make his teamates better. But then you can’t put a playmaking PG next to him because he’s ball dominant. So you put Beverley who pretends to play defense and shoots an occasional 3.

  • kauaiblue

    No worries.. im not accusing u of anything… my point is that staying with walker is jordans choice… he could dump him if he wanted…

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    well, there is a positive that comes out of this. Big Al will have to start which is great for the second unit to play fast pace team ball

  • Sophie Paris

    I believe in Lin 😉

  • PETE B

  • Win

    Haha. Sorry for over reacted. But I have a bad experience in here before.

    I agreed on Jordan hand picked KW but to me that make it much more harder for MJ or Hornets to give up KW and promote Lin.

    All I hope is Hornets can at least promote both Lin and KW at least during this playoff run if they can suvive the Heats.

  • Win

    Damn!

  • CJSHYY
  • Win

    Wowowowwo. If Clifford do mean it, this game is going to be very exciting.

  • sws94

    That would be great if he was saying that. But I never knew Barkley to be big on Lin. Kenny likes him more and it seems now Shaq likes him. He doesn’t like Kemba to finish and we’ve seen that Kembaball finishing games rarely works.

  • Win

    Wow. The whole game. Tks!!!

  • adele

    BrookLin alright!

  • sws94

    Except he has way better ball-handling than most SGs. Otherwise, that’s how he plays. But in all honesty, that’s how Kyrie Irving plays as well. Neither are that much into facilitation and are good ball handlers and good scorers.

  • Win

    Agreed. That why I think Kyrie is overrated as well. Imagine if Hornets beat the Cavs and go to the final too?

    🙂

  • adele

    No! Brooklin or MDA. Enough Hornets. No more of this team

  • sws94

    I agree. Harden and KW can’t be guys to build around. Harden is a bigger problem because he fancies himself the best 2 guard in the league. KW just wants to play well and compete and goes into heroball mode because that’s what he’s known since his UConn days.

  • JoeTeam

    Ewing and MJ like it … d’oh, they had it available since day 1.

  • adele

    I don’t want a scared owner

  • JoeTeam

    Listen to it again and you can believe what I heard. Or, maybe you disagree and that’s aok by me, let m know now you interpret his words. It was stream of consciousness, so I take it orally as it evolved. It came out just like Barkley said it should … can’t rely on KW in the end, can’t rely on JLin in the end because KW is going to want the ball. So, big lead is needed. He right, that’s right.

  • Win

    But if KW and Lin on the floor, defense might be a problem. Best way is Lee pair with KW and Lee pair with Lin. But Lin MUST BE A PG who run the offense and play over 30 mins unless is a blow out.

  • sws94

    Would be incredible!

  • sws94

    Yes. Ewing and MJ. Cliff, I don’t know. He likes Batum and size.

  • Rick Johnson

    It seemed to work in the last game as long as JLin has the ball and initiates the offense. Walker seemed to allow JLin to do that frequently Saturday. I was surprised.

  • Win

    Yea. KW did let Lin run the show from time to time. Maybe a ego issue? I just hope KW will let Lin run wild again tonight.

  • heart

    Don’t take this Tweeter nor Cliff’s Words seriously anymore. Their words don’t match their actions! This guy, SportsFromMyEyes, criticized Lin’s Defense, saying that ‘he can’t guard a stick’!

  • Ben Johnson

    Maybe Kemba has an agreement with cliff…let Jeremy handle the ball enough to build a commanding lead and then cliff will yank Jlin out and let Kemba statpad for the rest of the game

  • donsmacau

    Ewing & MJ two Hall of Famers want to post up Frank Kaminsky they know their priorities.

  • Win

    Lin can defense? Then he is must be a moron.

  • Win

    I meant can’t

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    does that mean Lin start? i don’t exactly like the Lin/Kemba pairing especially with Big Al in the mix. but if Lin has high usage then it’s all good

  • kauaiblue

    Totally agree.

  • Win

    Frank was good because Lin run the offense.

    HOF doesn’t mean you are smart.

  • donsmacau

    Al & Kaminsky start like Gm3

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    it’s always a defensive mismatch with Kemba on the floor. Lin can hold his own

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    posting up Frank alone won’t work. they need to open up the court and provide spacing before he can take advantage of the mismatch

  • Win

    🙂

    Again. Sorry for over reacted.

  • Win

    True. KW is too short and not strong enough. Hopefully his speed can off set the size problem.

  • donsmacau

    Most likely there will be a reverse mismatch, they will not put Dwade or short rookies on Frank but a tall defender.

  • kauaiblue

    He just realized this.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    which is why if they go super small like Kemba/Lin/Lee, then they’ll have to dictate how the game is played. they will have to be very offensive minded and make the other teams adjust to them

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    lol. better late than never

  • kauaiblue

    No worries! Go jlin!

  • Win

    I honestly don’t think Wade can handle Lin and that was why they put Winslow on Lin. If I am Clifford, I will go aggressive in the offensive end and see how the Heats response. And maybe we can get Whiteside in foul trouble early in the game again.

  • adele

    I don’t believe this sorry of a coach.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    if Spo makes that kind of adjustment right off the bat, most likely Winslow’s minutes will be reduced and they go bigger and slower. the hornets guards will have an advantage and should be able to control the tempo of the game

  • LinMad

    ugh, NBA pregame show there is a Kevin McHale interview.

  • taking shots on guy(s) not playing D in Rockets uniform as usual LOL
    #bitterness

  • Win

    I don’t know why but all of a sudden I have a bad feeling on this game.

    Hope I am wrong.

    🙁

  • sws94

    The starting lineup is the same as the last game. Kemba, Lee, Marvin, Frank, Big Al

  • Win

    Lol.

  • KHuang

    Agree.

    Whiteside has not been able to slow Jefferson.

  • sws94

    Good, maybe Barkley is beginning to feel the Linsanity.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    so this is actually bad news cus he will likely play Kemba more minutes alongside the second unit. sigh

  • Sophie Paris

    Haha heard it and thought the same

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Win

    I said it before the series start. Whiteside is tall and long but not strong enough. Alfense should work on Whiteside to get him in foul trouble.

  • sws94

    They are all mixed together now, not much of a 2nd unit with Lin leading it. Hopefully Lin will run point some when Kemba is on like they did last game.

  • sws94

    Did Lin ever play without the leggings? He used to wear blue ones for the Knicks. Does he have knee pads, I think the knees may be have some padding on them.

  • coz JLin’s hair got NBA training :]

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    kemba has for the most part played all of the first quarter, running a lot of plays and taking away a lot of shots from the second unit

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    yeah, hornets have to pressure the heats defense and make them adjust

  • Let history repeat!
    That would be the ultimate irony for Cuban 🙂
    Not keeping Nash and JLin

  • Joe what do you know

    Only if the refs play fairly. But we all know the potential risk of Wade getting superstar treatment while Lin gets the rookie treatment.

  • LINSANITY

    Lets go Hornets!

  • LINSANITY

    Dont be so sure about that

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    it’s funny how the NBA works. i saw Josh Richardson push guys onto the floor four times already in this series and got away with it. and he’s a rookie

  • Rick Johnson

    I think Lin / Zeller / Hawes is better unit than Walker / Jefferson. Just hope the starting unit doesn’t dig into a deep a hole that the 2nd unit has to win back.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    i have a bad feeling clifford wants to play kemba even more minutes and have even higher usage with his statement

  • Michael

    You don’t say? Alright, it’s better to say something meaningless than say what they are actually going to do.

  • Joe what do you know

    Back in the Knicks days, he used to wear calf-only compression sleeves. IIRC he started wearing full leg compression since the Rockets. I don’t think I ever observed any kind of padding to the knee area…

  • NONONO

    I expect 3pts raining from Hornets players after 3 games. They were too scared to score except Lin

  • sws94

    Thanks

  • donsmacau

    Frank Kaminsky had Dwayne Wade, Justice Winslow, Joe Johnson on him he had 6 inches on them and took them off guard.
    Frank was primarily guarding Luol Deng. Deng made 5-5 3pt shots (not all were given up by Frank)

    This next game Spoelstra makes adjustment against Frank the Tank. Primarily Deng will likely guard Frank and when he puts the ball on the floor he will have a small guard strip/trap him make him use his left hand.

    Clifford/MJ/Ewing and Frank will encounter a surprise tonight – just hope if Frank is ineffective they don’t repeatedly force things to Frank.

  • sws94

    Lots of Lin highlights in the preview on NBATV

  • Michael

    He doesn’t even know he is doing it. If a guy can’t buy a basket it’s just stating a fact, saying Lin can’t guard a stick, means his defense sucks. Why single him out if not to take a dig at Lin’s defense? it’s not like Lee has shut down Wade. The fact is Wade is still a very good scorer, and he had the hot hand in games 1 and 2.

  • Michael

    What are those for? Do they serve any specific function, or are they the guy version for panty hose?

  • BobbyH

    Youtube stream

  • CJSHYY
  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    in Lin’s first season with the rox, mchale did exactly that with Greg Smith. he had a monster game but largely in part because of the help of Lin’s crisp ball distributing. of course, mchale got excited and in the game immediately following, mchale went right into Greg Smith over and over but it did not ended well. i hope clifford doesn’t fall into the same trap and utilizes Frank correctly

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin is too small for wade Thas all you had to say

  • Keys to the game for Miami (from NBA TV)- “Keep Jeremy Lin from having a big game.” #respect
    https://twitter.com/StephKeaton/status/724736032948756480

  • ty

    Kemba already seeing big numbers for himself… no passes

  • Joe what do you know

    They say it’s supposed to increase blood circulation and reduce fatigue by decreasing muscle vibration during movements. But who knows… I have a pair that I wear for games during winter, just to keep myself warm…

  • Kemba and Big Al misfired
    0-5 is not a good start

  • KWC

    Early hole

  • JoeTeam

    Lin time, so obvious. Getting behind from the get go getting habitual.

  • takeme2cruz

    another playing from behind.

  • Kemba and Alfense off to a slow start
    4-8

  • JoeTeam

    every game.

  • ty

    Lin’s gotta be a bit selfish from the start.

  • LinMad

    why Lee gotta start over Lin?

  • Michael

    I remember someone commenting way back that D.Rose leg injuries started happening when he started wearing something on his legs or ankles that made him able to make moves that put too much stress on them. But I don’t think those are the same thing.

  • KWC

    Awesome game

  • Alain Gervais

    Starters not playing good

  • LinMad

    is MJ watching on courtside?

  • sws94

    Time out. Come on, they are not playing well.

  • LINSANITY

    LOL this is what happens when you dont start Lin

  • ty

    OMG.. Kemba trying way too hard.. always happens after Lin has a big game.

  • LinMad

    too much ISO by Kemba

  • sws94

    They’re horrible. They aren’t setting a good tone.

  • LINSANITY

    Are you kidding me Coach? cant you see Lin is your game changer .. you got put him in!

  • Alain Gervais

    Starters 2-10

  • takeme2cruz

    Dumb coach.

  • LINSANITY

    Kemba cant guard Dragic.. you need to put Lin on him!

  • Sophie Paris

    Need Lin asap

  • LinMad

    Lee couldn’t either

  • Howan Cheung

    Getting a neckache already

  • desperately

  • LinMad

    Knowing Cliff, he will leave the same unit out there until the hole is even bigger. All he does during timeouts is give a little speech about playing harder. He doesn’t make adjustments.

  • Alain Gervais

    That lineup is not that good. Frank went off after Lin came in last game.

  • takeme2cruz

    Playoff, hold nothing back.

  • LINSANITY

    This reminds me a lot of the Spurs game.. where they dig a big hole early and Lin had to rescue them

  • kauaiblue

    So predictable…

  • heart

    KW needs to pass around. MW has only ONE touch and passed back KW. Kam also ONE pass from KW and got fouled by Deng. KW can’t keep playing two man game w/ AJ. He needs to get MW going, for heaven sake!

  • Linzen
  • DX

    Can’t remember when was the last time Hornets led in 1st Q before Lin came in.

  • freemind

    the adjustment Heat made was to have everyone score before Lin comes in smh

  • 4-13 with Heat having 75% 3FGM (3-4)
    0 vs 4 assists #NoTeamBall

    Bad O and bad D

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin in

  • LinMad

    nevers

  • LinMad

    wow

  • Alain Gervais

    2 fts

  • LINSANITY

    Lin making an impact as soon as he comes in!

  • LinMad

    in 1 second

  • JLin in with 6:24 left in Q1
    Must be a record!

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin get 2 fouls on wade lol in 2 seconds

  • Drew Wade foul immediately!

  • LinMad

    Wade screwed up

  • KWC

    Now do the same to Whiteside

  • zxcvb

    REVENGE for flops.

  • Linzen

    Wade can’t guard a stick! :))))

  • kauaiblue

    Run and gun will make them tired…

  • LinMad

    Lin needs to be point and sit Al.

  • cshot

    stephnie ready pisses me off lol

  • Win

    Whiteside please get some foul and sit pls.

  • kauaiblue

    I know… whyniso against whiteside??

  • BobbyH

    Lady Ready had to downplay Lin’s play, saying Al was open when Lin was driving and fouled. The other announcer said b/c of that wade got 2 fouls and had to leave the court.

  • KWC

    Not getting any stops

  • Win

    Ready is a B*******

  • Win

    One and counting

  • LinMad

    Al + Lin did their job by taking out Wade and Whiteside, now time to turn on the burners

  • Howan Cheung

    I’m now at the point, I get irritated just from hearing her voice

  • Win

    Can Lee stop trying to be a player maker pls?

  • Alain Gervais

    lol

  • Win

    Back to back TO

  • JJ Hui

    KW needs to sit! He is the problem!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    clifford was probably standing right in front of her when she said that. probably “working” her way into the coaching staff

  • LINSANITY

    Spoelstra is looking at Lin like He should be my Starting PG instead of Dragic

  • Alain Gervais

    Give the ball to Lin. Kemba will be a non factor this series

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    this is stupid. clifford’s idea of adjusting is going back to what doesn’t work for three years. isokemba, alfense, no ball movement

  • takeme2cruz

    lol

  • steven ko

    Come on Jeremy! Send Dragic to the right! He can’t go right!

  • kauaiblue

    Reminds me of the scene from goodwill hunting… watching walker fumbling around and effing it up… just give the ball to jlin…

  • LINSANITY

    I fully expect the Heat to offer Lin a deal in the offseason

  • Linzen
  • cshot

    sit kemba srsly. this dude does not show up for playoffs

  • JJ Hui

    I am listening to Miami feed, i cant stand her.

  • Alain Gervais

    They don’t have the money. White side is a free agent

  • redking79

    I don’t think so. They have Wade and Dragic.

  • KWC

    He tries too hard to show up

  • LinMad

    MJ looks upset. Sit KW already. Let Lin PG.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Robin is a big Lebron and Lin fan

  • Win

    MJ is not happy about the TO.

  • sws94

    Kemba playing pitifully right now. He has to get his head together and play smarter. Or give the ball to Lin.

  • JJ Hui

    Seriously she is super annoying, i am happier listening to other feed!

  • Win

    Lin on Dragic.

  • Win

    #@(@#* Lee!

  • redking79

    Really Courtney Lee? Why are you trying to be a PG now?

  • Alain Gervais

    Lee and walker still playing selfishly

  • Linzen

    Didn’t know he is a Lebron fan… Thought he is a big Lin and Curry fan

  • travis

    lee refuses to swing it to lin, forced pass turnover

  • Win

    This dude has been very selfish lately. Just pass the damn ball out!

  • kauaiblue

    Just give the dam ball to jlin… how hard is this?? Lee totally ignoring jlin… smh

  • Howan Cheung

    Please Lee, don’t handle the ball

  • I am The Jason

    I think its time for the man the bun on his head to be the playmaker.

  • LinMad

    LEE IS HORRIBLEEEEEEEEEEEE, he goes for a bad pass instead of the open Lin behind him.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Lee only has eyes for Kemba lol

  • takeme2cruz

    Lin is playing as told.

  • steven ko

    please don’t let Dragic go left!

  • LinMad

    Lee goes for a bad pass to Kemba instead of open Lin pass

  • redking79

    Finally! Lin gets the ball and results in a positive Hornets possession.

  • DX

    He only pass to Kemba or ISO.

  • travis

    imo lin most confident player on the floor, but still seems like a 4 option on offense lmao

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin is only one going

  • Win

    Ever since playoff started. Lee is super selfish.

  • Alain Gervais

    Use him

  • zxcvb

    Kemba and Lee are straight trash this game. Making every wrong decision on every single play.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Kemba can’t get his guys easy looks at all. Cody had to work so hard and threw up garbage

  • LinMad

    seems that way

  • Win

    Good help defenese Lin!

  • redking79

    Lin knows when to drop to help on Amare because they used to be teammates.

  • Win

    KW!!!

  • JoeTeam

    honestly, it’s v nice for Lin to be playing in front of MJ, esp with his wife there too.

  • Alain Gervais

    good kemba let lin set you up

  • travis

    give lin the ball for 10 seconds see what he can do, if nothing there u give it to kemba to create. just do that every time

  • Win

    Yea. And tell Lee the give up the ball right away!

  • zxcvb

    Gave him the ball against a bigger, slower dude.

  • Win

    Damn Lee! U $()#&)$(&Q(_$&

  • zxcvb

    Kemba and Lee play against Lin. Lin always plays with them.

  • LinMad

    Lin at PG = every gets set up for easier buckets

  • redking79

    Courtney Lee is not good enough to be taking shots without passing first

  • Win

    Lin!!!!

  • Alain Gervais

    222222

  • travis

    jlin is unbelievable

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    clifford to Lee: this is your chance to shine!

  • zxcvb

    LINNNNNNN

  • JJ Hui

    Lin is saving the Hornets step by step!

  • zxcvb

    +1

  • zxcvb

    As usual.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    GO LIN!

  • Alain Gervais

    lol yep

  • Win

    Lee is the Heats X factor this game.

  • LinMad

    LIN NEEDS THE BALL

  • Alain Gervais

    Kemba just cant play well right now

  • LINSANITY

    OK ITS LIN TIME LETS GO!

  • redking79

    Walker had a nice move to get free, but he didn’t need to take an off balance three.

  • LINSANITY

    LIN about go ham in the 2nd quarter.. you can feel it!

  • Win

    KW is the scorer so we all expect KW will shot. But Lee? U are in there fore defense man.

  • JJ Hui

    Walker is bricking and still shooting the last shot, what culture is this?

  • sws94

    Lin’s fine. Tough minded warrior. The rest of the team needs to step up. Lee needs to sit. He’s horrible.

  • Alain Gervais

    Lol lin has 7 points on 1 shot

  • LINSANITY

    7 pts off 1 FGA .. now thats efficiency

  • Howan Cheung

    Only bright spot on the team atm

  • Win

    0-2 + 2 TO, there 8 pts there.

  • cshot

    Lets go jeremy

  • LinMad

    ughhhh….Kemba and Kemba Jr (Lee) are playing streetball.

  • steven ko

    Charlotte in trouble. Heat playing with confidence

  • redking79

    Harden-esque, LOL.

  • heart

    Lin passes to Lee and does not see it back. Lee and KW play crappy this 1Q.

  • Win

    Tks to Lee.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    if this is what LIn is capable of on a garbage team, just wait til next season when he’s got full control

  • steven ko

    and kemba

  • Brewkowski

    Unless Cliffy boy says no.

  • DX

    Lee is even worse, he only pass to Kemba and ISO.

  • Alain Gervais

    Lee just doing to much. He was smarter at when to shoot before the playoffs.

  • travis

    jeremy lin is better than kemba and its not even close

  • Win

    Kemba is expected. No matter what he will shoot. But Lin can play as a PG.

    Lee is taking away Lin pg minute!

  • Brewkowski

    Lee, you’ve changed.

  • steven ko

    if Lin doesn’t take at least 15 shots, Hornets have no chance. they still may lose anyway with the way they’re defending right now.

  • takeme2cruz

    Lin already outscored starters, tied with Al.

  • @JLin7 #7 with 7 pts in 6 min
    A perfect 1-1 FGM with 5-5 FTs
    #HeatCantStopLin

  • Sophie Paris

    Makes a 👌

  • LINSANITY

    Lin about to hit some 3s

  • Alain Gervais

    Kemba beats Bad to good teams but top teams idk what happens to him

  • LinMad

    win or lose, Lin’s value sky rockets this season

  • Brewkowski

    LOL

  • TTNN

    1 FGA and got 7 points, send Wade to bench, great job!

  • Win

    True.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    yup. that’s all i care about

  • takeme2cruz

    Indeed.

  • LinMad

    send Wade to bench in 10 seconds lol drew 2 fouls from him

  • CJSHYY

    I think so. But I want the W. Lin needs to take more shots.

  • cshot

    kemba is killing this teams chances. its frustrating

  • His TS% is skyrocketing LOL

  • LinMad

    Hornets is going to be pretty ugly next year if Lin leaves.

  • Win

    Who is in the game? Can we ask him to sacrifice and tackle Lee to the ground?

  • LinMad

    i want the W too, i want them to win the series.

  • heart

    Cliff, let Lin be pg w/o KW and let Daniels have chance to show his 3, please….!

  • Robin Lundberg
    Hornets are +6.1 with Lin on, -30.2 with Lin off so far this series.
    https://twitter.com/robinlundberg/status/724739852000960513

  • redking79

    Sometimes got to give the D some credit. That was good D on Lin by Amare.

  • LinMad

    Another game where Lin will be featured on ATH and some Lin haters will be like “Why u gotta feature Lin again? Clickbait”

  • Win

    Noooooo!

  • Lefon Jang

    Williams is a no show in this playoff!

  • Alain Gervais

    These player look unready

  • LinMad

    bad foul by Marvin…

  • Lefon Jang

    he tripped over his own foot!

  • Win

    Give credit to Heats D. They are good tonight.

  • redking79

    Wow that was ugly by Hawes. He looks rusty and awkward out there.

  • Alain Gervais

    Heats have the momentum

  • redking79

    Heat coaching staff have made adjustments. I don’t think Cliff has.

  • Win

    It is ok as long as we are within the striking distance. Lin will go Linsanity mode in the 4th qtr.

  • Lefon Jang

    Great job Zeller!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    what a goofy play clifford just called for Lee to get the ball off the curl

  • Lin’s 1st assist to Zeller!

  • Alain Gervais

    The paint is clogged right now

  • LinMad

    good defense by Lin

  • Win

    I hate Richardson.

  • redking79

    Heat playing more physical right now. They’re also focusing their defense on Lin.

  • Lefon Jang

    oh yeah!

  • Win

    He is too damn long!

  • Alain Gervais

    222222

  • Win

    Go Lin!!!

  • Win

    Lee you &$)#*&$)*)$&#

  • Lefon Jang

    OK Lee needs to stop shooting!

  • travis

    lee calls his own number again sighs

  • LinMad

    CRAFTY LIN

  • Howan Cheung

    he needs to go away

  • LinMad

    Lee is bad, sit his butt down.

  • Win

    As I have mentioned many many many time. Lee is super selfish during the playoff. Dude wanna shine like Lin except he doesn’t have the skill like Lin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    i hate playoff Lee

  • heart

    Get Lee off the floor, and let Lamb or Daniels in, please!!!

  • Alain Gervais

    We need him for defense but he is shooting way too much

  • LinMad

    Lee is playing with no sense of team basketball.

  • Win

    Same here. Very very very damn much!

  • steven ko

    feels like the Heat might lead this thing from start to finish unless…

  • Alain Gervais

    no Lee is needed for defense

  • zxcvb

    Lee keeps getting in Lin’s way. Ruining the jumpball, ruining the fastbreak.

  • sws94

    Sit Lee. Sit Lee. Sit Lee. Sit Lee.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Put Daniels in for 3P shot..

  • vincent

    Atleast lee doesnt hog the ball like lamb

  • Lefon Jang

    Then he should just play defense

  • Win

    Daniels!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Lee sucks. of course, he is clifford’s guy

  • Lin is unstoppable now.
    Keep scoring, JLin!!!!

  • Alain Gervais

    Yea i know

  • LINSANITY

    Take Lee out bring in Lamb

  • Win

    Not tonight. He has done more harm the help on the D.

  • heart

    What defense? He has missed easy baskets and caused how many TOs, now???

  • LINSANITY

    we need some 3 pt shooting

  • cdblue10

    What’s the score guys!

  • Weifang

    haha, Lin just figured out how to use the basket to block those bigs. So smart!!!

  • DrewBear2

    lol…that’s cold

  • Lefon Jang

    reverse layup

  • Alain Gervais

    He takes a ton of momentum killing shots though

  • takeme2cruz

    espn.com for live scores.

  • LinMad

    he does though lol Lee looks like Kemba jr today

  • Win

    Lol. Finally we agreed on something.

    🙂

  • cdblue10

    I’m driving

  • DrewBear2

    31-25 Heat

  • DrewBear2

    Jeremy 9 pts

  • takeme2cruz

    get off internet and drive to a local bar.

  • cdblue10

    Thaks

  • Lefon Jang

    Lee is not too impressive on defense either!

  • Win

    #@)#&&* He is stil on court. Clifford better tell Lin to swing the ball!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    LIn already 9 points from 3 shots while Kemba has just 5 points from 7 shots and no defense

  • Win

    I mean Lee.

  • Lefon Jang

    Nice pass to Zeller!

  • KWC

    Slowly filling the hole.

  • JLin 2nd assist to Zeller!
    27-32

  • Alain Gervais

    good job there lee finally

  • LinMad

    good PnR by Lin and Zeller

  • Win

    Lee should wait for Lin to pass him the ball.

  • MJ is praying, “Give the ball to Lin!”

  • LINSANITY

    LIN is dishing and swishing all night long baby

  • swijaya

    Lin the PG in full control …

  • sws94

    LIn is pure dynamite. Making things happen and here comes the comeback. Big stage, the big players come out. Lin is magnificent tonight again.

  • I am The Jason

    The offense is flowing better. Kemba must stay on the bench longer

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin 9 points 3 assist

  • LinMad

    Lin at PG = WIN!!!!!!!!!

  • KWC

    Why does he need to pray? He is the owner. Just order it.

  • LINSANITY

    Let Lin be Lin and you will see great results.. simple as that Coach Cliff

  • zxcvb

    BOW TO LIN, CHARLOTTE!!!!

    Look at that leadership. Lee is playing like a FOOL all game. Lin sets him up anyway!

  • Lefon Jang

    Lin’s speed cannot be denied!

  • JoeTeam

    LIN AS TAKEN OVER THIS GAME !!!

  • Win

    9 Pts 3 assist! Go Lin!!!!!

  • LINSANITY

    Lin = Win

  • Howan Cheung

    And immediately the Hornets play much faster and more efficient

  • Sophie Paris

    And it’s just the start. Let him play!!!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Lin worked so hard to get Hawes a WIDE open 3 pointer but he passes it to Marv instead for the miss. sigh

  • LinMad

    Cliff bringing in Kemba though. better leave Lin at PG.

  • BobbyH

    Look at the home crowd

  • Alain Gervais

    Kemba is gonna be in next

  • DrewBear2

    and 1 steal

  • LinMad

    I’d rather Hawes shoot it. Marv is missing a lot of his 3s.

  • Win

    If I see Lee try to create or play ISO again, I will be really really piss!

  • Alain Gervais

    They really love Lin lol Overtime he touches the ball listen to them

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Spo’s game plan is to shut Lin down. good plan, but he know that you can only hope to contain Lin

  • LinMad

    Kemba should go in for Lee not Lin.

  • DaBoss

    What a difference with Lin at PG!!

  • Alain Gervais

    He needs people to set him up. Some one needs to tell him this

  • DaBoss

    Lin will get his teammates involved – can’t stop him!

  • LinMad

    You can tell the difference when Lin is at PG. Lin actually strategizes and attacks weak points. Kemba just mindlessly shoots and pass the ball.

  • Here comes JLin the PG ..
    9pts/3asts/1stl in ONLY 11 min
    +6 to cut the lead to 29-32!

  • Lefon Jang

    Miami cannot trap Lin coz he’s too fast!

  • KWC

    He doesn’t have to. The other coach will do that for him.

  • real-dsb

    announcers said, “Jeremy Lin may be the most impactful Hornet”.

  • LinMad

    and Lin can give them foul trouble.

  • Brewkowski

    I really don’t understand how mj and clifford won’t face the truth and make Lin the ball handlers and starter. So much evidence smacking them in the face this season.

  • LINSANITY

    which ones?

  • LinMad

    Cliff needs to ride Lin if he wants to win.

  • Truth!!!

  • CJSHYY

    He’s. Haha!

  • Lefon Jang

    Kemba just gave the ball to LIn???

  • Win

    Wow. KW pass the ball to Lin before half court.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    has Stephanie Ready gone silent?

  • Lefon Jang

    OK Lee I forgive you

  • Brewkowski

    Might? Tell them to look at the stats.

  • real-dsb

    not sure. one of the announcers has a strong NY accent.

  • Win

    Good. I am sick of her.

  • Lefon Jang

    Nice pass Lin!!!

  • JJ Hui

    See Kemba, you seriously have a lot to learn from Lin!

  • Win

    Go pass from Lin to KW!!!

  • DaBoss

    Jeremy trying to get Kemba going

  • Howan Cheung

    hopefully forever

  • sws94

    Lin running the offense. Kemba is wearing knee pads.

  • Win

    Lin is the best in running offense.

  • Epie

    That’s what he’s good at, get everyone going

  • zxcvb

    LIN TO KEMBA for FTs. Teamball baby!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Lin makes things happen

  • LinMad

    much better ball movement when Lin in

  • Win

    Good sign guys, KW pass the ball to Lin before half court!

    🙂

  • Weifang

    Is that difficult to understand if you sign Lin with MAX contract whatever, it’s still a big steal in the league???

  • zxcvb

    Lin is everything this game. One man wrecking crew that’s getting everyone else hot.

  • cdblue10

    I’m in…yohooo

  • Win

    RRRRr 2 foul on Lin….

  • zxcvb

    Gotta keep Lin in until he gets 3 fouls.

  • cdblue10

    Kemba 2222 but pass the ball

  • JoeTeam

    it’s ok Lin only needs 15 mins in 2nd half.

  • LinMad

    Team finally clicking

  • Lefon Jang

    What a move!!!

  • cdblue10

    Lay upppppp222222

  • Win

    Joe Johnson can shoot. I give him that.

  • Alain Gervais

    22222

  • cdblue10

    Pass to Lin Kaminsky

  • Lefon Jang

    wrong pass kaminsky!!

  • Win

    11 pts 3 assist and with +12

  • LinMad

    ATTACK!

  • real-dsb

    11 pts in 14 mins, only 5 FGA

  • zxcvb

    LINSANE TEAM BALL.

  • Epie

    Come on Kaminsky, Lin was there for you.

  • zxcvb

    Frank should have passed to Lin on the fastbreak. Not finishing a 3-on-1. Come on Frank!

  • Win

    Go Hornets!!! Kick some Heat’s butts!

  • cdblue10

    Woooohooooooioooo

  • JJ Hui

    Lin is in for 15 min now

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    that was dumb, Tank. you got Lin there but you pass it to Lee instead

  • LinMad

    HEAT getting tired. Keep this lineup.

  • Epie

    Frank.. just dunk it man.

  • I am The Jason

    I really wanted the 3 to go in for Lin.

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin +14

  • DaBoss

    Now this is EXCITING basketball

  • Hornets is running breakneck pace in offense.
    Heat is panting LOL

  • Alain Gervais

    He rushed it

  • NONONO

    What happed to 2rd q, i ,missed it 🙁 assume Lin starting PG

  • cdblue10

    I need some paint in my face

  • Alain Gervais

    cant be perfect even though he has been

  • JoeTeam

    interesting – no frank attack. Just like Cliff said, KW Lin combo.

  • takeme2cruz

    should have been 4th assist potential double double.

  • cdblue10

    Kembaaaaaaaa

  • Win

    Wow. Cliff even let Lin play with 2 foul

  • Lefon Jang

    Nice take by Kemba

  • LINNING .. scoring, finding right people on offense, steal .. you name it LOL

  • JoeTeam

    you need to watch it, Lin in total control O, D. Can’t see it in box score. All Lin.

  • real-dsb

    that’s one good way to neutralize Wade since he’s older, tire him out

  • Win

    Lin and KW, our 2 fastest guy should keep penetrate, penetrate, penetrate

  • KWC

    Lets hope starters don’t dig another hole in the 3rd.

  • Alain Gervais

    In the playoff its 3 fouls

  • cdblue10

    White side is choking

  • Lefon Jang

    Williams is so cold

  • Great penetration by Kemba to give assist to a cutting Lin
    These 2 can be unstoppable in attacking the rim together!

  • Lefon Jang

    Lin got fouled

  • cdblue10

    Foul for whiteside

  • Win

    2 fouls . Use Al on Whiteside more.

  • Guest

    Lin’s steal was given to Lee. Lin should have 3 STLs by now.

  • DaBoss

    Hornets D solid

  • real-dsb

    nice, Lin drew the loose ball foul against whiteside

  • LinMad

    Lin drew a foul on Whiteside

  • Win

    Lee piss off. He better not trying to do to much on the 2nd half. Just play his defense man. Or wait for Lin to pass him the ball.

  • noob

    Clifford knows that having Lin on the floor is critical

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin got 2 steals lol

  • DrewBear2

    He was also the one who drew 2 fouls from Wade

  • cdblue10

    The intangibles

  • NONONO

    I can see Hornets would win much more if Kemba sits

  • Howan Cheung

    Lin easily the best player of both teams

  • sws94

    They do have potential to be great together when Kemba and Lin share PG roles. But it was Lin that gets them organized and then Kemba benefits from that.

  • Alain Gervais

    16 minutes straight now

  • noob

    Hustle

  • DaBoss

    This is what they needed more of during the season … but better late than never

  • CJSHYY

    He’s.

  • Alain Gervais

    I saw lee getting up may be Lins rest time

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Lin single-handled ly willed this team back from a 10 point deficit to a 6 point lead. amazing

  • CJSHYY

    W/O him they will loss. LOL!

  • Win

    Clifford show the trust on Lin this game. Even KW pass the ball to Lin before half court. Good sign.

  • 1mtoldman

    Justin Verrier

    ESPN Staff Writer

    Jeremy Lin is chewing up the Heat on pick-and-rolls.

  • DaBoss

    Jeremy at his best

  • Alain Gervais

    yea i know.

  • JJ Hui

    It is more than obvious!

  • LinMad

    Since they are in foul trouble, we need to keep attacking them. Screw the 3s.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! He took so less shots in 1st half. All about Kemba.

  • DrewBear2

    He can handle it!

  • Howan Cheung

    Jeremy the most impactfull player of both teams

  • Alain Gervais

    Im so proud of Lin right now

  • DaBoss

    I really do think Wade secretly wishes Jlin was on Heat – same with Spo.

  • noob

    except that at some point the refs will start swallowing their whistles especially when the superstars are involved

  • Kemba assist to a tremendous finish by a cutting Lin!

    @nba
    Lin with the tough finish on NBATV! #NBARapidReplay #HEATvHORNETS
    https://twitter.com/NBA/status/724750737666789376

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin rest time

  • noob

    needs it

  • Win

    It is ok. He need it for 2nd half. And no more foul on the 1st half.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    i can’t believe the courtside ref standing right there didn’t override the other ref’s miscall on Lin’s loose-ball foul against Deng

  • LinMad

    I hope the lead doesn’t fall now.

  • cdblue10

    What the heck ref

  • Win

    Wade super star call.

  • cdblue10

    Leeweeeeew

  • takeme2cruz

    yeah you’re watching live.

  • LinMad

    A little more than $2M? lol this announcer…Lin will get a lot more than $2M.

  • Lefon Jang

    Lee is heating up

  • Alain Gervais

    That was sarcasm

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    starters need to hold off the heats until their best player (LIN of course :D) returns

  • Win

    Go Hornet!!!

  • LinMad

    How many fouls does Lee have already?

  • cdblue10

    Kembaaaaaaaaa

  • DrewBear2

    two

  • vincent

    Why is lin on the bench… Clifford doesnt know what hes doing

  • KHuang

    I TOLD YOU that Whiteside would not bother Lin!

  • Howan Cheung

    Wow, whole team is heating up!

  • Win

    KW!!!

  • Lefon Jang

    Heat gave Kemba way too much space!

  • KHuang

    REST

  • DrewBear2

    Giving him some rest

  • Win

    Good sign!

  • JJ Hui

    I am always proud of him, on and off the court!

  • travis

    kemba gunna take lins credit again nice

  • Epie

    He could use some rest. He’s been bumping to everyone there.

  • LinMad

    Finally starters playing like starters

  • vincent

    Yeah but its almost half time

  • LinMad

    doesn’t matter, Lin is stealing some of his franchise star shine. He was interviewed with Kemba last game.

  • Win

    Use Al to attack Whitesite!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    the hornets floor is wide open now thanks to the many dribble penetration Lin gave them

  • Lefon Jang

    one and done Wade

  • Win

    Whiteside one more foul pls!

  • cdblue10

    Nice nice now I will watch the replay

  • Win

    Lin is +15, team high!

  • JJ Hui

    I really hope KW can learn from Lin, play teamball if he wants to go second round!

  • DrewBear2

    Nah. Kemba’s doing fine, but Jeremy was the one who turned it around.

  • Lefon Jang

    If Lin gets the superstar calls, he’s easily 25pts a game.

  • sws94

    I don’t know about that. They are talking about Lin a lot. Can’t believe someone would call him a “serviceable backup” after watching him be the best player on the floor tonight. Sometimes people get things in their heads and can’t see what is right in front of them. smh.

  • Win

    yup. If these 2 share the balls, is going be like splash brother (penetrate version) in the east!

  • takeme2cruz

    Again, Lin changed this game.

  • DaBoss

    This first half was a PERFECT example of how Jeremy can get his team going. Now they all have confidence – it’s contagious. Let’s keep it up for the second half!

  • NONONO

    Kemba is too busy to shoot and do not know how to win.

  • sws94

    I actually see it as the two of them playing great off of each other now. I want Kemba to do well and Lin to continue to also do well.

  • Win

    Agreed. Lin makes the whole team better!

  • CJSHYY

    He cares about his stats than win the game as usual. smh!

  • Sophie Paris

    Big half coming up. I’m afraid lead fall with starters

  • sws94

    Wade now getting tired? He’s not looking that great out there.

  • NONONO

    as usual.

  • Weifang

    Without Lin to anchor their defense, Heat can make a run at any time soon.

  • LINSANITY

    Whatever happens, you know Lin will come in to save the night

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    hornets scored just 19 points in the first quarter, but a whopping 29 points in the second quarter when Lin played most. coincidence? i think not!

  • KHuang

    But Lin just played 15 consecutive minutes, which were hard fought MVP level minutes.

  • @JLin with well-deserved rest after pushing Hornets to lead 42-36
    11pts/3asts/2stls in ONLY 16min
    Highest +15

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/724754398547562496

  • Sophie Paris

    If he comes in yea xD

  • Win

    Lin is +15. That said it all!

  • JJ Hui

    Yes, even my grandma saying that is contagious, Lol! We all five ladies watching Lin and so pump up now!

  • Win

    No hates pls guys!!!

  • IF Clifford is smart, he’ll start Lin…
    But that’s a big IF :}

  • Win

    NBA half time said whenever Lin is on the floor, the team play better. lol.

  • LINSANITY

    Heat were up 26-15 when Lin was out

    Hornets lead 44-36 at halftime

    That is Lin Magic

  • KHuang

    No, we’ll hate whoever we want.

    The starters played like CRAP, and it took Lin playin at a MVP level to save them.

    Everything went through Lin. There was no other way.

  • cdblue10

    Wow Lin fished 2 fouls immediately from Wade

  • JoeTeam

    considering when he went in, there was no game at all … he was all over the court. Nice 3 feed from KW, missed unfortunately. Could have gotten the jump ball had Lee not fouled. Lee only good was his nice 3, otherwise messed up the play. Kam – should have given it to Lin for easy layup on that 3-1. That steel was nice too. Great D.

  • Win

    Lol. Ok. Enjoy.

  • LINSANITY

    29-10 run when Lin came in

  • DaBoss

    NBA TV Halftime show giving big props to Lin – woohoo!

  • LINSANITY

    they know who the real man on the team is

  • Jedi

    All the Jeremy Lin praise makes me wanna tear up (from joy).

  • Win

    Yea. I heard that too.

    Go Lin!!!!

  • DaBoss

    LOL

  • Alain Gervais

    Its kinda hard not to praise him

  • noob

    Lin getting a LOT of respect from the studio guys during the halftime show

  • real-dsb

    anyone have a good stream? the one i’m using is choppy

  • LinMad

    Thank god it isn’t the TNT guys although I like what Shaq have said about Lin. I think they are biased.

  • JFirst

    it’s 48-39 🙂

  • takeme2cruz

    Case close.

  • Win

    If u guys wanna hate KW, I think Lee is worst than KW at least in the 1st half.

  • DrewBear2

    Hornets radio giving the comeback credit to Kemba & CLee. Unbelievable!

  • JJ Hui

    The American halftime report have lots of praises for Lin ! Yay!

  • BobbyH

    http://nfl-watch.com/live/channel-1-live-stream-free/

    Disable these ads alert by clicking the small x.

  • Win

    Saw it.

    🙂

  • LinMad

    he is, he refuses to pass to Lin so he can get his points.

  • Win

    I used VIP Box.

  • heart

    This is what a leader does–>Lin did the hard work when the going was tough, when the team was in the deficit caused by starters. Lin came in and willed the team back not only erasing the deficit but capturing a lead.
    This is what followers do–>Then KW and the rest of team benefit from Lin’s hard work, bc it’s easy to play when you’re in a lead.

  • jimmyL

    Look at Courtney Lee so thirsty for his points
    He’s becoming Jeremy Lamb

  • Win

    Yup. So damn selfish.

  • LinMad

    i missed half of it cause I was bringing in my trash bins

  • DaBoss

    Thats ok – Jeremy won’t be back next year. He’s got better things to do 🙂

  • takeme2cruz

    Bad news for Brooklyn, Lin ain’t cheap.

  • LinMad

    Cliff leaves him out there too…

  • Michael

    Lee is limited.

  • JJ Hui

    Lol😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Win

    Agreed!

  • travis

    he seems very insecure of his starting spot

  • jimmyL

    he needs to know his place
    hes a scrub on that end

  • vincent

    Man Lin to 76ers back with MDA will be unstoppable

  • Win

    I think wanna show the world he can do what Lin did. NOT!!!

  • LinMad

    I personally think Lin is going to stay if offered a little more money

    by BuzzingAllDay on Apr 25, 2016 | 8:18 PM reply

    WHAT? A little more money on top that $2M player option? lol…you better cough up at least $12M and a starting role.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    once you’re benched it’s over for ya. lol

  • Michael

    I just installed a new TV BOX and guess what…forgot to buy the audio and video connector cables = =

  • JJ Hui

    Yes, next year she will get a pink slip because she is too cheap and non professional!

  • CJSHYY

    Half time- The 4 analysts all said Lin came in and made the difference. Ya!

  • Win

    Lol. All my friends are texting sayin Lee is mad selfish. LOL.

  • Lefon Jang

    Lin took the pressure off for them.

  • travis

    we shouldnt hate on kemba, hes just in the way of linsanity thats the problem

  • jimmyL

    so annoying

  • takeme2cruz

    Good news for Brooklyn, if you sign Lin you get all the media attention instead of the Knicks.

  • MJ the GOAT raised his arms up high after a tremendous Lin finish off Kemba’s assist https://twitter.com/NBAOnDefPen/status/724753431106326528

  • vincent

    MDA> Brooklyn

  • Win

    No matter what. Lin is gonna be a hot commodity this off season!

  • JoeTeam

    no slip …

  • zxcvb

    It’s sad/hilarious that the only way for the Hornets to win is Kemba and the starters STINKING IT UP. Only then will they let Lin handle the ball and go on an MVP-level tear.

  • JJ Hui

    My grandma 88 yrs old said so too, Lol!

  • real-dsb

    thanks, I’ll give it a try!

  • Jedi

    That’s why we root for them to stink it up so that our man can save them. LOL

  • jimmyL

    He’s only an associate coach now
    both teams are really bad as of now

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    so true. it’s no wonder a lot of LIn fans root against the hornets

  • Michael

    Dig a hole..insert Lin…out of hole…Dig another hole…insert Lin…out of another hole… Dig a …Clifford CAN YOU DIG IT?!!

  • CJSHYY
  • jimmyL

    They will lose next game when Batum comes back
    Ball movement will stop

  • LinMad

    The only thing Cliff did right today was letting Lin in 1-2 minute earlier at the 6 minute mark lol

  • vincent

    I know Lin can thrive under other coaches. but MDA has been proven to be the only coach to truly trust lin

  • Win

    Lol. Yup. Exactly!

  • CJSHYY

    Bc they were down …

  • ok, if you can’t see MJ, find blue-shirt on the left side of the bench

  • travis

    huge elephant in the room for the hornets that lin is better than kemba

  • Jedi

    Backhanded compliments…hmm…well better than ignoring Jeremy I guess.

  • Win

    Embarrassing to say? #)(#&@)(#&)@#&)*#

  • zxcvb

    It’s honestly what’s best for them. My only concern in the 2nd half is Kemba “heating up.”

    He might try to ISO and get 30+ to be the hero….thereby losing a close game.

  • vincent

    LINSANITY RETURNS

  • takeme2cruz

    look like purple. Purple Rain.

  • KHuang

    LINBARRASSING

  • noob

    hopefully. Still got another half to play

  • zxcvb

    I hope Kemba doesn’t try to “take over.” That would spell doom.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    LIn made a HUGE difference even though he only shot 5 times

  • Win

    Play faster. Wade looks tire.

  • real-dsb

    NBA TV announcers are Mike Fratello and Spero Dedes. I think it was Dedes who said that Lin was the most impactful Hornets player.

  • KHuang

    Ho hum, yet another Dr J Michael Jordan skywalking hangtime layup from yet another minimum wage bench player.

    zzz

  • JoeTeam

    their audience can’t see the game.

  • LinMad

    Yep, we need to keep playing fast. I’ve noticed last game they were really tired too.

  • Win

    Lee. Can you finish that?

  • real-dsb

    great move by Kaminsky. He used that spin move all NCAA tournament.

  • Mike Fratello: “Kemba and Lin backcourt attack with 9-18 shooting, 8-8 FTs”

    Note: 3-5 for JLin

  • Lefon Jang

    Lee can you dunk?

  • noob

    3D did as well during the halftime show

  • Alain Gervais

    Miami rally apart

  • LinMad

    Miami’s defense strategy…”FOUL EVERYONE TO RESERVE ENERGY ON OFFENSE”

  • Lefon Jang

    somebody’s got to get Marvin Williams going.

  • noob

    they are a good 1-2 punch though

  • LinMad

    if he doesn’t have it, we shouldn’t force it.

  • DaBoss

    Jeremy was trying earlier.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    even if he doesn’t heat up, he’s gonna try to get his at the detriment of the team

  • Good to see Hornets kept pushing the pace to open 2nd half
    Miami legs are dead-tired now 🙂

    JLin has set the tone by pushing the pace to a breakneck pace!

  • Win

    Every the commentary knows Lee is for D….

  • Alain Gervais

    Walker 33333

  • LinMad

    but yet he’s taking a lot of shots

  • DaBoss

    LOL Jeremy jumping around on sidelines like little kid!

  • zxcvb

    Lin already tore the Heat’s heart out. They look completely defeated.

  • Win

    Walking is shooting ok this game! Glad to see!

  • KHuang

    The Heat cannot stop Lin’s cuts off the ball.

    Nobody on that old plodding team has the footspeed or court savvy to check Lin.

    All the Heat can do is play tag after Lin.

  • vincent

    damn now kemba’s gonna win player of the game

  • noob

    honestly he should save his energy for when he is on the court

  • Lefon Jang

    Heats falling apart

  • Michael

    Not at all.

  • Win

    Good steal walker. Using your speed man!

  • vincent

    Kemba’s gonna end up with 30 meaningless points, but we all know who started the spurt

  • cdblue10

    Noooooo

  • zxcvb

    Headline: “Kemba’s 28 points Evens Series”

  • LinMad

    just look at the field goal attempts lol idc since Lin already got his praise.

  • Lefon Jang

    good old Alfense

  • Yascar

    Who cares? We got ourselves a series and Jeremy is playing out of his mind. Let’s gooooo!!!!

  • cdblue10

    White side can’t guard Al

  • CJSHYY

    Heat is going to loss this game.

  • real-dsb

    that was great strip by KW

  • LinMad

    fans know too, Kemba didn’t make a run until Lin set the tone

  • Howan Cheung

    Heat’s getting destroyed, game already over

  • DaBoss

    A stunning turnaround all started by our man Jlin!

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Heats hasn’t score in Q3

  • vincent

    damn miami looks deflated

  • noob

    be nice. KW is playing well

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    i can’t wait for the kemba lovers to say he’s the most important player of the game later

  • zxcvb

    Haha! Lin gutted the Heat. They look like they want to go home.

  • Alain Gervais

    It was smart to start him. White side hasn’t been the same since Al has started

  • LinMad

    2-2, bring in the 3rd stringers

  • gandychan

    Just root for the team man!

  • Sophie Paris

    Would be good lol

  • Win

    But a real NBA fans know it was all because of Lin that the Hornets came back to this game.

  • sws94

    Exactly. They are teammates and people are noticing Lin stepping up. And he’s doing this against Miami. He’s conquered them and in the playoffs no less. So happy for him and us, Lin fans.

  • Alain Gervais

    Heat are too good to fall down i expect a comeback at some point

  • i’m glad both lin and walker are playing well together. hope they can share in victory.

  • james brown

    for as long as we win..JLIN is playing inspired that all that matter now!

  • zxcvb

    Kemba will say it himself: “This is my team, my house, I knew I had to step up.”

  • cdblue10

    Yup

  • DaBoss

    Shush!

  • Hornets with 7-0 run to open the 2nd half.

    Miami looks ready to go back home to ice their knees LOL

  • cdblue10

    Too early to celebrate

  • LinMad

    Everyone is + today on the Hornets

  • KHuang

    Nah it’s cool.

    Walker shrugged off his pitiful 1st quarter and started playing a bit more teamball with Lin.

  • Alain Gervais

    9-0

  • JoeTeam

    fouls will limit their aggressiveness and also take CHA to line sooner.

  • zxcvb

    I expect ref cheating in that game. They’ll try to amp up the drama.

  • takeme2cruz

    Lin took the team battling up hill now they can enjoy cruising down.

  • LinMad

    we found out their weakness. They can’t defend when the pace is fast and they get burned out.

  • gandychan

    I think batum messes with the flow of the offense too much. Slows it down to miami’s pace.

  • Win

    Exactly!

  • zxcvb

    Perfect analogy. Pushed them up the hill on his own, now they can coast.

  • LinMad

    ya i feel like this will be a 3-3 game and the last game will be the decision. But Hornets should keep doing what they do best. Maybe bring Lin even earlier to set the tone/pace.

  • noob

    Heat are old. They can’t keep up with a fast pace

  • Lefon Jang

    yes, Batum does not run and gun like Lin

  • james brown

    and this is not the right time to divide them…they’re playing well, that is the mosty important thing, no hero ball iso now!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    kemba and clifford almost threw the game away in the first quarter and now they’re riding the Lin wave LOL

  • vincent

    Batum and Lin is fine, kemba and Lin are fine together, but those 3 together are a disaster

  • takeme2cruz

    that worries me.

  • Lefon Jang

    what a stupid call!

  • I don’t mind if Kemba gets credit (although Lin should too)

    For a moment, I was afraid Lin might stay as a Hornet 🙂
    With limited time and no starter position, Lin will be 99.99% gone
    Next year, without Lin these kind of runs wouldn’t happen

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    i like Lin/Daniels/Batum backcourt the best

  • Alain Gervais

    This is true

  • cdblue10

    REf dont’ be their 6th man

  • Steppen03

    I don’t care if KW gets the Glory – It’s his team after all. Bottom line: JL7 gets to play his game and help seal the deal. Both KW & JL7 have game on = Good Win. That’s It! Winning is everything.

  • LinMad

    Cause you can’t have Kemba and Batum running the point. You need Lin to run the point. Atleast some of it. When all three together, Lin is just a statue because Cliff has his pecking order. It’s Kemba -> Batum -> Lin. Sometimes Lin is pushed back even further to 4th or 5th player.

  • Lefon Jang

    Hornets will make an offer for sure

  • takeme2cruz

    Lin will go where he has his own team.

  • Lefon Jang

    Kemba went under the screen!

  • Win

    The half time comments on Lin said it all!

  • swijaya

    + Lin helps carrying the team to next round of playoff – HUGE!!

  • cdblue10

    Put Lin in

  • DrewBear2

    And he’s (Jeremy) definitely getting attention from some national media for leading the comebacks.

  • Epie

    Lin done for the night?

  • Alain Gervais

    not yet

  • takeme2cruz

    Game not over yet

  • vincent

    lin should come in at around 5 mins

  • Win

    Yea. Or 6 Mins.

  • JoeTeam

    ok, foul out Dragic. Get 2 more on Whiteside.

  • ty

    if he does, CC is giving some respect to Lin

  • vincent

    the sooner lin comes in the sooner this game will be sealed

  • Win

    Lin in Pls.

  • Alain Gervais

    Miami getting momentum

  • zxcvb

    Come in NOW.

  • Lefon Jang

    cannot leave Deng open like that!!! Defense guys

  • LinMad

    make it 6 please

  • zxcvb

    The more Kemba scores, the more the lead dwindles.

  • LINSANITY

    There goes our double digit lead

  • cdblue10

    Need to put Lin now….play like no tomorrow Cliff demmit!!!!

  • LinMad

    MW is missing a lot of open 3s

  • gandychan

    The offense is getting too predictable right now.

  • DaBoss

    Offense stagnant with Kemba. D needs tightening up.

  • vincent

    i take that back lmao lin needs to come in now!

  • LinMad

    time for Lin

  • Sam

    Miami making a run was inevitable. Hornets starters never fail to fail.

  • JJ Hui

    All he times!

  • noob

    Heat cut the lead to single digits. time to put Lin back in

  • DaBoss

    agree

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    cmon clifford. i know you want to stat pad kemba but there’s this is an important game..

  • takeme2cruz

    LinSurance!

  • Alain Gervais

    miami just went n a 10-1 roll

  • Sophie Paris

    He’s off

  • I am The Jason

    I think its time to bring man with the bun back into the game.

  • Epie

    NBA site..4 out of 6 videos on Kemba’s play, none on Lin 🙁

  • LinMad

    MJ must be thinking, “Lin deserves a max contract if he can pull the lead away again.”

  • noob

    you mean Hawes? 😉

  • cdblue10

    Who cares

  • zxcvb

    Kemba too focused on his stats. Every possession is him with the attempted assist or bucket.

    Hornets standing around on both ends now.

  • cdblue10

    plus no trade clause

  • Lefon Jang

    they’ll start at 12mil

  • JJ Hui

    Trying to sell Jordan shoes!

  • JoeTeam

    I’m counting on his wife saying so because she might be just watching the game without past decisions bias.

  • Sophie Paris

    Before there’s no more lead ><

  • Clifford needs to put Lin in.
    Can’t afford to let the Heat get back momentum

    10-1 Heat run to make it 49-58

  • Win

    They should use Al when KW on the floor with him. Get whiteside in foul trouble.

  • LinMad

    Most girls/women like Lin too

  • Lefon Jang

    heat with 10-1 run

  • LinMad

    Whatever Lin got the half time

  • james brown

    everybody is tired now, not only wade…he among others should know the meaning of pace!

  • JoeTeam

    yep, he as a sweetness and yet he is a killah on the court.

  • heart

    LOL! Even w/ the big lead, KW cannot control the tempo of the game and let Heat gets their stride back. The reason? He plays for his own stats thinking Hornets are in the lead. That was how Heat won Game 1 and 2. It’s pathetic that Lin is only reinserts when Hornets are in trouble, SMH!

  • Lefon Jang

    12-1 run

  • Win

    Put Lin back in!!!!!

  • Alain Gervais

    Like i said Heat would make a comeback

  • cdblue10

    Clifffordddddddddd wake upppppp!!!!!!!!

  • Lefon Jang

    stop feeding Al! he’s 4-11

  • JoeTeam

    kam again the tap out to MIA

  • vincent

    we are going to LOSE THIS GAME IF CLIFF DOESN”T CHANGE THE LINEUP NOW

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    clifford duh

  • LinMad

    Clifford’s stubbornness is going to lose this game.

  • Lefon Jang

    OMG

  • JJ Hui

    See it is the FACT! Lin sit the lead evaporated!

  • Win

    Time out!!!!

  • vincent

    OMFG PUT LIN IN

  • LinMad

    MJ must be boiling inside.

  • vincent

    JESUS CHRISTALMIGHTY

  • Alain Gervais

    15-1 run

  • heart

    Insert Lin in Cliff!!!

  • real-dsb

    MIA within 4, time for Lin

  • Lefon Jang

    Kemba too casual

  • Win

    God Damn put Lin back in already!

  • Alain Gervais

    17-1 run

  • cdblue10

    Facking Clifforddddd

  • Epie

    How about a time out Cliff?

  • JJ Hui

    Omg! clifford still not putting Lin in?

  • KWC

    Momentum totally gone

  • LINSANITY

    THERE GOES THE LEAD CLIFF ! you happy now

  • real-dsb

    15-1 run by MIA without Lin

  • John Focker

    Kemba’s MO, either digs deep or gives away big lead.

  • kauaiblue

    This offense AND defense look terrible…

  • Michael

    Cliff seems a little stubborn at times.

  • jimmyL

    LOL so bad

  • zxcvb

    Cliff REALLY doesn’t want Lin to shine.

  • vincent

    MAN IF LIN COMES BACK COLD CLIFF IS GONNA REGRET HIS DECISION TO SIT LIN FOR SO LONG

  • LinMad

    Cifford, your answer is on the bench.

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin gives you a lead. You give him a tie game

  • Lefon Jang

    This is stupid basketball!

  • LINSANITY

    17-1 run in 2 minutes

  • Sophie Paris

    Omg embarrassing

  • 17-1 run Heat run to make it 54-58

    When will Cliff put @JLin7 in?

  • Win

    Damn MJ look lost…..

  • LinMad

    LOL 2 point game. Clifford is horrible.

  • vincent

    CLIFFORD WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!

  • Alain Gervais

    look pissed

  • spiderman

    So very stubborn

  • Sam

    This was so predictable.

  • JoeTeam

    the team looked lost really … had no confidence without Lin.

  • Win

    Agreed!

  • takeme2cruz

    Lol…..

  • David Kim

    Its coach’s fault…

  • xeroid

    Stupid coach didn’t insert Lin on the first timeout, now the lead down to 2.

  • LinMad

    “TOLD YA SO” – Lin fans.

  • LimitedEdition

    Lol Jordan

  • I am The Jason

    3rd quarter woes returning for this team. Where is the adjust Clifford. Why isn’t Lin in??? Why isn’t Kaminsky posting up???

  • KHuang

    Stupid Clifford still playing POLITICS.

    Trying to elevate Lee and Walker at Lin’s expense.

  • John Focker

    Calm down everyone, Cliff’s got money on the Heat. *smh*

  • JJ Hui

    They really know how to dig holes, i couldnt believe this!

  • Win

    Go Lin!

  • takeme2cruz

    like Cliff said, nothing to adjust.

  • vincent

    KEMBA BALL ONLY WORKS FOR A LITTLE BIT

  • Michael

    Clifford is really digging deep………….holes for Lin to bail them out of.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    LOL is right. starters proving they’re just as bad as they were in the first quarter

  • Mr Chuckles

    Clifford is just following the Linsanity script.

  • Alain Gervais

    Pissing me off How hard Lin has to work and all of it thrown away

  • Win

    lol.

  • David Kim

    Lin should play at least 36mins to win this series..

  • Win

    Agreed

  • real-dsb

    good open look for Lin, just a tad too strong

  • takeme2cruz

    Lin is a bench player

    -cliff

  • cdblue10

    pass the ball or sit Kemba

  • Win

    Winslow on Lin again.

  • Guest

    Kemba will never be able to lead this team to feel playoff run.

  • Win

    Spo is smart!

  • Lefon Jang

    nice move kemba

  • cdblue10

    ok ok

  • John Focker

    Like Ultraman, he’s only good for three minutes…

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    hornets starters destroyed momentum, team play, spacing, EVERYTHING that Lin worked so hard to get them. now Lin has to work even harder to regain it

  • Illbe

    that’s all you hear from these commentators…so frustrating

  • Win

    Yea! 4 foul on whiteside!!!!

  • vincent

    like I said KEMBABALL Only works for a little bit

  • cdblue10

    yeahhhhh boy offensive foul

  • Lefon Jang

    4 fouls on whiteside

  • real-dsb

    Lin should drive on Winslow, Lin should be faster than him

  • spiderman

    Clifford proving he can’t learn

  • Win

    Post Frank….Sigh…

    Should be post Lin.

  • real-dsb

    nice foul draw by Kam on Whiteside!

  • real-dsb

    I mean Zeller

  • Win

    Richardson you #@!$#$#!$

  • Brewkowski

    Was listening to the half time show on hornet radio broadcast, gave all the credit to Kemba and bit to Lee. LOL.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    LIn comes back in and the intensity picks up right away

  • real-dsb

    3q4m Lin guarding Wade

  • Win

    Awww. Lin fell for it again.

  • Alain Gervais

    Kemba icing Lin out

  • Sam

    Classic Wade

  • David Kim

    Why kemba can not score without lin on the court? lol

  • cdblue10

    This is the real game now

  • Alain Gervais

    Kemba getting hot is not a good thing. If Lin says away

  • Alain Gervais

    Kemba out

  • real-dsb

    you can’t bite on Wade’s 20 ft jumper.

  • Win

    Let Lin run the offense!!!!!!!

  • takeme2cruz

    Clif reacted to lin foul was classless.

  • Win

    Foul??????

  • cdblue10

    Pn R all the way

  • JLin is not warm yet after sitting for too long
    Cliff needs to be smarter not to sit JLin’s hot hands for too long *sigh*

  • Alain Gervais

    Winslow is good. We need a faster pace

  • kauaiblue

    Clifford lost this…

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    next year without Lin, this hornets team will fall even harder than the rox. this is a lottery team

  • Win

    God it they lost this game, I am gonna be really really mad at Clifford.

  • Lin was fouled twice going to the rim but no call

  • Win

    Yea. SMH!

  • LinMad

    he’s too stubborn when it comes to his starters. He’s too biased.

  • Lefon Jang

    nice move zeller

  • zxcvb

    So mad at Cliff and Kemba ruining this lead. All to statpad that chucker.

  • cdblue10

    attack stoudemire

  • Lefon Jang

    Lin brings energy

  • Win

    Richardson is really really long!

  • real-dsb

    3q230 Lin guarding Richardson (and vv)

  • cdblue10

    Lin and William

  • Win

    But not as fast as Lin!

    🙂

  • Lefon Jang

    Hope that will get Williams going!

  • cdblue10

    Iso Joe failed

  • David Kim

    Teddyb
    Junior
    Lin shouldn’t leave the floor for the rest of the game….

    From hornets realgm

  • Win

    Great block MW!

  • Epie

    That will get MW going

  • LinMad

    Great block by MW and Lin stepping in front

  • real-dsb

    3q150 great D by Lin on Richardson. Went vertical, and allowed Marvin to block the shot

  • spiderman

    Silly Clifford banking his job on Kemba. He will lose his job soon enough

  • John Focker

    Lin making small deposits again after Kemba emptied the joint bank account~

  • Lefon Jang

    that’s terrible Lee, wide open look!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    kemba should never return to the floor the rest of the game

  • Win

    Can Lee ever finish a layup?

  • kauaiblue

    Clifford killed the momentum… starters lost the lead… again…

  • Win

    Yup. Lin should have go in way earlier.

  • Win

    Lin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • cdblue10

    Yeaahhhhhhhh LIn and 111111111

  • Alain Gervais

    222222 and 111111111

  • spiderman

    Clifford again showing he is Miami’s best defender

  • Epie

    What happened? lol my feed is so slow

  • Win

    And 1 baby!!!!!!!!!!! Nice cut!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lefon Jang

    what a cut Lin!!!

  • Briiick

    Lin made a killer move!

  • cdblue10

    His eyes are o focused man

  • Win

    Go go go Hornets. Defense!

  • zxcvb

    AND ONE. He’s got his rhythm back.

    Nice try icing him, Cliff!

  • Lefon Jang

    Williams all excited! nice D

  • Win

    Shut the I*#&)@#&) Heats! Is Hornets ball!

  • LinMad

    When Lin makes a play, it feels so rewarding. You can feel the game shifting.

  • Alain Gervais

    I love marvin

  • Win

    Me too!

  • zxcvb

    Kemba isn’t a bad guy. He just has no idea how to play PG.

  • zxcvb

    LIN EFFECT.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    trade Kemba for a potato! yeah, i said it. a potato is worth more than kemba

  • real-dsb

    what hustle!! Lin-fectious!

  • John Focker

    He never grew out of streetball level.

  • Win

    He is a SG

  • JJ Hui

    Lin makes everyone so pump up, in the Arena and at home!!!

  • zxcvb

    Come on, Cody. Lin was going to nail a jumper.

  • Win

    Good D!!!

  • Lefon Jang

    NO SHOTS!!!

  • John Focker

    Not fair, he’d still make a good 16-20 min sixth man.

  • KHuang

    FLAT OUT SCRUB

  • Sam

    7 UNANSWERED POINTS WITH LIN

  • cdblue10

    ISO JOE FAILED AGAIN>>>LOL!!!!

  • real-dsb

    3q0:15 Lin showing good handles against Richardson.

  • Alain Gervais

    Man this team is soon LIIIINNNNSPIRED

  • LINSANITY

    JLin game high +21

  • DaBoss

    The Jeremy Lin effect!

  • Briiick

    He’s got no PG instinct.

  • Win

    Wow this time VIP Box is up to real time. Not 2 mins behind. LOL>

  • Acbc

    Don’t be insulting potatoes. I love potatoes.

    Kemba is cow pie.

  • xeroid

    Lin +21, Kemba -3.

  • cdblue10

    Best defender against LIn so for Miami is his own coach…Clifford…LOL!!!!!

  • Win

    For sure! Lin is the man that make his teammates better!

  • KHuang

    Until now, I have never ever seen a playoff team where the bench was so much better than the starters.

  • zxcvb

    I don’t always pay attention to +/- but here’s it tells the whole story.

  • DaBoss

    D tightened up once Jeremy was in.

  • Howan Cheung

    Is it just me, or does the heat somehow misses it’s shots when Lin is in?

  • gandychan

    I think the zeller foul was a makeup call.

  • Win

    It all because of you (Lin).

    LOL

  • zxcvb

    Lin is going to make a 3 this game…and it will ice the game.

  • Lefon Jang

    Cliff should have called a time-out when Heats picked up the momentum!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    rox playoffs 2 years ago. have u forgotten LIn in that series?

  • LinMad

    F*** IT BRING ON ALL THE LIN FANS! HE IS PLAYING HIS A** OFF

    I will read and agree with every ridiculous comment about Lin if he keeps playing like this lol

    by matt511 on Apr 25, 2016 | 9:00 PM reply

    I think Hornets fans are having a change of heart

  • KHuang

    SCRAMBLE DEFENSE-

    and also Lin passing to guys forces the Heat to actually play defense, thus taking energy away from shooting.

  • Acbc

    Lin keeps breaking records.

  • Epie

    He calls time out only when Lin gets hot.

  • Win

    I was screaming in front of the monitor saying TIME OUT!!!!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    what has Stephanie Ready got to say now?

  • sws94

    Wade went to the locker room.

  • KHuang

    Hee hee!

    he’ll become a LOF after this game!

  • jimmyL

    OMG

  • Lin with the highest +21 after his #SamuraiCut
    Cliff owes him a big Christmas gift

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/724765631111778305

  • real-dsb
  • Win

    lol.

  • Mr Chuckles

    But Charlotte media will give Kemba the credit for the win (if they win).

  • occupatio

    stephanie is annoying to listen to. she talks way too much, and says so little.

  • KHuang

    TRUE TRUE TRUE.

    You are right.

    I had forgotten how poorly the Rockets starters played in that series.

  • Win

    HOF Post up Frank.

    LMFAO!

    Post up LIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • spiderman

    like the passion. but a bit slow

  • vincent

    atleast 5 more mins without kemba

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    please please win this game. i want to see Samurai Rapper back at the podium

  • zxcvb

    Kemba is back. Ugh. This is going to be close.

  • Weifang

    Lin always first to anchor Hornets’ defense, then start to build up with offense.

  • Win

    LIn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lefon Jang

    and 1

  • real-dsb

    dragic back in with 4 fouls, Lin’s gotta attack

  • cdblue10

    hahahahaha another and 1111111

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    ack, kemba is back in

  • Win

    Dragic have no chance.

    POST UP LIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Alain Gervais

    hahahahahahah

  • LINSANITY

    DAMN LIN BACK AT IT AGAIN WITH THE AND1 !

  • cdblue10

    Dragic 17mil….OMG!!!!

  • Alain Gervais

    5 fouls on tragic

  • real-dsb

    Like I said, attack Dragic, that’s 5 on Dragic!

  • LinMad

    AND11111111111111111111

  • Mr Chuckles

    Have a seat Dragic.

  • JoeTeam

    Lin on tragic for what, 5 fouls? Good stuff!

  • Win

    Winsow is the real problem.

  • KHuang

    Lin is playing every bit as well as Michael Jordan used to in Jordan’s very best games.

  • Promo Sports World

    jeremy im in vegas cheering you on

  • Win

    Lin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • cdblue10

    hahahahhahahaha 33333333

  • Lefon Jang

    the bank is open!!!

  • Alain Gervais

    wooooooooooooo

  • Win

    On fire baby!!!!!!

  • Brewkowski

    Relentless! Said the announcer.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    hope dragic doesn’t foul out. he’s no match for Lin. want more Linsanity

  • Briiick

    OMYGOD, Linsanity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • real-dsb

    333

  • noob

    he called bank

  • spiderman

    wonder what stoudemire is thinking

  • Brewkowski

    Who’s guarding Winslow?

  • Promo Sports World

    omg im dreaming

  • LINSANITY

    YO LIN IS GOING HAM HAHAHA

  • LinMad

    333333333333333333333

  • vincent

    LINSANITY

  • Alain Gervais

    no it was a switch

  • Brewkowski

    Bank

  • Epie

    again?

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    called it!

  • Win

    Let Winslow shoot, No driver to basket then we will be ok!

  • cdblue10

    they can’t guard him now

  • Lefon Jang

    cant be stopped

  • real-dsb

    Jordan’s look: “Oh man… we’re never going to be able to keep Lin next year”

  • David Kim

    Lin!!!! Dont leave our team..

    -MJ

  • zxcvb

    HAHAHAHA

    Lin did the “Jordan Look”!!!

  • JoeTeam

    keep your eye on winslow – he’s playing good D and O.

  • Alain Gervais

    Insanity is on

  • LinMad

    RESPECKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!

  • Win

    Winsow can’t shoot!!!!!! CLifford!

  • Win

    Go Lin!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • HVJoy

    ha ha

  • real-dsb

    Lin’s going to wipe out the Heat with fouls!

  • cdblue10

    I BOW DOWN!!!!!!!!!

  • zxcvb

    Lin has taken over. Again.

  • Win

    6-9 / 21 pts!

  • 1mtoldman

    “he has been a one man wrecking crew for charlotte” –(lin)

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Jordan was correct; Lin WAS their best offseason acquisition cause he’s not returning LOL

  • spiderman

    ,.. just waiting for Clifford to take Lin out

  • real-dsb

    4q10 Lin guarding Green.

  • Lefon Jang

    Lin scored the last 10 Pts

  • KWC

    Missing 1 FT unacceptable.

  • occupatio

    lol that three was hilarious.

  • HVJoy

    No

  • Win

    If Clifford take Lin out, I will hate him for life!

  • Lefon Jang

    c’mom Kemba!

  • real-dsb

    4q9m Lin on richardson now

  • JoeTeam

    kam taps out to MIA

  • Lefon Jang

    Kemba jacking up shots now!

  • John Focker

    Ready: “Kemba carried the team with his 23 pts…” *smho*

  • real-dsb

    KW going into hero mode

  • Alain Gervais

    Miami is sure fighting.

  • cdblue10

    Shut up Leee

  • Alain Gervais

    We got to keep fighting

  • Win

    Not really. Lin set s screen and it was a good shot. Only that one shot though.

  • real-dsb

    4q745. aww, good floater attempt by Lin

  • cdblue10

    Crawlingggg

  • jimmyL

    Lin got 21 I’m happy

  • Promo Sports World

    good floater almost

  • sws94

    We’ll be ok. A little offensive lull but getting stops.

  • Howan Cheung

    game should have been over already

  • real-dsb

    he thought he was playing with Steph Curry in a video game

  • cdblue10

    I agree

  • sws94

    I’m happy with the points but I want a win.

  • LinMad

    Need to draw some plays. Unit looks lost on offense.

  • Alain Gervais

    Its the playoff miami has a champions heart. If we have to crawl we crawl

  • HVJoy

    Good rebounding by Spencer!

  • DaBoss

    Got to be aggressive and attack the basket

  • zxcvb

    Getting a bit sloppy. Too much one-on-one. Even from Lin!

    Good time for a timeout.

  • cdblue10

    Yep

  • Win

    They have Winslow, Green and Richardson on the floor. All are very fast!

  • Sophie Paris

    I’d be happier with the W

  • vincent

    SO happy or Lin

  • Lefon Jang

    He has 2 consecutive blocks too!

  • John Focker

    Would already have been over if Lin came in 2-3 minutes sooner, before Kemba spent ALL the savings.

  • occupatio

    lin needs to work on that floater. wasnt even close.

  • Alain Gervais

    Miami is just too good to say that. The run was expected. A championship coach will make a comeback

  • vincent

    We need to win this game though. will help Jlin’s FA tremendously

  • Win

    Same here!

  • LinMad

    it hit the rim so it was close

  • xeroid

    The bigs need to cut when Lin is driving, he needs outlet pass.

  • Lefon Jang

    if hornets win it’s all on Lin

  • occupatio

    hehe. someone give me a contract

  • DaBoss

    and long!

  • Alain Gervais

    Really? bro? Its lock down defense right now on both sides

  • LinMad

    yep more off ball movement and cuts

  • HVJoy

    I am nervous, on the edge of my seat!

  • zxcvb

    That banked-in elbow 3 was amazing.

  • real-dsb

    Lin and KW tied with 21… LOL

  • John Focker

    Lin 21 pts on 10 FGA, Kemba 23 pts on 21 FGA. Go figure.

  • DX

    And that was last second shoot.

  • cdblue10

    LOLOLOL

  • vincent

    Lin needs not to hesitate when going to the rim though

  • Alain Gervais

    Kemba has 23

  • Win

    Yup. I think is because they wanna stop Lin using speed and length.

  • real-dsb

    KW has 21 FGA

  • David Kim

    Mixed feeling from hornets FO office even though lin plays well because they know lin will leave hornets next year.

  • HVJoy

    tiger fan? Lol

  • LinMad

    Lin needs to attack the basket.

  • Lefon Jang

    10 shots vs 21 shots

  • Michael

    21+10 < 23+21 so Kemba wins?

  • LinMad

    they had all season to treat Lin like Batum/Kemba but they didn’t.

  • DX

    Of course, Kemba win, also can add on the PT.

  • cdblue10

    Good job Tank

  • HVJoy

    Ha ha

  • Lefon Jang

    Winslow pulled the chair on Kaminsky lol

  • Win

    Come on Tank. Make the FT count.

  • zxcvb

    Yep. Frank for bailed out.

  • Win

    #@)(#(#*)#

  • Lefon Jang

    what a waste!

  • Win

    Wow??? No foul???????????

  • Win

    WTH!!!!!!!!!

  • LinMad

    we need to pull away now!

  • Lefon Jang

    nice hustle by Williams, but Kemba shouldn’t have forced the shot!

  • Alain Gervais

    This sis the playoffs Kemba might not get those calls

  • cdblue10

    Take out Walker

  • noob

    pull away?!? they are closing the gap

  • Win

    Tank missed 2FT in a row too. That was a foul on KW!

  • zxcvb

    Kemba has to pass that back.

  • Win

    Give Lin the ball!

  • LW

    Kemba 23pts +/- -4, Lin 21pts +/- +20. This says it all. You can’t win with Kemba running the show, and no Lin no win!

  • vincent

    I dont mind walker when he and Lin take their share of handling

  • LinMad

    Trust Lin with the ball

  • takeme2cruz

    Bad forcing shot 1 on 3

  • John Focker

    Did you graduate from Kelvin Sampson’s School of Japanese Algebra?

  • cdblue10

    Kaminsky is trying to do so much

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin fell there

  • Alain Gervais

    Ref letting them play

  • noob

    he was making those shots last game

  • Lefon Jang

    did he get pushed?

  • cdblue10

    Take out Walker Clifford

  • Alain Gervais

    Tripped

  • JJ Hui

    If KW not sitting, this is going to be a big “L”!

  • zxcvb

    Tripped in traffic.

  • Win

    Green was the one who really gave Hornets problem in the season. He lost his playing when he OD in his own apartment.

  • vincent

    walker is fine now hes giving up the ball to Lin, but kaminsky needs to trust lin more

  • Lefon Jang

    youre only as good as your next game

  • cdblue10

    In rhythmn but this time he’s forcing it

  • LinMad

    Frank should have passed it back to Lin…when Frank was driving in.

  • Alain Gervais

    no we have to fight it will be hard no doubt

  • gandychan

    Kaminsky is taking shots falling away from the basket.

  • Promo Sports World

    frank pushing his abilities to the max

  • noob

    He can’t. Walker is the face of the franchise

  • Alain Gervais

    Thats what i thought

  • zxcvb

    Frank needs to sit. He’s not giving them anything on either end.

  • David Kim

    If hornets lose today, its coach’s fault.

  • james brown

    rookie

  • JoeTeam

    he needs to use the glass because he’s not that accurate.

  • Win

    God. Please win this one Hornets!

  • takeme2cruz

    so was last week, month, year. NOT TODAY.

  • gandychan

    Need zeller and hawes combo back in. Good defense.

  • zxcvb

    Charlotte still coaching with an agenda. It can never be Lin leading them.

    It always has to be about Kemba or even Frank, lol.

  • Chipdip

    Lin it up!

  • Lefon Jang

    everybody take a deep breath now

  • LinMad

    I’d bring in Zeller now. Let Lin PG. Bring in Hawes if he isn’t on the floor yet.

  • kauaiblue

    Agreed. Terrrible calls by clifford… jlin had them rolling…

  • Alain Gervais

    im trying

  • redking79

    Kaminsky killing the Hornets out there

  • NONONO

    Only way to win is taking Kemba out

  • JoeTeam

    frank

  • Rick Johnson

    ESPN Stats & Info ✔ ‎@ESPNStatsInfo
    Hornets are +20 with Jeremy Lin on floor and -13 with him off the floor tonight.
    6:14 PM – 25 Apr 2016
    https://twitter.com/ESPNStatsInfo/status/724768697412386816

  • james brown

    i guess not, but it was a blunder for the starter to lose the big lead!

  • DaBoss

    and Jeremy and Kemba need to go into attack mode

  • LinMad

    Frank first

  • cdblue10

    I hope we can post everything today jut for today

  • vincent

    man the thing is walker only sits for a couple minutes at a time where Lin sits forever leaving him cold when he comes back

  • NONONO

    0 defense

  • Michael

    Stop spying on my profile.

  • cshot

    kaminsky and kemba losing it for the hornets

  • cdblue10

    ok Walker

  • JoeTeam

    didn’t work – he came in and scored a straight 10.

  • real-dsb

    Let’s go Hornets! Play smart, play as a team!

  • LinMad

    Lin only has 10 FGA, give him the rock.

  • cdblue10

    ok walker i see you now

  • Alain Gervais

    Good job Kemba we needed that

  • vincent

    i actually wouldnt mind kemba ball if he scores a bunch now

  • LinMad

    phew walker

  • NONONO

    it was huge mistake giving him the player of the game last game, He thought he was MVP. Lin saved the game.

  • real-dsb

    4q5m Lin cut off Richardson drive

  • Win

    Ok. Go Hornets. Attack Attack Attack Wade is the right move. He is not fast enough.

  • Michael

    He has maxed out his touches today then.

  • Alain Gervais

    just win baby

  • cdblue10

    offensive on Wade

  • Alain Gervais

    KEmmmmmbbbbaaaaa offensive foul

  • LinMad

    if he misses one, that’s when I’d like to see him pass to Lin. Share the rock.

  • Guest

    Walker will get the green light to shoot the ball. Too bad , Cliff is falling back on his old habits.

  • Lefon Jang

    wade offensive foul in slow motion

  • Alain Gervais

    Kemba the man right now

  • LinMad

    Dragic all poopy faced cause he got whooped by Lin

  • Lefon Jang

    Yes Kemba!

  • Alain Gervais

    Kemba 333333333

  • occupatio

    headline will say kemba led team to win. haha

  • Alain Gervais

    yeesssss

  • Win

    He ok. We need it!

  • Alain Gervais

    I love kemba right now

  • redking79

    Walker playing great now. Let’s give him some props.

  • Lefon Jang

    nice recognition by Al

  • cdblue10

    Fackin Walker…i apologized now…I bow down too…!!!!!

  • Win

    KW 33333333333!

  • Alain Gervais

    yup

  • real-dsb

    4q500 Green guarding Lin

  • vincent

    i see you kemba lol

  • Win

    It is a team thing! A TEAM THING!

  • LinMad

    Walker shutting it down.

  • james brown

    second wind coming back!

  • DaBoss

    Good for Kemba keeping the Hornets alive!

  • takeme2cruz

    KW redemption.

  • LINSANITY

    FINALLY Kemba is showing up

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin and Kemba combo working really good today

  • LinMad

    I don’t even mind when he’s shooting this well when it’s really needed.

  • Win

    Take this game Hornets pls!

  • real-dsb

    that was a nice open 3 by Walker. good pass by Al after drawing the defense

  • Michael

    Well done KW.

  • takeme2cruz

    Good for you KW, take this W.

  • Promo Sports World

    kemba nyc baby

    lin nyc cred all day

    loving this

  • cdblue10

    Clifford almost lose the game for catering his fave players

  • LINSANITY

    Lin and Kemba can be a great backcourt.. dont understand why Clifford doesnt just start this lineup

  • Win

    He is like Nick Young!

  • LinMad

    Lin stops the bleeding, Kemba sows the wound up.

  • james brown

    lin and kemba needs to start always!

  • vincent

    like i said Kembaball is great in spurts, but problem when he gets cold is that the entire team is out of rhythm

  • JoeTeam

    I like it, team win. Kam, stay on the bench. Let Lin/LW even AJ take it in.

  • Promo Sports World

    word

  • Alain Gervais

    We needed it. Everyone is tired. Kemba stepped up like a star. Good to see it

  • sws94

    I think this is what Cliff envisioned when he brought LIn in. It’s just now really developing.

  • jimmyL

    He loves Lee

  • real-dsb

    defensive matchups

  • Win

    Agreed. If they win, interview will be on Lin and KW again.

    And that why I think Lee jealous.

  • zxcvb

    It’s never good. This isn’t Kemba Ball, he’s taking good shots.

    3 off an Al Post Up. Transition FTs with an open lane.

  • cdblue10

    Let’s get a stop now!!!!!!

  • Alain Gervais

    I like the way the minutes have been distributed today

  • Win

    Stop. A stop baby!

  • Michael

    Agreed that was a good shot totally fine with those.

  • Elon Musk

    LETS FREAKING GO BOYS DONT BLOW THIS NOW

  • Win

    Finish the Heat off!

  • Sophie Paris

    Cliff knows nothing

  • LinMad

    They are going to double Kemba now. Time for Lin to step up.

  • Win

    Yea Hornets ball!

  • cdblue10

    yes yes!!!

  • Lam

    Can I get a free car please?

  • DrewBear2

    Jeremy & Kemba have scored all 14 Hornets’ points this quarter

  • Win

    RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR Offensive foul..

  • Alain Gervais

    noon

  • real-dsb

    4q4 Lin on Deng

  • zxcvb

    Lin with the good closeout on a 6-9 dude.

  • Win

    Damn Joe Johnson is good!

  • real-dsb

    no, that was a blocking foul by Haslem

  • Win

    KW!

  • Alain Gervais

    Walker is on right now

  • Win

    I think so too.

  • zxcvb

    Lin didn’t argue since he’s been officiated fairly tonight!

  • cdblue10

    cardiac ball game man

  • Win

    Damn J Johnson……..

  • Win

    KW on fire!!!!!!!!!!

  • Alain Gervais

    Kemba taking us home

  • cdblue10

    Go Walker demmit do whatever you want now

  • sws94

    KW taking and making good shots.

  • LinMad

    KEMBA WITH THE BREATH OF FRESH AIR

  • sws94

    I think so/

  • LinMad

    Can’t stop Kemba.

  • Epie

    OK WALKER GO 40 today

  • real-dsb

    4q3 Kemba’s hot

  • james brown

    its clear , its KEMBA’s win now!

  • Win

    Pass it to Lin!

  • zxcvb

    Kemba with 34…still -4.

  • zxcvb

    Kemba Ball still not icing it.

  • Alain Gervais

    Come on Linnn

  • grover chang

    Hey he’s playing big now

  • real-dsb

    4q2 JJ guarding Lin

  • Win

    Lin 2 TO in a row.

  • zxcvb

    Kemba Ball icing guys out. Told ya.

  • Promo Sports World

    damn

  • Win

    Lin got away a foul there.

  • DrewBear2

    tired?

  • cdblue10

    Man my hands are sweaty

  • noob

    told you the refs would swallow their whistles

  • Win

    One of them should be a foul on the Heat though.

  • golfhacker

    Walker -8.

  • zxcvb

    Not getting the ball in a good spot.

  • real-dsb

    4q120 nice play by lin to hit the ball off Deng!

  • John Focker

    Kemba and refs doing Hornets in…

  • DrewBear2

    I’m listening to radio. Is Jeremy gassed?

  • zxcvb

    See, this is the problem with Kemba Ball. It ices guys out.

    Lin Ball gets everyone going.

  • Win

    Maybe a little.

  • real-dsb

    no, Lin looks good

  • occupatio

    lin too tentative about shooting outside shot. hes not going to get an easy lane with how they playing him now.

  • David Kim

    Kemba doesnt make teammates better. He only makes himself better..lol

  • takeme2cruz

    2 block fouls turned turnovers.

  • real-dsb

    refs are swallowing the whistle. Lin didn’t get a the call the last 2 times

  • cdblue10

    why do you shoot 3

  • Pete Roces

    Kemba ball affects team’s rythm, they may not pull it off, everyone is cold except KW.

  • real-dsb

    cmon, let’s play team ball

  • Michael

    Wasn’t whiteside blocking him all the way? geesh.

  • cdblue10

    give it to LINNNNN

  • Win

    Give Lin teh ball!

  • I am The Jason

    the ball has stop moving.

  • real-dsb

    4q040 good job, Lin didn’t bite on Wade’s 20 ft pump fake.

  • cdblue10

    yes yes yes

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    can’t stand kemba-ball

  • Alain Gervais

    Rebound by leeeeeee

  • Win

    Lin pass the ball right back to KW.

  • cdblue10

    Lee you redeemed yourself

  • Alain Gervais

    HE got it going

  • Win

    Big one!

  • zxcvb

    LEE saves Kemba!

  • LinMad

    BIG REBOUND BY LEE

  • cdblue10

    foul them after this

  • real-dsb

    The problem with Kemba getting hot is that he’s going into hero mode the rest of the game.

  • LinMad

    LEE HAS REDEEMED HIMSELF

  • Alain Gervais

    Leeeeee

  • KWC

    Need to make FT first

  • Win

    Yea. I mean that was Lin’s choice to pass it back to KW. So not KW fault!

  • real-dsb

    that was a terrible sequence

  • HVJoy

    Great job Lee!!!

  • Promo Sports World

    leeeeee

  • zxcvb

    YES!!!!!

    20 MINUTES OF LIN BALL was enough tonight.

  • LinMad

    just make 1

  • Alain Gervais

    I love lee right now lmaooooo

  • cdblue10

    true…LOL

  • Briiick

    Game in the bag !

  • noob

    Terrible offensive set. Charlotte got lucky

  • Promo Sports World

    the little things

  • Win

    Only for rebounding and FT.

  • LinMad

    4 seconds left, just let them score?

  • james brown

    TEAM WIN!!!!everybody shares the glory!

  • I am The Jason

    The Hornets will escape with a victory tonight

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin had 2 tov. KEmba hiot 10 in arrow. Just good choice

  • real-dsb

    nice job Lee. clutch FTs

  • Win

    33:37 Minute for Lin. That what you need to win!

  • cdblue10

    foul cliff,foul

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    it’s game. but kemba-ball gave me ulcers

  • vincent

    Lin played awesome, but made some bad turnovers late

  • stam

    Lin didn’t even get a shot up for the last quarter it seems..

  • Alain Gervais

    No foul at all

  • cdblue10

    who cares

  • Elon Musk

    sure…. maybe he was tired?

  • real-dsb

    only because refs swallowed the whistle. Those would have been fouls earlier

  • Alain Gervais

    Its ok learning lesson

  • Michael

    Digging out of a hole on your own does that to you.

  • Win

    SHould be only one TO. Other one was defensive foul.

  • HVJoy

    a honorary Chinese! Lol

  • stam

    2 of the TOs on Lin looked like noncall fouls. Bad referring.

  • blubell

    Win!

  • DaBoss

    Thank God!!!

  • cdblue10

    game oveeeeerrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Alain Gervais

    wooooooooooo

  • Win

    Yes Hornets. Now please interview Lin!

  • occupatio

    spo is not going to let u drive all game. at some pt, lin had to just pull up and take the J.

  • cdblue10

    Oh my God

  • JoeTeam

    both were uncalled fouls. 1st was prayer buddy (Linsanity) Haslem blocking, 2nd was Lin being forced out of bounds.

  • noob

    the last TO was definitely a foul on Whiteside. Refs just wouldn’t call it

  • John Focker

    Jeremy’s stock keeps going up!

  • spiderman

    bad referring too

  • Elon Musk

    walker scored 34 points!

  • Howan Cheung

    wow holding my breath for minutes

  • real-dsb

    WINNN!

  • Alain Gervais

    He did great we needed him

  • LinMad

    GRAET JOB KEMBA AND LIN AND LEE FOR THE REBOUND

  • HVJoy

    Great team win!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    if the hornets play kemba-ball in game 5 in miami, it’s gonna be a blowout and LIn won’t be able to help

  • Win

    Yup. Ever higher if they can beat the Heat and advance to the 2nd round!

  • cdblue10

    I know man,i’m going to have a heart attack….lol

  • takeme2cruz

    Clifford got away with W.

  • Michael

    You have good lungs.

  • KWC

    2 more games to watch

  • vincent

    that may be one of the best game’s ive seen in a while

  • I am The Jason

    MJ gave Lin the patent butt slap.

  • Win

    KW prasing Lin!!!!

  • xeroid

    The key point of the playoff was the Batum injury, forcing Clifford to use Lin as a play maker together with Kemba. Otherwise batumwould be the play maker and Lin standing in the corner.

  • LinMad

    2 wins for Hornets playoffs history

  • Alain Gervais

    Kemba- Lin got tired. I knew it

  • Win

    I would really love to see if these 2 can play off of each other man!

  • Briiick

    Yes, Walker redeemed himself in the last minutes, but his +/- is still negative.

  • occupatio

    hrm that sounds familiar. where have i heard this story before?

  • LinMad

    multiple butt slaps.

  • real-dsb

    Of course the media will look at 34 points from KW, but those who watched the game know Lin saved the game earlier in the 4th quarter.

    Lin: 21 pts on 10 shots, +17
    KW: 34 pts on 28 shots, -7

  • HVJoy

    Lin is interviewed courtside!

  • KHuang

    IMPOSSIBLE.

    Loserball and winnerball don’t mix.

  • Win

    Lin +17!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • cdblue10

    Podium….Podium….Podium….

  • Sophie Paris

    More Lin this season guys 😛

  • Tim Pham

    kemba can get easier points when playing alongside lin. trust me, lin takes heaps of pressure off of kemba.

  • occupatio

    wow 28 shots is crazy. previously, kemba shot 29

  • Lam

    Good day for underdogs. Leicester may have sealed the title today and this game might be the turning point for Lin and Charlotte.

  • Win

    Yea baby!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kemba said he loves playing with Lin.
    And Lin got a little tired…

    Good, 2 more games!
    Steal 1 in Miami

  • LINSANITY

    Kemba may have been the hero, but we all know who got him there

  • takeme2cruz

    Shouldn’t be in that situation.

  • sws94

    Yup, Lin ran out of gas toward the end. Big, big rebound by Lee and two big FTs.

  • xeroid

    Linsanity 1?

  • CaliUSMC

    omg i forgot the game was on.. omg f*clkajs;dfkjasdf

  • JoeTeam

    at least it’s not 50 shots.

  • Win

    Yup. Luv it.

  • ty

    you not lying

  • CaliUSMC

    omg lin got 21 ptsssssssssssssss wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

  • CaliUSMC

    yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

  • Alain Gervais

    Kemba finish the game. IT was really needed. Lin got tired with 20 straight minutes

  • Win

    lol. Very exciting game!

  • zxcvb

    Media will make Kemba the hero. But this was 99% Lin.

    Kemba Ball almost lost it, freezing everyone out. Luckily, Heat ran out of gas and CHA hustled on D.

  • sws94

    An opportunity came for Lin and he rose up big. All good.

  • Promo Sports World

    kemba and lin make it stick MJ

  • JJ Hui

    This is super funny, the announcer said MJ so proud of his little man (KW)

  • LW

    Hero ball and Team ball don’t mix.

  • cdblue10

    His points is going up every game same as his stocks

  • DaBoss

    He will miss Lin next year for sure

  • LinMad

    yep, Lin saved it twice but Kemba really made a push at the end where it mattered a lot. I’m not even going to diss Kemba today. Just hope media mentions Lin a few times for his pushes earlier in the game.

  • zxcvb

    Even better than the stats. He singlehandedly saved this game.

    TWICE.

  • Pete Roces

    They won’t advance, no way they will win in Miami, if they can win over Miami in game 5, then there is a possibility.

  • takeme2cruz

    …and more of us here too.

  • Alain Gervais

    We needed all of his shots at the end

  • JoeTeam

    court side interview of KW, reporter asked about JLin ripping off 10 pts to start 4th. “We play together” Yeah, that’s it. Lee finally came through. I can like that.

  • Win

    Lin started and save it. KW got hot and finish it. KW said Lin was tire.

  • Linsanity 🙂
    He saved the starters twice in this game

    Great combo with Kemba to finish the game

  • Jedi

    I didn’t see it but I trust that it was a good slap!

  • DaBoss

    Never say never

  • zxcvb

    Only way is if Lin starts and Kemba shares at least half the time.

  • LINSANITY

    Hornets in 6

  • sws94

    I have to say Kemba came up big in the 4th after Lin’s run. Overall, he played a solid game.

  • LinMad

    and those 2 TOs were BS.

  • cshot

    damn i dont even shoot that many shots in my games. and i shoot a lot lol

  • JoeTeam

    Cliff is working with JLin as an option now. That makes a difference no matter if home or on road.

  • Win

    Linsanity it is!!!!!!

  • LINSANITY

    They all doubted JLin and the Hornets, but now the Hornets will win this series in 6

  • zxcvb

    Eh. Lin always seems to beast when he’s “tired.”

  • DaBoss

    I know – what a weird comment

  • spiderman

    midgets rule

  • jimmyL

    Nah Kemba was on fire down the stretch

  • Unless they start Lin, they will lose. Which Cliff won’t in Game 5
    So it might be Game 7 that Lin will start

  • takeme2cruz

    Pete, go back to bed.

  • Yascar

    It’s an even series now. We start over. That’s good enough for now.

  • LinMad

    Just have MJ at courtside seats at Miami.

  • Win

    On top of that I won a whole week lunchs from my co-worker. Hahahah!

  • jimmyL

    Marvin played well but 0pts its okay we needed his defense

  • Lam

    Come on, lets juts root for the team .

  • heart

    Floor Post game interview: KW said Lin told him to take over the game (in 4th Qtr) if I heard correctly!

  • David Kim

    Lin +17 kemba -7
    Its all lin’s number….lol

  • MEL LIN

    highlights please hahahahahah

  • LinMad

    they doubted Lin…period.

  • sws94

    Have you been listening to the coverage? They are talking about Lin too. Yeah, Kemba was probably player of the game, but Lin was a huge, huge factor as well.

  • Alain Gervais

    Its the playoffs. In the regular season he got that call. Anyways it don’t matter now lol

  • I am The Jason

    The Hornets have to win in Miami to advance to the next round

  • Win

    Jun Liu Jun Liu!

  • Jedi

    Haslem didn’t make it in time to get the offensive call foul on Jeremy. But whatever.

  • Dan Ang

    Did MJ waited for Lin to give his famous pat on the butt of approval, then leave?!

  • zxcvb

    I predicted that Kemba would try to take back the spotlight and shoot 25 times. He shot 28!

    Luckily, Lin was so damn dominant on both ends, they squeaked out a win anyway.

  • Elon Musk

    can anyone summarize what things were said on the interview? my stream died ;/

  • Win

    Dennis Scott is gonna praise Lin again!

  • sws94

    Why?

  • JoeTeam

    I had no problem with Lin deferring to KW at end there because:

    1. CHA were up and you can just go with the hot hand and see if he gets a call.
    2. Lin had 2 possessions where he was a. blocked b. pushed out of bounds and he did not get calls.

    Then CHA got lucky with Lee on 2 O rebs. Also that D Reb to prevent Deng form getting the O feb (by Line) was key.

    Team win!

  • LinMad

    he walked to Lin and gave him multiple pats and Lin turned around cause I think he was talking to a reporter.

  • Briiick

    Yes. We observed the best Kemba ball during the last few minutes, but his +/- is still negative so we’ve got the whole story.

  • jimmyL

    Lamb is completely out of the rotation lol
    21mil well spent

  • zxcvb
  • Michael

    Trust me you didn’t miss anything…except Linsanity.

  • real-dsb

    whose, Kemba’s? He didn’t say anything meaningful

  • pistolpete

    When Batum comes back Lin’s touches go down and they probably lose

  • LW

    That’s only because Lin was there. Just look at 3rd Q when Lin wasn’t there.

  • jimmyL

    MJ didnt seem happy when he did that though lol

  • Win

    Luv it!

  • sws94

    Kemba was big down the stretch. He hit a huge 3 and then he really kind of went on a hot streak the last few minutes. Lin was actually getting a little out of sorts late but for the most part, Lin was spectacular.

  • LINSANITY

    Lin is now averaging 14.75 pts in this series

  • Dan Ang

    Cool!

  • Mr Chuckles

    ^^ this ^^

  • Briiick

    This is insane!

  • Michael

    I was just worried that Kemba would cool off too early. Luckily Lee came up with 2 HUGE rebounds.

  • real-dsb

    I hate to say it, but if Batum comes back, I think Hornets lose.

  • JJ Hui

    I hope KW learns to play teamball for next game in Miami, or else it wont go to second round.

  • LinMad

    Please don’t bring back Batum until we lose once with this lineup. I don’tn care if Batum has to sit out for round 2 if we beat Miami.

  • DaBoss

    Wait .. don’t you have all the sports subscription services you want and a million big screen TVs everywhere???

  • zxcvb

    When he shot that, I was like, “That is sooo off-line it could almost bank–OH SHIIIIIII”

  • Jedi

    I heard something like that, but I’m not sure it was Lin who said it or that little voice in KW’s head that he mistook for a teammate. LOL. Okay, I kid, just a bit annoyed he started to jack it iso style once Lin had it going.

  • xeroid

    Hey Lin also got 3 assists, tied with most, beside 2 steals.

  • LinMad

    better sit him out. Don’t fix what isn’t broken.

  • Win

    Dennis Scott love Lin!

  • sport

    It’s a surprise that MJ haven’t said anything about his money going to waste.

  • HVJoy

    Yes, Lee’s big rebound and FT toward the end was wonderful!

  • takeme2cruz

    Regardless, happy for Kemba too.

  • jimmyL

    Yah they needed Kemba

  • Briiick

    Batum-Walker ball simply doesn’t work !

  • zxcvb

    Yep. Sad thing is that Batum isn’t the problem. Kemba is.

    Lin and Batum win this series easy.

  • Mr Chuckles

    Unfortunately, I think you are right. Two words: Nic Batum

  • JoeTeam

    yes to 1. No to out of sorts. Haslem blocked Lin under the basket and got the O foul weird. Then Lin got pushed out of bounds while trying to turn the corner no call. Lin also had a great D reb to prevent Deng from getting it.

  • Win

    Hornets win the series in game 6!!!

  • takeme2cruz

    what did he say?

  • jimmyL

    not really his money but yah hes worth 1b and hes had worse(Kwame)

  • sport

    Pretty sure if Batum was playing and Kemba was chucking 28 shots this game would’ve been a loss with Lin only getting about 20mins.

  • Alain Gervais

    After watching Lin with Houston Im so happy he is with a team that has too much heart

  • Win

    Saying something the team always play better when Lin is on the floor.

  • takeme2cruz

    The series now just starts over.

  • sport

    Now this will be a long series tied 2-2 happy that Lin’s playing well not happy that Kemba still geting 40mins per game, chucking shots and got more points than Lin who played 33 mins. If Lin had 40min and took more shots he’d have 30+ points too!

  • Win

    Lol. Agreed with that!

  • takeme2cruz

    thanks. sound like a snake without head.

  • Win

    Wow. Lin have no rebound this game?

  • jimmyL

    Lin played great tonight!
    but Kemba was also huge, especially down the stretch when Lin was a little out of control
    the hornets needed both tonight! Great Win!

  • Jedi

    No matter what happens now, I’m happy that Lin got these 2 great consecutive games against Miami. Let’s bury that 2012 NY game against Miami forever. He’s proven that he can beat Miami convincingly in big games.

  • Ben Johnson

    He owns 50 percent of the team, it’s HIS money

  • sport

    Miami without Bosh and Lebron though. Heat was definitely tough with their big 3 and Ray Allen, too bad.

  • LinMad

    21 pts on 10 fga? LOL that’s like having 100% FGM.

  • jimmyL

    That team was way better than this one though lol
    but yah Lin usualy did bad against Miami before

  • Ben Johnson

    So proud of Jlin tonight what a warrior

  • pistolpete

    Hornets should promise Lin starting guard spot to keep him. Kemba and Lin would be awesome

  • gandychan

    Thank god they overcame kaminsky’s bone headedness

  • vincent

    Im not saying I want Batum to stay out, but they are in a great flow right now

  • Jedi

    True but the cockiest one Wade is still here. Haha.

  • Win

    Lol. I am being greedy. Too bad Lin miss 1 FT. 8-9

  • LinMad

    a lot of mention of Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lin during post game

  • sport

    10 shots is really too little, Lin needs to take 15 per game.

  • BobbyH

    We all know who is the most impactful player of the game from both team.

  • Win

    Lin score 10 in a row in the beginning of the 4th qtr too Clifford!

  • vincent

    10 shots is too little, but they don’t show the times Lin drives and gets fouled

  • jimmyL

    Company’s money

  • LinMad

    and $12M

  • KHuang

    That was buried FIVE SEASONS AGO.

  • LW

    Lin’s hair style for the playoffs is actually not bad!

  • John Focker

    Trivia: How often does one see a 2M bench guard turn a 9pt decifit in an 18pt lead in the playoffs?

    One has to be beyond incredibly stupid to let the guy go…

  • Jedi

    Saying that out loud will cost them $10 million. Better not mention it!

  • ty

    I know, can’t blame the man for backing the man who saved his job a couple of years ago

  • donsmacau

    Clifford mentions Lee’s 2 big rebounds and Kemba’s big game no mention of JLIN yet.

  • pistolpete

    Yeah but he doesn’t care about the money

  • jimmyL

    Lol I don’t know if you can call Wade cocky
    He’s a future HOFer and he’s like 33 not sure if it’s the appropriate term
    and he has every right to feel entitled for what he has done and is still doing

  • vincent

    when is batum projected to come back?

  • Elon Musk

    please keep us updated!!!

  • Win

    Where is the HOF Ewing and MJ? Post the Tank?

    Lol.

  • real-dsb

    If another team guarantees Lin a starting spot, then Hornets will not be able to match.

  • LinMad

    cause they brought up by the reporters.

  • LinMad

    NEVER

  • noob

    they were the difference in this game

  • John Focker

    Hold on…let me get my surprised face ready… *don’t hold your breath*

  • takeme2c