Playoff Round 1 Game 5 CHA @ MIA Game Thread

With the series tied at 2-2, the Heat and the Hornets will dig deep to win the pivotal Game 5. Historically, 82% of Game 5 winners went on to win the 7-game series so both teams understand the importance of this game.

  • After 2 straight wins, the Hornets carried the momentum but the Heat had a strong 14-2 home record since the All-Star break.  One of those losses coming to Golden State. The other was against these same Hornets on March 17, the Heat blowing a 15-point lead in that one.
  • After the Heat players (Whiteside, Dragic, Johnson) tried the oldest trick of the book to publicly complain about the officiating giving calls to Jeremy Lin and Kemba, will they succeed to influence the officials to give favorable calls to the Heat?
  • Would the Hornets be able to bring their 3pt shooting tonight? Would the starters dig a big hole again in the first quarter? The Heat would love to build a big lead before Jeremy Lin checks in to break down their interior defense again.
  • Would the Hornets be able to dictate the tempo by having strong defense so they can have fastbreak and transition offense to get easy scores and 3s before the Heat defense is set? A faster pace would benefit the young Hornets team by wearing out the legs of the older players in the Heat (Wade, Johnson, Dieng)
  • Jeremy Lin seemed calmed and determined in the post-practice interview yesterday. He seemed to know how the Heat will try to guard him and his teammates. Let’s hope his quiet confidence permeates to all his teammates that they can win one on the road
  • Will Batum come back from injury to play tonight? Clifford says Nic Batum participated in shoot-around and will most likely play tonight. No one knows if he would still be slow after the ankle injury but if he’s healthy, he can open up the court for the Hornets.

Let’s go, JLin! Let’s hope and pray that JLin continues to be super-aggressive to attack the Heat inside and drain his midrange jumpers and 3s and helps the Hornets to play teamball to take the commanding lead 3-2


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MEMBERS POLL

Guess JLin's stats in Playoff Round 1 Game 5 vs MIA
  • Ttt

    1st!!!

  • Brent Yen

    Hairsanity!!!

  • @Ttt is for a lot of Three-Three-Three raining for JLin and the Hornets!

  • cdblue10

    I love this GIF

  • Win

    3rd?

  • Win

    Have a feeling Heat will protect and lane and stop the penetrations. Hope JLin mid range and 3s will fall tonight.

    Go Lin! go Hornets!

  • CJSHYY
  • Epie

    Go Lin!

  • jimmyL

    great. Already messing up the mojo
    Now Lin is gonna play less than 20mins

  • Win

    Agreed. Batum is not 100%, maybe better coming off the bench.

  • wu kong

    Hmmmm… nylon calculus stats once again..love this site…

    https://twitter.com/monkeyes2/status/725343272416231424

  • LFW

    Hilarious!

  • cdblue10

    Hawes,Batum,Cody,Lin,Lee …these are the real starters.I’m anticipating that SPO will put Whiteside on his 2nd unit.

  • CJSHYY
  • heart

    Glad he heard my advice and voice up! Good job, Cliff, have to set the record straight!

  • LFW

    Good comeback ^:^

  • Win

    Glad to hear Clifford is protect our players. JLin and KW and Cody.

    Hope he can trust JLin tonight like he trusted him on game 3 & 4.

    🙂

  • Epie

    OK, someone help me understand what Cliff is trying to say. English is not my first language. Thanks! 😛

  • cdblue10

    Heat is more of a flopping team than them

  • sws94

    Good for Cliff. Whiteside is immature. Wade and Johnson aren’t complaining and Wade is one of the biggest floppers in the NBA.

  • Sesshie

    Once again, either mini-Linsanity or one game closer to free agency. Although I would like to see JLin lead the Hornets to win the series against the Heat as payback for shutting down Linsanity a few years ago.

  • heart

    MIA is known for having players flop. Cliff is comparing between two team rosters/players.

  • Epie

    Got it! Thanks 🙂

  • CJSHYY
  • Win

    Hope JLin and KW interview at the podium again tonight. Hehe.

  • CJSHYY

    It’s indeed. Wade didn’t say anything bc he knew that’s part of game plan to win…LOL!

  • wu kong

    so this visual give you and idea of who is scoring efficiently for a team. if you go to the site you can tick off which teams you want to see ( one or several or all on the chart) then hover over the chart to see data for each platyer

    for CHA:
    JLin 1.15 points created per play involved, 82 points created
    Kemba 0.84 points created per play involved, 126 points created

    AL 1.08, 73
    Batum 0.92, 42
    Lee 0.92, 51
    Kaminsky 0.98, 29
    Williams 0.55, 21
    Zeller 1.21, 42
    Hawes 0.91, 16

    so Jlin as we know is much more efficient at producing points for the team than KW. Zeller is only one more efficient but he has produced half the point of JLin.

  • GameWatcher

    CHA Team WIN!

  • sws94

    I think Wade will try to get Lin in foul trouble and they’ll try to draw offensive fouls on him. Lin has to watch out for driving not to run into players. I think they’ll try to get Lee in foul trouble as well. Lin has been the biggest reason for the wins in games 3 and 4 and Lee’s defense has been steady so those 2, if off of the court more, will certainly help Miami’s chances.

  • CJSHYY
  • Win

    Just shut up… You are not fast enough to guard neither Lin or KW.

  • CJSHYY

    I think so but I believe Hornets will adjust something else tonight. Like Lin said we can play so many ways…..unpredictable.

  • sws94

    Dragic is usually good at getting into the paint and finishing. He doens’t have Lin’s speed, or even Kemba’s, but he’s still crafty. He’s just letting his frustrations get the better of him and he’s a veteran PG, he just has to move on and play his game. I think Lin’s done a great job guarding him. Kemba, not as much but he’s had help.

  • sws94

    That’s the strength of the Hornets. The injuries actually benefitted Cliff in the sense that he has had to find other ways to run his offense without key guys so now the team knows how to play another way when something is taken away.

  • sws94

    You yelled loudly enough, lol.

  • CJSHYY

    What do you think Batum come off from bench?

  • Brent Yen

    I think it is just part of their game plan….LOL

  • Win

    Agreed. He is good but he is just not as good as Lin in terms of driving the ball into the basket. Lin’s speed and first step is way way faster than him.

    Not sure if JLin and KW will get call like game 3 or 4 though. I am a little worry. Hopefully Hornets can hit some outside shot so Heat D have to respect the long range and open up the lane.

  • Mr Chuckles

    Or just Lin.

  • Mr Chuckles

    I’d prefer full-blown Linsanity as it will make the FA that much more interesting.

  • Win

    I am more than fine with that too. 🙂

  • pandaboy99

    Batum off the bench? the bench doesnt need help with lin there! its the starters who are the ones digging the holes

  • wu kong

    with both Miami and CHA shown… Miami was so over the top efficient in the first 2 games ….

  • cdblue10

    HAHAHA!!!!!!Salty much!!!!!

  • Batum asked Clifford to come off the bench. Hats off to him
    Hope he can drain 3s off Lin’s assist. This could be great since Lin will playmake for Batum
    https://twitter.com/rick_bonnell/status/725349070185857024

  • Win

    Wow. As I said, JLin will have some very very good teammate this year. Glad to see that!

  • jimmyL

    Think it will be the opposite
    Batum is gonna take the ball away from Lin

  • Win

    I meant really have good teammate this year.

  • sws94

    It’s what some players do. Westbrook and Durant appear on the podium together. Wade used to with LeBron when he was on the team.

  • Even if Batum wants to, it’d be hard for him to be the main playmaker with sore ankle

  • noob

    classy move. Shows he cares more about the team than himself

  • sws94

    Good idea. The team has established a flow. And maybe he’s not 100 percent. I think Batum will look for what’s working and may alter his game some. I do think he’s a team player and will lessen his role to help the team.

  • Win

    Maybe all JLin, KW and Batum all have a big game and all 3 of them go to Podium tonight like a Hornets BIG 3.

    I can wait till the game start. This game get me pumped.

  • Win

    Very classy indeed. Now I have a good feeling about this game.

  • sws94

    But he’s saying he doesn’t want to do that. Part of the chemistry is what Lin is doing and him having the touches to do so. I think Batum will read the situation but look for Lin. If Lin is taken away, which may happen, then Batum is needed to make plays.

  • heart

    Shout out to NB for this thoughtfulness. Does that mean, Kam and AJ remain in the starting line up? And Lin and NB will pair up in 2nd instead of KW?

  • sws94

    I don’t remember seeing 3 but they could start a trend, lol!

  • Win

    I didn’t really pay attention on this kind of stuffs. But I thought Heats or Spurs Big 3 might have done that before?

  • CJSHYY

    I sure hope KW will not be in 2nd unit.

  • Win

    Batum should be a good fit for Lin as he is also a team player. If Clifford doesn’t force Batum to play like a point forward.

  • DrewBear2

    Jeremy & Nic off the bench could be a potent combination.

  • KHuang

    BAD NEWS.

    Batum is absolutely going to demand to hog the ball as the passer. Clifford has Batum thinking that Batum is a better version of Magic Johnson.

    Batum will stagnate the offense mainly because of his selfishness, not so much because he’s injured.

    Then on defense, Batum simply doesn’t even try anymore.

    Lin cannot overcome this.

  • Job713

    Well Lin did have two years to learn it directly from the arm-swinging flop master himself in Houston.

  • jimmyL

    Not sure. I think he meant the starting line up featuring Kaminsky to match the Heat’s height

  • heart

    Plus Cody, the runner, is in 2nd. Hope he gets fair calls tonight too. Cody also gets knock around a lot by opponents. Hope Whiteside will not be hurting Lin or Cody…

  • sws94

    I don’t remember. It’s possible though. I only remember 2 guys at the podium at the time.

  • sws94

    OK, that’s possible.

  • Phillycheese

    The Yellow Mamba vs Whitesnake!

  • sws94

    I am worried about him on defense. Hope he can score. I think Batum just tries to do the job Cliff assigned him. And that’s main facilitator. Lin is “alternative facilitator” that should go by feel from what I’ve seen.

  • Phillycheese

    I don’t think he will. Nic is smart enuff not to disrupt by asking to come off the bench. He is a total team player.

  • DrewBear2

    From bleacher report.

  • Phillycheese

    Goran, want some whine with that cheese?

  • Win

    I am starting to like this team a lot. KW praised during post game interview, calling Lin one of the best. And now Batum wants to play off the bench show that he is a very classy teammate.

  • Let’s hope Batum or Cliff will pull the plug if he’s very limited and being exploited by the Heat.
    I understand wanting to give Heat a different look and threat but noone knows which Batum will show up tonight

  • KHuang

    There is NO WAY that Clifford will yank Nicolas Batum.

    Clifford has spent this entire season and playoffs coaching not to win, but to stuporvise Walker and Batum’s selfish indulgences.

    Clifford would rather lose the series with a happy Batum and Walker than win the series with Lin playing at a MVP level.

    I expect a mediocre game from Lin.

  • Phillycheese

    Cmon Win, JLin has been saying this for months now. You never believed him?

  • donsmacau

    Most ridiculous comment that has ever come from the Hornets organization. And Batum knows it.

    The bench has been BEYOND critical in saving each game so Batum wants to disrupt the chemistry of the bench rather than disrupt the chemistry of the completely ineffectual starting lineup.

    If Batum can allow JLIN to do ALL of the Bench playmaking, then things can progress as usual – if not you’ve just destroyed any chance the Bench saves you again.

  • Phillycheese

    One of the Het thought his name was Gordon, but after the last game, they said he had no D so it is now much easier to remember it’s Goran.

  • Win

    Haha. That’s JLin. For me personally I hates it as Clifford and FO always down play Lin success and doesn’t treat Lin as one of the main core or star until just recently.

  • KHuang

    Batum is a facilitator who cannot facilitate.

    And against this Heat team, Batum can’t score either.

    The seasonlong problem is that Batum WON’T LET Lin be “alternative facilitator”. So I expect Lin’s numbers to really go down this game.

  • heart

    Bc they’re WINNING and Lin is the ‘heart’ and ‘catalyst’ of these two important wins. Hope they will continue and surprise some folks for Lin’s sake. But still, don’t speak too soon.

  • joyce ward

    I think Batum prefers to play with Lin. He and Lin play well together. I think lin and Batim offers the Hornets a different look.Kemba and Lee will try to iso and f a il miserably. Lin/Batum only players on the team with prior playoff experience. The Heat are nothing but whiners. They should know during the playoffs is the only time superstars don”t get a lot calls. Whiteside and Dragic are not superstars. They are just salty because the Hornets put them om lock down last game

  • Phillycheese

    They just want to keep the Lin hype down. They know Lin does not appreciate being the centre of attention, and they know some teammates may be sensitive when all the shine is elsewhere. It’s all coaching.

  • DrewBear2

    You beat me to it. I know players need to be diplomatic when speaking of their teammates (past or present), but it seems clear that Jeremy genuinely loves playing with this group of guys and thinks highly of them.

  • KHuang

    Agree.

    The starters are playing like D Leaguers, and Batum thinks that they have “good chemistry”?

    Charlotte is going to end up losing the series.

  • sws94

    He scored well in the first game. He didn’t facilitate well at all in that game, however.

  • Phillycheese

    It make sense as Batum plays better with Lin and Cody. Let Kemba and Al iso a bit and then throw them the fast ball.

  • KHuang

    LOSS
    LOSS

    then

    LOSS
    LOSS

  • Phillycheese

    He scored 24 in game 1.

  • Win

    Maybe. But I really think the FO and Clifford crossed the Lin on the down playing part. I will forgive them if Hornets offer 10 mils + Multiple Years contract to Lin this off season.

  • Phillycheese

    I think you will be in a forgiving mood then 🙂 Stay positive guys. I am feeling it tonight.

  • takeme2cruz

    Key resume: Lin/Batum only players on the team with prior playoff experience.

  • KHuang

    Too bad the actual on court production shows that Lin’s starter teammates HATE HIM.

  • sws94

    Lin’s numbers may go down. I think it can go two ways. I think maybe they can force Lin into foul trouble by drawing offensive fouls, try to close the space so he has to pass the ball and pick up his dribble (but that may not work well now that he’s confident and has success against them) or try to force him into taking 3s. That can affect his points total and maybe up his TOs. But forcing him into foul trouble can get him on the bench which I’m sure they’d love.

    Or, maybe this Linsanity period is the hot streak we’ve been waiting for all season that really didn’t ever become sustained and now Lin is just a force that can’t really be stopped. He may end up in the high-teens or 20s in scoring by doing it a variety of ways. I love his supreme confidence right now and as long as Clifford doesn’t have to play him 18 minutes straight, he should have the energy to play at a high level.

    I personally am not too worried about Batum and feel he may not play big minutes tonight. Whatever minutes he plays, I’d like him to score. Hornets need more scoring than Lin and Kemba.

  • Win

    Yea. Go JLin and Hornets. Let show the Heat the Hornets BIG 3!!!

  • Phillycheese

    How so?

  • donsmacau

    How is this a “classy” move by Batum?

    The starters have played abysmally over and over. The bench has played wonderfully, over and over.

    Batum took the easy road, join the winners but at the same time his mere presence on the Bench squad threatens all of the bench success if not careful.

  • KHuang

    But as the season has gone on, Batum’s ego has swollen into Walker sized proportions due to Clifford’s overindulgent coddling.

    Batum no longer runs plays with Lin, and Batum always demands that he be the sole ballhandler when Walker is off the court. And of course, the refusal to play even basic defense continues.

    I used to be a fan of Batum when he had his young legs under him in Portland and could use his raw athletic ability to simply outrun and outjump and outquick everyone. But Batum’s no longer that player. Now he’s Carmelo Anthony in training wheels of the wheelchair variety!

  • sws94

    Miami was home and shot the ball better than usual in games 1 and 2. They fell back to earth in games 3 and 4. Now, what were the factors defensively Hornets did that led to it or was it that they just cooled off or some combo of both?

  • Phillycheese

    Bench could also mean he does not get any minutes. Have you considered that as a possibility?

  • CJSHYY

    Well said.

  • Phillycheese

    There was an article proving that was indeed the case.

  • sws94

    Lee ISOs are ugly. Let him just try to get a few mid-range assisted shots and play D. ISO isn’t his thing.

    Dragic lacks flow, Kemba and Lin are more aggressive and have more flow. I think foul calls come with flow sometimes. But Miami is home so I’m not expecting anything that favorable toward the Hornets tonight.

  • Michael
  • KHuang

    Absolutely agree with you that Batum is USELESS on defense.

    When he was younger and better coached, Batum was a fearsome defensive force that flew all over the court, if a bit aimlessly.

    Now? Batum doesn’t even tru to defend. And it’s KILLING the Hornets.

  • donsmacau

    You miss the fact that Benchforce is an uptempo squad, that JLIN to be effective MUST have the rock to break down the defense.

    BATUM takes all of that away.

    If BATUM can get to his spot and work within JLIN’s system then he might not be detrimental. If he can’t then we’ve just neutered our MOST EFFECTIVE unit.

  • donsmacau

    He’s your max player… are you gonna tell Clifford/Cho/MJ to sit him?

  • KHuang

    In Al Jefferson’s case, he has amply showed that he plays GREAT with Lin when Walker and Batum aren’t slowing the offense down to a lazy iso crawl.

  • Phillycheese

    Let it rain. I smell some 3 ptrs from the Hornets. Rain down on Miami now. What’s the weather forecast in S Flo-Rida?

  • Phillycheese

    I’m on a roll, Baby!

  • Nolimitation

    Nope wouldn’t want hornet to sign him, unless they tell him he’ll be a starter and allow him to facilitate. A part time Lin avg 25 min a game got them to a playoffs and can possibly get them to the 2nd round. I would like to see a team built for Lin can do.

  • Win

    Agreed. I have been saying Lee ISO look really really bad. His defense was A+ these couples game though.

  • sws94

    I’m more scared this game than any other. I was confident last game. You’re inspiring me by feeling it tonight. Ok, will think positively. Feel real anxious and can’t wait until it starts tonight.

  • Phillycheese

    If he’s injured and can’t play, h*** yea! He’s also Lin’s teammate.

  • I’ve tweeted in the past that I want Lin to recruit Batum to join him with the Nets, because I see Batum as a versatile, unselfish player with good character and a high BBall IQ, who’s all about winning. Batum, like LIn, only takes over games when he feels like he has to. The only major criticism I have of Batum is that he handles the ball too much, but I think that was more prevalent in the beginning of the season, because he wanted to fulfill lofty expectations of him. The other criticism is that his passes are sometimes too reckless. Other than that, I think he’s a good pairing with Lin. Batum just needs to play within himself.

    The other reason Batum asked to come off the bench is that he wants to play with Lin. I think IF the Hornets win tonight, it’s going to be from threes and Batum could very likely be the Player of the Game. Marvin Williams could also be another guy to step up. I think Heat will clamp down on Lin and take away Lin’s driving game with the refs’ help. So I hate to say it, but I don’t think Lin will be very effective offensively. The way Lin will be effective is to drive and dish out to shooters. We’ll see. I really hope I’m wrong and that Lin has another great game. I hope Linsanity mode is in full effect and that Lin is totally locked in like he was when he helped the Knicks win 7 straight even with the eyes of the world on him.

  • KHuang

    Courtney Lee’s saving grace is that he LACKS THE GAME to make any real decisions with the ball, so he remains a semi tolerable teammate of Lin.

    I’d much rather have Lamb and Daniels, and in a 3 guard SG rotation Lee would be my 3rd guard due to his utter lack of offensive talent and inability to play defense.

  • takeme2cruz

    With back court bench Lin and Batum, they’r no longer underside problem.

  • Phillycheese

    Agreed, too much dribbling and not enough penetration. Lee needs to leave the ball handling to the other guards. Do what he does well. Defend and corner threes and opportunistic cuts.

  • DrewBear2

    First, “hate” is a very strong emotion and very difficult to mask over the long term and especially in intense situations like the playoffs. I don’t see it.

    What I do see is this team starting to bond way back in the pre-season games in China. That bond grew as they fought through the MKG injury and a tough mid-season stretch.

    I also think that respect for Jeremy’s abilities has risen throughout the season with each of those Linsane performances against teams like the Raptors & Cavs early and Spurs & Celtics late in the season.

  • Phillycheese

    Take me to the other side. The Whiteside. Rockin now.

  • donsmacau

    Undersized would not be the problem.

    Problem might be Batum needs the ball to be effective – If Batum can go back to his roots move without the ball, get to his spot wait for a kick-out from JLIN and shoot his 3s he’ll be fine.

    Not sure Batum will do that. More likely he’ll have the ball for 15 seconds trying to get Cody into a P&R position cost us a JLIN playmaking possession.

  • heart

    Sounds NB might not play many minutes. We’ll see. Videos of Cliff and NB are embedded.
    http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nba/charlotte-hornets/article74175162.html

  • takeme2cruz

    If he asked to be off the bench showing he’s not a selfish player. Back in Portland he played off the ball a lot with Lillard.

  • Phillycheese

    Dude, Baum still has a bum ankle. I don’t see him pushing that much this game. I really can’t see coach playing him too much unless Charlotte falls behind and they’re desperate to give the guys a blow. I think we will see Batum camped out at the line for kick outs.

  • donsmacau

    Many Hornets Homers attribute so much of what you believe to be JLIN’s biggest desires to some fantasy in your minds.

    JLIN values very low relatively speaking “friendship bonds” with other NBA professional players.

    You will experience a SHOCK when he chucks those bonds out the window to move to his new starting role.

  • takeme2cruz

    Let Lin handle the ball so he can have a lot of open looks.

  • cdblue10

    Lin and Kemba are clearly the best players on this team in this series but the precept that Batum will not help this team is just half-witted presumptions.

  • donsmacau

    Unselfish is if Batum tried to HELP the struggling STARTERS rather than take the easy way with the fantastically successful JLIN bench.

  • Phillycheese

    Don’t forget Daniels who had a game winner in Houston vs Portland. Kemba and Al two years ago vs Heat. Marvin when he was in Atlanta and Spencer with the Clippers. Was gonna mention Lamb and OKC but like then and now, he ain’t seeing the court except for garbage time.

  • After Batum sees the numbers in this tweet, can we blame him for wanting to play with JLin? LOL

    @robinlundberg
    They need to still keep Lin’s usage up. +11.7 with Lin on, -32.5 with Lin off the court for the series.https://twitter.com/robinlundberg/status/725341125033267201

  • takeme2cruz

    To have him available is always better than not.

  • donsmacau

    Absolute, that is exactly my point with Batum’s “unselfishness”.

    Very cynical maneuver actually.

  • DrewBear2

    Comments about people’s wits aside, I agree.

  • Sophie Paris

    Guess I watch game with u tonight guys😉 Batum is back idk if it’s good or bad tbh… He’s misused.

  • I’m glad Batum joins the Linning side 😀

  • donsmacau

    I wish I could share your optimism. For Batum to be effective on bench, he will have to be a 3 & D rather than a playmaker.

  • Phillycheese

    I vote for a quarter. 🙂

  • heart

    In the video I just posted, NB said he has “good connection” w/ Cody. I think deep in his heart he knows 2nd unit is faster and suits his playing style more than 1st unit.

  • takeme2cruz

    The starters have been struggling with or without him regardless. Unless they started J Lin.

  • Phillycheese

    His role was that in Portland for how many years again.

  • donsmacau

    Bench is a team oriented unit and at times Batum plays good teamball.

    But if the playmaking goes through Batum – the game slows down – that is the opposite of JLIN’s bench objective.

  • Phillycheese

    Check out the Whitesnake pun above. We be rockin it.

  • Win

    I think he also know he has good connection with JLin as well. Both of them are team ball style. Just can’t say it out loud. Haha.

  • donsmacau

    If he can do it just like Portland, great.

    But can he after being given large responsibilitty and a staring role this year.

  • Rick Johnson

    Lin / Lee / Batum / Hawes / Zeller is their best lineup. Can swap Marvin in and slide Batum to 2 if needed. That should really be the starting unit but now will be a Super BF1.

  • Batum can play well with Lin in the regular season.
    He just went overboard in Game 1-2 doing things by himself, hopefully him being less than 100% will make him resort to team game

  • Phillycheese

    Faced with one’s mortality, I think he will succumb to playing nice alongside the GREAT LIN.

  • joyce ward

    I totally agree.

  • Phillycheese

    and a dudette too :p

  • heart

    My concern is that too. He wants to be a part of the ‘winning unit’ and may want to take the bulk of play making from Lin. I’m praying that somehow NB will defer to Lin bc of his ankle. That’s just hope for Lin’s sake. We’ll see how it will turn out. God is in control!

  • takeme2cruz

    I like it but Williams for Hawes.

  • Phillycheese

    (take) me too cruz

  • takeme2cruz

    Game starts after midnight in Paris?

  • Phillycheese

    I’m no psychaitrist, but some posters here have been scarred badly. Come to the doctor and feel my positive vibes. Cmon, you want to be in the light. No more darkside.

  • Michael

    Sorry I am not going over to the whiteside if that is what you mean.

  • Very true. But I also don’t think Batum is going to disrupt Lin’s game. Batum likes Lin’s game. It’s coach Cliff that is the one who wants Batum to be the playmaker when Lin is on the floor some times, but I think this being desperate times, Cliff will let Lin play Lin’s game. Don’t get me wrong, Batum loves making plays, but he also respects Lin’s game and won’t try to disrupt it.

    I think what’s going to happen is the refs will disrupt Lin’s game, because the Heat will be very aggressive with Lin and refs will likely swallow their whistles. I think all the whining the Heat have done is going to help them on their home court.

  • Phillycheese

    I’m starting to sound like a teenage boy getting it on with his girlfriend.

  • heart

    You’re so funny! Thanks for the laugh, lol!

  • Phillycheese

    Black guys have “White” in their names and white guys have “black” in theirs. Reverse the polarity.

  • I think Batum also wants to play with Lin. That’s the other reason he wants to come off the bench. Wants to be with the winning team.

  • donsmacau

    JLIN is too experienced and intelligent, he has already practiced with Hawes and Cody what they will do when Miami overplays on JLIN and punish the Heat.

    This is not a 2012 version of JLIN, he has the ability to outthink and out adjust any coach/player in the NBa.

  • Phillycheese

    Sophie, if I fly to Paris now, will you watch the game with me?

  • Win

    I wanna see Hornets BIG 3 tonight.

    Off season hope Hornets trade MKG so that they have room to sigh JLin (As starter) and Batum.

  • heart

    Heat is really promoting Whiteside. They have the Playoff T-shirt made using part of his name!

  • 1mtoldman

    in 70% of lin’s 20+ point games this season regular and post season nicholas batum either dnp or played limited minutes (60%dnp/10%limited minutes).

    by contrast in only 10% of lin’s 20+ point games was kemba walker dnp or played limited minutes.

    ie: the overriding correlative to lins high scoring games was the absence of le homme de france.

    (i sneak out of retirement from here occasionally to slip in note, but dont tell anyone)

  • 1mtoldman

    heat is just heart without an “r”.

  • heart

    Thanks. Miss you! Thanks for showing up. Are you doing ok?

  • sws94

  • KHuang

    The Hornets are on the verge of LOSING this series due to Batum’s return.

  • KHuang

    BAD

  • sws94

    Don’t know if this was posted. Batum:

    “I asked to come off the bench for tonight because I don’t want to mess up what we had for the last two games,” he said. “It’s not the [regular] season, it’s the playoffs. All I want to do with this team is win.

    “I’m not the type of guy who [wants] to get back into the lineup because I’m a starter. We’re winning the last two games because we’re playing a certain way of basketball, and because I’m back I don’t want to mess up anything. I’m going to try to adjust [by] coming off the bench and play as hard as I can and as long as I can.”

  • Michael

    Is it just me or is Batum missing something..

  • Win

    I like. 🙂

  • 1mtoldman

    c my note below to sophies post on the correlation between lin’s big games this season and the abscence of batum in the lineup.

    does not bode well for this game, if batum really didn’t want to “disrupt the” whatever he should have stayed “not available”.

  • CJSHYY

    Batum is team player so he is w Lin in the 2nd unit it’s good.

  • Phillycheese

    Michael’s on a roll too. I can feel it … those positive vibes.

  • Here’s the link to Batum video & interview:
    – Cliff doesn’t think Batum can play his normal minutes. Starting lineup depends on how Batum feels
    – Still with sore ankle, Batum said 2 times in the video he’s not the type of guy who wants to start (off injury) just because he’s a starter; he doesn’t want to mess up the flow”. Kudos to him!

    Cliff better be smart not to overuse Batum to aggravate the injury

    “As long as he feels good after warming up, he’s going to try to play,” Clifford said after shootaround. “I don’t think he’ll be able to play his normal minutes.”

    Clifford said his starting lineup tonight could be contingent on how Batum feels after warming up for the 8 p.m. tip-off.

    It’s a little sore, but manageable for tonight,” Batum said of his injury, as he soaked his left ankle in an ice bath. “I worked out yesterday and this morning and my ankle (felt) well.”

    Batum said that when the injury occurred Sunday, he feared he’d be out for weeks.

    Batum has suggested it might be best for the team if he initially plays as a reserve, rather than a starter.

    “I don’t want to mess up the way we’re playing right now, because we’re rolling. I asked him to come off the bench, I don’t want to mess up what we have right now. I just want to play as much as I can and as effectively as I can.”

    Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nba/charlotte-hornets/article74175017.html#storylink=cpy

  • HVJoy

    hahaha. We can always count on you for a comic relief. You are indeed a resident jester of this fansite. 🙂

  • heart

    Didn’t realize this. Thanks. Hopefully a miracle will happen. God is in control no matter what happens.

  • Phillycheese

    KH, ur LOSING your marbles. glad you used “verge” tho. way to hedge your bet.

  • Phillycheese

    What about me? Don’t I get some love too?

  • HVJoy

    🙂 Thank you for the positive vibes. I need them badly with all the scary predictions of “Heat will play very physically” and “Heat will target Lin”… in G5.

  • HVJoy

    You just did, Mr./Ms. Positive Vibes. We love you too. 😉

  • Win

    I think we will be alright as long as the genius Clifford doesn’t force Batum to be a POINT FORWARD like LBJ.

  • Sophie Paris

    At 2 am. But I’ll take a nap before lol

  • Michael

    Glad to have caught you sneaking around.

  • Rick Johnson

    Ya, starters with Jefferson / Walker are now the Bobcats. Batum wants to be with the cool kids.

  • gandychan

    A lot of negative vibes today in anticipation of refs taking Lin out of the game and Miami’s adjustments. Also anticipating lower usage for Lin due to Batum coming back.

  • Sophie Paris

    Haha☺
    Yes that’s exactly why I’m afraid. Without Batum they always played better lol. He needs to adjust and follow Lin’s lead.

  • Phillycheese

    Are you and KH twins? You sure type the SAME.

  • Phillycheese

    No no no – my positive vibes will wipe them all out. Gotta go now. Gonna catch my flight to Paris to watch the game with Sophie after her nap.

  • Sophie Paris

    Sure I will

  • Yeah, the thing is, the Heat have already keyed in on Lin. Spo is one of the few coaches in the league who really respect Lin’s game. I think being a minority himself, Spo recognizes the double-standard that Lin faces and knows how underrated Lin is. So Spo game plans for Lin. And I think Heat keyed in on Lin even more in game 4 to no avail. Just concerned that the refs will help the Heat out because of all the whining and it’s Miami home court. Also, I think the NBA has more incentive for the Heat to win than Hornets.

    What I’m afraid will happen is that if Lin draws contact in the paint several times without calls, he’ll realize what is going on and being the team player that he is, Lin won’t force the issue and he’ll start giving up the ball. Lin’s shot is still not good (even though his FG% is high in this series, it’s from driving, not shooting) so that’s why I don’t think he’ll be effective offensively. We’ll see though. If Lin performs tonight, then I think Lin is locked into Linsanity mode.

    If Hornets make it through this series, then I think that’s when the magic will really happen for Lin. If they make it past Heat, Hornets will likely go to the Conference Finals.

  • Lefon Jang

    The way Heat defended the 3s by stretching the floor had made it easy for Lin to drive into the paint. This is also the reason why Marvin Williams wasn’t as successful in the playoff since his points were mostly from the 3s during the regular season. However, with the return of Batum, Hornets play right into the hand of Heat’s defense as Batum is mostly an outside shooter. If the offense runs through Batum it would be a disaster. Without the speed and aggressiveness of Lin Hornets would fall back to their half court offense. It’s either two men weave between Kemba and Batum or Alfense. From the first two games we know that didn’t work too well!

  • takeme2cruz

    heart without r is NO heart.

  • Win

    I think let Lin run the the offense like game 3 & 4 and Batum can attack the weak side or as the 2nd facilitator if Heat decide to loaded on Lin.

  • HVJoy

    A dose of positive vibes from Dr. Phillycheese is needed desperately. 🙂

  • takeme2cruz

    Since Lin will not start, he needs to come in early (7 min mark) then rest 2 min in mid 2Q before close the half. repeat 2nd half. 34 minutes of action.

  • Win

    Agreed. Unless is a blow out Hornets win. Hehe.

  • takeme2cruz

    yes.

  • Win

    I like Clifford shootaround interview except the part that he compares Batum as a quarterback. If Both Lin and Batum is a quarterback, then Lin = Tom Brady and Batum = Andrew Luck at best.

  • Michael

    Unless he is talking about Mark Sanchez’s butt fumble style.

  • Win

    Lol. Yea.

  • orLinaryjoe

    I find his comment a bit comical. He doesn’t want to mess up the starters, but it’s OK to mess with the bench? If he’s going to play, he’d better be ready or just sit out.

  • 22cents

    Or a blow out loss.

    Heat will do whatever dirty trick on Lin. If Lin is not able to do anything. Game over.

  • CJSHYY
  • Bulldog

    I have a bad feeling about the ref calls against Lin and the Hornets in Game 5. Lin should try more jumpers. Whiteside and Haslam may hurt him out of desperation. It’s Lin’s contract year, not worth to risk his health.

  • Marie Simon

    Jeremy is so smart to execute the game plan for tonight. Hopefully, his teammates are in full force to attack Miami. Go Hornets!!!

  • Bulldog

    He has high basketball IQ. Great team player. I think he will bound for Lakers next season. No team player can be happy playing alongside KW, J Harden and Melo.

  • heart

    Listening to WFNZ http://wfnz.com/bustin-loose/.
    Paraphrasing IIRC: Earlier in this show, one of these hosts (Frank Garcia & Mark Yarbro) said that they can clearly observe in live-game that Cliff is uncomfortable w/ Lin’s play. Cliff’s animated reactions like throwing his hands up or figuratively ‘pulling out his hair’ when Lin makes a TO, Cliff would have someone else ready to sub him out at the bench. In addition, they said Cliff does not look confident when he sees Lin dribbling in the paint. In contrast, they said Cliff shows no reaction to others.
    Upon hearing this, our observation of Cliff throughout the season is confirmed!

  • DaBoss

    Plus how is he going to mess up the starters when they are already so messed up??!!

  • Sophie Paris

    Have safe trip! 😀

  • Bulldog

    He is leaving next season, why risk himself to play heavy minutes?

  • donsmacau

    I haven’t gone through the radio program yet, but JLIN gets screamed at and talked at more than any other player on the Team. JLamb just gets yanked tho, so that’s probably a bit worse.

  • takeme2cruz

    Excellent finding. This is why we have been saying this coach Clifford is a (banned words).

  • donsmacau

    Interesting aspect is that even at this stage in JLIN’s career, he is ALREADY a better coach than Coach Cliff, he knows more about the intricacies, strategy and tactics of the game than Cliff does — so anytime Clifford “coaches” him he just plays along …

  • takeme2cruz

    Because he’s hypocrite, he knows this team can win nothing without Lin. And we all know they would be 0-4 vs the Heat this series if it wasn’t for Lin.

  • Win

    Yup. I have been saying JLin teammate is not a problem. Problem is the genius Clifford. SMH

  • rookie75094

    Did Phillycheese just ask Sophie out (or in)…hehe…nice move.

  • Wty

    that rest would do wonders for Lin’s closeout stamina

  • takeme2cruz

    Lin is 100x more intelligent than the bald head Clifford. Lin is playing the game “keep your enemy closer then your friends” so he can have good image with his next coach.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Exactly!

  • wu kong
  • takeme2cruz

    Cliff can’t not scream at Cho/MJ’s favorite players like Lee and KW even they blew the 18 pt lead in game 4.

  • takeme2cruz

    Amen. Wondering she’s related to the Keatons in Hollywood.

  • pistolpete

    Agreed!!

  • DX

    Starting lineup only work well for digging a hole.

  • Sophie Paris

    U do thanks for watching game with me 👍

  • pistolpete

    Cliff is obsessed with turnovers but when Kemba shoots 4-19 that’s not a problem. What’s a bad shot other than a turnover?

  • pistolpete

    Lin and Kemba need to penetrate tonight and kick out for 3’s because the heat will be waiting for them

  • Win

    Agreed. Especially when Dragic and Wade are guarding them, we should penetrate a lot more as these 2 can not catch up JLin and Kemba speed.

  • DaBoss

    Thank you. And we can add the Hornets have made it this far this year because they have TWO starting caliber PGs on their team!

  • CJSHYY

    Cliff is a conservative style coach he just can’t or accept Lin’s free style playing game. Unlike MDA, he will allow Lin to have TO but result the W. Cliff has to be step by step under his control. They are really not to be for each other…. Well, at least in this playoff he didn’t yell at Lin so far….

  • Sesshie

    LOL Clifford is clueless about offensive strategy besides letting the stars play. He was MDA assistant-coach but learned nothing from him. And JLin is probably one of the best PGs that understood MDA’s plans and went out and executed them brilliantly. At the beginning of the season, we heard that Clifford had to go through hours of film to study the game and how players played and thought that it was a good thing. Now we know the reason why he needed those long hours. It’s like failing-students needing the extra tutoring to get barely passing grades 😉

  • Bulldog

    They lost in game 1.

  • Win

    As Lin said it recently, they have not talk about offense a lot, it was because Clifford have no offensive plays except banking on Kemba’s ISO ball and so call Batum Point Forward.

    SMH!

  • Sesshie

    It’s the right thing to do if the Hornets are a normal NBA team where the starters are the best players. But it’s a topsy-turvy world in BuzzLand.

  • DaBoss

    But unfortunately Clifford’s wrongheaded perception of Jeremy trickled down to his teammates – intentionally or unintentionally – and this led to him being frozen out on the court. We could have witnessed much better basketball this year if not for that. But they can no longer deny that they need Jeremy to win. Better late than never.

  • Win

    Agreed. Without Lin, series would have ended in game 4.

  • heart

    It’s called rigid, uncreative, or inept NOT ‘conservative’. He’s not worthy of that word.

  • heart

    It’s right after MW’s interview. Then later near the end after a few callers, they said that CLee is Cliff’s guy. They said you don’t see Cliff don’t get on Lee on the sideline like Cliff often does to Lin.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    what walks like a duck, quacks like a duck MUST BE A DUCK

  • BobbyH

    I have a uncomfortable feeling that tonight’s leash would be very very short.

    So the past two games without Cliff’s brilliant offensive game plan, Lin created out of nowhere to destroy Heat’s heavy guarded fortress. The context is Lin had the ball in his hands.

    Would Cliff let Lin handle the ball more like game 3 and game 4? I really doubt that. It would revert to game 1 and game 2 again. I think the series will go to game 7, if Cliff comes to his sense again to let Lin do his magic in game 6. Otherwise, the series is over in game 6.

  • KHuang

    ONE starting caliber PG – and he doesn’t wear a Walker jersey.

    The player wearing the Walker jersey, he’s a fixture on losing teams.

  • KHuang

    Good find.

    It’s good to see our negative view of Clifford being a Lin hater being verified.

  • takeme2cruz

    Cliff’s brilliant offensive game plan? I say his screw up was saved by the bench guy in both games.

  • KHuang

    Simpler than that –

    Clifford just HATES IT when Lin takes the ball away from Walker or Batum.

    Yet he also is stuck with Lin because Walker and Batum play terribly when Lin’s not out there protecting them.

    The double conundrum has Clifford hating Lin even more.

    McHale, Woodson, and Scott all went through this with Lin.

  • KHuang

    Clifford’s dislike of Lin has nothing to do with Lin’s style of play.

    It’s just FLAT OUT FAVORITISM toward Walker and Batum.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    if Big Al goes back to the second unit tonight then there is no hope for Linsanity. let’s see if clifford is really that incompetent

  • KHuang

    Like I keep telling you
    for the entire season, it’s not Big Al denying Lin touches and movement.

    It’s Batum and Walker.

  • pistolpete

    It’s also big Al and Frank and sometimes Lamb

  • KHuang

    If Clifford wants to shorten Lin’s leash, GO AHEAD.

    Then when the Hornets lose big, it’s not Lin’s fault.

  • KHuang

    Actually, Lin should NOT try to constantly penetrate.

    The refs will allow the Heat to illegally bash Lin and maybe even Walker whenever he dribbles. It’s called “homecourt advantage”.

    What Lin needs to do is move well off the ball and make quick teamball decisions. Some of those might be sudden dashes to the rim.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Yes, if the starters were actually good in the last 2 games. What “mojo” lol?

  • CJSHYY

    I agree – Lin needs to do is move well off the ball and make quick teamball decisions.

  • donsmacau

    “Honestly we have’t talked about OFFENSIVE GAMEPLAN throughout the season and the series the biggest thing we’ve focused on is our defensive gameplan” – JLIN

  • orLinaryjoe

    Big Al passes out from post sometimes. It’s Lee, Lamb, and Frank I hardly see.

  • donsmacau

    Big Al is slow as molasses and that is the big problem… Al destroys the uptempo pace of the Bench even if he passes back, he’s already run 15 seconds off the clock.

  • KHuang

    I’m the only person who’s OK with that.

    Having been Asian scapegoat myself in team situations throughout my life, I never resented being the only guy yelled at because I also was the only one being coached!

    Right now, Lin’s the only player Clifford is focused on criticizing. And guess who is the only player BEING COACHED?

  • KHuang

    At first I was miffed.

    But then I was relieved.

    Clifford’s actually right.

    Batum indeed plays like a quarterback – like an actual NFL quarterback who suddenly found himself in the NBA!

  • DaBoss

    And C Lee … i.e. pretty much all Lin’s teammates at one time or another …smh

  • KHuang

    But in the playcalling scheme, those guys DEFER to Lin’s playmaking and SCORE off the wide open shots generated by Lin.

  • Win

    A lot of predictions on How Clifford is going to be play Lin after a Linsanity type performance in game 3 and game 4.

    Honestly, I am not worry too much as I don’t think Clifford has the gut to not play Lin over 30 mins with lot of PGs time and penetrations as otherwise a lot of people (Media, Hornets Fans, fellow Lin fans) are going to firing at Clifford.

    However, what worry me more is the calls will be favor to Miami. Such as Lin and KW will not get as much as on their penetration drive and a lot of phantom calls on the defensive.

    Let see how it play out.

  • KHuang

    The calls don’t scare me.

    But Walker and Batum hogging the team to a freezout loss, THAT scares me.

    The referees won’t give the Heat an unfair call advantage if Walker and Batum sink the Hornets so badly that the Heat race out ahead early and stay ahead.

  • KHuang

    That doesn’t matter.

    All of those guys, Lee included, defer to Lin and will run plays with him.

    That’s far more important than whether Lin gets passed back to for shots.

  • Win

    The calls don’t scare you? If Lin pick up 3 earlier then you can imagine what is going to happen. A play that Lin suppose to get to the FT line end up a TO in the box score. It is a very scary thing….

  • Win

    We all know how bad Lin was treated by these bias refs until the video went viral.

  • KHuang

    Lin doesn’t play enough minutes for 3 early fouls to even put him into foul trouble!

  • Win

    I already said Clifford will not have the gut to not play Lin over 30 mins with lot of PGs time and penetrations unless is a blow out win. So I am not worry about that.

  • KHuang

    And there’s no need to worry about Lin and the refs.

    Lin’s got tons of tricks up his sleeves, that’s why he’s been a double figure scorer this playoffs.

  • blubell

    Another prayer request.

    Hey everybody,

    Sorry if I am spamming you guys but there is definitely power in prayer!! So let’s keep this thing going (promise to keep my updates really short). I’ve been humbled and overwhelmed by how many of you have been faithfully praying. Thank you so much!

    Praise God for Game 4!! It was a big-time win for us and I remember just feeling soooo grateful to God after the game ended.

    Please pray for our team tonight as we play game 5. Miami is an extremely difficult place to play so prayer for our health, supernatural energy, our readiness to play and a great individual and team performance that results in a win! Also prayer for humility to trust God wholeheartedly no matter what the result of the game is.

    Thanks!!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    KHuang, it’s just like when Lin plays with Kemba and Batum, he doesn’t get the touches and becomes the 3rd or 4th option on the team. when Lin plays with Big Al on the second unit, he becomes the 2nd or 3rd option on the second unit. that’s a guaranteed loss

  • Win

    Lol. I am sure Lin does have a lot of tricks but it is useless if the refs hold their whistles.

    THAT WAS WHY THE VIDEO DID HELP A TONS EVEN JLIN ALREADY HAD LOT OF TRICKS IN HIS SLEEVES BACK THEN.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    what’s worst is clifford will force the second unit to go into Big Al every time

  • Win

    Or you even try to down play the affect of video too?

  • DrewBear2

    Can’t get any clearer than that. Bravo, Nic!

  • JoeTeam

    I will pray for everything except a win, because I know U Haslem has a prayer life and he has his fans. lol, don’t want crosstalk in the heavens … (I’m sure CHA can and will Win if JLin is allowed to play).

  • heart

    Here’s the discussion about Clifford’s response to Whiteside’s “flop-offs” comment.
    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/15413046/miami-heat-center-hassan-whiteside-takes-issue-charlotte-hornets-flopping

  • cshot

    batum better be passing the rock to jlin lol

  • JoeTeam

    I do like one alfense play – the give and go … I think we saw that work 2x in season that was nice. JLin had one with Hawes last game.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    i like batum/Lin backcourt much more than kemba/Lin backcourt. the only thing i don’t like about batum is his lazy help defense

  • JoeTeam

    ha ha, what starter flow? They dig a hole, Batum doesn’t want to be part of that lol.

  • Win

    Same here. Batum D is much better than KW too.

  • Win

    I meant individually.

  • cshot

    i mean yes, i prefer batum and lin over kemba/lin, BUT they take playing time away from him. Especially when CLEE has been getting 40 min consistently this whole series.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    agreed. would prefer Batum not back in the line up, period

  • Mr Chuckles

    After reading about the radio show where the hosts say that Clifford yells at Lin almost exclusively, I wonder if this is some sort of pattern with coaches (Woodson, McHale, Scott, & now Clifford). Perhaps they feel threatened by Lin sometimes feeling out the game and breaking with the game plan to get wins. They want control even at the expense of a win. I really don’t think it has anything to do with race. Now there is favoritism going on (Melo, Harden, Kobe , and Kemba) but Lin really seems to bring the worst out of his coaches not named D’Antoni.

  • Nolimitation

    Many factors concerns me. Will Clifford allow Lin to run the offense the right way? Lin can be in there for 30+ mins standing around in the corner watching Batum and Kemba. The Heat is gonna get some calls going there way no matter what. The question is will the refs let them get way with flagrant type fouls on Lin, which may risk injuring him. Will the refs make bogus calls against Lin? Other than these factors, Hornets can steal game 5.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    from this article, Batum said he preferred to come off the bench so not to mess up what the team had going. good guy. it’s also in Batum’s best interest to play with Lin. SMART GUY

  • Nolimitation

    Big Al has been a supporter of Linsanity. The problem is he dont always have the iq to run plays with Lin

  • JoeTeam

    other way around, philly …

  • Wow! I’m very surprised someone on Hornets radio would say this out loud. Thanks for the info. Great stuff! This confirms all my suspicions.

    Cliff doesn’t get Lin’s offensive game at all. Ciff is a control freak and Lin is a free-flowing, creative PG who uses his instincts. Lin needs the freedom to dribble and test the defense in order to figure out what the best play is to make, but Cliff just wants Lin to move the ball and gets nervous when Lin dribbles for too long. I think the difference in this playoff series is that when Batum went down, Lin just played his game, knowing that Cliff can’t really bench him. And now that it’s working, hopefully Cliff will loosen the reigns.

  • Mr Chuckles

    Yeah, in general, I never pray for a win. I just pray for Lin to be safe and bring God glory.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    yeah, i like Big Al as a person. good guy

  • Win

    True. But that have a lot to do if the calls too. If JLin penetration drives end up getting 2 offensive foul early, then Clifford might abandon the penetrations and also he will have a reason for him to do so.

    That is why the calls are important tonight.

  • CJSHYY

    The coaches you list are all more old school style coach that really not fit well w Lin. But for the W, they had to let Lin played his game no matter they liked it or not… lol!

  • donsmacau

    Answer is surprisingly simple: Yell at JLIN because he can take it and nobody will be offended. Additionally, JLIN actually has a brain to do what a coach tells him to do.

  • Win

    It is more like he has an excuse to do so.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    this lady knows basketball!

  • JoeTeam

    cuz Cody has to feast at the rim. Would be interesting to see Cody compared to Whiteside. brb.

  • heart

    May God grant your prayers, Lin. May He fulfill His work through you! Amen.

  • Wty

    might be on to something… lack of humility.. especially to a singular, player (of significance) of his ethnicity in the game

  • JoeTeam

    Cody 1.21 pts/play, 42 pts
    Whiteside 1.23/play, 61 pts

    Divide by minutes:

    Cody: 81 mins … 0.0151 pts/play/min … 0.52 pts/min
    Whiteside: 115 mins = 0.0107 pts/play/min … 0.53 pts/min

    Cody doing ok.

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    Just for fun don’t get too personal. What does your co-workers thing of JLin? For me they think he suck or just a bench player. I work with 50% asian employees.

  • donsmacau

    Are your co-workers black or white?

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    Few white, Hispanic, and Asian and 1 black.

  • donsmacau

    In Laker country :

    Black think he sucks (all over country)
    Hispanic think he sucks (Laker fans)
    White think he bench player (Laker fan)
    Asian self hating think he bench (Laker fan)

  • Lefon Jang

    You need to educate your co-workers.

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    lol, I tried but not working

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    I want to call out sick to watch the game but I feel bad calling out.

  • JoeTeam

    yep, sometimes winning isn’t the path that is right because there is another path we are supposed to be on. Never too good to make life that rigid … but then again, they say ask and ye shall receive. Tricky one for a philosophically wise life.

  • Rick Johnson

    I would hope Cho would be smart enough not to bite on that. If going to spend that kind of money on a center should go for Whiteside or Ezeli.

    https://twitter.com/TheNBACentral/status/725418612966612993

  • orLinaryjoe

    Too many GSW bandwagoneers here. “What’s his stats?” they would say. “Can’t be good as Livinston”…

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    people who are followers tend to be anti-Lin fans. these are people who can’t think for themselves and would just go along with what is popular and would regurgitate what they hear in the media. most kobe fans fall into this category

  • DaBoss

    I just knew someone would say that Lol – I know … was just trying to stay positive for playoffs 😉

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    Yea, I guess I am the only JLin fan @ my Job.

  • Rick Johnson

    Needs some more big games in the playoffs to get more national notoriety. Getting some national press recently but only blip on radar. Only Lin fans, Charlotte and MIA fans really paying attention. ESPN nor TNT even picked up game 4. Won’t be a big thing unless Lin can get them to the Eastern Finals against LeBron and the Cavs.

  • orLinaryjoe

    But the rest must be Lakers Fans, being in Riverside? ;P Bit sour Lakers not in playoffs!

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    Yea but I work in Anaheim

  • real-dsb

    Actually, Lin does not look for contact on his drives. Lin is legitimately trying to get to the rim and score. That’s why he often takes hard falls, because he’s not looking for contact. Players like Harden, Durant, Chris Paul, etc rarely take hard falls because they’re looking for contact and initiating the contact.

    In fact, I wish Lin would look for contact like the top players.

  • Michael

    I have a list of strange ones, One started watching basketball when Linsanity started and became a Melo lover and Lin Hater because she took pity on everyone hatin on Melo. Another said there is nothing special about Lin because quote “I can do everything he can”…which immediately causes my eyes to roll. And one dislikes Lin cause he hates people who “force feed us with christianity”. But most of the others are stout Lin supporters.

    PS: The first one is now a Harden, Beverly and Kobe supporter.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Bet, they’ll get some attention if they knock out the Heats. Right now, it’s just an anomaly to them.

  • real-dsb

    I can’t say I’ve ever heard of an NBA player requesting this. Respect.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Even more truer then.

  • real-dsb

    game will be streamed free HD on TNT online

    https://twitter.com/jlinposts/status/725421962227380224

  • David Kim

    most of my friends are asians but they are lin doubters…LOL
    they say lin is a average player or little above average player…

  • TTNN

    Not sure Hornets will have money for him, will have to not only let AI go, but also trade Hawes.

  • heart

    Follow up my earlier post. Here’s the podcast of Bustin’ Loose. Starting at 36:08 http://wfnz.com/2016/04/27/bustin-loose-hour-2-hornets-forward-marvin-williams-talks-nba-playoffs/

  • Michael

    Thank you.

  • DaBoss

    I pray for that AND a win (such a naughty one!) – God hears our prayers and tells us to bring everything to Him – but at the end of the day I know who is in control and accept that whatever the outcome, it is somehow for the best (although may not seem so at the time).

  • TTNN

    I think he don’t really want to play together with Kemba and AI.

  • Rick Johnson

    How come when I go there to try to vote for JLin for the player cam it says “questionnaire closed” but I can vote for Dwyane Wade?

  • orLinaryjoe

    Asians are a tough crowd to please

  • John Focker

    Many lack the confidence in their own ethnicity, while few truly understand the sport.

  • Rick Johnson

    If get past Heat would be Pacers or Toronto. I think most mainstream people watching GSW and Cav’s, SAS and LAC less so.

  • Time for prayer warriors to help JLin when he asked for our help

    Please RT if u grant @JLin7 #PowerInPrayer request
    #Health #SupernaturalEnergy #GreatTeamWin

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/725425263006330880

  • Rick Johnson

    Can you put a space between the 36:08 and the URL. It’s running together. (edit: thanks works now)

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    do they all have iphones and loves kobe too?

  • John Focker

    I discussed Lin with a colleague from Houston, who lost me after “Lin cost us the series”.

    My own bad for even asking.

  • John Focker

    He’d have better luck talking to a pile of rocks, and achieve success sooner.

  • heart

    Done. Have you listened? Let me know what you think.

  • David Kim

    yes they have iphones…not kobe lovers
    but they didnt watch many lin games…just watch some knicks games or nets games,,,

  • David Kim

    game 6 is 1 PM eastern time?

  • TTNN

    could you re-post the link? I have problem to follow the link though……

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    It seem like they stop supporting JLin.

  • Michael

    I think it’s funny when the guy said that Cliff would “pull his hair out” when Lin made a TO…..what hair? nose hair?

  • heart

    What do you think? Finished listening?

  • freemind

    This might just be the issue. Lin is too smart for him.

  • Rick Johnson

    I haven’t seen where they have announced it yet. I would think they would wait to see if Rockets eliminated before making the schedule to fit TV broadcast in each time zone. But 1pm ET would be a stupid time for a Friday because would be 10am PST and people would be working rather than watching. Even locals have to work.

  • heart

    Here’s a full link, starting at 36:08 http://content.blubrry.com/beasley_wfnz/4-27_Hour_3.mp3

  • John Focker

    Go further south…

  • Michael

    Hey now…

  • real-dsb

    you’re right, same for me. Must be an error on the website. The Hornets poll is closed mistakenly.

  • John Focker

    I would’ve guessed Windows Mobile phones…

  • heart
  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    this happened last year too. i think the mass voting from Lin fans broke it

  • rookie75094

    what walks like a duck, quacks like a duck MUST BE RACIST HATER KKKLUTCH. ….there fix it for you…hehe

  • Michael

    Still can’t shake the Lin is inconsistent image. I think too many of those coaches like to play it safe. Guard brings the ball up the court, hands it to the (Star player, best player., favorite player, lover…etc..whatever they call it) instead of committing to playing team ball, and creating the best shot for the team. There is always too much bias when it comes to Lin, but the way he just fights thru it is also what makes it so intriguing.

  • Win

    Damn these 2 morons. 🙁

  • Win

    And thanks to this kind of morons out there, no one can really blame fellow Lin fans doesn’t wanna see Lin resign with the Hornets.

  • Win

    Lol. Maybe is also bald there…..

  • ViNuyork

    haha..Batum’s smart… just does not wanna join the starters who are already mess up…they dig a hole for JLIn to fill up…looks like he wants to play more with JLin than ballhog Kemba 🙂

  • Win

    I like Cliff stand up for our guys.

  • real-dsb
  • heart

    Yep. They don’t want to pay him big $. They already think he won’t resign, so he’s not their priority. They continue to overlook his talents even when he has single-handedly led big and important franchise wins for them. The blinders are still on….

  • JoeTeam

    see below discussion initiated by wu kong. I concluded that JLin is highest pts/min/play.

  • Michael

    Does this mean that the majority of points are created by the second to last efficient player?

  • JoeTeam

    yes, that that really equates loss opportunities to score per possession. Like Brent said of Kobe’s shots, it’s just like a turnover just not stat-ted as that.

  • real-dsb

    well, technically it’s not the majority of the points (126 is not more than 50% of all points). But the player who scored the most points is also the 2nd least efficient player, yes.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    When you think of the contract of Lin in off season, I would think the comparison should be made with Goran Dragic rather than Conley. Lin in a style close to Dragic more to Conley.

  • Michael

    Then they are lucky that the second and third amount of points are generated by the second and third most efficient players, to balance out the negative effect.

  • cdblue10

    That what I’m saying…he should at least get 15m /yr no more no less w/ a starting job.

  • It’s okay to pray for a W 🙂
    Udonis got his rings haha..

    We can always ask .. it’s up to God’s discretion ;>
    All I know is prayers can move God’s hands in mysterious ways

    “God, if you’re willing give JLin a W so he can thank you after the game” LOL
    If not, it’s also okay

  • Michael

    Technically you are correct, but you’ll never get me to admit that.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    goran makes around $15 mil while conley makes around $8 mil. Lin is better than both but the league doesn’t think so

  • real-dsb

    TNT Overtime’s player cam voting is broken for the Hornets. (Heat’s poll works).

    Anyone know how to contact them? I only know to tweet to @NBAonTNT

  • spiderman

    Fools gold.
    Curse of teams that don’t recognize a gem when they have it.
    Good thing Lin will be moving on.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    if Lin wins player cam voting we will have lots of clear instant replays of officiating involving Lin

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    have you tweeted them? i think this is a better method than email

  • Rick Johnson

    I’m dubious of the voting. I remember some Rockets games Lin had like 95% of votes and they still showed Harden.

  • DrewBear2

    Sorry if this has already been posted. I can’t keep up with all the posts here. Note this does not include fast breaks.

    “Check out Lin’s PTS%, aka percentage of points scored per drive!”

  • I just tweeted them. Hope they fix it
    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/725441883552370688

  • CJSHYY

    This means TNT wants to show Wade not any of Hornets players…. in the past even Lin got the highest poll but they still showed Harden. smh!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    i think there is a player came for each team

  • DrewBear2

    Sorry if this has already been posted. I can’t keep up with every post here. Note this does not include fast breaks.

    “Check out Lin’s PTS%, aka percentage of points scored per drive!”

  • JoeTeam

    Phillycheese, did you make your flight to Paris lol?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    In this next game Whiteside is going to be in big trouble because Big Al would demolish him totally. Hornets is going to be in the position to take this game away from Miami with their momentum swung to the Buzz city. Both Wade, Dragic, Whiteside are desperate that they are outmatched by Hornets in the paint. Miami lives by the 3s and they’re going to die by the 3s.

  • takeme2cruz

    It could mean they have the winner already on the Hornets side?

  • takeme2cruz

    Still stuck at the airport. He might miss the game. lol

  • heart

    Just voted. Said 100% Lin. Go back and see.

  • TTNN

    it will change during view time, so I guess you will need to make sure you vote him while you watch the game.

  • heart

    Just voted. Not sure, poll said 100% Jeremy Lin. http://www.nba.com/tntovertime/
    http://www.nba.com/tntovertime/

  • Derek Kong

    This is the playoffs though – not regular season. 4 games is not enough

  • JoeTeam

    I want you to be right. Last game, Big Al had a nice move and just rushed it. He’s experienced enough to fake Whiteside out. HW has his hands full, with AJ, Cody, and JLin. Put in Psycho T and HW will have a cow. Even KW beat him too. We just need Dragic to get mad and lose his mindset.

    BTW, I loved the defensive flybys on the 3s last game. CHA have that practiced well.

  • JoeTeam

    keep voting, now it’s 65% JLin so the voting has just started and it’s swinging around a bit.

    You can just refresh and revote. By my results, there are 100 votes basis right now about 1.5 hrs before the game. Go to it bros/sistas.

  • Briiick

    Yes, there is no other time when a win is more related to players’ values than their personal stats. For example, if Batum gets good stats but they lose this game, he will be the scapegoat, so is Cliff who has been trying to sell him as the main facilitator.

  • DaBoss

    Me too but it said 63% Lin – still way more than any other Hornet

  • Rick Johnson

    If Big Al and Kemba can keep it fairly even for the first quarter Lin / Batum / Hawes / Zeller can run up the score.

  • heart

    FYI—LIN FANS: I just checked on the two podcast links that I posted. They have now been dubbed over as Prime Time even though the listing still shows Bustin Loose… Hour 2 and Hour 3. I’m guessing they may be having difficult technicality or perhaps these hosts have exposed the Hornets so now they’re covering up. Who knows… For those have already listened, you have already confirmed what I posted. http://wfnz.com/audio-on-demand/

  • HVJoy

    Poor Dr. Phil who spreads positive vibes. 🙂

  • JoeTeam

    a million thanks, I think. But, I saw only 100 votes for Lin for TNT cam (because every time I voted, I moved it by 1%).

  • HVJoy

    I suspect many fans do not know about the voting for TNT Player Cam, including yours truly. Hence there are few votes.

  • CJSHYY
  • JoeTeam

    are they planning to lose?

  • orLinaryjoe

    And LOSE? NO THANK YOU!!!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    game 1 and 2 was heavy isolation. looks like clifford will go back to what doesn’t work. sigh

  • noob

    this tweet can’t be true…

  • Rick Johnson

    Lin up to 71% keep voting.

  • HVJoy

    Who made this incredibly smart statement? Modeling tonight’s G5 on the G1 and G2 defeat? Coach Cliff? Really??

  • BobbyH

    Cliff: G3 and G4 ball was too sticky (except for KW, of course).

  • Win

    Voted.

  • Lin practicing midrange Js to draw Whiteside out?

    @Hornets
    Pregame work with JLin 👍🏼
    https://vine.co/v/iPAvFM7vzUp

  • real-dsb

    It’s been fixed

  • Briiick

    Never misses one.

  • MoominFloren

    Are we watching the same games ?!?!?

  • TTNN

    http://content.blubrry.com/beasley_wfnz/4-27_Hour_3.mp3

    This hour 3, 34:00 is where they said coach trust Lee.

  • TTNN

    yeah, averaged 10 assist/game is considered move the ball. LOL

  • No @disqus_N5k7G6PoCZ:disqus 🙂

  • This is bizzare. Game 3 is the only game the Hornets won the assist battle.
    More ISO offense to lose like in Game 1 and 2?

  • CJSHYY

    Mind game on purpose bc Heat will read the tweet? LOL!

  • DX
  • heart

    Now they have dubbed Prime Time show over the Bustin Loose show for Hour 2 and Hour 3. Did you get to listen the Bustin Loose Hour 2 and Hour 3? Something is wrong.. I think either it’s technical difficulty or these hosts have exposed Hornets sentiment which they didn’t want people to know. Listen again. My markings were for the old clips. Let me know what you think.
    http://wfnz.com/audio-on-demand/

  • So Cliff wants to win the FTs game and more points in the game.
    He should know which player to call
    https://twitter.com/rick_bonnell/status/725455011946229760

  • CJSHYY

    Continue to foul Heat’s players.

  • Win

    Good sign!!! It mean we are gonna see a lot of JLIN!

  • real-dsb

    CHA considered frontrunner for Dwight.

    https://twitter.com/At_The_Hive/status/725462067029901312

  • CJSHYY

    But I read CP wants him to Mav?

  • TTNN

    I can hear hour 3, and hour 2, but was not able to follow your another clip. So I hear the part coach trust lee part. The host want to resign Lee, (and want him off bench), LOL.

  • TTNN

    CP said after he signed first…… LOL

  • Briiick

    Batum is a smart fellow.

  • TTNN

    No, that’s goes to Cody more……

    One reason he play Batum and Cody together…..

  • CJSHYY

    CP…??? I thought he just said to Jonathan that he will not mind back to Rox? Maybe after D12 told him how bad Harden’s he changed his mind…LOL!

  • TTNN

    sorry, I mean re-sign first, he want to be paid higher…..

  • CJSHYY

    Can’t believe how dumb Cuban is again. smh!

  • CJSHYY

    No matter what they said …I believe Cliff will need Lin, like it or not, he knew it.

  • LinMad

    it could be reverse psychology, we will see lots of 3s instead

  • CJSHYY
  • fungch1218

    Lin won’t stay in CHA so….
    And Dwight is not that great. He wanted the ball in the post when he played with Lin. There were not many PnRs. He and Harden don’t compliment each other.

  • noob

    yes this all makes sense now

  • Michael

    When you have more hair you are less bald. Still I must applaud him for saying nothing.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Batum knows for him to shine, he’d have to play with Lin and not Kemba

  • ICYMI BBallBreakdown has an excellent technical breakdown in Game 4 to show how the Heat had many opportunities but didn’t make the open shots

  • takeme2cruz

    Good thing Batum was being honest, otherwise Cliff would still put the “quarter back” in the starting lineup.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    if he’s talking about starting Big Al, then i like it because then he won’t be on the second unit with Lin. but he’s wrong about the “bigger bodies meeting Whiteside’s roll”. you need foot speed to do that, not size

  • takeme2cruz

    They need a coach with more brain.

  • takeme2cruz

    He might not know that Lin will be gone.

  • BobbyH

    Old school mediocre coach way of thinking. Even if Cliff coaches GSW, GSW won’t go far.

  • David Kim

    So he thinks big starting line up won last two games? LOL

  • Greg Anthony and Isiah Thomas heaped praise on JLin’s Impact on NBATV
    https://twitter.com/NBATV/status/725468269902061568

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! Can’t agree more….LOL!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    out of the frying pan and into the fire. DH12 will be surprise to see mini-harden on the hornets squad

  • Briiick

    Cliff’s quarterback quits, LOL.

  • takeme2cruz

    Exactly. Didn’t hear Whiteside complaining Hornet’s bigs.

  • CJSHYY

    I believe they don’t want him to play but he sure didn’t want to out of this series… so asked for come off the bench.

  • Phillycheese

    Bonjour, comment cá va?

  • fungch1218

    Lin is not a factor to him.

  • cdblue10

    almost game time folks

  • Briiick

    A short coach’s thought.

  • TTNN

    It will be horrible to play in that starter line up. Batum is smart enough not to sink with them.

  • JoeTeam

    La Belle Vie!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    this may be the biggest game in hornets history. let’s go JLIN!

  • LinMad

    they need this win, most important win

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Beat the Heat today.

  • Win

    Finally something nice that I wanna hear before the game.

  • cdblue10

    This is coming from the great Isiah Thomas,one of the living legend of basketball in NBA…I’ll believe this guy more than anybody else.

  • HVJoy

    je ne parle pas français

    despite taking 1-year French in college 🙁

  • Bible Fellows

    i’ve not posted for a long time even though i’m here reading the news everyday. thanks for posting this. it actually got me all emotional listening to them talk so sincerely and honestly about Lin’s ability and belief after so much doubts had crowded his entire journey. i couldn’t be more proud of Lin!

  • kauaiblue

    Lol… jlin leaves and they r stuck with howard… going down in flames next year!

  • cdblue10

    Yeah…Absolutely!!!!!

  • takeme2cruz

    Yeah John Stark the supermarket, paper or plastic mam to dunk on MJ.

  • sws94

    This is why it’s important Lin play in the playoffs. We know he’s a big game player and will play well. But in the playoffs, he has the big stage, no matter what team he’s on.

  • Win

    Jeremy Lin over / under are 13.5 pts

  • KL

    The only comment about Lin being a good backup I will accept is “BEST backup PG in the league”. (To me that means he can be a starter!)

  • cdblue10

    He knows what he is doing,this is his contract year

  • Monk

    But what if Lin goes to starter because of him? -_-

  • sws94

    He said Lin was the most important signing.

  • KL

    So did MJ. The greatest players think alike.

  • wu kong

    vote for player to watch on TNT: vote each quarter….
    https://twitter.com/monkeyes2/status/725470808588574722

  • takeme2cruz

    non of Clifford’s action back that up unless in desperate game.

  • wu kong

    it is rigged for sure but whatever Jlin had waaay more votes but of course they are following KW

  • CaliUSMC

    I love it mang. GO LIN

  • fungch1218

    Even if the starting PG in Dallas is open again, Lin should not go there.

    Cuban thinks Deron Williams is better than Lin.

    CP is desperate to prove himself as a star.

  • takeme2cruz

    It has to be, rigged.

  • JoeTeam

    … mang … that is good!

  • LinMad

    we should tweet about this to TNT

  • Michael

    Saw this and couldn’t help laughing. Are you sure you are going to start with those +/- numbers…

  • heart

    Did anyone see my notice about the DUBBING of the Podcast links of Bustin Loose Hour 2 and Hour 3? They took off the original show clips and dub the PRIMETIME Show over these two hours. Is this a coincidence? We’ll see if they fix this later? I’m still upset that they did that!!! Did anyone else beside Michael, Win or John Focker heard them talking about Cliff’s reactions of Lin? Review my earlier post so you understand what I mean. Please let me know. See the listing of shows still show Busting Loose Hour 2 and 3 but if you listen Primetime shows is dubbed over….http://wfnz.com/audio-on-demand/

  • takeme2cruz

    BTW, pls update his hair.

  • It shows 43% JLin and 42% Kemba

  • Win

    Go JLin! Go Hornets!

  • LinMad

    that’s bs, Lin was up by a lot and KW was only 20 something percent just a few minutes ago. This has to be rigged.

  • Michael

    Starters start at a 50% bonus. so Kemba is technically 50% + 42% = 92%..

  • LinMad

    what was said during the podcast that the Hornets FO may have disliked?

  • LinMad

    Charles Barkley still says “It’s still all about Kemba Walker”

  • Dan Ang

    Isiah Thomas, the OG one, has been a Lin fan for the get-go. Point guard like him, Magic, Nash, even Jason Kidd recognized the talent in Lin that everyone else doubts or tries to ignore.

  • takeme2cruz

    Let be known there’s a vote but we control the result.

    -Commie.

  • fungch1218

    Lin is a starter. He has his best game when he is primary ball handler.
    He is not a guard with 3-4 assists per game

  • Dan Ang

    Dwight might want to Facetime JLin before making that decision.
    We know JLin can resurrect careers of big men!

  • Is TNTOverTime only showing PlayerCam not the game?

  • heart

    Review my earlier posts. Basically one of the hosts talked about their live-game observations Cliff’s negative reactions toward Lin when he makes a TO or mistakes. Cliff often got on Lin on the sideline. They don’t see Cliff got on Lee bc they think Lee is Cliff’s guy and wants to re-sign him…

  • real-dsb

    really? where does it say that?

  • LinMad

    wow, that is good that he stood up to Cliff like that. They probably got embarrassed by it and cut that piece out.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    there are different modes that you can chose from.. mosaic, player cam, action, and backboard

  • fungch1218

    They didn’t say Lin should find a starting job next season.

  • LinMad

    I’m not going to support TNT if they rig the vote like this.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    looks like kemba won player cam. sad

  • Michael

    I usually start with practice mode.

  • sws94

    Meh on Brakley. He went on and on about Whiteside. Plus, he can say Jer-e-my. It sounds like Ghurmy.

  • Michael

    In the code my friend in the code….

  • ok, the action mode works now
    Thanks!

  • gandychan

    i’m feeling nervous. man. the nerves…

  • grover chang

    Give the guy a break. Let him win something.

  • heart

    I think so. Michael listened to it when I first posted. I went back to check and heard they dubbed over PrimeTime show instead for Hour 2 and 3. Look at the listing is still showing Bustin Loose…http://wfnz.com/audio-on-demand/

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    omg lol

  • grover chang

    Lin prayed for peace of spirit. We should probably make the same prayer for ourselves. Lol.

  • real-dsb

    what, seriously?

  • Lefon Jang

    Bad D!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    i’m just happy Big Al is not on the second unit 😀

  • real-dsb

    no interior defense, looks very familiar

  • Michael

    Just kidding. Lol..definately rigged though.

  • Win

    Starters dig dig dig again. 🙁

  • LinMad

    can’t let Dragic do that. Make him mad and poopy faced again.

  • kauaiblue

    here we go again… lol

  • Lefon Jang

    Time out!

  • real-dsb

    use backboard view

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    clifford getting exposed so badly

  • Win

    Can’t let Whiteside do that!!!

  • kauaiblue

    clifford is such a bad coach…

  • Win

    rotation defense is a mess….

  • kauaiblue

    we need to call the fireman again…

  • takeme2cruz

    Nothing new

  • Mr Chuckles

    No intensity again. They need Lin now.

  • real-dsb

    Game 5 summary: no interior defense, no interior defense, no interior defense

  • LinMad

    Just give them points will you..

  • Nolimitation

    Yup Hornets showing their true colors 8-2 start by Heat.

  • real-dsb

    I think the Hornets misheard Clifford and reverted to Game 1 and 2 *defense*

  • Win

    Come on I really want Hornets to win this one and end it in Game 6!

  • Lefon Jang

    Marvin’s got to nail them 3s

  • Good . thanks
    I’m not dizzy with Action mode now LOL

  • noob

    I’d have to agree though. Whiteside is the key to the series

  • LinMad

    Cliff’s plan in game 1 and game 2 in full effect for game 5.

  • Win

    Agreed. Hornets miss him.

  • Lam

    I think Miami are prepared to swarm Lin to prevent the spark plug from ignition. If they can do that, done deal for them.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    clifford: “bigger bodies meeting Whiteside’s roll”
    moron

  • cshot

    of course they can’t ever get a lead with the starters…. stupid

  • take 7 deep breaths and say, “Linsanity pleazzzze” 🙂

  • Ben Johnson

    No excuses not to play Jlin 32 minutes tonight

  • LinMad

    same

  • takeme2cruz

    Every second Lin on the bench the deeper the hole.

  • Mr Chuckles

    I agree. It will be interesting how Lin handles it.

  • cshot

    just start lin cliff. you’re making yourself look stupid

  • noob

    Whiteside already impacting both ends of the court

  • LinMad

    no excuse to not play Lin 40+ minutes

  • Win

    40+ if needed.

  • takeme2cruz

    Too late.

  • gandychan

    this is gonna be a sad outcome. 🙁

  • Win

    They will use the fast guard such as Winslow, Richardson and Green.

  • LinMad

    he’s too stubborn.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    for those who are getting a headache from the tntovertime cams, i suggest watching this on the smartphone/tablets

  • DX

    Is everyone getting used to starters suck like this? WTF, it seems Lin is their babysitter.

  • noob

    thats a goaltend

  • Win

    That was a goaltending!

  • LinMad

    Cliff won’t admit it.

  • real-dsb

    duh, how did the refs miss that

  • Lefon Jang

    two handed

  • CJSHYY

    Why stays w these starters?

  • John Focker

    Five years in the making.

  • LinMad

    haha Whiteside thinks this is football.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    the starters are just throwing up junk. never a good look

  • gandychan

    kaminsky is shrinking in the pressure.

  • real-dsb

    OMG, the announcer is clueless about the ball going up. After it hits the backboard, it’s a goaltend regardless going up.

  • Win

    MW! Go MW!

  • Lefon Jang

    Yes marvin!

  • gandychan

    marvin needs that floater to work.

  • Briiick

    It’s known as Cliff ball.

  • takeme2cruz

    Go Mav

  • real-dsb

    you have to set and take the charge on the Wade backdowns

  • heart

    Defense is so bad. Kam and AJ defense are so bad.

  • Lefon Jang

    Meet the ball at the rim Kaminsky!!!

  • cshot

    cmon marv!

  • kauaiblue

    its routine…

  • Win

    Gotta stop Tragic Goran.

  • LinMad

    Need better rebounders on this team.

  • LinMad

    Yep, i want to see that poopy face when he’s mad.

  • Win

    Smart to go with Al but didnt get foul call.

  • Lefon Jang

    Kaminsky got to jump a little!

  • kauaiblue

    my goodness.. kaminsky is useless…

  • LinMad

    Lin should be point off the bench, not batum. Batum should be catch and shoot mode.

  • takeme2cruz

    The best is yet to come…in

  • kauaiblue

    iso al? really?

  • Win

    He is good as a rookie. But not a X factor.

  • CJSHYY

    Why Whiteside can score vs Al now?

  • kauaiblue

    Marv!

  • LW

    Hornets starters are always in a hole.

  • Win

    Yea. Hope to get Whiteside in foul trouble.

  • Nolimitation

    That was the right call whiteside

  • Win

    MW!

  • Lefon Jang

    Hello Marv,

  • DX

    Kind wish Hornets lose this game. Cliff doesn’t deserve a win by doing these.

  • Win

    Welcome back!

  • LinMad

    MW feeling it

  • cshot

    marv!!!

  • Win

    Marv on fire!

  • Lefon Jang

    How many layups have we seen Lee missed?

  • cshot

    travel

  • Win

    Al!!!

  • takeme2cruz

    YESSS JEF

  • kauaiblue

    Big Al!

  • LinMad

    Dragic meltdown coming soon.

  • cdblue10

    Lets go!!!!

  • cshot

    too many

  • Win

    Lin is in!

  • real-dsb

    nice D by AJ to tie up the ball

  • Win

    WTH?

  • cshot

    BIG AL PLAYING D?!

  • LinMad

    I don’t think Al can jump but lets see..

  • cshot

    jlin!

  • Great 8-0 run by Hornets to tie it 14-14
    0-3 Heat TOs

  • Win

    Nice D!

  • Lam

    is datum playing?

  • KWC

    First time there is no hole when Lin comes in.

  • cshot

    not yet

  • Win

    What was the that KW?

  • Lefon Jang

    air ball Kemba

  • Lin in at 6:12 mark in Q1

  • Win

    Frank!

  • Win

    Let kick some Heat butts!

  • kauaiblue

    are they playing keep away from jlin again?

  • noob

    Lin in early. Charlottes going to outrun the Heat

  • real-dsb

    1q530 that was great ball movement!

  • cdblue10

    Kaminsky 33333

  • LinMad

    good ball movement right there.

  • Nolimitation

    NIce mini comeback by the starters.

  • cshot

    too early to tell so far

  • sws94

    Just had to weather the storm. Miami is making mistakes at home. Marv and Kam hit 3s. Big Al playing D!

  • LinMad

    yep!

  • noob

    all started with beating them down the court

  • Wow.. we got Hornets teamball and raining 3ssss!!!
    AWESOME BuzzTime!

  • cshot

    who did jlin check in for again?

  • LinMad

    Just keep pushing the pace and they will get tired. They’re too physical/muscular and old to run with us.

  • kauaiblue

    if marv gets his 3 groove back, watch out!

  • Win

    If Hornets get the call that they are SUPPOSE to get. Hornets take game 5!

  • cdblue10

    good game so far

  • LW

    Hornets’ 3s are starting to fall for them.

  • Lee

  • cshot

    thanks psalm!

  • LinMad

    Looks like we are shooting more 3s now. Cliff did use reverse psychology on them. He knew they would guard the interior more.

  • Dan Ang

    TNTOvertime Player Cam is a con. They were probably going to show Kemba regardless. Just a tool to collect data on us! WTH!

  • If Hornets 3s are falling, the Heat will be in deep trouble!

  • BobbyH

    Is it about regular season games or playoff games?

  • CJSHYY

    Good. They finall shoot more 3P today

  • Lefon Jang

    Heat collapsed in the paint leaving Marvin open

  • Win

    Haha. U were right on that.

  • LinMad

    they will have to spread out more and then that’s when Kemba/Lin attacks the inside. They will make adjustments soon.

  • Howan Cheung

    They better, sacrificing my night sleep for the game by staying up this late

  • noob

    you complaining? that was great team ball smh

  • cshot

    its rigged. i gave up getting upset about it a long time ago

  • Win

    Yea. They gotta respect our 3s and it will open on the lane.

  • Win

    RRRRR. Cant finish!

  • Lefon Jang

    great take, too hard

  • Lam

    Are the Heat packing the paint and allowing more threes just to stop Lin and Kemba’s drives?
    Change in Miami strategy?

  • real-dsb

    argggggg

  • cdblue10

    Kemba33333

  • Win

    Hornets 3 are falling.

  • wow.. 14-0 run!
    20-14

  • Lefon Jang

    The heat is protecting the paint leaving outside shooter open!

  • LinMad

    DEATH BY 3sssssss

  • Win

    Why jump shot Al????

  • cshot

    jeremy blew a layup but it was good try

  • Win

    KW on fire!

  • LW

    Lin is not warmed up yet

  • Guest

    Hornets are going to win the series in 7 games. Heats adjustment do not make too big of an impact.

  • real-dsb

    1q400 someone tried to take a charge on Lin, didn’t get the call

  • noob

    Hornets need to keep up this pace. The Heat will wear out

  • cdblue10

    slipped on his fingers

  • Mr Chuckles

    Kaminsky is off on defense.

  • cshot

    KEMBA

  • LinMad

    KEMBA SLAYING IT

  • Win

    That was a flop!

  • LinMad

    Heat needs to respect both the 3 and the drives. It’s going to wear them out soon.

  • Mr Chuckles

    Good sign.

  • Lefon Jang

    The heat has to respect outside shooting now. That’ll open the lane for LIn

  • Win

    Cody didnt get the call!

  • LW

    what is Frank doing?

  • real-dsb

    aw man, all the hornets missing layups

  • Mr Chuckles

    That is what I was saying.

  • Lefon Jang

    Pass the ball Kemba!!!

  • LinMad

    Batum……..ur ankle is bad why u even do that…

  • Win

    KW what da heck was that??????

  • real-dsb

    1q2:20 that should have been offensive foul on dragic

  • Lefon Jang

    lol one second too long!

  • The Heat is not used to this fast pace.
    It will favor the Hornets in the long-run

  • NONONO

    Keep Lin out until Kemba sit please

  • Win

    Damn 3 sec….

  • LinMad

    man, pass the ball more to Lin. Don’t ice him out this early

  • Win

    Nice rebound Lin!

  • Win

    No assist for Lin on Hawk’s 2?

  • real-dsb

    1q1m good movement. Zeller set pick for Lin, who penetrated and dished to Hawes

  • cdblue10

    Lin is hesitating

  • Win

    Yea. A little.

  • LinMad

    naw Hawes dribbled too much

  • Win

    1st foul!!!

  • real-dsb

    nah, Hawes dribbled a few times for a floater

  • Lefon Jang

    Nice cut LIn!

  • cdblue10

    NOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Win

    I hate Heat fans!

  • real-dsb

    oh no, Lin’s ankle

  • Win

    No noonononoono

  • cshot

    plz no plz no

  • Lefon Jang

    Made 1 FT

  • adele

    Lin hurt his right ankle. He is limping☹️

  • Hope Lin’s ankle is fine 🙁

  • real-dsb

    1q030 first point for Lin

  • Win

    Batum doesn’t have much touches yet.

  • cdblue10

    NIce nice nice

  • kauaiblue

    if he is hurt, then i’ll turn it off…

  • Win

    Same here!

  • real-dsb

    1q001 haha, they tried to triple team KW, who picked up 3 FTs. LOL

  • cshot

    he seems to be ok

  • LinMad

    Good job Kemba. 3 FTs

  • heart

    Wasn’t that a 3sec. bogus foul call on Lin causing a TO?

  • real-dsb

    crowd chanting “referees suck”

  • takeme2cruz

    Lin is iron man.

  • kauaiblue

    without jlin, they are done…

  • Win

    Wait until Lin play with Batum. We are gonna see some team ball.

  • Win

    Heat fans suck!

  • LinMad

    hahaha they want to blame it on someone.

  • cshot

    “ref you suck” i think lol

  • Lefon Jang

    Kemba was sandwiched!

  • John Focker

    Great, it’s gonna backfire!

  • Mr Chuckles

    Good call

  • LinMad

    Lin just needs to walk it off and he’s fine.

  • kauaiblue

    is he ok?

  • noob

    probably going to be a decoy this game

  • cshot

    seems to be walking it off

  • Howan Cheung

    worst fanbase

  • cdblue10

    Yep don’t turn off your tv yet

  • Win

    He did. That was a correct call! Heat fans is complaining about every calls thanks to moron Whiteside!

  • noob

    hope Lin is ok. His team really needs him

  • kauaiblue

    lol… got it!

  • Win

    Seem like it.

  • kauaiblue

    ok, thanks!

  • real-dsb

    did anyone see a replay of Lin injuring his ankle? (no replays on tnt overtime)

  • grover chang

    They actually seen to be doing fairly well. If Lin is hurt then I say sit out.

  • Nolimitation

    Ok nice 1st qtr even though Lin didn’t get to many touches. Hope he’s ok.

  • kauaiblue

    it didn’t look too bad… it was awkward, but he didn’t roll it…

  • noob

    just spray some of that magic spray they are always using in soccer matches and he’ll be fine

  • Good start by the Hornets to weather the storm
    Up 28-25 is good.
    Faster pace will favor the younger Hornets team to break down Heat’s D

  • LinMad

    If that was Batum, he would have to sit out for a week. But Lin is a tough dude. He’s twisted his ankles before and still plays it through. It’s also the way Batum is built. His feet and legs are not on par with his upper body.

  • kauaiblue

    lol… when they inexplicably fall out of thin air? soccer rocks btw… world cup is the best!

  • noob

    yeah didn’t see a roll

  • takeme2cruz

    Lin missed first layup just like last game. Good things follow.

  • LinMad

    probably hurt his knee more.

  • kauaiblue

    oh no, it was awkward… everyone is banged up this time of year…

  • james brown

    defense is tight with heat but can be penetrated by lin!

  • Win

    20+ points at least pls…

  • adele

    Only 2.

  • LinMad

    It doesn’t matter that Lin missed a layup, as long as he keeps attacking, they have to respect him. And that gives space for 3s and other stuff to happen.

  • cdblue10

    Heat players are breaking down

  • adele

    28-25 hornets 1st quarter

  • heart

    The host talked about his observation on Cliff’s animated behavior whenever Lin makes a mistake or has a TO in live game situation. I’m guessing he’s been observing since regular season. He didn’t specified. He’s not really high on Lin.

  • LinMad

    lol Miami thinks every foul is not a foul.

  • Nolimitation

    Still a injury is a injury. Dont want to over do it.

  • kauaiblue

    batum bad shot…

  • cdblue10

    C’mon Batum

  • Win

    Why a quick 3 like that Batum?

  • Lefon Jang

    Stop backing up Zeller, take the charge like a man!

  • Rick Johnson

    Batum let the PG initiate the offense !

  • real-dsb

    2q12 second unit time, let’s go Lin

  • noob

    the call is coming from the bench

  • Win

    He hasn’t touch the ball much to be fair.

  • cshot

    damn winslow is athletic

  • cshot

    rusty with decisions lol

  • zxcvb

    Batum playing PG instead of Lin. They really, really don’t want to win with Lin.

  • LinMad

    Batum takes some ill advised shots

  • That 3pter w/o passing in that possession is not good

  • Win

    (#@_(#*_(*@ Damn Clifford want Batum play point forward again… SMH!

  • real-dsb

    2q11 batum playing PG.

  • Lefon Jang

    c’mon Zeller

  • Win

    Nice pass from Lin, Cody cant finish.

  • real-dsb

    2q10 Lin had beautiful feed to Zeller, missed it point blank

  • Zeller blew Lin’s assist 🙁

  • zxcvb

    Lin just standing in the corner.

  • Mr Chuckles

    So bad

  • Win

    Clifford u (#*_(@#*_(@*#_(*#_(*@_(*(&$^&#^$*

  • LinMad

    Pushed Marvin.

  • Lefon Jang

    wow denied by Hawes!

  • zxcvb

    Batum chucking.

  • Win

    POINT FORWARD DONT WORK U MORON CLIFFORD!

  • real-dsb

    hawes with a huge block on winslow

  • cdblue10

    Batum needs to sit….

  • real-dsb

    all the hornets missing badly

  • kauaiblue

    what is clifford doing??

  • zxcvb

    Terrible offense with Batum at PG.

  • Rick Johnson

    Batum just let JLin take it up. You not doing anything.

  • heart

    Lin cut inside the open paint right under the basket, yet NB didn’t pass to him.

  • It looks so disorganized

  • cshot

    i knew batum would do this. ice out lin

  • zxcvb

    Lin completely frozen out.

  • Win

    Some one gotta tell Clifford BATUM IS NOT A POINT FORWARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • LinMad

    Batum at point is ruining the pace.

  • LFW

    I knew it. Barnum wanted the spotlight!

  • Nolimitation

    Great now they icing out Lin

  • Lefon Jang

    Heat trapping Lin now

  • I am The Jason

    Lin not taking over is why the offense is stagnant right now. This is what happened to BF1

  • Win

    Yup.

  • Lin’s being double-teamed
    Heat tries to prevent him from driving at all cost

  • real-dsb

    both teams 0-11 FG in 2nd quarter

  • 808JL7

    Batum

  • real-dsb

    they game plan for Lin

  • Win

    Tragic Goran. 😛

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Cliff should not treat this like some comeback game for Batum. This is the playoffs, for crying out loud.

  • LinMad

    Hawes doing good damage though

  • noob

    Batum doesn’t have it tonight

  • cdblue10

    Batum will lose this game by himself

  • LinMad

    ok sit Batum now

  • zxcvb

    Batum turning it over every possession.

  • Rick Johnson

    Batum go stand in the corner and wait for a shot. Let JLin bring up the ball.

  • real-dsb

    mcroberts with a flop

  • Lefon Jang

    He’s too slow

  • kauaiblue

    what is going on?? batum get out of there!

  • zxcvb

    Batum is trash. STOP IT. He juggles every pass and catch.

  • Nolimitation

    mcroberts flops

  • zxcvb

    Luckily, the Miami bench is ice-cold.

  • Win

    They sure did. Lin gotta hit outside shot to score or swing the ball for assist.

  • noob

    how many TO’s is that on Batum now? 3?

  • heart

    Thought NB has 2 TOs. Score board shows 1.

  • jimmyL

    Told you Batum’s just gonna take the ball away from Lin

  • cdblue10

    Just put Batum on injury list

  • real-dsb

    McFlop

  • DaBoss

    Git him outta there!!!! Offense must go through Lin!

  • DX

    What a mess!

  • LinMad

    How can Coach Clifford even think this is working out for the better with Batum at point guard? He’s too slow. He can’t even beat his defender when he asks for the ball so why even ask for the ball.

  • Win

    Batum is fine. It is Clifford want Batum to be a POINT FORWARD and that PISSING ME OFF!

  • Sophie Paris

    And from hornets lol

  • kauaiblue

    my ymca team is more cohesive then this…

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    heats are terrified of Lin’s dibble penetration. they’re closing on him quick

  • Win

    Clifford u are a %%$&$%&#% moron!

  • David Kim

    Best PG in coach’s mind
    kemba > batum > lin
    LOL

  • jimmyL

    Just sit batum for the rest of the series
    2nd unit offense is awful now that Batum is in and Hawes aint helping either

  • NONONO

    Heat cheer leading are so bad

  • Howan Cheung

    He stumbles on the court and keep fumbling the ball. Should take alonger rest

  • Win

    Yea. Even on high PnR.

  • DaBoss

    Clifford – this loss will be on you.

  • LinMad

    Batum can shoot and kill it. I don’t know why Cliff asks Batum to take the ball away from Lin’s hands. Lin is the point guard.

  • james brown

    if he was passing, it is ok but if chucking point, it will never be a success!

  • noob

    game planned for it. leaves wide open shots for teammates but they need to hit them

  • Rick Johnson

    BF1 would be running up the score if it wasn’t for Batum. Just lucky right now MIA missing shots.

  • real-dsb

    hey, i just noticed the Player cam is covering Lin now

  • jolno

    Batum has been beyond horrible so far. He was bad even when healthy during game one and two but now it’s almost like he is playing for the Heat! Clifford needs so bench him fast or else the Hornets will likely lose tonight’s game.

  • Win

    Batum should catch and shoot or penetrate.

  • occupatio

    they like them thick

  • NONONO

    no way he would get max contract if he sits out = at the price of losing game

  • LinMad

    Maybe even Lee before Lin.

  • Lefon Jang

    222222222

  • cdblue10

    222222

  • Win

    Lin 222222222222!

  • Lefon Jang

    Nice cut and nice pass by Hawes

  • Chopz

    Turnover

  • real-dsb

    2q7 yesss, Lin made the layup! here come the buckets!

  • sport

    Finally! I was about to say, Lin you need to take more than just 1 shot attempt!!

  • Michael

    My feed is too slow….22222

  • LinMad

    222222222222222222 and Batum is out so that’s good news

  • Lefon Jang

    what’s with Lee? cant make shot!

  • Chopz

    No look

  • cdblue10

    assist w/ no look feed

  • Lefon Jang

    LIn to Williams!

  • Win

    What a pass from Lin!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Rick Johnson

    Yess Lin, that’s what a PG is supposed to do!! great assist.

  • noob

    Lin with a great sequence of plays!

  • DaBoss

    Lin take over as floor general!

  • 808JL7

    Lin assist to MW!!!

  • cdblue10

    That’s how you play stupid Batum

  • real-dsb

    2q7 what a no look feed!!!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    SWEET PASS

  • sws94

    LIN to MARV. Great pass. Great pass. Great pass. Great pass.

  • Win

    Hornets gonna take this! Yes Yes Yes!

  • No look assist from Lin to Marvin!!!

  • NONONO

    watch Dragic is trying to hurt Lin

  • devin23

    When Jeremy is PG, good things happen..

  • I am The Jason

    Now the offense is running smoothly with Lin at the helm.

  • David Ly

    Check, the no look is back in effect.

  • LinMad

    THAT NO LOOK FEEDDDDDDDD

  • Howan Cheung

    And Lin again forces a timeout for Spoelstra

  • Lefon Jang

    “Jeremy Lin once again making things happen for Hornets”

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Spo had to call a timeout on that JLin pass to Williams… threatened much

  • cshot

    no look feed a beauty

  • LinMad

    Lin causing Miami to call timeout every time lol

  • David Ly

    Best friends!

  • Win

    JLin is the only TRUE PG in this Hornets team baby!

  • David Ly

    Wow Batum came out and all of a sudden the offense is fluid.

  • Chopz

    That was a beautiful pass by magic : )

  • LinMad

    Cliff hasn’t respected that yet. He needs to respeckkkkkkkk it!

  • real-dsb

    I like the current lineup on the floor, as long as they can hold up on defense.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    now this is what you’d call team play

  • Win

    MW is hot. Good to see. I miss him..

  • sport

    Cliff knows the percentage in history and that winning game5 is very important, glad Lin getting used properly and PG time without Kemba!

  • jolno

    Batum was finally replaced by Lee and the Hornets immediately went on a run. Coincidence LOL?

  • noob

    He’s getting the ball quickly up the court allowing the Hornets to make a play before the heat are even set

  • LinMad

    RESPECK LIN AT PG CLIFF RESPECK HIS ROLE!!!!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    no coincidence!

  • zxcvb

    Can you imagine how big this lead would be if Batum didn’t waste the first 6m of the quarter?

  • LinMad

    when Lin is PG, players run cause they know they will get the ball from him.

  • kauaiblue

    this guy does it all… defense, beautiful passing, scores… plays hard… idiots…

  • cdblue10

    Batum and Clffraud can kiss each other after this season

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Lin will force his respeck

  • occupatio

    such a sweet pass. got me fooled lol

  • Win

    + Cody and Frank both miss some shot from Lin nice passes.

  • sws94

    Cody went to the locker room. Hope he’s ok.

  • sport

    Note to Hornets, not too late to give Lin the Max instead of Batum, I kid it’s too late!

  • Spo must be thinking: “Let’s see if this timeout can prevent JLin from HEATing up!” lol

  • NONONO

    Why TNT commentators are always on Heat.s side?

  • real-dsb

    Zeller went to the locker room, hurt?

  • cshot

    fooled the tnt overtime cameramen almost haha

  • cdblue10

    Shaq played w/ miami

  • Win

    I hate Ian. I think he is racist. He did it to Yi Julian.

  • zxcvb

    I don’t even blame that — shots miss and make. But selfishness I can’t stand.

  • Lefon Jang

    Dragic just passed the ball to Marvin!

  • real-dsb

    how did I know Lee would miss the layup? lol

  • kauaiblue

    are they trying to not to give it jlin? geesh…

  • Howan Cheung

    good pass lol

  • occupatio

    indeed cameraman hadnt centered the action

  • sws94

    Wade and Dragic aren’t playing well.

  • JoeTeam

    magic pass by our beautiful JLin (I’m a guy, I just can’t write it you know …) Blubell, you do it.

  • cshot

    and yet another missed layup by lee

  • NONONO

    We do not need KW and Batum to win!

  • Win

    I am sorry but I gotta say it at least in this series. Tragic Goran. LOL!

  • sws94

    Slick move, but he was moving too fast to get the touch right.

  • LinMad

    I like when Lee drives too as long as he doesn’t dribble too much, hes good.

  • Lefon Jang

    22222222

  • cdblue10

    hahahahahaha 22222 heat can’t keep up

  • Win

    Lin coast to coast!!!!!!!!!

  • Lefon Jang

    Lin coast to coast!

  • 808JL7

    Coast to coast baby!!!

  • real-dsb

    2q6 told you the buckets are coming for Lin!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    YESSSSS

  • JJ Hui

    Clifford needs to know they won game 4th and 5th without Batum! Is he drunk?

  • Lin reverse layup.. YESSSSSS!!!!
    40-28

  • real-dsb

    10-0 run for Hornets

  • zxcvb

    THE LIN SHOW

  • Ben Johnson

    Take it home Jlin!!!

  • DaBoss

    Keep up the intensity Jeremy!

  • LinMad

    Lin fastbreak !

  • cdblue10

    here you go another assist

  • real-dsb

    2q5 Wade’s hook shot against Lee

  • Lefon Jang

    Nice pass by Lin to Marvin!

  • Win

    What a pass again!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    If Lin can go coast to coast during playoffs.. heart attack for the HEAT.

  • LinMad

    what ankle injury?

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    SWEET!

  • Win

    PG PG PG PG PG PG LIn!!!!!!!!!!

  • real-dsb

    2q5 Lin is slicing up the Miami D for another great feed!

  • zxcvb

    LINNNNN DIIIIIIIME

  • Lefon Jang

    Breakout night for Marvin

  • sport

    Lin!!! 40-28 lol Hornets will go to 2nd round, it’s game over….

  • Another Lin assist to Marvin!!!
    42-30

  • real-dsb

    2q5 Wade killing Lee

  • LinMad

    Lin + Williams!!!!!!!

  • Win

    Lin show how to break a trap. By giving nice passes baby!

  • real-dsb

    2q4 Lin on Wade now

  • Mr Chuckles

    Kaminsky again asleep on D

  • JJ Hui

    See the magic of Lin!

  • zxcvb

    If Batum sat his butt down, Lin would have this lead 15-20.

  • Lefon Jang

    Lin’s fouled

  • Win

    There you go. Lin will shut you Heat fans up!

  • DaBoss

    Jeremy Lin quiets the crowd – yes!

  • cdblue10

    FT’SSSSSS

  • real-dsb

    2q4 Lin picks up foul on the drive, quiets the crowd

  • Lefon Jang

    Lin quiets the crowd

  • zxcvb

    SMARTS!

  • “Jeremy Lin quiets the crowd on the drive!”

  • Rick Johnson

    JLin quiets the crowd.

  • real-dsb

    Marvin playing well today, we need it!

  • LinMad

    Lin played lots of minutes without resting.

  • JoeTeam

    JLin totally powering this team now.

  • Win

    I do think LIn should have pass that one.

  • cdblue10

    calm down

  • Lefon Jang

    time out!

  • Win

    Time out!

  • kauaiblue

    pathetic…

  • Mr Chuckles

    Strange decision to take that long 2.

  • zxcvb

    No prob. Basketball is a “game of runs”

  • DaBoss

    Gotta calm down and regroup now

  • I am The Jason

    Charlotte starters come back in the Heat go on a run. Where have I seen this before????

  • zxcvb

    I like the aggression/swag.

  • Lefon Jang

    Lin was opened he has to take that shot!

  • NONONO

    why KW is on the court?

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    kemba back and there goes the lead

  • cdblue10

    He should made a time out after the 1st fast break

  • sport

    Walker in and lead goes down due to his disadvantage on defense no surprise.

  • Nolimitation

    Lin seems like he’s walking funny. Hope thats a fluke ankle injury

  • kauaiblue

    agreed.

  • occupatio

    should have been layup on fastbreak but lin lost the handle

  • zxcvb

    Gotta keep the D honest.

  • yes… I still like the fast pace of the game.
    By 2nd half, the older Heat players will be gasping for air

  • JJ Hui

    Lin played 15 min already

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    yea

  • cshot

    saw that as well

  • LinMad

    Lin with 15 minutes straight…

  • kauaiblue

    the state farm commercial is so dumb…

  • sport

    Lin looks gassed already why?

  • zxcvb

    10m wasted though by Batum handling and icing him out.

  • Win

    Dropping Dime is killing me.

  • cshot

    he always looks gassed. just him

  • zxcvb

    Could have been it.

  • LinMad

    15 minutes straight. Even Kemba got to rest with his 14 minutes.

  • real-dsb

    maybe because he hurt his ankle in 1st q

  • Lefon Jang

    Hornets cannot afford to sit Lin.

  • Joe what do you know

    Is Lin alright with that early incident regarding his ankle?

  • sws94

    Lin has to rest. Clifford just plays him 15 minutes plus straight.

  • kauaiblue

    glad he didn’t go in… he woulda gotten hammered…

  • DX

    Lin isn’t starting but play more than starters. why?

  • travis

    on top of that he is used for his offense and defense

  • zxcvb

    That’s what Jeremy himself says!

  • Lefon Jang

    No problem!

  • sport

    Didn’t know, Cliff needs to give Lin a 1 min breather.

  • heart

    Miami fans seem to have it out for Lin. Let’s pray that Lin stays focused and energized w/ supernatural strength to propel him to do well but and to surprised the fans in this game. Amen.

  • NONONO

    Lin should take all open shots. KW toke 3 quarters to get hot last game. Lin should take as many as 15 shots before the 4th quarter/

  • LinMad

    yep both sides of the court…his effort is 100%

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    is clifford gonna play Lin long stretches again?

  • cshot

    and his harvard teammate if im correct

  • JoeTeam

    you remember! I just watch his strength getting back to set up. Still solid strides, even with tweaked ankle. Looking good.

  • zxcvb

    Yeah. I mean, he’s not feeling 100% but this is the playoffs. Most guys are banged up/fatigued.

  • Win

    Agreed! Save for 2nd half!

  • LinMad

    I know that long 2 was a bad shot but maybe Lin wanted to reserve some energy.

  • noob

    Clifford not going to sit Lin

  • james brown

    if he played less some whine, play more, still whine?maybe cliff’s time management!

  • Lefon Jang

    c’mon Al what a waste of LIn’s assist

  • cdblue10

    assist

  • Win

    Lin pass!

  • Lefon Jang

    another assist by Lin to Big Al

  • DaBoss

    There you go – patience

  • sport

    Totally agree he only took 10 last game and if they want to win this one he’s going to have to take at least 15 shots!!

  • occupatio

    could have set up a pass. anyway, he lost the handle. otherwise, should not have backed out of 2 on 1 fast break.

  • LinMad

    good find by Lin twice…

  • cshot

    beautiful feed again

  • DX

    Al, Cody, Lee, Keminsky, how many asts have been wasted.

  • real-dsb

    why is the crowd chanting “Let’s go EAT”?

    jk

  • zxcvb

    Lin always quieting the crowd.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Lin really knows how to get Big Al OPEN looks. gets him the ball very close to the basket

  • Win

    Yea!!! Offensive foul!

  • LOL Heat tried to trap Lin ..
    Dime to Big Al!

    #QuietTheCrowdAgain

  • Lefon Jang

    nice job Kemba to draw the offensive!

  • Mr Chuckles

    Good call

  • Rick Johnson

    Good job Kemba, draws the offensive foul !!

  • DaBoss

    good job KW

  • real-dsb

    2q2 richardson offensive foul, lol

  • Lefon Jang

    that’s why Heat defense don’t work on Lin no more

  • Win

    Go Hornets. Blow them out!

  • zxcvb

    Make up call. Should have been a foul on the Marvin TO.

  • Sophie Paris

    Let’s get back at it

  • Win

    Another pass!

  • LinMad

    good job Kemba with taking the charge

  • cdblue10

    dropping dimes dropping dimes

  • Howan Cheung

    KW is playing well, can´t find fault in him this game

  • The Heat is dissipated 😀

  • sws94

    Trapping Lin isn’t working. His court vision is too good.

  • Win

    Lol. Now I like it a lot!!!!

  • ty

    all day!

  • travis

    jeremy playing at such a high level

  • zxcvb

    Lin’s passes are AMAZING.

  • real-dsb

    Lin will end the 1st half with the most minutes for the Hornets.

  • cshot

    ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL FEED

  • David Ly

    Jeremy dropping dimes more than Damien.

  • LinMad

    That was very patient of Lin.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Big Al getting all kinds of easy buckets from Lin

  • zxcvb

    Lin dominating with passes. That was an amazing post-feed.

  • JJ Hui

    Lin playing 18 min, Clifford is so unbelievable!

  • noob

    I’m impressed with Lin tonight. Great patience

  • 7iger

    1st time ever in Hornet?

  • sws94

    Blocking foul? OK.

  • David Ly

    Jeremy victim of makeup call foul.

  • Win

    Cliff not happy with the call on Lin. Good to see!

  • Lefon Jang

    Lin was bulldozered! should be offensive foul on Deng!

  • real-dsb

    2q1 no way, Deng lowered his shoulder and plowed Lin twice

  • DaBoss

    You got that right – bogus

  • cdblue10

    absolutely

  • LinMad

    I’ve never seen a blocking foul like that before lol

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Refs betting money on Heat again

  • real-dsb

    even the announcers thought it was clear offensive

  • zxcvb

    Definite offensive foul. Hopefully Lin will get a makeup call in the next minute or two.

  • Deng lowered the shoulder .. that’s an offensive foul
    No blocking on Lin

    bogus call

  • cshot

    offesneive freaking foul

  • Win

    Lee cant finish…

  • adele

    He is driving Lin to the ground

  • Lefon Jang

    Lee’s just sorry to see offensively

  • DaBoss

    OK Kemba needs to calm down

  • cdblue10

    Coach needs to talk to the referees man

  • kauaiblue

    if theyre going to do this garbage play, whey is jlin in there?

  • ty

    He needs to sit

  • DaBoss

    true – not helping right now

  • zxcvb

    Defense.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    what the heck is Lee and Kemba doing? throwing up junk!

  • David Kim

    Coach!!!! Lin should be the PG!!!! Not Kemba…!!!

  • cdblue10

    dimes dimes

  • NONONO

    Sit KW please

  • Win

    Lin could have 6-7 assist already.. I

  • Lefon Jang

    5 assists!

  • sport

    Take Walker out he’s killing the team!!

  • Win

    New game plan. Dropping Dime, Dropping Dime!

  • Rick Johnson

    Wow, those passes just magically show up in Jefferson’s hands.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Lin is a PNR GOD

  • Another beautiful assist from JLin to Big Al!
    49-45

  • JoeTeam

    lee playing poorly

  • LinMad

    dimessssssssssss

  • zxcvb

    Jeremy “Stockton” Lin

  • occupatio

    too much kemba

  • real-dsb

    Lin is making the Heat pay big time for doubling him

  • Nolimitation

    Damn Heat scoring in transitoin. Its like they’re in sync. Unlike Kemba chucking

  • devin23

    walker is such a chucker…

  • Mr Chuckles

    That last KW play was predictable.

  • kauaiblue

    beautiful pass by jlin!

  • Lefon Jang

    Walker missing layup just like Lee!

  • cdblue10

    Walker needs to give it to Lin

  • sport

    If Al was younger him and Lin would be amazing.

  • DaBoss

    Jeremy needs to talk to Kemba – calm him down

  • sws94

    How many assists for Lin?

  • Epie

    Damn traffic, missed the whole 1st half!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Kemba tried to be a last minute hero…. and crashes.

  • kauaiblue

    iso walker… and miss… do you believe it?

  • travis

    lin adjust to heats d and drops dimes instead of slashing, kemba just doing the same thing over and over

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Kemba suck so bad. can’t stand the guy. always have to take the last shot

  • Rick Johnson

    Hornets had momentum with JLin at PG before Walker came in.

  • 808JL7

    Kemba again can’t convert. Give it up on the last shot.

  • jimmyL

    Kemba being selfish, nothing new im okay with that
    Lee too? thats bad basketball so annoying

  • DaBoss

    Well, just saw how Jeremy is a much better floor general than Kemba

  • real-dsb

    Lin with team high 18 mins in first half

  • kauaiblue

    if jlin just got the ball to control the game, this would be a blowout…

  • zxcvb

    Jeremy + D-Leaguers could beat either of these teams’ starters.

  • cshot

    jeremy must have a lot of loose change from lunch cus hes dropping them dimes all over the place

  • sport

    Lin needs to start next quarter as PG with Walker out!!!

  • LinMad

    KW should stick to 3s, he was hitting them early. Let Lin drive and PnR.

  • Win

    Heat game plan is to trap Lin. So Lin change his game plan to DROPPING DIME!

  • Sophie Paris

    3Q will says who wins.. we need a run ^^

  • JJ Hui

    Smarty pant coach!

  • noob

    Lin really setting his teammates up well tonight. 5 assists in first half

  • LinMad

    yep smart PG

  • sport

    Was about to be until Walker ruined everything!! Hornets lose without Lin playing PG!!

  • Joe what do you know

    SMH…. How many supposedly easy shots has Kemba botched? I lost count…

  • DaBoss

    always finding ways to help his team score

  • Briiick

    Lin’s stationary movement and passing are a state of art.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    just think, the Hornets would have already swept the Heats if Kemba wasn’t crippling the team

  • LinMad

    a few blown ones and hockey assists too

  • FrankW

    5 ast

  • jimmyL

    Lin played 18mins straight
    thats bad coaching

  • Mr Chuckles

    Al is setting up nicely for those dimes.

  • JLin with 6pts/5asts/2rebs +2 in 18 min in the 1st half
    Hornets leads 49-47

  • kauaiblue

    he’s amazing!

  • jimmyL

    and Lee

  • Rick Johnson

    Lin got 5 AST most on team but seems to play PG least of Walker, Batum. Dont play Batum at PG anymore.

  • David Kim

    If we do double team lin , he assists.
    If we dont, he drive in…
    I dont know what to do…

    – whiteside..
    LOL

  • LinMad

    Coach needs this win and I guess he heard that Lin deserves 40+ minutes like Lee did.

  • Win

    Could have been 6-8 assist. I think they rob on from Lin pass to Hawks made FG.

  • DX

    Should be 10 asts already if teammates didn’t miss the easy lay ups.

  • noob

    Clifford has no choice. If He doesn’t give Lin heavy minutes they have no chance of winning

  • sport

    Tell us something we don’t know. MJ needs to watch this game and say something about Lin being PG!

  • jimmyL

    he needed Lin but 18mins straight will tire him out quick and he twisted his ankle too

  • kauaiblue

    beautiful pg play!

  • Win

    Play the Dropping Dime song now. I am luving it!

  • jimmyL

    Should have done that long time ago

  • Ben Johnson

    I do, just let Clifford be the coach and let him give the keys to an inefficient Walker

    – spo

  • cshot

    cody missed like 2 open layups

  • ty

    I’m liking the last State Farm “dropping dimes” spot

  • DrewBear2

    But when and for how long do you take him out without breaking his rhythm?

  • real-dsb

    I think it’s fine. 18 mins per half is perfect.

  • kauaiblue

    they are still winning despite crep play be batum and walker…

  • occupatio

    i like how lin has handled the double teams. hes been using the attracted attention to find open teammate. its been excellent adaptation to miami.

  • sport

    I hate this, it was going to be a blowout then Cliff thought it was a good idea to add Walker back in to stat pad now it’s a close game!!!

  • Win

    I think Shaq is gonna praise Lin again.

  • Win

    Kenny said Linsanity! lol!

  • jimmyL

    18mins straight thats not easy

  • sws94

    Kenny just yelled Linsanity!

  • Howan Cheung

    you are in my timezone, no problem staying awake on a week day?

  • xeroid

    Kemba got 2 lucky early 3 pointers and he has been stopping Charlotte since by trying hero ball and getting nowhere with 0-6, while Lin was assisting Al Jefferson with easy layups. Clifford has to remove Kemba and replace with Lee.

  • sport

    He should say, Lin needs to be main PG for Hornets to advance!!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Kenny going “Linsanity!!!” on TNT Halftime

  • BobbyH

    Horents had the chance to blow it open, but thanks to Batum and KW, their heroic and self-driven play.

  • occupatio

    in half time interview?

  • LW

    Tonight’s game plan is 3s and dimes. Hope Kemba gets that.

  • noob

    Kenny give Lin props during the halftime show. Heck the whole panel is giving Lin props

  • LinMad

    LOL Kenny “LINSANITY!!!!!!” Charles Barkley looking at him funny

  • Win

    Wow mad replays on Lin!!!!!

  • occupatio

    the overly-made-up little girls on heat half time show is kinda creepy.

  • Win

    damn I love Kenny!

  • DaBoss

    Thats right Kenny, Jeremy GETS IT DONE!

  • David Ly

    Wow TNT is respecting Lin!

  • sws94

    Kenny’s analysis was all on Lin. Wow!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Kenny doing that play-by-play analysis on Jeremy’s game – SUPERB!

  • David Ly

    Barkley: Lin and Walker unstoppable.

  • Briiick

    The NBATV is dissecting Lin’s moves like from a textbook !

  • Win

    Loving it so much! I have been waiting for this day for a very very long time!

  • Epie

    OH WOW, Lin finally getting some respect.

  • David Ly

    Linsanity term being thrown out there again!

  • cdblue10

    Now all the greats are respecting Lin…noone can deny him anymore to get his own team next year

  • jimmyL

    thats coachs job

  • real-dsb

    I’m going to need a youtube recap of the TNT halftime on Lin!

  • occupatio

    darn i wish i had the tnt feed. im just seeing heat half time show lol

  • ty

    first time in a long time…. about time

  • LW

    Me too!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    how many of Big Al’s points were assisted by Lin in wonder?

  • DaBoss

    LOL Chuck said Lin Linsanity like its his first and last name – LOL

  • Howan Cheung

    Charles Barkley is still a hater

  • takeme2cruz

    pls i didnt get it

  • cshot

    yes please!!

  • Elon Musk

    that was a great capture of Linsanity

  • ty

    that was cool!

  • cdblue10

    NOt today

  • I am The Jason

    The halftime panel is giving Lin all the RESPECK.

  • Joe what do you know

    *Nod nod*. I can’t stand adults, esp some parents, do their kids up that way. Really gross me out, those toddlers beauty pageant stuff.

  • occupatio

    lmao

  • occupatio

    whats going on with this ‘respeck’ spelling ppl using now?

  • David Ly

    EJ: they lead the league in pony tails and they have the lead. =)

  • Win

    As I said, Clifford can’t play Lin less than 30 mins. The public will bash the heck out of him if he does!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    he said Lin but then corrected himself and said LINSANITY. good catch, Chuck 😀

  • kauaiblue

    yeah baby yeah!

  • Briiick

    Big Al owes Lin a big dinner after the game !

  • Epie

    Just tuned in at the half time.. fair refs tonight so far?

  • Michael

    Sound like it was the first time he ever tried pronouncing the word lol.

  • heart

    I still don’t like them to attach ‘backup’ point guard to Lin’s name. If anyone else is doing what Lin is doing they would be promoted to starter long time ago. Case in point, Reggie Jackson, James Harden, etc….

  • FrankW

    some song I think

  • DaBoss

    I like Lin Linsanity for Jeremy’s new name LOL

  • james brown

    Barkley had said, “my team cannot guard Lin LINSANITY!..of course he said kw too…lol

  • Goldblossom88

    lol

  • sport

    TNT so much mentioning of Lin! I hope he comes up with another big game to make it a 3-2 series!!

  • noob

    hopefully it gets posted somewhere. Basically Kenny dissected film showing how Jeremy’s ability to get to the rim is forcing the Heat bigs to come up hard on him and when that happens Lin is able to find the open man for easy buckets

  • Michael

    But but but it’s KW cam.

  • real-dsb

    R-E-S-P-E-C-K

    LOL

  • cdblue10

    He’s having it already

  • Win

    Yea.

  • cshot

    same. its tiring, but they’ll soon be changing that once they see him shine as a starter very soon

  • JLin No-Look pass by @NBAOnTNT
    “Making Things Happen for the Hornets!”
    https://twitter.com/NBAonTNT/status/725488056417968128

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    should be a 10 point lead sigh

  • xeroid

    Not Walker, he got those shots blocked resulting fast break points for Miami.

  • zxcvb

    Batum is going to cost them the game.

  • cshot

    not really. some bogus calls, some fair

  • Elon Musk

    how did he do? I wasn’t able to catch him play

  • sws94

    If he starts, they call him a starter. If he comes off of the bench, they call him “backup”. It’s not a slight, it’s just a description. Sooner or later, they’ll just call him a 6th man and when he starts, then it doesn’t matter.

  • takeme2cruz

    To out favorite Lin highlight, pls add TNT half time report.

  • LinMad

    TNTOvertime cam on KW was a bad decision

  • Joe what do you know

    This will be the last year they can call him that. Enjoy while they can…

  • Win

    If I saw the POINT FORWARD BS again I am gonna be real mad!

  • real-dsb

    overall, roughly even. the worst call was when Deng lowered his shoulder into Lin twice and bulldozed Lin, but Lin got called for blocking. it was ridiculous, wait until you see the highlights.

  • noob

    Hopefully Clifford watched the halftime show and will put the ball in Lin’s hands in the second half

  • Epie

    I have J.Lin for the player cam..

  • DaBoss

    Take heart, heart. This will not be for much longer 🙂

  • takeme2cruz

    Winslow is priceless.

  • zxcvb

    Awful. Completely out of sync. Bobbled it 4-5 times, ruining plays and forcing a bad shot from him or his teammates. They were 0-5 or something with him as PG.

  • sws94

    Even the announcers questions that one. Terrible, truly terrible call.

  • real-dsb

    voting is for each quarter

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    they had to because KW starts. no one else on the starting lineup worthy of the player cam

  • jimmyL

    He did at the end of 2nd q too

  • LinMad

    they changed it?

  • Epie

    Don’t know, I just turned it on, I see J.Lin and Wade

  • real-dsb

    changes every quarter.

  • Lefon Jang

    what is player cam?

  • I am The Jason

    He was running the point and turnovers occurred

  • DaBoss

    I hope Jeremy’s calm and determination will rub off on Kemba – KW is playing kind of desperate

  • noob

    stat sheet show Batum with only 1 TO but he really should have 3.

  • zxcvb

    He needs to sit Batum. Nic is selfish and thinking about his next contract. He wasted 10m of game time in which Lin could have ran up the lead to 12-15pts.

  • LinMad

    better respeck the guy who got most votes and most minutes lol

  • Epie

    That makes sense.

  • real-dsb

    TNT Overtime online streaming. You vote for a player to track.

  • cshot

    it focuses on the player that won the most votes. kinda botheirng to look at tho. too close

  • sport

    I’m talking points not just assists should have more than 6 points at half time.

  • real-dsb
  • takeme2cruz

    And myself include many of u thought that Lin would do like last 2 games, attack attack. Lin plays point like Nash tonight

  • occupatio

    he does indeed look calm and focused. kemba been spas-y. eg, that drive in and then throwing it out turnover was really uncharacteristic of him.

  • Win

    He is not selfish. Clifford called for Nic to play POINT FORWARD.

  • sport

    KW can’t defend and he’s totally lost!

  • Here’s Kenny breakdown on TNT HalfTime!!!
    Bookmark it

    @TheJetOnTNT breaks down @JLin7’s ability to drive and how it impacted Charlotte’s offense in the 1st half
    https://twitter.com/TurnerSportsPR/status/725494178826743812

  • cshot

    love hornets fan brandon simmons on twitter. hes like the only hornets fan that realizes jeremy is a much better pg than kemba

  • Win

    Dear Clifford,

    Please understand that BATUM is a SMALL FORWARD…..

  • real-dsb

    oh, that makes sense. I imagine you wouldn’t show a player sitting on the bench for 5 mins.

  • james brown

    he don’t care the public..he can’t play him less because he stabilize and balance the hornets team…without him playing will be a disaster!

  • zxcvb

    He’s selfish. He’s not moving it like a PG. Just looking for his own shot. When he can’t get it it slogs it off to a teammate in a bad position.

    He’s obviously still hurt and trying to play — not for his team, but for his contract. Right now, he looks really useless — his team has won two HUGE games without him. That’s why he’s forcing to play.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    deadlier as a point guard. but i think the heats threw everything they had to stop Lin from scoring and getting FT’s

  • takeme2cruz

    In Miami. consider it’s good half.

  • Joe what do you know

    That was pretty Magic Johnson-esque…

  • Win

    Wow that was fast!

  • xeroid

    I don’t mind him taking those early 3 pointers for Charlotte come back, but at the end of second quarter while Lin patiently feeding Al for lay up, Kemba force those shots and got blocked resulting fast break points for Miami to close up the lead.

  • noob

    the heat are also Blitzing 2 guys at Kemba and he is unable to create shots for teamates as well as Lin. Kemba’s game is to juke em and score the ball and its not working so well thus far

  • Win

    OK. If you say so. I am not gonna get in to that stuffs now. Too busy for the game.

    🙂

  • LinMad

    Jeremy Lin adjusted well this game. They double him, he finds easy buckets for others. Cliff is using this as an advantage that’s why Lin hasn’t sat yet.

  • zxcvb

    Maybe it’ll have a psychological effect. Close game might mean they won’t try to make many adjustments. 10pt lead means they might “turn up” the intensity.

  • sport

    Please understand that Lin needs to be PG even when Walker’s on the court!!!

  • ty

    Coming in the 3rd, Lin should just let her rip and stroke that 3… with emphasis

  • Win

    Lin has the most minutes. 18:12

    Thats said it all!!!!

  • Rick Johnson

    Good players embrace the double team because that means someone is open.

  • Dan Ang

    That’s how Dirty South rapper Baby pronounce respect. “When you say my name, put some RESPECK on it!”

  • LW

    TKS, you’re the man!

  • james brown

    too eager to show his wares that it creates bad decisions.

  • Win

    Yup. That too.

  • real-dsb

    was it longer than that?

  • Lefon Jang

    Al is schooling Whiteside

  • JoeTeam

    “he gets it done!”

  • Goldblossom88

    more threes please!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    let’s go starters! just hold the lead until your best player returns

  • Win

    Tragic Goran is piss.

  • Win

    WTH what that Lee????

  • John Focker

    HATE HATE HATE this Point Forward trend (Melo, Chandler Parsons, Batum). What’s next? Point f*ing Center?

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Dragic hasn’t scored for a long time. but scores immediately on KW

  • steven ko

    why do they keep letting Dragic go left? makes no sense!

  • Win

    MW!!!!!!

  • cdblue10

    Williams3333333

  • Lefon Jang

    Hello Marv

  • Joe what do you know

    Hats off to Kenny!

  • Rick Johnson

    MAV!!!! 3!!!!

  • sport

    So Batum is the reason why Heat scored so much on Hornets turnovers.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Lee throws up junk

  • xeroid

    Well Miami put 2 men on Lin when he drives, but Lin manages to feel Al for easy lay ups, while Kemba got blocked for 4 fast break points for Miami.

  • cshot

    hahahaha idk why but this made me laugh. point center.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    MARV!

  • sws94

    Marv’s back.

  • Win

    Yea, Should have force him to the right.

  • Goldblossom88

    go Marv!

  • jimmyL

    Lee please just bury yourself
    you are so useless unskilled and selfish why do you exist?

  • cdblue10

    AS expected

  • real-dsb

    don’t forget to vote for Lin player cam each quarter. http://www.nba.com/tntovertime/

    btw, someone pointed out that it shows Walker when’s Lin’s on the bench because Walker was the #2 vote getter, prob not because the vote was rigged.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Big Al needs to get the ball closer to the basket

  • Win

    Frank!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Rick Johnson

    KAM !!! 3!!!

  • cdblue10

    Kamis3333y

  • cshot

    FRANK!

  • John Focker

    That’s a bit much. He was playing out of position, still a good SF if he sticks to that.

  • Epie

    I think Lin already has the most vote. It’s just that he’s not on the floor, they have to choose KW.

  • Yes, Frank the 3PT-Tank!

  • Win

    Al need Lin to pass him the ball! Much better pass.

  • DaBoss

    GJ Hassan!

  • Lefon Jang

    Does kaminsky ever jump?

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    OMG Whiteside with the sweet FLOP

  • cdblue10

    Nice save Blindside

  • Joe what do you know

    Com’n guys. Hold the lead til Lin comes back in!!

  • cshot

    hassan whineside

  • Michael

    Go Marv!!

  • LOL Whiteside tried to save & bounced to Dragic
    TO!

  • JJ Hui

    I seriously hope Batum not playing tonight, this is the utmost important game, he can play on the 6th game.

  • Win

    Lol. Al didnt even bother to jump on the rebound.

  • LinMad

    TRAGIC GORAN

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Hassan Flopside

  • Epie

    I wanna see that in slow motion!

  • cdblue10

    Walker is really really off

  • Win

    Put Lin in pls…..

  • Lefon Jang

    Kemba so off

  • Sophie Paris

    Walker shooting so bad

  • Wade is so open that he bricked the shot 🙂

  • Michael

    Good morning 3:00 AM

  • Joe what do you know

    Lol. The comedy duo of Miami!!

  • real-dsb

    3q8 Wade is killing Lee again

  • LinMad

    Stop shooting Walker, start passing.

  • Lefon Jang

    Lee is a joke

  • David Ly

    Offense is discombobulated.

  • kauaiblue

    stagnant ball again…

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    c’mon no way. that wasn’t a push on AL

  • cshot

    ……this unit is terrible

  • kauaiblue

    dragic gong off on walker…

  • Win

    Good morning Ma’

  • The ball just did not move without Lin on the floor

  • cdblue10

    Take kemba out Cliffy

  • David Kim

    terrible defense by walker

  • Win

    Need Lin now. NO DIG DIG DIG man!

  • jimmyL

    fk lee so selfish

  • LinMad

    too much iso on this starting unit. Kemba, Al, Lee.

  • real-dsb

    1st unit just trying to hold down the fort until 2nd unit comes in. LOL

  • Rick Johnson

    Lee not doing much

  • occupatio

    wow clifford is so stupid

  • kauaiblue

    this is team is lost without jlin…

  • Nolimitation

    KW needs to sit now

  • 808JL7

    Take out Lee.

  • noob

    Hornets first unit looks terrible

  • real-dsb

    3q7 ugh Lee

  • David Kim

    hornets team needs lin for 48mins…LOL

  • Win

    Keep diggin…..

  • steven ko

    walker keeps letting Dragic go left. he must not have gotten the scouting report: Dragic is left handed.

  • Win

    Lin!!!!!!

  • cdblue10

    Linnnnnn

  • JJ Hui

    2 of 9 Walker shooting! Please KW play teamball and you will get rewarded!

  • 808JL7

    JLin in

  • David Ly

    Lin in !

  • Rick Johnson

    Finally Lin to come in to save the team.

  • Michael

    Walker thought it was his left.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    hornets are really a horrible team. can’t wait for Lin on a different team next season. even PHI are a better team

  • noob

    OMG Lin in really early KW sits

  • David Ly

    7 min mark

  • Win

    Cliff do wanna win!

  • Lefon Jang

    Lin replaced Walker!

  • John Focker

    2 of 10 now… smh…

  • real-dsb

    3q7 Lin in

  • zxcvb

    Please no Batum.

  • I am The Jason

    TNT announcer said Charlotte need some ball movement. What they really are saying is where is Linsanity.

  • JLin in with 7:02 left in Q3

  • Howan Cheung

    When Lin plays, Dragic disappears looking frustrated

  • real-dsb

    3q7 Dragic on Lin

  • Rick Johnson

    Take Jefferson out please when Lin in.

  • ty

    We still need Kemba to get it going

  • Win

    Tragic Goran!

  • JJ Hui

    Lin in!

  • David Kim

    maybe he will comes in 10min next time/…LOL

  • Lefon Jang

    Kemba is on the bench!

  • Win

    Go Linsanity!

  • John Focker

    IT == HEAT?

  • Lefon Jang

    Lin owns Dragic!

  • Epie

    Where is Zeller? we need him!

  • real-dsb

    3q6 Lin draws foul against Dragic

  • Rick Johnson

    Get Jefferson and Frank out of there.

  • Win

    Hornets is allow Heat back into the game….

  • Lefon Jang

    he only played 5 minutes thus far

  • John Focker

    Not Hornets, it was Kemba.

  • cdblue10

    With the help of referees

  • travis

    lee calls for his own pnr, has nothing then gives up backdoor to wade

  • real-dsb

    injured

  • zxcvb

    Lee trying to hog and play PG. LOL.

  • noob

    going to half to be Linsanity to win this

  • And made Dragic go to the bench

  • cshot

    thats why you have to pull kemba early when hes in brick mode

  • Win

    Change it up. Play fast. Get Zeller in.

  • ty

    when he comes back in

  • LinMad

    why is everyone hogging the ball from Lin? Pass it back if u are being contested. Don’t force a contested shot. Not like Lin won’t feed the ball back to you.

  • LW

    If he sticks to his ability: SG not PG.

  • zxcvb

    Damn this team and its scrub teammates.

  • takeme2cruz

    This is what I hate about Kaminsky, he thinks he’s a guard.

  • zxcvb

    Put Hawes in there.

  • Win

    Frank shot was a right one. No time on shot clock.

  • Briiick

    Coach’s fault.

  • occupatio

    yes

  • ty

    Lee has got to respect Lin….. give Lin the darn ball.. please

  • Lefon Jang

    he thinks he’s a guard with spin move!

  • sws94

    Don’t worry. Lin will turn the tide. Hornets missed some tip-ins. Wade is now playing way better.

  • cshot

    replace frank with spence

  • Joe what do you know

    I think the Heat is loading up on Lin again. It’s becoming hard to get a clear pass to Lin.

  • LinMad

    Need Hawes, Zeller.

  • james brown

    he dribbled much thats why no time left..so soft if he intend to shoot it!

  • Nolimitation

    This team doesn’t know its place.

  • Zeller might still be hurt

  • takeme2cruz

    KW 0 foul and he’s on the bench? unusual.

  • cdblue10

    Allowed by coach during the regular season and it carried over

  • LinMad

    I guess Lee and Frank is learning from Kemba’s iso more than Lin’s share the ball.

  • cshot

    take out LEE AND PUT IN TROY FREAKING DANIELS

  • ty

    Hoping Lin’s teammates realize who needs the ball in his hands to Win this thing!

  • Lefon Jang

    2-10

  • james brown

    he was killing the offense!

  • occupatio

    daneils cannot defend wade

  • real-dsb

    3q6 Batum back in. Will Clifford have him playing PG again?

  • heart

    Did KW and the first unit let the lead slipped by? Cliff always inserts Lin too late so he has to dig them out of a hole. If Lin was in early he could have helped retain the lead.

  • zxcvb

    Batum back in…ugh. This game could be over.

  • Nolimitation

    With all the chucking to lose the lead, its about time he’s bench

  • LinMad

    Cliff wants this win

  • cshot

    neither can lee

  • Win

    Hornets gotta be very careful now. They can not let the game go away. Cant afford it in Heat home court.

  • occupatio

    theres still a difference heheh

  • Win

    Arrr. Lin shot not falling neither.

  • real-dsb

    3q5 hey Lin is playing PG. Batum must have talked to Clifford

  • LinMad

    wtf Wade kicked it.

  • Win

    I am scary now. Very very….

  • Nolimitation

    Yup Cliff sub him in when the lead was lost.

  • Rick Johnson

    Need Hawes, Zeller

  • Win

    Everyone brick!

  • james brown

    take out lee and put kw back in

  • Win

    Change it up man. Put Troy in!

  • zxcvb

    Batum is deadweight.

  • zxcvb

    BS “turnover” on Lin. Replay is clear.

  • Win

    If u r gonna pass to Al, it must be pass from Lin!

  • real-dsb

    3q5 The “turnover” on Lin was actually off the foot of Richardson

  • Richardson kicked the ball and now it’s a TO on Lin!

  • Howan Cheung

    second one

  • cdblue10

    This pace is favoring miami

  • Lefon Jang

    Finally Big Al

  • zxcvb

    Gotta get Miami in foul trouble. Go to the line. “Ruin” the momentum for Miami.

  • real-dsb

    3q4 nice drive and pass by batum

  • zxcvb

    Okay, that was nice by Nic.

  • Win

    Hornets is not getting call.

  • cdblue10

    This referees are helping miami now

  • LinMad

    good one Batum

  • Joe what do you know

    …. Batum isn’t ready to come back. He rushed it too much. Clearly hasn’t got his normal lateral movement back.

  • zxcvb

    He’s gotta play like THAT. Not holding and holding and holding.

  • Win

    I actually think he should dunk it or layup.

  • LinMad

    I think it’s time for Lin to attack the basket

  • james brown

    wade flop!

  • ok, Zeller in for Al

  • zxcvb

    They’re racking up fouls…almost in the bonus.

  • Epie

    Good!

  • james brown

    ref not calling it right now!

  • steven ko

    Cliff has some guts to bench Kemba

  • Win

    Nice team ball!

  • Elon Musk

    It is hard for Lin to attack the basket when heat defense was so good

  • Lefon Jang

    nice pass by batum

  • zxcvb

    Jumper off target…but it’s long. Which is good.

  • Good try by Lin on 3pt shot

  • real-dsb

    3q3 nice transition bucket

  • Win

    First Lin to Lee, then Lee to Batum and Batum to Zeller to finish it!

  • cdblue10

    He needs to do it now since Whiteside is on bench

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    good job TEAM

  • steven ko

    has Lin made an outside shot in Miami this series?

  • LinMad

    good ball movement. They are starting to feel it.

  • sws94

    Yes, 2 3s in game 3 I remember.

  • vincent

    man lin plays so much better with batum off the court. screws up his whole rhythm

  • ty

    Keep shooooting

  • cdblue10

    Lin needs to attack now

  • zxcvb

    The fact that it’s long, not short is a good sign.

  • Win

    Pls win Hornets. I beg u…

  • occupatio

    that triple pass transition bucket to zeller would not have happened if kemba were in the game.

  • Lefon Jang

    you have good memory!

  • nice offensive flow.. very organized
    Good to see!

  • cshot

    having a difficult time cus batum is slowing things down

  • kauaiblue

    JLin calms things down and there is smooth teamwork at play when he plays pg…

  • Briiick

    I feel the team ball spirit now. Keep it on and soon the tide will turn.

  • guest

    No spacing due to Alffense. When he has the most shots: 14. That is not good. They need to play up tempo and tire out the old Heats. This is the type of game the Heats wants to play.

  • LinMad

    Yes, Lin needs to attack. I think he settled for a 3 last time cause Batum got beat by his defender and Frank or whoever that was had to pass it to Lin. Batum can’t run, that’s the bad thing about his skill set.

  • Win

    And not getting call. SMH.

  • takeme2cruz

    TNT replay showed bad call by ref on Lin TO

  • occupatio

    the miami whining has worked. wade has been getting silly calls.

  • cdblue10

    He needs to camp in the corner

  • Elon Musk

    yeah, but we need better screening. But now that zeller is in, i think we have a chance

  • sws94

    Good shot, just long. Lin has to take and make jump shots to diversify his offense. He’ll attack when it’s there.

  • cshot

    that was stupid

  • Win

    I kinda knew it before the game even start.

  • sws94

    Yup.

  • noob

    looked like they settled

  • steven ko

    on the road. not at home!

  • zxcvb

    It was perfectly on-line too. Just back of the rim.

  • LinMad

    If Hawes isn’t in yet, he needs to be. I like how Hawes can pick and pop and he actually passes to Lin when Lin cuts.

  • heart

    It happened right in front of the ref too.

  • noob

    wasn’t even close

  • ty

    may the “spirit of team ball” reign over the Hornets tonight !

  • zxcvb

    Doing a good job of staying afloat in a cold stretch.

    Lin’s gotta get his rhythm and hit a jumper or two. Or have other guys hit jumpers off his passes.

  • james brown

    with no replay review to make sure

  • LinMad

    ref was dumb. How else did the ball shoot out to the crowd?

  • Win

    I am worry….

  • steven ko

    Please hit your jumpers Lin! Hornets will not win this game is Lin can’t make an outside shot

  • Win

    KW3333333333333!

  • Lefon Jang

    Finally Walker! welcome back

  • cdblue10

    i see you walker

  • Michael

    What is KW defending….

  • Win

    I hate Richardson!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • LinMad

    BATUM IS DEADWEIGHT. GET HIM OUT OF THERE. HE CANT EVEN RUN FOR THE BALL HE GETS BEAT BY DEFENDER 100% OF THE TIME.

  • cdblue10

    Take out Batum demmit

  • Win

    Yea. Get Lamb or Troy in!!!!

  • Lefon Jang

    TO Richardson! Beginning to like him…

  • zxcvb

    Frank is killing them. Stupid drives with bricked floaters, leading to fastbreaks for Miami.

  • Lefon Jang

    c’mon Zeller

  • David Kim

    batum is too slow..

  • Win

    Batum is too slow…

  • cdblue10

    Batum can’t keep up

  • Lefon Jang

    Batum too slow to play defense

  • Lefon Jang

    Lin draws the foul!

  • Win

    Shut the h*** up Heat fans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • zxcvb

    Good job by Lin! FTs.

  • Lin drew foul from JJ

    JJ did not protest

  • zxcvb

    Clear foul by Wade. Elbow smack.

  • zxcvb

    Cold FT shooting tonight from Jeremy. 3-6.

  • Win

    Tragic Goran.

  • Lefon Jang

    OK zeller needs to sit

  • Win

    Zeller uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

  • cdblue10

    it slipped again

  • Rick Johnson

    Lin doesn’t seem to be driving as aggressively as usual. Ankle?

  • vincent

    lin shoulda shot that

  • sws94

    Zeller, 2 easy buckets he didn’t convert.

  • LinMad

    bad angle, Zeller should have dunked that.

  • cshot

    finish that cody….

  • kauaiblue

    i think hes moving fine… they just aren’t giving him anything. plus, its all walker ballhog and batum show right now…

  • steven ko

    hornets is big trouble. who will make outside shots? marvin? frank? kemba? lin?

  • Win

    Yup. Sigh…….

  • sport

    wtf?! Zeller that was an easy basket!!

  • Lin got them to Zeller but Zeller was off-balance 🙁

  • gandychan

    Lin has no confidence in his shot right now.

  • zxcvb

    He made the right pass. NBA center needs to make a 2-ft hook shoot.

  • jimmyL

    Lin cant shoot FTs tn
    missing way too many 3/6 is really bad

  • Michael

    Do the bigs think randomly throwing the ball in the air will make it go in….

  • Win

    I have a bad feeling about this.

  • Sophie Paris

    That quarter was so boring they gotta play better than that…

  • LinMad

    Sit Batum if u haven’t already. He’s always been slow. Miami is not a team for him.

  • sws94

    I think it was a matter of Lin had a good shot, Zeller had a better one.

  • zxcvb

    Yeah. He was “due” for a cold streak, I guess. That’s the one part of his game that hasn’t improved.

  • jimmyL

    true

  • heart

    Zeller missed some easy basket at the rim.

  • Win

    Batum need to sit. He is not 100%

  • KWC

    MIA gets a run early in 4th and that’s it.

  • Hope

    Linsanity in the 4th. Let’s go jlin

  • gandychan

    Spacing doesn’t seem that great right now.

  • zxcvb

    Need some Linsanity to close it out. Whether passing or scoring.

  • David Ly

    Linning time.

  • Epie

    Well, I believe Lin will find his game in the 4th. There’s no flow in the game right now.

  • ty

    If to win, this is the time, the place, the moment…. Let’s go, Lin!!

  • cshot

    4th Quarter guys.

  • LinMad

    Mr 4th quarter activated. Lets go!!

  • Win

    Agreed! Go JLin!

  • james brown

    he is tha game plan of miami, and team not so much helping him be free, thats why..if kw make shots,jlin will find the seam

  • sport

    Lin missing too many FTs he looks really gassed due to Cliff’s dumb long stretches without rest.

  • NONONO

    Lin is ready for the second round. Clifford and Hornets are not.

  • noob

    Lin’s gotta gut this one out. He’s not going to sit

  • occupatio

    the crowd makes lin feel like the calls are undeserved. its gotten to lin’s head some.

  • LinMad

    The flow had a lot to do with Batum being in there. He got beat by his defender a lot and whatever Cliff drew up was out.

  • Win

    Can some one tell Clifford to sit Batum?

  • Joe what do you know

    Exactly what I thought. They just chuck it up without a purpose. Any NBA bigman should be better than a Sunday daddy’s league player.

  • blubell

    2222

  • Lefon Jang

    Spin move by lin 2222222222

  • sport

    Crowd definitely affecting Hornets, compared to Hornets fans they seem dead.

  • Win

    Lin!!!!!!!!! and Tragic Goran.

  • Elon Musk

    that spin

  • LinMad

    Crafty Lin 222222

  • Lefon Jang

    Walker taking tough contested shot!

  • Win

    Defense!

  • Win

    Batum pls sit…..

  • Rick Johnson

    Batum wasn’t shooting well even before he was injured.

  • gandychan

    All perimeter shots with whiteside out of the game.

  • LW

    Lin’s shots are not quite falling, Kemba’s shots are really not falling!

  • kauaiblue

    so dumb… why is jlin just standing in the corner…

  • Lefon Jang

    Johnson owns Batum

  • Sophie Paris

    Baum and Walker…

  • Elon Musk

    batum needs to stop shooting

  • noob

    Charlotte no offensive flow

  • Sophie Paris

    Batum and Walker…

  • ty

    gotta get the ball to Lin… he can do this

  • Win

    We are in trouble. Some one else need to be on Joe Johnson.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Batum is a liability this game 🙁

  • Joe what do you know

    For crying out loud, Kemba, stop settling for mid range jump shots!!

  • chan c

    Let’s go, JLin!!!

  • Epie

    Come on.. wake the h*** up, regroup.

  • Chipdip

    no with the staters…

  • cshot

    get batum out plz

  • Lefon Jang

    Nice take Kemba!!!

  • Win

    KW!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Hornets need to give the ball to JLin to create and attack..
    Why the long-ball Kemba, Batum Hawes?

  • Rick Johnson

    Wow what a shot Kemba and 1 !!

  • Win

    Damn Batum gotta sit man!

  • That’s better. Attack inside, Kemba!

  • David Kim

    gotta bench batum…Coach…!!!!

  • Ben Johnson

    Batum needs to sit his rear down

  • zxcvb

    Batum nearly turns it over on EVERY possession.

  • Lefon Jang

    Lin jumps higher than Kaminsky

  • LinMad

    Why the h*** is Cliff leaving Batum in there? That’s like the 6th time he almost lost the ball.

  • Sophie Paris

    Baum and Walker…

  • Win

    Tiem out!

  • LW

    The difference between this game and previous 2 games? Batum.

  • Win

    Good ball movement!

  • Win

    Time out!!!!

  • Great patience by Lin to pass to Zeller and Hawes for open shot!

  • Epie

    Cliff? this is where you call a timeout.

  • zxcvb

    Lin quiets the crowd with teamball.

  • steven ko

    more touches for Lin please!

  • Win

    Sub Batum out pls pls pls.

  • kauaiblue

    walker and batum are soooo bad…

  • zxcvb

    Damn it Kemba!

  • Rick Johnson

    Been 20 minutes already. TAKE BATUM OUT !!!

  • noob

    the announcers are even commenting on it

  • David Ly

    Get MW in for Batum.

  • cdblue10

    Stupid Batum and Walker

  • gandychan

    Why is Richardson so consistent with his shooting. It’s crazy

  • vincent

    let lin run the offense jesus… theres a reason we were winning at the half

  • steven ko

    run the offense through Lin please!

  • Ben Johnson

    Jlin and the nets squad would be winning this game

  • NONONO

    KW is killing the game

  • zxcvb

    Lin just standing around while Kemba plays streetball.

    Batum is a HUGE negative and he keeps playing.

  • ty

    what is up with Kemba’s iso… so early… he can do it 2 min in the 4th.. not now

  • steven ko

    only the 2-million dollar man can save this team!

  • Elon Musk

    they really need to bring back MARV WHY IS HE STILL OUT? TAKE OUT BATUM

  • cshot

    yo put lee instead of batum

  • Epie

    Hornets should be thankful that they are down by only 4 playing this terrible.

  • Win

    He is good. Even I hate him…

  • vincent

    Batum made some nice passes, but kembaball is killing us this game

  • LinMad

    Sit Batum, let Lin be PG, Walker can stay in as long as he’s aggressive when shooting, but let Lin call the shots.

  • Lefon Jang

    Batum is slowing down the offense and can’t keep up on the defense!

  • DrewBear2

    If Jeremy doesn’t take a breather soon he’ll play 19 minutes straight.

  • Win

    MW, LEE. should come in.

  • LinMad

    seriously, Batum looks like grandpa on the floor. It looks like he forgot how to dribble.

  • ty

    Lee and Williams in… makes too much sense

  • Jedi

    Plenty of rest watching KW play.

  • kauaiblue

    bad coaching…

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    kemba already 4/15 shooting. this is a MUST win game. gawd

  • cdblue10

    Yep take Walker and bTum

  • Ben Johnson

    Most important game of the year and cliff won’t sit a gimped batum

  • vincent

    if we los this game ths series is over

  • Nolimitation

    But he’s not running the point for 19 minutes straight.

  • james brown

    he’s pacing himself now…need the energy for the last few minutes

  • David Kim

    whenever lin plays with both kemba and Batum, he is always 3rd or 4th option in offense. Thats the problem..

  • Pete Roces

    If only Clifford let Lin be the PG, this game is a win! Hornets will not advance if coach won’t let Lin do his thing, and yes, KW is terrible in ISO mode.

  • sws94

    Don’t have a good feeling about this game. Batum is what KHuang said he’d be.

  • LinMad

    If they want to win, that’s what they’ll have to do but they need the ball in Lin’s hands.

  • Joe what do you know

    Marv for Batum, and let Lin orchestrate the offence and you’d have a win….
    Wake up Cliff

  • pistolpete

    Yep

  • NONONO

    Two franchise players have their worst game

  • james brown

    no ..marvin will be the best player..lee hogs the ball

  • zxcvb

    Wouldn’t say that. They can come back if Lin is allowed to handle the ball 20mpg.

    But Batum needs to sit.

  • DrewBear2

    He’s still playing D, which takes tons of energy. If he’s not going to run point, then sit him for a while.

  • Chipdip

    Lin can still win this game if his team allows…

  • vincent

    you and I both know thats not going to happen

  • Epie

    Before he gets too tired.

  • Batum is ineffective.
    He should sit

  • sws94

    But he still needs to get the ball *back*.

  • Yascar

    You and me both.

  • Win

    damn batum still on.

  • Lefon Jang

    Cliff took out Kemba! wow

  • sport

    Ok Lin’s gotta keep shooting!! Being too passive letting Kemba go iso.

  • True.. try to hard to be playmaker
    KHuang is right

  • Joe what do you know

    Cliff can’t afford to rest him.

  • zxcvb

    ??? He’s not being passive. He doesn’t have the ball ever.

  • swijaya

    Same here .. Lin’s biggest problem is his coach, whom so stuck up with Batum & Kemba

  • Lefon Jang

    Yes Batum we need you man!

  • Win

    Batum!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • cdblue10

    Just camp out in the corner

  • vincent

    you trap lin he will dish the ball

  • DrewBear2

    They’ve gotta give him a chance to get into rhythm.

  • BobbyH

    Offensive game plan: Iso, Iso, pass back to KW/Batum and then Iso, occasionally Lee doing that. This will win games, yes, against weak teams.

  • zxcvb

    LIN BALL!!!

  • Lin 6th assist to Batum 3!!!!

  • Michael

    Clifford likes what Batum is bringing on the….er…on the defensive..no..offensive…umm…well he likes Batum.

  • Elon Musk

    HE MADE ITTTT

  • Win

    Rrrr. Lin shots aren;t falling tonite.

  • LinMad

    Finally Batum plays like he’s supposed to. No more faciliating for him.

  • cshot

    FINALLY!

  • Joe what do you know

    Might as well start up some fire and skewer those marshmellows…

  • Win

    MW 33333333333333!

  • zxcvb

    Gotta hit that jumper…ach.

  • Lefon Jang

    Marv!!!!!!!!!!!

  • cdblue10

    Williams 3333

  • Win

    a 2??????

  • Nolimitation

    That’s right stay in the corner Batum

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Brent Barry is now worst than Jon Barry

  • Marvin long 2222!!!
    77-78

  • cdblue10

    Technical ref

  • LinMad

    TIED!!

  • Lefon Jang

    Whiteside think he’s in MMA

  • Win

    Yup. That what he should do. He can’t run. Not 100%

  • sws94

    Almost.

  • kauaiblue

    this is the team you win with…

  • gandychan

    Body slam!

  • vincent

    lol kemba sits the lead evaporates

  • David Kim

    for linsanity game, either batum or kemba should be benched…

  • Win

    Is MW shot a 3 or 2?

  • LinMad

    That’s a wrestling move lol

  • noob

    I can’t believe this. Clifford actually sitting KW

  • cshot

    called a 2

  • zxcvb

    Even without scoring, Lin is winning this game. 1pt game with momentum shifting.

    Passing, movement, teamball.

  • ty

    it’ll be there

  • heart

    I think when Lin was in the paint doing the floater was meant for Zeller to catch and dunk. But he couldn’t read Lin’s intention.

  • gandychan

    Yeah. I think he shouldn’t take anymore jump shots

  • cdblue10

    He got a txt from MJ…LOL

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    resting him for isoKemba

  • Ben Johnson

    Best move he’s made all year

  • Win