Playoff Round 1 Game 6 MIA @ CHA Game Thread

After the Hornets managed to shock the Heat by snatching an improbable Game 5 win on their home turf to lead 3-2 in the series, would the Hornets be able to close the series with a Game 6 win at home?

  • Closing a playoff series is very difficult because the cornered team will throw their best shot to and Dwayne Wade will use his championship experience and rally his teammates to try to steal the game so they can go back to Miami for Game 7
  • The Hornets seemed quite focused on their defensive effort that managed to keep the Heat under 90 pts for 3 straight wins.
  • This is a good start but will the starters dig another hole that makes it hard for JLin and the bench to retake the lead? It has become an alarming trend.
  • The current starter lineup (Kemba/Lee/Marvin/Al/Frank) is the 3rd WORST in +/- with -7.7 in 3 games. On the flip side, the Kemba/Lin/Lee/Zeller/Kaminsky lineup has the highest +/- with +11 in only 1 game. That should be something that Coach Clifford should consider to win Game 6

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 close the series 3-2


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MEMBERS POLL

Guess JLin's stats in Playoff Round 1 Game 5 vs MIA
  • Arsenium12 .

    Go Jeremy!! Have a great game tonight.

    via ESPN …

    Nicolas Batum said he slept for “two, three hours — maybe” after the birth of his first child at 1:30 this morning. “When something like that happens, you forget about everything else,” he said. “I’m going to play tonight, for sure. […] She gave me the green light to play.”

  • heart

    Victory! Believe!

  • Toby M

    Hornets Close it out tonight!

  • Brent Yen

    Hairsanity!!

  • Chopz

    He’ll be fine, he has Lin-somnia.

  • 22cents

    Damn….

    I thought that I can be the first!

    Ha Ha

  • Nice, I’m sure Batum’s teammates will be ecstatic to give him a perfect gift with a Game 6 win!

    If Jeremy gave Batum 5 assists to 5 threes, maybe Batum will name the baby Jérémi Batum LOL

  • grover chang

    When someone at the office has a baby, everyone has a baby.

  • Rick Johnson

    Referee Assignments:

    http://official.nba.com/referee-assignments/

    Miami @ Charlotte
    Monty McCutchen
    Bill Spooner
    Tom Washington

    Alternate: Eric Lewis

  • That’s a LOT of babies 😀

  • Off-the-Topic: Brent RT about this poor 5-yr old boy with incurable cancer who wants 500 Birthday Cards 🙁
    Please help him feel better and pray for a miracle
    https://twitter.com/DNAinfoCHI/status/725192787726053377
    https://twitter.com/BrentYen/status/726088490132205569

  • kauaiblue

    Congratulations, Nic!

  • GameWatcher

    Go team, finish up this round and get some rest!

  • Brent Yen

    Just happen to see this from inae….so….I hope he gets it…

  • heart

    Reposting– Let’s pray for God’s protection and victory for Lin and Hornets tonight, even w/ these refs…
    Tonight’s refs: Miami @ Charlotte, Monty McCutchen, Bill Spooner, Tom Washington, Alternate Eric Lewis. Terms: FF-Flagrant Foul; CF-Common Foul
    1) #22 Bill Spooner, was in two clips of the viral video– He officiated in Knicks game where Melo uppercut Lin’s neck (no FF call), and LeMarcus Aldridge arm snapped Lin’s head backwards on a layup (Rox Playoff-only CF call). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tSwCHZybSk

    2) #13 Monty McCutchen– He officiated in Celtics game where Isaiah Thomas pushed Lin off in front of ref, but no offensive foul was called. https://pbs.twimg.com/tweet_video/CXAJjtKUMAAkpVe.mp4. This article: http://thebiglead.com/2015/05/03/did-monty-mccutchen-purposely-start-the-clock-early-during-the-final-play-of-spurs-vs-clippers/

    3) Alternate, #42 Eric Lewis– He officiated in Celtics game where Khris Middleton hit Lin’s face, but only common foul (CF) was called. https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/714172976971689984

  • yes, such a sweet boy .. he was still smiling on the hospital bed 🙁

  • Thanks, @disqus_XDhtc6HOJp:disqus!
    Let’s see if these jaded refs behave in officiating JLin fairly after the Flagrant video publicity

  • HVJoy

    Off Topic: This is the winning tactic Lin could adopt. Lol.

    Duncan once used his kindness to dominate Thunder’s Steven Adams
    By Ananth Pandian – April 28, 2016

    http://mweb.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-basketball/25570381/duncan-once-used-his-kindness-to-dominate-thunders-steven-adams

  • Marie Simon

    Hoping his new baby will be the lucky charm and bring out the best of Hornet’s game tonight and onwards!

  • HVJoy

    What a kind and loving act for a sick child it is!

    Your adorable children are fortunate to have you as their father.

  • HVJoy

    :-0 🙂

  • HVJoy

    lol

  • HVJoy

    🙂

  • orLinaryjoe

    Sending positive vibes for game 6 team victory!!!

  • David Kim

    Lets go hornets and Lin!!!!!

  • blubell

    Yet another prayer request

    Prayer warriors!!

    Thanks soooo much for your prayers! Last game was so intense and exciting…praise God for the win!

    Let’s keep praying and seeing what God will do. Prayer for health for both teams, for tremendous performances for myself and my teammates and for a win to finish off the series.

    Please also pray for the salvation of the unsaved on the Hornets as well as deeper relationships with God for those that are saved. I feel like God is moving in our team and it’s awesome to see!!

  • HVJoy

    There is a ancient Chinese saying that a man has the best luck “right after the birth of his child” or “right before the beginning of his marriage”.

    Good luck tonight in G6, Batum! Good luck, Lin! Good luck, Hornets!

  • HVJoy

    Hope you will be the first in R2 G1 thread! 😉

  • Win

    Hi HV Joy,

    I just want to apologize to you for being jerks few days ago. I was having a really rough day that day.

    I promise I won’t act like that ever again.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Parsing Lin’s production by hairstyle this season reveals some clear differences. The table below shows some of his shooting percentages and per 36 minute levels of production with each style. DRE is a box-score based measure from Nylon Calculus that estimates a player’s overall impact per 100 possessions.
    Maybe, like a playoff beard in hockey, The Ponytail is here to stay until the Charlotte Hornets are eliminated from the postseason. Or, perhaps, a difficult game or two could send Lin running back to one of these other tried and true hairstyles (no more headband, please!) in search of the solid footing he’s been playing on all season. It could also be that there is still an untapped well of creativity deep within him, that The Ponytail is just an intermediate step on the way to some new and glorious hairstyle to be unveiled later in the playoffs or next season.
    http://fansided.com/2016/04/29/jeremy-lin-master-of-style/

  • Win

    I meant being a jerk.

    🙂

  • HVJoy

    The samurai with the man bun will slash, attack and destroy the enemies!

  • heart

    May God grant your requests as we journey together on this quest, Lin! Victory belongs to Him! Amen!

  • orLinaryjoe

    Nice thought. Lol, heats are so over nice Lin by now.

  • Grace

    What is DRE? Why is JLin in the negative? I looked at the team’s DRE and JLin is in the bottom 2.
    https://twitter.com/HickoryHigh/status/726057085444706304

  • Win

    Defensive rebound?

  • HVJoy

    No apology is necessary, Win. Like you, I am a relatively new poster. We all enjoy this great fansite and get to know the wonderful fellow Lin fans.

    Thank you for the peace gesture. No hard feelings at all!

    Let’s cheer for Lin and Hornets in G6. See you here tonight!

  • Grace

    I don’t think so.

  • Awesome.. The prayers have been working so well for JLin and his teammates.
    NBA is a copycat league. We might see more Bible Study+massage sessions all over the place LOL

    Check out this hilarious Lee picture
    http://i.imgur.com/BYF7Rdy.jpg

  • Win

    🙂

    Let go Lin! Let go Hornets!

  • Sesshie

    Once again, mini-Linsanity or one game closer to free agency, but I hope they can beat the Heat!

  • Grace

    Is Tyler Johnson a good defender?

  • HVJoy

    “April 30 is National Hairstylist Appreciation Day, and Jeremy Lin probably has it circled on his calendar.” lol.

  • From the article:
    DRE is a box-score based measure from Nylon Calculus that estimates a player’s overall impact per 100 possessions.

    I wouldn’t worry too much about it. Boxscore has its limitations that it doesn’t capture secondary/hockey assists, defensive hustles. +/- would be better to measure team impact (although not perfect since Lin stays on corner when Kemba/Batum are in)

    I’ll ask about the +/- when JLin plays PG

  • orLinaryjoe

    If you have issue sleeping, read this:
    http://nyloncalculus.com/2015/02/23/introducing-dre-a-hopefully-better-simple-metric/
    Agree with psalm234, it doesn’t tell the whole story.

  • Grace

    is it like PER?

  • Grace

    need to make more baskets…sigh…

  • orLinaryjoe

    No worries, he’s playing to win games.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Should be today for the important game! Let’s see him celebrate it today.

  • Win

    I think Batum will either have a monster game or awful game tonight, no in between. Because

    Monster Game: Happy New Daddy so a Monster game as a gift for his new born son!!!

    Awful Game: Not enough sleep.

  • 1mtoldman

    yes its as useless as per.

    there are a lot of meaningless random “new”
    stats in all sports because mathematicians needed something to do.

    conventional old stats are good enuf usually. a somewhat “newish” —stat i like personally like is points per shot.

    plus/minus can be deceptive but it can be useful if contrasted and calibrated the right way. (too complex to detail further here).

    actually: i like boxscores. think they can tell you (generally) most of what you need to know.

    personal note: im supposed to be retired from posting here but i have started popping up occasionally to answer a question someone asks that interests me or provide a statistical addition or historical note researched to some topic someone presents.

    ill try to resist the urge to actually come out of retirement.

  • 1mtoldman

    well if hawes isnt playing he can focus more on his other job then to mark the occasion. (as lin’s stylist).

  • Grace
  • Whitman Lam

    Probably below average game for Batum, because he’s still on a bad ankle. Batum wasnt a big factor in game 5. In that case, it’s up to every other Hornet to step up.

  • Whitman Lam

    Tyler Johnson is a point guard who can score a lot better than Dragic. Not known for his defense.

  • Grace

    thanks! your knowledge is very welcome here; why retire?

  • Howan Cheung

    Where can i sign up for bible studies?

  • Grace

    ah, so the PGs have to guard him. Hope he’s very rusty.

  • Win

    Very nice and warm and positive.

  • Grace

    and fully clothed. 🙂

  • DaBoss

    Lol No bows! No bows!

  • Win

    He wasn’t but still made 2 huge 3s in the 4th Qtr. I am hoping he will have monster as after today is his son birthday.

    🙂

  • Whitman Lam

    The game starts @ 8 PM. Nic should be able to take quick nap during the day. I’ve found that a quick 45 minute afternoon nap fixes a sleepless night.

  • KHuang

    It doesn’t matter against Lin anymore.

  • webattorney

    When you feel like a jerk, just eat some beef jerky.

  • KHuang

    Any “advanced stat” like PER or DRE which uses manmade regression coefficients should be disregarded.

    Translation into actual english:

    PER and DRE are MADE UP stats.

  • Whitman Lam

    I doubt Spoelstra will play him much unless it’s a blowout. But he’s a big attacking point guard, who Kemba would have problems with.

  • Howan Cheung

    Just found out, we get the NBA games for free on cable, after watching the playoffs on a tiny stream on the PC.

  • KHuang

    It would take really poor play from Walker/Batum/Lee as well as a deep benching (25 minutes or under) of Lin for the Hornets to lose this easily winnable game.

  • Win

    Lol. I will try.

  • Acbc

    Lol, I’ve followed your lead and have been semi retired. This kind of stat is as useless as saying a reciever in football who doesn’t catch passes because he’s doubled team and forces opposing defences to leave team mates open for easy catches.

    They want to imply Lin’s useless so they use dumb stats like this.

  • LinMad

    Cliff is smart enough to bench players who are doing bad now. Not like in regular season but just like last game. Especially in games that really mean so much like today’s and the last one. When Cliff feels like the game is slipping away he will call timeout and bring in Lin. That’s how I see it. It’s up to Walker, Batum and Lee to start and really make a push to lead the game before Lin comes in. I don’t think we ever led the Miami Heat with the starters. Cliff knows this too. Someone brought it up and he acknowledged it in the practice interview but he said that he just can’t start anyone he wants because these units work best. Yes, starters will dig a hole but the bench will do well.

  • Dan Ang

    Snap into a Slim Jim

  • Win

    Agreed. Clifford wanna win. He is probably piss that he didn’t win the COY award.

  • sws94

    Batum is coming off of the bench.

  • LinMad

    Lets hope Batum can run fast and stick to shooting where he does the most damage. Lin should be handling the ball 100% of the time or at least a majority of the time.

  • Win

    I really think Batum will have a BIG game tonight. As a father, you sure would love to tell you kid something proud and what had happened on the day that they were born in the future.

  • Dan Ang

    You are appreciated!

  • sws94

    Not 100 percent because they’ll triple team him. But he should touch it just about every possession.

  • sws94

    I hope so. I think he might if his ankle feels better. I hope for a good game from most Hornets, Frank is due to have a better game and may need to because Hawes is down.

  • Dan Ang

    Good performance from Nic for sure! He’s on cloud 9!

  • Whitman Lam

    One thing I noticed, is that this Hornets team does not play well against desperate teams who have something to prove. We saw them lose to a terrible Phoenix Suns that was trying to avoid losing 10 games in a row. They lost to the Dallas Mavericks who were desperate to stay in the playoffs. They got blown out by a Detroit Pistons team trying to prove they belong in the playoffs. I expect the Heat will throw everything they got into this game, and I’m not sure the Hornets are experienced enough to handle the intensity.

  • LinMad

    That’s fine cause we saw what happened last game when they double teamed him. He just dimes.

  • gandychan

    Just hope he doesn’t try to do too much.

  • LinMad

    but we do win at home court a lot. I hope Lin plays a big role today cause he usually does well when the fans are cheering loud.

  • donsmacau

    If JLIN is allowed to do his playmaking he won’t let this game be lost.

    If KemBatum do too much of the playmaking I share your doubt.

  • Dan Ang

    A couple of things I wish for:
    1) Crowd is deafening when the Heats need to concentrate.
    2) Whiteside has a Hulk moment and get tossed out.
    3) Heats continue their shooting drought
    4) Marv deadly from 3 again
    5) Slash Bros shows up
    6) Continue their strong defense
    7) And of course Linsanity: The Resurrection!

  • LinMad

    yes, I feel like the only reason we’ve done well against Miami is because we played smarter than them. They re more physical and stronger but with Lin at PG, we are finding weaknesses and exploiting them. Such as using the bucket to block Whiteside/Stoudemire from blocking his shots. Dishing out dimes when they double team Lin. Pushing the pace so they get tired faster. Attacking the basket which Kemba and Lin do well but I think Lin has better driving just cause of his height advantage and leading with his head/shoulder to get to the line a lot. I feel Kemba doesn’t get to the line as much as Lin and gets his shots blocked by taller guys when he drives but I’d rather have him drive than shoot contested shots.

  • Briiick

    This is a life time opportunity for Cliff too, by now he should know what work and what don’t against Heat.

  • LinMad

    I’m surprised this is the first Hornets game that will be televised on ESPN. I guess ESPN finally acknowledging that Hornets is drawing a lot of attention now. This can be an underdog story if Hornets can surprise everyone and make it to ECF or even the finals. I’m pretty sure if NBATV is the only one willing to broadcast the game, that means no big channels want you. I think it was the 3rd game when NBATV stated that it was their biggest televised game since 2014.

  • takeme2cruz

    By far this is the most exciting first round match up.

  • sws94

    We’ll find out. I agree, Heat will play with desperation.

  • takeme2cruz

    BTW, game one was shown on NBA tv had record rating.

  • LinMad

    yep I even checked reddit and it’s the Hornets vs Heat thread that gets the most comments.

  • takeme2cruz

    Playoff atmosphere is totally different.

  • real-dsb

    How did you know the refs from the previous games?

  • heart

    FYI. Since we have concern w/ the refs for tonight’s game, here’s an example of FF2, w/ Review and Ejection. Listen to the announcers immediately assessed a FF and Canaan’s teammates jumped from the bench w/ concern. Officials: #25 Tony Brothers, #59 Gary Zielinski, #74 Curtis Blair

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! It’s Hornets first ESPN game this season.

  • CJSHYY

    I think so.

  • LinMad

    looks similar to Lin’s hard foul by Harden.

  • Dan Ang

    I wished the announcers would have said the same things for JLin. “Vunerable position to be in” “Instead of making a play on the ball, made a play for Isaiah’s body, not good”

  • heart

    I’ve been keeping tab and went back to check each game record.

  • wandertheglobe

    There will be no NBA TV in the 2nd round.

  • sws94

    This is how Cliff answered questions about the starters getting off to bad starts and the Heat building leads on them.

    “But when you do a lineup, the other part of it is, you have to look at the full 48 minutes, and then how you can sub to try to have the best balance of offense and defense. So we’re going to stay with it for now. The bottom line is, since we’ve gone with that lineup our bench play has been terrific, and that’s why we’ve won.”

    What do you think?

  • CJSHYY

    This is the pattern for whole season long. Cliff is not going to change … He forgot to say it. When bench got the lead, our starters would come in to take over the game. LOL!

  • Rick Johnson

    Because of politics / contracts Cliff has to start Kemba so he disguises the real starters as the bench Lin / Batum / Zeller / Hawes / Marvin . When the fake starters Walker / Jefferson / Frank fall behind the real starters come in to save the game.

  • pistolpete

    They’ve won because Batum has been out and Lin gets more touches – simple as that.

  • Rick Johnson

    GQ Magazine ✔ ‎@GQMagazine
    What hairstyle does Jeremy Lin play best in? TO THE DATA http://gq.mn/SPSssYP
    11:50 AM – 29 Apr 2016
    https://twitter.com/GQMagazine/status/726121452584468481

  • pistolpete

    His logic makes no sense at all. How does Kaminsky in the starting lineup help the bench play? If that’s true then he was dragging down the bench and now he’s dragging down the starters. Bottom line – DNP for big Frank.

  • takeme2cruz

    I think he’s been lucky. The smart way and the right way would be to start your best players not a group of playing from behind.

  • Rick Johnson

    I don’t like the Hitler look in the upper right.

  • sws94

    That’s the thing, it has been. It’s just a really strange strategy. But he admits that it’s the strategy.

  • sws94

    Upper left, left, Mohawk, can ditch the one’s on the right.

  • Win

    More like politic than strategy.

  • CJSHYY

    Bc he can’t change it & only can follow his boss told him what to do.

  • CJSHYY

    Mohawk.

  • Steppen03

    Goes both ways – for the Heat as well for Hornets. “Can’t give champions life.” -Dirk. The difference from games in season and now is JL7 and eveybody’s belief in JL7. It’s not a question anymore who’s the co-captain to steer the ship. They only go as far as JL7 & KW can carry them. Doubts are out the window.

  • Dan Ang

    Basically, let our weaker group (starters) wear out their strongest squad (starters). Then our best squad (Bench) comes in and dominate the match. If this is true…that’s some Sun Tzu stuff right there.

  • pistolpete

    Against the good teams the Hornets rarely win when both Kemba and Batum play. The reason for this is that Lin gets limited touches with them both on the floor. I was worried last game when Batum came back and they just barely won. Of course Nick only played 25 minutes. I admit he hit a couple of big 3’s at the end but overall he did not play well.

  • Rick Johnson

    That starting lineup sucks. Just hope they can keep it relatively close until Lin comes in Of course Cliff wouldn’t ever think of starting Lin at PG.

    https://twitter.com/johnschuhmann/status/725686304118329344

  • Rick Johnson

    Nick should play off the ball. They were getting nothing with Nick playing PG. If Lin was the PG game wouldn’t have been so close.

  • Rick Johnson

    Trouble is Hawes is out. That Hawes / Zeller combination is good. Hope they still get it done.

  • 1mtoldman

    lin’s career “deep benching” (25 minutes or under) % by season, playoffs and regular season combined, all games when he was available to play:

    houston season 1: 15%
    houston season 2: 29%
    l.a.: 47%
    charlotte: 45%

  • pistolpete

    I agree 100%. Nick is a good passer but he’s too slow to play point guard which results in turnovers and broken plays. I think he’s an excellent small forward but he’s not a point or shooting guard.

  • Win

    Couldn’t agreed more.

  • pistolpete

    Larry Bird was a great passer but he didn’t ever play point guard. Same should be true of Batum. Cliff get a clue.

  • pistolpete

    The team is so out of position. Lin should be the starting point guard, Kemba shooting guard and Batum at small forward.

  • Cycloben

    He’s just grasping at straws, trying to justify benching the team’s best pg and playmaker.

  • Rick Johnson

    He creates some when he’s 100% healthy but last game he was just taking the ball out of JLin’s hands. Was better off the ball.

  • Rick Johnson

    LOL

    Hornets Nation ‎@Hornets__Nation
    Will the nightmare continue for @DwyaneWade tonight in game six? #BuzzCity
    12:30 PM – 29 Apr 2016
    https://twitter.com/Hornets__Nation/status/726131568201359365

  • Rick Johnson

    Getting Big Al, Frank and Kemba out of JLin’s way is how they help the bench play. LOL

  • sws94

    Maybe it is, but do you think he’s aware of it?

  • Cycloben

    Exactly. And the fact is the team is winning DESPITE this “strategy”, not because of it.

    I am actually surprised the Hornets are in the playoffs and is beating the Heat, instead of being eliminated like it has always been.

    So what did the Hornets do this year that made it go so far, I wonder?

  • Win

    No way Cliff knows about sun tzu art of war. I am sure!

    His starting line up is mostly based on the politics. I just hope the FO office will agree to put KW as SG and Lin start as PG and switch on defensive end if Lin stays with the Hornets next season.

  • Cycloben

    I wonder if clifford has the foresight to allow Jeremy to win this game instead of reverting back to old ways. This old dog never learns.

  • donsmacau

    And so much of the Hornets Community and now even the NBA playoff following community believe Clifford should have been Coach of the Year.

    Clifford will be known as Avery Johnson with Mavs or Byron Scott with Nets – talentless coaches who stumbled upon teams who had key personnel who could counter-act the awful coaching.

  • Win

    And promote JLin and KW as EC Slash Brother!

    🙂

  • donsmacau

    Batum is back and Clifford said so.

    (psst: if the real Batum from Gm 1 & 2 is truly back, you may proceed to worrying)

  • Cycloben

    Oh boy.

  • donsmacau

    Clifford said Batum is the Hornet’s Quarterback.

    If Batum is the quarterback, he’s like Matt Leinart and JLIN is Tom Brady.

  • stam

    I hope Jlin gets fair ref treatment… they can throw the game with phantom calls and noncalls.

  • Win

    Lol. I posted the same before. But I compare Batum as Andrew Luck.

  • Rick Johnson

    He should be Quarterback with Kemba then. Dang I don’t want a game 7. SMH

  • JoeTeam

    heh heh, not if JLin sparks a 20 pt lead. Let’s Go!

  • JoeTeam

    nice surprise ending, fans!

  • donsmacau

    But Andrew Luck is actually a top teir quaterbak.

    -Batum is slow as a faciliatator
    – Can’t handle the ball well
    – Prdictable loves going to Cody 80%
    – Turnover Machine

  • Win

    I don’t like Andrew Luck and I hated so much when they gave up Peyton Manning once the Colts have drafted Luck. Luck is 2nd tier to me at best.

  • Rick Johnson
  • TTNN

    well, he started all his bench players, and benched his starters, so it is not a surprise.

  • donsmacau

    If he truly did what you said, then the Hornets would never fall into deep holes.

    You are wrong because the switch he needed to make was JLIN for Kemba but he never will, that is why the starters are the worst starting group left in the NBA playoffs.

  • JoeTeam

    wu kong, you will love this … Playoffs says man-bun. Small sample size. I like the mathematical winner, comb-over a la Gary Oldman fifth element:

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    Is it just me but does Wade look worry? Seem like he is crying.
    http://www.nba.com/heat/video/teams/heat/2016/04/29/1461948179095-Wade-Sound-04292016.mp4-484472

  • Toby M

    Game 5 between the hornets and the heat had 3.1 million viewers — up 67% from Nets/Hawks last year.

  • real-dsb

    agree that would be more optimal. Of course, on defense Lin would guard the opposing SG and Kemba the opposing PG.

  • real-dsb

    Don’t blame Batum for running the point, I’m pretty sure he’s just following the game plan by Clifford. In Game 5, Batum started running the point when he came off the bench while Lin was in. After a few disastrous plays, I’m guessing Batum told Clifford to have Lin run the point, and that probably resulted in the win.

    I’m hoping that Lin plays two 15-18 minute stints per half again. I think that is the best for him since it allows him to develop a rhythm.

  • real-dsb

    Thank you for posting this. I hope you are keeping a list somewhere.

    Correct call, that was a FF2. Elbow to the head.

  • JoeTeam

    Cliff tried to get Jeremy some rest in Q4 of game 5. Watch for him to do better because JLin did say after game 4 he was really tired so KW had to take it home. Cliff knows that’s not a sure thing, so he gave Jeremy a sit in Game 5, but he didn’t time it right so they lost JLin on D in a key possession where Deng landed a corner 3.

    So, this game:

    1. ‘more of the same’ I think equals more sure footing on Batum’s scoring, trying to get more 3s, take what they give them in the paint
    2. more discipline on resting Lin sometime in Q4 so he can be sure to be effective last 4 mins.
    3. what is the adjustment to Hawes being out and Cody being hurt a bit? AJ but not sure how much.
    4. D … since they said MW is orchestrating the D, let’s watch for that. We haven’t called that out, and I’d love to see how good he is at indicating to Lin and KW where to go given he’s back there and can see it better.

  • real-dsb

    Wow, that is surprising even given Hornets small market status.

  • JoeTeam

    Heat on the line … dramatic story if Heat loses. Building up ECF viewership, I guess.

  • donsmacau

    Critical nature of JLIN’s rhythm cannot be understated in it’s importance to Hornets.

    When JLIN’s gets into rhythm that means Heat defense falls out of rhythm and this in turn affects the Heat’s transition offense game thus ultimately allows Hornets to repair the damage done by Hornets starters and take leads.

    Spoelstra has no defensive set in his arsenal that JLIN cannot defeat.

  • Bulldog

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2635867-deron-williams-latest-news-rumors-speculation-on-mavericks-pgs-future

    Deron Williams may be going to opt out next season. Lin going to play for Mavs as a starter is a good option. Rick Carlisle a great coach.

  • Grace

    JLin collecting more fans/admirers… 🙂
    https://twitter.com/MoonsOverMyCami/status/726148398512906240

  • Bulldog

    Kemba is an under-sized SG with one dimention function and poor defense, like Harden, suitable to off the bench as a 6th man.

  • Win

    No Mavs, please no……..

  • donsmacau

    I expect Heat to come out aggressively getting shots for Joe Johnson and establishing Deng on the inside, both of which will be new adjustments that Hornets defenders will have to pick up. Whiteside and DWade will get their customary looks but Dragic will take far fewer shots.

    I believe Johnson scores big this game but hopefully the Q1 hole JLIN is asked to fill is not too great.

    Would like to see Psycho T (the only really hard roller) play some P&R with JLIN but unfortunately Clifford probably wont play him im place of Hawes.

    JLIN should have more driving lanes open as Miami focuses on stopping 3ptrs but I believe JLIN will not look for his shot again but have a great assist night.

  • donsmacau

    Fool me once, shame on you.
    Fool me twice, shame on me.

  • Linzen

    Rumor is that Orlando is going to offer max contracts to Parsons and Dwight… It will be interesting in Dallas for sure.

  • real-dsb

    nice work!

  • Linzen

    Haven’t posted here for more than a week… 🙁
    Tell you the truth, I still haven’t watched game 5… sigh… Can’t believe I missed out on this celebration of JLin playoff magic!
    The sad news is… I still can’t watch the game live tonight :(((((((((

    Still pray for and support JLin ALL THE WAY!

  • real-dsb

    3 hours til game time =)

  • donsmacau

    Hope JLIN get’s to take his brother Joe (also a professional basketball player in Taiwan) to his practices. They’ve played, practiced and drilled together their entire lives and Joe might be a great help in giving JLIN personal attention.

  • JoeTeam

    I like your thinking, trying to figure out what Heat will do. I’ll watch for it. Since Winslow can’t shoot, he’ll be pushed to play good D. I think I noticed early in the series Winslow was able to keep JLin in check on some key possessions when Lin was tired, look for that working for them again. Also, Richardson was left in last game instead of Dragic. Not sure if that was in-game adjustment or coach knowing something on performance/matchups. I just know Richardson hit a few and defended pretty well, but he’s not as big a risk as Dragic to get in and dish. So, maybe they think they have enough of that in Wade.

  • real-dsb
  • heart

    Whenever I can, do the best of my ability. I’ve been posted in this thread, but Lin fans w/ Lin’s missed/non foul calls can post here: http://www.jlinportal.com/jeremy-lin-nba-missed-stats/

  • DrewBear2

    I can’t remember if Cliff said this earlier in the season or it’s just one of those basic truths: for the most part, starters play against starters, bench against bench. It’s possible the Hornets could find a starting group that could do better against the Heat’s starters, but that might mean the Hornets bench could do worse against the Heat bench with defeat as the end result. Add the “any given day” concept where, for example, the Heat in Game 1 & 2 couldn’t miss, and it’s very tough to predict what might happen with various starter/bench pairings.

    It’s easy for us as arm-chair coaches to say Jeremy should start. But such a move would have significant consequences in a number of ways. Kemba might lose confidence and start to play worse. Jeremy might feel more pressure and start to play worse. Teammates might pick sides, which results in internal conflict and team synergy turns into discord.

    Obviously most here believe that everything would be positive with Jeremy as starting PG and the Hornets would’ve won 60 games instead of 48 this season, but those negative possibilities are very real.

  • Epie

    Short mohawk please

  • DrewBear2

    This would be a good one to compare against the Kobe clotheslining of Jeremy.

  • Sophie Paris

    Voted. Lin 1st ofc

  • Michael

    As great a coach Jim Carrey is it depends on the rest of the roster, (Cuban is just noise).

  • Michael

    Which means everyone has to protect him.

  • 热情的lychee

    only comment below: because Twitter is loaded with Jeremy Lin fans. lol

  • Linzen

    It really should just be between
    1) Jeremy Lin – 1st quarter
    2) Jeremy Lin – 2nd quarter
    3) Jeremy Lin – 3rd quarter
    4) Jeremy Lin – 4th quarter

    lol

  • donsmacau

    Modicum of truth in the regular season. With Playoff lineup adjustments that excuse doesn’t hold water as JLIN plays in lineups against Heat starters and burns them just as he burns Heat bench.

    Fact is JLIN has proven with his starts he can beat the elites of the league (Cavs,Spurs,Rapts,Celts,plyoff Heat) and while you Hornets fans believe we are cherry picking games; why don YOU cherry pick for Batum or Kemba — reason is YOU CANNOT cherry because there are NO Cherries for those players.

  • pistolpete

    It works fine against weaker teams

  • Michael

    But the Hornets bench is “very deep”.

  • JoeTeam

    crap, I have to focus to get all my work done lol. I.am.here.why.

  • JoeTeam

    come one come all to the JLin party!

  • donsmacau

    Yes, very cynical comment from the Hornets Fan community.

    For the life of me, I don’t understand how any rational reasonable viewer could have any other choice of MVP in each of the 3 wins; JLIN passes the analytics test and the “eye” test. —– thus the only conclusion is Hornets Homer Bias against JLIN.

  • Michael

    Dr. Dre?

  • pistolpete

    I agree Kemba should be 6th man but that will never happen. I guess Lin at starting point guard won’t ever happen either. Oh well – their loss.

  • Michael

    Lin is a PG not the easter bunny. lol

  • Dan Ang

    “Fool me once, shame on…shame on you. Fool me… you can’t get fooled again.”
    – George Bush

  • Michael

    Lol why did you have to bring that up. Now I have to look for Frank Caliendo videos.

  • Michael

    We are in the same boat…..why aren’t we rowing.

  • Dan Ang

    Ha, Frank’s the best!

  • Dan Ang

    He should, this game is bigger than any backdoor politicking/foolery thats been going on the whole season.

  • Hornets MVP should be JLin leading Net Points with +31 in 5 games

    Check out Top 3 Players #NetPoints in 5 gms:
    1 Lin +31
    2 Hawes +25
    3 Zeller +22
    #ManBunBros Rules the Heat LOL
    https://twitter.com/psalm_234/status/726164081682436096

  • LinMad

    Now I see why I liked Hawes during playoffs. Not only cause he plays well with Lin but because he’s +25. He compliments Lin. Zeller does too.

  • and he’s out for a week 🙁

  • donsmacau

    Unless Kemba plays 48 minutes and scores 60pt tonight and JLIN plays 0 minutes…

    … when Kemba Wins the Series MVP it will be a bald-headed travesty perpetrated by Clifford/MJ

  • Howan Cheung

    Everyone from military to stocktraders know Sun Tzu.

  • LinMad

    how rare is it to get MVP coming off the bench?

  • donsmacau

    Perhaps Ginobili did it once or Ray Allen but it is EXCEEDINGLY rare

  • LinMad

    it’s because some of the Hornets fans decided to split the fanbase into “Lin fans” vs “Real Hornets fans”. Which created a division in the fanbase. It’s sad cause when Lin is mentioned on ATH, they like to say “This is not a Lin fan site, this is a Hornets fanbase. Let’s talk about the team” but …Lin is a Hornets and people have their favorite players. It’s unfair cause Kemba fans praise Kemba all the time on ATH, but when Lin fans praise Lin, or even if Hornets fans praise Lin, they get shade thrown on them. I guess it’s cause Lin’s fanbase is so big, they feel like it’s threatening their own team fanbase. But if they actually viewed Lin as a Hornets, this wouldn’t happen.

  • DaBoss

    Yes – ride him like freakin’ Secretariat! (but no injury, please!)

  • Joe what do you know

    Don’t forget Iggy…

  • donsmacau

    Kemba is the franchise player; Kemba also happens to play the same position Point Guard as JLIN.

    So naturally, Hornets fans will be particularly defensive toward anything that threatens Kemba’s supremacy – especially from a 1 yr contract player.

    Next season, JLIN will have the starting point guard position dedicated to himself – it is my HOPE that the ENTIRE fanbase of the NEW team could embarce JLIN as much as we love our boy.

  • David Kim

    yo B
    yo B – ‏@_bk_chino

    @wfnz @JLinPortal fan or not anyone that isn’t blind knows Lin has had the most impact in this entire series
    2:45 PM – 29 Apr 2016
    2 RETWEETS5 LIKES

  • JoeTeam

    no, please no. Startups are a team sport. Investors with indiv player mindsets destroy dreams for people who are risking it all:

    http://www.businessinsider.com/chris-sacca-kobe-bryant-investing-2016-4

  • @ESPN730: “I didn’t know Jeremy Lin was as great as this, he takes so much pressure off of Kemba” – Fowler

    @JLinPortal: Heat definitely felt #Lintolerable pressure in trailing 2-3
    Lin leads the Hornets with +31 in NetPoints
    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/726169885957443584

  • JoeTeam

    Well, Holly is headed to the game and her tweets should provide more game story.

    https://twitter.com/hollyisyourstar

    Holly, psalm can get you into the annual JLin gathering at a Phx game, so post a game report here and we’ll all high five ya. Have a great day at the game. Thx for giving the JLin fan base yet another cool story to follow cuz it’s all good clean fun on our way to the Finals (lol).

  • LinMad

    how does she afford all these tix? Is someone hooking her up? I swear the tix for her seat close up is like $1,000s. Even seats all the way in the back are like $300-700

  • Grace
  • heart

    Still, Kobe’s foul was a very dangerous foul. Lin could have been severely hurt. FF2 w/ Ejection, IMO. Lin was still in the air when Kobe’s right arm swiped Lin’s head snapping it backwards. Lin fell flat on his back to the floor w/ such intense force that the back of his head bounced off the floor.

  • JoeTeam

    well. I would guess those are not as bad as GSW, but her seat last time was right behind the bench a few rows, so definitely getting expensive. You can’t touch GSW nose bleed seats for 2 for old middle class lifestyle. It’ll just get worse when they move to SF. That’s what I love about this we spread the experiences.

  • she drove today from TN/AL with her friend… she’s quite dedicated

  • JoeTeam

    Hey LinMad, I still wanna ask, I wish you had bet on CHA winning this series. I read it was something like 1-70 or 1-80 odds when they were down 0-2.

  • donsmacau

    Cream Rises to the Top – How important is it to have one of the highest BBIQs in NBA?

    Consider as this series has progressed, I submit the following:

    1) Heat defenders have deciphered Kemba’s offensive game – he has been increasingly turned into a low percentage volume shooter, they know his habits and inclinations.

    2) Contrarily, JLIN has deciphered all of Heat’s Defensive sets and are picking them apart on offense taking what the Heat defense gives him.

    3) Heat defenders have NOT deciphered JLIN out as he counter-adjusts to their every adjustment and they have run out of tricks to use against him.

  • wait, did u mean you want Holly to go to JLin Fan gathering in Phx?
    That’s a long way for her from ATL haha..

  • LinMad

    i didn’t bet lol. I would have been a millionaire though.

  • JoeTeam

    I suspect this game, Heat will show a different setup and it will take JLin a few series down the court to figure it out. I hope Cliff has JLin planned to read and react because Heat are a good team and well coached.

  • JoeTeam

    dang, you bet big. 10k per bet I salute you bro. I always think of these things too late, there are so many chances to go against conventional wisdom. Let’s go to the finals and lose to Steph, please. But ya, JLin MVP of a few games along the way please.

  • JoeTeam

    i want someone with all that energy to be part of our community, because we’ll be here over the coming years and you’ve made a stable place for everyone. Her twitter is also a centralized place for her, but you know, it’s sort of individualistic and you get what you put out there. Here, you can afford to shut down for a month or 2 during the summer and we’ll take it back up anytime when it’s right. So ya, you did it bro and you might invite her in because of her energy and drive in her corner of the JLin-verse.

  • I didn’t know Hornets fans AtTheHive rooted for JLin to get the ball in Game 5
    Note: maybe some are Lin fans 🙂

    https://twitter.com/koreangamer1986/status/726171243909509125

  • LinMad

    I wouldn’t mind betting up to 20k. But ya, I don’t really bet that often.

    Hornets vs Warriors would be crazy. Steph playing against his home town team and Lin playing against his. It would actually surprise Steph in a big way.

  • She visited here before
    But I can invite her although I think she’s more comfortable with Twitter/reddit style

    It’s a great story to have and kinda funny 🙂
    She gives the vibe of Drew Barrymore adorable-klutz in getting the accidental tattoo

  • JoeTeam

    Yes, so that would be so good for JLin’s story and K negotiations because he goes up against the best shooter of all time, playing D on Steph or KT. Slicing in on Bogut and DGreen. Wow that would really up his stature after years of being slighted. It’s all there for Jeremy to earn this playoffs, and for his team to see the possibilities if they buy in.

    I think they would do better than Rox, prob better than POR. All CHA have to do is close this out, beat TOR (doable because TOR is JLin home court lol), and then let LeBron take over as best playa in the world, not sure if it’s doable. Avoid Delly’s diving knee shots ok.he.didn’t.mean.it.like.bev.

  • Haha, you mean JLin’s Bible Study or regular Bible Study?

    If it’s close to your location, you can find the nearest location of Bible Study International (BSF) https://www.bsfinternational.org/

    Email me at jlinportal@gmail.com if you have questions

  • JoeTeam

    yeah, well Tw is ok, but you know, she doesn’t have that many followers so bonding with the community if that’s what she wants is a good thing for her own life stream, it it matters for her to be a long term fan. I just love the openness of the good vibe lin fans. Still not at the point today of bandwagoners. I still have to market today’s game to my FB friends, they are too busy watching SAS or GSW. You know what I mean, I love my GSW but too many people are wearing Strength In Numbers these days for it to be real.good.

  • More like ESPN Real Adjusted Plus Minus (RAPM)
    I had a discussion with NylonCalculus staff on it.

    It’s not perfect since it’s a statistical model based on basic boxscore
    I suggested a new formula to measure defensive impact so it tells us which starts don’t play defense like Harden

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/726130530786246656

  • JoeTeam

    Today is one of the most important games of the year for NBA fans. Old venerable team about to be closed out upon by the vibe of rag-tag team-ball and JLin style. The NYK Linsanity … is this the real Linsanity 2.0? We all know what that question means. We’ve had so many false ones, and Linsanity means team ball over streaks, going to the underdog as last resort, and average players buying in to be top of the class, beating team after team when they are supposed to lose.

    To me this is as good as it gets. If Heat win, we get another even better game in MIA. What other game in playoffs so far have this kind of competitive meat, matter?

  • Grace

    Jeff is a producer at ESPN 730. I tried telling him not all Lin fans are the same.
    https://twitter.com/JeffCaruso730/status/726172543732842496

  • JoeTeam

    ps, let me know if you bet and I will try to bet too ha ha. 1/100 what you do of course.

  • Briiick

    A lot of NBA players’ hard earned money was taken in forms of bad investment. Just put the money into the S&P 500 index and be satisfied with the 7% average annual return.

  • JoeTeam

    i|i –=> o.o.O

  • Linzen

    Yup, pray pray pray.

  • donsmacau

    That guy has also saved your Hornets Organization from another embarrassing sweep and given you your first playoff wins in years.

  • FrankW

    Jeff Caruso needs to get out some more.

  • JoeTeam

    Ronnie Lot’s Champion fund did ok for a few years. We saw JLin take some meetings for example at Horowitz last year. It’s not as easy as it seems, to invest in startups, and now that it’s getting some celeb vibe, it’s harder to separate the celebrity from the good ol’ fashion industry building work of taking risk to make science matter to products.

  • JoeTeam

    I give up, I’ll just tell myself I’ll work this weekend. This is too exciting a game.

  • CJSHYY

    I know some of Lin’s fans became police to guard Lin now. It’s really OK for some people don’t like Lin even you tried to show them the stats or whatever really no need to fight w them. Bc Lin needs media. But I guess next team he go still will have the same problem. Media like Lin but hate Lin’s fans.

  • Briiick

    if you just know Lin, the chances are, Lin is even better than you thought.

  • JoeTeam

    I don’t think that media hate lin fans … everyone is looking for the guilty pleasure of being a Lin fan when he’s hot. People just want to knock faithful fans because they are coming and going, that’s all. Consider us the Trekkies in between the Star Trek movies. We’re ok.

  • donsmacau

    We do not need to make the assumption that you are making.

    Media may not like JLIN fans because Kemba in CHA is the PG; and we had other similar problems before except NYK.

    Next season, JLIN will have the starting point guard position dedicated to himself – it is my HOPE that the ENTIRE fanbase of the NEW team could embarce JLIN as much as we love our boy just like back with Linsanity.

  • spiderman

    Pitchforks?

    More like light sabers

  • FrankW

    Miami Heat will come out swinging, will be a nasty dog fight. They won’t lay down and died like the Houston Rockets. Don’t let Miami get back into the game, need to finish them off tonight.

  • yes, it’s counter-productive to be overly-protective and confrontational with media.
    Sometimes they just don’t know

    It pays off to be nice most times to get them to see Lin’s values.
    It’d be nice to have more media writing positive stuff on Lin. Niceties go a long way
    I only reserve iron hand for selective haters 🙂

  • LinMad

    nah more like nun chuckussssss and ninja stars

  • JoeTeam

    Grind it tout babaay! This is Ali vs Frazier …

  • Joe what do you know

    Hawes out. Batum still might not be 100% with his injury. Batum became a father this early morning and didn’t get much sleep. Clifford said he’s going to play Batum more this game…..

    You be the judge but I have a bad feeling about this….

    I truly hope I’m wrong…

  • LinMad

    what did he say that got Lin fans angry?

  • FrankW
  • Grace

    the emphasis has always been offense, even with awards. sigh..

  • JoeTeam

    trust in this team’s on-court chemistry. It’s been looking good, like when JLin gives it to KW to end but he’s in the corner ready to cut in if needed. And when JLin snaps the ball back to Lee – nobody but he would have had the faith for a 1/8 showing from Lee until that point. So yes to bad setup going in, but I trust their team chemistry will be good.

  • CJSHYY
  • Grace

    I don’t even know. 🙂

  • 1mtoldman

    wouldnt that be the iron p(s)alm?

    and is that anything like the buddha palm?

  • JoeTeam

    Slash bruthas …

  • CJSHYY

    Am I too nervous or what? How come they both look nervous to me?

  • JoeTeam

    just jittery … like I posted a few mins ago … Ali vs Frazier. They’ll start getting into it after warmups. We will be on edge until after Jlin handles the ball a few times. That’s about 1.5 hrs to go still. Think I’ll try to do a spreadsheet whatever lol.

  • Joe what do you know

    Wow…. This name echoes well!! Splash vs Slash.

  • CJSHYY

    OK. But I am nervous for sure.

  • Joe what do you know

    Yes it’s going to be rough. I’m worried about Batum’s concentration level cos he surely would be tired. But let’s see how this pans out.

  • Grace

    I’m nervous, too. I have to pray some more – seriously! 🙂

  • KHuang

    The Linwalker

  • KHuang

    I’d be more worried if Batum was like “I feel great, I’m ready to handle the ball”.

  • KHuang

    Stupid racist American media that hates Asians, prejudging Jeremy Lin fans as all Asian.

    We all know what this media hate of Lin fans is REALLY about.

  • KHuang

    The American media has been anti Asian for way too long.

    SOMEBODY needs to call them out on how hateful they are toward Lin and Lin’s Asians fans.

  • KHuang

    No, the American media REALLY HATES Lin’s Asian fans.

  • LinMad

    They look like they’re walking into their locker room. Doesn’t look like they’re nervous to me. More like on a mission.

  • FrankW

    I have visions of zombie drunken master basketball.

  • I only understand 30% of Lin speaking Chinese here to thank the fans but thank God for the infinity88 text 🙂

    @linfinity88
    Lin: Thx 4 watching our game & support us. Playoffs are so much fun to watch. Hope we win Game 6 & get into round 2.
    https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/726171304546586624

  • Phillycheese

    Look, Dwade will come out super aggro, don’t panic and weather the storm. Hornets are at home, stay close and stick to the gameplan.

  • real-dsb

    Pregame analysis:

    Hornets need to keep up their good team defense. They gave up ridiculously easy points in the paint to start off Game 5. Good thing they recovered from that, otherwise they would have lost Game 5.

    I’d like to see Lin get 15-18 mins straight in the first half, and another 15-18 mins in the second half. I like the longer stints because it keeps Lin in rhythm. Unless he’s struggling because he’s tired, he should play 15-18 straight mins.

    I don’t mind the Kemba iso mixed in occasionally, it does allow the rest of the team to rest a bit. But if the iso does not result in a good look, you don’t have to take the shot.

    Hornets did excellent job to break down Heat’s double team on Lin. Lin anticipated the double teams, and his teammates cut to the basket for Lin to pass for easy assist.

    Really happy for Marvin that he broke out of his slump. We’ll need his 3 pt shooting today since Hawes is out.

  • FrankW

    The makings of a classic game.

  • CJSHYY

    He said thank you for watching the game & hope to make it to round 2. This playoff games are fun to watch…..

  • JoeTeam

    well, is it ok to say I hate media now?

  • JoeTeam

    worth getting nba game update. I heard the game can’t handle Steph Curry. JLin is gonna break EA Sports too.

  • Phillycheese

    I read Stubhub screwed up and gave her upgrade.
    Btw, $1000 is nothing for us high earning Chinese.

  • LinMad

    ya the translation is in the tweet lol

  • Phillycheese

    Iggy did it.

  • CJSHYY

    Oh! Haha! Didn’t read the tweet… LOL!

  • cdblue10

    Why not Flashbrothers…..

  • JoeTeam

    I would love to see KW work the ball around a bit to give people rest and let the ball so some work. His ISOs doing take up enough time, and then there you go, if it’s a long shot it jacks out and you’re hustling in transition. If it’s inside, you are hustling back because it’s 5 on 4. So use up close and move the ball and trust he will get it back.

    Also, want to see some better rebs from bigs. Kam has tipped back way too many balls to give MIA another 23 secs, ridiculous. Just tip to your own player, or make a better effort to get it under control like JLin does. You never see Lin tap it to opponents. You often see him conservatively snap that ball into his body to protect it.

  • LinMad

    Batum just had a child and couldn’t sleep last night. I think he should sit out today. I feel like he is not 100% focused on playoffs.

  • CJSHYY
  • JoeTeam

    speak for yourself, I got my wife to answer to. doesn’t matter how much you make sometimes lol.

  • JoeTeam

    aging to a sweet kobe legacy …

  • Joe what do you know

    That is my primary concern…. And Clifford saying he’s gonna play Batum more….

  • CJSHYY

    He’s more & more like Harden.

  • Briiick

    Whatever it takes to get 20+ points per game, win or lose.

  • CJSHYY

    Exactly.

  • Joe what do you know

    Could be taken out of context again. You know how the media likes to stir up things.

  • spiderman

    Game face…
    Hoping Refs haven’t placed bets against them

  • Phillycheese

    Heat are too focussed on the refs. By doing so, it gives players an easy out if they play bad. They should focus on the Hornets instead.

  • Yascar

    Anybody posted this yet? Jeremy’s Prayer Requests 20 🙏

    Prayer warriors!!

    Thanks soooo much for your prayers! Last game was so intense and exciting…praise God for the win!

    Let’s keep praying and seeing what God will do. Prayer for health for both teams, for tremendous performances for myself and my teammates and for a win to finish off the series.

    Please also pray for the salvation of the unsaved on the Hornets as well as deeper relationships with God for those that are saved. I feel like God is moving in our team and it’s awesome to see!!

  • Joe what do you know

    Let them focus on refs and keep whining. It’ll do the Hornets a big favour…

  • Linzen
  • Grace

    it’s from Truehoops podcast yesterday

  • JoeTeam

    well, maybe i can be less cynical and say that % cannot get you wins, points do, so maybe that’s what he meant. We did need the points last game.

  • real-dsb

    cool, didn’t even know there was an entity called NBA Canada.

    but what does Lin have to do with Canada anyways??

  • real-dsb

    yes, in the featured comment above. 😉

  • HVJoy

    🙂 Smart man! You know what they say, “Happy wife, happy life.”

  • CJSHYY

    But he shoot bad last game. Anyway, just hope Hornets shoot well today & get the W.

  • HVJoy

    Half an hour before the big game… and there are so many interesting posts here to go over!

    Go Lin! Go Hornets! Cool the Heat completely!!!

  • JoeTeam

    yep, we needed the points lol.

  • It’s been known that Linsanity is hazardous to Raptor’s health 🙂
    http://cdn.makeagif.com/media/11-25-2015/Q2aMdY.gif

  • JoeTeam

    thanks … yep, that is key. I negotiated time to watch the game today it’s not even end of work day out her here CA.

  • freemind

    Give them some of your phillycheese to go with the whine 🙂
    I am all for their mind being muddled and less focused

  • wu kong

    what is kemba carrying??? looks like macaroni and cheese in a Ziploc storage tub..

  • JoeTeam

    Rocky I !

  • Linzen

    I can speak on behalf of all Canada. We are huge Lin fans. hahahahahaha

  • Linzen

    Plus Raptors is their next round opponent. Scouting at work already… 🙂

  • cdblue10

    Lets go Jlin!!!!!

  • True, JLin’s approach is the best.
    He’s nice most of the time but he didn’t hesitate criticizing Oscar stereotype by Chris Rock.

    Sometimes the message fall on deaf ears if we shout all the time. People learn to tune us out.
    But if someone who is usually nice like JLin got upset, people listen more

  • MEL LIN

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8c8IUDOhow times like this we need tommy C

  • cdblue10

    Nice..nice…nice

  • Joe what do you know

    Crap… Work is having me training a newbie today… Wondering if I can bludge a bit and keep up with the game update…

  • MEL LIN

    lol excited

  • cdblue10

    butterflies on my bellies

  • JoeTeam

    I have to give cred to the Internet – I read this a couple of days ago. Wisdom of the crowds …

  • JoeTeam

    Take him.her to a sports bar lol. Training Day.

  • cdblue10

    LOL….Good idea Joe

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    let’s go Lin! finish them mortal kombat style

  • JoeTeam

    TOR is home advantage for JLin!

  • Train him to spell Linsanity 🙂
    And if he’s interested to get a Chinese tattoo of “Lin Shu-How”

    refresh for GIF
    https://33.media.tumblr.com/670d6d0a16c159457140e7465e3b289e/tumblr_inline_o5p2ikCcTy1r42jqv_540.gif

  • JoeTeam

    I though so too, his pre game snack!

  • MEL LIN

  • cdblue10

  • real-dsb

    Have him watch a video about teamwork… The hornets game

  • duplicate?

  • Linzen

    Yup! We got the next round! 😬

  • MEL LIN

    LOL

  • cdblue10

    Mel is so nervous that he didn’t even realized that he posted it twice…LOL

  • JoeTeam

    you tell us how it’s ‘feelin’ when we get there.

  • LinMad
  • MEL LIN
  • JLin Hover-hand landed?

    @PuhleaseMonique Got to meet my favorite player Jeremy Lin and wish him luck for game 6 of the playoff tonight! @hornets #Linsanity
    https://twitter.com/PuhleaseMonique/status/726088382137393154

  • CJSHYY

    No Lin, Batum…?

  • cdblue10

    I loved it!!!!!

  • cdblue10

    She’s pretty!

  • ok 🙂 good one!
    You can also edit the original one to fix it

  • Steppen03

    This is good song… I dig it!

  • cdblue10

    Wooooohohhhhhhhooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!

  • Linzen

    I wouldn’t really know since I am in Vancouver… not much of a Raptors fan. shhhh

  • NONONO

    Lin,,,, go get them….

  • JoeTeam

    a beautiful town, …

  • GameWatcher

    Game time, let’s go!

  • JoeTeam

    Holly in da house – hope she gets to post some goodies for us all over the world.

  • Mr Chuckles

    Maybe Lin was nervous security would stop him and ask if he was a trainer.

  • JoeTeam

    hmmm, popcorn, ice cream, or a beer?

  • LinMad

    GAME TIME!!!!!

  • LinMad

    everything

  • JoeTeam

    ok, heading to the fridge ….

  • Michael

    Still Nutella since they are having a buy 1 get 1 for free here.

  • Nolimitation

    Any links besides espn?

  • real-dsb

    espn announcers are Mark Jackson, Jeff Van Gundy, Mike Breen

  • xeroid

    What’s going on? Both ESPN and TNT showing Indiana and Toronto.

  • ty

    Van Gundy… no props for Lin

  • xeroid

    OK, another ESPN channel.

  • sws94

    What a garbage pre-game commentary by Rose and Collins. Not talk about how Lin was a big part of Charlotte’s wins? Come on.

  • real-dsb

    doug collins said exactly what I said (well, anyone could have said): MIA focusing on keeping Kemba and Lin out of the paint resulted in CHA 3s

  • JoeTeam

    Ah, got my bottled premium, broccoli, and bbq chicken. I’m gonna renew my vows for sure.

  • real-dsb

    google for first row sports. I think link 6 worked for me.

  • kauaiblue

    No mention of jlin… they think the key for charlotte is walker… do they even watch these games?

  • real-dsb

    premium what?

  • JoeTeam

    I was thinking, what 12 3s but that’s nothing if they only win by 2. People got to hit more.

  • kauaiblue

    Agreed.

  • cdblue10

    I don’t think they do,they just look at the highlights and box score.

  • spiderman

    learned a long time ago that they do not know basketball…
    or they’re blinded by hate or bias

  • Win

    Just wake up. Go Lin!!!!! Show the world u r da man!

  • JoeTeam

    Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA … India Pale Ale. Very fruity.

  • occupatio

    ready has been a sellout yesman for a long time now.

  • NONONO

    expect big win today unless Clifford mess it up

  • ty

    Nice

  • cdblue10

    I got shock top begian white with a slice of an orange

  • real-dsb

    Deschutes is awesome. Fresh Squeezed not my favorite, but most of the others.

  • 808JL7

    Really hope Clifford is not that stupid to go back to iso Kemba and batum game plan.

  • JoeTeam

    Bend Oregon … I got friends there. Should have sold them to watch this game.

  • David Kim

    TNT crews always better than espn…

  • kauaiblue

    Let him… they’ll lose…

  • spiderman

    don’t overestimate Clifford

  • kauaiblue

    lol

  • kauaiblue

    They think walker is the key… lol

  • In the past 2 games, JLin checked in early at 6 min.
    I expect the same thing, especially if the starts dig a deep hole again

  • cdblue10

    Here we go!!!!!!!

  • JoeTeam

    nice, orange I will try that sometime.

    If JLin plays well in first half, I am switching to Italian Gelato Vanilla Bean then.

    Man it’s cool to knock off work in the man cave and just veg out on this epic game.

  • Joe what do you know

    WHA!!! Not Yoshi!!

  • cdblue10

    I hope it’s earlier than that today

  • real-dsb

    To kill time before the game, since NFL draft is now. Where do you think Lin would be in NFL if he chose football instead of basketball?

    My guess is he’d be a receiver in the NFL, prob drafted in late rounds, maybe 6th or 7th. 6’3″, 200 lbs is a big strong receiver, yet quick, and good hands. And there are more Harvard players that played in NFL than NBA.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Holly got a hover-hug

  • kauaiblue

    oh no, iso walker…

  • David Kim

    I think lin checked in at 7 min in 3rd qt.

  • ty

    C’mon… QB 2nd round.. smart and athletic

  • real-dsb

    Doris Burke, she has good handles. can dribble behind her back one hand holding a clipboard. lol

  • Howan Cheung

    The Dutch commentator is a pretentious old fart regretfully, who I hoped retired already. No such luck

  • JoeTeam

    he has a good pass. that flag football excerpt was as a receive though. I would want more Goff action – he can be an Aaron Rodgers !

  • The problem is Mama Lin would prefer JLin to be a Harvard banker than NFL receiver 🙂
    Even LeBron wouldn’t let his kids to play NFL due to concussion concerns

  • real-dsb

    huh? who?

  • JoeTeam

    Going to Deng as somebody here said.

  • Whiteside 1st foul on Kam

  • cdblue10

    foul on Whiteside

  • kauaiblue

    Come on… move the ball…

  • real-dsb

    let’s hope Lee can make layups in addition to 3s =)

  • Win

    1st foul on Whiteside and keep counting…

  • Heat wants to take early lead to take the crowd out
    4-4 now

  • spiderman

    QB for sure — great vision and timing

  • real-dsb

    1q10 good pass by KW, AJ missed the short jumper

  • kauaiblue

    big Al!! Frank Kaminsky!

  • Win

    Nice pass from KW to the Tank!

  • Win

    Gotta attack Whiteside!

  • real-dsb

    1q10 that was a really off balance, awkward open jumper by KW

  • Win

    Hope Lin come in around 6 mins.

  • real-dsb

    1q9 AJ Hakeemed Whiteside

  • kauaiblue

    They have no choice…

  • ty

    Minimum.. h should come in at 7

  • real-dsb

    1q9 Kam with the postup move!

  • Howan Cheung

    sorry, watching the game on Dutch cable for first time. Even the worst NBA commentators are much better

  • kauaiblue

    They are playing miami’s game…

  • Win

    I hate whiteside……

  • KL

    If Heat can’t beat the Hornets starters, they are finished once Lin gets in.

  • Win

    Tragic Goran!

  • cdblue10

    TRagic offensive foul

  • Win

    Van Gundy being a#@)#(@#&&)

  • cdblue10

    Kam33333nsky

  • Frank 333!
    9-8

  • Win

    Frank!

  • LinMad

    fans really showed up today, hopefully Lin can soak all the energy in

  • ty

    Lin’s gotta come in.. now

  • Joe what do you know

    Things looking good so far I guess

  • Win

    JVG hate Horntes or Jordan or something? That was a clearly a offensive foul on Tragic Goran.

  • real-dsb

    1q7 there we go Kam. they’re leaving him open

  • Win

    Cliff! Put Lin in!

  • real-dsb

    1q6 Wade doing his Harden impression

  • sws94

    Frank will be a factor tonight.

  • LinMad

    Frank doing his thang!

  • kauaiblue

    They might want to give him as much rest before playing clifford’s genius 20 minutes in a row…

  • cdblue10

    The game doesn’t start until Lin comes in

  • JoeTeam

    get the make-ups early, we want those in the end.

  • Aggressive Frank attacked Dieng .. Good to see

  • cdblue10

    Walkkeeeeerrrrrrrr 333333

  • real-dsb

    1q6 I never knew Kam would be able to play low post in NBA

  • Win

    KW on fire. In this case Cliff is gonna delay on putting Lin in.

  • LinMad

    Lin first to come in from bench

  • freemind
  • JoeTeam

    and it says a lot for game plan. Kam 2 outside shots, AJ low post, Kam low post. They have different sets ready.

  • LinMad

    KILLING IT!!!!!!!!

  • Win

    Cliff like to leave what is working on the floor.

  • cdblue10

    We’re closing this game!!!!!!!

  • JoeTeam

    he he who’s with me. No hole and Jlin will fly!

  • Joe what do you know

    Wow…. Walker and Tank scorching it up

  • LinMad

    let them roll for awhile. Feed the hot hands.

  • Win

    Yup. I don’t mind at all. Go Hornets!!! Blow them out!

  • Nolimitation

    Surprisingly starters lighting it up.

  • LimitedEdition

    Tragic can’t guard Walker at all

  • real-dsb

    1q5 LOL Whiteside taking 20 ft jumper.

  • occupatio

    good. hope 2nd unit comes in to top it off.

  • kauaiblue

    That’s ok… give him some rest…

  • Howan Cheung

    No hole dug by the first unit this time

  • occupatio

    tonight is another example of tragic throwing his elbows whenever he can

  • cdblue10

    Because he’s Tragic and he just goes left!!!!!LOL

  • heart

    Saw Lin went to scorer table when the score was tied, but after KW made a 3, he was sent back to the bench.

  • real-dsb

    I say give Lin more rest on the bench. Wait for Heat to make adjustments to the Hornets starters, then sub Lin in.

  • kauaiblue

    Walker can’t guard dragic either… lol

  • kauaiblue

    Agreed.

  • Win

    And JVG saying it was nothing. #)(@&#)(@&)#

  • LinMad

    same, but it could hurt Lin’s rhythm.

  • ty

    the starters showing up.. in friendlier environment.. but it’s still good

  • occupatio

    he was just being contrarian. he does that sometimes.

  • Elon Musk

    yeah man, give kemba more time while he is hot.

  • Win

    Start Lin at 2nd qtr and play him the entire 2nd unit

  • Win

    Lin in!

  • Joe what do you know

    No there is still a hole. It for the Heat to jump in though…

  • Win

    Lin and Batum 1TO each.

  • real-dsb

    1q5 Lin in

  • LinMad

    Passing to Batum is a bad idea when his defender is on him.

  • Win

    5-0 run Heats. Nooooooo

  • cdblue10

    Where is Hawes….?Take Jefferson out and put Zeller in

  • LinMad

    this lineup sucks. Batum, Kemba and Lin = bad news. Sit Batum.

  • Win

    Just to be fair. Lin throw bad pass too.

  • blueCypher

    Hawes is injured. Out for the series

  • real-dsb

    1q4 they’re not doubling Lin this game.

  • cdblue10

    Whaaaatttt?Oh geeezzzz man.

  • occupatio

    lin with nerves. comes in and throws it away.

  • real-dsb

    1q3 Lin guarding Gerald Green

  • kauaiblue

    i know… they are like all confused who is the focal point…

  • Win

    They will soon.

  • sws94

    They put Green on him, a more athletic defender.

  • ty

    forcing it as instructed.. should have taken to the paint

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    offense is stagnant. no screens, no movement, no help

  • MEL LIN

    links anyone batstream down

  • heart

    NB extended his arm out to ask for the rock. Lin waited it but NB still didn’t run out far enough from defenders.

  • Win

    Agreed. Green was really good before the overdose thing

  • LinMad

    Lets see, 3 possessions that were bad in which 2 possessions Batum failed the play. 1 where Lin passed to batum but batum isn’t quick enough and his defender steals it from him. Another Batum just turns the ball over. I’m sorry but Batum isn’t fit for this series. Maybe next one.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire
  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    batum and kemba are so lazy. they need to move when Lin has the ball

  • Win

    Be fair, that wasn’t a good pass from Lin.

  • kauaiblue

    They are playing the way miami wants them to play…

  • LinMad

    dude that was going to Batum, his defender just beat Batum. Batum doesn’t move like the rest of the unit.

  • JoeTeam

    the in-to batum was a weak pass from Lin. Just warming up.

  • takeme2cruz

    This is a game we all need to root for allllllll Hornets.

  • Elon Musk

    we need Marv back man

  • LW

    At this moment, Lin and Batum are being momentum killers.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    passes to batum have resulted in many TO’s in this series

  • LinMad

    it was a play drawn for Batum. He didn’t move his feet. His defender beat him.

  • occupatio

    lin should know batum is slow now.

  • Win

    Good shot buy didn’t fall.

  • LinMad

    ya so why coach put them in together. It’s not the pace we need to win this game.

  • MEL LIN

    thanks but can’t outside US now

  • Win

    Whiteside 2 fouls!!!!!!!!

  • LINSANITY

    Lin nervous

  • cdblue10

    2nf foul for Whiteside….LOL

  • Mr Chuckles

    Nice job Zeller

  • Win

    Yea. I think a little.

  • pistolpete

    Whiteside out – drive Lin!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    i’m sorry but the guys aren’t moving on offense at all. this time Lee had no where to go because Batum was just standing there and his defender closed in on Lee

  • LinMad

    whiteside out.

  • real-dsb

    1q3 Breen acknowledged that Lin had best plus minus in the series

  • Win

    JVG was right, instead of Winslow, they put Green who can shot 3 to open up the space.

  • LinMad

    Batum is a liability.

  • real-dsb

    1q2 nice job Zeller putting Whiteside in foul trouble

  • real-dsb

    1q2 it’s ok, Lin will get into rhythm soon

  • Win

    The new father’s shot not seem to falling tonite.

  • Win

    Great Pass Lin!!!!!!!!!!

  • sws94

    There you go Lin.

  • cdblue10

    Assist

  • Win

    Now we are talking.

  • real-dsb

    1q2 Lin beautiful feed to Zeller, who can’t finish

  • Mr Chuckles

    Lin can’t lose Richardson

  • sws94

    Sure he can.

  • Win

    I think so too.

  • real-dsb

    1q1 great cut by Zeller to get Lin’s ast

  • LINSANITY

    Not the best quarter from Lin

  • LinMad

    who is Iverson supporting?

  • Win

    Look like we need every Hornets to play good in order to win this game.

  • real-dsb

    1q0:30. Lin holding his eyes, did he get fouled?

  • LINSANITY

    his boy Kemba

  • LW

    Lin looks cold off the bench

  • real-dsb

    1q0:30 another great cut by Zeller

  • kauaiblue

    He looks jittery out there… i think they need to be losing big before jeremy starts to get his engine going… lol

  • Mr Chuckles

    I mean on defense.

  • real-dsb

    1q0 Lin had to jack a 35 ft with the 1st quarter time ending.

  • noob

    yeah seems off so far

  • Win

    Even box score show 0-2, it is really 0-1 for Lin.

  • sws94

    Yeah, he doesn’t look quite as strong tonight as the previous games. He just needs to play his game and then attack when it is right.

  • occupatio

    lin let dragic go left.

  • Lin is just getting warmed up. Good connection with Zeller.
    Let’s go in Q2, JLin!

    http://i1.wp.com/www.jlinportal.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Lin_LINE_And1.jpg?resize=131%2C126

  • real-dsb

    Lin will be fine, keep sticking with him, he’ll find the opponents weakness

  • LinMad

    Players aren’t moving off the ball as much as they should be.

  • KL

    The Heat were ready for Lin and the bench. They were not ready for the starters which they probably decided to ignore in their gameplan.

  • Win

    Yea! Go Lin!!!! Show them!!!!!!!!

  • kauaiblue

    Psalm, your optimism is infectious… let’s go Jlin!

  • yup, last off-balance 3 to beat Q1 buzzer

  • guest

    He’s over thinking right now. Trying to get a feel for the game, but he better not wait too long to turn it on, otherwise Clifford will sit him at the end of the game regardless if they are winning or losing.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    this game reminds me of the first game where the offense is stagnant. defense is a bit better though. lucky they’re hitting some jumpers

  • Win

    Yea. they put Green in and he can shot 3. Spo is smart!

  • Illbe

    are they tired??

  • Howan Cheung

    The crowd also seems subdued

  • cdblue10

    Let’s go!!!!!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    lazy

  • LinMad

    they dont like what they’re seeing. I wouldn’t either. I think Kemba and Lin would have been better unit than Lin and Batum. They can push the pace fast.

  • Mr Chuckles

    Frank having trouble guarding Deng.

  • Win

    KW is in. No pg for Lin.

  • Win

    Wow. That s freaking a touch foul call!

  • Win

    Lin shots aren’t falling.

  • Win

    Finally JVG say something good about Lin.

  • real-dsb

    2q12 Walker back in with Lin and Batum.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    not a good shot by Lin. kinda forced it

  • Win

    WTH, Hornets look slow…..

  • Mr Chuckles

    Wow. Dragic is a target for the refs. He is getting called for everything. They are fouls but some don’t get called in the playoffs.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    JVG giving huge props to Lin: he is really outplaying his contract

  • kauaiblue

    everyone seems to be subdued… whats going on?

  • Illbe

    MOVE

  • Win

    Agreed. I think Lin need his first shot to get him going.

  • Mr Chuckles

    Seriously.

  • noob

    ok they are really jamming Lin at the 3 point line forcing him to pickup his dribble

  • LinMad

    wth……GET OPENED LOL

  • Miami doubled Lin on the 3pt line. They don’t want him to drive inside

  • heart

    Heat is targeting to get the rock out of Lin’s hand. Glad Cliff called a time out.

  • real-dsb

    2q11 JVG: “Jeremy Lin has really outperformed his contract this year.”

  • LinMad

    It’s one thing to trap Lin, it’s another thing when someone can’t get opened for a pass.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    i don’t like this offense at all. seems clifford is trying to get batum going. ran some plays to get Batum the ball off the curls but he’s too slow and when he got the ball, nothing happens

  • Win

    Nice D on Lin. He stop the ball!

  • Win

    Lin look fast as usual tonight.

  • Huge back-to-back blocks

  • Win

    Wasn’t that a goaltending?

  • Mr Chuckles

    No. Clean block.

  • Win

    Very close…

  • real-dsb

    2q10 exciting sequence, Lin keeps Winslow in front of him on the break, allows Zeller to block Winslow!

  • sws94

    Block, Wade’s always been a good shot blocker.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    yeah looked like it was going down

  • real-dsb

    2q10 Lin and Hornets start to turn up the intensity

  • Win

    Cody!!!!!!!!!!

  • Win

    KW make his teammate better? Ehhhhh.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    ugh this is boring

  • real-dsb

    2q9 Zeller making lots of great cuts

  • LinMad

    we need someone else on Dwade

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    good floater Cody!

  • Mr Chuckles

    Miami has picked up their defensive intensity this game.

  • Lin just needs to see the 1st ball in the basket and he’ll get going.
    Miami’s #1 plan is to stop Lin before he scores or gives assists

  • jimmyL

    Lin is missing shots today
    Hope they still get a W

  • Illbe

    Go Zeller….Nice PNR

  • LINSANITY

    Lin 0-4 today… I hope he picks it up

  • sws94

    Kw playing great tonight. Hornets are keeping the score close and that favors the home team. Hope Lin gets it going some, drawing a foul and a shot falling should do it.

  • kauaiblue

    Right, i was kind of thinking maybe the gameplan is to use jlin as a decoy… probably not… lol

  • Mr Chuckles

    He is taking tough shots.

  • real-dsb

    2q9 Wade is destroying Batum

  • Win

    Yea. But it is really a 0-3

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    most shots looked forced by the hornets

  • kauaiblue

    What a let down… no energy in this building…

  • Illbe

    does he look tired??

  • KL

    We need Lee to help check Wade. Or put Lin on Wade.

  • cdblue10

    Walker is playing a real PG job today

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    hornets need to run high pick and rolls

  • LinMad

    Sit Batum awhile ago. He’s doing more harm than good on both sides of court.

  • Win

    They need to play faster. Defense need to pick for transition offense.

  • heart

    Bigs need to give Lin screens or open the lane for his drive. Heat targets Lin tonight. Eventually they will get tired and Lin can take off. Lee needs to keep Wade in check.

  • KL

    Spo has a game plan for Lin and the bench. Cliff went away from the bench too early. Lin has not gotten going. Team playing Kemba ball. Not a good sign.

  • Win

    KW is good tonight, both shot and pass.

  • noob

    Lin being too tentative so far

  • gandychan

    Lin needs to be more aggressive.

  • LW

    That open mid-range air ball really doesn’t help Lin’s value.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    slow tempo half-court game is what the Heats want

  • zxcvb

    Off-game for Lin (he was due). Just needs to focus on defense and keep attacking (FTs).

  • Win

    Lin shots aren’t falling tonight, he should attack the basket!

  • zxcvb

    FTs! Let’s see if that gets him going.

  • gandychan

    free throws might help his jump shot. i hope..

  • Rick Johnson

    Lin seem to lack energy.

  • LINSANITY

    FT’s should help Lin

  • Win

    Hope the FT get him going!

  • DX

    When Lin’s shooting style finish the transferring.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    need high pick and rolls. what the heck coach?

  • cdblue10

    here you go..those ft’s will make him going

  • real-dsb

    2q7 yikes Lin’s jumper way off today

  • occupatio

    lin’s shot form is reverting to old. its not smooth.

  • Win

    goaltending????

  • LinMad

    2 in, lets goooo

  • zxcvb

    Lots of stars start games 0-5, 1-8. But they keep getting touches and it evens out.

  • Win

    Nope. Clean block…. my bad.

  • zxcvb

    Only problem with a cold Lin is that his teammates stop trusting him and Kemba Ball doesn’t work in the long-term.

  • David Ly

    Batum coming in for Lin?

  • guest

    Lin looks like he was up late last night.

  • LinMad

    i thought i heard it hit the glass first but not sure

  • NONONO

    why Kemba in there??? i thought it was Lin’s pg time

  • real-dsb

    2q6 uh oh, Lin ended up rotating on Whiteside. flashbacks of Games 1-2

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Spo really game planned against Lin today. they puts the much bigger/longer Winslow on Lin to disrupt the jumpers and they have guys ready to cut off the drives

  • takeme2cruz

    Like game 1 and 2 so far, Heat shooting 60% so far.

  • Win

    The reply show it was a clean block on KW shot.

  • LinMad

    Winning this game relies on Lin tearing it up. I think putting Batum with Lin was a bad decision by coach. It really screwed up the pace.

  • Win

    Hornets gotta attack the basket, stop settling for jumpers.

  • zxcvb

    Yeah, he slows the pace down and takes it out of Lin’s hands.

  • Win

    Whiteside has 2 fouls man. Attack them!!!!!!!!!!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    clifford needs to run some high pick and rolls for Lin. that’s the only way to open up the court

  • LinMad

    Wade scored on Batum a lot. Wade was on fire.

  • Illbe

    need some 3pt shooting…

  • spiderman

    Batum is the x-factor.

    Clifford being outcoached

  • Win

    The new father better get going too. We need them this game!

  • ty

    if no “free to roam “Lin, no win

  • occupatio

    heat only giving him the jumper. there is no driving lane.

  • LinMad

    There was no Lin PG alone time this game. That’s the difference. It’s similar to game 1 and 2.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    omg Cody stuffed the basket

  • Pete Roces

    Lin need to be the pg to get into rhythm.

  • Win

    He is now. Heat defend him good tonight.

  • real-dsb

    2q5 Wade is destroying Batum and Lee. Might as well put Lin on Wade

  • zxcvb

    Good, get those FTs to punish the defensive overplay.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Richardson ALWAY shoves hornets players. FINALLY got called for it

  • DrewBear2

    Jeremy is having a tough enough time on offense right now.

  • cdblue10

    I missed Hawes

  • Win

    We need good defense to get the transition offense going. Good defense lead to good offense!

  • Win

    Damn Heat is on fire!

  • Win

    Good idea. Use Al attack whiteside!

  • DrewBear2

    Those aren’t easy shots either.

  • Illbe

    Dang, Deng

  • KWC

    Lin sure picks a bad game to get cold

  • cdblue10

    that’s a clear hand check foul from whiteside

  • David Ly

    At least Lin got some bonus foul shots.

  • Heat put a taller Deng to stop Lin’s penetration
    Hornets to find a way to get Lin going

  • zxcvb

    Every playoff game is a bad game to get cold. Lin has been the least cold player all series!

  • real-dsb

    2q3 impressive move by Marvin against Hassan

  • Win

    At least Cliff still trust Lin. 11 min already!

  • jimmyL

    If they lose tonight, they will probably lose the series because game 7 is in Miami
    Lin needs to play better

  • kauaiblue

    boring game…

  • Pete Roces

    this game looks like a loss to me, not that I am pessimistic, but if Lin can’t regain his touch, KW will ISO at will. Game over, season over.

  • LinMad

    They put Deng and Winslow on Lin. Batum should be tearing it up but he isn’t. He can hardly run and beat his defender.

  • zxcvb

    Lin should go for a “Lou Williams” game where he goes 3-11 but 8-10 at the line.

    Lin’s teammates need to step up. They’re wide-open while Lin is doubled/tripled. So far only Cody is punishing them.

  • real-dsb

    2q3 whiteside is making a big impact

  • Guezt

    It is very hard to beat a team 4 times in a row. Only 20% chance that the Hornets will win today

  • LINSANITY

    Hornets dont look desperate enough.. they have to play with the same edge in Game 5

  • sport

    Seriously they should take Batum out for Lee.

  • NONONO

    Lin is ok to keep shoot the open shots. then he will get going soon

  • Howan Cheung

    Thus Lin needs to regain his confidence and shake off whatever is holding him back

  • sport

    Yes everyone’s playing soft not aggressive enough.

  • ty

    Lin… the man of the “moment”.. it’ll be there soon

  • DrewBear2

    Relax. There’s plenty of game left to go.

  • real-dsb

    batum was out until 1:30am last night, he better have a good excuse. 😉

  • Win

    Get Whiteside the 3rd foul man!

  • cdblue10

    I’m positive that they’re due for a run

  • zxcvb

    Mr. 4th Quarter.

  • sport

    He needs to cause Heat has the upper hand right now and playing aggressive.

  • NONONO

    what happens to Hornets 3 pts? nobody has any confidence? It is your HOME

  • KWC

    That was pathetic

  • Win

    Batum look pretty bad tonight…..

  • Rick Johnson

    Come on Hornets wake up !!!

  • kauaiblue

    batum should not be playing… he looks so flat…

  • Mr Chuckles

    No movement.

  • KWC

    Feels like a loss

  • sport

    Seriously not much of a home crowd so quiet.

  • Illbe

    they better start playing with their whole heart or they’ll lose this series tonight

  • LinMad

    This unit will not push the pace. It’s over.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    batum looks like kobe has looked all season long

  • real-dsb

    I’ll give Clifford credit for leaving Lin in for a 14 min stint despite being pretty cold. I have confidence Lin will reset during halftime and play better in second half.

  • NONONO

    Lin needs to come BKN,

  • kauaiblue

    just hang in there… until half time…

  • LinMad

    Al, Batum? slow pace ball. If I was Cliff, I would have ran with Kemba, Lee and Lin.

  • Win

    It still going to be ok if with stay within striking distance.

  • guest

    Put Lamb in.

  • Rick Johnson

    Maybe MJ got to fire them up in the locker room at half time.

  • Win

    Defense!!!!!!

  • occupatio

    hornets playing low energy

  • jimmyL

    Joe johnson so crafty damn

  • LinMad

    -removed-

    obvious Lin hater…

  • Win

    If the Heat scoring like that, it is going to be a loss.

  • spiderman

    no need to plublicize

  • zxcvb

    Why are you posting random nobody comments? LOL.

  • Win

    #&@)#&@)#( him!

  • I am The Jason

    The Hornets are playing the way Miami wants them to play.

  • I still believe the Hornets will make adjustment at half-time and make a run in the 3rd quarter.
    The fast pace of the game is favoring Hornets in the 2nd half
    They just need to keep the Heat lead within single-digit

  • LinMad

    stats show when Lin is off court, team is -30 or something.

  • Mr Chuckles

    Kam can’t guard Deng.

  • Win

    Time out…..

  • LinMad

    ur right i removed it.

  • KWC

    Down 13 and looking flat

  • Win

    And Batum and MW are having a hard time to guard Joe Johnson.

  • cdblue10

    C’mon Bats….

  • NONONO

    Williams 0, Lee 0?

  • KWC

    Maybe the fact that they have a 1 game buffer is losing them the edge.

  • kauaiblue

    batum hasnt done anything…

  • Mr Chuckles

    That was lame Batum

  • jimmyL

    If they lose tonight, they honestly don’t deserve to win the series

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    hornets starters are so bad and clifford plays them with Lin

  • Win

    Should be a AND 1

  • LinMad

    they wanted Lin to sit and we get eaten even more.

  • cshot

    just started to tune in. i knew this would happen once batum is force fed by cliff

  • Mr Chuckles

    Oh come on.

  • LinMad

    seriously

  • The Heat plan to stop Lin with Deng as a bigger defender is working.
    Hornets offense become inefficient.

    Let’s hope the Hornets get JLin going in the 2nd half

  • JoeTeam

    kemba ball collapsing …

  • Cycloben

    I just woke up, so what happ3ened to make the hornets behind?

  • Win

    Batum!!!!!!! Use you size! That is it!

  • cdblue10

    22222 for Bats

  • cshot

    hows jeremy doing by the way? i kno his shots are off but stats otherwise?

  • Win

    Heat on fire and their defense is good. They put Deng on Lin and is working.

  • spiderman

    Same Clifford

  • zxcvb

    Wade and Deng on fire, defense loading up on Lin.

  • LinMad

    4 pts from free throws and i dont’ know about assists

  • LINSANITY

    omg if Hornets lose this game Ill be shocked!

  • gandychan

    they really need to take the ball out of wade and joe johnson’s hands. gotta double team i think. Hawes is missed badly for the interior presence.

  • cdblue10

    He’s not pressing on the pedal yet

  • LINSANITY

    0 rebouond 1 assist 1 turnover

  • LinMad

    loading up on Lin and no one moving/cutting to give Lin a dime

  • ty

    Need double screens for Lin.. get him open for easy shot

  • Promo Sports World

    Vets stepping up by Miami

    Need strong collapsing defense in the 2nd half

    Jeremys jimmy is offf but got continues to drive to draw the defense…..he needs a 12-14 point second half

  • Spo is a good coach.
    He knows stopping JLin will make the Hornets offense inefficient

    Hornets need to run some PnR plays with JLin in the 2nd half

  • KL

    I hope Lin figures it out for the 2nd half

  • Win

    Bad pass by KW, he should either drive or shoot it.

  • kauaiblue

    Being down only 9 with the way they played is actually good…

  • zxcvb

    Yeah, they finally did that just now and it worked. Other guys go cold when only 1 guy handles it.

  • Promo Sports World

    Pat Riley disciple man

  • Win

    Agreed

  • Promo Sports World

    Big time

  • ty

    ball watching… lazy play

  • takeme2cruz

    Lin is playing very hesitation.

  • gandychan

    heat are making a lot of mid range floaters. a lot of tough shots.

  • LINSANITY

    Miami Heat are shooting 60%.. Hornets only shooting 40%

  • DrewBear2

    He also seems to lack confidence despite a great start.

  • KWC

    He was trying to draw foul defender not biting so should have just thrown it up.

  • Promo Sports World

    Defense matters and they are playing hard d

  • LINSANITY

    If Lin doesn’t step up in the 2nd half.. Hornets have no chance of winning this game

  • Cycloben

    Ah, okay. So was Kemba and Batum doing a lot of isos to make them stand around?

  • sws94

    I think it is just a matter of his team is playing with more desperation. Lin for some reason isn’t following his own game plan of attacking. He’s picking up his dribble rather than just keeping it alive or when he drives, just putting the shot up. He just needs to forget about everything else and play like he has all series.

  • zxcvb

    He’s off with the jumper and Heat have been great at taking away the drive. Also, Heat shooting so well, there’s no easy points in transition.

  • LinMad

    true, it feel like their down by 20 though. They need to figure out a lineup that works. Lin/Lee/Kemba/Zeller/Marv could push the pace faster.

  • Promo Sports World

    Big half needed

    Big half defensively maybe more

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Don’t want game 7

  • NONONO

    he will

  • takeme2cruz

    They always play hard D.

  • Win

    I saw, should continue shoot that ball though.

  • real-dsb

    All right, reset at halftime. Let’s go Lin and Hornets!

  • kauaiblue

    Batum needs to sit… he has really disrupted the rhthym bc clifford has no sack and keeps going to him…

  • Mr Chuckles

    When Lin gets going, everyone gets going. So this is critical.

  • guest

    Lin struggles sometimes when a taller, quick defender is on him.

  • zxcvb

    They need to get him going. Run some plays for him. Spo is taking away all the simple stuff, daring everyone else to beat them.

  • ty

    16 would be more like it… let’s go Lin! Mr. Clutch!

  • sws94

    They played hard D all series. Lin is playing differently tonight than he has. Not as sure of himself as he needs to be IMO.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    four words “high pick and rolls”

  • cdblue10

    JLin missed the service of Hawes on this game due to his abilities to give solid picks and slide out for open shots.Al can’t provide that since he’s used to play post up a lot making the offense stagnant but overall Jlin’s game is not really in sync.

  • LinMad

    ya, i also didn’t like his defense on Dwade. He has size on him but not enough effort/speed. He slows the pace down on offense and Cliff keeps drawing plays for him when he gets beat by his defender. It makes Lin think too much about what to draw up next if Batum can’t get a shot.

  • Mr Chuckles

    Also, teammates aren’t moving and Lin gets hung out.

  • Heat threw different looks at JLin to confuse him.

    Doubling on the 3pt line. Then put Dieng on him on single coverage.
    Lin can still penetrate but not finish well.
    He just needs to keep attacking until the Heat fouls him

  • Promo Sports World

    I’m seeing the lanes not opening up

    And they are hedging hard on D when the picks are set…..much more disciplined

  • zxcvb

    Good point. Hawes can also pass well.

  • jimmyL

    Need the W tn no matter what
    If Lin doesnt have it, play others
    they cannot lose tn

  • cdblue10

    yep

  • NONONO

    No idea why coach left kW in the first 6 mins second quarter. Lin had been great in almost every quarter as pg

  • zxcvb

    Good news is that CHA is just “one big run” away from taking control.

  • zxcvb

    Same old Cliff.

  • Promo Sports World

    Damn good point

    And Al can’t see past his own shot when in the post

  • LinMad

    it has a lot to do with Batum in the lineup. Just like last game. Better if Batum sits and Lin runs with a faster unit.

  • gandychan

    Charlotte really needs to double wade to force them to move the ball.

  • Win

    Maybe we should double Wade early..

  • sws94

    Well, I hope he turns it around 2nd half. They need him. Bad 2nd quarter for the team.

  • takeme2cruz

    His drives were very hesitated. Half way he changed his mind pickup ball instead being aggressive to draw foul.

  • Briiick

    fruit picking time.

  • cshot

    has jeremy shot a 3 today yet?

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    i don’t know how people are giving Lee and Batum so much credit for their defense. Wade have been destroying them throughout the series

  • zxcvb

    Not really. Just an end of clock heave as 1Q ended.

  • LinMad

    it’s not whether Lin doesn’t have it with his shooting. It’s whether guys are ready for a pass when Lin is trapped. It looked sticky out there when they were trapping Lin. No one was able to get opened.

  • guest

    Time to play small ball, use Frank or Zeller to get Whiteside i foul trouble. RUN, RUN, RUN!!

  • cdblue10

    The problem is they’re making their 3 point shots….this is the 1st part of the game they just need to press the pedal and let the crowd involved.

  • Promo Sports World

    Wade is playing like his 28

    Don’t think many could stop him but agree their D is exaggerated

  • kauaiblue

    these pundits don’t watch the games… they are lazy… kenny smith knows what’s up…

  • Win

    And we need our defense back….

  • kauaiblue

    They are playing so slow… Batum is slowing the game down… unleash our boy and you will WIN…

  • jimmyL

    They trapped Lin
    Lin needed to give up the ball earlier
    swing the ball see if u can get someone open

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    agreed. make the heats chase

  • LinMad

    we don’t need Lin to shoot at all. We need Lin to make plays but teammates need to cut.

  • Promo Sports World

    Yup

    And maybe a smaller lineup to disrupt

  • kauaiblue

    Iso Walker is going to lose this game…

  • kauaiblue

    This game is so boring…

  • HVJoy

    Positive thinking!

  • kauaiblue

    Exactly, Clifford is playing Miami’s game…

  • takeme2cruz

    He’s the best of this game right now.

  • Win

    Too be fair. KW is pretty good tonight. How defense and Heat great defense is the problem.

  • cshot

    like kauaiblue is saying, batum slows down the game and its a half-court offense style that he implements. jeremy, a pg that thrives on high pick and rolls and fast break points, does not do well in these kinds of offensive sets….. sigh

  • Mr Chuckles

    I wonder if the pressure of trying to close out the series is weighing too much on the Hornets and the desperation is boosting the Heat.

  • kauaiblue

    It doesn’t matter…

  • The question is how will the Hornets stop Wade and Dieng?
    Put a bigger defender on him like Marvin?

  • cdblue10

    Good point,Batum really slows down the tempo of the 2nd unit and JLin can’t make a decision if he will pass or make a play and it shows on his hesitations on his dribbles.

  • kauaiblue

    It doesn’t matter… Jlin is the key… Clifford has to find a way to get him going…

  • zxcvb

    Double him or pressure him up top. They let him dribble freely into the paint before they body him up. Too late!

  • Win

    This I agreed. Batum is Slooooow.

  • Mr Chuckles

    You are both right

  • cdblue10

    They need to play a faster pace and let the crowd involved.

  • kauaiblue

    This is what spoelstra wants…

  • sport

    Take Batum out for Lee please! Batum is just too slow.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    batum is making it so easy for the heats to implement their plan of slowing down the game to a crawl

  • Win

    Agreed. Lin, KW, Lee, MW, Cody.

  • sws94

    Me too. The fearlessness is not there tonight so far.

  • kauaiblue

    And Clifford keeps going to him… smh

  • webattorney

    Gotta play a better D. Hornets doing ok on O. They are playing a very tough D on Lin. Lin just missed some make-able shots. Only down by single digit. Gotta turn their D on BIG TIME.

  • LinMad

    no, different lineups lead to different results. I already knew a lineup with Kemba, Batum and Lin = disaster but Cliff did it anyways. Also there was barely any time for Lin at PG by himself today. Those were the times the bench killed it all season but Cliff didn’t do it as much today. He’s leaving Batum or Kemba or both of them with Lin to babysit the bench but it’s doing more harm than good.

  • kauaiblue

    They lack intensity… Batum is like daydreaming out there…

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    a good defense is a better offense. this is when hornets need to focus on making the heats adjust to them. run them off the court with small ball

  • takeme2cruz

    You’re right but Lin’s struggle has nothing to do with him.

  • kauaiblue

    They are missing Hawes… that could be relevant… but they lack intensity…

  • Win

    Not enough sleep. New Father…

  • takeme2cruz

    Maybe you should change the channel.

  • CJSHYY

    Lee seems to be not working now.

  • Briiick

    Batum’s minutes are catching up to KW’s. Counting on these two players was how Cliff lost the 1st two games.

  • webattorney

    If Wade was young and could play for 40+ minutes, Hornets are DEAD. Lol A true super star. I remember when he carried Heat to win the ring long time ago. He was almost better than MJ then. Of course, he had Alonzo but . . . he was a FORCE.

  • kauaiblue

    why?

  • ty

    Lin better come it early.. 7 min or better.. and play with “I don’t care what the coach says!”

  • KWC

    I didn’t see the 6 misses. Were those bad?

  • he was also backing Lee too easily then score with a spin-move.
    Yes, they need to be ready to double-him to give up the ball before getting too deep in the post

  • kauaiblue

    With whom? Clifford continues to make bad decisions… he keeps going to batum and allowing walker to go iso… bad coaching…

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    just like in games 1 and 2. hornets can’t defend because they can’t run their own offense smoothly. they’re lucky shots are falling at a decent clip or else they would’ve already been a blowout. stop taking difficult shots, run some high pick and rolls to open up the court and get easy shots

  • cdblue10

    He’s actually playing better this year compare for the last 3

  • LinMad

    I think most or all were contested/forced. No one was cutting or making plays besides Zeller.

  • jimmyL

    They tried hard to get him going this game
    cant blame the coach

  • cshot

    Dear God,
    I pray that you let a miracle spark within Jlin, get his jump shots to go in and let him lead the hornets to victory.
    Please…. please in Jesus name I pray amen. Plz

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    like most of the hornts, they were heavily contested

  • takeme2cruz

    5 were open.

  • webattorney

    Agree. I was talking about LONG TIME ago. Lol With Alonzo.

  • Wade played inspired.. probably need to double if he keeps getting hot

  • kauaiblue

    Right… clifford not making good adjustments… and going back to walker and batum… good formula to lose…

  • kauaiblue

    pretty ugly…

  • zxcvb

    One was an end-of-quarter heave, but all but one were tightly contested.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    oh well. we all kinda expected this

  • zxcvb

    Just attack and get to the line. Playoff time lots of starts go ice-cold. Lin did get two calls, so go with that. Get other guys in foul trouble so the defense gets soft.

  • jimmyL

    well hes still killing the hornets
    definitely the best player of the series
    3rd best SG of all time after MJ and Kobe or 4th if you count AI as a SG

  • heart

    God grant our brothers super natural strength and a miraculous win tonight! Amen!

  • Mr Chuckles

    Lineups don’t kill your intensity for 24 minutes of a critical game.

  • heart

    Agree. Amen!

  • zxcvb

    I wouldn’t say they tried hard to get him going, they didn’t, but he did get touches. Just no plays run for him.

  • webattorney

    They were all make-able IMO, although tough D.

  • Win

    Go Hornets! We can not afford to go back to south beach for game 7……

  • Amen, brother.
    May Lin be granted Linfinite wisdom to solve the Heat defense!

  • ty

    when things look the bleakest, somehow, Lin starts to shine the brightest… he likes the dramatic

  • webattorney

    I will say Amen too. Lol Wait, if Hornets lose, does that mean God didn’t listen to our soulful prayers? Lol

  • Win

    Go Al!

  • zxcvb

    They can win on the road. They proved it! But much better to make a run and take care of it tonight.

  • Win

    Defense!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Win

    The Heat close the lane fast tonight.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    That Kemba backcourt violation.. seriously Kemba?

  • Win

    Good D!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Win

    3rd foul on Joe Johnson. Attack attach attack!

  • cdblue10

    heat piling a lot of fouls and this will cost them on the 4th

  • webattorney

    Let Al go at him against Whiteside. Then play tough D.

  • I like the fast pace of the game.
    Heat will tire out by Q4

  • KWC

    Wasted so many opportunities not scoring after stops.

  • occupatio

    hope lin wakes up

  • Win

    Joe Johnson. Damn u

  • webattorney

    Hornets looking better.

  • Win

    Dieng is hot tonight. Not a good sign

  • Win

    KW lucky 3!

  • KWC

    Dumb luck

  • Mr Chuckles

    Kemba, where is the MJ shrug?

  • cdblue10

    that could be the start of the run from Wlker’s 3

  • I hope he comes in with a plan to attack the Heat.

  • Win

    Should be a foul though.

  • LinMad

    Deng ripping us apart

  • Win

    KW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • cdblue10

    nice dished

  • ty

    Get Lin in Now! Keep the run going

  • Good Kemba drive finished by Big Al
    57-64

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Or that could be the start of more ISO Kemba until Hornets lose this game

  • Win

    Go Hornets!!!!!!! Slash Brother!

  • Win

    What a rebound my MW!

  • LinMad

    KW feeling it

  • webattorney

    Can’t believe Dragic got paid 90 Mill. He’s a 10 Mill player at best.

  • cdblue10

    foul on whiteside

  • Win

    3rd Whiteside!

  • Whiteside 3rd foul

  • Cycloben

    Kemba iso here we go!!!

  • cdblue10

    put Lin in

  • Win

    KW should stop complain and get back on defense.

  • zxcvb

    Defense much improved, but the offense is still too stagnant.

  • Win

    If you stop and complain, then you are playing D like Harden.

  • Cycloben

    Kemba iso heaves incoming.

  • sport

    KW should stop looking for fouls just shoot the ball and get back on defense!!

  • kauaiblue

    Clifford needs to go back to jlin being the field general… he is being hesitant… wanting walker to go iso and involving batum… just give the dam ball to jlin…

  • LinMad

    Cliff should have stuck to what was working

  • occupatio

    thats twice that walker got caught up in the officiating and didnt get back on defense.

  • zxcvb

    Let Lin facilitate and let Kemba shoot.

  • Win

    Yup. Clifford gotta address that.

  • JoeTeam

    what do you guys say about JLin’s next rotation? What would be most effective?

  • Cycloben

    clifford is not good enough t9o go deep in the playoffs.

  • webattorney

    Keep giving the ball to Al and let him go try to get Whiteside in foul trouble.

  • kauaiblue

    exactly… jlin’s play even finally got to get the reluctant tnt crew to say what we see everytime… and he still doesn’t go with it… what is wrong with him?

  • ty

    If Clifford wants this series, he has got to break his trend and put our boy in there to get things started.. Lin can rest a few in the 4th before finishing strong

  • zxcvb

    Attack the rim. Whiteside has 3 fouls and Lin does have 4-4 FTs.

  • NONONO

    Heat are so happy Lin is on the bench

  • Win

    Deng 8-11. SMH.

  • webattorney

    It was not a bad idea by Kemba to try to get a fall call against Whiteside.

  • It’s tough not having Hawes setting good screen 🙁
    Maybe Zeller can do some

  • JoeTeam

    yeah baby, ding ding ding!

  • kauaiblue

    exactly… he even got confirmation from kenny smith and others… with their approval, you would think he would go with it… but no…

  • occupatio

    yes. but thats besides the point.

  • cdblue10

    Just do what was successful from the last 3 games

  • Mr Chuckles

    Frank can’t guard him.

  • Win

    True. But shouldnt stop playing even if you don;t get one.

  • kauaiblue

    Walker scoring a lot of points actually hurts hornets…

  • Kemba doesn’t pass at all on offense.
    Heat is smiling

  • JoeTeam

    and have JLin drive into him to drat contact. Refs have no choice but to call it if JLin is shooting and WHiteside doesn’t get a clean block.

  • Cycloben

    kemba in his iso mode now. He alreaqdy chucked 4 alreqady.

  • JoeTeam

    His bricks are scary – way too much rim and energy.

  • dave lam

    Lin comin back in

  • LinMad

    iso isn’t going to work…

  • Rick Johnson

    Lin getting ready

  • Cycloben

    kemba in his iso mode.

  • Dragic tried to flop

  • Win

    Kw!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    With Hornets being predictable on offense, Heat is smiling

  • Good drive by Kemba not settling for jumper

  • Win

    Deng you )*#@&)$*^#&$*^)*$^#

  • Deng is too hot from 3s 🙁

  • dave lam

    Dang and wade killin the Hornets

  • kauaiblue

    who is guarding deng??

  • Mr Chuckles

    You should be upset at Frank.

  • JoeTeam

    lin at table.

  • cdblue10

    Let’s go!!!!!

  • dave lam

    Lin at the scorers table waitin

  • Elon Musk

    they should never leave deng open like that

  • Howan Cheung

    that is what i was wandering also

  • Mr Chuckles

    Frank. Although “guarding” is a strong word.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    when Lin, Lee, and Marv doesn’t have a field goal you know it’s iso Kemba at full force

  • LinMad

    Deng just killing us

  • Win

    Both!

  • Cycloben

    Lol, for some reason, kemba iso is working … for now!!!

  • DaBoss

    Cmon Jeremy bring em back

  • Win

    We are still in this. Linsanity is coming.

  • JoeTeam

    Jlin first rotation too tough because they were up … now we’re in business !

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    this is just like game 2. iso Kemba

  • ty

    another chapter to the book of Lin’s legendary closing

  • occupatio

    so frustrating that frank cannot close out on deng well enuf

  • if he drives it’s good
    if he keeps shooting jumpers with no passing, no good

  • Win

    down 5. Go!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lin in with 4:33 left in Q3
    64-69

  • Yura Mun

    🙁 I’m so sad. I came home 30 minutes early and rushed so much, speeded to get home and I see no Jeremy on the court.

  • cdblue10

    Just keep attacking the basket since Whitside will not engage

  • ty

    Spols timeout… respect to Lin

  • sport

    Hmm that was random time out by Spo right away Lin comes in. Maybe has game plan for him.

  • Promo Sports World

    Attack attack

  • kauaiblue

    van gundy and mark jackson dissing jlin on defense… he will be just fine…

  • Win

    Please Hornets. Finish the Heat with defense!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Pete Roces

    useless, coz everyone is cold, when ISO mode wont work, its game over. That’s why Lin is better, he will involve everybody not just his own stats.

  • Promo Sports World

    That will never go away

  • ty

    respect for Lin

  • sport

    Yup Wade look at the bench like “why are you wasting a time out?” Spo knows Lin will come in and change the game.

  • JoeTeam

    You are ready right now, and this is just where JLin likes it … down and ready for him.

  • Win

    Not dissing. Lin on Wade is a mismatch plus Wade pretty much can score on anyone.

  • zxcvb

    Alright. 5pt game. (Nice buckets by Kemba!)

    Let’s win this UGLY. Make or miss, just be aggressive on both ends.

  • kauaiblue

    exactly… just what i was thinking…

  • Cycloben

    kemba in his iso mode. Hopefully cthat does cnot sink the team.

  • Pete Roces

    What is Lin’s mindset in the most important game of his career?

  • Rick Johnson

    Hornets need JLin spark in 3rd and 4th qtr. Come on JLin.

  • Win

    Defense is what we need. We can not allow the Heat shoot over 60%

  • zxcvb

    He’s been pretty good PG this game. I can’t complain. He’s ISOing tonight because that’s all there is. Only 2-3 bad shots out of 17.

  • Yura Mun

    Yay!!! Finally I get to see Lin!!i rushed home to see him for third q and he was benched. 🙁

  • kauaiblue

    It’s not a mismatch… what do you mean…

  • cshot

    ok jlin. attack attack attack before batum comes in

  • dave lam

    Pacers look like they are goin the force game 7

  • JoeTeam

    and nice bricks by Kemba too, it’s a self-fulfilling thing. KW gets team in trouble, KW bails team out, sorta.

  • sport

    Either way Lin needs to get going, 0-6 is ugly!!

  • Win

    Batum should sit. He slow down the D.

  • Elon Musk

    is this the first time where jlin gets off the bench without batum on the court?

  • NONONO

    Lin, please no hesitation, keep shootings until it drops

  • zxcvb

    All that matters is the WIN.

  • LinMad

    make plays

  • Win

    Wow. Troy is in.

  • sws94

    Do guys here know how good Wade is? He’s a tough matchup for anyone.

  • JoeTeam

    From now on into 5 mins Q4 is where ALL the action will be. You’re here just in time. So far it’s been an ugly game except for Cody’s great run in first quarter.

  • Pete Roces

    but so far…

  • sport

    They won’t win without Lin scoring!

  • zxcvb

    Ach! Missed layup by Lin.

  • Howan Cheung

    Dutch commentator is shitting on Lin from the beginning aside from repeating that Zeller is the NBA-er with highest IQ. Really disgusted by his sprouting rubbish with glee

  • KWC

    OMG not his night

  • Win

    Wow. Lin can not buy a basket tonight.

  • JoeTeam

    go in and get those fouls off Whiteside and Dragic!

  • Cycloben

    the basketball g9ds are not wityh him tonight.

  • noob

    cmon lin

  • Win

    Yea!!!!!!!!!!!! AL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • cdblue10

    Nice Al ……..whoooo

  • zxcvb

    Big Al!

    All that matters is the WIN. Lin is definitely off tonight, but just gotta play gritty.

  • Win

    Big Al Big Al Big Al

  • Promo Sports World

    This is a team win tonight folks

    Channel Jeremy

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    nice AL!

  • sport

    Al < Whiteside!! Hornets can't win without him!!

  • David Kim

    lets go Lin!!!!

  • Win

    Defense!

  • DaBoss

    Shhh!!

  • dave lam

    Cliff needs scoring brings in Troy?

  • Rick Johnson

    Lin not himself. Must be hurt.

  • Beautiful post-move by Big Al
    Whiteside 4th foul

  • Promo Sports World

    Just off nothing else

  • zxcvb

    Great defense on Wade by Lin!

  • JoeTeam

    KW and JLin to attack Whiteside please. Be smart.

  • LinMad

    no excuse here

  • zxcvb

    Nah. He was just due for an off-night.

  • Win

    Yea. Too bad cant rebound.

  • Good D by Lin to make Wade miss

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    ok. i’m gonna give clifford a rare but deserved compliment for bringing in Daniels to spread the floor

  • Cycloben

    Why sh?

  • Win

    Al!!!!!!!!

  • Promo Sports World

    Keep attacking

  • cdblue10

    Allllllll

  • Big Al!!!
    68-71

  • Win

    And keep defending!

  • cdblue10

    nice D

  • zxcvb

    More great defense by Lin.

  • David Kim

    nice D by lin

  • Win

    JVG prasing Lin on D!

  • LinMad

    AL

  • JVG: “Give JLin a lot on credit on individual defense on Wade!”

  • JoeTeam

    who said Lin cannot handle Wade?

  • Win

    Go Hornets! Close this pls….

  • Win

    Woowowowo. BS foul!

  • dave lam

    Lin guarding Wade and Kemba guarding Dragic

  • vincent

    man lin needs to play a little better. only way were gonna win this game

  • zxcvb

    Can’t get these rebounds! Ugh.

  • cdblue10

    nice D again

  • JoeTeam

    that’s 2 1-1 D on Wade. Who said it’s a mismatch?

  • Win

    KW lazy rebound……

  • vincent

    come on Lin. play with confidence

  • vincent

    nice come on let lin run the offense

  • zxcvb

    3. A miss and two pass-outs.

  • David Kim

    show time!!! by lin

  • Bad TO by Kemba
    Errant pass

  • Cycloben

    oh my loaawd what is kembqa doing?

  • Win

    Attck!!!!!!

  • JoeTeam

    That’s 3 good D on Wade.

  • vincent

    lin come on play with confidence

  • David Kim

    yes

  • Win

    4th on Joe Johnson!

  • vincent

    hurry before batum comes back in lin

  • zxcvb

    Defense is good now. Just need to rebound and make some shots!

  • dave lam

    Lot of physical play love it

  • cdblue10

    attack the basket Lin

  • JoeTeam

    Now Lin touches! KW needs to sit for sure.

  • vincent

    obviously when batum is in he forgets about lin… unbelievable.

  • zxcvb

    YEAH attack the rim.

  • David Kim

    good drive!!!

  • zxcvb

    FTs.

  • Cycloben

    MOAR!!!

  • cdblue10

    just attack lin

  • Great Frank screen & drive by Lin

  • vincent

    come on Lin stay aggressive

  • zxcvb

    Even with 0-7 FG, he has 6 pts.

  • Win

    JVG praising Lin’s attack!

  • zxcvb

    Lin with the great D to force an airball.

  • YEs, 2 FTs
    Lin 6pts

  • zxcvb

    Lin still playing GREAT defense and getting to the line.

  • cdblue10

    just 2 possessions ball games

  • KWC

    Pacers forcing game 7. Hope it doesn’t happen here.

  • Win

    The D is much better this qtr. That is how Hornets win!!!!!!

  • vincent

    the problem is Lin isn’t getting hardly any screens

  • sport

    Lin has not made a field goal all from FTs. Gotta get going.

  • Rick Johnson

    One more quarter. Got to bring it now.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    alright. good D. keeping it tight. we got this!

  • zxcvb

    Still counts! As long as he keeps getting FTs.

  • gandychan

    Lin has to continue to go right. They can’t stop him if there is even a sliver of open lane.

  • sport

    No Hawes hurts Lin.

  • Cycloben

    more jeremy assault next quarter, no to batum merddling.

  • vincent

    batum and kemba on the floor= jeremy Lin go stand in the corner until we are in trouble

  • LINSANITY

    What happened to Batum.. Clifford just benched him?

  • JoeTeam

    yes !. Meanwhile, Dragic with KW on him scores 2x.

  • David Kim

    pacers winning by 28 pts…wow

  • zxcvb

    I think the best idea is just the spread the floor and let Lin ISO attack the rim.

  • Howan Cheung

    hope so

  • Lin with great D on Wade and Dragic in Q3
    Hope 2 FTs will get him going in the 4th quarter

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Lin, Lee, and Marv hasn’t made a field goal yet. Lin needs to be the ball handler for the rest of the game to get guys open shots

  • Win

    He should sit. He look slow. Real slow. He mess up the D.

  • sws94

    Let’s win this. It’s close right now and time to go on a run. Need to take better shots and Lin needs to drive.

  • vincent

    its not only that though its Clifford not drawing plays for Lin. Kaminsky and zeller can easily set a screen for him

  • Briiick

    FTs are in-game practice for finding his shots. He will begin to feel it.

  • webattorney

    Great D by Lin on Wade. Too bad Lin missed that finger roll lay up.

  • Rick Johnson

    Drawing fouls actually better than buckets because not only get points, rack up fouls on MIA. Especially if can get them on Whiteside.

  • Win

    Batum need to sit. Too slow on D tonight.

  • JoeTeam

    Let’s go, this is Lin time 5 pts down, tough game. CHA will lose if KW doesn’t play team ball, getting his head into D and sharing … sure, take a shot at ISO early in the clock, but then reset like he’s been doing when it doesn’t work. Do not brick it for a TOV.

  • NONONO

    KW better sit for another 6+ mins, then we can win it

  • Elon Musk

    Honestly, the fact that we are getting out-bound and our bench has not been making shot.. yet we still down by 5 points. i would say nt bad not bad

  • webattorney

    Yeah, Hornets has a chance now that Whiteside is sitting.

  • Win

    Go Hornets! End this please.

  • vincent

    it seems like without screens Jlin will just pass the ball up unless WIDE open. Coach cliff nows that but does nothing to help Lin until he absolutely needs him

  • kauaiblue

    courtney lee should be resting for when dwade comes back… clifford, are you thinking?

  • vincent

    true, but wade isn’t playing great

  • Win

    Agreed. Could be a lot worst.

  • zxcvb

    Lin’s doing a great job on Wade.

  • heart

    Heat is foul trouble. Cliff needs to get bigs open up the lane so Lin and KW can drive.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    gawd i hate the Bank of America commercial. what kind of tip is that? squeeze some lemon on your guacamole?

  • JoeTeam

    Dragic 3?, Whiteside 4, Johnson 4. Time to close those guys out. Get them to 5 so they get timid!

  • Yura Mun

    Aw he’s struggling. I wonder what’s wrong :/

  • NONONO

    he should go to see his baby, he is tired

  • Win

    Yea. Attack attack attack!

  • LinMad

    That’s good that Cliff brought Troy in over Batum.

  • occupatio

    they ran a play for lee to attack from the wing. this is clifford. i just dont get it.

  • vincent

    cliff- we need another way to get going.. set screens for lin and watch magic happen

  • Cycloben

    ekmba is bacvk

  • swijaya

    21 of 22 FTs made

  • Win

    Cliff able to tell Batum is slow tonight.

  • Howan Cheung

    batum hurt his ankle again

  • Kemba needs to stop with the long jumper

  • LinMad

    wow Batum hurt his ankle again?

  • NONONO

    stop playing

  • JoeTeam

    we shall see in the final score.

  • LinMad

    sounds like a cover up to me.

  • zxcvb

    22222

  • cdblue10

    here you go

  • Great D by Lin on Wade

  • zxcvb

    Finally!

  • cdblue10

    222222

  • Win

    LIn!!!!!!!!!!! Mr. 4 Qtr coming!

  • Lin 22222222222!!!!!
    72-75

  • zxcvb

    GET GOING J-LIN

  • sws94

    Go, go, go, go, go, 4th Q Lin. Let’s GO!!!!

  • Cycloben

    woooooooooooooooooooooooohere cwe go!!!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    That jumper should turn things around!!! #GoHairLin

  • zxcvb

    Too many offensive boards allowed.

  • Win

    Cliff make Batum look good saying his ankle. Batum is slow tonight.

  • LinMad

    Mr 4th quarter!!!!!!!!

  • cdblue10

    We are not getting the rebounds man

  • Win

    We gotta rebound better.

  • KWC

    yeah 3 times

  • LinMad

    Crowd cheers hard when Lin makes his first bucket.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    LIn playing lock down defense

  • zxcvb

    Getting stops, but bigs can’t rebound.

  • Promo Sports World

    Box out dammit

  • Elon Musk

    jordan is not happy

  • JLin is heating up 🙂
    I’ll keep praying,, it’s working

  • Epie

    So as soon as I turned my feed on, Jlin made 1st FG! yay!

  • zxcvb

    BS charge. Should be FTs.

  • Promo Sports World

    Tough call

  • Win

    BS #_#@(&_@(#(&_@#(&_#(*&_(

  • Cycloben

    bogus foul . refs got paid off by vegas

  • zxcvb

    Great bucket by Kemba!

  • Win

    Lin was hesitate too.

  • cdblue10

    Zeller is hurting

  • Promo Sports World

    Kemba wow

  • vincent

    be confident lin

  • What a great finish by Kemba being off-balance!
    74-77

  • vincent

    idc if lin misses be confident

  • Promo Sports World

    Damn wade

  • Win

    Damn. Tough shot for Wade.

  • LinMad

    KEMBA!!!!!!!!!

  • zxcvb

    Lee was too soft. Wade can’t attack the rim anymore.

  • Lin needs to guard Wade..
    He’s scoring over Lee with ease

  • zxcvb

    Bad D. Lee went under the pick on Wade.

  • Promo Sports World

    Need to stay on Deng

  • Win

    Leee!

  • cdblue10

    nice Leee

  • Promo Sports World

    Lee

  • Win

    Defense!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Cycloben

    hoenets getting fired up!!!

  • Great offensive rebound by Lee and finish!
    76-79

  • Pete Roces

    not looking good, KW full ISO mode on….a loss for sure

  • LW

    Lin’s offense is non-existent so far!

  • vincent

    lee might be one of the most clutch players ive seen

  • Promo Sports World

    Wow

  • Win

    Lin is making bad decision tonight.

  • zxcvb

    DAMN. That was a legit charge on Lin, but the last one wasn’t.

  • vincent

    wow wtf

  • LINSANITY

    Lin needs to step up.. this is getting ridiculous

  • KWC

    Should’ve passed to KW

  • Epie

    He stopped running

  • vincent

    Lin is playing awful, but its ok he needs to keep attacking

  • DX

    2 offence fouls. WTF

  • cshot

    are you serious?

  • Rick Johnson

    Dang 4th foul on Lin. Bad.

  • Promo Sports World

    Had kemba but h*** he needs to keep attacking

  • LinMad

    was it offensive foul? Wasn’t the dude still moving?

  • Cycloben

    exacly, not his night.

  • Pete Roces

    refs cooking again

  • Win

    Lin is hesitate. Not a good sign.

  • sport

    Lin gets predictable when he doesn’t take perimeter shots.

  • occupatio

    lin needs to euro step

  • LW

    No excuse. His offense is just missing this game.

  • takeme2cruz

    There’s still a lot of time.

  • Illbe

    Lin is off today…making bad decisions

  • Lin tried to be over-aggressive that time :[
    It’s okay.. keep trying Lin

  • vincent

    Lin needs to prove to himself that he can play through his mistakes. Keep being aggressive. Lin usually losses confidence when he plays poorly

  • cdblue10

    shyt he can’t get a break

  • DrewBear2

    Marv was trailing

  • LINSANITY

    What did Lin do last night.. why is he so off tonight

  • Win

    It was. A legit offense foul on Lin.

  • KWC

    2 more fouls left

  • gandychan

    It was a legit charge. Needs to play with more poise unfortunately. Gotta believe.

  • cshot

    hes gonna get benched isnt he?

  • zxcvb

    Lin attacked because he got a 50/50 call against him last time. Usually it evens out, right or wrong.

    Not tonight.

  • jimmyL

    Lin making bad decisions td

  • yeah, to the left :[

  • webattorney

    Lin really gotta slow down just a little bit. Could be up by now.

  • Promo Sports World

    So many tiger trolls when Jeremy plays mildly bad Jesus

  • vincent

    I hope Lin doesnt get benched

  • DrewBear2

    He might need a breather so he can finish strong

  • cdblue10

    LOL

  • gandychan

    Can’t give refs an out. Gotta finish.

  • Yura Mun

    Wow wow he should be passed to Kemba!!!!

  • NONONO

    it is okey. Keep attacking

  • vincent

    lin stay aggressive. cliff dont u dare bench him

  • LinMad

    Who they going to replace Lin with if he does sit?

  • ty

    he won’t… he’ll get his calls

  • Win

    It seem like we never get closer than 3…..

  • Cycloben

    Linconsistent

  • Elon Musk

    Coach might have to bench lin because of how cold he has been…

  • LW

    Lin’s defense is good but offense if off in every way this game.

  • JoeTeam

    Doesn’t matter who plays or is the hero now, team ball to win it. This would matter to JLin’s future, to close it out here in CHA now.

  • zxcvb

    His defense is too valuable.

  • sport

    Been saying Lin needs to get his outside shots going. Going to the rim every time become predictable and they will look for charging calls.

  • Win

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

  • Briiick

    Lin has only one assist, which tells me that he is not allowed to facilitate much compared to previous 3 games.

  • Yura Mun

    Hope not!

  • Win

    Lin was good on D.

  • zxcvb

    Can’t get rebounds!

  • Yura Mun

    Yup this game is way different the other 3.

  • LinMad

    we’ve been down 5 for awhile now. Need to make a push soon.

  • JoeTeam

    it’s been KW ball all 2nd half and all game really. Weird that Cliff goes away from what clearly worked, to have 2 guys slashing in the paint to pressure MIA.

  • vincent

    confidence Lin. stay confident

  • Win

    Good pass from Lin!

  • cdblue10

    5th foul on Whiteside

  • zxcvb

    Good PnR pass by Lin. FTs for Zeller. 5th foul on Whiteside.

  • Elon Musk

    nice another foul for whiteside

  • Beautiful Lin pass to Zeller who got fouled
    5 fouls on Whiteside

  • Win

    Zeller. Make you FT man, we need it!

  • zxcvb

    Despite Lin’s bad shooting, they could be winning with better rebounding.

  • vincent

    missed both….

  • Promo Sports World

    Huge misses

  • Win

    OMG Zeller……

  • Zeller missed 2 FTs 🙁

  • KWC

    What a waste

  • KWC

    Lin will foul out

  • vincent

    NOoo lin with 5… ok he should take some outside shots

  • LinMad

    Time for some floor general.

  • Lin has 5 fouls 🙁

  • Promo Sports World

    Wow horrible night

  • zxcvb

    5th foul on Lin. Ugh. Flop by Dragic.

    Lin to bench…feel a loss coming. Let’s go Kemba! Earn your money.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Ugh! 5th foul…

  • LW

    Lin is a non-factor this game, looks like a game 7 for Hornets.

  • vincent

    lol that woulda been an offensive foul on lin

  • occupatio

    dragic dirty pkayer

  • Promo Sports World

    Hornets win this with this lineup will be amazing

  • LINSANITY

    BRING IN JEREMY LAMB

  • KWC

    It will just be KW iso. But it is the only thing working so oh well.

  • Win

    Well. Not really. Lin D was great in 3rd qtr.

  • LinMad

    why can’t they just leave Lin until 6 fouls?

  • zxcvb

    Still played great D, drew lots of fouls.

  • vincent

    shoot this is gonna be tough to pull out

  • gandychan

    Wtf. The ref just sped up his count to 5 from 3-5. Wow…

  • LINSANITY

    Not looking good for the HORNETS !

  • KWC

    Game over

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    both team’s best players are sitting with 5 fouls each

  • Win

    Tragic Goran………….

  • zxcvb

    Refs giving Miami the game back.

  • Cycloben

    gvot nobody but jeremy to blame for this one.

  • LINSANITY

    This series is going back to Miami!

  • jimmyL

    Wade is their best player

  • Promo Sports World

    NBA wants that game 7 never fails

  • Illbe

    Looks like Miami game 7

  • Briiick

    to grow the pie.

  • sport

    Hornets playing horrible doesn’t help.

  • DrewBear2

    Not so tragic tonight. He’s earning his pay.

  • jimmyL

    He played poorly tonight

  • Promo Sports World

    Get out of here with that trolling

  • vincent

    do you guys think Lin’s ankle is the reason for his performance?

  • zxcvb

    Win or lose, Hornets proved they can win on the road. And after tonight’s ice-cold shooting, Lin is “due” for a good game next time out.

  • LINSANITY

    1 PM start time in Miami.. Hornets have trouble with early games.. not looking good

  • kauaiblue

    what a frustrating game… following jlin is going to give us a heart attack!

  • Cycloben

    I meant his performance, not the game.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Bringing this series back to the most horrible fanbase in the NBA.. oh well..

  • LinMad

    WE NEED THIS GAME.

  • Illbe

    tired

  • gandychan

    Wish I wasn’t right about Hawes out being a huge problem.

  • sws94

    It’s about time Dragic played well. Lin just had a lot of bad luck tonight. It’s not his night. Nobody is stepping up, Al and Kemba can’t do it alone.

  • zxcvb

    Even when Lin is 1-8, he still keeps the game close. Miami lead growing…

  • Win

    If I am Cliff, I will put my best defense unit out there now. We need defense to come back.

  • Lin would need to dig deep to come back in and attack without fouling.
    Let’s go, JLin!
    http://i1.wp.com/www.jlinportal.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Lin_LINE_And1.jpg?resize=131%2C126

  • LinMad

    No Lin, no win.

  • sws94

    No, just out of sync.

  • cdblue10

    One more run…

  • vincent

    the problem with Lin is cliff didn’t get Lin going in the beginning. He is a rhythm player and if you try to get him going midway thru the game, its gonna be tough.

  • zxcvb

    Lin needs to come back in, 5 fouls be damned. He’s “owed” some calls and his defense is valuable either way.

  • webattorney

    On offense. D was good. But made several key layup misses and wild offensive charges. He needs to do more hesitation moves.

  • zxcvb

    When you don’t start, you’re hot and cold.

  • sport

    No, Lin didn’t get to play much PG this game and playing with Batum’s slowness hurt him. Hawes missing to help his PNR.

  • Yura Mun

    Who is that? Never heard of him.

  • Man, Zeller missed 2 FTs & ref calling TO on Lee was bad

  • LinMad

    do you think Cliff has plans to bring him back in? I mean 5 fouls, I don’t care if he gets his 6th. He’s too valuable for this team on defense and attacking.

  • Cycloben

    ya can’t bloame anybody but him for his performance tonight. He was orrible.

  • Promo Sports World

    Just didn’t get it going

    It happens

  • Win

    down 9, 6 minutes left, Defense can bring us back.

  • David Ly

    Is Lin done from the night?

  • Yura Mun

    Lots of mistakes

  • vincent

    thats what im saying and its cliff’s fault for not setting screens for him. Look at the damage he did in the last 3 games

  • DaBoss

    Never give up!

  • Yura Mun

    Hope not!!

  • DrewBear2

    Plenty of time.

  • LinMad

    Lin needs Hawes, but Hawes is out.

  • sport

    5 fouls if Hornets gets close he might get back in.

  • Win

    Defense now Horntes!

  • Cycloben

    kemba is bringing it this game.

  • Great drive by Kemba
    78-85

  • Promo Sports World

    Walker

  • HVJoy

    Refs really want to give Heat G7. Smh.

  • Rick Johnson

    Hand it to him, Walker is a fighter, doesn’t quit.

  • Promo Sports World

    Marvin wow killing us

  • Win

    Lin need to back around 4 mins!

  • JoeTeam

    very weird game plan by Cliff. This KW iso ball thing most of the game didn’t work in games 1-2, and was fading leads in games 3,4,5. Why go that way? Lin getting lots of fouls called on him because of game situation. If he had the ball going in, he would be getting the calls.

  • NONONO

    I guess Lin was too tired and band ankle. Hornets is just not ready for big games without Lin’s good game

  • Win

    KW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • MEL LIN

    Yes. Jlin is not playing very well…but I don’t think they tried to get him going no plays at all for him and they packing the lanes and his outside shots not falling. No spacing at all. No lin now Win for sure.

  • cdblue10

    333333333

  • vincent

    come on Kemba!

  • Promo Sports World

    Kemba is wow

  • Cycloben

    kemba iso is working?

  • zxcvb

    Kemba! I’ll give him this game. He’s coming up big with Lin cold/foul trouble.

  • sws94

    Kemba’s good.

  • vincent

    We really need Kemba like he did in game 4 lol

  • Mr Chuckles

    Kemba looks tired but a gamer.

  • kauaiblue

    333!!!

  • HUGE Kemba 3 at the buzzer!!!!
    81-85!!!!!!

  • jimmyL

    Kemba please bring them back!!
    We need to win this one!!

  • Win

    Good teammate don’t blame. Go Hornets!

  • cshot

    plz kemba bring us home

  • Elon Musk

    Kemba please bring us back

  • LinMad

    KEMB33333333333333333333333333!!!!!!!!!

  • kauaiblue

    come one walker!

  • Cycloben

    jeremy needs kemba’s fearlessness!!!

  • Win

    We need lock down defense bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • zxcvb

    Alright. Lin needs to come back in for defense, FTs.

  • Promo Sports World

    Kemba and Al need to carry down the stretch

  • LinMad

    close it Kemba! I don’t care if u do it by iso.

  • LINSANITY

    OK LETS GO .. KEMBA HERO BALL I DONT CARE ITS WHAT WE NEED RIGHT NOW

  • Win

    Lin should come in now.

  • zxcvb

    LOL. Lin was the MVP of the 3 wins.

  • I hope Kemba 3 inspired Lin and the rest of Hornets!
    They can do this.

    LET’S GO!!

  • kauaiblue

    defense now!

  • I am The Jason

    The Heat are daring Charlotte to shoot the ball. They are just not falling.

  • jimmyL

    He can use Kembas handle and confidence

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    get Lin back in there. Lee can’t stay in front of Dragic

  • Elon Musk

    Kemb has turned impossible to possible.

  • Promo Sports World

    Take our Lee cliff

  • occupatio

    kemba hasnt had it easy. hes carrying it now.

  • Cycloben

    I am becoming a kemba fan step by step, he is a gamer.

  • Win

    LOCK DOWN DEFENSE IT IS!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Promo Sports World

    Lee out?????

  • jimmyL

    If Lin were to come back, should be around 3 min mark

  • Win

    LEE, KW, LIN, MW, AL OR CODY SHOULD BE IN NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • vincent

    at least one of Lin’s offense fouls should have been shooting fouls

  • Illbe

    They keep saying this is Kemba’s team, so let him get it done

  • cdblue10

    Defending Tragic

  • Yura

    Yea he’s doing good

  • sport

    4 point game, get a stop and make baskets ! No game 7 please…

  • LinMad

    with 5 personal fouls, it’s a bit hard. But I do want to see Lin in the final minutes making drives.

  • zxcvb

    Marvin is 0-7, 0pts. Can’t afford that. Lin at least has 8p on 8 shots.

  • LinMad

    SERIOUSLY OR GO OT AND KILL THEM. WE WILL GET OT CAUSE THEY RACKED UP A LOT OF FOULS AND TIRED.

  • heart

    Luke Walton is Lakers new coach!

  • Cycloben

    if kemba contnue to beast like this, i ain’t even mad Jeremy is sitting.

  • LW

    I think he hurt the team with his offensive TOs and missing offense. It evens out with his good offense so he is a non-factor this game, i.e net contribution not good for a win.

  • JoeTeam

    this is a very dangerous run-up with just one guy on offense. Tiring him out for the necessary D. Very unbalanced, like when Rox goes into final minutes with Harden putting rest of team to freezer. CHA needs to open the game up next 2 minutes, else it’ll be very hard to win.

  • Elon Musk

    HOLY LUK TO LAKWERS

  • Win

    Defense!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Win

    #@*_(#(@&(38

  • zxcvb

    Bad defense by Frank. Didn’t box out.

  • Cycloben

    game over, hornets cannot buy a rebound.

  • He would need help to score.
    Hope Lin comes back in

  • KWC

    Got close and lose ground again

  • gandychan

    Cmon. Box out kaminsky!

  • LinMad

    badfense…..

  • Win

    Put Lin back in.

  • zxcvb

    Lin needs to come back in. Walker needs help.

  • Kemba can’t do it alone..
    Lin needs to check in

  • KWC

    Don’t think they can make it going like this

  • Cycloben

    live by iso, die by iso.

  • Briiick

    I predicted the 7th game correctly, because I sensed the fruit-picking time coming and Lin out of the driver’s seat.

  • Elon Musk

    its over 🙁

  • LinMad

    that was bad …

  • Win

    KW!!!!!!!!!!!

  • cdblue10

    Yes…

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    baddddd

  • occupatio

    clifford should just put in lin

  • zxcvb

    Whiteside fouled out. Lin needs to come back in

  • Elon Musk

    WHITESIDE IS OUT

  • Win

    How often Wade made a 3. BS….

  • Promo Sports World

    Need Jeremy

  • Cycloben

    kemba fearless, carrying the entire team, but how long can iso loawt?

  • zxcvb

    Time running out. Can’t keep trading buckets.

  • KWC

    Basketball god speaking

  • cdblue10

    yes Hornets ball

  • Win

    Lin gotta be in now.

  • sport

    KW hero ball is loser ball, doesn’t matter.

  • Another great Kemba drive And-1!
    Missed but 83-90

  • Promo Sports World

    Cliff think

  • zxcvb

    Lin being held out toooo long.

  • cdblue10

    Hornets ball,put Lin in demmit

  • Win

    Put Lin in. We need offense Clifford!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • MEL LIN

    no lin haha crazy coach

  • LW

    Not this game!

  • Win

    Kw!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • cdblue10

    3333333333

  • Promo Sports World

    Kemba

  • zxcvb

    Kemba hitting Krazy shots.

  • Elon Musk

    DONT KNOW WHAT TO SAY

  • KEMBA 3333
    86-90!!!

  • KWC

    So sad that you have 5 players on the floor and only 1 guy can score

  • Cycloben

    kemba 8is gaming hard!!!

    supersaiyan mode!!!

  • JoeTeam

    hurry put Lin in whiteside out!

  • Promo Sports World

    Horrible call

  • Elon Musk

    god dam refs

  • zxcvb

    Friggin refs. Deng flopping like a fish.

  • LinMad

    BANG!!!!!!!

  • Promo Sports World

    Horrible NBA rigged

  • Win

    BS FOUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • redking79

    Heat drawing a ton of offensive fouls… makeup calls??

  • LinMad

    Deng was still moving man………

  • Promo Sports World

    H*** yeah

  • zxcvb

    Lin still not in…he needs to be in there if only for defense.

  • Win

    Maybe Lin Ankle really hurt him.

  • Kemba needs help
    Why did Cliff not put Lin in?

  • Cycloben

    not happy cwith jeremy tonight

  • zxcvb

    KEMBA

  • Win

    KW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • LW

    walker is the man this game!

  • cdblue10

    Walkeeeeeerrrrrrrrr gaddeng

  • Elon Musk

    KEMBA IS GOD

  • Cycloben

    kemba beast mode!!

  • Wow…. Kemba
    88-90!!!

  • DaBoss

    He is!!!

  • Nitron

    Run them down

  • sws94

    Kemba looks like a superstar tonight. Cliff needs to put Lin in.

  • zxcvb

    Kemba stepping up tonight!

    Lin was the hero for 3 wins. Kemba coming up big tonight.

  • Kemba is having out of-body experience!!
    My goodness

  • jimmyL

    Walker is clutch as h***
    definitely a superstar now!! OMG

  • redking79

    He isn’t 100%.

  • LinMad

    KEMBAAAAAAAAA WALKERRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

  • Cycloben

    kemba channelinng MJ tonight!!!

  • LINSANITY

    Dare I say it.. Kemba is a superstar when he is on like this!

  • Promo Sports World

    Don’t nobody criticize this kid man

    Carrying this squad

    Jlin should be in but h*** what can you say

  • LinMad

    I said this before, when Kemba is hot, he’s scorching hot.

  • LINSANITY

    KEMBA IS SO GOOODDDD

  • kauaiblue

    clifford is going to ride walker… let’s see what happens…

  • Win

    Do it Hornets! Do it man!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I am The Jason

    Kemba doing work.

  • Epie

    I read your last line as “Jlin should be in h***” lol

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    finish them off!

  • LinMad

    Kemba is now tied with Lin at MVP imo for this series.

  • Gotta pray for JLin’s teammate .. Kemba to finish this one!

  • heart

    I give credit to KW tonight. Pray for him to carry Hornets home so they don’t have to go to Miami.

  • occupatio

    im a kemba fan tonight

  • DaBoss

    Gotta give it to KW – heart of a lion!!

  • Win

    Defense!!!!!!!!!

  • Cycloben

    kiemba carrying the entire team on his 6’1 freame.

  • Win

    Yes!!!!!!!!!!

  • cdblue10

    Goodd DDDDD

  • Cycloben

    DEFENDE1111

  • Promo Sports World

    Here is the game

  • zxcvb

    Just win, baby.

    Lin won 3 games. Kemba can win this one.

  • cdblue10

    Just win this Walker!!!!!!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    gotta give Kemba the props. hitting shots in crunch time. usually isokemba is BAD but when it goes down, it’s good

  • JoeTeam

    Jus win team or ISO don’t care.

  • MEL LIN

    this game is all kemba

  • zxcvb

    I still want to see Lin on the court. Just his presence will give Kemba room.

  • sport

    KW hero ball will lose this game. Cliff not playing Lin even with 5 fouls is going to cost him. Lin’s the only one other than Kemba to create offense.

  • Win

    I doubt Clifford gonna put Lin in. He usually stay with the group that works.

  • LinMad

    Spo panicking

  • Promo Sports World

    Others need to be ready

  • me too.. gotta pray hard for the Hornets to pull this off

  • sws94

    Nothing bad to say about Kemba. Give him credit. He’s been sensational.

  • jimmyL

    its the right decision this game
    Lin doesnt have it tnight

  • Promo Sports World

    Win tonight no Miami

  • Win

    be fair now. KW save us. No one else can hit a basket.

  • LinMad

    lets not talk down on Kemba at this time. He’s good so far. Kemba did save this game if we win it.

  • Mr Chuckles

    Kemba is creating his legend.

  • Win

    Defense….

  • DrewBear2

    Kembsanity

  • Promo Sports World

    Damn

  • zxcvb

    Ach. Miss by Kemba…Wade 3.

  • David Kim

    No lin no win

  • Promo Sports World

    Dwade man

  • zxcvb

    No Lin, no win. Lee can’t stop Wade.

  • Win

    #@U#_)&@(#( Wade. two 3sss????

  • vincent

    dang I thought Kemba’s ball was going in

  • Cycloben

    wow wade

  • kauaiblue

    keeping out jlin and leaving in iso walker will not work…

  • gandychan

    Wow. You gotta give it to him for taking advantage of the late switch back. They should have committed to the switch.

  • Briiick

    KW took nearly 30 shots to … OOOOO lose it again.

  • Rick Johnson

    Lin actually was guarding Wade better than Lee

  • Cliff made a mistake not giving Kemba help by putting Lin.
    Kemba is tired :[

  • zxcvb

    This is the problem with Kemba Ball. Even on fire, he can’t beat the top teams.

    I wish I were wrong, but only Lin can beat top teams. Game 7, folks…

  • zxcvb

    Much better.

  • kauaiblue

    walker’s whatever points do not matter in the end… clifford gives up on our boy so fast…

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    guess it’s too good to be true

  • Promo Sports World

    Don’t want game 7 in Miami

    Kemba left too early and Lee got there late

  • gandychan

    That was just a bad decision to not commit to the switch.

  • MEL LIN

    game 7 guys no lin no win

  • LinMad

    Maybe Lin in now? Or not.

  • Win

    U want Wade to take a 3…. Pls guys.

  • zxcvb

    So much for Kemba Superstar. Ugh. Knew this would happen.

    No matter how Lin is playing he MUST be on the court.

  • occupatio

    so frustrating.

  • Promo Sports World

    Live or die its cliff style

  • sport

    Losing legend sure…When Kemba gets his points by chucking shots, the team loses.

  • Cycloben

    live by the iso, die by the iso

  • JoeTeam

    not really, you hope, but with how they want to play this game, you know it’s not a winnable game.

  • kauaiblue

    even jeff van gundy said jlin not being in there is a negative for walker…

  • pistolpete

    Give Kemba credit he played great but needed some help. Cliff is a fool for playing Lee over Lin

  • LW

    If Lin contributed in offense tonight, they won’t be behind now.

  • vincent

    lee needed to guard him bettr

  • occupatio

    yes

  • Win

    Defense!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • zxcvb

    His defense stops at least one Wade 3.

  • Promo Sports World

    Defense

  • MEL LIN

    jlin is going in for last 10 secs to take the blame lol

  • kauaiblue

    jlin doesn’t look happy…

  • Win

    Wow. Wade….

  • zxcvb

    Lee getting BURNED by Wade.

  • aras

    how in the h*** do you blame kemba? get outta here with that crap

  • gandychan

    Wow.

  • kauaiblue

    dwade is a superstar…

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Lee sucks at defense. i dont know what people are seeing in him

  • Promo Sports World

    Dwade is pouring it on

  • KWC

    Basketball god has spoken

  • cdblue10

    Dwayneeee Fkin Wade

  • Win

    He is making some crazy shot man.

  • vincent

    lee played great d there lol nothing u can do on that one

  • Cycloben

    wade on god mode tonight, Heat too good tonight.

  • sws94

    That was sick shot. Wade is one of the best ever. He’s great.

  • pistolpete

    Playing Lee over Lin lost the game

  • zxcvb

    Stupid Clifford. Race-based defense.

    Lin held Wade scoreless in the 2nd half. Subs him out and Wade DESTROYS Lee.

  • Mr Chuckles

    Naw that last shot was really contested.

  • MEL LIN

    is the game over?

  • cdblue10

    Let’s go to war in game 777777

  • Lin was playing great defense on Wade but Wade was scoring on Lee.
    Why, Cliff?

  • sport

    When game gets close, Wade takes over. Cliff is dumb to bench Lin just let him play until he fouls out!!

  • gandychan

    That’s a tough shot. Can’t defend that any better other than a double team. I think they need to double and should have taken the ball out of his hands

  • GameWatcher

    Oh well, NO LIN NO WIN!

  • LinMad

    series may be over.

  • zxcvb

    Game 7.

  • kauaiblue

    what was with clifford taking out jlin for this long??

  • LW

    Game 7 in Miami!

  • zxcvb

    Lin is the key, always the key.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Would it be more gratifying to beat the Heats again in Miami. Let them witness Linsanity. Game 7 JLin Showtime

  • sws94

    He would have scored that on Lin, too. It was an incredible shot.

  • Mr Chuckles

    You can’t put in a guy that is as cold as Lin.

  • Yura

    Wasn’t he doing poorly tonight though

  • KWC

    Over

  • Win

    Done.

  • kauaiblue

    well, cliford will not learn… lost a golden opportunity…

  • Promo Sports World

    Dwade on the juice

  • zxcvb

    No, His defense and ability to get FTs is always valuable.
    He’s super clutch in the 4th, even when ice-cold.

    Lee betting burned by Wade lost this.

  • vincent

    Man if lin had just made a couple of those layups we coulda won

  • LINSANITY

    ITS OVER GUYS.. MIAMI WINS IN 7 games

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    that last shot was contested but Lee has allowed Wade to get hot. game over

  • Cycloben

    wade channeling his younger self.

  • DrewBear2

    There’s a reason he’ll be 1st ballot HOF

  • kauaiblue

    i said it before, i’ll say it again… iso walker can score 60 and they will not win… jlin ball will…

  • redking79

    Wade got away with a foul but the Hornets were really in bad spot without Batum.

  • LinMad

    we don’t deserve to win this round if we lose at home like this.

  • KWC

    But Lin was off, so what can you do?

  • Cycloben

    not tonight, tyhough. Jeremy stunk in this game.

  • Game 7 LINSANITY .. here we come!!!!

  • MEL LIN

    miami will take game 7. Refs against hornets tonight for sure

  • Mr Chuckles

    There was no jlin ball today. Just the way it goes.

  • kauaiblue

    everyone was just standing around watching walker shoot… not good… you could tell everyone was hesitating when they got it… it… it makes everyone nervous when walker goes off like that…

  • LINSANITY

    1 pm start in MIAMI? omg its over Hornets suck at early games

  • MEL LIN

    yes on the bench lol

  • vincent

    its ok though, batum is injured so Lin should play a lot more right?

  • Promo Sports World

    Decades worth of dwade clutch man

  • sport

    Kemba ball = Loser ball. If Cliff doesn’t let Lin play PG and bench Batum there won’t be a 2nd round!

  • LinMad

    Batum was a non factor today.

  • Epie

    Well, nice try KW. But by now you should know your ISO doesn’t win.

  • HVJoy

    That’s why Lin needs to be a starter on a team where he is trusted . He played only 23 min tonight.

  • David Kim

    i can’t stop eating now…lol

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    iso kemba will lose you the game 90% of the time. horrible game plan for such an important game

  • zxcvb

    His defense and FTs were big. It’s not just about buckets.

  • Win

    The last shot was a foul. We lose because of Wade is on Fire. It was good D by Lee but Wade hit two 3sss and a crazy 2.

  • kauaiblue

    it makes him look good, but team loses…

  • Hope

    Iso

  • zxcvb

    His defense and FTs were huge. Game was lost cuz Wade TORCHED Lee at will.

  • Mr Chuckles

    Oh come on. Just play well game 7.

  • Illbe

    He’s a superstar..no doubt

  • Promo Sports World

    Really didn’t want game 7

    But it’s time to grow up hornets

  • LinMad

    I honestly thought Lin would come in the last minutes to help Kemba but this coach decided not to.

  • Cliff better knows no Lin no Win from this game

  • kauaiblue

    bad coaching again…

  • HVJoy

    Heat won thanks to Clifford’s rotation

  • Howan Cheung

    worse than that

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Wade scored like 4-5 straight on Lee

  • pistolpete

    Lee plays 39 min gets 2 points and is destroyed by Wade, Nice coaching job!

  • zxcvb

    Lin held Wade scoreless all 2nd half. Cliff got scared and put Lee in to close.

    Wade TORCHES Lee 3-3, two 3s. Game over.

  • Win

    Agreed. Lin should come in around 3 mins.

  • steven ko

    see you Sunday. season over for the Hornets. was fun while it lasted…

  • jimmyL

    Hornets are gonna lose game 7
    what a bunch of idiots
    cant get the job done at home
    They had the advantage now nothing
    the whole team played awful
    no team ball not even from Lin tonight

  • sws94

    Walker did all he could, Al was good. Nobody else on the team was on tonight. Not the scenario we hoped for but there’s still one more shot left at extending the season.

  • JoeTeam

    that’s what happens when you play ISO ball the whole game. People want to give KW credit, but he made his own bed. I’ve played with guys like that – they score all game and then we lose. This has been proven time and time again, so I dunno why people don’t get it. Who cares if he’s clutch if he’s causing the rest of the team to stand around and maybe play D. The only difference between CHA tonight and Rox was they like each other enough to play D.

  • kauaiblue

    yeah, that was soooo stupid… even as a decoy… spoelstra is terrified of jlin… he knows jlin can go off… but clifford still doesn’t…

  • Briiick

    There is a reason why Wade is a super star and KW is only for some clueless fans, LOL. He’s got a license to make 20+ points regardless win or lose for many seasons now and these fans just never learn.

  • zxcvb

    Bad coaching by Cliff. Lin did a fantastic job on Wade, but Lee came back in and choked. 3-3, a pair of treys.

  • Hope

    Get out of there quick jlin. No one else is in rythem except kw. That almost tied the game. AMAZING!

  • Cliff made a bad decision

    Lin was struggling with offensive fouls but he’s still a threat.
    No way Kemba can do it alone being so tired.
    No other Hornets were a threat to create

  • aras

    Lin played like hot garbage this game and people ignore it my god. He missed easy layups got 2 charge fouls on him and had 5 fouls 1-8 fg. Stop blaming kemba for god sakes he carried the damn team. who else gonna score except al if lin is playing like this? tell me everyone was scared like Babies tonight. i give props to kemba he gave it his all. shame on anyone trying to put his performance down.

  • LinMad

    i blame the coach. This was a winnable game. His poor lineups and rotations lost the game. ISO Kemba was working but after the Heat calls time out, it would be obvious to change your game plan up.

  • sport

    Walker is the reason they lost! 14-30?! Taking all the iso shots and leaving teammates out cold!

  • GameWatcher

    yeah, they still half sleep during noon.

  • Tim Pham

    simple as this: no one is denying kemba played superb on offense tonight. however, it is not sustainable. IF lin were in, kemba could have prob had more energy and another option to facilitate offense. Lin’s shot was off but go check the box score, kemba shot 4/18 and 4 of something horrible in this series and was allowed to play through and play on. lin isn’t going to shoot lights out every game. we see it from top guards like kyle lowry, sucking hard.

  • KWC

    So Game 7 2 out of 3 tonight. Will Clips win?

  • zxcvb

    Lin’s defense and FTs were big. People blaming Cliff/Kemba Ball, not Kemba. He needed help from Lin’s defense. Lee got TORCHED by Wade.

  • kauaiblue

    not really, clifford did not allow jlin to play through his funk…

  • LW

    That’s not the case this game. Lin’s offense and play making is just not there tonight.

  • Briiick

    Flagged.

  • Epie

    I think we said Lin was not playing well today. Where are we ignoring that?

  • Win

    KW is keeping us in the game. I only wish Cliff should sub Lin back around 3 mins.

  • aras

    awww truth hurts

  • sws94

    You seriously think anyone could have guarded Wade any better than Lee did? Wade is an all-time great player and has an incredible will to win. I’ve seen him do this for over a decade. Wade made those shots because he’s a superstar, not because of Lee who played great defense on him.

  • Hope

    Involve your teammate. Pass the damn rock

  • cdblue10

    Well…I can’t really blame anyone…Lin is off,Batum is off and Marvin is off and Heat just played almost flawless basketball.I STILL BELIEVE!!!!!!

  • Cycloben

    hear hear. kemba wasw intrepid tonight.

  • Mr Chuckles

    Oh come on. He almost single-handedly got them back into the game.

  • LinMad

    Lin did a good job on him. Also Kemba needed help with offense after his couple of iso plays that worked. He looked drained. Cliff went with Kemba ISO until the end of the game.

  • DaBoss

    This is true – without Kemba Hornets wouldn’t have had a chance since Jeremy was benched by Cliff

  • MEL LIN

    KW was playing by himself. Plus the NBA wants Miami to win and sell more tickets for game 7

  • People don’t blame Kemba.

    We were rooting hard and praying hard for Kemba
    Cliff was the one at fault not giving a tired Kemba help

  • zxcvb

    Lin’s defense was too valuable to bench him. Wade went OFF on Lee.

  • HVJoy

    He was given only 23 min of PT, benched most of 4Q

  • LINSANITY

    Great season guys.. but its over … Charlotte is not winning Game 7 In Miami.. its simplynot happening

  • Win

    KW was tire and you need another shoot and player that can create on the floor around 3 mins.

  • KWC

    The other way

  • kauaiblue

    they should not have put him in that position in the first place… he goes iso all the time… when he catches fire, they have no choice but to go to him… everyone else is just standing around watching him…

  • Yura

    Yea I feel like this game was RIgiD

  • Cycloben

    Jeremy better bring it game 7. Especially if batum is out .

  • Hope

    Oh come on. That is the intent from start. It didn’t win

  • pistolpete

    Lin was off but he still played good D and made foul shots. Lee did NOTHING!

  • sport

    Hes the reason why they were out of the game, not involving teammates and chcuking shots. Dude doesn’t know how to make plays.

  • JoeTeam

    “kw is for clueless fans… ” we have clues in Harden, Melo, Kobe. When it comes down to crunch time, you have to score almost every time down the court. KW used it all up, so when he falls to his shooting percentages, CHA lost.

  • LINSANITY

    It will take nothing short of a miracle to pull off this series and this Hornets team has gone through enough miracles already.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    kemba played well but the style lost the game. clifford should have learned from all these years that iso Kemba does not win you games

  • ty

    He played well and stepped up.. it just doesn’t produce wins (usually)

  • zxcvb

    We’ll see. No one thought they’d win Game 5 in Miami either. Not even me.

  • MEL LIN

    I agree no way at all. Miami is going to win game 7 for sure. Ok let’s talk about nets then

  • Never say no.

    Hornets won Game 5. Heat can freeze up too

  • jimmyL

    That too
    but these players can be really bad

  • LW

    This game? Be fair to him!

  • kauaiblue

    I still believe that JLin has some magic left for game 7…

  • aras

    dude i litteraly saw you putting kemba down on Every post so far

    Lin needs to play like he has these past games he has been Amazing! but this one he was too hyped he needs to play like game 5.

  • Win

    So sad. Good night guys..

  • Briiick

    One could say the same to Melo or Harden, LOL.

  • LINSANITY

    I did.. but I did not see them losing Game 6.. there’s no way they win Game 7.. especially a 1PM start time

  • zxcvb

    Nope. Lin held Wade scoreless in the 2nd half. Wade finished 3-3 on Lee with 2 threes!

  • Mr Chuckles

    Wade definitely showed who has playoff blood. Kemba was great though. The rest of the Hornets? eh.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    kemba played great but clifford used him incorrectly. iso kemba will lose you games most of the time

  • sport

    Lin needs to really assert authority and play PG next game. Batum needs to just sit out!

  • KWC

    No Wade went OFF on Lee

  • HVJoy

    Lin could’ve contributed more had he played mor than 23 min.

  • LINSANITY

    Its over. Game 5 was lucky.

  • MEL LIN

    yes on the bench

  • Hope

    He ain’t mj. Pass the damn rock. Stop trying to be hero.

  • zxcvb

    LOL, no. I posted 20 KEMBA!!! posts tonight and said he played well.

    I just said that Kemba alone can’t win games. You need to involved Lin and others, cold or not.

  • sport

    When has Kebma ball ever won a game? Not in regular season and definitely not in playoffs.

  • It’s okay .. Lin had a bad game and he will have a bounce-back game next

    Noone knows what can happen in Game 7

  • JoeTeam

    and allowing iSO ball all game. First quarter was good. Varied offensive sets, Cody, AJ, others scoring. As soon as KW started to score, he should have fixed it. Having Whiteside and JoeJ at 4 fouls for so many minutes before taking advantage of that was not wise. He should have sent JLin or KW at those guys. Dragic at 3 fouls. Lost opportunity.

  • kauaiblue

    This game proved it… i honestly was scratching my head whey clifford let this go on for so long… walker must have been exhausted too…

  • KL

    This loss was on Cliff. Cliff should have helped Lin to get going in this game but decided not to bother.

  • Nolimitation

    Lin was due for a bad game. Cliff drop the 1st 2 before allowing some type of freedom for Lin to win 3 straight games. If it wasn’t for him, hornets would of been swept.

  • Cycloben

    nobody celse stepped up this game though.

  • KWC

    Very disappointed. Was hoping to celebrate going to 2nd round for the first time.

  • Briiick

    Well said!

  • Maknusia

    Heat came in with a better plan, they know well how to take Lin out make the others orphan. Gotta give credit to Spo. KW did all that he could…gotta give credit to him as well. This is the playoffs, and things are not gonna be the same as in the season games.

    Everyone need to step-up. Heat is not an easy team to beat and they have been playing as a unit for some time not….acknowledging Hornets had come this far says how good this team chemistry is as a unit.

    Game 7 it is! Win or lose, they had given their best! Go Hornets Go LIN

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    10% of the time

  • Mr Chuckles

    Aww, no need to close up shop. Everyone thought the Heat were done after game 5. Hornets blew a great chance but that doesn’t mean they are done.

  • Illbe

    three point shooting got Charlotte to the playoffs, but even with open looks this series the team isn’t making them. That is the key to win in Miami

  • vincent

    man we all know its nearly impossible to win an away game 7. that is unless you have Linsanity. let’s not give up hope they got this

  • Hope

    Cliff had no gut to sit kw in this game. Gutless coach.

  • zxcvb

    Haha. I see what you mean. My typo! FIXED.

  • aras

    dude litteraly EVERYONE played like garbage except Kemba and Al. Lin would have played had he not fouled the 5 one. and to be honest he looked real bad in the fourth with the charges. he needs to play like game 5 the facilitating game they are respecting his drives he needs to understand that like he did last game.

  • gandychan

    Damn. Really sad

  • Yura

    Lol

  • Mr Chuckles

    He did. But then Lin picked up foul #5.

  • kauaiblue

    but walker shot it like 30 times, and batum kept getting plays run for him when he was totally out of it and was not prepared… bad coaching…

  • MEL LIN

    how many minutes did kemba play tonight 47.9 mins?????

  • JoeTeam

    Spo – “we gotta guide Kemba into taking over the game. I’ll take that bet any game.”

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    that’s always an excuse for isolation players. but truth is, the stagnation caused by isolation plays makes it extremely difficult for other players to get going offensively AND defensively