Preseason7 CHA @ DET Game Thread

After 1 game absence due to illness, Jeremy Lin continued to wreak havoc with his HairSanity.
After 6-0 preseason start,@JLin7 is ranked #1 in PER, AST% & PPR in #Hornets Preseason Advanced Stats proving he is the best Hornets player so far


His great defensive contribution against Jimmy Butler during crunch time in the 4th quarter probably solidify his role to close out games.
There was so much spacing created by the threat of 3 playmakers (Lin/Kemba/Batum).

These 3 playmakers need more playing time together to develop their chemistry.
But it’s a big question whether Coach Steve Clifford prefers big body with rebounding ability to start the game with 2 playmakers (Kemba/Batum) and have JLin spark the 2nd unit to make a push in the 2nd quarter before closing out with all 3 players.

Many Charlotte Hornets media seem to give hints to start the best 3 playmakers to set the tone against teams and get them into early foul trouble,
But there are 2 games remaining before Coach Clifford would make the final decision.

We should hope to see more dynamics and teamwork among Kemba/Batum/Lin because they would enjoy playing off one another to prepare for the regular season


Game link

  • Pistons Preseason LiveStream Link
  • http://goatd.net/ 

    • blubell

      First! Go JLin!

    • David Kim

      Second

    • Briiick

      3rd

    • Jedi

      Happy 4th!

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Top 5 better than nothing.

    • blubell

      May the 4th be with you 😉

    • blubell

      That’s the spirit!

    • Jedi

      Very nice!

    • TTNN

      uh, top 10!

    • TK Wong

      Show them JLIN your brand of “engine of the team” play in Motor City!

    • blubell

      Way to be positive!

    • David Kim

      Porzingis is starting on opening night. Why not Lin?

    • orLinaryjoe

      Did I make the team?

    • orLinaryjoe

      lol

    • blubell

      Thank you for the perfect set up. You get an assist! LOL.

    • blueCypher

      Game is not listed on Bstreams.

    • blubell
    • takemeback2reaganyears

      I can’t believe this only got 2 thumbs up. Most of us must have missed it. Repost:

      ” l don’t understand why people don’t see that Lin should be chosen for this spot. Remember, Harden was a back up pg on Thunder. He was assigned to be SG on Rockets, but what did he do on court? He played PG and SG. He cut in PG duty in 2nd unit when Lin was on court too. Rockets supported him so he had free reign to make mistakes”

      Have you been living under a rock? This question is based upon a utopian equality and racial bias doesn’t exist. ALL LIN FANS GET THAT LIN NEEDS THIS CHANCE TO MAKE IT BACK TO THE STARTING LINE UP. YOU ARE NOT ALONE IN BELIEVING HE SHOULD START AND AT PG BE CAPTAIN AND LEADER. But that’s not how the NBA or our American reality is. There really is an Asian discount. In the Chicago game, the announcers said that Lin is a good back up PG. This is the Asian discount; they discount the fact that he killed all three of their PGs, starters included. ESPN discounts him completely in not showing scoring leader in highlights repeatedly. BS, M&M, Stanford and all collegiate recruiters, the draft. Lin was tested 123 with first round draft pick John Wall in Speed and quickness. Wall gets the added value and Lin gets the discount.

      FACTS DON’T MATTER. Lin continues to get the bias because of who and what he is. This is the crazy world we live in, either you put your foot in the door and have it smashed by the doubters repeatedly or you run away and play in China or Europe. Lin isn’t doing it just for himself, he’s doing it for all Asians to come and break the stereotype and predjudice.

      Clifford and MJ wants Lin to shine so he’s already got one leg in. Don’t ask for the moon yet when he could easily thrown out the door if that support gets pissed off by Lin fans demanding for the moon. DON’T BITE THE HANDS THAT FEED YOU.2

      By Abca

    • KHuang

      Pfft.

      This is the NBA where having rabid fans means $$$$$$.

      If any team’s owner doesn’t want Lin because his fans are too Asian and pay too much money for Lin, then that owner can eject Lin so that some other owner can make $$$$$ off Lin.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Just like the rejection from the Knicks. They’ll pay.

    • Dan Cohen

      but dolan will not pay
      and will not hurt doboy..he is loaded.

    • Dan Cohen

      no

    • KHuang

      Maybe – but his Knicks can be the LAUGHINGSTOCK of the NBA like they’ve always been and always will be.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Not financially getting hurt, I’m talking about winning basketball.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Without Wall Street, MSG would be empty seats.

    • orLinaryjoe

      I did. Serviceable bench player in nine man rotation.

    • GoodDayLA

      Lets say Lin dismantles the Pistons tonight. What does that mean for him? Back to backup PG?

      I do wonder if Lin is playing well enough in games and practices to have already created PG CONTROVERSY within the organziaton internally.

      Lin cannot afford bad games and must just kill it every single night till he breaks the NbA’s will to keep him underwraps.

    • Dan Cohen

      no contro
      12 million vs 2 million
      how is that contro
      you have to start 12 million
      you don’t have to start 2 million, at least not starting 2 million over 12 million

    • Acbc

      No need to rehash my anger induced comment. I’d as soon let it go. I appreciate your approval.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      I don’t mean to provoke your comment was a reply to someone else but it was more of the reality. Lin fans need and should be patience.

    • GoodDayLA

      Price>Lin
      Bev>Lin

      So yesh it can happen even 4 linsanity

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      There’s no “I” from coach C.

      twitter.com/CNM_JLin_Vids/status/654307267098116096?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

    • Alain Gervais

      Thats 7 days ago.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      I wasn’t talking about what he said but how he said it.

    • JW

      They’ve signed Walker for long term. He’s their guy for now so don’t see that changing.

      But Hornets needs Lin to succeed this year so he will have a chance to show his stuff. Then hopefully he can renegotiate next year or another team will offer him a starter job.

    • orLinaryjoe
    • GoodDayLA

      no other team out there that I see currently will give him as much of a shot as he’s had right now with Charlotte.

      not only the chance, but the screens and quality of plays, I highly doubt Lin will find it on another team even if they let him have free reign.

      If he does well he should stay assuming they want him there.

      But it’s an issue where you have 2 PG’s and the Asian benched one is arguably better. If the entire NBA acknowledges Lin is actually better or the team’s scariest player once they hit the playoffs, it will be tough for the Hornets to decide how to play their cards this summer.

    • spiderman

      Abca?
      who dat?

    • zxcvb

      I really wanted to see Kemba and Lin start together for the final two preseason games.

      Kemba has the starting PG role locked down for at least one more season, so Lin beasting at PG won’t make any difference. He needs to beast at starting SG. I wouldn’t mind Roberts handling PG duties tonight with Lin getting ~15 FGA at SG.

    • Alain Gervais

      Oooooh ok. I got it now lol. Went way over my head

    • JW

      If he plays well AND Hornets are winning, I don’t see why they would not try to lock Lin down for longer term to stay with Walker and MKG. They will of course need to keep coach who is on his last year as well. If they don’t keep the coach, yes, it will be bad for Lin to find another good fit depending on who replace the coach.

      With more money coming to the players next year, it would not be hard for them to renegotiate with Lin since the 2nd year is Lin’s option. With Walker and MKG’s salary in the 10+mil and not 20+mil long term, they should have plenty of $ to resign Lin at that range and for longer term.

      I think Lin probably will want to stay w/ Hornets and do well since I’m sure he’s tire of keep changing teams and having to rebuild that chemistry again.

    • Jeremy’s hair gets Linstant respect!

      It will also mess with defenders’ mind trying to foul that Spikey thing up there

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Hahaha…Acbc.

    • Rick Johnson

      This will give the Hornets a taste of what JLin can do as THE point guard.

    • orLinaryjoe

      Linstant noodles?

    • pandaboy99

      its so sad to be a small market, fans are forced to watch opposing teams internet streams.

    • spiderman

      I know J/K
      Thought maybe a reference to Star Wars… Chewbacca

    • GoodDayLA

      Lin and Kemba are not the best pairing of guys possible. If it works well enough to win a championship then great. But it probably is not the best the hornets can do where Lin is being forced to play undersized 2 because Kemba is there.

      If Lin is as good as gold, I suspect the Hornets will sign him and trade Kemba in the summer. But Lin will have to play head and shoulders better than Kemba for that to happen, almost at an MVP level and pace off the bench and that’s very hard to do.

    • RioNice

      Great Hornets preview podcast by Nate Duncan. Mentions JLin as possible
      replacement for Kemba if he continues at present level. Also on Itunes

      http://www.blogtalkradio.com/duncdon/2015/10/21/charlotte-hornets-season-preview-with-spencer-percy-1

    • CJSHYY

      From last game, it’s possible Lin will be PG & Kemba will be SG in the future. They already played like that for backcourt vs Bulls.

    • GoodDayLA

      I dont need a Nate Duncan to tell me what I already know.

      I like the idea of Lin playing on ball and Kemba as a 2. However, Kemba is smallish and I’m afraid Lin wouldn’t be able to sail passes to the small Kemba. In addition Kemba is not a great catch and shoot guy either, which is exactly what Lin needs to really kill teams.

    • Rick Johnson

      I get the sense there is reluctance to admit that because Kemba is on a 4 year contract and JLin can opt out after 1 year. After only 5 preseason games they don’t want to make that commitment. They may eventually though but I’d suspect they would broach the subject of an extension before committing to that.

    • CJSHYY

      If this really comes true just tell how much this coach wants to start Lin for win & that can keep his job. Also this team wants to keep Lin after this season.

    • Acbc

      No too old for you, it’s a reference to ACDC

    • GoodDayLA

      some coaches are fired for winning at all costs. It wouldn’t be the first

    • JW

      Unfortunately, the bias toward Lin is there for whatever reason, but Lin and Kemba not being the best pair shouldn’t matter as long as Kemba is willing to play as a team. Lin’s success from Palos Verdes to Harvard should tell you not to count him or this Hornets’ team out.

      Hornets team needs to stay the current course and play great team ball without too many more injuries. With the coach and the current teammates, I think they have a chance to be very good. And Lin will be a big part of this. We just have to hold on to this ride, both up, down and now going back up again.

    • JW
    • pandaboy99

      this should be the season starting lineup lol

    • Derek Kong

      Can someone please explain to me what is going with League Pass? They only have audio coverage of the Pitston game- what the h*** is the use paying the fees if I can’t see the games?

    • GoodDayLA

      dont buy that thing. ask for refund

    • JW

      I’m not religious, but it seems there is just something that’s pushing for this to happen.

    • GoodDayLA

      if Nic can hit the 3, this is a good lineup for Lin to wreak havoc. The other thing I like is that Nic passes the ball to Lin for Lin to do something with it.

    • GoodDayLA

      oh they will amass a solid record. I am certain barring injures. It’s a given. I’m already looking at playoffs and if all holds, it’s a Cavs Hornets ECF.

      It will certainly be exciting.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Preseason only selected games. All regular season games excluded local team(s) and national televised.

    • pandaboy99

      you got batum as a secondary ball handler, jefferson for the emergency post up pass, zeller your PNR man and williams who can hit the 3 when open. and of course lin who will take advantage of all of this.

    • CJSHYY

      I think just like watch GSW game, they use their local TV station not from LP channel.

    • Alain Gervais

      Psalm the link for the piston game don’t work.

    • GoodDayLA

      this type of roster is eerily similar to the Linsanity lineups but there is no long center. Lin is better now so I expect big things tonight if his mind is right.

      You can’t bet on this game though because with preseason who knows how much people will play.

      Lin’s job is to exit with a 10 point lead in Q1 and then get another 5-10 point lead in Q3 then sit on the bench.

    • Riddick

      blubell, you’re a great cheer leader! lol

    • JW
    • Rzo Vlade

      http://www.nba.com/pistons/multimedia/pistons-preseason-livestream

      i dont see also this link theres no player all i see nba logo header and black background

    • Rzo Vlade

      cannot see the video player

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Click then choose your sign on account.

    • Alain Gervais

      these work

    • Alain Gervais

      not yet game still 1 hour away

    • JW

      Can’t figure out who Pistons are starting. Is it Reggie Jackson that Lin will be dealing with tonite?

      Edit: http://espn.go.com/nba/team/depth/_/name/det

      Sounds like Steve Blake and Brandon Jennings are hurt. So Reggie Jackson, Kentavious, Marcus Morris, Ersan, Andre.

      I remember Ersan Ilyasova was pretty good when he was with the Bucks.

    • CJSHYY

      I thought he played SG most of the time now but not really sure… only check from box score never watched their game.

    • GoodDayLA

      Jacksin is the starting PG

    • GoodDayLA

      I am 99% certain as long as Lin plays over 25 minutes that Charlotte will win pretty handedly.

    • Rick Johnson

      I hope JLin can stay out of foul trouble. I want to see him play not sit on the bench.

    • GoodDayLA

      Jackson shoots jumpers. Lin will be fine. Plus he owes Clifford for bonehead fouls last game.

    • In 2012, the popular term was Divine Lintervention :]

    • Mr Chuckles

      Just noticed on ESPN that Jimmer was waived by the Spurs. KHuang, your boy is available.

    • Rick Johnson

      Khuang (AKA Cho) is on the phone with his agent know.

    • John Lee

      Thanks for sharing! It’s great to know that people outside of our circle are taking notice, and most importantly they have the backbone to be bluntly honest. 🙂

    • Rick Johnson
    • pandaboy99

      i feel depressed for pistons.. theres like noone there

    • steven ko

      what do you mean? they got a game changer in new 85 million dollar man Reggie Jackson! wink. wink.

    • real-dsb

      that sucks, sorry to hear

    • pandaboy99

      who would purposely want to live in detroit?

    • real-dsb
    • blueCypher

      hope this does not crash haha

    • steven ko

      those pistons are knocking down jumpers in practice…

    • real-dsb

      one minute to game time

    • Rzo Vlade

      Jimmer : hello who is this
      Rich cho : Hi jimmer its me Khuang I mean rich cho…….I would like to have a meeting with you and your Agent

    • real-dsb

      although it looks like the Pistons feed. oh well, beggars can’t be choosers!

    • real-dsb

      oh say can you see

    • Rzo Vlade

      its time to rip this piston thrash

    • GoJLin!

      Clear! Thanks!

    • real-dsb

      nice job, singer!

    • real-dsb

      first Lin start as a Hornet!

    • steven ko

      and NOW introducing your Chicago Bulls!!! at Center, #32 Bill Cartwright…

    • Rick Johnson

      Would be great if a $2 million point guard takes them down.

      https://twitter.com/WindhorstESPN/status/656975360618135552

    • real-dsb

      OT: Cavs sign Tristan to 5 yr $82M contract

    • Rzo Vlade

      pisston thrash intro is annoying

    • blueCypher

      Wow, they got it done

    • blueCypher

      haha, they better win the freaking champsionship

    • Rzo Vlade

      pisston annoying announcer

    • blueCypher

      Dan Gilbert (Cavs owner) really going deep into his pockets

    • real-dsb

      Pistons starting lineup tonight: Reggie Jackson, Caldwell-Pope, Marcus Morris, Ilyasova, Drummond

    • GoodDayLA

      RJAX may score but the score will be in Charlotte’s favor. Lin should have a good time doing his thing with screens

    • real-dsb

      game prediction: $2M guard outplays $16M guard

    • Rzo Vlade

      al need to destrouy the piston cause no one can take him there drummond is not a good defensive center

    • real-dsb

      nice, Lin draws offensive foul in first second of the game!

    • real-dsb

      nice Al!

    • too quick for guy setting screen!

    • real-dsb

      aw, nice shot attempt by Lin, didn’t fall

    • real-dsb

      brick of a 3

    • real-dsb

      Al again!

    • real-dsb

      Pistons already had to take timeout!

    • zxcvb

      Lin already robbed of an assist. NBA scorekeepers, lol. I guess a pass with 0 dribbles leading to a bucket at the rim isn’t an assist if you’re Asian.

    • Rzo Vlade

      al need to destroy piston front line cause no one is a good def download drummond cannot def

    • Alain Gervais

      Funny thing this viewing is better then there LP game viewing.

    • GoodDayLA

      that’s not an assist

    • GoodDayLA

      this stream is great!

    • pandaboy99

      man i cant even open my league pass its so jacked up

    • real-dsb

      matchups are: Lin on Reggie, Batum on Caldwell-Pope, Williams on Morris, Zeller on Ilyasova, Jefferson on Drummond

    • real-dsb
    • real-dsb

      Lin with the alley to Batum!!

    • Lin alley-oop to Batum who laid it in?

    • real-dsb

      alley-up?

    • real-dsb

      Jeremy getting doubled already

    • not sure if Batum jammed it but it’s good!

    • real-dsb

      still counts 2 pts!

    • real-dsb

      aw, jeremy with the turnover, should have just laid it up instead of extra pass

    • sws94

      That is what Lin needs not to do. Get in there and shoot it yourself.

    • Rzo Vlade

      al need to go

    • real-dsb

      arg, Al midrange jumper miss

    • zxcvb

      Lin passed up an open layup to find Williams…TO.

      Be more selfish Lin!

    • GoodDayLA

      uggggg bad Lin pass

    • zxcvb

      Airball forced by Lin on RJ.

    • RJax shaked & bake.. missed the rim 🙂

    • real-dsb

      haha, Jackson airball 3 against Lin

    • GoodDayLA

      i know it’s early but Lin looks tentative today

    • occupatio

      so frustrating

    • zxcvb

      Too much Al Jeff. TRADE HIM.

      The entire offense runs around Big Al right now.

    • pandaboy99

      lol people ooh and ahhing reggie jackson trying to cross up jeremy then airball

    • Derek Kong

      Lin looking pretty beta right now. won’t even take an easy layup

    • trying to set up teammates to get going
      KCP 3 will stop falling soon

    • GoodDayLA

      yeah he looks unsure of himself. damn it

    • zxcvb

      Not really. Lin always plays this way as PG — even during Linsanity.

      Set up guys first…then score for myself if they can’t.

    • real-dsb

      Al’s fine with close shots. I just don’t like the 15-20 ft jumpers that the other team is giving him.

    • occupatio

      defenders went to sleep and just filled passing lane is all. pathetic

    • GoodDayLA

      not shooting is not what I am talking about

    • occupatio

      i think he made up his mind beforehand that he was going to pass it out, instead of reading the situation.

    • real-dsb

      no offensive rebounds by either team in the game Q1 6:30

    • zxcvb

      He can’t even finish inside with close shots. He’s 50% on point-blank shots.

    • Derek Kong

      He knows he needs agressive. He said he would be aggressive but not so far!

    • real-dsb

      batum terrible pass to the post. intercepted by 2 pistons

    • Rick Johnson

      JLin going to have to take over and start looking to score.

    • occupatio

      this has been some hideous bball

    • yeah, teammates not making shots

    • real-dsb

      Lin called for an offensive foul on KCP. They didn’t show it on the screen.

    • Riddick

      Batum/Jefferson seems to think they r the team. smh

    • real-dsb

      PJ Hairston jacking shots like JR Smith

    • I am The Jason

      So many bricks for the hornets

    • GoodDayLA

      straight up embarrassing

    • Alain Gervais

      marvin and zeller kills all space

    • Hornets can use some shooters now

    • sws94

      This is what I was concerned about with Lin starting at PG. He’s not looking for his own shot, he’s looking to set up guys and isn’t playing with the same fire he does coming off of the bench.

    • Derek Kong

      Lin not looking like starter material right now

    • GoodDayLA

      he looks terrible ritghr now

    • occupatio

      hate to say it but yes

    • GoodDayLA

      he looks terrible

    • real-dsb

      Drummond out, Baynes in. Q1 4:45

    • zxcvb

      LOL. some people overreacting to a half-quarter.

      IT’S ALL OVER PEOPLE. A guy shooting 60% is not allowed to miss a shot or pass the ball during preseason!

    • Derek Kong

      He does not want to shoot. we have seen this from him for several years now.

    • GoodDayLA

      he’s asian and a backup guard trying to start. he is not allowed.

    • real-dsb

      Al with a 10 ftr. I’m okay with him taking 10 ft or closer shots

    • 4-pt play by Batum 🙂

    • zxcvb

      “Drummond not starter material. D-League maybe”

    • Alain Gervais

      lin 3 tov

    • real-dsb

      nice, Batum 3 and 1

    • pandaboy99

      horents looking sloppy

    • sws94

      He doesn’t look terrible, just not with the same attitude and confidence when he came off of the bench.

    • real-dsb

      3 already? I’m watching the game and don’t remember 3

    • GoodDayLA

      Lin is straight up killing me today

    • occupatio

      lin isnt even probing the dfense. is just getting rid of the ball. turnover.

    • ZcodeSportSystem.com

      well, I guess Lin was due to have a bad game..3 turnover already…Lin looks tired.

    • GoodDayLA

      Lin must be super nervous. Oh well. This was his chance to put more pressure on the team to give him a hard look.

      Playing forgettable like this will keep him on the bench and prove Stacey King right.

      SMH

    • sws94

      There’s more game to go. Hopefully he’ll step it up in the next stint. It’s good Clifford took him out, give him a chance to gather himself.

    • Alain Gervais

      no i doubt it

    • TankLakers

      it is not on LP, where you guys watching?

    • Rick Johnson
    • steven ko

      who’s that TO machine playing at PG today? just kidding guys…

    • Alain Gervais

      The detriot defense is pretty good. Lets see how lin and coach cliff react to it

    • steven ko

      too much Chipotle?

    • Derek Kong

      With Lin out – they are now leading

    • occupatio

      it is not about missing shots. lin’s decision making has been poor, and he isnt aggressively probing the defense before moving the ball.

    • Nonsense
      Lin is still +1

    • Derek Kong

      D League Lin (His monsters are coming back to haunt him).

    • Rick Johnson

      More like Jefferson out they lead.

    • GoodDayLA

      he is freaking horrible. he looks like he has no control over even making a simple pass.

    • real-dsb

      huh? Lin was a monster in D-League

    • Derek Kong

      Well they are leading so it is a fact.

    • occupatio

      clifford needs to have something to counter when guards defend lin really tight like reggie. eg, a backdoor play.

    • zxcvb

      I know some people are melting down because one preseason quarter, but this shows why he can/should be starting SG and not “PG of the 2nd unit.”

    • steven ko

      must be too many Asian dudes watching him…

    • Riddick

      Suggestion…move on to another site where your Beta posts will be appreciated.

    • DaBoss

      Don’t worry, folks! Lin must be a little nervous – he’ll settle down. Looks like coach is running plays for Al and Batum for offense 1st quarter.

    • real-dsb

      Lin subbed out Q1 1:59

    • Derek Kong

      Maybe Lin is a better SG?

    • Jeremy checked out at 1:18 with CHA leading 19-18

    • Alain Gervais

      The hornets team as a whole is struggling to get in the paint. Cliff has to find something to open it up.

    • CJSHYY

      I think so…. just clam down. smh! Lin can’t make any mistake at all?

    • grover chang

      good news for the hornets. Lin playing bad and still able to take the lead. Deeper this team proves to be, the better. Go Hornets.

    • Alain Gervais

      overreacting

    • sws94

      Yep

    • Derek Kong

      This has happened before? We see good lin and then bad lin.

    • real-dsb

      1Q1:59, CHA leading 19-18

    • Derek Kong

      Will Lin remain scoreless??

    • zxcvb

      It happens to every player in NBA history.

    • real-dsb

      No

    • Alain Gervais

      It’s the first quarter bro.

    • Wow Lin tried to facilitate as PG and the sky is falling?
      No mention of good passes & facilitate.

      Makes me wonder who the real fans are

    • zxcvb

      Forever. Will never score another bucket ever again.

    • real-dsb

      Pretty sure Michael Jordan has had a scoreless 1st quarter before

    • Derek Kong

      How can you play almost 9 minutes without attempting a shot or did even attempt one?

    • GoodDayLA

      he was bad

    • real-dsb

      He did attempt a shot (missed)

    • Riddick

      Will u post-less?

    • sws94

      Yes, people need to calm down. I don’t think he was mentally prepared for PG and he changed his approach. That’s all I see.

    • Derek Kong

      Come on. Can’t even criticize him when he is bad?

    • blubell

      No need to panic. 3 more quarters left. He is human and is allowed to make mistakes.

    • sws94

      You’ve done so, now it is time to see how he does when he comes back in.

    • zxcvb

      Preseason. And he’s a PG.

      Learn the game before you post like crazy out of nowhere.

    • Alain Gervais

      Reggie jackson 88 million dollar man is 1-4 for 2 points. Lin took 1 shot is 0-1. Got a charge 2 unlucky passes to give him 3 tov 2 assist.

    • IsabeliJane*17

      Watch your posts – seems like you’re baiting.

    • blubell

      I don’t see you posting when Jeremy is doing well. Please be fair.

    • zxcvb

      Lilliard goes 5-20 every week and no one cares.

    • Briiick

      There are not many screens set for Lin tonight.

    • zxcvb

      It’s all about Big Al. Almost every play is for Big Al. And he’s costing Lin dimes.

    • real-dsb

      Q1 Lin: 10 min, 0 pts, 2 ast, 1 stl, 3 tov, 1 pf, 0-1 fg, +1

      Don’t worry, he’s just warming up, trying to get his teammates into the game.

    • sws94

      I thought the passes were bad judgment. I don’t mind the offensive foul but didn’t see it.

    • Sure Lin can be more aggressive but he did make good passes to Batum & Al inside.

      Can’t be myopic on the bad part w/o mentioning the good ones

    • David Kim

      Even though Lin start at 2 in regular season, I think Roberts , Lamb, PJ , Marvin and Hawes line up isn’t that bad.

    • occupatio

      if it doesnt go to feeding al, then the action stays on one side of the court instead of swinging back to other side (where lin is, either on top or on opposite wing)

    • Briiick

      It seems like the coach is doing another experiment.

    • Alain Gervais

      One was bluntly bad but the other one i don’t remember so it may have been unlucky.

    • that’s correct
      Knowing Lin, he’ll come out more aggressive in Q2

    • occupatio

      reggie has been guarding lin super tight, and lin hasnt found a way to respond to it, both individually and as a team. historically thats given lin problems.

    • blubell

      Or take care of business in the 4th quarter, which he has done before 🙂 I’m not worried.

    • Alain Gervais
    • good point
      definitely needs some adjustment to free him up

    • Rick Johnson

      Pretty much trying to buy a Championship.

    • zxcvb

      Possibly a Houston/Laker troll. There’s several on every single basketball forum, no exaggeration.

      I don’t recall this “Derek Kong” ever posting here or at JL.net before.

    • occupatio

      it is compounded when refs swallow whistle on a lot of contact, as in this game

    • GoodDayLA

      well he was pretty bad at doing it today. 2 of the 3 turnovers were COMPLETELY unacceptable for an elite starting PG.

    • real-dsb

      wilkins in 2q11:20

    • blubell

      He has posted before to rant about Jeremy signing low with Charlotte.

    • real-dsb

      nice hawes with the 3pt

    • Sundown

      More preseason games and probably no Kemba. Hope he doesn’t come out that aggressive but saves it for the real season instead.

    • blubell

      Thanks for the details. I can’t watch it because of work 🙁

    • sws94

      He wasn’t bad at getting the ball to his teammates, but made bad decisions a few times.

    • occupatio

      going back to when lin was in 1st quarter, i think the team doesnt have enough urgency in pushing the ball up for transition buckets.

    • sws94

      The whole team is sloppy today, not just Lin.

    • Rick Johnson

      Like the flu going through the whole team.

    • Derek Kong

      Dont know when lin is coming back

    • occupatio

      kam and hawes can shoot as big men but their defense in the paint is really iffy. thats going to be a season-long issue i think.

    • 10 TOs, 5 each on 1st & 2nd unit

    • Rick Johnson

      Starters except Lin coming back in.

    • real-dsb

      yikes, Drummond with uncontested dunk with Jefferson guarding him

    • sws94

      I think Batum has 3 TOs also.

    • Alain Gervais

      sloppy sloppy sloppy everyone

    • Alain Gervais

      lin in

    • sws94

      OK Lin, now look for your shot and be aggressive.

    • real-dsb

      Lin is in 2q 6:00

    • real-dsb

      good look 3ptr, just short

    • occupatio

      pistons are playing with so much more energy. they are younger, yes, but the energy level is so much higher

    • real-dsb

      Lin misfired on corner 3

    • sws94

      First game Lin’s shot is off.

    • real-dsb

      matchups:

      Lin / Reggie
      Harrison / Meeks
      Batum / Stanley Johnson
      Marvin / Ilyasova
      Al / Drummond

    • zxcvb

      Hornets fall apart w/o Lin — double-digit deficit w/o him.

      Jefferson is poison. Poor finisher at his age and doesn’t pass.

    • pandaboy99

      thats cuz clifford waits until reggie jackson gets subbed back in

    • occupatio

      reggie gets called for foul. finally

    • Good decision by Lin to drive inside when his 3s are not falling

    • Briiick

      My thought too. He wasted so many balls.

    • zxcvb

      So sick of NBA politics.

      Joakim Noah will be benched to help the Bulls. But lazy Jefferson is guaranteed 34mpg and 15-20 shots. Keep clogging that lane and providing no defense, Big Al!

    • real-dsb

      somehow Lin has +2, second highest on the team

    • Michael

      When the shots aren’t falling lets see how he adjusts his game to contribute. Lot’s of time left.

    • blubell

      I hope his FTs are working today.

    • ZcodeSportSystem.com

      well, at least Lin is on a +2..That’s the only good stats going for him at the moment…..He looks so un-energetic tonight.

    • Lin needs to get to FT line often.. get RJax backpedaling a lot first

    • zxcvb

      Preseason. He’s gonna take a ton of jumpers to protect his body and work on his “weakness.”

    • let’s hope so

    • Rick Johnson

      I see

    • occupatio

      so with kemba out and lin moving to PG, and batum to SG, who is the ‘new’ starter to fill in?

    • real-dsb

      2q3:40 nice, Lin drives through traffic to pick up the foul. Although he may have gotten hit a bit.

    • zxcvb

      This is why Lin is ELITE.

      He doesn’t even have stats and he’s a net positive.

    • GoodDayLA

      please

    • Lin continued to drive inside.
      Made 1st FT
      MAde both

    • occupatio

      he hasnt been very productive so far. stats or no stats

    • real-dsb

      2q3:40 Jackson 1-5. Lin’s been playing good defense on him

    • zxcvb

      LIN SUCKS.

    • Rick Johnson

      Yeah Lin starting to warm up.

    • real-dsb

      Pistons announcers complimented Lin on his nice stepback move

    • occupatio

      lol

    • Nice Lin stepback as defender flying by then easy jumpshot!

    • sws94

      Lin’s stepped it up now.

    • zxcvb

      No, no, he sucks! He’s not shooting 60% and attacking the rim during a preseason game!

    • hehe..Lin’s defenders are sucking air now

    • real-dsb

      2q2:45 Lin with team high +7

    • GoodDayLA

      now Jlin is starting to actually play. FINALLY

    • zxcvb

      I’m just trying to fit in with you guys!

    • JJ Hui

      Don’t forget he is human and makes mistakes, who doesn’t? If you are his real fan, spare him some little time n space and
      give him sometimes to warm up, this is what a fan should do, we should support him through thick and thin!

    • real-dsb

      lol

    • sws94

      Panicsanity!

    • GoodDayLA

      wha tthe h*** was he doing in quarter 1? PLAY LIKE THIS. Nothing special, just make positive plays and be engaged.

    • Rick Johnson

      How come the commercials are much clearer than the game?

    • spiderman

      Lin playing good D as usual

    • occupatio

      that charge looked like it hurt

    • sws94

      Sometimes I refresh and it gets clearer. But have to go through commercials.

    • occupatio

      i issue you a membership card heh

    • golfhacker

      That was ol’ Rick Mahorn!

    • zxcvb

      No, it’s an accident. Pistons suck so Lin accidentally attacked.

      It’s not like Lin had any plan to set up guys before looking for his own shot. No PG would ever do that.

    • ty

      It’s preseason.. he was running what the coach wanted. As we’ve seen since NY, when aggressive, more effective

    • MWilliams and Cody Zeller at starting lineup just didn’t work

      Hawes/Zeller are better

    • real-dsb

      2q2:45 Lin outplaying Jackson.
      Lin 1-4 4 pts
      Jackson 1-5 2pts

    • zxcvb

      Even that Marvin dunk was Lin-related.

      Defender stayed close to Lin…Williams with the easy lane for a dunk.

    • CJSHYY

      Ya! Hawks always set good screen for Lin.

    • real-dsb

      aw, what a pass by Lin, but Zeller couldn’t finish (got fouled)!

    • zxcvb

      Great pass by Lin to Zeller for FTs and 3 PFs on Drummond.

      No dime…but a great PG play.

    • JJ Hui

      Al Jefferson is doing harm more than good!

    • zxcvb

      I’m starting to hate him. So selfish and a major negative for the team.

    • Rick Johnson

      Drummond in foul trouble.

    • spiderman

      Detroit bumpers lol

    • Rzo Vlade

      hahahahaha

    • GoodDayLA

      Jlin had a bad case of nerves to start the game. He has now settled down. The first quarter was a total waste though.

    • Lin for 3333333!

    • real-dsb

      Pistons announcers after Jackson 3 ptr “Lin not know for his defensive abilities”. Some tell Lin they said that so he will prove them wrong him second half.

    • real-dsb

      doh, foot on the line for 2

    • Alain Gervais

      lin ft

    • JJ Hui

      3!

    • occupatio

      lin sucks! heh

    • real-dsb

      nice, Lin was agressive, drove hard on Jackson, picked up the foul!

    • zxcvb

      AL SUCKS (seriously).

      Whenever they go to him, everything STINKS.

      Whenever Lin is in control, everything ROCKS.

    • JJ Hui

      Yes Lin steal!

    • Another Lin’s drive resulted in 2FTs!

    • Rzo Vlade

      JLIN SUCKSSSSSS it should be and 1

    • Alain Gervais

      And like that lin has 8 point. are you not happy????

    • ty

      just being a good teammate ..

    • Riddick

      He was the BIG issue in Q1.

    • zxcvb

      Big Al is the only thing holding back Charlotte.

      I think I’m wrong about Kemba. He’s not the problem…it’s Jefferson.

      Such a selfish, outdated player who won’t pass and can’t score reliably within 3ft.

    • occupatio

      im here for pain

    • Briiick

      Lin is figuring it out !

    • GoodDayLA

      Clifford has more confidence in Lin that I have. That’s the truth. Thankfully.

    • steven ko

      8 points on 5 shots and the 85 million dollar man has 4 pts on 6 shots. Go JLin!!!

    • zxcvb

      Yeah, that’s what happened (eyeroll).

      It’s not like he’s a PG trying get guys going, especially during preseason.

    • Rick Johnson

      Considering how poorly they were playing being behind by only 1 point at the half is good.

    • sws94

      The comment was a little off if Reggie needs the hard screen. Seems Reggie can’t just score at will on Lin. Reggie is a good player, it’s a good test for Lin.

    • Rzo Vlade

      its like they have a big luggage thats why they couldnt run

    • GoodDayLA

      they overfeed him

    • occupatio

      al got looks that were good looks. even if they go in, it takes away rhyhtm and flow from the entire team. so al’s stats, evenwhen he has good ones, have a hidden cost

    • sws94

      Let him inspire you 🙂

    • John Lee

      Even Bleacher knows Reg is overpaid. That’s saying a lot.

    • DaBoss

      See folks – no need to worry!

    • GoodDayLA

      it’s also stagnant. he wants to play like 90’s Rockets inside out. but he can’t score right now

    • blueCypher

      For the 1st quarter, I don’t think it was nerves or anything like that. Sometimes you are not gonna be firing on all cylinders

    • CJSHYY

      I think Lin figured it out in 2Q.

    • real-dsb

      1st half stats

      Lin 8 pts, 2 ast, 2 stl, 3 tov, 1 pf, +11 (team high), 2-5 fg, 0-2 3pt, 4-4 ft.

      Jackson 4 pts, 5 ast, 1 stl, 1 tov, 2 pf, -11 (team low), 2-7 fg, 0-2 3pt, 0 ft

    • zxcvb

      He should have 12-15 pts with all the easy point-blank looks he’s getting.

      This would be like a guard missing 4 layups in one half.

    • pandaboy99

      Is not nerves its called an away game in detroit

    • GoodDayLA

      he started the game very poorly. If he knows he is just dumping passs inside to AL, do it without those turnovers and more crisp. he looked uncertain of himself. maybe he was.

    • occupatio

      im really ambivalent about him. what if he did hit those shots? is he still a negative? its a tough call.
      but when they arent going in, well, nothing to say.

    • sws94

      And maybe not being used to playing with the starters as PG.

    • Briiick

      Be patient please!

    • GoodDayLA

      hawes is really good with Lin. Marvin passes the ball to Lin which Ilike.

    • real-dsb

      Lin didn’t have a stellar first half, but yet still scored 8 pts on 5 shots and team high +11. Held Jackson to even worse stats.

      (edit: 8 pts)

    • CJSHYY

      Lin got 8 pts.

    • golfhacker

      And on only 5 FGA – Mr. Efficiency!

    • occupatio

      reggie has that thing where he thinks he can burn lin but ends up burning himself out trying to torch lin.

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      You are panic for no reason.

    • GoodDayLA

      yes so true

    • real-dsb

      thanks, will correct it!

    • zxcvb

      He didn’t though. “Poorly” would be getting his pocket picked, being lazy on D, or taking ugly contested shots. Other than passing up a layup to set up Marvin, it’s just normal NBA ups-and-downs.

      You know, even Steph Curry misses lots of open 3s. But over the course of the season, it evens out. I know we all want Lin to be perfect every time, but that’s impossible — not even Lebron does that.

    • CJSHYY

      Ya! Don’t like him. smh!

    • Rick Johnson

      Lin +11 highest of the team, Zeller +10 second.

    • This is how good an aggressive JLin is

      Trailing 10 pts (33-43) with 4:05 left, JLin scored 8pts in a 15-6 to cut the lead to 1 pt (48-49)

    • occupatio

      so announcers called that ‘3’ a deuce. so he stepped on line right?

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Now we all know why JLin is perfect SAT score in Math. 41sec left he scored quick so they can get the ball back. 4pts in 41 sec by Lin.

    • GoodDayLA

      Jlin’s 3 was a toe on line 2?

    • Rick Johnson

      Yes long 2.

    • real-dsb

      holy cow, this 4 ft, 10 year old just swished an NBA 3ptr in a game.

    • occupatio

      apparently

    • real-dsb

      yes

    • spiderman

      lol… I think all the kids are white

    • occupatio

      it was so rockets-season

    • GoodDayLA

      they need to not go to Al like that to start games or if they are, Lin needs to be more certain of what he’s doing. He looked a little lost to start the game and the passing was an issue.

      This is why CP3 is considered good. he is always so under control even if he is not effective, it LOOKS good.

      Beofre this game, he has looks so certain of what he is trying to do last few games since Miami.

    • blueCypher

      haha, that kid got crossed up twice in like 2 seconds

    • real-dsb

      you know they’d beat all of us LOL

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      My internet is fast but still very slow in HD, must be viewers from Asia jamming the traffic.

    • occupatio

      i learned today that detroit has no black kids. haha. really?

    • Michael

      Maybe Adidas can come up with a type of shoe that beeps when you step on the 3 point line.

    • blueCypher

      no way, i have too much pride to lose to 8 year olds 🙂

    • Have more faith 🙂

      We know JLin sometimes like to over-facilitate; he quickly adjusted to be aggressive and good things happen =)

    • Briiick

      Try another link above. I had the similar problem before.

    • blueCypher

      how fast is your download speed ?

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Yeah same one.

    • Riddick

      Maybe insert pi sensors in the shoe?

    • GoodDayLA

      the panic is fair. He played poor Quarter 1. But he is human. I expect Lin to perform like a robot.

    • occupatio

      or mild shock therapy…

    • real-dsb

      better yet, a magnet that physically disallows the shoe from stepping on the line.

    • Parent of an 8th Grader

      What a great idea!patent the idea.

    • could be part of Coach C game-plan to go to Al inside often.

      Al was just meh on his midrange Js

    • spiderman

      great defense

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Forgot.

    • GoodDayLA

      truth. I just dont like his easily prevented TO’s. THey should not be happening anymore.

    • Michael

      My prototype will use thumb tacks instead.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      it gets better now.

    • GoodDayLA

      Al cant finish this season. His 7 foot touch shot is so off this season. I don’t like how preditable going to AL is. He is not Shaq. And he never passes out of it.

    • spiderman

      odd sight

    • grover chang

      Always impressed when I see Lin go to another level when things don’t work. First three shots good looks did not go in. Lin making bad passes. Lin reaches another level, readjust his game with defense, driving, getting 50/50 balls and is now a +11. Team is now down only by 1. Go Lin. Go Hornets.

    • Rick Johnson

      I like Hawes and Zeller rather than Jefferson. Missed too many shots.

    • Alain Gervais

      It shows a lot of character that they battled back from a big deficit twice. Unfortunately it shows why lin to the bench is needed. The bench sucked. 1st unit was bad in the beginning but still lead. 2nd unit was just god awful.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Didn’t you hear their announcer saying Lin is D liability after he got picked and Jackson scored? That’s how the Lakers and Rockets PR destroyed his name.

    • Alain Gervais

      Jefferson seem a bit miss placed in this offense. s not adjusting well to it. Ill give him more time though.

    • Rick Johnson

      Just needs a coach to let him play through it rather than yank him.

    • grover chang

      Seems like there was a conscious intent to force feed Jefferson and it did not work. The new NBA won’t allow it.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      their announcer saying Lin is D liability after he got picked and Jackson scored.

      Hey Jackson has 4 pts 2-7.

    • occupatio

      im getting seizures from this halftime music

    • Briiick

      It makes me wonder whether they try to pump his stats for a trade.

    • grover chang

      Heard that, the irony is he needed a good pick to get open. Isn’t that an argument that Lin is defending well.

    • real-dsb

      LOL

    • Rick Johnson

      Maybe Walkers and Lin’s game would improve if they weren’t tole to force feed Jefferson at the beginning of the game.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Exactly, still Jackson shot 2-7

    • real-dsb

      go ahead, Reggie should try to take Lin. Let’s see what happens.

    • GoodDayLA

      its up to Lin to dominate people and shut them up. It’s totally in his hands.

    • FSW

      Lol

    • Riddick

      Let’s hope so.

    • Parent of an 8th Grader

      Can’t wait for Lin’s tell-all book when this is all well and done. So sad thinking of JLin’s retirement from basketball. I’d like to see him coach. I think he’d be excellent.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      That’s why we have a discussion.

    • DaBoss

      Jeremy getting credit from announcers for helping to bring the Hornets back in 2nd Q

    • Rzo Vlade

      I am Out LIN SUCKS!!!

    • Alain Gervais

      Brian Roberts -12

    • grover chang

      Lin has many gifts but to not sound corny but his mind and his heart are his best gifts. Even if his game is off he figures a way to be productive and go for the win. When in New York sometimes he played badly but it was a pleasure to look up by the fourth quarter and see the knicks were going to win anyways. LOL.

    • real-dsb

      I’m pretty sure Clifford is that coach.

    • real-dsb

      Lin starting 3rd quarter!

    • real-dsb

      Lin assist to Marvin

    • spiderman

      Would like to see hansbrough in there

    • Lin’s assist to MWilliams jumper

    • blueCypher

      OT: Tristan Thompson getting lots of overpaid reactions, much like Reggie Jackson

    • real-dsb

      3q11:30 Lin did a great job defending Jackson. He got a screen and still couldn’t get past Lin.

    • Parent of an 8th Grader

      Agree. You know that he’ll figure something out.

    • Michael

      In Marvin?

    • grover chang

      yeah, piston announcer mahorn so proud of their physicality, would love for psycho T to make them look like little boys.

    • Shouldn’t Al block out to prevent offensive rebound?

    • real-dsb

      Reggie going under the screens, hopefully Lin can get his stroke back and make him pay.

    • zxcvb

      Big Al sucks big time. Too lazy to box out, gives up and-one.

    • real-dsb

      Hornets don’t do offensive rebounds?

    • GoodDayLA

      wow AL is a ball hog. Some guy was wide open outside. Lucky he got fouled

    • zxcvb

      Big Al must be traded…it’s a 10-15 win difference.

    • GoodDayLA

      honestly I never understood why teams love AL. Its like Melo. Some guys test well in practice.

    • real-dsb

      don’t like Al midrange jumper

    • Jefferson is a liability on both ends now

    • zxcvb

      I don’t like Al, period. Can’t even finish at the rim.

    • Alain Gervais

      He is adjusting to a new offense

    • zxcvb

      Every damn play is for Al Jeff. What with this love affair?

    • you just know he’ll miss

    • Rick Johnson

      Jefferson 3-9, too many wasted possessions.

    • zxcvb

      Lin would have this game won already if not for Al Jeff.

    • Rzo Vlade

      AL needs to go miss easy shots bad def and slow as h***

    • real-dsb

      3q9:55 good defense on Reggie again. Harassed Reggie on the 3pt line, Reggie had to give it up.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      They need Tyler now

    • occupatio

      not enuf screens for lin

    • Rzo Vlade

      get al out there

    • TankLakers

      Replace Jefferson with Kaminsky!!!!!

    • GoodDayLA

      is Clifford really going to play through Big Al like this in regualar season? This is a joke

    • real-dsb

      ah, another good look from 3, didn’t go

    • spiderman

      really makes you wonder where these announcers come from

    • occupatio

      al D isa wful

    • GoodDayLA

      Greg Monroe is KILLING Al

    • zxcvb

      Not on the Pistons anymore.

    • occupatio

      its not hard. al doesnt get back for transition D

    • David Kim

      i think Drummond is better for Hornets than Jefferson. What you guys think?

    • Rick Johnson

      Feeding Jefferson seems to take the team out of rhythm.

    • real-dsb

      ugh, Batum double clutch midrange jumper?

    • zxcvb

      Al is a cancer. He almost gave Lin a TO by not paying attention to the easy pass.

    • occupatio

      phantom foul

    • bogus foul on RJax

    • GoodDayLA

      oops drummond

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Same guy call foul on Jackson to take away Lin layup.

    • golfhacker

      Honestly, Lin had no business passing to Al at that spot on the court.

    • Hansbrough needs to come in for Al
      Hawes can replace Zeller to go 1-2 with JLin

    • zxcvb

      Big Al is all about himself…and can’t back it up. And he’s pouting on the court, being lazy as heck on both ends. Trade him or waive him…he’s singlehandedly killing his team.

    • spiderman

      Cliff may be exposing a weakness

    • real-dsb

      3q8:00 Jackson drew the foul with the neck snap

    • zxcvb

      Lin / Kemba / Batum / Zeller / Hawes.

      That’s that best lineup by far. Big Al should be benched or traded.

    • grover chang

      piston in the penalty. looks like reggie jackson gonna pull a Harden.

    • Rzo Vlade

      yep

    • Riddick

      I’m not sure why Cliff aint adjusting and pulling Json.

    • real-dsb

      3q727 ouch Lin got fouled by Ilyasova blocking

    • real-dsb

      3q716 nice drive by Lin, they had to foul him to prevent layup

    • GoodDayLA

      Lin not attacking on offense and just being pummeled on defense. It’s all because there’s no spacing in this lineup for Lin. Lin will just come off the bench I guess. Really dissapointing to see .

    • real-dsb

      Lin just did

    • zxcvb

      Lin trying to get himself out of the game (3rd foul) to not play with Jefferson, ha.

    • grover chang

      Looks like van Gundy decided all fouls should be hard. Send in psycho T. Wanna play. Lets play.

    • GoodDayLA

      I can see Lin is upset. It’s good. He will start to just do his Lin thing and stop caring.

    • real-dsb

      3q6:35 Lin with an amazing slip of the screen to stay with Jackson, forced him into airball 3ptr!

    • Rick Johnson

      Need Handsbrough to get some rebounds. Take Jefferson out he’s not doing anything.

    • occupatio

      i like upset

    • beautiful airball 🙂

      DET announcer can’t even say it, “Went wide…”

    • grover chang

      yes, YEs, yes. I’m sick of this hacking. Need an enforcer in there.

    • GoodDayLA

      AL DOES NOT PASS

    • zxcvb

      He doesn’t score either.

    • GoodDayLA

      LOL

    • real-dsb

      there it is 33333

    • real-dsb

      burned Reggie big time

    • Lin for 33333333! Taking over!

    • Rick Johnson

      Yesss, 3333!!

    • zxcvb

      Yawn. Only freakout Lin fans think he’s “struggling.”

    • occupatio

      lin got totalyl fouled on top. i cant believe it wasnt called

    • Rzo Vlade

      lin suckss

    • CaliUSMC

      ANYONE HAVE A LINK?????

    • blueCypher

      Ya, I thought it was foul too.

    • zxcvb

      I suddenly have sympathy for Kemba, ha.

      Big Al is such a selfish player. Off the court, he’s nice and chill, but on the court, he’s a cancer.

    • occupatio

      if lin did that, hed get called for it. and he has this game.

    • real-dsb

      3q541 Lin leading team with 13 pts and +10!

    • zxcvb
    • Rzo Vlade
    • sws94

      That was a foul, I felt it.

    • Rick Johnson

      Can Lin have like 5 minutes without Jefferson so he can put this game away?

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      No he’s not.

    • CaliUSMC

      I LOVE U

    • CaliUSMC

      I LOVE U 2

    • grover chang

      I’m sick of this bully ball by the pistons. SEND IN THE TAR HEEL

    • sws94

      Got to say, SVG has the Pistons looking like a good team.

    • GoodDayLA

      Maybe Al is the problem and not Kemba

    • Rick Johnson

      I can see why Kemba gets those slow starts. Probably told to feed Jefferson.

    • TankLakers

      kemba and lin in 4qt?

    • real-dsb

      Lin tied for game high 13 pts (with drummond)

    • I think he tried but had tunnel vision & limitations
      He can’t pass out for some reason

    • Alain Gervais

      Kemba not playing today

    • grover chang

      I don”t think he is selfish. I think he is doing his job. post, make your move, quick shot. Just not getting it in over piston big men.

    • zxcvb

      AGREED.

    • John Lee

      Why maybe? I think it’s sufficiently evident. 🙂

    • real-dsb

      3q5:20 Lin avoided the screen again to stick with RJ

    • GoodDayLA

      man he’s killnig the team. he freaking stinks today

    • John Lee

      Big Al 3/10, which makes Shaq’s FT % look good in comparison. Just saying.

    • real-dsb

      what???? behind the head no look assist!!

    • zxcvb

      Great pass by Lin in traffic!

    • Lin to Batum for 33333!

    • TankLakers

      nobody go for off?

    • Rzo Vlade

      Al Jefferson C 22:55 3-10

    • real-dsb

      filthy!!!! Lin on Morris!

    • John Lee

      Now I’m interested in seeing Kemba play PG without Al, just curious.

    • zxcvb

      LIN YO FACE.

    • CaliUSMC

      dude lin took morris to school right there..

    • zxcvb

      Al lost on defense again meanwhile…TRADE HIM YESTERDAY.

    • wow… great 1-on-1 move by JLin draining a fallaway midrange J!

    • real-dsb

      this Lin guy sucks

    • CaliUSMC

      worst player on the court right now.

    • occupatio

      batum is so good at drawing fouls on jumpers

    • occupatio

      lin sucks

    • sws94

      There is where LIn has improved. One on one moves.

    • blubell

      Lin who?

    • zxcvb

      Replace Al with Hawes and this is a 15pt lead. With epic Lin stats.

    • only 15pts and 6-6FT .
      we need 25pts by now 🙂

    • golfhacker

      Yep, back to 50% FG!

    • real-dsb

      yikes, seriously problems with interior defense

    • occupatio

      hornets need to play some D

    • GoodDayLA

      does Clifford knwo that?

    • Michael

      I am so tempted to join you guys.

    • real-dsb

      3q232 um Hairston with terrible drive and shot

    • zxcvb

      He was elite in ISO during Linsanity. Give him the ball and he’ll work wonders.

      He is much better on defense with every season. Like Lin says himself, his posture and lateral movement is much improved.

    • Alain Gervais

      The bench is terrible

    • yes, but it’s preseason

    • occupatio

      and we will see that ALL season

    • Rick Johnson

      Lin out fall further behind. Was keeping within 2 not up to 7

    • Rzo Vlade

      AL BWAHAHAHA

    • Alain Gervais

      yep

    • golfhacker

      Classic gunner.

    • kauaiblue

      Hows he doing??

    • John Lee

      Lin 15pts/4sts on 8 shots, totally outshining overpaid Reggie Jackson 8pts/7asts on 10 shots.

      And this is despite the Big Al handicap.

    • occupatio

      reggie sounds a robot in that prepared clip

    • zxcvb

      Probably. But not MJ.

      Like KHuang says, he’s stuck in the 80s/90s era of basketball with no zone defense and limited 3pt shooting.

    • Rick Johnson

      Lin doing good. Jefferson wasting possessions.

    • blubell

      It’s an exclusive club….

    • kauaiblue

      Thanks!

    • real-dsb

      he must have been reading the teleprompter LOL

    • ZcodeSportSystem.com

      Hairston doesn’r belong in the NBA.

    • occupatio

      reading realllly slllowwllllyyy

    • ty

      time with the “professor” showed a bit with that last move and 2

    • golfhacker

      Barely literate.

    • real-dsb

      Hansbrough has not entered the game.

    • grover chang

      Where is the guy asking if Lin was going to remain scoreless. Lin has a game high. LOL

    • kauaiblue

      Lol…

    • real-dsb

      Lin out 3q2:10 72-65

    • TankLakers

      look like Lin fix FTs. No TOs after 2qt.

    • real-dsb

      time for Kaminksy to take over =)

    • Alain Gervais

      Lin defense= Reggie Jackson 2-10 8 points

    • GoodDayLA

      Man Al Jefferson is TERRIBLE. I’m more scared of his defense than offense.

    • zxcvb

      He got his TOs by trying to encourage ball movement. In the 1Q. During preseason. Smart leadership.

    • Rick Johnson

      They would be ahead if it wasn’t for Jefferson.

    • occupatio

      hairston is hilarious

    • real-dsb

      clifford with the tech, LOL

    • zxcvb

      His offense is worse. At least he’s a big dude on defense (hard to move).

      On offense, he holds everyone back…Lin, Batum, Zeller. Demands the ball and can’t score it.

      He used to be good, but Father Time is undefeated…except for Tim Duncan.

    • Rick Johnson

      Good, means he’s a players coach.

    • occupatio

      preseason

    • Hornets media sees what we see.
      JLin is carrying this team now

      https://twitter.com/At_The_Hive/status/657002674685014016

    • John Lee

      It’d be a blowout win.

    • real-dsb

      3q 120 Roberts with the nice move, but rejected

    • DaBoss

      Really hope coach lets Lin do his thing in the 4th!

    • real-dsb

      hawes, what the???

    • GoodDayLA

      cant with Al.

    • CaliUSMC

      roberts trying to ball hog

    • pandaboy99

      Preseason championship on the line!

    • grover chang

      I love how hornets help each other on defense. Will be able to keep games close for Linnning.

    • real-dsb

      this is horrible, looks like garbage time, but it’s only 3rd quarter!

    • GoodDayLA

      Al clogs paint. Needs stretch big to space

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Al is done for the night, knees iced up.

    • occupatio

      might as well. no one else can do anyhing

    • Good to see Troy Daniels draining that 3

    • John Lee

      And the crowd cheers!

    • golfhacker

      Fighting for his players – good to see.

    • TankLakers

      Roberts is trying to build stats

    • occupatio

      his only skill set

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Which crowd, this?

    • zxcvb

      I like the man, but the player is done. He should be a backup for Memphis or something.

      He only kills this new look Hornets team.

    • grover chang

      agreed, good shooting to open the court for Lin/Walker penetration.

    • DaBoss

      Al’s had his chances – it’s Jeremy’s time in the 4th. Let’s keep our fingers crossed!

    • grover chang

      and worth millions!!!

    • zxcvb

      Let him! The better he plays as backup PG, the more comfortable Clifford feels about letting Lin start at SG.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Tonight game is clearly showed they want to feed inside for Al, but…..

    • occupatio

      lol airball

    • real-dsb

      no really, it looks like 4th qtr garbage time.

    • blueCypher

      It looks like Hansborough will not be in the rotation

    • John Lee

      Maybe trying to prove a point, or disprove it, to some higher ups.

      If Jeremy “Nash 2.0” Lin can’t get Big Al going, no one else can.

    • real-dsb

      yeah, FG misses

    • Rick Johnson

      Not seeing that beautiful ball movement like in China.

    • occupatio

      roberts been pushing for transition buckets and drives, so its all good. its not like hes taking contested Js all day.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      I think so too.

    • grover chang

      booooo!!!

    • blueCypher
    • occupatio

      against a high-energy team like detroit, al’s laziness and slowness on D really hurts.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Brian Roberts showed his limited ability at the point and he’s the reason that the Hornets struggled when the bench came in.

    • grover chang

      agreed. Maybe Ewing drew up the game plan because walker was out so natural reflex was to have team go through big AL. Old habits.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      0 block, not good for our big.

    • steven ko

      if Big Al doesn’t improve his midrange game, it’s gonna bring the starters down big time!

    • real-dsb

      what? that was a ridiculous call on Kaminsky

    • steven ko

      jimmer! jimmer! jimmer!

    • grover chang

      sorry rookie. foul on you every time.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Cliff got T, yes he wants to win.

    • zxcvb

      He doesn’t even need to do that. Just FINISH AT THE RIM. He can’t even make a 3ft baby hook anymore.

    • real-dsb

      4q1100 wow, nice pass by Hawes! (wasn’t converted)

    • real-dsb

      roberts doing the one man show

    • real-dsb

      your feed is 10 mins behind =)

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Not my feed, I am. lol

    • Brent Yen

      LOL

    • Riddick

      Lin done til tomorrow?

    • real-dsb

      roberts doing the one man show again. garbage time move.

    • zxcvb

      GSW benches Lee to help the team.
      CHI benches Noah to help the team.
      CHA…starts Jefferson no matter what.

      Oy vey. I hate, hate, hate NBA politics. This is why I watched only college hoops from 2000-2012.

    • blueCypher

      Is this it ? starters are done ?

    • John Lee

      I think he may come back to close the game.

    • zxcvb

      I wouldn’t mind that. He proved his point and should get some time next to Kemba tomorrow.

    • real-dsb

      possibly.

    • Rzo Vlade

      I buy him out

    • John Lee

      Clifford is very strategic, both on and off the court. He may let this be the Hornets’ only preseason loss to prove that Al needs to be moved.

    • occupatio

      al was the core of the offense last year. you cant expect the shift to happen that fast.
      david lee was hurt, so thats not the same situation at all. replacing lee was not a choice at first, it just happened.

    • zxcvb

      I don’t think Al would accept. He gets 14M and no team wants him for the very reason we’re seeing. He’s outdated and can’t produce like he used to.

    • TankLakers

      Kaminsky needs to build some muscle next summer. Lin looks much strong this year.

    • Rzo Vlade

      buy out or I break his leg thats his choice

    • LAJane

      Coach auditioning players tonight? How many have to go?

    • David Kim

      Re: PS7: Hornets @ Pistons Wed Oct 21 7:30 EST
      Post#186 » by RealHusky » 10 minutes ago
      Liver_Pooty wrote:Lins had a great 3rd quarter.

      Most impressed with Lin’s D on Jackson. Remember Jackson got $16M per year just recently while Lin got $2M. Lin is outplaying Jackson right now for sure.

      Good comments from Hornet Forum

    • blueCypher

      I think pretty much knows his 9-rotation guys

    • steven ko

      need to gain the weight back again?

    • zxcvb

      I hope so, but MJ seems to have other ideas.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Need Tyler for O and D board

    • John Lee

      Great to know Hornets fans know basketball better than skin color, and not hating on their own player.

    • real-dsb

      LOL security guard dancer (obvious plant)

    • Alain Gervais

      Andre back look like starter will play again

    • real-dsb

      Troy made 3 FTs. nice

    • grover chang

      hey its 3 point deficit!

    • real-dsb

      roberts more garbage (stripped)

    • real-dsb

      4q640 more hero ball by Brian Kobe Roberts

    • John Lee

      Time to start the “Jimmer Jimmer” chant?

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Al coming in?

    • CJSHYY

      Can’t agree more but maybe Hornets is going to trade Al so they need him to have good stats….

    • real-dsb

      wow, didn’t expect that

    • real-dsb

      then Lin must be coming back too

    • TankLakers

      now i understand why they need lin for bench. maybe he can play some 40 mins and see what happens.

    • LW

      Lin is coming in!

    • Maknusia

      Still a 3 pt game

    • CaliUSMC

      that was a nasty block on marvin

    • real-dsb

      ouch, Marvin got blocked big time

    • Rick Johnson

      I thought starters were done. Guess Clifford wants to try to win.

    • LW

      Clifford is going for 7-0!

    • real-dsb

      Roberts guarding Jackson, gave him 10 ft of space. Jackson knocked down the jumper.

    • Rick Johnson

      Why is Jackson in with no Lin. Scores on Roberts.

    • Alain Gervais

      what the … did roberts do there?

    • occupatio

      taht was ridiculous

    • Alain Gervais

      lol

    • real-dsb

      he did a Roberts

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Yes.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Me neither

    • grover chang

      Clifford such a tease. Lin walked to sideline then went back and sat down.

    • TankLakers

      pistons really wants to win this game,

    • real-dsb

      that was Harden-esque

    • Alain Gervais

      That was hilarious.

    • real-dsb

      Harden nods in approval

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Because official timeout is coming.

    • blueCypher

      haha, means timeout is coming

    • Riddick

      Not if he’s putting Jfson in.

    • Alain Gervais

      No it was worse. It wasn’t about effort but just bad defense

    • zxcvb

      Tomorrow’s headline: “Jackson DESTROYS Lin in 4th quarter!”

    • occupatio

      so batum back, i guess its not garbage time yet

    • real-dsb

      4q5:15 looks like Lin should be coming in. Hornets down 81-86

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Coach Clifford let Brian Roberts in to see what he’s made of.

    • real-dsb

      they did garbage time from end of 3q to first half of 4q

    • zxcvb

      I’d rest Lin and play him tomorrow. As a coach, I’d want to see Kemba/Lin backcourt one more time.

    • Alain Gervais

      Last few games play like regular season games to get ready

    • Ulysses Modder

      I did not understand coach Cliff today.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Lies never stop

    • Riddick

      Not much…

    • Acbc

      That’s why ESPN won’t show his team high lowlights.

    • grover chang

      Clifford needs to set a tone for team success. If you don’t play defense then you sit.

    • CJSHYY

      There is another game tomorrow better not.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      The game is lost on the bench.

    • real-dsb

      he’s a very… confident player… let’s just keep it at that. =p

    • Maknusia

      Lin is IN

    • zxcvb

      He’s a fine 15mpg backup. No more, no less.

    • TankLakers

      go Lin

    • CaliUSMC

      jefferson man..

    • real-dsb

      Lin with a tremdendous assist to Al, blew the point blank layup

    • occupatio

      ALpalling

    • Rick Johnson

      Gets it to Jefferson, promptly misses.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      It’s a layup al

    • Rzo Vlade

      classic

    • blueCypher

      that was bad , come on al. that was easy

    • grover chang

      is he injured or something. this can’t be the same Al

    • CaliUSMC

      ok jefferson……..

    • real-dsb

      4q4:35. Jefferson with a bad decision. Drummond flips up a shot for And 1

    • Rick Johnson

      Jefferson is a liability SMH

    • occupatio

      al if u going to intentionally foul, do it harder.

    • John Lee

      I stand by my theory of Clifford trying to expose Al.

    • zxcvb

      Boo to Lin playing. He should rest and play tomorrow.

    • real-dsb

      4q4:20 another tremendous ast frmo Lin!!

    • TankLakers

      Jefferson…..what the…

    • Maknusia

      Finally…AL…come on

    • occupatio

      al is killing his team

    • JJ Hui

      Al should sit!

    • Riddick

      Lets hope so or else he’s…

    • real-dsb

      I’m ok with Al less than 10 ft jumper. good job.

    • IsabeliJane*17

      Al hurts my eyes…

    • real-dsb

      4q 3:15. Al bailed out with foul

    • Alain Gervais

      No it was a foul

    • John Lee

      Al sucked so bad that even IJ had to come out for air! LOL

    • grover chang

      Let Go AL. get these two show drummond how to shoot FT.

    • zxcvb

      This game is clearly about Al. I think Lin is in there to feed him.

      Please, PLEASE let this be about upping Al’s trade value.

    • Maknusia

      Preseason…I will give him a pass…else a knock on his head

    • CJSHYY

      Sure hope so.

    • Riddick

      Com on Lin…take over & ignore Jfson.

    • real-dsb

      4q2:50 Lin probing defense, nothing in the paint.

    • IsabeliJane*17

      For a big he ain’t playing “big”.

    • blueCypher

      Well , his trade value dropped today

    • occupatio

      like feeding a pig before it is slaughtered?

    • grover chang

      Jackson deserves his leg to be hurt. I’ve seen him try to trip Lin earlier, now Williams. Just disgusting.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Can not. This is preseason. Coach wants to test post up

    • zxcvb

      That’s what I’m thinking. He looks over the hill.

      I’d trade him for a 2nd rd pick or a trade exception.

    • John Lee

      When do Pistons play Rox? Unleash the Beverine!

    • DaBoss

      Typical Detroit basketball!

    • occupatio

      oops wrong reply

    • grover chang

      Maybe Clifford posted AL against really good big men like Drummond to prove a point.

    • LW

      Just trust Lin, he gives the Hornets its best chance to win in the 4th!

    • zxcvb

      2-10 on Lin. Can’t do s**t against him.

    • John Lee

      He plays like he just fell off a hill.

    • real-dsb

      4q2:39 Hornets down 87-90. Let’s go Lin and Hornets!

    • grover chang

      Did not expect game to be this exciting.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Yeah we’ve seen a lot of that tonight

    • Rick Johnson

      Lin should get Jackson or Drummand to foul out.

    • IsabeliJane*17

      That’s what you get when you ain’t coddled by KD and Westbrook

    • CaliUSMC

      it’s not exciting… lol

    • TankLakers

      Jackson -5, Lin +14

    • John Lee

      Al made it exciting, else game would’ve been over sometime in 3Q (blowout win by Hornets).

    • real-dsb

      4q2:39 89-90. within 1

    • real-dsb

      who’s guarding drummond? wide open back door

    • Rzo Vlade

      al

    • Maknusia

      exactly…still a 3pt game…need a 3 in there

    • zxcvb

      Bad PnR defense by Big Al…for the 10th time this game.

    • Sundown

      Man these announcers. smh

    • real-dsb

      4q2:00 Lin another great defensive possession on Jackson!

    • CaliUSMC

      daniels playing great

    • zxcvb

      Jackson is 2-12 against Lin.

    • real-dsb

      4q1:40 Lin stuffs Reggie on the drive!

    • grover chang

      yeSSS 333333 daniels

    • LW

      Hornets are in business!

    • real-dsb

      Lin floater! yes!

    • CaliUSMC

      LIN DA WIT DA NICE 2

    • Maknusia

      FINALLY the LEAD!!!!!!!!!! GO LIN

    • occupatio

      hahahaa lin sucks

    • real-dsb

      send him to d-league

    • Rick Johnson

      Yesssss, Lin floater. Mr. Crunch time

    • Rzo Vlade

      he sucksss

    • Alain Gervais

      Lol what a game

    • pandaboy99

      AWESOME>….

    • Maknusia

      is he a NBA player?

    • blueCypher

      LOL, Clifford put in the starters in the last 4 mins to win the game

    • sws94

      Wasn’t pretty but he got the bounce.

    • Ulysses Modder

      If Lin plays the 8 min in the last quarter the win would be very easier

    • zxcvb

      “LIN IS TENTATIVE. HE’S SCARED AND SUCKS.”

      ~Lin “fans”

    • LW

      Clifford is a genius!

    • LimitedEdition

      TROY DANIELS SO GOOD!

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Sorry Mod…..did you F…………….ing see that?

    • Rick Johnson

      Jeremy really, really, really, really doesn’t like to lose.

    • grover chang

      Lin knows when to stick it!

    • TankLakers

      Butum + Lin = the best!!!

    • golfhacker

      Shooter’s touch:)

    • occupatio

      amazing D by lin on reggie.

    • real-dsb

      how did he score 15 pts? I watched the entire game and doesn’t seem like it

    • Briiick

      Linsanity !!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Maknusia

      Should give credit to Daniels as well

    • Alain Gervais

      Troy daniels finish games. Look like coach will always go small.

    • JW

      so no more TO since the 1st qtr for Lin? nice.

    • grover chang

      flashback. Lin to Daniels. For the win.

    • cshot

      ATTA BOY JEREMY!!!!!

    • LW

      Lin true to his advertisement!

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Lin has the highest +/- for both teams.

    • Rick Johnson

      Charlotte 26 vs Detroit 16 in 4th quarter

    • grover chang

      Daniels keep catching and shooting. Do what you Do.

    • Michael

      Fishing

    • Maknusia

      he could nail shots like…he was killin it while with Rox as well…but was underappreciated

    • Maknusia

      run the clock

    • real-dsb

      4q0:30 I knew Al would miss

    • CaliUSMC

      JEFFERSON IS AN AWESOME PLAYER

    • zxcvb

      Big Al misses…what a shock! LOL.

    • John Lee

      For the opposing team. Best sixth man.

    • zxcvb

      Lin winning this game with defense down the stretch.

    • JJ Hui

      Al is so lazy!

    • Rick Johnson

      Jefferson, not clutch.

    • blueCypher

      Please Do NOT go to overtime

    • sws94

      Almost a huge steal by Lin.

    • Alain Gervais

      Al is lins team mate he will start the whole season.

    • real-dsb

      4q0:28 Hornets up 96-94. Pistons ball.

      Good practice of end of game management.

    • LW

      Lin clutch, big Al not!

    • JW

      Al 5-15

    • grover chang

      preseason OT. please no. Lin finish this.

    • Ulysses Modder

      AL already be old

    • Riddick

      I didn’t realize how fat SVG is…yikes.

    • Maknusia

      cant really just with just one game…more over its preseason

    • sport

      Gosh JLin should’ve shot that, forget about passing to Al ><"

    • John Lee

      Al’s on crutches…

    • TankLakers

      Lin try to help Jefferson

    • zxcvb

      Lucky for Reggie, he doesn’t have to face Lin every game!

      He’s 2-12 against Lin.

    • real-dsb

      4q0:13 Lin with the clutch rebound!!

    • zxcvb

      Haha, Lin with the rebound and FTs!

    • CaliUSMC

      LIN SO BAD.. WIT A BAD REBOUND

    • Rick Johnson

      Yes, Lin with the key rebound.

    • LW

      Lin saves the game with a hero rebound!

    • sport

      Al is horrible ><" Too old already, should even start!

    • Maknusia

      Lin the Rebound machine!

    • occupatio

      SUCKAGE

    • TankLakers

      Linnnnnnnnn

    • Rzo Vlade

      JEREMY LIN SUCKSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

    • grover chang

      typical Lin, ball in his hands in the end.

    • pandaboy99

      that was a good.. but not great rebound

    • Maknusia

      GO Jeremy…nail it!

    • sport

      JLin always with the clutch rebounds!! 😀

    • Maknusia

      oh man!….

    • zxcvb

      Lin should be used as a rebounder more

      I don’t like PGs rebounding but when you’re as good as Lin or Rondo, it’s something you should use.

    • Michael

      Exactly good not great, lol

    • real-dsb

      LOL

    • grover chang

      c’mon LIn. shoot.

    • blueCypher

      Just do not go to overtime, please

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      How the h*** can Lin get that rebound around big men?

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Lin adds drama.

    • grover chang

      foul drummond.

    • sport

      Ah come on Lin stop missing FTs!!!

    • IsabeliJane*17

      Damn even on the rebounding part,Jeremy has to carry this team on his back??? hahaha

    • occupatio

      yeah serious

    • sport

      Rebound instincts, get in front of the big man, and high jumping?

    • zxcvb

      LIN SUCKS.

      Haha, but seriously. People kill Lin for every missed shot and TO, but the only complaint I have for Lin is FTs. How can he not shoot 85%??? Too good and hardworking to be just 80%.

    • grover chang

      its sad because it is true. I agree with the hansbrough part for that.

    • Rick Johnson

      Please, nobody foul a 3 pt shooter

    • Maknusia

      come Hornets…DEFENSE!

    • John Lee

      To be fair, Batum has 10 rebs, picking up slack for Al.

    • CaliUSMC

      reggie is so bad…

    • real-dsb

      4q0:03 Lin defended Jackson into a 3 pt miss!

    • zxcvb

      LIN OFFENSE: Saved game.

      LIN DEFENSE: Saved game.

    • pandaboy99

      that was good but not great defense to win the game by lin there

    • LimitedEdition

      7-0!

    • IsabeliJane*17

      Ok fine… Jeremy and Batum has to carry this team on the rebounding part?

    • zxcvb

      RJ is 2-13 against Lin.

      Trololololololool

    • grover chang

      $16 million miss. $2million man win.

    • blueCypher

      So I guess since Reggie is making 80+ million he should be taking those terrible hero ball shots

    • JJ Hui

      I saw the ref moving in front of Lin while Lin throwing the 3rd free throw! What the heck he was doing?

    • JW

      Lin being nice. Tying Batum for 18pts

    • DaBoss

      THE HAIR DOES IT AGAIN!!! WOOT! WOOT!

    • Maknusia

      finally sweet Al

    • TankLakers

      who says Lin is not good at d???? WTF

    • IsabeliJane*17

      JEREMY LIN:Saved the game.

    • grover chang

      Keep Daniels.

    • Michael

      I hope Lin has a good not great post game interview

    • Alain Gervais

      7-0

    • JW

      From stats, 2nd units didn’t do too well.

    • Alain Gervais

      He works well with lin lol we know this already

    • Rick Johnson

      If it wasn’t for Jefferson it wouldn’t even have been close. Can they trade Jefferson for Tyson Chandler? Need a rim protecting big that can PnR with Lin

    • real-dsb

      Lin game stats:

      18 pts, 5-9 fg, 1-4 3pt, 7-8 ft, 5 reb, 5 ast, 1 stl, 3 tov, +20 (!!), 30 mins

      Shut down Reggie Jackson the entire game.

    • LAJane

      HIGH jumping!

    • TankLakers

      Thank you Clifford to let Lin close the game!

    • CaliUSMC

      Lin = garbage

    • steven ko

      Lin a +20 while Roberts -15 and Hornets win by 5. Coincidence?

    • sport

      Both too old already.

    • zxcvb

      No, no, he SUCKS!!! He has some TOs in the 1Q setting up teammates like an unselfish leader.

    • grover chang

      LOL, I don’t think Rick Mahorn and the other detroit announcer even understand how their team lost because the asian man is the invisible man.

    • zxcvb

      Eh. Anyone next to Lin works…except Washburn, ha.

    • John Lee

      Lin shuts down Reg, clinics and hospitals observed increased reports of shoe-in-mouth patients.

    • Alain Gervais

      Mr. 16 million a year 31 minutes 3-15 10 points. He did have 11 assist. Mostly because drummon dominated Al

    • Riddick

      Definitely Beta…

    • grover chang

      hahahahaha. Lin is in a new stage of his career. LInprime.

    • JJ Hui

      So now where is the big mouth Lin basher gone?

    • zxcvb

      If Lin had Drummond…holy cow. Andre is like a young Tyson Chandler.

    • TankLakers

      You know Pistons really wanted to win this at home. Lin + Batum + AL (final 2 FTs) shut them off.

    • CJSHYY

      Jackson is the one who had ball in his ball… 11 AS not surprised.

    • real-dsb

      can’t wait for these game highlights

    • grover chang

      nononono. get Ed Davis. Reunite LED.

    • sport

      Batum as well, got 10 rebounds and was 4 assist from a triple double.

    • LW

      Don’t forget Lin’s key rebound!

    • Maknusia

      Another WIN…woo owoo woo

    • Maknusia

      greedy!

    • jakey

      That was an exciting preseason game!! Oh and the NBA live feed was awesome! I hope they have more of those for future games.

    • Hope

      7-0, 11 more from 18-0

    • BUZZCITY17

      Upload the JLIN highlights when you get a chance.. missed tonights game!

    • Maknusia

      Dont forget Batum! double-double

    • real-dsb

      let’s move on, we don’t want to label other posters regardless of what they post.

    • Maknusia

      Dont forget TDaniels…for the lead!

    • LW

      Lin is turning into a rebound machine!

    • real-dsb

      you didn’t miss much, just an average game from LIN

    • pandaboy99

      lin this really was a linsanity game

    • grover chang

      hilarious, everyone else, including detroit players all of a sudden forgot to jump. Did not know Lin could jump up so fast.

    • Maknusia

      lol…..

    • grover chang

      LOL, no way, that was the best point of the game.

    • Maknusia

      still feel, Lin is not shooting enough for a 30min game

    • pandaboy99

      how is it possible for lin to have +20 and the second highest guy +11 lol

    • grover chang

      Like Batums passing. very useful.

    • Maknusia

      gamma

    • BUZZCITY17

      are you really mod?

    • JW

      I think the nba.com stream is still working. you can fast forward and skip the part lin is out.

      http://www.nba.com/pistons/multimedia/pistons-preseason-livestream

    • Alain Gervais

      Nick Batum is just an all around player. Great at nothing.Good at everything

    • TankLakers

      Hornets Gs kills Piston Gs – 36/15/11 vs 18/5/11

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Jeremy is +20 with 18 points 5 assists 5 rebounds 3TO 1 steal in about 30 minutes shooting 5-9 FG 1-4 3P 7-8 FT.
      Reggie Jackson is -13 10 points 11 assists 4 rebounds 1 TO 1 steal 1 Block 1 BA in 32 minutes shooting 3-15 FG 0-8 3P 4-4 FT

    • Acbc

      It was so bad that ESPN will not show any Lin lowlights.

    • grover chang

      actually your right it was an average game for Lin – exciting.

    • Maknusia

      2 BIG men!

    • pandaboy99

      how many clutch plays did lin have at the end there i lost count

    • John Lee

      I’d say 10 rebs is pretty great picking up Al’s slack.

    • JJ Hui

      Because Lin is good!

    • chan c

      Wow! just Wow! 🙂

    • CJSHYY
    • David Kim

      Re: PS7: Hornets @ Pistons Wed Oct 21 7:30 EST

      Post#266 » by fatlever » 13 minutes ago

      I might have to hang a Jeremy Lin poster in my cubical at work.

      Re: PS7: Hornets @ Pistons Wed Oct 21 7:30 EST

      Post#280 » by fatlever » 9 minutes ago

      Look at that beautiful rebound!! LIN is KING.

      from Hornets Real GM

    • JJ Hui

      Because Al is lazy!

    • steven ko

      For those who says Lin sucks, I’d say RJ sucks worse. Way worse!!!

    • chan c

      Woot! woot! 🙂

    • JW

      it is their announcers. You want that type of bias support for your own guys. Unlike when Lin was at Hou and LAL

    • real-dsb

      yes, that’s is very unusual

    • steven ko

      if you wanna win, play more of JLin!

    • jlim7

      I think this is the best way to win against teams with wings and bigs playing physical. Just let them lead few points for 3 quarters and takeover for the last few minutes. In this way, it will avoid injury to playmakers.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Sure not. Brian Roberts can’t get the ball to others and his shot didn’t go in and he couldn’t drive withnout having his shots blocked. He had the lowest +/- -15 for both teams.

    • jakey

      I love how Coach C lets Jeremy close all the games, crucial. I hope he keeps it that way for the rest of the season.

    • real-dsb

      yes, 18 pts 5 ast is what I’m expecting Lin to average this year!

    • David Kim

      No Lin No Win!!!!!

    • Maknusia

      Still Hornets is not taking enough number of shots at an average NBA level

    • JJ Hui

      Lol

    • real-dsb

      first time in 3 years!

    • JW

      that guy was so so for Lin when I was looking at the forum a month or so ago. Seems like Lin is getting more fans.

    • Briiick

      The second highest in Hornets is only +11.

    • steven ko

      18 pts on 9 shots? that’s crazy! almost as crazy as his hair!

    • chan c

      ‘can’t wait for the Highlight vid…

    • Maknusia

      They are gonna run out of posters sooon~!!!

    • David Kim

      Yup

    • GoJLin!

      Jlin still is Mr. Crunch time, but Al almost killed them, not like Tyson Chandler at all!

    • steven ko

      Let BevScrub sub for him and put the season at risk!

    • JW

      they don’t try to do offensive rebounds so it’s mainly 1 and out. but at least they trying to get mostly quality shots.

    • Rick Johnson

      Good to complement JLin

    • grover chang

      I actually feel like this is a win for a bench without Lin as well. You want your bench to hold the fort and keep you in the game. Because the bench could play defense together and have guys who could hit shots, they kept it close. If the bench really sucked there would be no Lin time in the fourth.

    • Maknusia

      he is not the mod….but a modifier

    • Acbc

      Bpsilon.

    • jlim7

      He is a moderator

    • Alain Gervais

      Bench was bad until the second. Mostly troy daniels was good. He made a showing which is great news for the team

    • Maknusia

      plus minus does give the whole picture…it also depended on the timing a player is inserted…and the team is running well at the time

    • real-dsb

      I have no idea how the bench held the fort down because they looked awful, like 4th quarter garbage time awful.

    • LW

      I think after this game, Clifford has complete confidence in Lin!

    • steven ko

      someone should find out what pistons fans think of the matchup of their 85 million dollar guy against our boy!

    • TankLakers

      If they let Lin play 40+ mins, the score might be over 115.

    • Arsenium12 .

      And the 50% (Poppa John’s) pizza discount is good on away games too.

      Game tomorrow against the Pacers is in Fort Wayne …
      __________
      https://twitter.com/Librafree/status/657016698394927104

    • grover chang

      If your within two possessions of tying I say that is holding the fort down no matter how ugly it was to get there.

    • real-dsb

      LOL at the important “:23” seconds detail

    • Maknusia

      epsilon

    • JE Ballew

      LIN FOR THE WIN, AGAIN, AGAINS AND AGAIN!!! :+)

    • real-dsb

      No, I agree that they did, I just can’t believe they did having watched the game.

    • Riddick

      SVG stated that the Hornets played the game exactly the way it’s supposed to be played…while Pistons played exactly the opposite.

    • sws94

      Daniels hit some big 3s.

    • Acbc

      Linfectious desease for cows to have hoof in mouth, produces way too much BS.

    • Maknusia

      he is just a little slow and not aggressive enough

    • real-dsb

      The Hornets bench player +/- were:

      -1, -6, -15, -4, -7, +1, +8

    • Maknusia

      it wont be enough when the season starts

    • grover chang

      I was impressed with the coaching. I saw help defense to keep pistons taking contested shots. Had not seen that kind of helping each other in Lin’s two previous stops. Sign of a well coached team.

    • real-dsb

      what exactly did he mean?

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      I am picturing MJ is lighting his cigar smiling.

    • Maknusia

      teamball and ball movements

    • zxcvb

      Hornets played with Jeremy Lin. Pistons did not.

      That’s the one and only difference, lol.

    • jlim7

      Omega

    • Maknusia

      Lin should play 20min for hornets and 20min for piston!

    • grover chang

      WOW, SVG need to take a chill pill. His team led most of the game with his guidance.

    • Arsenium12 .
    • BUZZCITY17

      Anyone have highlights yet? Offense and Defense highlights

    • TankLakers

      The regular season has not started yet. Lin already help Hornets make one history record – most wins in preseason. If they win the next preseason game, the record would never be broken.

    • Riddick

      lol…that would be fair.

    • Maknusia

      Zeta

    • real-dsb

      I thought the Pistons played pretty well and had good ball movement, actually. They had 21 asts vs Hornets 17 asts. The only big difference I see is that Reggie jackson shot very poorly 3-15 fg, 0-8 3pt. All due to Lin. (Actually 1 of his FGs was against Roberts).

    • jakey

      The refs need to check themselves before they wreck themselves. Too happy with their whistles haha. JLin = ? ???

    • grover chang

      We know what Lin and the Hornets could do. I’m excited to see what Paul George could do and who Clifford chooses to guard him.

    • Maknusia

      Lin need to be benched…he is not playing like a 2M dollar player!

    • Arsenium12 .
    • steven ko

      discounted pizzas for all CLT fans! who’s buying?

    • Briiick

      Linsanity is coming to Hornets !!!!!

    • real-dsb

      they get pizzas for away games?

    • Maknusia

      yeah…me too…

      sometime…emotions speaks louder

    • steven ko

      as long as they score 95 pts or more. but have to wait for Whitman Lam is weigh in on this…

    • grover chang

      I know, really. SVG kind’ve throwing his team under the bus. not cool.

    • TankLakers

      I thought Clifford would have been careless about the result of this game. I am glad he put Lin in again after Pistons starters all back in.

    • real-dsb

      higgs boson

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      He won’t play, I hope.

    • real-dsb

      nah, Clifford’s been trying to win all the preseason games. even got a technical today

    • GoJLin!

      I will say 18 Pts and 6 Ast, if he reduce the # to feed to Al

    • jlim7

      Don’t worry. Clifford will understand Robert, Daniel, …….. errr, all 2nd units, …………. mmmmm, all units need Lin on the floor for them to be effective. He only needs to think how to divide Lin minutes effectively and safely.

    • Alain Gervais

      Yep

    • Maknusia

      i will still wait for regular season to start before commenting on how good Hornets is…they have good players with unselfish and winning mentality…thats given

    • TankLakers

      They might raise the bar to 100 very soon, lol

    • jakey

      I got 5 on it

    • chan c

      Breakthrough!!!

      Finally!!! ‘so happy for our boy JLin!

    • Maknusia

      i dont mind lite-in up

    • steven ko

      i would be happy if this was the regular season but looks very promising so far…

    • real-dsb

      yup, regular season is whole different story, but at least promising signs!

    • Briiick

      Where is Khuang ?

    • Guest

      I hope Lin does not burn out. The season is long.

    • TankLakers

      I thought Lin was about to giving up NBA when he choose Hornets. Now I just got the point. Smart guy.

    • Maknusia

      Supersymmetry

    • real-dsb

      yup, Lin knew better than everyone else

    • real-dsb

      busy negotiating with Jimmer’s agent

    • Maknusia

      and talking to MJ

    • steven ko

      he’s fighting with trolls on the other site…

    • real-dsb

      as long as he’s not playing over 35 mins per game, I think he’ll last the season

    • Riddick

      Anyone familiar w/the Pacers? Is this going to be a tough one for Lin on a back-back tomorrow?

    • steven ko

      hope Lin sits tomorrow or plays half the minutes…

    • CJSHYY

      Pacers is not good.

    • Weifang

      wow,those pictures look like the high school Lin, no wonder they cannot lose.

    • Acbc

      Haha, Hornets fans gets the Asian discount at Papa Johns when Lin plays.

    • jakey

      While calling Coach C to set up a dinner with Jeremy

    • steven ko

      dude is American Pharaoh! he ain’t burning out anytime soon

    • Maknusia

      never discount any team

    • Alain Gervais

      He won’t 1 week before season

    • Maknusia

      make sure DAntony is there

    • CJSHYY

      Ya! I hope so but don’t think so.

    • Riddick

      Ok, then Lin won’t be depended on/played so heavily.

    • CJSHYY

      I know but just tell what they are now.

    • CJSHYY

      I think he will still play around 25 min

    • GoJLin!

      30 min is okay to him, if they win tomorrow, it will be a never-broken record to the team!

    • CaliUSMC

      PG 13 THOUGH…. seems like he’s back.

    • CJSHYY

      I know just ISO ISO & more ISO.

    • Acbc

      Is that the name of the hair style, lol

    • JLin Fan from Australia
    • Acbc

      The CHOsen one is breaking bread with CHO.

    • Brent Yen

      this is quick

    • Jedi

      Great!!
      I only watched 1 minute of the actual game.

    • zxcvb

      I’m picturing MJ shaking his head that Al and Kemba didn’t save the day.

      It was “that Asian guy I signed as a novelty for the Chinese market.”

    • chan c

      Wow! Thanks a lot!

    • sport

      Should draft up that max contract asap.

    • John Lee

      The thing is, they’re shooting themselves in the foot. By calling out Lin having “bad D”, it reflects badly on Reggie as he was shutdown 3/15 by a guy with bad D. To save face they should’ve talked UP Jeremy Lin, not the other way around.

    • jlim7

      He is still needed to make an impression that Hornets offense is still bad and only get lucky. Meanwhile, he can continue training with coach Lin to master PnP or PnR. Asik the butterfinger can do PnR after coached by Lin, i am sure if he is willing, he will be able too. I also see that Kaminsky is another project under Lin. Poor Hansbrough doesn’t get chance to learn, though he is the best one to dominate PnR with Lin, maybe because of age.

    • GoJLin!

      Looking at the way JLin has been playing lately and the performance he delivers on the field on a regular basis, I will say MD knew the best, he already said that JLin’s offensive is good and his defensive is good during the NY games. No Lin, No Win! Lin!Lin!Lin!…..Lin!

    • John Lee

      Al Jefferson brings back bad memory of last season’s Jordan Hill. Al hangs out at low post a lot more, but doesn’t do much there so in the end the results are similar.

    • BUZZCITY17

      ONLY 1 minute? come on give me better highlights

    • LW

      Lin ran a nice fake pnr set to get Williams an open shot at 0:32.

    • CJSHYY

      Al is really a big problem but they can’t get rid of him now so just need to make his stats looks good for trade.

    • blubell

      What happened to the Lin sucks crowd? lol. So much panic after 1st quarter!

    • John Lee

      Safer for workplace edition… LOL

    • LW

      Be grateful! He only took like 1 min to get this up quickly!

    • CJSHYY

      Every player all has bad game … but these guys are really annoying… smh!

    • Acbc

      Oops, delta

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      I wonder about those as well. Pretty annoying with their panic and negativism.

    • John Lee

      He’s an expiring contract, I’d say the sooner they get rid of him the better. At this point even Boozer looks good in comparison, and THAT’s saying something.

    • CJSHYY

      I think they did it on purpose.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      We need to have some patience on Al. Things are not perfect but working.

    • John Lee

      He was missing point blank shots, that last one he made was something that I, an IT guy at 42, could’ve made.

    • CJSHYY

      GM said during the summer “there’s going to have big deal…” But nothing happened? So I think it’s not easy to get rid of him now.. just have to wait after 12/15

    • Acbc

      They’re sucking on their soothers and hankies. Lol

    • John Lee

      Many were anti-jinxing…

    • dlin2

      Anybody know how we can watch the game tomorrow? It aen’t on NBA TV or League pass. Will it be free again, how do we find out?

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      I understand. It costed LIn some assists too. but we can’t change it.

    • John Lee

      Neutrino, penetrates every defensive lineup!

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      We worry about it tomorrow.

    • dlin2

      Pacers don’t have a free live stream site FYI

    • John Lee

      Hornets and Grizzlies both remain undefeated, while Mavs remain winless.

    • Weifang

      I am still not so sure what Coach Clifford was trying to do here. he obviously stopped playing Lin ball from the start. No screen for Lin on offense and No help with the screen on defense, Lin’s job just to feed the ball to either Al or Batum and let them chuck shots. It looked like Laker’s game. Also Lin’s turnover showed no sign of practice with first unit. All of these lead me to believe that Lin won’t start any time soon.

      I think later Lin was annoyed by losing the game then started to attack alone. I just don’t know how this team can survive without Lin’s offense and defense.

    • Hans

      give him some time. he’s been playing like the traditional pivot man for his entire life. he has good attitude, good faith, and good teammates, he will come around.

    • dlin2

      Let’s see if it is even relevant – who was undefeated in preseason last year, was it the Warriors?

    • JLin Fan from Australia
    • JLin Fan from Australia
    • Acbc

      That’s why poker has sports appeal. It takes talent to lose when it doesn’t count and kill when you need to. The flow of hands is a lot like a bball game. It’s not important to win in the first quarter. What’s important is setting up you’re long term strategy for that game and staying with touch. Great players like Lin uses that time to establish misdirections and probes for weaknesses.

      It takes nerves of steel to play with total confidence to close out in the end. Lin is that good.

    • John Lee

      Meaningful or not, undefeated is hardly a bad thing.

    • Arsenium12 .

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Free game tonight was the first I’ve seen from the NBA. NBA is all about the $$$$$$$$. Don’t expect from them too much.

    • Briiick

      Well said. Lin is a natural winner to this sport.

    • Mr Chuckles

      On my NBA app, it shows tomorrow’s game on LP.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      The answer is options not option.

    • sws94

      OT Daniel Murphy hit another HR. That’s 6 games in a row.

    • Hans

      Take it easy. that’s how Jeremy plays his game. that’s his personality. he always has his teammates at the highest priority, thus getting them involved and into groove certainly weights more than setting himself up. In a way that’s why he’s always ready to heat up for the 4Q.

    • wandertheglobe

      A Jewish guy named Smith?

    • dlin2

      Do you know if its “audio only” like today’s?

    • GoJLin!

      Plus winning always build up the chemistry of the team, especially within the unselfish teammates.

    • IsabeliJane*17

      For this season I hope Jeremy doesn’t get any injuries. Hornets guard depth is very thin, save for him being the swingman guard.

    • blubell

      I just love how Dawkins edits his videos.

    • blubell
    • blubell
    • LW

      Pistons commentator exclaimed “Ooh!” on Jeremy’s dish to Al.

    • Acbc

      Give big Al some time. It’s not unusual to lose some timing when you lose 20 lbs in the off season to lose rhythm in you stroke. Lin is the kinda team guy that will keep feeding you until you break out of your slump. Lin did it last year with Swaggy and one othe Laker last year.

      It may not have been Clifford but Lin force feeding Al.

    • blubell

      Even with a “bad” start, Jeremy’s PER is still pretty good. Mr. Efficiency!

    • ra

      what’s his per for tonight?

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      I know. Worse is they kept on going about it and people responded. This fueled them to do more.

    • Rzo Vlade

      alphense is the reason of bad start need to trade him for a shoot blocker

    • BUZZCITY17

      WHere Can I watch the game again?

    • GoJLin!

      I am glad to hear the At The Hive tweeted “Jeremy Lin has darn near carried these guys at times. Has made a play every time they’ve needed him to”; Go JLIN! GO!

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      The reward is Al played much much much better in 4th qtr. He did begin to make plays. He isn’t like anyone we saw in the past. He did remember to play teamball after a while.

    • KHuang

      Point guards try to get others going first.

      Then if they have to, they ATTACK.

    • KHuang

      Grizzlies are the toughest NBA opponent for the Hornets.

    • Maknusia

      yep…we have seen that before…

    • CJSHYY

      That’s what they want…smh!

    • John Lee

      Yeah obviously, they got Marc Gasol in his prime and we got Big Al past his prime. 🙂

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Yep but I did wonder how come they suddenly stopped and didn’t see them posting anymore. Wonder it was them to stop or ????

    • blubell
    • CJSHYY

      Wow! I really like Hornets media. They really know the game well. Unlike Rox…smh!

    • Weifang

      Great to hear that. so I am not as crazy as I thought.

    • blubell
    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Yep I saw that tweet. I was like what???!!!!!!!!! Really different to the last 3 seasons.

    • Maknusia

      only crazy says…”not crazy”! lol…just couldnt resist

    • blubell

      Jeremy shut them up by playing well? 🙂

    • Maknusia

      you need a TV…first

    • Alain Gervais

      Where’s the post game interviews ???

    • JLin Fan from Australia
    • ra

      thanks blubell, over 20 again..

    • IsabeliJane*17

      I think Clifford needs to address his bigs as well, especially on clearing the boards.

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Don’t believe so. Maybe one of the mods put them in their place???

    • blubell
    • Maknusia

      more like slapped em

    • IsabeliJane*17

      Drummond: Man I dig your hairstyle.What’s the hair gel you’re using?
      Jeremy: It ain’t hair gel.
      Drummond: Thought so…

    • Maknusia

      EC Standings

    • Maknusia

      WC

    • IsabeliJane*17

      Hmm will the Charlotte Hornets be something like, or even better, last season’s Atlanta Hawks? Can’t wait for the regular season.

    • Maknusia

      Hope it carries over to Regular Season….

    • rookie75094

      Drumond: Jeremy please come and play for us next year.
      Jeremy:I don’t think you can afford me next year.

    • blubell

      Haha. I saw WC (didn’t refresh for pic) and thought “water closet”?

    • blubell
    • Maknusia

      hahaha…this is where i cringe at Disqus…its disgusting

    • CJSHYY

      Wow! Really like it. How come I feel NBA keeps promoting Lin now…Haha!

    • CJSHYY

      Please RT. LOL!

    • John Lee

      I love these on-court interactions Jeremy has with the players (of either team). It’s good networking if nothing else, and it doesn’t hurt for those guys to spread the word around that Jeremy’s a great guy.

    • Maknusia

      they had been flagged…hence went into moderation

    • jlim7

      Jeremy: My nose is itchy
      Drummond: Be careful, don’t dig it, there is camera there, as it is predicted by your fans at Jlinportal.

    • Alain Gervais

      He is the biggest name on charlotte. So If they mention Charlotte lin will probably be mentioned. Especially if he plays at this level

    • blubell
    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Oh ok. Glad that more posters are active in those posts.

    • Maknusia

      Bcoz Lin been playin his type of game…more to come when regular season starts!…

    • blubell

      Yeah, teamwork! 🙂

    • occupatio

      their storylines are nearly mechanical in how they are generated. basically, top scorer gets the mention and is the main ‘story’. its not favoring lin — it’s just how that work flow is.

    • blubell

      Drummond knows too much…

    • IsabeliJane*17

      With Michael Jordan being Jeremy’s boss and all, they better be.

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      I have the same feeling. They keep on posting on JLin. Don’t remember the first couple games but definitely since China games.

    • Maknusia

      some tie over teamwork could lead to…..hahaha

      some of the fun post that we had earlier during Q4 are also in moderation…lol

    • blubell

      I think they want to be in Jeremy’s youtube videos. Buttering him up. lol.

    • Alain Gervais

      Not necessarily. Lin got it last time and walker was top scorer.

    • John Lee

      If that’s the case then Batum with a double-double should’ve been featured. I think something’s cooking.

    • blubell

      Hahaha. Oh, Disqus.

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Really????!!! LOLOLOL I wasn’t involved into fun posts but I did in those annoyance posts:-)

    • occupatio

      ok

    • blubell

      I was wondering that too… Batum filled up the stat sheet.

    • JLin Fan from Australia
    • rookie75094

      Somewhere in the night…kkklutch, Daryl moray,and kobe are crying themselves to sleep as their nightmare is coming true….Linsanity 2.0…hahaha

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      But JLin was more efficient:-) That’s my guess! Bias for JLin only fan:-)

    • golfhacker

      Don’t forget B. Scott.

    • Alain Gervais

      Still too soon

    • rookie75094

      Yes..him too…the big bs

    • blubell

      They usually focus more on stats than efficiency. Jeremy made lot of noise during the Global Games and its continuing through the preseason. Hopefully into the regular season as well!

    • Hope

      Gotta feel bad for the cubbies.

    • TTNN

      last time Lin had 8 REB and also assist, so better overall game. But I still dont get about Batum this game, he got double double.

    • rookie75094

      Nah..it’s 3 years too late

    • GoJLin!

      I think JLin is everywhere, Pts, Ast, Rebounds, Steal, … so eye catch!

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      I like this answer much better:-)

    • Alain Gervais

      Let wait till regular season start. Don’t want people to jump off a bridge if lin plays bad for 1 minute. Not too dramatic nor too happy. Thats my motto.

    • Alain Gervais

      Batum is not a big name. He just isn’t. Lin is the biggest name on the team.

    • sws94

      They played poorly really. Don’t know what happened to them. Mets pitching is strong.

    • steven ko

      “I like Jeremy. I really do.”

    • IsabeliJane*17

      That Hornets warm up shirt look cool.

    • blubell

      I want to forget…

    • blubell

      Because of the guy wearing the shirt. It should thank Jeremy 😛

    • Briiick

      Lin +20; Batum+11. That is the reason. Lin also held Jackson with a miserable %.

    • GoJLin!

      Nay, At The Hive said the best on this game “Jeremy Lin … Has made a play every time they’ve needed him to”; finally he catch everyone’s eye!

    • steven ko

      I bet RJ had a higher usage rate than Lin in this game. I wonder if Batum had a higher usage rate also. Sure seems like it…

    • CJSHYY

      In fact, I really think NBA likes to see Lin succeed bc that’s good for NBA business. But too bad he just kept running into the teams that were bad to him.

    • GoJLin!

      Thanks a lot, Jlin! you always can put a smile on our face (even those were only some preseason games, it became so fun to watch); Go, JLIN! Go, Hornets!

    • CJSHYY

      RG for sure. Batum was in this game.

    • blubell

      My guess… Silver was impressed by Jeremy on and off the court during the China trip. Jeremy is money.

    • CJSHYY

      Since both got the same score but w Batum on will get less viewers so…

    • blubell
    • JLin Fan from Australia
    • steven ko

      I know but it seems Batum had more touches than Lin…and had more play-making opportunities

    • blubell

      I wonder if they will tweet it everytime Hornets win throughout the season… thats a lot of tweets 🙂

    • CJSHYY

      I know. I guess Lin just wanted to show as PG he will share the ball… Maybe they really will start Lin as PG.

    • steven ko

      I would be happy if Lin starts at all. Doesn’t matter at what position. He’ll find a way to help the team…

    • blueCypher

      Interesting , they are more active with tweets about Lin it seems

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      I’ve seen a few times now. Maybe they will continue to do so. Seen more people are tweeting about JLin than before. Seem like the tone has changed quite a bit since last season.

    • CJSHYY

      FA next year. Needs to spread the good news around the league.

    • CJSHYY

      I don’t think Lin wants to be SG… what he wants the most it’s still starting PG.

    • blubell

      Because his own team/organization is not throwing him under the bus. Hornets actually care about his success which equals team success.

    • Linja

      This is not a good representation of the game. All Pistons.

    • GoodDayLA

      NBA really trying to promote Lin this year.

    • Alain Gervais

      Remember lin has a lot of ft/non shots. Its close

    • Acbc

      Lin did it with Asik as well and made him into a serviceable threat on offence.

    • Acbc

      Exactly, Asik was the same way. We used to hear a lot of moaning about TOs from Lin to Asik too. Lin just kept on force feeding him irregardless of his own stats.

      Talent alone isn’t as important to me as attitude. I’ve had players with tons of talent but failed miserably because of intestinal fortitude and attitude. You just can’t teach those things. You can however teach technique and skills. I’d trade talent for that anytime. Look at Jordan Hill, he’s got tons of skill but really bad attitude. His unwillingness to change his own game is why he’s still stuck as a second tier player.

    • GoodDayLA

      I actually feel the bench guys like Hawes set much better screens for Lin. But there’s also a benefit playing with guys like Al even if he appears to be a black hole who plays no D.

    • Mr Chuckles

      When it shows LP on the game tile, it means it is video (and audio).

    • CJSHYY

      I agree Hawes set good screens for Lin. Al? Did he do it? LOL!

    • zxcvb

      Marvin Williams has set the best screens on CHA so far. Not just for Lin but for everyone. I understand why Clifford values him despite not putting up big stats.

    • heart

      I have not observed Al’s screens carefully. I will from now on. I’ve been watching him do the slow post moves. Don’t get me wrong I like Al. Just hope he has his spring back.

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Al did in 4th qtr but just not as good.

    • Dan Cohen

      once he reiterate it, it’s a sign that he is faking it.. it’s basic psychology. Why do you have to confirm it when no one was attacking/pressing you.

    • Rick Johnson

      “Hey Jeremy I here you’re free next year. Want to come to Detroit?”

    • Dan Cohen

      this team survives.. wth you talking about? they did it last presason game when lin had a cold.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Warn your security first.

    • Rick Johnson

      I guess if Al can get it going in the post he’ll draw in defenders to open up 3’s. At lease that’s what the Charlotte people have been saying though I haven’t seen it myself

    • real-dsb

      Or maybe it’s: Wanna come to Charlotte Drummond?

    • zxcvb

      People hate on Montgomery but I’ll always be a huge fan.

      He reached out to Lin and repped him when no other agent would. Everyone else was scared of being laughed at for signing the Asian guy and would rather chase scrubs of any other race.

      Thank you, Roger!

    • real-dsb

      Maybe they are busy announcing college football. Lol

    • GoodDayLA

      I don’t think Al should be starting. The best 5 is probably Lin Daniels (or Lamb) Zeller Hawes Batum if you are trying to showcase LInsanity.

      Reality says Kemba and Al will start. So Kemba, Lin, Nic, Al, and Marvin should start. Zeller is a good player but he’s marginalized with Al and there is less spacing. Play Zeller with Hawes as much as possible and watch those 2 beat up on some teams.

      Even if Clifford starts Daniels and not Lin, then start Marvin and keep Zeller then with Lin on the bench with Hawes.

    • Alain Gervais

      He will start so theres no point of talking about it.

    • GoodDayLA

      you believe the starting 5 is Nic, Kemba, Marv, Zeller, and Al?

    • Nic got to know Jeremy better tonight through his over-the-head pass to get him a wide-open 3 :]

      Lin’s teammates are learning to trust that JLin will find them if they get open

    • Alain Gervais

      most likely. Bench was terrible day. Marvin and Zeller aren’t gonna play a lot from what I’ve seen. Even with Kemba out he went small at the end. Lin will get his minutes. Even if lin starts Al will as well.

    • GoodDayLA

      I thought Lin still shot 50% or better? Clifford called that a bad shooting night LOL

    • GoodDayLA

      that was a really good pass by Lin

    • GoodDayLA

      If Ed Davis was playing undersized center on this team instead of Al, look out!

    • Yes, JLin is a loyal guy himself so he never forgets that Roger trusted him when noone else would.

      Good to know that loyalty and trust are always big in JLin’s book.

    • Ben Johnson

      They don’t even call him a “good” backup…it’s always a “solid” backup SMH

    • GoodDayLA

      wow I am really impressed Brian Roberts jacked up 9 shots in 18 minutes off the bench.

    • zxcvb

      I noticed a slight “improvement” tonight. They didn’t say Lin can’t defend. They said he’s not KNOWN as a good defender, ha. I’ll take it! For now…

    • GoodDayLA

      someone here posted exactly what happened with Reggie Jackson. Guy went 3-15 trying to show up Lin with stupid a$$ shots. The now fired Colin Cowherd once said “LInsanity cannot guard a barstool” when Lin landed in Houston in poo poo-ing Houston’s chances of doing anything.

      Jackson did a good job running pick and roll and making it tough on Lin. If he was smart, he’d have abused Lin even more that way instead of jacking up bricks.

    • zxcvb

      Definitely. He could have just replaced Montgomery with Tanner, but he chose to honor the guy who helped him in the beginning. Good Guy Lin!

      I’d love to see Lin as a GM someday. A great basketball mind and leader with INTEGRITY.

    • GoodDayLA

      Hornets should trade Al Jefferson for Roy Hibbert. And it’s not because I like Khuang. I think Al Jefferson would fit what the Lakers are trying to do with smash mouth basketball and Hibbert gives Charlotte the size it needs and the shot blocking and a low usage big who can still get it done.

      Now I’m hoping Al steps it up and starts hitting shots he’s known to make. He’s a chip shot maker who’s shooting bricks right now.

    • steven ko

      hey Jeremy, like my chocolate shoulders?

    • CJSHYY

      I think for first few shots he’s but look at Batum & Al… they were only around 30%?!

    • CJSHYY

      I want to know what they would say after the game….

    • real-dsb

      Even JR Smith was impressed

    • John Lee

      We gotta build an arc in preparation for Morey and McHale’s tears…

    • GoodDayLA

      Tina is right. Remember GM Rich Cho put in writing that Lin is a backup guard for this team. He will be coming off the bench in the regular season. He has played well but not done enough to upstage and take over Kemba’s job.

      I thought Lin was going to start when Clifford said he was looking to stat someone other than Lamb. But now we see that person is Marvin Williams.

      Lin off the bench will be ok, not great. but it is what it is. Lin will average 14 and 6 off the bench I think at worst.

    • webattorney

      Agreed. He’s better running PnRs with super athletic Drummond than trying to show off and score on Lin. He should have gone with his strength more.

    • GoodDayLA

      they will never admit it publicly

    • Maknusia

      aint solid better than good?

    • Maknusia

      thats my team!!!!!!! i would be the most happiest person! MotorSanity!

    • GoodDayLA

      he’s not too bright. he was going at lin pretty hard though. it’s a good test for Lin. Jackson needs to stop relying on step back jumpers. He’s not good enough or efficient enough at it.

    • John Lee

      The flood of tears won’t lie… LOL

    • webattorney

      Reggie always goes hard at Lin. It must be from their days in college.

    • Maknusia

      For the first time in BuzzCity…its BuzzzzzzLin

    • Maknusia

      dont remind us….

    • John Lee

      Ed Davis has a high basketball IQ that’s underrated. He’s like a Jeremy Lin of PFs.

    • GoodDayLA

      they don’t seem to like each other esp. Reggie looking at Lin. Reggie may feel Lin got overhyped so he’s trying to put Lin in his place. The problem is that Lin really is no scrub even if Linsanity itself was pure hype.

    • GoodDayLA

      I loved how he could finish Lin’s passes effortlessly and then they got the lob dunks down. it was NICE. Reminded me of Nash/Amare.

    • blubell
    • John Lee

      Reggie isn’t the first one nor will he be the last. But now that Lin’s got non-backstabbing teammates and coach to support him with picks and screens, the world better watch out.

    • Maknusia

      It all depends how one wants to present…I dont find it wrong if NB is featured

    • John Lee

      It’s like they have an eerie psychic connection.

    • DaBoss

      Weren’t you the one being a negative Nelly the 1st qtr saying Jeremy was playing horribly? Guess Jeremy must have redeemed himself in your eyes. Glad to see it!

    • Dan Ang

      What’s worst is your own team’s announcers badmouthing you. Yikes!

    • sws94

      I really don’t care if he starts or not. It is very obvious Lin will play a style of basketball where he can do better than he has done on his previous 2 teams although not as much as he did under D’Antoni in New York. It’s obvious he’ll get minutes. It’s also obvious that Clifford trusts him to finish games. Kemba isn’t like Beverley and has skills and it makes sense that he gets his minutes. Lin will play, he is a huge part of the team and I just want to see him finish games. And that’s what I think he will be doing on this team. I don’t know how much Lin will score or his assists but I see a better player. He changes gears, his ball handling is more secure, he paces himself better and I hope he stays healthy and we’ll see what happens for him this season.

    • heart

      To be fair, a couple of them I think he had to throw it up last minute before .24 expires, and at least he didn’t pass it back in last seconds to his teammates like Harden. You’re right, he’s pretty fearless in shooting. Just hope he makes most of them. Team needs scoring wherever they can get.

    • GoodDayLA

      I felt Lin’s usage tonight was little too low. He should be taking more than 9 shots. The screening tonight for Lin was not nearly as good as in the last game but he was playing with starters who don’t screen as well and look more to score for themselves.

    • blueCypher

      Completely agree. He will get minutes and close games, while playing the style that suits him.

    • John Lee

      I wouldn’t either. Just responding to @occupatio:disqus’s observation that tweets appear to be generated in a mechanical fashion, but I think it’s got some human/marketing element to it (otherwise the machine would’ve simply picked Batum for the particular game).

    • Maknusia

      Picture Time!!!

    • GoodDayLA

      If he does finish games, yes it will be fine. Also, I hope Lin doesn’t have to get stuck with Al as much if Al’s offense is not improving soon.

    • Maknusia

      Lin’s Teammates!!! (NB, AL, BR)

    • heart

      I thought so too.

    • Maknusia

      More Teammates… (MW, FK,PJH)

    • Maknusia

      More…(TD,and Coach C)

    • John Lee

      Part of the reason certain fans don’t get insulted by Lin not starting is the advantage of NOT having to feed Big Al and keep losing dimes.

      Who knows, maybe Kemba would all of a sudden become a good passing PG once Al’s gone.

    • Dan Ang

      I starting to think its really the hair. NBA.com can’t get enough of it.

    • Maknusia

      OK…Back to LIN!!!!

    • sws94

      SVG: Reggie was trying to do too much and wasn’t making good decisions.

    • Maknusia

      The Hair stands OUT!!! But watch the Left hander!!!!

    • Maknusia

      Thats It folks…oh ya missed SH in earlier posting

    • sws94

      He didn’t shoot as well as he has the previous game is what Clifford said:

      “He’s had a really good month. He has played well, his pick and roll game is good, he has shot the ball well. He didn’t shoot as well tonight, but he gets in the paint and he’s a handful. He had the little runner there when we were up one, and he can score it and he gets fouled a lot too.”

    • blubell
    • Dan Ang

      Drummond: “DruLin, you know like they’re be drooling over us, how about it?”
      LIn: “Get in line bro!”

    • why do I even try to post? LOL

      These are the kind of Lin teammates we dream of!

    • GoodDayLA

      Al was terrible tonight. Really bad. If he went to Harvard and was Asian, he’d be cut after tonight.

    • sws94

      I think the next step in Lin’s game is not to defer. Lin always seems to play better without the star or main players on the team. He showed a bit of this tonight deferring and feeding Batum and Jefferson opposed to running the show initially. So he looked more tentative than he should and took him longer to get into his rhythm. When he plays with bench guys or the non-stars, he looks to run the show, takes his shots, but also gets his teammates involved. It’s a more mental approach than anything else. Lin flipped the switch in the 2nd quarter some but really flipped it in the 2nd half, 4th quarter especially.

    • GoodDayLA

      I hate seeing that but what are you going to do…

    • IsabeliJane*17

      I won’t be surprised if Batum put up good stats this season, if not way better than what he had with Portland. We all know why he will – he has one team mate who can help him elevate his game.

    • sws94

      I don’t know what is wrong with Al. He just didn’t look right. He was tentative. I remember him being better than he played tonight so I would expect him to improve. Lin made some good plays to him, he didn’t finish. I think Lin and Batum can develop some chemistry, maybe Batum can be the recipient of some alley-oops.

    • CJSHYY

      I guess bc it’s his first time as starting PG for this team & he just wanted to set up for everyone else but himself first… in 2Q, he did make well adjustment. (Maybe coach told him or…?) He will be fine. They still need to know each other well on court.

    • Rick Johnson

      Cody Zeller knows who’s going to make him succeed this season:

      https://twitter.com/hornets/status/656978605113810944

    • GoodDayLA

      he did play horrible in quarter 1 then he did fantastic the rest of the way. From C- to A.

    • Ben Johnson

      JLin’s a big’s best friend…and a prima donna’s worst enemy

    • GoodDayLA

      Zeller’s like “save me from Big Al!” and the force feeding post ups which kill all our games.

    • heart

      No, This game in the beginning was to set plays for Al to get him going, maybe even Batum. Read this article and judge for yourself. Maybe that’s why the first quarter was kind of out of sink. Lin always follows Coaches’ instructions. From my own observation from watching the game I saw it was kind of odd at first myself that he kept feeding Al and Batum. Here’s the article: http://www.atthehive.com/2015/10/21/9589854/recap-hornets-99-pistons-94

    • Rick Johnson

      It’s the pre-season. He’s trying to develop chemistry, get players to expect passes from him and share the ball. Players that work hard on defense get the ball. He’s thinking long range goals.

    • Briiick

      Yeah, Lin is a cancer detector.

    • GoodDayLA

      well that and he’s freed from Lillard jacking up shots at his expense.

    • JLin’s strong play is getting more recognition.

      Andy Bailey is a BR NBA Columnist, a co-host of HardwoodKnocks podcast
      Check out the following conversation

      https://twitter.com/AndrewDBailey/status/657062132597452800

      Twitter Conversation

      @JazzJargon: @AndrewDBailey I’m curious how they split minutes with him and Walker.. About the same level of player.. Can’t play them together though.
      Andy Bailey: @JazzJargon I think Lin’s actually way better offensively. Walker’s shot selection and percentage is a team killer on that end.

      ‏@JazzJargon: @AndrewDBailey Walker is like a glorified Burke lol. I don’t love either player though.
      Andy Bailey: @JazzJargon That’s a very good way of putting it. I’ll never quite understand why Kemba gets away with it.
      Spencer Wixom ‏@JazzJargon: @AndrewDBailey cause the east is that terrible. Any PG taking a lot of shots looks good. Walker really should be a bench player IMO.
      John Kluepfel :@AndrewDBailey I told you Andy! Would’ve been perfect for Jazz/Sixers! There’s a chance he’s actually better than Kemba
      Andy Bailey: @JohnKluppy I would say he is better offensively.
      John Kluepfel: @AndrewDBailey How good is Kemba’s defense? Lin at least has the length and has shown flashes to potentially be good at defense, no?
      Seth Klein: @AndrewDBailey Lin has a great opportunity this season
      Keith ‏@KPaddingtonB: @AndrewDBailey time for linsanity pt 2

    • GoodDayLA

      I use to watch a lot of Timberwolves and Utah. He use to be a much better scorer. and way more dominant. He just looks off all pre-season. His dominance looks fading and he’s trying too hard to maintain something he may not have anymore.

    • sws94

      I don’t mind that game plan, but he had clear shots he passed up and he didn’t look to probe and feed as much as he did when he didn’t start. But, it is preseason and his first time starting as the PG. When he went back to probing, penetrating, moving without the ball and getting it to be in the offense, he got into his rhythm.

    • Steppen03

      No worries. Said before, JL7’s role is Not Limited even tho he’s coming off the bench. I’m predicting 18pt & 7 ast or Even Better in 25+ min. He will have more fresh legs to do more damage to the opposing team. Remember: when he gets hot – he’ll score in bunches. On this team, he will get hot almost on a nightly basis – Because he’s comfortable. He’s playing freely with no restrains.

    • Rick Johnson
    • Briiick

      Hornets are becoming the focus point of NBA.

    • Ben Johnson

      And so the tide begins to turn…:D

    • GoodDayLA

      man Al sets typical “star” screens. He sets Jordan Hill screens. He’s not setting good enough screen for Lin to get separation because Al wants the ball back. I hate seeing that.

    • heart

      That looks very heart-warming to see Hornets teammates support him. The sooner the bigs connect w/Lin, the better chance that their value will increase at the end of this season.

    • Ben Johnson

      Yup, coach needs to can his azz and ship him off to the Mavs or something

    • Rick Johnson

      I think the bigs on the 2nd team like Spencer Hawes misses Jeremy. Does better when Jeremy leading the bench.

    • Maknusia

      we should sit back and let it..play out 🙂

    • heart

      Yep, I like it when Hawes makes 3s from top of the key or a hook shot or floater from Lin’s pass. Hawes does have offense skills. Most importantly, I saw him set good screens for Lin. Hawes’ value should go up too playing w/ Lin this season.

    • GoodDayLA

      if he just sets better screens everything will improve

    • clkor7

      haha nice quote!

    • Paul is correct. This is not HOUston anymore.
      Coach Clifford is no McHale. #NoStickyBall #NoLumberJack
      JLin and we should count our blessings 🙂

      https://twitter.com/CNM_JLin_Vids/status/657020051925659650

    • GoodDayLA

      very true statement by Paul. Totally agree

    • GoodDayLA

      I watched Chicago highlights and Pistons again. I take back what I said on Al’s screens. Yeah they could be better but that’s not why Lin couldn’t blow by as much today. Chicago is just that much worse. The Pistons were playing harder and better defense and really trying. That’s why Lin was less able to just blow by people.

      Detroit will probably end up with a better record this season than Chicago if preseason holds up. I think Chicago is going to have issues this season making the playoffs. Well Rose and Pau Gasol didn’t play so we’ll see.

    • KHuang

      sniff…

      you don’t like me…

      sniff…

      booger…

    • KHuang

      Yeah, they’d be 0-7 and not 7-0.

    • KHuang

      NO HE’S NOT.

      Ed Davis STINKS compared to most NBA big men.

      He was bad before Lin saved him, and he’ll revert back to lameness with Lin gone.

    • KHuang

      Lin BUTTERING UP his opponents so that they don’t play hard against him.

    • Rick Johnson

      In this no look pass to Batum for the open three. Look at all the attention Lin draws from the defenders. 4 of them are right down on him leaving Batum open at the 3point line and Zeller right under the basket. And there was so much time before they realized Batum had the ball.

    • Hope

      The alley hoop to Batum reminds me of Landry Field.

    • KHuang

      Impossible, Kemba Walker is not athletic enough to cause help defenders to step out of the passing lanes.

    • John Lee

      Batum is soooo….much better than Landry Fields, he just needs to believe and work on chemistry.

    • Briiick

      Yes that is why we are JLin fans. I am surprised by Lin’s play in almost every his game.

    • John Lee

      I understand you’re just rooting for your homeboy Tyler, but still there’s no need to put down Ed to that extent.

    • John Lee

      It takes special talent to achieve that reversal, and Ed ain’t got it. LOL

    • zxcvb

      Healthy Landry is just as good. Not as a passer, but much better as a finisher and cutter.

    • John Lee

      He’s the smilin’ assassin.

      Jeremy: If you block me or clog my lane when I drive, I’ll just get the booger on you.

    • CJSHYY

      I saw some of Linsanity style game w strong D & good dribble Lin now. He’s really improved a lot this year. Great!!! Can’t wait for season to start…..:)

    • Cookiemole

      And hence the myth of Lin’s inconsistency.

    • KHuang

      Nic Batum as a SG doesn’t cut on the perimeter.

      He just stands around aimlessly, waiting to cherry pick off Lin.

      That offensive stagnation allows opponents to load up on Lin.

    • KHuang

      This game cemented in my mind that Lin with the 2nd unit (more like the 3rd unit) is better than Lin with the 1st unit.

    • John Lee

      Batum as SG is shoehorning a round peg into a square hole because MKG is already at SF. In a sense MKG getting hurt resolved the dilemma, and continuing to pursue the issue would make zero sense.

    • phan

      What’s the other site?

    • Rick Johnson

      Ya, if the PG’s job in the starting unit is just to valet the ball up to Jefferson in the post and then stand around and watch Roberts can do that. Starting to feel bad for Kemba he’s had to do it all last season.

    • CJSHYY

      I think 2nd unit players seemed to be more smooth connect w Lin than 1st unit. But they still managed to get the W today.

    • Maknusia

      AUBURN HILLS — Reggie Jackson couldn’t contain Jeremy Lin defensively on a key late possession, then missed a potential tying 3-pointer on the Detroit Pistons’ final attempt as the Charlotte Hornets recorded a 99-94 preseason victory Wednesday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

      The Pistons led most of the second half, including the entire fourth quarter, until Troy Daniels’ 3-pointer got a kind bounce and dropped to give Charlotte a 93-92 lead with 1:49 left.

      Moments later, Jackson couldn’t keep Jeremy Lin in front of him and the point guard’s runner pushed Charlotte’s lead to 96-92.

      http://www.mlive.com/pistons/index.ssf/2015/10/pistons_fall_to_unbeaten_charl.html

    • blubell
    • Michael

      He was probably expecting 50% from 3’s, lol.

    • Michael

      Used to be serviceable point guard, so I guess solid is an upgrade.

    • Michael

      Clyde Drexler: You called?

    • Maknusia

      He shot well over 70% last 2 games

    • KHuang

      2nd unit has fundamentally sound players that run Clifford’s motion offense.

    • Maknusia

      He still need to work on the 0/3!…lol

    • KHuang

      I don’t feel sorry for Walker.

      He’s a huge part of why the Hornets starters play so poorly.

      1st unit has fundamentally flawed players that cannot run Clifford’s offense, and I’m not just talking about Kemba Walker.

    • Brent Yen

      music to the ears…

    • Michael

      It’s called tinnitus. I have the same problem.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      This is the first game that Lin starts with the starting lineup without Kemba Walker. Typically the starting lineup are veterans not like rookies and bench players that Lin could put them in place easily without Kemba. Lin is getting more comfortable with them at the end.

      Trying out a different combination is what preseason is about. It’s a learning curve and Lin has been changing, evolving and improving; not like he plays in the way like the past. It’s growing pain and I am surprised that Lin can still achieve if not more at least much with Big Al and Marvin Williams and Zeller together. Even Zeller struggles with this starting lineup with Batum and Big Al. So what I want to say about the first Q as the starter is it’s understandable.

      Did you all notice that Brian Roberts seemed incapable of running the offense effectively. He seemed desperate when his jump shots aren’t falling because he simply couldn’t drive; he couldn’t score or at least draw a foul from that.

      Coach Clifford is taking caution to bring Lin in the team; getting new players to play with the old players. It’s about teaming and getting used to one another. The new pieces frequently have to adjust to the old pieces until they feel comfortable and then they move on to something new.

    • steven ko

      Batum is very good but I thought he should have played off the ball more so than Jeremy tonight…

    • sport

      Not unless Lin’s a starter.

    • GoodDayLA

      Yet they rot on the bench. Why pray tell

    • spiderman

      In contrast, I perceived that Jefferson is noticeably poor at setting screens

    • The hypnotic power of Hair-sanity
      https://twitter.com/IC316/status/657093406628278274

    • Maknusia

      Hair Rules!!!…See it has its purposes

    • real-dsb

      exactly. After that first quarter, McHale would be hesitant to put Lin back in, especially at the end of the game.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      One of the worst prediction for the Hornets; this writer doesn’t live in the same planet as we do; we call it Earth. What’s funny is this article is written at Oct 19, 2015.

      I Don’t Wanna Be In Love: Say Goodbye To Good Charlotte by Max Holm
      http://thesportsquotient.com/nba/2015/10/19/i-dont-wanna-be-in-love-say-goodbye-to-good

    • Maybe some days after signing w/ Hornets, JLin thought “I need a stylish weapon to distract opponents that also represent Hornet’s sting” Thus was the historic birth of HairSanity

      The next season more NBA players start watching Japanese anime due to this Lincredible attention for more Hair Linspiration lol

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Agree 100%. Batum is an excellent addition at SF. Signing him as SG is just a diplomatic way to avoid confrontation with people supporting MKG.
      The team plays better than last season with MKG and so far is 7-0. The Clippers, the Heat, the Knicks, the Magic, the Bulls, and the Pistons didn’t give the game away to the Hornets. They wanted to win but simply lost to a better team. Steve Clifford is ready to take the team to play a different style of basketball and the team recruits players that help him do his job.

      What will they do with MKG when he comes back? Heaven only knows.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      In the past, players hit Jeremy so hard on the head and the fouls weren’t called. Now I dare you to do that again on Jeremy. The ref would have no problem seeing that; the hair wouldn’t lie.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      On the contrary, I think Kemba Walker has been a big help to Jeremy. Jeremy struggled in the first Q without Kemba. They have to learn to play together and to play without one another too. All is well ends well. A great team is evolving.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Lin’s teammates got to learn to play off ball as well.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      I hate those backhanded compliments; trying to stress on ‘backup’.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      What I like about this game is that Jeremy Lin did this w/o Walker and Jeremy Lamb.

    • John Lee

      Yes, but he can’t shoot.

    • Maknusia

      its not a perfect world…everyone would have their own opinion and some write based on emotion as we have many time seen on articles and fan site posters.

      We are all human, its find to err, as long as when the writing is on the wall, they change their perception

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Batum is a very classy well known 7 years NBA veteran at the age of 26.
      He is French and has received world wide recognition sooner than Jeremy Lin.
      Lin plays well as a 5 years NBA veteran at the age of 27.
      Let’s not go too far. Lin is still up and rising and I hope that he will flourish in Charlotte together with Batum and Kemba.

    • John Lee

      Pieces based on boxscore watching and/or parroting pre-established impressions, accurate or fictitious, is not erring. It’s lazy journalism at best, and fraud at worst.

    • Maknusia

      I think the writer is basing on historical performance. He seem to be a long Hornets fan, and in general view, this year lineup doesnt look like an upgrade, slight changes, but thats about.

      Hence, I dont blame the writer, Jeremy is Jeremy Who?….Things will change as the season starts.

      Individually, we have a good team, but not solid yet. Preseason, doesnt say much but it shows, they are promising players and the team has potential…thats all.

      We would be able to evaluate better from 10-20 games into the season, on where they stand.

    • John Lee

      I don’t think predicting new season’s outlook based exclusively on historical performance would be the most accurate way. Especially when the writer himself admits that the lineup is significantly changed. Why not base on preseason games’ performance when results are readily available to gauge the new crew?

      I still call laziness on this one.

    • ZcodeSportSystem.com

      Agree here…Also, I would like to see Lin take more shots…Playing with Kemba, Batum and Al will probably diminish his chances of getting more shots…

      Lin has only been averaging about 9 shots per game during the 6 pre-season games…That’s a bit too low for me…Once the season starts, I’d like to see him get close to 13-15 shots per game.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Absolutely. The writers ignore the preseason games altogether against good teams who really want to win. It’s not even negligence. I distinctly have the feeling that the writer hasn’t been watching games the Hornets has played.

    • John Lee

      We’ll cross that bridge when we get there. Whether Batum will sign next year is still an unknown.

    • ZcodeSportSystem.com

      why not play MKG at SG and let Batum guard opposing SF?…Isn’t MKG defensive movement more fluid and quicker which should allow him to keep quicker SG in front of him?

      Batum looks a bit slow footed to me….I can’t see him guarding quicker SH on a night out basis.

    • Acbc

      Are you saying that Lin’s hair is able to stun opponents to stone face, like a medusa?

      This Halloween, it’s the goolies, it’s the monsters, it’s the hair that won’t go away! Be afraid, be very afraid…..coming to an eastern conference team near you, rated pg13

    • JW

      Coach thought Lin didn’t shoot as well tonite. Lin was 5-9. Maybe he was talking about 1-4 on 3s.
      http://www.nba.com/pistons/news/postgame-quotes-october-21-2015

      CHARLOTTE HORNETS HEAD COACH STEVE CLIFFORD: (On how the starters were able to bring back Charlotte in the game): “Well, I thought our defense was better in the whole fourth quarter and Troy Daniels got us going you know, [we] had some good plays in catch and we got the ball in deep to Al (Jefferson). Nick [Batum]and Jeremy Lin both made good plays. I mean you know it’s an exhibition game so a lot of it is still you working on the basic stuff, that’s all.”

      (On Jeremy with Kemba out tonight): “He’s had a really good month. He has played well, his pick and roll game is good, he has shot the ball well. He didn’t shoot as well tonight, but he gets in the paint and he’s a handful. He had the little runner there when we were up one, and he can score it and he gets fouled a lot too.”

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      +/- has told us a lot about this game.
      Jeremy Lin’s +/- is the best of the 2 teams.
      Brian Roberts’s +/- is the worst of the 2 teams.
      Troy Daniels’s +/- is +8 playing `17 minutes.
      Roberts can’t connect with TD that Lin and Batum could.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Jeremy was horrible in Q1.

    • Acbc

      Being tiny is okay Michael, you are still our favorite troll. your picture is an accurate depiction I take it.

    • JW

      the 3TO looked bad, but I just figure he was testing out the defense. He was able to make his adjustment though.

      Edit: Also I think coach wanted to get Al going so Lin didn’t play his style and was trying to find ways to get Al the ball. Al had 8 of the first 10 points.

    • Acbc

      He was great during Linsanity.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Reggie Jackson and Lin are both listed as 6’3″.
      Reggie Jackson is listed as 208 lbs while Lin is listed as 200 lbs. How come I see Lin a bit bigger than Reggie?

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      The amazing thing is he made no more TO after the first quarter; Lin played all 4 quarters over 30 minutes. Perhaps coach Clifford has a part in it. I’m sure glad that Lin has a real coach coaching now.

    • Jedi

      I’m certain his hair will hurt if it pokes you at high speed.

    • JW

      I didn’t catch much of Brian’s playing. He just had a off night shooting 2-9 on offense. It happens. Yea, he’s more of a scoring PG instead of facilitator. Brian is truly a backup PG in the sense his job is just to keep the game close while the starters rest.

      Batum and Al also didn’t shoot well with 5-14 and 5-15 respectively. But they did get their share of foul shots. Don’t remember how Batum had missed, but Al definitely was missing shots that I think he normally should be making. This should not have been that close of a game if Al’s shots had been falling.

    • Acbc

      When I saw it the first time, I wondered why Lin chose to pass to Batum instead of Zeller/Williams(?) under the basket. The chemistry isn’t quite there yet, that was my gut reaction because the screen PNR produced a wide open guy under the basket. Knowing Lin he went for the 3 because he felt a 3 was necessary to promote a winning momentum.

    • JW

      I think for Hornets to really succeed, they really need Al to be on his game. The first few games there were more assists and the games were fast. That means Al really couldn’t get his post up game going which suppose to be his bread and butter.

      In order to succeed in the NBA, Hornets needs to be able to play both the fast game and have a slow half court attack as well. Al was a 20pt avg guy. He has to contribute his share so this will be a more balanced team.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      I think so too. The Hornets need a 3 at that moment to catch up 6 points from behind. After the 3, the Hornets trailed only by 3 points. That made lots of difference than 4 points behind. Your teams will have more options in the next play.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      It depends on the team chemistry. I don’t think Batum wants to play SG, defending shorter and quicker guards could be a problem for him.

    • JW

      I feel Reggie might have been trying to hard to beat Lin. The guy has a huge contract and Lin is this guy who was famous for those 6 weeks in NY.

    • JW

      My thinking was that he went for Batum since the defenders had been recovering to defend very quickly. There was a guy near Zeller that can recover fairly quickly. With Lin penetrating into the paint, Batum would have more time to shoot before defender can recover.

    • Acbc

      It’s fools gold to “look for your own”. The perception is Lebron is a superstar and carries his team. LBJ falls into that trap as star and they lose to a complete team like Spurs and GSWs. The media loves easy write ups to promote stars so stats can easily round out their lazy research and writing. The truth is that when a superstar shines too brightly, he impedes his teammates from becoming the best they can be. GSW didn’t double cover LBJ, they just made it difficult for him and wore him out on his way to hogging all the action. Teams and George Karl WILL double Lin because he is the engine that ignites ALL of the team.

      LIN ELEVATES HIS TEAMMATES BY CHOICE. The true magic of Linsanity was not how many he scored. It was how many second stringers and rookies Lin elevated into a mass hypnosis of positive energy AND SELF BELIEF.

    • Acbc

      What you see is “horrible” results. What you don’t see is intent. What matters in the long term strategy and the short term tactics is why you do it. I remind fans to how Lin made “horrible” TOs with Asik the first year with Houston. If the hornets will do well this year, they need Al to get into a better groove. Lin will gladly suffer the indignity of lousy personal stats to build up a teammate. Big Al came through in the end with help to win the game. What matters is the win. How you win and lose builds team chemistry.

      Bad coaches like BS and Mchale have no confidence in players so they fret about every mistake and very missed opportunity. The beginning of a game or season is about building up players psyche and confidence and building up chemistry so as to know who or when to use ALL pieces.

    • Maknusia

      RJ looked bigger at Boston College, but he is much leaner now. whereby the numbers used in NBA are during draft.

      Lin had packed some good muscles over the years

    • Maknusia

      2015-2016 NBA Preseason Stats – Advanced Stats – Point Guard

    • John Lee

      Didn’t realize TD’s in Indiana, glad he’s doing well. It’d be a pleasant reunion tomorrow.

    • Dorothy

      Coach Clifford (On Jeremy with Kemba out tonight): “He’s had a really good month. ….etc”

      hmmmm, if it were Tony Parker, Steve Nash or CP3, would he say he’s had a really good month… etc? or would he say he is a great player…etc? Does not sound like he is sold on Lin yet.

    • Dan Cohen

      leftfielder gave the mets the game.. how many miss catches can you make
      and the pitcher over throws to let a run score.
      mets was flawless..that’s how you have to win in postseason

    • kauaiblue

      Maybe just wants to downplay things right now and stay under radar… seems like he is high on lin…

    • Dan Cohen

      well.. reggie was ‘famous’ for the almost same number of games after westbrook was out..and therefore secure that contract due to the ineeficcient shooting but high points stats.. it’s the same as what happen to lin , but people never say reggie is a fluke or small sample etc..

      yes, the color of your skin does make a difference. I even have to say that now.

    • Dorothy

      I hope so, and hope it is me being too sensitive.

    • Dan Cohen

      except your name is hardenio

    • kauaiblue

      I felt initially like u did… like it was a little strange but he has said really nice things about our boy too… cant deny that jlin looks sharp…

    • Ulysses Modder

      I said that Lin’s situation is better than in Houston and Lakers more worse than in Knicks.

      Coach Cliff using Lin the best player on your team only the final 5 minutes of the last quarter was a great mistake

      If it were Kembra played 8 min

    • joyce ward

      I agree. Clifford recognizes how valuable lin is to this team. He is a good coach, keeping the peace in the locker room.

    • kauaiblue

      Coach can learn from mistakes too! 🙂

    • kauaiblue

      This site is awesome. .. u guys rock!

    • KL

      I think we can be happy with Lin’s stellar play and the winning. At the same time, we have to be patient with the accolades, praise, credit, starting position etc.

      Lin is climbing from rock bottom, reputation wise, because the NBA machine chewed him up and spit him out.

      To understand the damage that Rockets and Lakers did to Lin’s reputation you can just ask any casual NBA fan. I live in Asia where most people have heard of Jeremy. But when I ask them about Jeremy, they would say, yeah he was good but not sure why he is not good anymore.

      It will take time but I really think Lin has picked the right team and right coach. The fame and credit will come later.

    • Lam

      Does kl stand for Kuala Lumpur?

    • KL

      No, I am in Singapore. KL are my initials.

    • Lam

      Agree with you. Even my brother in new York who is a casual NBA fan thinks Jeremy was only good for a few weeks.

    • joyce ward

      Happy Hornets won. I don’t buy that preseason games players don’t try as hard so these games don’t count. I call this bs(bovine scatology).These are professional athletes, it ‘s in their DNA to try to win every game. When Clifford makes his final adjustments for this team, this is going to be the Sleeper team out of the east. Clifford is a very good coach who has been buried in Charlotte with mediocre players. Clifford knows exactly what lin brings to the table and he knows exactly how to use lin. Also, Clifford is very detailed oriented,so he watches lin’s game very carefully and makes adjustments iin’s game if needed. Notice lin had no more TO’s after 2nd half, this because of clifford pointing out to lin what he was doing wrong. Also notice lin played really good defense on jackson without getting into foul trouble. These are clifford ‘s adjustment to lin’s game.Lin is going to be fun to watch as Clifford helps him elevate his game. OK off my soapbox,

    • Tey Ling

      Talking about soapbox, have you watched the KDrama on “Hotel King”. It is good – full of suspense tension plots evil revenge funny sad and happiness.

    • joyce ward

      An excerpt from Sportige on Lin’s game last night:

      Was this Lin’s best game of the preseason? The second half was possibly his finest. Again, it’s more than just the points or his ability to do the right thing at the right time for the Hornets in the closing minutes to come from behind and win the game. He’s oozing confidence in every possession, not having a problem taking Marcus Morris to the basket before drawing back to hit a jumper over him. Andre Drummond didn’t make him hesitate as well. It was Drummond who seemed confused at some point after Lin kept getting to the rim, either scoring, getting fouled or finding someone open for an easy basket.

      We’ve mentioned this a number of times: Preseason is a fickle mistress and can be misleading. However, there’s no denying how confident Lin looks and even more so with every game that goes by. He’s strong, faster and simply a better player overall than he was before he reached the Hornets, clearly making the most of his time to improve during the offseason. The biggest difference comes from how he’s treated from the sidelines. Steve Clifford knows Lin might be the one holding the key to making the playoffs and having a successful season.

    • joyce ward

      Yep saw it. Great drama.

    • David Kim

      So Kemba, batum, marvin, cody, jefferson starting line up?

      Do you guys think this starting line up enough to beat other good teams starting line up? I dont think so.

    • BobbyH

      The China factor.

    • joyce ward

      I think Clifford is kind of brilliant because he is letting the guys game speak for themselves on court. You saw how badly Big Al played when they kept trying to feed him the ball. Also, I think they thought Batum would help solve their problems in starting lineup, but that hasn’t worked out very well at all. This where lin will come into play. Lin being tasked to help steady the ship for both units. BTW, I agree with you.

    • grover chang

      Jordan got it. Kobe and Lebron generation just remember Jordan’s shooting (because of highlights) but he was in the triangle. So he passed and moved off the ball a lot after Phil got there. Jordan is just as famous for his end of game pass to Kerr.

    • Rick Johnson

      Maybe Hardens beard has the same effect.

    • grover chang

      maybe he lost too much weight. getting pushed out.

    • grover chang

      i prefer a reunion with Ed Davis. I liked his length, soft hands, speed, rebounding, and ability to finish with both hands. Only down size is he is sometimes too light, but that seems to be less of an issue in today’s NBA.

    • Maknusia

      Kemba seem to be growing it longer as well, compared to last couple of season

    • grover chang

      I think those passes Al got in the post, Ed would’ve made.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Lin has met his coach that can correct his mistake and use him fully; not like McHale who just choose the player with the hot hand and BS who is completely clueless in what he told the players to do. Now Clifford is the coach who help players improve. Coach Clifford also let Brian Roberts to stay on and play through his mistakes; not just for any specific players. The traits of a good coach is to help players play through their mistakes and turn into better players.

      It’s going to be a good season for Jeremy because he responds to good coaching. The 4thQ is a beauty. Jeremy just help the team whip the Pistons in the last 6 minutes of the game. Plus Jeremy can now play the 1 on 1 game when he has to. He scored easily in that kind of situation this game.

    • CJSHYY

      I don’t want Al to be w Lin in the same lineup bc he’s just too slow for Lin & also don’t get good Reb. smh!

    • KHuang

      That starting lineup could not even beat the bench – not that most NBA teams can beat the Lin Hansbrough Kaminsky bench.

    • KHuang

      I’m more concerned with Jefferson’s poor fundamentals and lame court reading ability.

    • KHuang

      Doesn’t matter if Clifford is “sold” or not.

      As long as Clifford keeps utilizing Lin, that’s what counts.

    • KHuang

      There is NO WAY Lin is just 200 lbs.

      With his bulging muscles and powerful frame, he’s gotta be 210 MINIMUM.

      I’ve been saying that since Fall 2012.

    • KHuang

      Of course Reggie Jackson should be “trying” to beat Lin.

      That’s what he’s paid $16 million or whatever he’s getting for.

      I don’t care how great Lin is, nobody wants to get outplayed by essentially a MIMINUM WAGER.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      It’s funny that NBA shows all the good plays of the Pistons but Charlotte Hornets won the game. They didn’t show anything.
      http://www.nba.com/games/20151021/CHADET/gameinfo.html?ls=iref:nba:scoreboard

    • Maknusia

      @psalm234:disqus take note and post this question to JL on next Q&A

    • KL

      I think the NBA video guy doesn’t like Lin. I really think so.

    • guest

      hey @maknusia:disqus, why a certain posts just disappeared though I could see somebody typing to reply?

    • KL

      I think preseason is more important than it is given credit for though you have to actually watch the games.

      For instance, the Hornets played very strong teams.

      The only weakened team they faced was the Knicks and that incidentally was the one game Jeremy did not play. They barely managed the win in that game.

      All the other games were against talented, young up-and-coming teams (Orlando, Detroit) or established powerhouses (Miami, Clippers, Chicago). The Hornets have done well and Jeremy was instrumental in almost every win.

      This momentum should carry over into the regular season.

    • maine lobster

      under maine lobster…any hidden stuff here? lol

    • Brent Yen

      preseason game does not mean players do not play hard…..It is about if the lineups and sets are optimized or not..same for regular season, some teams just give heavy minutes to starters for the potential 5-7 more wins…

    • Brent Yen

      Does not matter…..only minutes matter…he can trash Lin all he wants, as long as he give Lin 30+ mins.

    • grover chang

      Clifford seems to be a healthier coach for Lin then MDA.

    • Alain Gervais

      ?trash Lin?? Lin needs to prove himself. Unless he does it for 11 year it doesn’t say anything. Lin has averaged this before. I like his new style.Looks sustainable.

    • Maknusia

      should be up now…was in the spam bucket. maybe @psalm234:disqus dont like you..lol…..

    • Maknusia

      Pistons played better and had better stat in most department…the only thing they lacked is SaiyanLin

    • Brent Yen

      and 3P%…lol

    • maine lobster

      constantly, every single post being flagged as spam? wow, i’m impressed…lolll

    • Brent Yen

      LOL just kidding….to show the difference. Anyway Lin will be great

    • maine lobster

      and you put @psalm into a tight spot, you meannie…lol

    • Maknusia

      were you a bad lobster previously? disqus has its own rating as well….

    • Sundown

      Key quote from this article: “what the h*** do I know?”

    • maine lobster

      nope, i hardly post at all…
      the other day I posted something and i saw somebody typing to reply and then the post just disappeared…

    • maine lobster

      so apparently that person flagged me and i think i know who…lol

    • Acbc

      Lol, he hates Maine lobster…who in their right mind hates Maine lobster?

    • Dan Cohen

      that is why lin has to play in nba championships with him doing damage to the other team.. that way there is no escape to not showcase him… otherwise..what they gonna show? ppl clapping?

    • maine lobster

      yeah, and the most impressive part is that this person is here 24/7…talking about maine lobster, it’s really yummy…you tried before?

    • Maknusia

      maybe not…you are not posting with disqus id..right?

    • Maknusia

      SaiyanLin would have solved that if he was with Pistons…darn Pistons…they should have grabbed Lin

    • Dan Cohen

      hopefully that is what clifford is thinking inside. Of course he will not overtly say it because lin is still not the number 1 guy and might offend other players to destroy chem. Also the fact that he let them play and see how they do will give him justifcation to start lin because lin did do well so they can’t say he is favorite bc of mda connection or whatever. But of course.. clifford also want to see 1st hand how lin plays and then determine it from tehre.. so therefore so far the coach is completely neutral as oppose to mchale who never thought linsanity was for real..especially after harden came in. (if harden never came in, mchale will have no choice but let lin play without a tight leash)

    • 22cents

      Right to the point of this article!

    • 22cents

      I still remembered McHale’s words ” play harder, play harder, ….play harder”.

      How hard should it be? Using one’s head to break a wall? Ha Ha

    • GoJLin!

      Actually 4thQ Lin came in at 05:15, besides all the confidence and aggressiveness, he also showed 3 rebounds, 1 AST, 1 Jump Shot, and last 13 seconds’ Free Throw.

    • KHuang

      You yield to me!

      I was right, wasn’t I?

    • ZcodeSportSystem.com

      The Lakers just cut Robert Upshaw who has “rim protection” potential.

      Since the Hornets lacks a natural rim protector, I’m hoping they could quickly give him a call….Allowing Bismack Biyombo to leave for Toronto was a huge mistake since they really haven’t replaced him and there’s no current big man on their roster with natural rim protection skills.

      Al Jefferson is terrible in this area and Frank/Cody aren’t really rim protectors, at least not yet…The other guy, hanborough, is also not that type of big man…I would release that guy and bring in Upshaw.

    • BobbyH

      1Q 8:42, Lin passed half court, finding Nic cutting towards rim, and tossed up an alley-oop for an easy 2. The timing was quite perfect and it was a very risky play. It seems Nic and Lin are getting there.

      Hope Al can do the same per P&R. Just hope.

    • GoJLin!

      It is a preseason Back to Back game, I think 30 min is pretty okay. I don’t want Lin to over do it or get hurt ….

    • CJSHYY

      I saw some of Linsanity style game back last night. Got this from the other side..

      “As for the Hornets of Charlotte (who are now 7-0 in preseason?!?!), Linsanity had a sneaky 18 points doing the iso-tastic Linsanity shots we know and love. Batum torched both Bulloch and Stanimal at stretches for 18 points as well. Throw in Al Jefferson dropping 17 points, most of those in the 4th, and there’s your ballgame.”

      http://www.detroitbadboys.com/

    • sws94

      Because of usage?

    • real-dsb

      you can definitely tell certain things from preseason, but it’s the preseason win loss record that has little correlation with regular season (only 23% correlation last year), since coaches are giving bench players more PT to get a better look

    • real-dsb

      Haha, I kept thinking that every time too 🙂

    • sws94

      I think it’s fine. I think he’s saying he’s had a really good month because players get into streaks and Lin has been shooting the ball really well and overall playing well. He sounds realistic and knows all players have their ups and downs and to me it is encouraging because it sounds like he knows Lin’s worth and even if he has a few bad games will believe in him and knows he is important to the team. And Parker, Nash, CP3 are far more established than Lin so I don’t really get the comparison.

    • real-dsb

      If CP, SN, TP went through what Lin did the past years, yes.

    • real-dsb

      Lin’s height without shoes is 6’3″. He should be listed at 6’4.5″

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Upshaw is like Mutumbo in shot blocker, pickup him Charlotte

    • John Lee

      Well said about winning and DNA and stuff…but you forget that there are exceptions…like Byron Scott. 🙂

    • John Lee

      What did you think of “20 years-old again”?

    • sws94

      I don’t think he was horrible but he wasn’t good. He passed up shots he should have taken, he forced the pass too much rather than dribble and find natural openings and he DID revert back to some of the mistakes of last season. It was a mental approach that wasn’t good. He was deferring rather than controlling the offense too much. Yes, he had some good moments like that lob to Batum, but he wasn’t looking like a starting PG.

      After the 1Q, he was excellent because he changed his approach and played more in charge. He still set his team mates up but the passes weren’t forced and it was his dribbling penetration that started everything. I don’t care if he scores or not, but when he makes good penetration, sometimes the pass isn’t there and he needs to shoot. That’s what he’s been doing most of the season that he didn’t do in the 1Q. But fine, he made the adjustment and he’s played great after the 1Q.

    • John Lee

      Sure, pick up Upshaw and Fredette and get rid of Big Al and Roberts.

    • Acbc

      Yeah, something about the cold waters off the northeast that makes them tasty.

    • John Lee

      He could’ve been told by coach to set up Al, which you could tell was the theme of the night (5/15). Al just wasn’t making baskets, even at point blank range, until 4Q.

    • Dan Cohen

      If pb made 1 good defensive plays but 9 bad defensive plays, those are ignored and no mentioned that stinks at defense.
      if pb made 3 good defensive plays but 7 bad defensive plays, he is call a defensive expert as those 3 plays will be focused on

      If lin made 7 good defensive plays but 3 bad defensive plays, he is call a defense liability.
      if lin made 9 good defensive plays but 1 bad defensive plays, he is call ok defensively.

      I guess stereotype is hard to break.. race wise, what you did previously wise..etc.

    • John Lee

      Well karma catches up eventually, look where pb’s at now despite the fake praise.

    • heart

      What are the initials? Chris Paul, Steve Nash, Tony Parker? Thanks.

    • sws94

      Setting up Al wasn’t the problem. It’s how he set Al up. He’s set Al up before getting him easy shots but in a different flow. Lin had no flow in the 1Q. It’s OK, it was his first time starting as a PG so it may have had more to do with that than anything else.

    • real-dsb

      One was the turnovers was an offensive foul

    • John Lee

      The initials belong to the above-mentioned players, in reverse order: Chris Paul, Steve Nash, and Tony Parker.

    • Acbc

      Probably went Hollywood with SpongeBob SquarePants and hung out one too many parties.

    • sws94

      Right, the two bad TOs were the passes. I didn’t see the offensive foul, the Detroit feed was doing a replay.

    • KHuang

      If Beverley hadn’t been the replacement for the Asian guy, he would not even have made the D League let alone NBA.

    • John Lee

      I think the whole idea of “having to set up a particular player” is disruptive to the flexibility of their offense, as it becomes predictable. The idea is to move the ball around until someone’s open (regardless of who), rather than keep feeding and creating for Al.

      That being said, it is entirely possible that Clifford may be doing this to prove (or disprove) a point to someone higher up.

    • John Lee

      Exactly. Rox had to bring someone in all the way from Russia to stick it to the Asian guy who dared throw mud on the “genius”‘ face.

    • KHuang

      See, there goes that ingrained American RACISM again.

      Lin’s points were “sneaky”, as if nobody noticed him doing that and those points don’t rate.

      The Pistons threw their full defense at Lin and somehow Lin’s points are “sneaky”.

      NO. What happened was a Linsanity level in yo face BEATDOWN of star guard Reggie Jackson just like Lin’s ALWAYS done.

    • KHuang

      Urk.

      Biyombo STUNK, and his defense was highly overrated because he had no fundamentals and could not make court reads.

      If the Hornets want inside defense, they’ve got THE defender anybody in the NBA would need: Tyler Hansbrough who’s currently leading the entire team in defensive stats even over Lin!!!

    • KHuang

      NO.

      No more clueless eye test guys who don’t know where to go on the court.

    • sws94

      He does need to look for his own shot to make him more effective. If Lin is looking to pass first he becomes predictable and players think he’s not going to shoot. If he shoots sometimes and passes sometimes he keeps them guessing. Part of his improvement now is how he sometimes drives and sometimes has the step back jumper, so the defenders can’t just pack the paint and hope to trap him.

      I know he elevates team mates but he does it by being a scoring threat that has great court vision and makes it a point to set team mates up. It is his scoring that helps him do so.

    • John Lee

      SLS, short for Sore Loser Syndrome, also came into play. As if talking down the guy who beat them makes them looks less bad, when in fact it achieves the exact opposite.

    • KHuang

      Typical NBA SHUTOUT of Lin.

      Can’t have an Asian guy featured too much in highlights, it enrages fans.

    • KHuang

      The winning team “played better”.

    • KHuang

      They didn’t think Lin was worth $2 million, and so he took it out on their $16 million point guard.

    • KHuang

      They’d still edit Lin out of championship videos.

    • KHuang

      Unlike all other Lin fans, I think Clifford is STUNNED by Lin and cannot believe what he is seeing.

      I wrote this summer that Clifford, though appreciative of Lin, had NO IDEA that Lin was THIS GOOD. And I’m writing that he still doesn’t know how good Lin really is.

      So far, Clifford is having revelation after revelation with Lin.

    • sws94

      Some people will stay in the stereotype and that’s their problem. Others just see Lin’s style and to them he doesn’t look like a great defender. Lin is slowly getting converts, but I expect to hear the usual and when Lin does well how surprised they sound. But there are some on the other side that notice his overall skills and give him credit. Not enough, but some.

    • sws94

      SVG didn’t think the Pistons played better. I didn’t look at the highlight because I don’t expect much from the NBA vids.

    • blueCypher

      Nice, tonights game is on Bstreams

    • sws94

      Maybe. Are you still wary of Ewing?

    • Acbc

      Clifford is doing exactly any coach SHOULD DO. What’s tainted our eyes is how bad BS and Mchale was pretending to be a coach. We just come to expect ALL coaches to make no adjustments, make useless decisions and rotations.

      For now I’ll reserve judgement of his ability to craft game plans with Lin on the line up. How we’ll know if Clifford is a great coach is when he can help Lin against preemptive swarming double teams that tries to disrupt his leadership on court. Lin’s had to survive without any help of screens and teammates availing themselves for passes in those blitz situations.

    • John Lee

      I think I am. Ewing may be at least part of the reason we keep seeing the “Force-feed to Al” show.

    • sws94

      First game is Miami. They target Lin. They try to “punk” Lin. Wade is a great player that tries to play psychological games, Lin will match up with him sometimes. And he’ll try to punk Lin while green will try to as well. I hope Clifford is preparing for that. I wouldn’t be surprised if Lin is somewhat taken out of this game and scores a quiet 10 or 12 points. Another team that give Lin some trouble are the slow grinding teams like Memphis.

    • sws94

      Ewing himself was a jump-shooting center more than a post-up center. He rebounded a lot and played good defense. Ewing did an interview and just seemed to say that the chemistry was good and needs to get better. He was asked about Al and his weight and didn’t comment on his weight but said he was in better shape and worked on his game.

    • Acbc

      All NBA players are the cream of the crop. They represent a fraction of a percentage of the elite athletes that compete for jobs at the pro level. They have gotten there by hating to lose. It’s very hard to turn that instinct off. It is also why tanking is so bad for rebuilding teams. To lose on purpose blunts that instinct and makes them not mentally as tough in the crunch.

      These guys will want to beat you even playing Rock Paper Scissors.

    • Maknusia

      He was pissed bcoz up to the mid Q4 they had the game in their hand.

      Pistons had better AST 21-17 (CH)
      STL -> 10 – 6
      Fast break Points 20 – 9
      Pts in Paint 52 – 20
      TOV 11 – 15
      TOV PTS 24 – 11

      BLK 4 – 1

      To name a few

    • TTNN

      No, I don’t want anybody to break current lockerroom chemistry. Upshaw could not even stay clean in summer league with his drug issue, you have PJ to worry about already, why you want to pick up another one?

      I doubt how good Biyombo is though, he could shot block, and that is pretty much it. And block shot is over rated, not equivalent to good defense though. Blocked shot is much harder to rebound, and easier to lost their position, thus you need another person to secure the rebound if you have on e shot blocker. You need a good rim protector, but not a one way player. Biyombo is horrible offensively.

    • blueCypher

      I am really impressed with the 1on1 moves that Lin did against Morris. I’ve never really seen him execute like that before. Linsanity swagger is there

    • Maknusia

      you are reading too much into it…sneaky could also mean…despite the heavy defending, Lin manage to sneak in 18pts…hence sneaky

    • webattorney

      Good old Ballstreams. The best investment I made. Lol

    • webattorney

      At least, he’s making decent money.

    • Chopz

      http://www.detroitnews.com/sports/pistons/

      The headline says: “Poor shooting dooms Jackson, Pistons”, but nowhere in the story do they mention the reason for that poor shooting for Reggie – it’s called Lin.

    • blueCypher

      Yes sir

    • sws94

      I thought they played better too. SVG gets riled up, it’s kind of fun.

    • TK Wong

      Finally a clear fair assessment of JLin and also what he had to over come crime sidelines on his past two teams

    • Maknusia

      LOL…we cant expect the whole world to talk only about Lin

    • TK Wong

      overcome from sidelines

    • CJSHYY

      KHuang, clam down. I don’t think he really means in bad way… Don’t put everything in racism bc I really do think some of Lin’s fans are overreacted by little thing. I really think we should just leave these reporters or beat writers along. Don’t you know these writers hate the most it’s for people to tell them “they are wrong…” After 3 years, we should know by now some people just not a fan of Lin which is OK. No big deal. Lin went through a lot. But I believe his game will show true value he’s in the league.

    • John Lee

      He begs to differ, as he’s already brainwashed into thinking that he’s actually starter material with all that Beverine koolaid. And Bleacher also considers him underpaid (yuck!).

    • sws94

      That’s really the story of his preseason to me. His one-on-one moves, changes of direction and lateral quickness, hesitations on his moves are very much improved.

    • JE Ballew

      I like the analogy, give a person, or team, enough rope and they wlli hang themselves. Clifford is giving the players rope ,or opportunity, to fail or succeed. The end results are in the players hands IMO a very intelligent move.

    • Acbc

      No, he should be listed 6’8″ with shoes and hair.

    • blueCypher

      Yup, the offseason training is really panning out in games. What puts it over the top I think is the confidence, which goes a long way.

    • wandertheglobe

      I love Ballstreams. Conspiracy theory, but somehow, I think that Ballstreams is backed by the NBA/NHL to offer discounts for fans. It’s like an outlets mall for NBA/NHL fans.

    • blueCypher

      haha, I don’t think so. They are based offshore so its harder to enforce

    • Maknusia

      i thought at one point he mentioned he is 6’4

    • Acbc

      You are the CHOsen one!

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      That can be taught.

    • JE Ballew

      Great coaches improve the play of great players.

    • TTNN

      am I the only one that feel Bstreams is not as smooth as last year? Not sure whether they have too many customer than their system could support……

    • CJSHYY

      Well said. It’s really OK for people don’t like Lin or said some bad about his game. Every player in the league got it. This is part of the business in the league. Just focus on his game.

    • blueCypher

      They have stopped taking in new customers. I think it’s fine, did not have any issues yet. Sometimes I use VLC to play the stream instead of the web browser

    • DaBoss

      I like “crime” better! 😉

    • CJSHYY

      Ya! I really think Lin improved a lot better in everything after this summer. So happy to see it. Just great!!!

    • Dorothy

      AND he was listed as one of the underpaid players LOL

    • Chopz

      Underpaid my foot. He’s got zero offense and in todays NBA if you have no offense for a starting guard, you’re a joke.

    • KHuang

      Typical American media spin that cannot allow the Asian guy to appear victorious even if he is.

    • JE Ballew

      Would it be beneficial to the team morale for Clifford to RAVE about how good Lin is?
      I don’t think so. IMO, it doesn’t reflect his respect for Lin.

    • KHuang

      Yes you have seen Lin do TONS of these moves in the past.

      Lin’s done MUCH better moves in the last 5 years.

      Lin pulled off a much better move against Tayshaun Prince in his rookie year. Lin crossed up Prince and broke his ankles en route to an easy layup.

    • real-dsb

      Tbh, I had the same thought as the Detroit announcers “I didn’t think Lin was going to get an open shot off.”

      But wow, that was an impressive iso move. I keep saying, Lin will have no problem guarding and being guarded by 2s

    • Acbc

      Chemistry requires minds merging in battle. I’ll bet Lin hasn’t practice much with the first unit yet. At that level, if you have to make conscious decisions, you’re already too slow. It’s as organic as how our body becomes stunted when fear interrupts our lower brain control of flow of muscles.

    • JE Ballew

      When did Clifford trash Lin?

    • KHuang

      I see ZERO improvement.

      Lin was doing all this in both Summer League 2010 and as a Golden State rookie.

      I mean, didn’t Lin do that legendary 360 spin dribble against Derek Fisher?

    • KHuang

      It has NOTHING to do with confidence.

      It has 100% to do with Lin playing in a different system for a nonhater coach.

      There’s absolute no difference between what Lin is doing now and what Lin did in Summer League 2010. If anything, Lin is exerting himself LESS.

    • JE Ballew

      I think Clifford’s strategy was flawless. He knew how much time Lin needed. Of course, playing Monday morning coach.

    • grover chang

      No, I’m with Khuang on this. Asian stereotype in the united states is that we are sneaky. Somehow we are dishonest and sneaking around. @@ *rolleyes*

    • KHuang

      Oh yeah?

      How come Nicolas Batum’s points or Troy Daniel’s points weren’t “sneaky” then?

      DOUBLE RACE STANDARD.

    • KHuang

      I WILL NOT CLAM DOWN.

      How come Al Jefferson’s points weren’t “sneaky”?

      How come Lin gets SINGLED OUT like this EVERY GAME?

    • grover chang

      You could tell Rick Mahorn was impressed with some of Lin’s moves too. He would make an involuntary sound like *woah. But couldn’t say a complimentary statement after that. I’ll take it for now.

    • JE Ballew

      And still growing
      HAIR. :+)

    • sws94

      How tall is Dragic? Lin to me looks a little shorter than Dragic. And next to 6’4″ Wade, Lin looks more than an inch shorter.

    • grover chang

      Uh, I think its a little of both. Lin has confidence in the system, himself and coaching. He doesn’t have multiple thoughts and second guessing involved. He could stay focused.

    • KHuang

      When Lin is a 2, defenses cannot stack their players against him because he’s running all over the court losing guys in screens and cuts.

      When Lin is a 1, defenses can get set on him because Charlotte doesn’t have an effective traditional 2 guard who can cut off the ball and score wildly against no one when defenders gang up on Lin.

    • blueCypher

      I think his confidence was shot because of being wrongly used by the other coaches, he didnt feel “empowered” by them as he likes to say

    • sws94

      Yes, he’ll need to practice with every team member and combination because, really, he’s going to be playing in both units and will probably start games at 1 or 2. He’ll have to wear different hats.

    • blueCypher

      Ya those are the best type of compliments by the opposing announcers. They don’t really want to sound impressed on air but cannot help it haha

    • sws94

      I think Lin is all about confidence. He doesn’t love giving coaches the middle finger but when he did with BS, he started to play like Lin. But he has improved his ball handling a lot. It isn’t just moves KHang, it’s how he changes speed and direction and how consistently he does that. He’s at another level now.

    • sws94

      Yes, so Batum has to do some of that. He and Batum have to develop more chemistry and will. Also Kemba can do some of that but Batum is a bigger target. This will be crucial because Lin will likely be finishing games with those two besides him on the court.

    • KHuang

      NO IT CANNOT.

      It’s never been done, though people constantly try.

      Charlotte just FAILED on two guys like this: Noah Vonleh and Bismack Niyombo.

      At least Charlotte has LEARNED ITS LESSON.

    • blueCypher

      Right, a lot of bball is mental really. What a home run connecting with the Hornets this offseason

    • grover chang

      Thanks for keeping it honest Khuang. Americans have racist ideas about asians, they come out in little ways like this from time to time. When it happens with a black person the african american community is very good about pointing this out. As asians you don’t see that so these ideas are perpetuated. Call it political correctness, call it education, call it what you want but voices like Khuang do make a difference. I don’t see an Asian president in the white house. Hopefully Lin and some of the other asian celebrities will change the narrative.

    • sws94

      I don’t think Mahorn is a Lin doubter like Chicago’s announcer was. He just doesn’t know Lin’s game as well but sitting there you can tell he thought Lin had game.

    • KHuang

      Batum lacks the fundamentals to do that.

      He’s simply NOT CAPABLE.

    • Fred526

      Didn’t know Elmer Fudd was doing Pistons color commentary…1:46 mark.

    • Briiick

      No click.

    • KHuang

      Stan Van Gundy throws his team under the bus.

      The Pistons competed very hard and seriously yesterday. They played as a team and gave hobbled Charlotte an equal challenge to what mighty Chicago did. I find no fault with their play, they simply got beaten by a better player in Lin. I do not agree with Van Gundy’s assertions that his team was not playing the right way.

      The great coaches give SOME credit to opposing teams as opposed to blaming everything on their own players.

    • Briiick

      I heard it and I was thinking like wow, both of you were shocking.

    • grover chang

      I said the same thing last night with his post game interview. Saying his team didn’t play right. What was he complaining about. His team led the whole way until the final minutes. He just got linned but he couldn’t see it because the asian man is the invisible man.

    • Briiick

      Rox media should be talking that Bev is still a better fit than Lawson now that Haren looks bad beside Lawson.

    • CJSHYY
    • heart

      Yep, I think he stopped himself several times to give Lin due credit/praises.

    • blueCypher

      Hmm, sometimes I wonder teams use phantom injuries in order to give their players rest

    • Maknusia

      Obama is half Asian as well 😉

    • Maknusia

      Oh yeah! 😉 will agree to disagree here

    • sws94

      What about the lob play early in the 1Q? He can’t do that more?

    • CJSHYY

      I think so too. Don’t know Lin will get rest tonight or not? But I agree w Nathan…Coach wants to win it all. LOL!

      https://twitter.com/zukovka/status/657235225064427520

    • Maknusia

      OK guys…..lets stop this “Asian Man” thingy before this goes viral, and the entire site would become a racial bashing site. Thanks

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      He’s 21 yr old with potential and cheap.

    • KHuang

      Quick and dirty way to beat the Indiana Pacers:

      insert Tyler Hansbrough at PF and let him beat his former Pacers teammate Paul George into the geound.

      Paul George has been complaining about being physically overpowered at PF.

      I say unleash the NBA’s most rugged and vicious and low paid power forward on the NBA’s most fragile and soft and highly paid power forward.

      Edit:
      Oh yeah, I forgot something.

      Hansbrough used to star for the Pacers, collecting double double games and scoring 20+ points.

      Unleashing Hansbrough on Indiana is like feeding Jaws.

    • CJSHYY

      Hairsanity? Haha! New name for Lin. LOL!

      https://twitter.com/Ballislife/status/657194699573342208

    • Chopz

      At about the 30 second mark of the video,
      Lin puts a move on Reggie Jackson and Rick Mahorn says: “That was an
      interesting move, nice little step back pump fake Andre Drummond, get him out of the way.” When Lin threw the fake, he got Reggie to jump in the air and
      it caused Drummond to freeze for a split second so he could get his shot up.

      Comments like this from one the champions of the Bad Boys is nice to hear. I
      guess “game recognize game”.

    • Weifang

      I looks like TH will be out their regular rotation then. He played less and less, I don’ t remember seeing him at all yesterday. Not sure what is going on there…

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      1/2 of the offense would be PnR if these 2 are teammates.

    • Dan Cohen

      THANK YOU

    • CJSHYY
    • heart

      I hope he makes the team to be enforcer specialist at least. I like TH. I wish he has minutes & support to develop too.

    • CJSHYY
    • grover chang

      I would pay to see that.

    • grover chang

      Fine I will gladly not mention the Viral Asian Man Thingy.

    • John Lee

      Awww…I was looking forward to the Jordan Hill/Al Jefferson showdown… /s

    • I like it 🙂 JLin is almost as tall as Drummond

      Hairsanity will be a much improved and sustainable version of Linsanity, hidden by envious hair-challenged characters in the past 3 years LOL

      Media might pick up quickly on Hairsanity

    • ZcodeSportSystem.com

      A bit off topic, but does anyone knows what are the assistant coaches writing on their notes during games..I’ve always noticed them writing things on their notepad after every play or scenarios….are they keeping notes of mistake made by specific players or statistics?

    • CJSHYY

      Really? If true that’s great.

    • real-dsb

      updating facebook.

    • CJSHYY

      Wow! Got it from the other side, I hope this will happen this year.

      Just a note, since 2002, in the East

      Only 2 teams ever got 8 wins in preseason.

      2002-2003 Piston (#1 in regular season)

      2009-2010 Magic. (#2 in regular season)

      Only 7 teams got 7 wins in preseason.

      2014-2015 Raptors (#4 in regular season)

      2013-2014 Bull (#5 in regular season).

      2010-2011 Magic (#4 in regular season) and Celtics (#3).

      2007-2008 Hawk(#8 in regular season)

      If statistic don’t fail us, the worst case scenario, Hornets will be in the eight spot in the playoff run. So expect a 45+ win season.

    • real-dsb

      well, I can see Clifford giving the previous game starters limited minutes since back to back.

    • real-dsb

      preseason win loss records have very little correlation to regular season record

    • real-dsb

      Last year, MIN was .714 in preseason and finished .195
      TOR .875 finished .598
      LAC .250 finished .683
      SAS .286 finished .671

      But yes, I do predict Hornets get to playoffs.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      We know but winning tonight game, it will indicate something that we can hope for.

    • Weifang

      Doesn’t fit the system like what Lin went through? I hope I can have in-depth understanding, there must be something TH did not do well in coach’s eyes.

    • JW

      This podcast was before yesterday’s game. Something to pass the time. Edit: (The guy’s twitter picture is Lin. Said Lin has done better than Walker this preseason)

      http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/239588/Duncd-On-Pod-Charlotte-Hornets-Season-Preview-With-Spencer-Percy

      Spencer Percy (@QCHSpencer) joins Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) to preview the Charlotte Hornets season.

      Topics include: The effects of the MKG injury, a new pace and space era in Charlotte, expectations for Frank Kaminsky, the Hornets’ crunchtime lineup, and a grade for the Hornets’ management and ownership.

    • real-dsb

      Monta Ellis is out? Darn, now the Pacers have a chance to win. =p

    • real-dsb

      How about Lin start at 1 and his hair start at 2?

    • Chris B.

      Yes it does, more than you think. Read this. Got this from Ben Johnson on the other site. http://www.sheridanhoops.com/2013/10/26/bernucca-nba-preseason-doesnt-mean-anything-except-that-it-does/

    • LAJane

      He is really good at those lobs. They were part of what made his partnership with Davis in the Lakers so thrilling. Jeremy can fire accurately and quickly read the spacing under the basket was favorable, so the risk was less with Lin and more with Batum finishing. Be nice if they developed intuition as good as the Lin/Davis one.

    • Weifang

      What if Clifford starts 2nd unit tonight? That’s going to be a fun game to watch. Why don’t those coaches never do that? (well, I am wrong. Lakers did it last year)

    • real-dsb

      There is some correlation, but not much. Last year, preseason win loss had 0.23 correlation to regular season (max 1.00, min 0.00). That’s pretty low.

      I’m not saying preseason records are completely meaningless. Going 8-0 in preseason is better than going 0-8. But there’s plenty of complete reversals. Last year’s examples:

      MIN .714 in preseason and finished .195
      LAC .250 finished .683
      SAS .286 finished .671

    • CJSHYY

      Last night, I don’t think Detroit played like preseason so so game to me. It’s very close to regular game.

    • Yes @maknusia:disqus has a good point, it’s Detroit News site so naturally they focused on their players’ shortcomings

      I guess they can’t really print the headline “$2M JLin Shut Down $16M Reggie Jackson” lol

      Reggie Jackson looked befuddled in the video after JLin blew by him to make the last runner that gave the Hornets 96-92 lead. It would crush his psyche

      Some truths were not mentioned but over time the announcers would have to acknowledge JLin’s ability to defend & attack supposedly-better PGs

    • LAJane

      LOL

    • Mr Chuckles

      I agree with KHuang. Even Lin himself alluded to this in Linsanity about how analysts would call him, “deceptively” quick adding, “Do I look slow?”

    • JW
    • GoodDayLA

      I dont think you needed to show us that to prove this is a playoff team. Barring injury, they will finish in the top 4 east if Clifford let’s Lin loose and stops worrying about shielding the feelings of this teams’ past go to players.

    • GoodDayLA

      the answer is obvious

    • GoodDayLA

      whats the starting 5 for both teams?

    • Acbc

      I’m so glad you posted this. People forget how difficult it was for Lin to even believe he could be an NBA player. Montgomery believed in him when nobody else did.

      Loyalties are earned that way and it’s a trust that can’t be bought.

    • Steppen03

      Disagree.
      Yes, the very good teams, like the Spurs, GS, Clipps, don’t need the W’s in preseason to prove themselves cause they already have the confidence from last season. For weaker or “new” teams they have every reasons to prove to themselves that they can hang with the better standing teams and esp. when the opposing teams are trying their best to get the W as well. Every win Will certainly help the Hornets team in achieving what they want to achieve in the regular season.

    • real-dsb

      Looks like the starting 5!

    • GoodDayLA

      This is actually a really good idea Khuang. But just as Cliffford pounds away wasting possessions feeding Al Jefferson to help opposing teams keep games close, Tyler too will not play and if he does, like 6-10 minutes.

    • Chris B.

      Also, you have to take into account for some of these top teams. They are mostly resting their established veterans like the Spurs and Cavs.

    • Steppen03

      You cannot really compare the Hornets to great teams that don’t do well in the preseason. Every team, situation is different. If your opponent don’t try to win by all cause then the win is not that meaningful.

    • DaBoss

      Just for fun – I may be dating myself but this needs to be Lin’s new anthem! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBIfWt3uiZ8

    • Dan Cohen

      huh? you might be dating yourself?!!! don’t have to make that public.!

    • DaBoss

      Hehe!

    • real-dsb

      That’s a good point about some top teams not needing to win in preseason.

      But last year top contenders GSW CLE HOU had > .700 preseason records.

      The fact is that there are top teams with good preseason records as well as poor, and there are bad teams with good and poor preseason records. And last year was only 0.23 correlation.

    • steven ko

      it all depends on JLin

    • Dan Cohen

      lol

    • JLin blew by RJax, SVG went SMH

      If you want further enjoyment from watching the highlights, pay attention to SVG & RJax reaction in the crunch time when the game was close but JLin blew by RJax for the runner to give the lead 96-92 with 1:29 left.

      – SVG called a timeout. kept shaking his head in disappointment
      – RJax looked befuddled & gassed, shoulder slumped as he walked to the bench
      https://youtu.be/Ab-oU6C9Dm0?t=2m2s
      Late game execution is very crucial and SVG wanted his team to win it so badly to be ready for the regular season.

      I have no doubt JLin earned a new respect from SVG

      Note: If you watch Dawkins video, there were multiple SMH actions by SVG starting at [mark 1:15]. Very Enjoyable!

    • real-dsb

      Pacers favored by 4.5 pts

    • steven ko

      you don’t have to CLAM down but our boy Lin CLAMPED down on the opposition last night…

    • Briiick

      There is a reason why Lin is known as Mr. 4th quarter. Lin plays like a chess master in clutch times.

    • Briiick

      This bodes well for the Hornets.

    • real-dsb

      Jeremy at pg
      Lin at SG
      Shu at sf
      How at pf
      The hair at center

    • DaBoss

      Really liked that backwards pass from Lin to Batum at 1:26!

    • GoodDayLA

      honestly SVG does not respect Lin. He said some less than favorable things I believe about Lin. Lin just has to keep this up for a few seasons and his begrudning respect will finally come.

    • Dan Cohen

      i will place bets.

    • GoodDayLA

      yes it was pretty impressiv.e

    • GoodDayLA

      Lin’s rebounding prowess is coming back now free to play basketball without barriers. I have not seen it since Warriors days and just pre Lnisanity.

      Next his steals will come back once totally comfortable. Lin’s biggest strength defendsively is steals. When that’s back and he’s picking all sort of passing and crosses, he’ll have come full circle.

    • JAD2456

      Lin Highlights from jay910221

      http://youtu.be/HizranYTrqg

    • steven ko

      memo to Coach: for the regular season, Lin needs to play 9 minutes per quarter. First 9 minutes in Q1, last 9 minutes in Q2. And same for 2nd half. Otherwise, both you and Cho are toast! Take heed!

    • More coaches will see the blinding light of Hairsanity this season as the Hornets rack up more Ws!

    • GoodDayLA

      that is not happening. Clifford, Cho, or Jordan is afraid to win at all costs. I think they feel Lin will just leave after the season, are not 100% sold he is as good as he’s looked, and there’s other garbage preventing this from happening for lin.

    • Briiick

      When Lin was with Rox, first McHale thought Lin took too many shots from Harden, then he thought Lin took too many steals, rebounds and assists from Harden. Eventually Lin was assigned to the corner not allowed to move.

    • GoodDayLA

      I think some coaches are told play by scouts, ESPN, that Lin stinks. So they don’t know better. Then when he kills them, they are wondering what the heck happened.

      Chicago has seen Lin kill them before in Houston days. But the new coach didn’t know I guess.

      Lin is talented all around and good enough on offense to cnosistently get 15-20 points at the NBA level. This is his saving grace & why Linsanity took fold at all. SCORING is the NBA way.

      To basketball players, SCORING and the ability to get buckets is the only thing that matters. Luckily Lin is naturally good at doing that.

      When NBA and TV media hate on Lin for “bad defense” it’s because that’s the last straw they can hang on to talk him down.

    • spiderman

      Significantly reduce Al Jefferson’s time if want to win

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      8,7,9,9 = 33

    • CJSHYY

      They knew Lin will be out of Hornets after this season that’s why they have to take care Kemba first.

    • heart

      I can’t get over how high Lin’s vertical jump is. Has he been out rebounding everyone on the team? What so special is he makes good plays at the most critical time. He’s exuding confidence and calmness this season-> God’s peace!

    • GoodDayLA

      yeah it was a total joke. Houston is not even really a true contender. It’s ridiculous the NBA tries to pretend that is a good team. Sure it’s a playoff team, but not a true contender.

      Right now Hornets are Houston level nothign more. To get to a real contender, Lin must start at guard,, dominate the action, and not waste 15 minutes a game feeding post entry passes to Al Jefferson in a static predictable plodding offense where Al cannot even finish at a 60% clip of efficiency shootnig 5-15.

      I dont think Clifford has what it takes to totally get there, or if he does he knows management wont allow it.

      so Charlotte will end up being the new Atlanta this season, a good playoff team, but nothing special. They will just get eliminated by the real contenders like Cavs in the playoffs.

      Houston wasted Lin and basically would rather lose playoffs and games than win with him.

      Charlotte is trying, but they still wont go all in to preserve chemistry, egos, or whatever it may be.

      They need to empower Lin so they can trade some former starters for better parts and really try to win a title. It’s possible it requires a lot of luck and risk most management simply dont’ have.

      I’m just going to look glass half full knowing Lin will get stats and burn a lot of people and teams this season. Anything else will be unexpected for me.

    • sws94