Jeremy Lin and the Charlotte Hornets have a chance to close out their series on Friday in Game 6 of their best-of-seven series in the first round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs.
The Hornets are aiming for their first playoff series win since 2002 after beating the Heat three straight times since going down 2-0 in this series.
Lin has been one of the vital cogs for the Hornets’ success the last three games. He averages 14.0 points per game in these playoffs, the second highest among bench players in this postseason.
Jeremy Lin tied a postseason career high of 21 points in Game 4 (89-85 win for Charlotte) and then followed it up with another excellent all around game in Game 5 (90-88) where the Asian-American guard had 11 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists.
Kemba Walker is the star of this Hornets squad with averages of 22.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.6 assists. Marvin Williams and Nicolas Batum have also been great for Charlotte while Courtney Lee hit timely baskets in the recent win.
With their backs against the wall, the Heat will look to their veteran group led by Dwyane Wade and Luol Deng, who is averaging a team-high 19.4 points per game, which is better than his scoring average in the regular season.
The Miami Heat vs. Charlotte Hornets match-up will be on ESPN starting at 8 P.M. Eastern Time and Heat vs. Hornets live streaming can be viewed via NBA League Pass.