Jeremy Lin does the ‘Jordan shrug’ as Hornets tie series vs. Heat

Jeremy Lin does the ‘Jordan shrug’ as Hornets tie series vs. Heat

Jeremy Lin and Kemba Walker powered the Charlotte Hornets to a close 89-85 win over the Miami Heat on Monday to tie their best-of-seven series in the 2016 NBA Playoffs at two games each.

The Hornets’ backcourt combined for 55 points as the Hornets held off a late Heat rally in the second half and held on to the crucial win as the series shifts back to Miami for Game 5 on Wednesday.

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Jeremy Lin, who finished with 21 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field, made his best impression of Michael Jordan’s “shrug” in the postseason after hitting a three-pointer with a bank shot:

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Jeremy Lin played 34 minutes and added 3 assists and 2 steals but it was Walker who was the game scoring leader with 34 points from 13-of-28 from the field and 6-of-7 from the free throw line.

Courtney Lee was the other Hornet in double figures with 11 points as Charlotte played good defense at crunchtime to hold off a surging Heat squad hoping for a road upset.

Miami led 26-19 after the first quarter but Charlotte owned the second quarter outscoring their opponents 29-13 in the second. The Heat were led by Joe Johnson’s 16 points and Luol Deng’s 15 points but they struggled shooting (39.5%) as a team.

Jeremy Lin, Kemba Walker will try to win their third straight in this series in Game 5 in Miami, where they were blown out in the first two games of the series.