Jeremy Lin had a good shooting night and the Charlotte Hornets were off to a fast start to beat the visiting Houston Rockets, 125-109 on Saturday night.
Kemba Walker and Marvin Williams led the way with 26 points and 25 points, respectively while Lin was the primary scorer off the bench finishing with 16 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. Walker added 5 rebounds and 6 assists while Williams hit three three-pointers to help the Hornets to their seventh straight victory.
The Hornets led 34-19 after the first quarter but Houston fought back to make it a close game.
The loss dropped the Rockets to 33 wins against 33 losses for the season while the win gave the Hornets their 36th win against 28 losses to continue to climb in the Eastern Conference standings, now in fifth place.
Jeremy Lin played 26 minutes, his highest in this winning streak, and shot 4 of 9 field goals and 7 of 8 free throws. Lin played inspired against former team Rockets, who had had Lin in the roster from 2012 to 2014.
The Hornets finish a home stretch against the Dallas Mavericks and Orlando Magic on Monday and Wednesday, respectively, before taking on the Miami Heat on Thursday. The Heat are in fourth place in the East but the Hornets are looking at getting into the top four in the conference for first round homecourt advantage in the 2016 NBA Playoffs.
Jeremy Lin’s playing time and production with the Hornets have been inconsistent since the NBA All-Star Break but it appears the Asian-American guard may have finally adjusted to his role in being the team’s primary guard off the bench.
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