Jeremy Lin continues his great play, scoring 21 points on Tuesday night in an easy 105-100 win over the lowly Brooklyn Nets. Nicolas Batum, who had 23 points, also played well for the Hornets, which continued their great run for this month.
Jeremy Lin and Nicolas Batum showed the way for the Hornets, who were off to great start outscoring the Nets, 25-14 after the first quarter.
The Nets made a run after the halftime break and cut the lead down to three points, 67-64 entering the final quarter. However, the Hornets avoided the upset loss as Kemba Walker and Frank Kaminsky added 14 points each to help Charlotte stop the Nets’ comeback in the fourth.
Charlotte is currently one of the best teams in the NBA for March, going 11-2 so far this month. The Hornets has 41 wins against 30 losses overall and tied for fourth place with the Boston Celtics and Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference standings.
The past two games have been great for Jeremy Lin, who has lost playing time for the Hornets around the NBA All-Star break. The Asian-American guard shot well from the field making 8 of 12 shots against the Nets and added 4 assists in 30 minutes of playing time.
Jeremy Lin led Charlotte to their biggest win of the season scoring 29 points in their previous game in a comeback win over one of the NBA’s best teams, San Antonio Spurs. Lin and the Hornets came back from 23 points down and beat the Spurs on Monday.
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