One of the highlights in the Charlotte Hornets’ blowout win over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday was Jeremy Lin’s rare breakaway dunk as the Asian-American guard was a key player off the bench scoring 14 points in the victory.
The Hornets moved to above 0.500 for the season with 27 wins against 26 losses and returned in the playoff picture for No. 8 in the Eastern Conference. The Pacers dropped to 28-25.
Jeremy Lin also finished with 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals in 28 minutes on the floor. Lin struggled in his six of the last seven games but played better Wednesday night to help the Hornets to their third win in a row and five of the last six games.
Six players finished in double-figure scoring for Charlotte led by star guard Kemba Walker, who had 25 points on 10-of-21 shooting with 7 rebounds and 2 steals. Center Cody Zeller posted a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds while Nicolas Batum had a good all-around game of 11 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists.
Also playing well off the bench like Lin were Jeremy Lamb, who had 16 points on 7-of-8 shooting and Frank Kaminsky, who had 10 points and 8 rebounds.
The Pacers, who are just 3-3 in their last six games, were led by Paul George, who had 22 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists.
The game was close after the first quarter with the teams tied at 25 apiece. However, the Hornets started the blowout in the second quarter where they outscored the Pacers, 35-18.
Watch Jeremy Lin’s dunk over the Pacers below:
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Photo courtesy: Instagram/ jlin7