The Charlotte Hornets defeated the Indiana Pacers, 108-101 on Friday night led by Kemba Walker, who had 33 points and Nicolas Batum, who had 31 points but Jeremy Lin was once again lost in the rotation playing just 23 minutes and had 7 points on 3-of-9 shooting from the floor.
Lin is still one of the primary bench players for the Hornets but with the acquisition of Courtney Lee, who has started and finished games for Charlotte, the Asian-American guard’s minutes and production has gone down.
Here’s a look at Jeremy Lin’s numbers, the past eight games or since the NBA All-Star Break:
vs. Milwaukee Bucks – 4 points on 1 of 8 shooting in 23 minutes
vs. Brooklyn Nets – 11 points on 3 of 10 shooting in 31 minutes with 5 rebounds and 4 assists
vs. Cleveland Cavaliers – 10 points on 4 of 9 shooting in 25 points with 4 assists
vs. Indiana Pacers – 7 points on 3 of 8 shooting in 22 minutes
vs .Atlanta Hawks – 15 points on 4 of 7 shooting in 21 minutes
vs .Phoenix Suns – 6 points on 1 of 7 shooting in 17 minutes
vs. Philadelphia 76ers – 14 points on 4 of 6 shooting in 20 minutes
vs. Indiana Pacers – 7 points 3 of 9 shooting in 23 minutes
The Hornets are 6-2 in these games and in the two losses, to the Cavaliers and Hawks, Jeremy Lin provided the numbers but it came in garbage time as Cleveland and Atlanta won via blowouts.
Lin, who averaged more than 26 minutes per game earlier in the season, has his playing time cut. With the Hornets winning, it’s hard to blame Hornets head coach Steve Clifford’s decision to bench Lin in the crucial moments of the game.
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