Jeremy Lin and the Charlotte Hornets bounced back from a previous defeat dealing the visiting Milwaukee Bucks a 115-91 blowout on Saturday.
It was Nicolas Batum who was on fire against the Bucks as the French forward scored 25 points with 5 three-pointers. Marvin Williams and Kemba Walker added 21 and 18 points, respectively, to give the Hornets their third win in the last four games.
Charlotte improved to 42 wins against 31 losses overall for sixth place in the Eastern Conference standings.
Jeremy Lin came off the bench to add 9 points in 25 minutes and added a season-high 5 steals against a Bucks team, which dropped their 44th loss of the season and most likely out of the 2016 NBA Playoffs.
John Henson, who came off the bench, led the Bucks in scoring with 19 points and added 8 rebounds and 3 blocked shots. Jabari Parker had 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists.
Charlotte outscored Milwaukee, 29-17 after the first quarter and got the 55-38 lead after the first half. The Bucks never seriously threatened in the second half as Charlotte ran away with the victory in the second half.
The Hornets lost to the Detroit Pistons, 112-105 in their previous game but bounced back with a big blowout victory over the Bucks.
After scoring three straight in double-figures, “Linsanity” took a break scoring just 4 and 9 points in the last two games. However, it appears Jeremy Lin has now earned the trust of head coach Steve Clifford and he will be vital in the Hornets’ rotation to end the regular season and in the playoffs.
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