The mercurial season of Jeremy Lin continues. Working his way out of a shooting slump, Lin again shot a high percentage against the Hawks in Atlanta. Lin went 4-of-7 from the field and got to the line (as is his custom) seven times, making six attempts. The problem: the other Hornets had a terrible time trying to score. Credit the Hawks unrelenting defense, but Kemba Walker was just 3-of-15, Al Jefferson 2-of-11, and Nicolas Batum 1-of-6. Atlanta basically put a lid on the basket.
The Hawks held the Hornets to 33.3 percent shooting in an 87-76 win in which Charlotte trailed throughout. The Hornets are 30-28 and the Hawks 33-27, much closer than was expected when the season began. No one early would have called this date on the schedule a "must win" for Atlanta, but the Hawks came out that way. Lin played just 21 minutes and committed only one turnover, but struggled some on defense, committing four fouls.The BEST SALES on Amazon NOW ]