Jeremy Lin scored six of his 13 points during a decisive 13-4 4th quarter run by the Charlotte Hornets that put the game on ice against the Nets in Brooklyn. The key to strong play by Lin looks to be tied to playing time. Lin, who is averaging a little less than 23 minutes per game in Charlotte, was on the floor for 28:52 in Brooklyn. Contributing in more ways than scoring, Lin grabbed nine rebounds. He had four assists but committed five turnovers in the high scoring contest — a 116-111 win.
The Hornets improved to 6-6 on the year. Nicholas Batum led Charlotte with 24 points on 7-12 shooting. Lin shot 5-13 going 0-4 from 3-point territory. (Lin’s 13 shot attempts was second most among Hornets.) He got to the line four times, making three. Lin’s contributions have been streaky but often timely for Charlotte, as was the case in Brooklyn. His .407 field goal percentage so far is his lowest since his rookie year.