Jeremy Lin has tantalized fans with how he’d perform given adequate minutes on the floor. Last night in the Hornets thrilling 129-128 OT victory over the Kings, he gave one very positive answer. Lin scored 20 points on efficient shooting (8-of-19, 50% from 3-points) while dishing 11 assists and grabbing eight boards. What’s the key to Lin’s success?
The control factor in the Jeremy Lin experiment continues to be minutes. When you add minutes to Lin’s stat line, you get more from Lin as a player. In the Kings win, Lin played 50 minutes — more than any other Hornet. It was a game filled with gaudy statistics. On the Kings side, Damarcus Cousins had 56 points and was only stopped by his sixth foul. Rajon Rondo had 20 assists and ten boards. For Charlotte, Troy Daniels lit up for 28 points on scorching hot shooting, going 8-of-11 from three.