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NBA trends: Hornets making a move, and Jeremy Lin is a big part of it

NBA trends: Hornets making a move, and Jeremy Lin is a big part of it

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Lin sparking Hornets

After missing the playoffs last season, the Charlotte Hornets have established themselves as one of the top six teams in the Eastern Conference, holding a sizable lead over the ninth-place Chicago Bulls with only nine games left on the schedule. Former Lakers guard Jeremy Lin has helped lead the surge for the Hornets, playing a key role off the bench behind Kemba Walker.

On Monday, Lin was all but unstoppable against one the best teams in the league, scoring 29 points against the San Antonio Spurs in a Hornets' win. The next...

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