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Hornets' Lynch free to shoot 3s as he pleases

George Lynch asked permission to shoot 3-pointers. Luckily for the Hornets, Paul Silas said yes.

Updated: May 1, 2003, 3:00 AM ET
By Jerry Bembry | ESPN the Magazine

PHILADELPHIA -- Let's go back three months, when George Lynch had something to say and didn't know how to say it. Unhappy with his lack of minutes in his first full season with the New Orleans Hornets, a frustrated Lynch took his concerns public, never seeking an audience with coach Paul Silas.

On Wednesday at the First Union Center, Lynch had something to say and he knew how to say it. The Sixers were crowding Baron Davis and Jamal Mashburn, leaving Lynch wide open on the perimeter.

"Run ...

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