Jeremy Lin scores 29 in 29 mins vs the 76ers (who double teamed Lin?!)
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The Lakers ended the 76es 2 game winning streak behind 29 points from Jeremy Lin. Lin connected on 10 of 16 shots off the bench and also had 5 dimes including 1 sweet no-look to Wesley Johnson.
The craziest thing about Lin’s performance on Sunday was the fact that the 76ers actually double teamed him sometimes.
“We tried to double-team Lin with about seven minutes left, and he still found ways to score,” 76ers coach Brett Brown said. “We tried multiple people on him and tried to get length on him with Jerami Grant. We tried to blitz him and searched to try to find ways to defend him, but we struggled all night.”
C’mon Scott, just let the man start.
“Obviously, I would love to be in the starting lineup, but nothing’s guaranteed at this point,” said Lin who started the first 20 games of the season. “I mean, 70 games into the season, I’m just trying to stay focused on doing what I’m supposed to do when I get in there.”