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Linsanity Returns in L.A. Victory

NBA via New York Knicks(LOS ANGELES, Ca.) -- On a night reminiscent of the mania that swept the NBA community by storm three years ago, "Linsanity" carried the Lakers to a 118-11 overtime victory against the Boston Celtics.

Jeremy Lin brought out his best game as a Laker as he completed 10-15 from the floor Sunday night, leading L.A. with 25 points. 

The win snapped a seven game losing streak for Los Angeles (14-41), but they didn't make it easy. The Celtics (20-33) rallied from seven points down with less than 30 seconds to go in the game. Avery Bradley knocked down a three pointer at the buzzer to tie the game at 106 and send it to overtime.

The Celtics, who announced that Jared Sullinger would miss the remainder of the season before tipoff, could not find an answer to stop Lin. He would be the catalyst in overtime as he would knock down two baskets and dish out three assists.

"Jeremy Lin killed us the whole night," Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said. "He was really effective in a lot of ways -- not only scoring the ball, but also getting into the paint and making plays for others."

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Lakers Stun Warriors 115-105

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(LOS ANGELES, Ca) -- The Los Angeles Lakers took down the Golden State Warriors 115-105, Tuesday night in impressive fashion.

Most noteworthy was that the Lakers were dominating the Warriors while Kobe Bryant rested on the bench for a scheduled day of rest. 

Seven players on the Lakers scored 11 points or more. Carlos Boozer, Ed Davis, Wayne Ellington, Jeremy Lin, Ronnie Prince, Wesley Johnson and Nick Young all reached double digits in a game that wasn't as close as the final score would appear.

"I thought our guys came out really focused on what we had to do on both ends of the floor and we did a great job," said Lakers coach Byron Scott.

"We've been saying this all along to our players, if we compete and can play with energy, we have that second and third effort every single night then we give ourselves a chance to win," Scott added.

The Lakers led by as much as 22 points in the fourth quarter in what was certainly their most impressive win of the season.


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Lakers Pick Up First Win of the Season

NBA via Los Angeles Lakers(LOS ANGELES) -- The wait is finally over. The Los Angeles Lakers won their first game of the season on Sunday against the Charlotte Hornets.

The Lakers had been 0-5, the worst start in the team's Kobe Bryant-era. The team also avoided losing six straight to open a season for the first time since 1957-58, when the team played in Minneapolis.

"We got to start somewhere," Bryant said after the win.

Bryant and Jeremy Lin led the way for the Lakers as they each scored 21 points. Carlos Boozer also chipped in 16 points.

"Guys weren't just looking to get the ball to Kobe and step out of the way," Lakers head coach Byron Scott said of the win. "I talked to Jeremy before the game about being more assertive on both ends of the floor."

After their win on Sunday, the Philadelphia 76ers find themselves as the only winless team left in the NBA. On Sunday, they lost to the Toronto Raptors and fell to 0-7 in the season.

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Jeremy Lin Putting 'Linsanity' Behind Him

NBA via New York Knicks(EL SEGUNDO, Calif.) -- Even though he'll always be associated with Linsanity, new Los Angeles Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin is moving on from what made him one of the most recognized basketball players in the world.

"I'm not trying to relive that banner season," Lin said during his introductory news conference with the Lakers on Thursday. "I think that's been a big weight off my shoulders and I think that's very important for me as a player. I'm not trying to recreate a Linsanity. I'm not trying to be that phenomenon that happened in New York. I think I just want to be myself more than ever."

In his lone season with the New York Knicks from 2011-2012, Lin set the basketball world on fire as he consistently put up big numbers on a nightly basis. Lin was never a highly-touted prospect, and was recalled from the D-League, so his success took many by surprise.

Lin spent the past two seasons with the Houston Rockets and averaged 13.0 points during that time. Even though he may never match his production during the height of Linsanity, the Lakers traded for him in hopes of stabilizing the team's point guard position.

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ESPN: Rockets Trade Lin to Lakers

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Houston Rockets traded guard Jeremy Lin and a future first-round pick to the Los Angeles Lakers Friday, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman.

The Rockets will receive cash and rights to an undisclosed overseas player.

According to, the Rockets are also expected to match the Dallas Mavericks three-year, $46 million offer sheet to restricted free agent Chandler Parsons.

Meanwhile, the Lakers receive a 26-year-old Lin, who is in the final year of his contract that will pay him $14.9 million this season.

During his four NBA seasons, Lin has averaged 11.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game.


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Jeremy Lin To Miss Two Weeks With A Sprained Knee 

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(HOUSTON) --  Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin will miss two weeks with a sprained right knee, the team announced on Friday.

The 25-year-old Lin was injured when he collided with Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap during the first quarter of Wednesday night's game.  He left the contest and did not return.

The Rockets (11-5) will turn to point guards Aaron Brooks and Patrick Beverly in Lin's absence.  Lin will be re-evaluated in two weeks to see if he can to return to action.

Lin is averaging 15.3 points and 4.5 assists in 16 games this season for Houston.

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Rockets Bump Knicks 109-106

Christopher Trotman/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  James Harden scored 36 points as the Houston Rockets outlasted the New York Knicks 109-106 on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.

Jeremy Lin scored 21 points in his return to New York for the Rockets, (6-4) who held on to win despite a 45-point, 10-rebound effort from Carmelo Anthony.

"Jeremy stepped up, James played big and that's what we need," Rockets center Dwight Howard said after scoring seven points and pulling down 15 rebounds.

Harden returned to action after missing Wednesday night's overtime loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.  He scored seven-straight points for the Rockets late in the fourth quarter to help seal the victory.

The Knicks (3-5) have lost four-straight at home.

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Sixers Stun Rockets 123-117 in Overtime 

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- James Anderson scored a career-high 36 points, Tony Wroten added a triple-double, and the Philadelphia 76ers stunned the Houston Rockets 123-117 on Wednesday night.

Playing in place of injured rookie Michael Carter-Williams, Wroten had 18 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds as the Sixers improved to 5-4.

"First time for everything," he said. "I never had a triple-double at any level, not middle school, high school, anywhere."

The Rockets (5-4) were without injured All-Star James Harden, who sat out with a bruised left foot.  Jeremy Lin started in his place and scored 34 points, while Dwight Howard added 23 points and 15 rebounds.

"It was my worst defensive game of the season," Lin said. "Tomorrow has to be my best defensive game of the season."

The Sixers were widely regarded as one of the worst teams in the NBA at the start of the season.  Rookie head coach Brett Brown has already led them to impressive wins over the Bulls and Heat.  They can now add a win over the mighty Rockets to their resume this season.

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Rockets' Jeremy Lin Not Upset About Losing Starting Job

Bob Levey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Even though he's still one of the most popular basketball players in the world, Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin is no longer the starting point guard of the Houston Rockets, and he's okay with it.

Against the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night, Patrick Beverley got the start at point guard instead of Lin, who is now two seasons removed from "Linsanity."

Despite the demotion, Lin is not pouting over the team's decision.

"I don't think it's that big of a deal," Lin said.

"You just have to look at the game as a whole," he added. "How many minutes do you end up playing and what do you do when you're on the floor. To me, it's not that big of a deal being in the second unit, being able to attack and have freedom and be able to be freelancing a little bit. I think it will be fun."

Against the Bobcats, Beverley played just 10 minutes and scored five points with one assist. Lin wound up playing 31 minutes and scored 16 points with two assists.

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Jeremy Lin Looking Forward to Working with Howard

Bob Levey/Getty Images(BEIJING) -- Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin is looking forward to playing with the biggest free agent addition this summer in Dwight Howard.

Lin has not had the chance to work out with Howard, but has spoken with him about what they plan to do once camp opens up.

"He really likes to play pick-and-roll and I really like to play pick-and-roll, so I hope we can work really well together and really happily learn how to play with each other,'' Lin said on Sunday to reporters at a kids basketball camp.

The Rockets were 45-37 in Lin's first season last year and he recently said that the organization wasn't 100 percent behind him.

"Right now I know there's always speculation about what might happen, but I haven't made any decisions I haven't thought about it and I'm going to approach that question when the time comes,'' Lin said.

Lin has two years left on a three-year deal that he was given last season.

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