Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets blew out the Golden State Warriors on Saturday. While the Dubs were getting hammered, their G League affiliate — the San Cruz Warriors — were able to get a 124-116 win over the Westchester Knicks.
Jeremy Lin, who signed with Santa Cruz last month, went off in the victory. The veteran went nine-of-12 from the field, hitting seven of his nine 3-point attempts and finished with 29 points and nine dimes in the Warriors’ win. Jordan Poole had a nice outing as well, finishing with 26 points and four assists, while rookie Nico Mannion had 22.
The 32-year-old Lin played his rookie season with Golden State. Lin averaged 2.6 points and shot 38.9 percent from the field during the 2010-11 campaign. There were a few holdups before he signed with the Warriors last month.
He needed to get a letter of clearance from his team in the Chinese Basketball Association, which didn’t come before the deadline. The two parties were able to get things figured out, which helped Lin get into the G League’s Florida bubble.
Lin has played for eight different teams during his 10 NBA seasons, averaging 11.6 points and 4.3 assists. He last played for the Toronto Raptors during their 2018-19 championship season.