Borrowing a script from his Linsanity days, Jeremy Lin erupted for a game-high 29 points Saturday night to lead the Santa Cruz Warriors to their first G League victory in the Orlando, Fla. bubble.
Lin teamed with Warriors guards Jordan Poole (26 points) and Nico Mannion (22 points) to score 77 points in a 124-116 win over the Westchester Knicks.
Lin, the former Palo Alto High star and onetime Warrior who’s trying to get back into the NBA, had seven 3-pointers while rebounding from a rough night Friday when he scored just seven points on 3-for-10 shooting while hampered with foul trouble in a loss to Delaware.
On Saturday, Lin was both aggressive and productive from the start — he had 12 points on 4-of-4 shooting with six assists in the first half. He finished with a game-high nine assists and two steals in 31 minutes.
Santa Cruz (1-2) trailed for much of the game before rallying in the fourth quarter behind the threesome of Lin, Poole and Mannion. Lin shot 9-for-12 for the game, including 7-for-9 on 3-pointers. Poole had three 3-pointers on 8-of-15 shooting to go with four rebounds and a blocked shot. Mannion, who also struggled the night before with eight turnovers, was much more effective Saturday while shooting 8-for-20, including three 3-pointers, and picking up seven assists and five rebounds.
Myles Powell’s 24 points on 8-of-20 shooting led all Westchester scorers.
The SeaDubs will be back in action Monday at 4 p.m. against the Raptors 905.
Ignite stays unbeaten
The G League Ignite from Walnut Creek got 23 points from Daishen Nix, 21 from Jonathan Kuminga and 18 from Jalen Green to climb to 3-0 with a 113-105 victory over the Raptors 905.
The Ignite will look for its fourth straight victory Monday when it face Iowa at noon.
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