WATCH: Jeremy Lin revives Linsanity with first triple-double
MANILA, Philippines - Is Linsanity returning in 2014?
Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin evoked memories of his magical two month Cinderella story with the Knicks in 2012 on Saturday night, notching his first career triple-double as the Houston Rockets rolled past the Cleveland Cavaliers, 106-92, at the Toyota Center in Houston, Tex.
Lin came off the bench to score 15 points, dish 10 assists and grab a career-high 11 rebounds in 29 minutes, as he registered the first triple-double off the bench by a Rockets player since Cedric Maxwell accomplished the feat in 1988.
Rockets center Dwight Howard turned in 26 points, 6 rebounds and 3 blocks, while James Harden returned from a two-game absence due to a thumb injury to score 28 points.
Luol Deng led Cleveland with 24 points and 4 rebounds.
The Rockets have now won their last three games and are fifth in the Western Conference standings at 32-17. The Cavs are now 16-31 and have lost their last four games.
Lin, a Harvard graduate and the first Asian-American to play in the National Basketball Association, is currently averaging 13.4 points and 4.5 assists a game. - Rappler.com