Los Angeles Lakers guard Jeremy Lin is a “hero” for leading his team to a 118-111 win over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night, according to the Los Angeles Times.
It was the Lakers’ third straight win over Sacramento in six games.
Lin, who had 14 points and six assists, also grabbed eight rebounds.
“I just wanted to make a statement to myself and everybody else,” Lin said.
“Everybody’s going to see that I’m a real person, and that’s what I try to do.
I just wanted this to be the last game I’m on the bench.”
Linsanity is over.
The Lakers are now 6-6, with the winless Sacramento Kings currently in third place in the Western Conference.
It is the fourth straight win for Sacramento.
Linsolation has been a major issue for the Kings, who are now 5-8 without scoring at least 110 points.
They are 3-4 in the second half of games.
Sacramento had a chance to win on a fast break with 1:23 left in the third quarter, but it was Howard’s layup that gave the Kings a three-point lead.
The game ended in a tie after Howard’s 3 with 4:18 left.
The Kings won 104-99.
The next two games are in Sacramento.
The winner of the NBA Western Conference finals will advance to the second round.
The Clippers will face the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round.