Former Palo Alto High standout Jeremy Lin was back in the Bay Area on Monday night and witnessed some history. Unfortunately for Lin, it wasn't about his NBA Charlotte Hornets.
While Lin started and scored 13 points with three rebounds, it was the host Golden State Warriors grabbing the headlines once again as they posted a 111-101 victory for its 35th straight victory at home.
Golden State's Draymond Green produced 13 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists to become only the second player in team history to have three straight triple-doubles. The only other Warrior to accomplish that was Tom Gola (1959-60). The last NBA player to achieve that three-game standard was Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma Thunder last season when it had four straight triple-doubles.
Lin had been listed questionable for the game with tightness in his lower back. He did play 34 minutes on Saturday, but had missed the two previous games with a sprained right ankle.
Nonetheless, he was on the floor Monday night at Oracle Arena to face the team that he'd started his NBA career with.
The Hornets (17-17) cut a 12-point lead down to one (66-65) following a 3-pointer by Lin with 8:56 left in the third period. But, Klay Thompson answered with a layup and a 3-pointer to restore the lead to 71-65 and start a 10-0 run over two minutes that put Golden State (32-2) in control.
This season, Lin is averaging 11.9 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game.