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Sports - February 10, 2012

Sports Shorts

STARRING ROLE . . . What a week it has been for Palo Alto High grad Jeremy Lin. He scored an NBA career-high 25 points on Saturday and broke that with 28 points on Monday in his first start — becoming the first NBA player to score at least 28 points and have eight assists in his first since start since Isiah Thomas in 1981. Lin also secured a guarantee contract for the remainder of the season, estimated at around $788,000. Now, if likes, he can move out of his brother Josh's New York City apartment. To top it all off, Lin now has his first NBA dunk. That came Wednesday night in a 107-93 victory over the host Washington Wizards. Lin scored 23 points, dished out a career-high 10 assists and committed just two turnovers. With three breakout games (76 points and 25 assists) the Harvard graduate has become the NBA's newest playmaking sensation. He's a fan favorite — home and away —and has earned more than 60,000 Twitter followers in just five days.

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