NBA News: Jeremy Lin Puts Up Double-Double in Brooklyn Nets' Loss to the Boston Celtics
on Apr 11, 2017 09:52 AM EDT
Jeremy Lin registered a double-double for the Brooklyn Nets on Monday's game against the Boston Celtics at the TD Garden. However, it was not enough for the Nets to pull off the upset as the Celtics won the game, 114-105.
The win gave the Celtics the number one seed in the Eastern Conference since the Cleveland Cavaliers lost to the Miami Heat on the same day. Boston has to defeat the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday to secure home court advantage until the Eastern Conference Finals.
On the other hand, the Nets are officially going to finish the season with the worst record. However, they have been on a roll lately as they won nine out of their last 17 games. It's something to be proud about and Jeremy Lin is at the center of it all.
The 28-year-old point guard had a big game against the Celtics as he put up a double-double. Jeremy Lin finished the game with a team-high 26 points and 12 rebounds to go along with four assists and one block shot, per NBA.com.
Brook Lopez added 25 points, seven rebounds and two assists while Rondae Hollis-Jefferson also had a double-double. He scored 17 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out three assists. He was also a monster on defense with four steals and two blocks.
It was not enough as the Celtics led all game and managed to stave off any potential comeback. However, Lopez became part of the history books as he surpassed Buck Williams in the fourth quarter to become the Nets' all-time leader in points. The 29-year-old center did it late in the fourth quarter with a jump shot.
"It's a great honor, obviously a lot of amazing players have played here. I'm just proud to have my name up there with those guys," Lopez told ESPN after the game.
Jeremy Lin, Brook Lopez and the Nets will have one more game before heading into the offseason. They visit the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on Wednesday. If the Nets managed to get the win, the Bulls may get knocked out of the playoffs depending on the games of the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat.