Jeremy Lin News: ''Linsanity' Scores 21 in Los Angeles Lakers’ First Win, Says He Is Still Adjusting To Kobe Bryant
Jeremy Lin had his best game in a Los Angeles Lakers uniform as the 26-year-old point guard led his team to a 107-92 win against the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday at Staples Center.
Lin erupted for 21 points on 8-for-12 shooting from the field, including 3-of-6 from beyond the arc, while also tallying seven assists and three rebounds to help the Lakers score their first win this season after losing in their first five games.
"The one thing about today is we were talking, we were engaged, we were moving, we were trying to make it difficult [for Charlotte]," Lin said via Taipei Times. "We were just trying to make them take some tough jump shots."
Lin's backcourt partner, Kobe Bryant, also had another impressive performance as he finished with 21 points to go along with six rebounds and four assists. After the game, Lin said that he is still adjusting to Bryant, but they are getting comfortable to each other every game.
"It's just a process," Lin said of building chemistry with Bryant. "He's got to learn to continue to trust me and I have to learn to trust him and what that looks like in terms of when to give the ball to the other person.
"It's not like we're both coming in inherently trying to be selfish. We both want it to work, we just have to figure out how and today was a step in the right direction."
Bryant recently said that Lin should be more assertive on offense, and the former Houston Rockets guard responded to the challenge as he was obviously looking for his shots, while also making sure to get his teammates involved as proven by his seven dimes on Sunday.
"I think the biggest thing for him to learn is to play relentlessly," Bryant said of Lin last week via Los Angeles Times. "The most important thing [for my teammates] is that they understand the relentlessness they have to play with."
In his first five games in a purple and gold uniform, Lin averaged 12.5 points on 44.9 percent shooting from the field to go along with 5.3 assists and 2.7 rebounds.
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