Lin '10, Rockets Lose for First Time in 2013

Published by Kelley Guinn McArtor on January 10, 2013 at 3:12AM

During Wednesday night’s contest between the Rockets (21-15) and Hornets (10-25), the ball was in Jeremy Lin ’10’s hands early and often, but the Harvard grad failed to put up major numbers, only registering nine points for Houston in a nine-point loss.

Despite playing 42 minutes, Lin failed to reach double-digit points while his teammate James Harden tallied 25 points for the Rockets. The game marked his 14th consecutive game in which he scored at least 25 points, a new franchise record.

Although he struggled to find the hoop, Lin found other ways to lead the offense, notching a team-high five assists and a game-high five steals. He currently leads the team in assists per game (6.3) and steals per game (1.9).

Lin struggled through a scoring drought in the fourth quarter, but tallied two points for Houston with a jump shot in the final five seconds of the contest, bringing the final score to 88-79.

Lin and the Rockets face the Celtics (18-17) hoping to start another winning streak after having their five-game run snapped by the Hornets.