Lakers’ Jeremy Lin Credits God for Recent Success

Jeremy Lin #17 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to his three pointer during a 118-111 Laker win over the Boston Celtics at Staples Center on February 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Harry How/Getty Images North America)
Jeremy Lin #17 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to his three pointer during a 118-111 Laker win over the Boston Celtics at Staples Center on February 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Harry How/Getty Images North America)

It’s been an up-and-down season for Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin.

The biggest downer came when coach Byron Scott took him out of the starting lineup in early December. Right now he is experiencing one of his better highs as he’s averaging 16.2 points and 4.2 assists while shooting 47.8 percent from the field in 26.7 minutes off the bench in four games since the All-Star break.

Lin also has had just two turnovers in those four games, of which the Lakers have won the past three — matching their longest winning streak of the season.

Scott likes what he’s seeing, and Lin may well get a start soon.

“I still plan on starting him sometime before the season’s over,” said Scott, whose team Sunday night at 6:30 p.m. will play host to the Oklahoma City Thunder (35-27). “I don’t know if it’s going to be next week or the week after. But I like the way he’s playing right now.

“I like the three-guard rotation we have with him and Wayne (Ellington) and JC (Jordan Clarkson). They all seem to be playing very effectively at certain points and times in games.”

Lin on Saturday after practice spoke in spiritual tones when assessing his recent success.

“Just trying to surrender my basketball and the results to God even more and … the more I can do that, the more I can have a clear mind, a free mind, just go out there and have fun, stay aggressive and not worry too much about the results as much as I may want to at times,” he said.

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SOURCE: Long Beach Press-Telegram
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