LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jeremy Lin scored a season-high 29 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Philadelphia 76ers 101-87 on Sunday night in the first meeting of the season between two of the NBA’s worst teams.
Thomas Robinson had 14 points off the bench for the 76ers, who shot just 36 percent and were outrebounded 52-39.READ MORE: Walter Payton Man Of The Year Award Nominees Announced
The 76ers, coming off home victories over the Pistons and Knicks, haven’t won three in a row since a four-game stretch that began with a road win over the Lakers on Dec. 29, 2013.
Philadelphia took a 75-74 lead into the fourth quarter but missed 12 of its next 13 shots while the Lakers opened the period with a 20-4 run that built them a 94-79 cushion with 4:19 to play.READ MORE: Clippers Barely Hold Off Celtics To Seal Victory, 114-111
Lin fueled the rally with 12 points. The Sixers went 7 minutes without a field goal until Hollis Thompson — the sixth and last player off the Philadelphia bench — hit a 3-pointer with 3:20 remaining.
The 76ers (17-53) have lost to 26 of the 29 opponents on their schedule. They won both games against Minnesota, and they have one more game left against Sacramento and Denver — whom they have each already beaten once.
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