Jeremy Lin's brother leads team to victory in debut

Jeremy Lin's brother leads team to victory in debut
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TAIPEI, Taiwan - Joseph Lin, the younger brother of Taiwanese-American NBA player Jeremy Lin, led his team to victory with a game-high 19 points in his Taiwan hoops debut on Wednesday night.

Making his maiden appearance as a starting point guard for the Fubon Braves in a Super Basketball League Summer League game, Lin led the team to an 84-69 win over defending champions Pure Youth at Taipei Gymnasium.

Lin, 23, also racked up four assists, six rebounds and four steals in his 28 minutes of play.

"We just play very well as a team," Lin told reporters in English during a post-game interview.

He noted that he believes the team was performing better in the second half of the game than in the first half.

"I would say second half B-plus and first half B-minus," Lin said when asked to give the team a grade over their Wednesday night performance.

Lin had six points and one assist in the first half when the team was trailing 34-39. The Braves launched a comeback in the third quarter to ultimately claim the victory.

A full crowd of 1,500 spectators attended the game, including Lin's mother and other family members.

A graduate from Hamilton College in New York state, the 185-centimeter, 68-kilogram player reached a deal with the Braves this August.

The Braves did not disclose the details of Lin's contract. However, the Chinese-language Apple Daily previously speculated that it is a two-year, NT$120,000 (S$5,200)-per-month contract.

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