By Trevor Zickgraf, Project Spurs.com
The San Antonio Spurs survived a shootout of the highest order Monday night, beating the Houston Rockets 134-126 in overtime. With James Harden out with a sprained ankle, the key match up of the game was shaping up to be Tony Parker and Jeremy Lin. They did not disappoint. Parker finished with 27 points, 12 assists and 12 rebounds, his first career triple double. Lin had a game reminiscent of last season, netting 38 points and dishing out seven assists.
It was a bounce back game for Lin, who has struggled this season, specifically with his shot.
Lin is shooting 38 percent from the field and 26.5 percent from the three. Lin's struggles shooting have made him easier to defend because it allows defenders to go under a pick and roll or sag off him to help defend Harden when he's driving to the basket.
Before Monday night's game, Parker told Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle that Lin reminds him of another guard who struggled with his shot at the start of his career: Tony Parker.
for the complete article at Project Spurs.