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.
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 — only the fifth time in 52 games this season that the Sixers led after three. But they missed 12 of their next 13 shots.
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