Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin (7) winces on the floor in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks, Sunday, March 19, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin (7) winces on the ground in the primary half of an NBA basketball recreation towards the Dallas Mavericks, Sunday, March 19, 2017, in New York. AP

NEW YORK, United States — Brooklyn guard Jeremy Lin, the NBA’s first American participant of Chinese or Taiwan heritage, lasted solely seven minutes in Sunday’s 111-104 loss to Dallas earlier than leaving with a sprained proper ankle.

The 28-year-old Californian, who sparked “Linsanity” throughout a rags to riches run with the New York Knicks in 2012, limped to the bench throughout the first quarter, rode a stationary bicycle behind the bench for a couple of minutes and was dominated out for the rest of the sport halfway into the second quarter by the hosts.

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Lin, who had 4 factors earlier than exiting Sunday, is averaging 13.7 factors and four.eight assists on 45 % taking pictures over 25 video games this season for the Nets, who personal the NBA’s worst report at 13-56.

In the primary season of a three-year deal with the Nets, Lin has been nagged by accidents.

He missed 17 video games with a strained left hamstring in November and December, one other in December with a decent decrease again and 26 video games from late December to mid-February after reinjuring his hamstring.

In 2012, Lin was on the verge of being launched by the Knicks earlier than accidents hit the New York lineup and he was given an opportunity to play. The group had been on a 2-11 run however Lin in 12 begins averaged 22.5 factors and eight.7 assists and the Knicks went 9-Three.

He left the Knicks after that season, taking part in for Houston, the Los Angeles Lakers and Charlotte earlier than becoming a member of Brooklyn for the present marketing campaign.

German star Dirk Nowitzki led Dallas with 23 factors Sunday whereas Brook Lopez scored a game-high 27 for the Nets. CBB

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