NBA: Lin scores 34 but Rockets lose

Last Updated: Thu, Nov 14, 2013 07:50 hrs

Washington, Nov 14 (IANS) Jeremy Lin scored as many as 34 points, including nine three pointers, but it was not enough for his team Houston Rockets, who lost to Philadelphia 76ers 123-117 after overtime.

Lin bagged his points by 12 assists through the game, making nine out of his 15 shooting attempts beyond the arc. Dwight Howard had 25 points and 15 rebounds. Chandler Parsons added 22 Wednesday, reports Xinhua.

Tony Wroten from the 76ers got his first triple-double (18 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists) in his first NBA starting game. It was the first time since 1970 that a first time starter took home a triple double.

Former Rockets guard James Anderson contributed a game high 36 points for the 76ers.

The Rockets would next face the New York Knicks.

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