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Lin, Smiley deliver highlights in latest Sea Dubs win

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Another day, another victory for the Warriors' G League affiliate, as Santa Cruz took down the Oklahoma City Blue 113-103 in an overtime win in Orlando, Fla.

Jeremy Lin had another strong outing for Santa Cruz as he scored 26 points and dished out five assists. One of those five assists came courtesy of this no-look dime to Nate Hinton for the reverse layup.

Alen Smailagic, the organization's most unique prospect, struggled in the winning effort, making just one of his four shots for two points and one steal, finishing as a minus-10 over just under nine and a half minutes.

But that one basket came on an alley-oop flush off a nice pick-and-roll with Isaiah Reese.

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Smailagic was the No. 39 overall pick by the Warriors back in the 2019 NBA Draft, and the front office remains confident he can be a productive NBA player.

Reese paced Santa Cruz with 29 points and 11 assists, his first contest with 20-plus points. Reese saw some increased playing time as Nico Mannion and Jordan Poole were recalled to the Warriors' active roster earlier this week, after both shined in G League action.

Lin put up his fifth 20-point game in G League play, and continues to make a case for potentially joining the Warriors' NBA squad at some point this season.

Santa Cruz improved to 11-4 with the win over Oklahoma City, and already has clinched a spot in the league's eight-team playoff.

 

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