Lin, Mannion lead Santa Cruz Warriors to eighth straight win


Jeremy Lin returned to the Santa Cruz Warriors on Sunday morning and sure didn't look like someone who missed the last five games with back issues. 

Lin scored 25 points in Santa Cruz's 109-104 comeback win over the Austin Spurs. That helped the Warriors secure their eighth straight win, and fifth in seven days. 

The NBA journeyman made 7 of 10 from the field in the win. He also grabbed four rebounds and dished four assists. 

For how great Lin was, Warriors second-round draft pick Nico Mannion was even better. 

Mannion scored a new career-high 27 points, which was a game-high for both sides. He went 10-for-21 from the field, including an impressive 5-for-9 from 3-point range. Mannion also added four assists and two rebounds. 

This was the second game in a row Mannion led Santa Cruz in scoring

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While Lin is looking to make his NBA comeback, Mannion is out to prove he has a long-term future with Golden State. Both goals can be accomplished if they keep playing like this.

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