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One game after returning from 17-game absence, Jeremy Lin out for Nets-Lakers

Minnesota Timberwolves v Brooklyn Nets

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Jeremy Lin of the Brooklyn Nets sits on the bench due to to injury during their game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Barclays Center on November 8, 2016 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Jeremy Lin is missing the Brooklyn Nets’ game against the Los Angeles Lakers because of lower back tightness.

Lin had just returned from a 17-game absence with a strained left hamstring. Coach Kenny Atkinson says the point guard’s back tightened up Wednesday morning and Lin was ruled out shortly before the game.

Rookie Isaiah Whitehead started at point guard for the Nets.