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NBA Nets down Pistons 101-94 in Lin's pre-season Brooklyn bow

The point guard connected on seven of 11 shots, including five-of-eight from three-point range in 17 minutes

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Tobias Harris of the Detroit Pistons and Trevor Booker of the Brooklyn Nets collide going for the ball during the game October 6, 2016 in New York City play

Tobias Harris of the Detroit Pistons and Trevor Booker of the Brooklyn Nets collide going for the ball during the game October 6, 2016 in New York City

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New acquisition Jeremy Lin scored a game-high 21 points to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 101-94 NBA pre-season win over the Detroit Pistons at Barclays Center.

The point guard connected on seven of 11 shots, including five-of-eight from three-point range in 17 minutes on the floor.

He said the work he's been doing on his jump shot is paying off.

"It felt great," Lin said. "I got in a zone and honestly if I wasn't so caught up in trying to hit some more, I think my last two would have dropped."

Jeremy Lin of the Brooklyn Nets dribbles the ball against the Detroit Pistons during the match on October 6, 2016 in New York City play

Jeremy Lin of the Brooklyn Nets dribbles the ball against the Detroit Pistons during the match on October 6, 2016 in New York City

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Lin, the NBA's first player of Chinese or Taiwanese heritage, agreed to a three-year deal with the Nets worth a reported $36 million in July, after turning down a $2.2 million offer to return to Charlotte for next season.

The move brings Lin back to the Big Apple, where he was a seldom-used reserve with the New York Knicks in 2012 when injuries to several starters gave him a chance to play. He sparked the Knicks to seven straight wins as "Linsanity" gripped Knicks fans.

He spent the next two seasons with Houston and one with the Los Angeles Lakers before joining Charlotte.

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