Jeremy Lin scores 29 to stun San Antonio

Lin helps the Hornets come from behind -- waaay behind-- and deal the Spurs a historic loss.

Boom. Jeremy Lin had one hell of a night, scoring 29 points off the bench to help the Charlotte Hornets push past the San Antonio Spurs -- reminding everybody what that Linsanity thing was all about.

You could say Monday night got off to a slow start for Charlotte. The Spurs, coming off a win against the Warriors, held the Hornets to seven points in the first quarter -- the worst first quarter of the NBA season.

But as you may have heard, Jeremy knows a thing or two about being the underdog.

The 27-year-old guard scored 12 points in the second quarter to help kickstart the Charlotte offense and start the process of chopping down San Antonio's daunting 23-point lead. He followed that up by scoring 15 points in the fourth quarter to help Hornets rally for a 91-88 victory, snapping the Spurs' six-game winning streak.

Lin was 11 of 18 from the field and hit all four 3-point attempts, including three in the fourth quarter, and provided the go-ahead jumper with 48 seconds left. Dude was hot fire.

And here's the video evidence:

Charlotte became the first team to score seven points or fewer in the opening quarter and come back to win since the Utah Jazz did it against the New Jersey Nets on December 12, 2008.

On the flip side, San Antonio's 23-point blown lead was the biggest surrendered by the team in the Tim Duncan era, which began in 1997. The team had never lost a game when leading by at least 20 points after the first quarter. Until Monday night. Until Jeremy Lin, as he put it, "turned it up."

"We just turned it up," Lin told Fox Sports after the game. "We just played hard. I'm so thankful to God because I've been struggling so much. We lost one the other night we felt like we shouldn't have lost. So to come out here and get this win is a huge boost for us."

That's right about when Jeremy got doused with post-game ice water and photobombed by Nelly -- yes, that Nelly -- who seemed pretty stoked about Charlotte's miraculous come-from-behind win.

Yes, it's getting hot in here.

More here: Watch: Jeremy Lin sinks Spurs, celebrates with cold water and Nelly


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