Taipei, Jan. 29 (CNA) Jeremy Lin had hoped to use an away game against the Utah Jazz Monday night to catch a documentary about himself at the Sundance Film Festival a day earlier, but the timing did not quite work out.
Unfortunately for the Jazz, Lin and his Houston Rockets were far more in tune for the game itself, in which the Rockets dealt the Jazz their most lopsided home loss in history, 125-80.
The Rockets' charter flight to Salt Lake City was diverted to Grand Junction, Colo., on Sunday because of a snowstorm, leaving Lin scrambling to make it to the final showing of the documentary "Linsanity the Movie" on the last day of the festival in Park City, Utah.
Lin, who has yet to see the documentary in its entirety, only caught the end of the movie, but he said it did not bother him because he had a passing familiarity with the story.
"I didn't really get to see much of anything," Lin was quoted as saying by the Houston Chronicle.
"I just caught the very, very end and went to dinner with a lot of producers and my friends and people that have been helping on the project. (The feedback) was positive throughout the week. I think there were some nice reviews. I've been keeping track of it from a distance," he told the Chronicle.
The travel delays from the day before had no residual effect on the Rockets Monday as they won their third straight game after losing eight of their previous nine.
Lin took only five shots but hit all of them to finish with 12 points. He also had seven assists and three steals during his 25 minutes on court.
James Harden led Houston with 25 points on a night when the Rockets battered the Jazz with their transition game, outscoring Utah 26-2 on the break.
The Rockets had 27 assists, five turnovers and 12 steals and shot 16 of 34 from three-point range.
The victory moved the 25-22 Rockets into a virtual tie with the Jazz for the seventh best record in the Western Conference, with both teams three games over .500.
Houston's next game is against the 28-18 Nuggets in Denver on Wednesday night.
(By Lee Yu-cheng and Lilian Wu)