Lin to join Raptors after Hawks' buyout

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They recently traded Delon Wright, one of their backup guards, in a deal that brought in Marc Gasol from the Grizzlies.

Russell hit a tiebreaking triple with 50 seconds to go, but Danny Green answered with a three for the Raptors.

With Kyle Lowry dealing with a lingering back issue, and Fred VanVleet (left thumb soreness) now a little banged up himself, Lin may find a solid immediate role off the bench for the Raptors. VanVleet was hurt in the second quarter of Saturday's (Sunday, PHL time) win at NY.

Jeremy Lin of the Atlanta Hawks has been bought out, clearing a path for him to sign with the Toronto Raptors, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Lin, 30, will be joining his sixth team since Linsanity ended in 2012 - and seventh overall - and likely soon will make his fourth career playoff appearance, joining a Raptors (41-16) team with the second best record in the Eastern Conference. Brooklyn had 33 assists on 46 made field goals.

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McCaw scored the first five points of the second quarter, cutting Brooklyn's lead to three.

Lin has averaged 11.8 points in 457 career games.

In the third quarter, Russell attacked the rim for 14 points in the period, locking up his double-double before even getting to the fourth quarter.

Raptors: This was the first of six consecutive home games for the Raptors, who don't play on the road against until March 3 (Mar. 4, PHL time) at Detroit.

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