In an otherwise forgettable season, the Los Angeles Lakers will at least have a few moments to remember.
In December Kobe Bryant passed Michael Jordan for third on the NBA's all-time scoring list. And this week the Lakers were again a part of history.
On Tuesday against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Lakers fielded Jeremy Lin and Jordan Clarkson, the NBA's first all Asian-American starting backcourt.
You're witnessing NBA history right now, Lakers fans. Jeremy Lin and Jordan Clarkson are the first Asian-American backcourt to start a game.
— Lakers Nation (@LakersNation) March 25, 2015
Lin is Chinese (his parents immigrated from Taiwan), and Clarkson is half Filipino.
Clarkson scored 30 points while recording seven assists and four rebounds. Lin went for 19 points, seven assists and two boards.
Here are the guards' highlights from Tuesday:
After the game, which the Lakers lost 127-117, Lin sent out this photo.
After coming off the bench since December, Lin will likely start for the Lakers for the final 13 games of the season.
"I think we'll be able to help each other," Lin told the LA Times of playing with Clarkson. "I don't necessarily always see it as you're the point guard, I'm the shooting guard. ... It's a tandem."