Jeremy Lin left the Brooklyn Nets’ game against Charlotte on Monday night in the third quarter with a strained left hamstring.

It’s the same injury that forced Lin to miss 17 games after he was hurt Nov. 2.

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Lin landed awkwardly and was limping after he was fouled on a drive to the basket early in the third quarter. He stayed in, made the free throws and helped lead a spurt that eventually gave the Nets a brief lead, but then didn’t run down court after missing a reverse layup and walked toward the Brooklyn bench to say he needed to come out of the game.

He finished with 17 points against his former team.