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Jeremy Lin, people.
It’s hard to imagine that the first NBA player of Taiwanese-descent, who graduated from Harvard and went undrafted, could make such an impact for the Knicks, but Jeremy Lin razzeled and dazzled in front of the MSG crowd, Saturday and Monday nights.
On Saturday against the Nets, Jeremy had a career night, across the board. In 36 minutes of playing time, Lin scored 25 points, on 10-19 shooting, grabbed 5 rebounds and dished out 7 assists. Seemingly out of nowhere, Jeremy Lin played like a star point-guard.
Many fans believed this to be a one-time showing, but Lin came to play, once again, on Monday.
Against the Jazz, Lin played nearly the entire game. D’Antoni kept him in the game for 45 of the 48 possible minutes, jokingly saying after the game, “I was riding Jeremy like Secretariat”. In the 45 minutes on the floor, Lin played superbly. He scored 28 points, a new career high, on 10-17 shooting, grabbed 2 rebounds and dished out 8 assists, also a new career high. Also, just to mention, Jeremy set up multiple players with fantastic looks, but the players missed the layups. Had they connected, Lin would have been credited with at least four more assists, giving him a nice double double.