Another game, another win for interim head coach Mike Woodson. This one was a 82-79 victory over the division rival 76ers in Philadelphia. Amar’e Stoudemire had one of his best games of the season, scoring 21 points and grabbing nine rebounds, while showing energy and tenacity that has been missing all year. Jeremy Lin scored 16 of his 18 points in the 4th quarter, while the Sixers were led by Elton Brand’s 12 point, 12 rebound, five block performance. The win gives the Knicks the season series over Philly 2-1, meaning the Knicks own the tiebreaker in case both teams end up with the same record at the end of the year.
The Knicks lost 102-88, in Miami to the Heat, as Lin had his worst game of the season. He had as many turnovers (eight) as points and only shot 1-11 from the field. This is not shocking because Miami is the best defensive team that Lin has faced and he was due for an off game.
Well that was easy.
Tonight, the Hawks came into Madison Square Garden with less energy than a middle aged man at a Justin Bieber concert. The Knicks dominated from the tip off and cruised to a 99-82 victory. The ball moved well all night and multiple Knicks contributed to the scoring. Jeremy Lin and Steve Novak led all scoring with 17 points each. Landry Fields, 16, Carmelo Anthony, 15, and JR Smith, 12, also scored in double digits for the Knicks. With the game out of reach late in the 3rd quarter, the Knicks’ key players got plenty of rest before tomorrow night’s showdown in Miami.
The Knicks lost 100-92, to the New Jersey Nets, as the Nets made 15 3-pointers to only five for the Knicks. It was the first game back for Carmelo Anthony, and Baron Davis finally made his season debut.
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With his sudden emergence onto the NBA stage, Jeremy Lin has been added to the roster of the 2012 Rising Stars All-Star Game. Lin, along with fellow rookie Norris Cole, was a late addition, made by acting commissioner Kenny Smith.
On February 4, Jeremy Lin lit up the Nets, in his first game in which he received extended minutes. He scored 25 points and dished out 5 assists. After that game, the Linsanity began.
After a miraculous week, Jeremy Lin was just named as the Eastern Conference Player of the Week, after picking up the same honor in the NBA D-League. Forbes says that Jeremy Lin “is the fastest growing athlete brand in the world”.
The Knicks defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves, 100-98, in front of the largest crowd to see a game at the Target Center since 2004. They were there to see Jeremy Lin, who had an off night, but still finished with 20 points, eight assists and six rebounds.
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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.
Jeremy Lin proved that his performance against Deron Williams was not a fluke, as he had 28 points and eight assists against the Utah Jazz, in what was probably the best win of the season, so far for the Knicks. He actually almost had a triple-double, since he had eight turnovers, but he was being very aggressive, while repeatedly attacking the basket.
The Knicks lost to the Milwaukee Bucks, 100-86, Friday night, at Madison Square Garden, because the defense was, again, not what it needs to be. They allowed the Bucks to shoot 48 percent from the field, which is too high.