February 12, 2012
Jeremy Lin hit a free throw with 4.9 seconds left to overcome a dreadful second half and lift the visiting New York Knicks to their fifth straight victory, 100-98, over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night. Steve Novak scored 15 points, including the game-tying three-pointer with 36 seconds to play, and Lin used his quickness to draw a foul and get to the line in the closing seconds. He finished with 20 points, eight assists, and six rebounds. Lin had just five points on 1-for-13 shooting and four turnovers in the second half.
February 19, 2012
The other night, when Jeremy Lin dribbled a basketball at the top of the key and had the audacity to wave off his New York Knicks teammates - four guys standing around doing nothing while the one, Lin, determined the fate of this particular NBA game - I was hooked. We all know what happened. Lin swished a three-point shot to give the Knicks a thrilling victory over the Toronto Raptors and continued on his mission to resurrect New York pro basketball. He also struck a global blow for underdogs.
February 23, 2012
Jeremy Lin had an easy night ahead of his toughest opponent yet, and the New York Knicks tuned up for their trip to Miami by beating the Atlanta Hawks, 99-82, on Wednesday night at the Garden. Lin had 17 points and nine assists, sitting out most of the fourth quarter. Carmelo Anthony scored 15 points in his second game back from injury for the Knicks, who led the depleted Hawks by 25 points at halftime. New York bounced back from a loss to New Jersey and won for the ninth time in 11 games since Lin joined the rotation.
February 21, 2012
All-star Deron Williams scored a season-high 38 points, outplaying Jeremy Lin and leading the New Jersey Nets to a 100-92 victory over the New York Knicks on Monday night at the Garden. Lin began his remarkable run against the Nets about two weeks ago, but Williams and the Nets were ready for him this time. Lin finished with 21 points, 9 assists, and 7 rebounds, but Williams outscored him by 36-11 through three quarters, when the Nets led by 18. Lin shot only 7 of 18. Carmelo Anthony, clearly rusty in his return from a seven-game absence with a strained right groin, shot 4 of 11 and scored 11 points.
March 18, 2012
Jeremy Lin scored 19 points to help the New York Knicks defeat the host Indiana Pacers, 102-88, on Saturday night and improve to 3-0 under interim coach Mike Woodson. Lin also had seven rebounds and six assists. Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire each scored 16 points and J.R. Smith added 11 for the Knicks, who won on the road for just the eighth time this season. The Knicks have won all three games by an average of 23.7 points since Woodson took over for Mike D'Antoni. Elsewhere: Chris Paul scored 12 of his 23 points in the final 2 minutes, 42 seconds including a go-ahead layup with 24.6 seconds left, leading the Los Angeles Clippers to a 95-91 victory over the visiting Houston Rockets.
March 11, 2012 |
The 76ers would like nothing more than to sweep into Madison Square Garden and add to the slumping New York Knicks' woes with a win in Sunday's matinee. When the Atlantic Division-leading Sixers dropped an 85-79 decision to the Knicks (18-22) at the Garden on Jan. 11, Jeremy Lin never took off his warm-ups. Lin, the Harvard point guard who now starts for the Knicks, became the talk of the sports world when he led New York to seven straight wins in February. The Knicks looked primed to catch the Sixers and even looked as if they might win the division.
March 5, 2012
Rajon Rondo had his second triple-double in three games, finishing with 18 points, 20 assists, and a career-high 17 rebounds, and the Celtics ruined Harvard grad Jeremy Lin's return to Boston with a 115-111 victory over the New York Knicks on Sunday. Lin picked up two fouls in the first three minutes and struggled to 14 points in 32 minutes. He had five assists, four rebounds, and six turnovers. The last player to record a triple-double with more than 17 in each category was Wilt Chamberlain, who had 22 points, 25 rebounds, and 21 assists on Feb. 2, 1968.
February 28, 2012 |
Now that Jeremy Lin's recent subpar performances have rendered him only human and not some superhero swooping in - with deceptive speed, of course - to save the New York Knicks, maybe we'll finally leave him alone. But I doubt it. Because even more than a superhero, we love a good rags-to-riches sports story. Add to the mix that Lin is the first Chinese American to play in the National Basketball Association and you've got a recipe for fanaticism. Got to admit that Lin's story is the stuff dreams are made of: Overlooked for college scholarships, passed over in the draft, he was sleeping on his brother's couch waiting for a shot in the NBA when . . . it came.
February 23, 2012 |
HOUSTON - For 12 days in December, Houston coach Kevin McHale kept thinking that the player the Rockets had claimed off waivers was an extremely nice kid who played hard and was a pleasure to be around - right up until McHale released him Dec. 24, two days before the start of the season. That kid was New York Knicks point guard sensation Jeremy Lin. "Oh, I thought he'd be an all-star," McHale joked Wednesday. "Did I see all of this? No. If I did we would have cut half of our team.
February 16, 2012 |
NEW YORK - This time there was no last-second game-winning shot, no upstaging a long-standing superstar. But the newest sensation known as "Linsanity" maintained his tightened grasp on sports fans worldwide. Jeremy Lin, whose heroics even generated praise from President Obama, enjoyed another stellar starting effort in leading the New York Knicks to Wednesday's 100-85 win over the Sacramento Kings before a sellout crowd at Madison Square Garden that cheered their new hero's every move.