Clutch

Down by as much as 15 points at multiple points throughout the game, the Knicks had a comeback victory by taking the lead through a clutch 3-pointer by Jeremy in the final half second of the game against the Raptors. In the final two minutes of the game, the Knicks were down by 5, but quickly converted on a steal and dunk by Iman Shumpert, followed by an and-1 layup to tie the game by Jeremy, capped by his game winning 3-pointer. The Raptors were better than the Knicks in FG% (50.7% vs. 41.3%), rebounds (40 vs. 34), and blocks (11 vs. 2), but the Knicks were relentless on defense in the 4th quarter and clawed their way back for the win.

Jeremy finishes the game with his second double-double, scoring 27 points and dishing out 11 assists.

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Knicks Win 5th Straight Over Timberwolves

The Knicks win 100-98 for their 5th straight game over the Timberwolves and 5th with Jeremy Lin commanding the point. Though he struggled during the second half when visibly tired, Jeremy was still able to draw the foul for the game winning free throw with 4 seconds remaining in the 4th quarter. Jeremy finished the game with 20 points, 8 assists, 6 rebounds, and 3 steals.

The Knicks as a whole struggled from the free throw line and was out rebounded heavily throughout the game, but the Timberwolves lost a lot of momentum and only scored 11 in the 4th quarter despite numerous Knicks turnovers.

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The Real Deal

After three strong back-to-back performances, most fans and analysts alike were believing that Jeremy Lin was the real deal. A few had their doubts and wanted to see what he would do against the Los Angeles Lakers and their 4th rated defense (by points allowed). In a night of heavy double teaming, and tough interior defense by Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum, Jeremy answered with another career high of points scored (38) in a 92-85 victory. Adding to his quick drives and ability to execute the pick-and-roll, Jeremy also found his shooting touch, hitting an array of jump shots, along with a pair of 3-pointers. Jeremy also showed his resilience on defense by taking an offensive foul during the last minutes of the game.

The only question now is if Jeremy is as good as his biggest fans have made him out to be, or is he even better?

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Third Straight Win, Double-Double, and A Monster Dunk

Jeremy Lin earned his first NBA career double-double, who scored 23 points and had 10 assists in the third straight Knicks victory coming against the Washington Wizards. Lin dueled against John Wall, the point guard for the Wizards and #1 overall pick of the 2010 draft. Reminiscent of their matchup during a Summer League game in 2010, Wall came up with more points (29 in tonight’s game), while Lin’s points were far more efficient (9-14 FGs), gaining national attention and fanfare during both games. Lin capped off his strong performance with an uncontended one-handed dunk in the 3rd quarter to the amazement of both fans and players alike.

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A Strong Start

In his first NBA game as a starter, Jeremy Lin led the Knicks to a 99-88 victory over the Utah Jazz in a night where stars Carmelo Anthony got injured during the first quarter and Amar’e Stoudemire was out for personal reasons. Lin stayed in for nearly the entire duration of the game (45 minutes) and led the team with 28 points scored and 8 assists. Lin also made his first 3-point shot of the season during the 4th quarter of the game.