(NEW YORK) — Carmelo Anthony finally joined the Linsanity, but the results weren’t quite what the Knicks hoped for.
It was the New Jersey Nets point guard Deron Williams who went off, hitting eight three pointers and scoring 38 points as the Nets beat the New York Knicks 100-92 Monday.
The win was redemption for Williams. Linsanity started its growth when Jeremy Lin scored 25 points in a 99-92 victory over the Nets February 4th.
That loss stuck with Williams.
“I don’t really watch too many games, but I do see Twitter, people tweet me and every, you know, three lines it was ‘Jeremy Lin destroyed Deron Williams,’ ” Williams said. “So I definitely took offense to that in the first game and definitely, like I said, I had it circled.”
The Carmelo/Lin duo will try to restart the Linsanity Wednesday, when the Knicks take on the Hawks.
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Jill Martin, CNN
Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire