(NEW YORK) — The New York Knicks (15-16) six game winning streak was put to a stop on Friday night, and for the time being, so was sensation Jeremy Lin.
The New Orleans Hornets (7-23) got by the Knicks 89-85 at Madison Square Garden and forced Jeremy Lin to commit nine turnovers, which tied for the most in the NBA this season.
Lin scored 26 points in the loss but put the loss squarely on him.
“Just a lackluster effort on my part coming out and careless with the ball, and so nine turnovers is obviously never going to get it done from your primary ballhandler,” Lin said. “It’s on me in terms of taking care of the ball and also the game in general. I think everyone wants to credit me for this last seven games, then I definitely deserve this one on my shoulders and so that’s fine with me.”
Trevor Ariza was a spark for the Hornets on Friday night; he had 25 points in the victory.
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Jill Martin, CNN
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