Linsanity Has Hit The Big Apple
(NEW YORK) Linsanity has hit the Big Apple. New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin has gone from benchwarmer to the toast of the town in a span of a week, thanks to his performance on the court.
The undrafted Lin came out of nowhere with a 25-point performance in a victory over the New Jersey Nets on Feb. 4th and went on to score 20 plus points the next two games before arriving on the national stage Friday night with a 38-point outburst against Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Knicks won their fifth straight game Saturday night, with a 100-98 victory over the Timberwolves in Minnesota in which Lin scored 20 points, had eight assists and six rebounds while clinching the game with a free throw shot with 4.9 seconds left.
Lin, a graduate of Harvard, is the first American-born NBA player of Chinese or Taiwanese decent. He spent his rookie year last year with the Golden State Warriors, where he averaged 2.6 points a game. The Knicks claimed him off of waivers in late December from the Houston Rockets.
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