Mar 21, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin (17) sets up a play as Philadelphia 76ers guard Louis Williams (23) defends during the fourth quarter at the Wells Fargo Center. The Knicks defeated the Sixers 82-79. Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

Jeremy Lin News: Woodson Says Lin Will 'Absolutely' Be Back With Knicks

Jeremy Lin will have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.

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Jeremy Lin Injury Update: Why Isn't He Playing?

What is the deal with Jeremy Lin and his knee injury, anyway? We know the point guard won't dress for the New York Knicks Wednesday night against the Miami Heat, and that he likely won't play at all if the series is extended beyond Game 5. Lin said the fact that he isn't playing is "frustrating" and some are wondering what is going on with the point guard who inspired 'Linsanity.'

"Everyone plays to be a part of this team. Everyone puts a lot of effort into being part of this team. Anytime you can't be on the court with your teammates it's frustrating, having to watch for the last whatever, five, six weeks has been a tough process," Lin said. "I mean, just me working out, what was it - two days ago - I tried to take off, tried to plant, just go full speed at 100 percent. It just didn't feel right. It felt pain when I tried to take off. I thought it would go away over time."

Fairly or unfairly, Lin -- and the Knicks -- are facing scrutiny over the young phenom's recovery. From the New York Daily News:

One-hundred percent? Don't NBA coaches always say that no player is 100 percent healthy at this time of year? Everyone is playing with aches and pains. Amar'e Stoudemire is playing despite suffering a herniated disc in late March as well as a self-inflicted cut on his left hand.

Sure, every injury is different and every player has a different tolerance for pain. If Lin doesn't feel he can play hurt and play well, then he should shut it down.

But is that the only motivation? Lin has become a cash cow for the Knicks organization and perhaps the club is being overly protective of its investment. And yes, while Lin will be a free agent on July 1st I'm not buying the theory that he is worried about damaging his value. The Knicks can offer him the most money and as sure as they are selling No. 17 "Linsanity" t-shirts at the Garden Jeremy Lin will be re-signed.

And yet, there is no denying that the Knicks handling of Lin's injury from start to finish has been shrouded in mystery.

Is Lin really unable to play? Is he simply protecting his future as he is a free agent this offseason? Are the Knicks being overly cautious with a player the Daily News refers to as a "cash cow for the Knicks organization?"

We may never know the answer. All we know for sure is that Lin won't play in Game 5.

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Jeremy Lin Injury Update: 'Linsanity' To Return In Game 4 Vs. Heat?

Could 'Linsanity' make an appearance in the New York Knicks' opening-round NBA Playoff series against the Miami Heat? Jeremy Lin said Sunday after the Knicks' practice that he might be able to play in Game 4, which is Sunday, May.

"I think I'm gonna evaluate it at the end of the week and see," Lin said after the Knicks' practice on Sunday. "Hopefully I'll feel good by then ... the main thing is to be able to play without thinking about (the injury).

"I don't really want to make a promise because I just don't know how I'm gonna feel," said Lin, who has been out since March 24. "If I felt good today then that would be more of a possibility, but I didn't feel that great today."

The return of Lin would be a boost to the Knicks, who lost rookie guard Iman Shumpert to a torn meniscus in Game 1.

Knicks coach Mike Woodson said that if and when Lin returns he would play limited minutes. After a 33-point drubbing by Miami in Game 1, the question is can the Knicks get back into the series and make any return by Lin actually meaningful?

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Jeremy Lin Injury Update: Return 'Won't Be Anytime Soon'

Jeremy Lin will play basketball again, but will it be for the New York Knicks?

Lin’s return to the New York Knicks “won’t be anytime soon,” according to interim coach Mike Woodson.

Woodson said that Lin would return “somewhere down the road.” Lin had surgery April 2 for a torn meniscus and is not expected back this season unless the Knicks advance to at least the second round of the NBA playoffs.

Lin will be a free agent at the end of the current season. If the Knicks don’t make it deep enough into the playoffs for Lin to return, could "Linsanity" be moving on to a different NBA city?

It is hard to imagine the Knicks letting Lin go. It is also difficult, however, to gauge what kind of contract Lin might desire after his short run in the spotlight, or that the Knicks might be willing to offer.

Lin averaged 14.6 points and 6.1 assists for the Knicks in 35 games.

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Jeremy Lin Injury Update: Lin Could Be Back Sooner Than Expected

Just when it appeared Jeremy Lin was lost to the New York Knicks for the rest of the regular season and perhaps beyond with a torn meniscus in his knee there appears to be hope. Does 'Linsanity' include magical fast-healing ability?

The timetable originally given was six weeks after surgery, putting the new star out until around the middle of May and presumably the second round of the NBA playoffs.

However, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post, Lin might be able to return within two weeks if everything goes perfectly.

Berman spoke with Dr. Wellington Hsu, an orthopedic surgeon who feels Lin could be back before the regular season ends.

"If they don’t see anything else wrong in surgery, just see the tear, typically you can get back in the NFL in two to four weeks and I’ve seen NBA players get back within that period,’’ Hsu told The Post. "That’s assuming there are no surprises.’’

This would obviously be a huge break for the Knicks who are already missing Amare Stoudemire for an extended period due to his back ailment.

New York leads the Milwaukee Bucks for the eighth and final seed in the Eastern Conference by just 2 1/2 games with 13 contests remaining.

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Jeremy Lin Injury Update: Knicks Point Guard Out Six Weeks With Small Meniscal Tear

According to Howard Beck of the New York Times, New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin is out six weeks with a small tear in his knee.

Knicks head coach, Mike Woodson, said "It's a big blow", referring to the loss of Lin, who's reportedly headed for arthroscopic knee surgery.

Lin had missed the previous three games for the Knicks with what was being called a "sore knee". The Knicks went 2-1 in those games, but lost by 10 to the Hawks on Friday.

"Linsanity" has died down quite a bit since his inception, but this is still a huge loss for the Knicks, who are fighting to fend off the Milwaukee Bucks for the last spot in the Eastern Conference Playoffs. Lin is averaging 14.6 points and 6.1 assists per game. The Knicks are also without the services of Amare Stoudemire and Jared Jeffries for at least the next couple of weeks.

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Jeremy Lin Injury Update: Point Guard OUT Against Hawks

According to Alan Hahn of the MSG Network, Jeremy Lin is out for Friday's game against the Hawks.

Lin has missed the last two games with a sore left knee – both Knicks' wins. They have won three straight games and eight of their last nine since head coach, Mike D'Antoni's, resignation.

Iman Shumpert and Baron Davis were the Knicks' staring guards in their recent smashing of the Orlando Magic. Shumpert responded with a career-high 25 points in his second consecutive start due to injures to Lin, along with A'mare Stoudemire. Davis finished the game with 11 points (on seven shots), adding seven rebounds and six assists, while turning the ball over twice.

Linsanity has tempted considerably since its inception, as has Lin's play, but he's remained adequate, averaging over 14 points and six assists over his last 10 games. On the downside, he's shooting 41 percent and turning the ball over four times per game.

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Jeremy Lin Injury Update: Lin Questionable For Wednesday With Sore Knee

Jeremy Lin couldn't play in Monday night's 89-80 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks due to a sore knee. Now, he's questionable once again for Wednesday's game against the Orlando Magic, according to ESPN.com.

Lin was missed even in the win a few days ago, with Baron Davis not being able to jump start the offense in a similar fashion. However, Lin knows it's important not to rush back.

"I just want to make sure when I come back that I'm 100 percent," Lin said.

With just a two game lead on ninth-place Milwaukee and only three games behind Philadelphia for the top spot in the Atlantic Division, every game is crucial for the New York Knicks. Lin's return coupled with Carmelo Anthony being able to play tonight would obviously be a huge boon for New York's chances of winning.

The Knicks need to step up and hope Lin can get back on the court sooner rather than later with Dwight Howard and co. coming to Madison Square Garden.

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Jeremy Lin Injury Update: Knee Injury Sidelines Linsanity Against Bucks

New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin will not be playing on Monday night against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Lin will join forward Amar'e Stoudemire and backup center Jared Jeffries as being out with injuries for tonight's game. Lin's right knee is sore and he is listed as day-to-day. Stoudemire is out indefinitely while he undergoes non-surgical treatment of a bulging disc in his back. Lin did take part in Monday's workout after sitting out the fourth quarter of New York's win over Detroit on Saturday.

Lin leads the Knicks with 6.1 assists per game this season. Lin is also third on the Knicks in scoring with 14.6 points per game and second on the team in steals (1.57 steals per game).

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Linsanity Rises In Knicks' Victory Over Philadelphia 76ers

Linsanity made a full-blown re-appearance in the fourth quarter of Wednesday night's New York Knicks-Philadelphia 76ers game, and it was just in time for the Knicks. In a tightly contested, critical game against Atlantic Division leading Philadelphia it was Jeremy Lin, not Carmelo Anthony or Amar'e Stoudemire, who led the Knicks to an 82-79 victory,

Lin entered the final quarter having scored just two points on 1-for-11 shooting. He poured in 16 fourth-quarter points, however, to end the night with 18 points as New York won its fifth straight game since Mike Woodson took over as head coach following the resignation of Mike D'Antoni.

Lin's role has been the subject of scrutiny since Woodson took over, as the new coach wants more offense from Anthony and Stoudemire and generally less scoring from Lin. Wednesday night, though, the young point guard showed once again that when the pressure is on he is more than willing to step into the limelight and lead, even with highly-paid superstars around him.

The victory moved the Knicks (23-24) within three games of the 76ers in the Atlantic Division. The Knicks currently own the eighth and final Eastern Conference playoff spot, one game ahead of the Milwaukee Bucks.

Wednesday night Lin made it obvious that he will be a critical part of the team's charge toward the NBA playoffs.

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Linsanity Lives! Jeremy Lin Doing Just Fine For Mike Woodson

When Mike Woodson took over for Mike D'Antoni as head coach of the New York Knicks there was an assumption that not only was Linsanity! dead, but that Jeremy Lin might be on borrowed time as an important player for the Knicks.

Well, not so fast.

Lin's 18-point, 10-assist, three-turnover effort Tuesday night in the Knicks' 106-87 rout of the Toronto Raptors was the latest in a string of solid performances for the Knicks' young point guard. In the four games since Woodson became head coach -- all victories -- Lin has averaged 14 points, 6.75 assists and 3.5 turnovers. He has had just one game with more than three turnovers.


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Lin is orchestrating, getting the ball to the right people in the right places and not forcing the ball down the lane as often as he did under D'Antoni. This is the way a point guard with so many top-flight scoring options around him should play, and the way no one was certain Lin could play.

The Linsanity! phase might -- mostly -- be over for the Knicks. Lin, though, is making it obvious that he will remain important. Veteran Baron Davis is out with a hamstring injury, again showing that he can't be counted on to stay healthy. MIke Bibby is loooooong past his days as a quality NBA player. Toney Douglas is not a point guard, and is buried deep on the Knicks' bench.

So, it might not be Linsanity, but the growth of Jeremy Lin into a quality NBA point guard is in full swing.

[HD] The Jeremy Lin Show vs Toronto Raptors || 18pts 10 assists 4 rebs || 03.20.2012 (via TrollsInParis)


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The End of Linsanity? Perhaps, But Not So Fast

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Linsanity Gets Bob Cousy Stamp Of Approval

You want an opinion on point guard play in the NBA? There is no better place to get one than from legendary Boston Celtics point guard Bob Cousy, one of the best to ever play. And now Cousy has put his stamp of approval on Jeremy Lin, the New York Knicks point guard who rose from obscurity to cult hero status seemingly overnight.

"For two weeks, every time I went by somebody down here they were talking about him, and I’d tell them the hoopla was probably overdone, that it’s not unusual for this to happen with a young player who catches the league by surprise. But I got a completely different sense from watching Jeremy play. Now I’m telling people he’ll definitely find a niche in the realm of good-to-great point guards in this league.

“Lin sees the floor extremely well and has good size for a point guard. He seems smart, not just because he went to Harvard, but in the way he plays. Just based on what I saw against Dallas, it’s hard for me to believe [Golden State and Houston] cut him. It’s hard to criticize without being there, but point guards who can run the show in the NBA are in such demand.”

When it comes to point guard play you can’t get praise from a much higher source than that.

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Jeremy Lin Speaks... To Kris Humphries?

This is perhaps a little late, but hey -- Linsanity hasn't totally worn off, has it?

Following Monday night's 100-92 loss to the New Jersey Nets, New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin tracked down Nets power forward Kris Humphries to offer a few kind words of encouragement. Humphries, you may remember, was briefly married to reality TV star Kim Kardashian and his reputation still suffers to this day in the eyes of those not quite enchanted with celebrity marriages.

Earlier Tuesday on ESPN Radio's "The Scott Van Pelt Show," Humphries recalled how Lin found him in the tunnel outside the locker room for a quick chat.

"He's a really nice guy," said Humphries, who met Lin at an autograph signing in Los Angeles at the All-Star Game last year. "He just said, 'Hey, I don't know why they boo you, but I think it's crap, and you're playing really well.' That was nice of him to say. He's a really nice guy. ... It's nice to see great things happen for nice people."

Well, there you have it. Lin's a nice guy, aside from a surprisingly adept point guard. Hopefully that does it for your daily dose of Linsanity.

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Knicks Vs. Mavericks Final Score: Jeremy Lin's 28 Points Help New York Beat Dallas, 104-97

Jeremy Lin netted 16 of his team-best 28 points in the second half, including a huge 3-pointer with 2:57 remaining in the game Sunday, to help the New York Knicks down the NBA's defending champions, the Dallas Mavericks, 104-97 at Madison Square Garden Sunday afternoon.

Lin dished out a game-best and career-high 14 assists and paired with 3-point sharpshooter, Steve Novak, to combine to shoot 7-for-11 from behind the 3-point arc (Lin 3-for-6) and help the Knicks earn their eighth victory in nine games. The Knicks (16-16) are now 7-1 with Lin as the starting point guard and have reached the .500 mark for the first time since Jan. 7.

Newly acquired forward J.R. Smith played 30 minutes and tallied nine of his 15 points in the first quarter, while Novak tallied all 14 of his points in the fourth quarter. Tyson Chandler added 14 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks, while veteran point guard Baron Davis suited up but did not play.

The Mavs' Dirk Nowitzki ended the game with 34 points, but again, the story was Lin, who made big play after big play, including this steal and dunk in the third quarter.

Lin and the Knicks are at it again Monday, as they host the New Jersey Nets (7:30 p.m. on MSG).

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Jeremy Lin Delivers Big Ratings For MSG Network, Despite Ongoing Time Warner Dispute

Jeremy Lin's out-of-nowhere run over the last five games, capped by last night's game-winner over the Toronto Raptors, has delivered strong ratings to the MSG Network. The number of households tuning into Knicks games nearly doubled last week due to Linsanity, up to 227,360 from 114,019 according to Nielsen figures provided by MSG. The big ratings boost comes despite the fact that roughly two million Time Warner Cable subscribers in the New York area haven't been able to watch the network since Jan. 1 due to a dispute over a contract renewal.

"Unfortunately, MSG is still demanding a 53% increase; our hope is that they will go back to their pre-December demand for a 6.5% increase, and then we can close a reasonable deal," Time Warner Cable said in a statement.

Ratings are up 130 percent for MSG compared to the same point last season, despite missing out on approximately 20 percent of their potential viewer base. Subscription cancellations have been minimal, according to Time Warner, but that could change the longer Lin and the Knicks keep winning. MSG appears to understand the power Lin could have in settling the dispute.

"We would like to have a deal with them," said Mike Bair, president of MSG Media. "Time Warner is a major provider in the marketplace, and we would like every fan in New York to have the opportunity to see the Knicks and Jeremy Lin."

MSG seems to hold most of the cards at the moment. Shares of the network were up 3.76 percent to $32.32 at the end of trading Monday. The dispute has put millions of dollars in advertising at stake for the network.

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Jeremy Lin: SI.com Has Gone Lin-sane

Behind 20 points from point guard Jeremy Line, who knocked down the game-winning free throw in the closing moments, the New York Knicks defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves, 100-98, in a inter-conference contest Saturday. The win marked the fourth straight for New York, which hasn't lost since Lin entered the starting lineup, and has started a nationwide frenzy over the Asian-American phenom.

Over at SI.com's NBA page there is four columns written about Lin, the Harvard University grade from Palo Alto, CA. Here's a brief look at the features on Jeremy Lin.

As Linsanity grows, Jeremy Lin gets praise from Steve Nash and calls from David Letterman - Sam Amick - SI.com

"As Steve Nash sees it, Jeremy Lin's incredible path from the bench to breakout star is a good, old-fashioned sports story: an underdog athlete playing well, sparking excitement and leading a struggling franchise to victories. It's not, as some have surmised, a story of Nash's old coach, the Knicks' Mike D'Antoni, finally finding a Nash-esque point guard to plug into an offensive system that is making this mania happen."

Jeremy Lin drops 38 to help the Knicks take down Kobe Bryant, Lakers - Chris Mannix - SI.com

"For all of their star power, for all of their wealth, the man who may save the Knicks' season earns the NBA minimum, sleeps on his brother's couch and less than a month ago wore a uniform with "Erie" across the chest."

Can Knicks guard Jeremy Lin add to his legend in New York? - Phil Taylor - SI.com

"I missed on Jeremy Lin, too. And like the front offices and coaching staffs of the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets, I'm kicking myself for not realizing what was right under my nose."

Cut by Warriors, Rockets led Jeremy Lin to success with Knicks - Sam Amick - SI.com

"Linsanity," as his growing legion of fans from all over the world are calling it, had been sparked by Lin's unexpectedly exciting play. The driving and dishing of an NBA castoff has led to three straight wins for a Knicks team badly in need of a positive vibe and good point guard play."

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Knicks 107, Wizards 93: New York Wins Third Straight Behind Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin, where you have been all season?

The second-year point guard sensation notched the first double-double of his career Wednesday night as the New York Knicks (11-15) won their third straight in a 107-93 win against the Washington Wizards (5-21) at the Verizon Center. Lin finished with 23 points and 10 assists in his second game since being inserted into the starting lineup. Tyson Chandler led New York with 25 points (two shy of his career-high) and 11 rebounds, two nights after being limited to just 22 minutes of playing time and 10 points due to foul trouble.

The Knicks started slow in being outscored 23-17 in the first quarter, but scored 35 points in the second to lead 52-46 at halftime. With the Knicks once again without Carmelo Anthony (groin) and Amar'e Stoudemire (death in the family), Lin was efficient (9-for-14 shooting from the field, 5-for-6 from the free throw line) and played a critical role in distributing the ball (New York had just eight turnovers compared to Washington's 12).

Steve Novak also continued his string of breakout performances, scoring 19 points for the second consecutive night on 6-for-10 shooting from the field and 5-for-9 from 3-point range.

For Washington, John Wall almost hit 30 points for the second straight night. Wall finished with 29 points and six assists, while Trevor Booker finished with 17 points. No other Wizard scored more than nine points, due in large part to foul trouble limiting JaVale McGee (eight points, nine rebounds and three blocks) and Nick Young (seven points and four rebounds).

Friday night, the Knicks will go for four straight wins against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center. The Lakers travel to Boston Thursday night, which could bode well for the Knicks as the latter end of back-to-back games has been a persistent issue for teams in this shortened season.


FINAL - 2.8.2012 1 2 3 4 TOTAL
New York Knicks 17 35 25 30 107
Washington Wizards 23 23 22 25 93

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Knicks 99, Jazz 88: The Jeremy Lin Show Continues As Knicks Win Second Straight

He couldn’t do it again, could he? Actually, Jeremy Lin one-upped himself.

A new Madison Square Garden star has been born over the past two Knicks games, and it’s a diminutive second-year point guard from Harvard. After catapulting the Knicks to a crucial win on Saturday with 25 points, Jeremy Lin led a severely shorthanded New York team to a 99-88 win over the Utah Jazz (13-10) on Monday, notching a career high 28 points and 8 assists. The Knicks have been clamoring for competent point guard play, and at the moment they’ve found their new starter in the least likely of places.

The Knicks (10-15) came into the game shorthanded, and six minutes in they found themselves decimated. Amare Stoudemire was at home in Florida after the tragic passing this morning of his older brother Hazell, and Carmelo Anthony strained his groin halfway through the first quarter. Lin, who earned his first career start, suddenly found himself having to run the offense without a safety net.

With their main offensive weapons missing, the Knicks’ defense had to be good and it certainly was in the first half. The Knicks had nine steals before halftime, which helped launch them to a 13-point advantage at the half. A main component of that was the Knicks’ bench, led by Steve Novak who hit five 3-pointers in the game for a season-high 19 points. The third quarter saw the Jazz get back into the game, setting up a fourth quarter that the Knicks easily could have given away. With Tyson Chandler in foul trouble and their thin bench being severely stretched out. But that’s when Lin again took over the game as he did on Saturday. A clearly confident Lin hit a huge three-pointer with the shot clock expiring to put the Knicks up 95-96, essentially icing the game.

Aside from Lin and Novak, the Knicks also got some under-the-radar good performances from others. Jared Jeffries finished with 13 points, 8 rebounds and also took five charges. In his post-game press conference, Mike D’Antoni staunchly defended Jeffries, saying that fans who boo him "need to re-examine a few things in their life". Jeffries surely is one of the Knicks’ best glue guys, and he has played a huge role in their past two wins.

Despite being in foul trouble, it’s pretty incredible when you realize the effect Chandler had on the game. In just 22 minutes, he led the Knicks with a +18 rating, finishing with 10 points, 7 rebounds, 3 blocks and 2 steals.

The Knicks now have a legitimate chance at winning three straight, as they visit the Washington Wizards on Wednesday. Will the Linsanity continue?


Final - 2.6.2012 1 2 3 4 Total
Utah Jazz 16 22 35 15 88
New York Knicks 19 32 24 24 99

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Knicks 99, Nets 92: Jeremy Lin Sparks Big New York Win

When the New York Knicks and New Jersey Nets got things started at Madison Square Garden, no one could have guessed who the hero would have been. Instead of Carmelo Anthony, Amar'e Stoundemire or Deron Williams, it was little-used guard Jeremy Lin that owned the World's Most Famous Arena as the Knicks downed the Nets, 99-92.

The Harvard graduate came into action on Friday with a career average of 2.8 points per game, but he led all scorers Saturday night with a career-high 25, including some nifty baskets in the paint that brought the Garden faithful to their feet for most of the night. With just over two minutes remaining and the Knicks up six, Lin split defenders Deron Williams and Kris Humphris, drove for a three point play and shared a bow with Anthony.

The Nets were led by Williams' 21 points and 11 assists, though shockingly he couldn't keep up with Lin down the stretch. Kris Humphries added 20 points and 12 rebounds while Jordan Farmar poured in 19 off the bench. A Nets reserve had a career-high as well Saturday, with rookie Jordan Williams scoring 10 points in 26 minutes.

Lin hit on 10-of-19 shots from the field, handed out seven assists and grabbed five rebounds. Arguably more important than any of those numbers was his ball security, as the point guard had just one turnover in 35 minutes of action.

After being released by the Golden State Warriors in December and spending some time with the Houston Rockets, Lin has now turned in the game of his life and if the chanting of "Jer-e-my" by the Garden crowd is any indication, will be a fan favorite going forward.

Keeping things simple after his performance, Lin broke down how the Knicks came out on top.

"We play hard, we play together and we're just thankful to get out of here with a win."

New York has now taken five games in a row from New Jersey.

The Knicks will try to keep up their momentum when they welcome the Utah Jazz on Monday night. The Nets will return home to take on the Chicago Bulls Monday.


Final - 2.4.2012 1 2 3 4 Total
New Jersey Nets 30 18 24 20 92
New York Knicks 20 26 24 29 99

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Jeremy Lin Claimed By New York Knicks To Fill Guard Role

It didn't take long for the New York Knicks to address their pressing need for a guard, as Tuesday New York claimed Jeremy Lin off waivers. Lin, who had recently been released by the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets, respectively, will try and fill the void of backup shooting guard Iman Shumpert, who suffered a sprained MCL during New York's 106-104 victory over the Boston Celtics is expected to miss 2-4 weeks.

The Knicks (1-0) are also waiting for the return of veteran guards Mike Bibby and Baron Davis, who each missed the season-opener with back injuries. Davis is expected to miss a large portion of the shortened 66-game regular season.

Last season, the Harvard graduate, Lin, played in 29 games, averaged 9.8 minutes and just 2.6 points in his first NBA season with the Warriors.

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