Jeremy Lin hit a 3-pointer with .05 left Tuesday night to give the New York Knicks a 90-87 victory over the Toronto Raptors. The Knicks were down 11 points heading into the fourth quarter of Monday night's game against the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Centre. You can watch the Linsanity here.
Lin scored the final six points of the game, none bigger than the last three. Iman Shumpert missed a 17-footer with 21 seconds left in the game, but Tyson Chandler corralled the rebound giving the Knicks a chance at the final shot of the game. Lin took control of the ball just in front of midcourt, dribbling the clock down from about eight seconds. He spotted up in front of a sagging Jose Calderon and drained the three.
Shumpert may have made one of the biggest plays of the game just before Lin's late-game run. With the Raptors up five, he stripped Calderon and took the ball down the court for an easy two. Despite Calderon's late gaffes, he actually out-dueled Lin for much of the night, scoring 25 on 11-for-17 shooting in addition to his nine assists. Lin finished with 27, going 9-for-20 from the field to get there. He had 11 assists, along with eight turnovers.
Amar'e Stoudemire had 21 points and nine rebounds for New York.