Jeremy Lin, G-STATE
Jeremy Lin, G-STATE
The Jeremy Lin show was in full effect Sunday afternoon as the Knicks beat the NBA Champions, Dallas Mavericks. The Asian Connection, JR Smith (fresh off a plane from China where he had been playing) and Lin dominated. Smith hasn't even had a single practice with his new team and he was a huge contributor.
When it wasn't Smith and Lin, it was Steve Novak who was raining threes. At one stretch, Novak drilled 3 threes in a row, which is when New York took control. This was all against one of the best defensive teams in Dallas.
The Harvard Grad is now 8-1 as a starter with and has turned the NBA on it's head. Oh by the way, Harvard leads the Ivy League and seems destined for the big dance. Since Feb 4th Lin's scored more points than any other player in the NBA. More than LeBron, Durant, Bryant, everyone. Today he dropped 28 and added 14 assists and 5 steals. Linsanity? Yes, but also just damn good basketball. Kudos to the Knicks who seem to have figured it out.
Nowitzki finished with 34, but it was not enough to stop the Linsane Train. Tyson Chandler finished with a double-double against his former team who he helped win a Championship with.
Awesome game. Now if we could just get Cuban to by the Mets or Dodgers we can start to have some real fun.
Just finished watching quite the game. I tuned in to watch Jeremy Lin against Ricky Rubio and ended up watching the Kevin Love show. That dude can ball. UCLA in the house.
Love had 32 points and 21 rebounds and no that is not a mistype. I used to do triple takes when I saw stats like that. Now I just know it's part of Love's game. Lin finished with 20 points and 8 assists, but looked very tired. He missed a lot of shots, frequently short and often rejected. That's to be expected though with someone who hasn't been playing and is suddenly rushed into 35 plus minutes. Lin has also played 5 games in a week.
Rubio showed why he was so hyped coming over from Barcelona. He reminds me of a mix between Steve Nash and Jason "White Chocolate" Williams. The game of Nash and the flash of Williams. Rubio finished with 12 points and 8 assists and many of those passes were of the jaw dropping variety.
Other West Coast names of note: Landry Fields, straight outta Long Beach and Stanford had 19. His game is smooth like butter. Luke Ridnour (Oregon) sucks, Mike Bibby (Phoenix and U of A) needs to hang 'em up and Derrick Williams (U of A) doesn't see much playing time. DWill is a beast and the Wolves need to let him loose.
Oh and by the way, the Knicks won, thanks to a Jeremy Lin free-throw with 4.9 seconds left. Knicks 100, Wolves 98.