Linsanity v. Dallas Mavericks

What else is there to be said? Dallas is a top 5 defensive team and people were saying Shawn Marion who’s been their best defensive player, somebody they’ve used this season to shut down point guards, who’s 6’7″, might clamp down on Jeremy Lin. They were trapping Lin hard, throwing double teams, throwing different defenders at him.

Lin comes out with 28 points, 14 assists, 5 steals (and yes 7 turnovers), but more importantly another win, over a streaking Mavericks and the defending champions. I had no doubt this was going to happen.

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To Linfinity and Beyond

UNBELIEVABLE. Absolutely unbelievable. My mind exploded when he hit that shot. Game winning 3 pointer over the Toronto Raptors. Jeremy Lin is a straight up BEAST. This guy… the balls on this guy to put up that shot and hit it. He just holds it, calls off the screen, holds it, holds it, BOOM. Three in yo face. ICE COLD. This is ridiculous. Freaking ridiculous.

LINSANITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

P.S. Big ups to Knicks team defense in the 4th quarter.

P.P.S. Lin actually asked D’antoni for the isolation play (1 on 1) on the last possession. ……… What can you say?

Linspiration

Knicks have had 2 days off so the Jeremy Lin show is on hold for a little bit. No problem. Here’s a freaking epic video of Lin v. Kobe. You know the NBA is gonna milk Linsanity. They got their greedy eyes on not only fans here but China, Taiwan, and freaking all of Southeast Asia for that matter.

I KNOW – Lin cannot be compared to Kobe. Lin’s played 5 great games and Kobe is well, Kobe. We all know his accomplishments and standing in the game. He’s a guy people compare to MJ. But in this one game, Lin held his own and carried his team to a win. Lin dropped 38 points on Kobe and the Lakers!!! He shot mid-range, shot threes, drove in and finished, passed, spun, man he did everything. ALL HE DOES IS LIN.

And tell me how often do you see an opposing player out-perform Kobe and win the game, when Kobe himself is having a good night?

The Jeremy Lin Show continues tomorrow night. Look for Lin/Stoudemire or Lin/Chandler in the pick and roll.

P.S. In the video, Fisher fouls Lin on the spin move at 0:43 and at 1:46. Not called for either foul. Lin makes the shots anyway. Spin move speaks for itself. Other one OVER an outstretched Bynum. What. And one.

Linsational Run Continues

Jeremy Lin had a great first half and showed fatigue in the second half, but the Knicks played team basketball and came out with a hard fought win. It was really great to see the Knicks tough it out and everybody contribute. While Lin had a somewhat poor shooting night, he came away with 20 points, 8 assists, 6 rebounds, and 3 steals. Yes, it’s been a long week with him playing 5 games in 7 nights and average 39 minutes per game, the most of any Knick. But I would still like to see him get stronger and cut down on turnovers. Yes, someone that handles the ball that much is bound to have some turnovers but I think that’s an area where he can improve. Good thing he’s got 2 days to rest up. Keep it up Lin, you’re an inspiration. I’ve never been this excited to watch Knick basketball – or any basketball for that matter. The only thing that might compare is the Jordan days in the 90’s but I was so much younger then.

Yes, this is now the Jeremy Lin blog.

LINCREDIBLE

Jeremy Lin drops 38 points (career high), 7 assists, 4 rebounds, and 2 steals against the Lakers tonight. No words. I almost lost my voice. Like the NBA slogan – AMAZING. THE LINSANITY!!!

And 1! Fisher fouled him on that spin move. Lakers banged Lin around tonight, took away driving lanes, and Lin still comes up with 38. LINNING.

Full highlights:

JEREMY LIN.

Jeremy Lin started tonight as the Knicks point guard and bested his previous career highs in points (28) and assists (8)!!! I didn’t think I’d be excited to watch Knicks v. Utah but with Lin starting, I couldn’t miss it, and he didn’t disappoint. I don’t want to jump the gun, because New York’s had these flirtations with the flavor of the month like Douglas and Shumpert, but I believe in Jeremy Lin!

He just has to get stronger and improve his conditioning. But D’antoni barely gave him any rest and you could visibly see he was getting very tired in the 4th quarter. I mean, the guy never played more than 20 minutes in an NBA game before Saturday night, all of sudden he’s playing 36 and 45 minutes a game. The guy plays his heart out and can definitely keep improving.

Knicks, just please don’t ship him off – develop this guy. I think it was 2 years ago in a summer league, Lin totally outplayed John Wall. He is real and he has so much room for improvement. Wall’s more developed and confident now but we’ll see the matchup again on Wednesday.

JEREMY LIN FTW! LINSANITY!

Jeremy’s Lin Career Night

One of my fellow Taiwanese, Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks, was given an opportunity tonight and he made the most of it, having a brilliant performance and putting up a career high 25 points and 7 assists, helping the Knicks win over the Nets. It has even started some talk that perhaps the Knicks have found a viable point guard.

This is not surprising because Jeremy just needed to be given a chance and more play time to improve. He performed pretty well at Golden State with limited minutes. I was kind of worried the Knicks might cut him or ship him back to the D-League. While I believed in him, the Knicks didn’t appear to. Seems like with losses mounting, they got desperate and gave him a shot. And this what you got to do! Work hard and wait for your opportunity!

What I don’t like? Carmelo Anthony with his stupid hands-together bow as acknowledgement. Because Jeremy is Asian? Gimme a break. A normal high five will do.