Knicks vs Timberwolves: Highlights and Analysis of Jeremy Lin’s Performance

February 11th, 2012 by Austin Green Leave a reply »
The legend that is Jeremy Lin continues to grow after the Knicks 100-98 victory over Ricky Rubio and the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Target Center was packed in anticipation of Lin's arrival, as CNBC sports reporter Darren Rovell pointed out.

It certainly wasn't Lin's best performance, as he almost had as many turnovers (6) as field goals (8), and missed more shots (16) than his counterpart, Rubio, attempted.

But despite his struggles, I think we can cut the kid some slack. He still dropped 20 points and 7 assists, his fifth straight game putting up those All-Star caliber numbers. Not coincidentally, his strong play also resulted in the Knicks fifth-straight win, which is a season high.

Early on, it looked like we were headed for another nationwide freakout after Lin started off hot. He put up 15 points in the first half on seven of 12 shooting. He was busting out his usual herky-jerky crossovers, getting into the lane with ease against one of the league's premier perimeter defenders in Rubio.

He also showed off his outside shot in the early going, splashing consecutive long-range jumpers. Unfortunately, he came dow ...

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