Jeremy Lin Is About to Get a Reality Check from the Sacramento Kings

Jason ColdironCorrespondent IFebruary 15, 2012

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10:  Jeremy Lin #17 of the New York Knicks looks on against the Los Angeles Lakers at Madison Square Garden on February 10, 2012 in New York City.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)
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Coming into tonight's game, Jeremy Lin has obviously been the talk of the league. I will spare the time to explain that.

The Knicks are hot, but the law of averages would suggest that Lin is about to come down to earth. If not tonight, it will happen very soon. Lin and the Knicks are both due.

The Kings are the perfect team to end the Knicks' streak and Lin's early dominance. The Kings are unpredictable and inconsistent and at times don't move the ball at all, but they are also very dangerous. They are loaded with streaky shooters, and they are also due to start making more of their shots.

Lin is also about to face the most physical opposing point guard he has seen so far. Tyreke Evans is huge for his position and will have a chance to physically dominate Lin. Evans should be able to post Lin up with great success. At worst, he will be consistently drawing a double-team.

From there, the big men become key. On any given night if DeMarcus Cousins comes to play, he can man up with anyone. It will be interesting to see how he fares against defensive stud Tyson Chandler.

In the end, the Kings will probably win, but even if they lose, Lin will probably come down far from his current hot streak. At the very least, I do not expect him to get 20 points tonight.