Jeremy Lin: Linsanity Continues as Lin Scores 38 and Knicks Bury Kobe and Lakers

Michael Nargi@NargOnSportsSenior Analyst IFebruary 11, 2012

Lin led the Knicks to another victory on Friday night.
Lin led the Knicks to another victory on Friday night.Rob Carr/Getty Images

Linning, Lin-sanity, Lin-possible. Call it what you want, but Jeremy Lin is tearing through the NBA.

Lin faced his biggest task Friday night, when the Los Angeles Lakers visited Madison Square Garden. 

Once again, Lin led the New York Knicks to a thrilling victory, while still absent were Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire. It was their fourth straight win.

Although both teams struggled to score, Lin was able to continue his torrid run.

He finished the game with a remarkable 38 points and seven assists.

Who would have thought that in the middle of February, Lin would be playing like the best player in the NBA?

The Knicks are in the midst of one of the most amazing runs the Garden has seen in numerous years. Lin is the NBA's Tim Tebow. He has come out of nowhere to ignite a team that was all but lost. 

Mike D'Antoni was all but fired before the emergence of Lin. 

It was good to see Iman Shumpert step up and make big plays down the stretch as well on Friday night. He finished with 12 points. But the story remains all about Lin.

Lin's magic has sparked New York City, and the Knicks are the hottest ticket in town.

Lin set the record on Friday night for the most points in a player's first three starts since the merger.

The Knicks take the road to face the the Minnesota Timberwolves Saturday night.

All eyes will be on Lin on Saturday night, as they should be. A story like this does not come along very often.


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