Linmania heats up at the Garden
The Knicks beat the Sacramento Kings in a landslide win Wednesday night, bringing their winning streak to seven straight victories.
Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin set a career-high in assists for the second day in a row Wednesday, with 13 assists in three quarters. The Knicks’ 100-85 win over the Kings came one night after Lin sank a game-winning three-pointer with 0.5 seconds left against Toronto.
Lin’s recent success has spawned headlines like “Linning Streak,” “Lincredible,” “Just Lin Time,” and “Jeremy Win,” while “Linsanity” appears to be taking over Knicks fans.
After Tuesday night’s last-second win, Knicks fans began to ask what Lin would do next. With 10 points and 13 assists, and no need for a heroic game-winning move by the point guard, Lin joined injured teammate Carmelo Anthony on the bench for the entire fourth quarter.
Carmelo Anthony said that he is anxious to return to the court and join in on the action in the midst of “Linmania.” Anthony said he is getting better, and he is expected to be ready to play either by Friday night’s game against New Orleans, or Sunday’s game against Dallas.