Sunday, February 5, 2012

Will JLin Get His First Start? Knicks vs Jazz

Tonight's game against the Jazz could be Jeremy's first start of his NBA career. What do the matchups look like? A full speed Devin Harris, could cause problems due to his speed and quickness. However, it looks like Harris has been bothered by hamstring problems and has really struggled this whole season. Earl Watson, the backup pg guard is a great matchup for JLin as he is not very quick. Last year, Jeremy went head to head with Watson for 7 first half minutes early in February and totally dominated him. Watson actually had a hard time bringing the ball up against JLin. However, JLin only played 7 minutes that whole game.

This looks like a good spot to start Jeremy. If not, that would be fine as well as he would see a lot of Earl Watson. Also, I wanted to give props to Ed Weiland of HoopsAnalyst.com. This guy actually uses advanced statistical analysis from college to project pro prospects. He doesn't go by looks or feelings. I'm not sure why more NBA teams don't follow his advice. Weiland was the first guy I saw, besides Donnie Nelson, who agreed with me that Jeremy was indeed a legit NBA prospect. Most jumped on the JLin bandwagon after seeing him dominate John Wall.  Weiland also went as far as saying that Jeremy could potentially be a star in the NBA and this was pre-John Wall. Click this.

With all of the good that has come from this breakout game, one thing that bothers me is Jeremy stating in this post game interview that at times it did cross his mind that he might not get extended minutes. Even with Jeremy killin it in practice, the only reason he was given a chance was the desperation of the coach and the Knicks not having a decent pg ahead of him. He could have easily been waived for the 3rd time. However, as it played out, you could not have written a better script than the "Miracle at The Garden"!




129 comments:

  1. i really cannot wait for this game! even if Lin doesn't start, he will get a substantial amount of minutes. This will be the game that Lin really breaks out and prove his last game was not just a fluke!

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  2. I see a very vicious competitive mean streak in Jeremy Lin. And I think it's GREAT!

    Don't be fooled by his seemingly vanilla comments (which don't seem.vanilla to me at all). In all my years of watching the NBA, I have never seen a player with a bigger chip on his shoulder.

    It is not enough for Lin to merely win for his team. He punishes opponents, all within the perfectly legal boundaries of clean play. Lin is constantly overpowering opponents and challenging their schemes as if to say "You may think I'm a wimpy Asian nobody, but I am kicking your butt right now!"

    I LOVE Jeremy Lin's thinly veiled chutzpah. I think it's great that he chooses to unleash his basketball frustrations on NBA opponents. I want him to take all the racial epithets hurled at him on a court and channel his seething anger into clean controlled NBA play. So far, he is doing an amazing job.

    Lin would have been run out of basketball by the haters if he didn't.have that mean streak. The haters have in effect created a monster in Lin, and I tip my hat to Lin for channeling his anger properly.

    Jeremy Lin's mean streak is to be celebrated and admired. He needs.that mean streak to play great basketball in the NBA.

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  3. It's been interesting reading the post-game comments from D'Antoni and reactions from fans. It seems like everyone was "pleasantly surprised" by Jeremy's ability to defend, as proven by his magnificent effort against a top 5 PG in Deron Williams. However, the general perception while he was in Golden State was that he was more of a defensive specialist and less of an offensively-minded guard. Indeed, Jeremy was thought to be one of the Warrior's best perimeter defenders, if not the best.

    Interesting how perceptions change from one fanbase to another.

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  4. here's a great mix of lin's highlights from yesterday (yes i know there are a ton on youtube now) by vertstv

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZPmHH6IP7g&list=FLlT7-IJzaMcjKeJoalxklZw&index=1&feature=plpp_video

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    1. no prob! credit goes to vertstv and kietasss tho! so will we see a #17 banner once Lin is signed? lol

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  6. @JLinfan #1 - it'd be great to find out how much traffic jumped to JeremyLin.net during and immediately after the Knicks/Nets game. Can you share some stats? Nice job on the blog, btw!

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  7. Jeremy Lin getting some Twitter props from some big names. Here are some highlights:

    Spike Lee @SpikeLee -
    I'm Screaming But It's SCREAMS Of JOY. Jeremy Lin Scores A Career High 25 Points And Leads Da Strugglin' Blue And Orange To Desperation WIN.

    Baron Davis @Baron_Davis -
    Great team win. Way to battle knicks!! Fans were great. And jeremy lin is the MAN!!

    Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman -
    As Jeremy Lin continues to weave point-guard magic tonight, Baron's back is suddenly feeling a little better.

    Phil Taylor @SI_PhilTaylor -
    Jeremy Lin played HS ball 10 mins. from my house. Saw him carve up lotta guys who thought Asian kid had no game. Just saw it again.

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  8. To be a consistent winner,Lin got to have "killer" culture that is "you are as good as NEXT game"; otherwise you are nothing but a one night wonder.Keep it up.Thanks for doing God's mission and sharing pain and glory.

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  9. i still can't believe this. it's overwhelming. this was the best weekend ever. FINALLY, everyone else sees what we saw and #17 can take his rightful place in this STARTING lineup. Now, I gotta try and snatch up as many nosebleed seats for the rest of this season. I can't wait until sacremento comes into town when Jeremy makes Keith Dumb eat crow.

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  10. Last Wednesday against the Warriors (yes I still follow them but am fast becoming a Knicks fan) Harris was out with a hamstring injury and Watson had a sprained ankle. Jamal Tinsley was in, so presumably the Jazz are weakened at PG and Lin will beast on them. The hope is that whenever he gets in, he will play consistently. Doesn't have to be spectacular like he was against the Nets, just play good solid BB.

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  11. heck yeah! http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/knicks/lin_it_to_win_it_QTfLvSyckoIrvFOSHczXJL?CMP=OTC-rss&FEEDNAME=

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  12. Re: HoopsAnalyst.com
    Lin would have been drafted had NBA GMs know anything about statistics. They ought to read Moneyball or at least watch the movie. There are hidden gems to be picked up relatively cheap.

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  13. our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family STAT. Everybody, please pray for the Stoudemire family.

    http://espn.go.com/new-york/nba/story/_/id/7546146/brother-new-york-knicks-amare-stoudemire-dies-car-crash

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  14. i'm a big fan of statistics and use them often, but as powerful as they are, proper interpretation is required. Jeremy's statistics were great in college, but as Weiland himself stated, they were in the Ivy league. He had great games vs. BC, Georgetown, and UConn, but three games can easily be a statistical aberration. So I can't blame coaching staff for not taking his college stats very seriously. His NBA stats are another thing.

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  15. I wouldn't mind Lin coming off the bench, and I believe that's the best for the Knicks as a team. Lin can provide the much needed spark off the bench and certainly make the 2nd unit so much better than without him. Watching him pushing the tempo is like an adrenalin pump sometimes, what a thrill it is.

    Rubio came off the bench for several games before he became a regular starter, but had always played in the critical moment. That has worked out very well for him. I'd like to see Lin following the same paradigm.

    But then again, Jeremy being Jeremy, he could surpass the expectations as well. We'll see. Monday really can't arrive soon enough.

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  16. I really liked the Weiland article. He correctly pointed out that Lin's teammate Landry Fields was also an NBA player before Landry was picked in the 2nd round of Lin's draft year.

    Weiland insisted that Jeremy Lin might be the 2nd best pg in the 2010 draft behind John Wall. It turns out that Weiland was right about Lin. By the way, Jeremy Lin will get a rematch against John Wall next game. I like John Wall very much and expect him to have a high scoring game against Lin. The biggest danger is Wall putting Lin in foul trouble.

    I once read an article that Jeremy Lin vs John Wall could have created a nice Golden State vs Washington rivalry. Instead, we have these two hot young stars in the same division. Even better!

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  17. According to rotoworld, Jeremy will start tonight.

    http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nba/1772/jeremy-lin

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  18. it's a pretty sure bet that jeremy will start tonight, particularly since the team needs him, and d'antoni said he needs to manage his minutes better from the get-go. with stat not playing tonight, i think melo's getting the nod, with lin acting as the primary threat/decoy to keep the double teams honest. chandler and jefferies should have monster boards tonight. i'm actually finding myself rooting for other knicks now that the PG position is secure in Jeremy's hands. Praying melo finds his touch tonight for 50% and we win the rebounding battle! GO NY GO NY GO!

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  19. "We're going back to the well because he can give us something we can't do without," D'Antoni said.

    http://goo.gl/bBXGe

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  20. It's a GO. Jeremy Lin is going to start, according to Newsday!

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  21. Jazz has D. Harris, R. Bell, and Miles that shares guard duties, and a big shot blocker in Jefferson inside. It will be a challenging duty for JL. Godspeed JL!

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  22. If the great game against NJ hasn't boosted his confidence I can't imagine the beast from within that will be unleashed when his contract is signed, sealed and delivered. Cmon Front office, sign the kid!

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  23. Just got tix to the game tonight. Should be a good one.

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  24. He will start tonight. Becoming the 4th player with Chinese heritage to do so in NBA history.

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    1. Correcting myself. He will be No. 5. After Mengke Bateer, Yao Ming, Wang Zhizhi, Yi Jianlian, in chronological order.

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  25. THE YELLOW MAMBA WILL STRIKE TONIGHT. #17 will show everyone he got the EYE OF THE TIGER. Congrats DC for scoring the seats. SO LUCKY!!!

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  26. Jazz has D. Harris, R. Bell, and Miles as guards and a big inside presence in Jefferson. A challenging task for JL. Godspeed JL!

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  27. Look who's the face of http://knicks.com

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  28. @KHuang. i feel as though dantoni will ask jeremy to play smarter not harder against wall. it almost doesn't make sense for Lin to battle wall for offensive superiority (he's already proven that he can go toe to toe). Instead, I bet jeremy will continue distributing the ball, making the right plays and countering wall's erratic and selfish play. Jeremy will do his damage on the entire Washington team, not just one player (he already dominated in the summer). John Wall is just gonna keep playing like iverson..."PRACTICE?"

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  29. i feel as though dantoni will ask jeremy to play smarter not harder against wall. it almost doesn't make sense for Lin to battle wall for offensive superiority (he's already proven that he can go toe to toe). Instead, I bet jeremy will continue distributing the ball, making the right plays and countering wall's erratic and selfish play. Jeremy will do his damage on the entire Washington team, not just one player (he already dominated in the summer). John Wall is just gonna keep playing like iverson..."PRACTICE?"

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  30. confirmed hes starting! http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2012/2/6/2775226/jeremy-lin-starter-new-york-knicks


    lets all enjoy tonight as redemption for all those times we watched entire games with a DNP

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  31. So pissed! trying to get buds to go to the games tonight with no luck. instead gotta go to Jersey to pick up the kid and wife back to manhattan. It takes 24-48 hrs to activate the DVR control via web on FIOS. I might have to listen to the game on the radio in the car. maybe catch the 2nd half when I get home. There's always Knicks rewinds on MSG at Midnight....

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  32. Past performances do not guaranty future success. You are as worthy as NEXT game. Lin ! go! fight! win!

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  33. It's so ironic. I was really pissed when the Warriors waived him and kept Jenkins. Wow, how things have changed. Jenkins is glued to the end of the bench and Jeremy would have been there right next to him if he had stayed. The Warriors were trying to sign a big man for the PGs to feed and guess who ends up doing so for Tyson Chandler? Karma's a bitch as they say.

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  34. Jeremy starting tonight (plus Amare not playing), and the Knicks are 3 point favorites! Vegas respects Jeremy.

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    1. Those Vegas guys should be GMs and Coaches. They can sure set the points, in NFL and NBA games.

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  35. Yeah, I know there's a ton of highlight videos already, but do you ever get tired of watching them? This one includes every pt, ast, stl, reb. Plus multiple replay angles, defensive plays, and other good plays that didn't convert.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gV4Boh61so

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  36. I have been following Jeremy since he entered the NBA, and am SO happy that he has finally gotten the chance to shine. I pray he can keep up the stellar play so people don't write him off as a one-off who got lucky for one game. Seems many on the RealGM boards as well as the media are still trying to discredit him saying it was a fluke.

    In any case his success is refreshing. The season at Golden State was so frustrating. Keith Smart never gave him a chance and always played his boy Acie Law over him constantly despite Jeremy playing better across the board.

    I fear the same thing is happening to Jimmer Fredette now on the Kings. He's getting the Lin treatment. Smart has benched him for DNP's 2 games in a row now after he had been averaging 17 a game as a starter for 4 games while shooting 60% from 3.

    I still blame Smart for much of Jeremy's struggles for recognition and playing time up to this point. The guy is either a closet racist or simply an idiot who doesn't know basketball.

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    1. Jeremy is now a better person/player because of it. Those trials made Jeremy mentally tougher and hungrier as a player, landing him on a team with a very desperate coach (rumor has it that that game would be his last as a Knick) that has nothing to loose and give him one last chance, and benefitted from an assistant coach (Atkins) that prepared him physically and mentally to where he is now. They say what doesn't kill you will make you better... so let it go and move on man.

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  37. I'm in LA but was wondering, does anyone know how to get a live feed to tonight's game besides subscribing to NBA League Pass? Hoping to see Jeremy put together an amazing back-to-back performance.

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  38. Baron Davis suffered a setback, he may not be playing for a while. Definitely golden opportunity for Lin. As a starting PG, his job will be to get the big 3 going, play steady, and pick his spots to attack.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/knicks/post/_/id/10889/davis-suffers-setback-return-unclear

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  39. Lin has to start, he is the reason they won their last game..

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    1. Okay, late to the party, he is starting.. Nemo you still got access to a live streaming for tonight's game??? I need to see this game tonight!!!

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  40. so what's the best way to watch this game? don't want to pony up for NBA League Pass for 1 game...though if he's a regular starter, that may be another matter.

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    1. It is on NBA TV. If you have basic cable, it should be included. At least in the Bay Area.

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  41. do any of u play nba 2k12? they better up his overall once he gets these wins for NY :)

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  42. Anyone with a link for tonight's game?

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  43. Prediction (You heard it here first) : Lin will have an average stat but the Knicks will beat Utah by more than ten.

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    1. Oh damn, I was wrong, he got awesome stats. It would have been more awesome if those other guys could make theirs layups and 3's. He would have gotten at least a double double.

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  44. i love how they introduced lin on nbatv "jeremy lin and the knicks host the utah jazz" :D

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  45. Good start for JL. He's made five good passes that Chandler and Jeffries haven't finished, but he's running the PnR well, finishing layups and defending smart. And the Knicks are leading despite no Amare and Melo suddenly injured.

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  46. Jeremy Lin playing very well first 8 minutes. 2 very nice pass to Jared jefferys, but he miss 2 easy layout. Lin 2/2 both layups.

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  47. Those guys are screwing up Lin's assist stat.

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  48. Its the Tyson/Lin pick and roll show......

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  49. Who needs Amare and Carmelo. Just Lin and Chandler will be suffice. Those other guys on the Knicks need to make the damn layups and wide open 3's.

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  50. How exciting this is. J Lin is starting tonight and doing very well first few minutes. Go Jeremy.

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    1. He's really doing great. And it's without Chandler, Amare and Melo against a solid Jazz team.

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    2. All positive comments from the anchor men. Anchors are also excited for Knicks and said that Lin might be the answer for Knick's offense.

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  51. At half, 9 pts, 7 assists, 0 TOs, 4 missed layups by teammates (Chandler, Jeffries) that should have been assists

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  52. Jeremy Lin's Magical Night - (An ITGM of RealGM Mix)

    Worth a watch during halftime:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKlFcipQv9E

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  53. It is now so absurd to think about a week ago when people were still debating whether or not Jeremy Lin is an NBA-caliber player. He's definitely proving that he's no joke, is a legitimately good NBA player, and great teammate.

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  54. Not only is he more confident. He's becoming very aggressive because he's realizing top guards in the NBA has nothing on him. Interestingly, does his arms look more muscular in 2012 than 2011. He gave credit to the asst. coach Atkins for working him out watching tapes & physically. I think that made a real difference for Lin.

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  55. Lin is making Jeffries and Novak Valid...

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  56. Harris is pressuring him tough as soon as he crosses half court and lin is having some trouble shaking him off. after a turnover free first half i think he had like 3 in the 3rd quarter alone...but he is playing solid D and distributing pretty well.

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  59. What a great win! No Carmelo or Amare either. Way to go Jlin!

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  60. 25 points 7 assists 2 steals off the bench.
    28 points 8 assists 2 steals in his first start.
    Both victories.
    Talk about playing CLUTCH in his only two opportunities with significant minutes.

    Keith Smart looks so dumb right now, I'm surprised he is allowed to coach any NBA team. D'Antoni on the other hand was at least fair in giving Lin more playing time since Lin was killing it for a long time in practices.
    What a wonderful start for JLin who has the confidence, tough mindedness, and clutch composure which has made him succeed at every level he's played in in HS, college, and now the pros.

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  61. I mentioned before that Jlin could be better than Rubio and someone here corrected me and said that Rubio has more experienced. Well let me repeat, from what I have seen with the last two games, Jlin is better than Rubio.

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  62. HIs post-game interview with NBA TV was REALLY good. He's showing he's not overwhelmed with the attention and he's still well-spoken. You could see he was getting tired towards the end of the 2nd half, and he said that he "was hurting right now." I had more fun watching this game than the Super Bowl!

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  63. Lin almost had a triple double: 28 pts, 8 ast, 8 TO... LOL!

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  64. Nice game. 8 turnovers were not so nice. But if you watched the game it seemed like the Jazz adjusted more to Lin after that half, then Lin adjusted his play against the Jazz D. I'm glad that most of those turnovers were while he was trying to make a play. But he still has to improve and his teammates need to learn how to play with him better. It absolutely shows though that he is most familiar with the bench players. Look how he made Jefferies and Novak look awesome on offense. Did you see that clutch 3? wow! He also drove left and layed it in with his left! those are the two things he needs to fix from the last game and he's already showing that he can do those.

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  65. Played very well for past 2 games. Hope he can keep this up.

    VS NETS
    35 Minutes
    25 Points
    7 Assists
    5 Rebounds
    2 Steals
    10-19 FG
    5-7 FT

    VS JAZZ
    44 Minutes
    28 Points
    1 3 pointer
    8 Assists
    2 Steals
    2 Rebounds
    10-17 FG
    7-9 FT

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  66. SHAO LIN SANITY.

    i've had a few haters on this board in its early days. told you to be patient and he'd shine ;)

    congrats JLin!!!

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  67. Unbelievable.

    The Knicks won the game despite their two leading scorers.out. Lin had 28 pts and 8 assists as a starter. He followed up his Nets triumph with an even bigger game.

    Right now, Lin is playing like the best player in the ENTIRE NBA. He put the Knicks on his.back and carried them the way an MVP would. Lin put on yet another All Star performance, and he literally beat the powerful Jazz team all by himself.

    Lin has already earned the right to play in the Rookie Sophomore game for All Star weekend. If Lin keeps playing like this and the Knicks keep winning, he just might end up playing for the Eastern All Stars in a few weeks!

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    1. Don't get too ahead of yourself.. Eastern All Star Reserves are announced on Thursday & u gotta remember: it's only 2 games. Only thing I don't like is that he's playing very, very heavy minutes. Hopefully he doesn't start wearing down & D'Antoni can give him some more rest when Melo & Amare come back. One thing is for sure though: his contract will be guaranteed by Friday!!

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    2. You are right.

      It is too soon for Lin to make the All Star team this year. But I still think he deserves to play in the Rookie Sophomore game.

      I think Lin should play heavy minutes. He is a young player who has already lost a year and a half of games due to coaches refusing to play him. Besides, the.Knicks cannot turn to anybody else to play PG when he sits. If Lin wears out, he'll just need to relax in his jacuzzi and be massaged by gorgeous women once he signs his new mega contract.

      I stated before that I expect Lin to be producing a similar stat line to what he did at Harvard. Once teams adjust to Lin, I expect him to settle down while continuing to have a very positive effect on winning.

      To be honest, I don't care about All Star games and awards. If Lin can continue to produce as has been doing all his life, he will be a fine NBA player whether he starts or not.

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  68. you were the hater from the start ntt. we went at it for a while and then i shoved ur face into the deck remember? anyways, glad you came to your senses! lol

    congrats to lin and congrats to all the supporters on this board!!

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    1. feel free to pull up my quotes, blake. never once did i bash lin (and you won't find a single quote, but you won't have the guts to admit that). i merely told you to be patient, as he needs to put in his time and his skills would allow him to get playing time.

      that's exactly how it worked with NY, as he's been beating all the guards in practice.

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    2. i don't want to see you duck this challenge either, blake. time to put up or shut up. quote me, and provide a screenshot where i ever disparaged jeremy as you have repeatedly claimed.

      or, time for you to apologize and tell me how that crow tastes :)

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    3. haha i bet your crow has never tasted so good. happy eating!

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    4. why are you ducking the challenge, blake?

      i'm not eating, but you sure are. tell me how your crow tastes, son!

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  69. Great game! But 8 TOs in the second half with 1 assist...def agree with above that Jazz adjusted to Lin. With Harris pressures Lin to go left, he turned it over multiple times...and it was ugly. He still needs to work on dribbling with his left...he can shoot left and be crafty, but he can't drive left quickly the way he does right. I'm sure he realizes this and will work on it. Now opposing teams have 2 whole games worth of tape to watch and once teams start packing the paint, it's going to be hard for Jeremy on drives esp if they know he's going right. I think his long ball will come with confidence too as I know he worked on it a lot during the off season.

    Fave part of the game was when they doubled Lin 40 feet out. That's the undrafted, 4th string point guard (as of 2 games ago at least) that they're trying to deny the ball. Unbelievable!

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  70. It's only his first start guys...let's calm down and give him some space and see how he performs from here on after. I'd like to personally thank Jeremy Lin for proving all his critics wrong and persevering through the ups and downs. Never stop working hard, because only through your own inner stress and belief will you be able to rise.

    Your smile on the court reminds me of the days of pure basketball bliss when playing the game was for the LOVE of the game, not for fame, money, sponsors, etc... You love the game so much nothing else matters, a smoothly run play, sweet swish of the net, run and gun, sir charles round mound rebound/dennis rodman scissor kick grab... ITS THE LOVE OF THE GAME MAN...NOTHING ELSE MATTERS...

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  71. starting pg for the knicks in the nba. imagine that.

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  72. I'm lost for words. Watched basketball for 24 years but that was the best game in my life.

    28 points, 8 assists from Jeremy. Second career high. Second win.

    New York = Superbowl + Jeremy Lin = OFFICIALLY CRAZY.

    You see, we are not just proud because we are the both. It's more that because we are asians, we KNOW how hard it is to excel in sports, because lets face it, we are more brains than muscle. So what he did here today, is a testament that hardwork can get you anywhere, can buy you anything.

    I bought his jersey 2 years ago. I get to wear it today, and I'm wearing it proud.

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    1. Skin color does not determine whether you are muscle or brains. It gets determined by INDIVIDUALISTIC characteristics and life choices. If Asians as a culture emphasize academics, of course you'll see more brain than muscles. If we as a culture let go and encourage more sports for the next generation, you'll get more muscles.

      Let people speak and decide for themselves.

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    2. haha thanks for that man

      i absolutely agree and of course JLin has made those individual choices and sacrifices along the way, and there is no taking away from that. He is truly an example for all, of course not defined by skin color.

      but what i meant is that physiologically there is a variation in the physical attributes between races. Genetically we are just not as agile, vertical more difficult to achieve. That is something we can't ignore, and saying that, we know he had to work extra hard to be, for lack of a better expression, harder, better, faster, stronger than people of other races. Asian's are naturally not as gifted in high-acceleration and body contact sports. but he broke that barrier to play at this level, and extra love should be given for that.

      but of course, it's not a divide. We are all the same mentally, all races. but physically we are different.

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  73. Jeremy is going to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

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    1. nba tv commentators were using "Linning" tonight.

      i prefer Lin-sanity / shao-lin-sanity

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    2. In the Taiwanese dialect (completely different language from Mandarin or Cantonese Chinese), "Shao" means "crazy" or "young".

      Thus the Knicks play in the "Shaolin" Temple.

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    3. Taiwanese dialect is a "completely different language" from Mandarin/Cantonese Chinese?!?!

      I don't think so.

      Your claim doesn't jibe with the fact that "Taiwanese dialect" uses Chinese written characters.

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    4. Li hamman. Behyao kong Taiwan weh.

      Cha sai. Shee!


      You are a TOTAL IDIOT, rd.

      If you are dumb enough to think that Mandarin and Cantonese speakers can understand us Taiwanese speakers, you have no idea of what speaking Taiwanese is all about.

      Taiwanese originally had no written language. Chinese characters do not do the language justice. You need to meet some real Taiwanese speakers, like myself.
      Read my simple sentences above. Get your Taiwanese speaking friends to help you. Then get back to me so I can teach you some more "prestige Taiwanese" from Tainan like I taught you above.

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    5. KHuang: You're suffering from some insecurity/anger management issues not to mention reading comprehension problems.

      I wasn't talking about the spoken forms of these dialects. I am talking about the *written* form.

      Last I checked, language involves both written AND spoken forms.

      BTW, What written script does "Taiwanese dialect" use today (not thousands of years ago)?

      You know the answer, but you dance around it.

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    6. Hammanga beh shih. Li cong ten.

      Just because Taiwanese can be written in Chinese characters does not mean that Chinese speakers can understand Taiwanese in its written or spoken forms. That's like saying that an American can go to Italy and read and understand everything in Italian. Besides, I can easily write Taiwanese in Western alphabet and that doesn't mean that readers of this blog can interpret my words.

      I have spoken Taiwanese all my life, as it is my first language. People who speak Mandarin or Cantonese don't understand a single word of what I say, and I don't understand them either. Many of my Taiwanese friends will speak Taiwanese mixed with Mandarin, and that's like speaking Spanglish.

      I don't think that Jeremy Lin speaks Taiwanese, as he is a "gua sheng". By the way, that slang Taiwanese term is a subtle insult to the people it connotates even though I would never want to insult Lin.

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  74. As teams get more tape of Lin, his TOs will go up. But as Lin gets more playing time with the starters, his assists will go up, too. And remember, he was playing without STAT and Melo and Chandler (for most of the game!). He had to force drives into traffic, leading to TOs, because the Knicks had no other choice.

    Also, he should have had at least 12 assists tonight. Chandler missed 3 point-blank shots in the first half. Jeffries missed two. And in the second half, there were about 3-4 wide-open jumpers his players missed. And there were another 3-4 shooting fouls that prevented Lin from collecting assists although he made a great pass inside.

    Finally, when you can score and defend like JL can, you live with high TO rate.

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    1. *you're willing to live with a high TO rate, I mean.

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    2. It is clear his TO is due to fatigue. You could see through the mid of the 3rd quarter he was so exhausted, especially when he tried to crossover his speed is declining thus causing the high TO.

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    3. And let's not forget, he still managed to get 28 pts...

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    4. Some of those turnovers were straight picks from his dribble but most of them were from him trying to create plays. Lin had 0 turnovers the first half. The second half the Jazz kind of figured him out and Lin accordingly adjusted his game and kept looking for open shooters as opposed to passing it inside because he noticed the Jazz Big's specifically looking for the inside pass/alley oop to Chandler.

      I was most impressed with how well he adjusts to NBA level defense and to the abilities of his teammates. Novak's a knockdown shooter? he feeds him. Jeffries hustles inside? he feeds him. That's amazing. Then he drives when there is the slightest opening. This is true point guard play we're seeing. I definitely don't expect high scoring games like this. But when the team isn't producing, he takes the shots and drives it in. He's been doing that in High School and at Harvard.

      I'm kind of going out on a limb here, but I'm going to say that Lin will have problems facilitating the offense like he did here with someone like Melo around.

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    5. Good points.

      I think that Carmelo's ball holding tendency could be good for Lin.

      With Carmelo holding the ball, Lin can rest on offense instead of having to create on every play. Plus, Lin can play off the ball as the secondary option. Both players would benefit from not having to carry the offense all the time.

      If the Knicks can find a nice balance between structured halfcourt isolation sets and Dantoni 7SOL free flow reactionary basketball, the Knicks could become the.contender that so many people think they could become.

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    6. @KHuang: I think if Melo puts aside his pride a little bit then he can return to being what made him a star, which is his isolation game. But Melo has to let Lin run the offense first and then kick it out to Melo if he feels like the D is giving him nothing. If Melo can take this role and Lin can continue playing the way he is, I think the Knicks have the answer to their worries thusfar in the season.

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  75. Now that Lin has sealed his destiny as a true NBA player, all the point guards and teams are taking a crack at him. Even in such a tough defensive team like the Jazz who had 8 TOs off of Lin, he still managed to get the team organized and get a win. Most of it was in the 2nd half and like the coach said, he whipped him like "secretariat". No rest 44 minutes, obviously JLin is not going to be that much in control of the ball. Also i'm amazed by the fact that the Utah Jazz, the 2nd least TO team had 22 TOs!!! So deflections and steals by the Knicks defense it was sick. I saw so many pokes by JLin, that's what makes him so valuable is his ability to be everywhere.

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  76. Hey I feel the need to post this video that some hater posted to YouTube, after Jeremy Lin's past 2 performances.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCCUNTwhwRk

    Feel free to watch it and tell the uploader how you guys feel.

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    1. lol, that guy is a self hating asian / anti-chinese / pro filipino only douche. he won't let your comments make it past his filter.

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    2. ohh he has a comment filter? HAHAHA. thats cowardly - making a video such as that one and not even letting people address their opinions at you. LOL. What a loser.
      Yea there's this other kid on YouTube who goes by the user name "PasstheRockMelo", that made some videos hating on Jeremy Lin & he couldn't take it anymore, so he disabled his comments after being exposed. LMAO. If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen!

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    3. yeah, i've been sending him messages / comments for weeks, but he doesn't have the guts to respond. sort of like "blake" on this board ;)

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  77. Achieved starting point guardom after only 1 significant game off the bench. Lifted a bottom of the division team to victory with 2 starters out. Playing 44 minutes in his first starting role. Putting up top tier league stats for guards on back to back games.

    I hate that D'antoni is riding JLin's wave. He only gave JLin a chance because he thought he was going to be fired last weekend, so he had nothing to loose.

    He needs to let JLin rest and not be selfish playing him 40+ minutes so he can keep his own job.

    Although I'm a D'antoni hater, but because JLin has gotten used to his system and currently excelling within it. So we need to keep the coach around and not tamper with Jeremy's current success.

    But then again, I would hate for D'antoni to get the credit if the Knicks racks up a string of 10 wins because it would appear that he is a genius for letting JLin play when we know he kepted our boy down for no reason for quite a long time. Even JLin himself said he had a lot of doubts too.

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    1. "I hate that D'antoni is riding JLin's wave. He only gave JLin a chance because he thought he was going to be fired last weekend, so he had nothing to loose."

      come on, he gave lin a chance because his other guards weren't cutting it. management has also stated they weren't going to fire him until baron had a chance to run the offense.

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    2. C'mon man. I'm pround of JLin for his recent success but lets give D'Antoni a break. D'Antoni has a great system but just needed a real point guard to run it. I don't think he's riding JLin's wave but has no other choice to play JLin virtually the entire game. There's a risk factor in not playing Lin right now as there was a risk factor in playing Lin in the past. So now that JLin's playing I have no complaints, even towards the coach.

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  78. Guys! life is good,cherish every bit of it while lasting.
    Thanks Jeremy for all the joy you bring.

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  79. No words.........he is just amazing and fun to watch!!!!! I will buy his jersey.....he ran the show again tonight!!!

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  80. Check out shaquiechan.com or lin-sanity.com

    They got post game recaps and a great article about why Lin means so much to the community:

    http://lin-sanity.com/2012/01/08/lin-sanity-explaining-the-obsession-with-jeremy-lin/

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  81. Now I am wondering if the Knicks can afford to keep Lin next season.

    Lin will make far more than the still unguaranteed $800,000 he hopes to make this season.

    The crazy thing is that Lin is going to do the "Wesley Matthews": Go undrafted, claw onto an NBA roster, get into the starting lineup, dominate, and then earn far more money than would have been earned under a rookie scale guaranteed contract!!!

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    1. Ha, nice "Wesley Matthews" comparison. Does that mean Lin is gonna check out and sign with some other team next season?

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    2. Wesley Matthews wanted to stay with the Utah Jazz because they gave him a chance when nobody else would.

      Instead, Portland offered him a far better contract. Matthews had to take it.

      The Knicks may have the same situation with Lin if they can't afford to keep him. But I have faith that the Knicks will create salary cap space for their new MVP.

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  82. D'Antoni has his faults, but I think he's made it up with the success that the team's having riding on Jeremy.

    We need to cut D'Antoni a break on playing Lin 44 min there, because according to the man, he wanted to rest Lin but Lin refused. It's definitely a very imaginable attitude from the Lin we've all known of.

    If I were to pin something against D'Antoni, it would be his lack of understanding on his players, Lin could be just one of them. Obvious Toney Douglas was a good player, yet he was certainly NOT a PG, and he insisted on inserting him there and almost turned TD into the scapegoat of the whole Knicks nation. Melo is NOT a point forward, he's not LBJ nor Pip. Melo is more of a Dominique Hawkins type of player who elevates "himself" above others (including teammates) instead of making players around him better.

    On Lin, previously and today D'Antoni revealed the reason why Lin was buried on the bench earlier because "I didn't know he could defend, finish around the basket or shoot." I could give him the shooting, because he's not a sharp shooter. I could even give the finishing part because at times Lin could have problem finishing around the rim. But Lin can't defend? He must either been blind or just didn't pay attention to Lin's game, at all. Period.

    I'm just glad the whole awkward situation has gotten resolved, and how in retrospective, not even Spike Lee could have carved out a better scenario for Jeremy. It may sound corny, but Jeremy is blessed by God.

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    1. D'Antoni really said "I didn't know he could defend, finish around the basket or shoot"? He's basically saying he didn't know Jeremy could play the game of basketball...

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    2. http://www.msg.com/videos/dantoni-postgame-win-vs-jazz-26-1.82476

      In this post-game interview Mike spoke about Lin refusing the sit (despite almost passing out), JJ's value, Lin's ability to play PG, and how he didn't know about Jeremy's game (at around 6:00).

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    3. Dantoni should have come on jeremylin.net and read Ed Weiland's glowing predraft report that jlinfan#1 astutely put up here.

      We here on this website would have called Dantoni a fraud and loser had he come onto this board and said the nonsense he did. And he would have deserved it.

      Dantoni nearly fired himself out of the NBA by not playing Lin.

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  83. there's no point arguing about the past. Right now, this team is experiencing the right synergy with jeremy at point guard. Pray that we get above that .500 mark and soon. It's all about the playoffs, and I'm praying that ALL the knicks get healthy soon. If I have one request for D'antoni, it's to get chandler to "enforce" for jeremy like Larry Johnson used to for Mugsy Bogues. The Jazz guards started body checking him as he was bringing the ball up the court but no fouls were being called.

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    1. Assuming Baron is healthy and dressed again, I have no doubts he'll be looking out for Jeremy. Baron went buck-wild several occasions 'protecting' Blake when he was with the Clips.

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  84. dude, this jeremy lin t-shirts are hot:
    http://allinforjlin.bigcartel.com/

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