I watched the DVR late last night after reading the comments here and the media's take. Again, from JLin colored eyes, I totally, totally, disagree with 99% of what I hear. This to me was a great game by the team and an unbelievable game by Jeremy:
JLin hit at least 3 jumpers with his toe on the 3 pt line, 3 inches from being 4-5 from 3.
JLin was all over the court and played tremendous D on Jennings at end.
The ball movement was great, thus 29 assists and 55.4% shooting.
The JLin-Baron combo we talked about weeks ago is taking shape.
Amare looks so much better since getting down to 245 lbs over the All-Star break.
He is even playing some help defense for JLin by hedging on screens.
Melo made a great pass to Amare in the last few seconds but traveling was called.
Both teams moved the ball and shot lights out, reminding me of the 80's NBA.
Remember, the Bucks just loss on a last second shot to the Bulls. Obviously, defense and rebounding were not the strong points last night. However, once Tyson and Jeffries are back, and the Knicks work out the right combination of offensive/defense lineups, this team is going to be just incredible. They will be as good as anyone. As I said in the beginning of Lin-Sanity, they will challenge for the NBA title.
The most impressive part of the whole game was after Jeremy's great D caused Brandon Jennings to throw up a brick and the Knicks giving up the offensive tip then put back, Jeremy lit up into the team, yelling right in the direction of Amare and Melo. It seemed like he said "come on, I'm working my butt off shutting down one of the best one on one players in the NBA and you can't box out Ersan Ilyasova!"
Post game interviews - JLin, Stat, JR: