Missed some jumpers, but playing great defense. As is the whole Knick team.I think it's gonna be that kind of game. Even the top PGs have ugly stat lines against the Sixers. But they lead their teams to victory anyway with defense and "the hockey assist."
i like to see lin dominate the sixers. he had a decent game against them the last in a lost but i think he will drop 20 and 10 on them.
That's not gonna happen. Not because Jeremy isn't good, but because that's how Sixers play all the top point guards. Even Chris Paul only had 4 assists against the Sixers. Philly have two good PGs so they can pressure and hack all game. And they have the length to clog passing lanes.
Wow Lin is shooting like crap, 1 for 9 so far at half. What's up with that? If Sixers tough on PGs he should just pass more often?
Jeremy cannot buy a jumper today, but it hardly matters because he's playing great defense, taking care of the ball and making smart passes (even if he doesn't get the official assist).Keep it up, Jeremy! And turn up the offense in the 4th quarter like you always do.
I am psychic or what? Heh.
1-9 at the half but Jeremy's been forced to put up some bad shots as the ball rotates to him with the shot clock expiring
Lin needs to stop chucking up jump shots and attack the hoop. He's 1-11.
Probably getting tired from all the pressure on the ball and from him playing defense
Though he misses a lot of shots, Woodson is not taking him out.. even if Davis can play.. Is that a good sign? :)
Jeremy's bread and butter is his aggressive drive to the hoop. He's settling for jump shots and abandoning his strongest asset. Gotta play to your strengths young man.
76ers have some super athletic shot blockers, they know Knicks are cold from outside, so they stay close to the rim waiting to block layups.
def not Lin's night tonight but hopefully he can finish strong in the 4th and help pull out a win.
His last three buckets were runners and layups. I hope he continues this rather than tossing up long range jumpers.
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i don't really care about the 4-17 shooting as the sixers play all the pgs tough. he BANKED at the free throw line. good players do that.
What a GAME!!! Ugly, physical, test of the will game. This was basically a playoff game and NY stole one tonight. Ref's need to set the tone early though. I saw way too much contact. Not enough call on BOTH ends. Weird how Lin became the go-to guy in the fourth. but boy did he deliver. 10/10 free throws... That really deflates the other team when you consistently make free throws in the end. NY deserved to win. Glad they didn't give it away at the end. I did not think it was a bad night for Lin, because everyone shot crappy tonight with the exception of a few. It was really a test of will and Effort. Lin and NY came out triumphantly.
If coach Woodson subbed in Baron Davis, the Knicks would have lost because of his weak defense. If they kept going to Melo for iso plays, he would miss a lot of shots and they would lose the game. Woodson put all his confidence in Lin, and he delivered a win.Lin sparked a 8-0 run in the 4th quarter with 3 layups. 10 for 10 from the FT line. Seals the win for the Knicks, that's what a closer does.He didn't shoot well, and he only had 3 assists .... but he came up big when it mattered most.I hope Jared Jeffries is OK, he went down hard and landed on his knee. Jeffries is the Knicks 2nd best low post defender. Let's hope Josh Harrelson steps up.
Yeah seriously, Jeffries rock, hope he makes it back soon!
He only had 3 assists but he made 7 or 8 great passes that led to FTs, a blocked layup/dunk (not his fault) or an extra pass for a basket (the "hockey assist"). That's what great PGs do. I mean, CP3 himself only had 4 assists against the Sixers. Jeremy only had 2 TOs (one at the very end), which is really impressive against the Sixer defense.Again, most people only look at the boxscore, so they won't understand that Jeremy played well despite poor FG% and low assist total.
They didn't count the pass when JLin stole the ball and threw the ball down the court to Melo for a layup. That should have been an assist but wasn't counted????
JLin did GREAT in the 4th!!! King of free throws!!!
That's just smart basketball. Unlike the game vs. Miami where he was 1-11 ... he realized that his shot wasn't falling. So instead of jacking up more shots .... he went to the foul line and made free throws.He's understanding the game more now, and becoming a savvy NBA veteran very quickly.
Man Jeremy will be one of the great point guards because he tough as rock especialy in the 4th quarter
melo just doesn't have it right now, they should stop his iso and get him the easy shots while depending on jlin in the clutch
I did not see the game, but from the box score I was very surprised to see the number of shots Jeremy attempted. From the previous games under Woodson it almost seemed like Jeremy was told to take less shots. I guess this game says that when the right situation calls for it, Woodson will turn to Lin for the scoring.
Some of his shots were forced up due to shotclock winding down. The 76ers played really strong defense. I was surprised they sat Lou Williams and gave Lin the path to the hoop (his strong side, Right) in the 4th. Somehow, i think the Knicks D mentally exhausted the 76ers
It was a very close game, a missed shot or rebound here or there and the result would have been different. Last game vs. 76ers, Evan Turner and Louis Williams went on a crazy scor-athon on the Knicks and scored 25+ points each. This time, Coach Woodson made the right adjustments, he put Shumpert on Lou Williams, and J.R. Smith on Turner. The D'Antoni era would just allow those guys to light it up, and just hope to outscore them on the offensive end. Opponents were having career nights of 30+ points vs. the Knicks. This new coach preaches hard defense. If any opposing player was on a hot shooting streak .... Woody would put the defense on him and shut him down.
Dang, that was a nasty block on Lin by Brand. I was only looking at the highlights so I'm not sure if he was counting down the shot clock, but he had at least two good avenues to dish - one under the bucket and another off the wing. I'm assuming the shot clock was low at the point he decided to go for the layup.
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