Knicks & Lin Knock Off Sacramento in Seven Game Winning Streak

by on December 28th, 2010
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Jeremy Lin is the most trend-worthy news of the month.

Even more so after winning seven games straight since bringing Lin on board. The Knicks beat the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday, 100-85.

Unfortunately, ABC and ESPN lock in their televised NBA games at the beginning of the season, because the world cannot get enough of Jeremy Lin: an unprecedented basketball phenomenon. Most of the regular season Knicks games are viewable court-side, or on the MSG network. The Knicks 2011-12 basketball schedule is viewable here.

Jeremy Lin has already been dubbed the Tim Tebow of the NBA, acknowledging that he is also a Christian, with the underlying comparison that Tebow also brought extra momentum to his team – the Denver Broncos – as the man responsible for passing the ball.

Not only has Lin given New Yorkers a reason to come to Madison Square Gardens, but he has reinvigorated his basketball team, and given them a reason to believe. Not to mention that the resale of NBA tickets to Knicks games are up 60% and rising with every win.

Sports anchors can’t get enough highlights of Jeremy Lin as he runs an unselfish pass-first style offense, leaving one question unanswered: Will he drive or will he pass? This style of basketball was the very kryptonite used to defeat the L.A. Lakers and Kobe Bryant in game four of the “Linsanity” – a term given to the anomalous winning streak since bringing Lin on.

Jeremy Lin’s has also displayed his ability to make the final shot – when it matters the most – allowing him to sink a three-pointer with only seconds remaining in the game against the Toronto Raptors, in Toronto.

He has also proved that the team will not fall apart with the highly paid superstars return. Amare Stoudemire has been back several games, and Lin is still making great plays at point guard. Carmelo Anthony is expected to return soon, after injuring his groin.

All too many people are calling Lin a modern-day Rudy, playing college basketball at Harvard without an athletic scholarship, and entering the NBA draft, undrafted. With very limited experience on Golden State, and several trips to the NBA’s D-League, Jeremy Lin has not been given a real chance to shine, until now.

But these were only minor setbacks in the grand scheme of things for Jeremy Lin. He only credits these things to his development, and remains humble, despite all of the attention he is getting in the media.

One can only wonder, how long will this craze last, and can Jeremy Lin and company make it to the NBA Playoffs?

Only time will tell, but rest assured, we are all watching as Lin gets yet another Win for the Knicks.


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