Love how the headlines are reading Lin and the Knicks, basically branding him the leader! Wonder if it’s starting to ruffle some feathers? Regardless, he deserves the success!
Not much heat from the Hawks for Jeremy Lin and the New York Knicks.
That’s likely to change tonight when the show travels to Miami for Lin versus LeBron and some real Heat. This will be good!
Lin had 17 points and nine assists, sitting out most of the fourth quarter in a rare easy game during his remarkable run, and the Knicks tuned up for their trip by beating Atlanta 99-82 on Wednesday.
Carmelo Anthony scored 15 points in his second game back from injury for the Knicks, who led the depleted Hawks by 25 points at halftime. New York bounced back from a loss to New Jersey on Monday and won for the ninth time in 11 games since Lin joined the rotation.
The Knicks visit Miami on Thursday in their final game before the All-Star break, and Lin’s emergence has the Heat’s attention.
“It’s going to be a lot of, a lot of anticipation about this game,” Anthony said. “We’re going down there to win. Miami is playing great basketball right now. One of the hottest teams, if not the hottest team in the NBA.
“It’ll be a great game.”
LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and teammates have been asked repeatedly in recent days about the ex-Harvard guard, and coach Mike D’Antoni was told the word out of Miami is the Heat will be waiting for the Knicks’ back-to-back Sports Illustrated cover boy.