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Jeremy Lin became a global phenomenon with the New York Knicks last season.
Now, "Linsanity" has faded, and his struggles with the Houston Rockets is partly why.
Lin will try to bounce back from one of his worst performances of the season in order to help the Rockets continue their dominance of the Knicks in his first meeting with his former team Friday night.
Lin was buried on New York's bench for the first 22 games last season before being called upon to run the point in an act of desperation. He responded by averaging 24.4 points during a seven-game winning streak, which included outscoring Kobe Bryant 38-34 in a win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Feb. 10.
That streak turned the Knicks into a playoff contender and transformed the unknown guard from Harvard into an icon with a catchy name that sold millions in merchandise.
Lin's storybook season, however, came to an end after 35 games due to a torn meniscus, and he watched New York get dumped out of the play...
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HOUSTON If something can be remarkable specifically because it was unremarkable, then Jeremy Lin was remarkable Friday night.
Because he wasn't. Make sense?
Lin had a nice game in his first game against the New York Knicks, a 131-103 Rockets win at Toyota Center in Houston. He scored 13 points, had three assists, four turnovers and one steal.
"His swag was good,"...
New Knicks point guard Raymond Felton doesn't understand why he's compared to former New York point guard Jeremy Lin.
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Besides coming to a brand new...
DALLAS When the New York Knicks signed Jason Kidd to a free-agent contract over the summer, not only did Knicks coaches and brass know they were getting one of the greatest floor generals in the history of the NBA, but they knew they were receiving a player who would have a very positive impact off the court, namely in the locker room.
Joining the Knicks after spending the past...
First off, Happy Thanksgiving to Knicks fans and KnicksJournal.com readers alike. The team here appreciates your viewership, and wishes you and your families a healthy and happy holiday season.Though swingman James White is happy to be in his "second home" of Houston for the holiday, the Knickerbockers didn't quite head into this special day on a high note.Taking on...
Jeremy Lin blew up over a strong month last season in New York, and that catapulted in to a pretty good 3 year $25 million dollar deal in Houston. Lin is in Houston now, and coincidence or not, Lin is now in the same place that allowed Yao Ming to capture All Star vote year [...]
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