“Oh no, not again.
Don't You Know You're Gonna Shock the Monkey?
It hurts so good, I don’t understand…”
Jeremy Lin wasn’t the Knicks leading scorer tonight and he didn’t have to be. He also didn’t play in the fourth quarter and he still set a new career high. This time, it was in assists – he had 13 of them. One of the beneficiaries of Lin’s flurry of passes was Landry Fields who led the Knicks with 15 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.
In fact, the Knicks spread their points efficiently tonight. Bill Walker and Steve Novak picked up 14 points apiece – Walker on 6-9 shooting and Novak hit three from behind the arc. Amar’e Stoudemire and Iman Shumpert both finished with 10 points.
Lin actually ended up scoring only 10 points tonight. Only. But he scored those points on 4-6 shooting.
Thanks to the game being a blowout, Lin only had to play 26 minutes. Isn’t that quite a turnaround? If this was two weeks ago, Lin would have been playing the fourth quarter because he would have been riding the bench for the first three.
It’s amazing how things have changed these past ten days. The Knicks have won seven games in a row and are now .500 on the season at 15-15.
Up next for the Knicks, the New Orleans Hornets who come to MSG with a 5-23 record. Will the boys make it eight in a row? They better, the Hornets are dreadful.