Jeremy Lin is still good, as it turns out.
The Knicks point guard had his most efficient game of the season last night, scoring 19 points on 50% shooting, dishing out 13 assists, and coughing up just one turnover in a 120-103 win.
It was his best game since he scored 24 points on the Wizards a month ago. But the Wizards are a joke and don’t count. So let’s call it his best game as a starter.
Last night’s performance is probably what Knicks fans should expect out of Lin for the rest of the season. Cleveland was trying to hedge off screens and trap Lin the way the Heat did so effectively last week. But since Anthony Parker isn’t Dwyane Wade and Alonzo Gee isn’t LeBron James, Lin was able to squirm out of traffic and find the open man more often than not.
He shot less, deferred to Carmelo more, and the Knicks were able to get open looks over and over again (even if they didn’t knock them down until the second half).
Lin also kept his alley-oop game strong:
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