LINsanity takes a pause

Spike Lee and Jeremy Lin
LINsanity took a pause on Friday as The New York Knicks took on the New Orleans Hornets. The seven game win streak since Jeremy Lin got extended minutes came to an end. Although we’d love to see Jeremy Lin win every game, a loss is inevitable. Jeremy Lin scored 26 points and five assists Friday night but it wasn’t enough as the Knicks lost to the Hornets 89-85 at home. He was plagued by nine turnovers. After eight turnovers in the first half, Lin settled down and committed just one in the final 24 minutes, almost pushing his team to another miraculous comeback. Even in the loss, Lin recorded his seventh 20-point performance in his last eight games.

Jeremy Lin took some time to reflect on the loss in his post game press conference. “I don’t think this is good, because I hate losing,” Lin said, before acknowledging that there may be a hidden benefit to a step backward. “It may help me, may help the team a little bit, in terms of just having everything off the court cool down for a little bit.”

“Nine turnovers [Friday] is obviously never going to get it done from your primary ball-handler,” he admitted. “Everyone wants to credit me for this last seven games, and I definitely deserve this one on my shoulders. That’s fine with me.” Look for LINsanity to return really soon.

LINsanity takes a pause

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