The New York Knicks (12-15) won their fourth-straight game with a 92-85 decision over the Los Angeles Lakers (15-12) in NBA action on Friday night. It was all about Linsanity, as point-guard Jeremy Lin helped to lead the Orange and Blue’s offense to the victory.
The 38 points by Linsanity are the most by anyone against Lakers since Monta Ellis scored 38 against them last January. Late in the fourth quarter it was a duel between Bryant and Lin, as both stars had Madison Square Garden rocking. In the end it’d be Lin and the Knicks walking away with the victory.Lin sliced and diced his way through the Lakers, scoring a career-high 38 points, while also dishing out seven assist and grabbing four boards. The point-guard shot 13-of-23 from the field, to out-gun Los Angeles-star Kobe Bryant.
This is the first victory in 10 games for the Knicks against the Lakers. Rounding out the New York offense was Iman Shumpert, who had 12 points and three assist off the bench. Jared Jeffries finished with 11 points and nine boards.
New York will have no time to savor this victory, as the Knicks will now head to Minnesota to take on the Timberwolves. The Knicks/Timberwolves game is scheduled to air on the MSG network, with tip-off slated for 8:00 p.m.
Written on February 11, 2012