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Knicks stung by Hornets: 89-85

The New York Knicks (15-16) fell to the New Orleans Hornets (7-23) by a final of 89-85 in NBA action on Friday night. New York snapped a seven-game winning streak, and the phenomenon known as Linsanity was stopped for a brief game.

Point-guard Jeremy Lin, who had been playing tremendously, had one off-night committing nine turnovers, as the team fell for the first time with him on the floor. Lin wasn’t the only offensive player to blame for the loss, as the team as aw whole missed 20 of their 24 three-point attempts.

As of late though, the Knicks fans expected for Lin to lead the Orange and Blue to a comeback, while also extend the winning-streak. Instead it was a rare loss for New York.

Leading the New York offense was Amar’e Stoudemire had 26 points and 12 boards, while Tyson Chandler netted 10 points and 11 rebounds.

The Knicks will next be in action on Sunday, when they host the Dallas Mavericks, which is scheduled to air on the ABC network. Tip-off is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

Written on February 18, 2012

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