It was all about teamwork for the New York Knicks (15-15) in winning their seventh-straight victory over the Sacramento Kings (10-19) on Wednesday night. Helping to get the offense running was the play of point-guard Jeremy Lin, who had a career-best 13 assists in the game.
Lin who has scored 136 points in his first five starts, which is the most by any player since the NBA merged with the ABA in 1976, played the role of distributor in the victory against the Kings…helping to set up the likes of Landry Fields, Bill Walker and Steve Novak.
Fields led the offense with 15 points and 10 boards, while Walker hand Novak both had 14 points each. Seven Knicks finished in double digits, as the team got to the .500 mark for the first time since January 14.
The offense seems to really jell with Lin on the floor, as this time the point-guards penetration and lob passes beat the Kings throughout the night. Now the question around the Knicks will be how the team will play when All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony returns to the floor.
For now though, the team is enjoying a nice streak, the last time the team won seven-in-a-row was at the end of last season.
The Knicks will next host the New Orleans Hornets on Friday, as the game is set to air on both the ESPN and the MSG networks. Face-off is slated for 8:00 p.m.
Written on February 16, 2012