2011-12 NBA Season | Jeremy Lin Hits Game-Winning Shot Against the Toronto RaptorsCategory: Basketball
If you still don’t believe that Jeremy Lin is not for real, this one will make you do.
With the ball in his hands and the game tied at 87, Lin calmly shoot a three-point shot with less than a second to play as his team the New York Knicks rallied to beat the Toronto Raptors 90-87.
Toronto actually led 87-82 with less than two minutes to go but went scoreless for the remainder of the game.
The final sequence started when Iman Shumpert stole the ball from Jose Calderon and drove in for an uncontested dunk. After a missed shot, Lin completed a three-point play, tying it at 87 with 1:05 left.
Toronto’s Leandro Barbosa tried a three-point shot and, at the other end, Shumpert missed a jumper but Chandler grabbed the rebound.
This is when Lin took matters into his own hands.
Lin took the ball near midcourt and let the clock run down to 5 seconds before driving and pulling up against Calderon to launch the decisive shot. He scored 27 points and a career-high 11 assists as the season-high crowd of 20,092 was caught up in another dose of Linsanity. His last play made them forget than Lin had 8 turnovers.
Lin made the game-winner in his first game since being named Eastern Conference Player of the Week.If you want to receive my latest posts, please subscribe to my full feed RSS or have them delivered through email. Just enter your email address below and hit the Subscribe button.