Linsanity is On! Jeremy Lin is NBA’s Player of the Week for February 6-12Category: Basketball
The Linsanity craze is on as Jeremy Lin is named as NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week for for games played Monday, February 6, through Sunday, February 12.
Lin played 4 games leading his New York Knicks squad 4-0 with superstars Carmelo Anthony and Amae Stoudemire without in the lineup.
It was a crazy week and a coming-out party of sorts for the first American player in the NBA to be of Chinese or of Taiwanese descent.
Here are the telling stats:
* Lin averaged 27.3 points, 8.3 assists and 2.0 steals
* His 109 points over his first four career starts are the most by any player since 1976-77
* He became the first player in NBA history to tally at least 20 points and seven assists in each of his first four starts
Here are the games he played:
* February 6 vs. Utah: Posted 28 points, eight assists and two steals in a 99-88 win over the Jazz.
* February 8 @ Washington: Tallied 23 points, 10 assists and four rebounds in a 107-93 win over the Wizards.
* February 10 vs. L.A. Lakers: Scored a career-high 38 points and added seven assists, four rebounds and two steals in a 92-85 win over the Lakers.
* February 11 @ Minnesota: Scored 20 points and made the game-winning free-throw.
The New York Knicks are now 5-0 since his breakout game against the New Jersey Nets on February 4, 2012 when he came off the bench to score 25 points (nearly doubling his previous career high), and provided 7 assists and 5 rebounds as his team win 99-92.
He is now carrying his team in ways his more celebrated teammates Amare and Melo can not do.
Why, the New York Knicks home page is even plastered with a huge image of him greeting you.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.