Jeremy Lin not only outscored Kobe Bryant by 38-34 on Friday night at Madison Square Garden, but he also had the audacity to better by a point Carmelo Anthony’s team high this season.
“He got 38 points in the context of team basketball,” Coach Mike D’Antoni said after his Anthony-and-Amar’e-Stoud
It turns out the much-maligned Knicks bench isn’t that bad, as long as it is starting and Lin is facilitating. Surely more plot twists are ahead in a season that continued Saturday in Minneapolis with the Knicks’ fifth straight victory, 100-98 against the Timberwolves. But the new Disney-like paradigm stars some guy off the street who found a pair of magical sneakers.