Long after he helped lift the Knicks to their fifth consecutive victory, Jeremy Lin hobbled to his locker as if he had been repeatedly kicked in the shins. Lin said he was not injured, just worn out after his seventh game in 10 days, a grueling stretch he never faced at Harvard.
“I’m just a little numb,” he said. “I can’t feel my legs right now.”
No wonder. Although Lin scored 20 points in the Knicks’ 100-98 victory over Minnesota for his fifth consecutive 20-point game, he struggled to do so. Lin, the newest Knicks sensation, shot 8 for 24 from the field, had six turnovers, and managed only 5 points in the second half.