Entries in Linsanity (3)


Linsanity Returns in L.A. Victory

NBA via New York Knicks(LOS ANGELES, Ca.) -- On a night reminiscent of the mania that swept the NBA community by storm three years ago, "Linsanity" carried the Lakers to a 118-11 overtime victory against the Boston Celtics.

Jeremy Lin brought out his best game as a Laker as he completed 10-15 from the floor Sunday night, leading L.A. with 25 points. 

The win snapped a seven game losing streak for Los Angeles (14-41), but they didn't make it easy. The Celtics (20-33) rallied from seven points down with less than 30 seconds to go in the game. Avery Bradley knocked down a three pointer at the buzzer to tie the game at 106 and send it to overtime.

The Celtics, who announced that Jared Sullinger would miss the remainder of the season before tipoff, could not find an answer to stop Lin. He would be the catalyst in overtime as he would knock down two baskets and dish out three assists.

"Jeremy Lin killed us the whole night," Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said. "He was really effective in a lot of ways -- not only scoring the ball, but also getting into the paint and making plays for others."

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Rockets' Jeremy Lin Says His Coaches Lost Faith in Him Last Season

Bob Levey/Getty Images(NBA) -- Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin admits that "Linsanity" got the best of him last season and one of the consequences was that his coaches lost confidence in him after a shaky first season with the team.

During the 2011-2012, Lin was a member of the New York Knicks and took the league by storm for a stretch of time because of a borage of big-time scoring performances.

Lin cashed in the following offseason and signed a three-year deal with the Rockets worth $25 million.

But he struggled to perform up to the standards set by "Linsanity" and he says it caused his coaches to lose confidence in him.

"I became so obsessed with becoming a great basketball player...trying to be Linsanity, being this phenomenon that took the NBA by storm," Lin said.

"The coaches were losing faith in me; basketball fans were making fun of me. ...I was supposed to be joyful and free, but what I experienced was the opposite. I had no joy, and I felt no freedom."

Last season, Lin averaged 13.4 points and 6.1 assists per game.

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Carmelo Has No Problem with 'Linsanity'

New York Knicks/NBA(NEW YORK) --  Carmelo Anthony has no clue why there has been speculation he can't play with the new sensation that is Jeremy Lin.

"I can play with anybody," Anthony said. "People said, could I play with Amare when I first got here?  People say can I play with Jeremy Lin right now? It's funny to me. I accept it...I embrace it. When I get back it will be that much more fun for myself."

The Knicks have won their last three games without Carmelo in the lineup and are currently on a five game winning streak.

Carmelo is expected to return to the court later in the week.

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