Jeremy Lin Dunking on Wizards

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Another great performance by new starting point guard Jeremy Lin tonight, scoring 23 points and dishing a career high 10 assists. Here’s video of his dunk, recap to come later.

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Knicks-Wizards: What to Watch For

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The Knicks struggled to get by the Wizards in Washington earlier this season. Tonight, the Bockers will go to battle without their two superstars, Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire. Enter the Jeremy Lin show. The Knicks whirling dervish of a point guard has been simply unbelievable the past two games, averaging 26.5 points per game and 7.5 assists per game. Also a key contributor as of late, Jared Jeffries has been nothing short of fantastic the past couple of games. The Knicks will need both players to step up if they are going to beat the floundering Wizards tonight. More

Jeremy Lin Highlights Versus the Jazz

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I have watched this a few times since the Utah game and every time I cannot help but smile and laugh. It is truly remarkable how well Lin has played the past two games. Enjoy.

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Housekeeping Note

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At some point this week, the domain of this site will change from Meloshipofthering.wordpress.com to Meloshipofthering.com. I will be posting this on my twitter as well for those of you that follow me on twitter @tarmosino. I will remind my viewers of this at least once more before the site is changed so that you who do not follow me on twitter will not be surprised when the site changes.

Thanks,

Taylor

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Notes From Knicks 99-88 Victory Over Utah

He did it again. Linsanity part 2 took place at the garden Monday night as the Knicks knocked off the Utah Jazz 99-88. The new Knicks point guard scored a career high 28 points and recorded 8 assists on the night. More impressively, Lin performed like this without both Carmelo Anthony, who strained his groin in the 1st quarter, and Amar’e Stoudemire, who missed the game due to the death of his brother. In game, Tyson Chandler spent most his minutes on the bench as he was in foul trouble all night. Given the circumstances and the opponent, Utah coming off a win over the Lakers, I thought Lin’s performance tonight was more impressive than on Saturday night. More

Knicks-Jazz: What to Watch For

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Last season the Knicks were 1-1 against the Jazz. In their only post-Melo trade meeting, the Knicks dominated the Jazz 131-109 at the Garden. Tonight, Jeremy Lin will make his first career start coming off his unbelievable 25 point performance against New Jersey Saturday night. Unfortunately, Amar’e Stoudemire suffered a tragic loss this morning when his older brother, Hazell, was killed in an early morning car accident. Stoudemire has taken an indefinite leave of absence and will not play tonight.  More

Full Jeremy Lin Verus Nets Highlights

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What to Make of Jeremy Lin?

Rather than waste my time with a post game when the only thing to talk about was ^ that guy, I decided to write a perspective on what exactly happened last night. Was the performance of career D-Leaguer Jeremy Lin a fluke or have the Knicks found a serviceable point guard? Obviously nobody knows the answer because the answer to that question has yet to be written. What is known however is this, Jeremy Lin is a point guard. The New York Knicks have no other capable point guards on their roster. Douglas is a shooting guard. Shumpert is more of a combo guard, probably in all likelihood a shooting guard. The only other actual point guard on the active roster is AARP eligible Mike Bibby whose age no longer allows him to play at an NBA level. More

Knicks-Nets: What to Watch For

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Last season, the Knicks were 4-0 against the crosstown rival Nets. The two teams matched up for a primetime thriller at the garden late last season in which Melo led the team to an overtime victory. See highlights above. Also in those highlights, see some vintage Chauncey Billups at the 2:17 mark as he bricks a transition three with Melo and Amar’e running down the court to his left. The Nets are coming off a 108-105 loss against Minnesota. More

Notes From Knicks 91-89 Loss to Boston

Different night. Different opponent. Same old Knicks. The Knicks lost their in the final seconds, this time 91-89 in Boston. In a game marred by horrible officiating, Boston’s rebounding, Toney Douglas’ inability to play basketball and more horrible officiating, the Knicks blew a 6 point halftime lead as they dropped yet another game in Boston. New York has not won in Boston since 2006. Anger does not begin to describe how I felt during the game and how I feel now. This team is the epitome of torture but unlike the 2010 San Francisco Giants they are not winning any games.  More