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GAME 25: KNICKS 99, NETS 92

Madison Square Garden
February 4, 2012

Lin's career night leads Knicks over Nets
NEW YORKJeremy Lin scored a career-high 25 points and the New York Knicks salvaged the finale of a back-to-back-to-back set by beating the Nets 99-92 on Saturday night.

Lin came off the bench to control a struggling offense, adding seven assists while outplaying Nets All-Star point guard Deron Williams.

Amare Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler each added 17 points for the Knicks, who won for just the third time in 14 games. They fell just short in losses to Chicago and Boston over the last two nights before picking up a much-needed victory Saturday.

Williams had 21 points and 11 assists for the Nets, while Kris Humphries added 20 points and 12 rebounds.


For more, read Brian Mahoney's AP game recap: Click Here
or view the TV Companion enhanced box score.


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TURNING POINT: With the game tied at 82-all midway through the fourth quarter, the Knicks ripped off a 15-4 run to take a 97-86 lead with 1:36 to play. Jeremy Lin scored nine points during that spurt, capped by a driving layup through the teeth of the defense that brought the Garden crowd to its collective feet.

NOTABLE: Nets forward Jordan Williams has seen a bit of an expanded role in back-to-back games against the Timberwolves and Knicks and he has not disappointed. After scoring nine points to go along with eight rebounds in 20 minutes against the Timberwolves, the 6-foot-10 Maryland product scored 10 points against the Knicks in 26 minutes. Williams came into the night averaging just 2.4 points per game.

For more, read Joshua Newman's NBA.com notebook: Click Here


NETS NOTES G Jordan Farmar racked up 19 points and 3 assists in 25 minutes off the bench, shooting 7-13 overall (3-7 3Ps)...Rookie F Jordan Williams played his third straight solid game, totaling 10 points and 4 rebounds in 26 1/2 minutes.


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LINE OF THE NIGHT
ONCOURT

Kris Humphries
34 MIN
20 PTS, 12 REB,
4 BLK, 2 STL
5-9 FGs, 10-12 FTs
OFFCOURT

Avery Johnson
On the game's finish:

"Tonight was a boxing match. They swung last and kind of knocked us out."



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