Madison Square Garden
February 4, 2012
Lin's career night leads Knicks over Nets
NEW YORK—Jeremy 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.
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.
NETS-KNICKS LIVE CHAT
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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PHOTO OF THE GAME
|LINE OF THE NIGHT|
20 PTS, 12 REB,
4 BLK, 2 STL
5-9 FGs, 10-12 FTs
|On the game's finish:
"Tonight was a boxing match. They swung last and kind of knocked us out."