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From New York to Asia, Lin is a hoops sensation
(Don’t laugh too hard at that last one. The odds are getting better, according to one online sports book.)
Lin and the Knicks returned home Wednesday night and ran their winning streak to seven games with a 100-85 victory against Sacramento that got them back to .500 after an 8-15 start.
Lin joined the rotation only then, starting the last five games, so hold off on making him a Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal or LeBron James just yet. But the Knicks have seen enough to believe this ride may last a while.
“I don’t know when there’s an ending, maybe there won’t,” coach Mike D'Antoni said.
Lin also has done wonders for shares of Madison Square Garden Inc., the company that owns the Knicks, the Garden and the namesake sports network. The stock has surged 9 percent since Lin began his heroics Feb. 4, reaching an all-time high of $33.18 earlier this week before retreating slightly to close at $31.91 Wednesday.
Lin arrived in New York in December with no guarantee he’d last more than a few weeks. Already cut by Golden State and Houston this season, he was so hesitant to get comfortable in his new home that he refused to even get his own.
Instead, he slept at his brother’s place in the city, and had crashed on teammate Landry Fields‘ couch the night before his breakout game against New Jersey on Feb. 4.
Even an Ivy League education couldn’t help Lin explain what’s happened since _ the most points in any player’s first five games as a starter since the NBA merged with the ABA in 1976, and a contract that’s guaranteed for the rest of the season.
By Tom Fitton
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