Jeremy Lin Hits Game-Winner as Knicks Edge Raptors
The legend of Jeremy Lin only gets bigger.
The NBA’s newest sensation canned the game-winning 3-pointer with less than a second left to rally the New York Knicks to their sixth straight victory, 90-87 in Toronto.
Lin finished with 27 points and a career-high 11 assists. He’s averaging over 28 points a game in the Knicks’ six-game win streak.
The season-high crowd of 20,092 roared as the NBA’s first American-Taiwanese player drained a pull-up jumper from the top of the key with half a second to play, giving the Knicks their first lead since the opening quarter.
Teammate Jared Jeffries said of the NBA’s biggest story of the season: “He continues to impress every night….You can’t ask any more of a kid coming into this situation.”
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