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Monday / December 18.
  • As Linsanity Stumbles, Lin Accepts the Blame

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     Linsanity has hit a speed bump.

    At least for now.

    Jeremy Lin and the Knicks saw their seven-game winning streak come to an end at the hands of the New Orleans Hornets, 89-85, at Madison Square Garden.

    New Orleans, which owns the NBA’s second-worst record (7-23), led the entire game. All five Hornets starters scored in double-figures, led by Trevor Ariza’s 25. Greivis Vasquez added 15 points and 11 assists.

    Lin put up 26 points and five assists but also tallied eight of his nine turnovers in the first half. Amar’e Stoudemire added 26 points and 12 boards for the Knicks.

    QUOTABLE: “It was just a lackluster effort on my part coming out and [being] careless with the ball. Nine turnovers is obviously never gonna get it done from your primary ball-handler. It’s on me in terms of taking care of the ball and the game in general. If everyone’s going to credit me for these last seven games, then I definitely deserve this one. So that’s fine by me.”
    — Lin

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    **Lin posed before the game with Spike Lee, who wore Lin’s Palo Alto high school jersey.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.