Mike D’Antoni

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15 Feb, 2012

Knicks 100-85 Kings

Match Report

The New York Knicks defeat the Sacramento Kings for their seventh straight win. Lin plays distributor and puts up 10 points and 13 assists in the game. Lin:

As a point guard, my field goal attempts have been really high and I don’t think that’s necessarily good. I think it’s more of my job to distribute and get people in rhythm.

Knicks Coach D’Antoni:

I just thought we played really exceptionally well the first quarter. Just the ball was moving, every time we drew up a play they ran it perfectly. Every time I think there was an opportunity to make a great pass, they did it.

14 Feb, 2012

Knicks 90-87 Raptors

Match Report

Linsanity continues as the New York Knicks defeat the Toronto Raptors. Lin puts up 27 points, 11 assists, and the game-winning three to extend the Knicks’ win-streak to six. Coach D’Antoni jokes:

I’m just glad it went like this so we can calm the Linsanity down


It’s not because of me, it’s because we’re coming together as a team. We started making these steps earlier but we were still losing close games and so obviously it wasn’t fun. But when you win, that solves a lot of problems. We’ve been winning and we’ve been playing together.

8 Feb, 2012

Knicks 107-93 Wizards

Match Report

Lin leads the Knicks to their third straight win with 23 points and a career-high 10 assists. Lin has had a breakout week after going undrafted in 2010 and recently being sent to the D-League:

Like I said after the last game, I wouldn’t have imagined this

Coach D’Antoni:

He just does everything easy and the rest of the guys around him are playing the way we want to play.

4 Feb, 2012

Knicks 99-92 Nets

Match Report

Linsanity begins as Lin has a breakout game in a win against the Nets, dropping 25 points, 5 rebounds, and 7 assists. Lin has hardly been a factor in the NBA, and was even recently sent to the D-League. However, Coach D’Antoni gives him a chance to run the offense:

I had my doubts, but we just stayed with it and he has some of the qualities that we needed.


This night, it just hasn’t really sunk in yet to be honest.¬†It’s like I’m still kind of in shock about everything that happened but I’m just trying to soak it all in right now.

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