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Linsanity Heads North: Ricky Rubio, Timberwolves Host Jeremy Lin And Knicks

Linsanity heads to the Land of 10,000 Lakes when Jeremy Lin and the New York Knicks travel to play Ricky Rubio and the Minnesota Timberwolves Saturday evening.

Jeremy Lin was in full force Friday in Madison Square Garden when Lin continued his unlikely rise from obscurity, pouring in a career-high 38 points along with seven assists and four rebounds, as New York downed Kobe Bryant and Los Angeles Lakers, 92-85.

Iman Shumpert added 12 points and Jared Jeffries scored 11 for the Knicks, who defeated the Lakers for the first time since January 30, 2007, ending a nine- game losing streak to Los Angeles.

Lin, an undrafted Harvard product, is averaging a startling 28.5 points and 8.0 assists during New York's four-game run and the 114 total points he has scored over that span are six more than he had in his 38 previous NBA games with Golden State and the Knicks.

Carmelo Anthony will remain on the sidelines tonight with a strained right groin, while Amare Stoudemire isn't expected back from grieving the death of his brother, until next week.

The Wolves, meanwhile, come in after dropping two straight contests, including Friday's 104-97 setback to Dallas at Target Center. Kevin Love returned from a two-game suspension for kicking Houston's Luis Scola in that one and finished with 32 points and 12 rebounds.

Michael Beasley added 20 points while point guard Ricky Rubio had 10 points and eight assists.

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