Palo Alto native and current New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin has become the toast of the Big Apple with his set of terrific starting performances, essentially going from Landry Fields' couch to the proverbial penthouse in a matter of days. But Lin was out to make it a trio Wednesday night against the Washington Wizards, and certainly did, dropping a double-double on the way to a 107-93 Knickerbocker win.
Lin kept it up Wednesday night against the Wiz, finishing with a solid double-double of 23 points and 10 assists in 34 minutes on the floor. He shot 9-14 from the floor and 5-6 from the stripe, including a nasty crossover of John Wall followed by a tomahawk dunk in the third quarter. He also had a steal, a block, and four rebounds, one offensive.
Lin was accompanied Tyson Chandler's 25 points and 11 rebounds, Landry Field's 16 and eight, and Steve Novak Iman Shumpert combining for 36 off the bench.
Not to be outdone, John Wall dropped 29 in 36 minutes on the floor for Washington, who now move to 5-21 on the season, while Trevor Booker added 16 points and seven boards as well. Wall was a -4 in his time on the floor tonight, while Lin was a +18.
Lin has now scored 76 points in his last 3 games. He scored 76 total points in 29 games as a rookie last year for the Golden State Warriors. The Linsanity continues...