02/10/2012 07:55 pm ET Updated Feb 11, 2012

Jeremy Lin Leads Knicks vs Kobe Bryant, Lakers: LIVE UPDATES, HIGHLIGHTS

Who has had more fun this week: Jeremy Lin or the rest of us?

On the one hand, it seems fairly obvious that the Knicks' point guard has enjoyed his breakout performances versus the Nets, Jazz and Wizards and that he has felt validated by all of the attention that he has been receiving after drawing scant interest as he finished his high school career in Palo Atlo and then his collegiate career at Harvard.

But, on the other hand, the rest of us have had Linsanity.. Lincredible.. Lindestructible.. The Linside Job.. All He Does Is Lin.. and so very many, many more tweets and headlines to enjoy and dream up.

Fulfilling one's lifelong ambition or having your Twitter timeline lighting up like the night sky on Lindependence Day?

I would have called this a draw. But then I saw the NMA TV animated account of Lin's rise. Certainly that video tilts the scales in favor of the rest of us. Seemingly everyone except for Kobe Bryant has been swept up by this Linspirational story.

On Friday, Kobe and the Lakers visit the Garden to put the Knicks' Linning streak to its sternest test. Will Lin be able to keep it up? Or will the Lakers expose this Knicks squad that will be playing without Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony?


02/10/2012 10:45 PM EST


The Knicks beat the Lakers and the first thing he says in his post-game interview is nice things about Jared Jeffries.

02/10/2012 10:43 PM EST


Aint' just a river in Egypt. The Knicks denied Kobe the ball on the inbounds it eventually got lost with Blake and Murphy. Tick tock bad miss. Fields gets the loose ball and is fouled.

02/10/2012 10:42 PM EST

Things That Recently Happened

@ langwhitaker :

Lin misses point-blank layup. Kobe drains three. Fields makes 1 of 2 FTs. TO, Lakers. Knicks up 91-85. 15.7 left. Lin w/ 38!

02/10/2012 10:41 PM EST

Fields Fouled

And he misses the first and makes the second. 6-point game with 15.7 to play.

02/10/2012 10:40 PM EST


After Lin draws a charge to the delight of the crowd, Kobe gets high off the floor to shoot a deep three. And it's a 5-point game with less than 20 ticks.

02/10/2012 10:39 PM EST

Greater Than

@ sportswatch :

Kobe vs Lin > Bird vs Dominique

02/10/2012 10:39 PM EST

Lin Makes His FTs

And the Knicks lead by eight with less than a minute.

02/10/2012 10:38 PM EST

Blake Misses

He got the air space with a fake and felt compelled to take it. Lin has it on a string as we get under a minute.

02/10/2012 10:37 PM EST

Bynum With A HARD Foul

The big man gets duped by Chandler and comes down heavy and hard for the foul. Everyone but the guys in purple want the flagrant. Mike Breen and Hubie concur. The refs do not. And Chandler misses the first free throw. Remember those ones that he made that were pulled?

02/10/2012 10:36 PM EST

The Final Push

Lakers are within six points after Pau puts it away in close. Knicks timeout. We're under two minute and it's anyone's game. And by anyone, I mean either Kobe Bryant or Jeremy Lin.