Jeremy Lin scores 26, but New York Knicks lost vs New Orleans Hornets (89-85), ends straight wins

By on Feb 18, 2012 in Basketball, Sports, United States Comments

Updated: February 20, 2012 7:40 a.m.

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Jeremy Lin and his team New York Knicks lost against the New Orleans Hornets (89-85) on Friday, February 17, 2012 at the Madison Square Garden, and ended their straight wins for the last seven games.

Jeremy Lin
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As noted at the US news sites on Friday night, New Orleans Hornets won against the New York Knicks, with Lin making 26 points, 5 assists and 4 steals, but committed nine turn-overs.

Lin, 23, who recently applied for Linsanity trademark patent protection, apparently took responsibility for their loss, with his team committing 21 turnovers and completed only four of 24 (16.7%) three-point shots.

“I think everyone’s credited me for the last seven games and I definitely deserve this (loss) on my shoulders. That’s fine with me.” Jeremy Lin was quoted in a statement after the game, with the Hornets winning three straight games.

“Nine turnovers is obviously never going to get it done from your primary ballhandler. It’s on me in terms of taking care of the ball, and also the game in general.” The 23-year old fast-rising NBA superstar said.

Apparently, the Hornets provided multiple defensive strategies to Lin, especially in the first half, and limited him from running the pick-and-roll on the perimeter, as he made 8-for-18 from the field, including 2-for-5 on three-pointers.

“He’ll learn. He’ll get through it. I thought he played well. The second half, he adjusted. He had one turnover in the second half, and he did a good job.” Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni told reports.

For the top scores that night, New Orleans HornetsTrevor Ariza made 25 points, Marco Belinelli, 17, Greivis Vasquez, 15, and Gustavo Ayon, 13, while KnicksAmare Stoudemire also had 26 points with 12 rebounds.

Meanwhile, the New York Knicks is set to return at the Madison Square Garden to go against defending champion Dallas Mavericks, and will mark the comeback of Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, who was not able to play for the last six games due to a strained right groin.

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