After 7 wins of Linsanity, sanity is somehow restored in New York as the New Orleans Hornets handed the Knicks its first loss since February 3. Jeremy Lin finished with 26 points but had 9 turnovers in their 89-85 loss. Amare Stoudemire also scored 26 for New York. Trevor Ariza led the Hornets with 25 markers.
The Knicks will be getting star Carmelo Anthony and they just recently signed former Denver Nugget J.R. Smith. The loss dropped the Knicks record to 15-16 and they currently hold the 8th best record in the Eastern conference. They are 5 games behind the Philadelphia 76ers in the Atlantic Conference standings.
- Pre-Game 02/17: Hornets @ Knicks (Friday Night Knicks) (statandstuff.com)
- J.R. Smith: ‘New York Knicks it is’ (aol.sportingnews.com)
- Knicks Rumors: JR Smith Would Make New York a Legit Threat in Eastern Conference (bleacherreport.com)
- Knicks extend Linsane winning streak to 7 (caloysports.wordpress.com)
- Jeremy Lin (and the New York Knicks) finally lose | Steve Busfield (guardian.co.uk)