Opposing teams have certainly begun to figure what the LINsanity is all about. Teams like the Lakers, Timberwolves, and the Raptors have all devised different strategies to try to put an end to Jeremy Lin's remarkable and mind-blowing streak of greatness.
Though Lin seemed to dominate early on, taking early opponents by surprise, he has had to find ways to adjust the past few games. Seeing him excel at driving to the basket, the Lakers defense dropped back, allowing him to shoot. The Timberwolves pressured him intensely, barely allowing him to really put the ball on the floor at all. Last night, the Raptors appeared to have found a more perfected formula, doing a little of both--pressuring Lin enough to prevent him from driving excessively, while still contesting open jumpers.
It's obvious Lin will only get better by continuing to adjust to what the defense gives him. But just as the Raptors' looked as though they had gotten Lin and the Knicks' number, LINsanity came roaring back with a vengeance.
The Knicks' rising star made a bold move by calling for an isolation, but did indeed sink the fairly uncontested bomb from long range to give his team their sixth straight victory.
Was the game-winning dagger the most exciting moment during the team's streak? Take a look at the electrifying moment from some different prospectives.
First on the call here is MSG Network's own Mike Breen, also known across the league as the voice of the NBA. The play-by-play man's signature, "BANG!" puts the stamp on the victory.
Next up is Toronto's team at TSN. The announcers were still shocked at the ongoing LINsanity. What's great about this clip is the better close up (with audio and all) Knicks fans get of Lin's post-shot celebration with his teammates.
Now that both broadcast teams have been heard, an interesting prospective here is that of a fan who is front and center for the play at the Air Canada Center. Even the opposing crowd goes bonkers with excitement and astonishment at the shot, which sank the hometown town.
And of course...the aftershock. MSG Network's post-game crew breaks down the final play, adding their own amazement at the dramatic play.
Will the LINsanity continue tonight as the Knicks take on the Kings at home? At this point, who knows if it'll ever stop?