Aaron Brooks scored a season-high 26 points to pick up the slack for the injured James Harden, and the Houston Rockets beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 112-101 on Saturday night. The Rockets led throughout, and Omri Casspi, Jeremy Lin and Brooks made consecutive 3-pointers in a 9-0 run to start the fourth quarter and extend the lead to 91-74. Harden, who leads the Rockets with 24.2 points per game, sat out with a sore left foot. Lin started in his place and scored 19, but it was Brooks who shined.
With more than 50 wins for the New York Knicks and more than 27 points per game for himself, the numbers back Melo up. The Knicks won a division title, and Anthony will add the scoring title after the regular season ends Wednesday.
The Houston Rockets wish they could get away from their habit of trailing early in games and needing big second-half rallies to pull them out.
Knicks coach Mike Woodson has confirmed that point guard Jeremy Lin will not play in the first round of the NBA playoffs. If the Knicks manage to advance, however, it is undetermined whether the 23-year-old will be able to suit up and take the floor.
J.R. Smith scored 22 points for the Knicks, who pulled away in the second half to clinch the Eastern Conference’s No. 7 seed and a first-round playoff matchup against No. 2 Miami beginning Saturday.
The biggest question for Knicks fans: do you want your team to face the Chicago Bulls or Miami Heat?
You’ve probably heard of Jeremy Lin, a New York Knicks point guard who burst into fame right off the bench.
Siyani Chambers plays point guard for the Hopkins High School boys basketball team. He helped lead the Royals to a Class 4A state championship last season.
It’s been quite a week for the Wolves. A quick four-game slump, turnovers rear their ugly head, “Lin-sanity” comes to town and a blowout win over the over-matched Bobcats were the headlines. Plus the All-Star Break is coming up and a certain Wolves player will be taking on the NBA’s best in the Dunk Contest!
Jeremy Lin hit a free throw with 4.9 seconds left to overcome a dreadful second half and lift the New York Knicks to their fifth straight victory, 100-98, over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night.