Jeremy Lin Mops Up Floor With Mavericks

104-97 win takes out last year's champs
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 20, 2012 1:00 AM CST
Jeremy Lin Mops Up Floor With Mavericks
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 19: Jeremy Lin #17 of the New York Knicks reacts during the game against the Dallas Mavericks at Madison Square Garden on February 19, 2012 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting...   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Linsanity just got a little crazier. Super star Jeremy Lin helped the Knicks bounce last year's NBA champs in a 104-97 face-off yesterday, ending the Dallas Mavericks' six-game winning streak. The point guard only made 28 points and a career-high 14 assists, notes AP. "This is helpful to us, not just to me but to us, just to be able to see where our team can go and what we can become, and I think that's the biggest takeaway," Lin said after the game. Mavericks guard Jason Terry said the Knicks are "starting to piece together a team that can beat anyone." Guess Lin's feelings weren't too hurt after Saturday Night Live mocked Linsanity. (Read more Jeremy Lin stories.)

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