All that remained was the shot. Hours earlier, Lin had called his fairy tale journey “a miracle from God” and the biggest shot of his NBA career seem to fall from heaven.
There is no stopping Jeremy Lin and no stopping the Knicks. The undefeated point guard produced the biggest moment of his career by hitting a 3-pointer with 0.5 seconds left as the Knicks overcame a 17-point deficit to stun the Toronto Raptors 90-87.
The Knicks have won six straight games and are 5-0 since Lin, undrafted out of Harvard, was inserted into the starting lineup. And yes, Lin can play with Amar’e Stoudemire, who scored 22 points in his first game in 10 days following the death of his older brother Hazell.
Stoudemire struggled shooting the ball, making just 8 of 22 shots. But he hit several key shots in the fourth quarter. Lin was far from flawless as well. He committed 8 turnovers and missed 11 of 20 shots.
But Lin scored 12 of his 27 points in the final 10 minutes and six in the last 65 seconds as the Knicks, after trailing by nine with two minutes left, outscored Toronto 8-0 to finish the game.