After a tough, overtime loss to the Boston Celtics on Sunday, Jeremy Lin and the Knicks were not able to bounce back against the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night. The Knicks were defeated, 95-85, by the Mavs at the American Airlines Center.
Jeremy Lin’s less-than-stellar performance contributed to the Knicks’ struggles. Lin scored 14 points, only half of what he contributed in the Feb. 29 home win against Dallas. The Harvard grad had only two turnovers and seven assists, but it was not enough to propel the now-struggling team to victory.
By clinching the Ivy League Basketball title this past weekend, Harvard became the fifth school in the Ancient Eight to claim both the basketball and football crowns in the same year. The Back Page took a look in the archives to see how the Crimson’s efforts on the hardwood and gridiron stack up with other school’s accomplishments.
The last time New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin ’10 and Boston Celtics Rajon Rondo and Paul Pierce shared a court was in November, at Lin’s collegiate home hardwood during the Boston Charity Classic. Lin and the Celtics stars joined other NBA players at Lavietes Pavilion in a charity contest for a friendly game at the height of the NBA lockout.
Sunday’s meeting was less amicable. Rondo guarded Lin in an overtime 115-111 win for the Celtics, and the Boston point guard posted a triple-double. The Harvard alum ran into foul trouble early and shot poorly in the first half but still scored 14 points.
Jeremy Lin and the New York Knicks are traveling to Boston this weekend to take on the Celtics on Sunday at TD Garden. Even if you are disheartened by losing the UC Ticket Raffle, here are some reasons why you should still make your way to the game:
1. JLin supported us, we should return the favor
Harvard men’s basketball took on Columbia in NYC on Friday night. Lin, along with new pal Spike Lee, was spotted in the stands cheering on his former team. Lin reportedly congratulated the Crimson in its locker room after the 77-70 overtime victory. Return the love to the Knicks’ new star by supporting him at Sunday’s game.
Just as The Back Page wrote last week, Jeremy Lin ’10 is quickly jumping up the list of Harvard’s most notable alumni. But, just as every media outlet reminds its audience every article, broadcast, or interview, the path hasn’t always been easy for Lin. Therefore, we at TBP had the idea to make Lin’s journey from Crimson bench player to the next NBA human-highlight reel as accessible as possible. So here it is, a Lineage of the point guard’s road from number four to number 17, resident of Harvard Yard to owner of a Trump Tower apartment.
The Jeremy LINeage Part II: