Jeremy Lin To Start for Knicks Tonight?

Published by Brian A. Campos on February 06, 2012 at 10:12PM

Former Harvard standout Jeremy Lin '10 may start for the New York Knicks tonight in their matchup with the Utah Jazz.

It looks like the Knicks will try to extend their Lin-ning streak.

On Monday, New York Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni gave reporters the impression that former Harvard standout Jeremy Lin '10 will be the Knicks’ starting point guard against the Utah Jazz later tonight. After a 25-point, seven-assist performance against the New Jersey Nets on Saturday, Lin seems to have won the confidence of his head coach, who over the past couple of days has praised the poise of the second-year guard.

D'Antoni also stated that injured Knicks point guard Baron Davis has suffered a setback in his recovery and will not be back for at least another week. While the Knicks lost 11 of their 14 games over the past month, New York fans were hopeful that Davis' return would mean the end of the team's woes at the point guard position. With Lin's breakout performance on Saturday, the wait may be over—there is already huge hype about Lin's potential as a starter. The former Harvard guard has even made it to the front page of the Knicks website, clearly a sign that the franchise is beginning to stand behind the young player.

Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 EST on FSSW+, MSG, and NBATV. But if you can’t find a TV, don’t worry—we’ve got you covered. Check later for a live blog of tonight’s game.