Lin Hits Game Winner as Knicks Beat Raptors

Even after his amazing week, this one took Linsanity to a whole new level. Against Toronto on Tuesday, it was Lin for the win!

Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with less than a second to play to cap his finishing flurry of six straight points and New York rallied to beat the Raptors 90-87, extending its winning streak to six games.

“I’m just glad it went like this so we can calm the Linsanity down,” cracked Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni.

No chance of that. The NBA’s first American-Taiwanese player, Lin scored 27 points and added a career-high 11 assists in his first game since being named Eastern Conference player of the week.

“He continues to impress every night,” New York’s Jared Jeffries said. “Every game he plays better, he does more and more to help us win basketball games. You can’t ask any more of a kid coming into this situation.”

While he’s the one standing in the spotlight, Lin said sharing success with his teammates is as big a reward.

“It’s not because of me, it’s because we’re coming together as a team,” Lin said. “We started making these steps earlier but we were still losing close games and so obviously it wasn’t fun. But when you win, that solves a lot of problems. We’ve been winning and we’ve been playing together.”

Making just his fifth career start, Lin had no hesitation in taking the decisive shot. Continue Reading…

Colts New GM Grigson Vows To Right Ship

Colts New GM Grigson Vows To Right Ship: Owner Jim Irsay introduced Ryan Grigson as the Indianapolis Colts’ new general manager today at the team’s Westside complex.

Grigson made a strong first impression, tall, self-assured, immaculately turned out in a dark suit. If he can deliver on his opener — “My goal is to bring this team back to where it was and build on it and do great things” — he will make a lasting impression, too.

Irsay identified and interviewed seven candidates, several of whom had been targeted by other teams, but he traced the process back to where it began with 25 or 30 possibilities. Read More…