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Nets Can't Stop Jeremy Lin, Fall to Knicks at the Garden

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The Nets kept both Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire in check at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, but they couldn't stop Jeremy Lin. The back-up point guard went off for a career-high 25 points, leading the Knicks to a 99-92 victory, their fifth straight against the Nets.

The Nets started out hot and led by 12 late in the first quarter. But Lin led a Knicks' comeback in the second, and the Nets lead was just two at the half. The second half was tight throughout, but a 9-2 run put the Knicks up seven with less than four minutes to go and Lin put the game away with countless drives through the Nets' defense.

At game's end, Knick fans chanted, "Jeremy" and the 6'3" Harvard grad was hugged by his teammates

"Our game plan was to help off him and he just started knocking down shots and got confidence and he was relentless taking it to the basket,” said Deron Williams.

The Nets shot just 42 percent from the floor and got outrebounded 48-39. Deron Williams led them with 21 points and 11 assists, but had another poor shooting night. Kris Humprhies finished with 20 points and 12 rebounds, Jordan Farmar added 19 points off the bench, and Jordan Williams scored a career-high 10 points in 26 minutes.