*First off I don't meant to make fun of the reason why Stoudemire was out. That is tragic*
For all the hoopla of superstars clamouring to team up with one another, the Knicks have absolutely sucked this year. So you'd think when you're 2 all-star players are out, you'd be in trouble.
Think again. Stoudemire out. Anthony injured 6 minutes in. KNICKS WIN!
NEW YORK -- Jeremy Lin scored a career-high 28 points in his first career start, Steve Novak added a season-best 19, and the New York Knicks overcame the absence of Amare Stoudemire and early loss of Carmelo Anthony to beat the Utah Jazz 99-88 on Monday night.
Stoudemire left the team to join his family in Florida after older brother Hazell was killed there earlier Monday in a car crash, then Anthony left after just six minutes with a strained right groin.
Despite missing two All-Stars and using a lineup of second-teamers, the Knicks won their second straight thanks to another remarkable performance from Lin, the former Harvard point guard.
Al Jefferson scored 22 points in a disappointing effort for the Jazz in the opener of a brief two-game road trip.
I hope the same fate awaits Dwight Howard.