Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks continues his Cinderella story. The undrafted Lin has taken the league by storm over the Knicks last 9 games. Over that time in which Lin has started 8 of those 9 games, the Knicks have won 8 of 9 of those games while clawing back to an even record on the season. As a Point Guard, Lin has made history over his first 8 starts in the NBA. Lin has scored 200 points and dished out 76 assists. These numbers are better than Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas. The Knicks also welcomed J.R. Smith back to the NBA. In Smith's season debut, he contributes 15 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal with ZERO turnovers. Other good news for the Knicks is that Baron Davis finally dressed for the game. But does Coach D' Antoni really need or want Baron Davis to run the show until Linsanity cools down?
Kevin Durant Nets a Carrer Best - 51 Points
The Oklahoma City Thunder are one of the best teams in the league. OKC just defeated the Nuggets in overtime, but we are not here to talk about these feats today. Let's start with the two time league scoring king Kevin Durant. KD managed to tally 51 points, his career best and this seasons highest output. Two other players on OKC's team also had notable performances on the same night has KD's monstrous night. Guard Russell Westbrook dropped 40 points while dishing out 9 dimes. Only twice in history have teammates recorded a 50 point and 40 points performance in the same game. Denver's Kiki Vandeweghe and Alex English did this in 1983 but it took them 3 overtimes. Michale Jordan and Scottie Pippen accomplished this feat without overtime in 1996 for the Chicago Bulls. Serge Ibaka recorded his first career triple-double. Ibaka's triple-double consisted of 14 points, 15 rebounds and 11 blocks. Ibaka is just the 14th player in franchise history to tally a triple-double but was the first in franchise history to have double digit blocks.