Lin, the league’s first Chinese-American player, scored a career-high 25 points and added seven assists and five rebounds as the Knicks ended a two-game losing streak by beating the Nets, 99-92, Saturday night.
“It rattled me a little bit. It was a good foul, a hard foul.”
- Blake Griffin
“‘We know that once Blake takes off, it’s almost impossible to block his shot. So you’ve got to find him before he takes off. Timo was able to be on the weak side at the right time. It was a tough foul, but sometimes you’ve got to do it.”
“He had a lot of dunks on us in the first half, and Andre Miller said, ‘The next time he tries to dunk the ball, let’s try to put him on his behind’… It was a definitely a statement for us, defensively, and it set a precedent for how we were going to play the rest of the game. Teams try to bully us because we play so fast, so it was good to be on the other end of it for once.”
Yes, that is the same Timofey Mozgov who was on the wrong end of the dunk of Griffin’s career last year. And yes, that is the same man sending Griffin crashing to the floor.