Sunday, February 19, 2012

Greivis Vasquez Ends "Lin-sanity"

The New York Knicks' streak of wins since the dawn of the Jeremy Lin era ended last night, with the New Orleans Hornets, and Greivis Vasquez (2006-10) played a big role in the victory. From the Baltimore Sun:
Nobody is saying Vasquez was the reason the heretofore woeful but suddenly hot Hornets beat a Knicks team that had won seven straight games with Lin as its newfound star, but Vasquez certainly played his part. Along with a 15-point, 11-assist performance in his team’s 89-85 win at Madison Square Garden, Vasquez’s defense was a big factor in Lin’s nine turnovers -- the most by any player in the NBA this season. [...]

For the first month, he was playing about 20 minutes a game and averaging about six points and three assists, but when Jack was injured last month, Vasquez took over a team in the midst of a horrendous season and played admirably. In the past nine games, he is averaging nearly 13 points and a little more than eight assists. He has three double doubles and missed two others by an assist.

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