Jeremy Lin Struggles With Turnovers, Knicks Winning Streak Ends With Loss To Hornets

Jeremy Lin scored 26 points on Friday night, but also turned the ball over nine times. The Knicks' winning streak ended at the hands of the Hornets, 89-85.

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Hornets Vs. Knicks Final Score: Win Streak Comes To An End As New Orleans Holds On For 89-85 Victory

The New Orleans Hornets came to Madison Square Garden on Friday night with definite goals: snap the seven-game winning streak of the New York Knicks and put Linsanity on hold for at least one night. Thanks to big first and third quarters, the Hornets were able to realize those goals, as they picked up the win, 89-85.

The Hornets came out of the gate blazing, clamping down on Jeremy Lin as they opened up a 27-13 lead. They held a 10-point lead until midway through the second quarter, when the Knicks came roaring back and closed to within four points of the lead heading into halftime. In the third quarter, however, the Hornets again fired on all cylinders and opened up another 10-point lead. The Knicks battled back yet again and got within three points, but the Hornets were able to hold on for the win.

There were still some standout performances for the Knicks in the losing effort. Amare Stoudemire and Jeremy Lin tied for the scoring lead in the game with 26 points each. Stoudemire picked up a double-double by adding 12 rebounds, while Lin had an embarrassing nine turnovers in the game. The nine turnovers matches the NBA season high, previously set by Russell Westbrook, Ben Gordon and Monta Ellis. Tyson Chandler had a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

On the Hornets side, Trevor Ariza had a great game, with 25 points and eight rebounds. Gustavo Ayon had a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds, while Greivis Vasquez added a double-double of his own with 15 points and 11 assists.

With the win, the Hornets improve to just 7-23 on the season and only 4-9 on the road. The Knicks once again drop below .500 and are now 15-16 on the season.

The Hornets will hit the road for their next game, as they travel to face the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday, Feb. 20. The Knicks will be back in action on Sunday, Feb. 19 as they host the reigning NBA champs, the Dallas Mavericks.

For more on the Knicks, visit Posting And Toasting and SB Nation NY. For more on the Hornets, check out At The Hive.

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Hornets Vs. Knicks Score Update: Win Streak In Danger As New York Trails 68-58 After Third Quarter

The New York Knicks might see Linsanity come to a temporary end as they host the New Orleans Hornets at Madison Square Garden. After the third quarter, the Knicks trail by 10 points, 68-58.

After the Knicks were able to come within four points heading into halftime, the Hornets have reopened the 10-point lead that they held in the early going. Trevor Ariza of New Orleans is leading all scorers with 20 points, also managing seven assists and two steals.

On the Knicks side, Amare Stoudemire is leading scorers with 19 points and six rebounds. Jeremy Lin has recovered after a very slow start and now has 18 points, five assists, two rebounds, three steals and an uncomfortable nine turnovers.

The Knicks will need to manage another big fourth-quarter comeback if they hope to extend their winning streak to eight games.

For more on the Knicks, visit Posting And Toasting and SB Nation NY. For more on the Hornets, check out At The Hive.

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Hornets Vs. Knicks Score Update: Huge First Quarter Spurs New Orleans To 43-39 Lead At Halftime

The New Orleans Hornets appear to have come to Madison Square Garden determined to snap the seven-game winning streak of the New York Knicks. The Hornets clamped down on Jeremy Lin in the first quarter and ended up taking a huge early lead. The Knicks closed that gap admirably, but the big first quarter by New Orleans has them entering halftime up by a score of 43-39.

The Hornets held Lin to just a few points in the first quarter while outscoring New York by a whopping 27-13. The Knicks still trailed by 10 points midway through the second half, but came back in a big way to close the gap to 4. They gave New Orleans a taste of their own medicine by outscoring them 26-16 in the second quarter.

Trevor Ariza is leading the Hornets with 12 points and six rebounds, while Chris Kaman has contributed 10 points. On the Knicks side, Amare Stoudemire is leading all scorers with 14 points. Jeremy Lin currently has 10 points and four assists.

For more on the Knicks, visit Posting And Toasting and SB Nation NY. For more on the Hornets, check out At The Hive.

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Hornets Vs. Knicks Score Update: Jeremy Lin Held To Six Points As New York Trails In Second Quarter

The New York Knicks and Linsanity are hosting the New Orleans Hornets on Friday at Madison Square Garden. Jeremy Lin has led the Knicks to a seven-game winning streak and the Hornets enter the game with a dismal 6-23 record, but in the early going, the Hornets look intent on snapping the streak and clamping down on the newly-minted superstar. Midway through the second quarter, the Hornets hold a 39-33 lead.

Lin has started slow, turning the ball over three times before scoring a point. By the time he nabbed his first bucket, he already had amassed five turnovers. Midway through the second quarter, he has totaled six points, six turnovers, two steals, an assist and a rebound.

The Hornets put together a big first quarter, outscoring the Knicks 27-13. The Knicks have come back in the second quarter but still trail.

For more on the Knicks, visit Posting And Toasting and SB Nation NY. For more on the Hornets, check out At The Hive.

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Knicks Vs. Hornets: Game Time, TV Coverage And More

Some think New Orleans will put an end to the Linsanity that has engulfed New York City on Friday. Others think that honor is reserved for the eventual return of the injured Carmelo Anthony.

The thought was that Jeremy Lin and Anthony could be in the starting lineup together on Friday night as the Knicks shoot for their eighth straight win against the Hornets in Madison Square Garden. However, Anthony was ruled out again on Friday morning as he continues to recover from a strained right groin. New York coach Mike D'Antoni said the All-Star could be available Sunday when the Dallas Mavericks visit Gotham.

New York's recent resurgence, of course, has coincided with both Lin's rise from obscurity and Anthony's absence from the lineup. Lin continued his unlikely surge on Wednesday, setting a career high in assists for the second straight day and handing out nine of his 13 helpers in the first half as the Knicks built a big lead on the way to a 100-85 win over the Sacramento Kings.

New York has won seven games in a row for the first time since last season, all with big contributions from the former benchwarmer and new starting point guard.

The Hornets, meanwhile, opened up a six-game road trip on Wednesday by earning a 92-89 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. Marco Belinelli led the Hornets in the victory with 22 points as New Orleans snapped a six-game road losing streak.

Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.

Time: 8 p.m. EST

TV: CST (N.O.), MSG (N.Y.)

Odds: Knicks by 9.5

For more on the Knicks, visit Posting And Toasting and SB Nation NY. For more on the Hornets, check out At The Hive.

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Hornets Vs. Knicks: Can Jeremy Lin Keep Up The Incredible Pace?

Jeremy Lin will embark on his newest conquest Friday night when the New York Knicks take on the New Orleans Hornets at Madison Square Garden.

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MSG, Time Warner Cable Reach Agreement: Local Fans Can Finally Watch Knicks, Rangers, Others

New York sports fans have their teams back, as an agreement has been reached in the 48-day dispute between MSG Network and Time Warner Cable.

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