Lin Leads Knicks to Win Over Lakers

New York Knicks held off the Los Angeles Lakers 92-85

Friday, Feb 10, 2012  |  Updated 11:50 PM EDT
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Lin Leads Knicks to Win Over Lakers

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Los Angeles Lakers' Derek Fisher (2) pressures New York Knicks' Jeremy Lin (17) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Jeremy Lin had the most astounding performance of his remarkable week, scoring a career-high 38 points and outdueling Kobe Bryant as the New York Knicks held off the Los Angeles Lakers 92-85 on Friday night.

Buried deep on the bench a little more than a week ago, Lin led the Knicks to their fourth straight win, tying their longest streak of the season. His two free throws with 52 seconds left and "MVP! MVP!" chants booming stopped the Lakers' final rally and allowed the undrafted Harvard product to pass Carmelo Anthony for the highest-scoring game by a Knicks player this season.

Iman Shumpert added 12 points for the Knicks, who are still without Anthony and Amare Stoudemire. But they have Lin, the point guard that two other teams gave up on in December and didn't get his chance in New York until three other players couldn't do the job.

Bryant finished with 34 points, but he got off to a horrendous start and finished only 11 of 29 from the field.

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