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Jeremy Lin tries to control the ball while (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Jeremy Lin tries to control the ball while driving to the hoop. (Feb. 17, 2012)

Hornets 89, Knicks 85

Lin-sanity was temporarily put on hold as the Knicks fell to the New Orleans Hornet, 89-85, Friday night at Madison Square Garden.

Jeremy Lin, right, and Landry Fields, left, of
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Jeremy Lin, right, and Landry Fields, left, of the Knicks react late in the game against the New Orleans Hornets. (Feb. 17, 2012)

Jeremy Lin reacts late in the game against
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Jeremy Lin reacts late in the game against the New Orleans Hornets. (Feb. 17, 2012)

Jeremy Lin loses the ball against the New
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Jeremy Lin loses the ball against the New Orleans Hornets. (Feb. 17, 2012)

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Jeremy Lin tries to control the ball while
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Jeremy Lin tries to control the ball while driving to the hoop. (Feb. 17, 2012)

New Orleans Hornets' Xavier Henry (4) pressures Knicks'
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New Orleans Hornets' Xavier Henry (4) pressures Knicks' Tyson Chandler (6) during the first half. (Feb. 17, 2012)

Knicks' Landry Fields (2) drives against New Orleans
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Knicks' Landry Fields (2) drives against New Orleans Hornets' Greivis Vasquez, left, and Chris Kaman, right. (Feb. 17, 2012)

Knicks' Landry Fields (2) dunks the ball as
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Knicks' Landry Fields (2) dunks the ball as New Orleans Hornets' Gustavo Ayon looks on. (Feb. 17, 2012)

Filmmaker Spike Lee watches from the sideline while
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Filmmaker Spike Lee watches from the sideline while wearing Knicks' Jeremy Lin's Palo Alto High School jersey. (Feb. 17, 2012)

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Marco Belinelli of the New Orleans Hornets is
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Marco Belinelli of the New Orleans Hornets is guarded by Landry Fields of the Knicks. (Feb. 17, 2012)

Chris Kaman of the New Orleans Hornets lays
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Chris Kaman of the New Orleans Hornets lays the ball up over Bill Walker of the Knicks. (Feb. 17, 2012)

Knicks head coach Mike D'Antoni talks to Jeremy
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Knicks head coach Mike D'Antoni talks to Jeremy Lin during the first half. (Feb. 17, 2012)

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