Nate Silver looks at past players who have scored 20 or more points, had 6 or more assists, and shot better than 50 percent in four or more games in a row. It's an illustrious list of all-stars, including Jordan, Bird, and Magic, with only a handful who were just so-so.
Like everyone else, I was skeptical. I saw him play with the Warriors, and it was never that impressive. However, watching last night's game against the Lakers it was hard not to buy in to Linsanity. We'll see if he can extend the streak tonight against Minnesota, but even if the Knicks do win, should we read that much into it? Remember, there aren't that many other scoring options on the Knicks right now, two of the past four wins were against horrible teams (New Jersey and Washington) and the other two, the Lakers and the Jazz, were teams just slightly above .500.