What we're watching (all times EST): USA at Italy (ESPN2) in a men's soccer friendly at 2:30. Maryland at North Carolina (ESPN), Marquette at Cincinnati (ESPN2), and St John's at Pittsburgh (ESPNU) in men's college basketball at 7. Penguins at Stars (NBCSN) at 7:30. Bulls at Spurs (ESPN) at 9. Oklahoma at Texas (ESPN2) and Iowa at Nebraska (ESPNU) in men's college basketball at 9.
Leitch on Lin: "When Lin started draining three-pointers in the clutch as if he were Larry Bird, the most unlikely thing about it wasn't his skin color or alma mater: It's the fact that a guy with his skills isn't even supposed to be taking those shots. For two giddy, batshit, statistically anomalous weeks, we watched Jeremy Lin double down on sixteen over and over and win every time. The fun of it was knowing that this was the game when the joyride had to end … and then witnessing him draw yet another blackjack and act like it was the most normal thing in the world. The run finally came to a close last Thursday against the Heat, but he's still way up, as gamblers might put it. Meanwhile, the Knicks had a seven-game winning streak, and Lin set a record for the most points scored in a player's first five starts." [New York Magazine]
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