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Feb. 4-15 -- Linsanity breaks out

Jeremy Lin, a previously little-known Harvard grad, became a legend in early February, captivating the world with his improbably strong -- if turnover heavy -- play. It started on Feb. 4 as he scored 25 points and made seven assists off the bench in a comeback win over New Jersey. He went on to lead the then-reeling Knicks to seven consecutive wins. Not bad for a guy who had been crashing on his brother's couch.

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