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Linsanity took over Toronto on this day nine years ago

New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin reacts in the fourth quarter against the Dallas Mavericks during their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, February 19, 2012. REUTERS/Adam Hunger (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)

Linsanity, which was sweeping through New York hit Toronto as Jeremy Lin’s spectacular play continued on the road.

The Knicks trailed the Raptors by 12 points early in the fourth quarter but Lin led New York on a furious comeback. With time running out and the game tied at 87, he drilled the game-winning 3-pointer.

Lin finished the game with 27 points and 11 assists. It was the Knicks sixth consecutive victory during Linsanity as he turned their season around.

Lin is currently in the G-League, working towards getting another chance in the NBA. However, the Knicks still paid tribute to the anniversary of his game-winner on Twitter. It’s been nine years since Lin played for the Knicks but he is certainly still remembered fondly for his spectacular play during Linsanity.

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