Knicks win Game 4, Baron Davis hurt
With Shumpert and Davis now out, and Lin close to his projected return date, the pressure is on Lin to suit up. Bibby will start, but he's an older guard like Davis and can't be overextended. Smith is erratic and will have his hands full matching up with Wade and James at SG and SF. Toney Douglas has played as many minutes as Lin has in the series. The Knicks need a PG. Will he or won't he return for Game 5? Lin's team needs him.
Update: Lin didn't come back for emergency duty in Game 5. I'm disappointed. Lin's leadership reputation took a hit, and his absence in Game 5 raised concerns that his knee injury is more serious than the team revealed.
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