Jeremy Lin -- what they're saying

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Jeremy Lin -- what they're saying

Jeremy Lin added to the Linsanity with his game-winning 3-pointer against the Raptors Tuesday night, a shot that produced another fan and media frenzy over the Palo Alto native and former Warriors backup.

The capacity crowd in Toronto -- courtside tickets were reportedly going for 1,600 -- saw the latest chapter in a drama that has seen New York win a season-best six straight games.

Tonight, as the Knicks return to Madison Square Garden to face the Kings, tickets are going for more than 2,000.

What's the latest on the NBA's newest superstar? We sampled the best of the Web on Wednesday, topped by Spike Lee's postgame tweet Tuesday to boxer Floyd Mayweather, who'd stirred things up with a comment on Twitter earlier in the day.

Lee vs. Mayweather
"Floyd Mayweather I Hope You Watched Jeremy Hit The Gamewinning 3 Pointer With .005 Seconds Left.Our Guy Can BALL PLAIN AND SIMPLE.RECOGNIZE" @SpikeLee

"Jeremy Lin is a good player but all the hype is because he's Asian. Black players do what he does every night and don't get the same praise," @FloydMayweather

From the Oval Office
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters Wednesday that President Obama is an "avid sports fan" who has been closely following the rags-to-riches story of Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin.

Former and current NBA players weigh in
"OK, I GIVE IN!!!!!!!!!!! Its Legit!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!" @ReggieMillerTNT

jeremylin keeps getting bigger. Today 27pts 11a & just saw the game winner. What a story!! Happy for him & for the game @manuginobili

"Its crazy! I'm watching Linsanity hoping every shot goes in. Hope I never grow up." @SteveNash

With Zaza out for Game 4, Brown has two options for fifth starter

With Zaza out for Game 4, Brown has two options for fifth starter

SAN ANTONIO -- Warriors center Zaza Pachulia was officially declared out prior to Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals against the Spurs on Monday night.

Pachulia sustained a right heel contusion is the first half of Game 2 last Tuesday night at Oracle Arena. He has since done very little in practice and was listed as doubtful on the morning injury report.

Though acting head coach Mike Brown did not name backup center JaVale McGee to replace Pachulia in the starting lineup, that is the expectation. McGee started Game 3 on Saturday night and played well.

Brown gave himself some wiggle room, saying the Warriors could opt for rookie wing Pat McCaw if the Spurs start with a small lineup.

“For us, it's not that big of a deal,” Brown said in his pregame news conference. “We're either going to start JaVale or Patrick McCaw. We haven't made a decision yet, and I don't know when we're going to make a decision, but we'll go between those two guys.”

 

Spurs rule Leonard out for Game 4 against Warriors

Spurs rule Leonard out for Game 4 against Warriors

SAN ANTONIO -- Spurs coach Gregg Popovich took a seat at the podium for his pregame news conference and confirmed what had been anticipated for Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals against the Warriors.

All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard will be on the sideline for the third consecutive game.

Leonard twice aggravated his sprained left ankle in the third quarter of Game 1 at Oracle Arena and has not practiced since. Though he was listed as doubtful on the team’s injury report Monday morning -- the Spurs did not have a shootaround -- it was a foregone conclusion he would not play.

Popovich made the announcement by answering a question about Leonard’s status with two words: “Same, same” before confirming he would be out.

The Warriors have outscored the Spurs 302-253 since Leonard left with 7:53 left in the third quarter of Game 1.