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Frank Franklin II, Associated Press
New York Knicks' Jeremy Lin (17) reacts after a making a 3-point basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, in New York. Lin scored 38 points as the Knicks won the game 92-85.

NEW YORK — In just one week, Jeremy Lin has proven he's so much more than just a great story.

Turns out, he's a terrific basketball player.

Lin scored a career-high 38 points Friday night to lead the Knicks to a 92-85 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. After scoring 28 and 23 in his first two NBA starts, he outplayed Kobe Bryant in front of a national TV audience, leaving delirious fans without their voices and his coach without the words to describe it.

Forget Tebowing. Linsanity is the new sports sensation.

Saturday night, he's taking his show on the road to Minneapolis, where the Knicks will try to win their fifth consecutive game.