"Like I said after the last game, I wouldn't have imagined this," said Lin, who was undrafted in 2010 and played his rookie season in Golden State. He later was claimed off waivers by the Houston Rockets and eventually found his way to New York. Lin will be back in Madison Square Garden on Friday as the Knicks play host to the Los Angeles Lakers on ESPN.
SISTER ACT . . . Stanford women's basketball's sibling combo of senior Nnemkadi and sophomore Chiney Ogwumike were named to the United States Basketball Writers Association's National Player of the Year Midseason Watch List on Thursday. Stanford is one of six schools with at least two candidates on the list. Notre Dame led the pack with three selections. This marks the second midseason list that the sisters have been named to this season. They were named to the John R. Wooden Award's Midseason Top 20 on Jan. 27.
CARDINAL CORNER . . . Heisman Trophy runner-up Andrew Luck is one of six Stanford football players who have been invited to the NFL scouting combine, Feb. 22-28 in Indianapolis, Ind. Joining Luck will be offensive guard David DeCastro, tight end Coby Fleener, offensive tackle Jonathan Martin, safety Delano Howell and wide receiver Chris Owusu . . . Stanford freshmen David Nolan and Kristian Ipsen swept the Pac-12 Conference Swimmer and Diver of the Month honors, earning the award for the month of January. Ipsen, who is headed to the World Cup in London for Olympic qualifying on February 20-26, has not lost a collegiate meet this season, winning all 14 of his 1- and 3-meter contests. Nolan won five of six individual events against Pacific, Arizona State and Arizona. Nolan currently ranks in the national top 15 in six events. This is the second-straight month Ipsen has won the award.
YOUTH SPORTS . . . Palo Alto Knights Youth Football is seeking head and assistant coaches for the 2012 football season. Experienced in youth coaching and football knowledge is preferred. Contact: Mike Piha at email@example.com