There are some questions in life where the answers always seem to evade us…

Why is the sky blue? Why is the grass green? Why are the Kardashians popular?

The newest question on the minds of Americas–where the hell did this ice-water-in-the-veins baller named Jeremy Lin come from?

Linsanity--AP Photo

Lin continued to perform his magic tonight, burying a three-pointer with seconds to go to secure a 90-87 win over the Raptors. With Amare on the court, Mike D’Antoni drew up an Iso play for Lin–and he delivered the goods. The win marked the fifth straight victory for the Lin-led (and Melo-less) Knicks. In addition to his late game heroics, Lin stuffed the stat sheet, totaling 27 points and 11 assists. Lin did cause eight turnovers, but Lin answered the call with the game on the line. Since taking over the starting duties as the Knicks point guard, Lin has averaged 27.2 points per game, 8.8 assists, and 1.8 steals. Those numbers are silly good.

The Knicks will not have any time to rest as they kick off a five-game home stand against the Kings on Wednesday. The home stand will include games against the Kings, Hornets, Mavericks, Nets, and Hawks. Given how well the Knicks are playing, all of these games seem winnable. The X-Factor is how well Carmelo Anthony meshes with the team when he returns this weekend. If he’s willing to give the ball up to Mr. Lin and let him create shots for his team mates, the Knicks will keep experiencing success. If Melo reverts back to his old ways, New York, not Toronto, will come away with the broken heart.

Fun Stat: Lin was 4  for 4 on shots taken from 20+ feet tonight. Entering tonight, he was just 4 for 18 on these shots.

Just another weapon to add to the arsenal.