Hey, Lin skeptics: Any more questions?

NEW YORK -- At first, people thought he couldn't play defense. Then, they said he couldn't shoot. Next, it was that he hadn't beaten anybody.

After each breakout performance by Jeremy Lin, people found reasons to doubt what they were seeing.

That'll be much harder to do after Lin's performance Friday night.

The former Harvard star went for a career-high 38 points against the Los Angeles Lakers (there's your quality opponent). He did so by knocking down three of his five shots from outside 18 feet (there's your outside shooting). And he helped the New York Knicks limit Los Angeles to 37.5 percent shooting (there's your defense).

All in his third career start. Read the rest of the column »