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Shawn Marion a tough test for Linsanity

Jeremy Lin will see plenty of Matrix, who has been shutting down PGs with regularity

Updated: February 18, 2012, 9:41 PM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

NEW YORK -- Shawn Marion had just completed a total shutdown of Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson, another in a recent string of defensive gems against some of the game's quickest and craftiest playmakers, when the Dallas Mavericks small forward was asked to evaluate his next assignment.

Marion responded with his own question: "How much does he score?"

Sixteen points a game, Marion was told of guard Lou Williams, the Philadelphia 76ers' leading scorer.

"Sixteen?" Marion ...

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