Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Jeremy Lin dominated the headlines coming into
Friday's game between Houston and New York, but Chandler Parsons stole the
spotlight with a career-high 31 points on 13-of-17 shooting.
Parsons added five rebounds, four assists, four steals and a block in the
Rockets' 131-103 victory over the Knicks.
Lin ended with 13 points, seven rebounds and one steal against his former
team. Once on the brink of being out of the league, Lin became an
overnight sensation in New York last season when he recorded at least 20
points nine times over a 10-game stretch from Feb. 4-20, a span in which the
Knicks went 8-2 with a six-game winning streak. The undrafted Harvard product
had his campaign cut short after 35 games (25 starts) due to a knee injury.
The Rockets signed Lin to a three-year, $25 million offer sheet in the
offseason. The Knicks opted not to match and Lin became a Rocket.
James Harden added 33 points and went 16-of-16 from the foul line for the
Rockets, who have won six in a row against the Knicks.
Carmelo Anthony made seven 3-pointers en route to 37 points for New York,
which has lost two straight for the first time this season. Raymond Felton
donated 17 points and eight assists.
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