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Monday, December 17th: Rockets @ Knicks, 7:30 ET, NBATV: Toney Douglas returns to his old stomping grounds in what figures to be an emotionally-charged battle.  Despite his defensive capabilities, Douglas was anything but a fan favorite during his time with the Knicks.  His struggles on the offensive side of the ball frustrated New Yorkers, and after three tough seasons he was sent to the Rockets in a trade for Marcus Camby.  Since landing in Houston, Douglas has played improved basketball.  Though he averages just 8 PPG, he’s often given crucial minutes over the highly-touted Jeremy Lin, who received a $25 million contract last summer.  Douglas will surely be looking to prove a point at Madison Square Garden tonight, both to the fans and his former teammates. Tuesday, December 18th: Timberwolves @ Heat, 7:30 ET, NBATV: LeBron James and Ricky Rubio (assuming he’ll play despite this being the second game of a back-to-back) are the obvious draws, but I’m looking forward to watching Nikola Pekovic muscle Chris Bosh in the restricted area.  Big Pek is averaging close to 25 PPG over his last three games, and the return of Rubio is only going to make him more effective (Pekovic is one of the best pick-and-roll centers in the league).  Kevin Love is expected to play in Orlando on Monday, so he ought to be in action as well.  Taking that into consideration, maybe Miami will resort to starting Joel Anthony.  Either way, Pekovic ought to slaughter these dudes. Wednesday, December 19th: Nets @ Knicks, 7:00 ET, ESPN: This is already the third match up between the boroughs (are we sure they only play four times?), but the first to take place at Madison Square Garden.  The mixed environment at Barclays has been different and exciting, but it’ll also be fun to see these teams face off in front of what figures to be a more one-sided, hostile crowd. Thursday, December 20th: Thunder @ Timberwolves, 7:00 ET, TNT: Be sure to take note that NBA Thursday begins an hour early this week.  Last March, the Thunder and T-Wolves combined to score a whopping 249 total points in a game that featured three 40-point scorers and one triple-double.  It’s highly, highly unlikely that we’ll see anything like that, but if there are two teams capable of putting up ridiculous numbers it’s these two right here.  Lots and lots of talent will be on display in Oklahoma. Friday, December 21st: Kings @ Clippers, 10:30 ET, NBALP: Weak slate this Friday, so you might as well watch the Clipps clown the Queens.  Maybe Bill Walton will be on the call.  Bill is very critical of the Kings, so that would be extra hilarious. Saturday, December 22nd: Lakers @ Warriors, 10:30 ET, NBALP: Pacific Division power Golden State hosts the struggling Lakers in front of 20,000 rambunctious fans.  The Warriors slipped up and got blown out in Los Angeles, but they’ve been on a role lately with wins in six of their last seven games.  I love the fact that everything I typed is factual and essentially the inverse of what we all expected. Sunday, December 23rd: Timberwolves @ Knicks, 5:00 ET, NBALP: I try not to list the same teams over and over, but it’s the Timberwolves and the Knicks.  I don’t think anyone’s complaining about watching either of these squads, let alone both at the same time.  Assuming he plays, ‘Sheed Wallace alone makes each and every Knicks game worth your while.

Jeremy Lin cheered by Knicks fans in return to MSG (Video)

Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin was cheered by New York Knicks fans in the pregame introductions at Madison Square Garden as he returned to face his former team for the first time. In his MSG return, Lin scored 22 points and had 8 assists to help the Rockets to a 109-96 victory over the Knicks. The Rockets are now 2-0 against the Knicks this season. Video via. ...

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Jeremy Lin is still must-see TV in New York. Lin's first trip back to New York since signing with the Houston Rockets resulted in MSG Network's highest-rated Knicks game of the season, according to the network. The Rockets' 109-96 victory Monday drew a 4.77 rating, MSG said Tuesday. That's well above the 3.41 average rating for the first 18 games of the season....

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Prior to Houston’s 109-96 victory over the Knicks on Monday night at Madison Square Garden, New York head coach Mike Woodson candidly expressed his opinion that Jeremy Lin abandoned Gotham to play point guard for the Rockets. The 24-year-old Lin, … Continue reading →

Jeremy Lin Gives Knicks’ MSG Highest Ratings Of Season

Lin’s first trip back to New York since signing with the Houston Rockets resulted in MSG Network’s highest-rated Knicks game of the season, according to the network. The Rockets’ 109-96 victory Monday drew a 4.77 rating, MSG said Tuesday. That’s well above the 3.41 average rating for the first 18 games of the season. via ESPN

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Jeremy Lin made his much anticipated return to Madison Square Garden as a member of the Houston Rockets on Monday night and routed his former teammates, dropping 22 points with 8 assists in front of many famous faces.

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Tonight the Houston Rockets visit Madison Square Garden and that means Jeremy Lin will return to play the Knicks. Last year Lin was the talk of the sports world for about a month for the Knicks. That being said the Knicks let Lin walk to the Rockets. Lin signed a three year deal worth $25.1 million with the Houston Rockets. The 3rd and final year is worth $15 Million. The Knicks...

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Jeremy Lin gets cheered in return to New York (Video)

Tonight was Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin's first return to New York City after the "Linsanity" of last season.During the Rockets pregame introduction, it was unknown if the Knicks fans would cheer or boo him upon his return.The Knicks fans ended up cheering for him....

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The Houston Rockets' new backcourt hasn't been the perfect fit, but it was hard to tell in the last game. James Harden and Jeremy Lin will try to keep that momentum going on Wednesday night when the Rockets host the slumping Philadelphia 76ers. The addition of Harden from Oklahoma City and Lin from New York brought plenty of star power to Houston, but blending their talents...

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Jeremy Lin will never forget that brief, beautiful stretch of basketball known as Linsanity. His first trip back to Madison Square Garden was memorable, too. Lin had 22 points and eight assists in his return to New York, leading the Houston Rockets to a 109-96 victory Monday night that ended the Knicks' 10-game home winning streak to open the season. The undrafted point guard...

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Knicks Gearing Up to Bounce Back Against Nets

After a disheartening defeat to Jeremy Lin, Toney Douglas, and the new-look Houston Rockets, the Knicks will look to avenge their first home court loss, against the Nets on Wednesday.The two teams have already begun to have a heated inner-city rivalry, so far splitting the season series at one a piece. While Brooklyn shocked New York with a commanding loss earlier in the year, Jason...
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