Omer Asik enjoyed his trip back to Chicago. And he received help from James Harden and Jeremy Lin.
Asik returned to the United Center and had a double-double with 20 points and 18 rebounds to lead the Houston Rockets to a 120-97 win over the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night.
It was his first trip to Chicago since signing with the Rockets in the offseason.
''Omer is a big-time player in the middle,'' Rockets coach Kevin McHale said. ''Tonight he was blocking shots, getting rebounds, and outletting the ball for us. He's got a big body and sets wide picks for us. This was a very good game for him.''
Harden scored 26 points and Lin added 20 points and 11 assists for Houston, which had all five starters score in double figures.
Chandler Parsons scored 23 points and Marcus Morris had 10.
Houston has won six of seven.
The Rockets had been just 3-7 on the road entering Tuesday, but a strong second quarter turned the holiday matchup into a blowout. The Rockets outscored the Bulls 31-19 ...