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Jeremy Lin became a breakout star for the New York Knicks with Carmelo Anthony on the bench last season, and now his highly anticipated return to Madison Square Garden will come under a similar set of circumstances.
Anthony will miss Monday night's game against Lin and the Houston Rockets with a sprained left ankle, the star forward's second straight game on the bench after landing awkwardly on the ankle in the second half of Thursday's win over the Los Angeles Lakers.
Anthony will be replaced in the starting lineup by rookie Chris Copeland, and the rest of the lineup will be the same, with Jason Kidd, Raymond Felton, Ronnie Brewer and Tyson Chandler taking the floor against Houston in Lin's only visit to the Garden this season.
"If he could play I'm sure he would have been in uniform tonight," Knicks coach Mike Woodson said of Anthony. "But he couldn't go, and we've just got to move on and Cope's got to come in and play."
It's not the first time Anthony has missed time for the East-leading Knicks (18-5). Anthony missed two games earlier this season after cutting his left middle finger diving for a loose ball in a road win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Dec. 5. New York went 1-1 with Anthony on the bench.
Woodson said Anthony made the decision not to play during Monday morning's film session, despite wanting to play against Lin in front of the home crowd. He'll have another tough decision to make Wednesday, when the Brooklyn Nets visit Madison Square Garden for the first time.
"We'll evaluate him again tomorrow when we get to practice and see where he is," Woodson said. "Hopefully, he'll be ready Wednesday, but we just don't know at this point. ... 'Melo wants to play, and that's a good thing. But it's a long season, and I'm not going to waste one game because of who we're playing."
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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.
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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....
NEW YORK -- Jeremy Lin acknowledged it felt odd walking back into the building in which he became a national sensation. The Houston Rockets guard didn't know what kind of reaction to expect from all those Madison Square Garden fans who cheered him last season while wearing his No. 17 New York Knicks jersey, savoring the craze known as "Linsanity." When Lin took...
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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....
NEW YORK -- The New York Knicks have found little need to miss Jeremy Lin so far this season. But they would miss playing him and his current Houston Rockets team even less. Lin had a triumphant return to Madison Square Garden on Monday as he teamed with James Harden to lead the Rockets to a 109-96 victory that spoiled the Knicks' undefeated home record. Houston's second...
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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