Found November 23, 2012 on Fox Sports Southwest:
HOUSTON If something can be remarkable specifically because it was unremarkable, then Jeremy Lin was remarkable Friday night. Because he wasn't. Make sense? Lin had a nice game in his first game against the New York Knicks, a 131-103 Rockets win at Toyota Center in Houston. He scored 13 points, had three assists, four turnovers and one steal. "His swag was good," interim Rockets coach Kelvin Sampson said. But considering Lin was one of the most remarkable stories in sports last year while he was with the Knicks, and considering the buildup to his first game against his former team, and considering how controversial his exit from New York was, the remarkability of Lin's performance Friday was found in its normalcy. For once he was just a normal NBA point guard, having a normal game. "It wasn't about Jeremy," James Harden said. Harden was right, of course. He scored 33 points and had nine assists. Chandler Parsons had 31 on 13-for-17 shooting. A...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Jeremy Lin admits he’s been exposed this season

Jeremy Lin is getting ready to play the New York Knicks for the first time since leaving them during the offseason to sign with the Houston Rockets. Naturally, he’s facing plenty of questions from the New York media about his time with the team and his departure. His first game against the Knicks also marks a perfect time to reevaluate the Knicks’ decision to let him go, which...
JUST THE FACTS

Royce White rants against writer

Houston Rockets rookie Royce White went on another Twitter rant, this time he directed it at a prominent writer regarding a week-old article he wrote.

Lin & Rockets roll behind Harden's 33

James Harden scored 33 points and Chandler Parsons added a career-high 31 Friday night to help the Houston Rockets coast to a 131-103 victory over the New York Knicks. Jeremy Lin added 13 points, seven rebounds and three assists for Houston in his first game against his former team. The Rockets entered the third quarter up by 12, and scored 10 straight points later in the quarter...

Knicks-Rockets Preview

Jeremy Lin became a global phenomenon with the New York Knicks last season. Now, "Linsanity" has faded, and his struggles with the Houston Rockets is partly why. Lin will try to bounce back from one of his worst performances of the season in order to help the Rockets continue their dominance of the Knicks in his first meeting with his former team Friday night. Lin was...

Rockets Dominate Knicks 131-103

Jeremy Lin finally faced his former team the New York Knicks Friday night, and came out on the winning end of a high octane offensive game for the Houston Rockets. While the “Linsanity” reunion was the headlining act, Rockets forward Chandler Parsons stole the spotlight early. Parsons ended the night with a career-high 31 points, while adding [...]

Rockets’ Jeremy Lin Thinks He Will Be An All-Star Someday

Jeremy Lin blew up over a strong month last season in New York, and that catapulted in to a pretty good 3 year $25 million dollar deal in Houston. Lin is in Houston now, and coincidence or not, Lin is now in the same place that allowed Yao Ming to capture All Star vote year [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Rockets knock out Knicks

HOUSTON -- Even for a team ranked second in the NBA in pace, the Houston Rockets exceeded all expectations against the New York Knicks on Friday night. Keyed by the unconscious shooting of Chandler Parsons in the first quarter, the free-throw marksmanship of James Harden in the second, and another knockout rally in the third period, the Rockets shot the lights out at Toyota Center...

Rockets 131, Knicks 103

HOUSTON -- Even for a team ranked second in the NBA in pace, the Houston Rockets exceeded all expectations against the New York Knicks on Friday night. Keyed by the unconscious shooting of Chandler Parsons in the first quarter, the free-throw marksmanship of James Harden in the second, and another knockout rally in the third period, the Rockets shot the lights out at Toyota Center...

NBA News: Bynum shut down "indefinitely." Lin likely all-star starter

A couple news items from around the Association this Sunday morning. Looks like the Andrew Bynum trade continues to get worse for the 76ers (and more of a highway robbery for the Lakers) as Philly's GM is now admitting that Bynum will be out for a lengthy period. This is confirmation from our report earlier this week that Bynum is likely out for the season.''We don&...

The Starting Lineup: Attempting To Summarize Complete Insanity

Against Chris Paul and the Clippers, OKC elected to go with the same cross match that completely changed the course of the 2012 Western Conference Finals. The strategy worked once again. With the long, spindly arms of Thabo Sefolosha seemingly waiting for him everywhere he tried to go, Chris Paul struggled as mightily as Tony Parker did late last spring.  The Clippers fought hard...
NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.