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...