Jeremy Lin's sweet revenge against the Knicks
The China Post news staffThe China Post news staff--Taiwanese-American NBA player Jeremy Lin performed strongly against his old club the New York Knicks at the Houston Rockets' home stadium yesterday, helping his team to a 131-103 victory.
November 25, 2012, 12:16 am TWN
On court for 34 minutes, Lin scored 13 points, seven rebounds, and three assists. Lin, who has been in a slump since the beginning of the season, had a six for 12 shooting performance against the team where he created the phenomenon Linsanity last year after a string of red-hot performances, which included a number of game-winning clutch plays.
The Harvard-graduate point guard didn't show much excitement after the game.
“I'm not looking to re-create what happened in New York,” said Lin after the game. “I want to be a consistent player. I want to get better. I don't know what my potential is. I don't know if I can play any better than I did during that stretch, but I'm going to find out to see how close I can get.”
Recent history ensured the game was significant beyond most early season matches. Earlier this year, Lin became Houston player after the Knicks chose not to match his contract price, signing instead Raymond Felton. Further, some of Lin's old teammates at New York have suggested the trade was the correct decision.
Before and after the game, Lin embraced his former teammates, including Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler — Lin's biggest supporter at New York.
James Harden finished with 33 points and Chandler Parsons added a career high 31 points on 13-17 shooting.
With tremendous performances by Lin, Harden and Parsons, the Rockets handed the Knicks their second straight loss. The Rockets, meanwhile, posted their second straight win.