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Jeremy Lin's sweet revenge against the Knicks

The 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.

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.

1 Comment
November 25, 2012    spartaguts@
Please, there's no such race as Taiwanese. Jeremy is Chinese American, as there's no such thing as Taiwanese American unless, of course, there's Californian Taiwanese. It's one thing people outside of Taiwan aren't aware of that distinction, it's quite another Taiwan press itself isn't.

Taiwan's press is making a laughing stock of itself by playing and insisting on the semantics that the people on the island of Taiwan are of Taiwanese race where, in fact, 97% are Han Chinese.

Jeremy didn't grow up in Taiwan, wasn't trained in Taiwan, and Taiwan has contributed nothing to his basketball development other than to claim him as its own; it's akin to taking credit where credit is not due.

Jeremy is an American product other than the fact that his parents came from the island of Taiwan.
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New York Knicks' Jason Kidd, right, keeps the ball away from Houston Rockets' Jeremy Lin in the first half of an NBA game in Houston, Friday, Nov. 23. The Rockets won 131-103.

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