Jeremy Lin comes back to haunt the NY Knicks

Last updated 18:45 18/12/2012
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FAMILIAR TERRITORY: Jeremy Lin takes it to the hoop for the Houston Rockets against his old team the New York Knicks.

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Jeremy Lin won again at Madison Square Garden, and for the first time this season, the New York Knicks didn't.

Lin had 22 points and eight assists in his return to New York, leading the Houston Rockets to a 109-96 victory that ended the Knicks' 10-game home winning streak to open the season.

Cheered then jeered, and later clobbered, Lin added another masterpiece to the ones he put together last season during the height of Linsanity.

No longer the fan favorite he was when wearing the home uniform, Lin got a mixed reception when he left the game with 2:25 remaining and Houston leading by 16.

James Harden had 28 points and 10 rebounds for the Rockets. Rookie Chris Copeland scored a career-high 29 points for the Knicks.

Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka equaled his career best with 25 points and grabbed a season-high 17 rebounds as the Thunder beat the San Antonio Spurs 107 for their 11th straight win.

The Thunder took control with a string of 11 straight points during the third quarter, punctuated by Nick Collison's putback that made it 71-56 with 4:27 remaining in the period.

Tony Parker and Nando De Colo had 14 points apiece to lead the Spurs.

Mike Conley had 17 points, and Zach Randolph added 10 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Memphis Grizzlies past the Chicago Bulls 80-71.

Rudy Gay scored 12 points for the Grizzlies but shot 5 of 13, continuing his slump. Wayne Ellington scored all 11 of his points in the second quarter, when the Grizzlies reserves provided a lift after Memphis shot poorly in the first period.

Carlos Boozer led the Bulls with 16 points and 13 rebounds, while Marco Belinelli finished with 13 points.

At Auburn Hills, Michigan, Jamal Crawford scored 15 points and Chris Paul added 14 to lead the Los Angeles Clippers past the Detroit Pistons 88-76 for their 10th straight win.

Blake Griffin had 15 points for the Clippers, who had five players in double figures.

Brandon Knight led the Pistons with 16 points and Tayshaun Prince added 15. Detroit has lost five straight.

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