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Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets goes for (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets goes for a layup in the fourth quarter. (Dec. 17, 2012)

Rockets 109, Knicks 96

Jeremy Lin had 22 points and eight assists in his return to Madison Square Garden as the Houston Rockets defeated the Knicks, 109-96, on Monday night.

Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets drives to
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Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets drives to the hoop against the Knicks. (Dec. 17, 2012)

Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets lays up
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Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets lays up a basket in the fourth quarter. (Dec. 17, 2012)

Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets goes for
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Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets goes for a layup in the second half against the Knicks. (Dec. 17, 2012)

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Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets goes to
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets goes to the hoop for a basket. (Dec. 17, 2012)

Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets goes for
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets goes for a layup in the fourth quarter. (Dec. 17, 2012)

Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets goes for
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets goes for a layup in the second half. (Dec. 17, 2012)

Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets goes for
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets goes for a layup in the fourth quarter. (Dec. 17, 2012)

Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets lays up
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Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets lays up a basket in the second half. (Dec. 17, 2012)

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Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets goes to
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets goes to the hoop for a basket against the Knicks. (Dec. 17, 2012)

Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets steals the
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Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets steals the ball from Jason Kidd. (Dec. 17, 2012)

Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets steals the
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Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets steals the ball in front of Tyson Chandler. (Dec. 17, 2012)

Tyson Chandler commits a flagrant foul against Jeremy
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Tyson Chandler commits a flagrant foul against Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets in the second quarter. (Dec. 17, 2012)

Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets controls the
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Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets controls the ball against Raymond Felton. (Dec. 17, 2012)

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Raymond Felton controls the ball against Jeremy Lin
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Raymond Felton controls the ball against Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets. (Dec. 17, 2012)

Tyson Chandler commits a flagrant foul against Jeremy
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Tyson Chandler commits a flagrant foul against Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets. (Dec. 17, 2012)

Raymond Felton controls the ball against Jeremy Lin
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Raymond Felton controls the ball against Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets. (Dec. 17, 2012)

Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets controls the
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Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets controls the ball against James White. (Dec. 17, 2012)

Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets goes for
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Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets goes for a layup. (Dec. 17, 2012)

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