NBA scores: Rockets knock off Knicks in Lin's first game against former team

Scott Halleran

The Rockets let the Knicks know that Lin is in good hands by shellacking New York in Houston.

There were no games on Thanksgiving, but the NBA was back at it with 12 games on Friday, including Jeremy Lin's first game against his former team, the New York Knicks.

Lin's teammates had his back as the Rockets blew out the Knicks, 131-103, behind 33 points from James Harden and 31 points from Chandler Parsons. Carmelo Anthony scored a season-high 37 points for the Knicks in the loss.

Lin scored 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds in 35 minutes of play.

The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Indiana Pacers, 104-97, behind 33 points and 10 assists from Tony Parker. Tim Duncan added 22 points and 17 rebounds for the Spurs, improving their record to 10-3. The Pacers were led by David West's 22 points and eight rebounds in the loss.

The Memphis Grizzlies beat the Los Angeles Lakers, 106-98, and reclaimed the best record in the league at 9-2. The Grizzlies had five players in double-figures led by Rudy Gay's 21 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Zach Randolph added 17 points and 12 rebounds. The Lakers were led by Kobe Bryant's 30 points but he shot only 7-for-23 from the field.

The New Orleans Hornets fell to the Phoenix Suns, 111-108, in overtime. The Hornets were led by Ryan Anderson's 34 points and 11 rebounds and Greivis Vasquez's 25 points and 14 assists in the loss. Anderson hit eight out of 13 three-point attempts. The Suns were led by Markieff Morris' 23 points and Goran Dragic's 20 points and eight assists.

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