Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Jeremy Lin dominated the headlines coming into Friday's game between Houston and New York, but Chandler Parsons stole the spotlight with a career-high 31 points on 13-of-17 shooting.
Parsons added five rebounds, four assists, four steals and a block in the Rockets' 131-103 victory over the Knicks.
Lin ended with 13 points, seven rebounds and one steal against his former team. Once on the brink of being out of the league, Lin became an overnight sensation in New York last season when he recorded at least 20 points nine times over a 10-game stretch from Feb. 4-20, a span in which the Knicks went 8-2 with a six-game winning streak. The undrafted Harvard product had his campaign cut short after 35 games (25 starts) due to a knee injury. The Rockets signed Lin to a three-year, $25 million offer sheet in the offseason. The Knicks opted not to match and Lin became a Rocket.
James Harden added 33 points and went 16-of-16 from the foul line for the Rockets, who have won six in a row against the Knicks.
Carmelo Anthony made seven 3-pointers en route to 37 points for New York, which has lost two straight for the first time this season. Raymond Felton donated 17 points and eight assists.