Lin returns as Knick opponent
Though ex-teammates praise him, improved New York hasn’t missed his heroics.
NEW YORK — Jeremy Lin was barely hanging on to an NBA job when he stepped on the floor at Madison Square Garden last February.
He returns Monday having proven he’s a legitimate starter and sometimes star, capable of energizing a fran- chise and a fan base, a player who saved his team’s season and was rewarded with a lucrative contract.
Linsanity was short but spectacular, and even the New York Knicks’ locker room is filled with Lin admirers.
Yet on the court, his old team hasn’t missed him at all.
“What he did was amazing. I mean, I was watching every game. He was hitting gamewinners, he was doing all that. He was amazing,” point guard Raymond Felton said. “But it’s time to move on. We’re 18-5, whatever the record is, we’re 10-0 at home, so no need to talk about that no more.”
Lin makes his lone New York appearance with the Houston Rockets, who threw big dol-
Matt Schaub threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Andre Johnson in the first quarter to give the Texans a 10-0 lead.