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NBA scores: Lin's Rockets pound Knicks, Grizzlies drop Lakers

Jeremy Lin and the Houston Rockets handed the Knicks their worst loss of the season while the Los Angeles Lakers remain winless on the road after losing to the Memphis Grizzlies. The Lakers play the Mavericks Saturday night at American Airlines Center.

Scott Halleran

Jeremy Lin's first game against his old team couldn't have gone better for the Houston Rockets, as they hammered the New York Knicks Friday night, 131-103, handing the Knicks their second straight loss.

Lin was one of six Rockets in double figures. He finished with 13 points, seven rebounds and three assists. The real story of the game ended up being the Knicks inability to stop the Rockets wing players. James Harden (33) and Chandler Parsons (31) both had 30-plus point games. Houston also dominated on the boards, 49-30, led by 14 from Omer Asik.

The Los Angeles Lakers are still looking for their first road win after losing to the Southwest Division leading Memphis Grizzlies, 106-98. Memphis jumped out to a 34-18 lead that they never relinquished. The Grizzlies' entire starting line up scored in double figures, led by Zach Randolph (21) and Mike Conley, Jr. (19). Kobe Bryant had 30 points for the Lakers on just 7-23 shooting. The Lakers next fly to Dallas where they play the Mavericks Saturday night.

The San Antonio Spurs closed out their game with the Indiana Pacers on a 17-2 run, winning 104-97. The Spurs were down by as many as 17 in the second half before clawing back. They were led by Tony Parker, who had 33 points and 10 assists and Tim Duncan, who scored 22 points and pulled down 17 rebounds. The Spurs are in the midst of six game Eastern Conference road trip. They next play in Toronto on Sunday.

The New Orleans Hornets' struggles continue as they've now lost six straight after falling to the Phoenix Suns, 111-108. Ryan Anderson paced the Hornets with 34 points and 11 rebounds, but the problem for the New Orleans was the Suns' bench, which scored 50 points, including 15 points from P.J. Tucker.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.