All eyes on Lin on NY return

17 December 2012 12:44:02 EST

Linsanity is back, at least for one evening, when Jeremy Lin and the Houston Rockets make their one visit this season to Madison Square Garden.

Lin joined the Rockets in the off season when the Knicks declined to match the offer sheet that the former Harvard point guard received from the Southwest Division side. A five-game lead in the Atlantic Division, top seed in the Eastern Conference and Lin's struggles in Houston would appear to indicate that New York made the correct decision, even if it was unpopular at the time. The Rockets are coming off a loss to the Toronto Raptors on Sunday where Lin had just seven points and two assists. Toronto's Jose Calderon completely outplayed Lin finishing with a triple double of 18 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds as the hosts won two in a row for the first time all season!

The Orlando Magic are back home at the Amway Center in Florida to welcome in the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday after winning in Charlotte on Saturday evening. Glen Davis and Arron Afflalo each had a team-high 20 points for the visitors at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC as the Magic ran out 107-98 winners despite Kemba Walker dropping in 32 points for the Bobcats.

In Detroit the Pistons have the unenviable task of trying to halt their four-game slide when the Los Angeles Clippers arrive at The Palace of Auburn Hills. The winners of nine straight, the Detroit clash marks the end of a four-game Eastern Conference swing for the Clips who now return to the Staples Center in LA to host the New Orleans Hornets.

The Knicks are 20/1 to win the Eastern Conference, while the Rockets are 6000/1 to win the Western Conference.

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