HOUSTON -- Rasheed Wallace did not play on Friday due to a sore left foot.
With Wallace out, it would seem like a perfect time to get Marcus Camby into the lineup. But Camby was a DNP against Houston.
Mike Woodson said before the game that the 38-year-old veteran was still working his way into game shape.
"We haven't had a chance to practice. He's still doing his conditioning work every day," Woodson said. "But it's different, to be able to get out on the practice floor as a unit and run up and down and do different things. It's totally different than just riding the stationary bike or running on a treadmill, so we've just got to keep pushing him."
Camby has played in just four games for New York, averaging three rebounds and 0.5 points in nine minutes.
When asked if he thought he was going to play Friday, Camby said, "We lost the game as a team. I'm a team player, whatever needs to be done to win."
When asked why he didn't get in the game, Camby said he was "the wrong person to ask."
LIN NOT WORRIED ABOUT LINSANITY: Jeremy Lin said he didn't have any extra satisfaction after his Rockets beat the Knicks on Friday. He was more worried about getting the 6-7 Rockets the win.
When asked if he thought he could recreate Linsanity in Houston, Lin said, "I feel like I'm not looking to recreate what happened in New York. For me, I want to be a consistent player, I want to get better. I don't know what my potential is and I don't know if I could play any better than I did during that one-week stretch, but we'll find out and see how close I can get."
FLAGRANT 1 FOR TYSON: Tyson Chandler was whistled for Flagrant 1 after he elbowed Omer Asik in the throat. The league will review the foul. Chandler may face a suspension. Chandler said he didn't think it was a foul.
"He came over my back a couple of times. Your natural reaction is to try to get somebody off. I know I hit him, so I’ll take it," he said.
Carmelo Anthony also got hit with a technical for arguing a non-call in the third quarter. As he was turned from the play, arguing with the refs, Patrick Patterson caught an outlet pass and converted an uncontested dunk.
Anthony said he didn't see Patterson behind him.
"At that point of the game, I was just a little frustrated. It happens," he said.