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Houston Rockets guard Francisco Garcia (32), guard Jeremy Lin (7), and forward Chandler Parsons (25) sit on the scorers table as they wait for play to resume during the second half of their NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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Houston Rockets guard Francisco Garcia (32), guard Jeremy Lin (7), and forward Chandler Parsons (25) sit on the scorers table as they wait for play to resume during the second half of their NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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