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NEW YORK — On a night when Linsanity returned to Madison Square Garden to hand the Knicks their first home loss of the season, Chris Copeland was the Knicks’ lone bright spot.

In his second career start, the 28-year-old rookie scored a career-high 29 points in the Knicks 109-96 loss to the Houston Rockets on a collection of long-range jumpers and scenic drives to the rim.

“I’ve always been confident in my game and I didn’t doubt this,” Copeland said after starting in place of the injured Carmelo Anthony (sprained ankle).

“[Copeland] was one of the bright spots tonight,” coach Mike Woodson said.

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