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Jeremy Lin joins Houston Rockets in his parents' homeland in Taiwan; team will play Pacers

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    Houston Rockets' Jeremy Lin (7) eludes to score against Indiana Pacers' Hilton Armstrong during their NBA pre-season game dubbed NBA Global Games Thursday Oct. 10, 2013, at the Mall of Asia Arena at suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines. The Rockets won 116-96, in the first NBA game in this basketball-crazy Southeast Asian nation which is part of the NBA's global schedule that will have eight teams play in six countries this month.(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez) (The Associated Press)

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    Jeremy Lin, center, of Houston Rockets runs past Indian Pacers, Solomon Hill, left, and C.J. Watson during their preseason game in Pasay, south of Manila, Philippines on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. Houston Rockets beat the Indiana Pacers 116-96 during the first NBA preseason game in the Philippines. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) (The Associated Press)

Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin has arrived in Taiwan to play in his parents' homeland.

The Rockets will face the Indiana Pacers in an NBA preseason game Sunday in Taipei.

Lin, the NBA's first American-born player of Taiwanese descent, says it's "a kind of once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to come play here where my parents are from."

The game Sunday is the second NBA exhibition in Taipei in four years. The Pacers played the Denver Nuggets in October 2009.