Houston Rockets Top New York Knicks 109-96
The Houston Rockets ended the New York Knicks’ 10-game home winning streak by beating them 109-96 yesterday.
James Harden let the Rockets in scoring with 28 points and 10 rebounds. Jeremy Lin had a good showing in his return to the city in which he became a household name last season, finishing the game with 22 points and eight assists. Lin received Cheers and Jeers when he exited the game with little over two minutes left in the game and the Rockets were up by 16.
On the other side of the court, Chris Copeland led the Knicks in scoring with 29 points. J.R. Smith contributed with 17 points. Raymond Felton and Pablo Prigioni rounded out the scoring with 14 points apiece. The Knicks were playing with out star forward Carmelo Anthony and Rasheed Wallace who were out with injuries, while star players Tyson Chandler and Jason Kidd only combined for 13 points total for the whole game.
Houston returns to action tomorrow at home when they take on Philadelphia 76ers . Tip off is at 7 pm.