NEW YORK (AP) — James Harden had 31 factors and 9 badists, and the Houston Rockets had their Three-pointers falling once more in a 119-97 victory over the New York Knicks on Wednesday evening.

Harden made six Three-pointers and the Rockets hit 19 to bounce again after two straight losses.

Ryan Anderson added 21 factors for the Rockets. They received their eighth straight at Madison Square Garden, a streak that lasts so lengthy that Mike D’Antoni was the Knicks’ coach final time they beat Houston at house, again on Jan. 26, 2009.

Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 23 factors for the Knicks, however Kristaps Porzingis was held to 19 as their three-game successful streak was snapped. Porzingis had scored 30 in 5 of the primary six video games, together with a career-high 38 in a victory over Denver on Monday evening, and got here in third within the league with 29.Three per sport.

The Rockets arrived in New York struggling a bit, notably from lengthy vary. Houston had been held beneath 30 p.c from behind the arc already 4 occasions, together with 28 p.c in its loss to Philadelphia on Monday evening, and hasn’t had a 40 p.c evening but.

D’Antoni mentioned the Rockets’ knowledge confirmed they have been getting related Three-point makes an attempt as final season, once they set an NBA report for makes, however they simply hadn’t been almost as correct. They completed at 36.5 p.c Wednesday — however solely after their subs cooled off to a 2-for-12 last quarter.


Rockets: Houston scored 36 factors within the second quarter and 40 within the third. … Clint Capela completed with 12 factors and 13 rebounds. … Eric Gordon had 17 factors and Trevor Ariza 16.

Knicks: The Knicks have three video games remaining on a five-game homestand, their longest of the season.


The Rockets beat the Knicks for the 23rd time within the final 25 conferences. Houston has swept the sequence in 10 of the final 12 seasons.


The Rockets determined to cancel their morning shootaround at Madison Square Garden due to the problem of attending to the sector from their resort. They are staying in Battery Park, close to the place eight individuals have been killed Tuesday when a person drove his truck onto a motorcycle path, and the investigation was ongoing Wednesday morning. D’Antoni mentioned that they had the bus able to take them and figured it wasn’t value it.

“There was no chance to get here and no use being on the bus for two hours for that,” he mentioned.


Rockets: Visit Atlanta on Friday evening.

Knicks: Host Phoenix on Friday evening.


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