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Recap

Rockets bounce Knicks, snap three-game losing streak


By Michael Murphy, for NBA.com
Posted Sunday January 10, 2010 12:35AM

HOUSTON - (NBA.com exclusive) -- It seems that after losing three straight games, all on the road, the Rockets just needed to be reminded of the comforts of home. The Rockets finally came home to face the New York Knicks Saturday night, the first in a comfy stretch of 10 of 12 games at Toyota Center over the next three-plus weeks.

And the Rockets took advantage, shaking off a recent spate of raggedy play and rallying in the second half for a 105-96 victory before 15,693 fans.

"I'm really pleased with the win," said Houston coach Rick Adelman. "Not only to get the win, but I think this is a great learning tool to reach this team. In the first half they (the Knicks) pretty much did what they wanted to. They shot the lights out.

"But we were just so passive. We were reacting to everything they did. I told them at halftime that we could devise the greatest game plan in the world, but if you don't go out there and play hard, understand who you are guarding and try to take things away and dictate a little bit, then we don't have a chance.

"The difference between that first half and second half was just night and day."

Indeed it was.

Offensively, the Rockets got big second-half efforts from their undersized backcourt of Aaron Brooks (20 points) and Kyle Lowry (16) to finally put down the Knicks. And part of that combined effort was on defense, where Brooks and Lowry spearheaded a pressure attack that was the biggest factor in the Rockets outscoring the Knicks 54-39 in the second half, 27-17 in the fourth quarter.

"That's the first time in a long while that we played the defense that we're capable of playing," said Rockets forward Shane Battier, who had three blocked shots. "All it took was just ratcheting up the pressure. We were playing the passing lanes and pressuring the ball.

"It's funny how it works. Our offense was better, and we got more transition buckets. It was just a matter of raising the intensity in the second half."

The Rockets knew coming in that this was no gimme.

They were facing a New York team that not only had won three straight games, but also liked to play a similar style of offense, and could perhaps do it better because the Knicks had better perimeter shooters. But, at least at this point in the season, the Rockets play better defense, have a deeper bench and -- David Lee excepted -- a far better collection of players in the post.

"They're a tough matchup because they play so free and will take any shot at any time," said Battier of the Knicks. "As a player, that's an unbelievable way to play. You have the ultimate confidence, and the best teams in this league have confidence and talent. And they have some guys who can make shots. They're a very dangerous team."

The most-dangerous, at least early, was Lee.

A combination of long arms, uncanny footwork and the ability to work inside and out make Lee a tough matchup, and he proved that in the first half by torching the Rockets for 20 points on 9-of-10 shooting.

But Chuck Hayes, the Rockets' 6-6 starting center, made two defensive counters in the second half that paid dividends. First, he crowded Lee more when he didn't have the ball to discourage passes. And Hayes made sure was more physical with Lee when he did have the ball, not going for the myriad pump fakes and spin moves Lee loves to employ.

"We were letting him do what he wanted, giving him all the space he wanted (in the first half)," said Hayes of Lee, who finished with 26 points and 12 rebounds. "In the second half I wanted to take that away and make him hurry. ... We had to get aggressive and make it tougher for them to make shots.

"I was just moving my feet. One thing about David is that he has great footwork for a big man. You can't just stand still while he's driving to the hole, because you're going to get the foul. You have to move your feet and stay with him -- make him make two counter moves before he shoots it."

While Lee struggled in the second half, the Rockets post players went to work. Luis Scola scored 11 of his 23 points and Carl Landry had 10 of his 14 points in the second half, combining for 10-of-14 shooting over the final two periods. And 6-11 David Andersen chipped in with 10 points, part of a bench brigade that outscored the Knicks 48-22.

"We've got to know that the only way we're going to win games is if we play like we did in the second half," said Scola, who broke the 20-point mark for the first time in 13 games. "If we don't, we're going to struggle all year long."

The Rockets were struggling early in this one.

The Knicks were on the verge of blowing the game open in the second quarter, riding Lee and Nate Robinson (20 points) to build a 55-42 lead with just over two minutes left in the first half. But the Rockets closed the half with a 9-2 run to trail 57-51 at the break and gain some badly needed momentum. And steal a bit from the Knicks.

"We should have won this game," said New York coach Mike D'Antoni. "We had chances. In the first half we were up by 12, and when we closed out the first half we were up six. They started scoring every time in the second half and we didn't shut them down. Our defense wasn't as good as it should have been."

Knicks
Rockets
     
    • 52.0%

    • 49.4%

    • 35.0%

    • 26.3%

    • 73.3%

    • 84.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
NYK HOU
Total Rebounds 9 5
Offensive Rebounds 5 13
Turnovers 15 10
Fast Break Pts: 4 18
Biggest Lead: 13 9
Points in the Paint: 38 44
NYK HOU
p Lee   26 Scola   23
rb Lee   12 2 players   7
a Lee   6 Battier   5
s 3 players   2 2 players   3
b 2 players   2 Battier   3
 
  • 11/14 - HOU @ NYK
  • 01/19 - NYK @ HOU
New York Knicks (29-53)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Gallinari F 32:13 4-10 1-4 2-4 -2 1 3 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 11
J. Jeffries F 38:54 4-10 0-2 4-5 -13 2 4 6 2 3 0 2 2 2 12
D. Lee C 44:33 12-17 0-0 2-2 -8 2 10 12 6 3 2 1 0 1 26
W. Chandler G-F 40:14 8-13 1-1 0-0 -4 0 6 6 2 4 2 5 0 2 17
C. Duhon G 35:20 3-8 2-6 0-0 -8 0 0 0 4 3 0 2 0 0 8
N. Robinson   27:46 7-13 3-6 3-4 -7 0 3 3 1 2 2 4 0 1 20
J. Bender   17:27 1-4 0-1 0-0 +2 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 2 0 2
M. Landry   03:33 0-0 0-0 0-0 -5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
E. Curry DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Douglas DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Hill DNP - Coach's Decision
L. Hughes DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 39-75 7-20 11-15   5 27 32 17 19 6 15 4 6 96
  52.0% 35.0% 73.3%   team rebs: 9 total to: 15
Houston Rockets (42-40)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
S. Battier F 38:15 2-7 0-3 0-0 +24 3 3 6 5 1 0 1 3 0 4
L. Scola F-C 26:02 10-16 0-1 3-3 +1 2 5 7 0 1 0 1 0 1 23
C. Hayes C-F 19:54 0-4 0-0 0-0 -1 3 3 6 3 3 0 1 1 1 0
T. Ariza G 22:59 4-8 2-6 0-0 -5 0 2 2 3 5 3 1 0 0 10
A. Brooks G 33:11 8-15 2-4 2-2 +7 1 3 4 4 1 0 3 1 0 20
C. Landry   28:06 6-11 0-0 2-4 +10 1 2 3 1 2 0 1 0 1 14
K. Lowry   31:14 5-9 1-2 5-6 0 3 4 7 3 2 3 1 1 0 16
C. Budinger   19:58 3-7 0-1 2-2 +3 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 8
D. Andersen   20:21 4-8 0-2 2-2 +6 0 4 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 10
B. Cook DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Taylor DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 42-85 5-19 16-19   13 27 40 21 17 8 10 6 4 105
  49.4% 26.3% 84.2%   team rebs: 5 total to: 11

inactive

  • Knicks: Harrington, Milicic, Mobley
  • Rockets: Dorsey, McGrady, Yao

technical fouls

  • Knicks: --
  • Rockets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 7
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #9 Derrick Stafford, #39 Kevin Fehr, #73 Ed Malloy
  • Attendance: 15693
  • Duration: 2:5
New York Knicks (15-22) Houston Rockets (22-16)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Scola vs Jeffries (Lee gains possession)
Chandler Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Battier (1 BLK)  11:47  
Team Rebound  11:47  
Lee Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Chandler (1 AST)  11:42
[NYK 2-0]
 
  11:18
[HOU 3-2]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Brooks (1 AST) 
Duhon 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lee (1 AST)  11:07
[NYK 5-3]
 
  10:47 Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:46  
Duhon 3pt Shot: Missed  10:36  
  10:36 Team Rebound 
  10:19 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Chandler (1 ST) 
Hayes Violation:Kicked Ball  10:13  
Lee Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:00
[NYK 7-3]
 
  09:48 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jeffries Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:46  
Lee Turnaround Bank Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:27
[NYK 9-3]
 
  09:10 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:09  
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Chandler (2 AST)  09:01
[NYK 12-3]
 
  08:39 Battier Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:36  
Chandler Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  08:29  
  08:15 Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:12 Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:12 Hayes Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:10  
Jeffries Layup Shot: Missed Block: Brooks (1 BLK)  07:51  
  07:49 Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:47 Hayes Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lee (1 ST) 
Lee Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  07:38
[NYK 14-3]
 
  07:32 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:13 Battier Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Chandler (2 ST) 
Chandler Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Battier (2 BLK)  06:57  
  06:56 Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:40
[HOU 5-14]
Scola Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST) 
Lee Pullup Jump shot: Missed  06:18  
  06:17 Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:10 Hayes Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jeffries (1 BLK) 
Jeffries Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:09  
  06:09 Scola Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  05:51 Hayes Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Chandler Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  05:48  
Chandler Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  05:48  
Gallinari Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:39  
  05:33
[HOU 8-14]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Battier (1 AST) 
Instant Replay - Overturn Ruling  05:33  
Duhon 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lee (2 AST)  05:18
[NYK 17-8]
 
  05:05
[HOU 10-17]
Ariza Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed  04:51  
  04:50 Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:43 Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:42 Battier Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:42 Battier Tip Shot: Missed 
  04:40 Brooks Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:31
[HOU 13-17]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  04:13 Hayes Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Jeffries Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  04:13
[NYK 18-13]
 
  04:13 Hayes Substitution replaced by Landry 
Chandler Substitution replaced by Robinson  04:13  
Jeffries Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  04:13
[NYK 19-13]
 
  04:04
[HOU 15-19]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Battier (2 AST) 
Lee Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:04  
  04:04 Battier Substitution replaced by Lowry 
  04:04
[HOU 16-19]
Scola Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Robinson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Duhon (1 AST)  03:44
[NYK 22-16]
 
  03:35
[HOU 18-22]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Robinson Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  03:16  
Robinson Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  03:16  
  02:58 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:58  
Duhon Substitution replaced by Bender  02:58  
Robinson 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jeffries (1 AST)  02:45
[NYK 25-18]
 
  02:32 Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:30 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:21 Scola Hook Bank Shot: Missed 
Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:19  
Lee Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  02:10
[NYK 27-18]
 
  01:59
[HOU 20-27]
Scola Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Lee Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:59  
  01:59 Brooks Substitution replaced by Budinger 
Lee Substitution replaced by Chandler  01:59  
  01:59
[HOU 21-27]
Scola Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS) 
Gallinari Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  01:40
[NYK 29-21]
 
  01:25 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:24  
Chandler Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:14
[NYK 31-21]
 
  01:00 Budinger Jump Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:57.9  
Jeffries Hook Shot: Missed  00:43.8  
  00:41.9 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:33.2 Lowry Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  00:19.3 Ariza Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:19.3  
Team Rebound  00:19.3  
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:19.3
[NYK 32-21]
 
  00:01.9 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:00.9  
End of 1st Quarter
New York Knicks (15-22) Houston Rockets (22-16)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:46
[HOU 23-32]
Landry Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lowry (1 AST) 
Jeffries Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lowry (1 ST)  11:32  
  11:27
[HOU 25-32]
Lowry Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Bender Driving Layup Shot: Missed  11:07  
  11:05 Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Landry Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:52  
  10:52
[HOU 26-32]
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:52
[HOU 27-32]
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Robinson Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  10:38
[NYK 34-27]
 
Bender Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:32  
  10:32
[HOU 28-34]
Budinger Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Jeffries Substitution replaced by Lee  10:32  
  10:32
[HOU 29-34]
Budinger Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  10:19 Andersen Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Lee Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  10:19
[NYK 35-29]
 
Lee Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  10:19
[NYK 36-29]
 
  10:04 Landry Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:02  
Robinson 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Lee (3 AST)  09:53
[NYK 39-29]
 
  09:37
[HOU 31-39]
Budinger Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Bender Jump Shot: Missed  09:24  
  09:23 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:15
[HOU 33-39]
Andersen Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Budinger (1 AST) 
Chandler Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:51
[NYK 41-33]
 
  08:36 Landry Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
  08:35 Lowry Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:35
[HOU 35-41]
Lowry Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  08:27 Landry Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Timeout : Regular  08:27  
Landry Substitution replaced by Duhon  08:27  
Robinson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:10  
  08:09 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:51 Landry Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:50  
Lee Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Duhon (2 AST)  07:37
[NYK 43-35]
 
Chandler Foul : Personal (2 PF)  07:19  
  07:14 Andersen Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bender (1 BLK) 
Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  07:11  
Lee Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Bender (1 AST)  06:56
[NYK 45-35]
 
  06:28 Battier 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:27 Lowry Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  06:25
[HOU 37-45]
Andersen Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lowry (2 AST) 
Chandler Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:03
[NYK 47-37]
 
Duhon Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:57  
  05:57 Team Timeout : Regular 
Robinson Substitution replaced by Jeffries  05:57  
Bender Substitution replaced by Gallinari  05:57  
  05:57 Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:57 Team Rebound 
  05:57
[HOU 38-47]
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Chandler Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:35
[NYK 49-38]
 
  05:19 Budinger Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Jeffries Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:18  
  05:10 Lowry Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Gallinari Pullup Jump shot: Missed  05:02  
  05:00 Lowry Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Jeffries Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:58  
  04:58
[HOU 39-49]
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  04:58
[HOU 40-49]
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Jeffries Layup Shot: Missed  04:42  
  04:41 Landry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:36
[HOU 42-49]
Andersen Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lowry (3 AST) 
  04:11 Battier Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  04:11 Budinger Substitution replaced by Ariza 
Duhon Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST)  04:01  
  03:41 Landry Hook Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:39  
  03:39 Battier Substitution replaced by Brooks 
Jump Ball Andersen vs Chandler (Jeffries gains possession)  03:39  
Chandler Layup Shot: Missed  03:26  
Team Rebound  03:26  
  03:26 Andersen Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Jeffries Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:26
[NYK 50-42]
 
Jeffries Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  03:26
[NYK 51-42]
 
  03:04 Lowry Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:03  
Lee Pullup Jump shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Duhon (3 AST)  02:55
[NYK 53-42]
 
  02:38 Andersen Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:36  
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed  02:29  
  02:28 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:20 Andersen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  02:19  
Duhon 3pt Shot: Missed  02:12  
Gallinari Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:11  
Gallinari Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:08
[NYK 55-42]
 
  02:02 Team Timeout : Short 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:02  
  02:02 Lowry Substitution replaced by Scola 
  02:02 Andersen Substitution replaced by Battier 
  01:50
[HOU 44-55]
Brooks Running Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Chandler Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Ariza (2 ST)  01:29  
  01:23
[HOU 47-55]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Ariza (2 AST) 
Lee Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS)  01:01
[NYK 57-47]
 
  00:50.9 Scola Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jeffries (2 BLK) 
  00:48.8 Landry Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Duhon Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:40.1  
  00:40.1
[HOU 48-57]
Landry Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:40.1
[HOU 49-57]
Landry Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Jeffries 3pt Shot: Missed  00:18.9  
  00:17.9 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:12.0
[HOU 51-57]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Ariza (3 AST) 
Duhon 3pt Shot: Missed  00:02.9  
  00:01.9 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:00.0 Scola 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
New York Knicks (15-22) Houston Rockets (22-16)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:47
[HOU 53-57]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Battier (3 AST) 
Chandler Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Lee (4 AST)  11:22
[NYK 59-53]
 
  11:06
[HOU 55-59]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Hayes (1 AST) 
Chandler 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Jeffries (2 AST)  10:47
[NYK 62-55]
 
Chandler Foul : Personal (3 PF)  10:42  
  10:36
[HOU 57-62]
Brooks Step Back Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Jeffries Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (1 AST)  10:15
[NYK 64-57]
 
Duhon Foul : Personal (3 PF)  10:08  
  09:56 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:55 Hayes Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  09:43
[HOU 59-64]
Ariza Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Chandler Turnaround Bank shot: Missed  09:33  
  09:31 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Jeffries Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:24  
  09:24
[HOU 60-64]
Brooks Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  09:24
[HOU 61-64]
Brooks Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Gallinari Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  09:12  
  09:11 Brooks Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:01 Scola Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Jump Ball Hayes vs Lee (Jeffries gains possession)  08:44  
  08:40 Ariza Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:40  
Team Rebound  08:40  
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  08:40
[NYK 65-61]
 
  08:26
[HOU 63-65]
Battier Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Lee Jump Shot: Missed  08:12  
  08:11 Battier Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:02 Hayes Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  08:00  
Jeffries Layup Shot: Missed Block: Battier (3 BLK)  07:47  
  07:46 Brooks Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:30 Battier 3pt Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  07:29  
Chandler Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Ariza (3 ST)  07:16  
  07:12 Ariza Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  07:12 Ariza Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  07:04 Ariza Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
  07:04 Ariza Substitution replaced by Budinger 
Duhon Jump Shot: Missed  06:58  
  06:57 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  06:49
[HOU 65-65]
Brooks Step Back Jump shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Duhon Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  06:23
[NYK 67-65]
 
  06:10 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Jeffries Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:09  
  06:03 Hayes Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed  05:52  
Jeffries Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:51  
Jeffries Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:50
[NYK 69-65]
 
  05:30
[HOU 67-69]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Budinger (2 AST) 
Chandler Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  05:30  
  05:30 Team Timeout : Regular 
Gallinari Substitution replaced by Robinson  05:30  
  05:30
[HOU 68-69]
Scola Free Throw 1 of 1 (19 PTS) 
  05:12 Budinger Substitution replaced by Lowry 
Chandler Pullup Jump shot: Made (15 PTS)  05:07
[NYK 71-68]
 
  04:45
[HOU 70-71]
Scola Jump Bank Hook Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Lee Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hayes (1 BLK)  04:25  
Lee Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  04:22  
Lee Putback Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS)  04:22
[NYK 73-70]
 
  04:06
[HOU 72-73]
Brooks Pullup Jump shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Chandler Substitution replaced by Bender  03:57  
Jeffries Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  03:49  
Jeffries Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  03:49  
  03:49 Battier Substitution replaced by Budinger 
  03:36
[HOU 74-73]
Brooks Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Hayes (2 AST) 
Jeffries 3pt Shot: Missed  03:07  
  03:06 Hayes Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  02:59 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:57 Lowry Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  02:57
[HOU 76-73]
Lowry Tip Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:57  
Lee Driving Jump shot: Missed  02:40  
  02:38 Lowry Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  02:22 Lowry Running Bank shot: Missed 
Lee Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  02:20  
Bender Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:07
[NYK 75-76]
 
  01:44 Budinger Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:43  
  01:40 Brooks Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Duhon Substitution replaced by Gallinari  01:40  
Robinson Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  01:40
[NYK 76-76]
 
Robinson Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  01:40
[NYK 77-76]
 
  01:24
[HOU 78-77]
Scola Jump Hook Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Hayes (3 AST) 
Lee Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  01:08  
Lee Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  01:08  
  00:53.8 Lowry Driving Jump shot: Missed 
  00:52.9 Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  00:52.9 Scola Tip Shot: Missed 
Lee Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  00:50.8  
Robinson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:38.9  
Lee Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  00:35.9  
Gallinari Reverse Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Lee (5 AST)  00:34.9
[NYK 79-78]
 
  00:14.9 Scola Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
  00:12.8 Hayes Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  00:12.8 Hayes Tip Shot: Missed 
Bender Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:11.8  
Robinson Running Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
New York Knicks (15-22) Houston Rockets (22-16)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:45 Ariza Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
Robinson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:45  
Team Rebound  11:45  
  11:45 Ariza Substitution replaced by Battier 
Robinson Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  11:45
[NYK 80-78]
 
  11:22
[HOU 80-80]
Andersen Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Robinson Pullup Jump shot: Missed Block: Lowry (1 BLK)  11:10  
  11:08 Battier Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:56
[HOU 82-80]
Budinger Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Robinson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Budinger (1 ST)  10:30  
  10:26
[HOU 84-80]
Budinger Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:25  
Jeffries Substitution replaced by Chandler  10:25  
Bender 3pt Shot: Missed  10:07  
  10:06 Battier Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:55 Landry Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bender (2 BLK) 
Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:53  
Robinson Pullup Jump shot: Made (16 PTS)  09:43
[NYK 82-84]
 
  09:20 Landry Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Robinson (1 ST) 
Chandler Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Lowry (2 ST)  09:14  
Robinson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:10  
  09:10
[HOU 85-82]
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  09:10
[HOU 86-82]
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Bender Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Andersen (1 ST)  08:54  
  08:38
[HOU 88-82]
Battier Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Landry (1 AST) 
Chandler Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  08:13
[NYK 84-88]
 
  07:57 Budinger Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Robinson (2 ST) 
Robinson Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  07:54
[NYK 86-88]
 
Bender Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:31  
Gallinari Substitution replaced by Duhon  07:31  
Bender Substitution replaced by Jeffries  07:31  
  07:31 Landry Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:31 Team Rebound 
  07:31 Budinger Substitution replaced by Brooks 
  07:31 Landry Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Lee Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  07:31  
Duhon 3pt Shot: Missed  07:14  
  07:13 Landry Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:52
[HOU 91-86]
Lowry 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Battier (4 AST) 
Lee Jump Shot: Missed  06:38  
  06:37 Lowry Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  06:26
[HOU 93-86]
Landry Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brooks (2 AST) 
Robinson Pullup Jump shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Lee (6 AST)  06:01
[NYK 88-93]
 
  05:43
[HOU 95-88]
Landry Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Battier (5 AST) 
Jeffries Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Duhon (4 AST)  05:30
[NYK 90-95]
 
  05:07 Brooks Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:07  
Timeout : Regular  05:07  
  04:59 Lowry Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Robinson 3pt Shot: Missed  04:43  
Jeffries Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  04:42  
Jeffries Tip Shot: Made (12 PTS)  04:42
[NYK 92-95]
 
  04:42 Landry Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Jeffries Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  04:42  
  04:42 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:16 Battier 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lee Rebound (Off:2 Def:10)  04:15  
Robinson Pullup Jump shot: Missed  04:05  
  04:03 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:56
[HOU 97-92]
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Chandler Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  03:38  
Team Rebound  03:37  
Lee Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Robinson (1 AST)  03:28
[NYK 94-97]
 
  03:17 Andersen 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:16 Battier Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  03:00
[HOU 99-94]
Landry Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Brooks (3 AST) 
Lee Driving Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS)  02:49
[NYK 96-99]
 
  02:34
[HOU 101-96]
Landry Slam Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Brooks (4 AST) 
Duhon Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Lowry (3 ST)  02:14  
  02:04 Brooks Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:01 Battier Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  01:38
[HOU 103-96]
Lowry Pullup Jump shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:37  
  01:37 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:37 Landry Substitution replaced by Ariza 
  01:37 Andersen Substitution replaced by Hayes 
Jeffries Substitution replaced by Gallinari  01:37  
Robinson Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (3 TO)  01:30  
  01:30 Hayes Substitution replaced by Landry 
  01:10
[HOU 105-96]
Landry Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Gallinari Step Back Jump shot: Missed  00:55.9  
  00:53.9 Brooks Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:33.9 Brooks Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Lee (2 ST) 
Robinson Turnover : Palming Turnover (4 TO)  00:27.3  
  00:03.3 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:03.3 Team Rebound 
  00:03.3 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
NYK
3rd Atlantic
29
53
3-7
18-23
11-30
HOU
3rd Southwest
42
40
6-4
23-18
19-22
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
NYK
Lee 20.3
2 players 11.7
Duhon 5.7
Chandler 0.8
Lee 1.0
HOU
Brooks 19.7
Scola 8.6
Brooks 5.3
Battier 1.1
Ariza 1.8

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