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Porzingis leads Knicks past Rockets for 4th straight win


By JORDAN GODWIN
Posted Nov 22 2015 2:05AM

HOUSTON (AP) Carmelo Anthony and Derek Fisher insist they knew months ago that Kristaps Porzingis was capable of this type of performance.

Porzingis had 24 points, 14 rebounds and seven blocked shots to lead the New York Knicks to a 107-102 victory over the slumping Houston Rockets on Saturday night.

Anthony long ago brushed off the uproar that followed the Knicks using the No. 4 pick on a player who was perceived to be a long-term project.

"It was concern from people who didn't know," Anthony said. "People didn't know what to expect. Nobody had ever seen him before and people were all so upset that the Knicks drafted him."

Porzingis became the first 20-year-old to post his stat line in a single game since Shaquille O'Neal in 1992-93. Did the Knicks really foresee seven-block nights out of the rookie?

"I know for a fact that that was one thing that jumped out to management and to Phil (Jackson) that was really impressive about his game on the defensive end," Fisher said. "Everybody, of course, was fascinated by the shot-making, but we thought the activity on the defensive end was one thing that would really give him a chance to be good."

The Knicks (8-6) won their fourth straight overall. They also snapped an 11-game losing streak against the Rockets and a 10-game skid when playing in Houston.

The Knicks didn't get their eighth win last season until Jan. 23, when they were 8-36.

James Harden had 24 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds as the Rockets lost for the sixth time in their last seven games.

The Rockets threw a wide variety of defenders Porzingis' way, utilizing Harden's strength, Trevor Ariza's length or Terrence Jones' combination of those two attributes.

But the 7-foot-3 rookie found ways to score, mostly with his jump shot, helping the Knicks have just enough in the matchup of teams who were both playing for the second straight night.

"I think every game, I'm feeling more and more comfortable," Porzingis said. "A few shots are going in, and hopefully, I'll continue shooting this way."

With the game tied at 95 with less than three minutes remaining, Porzingis blocked Harden's layup, and Anthony made a 3-pointer in transition. Porzingis later made two free throws to give New York a 100-99 lead with 1:22 left.

Ariza attempted a game-tying 3 with 20 seconds remaining, but it rimmed out and the Knicks rebounded.

Anthony picked up his third foul early in the second quarter and his fourth foul early in the third and was forced to watch much of the game from the bench. He was limited to just 14 points in 25 minutes.

The Knicks used a 34-point second quarter to hold a 58-53 lead at halftime. Porzingis had 10 points in that quarter on 4-of-5 shooting, including two 3s.

New York was 12 of 25 on 3s in the game. After holding an opponent to less than 100 points for the first time this season on Friday night, the Rockets fell to 2-7 when allowing 106 or more and 1-2 since firing Kevin McHale.

"Games like this, we've got to get it done," Harden said. "We didn't get enough stops. We've got to get stops."

Houston rested Dwight Howard, but his absence was barely noticed given the strong play from second-year center Clint Capela, who had the best game of his young career with career highs in points (16) and rebounds (14). Still, Houston fell to 1-4 without Howard.

TIP-INS

Knicks: Langston Galloway, who leads the league in 3-point percentage, went 2 of 4 from beyond the arc. ... Cleanthony Early (healthy scratch) was inactive for a sixth consecutive game. ... Several fans in attendance wore New York Jets apparel and cheered for the Knicks. The Jets visit the Houston Texans on Sunday.

Rockets: Houston missed six of its first 12 free throws and finished the game 20 of 28. .... Houston was without PG Patrick Beverley (ankle) for a fifth straight game, but he is on track to return to action Wednesday against Memphis. ... Capela was one rebound shy of a double-double at halftime.

LONG TIME COMING

The last Knicks win in Houston had been Nov. 18, 2004. Kurt Thomas led the Knicks in scoring with 23 points, and Tracy McGrady led the Rockets with 24. Ariza came off the bench for New York. McGrady was in attendance for Saturday night's game.

RED ROBIN

Knicks C Robin Lopez has a long history of feuding with opposing mascots in jest and had several run-ins with Rockets mascot "Clutch, The Rockets Bear" when he played for Portland. On Saturday night, after the halftime break, Clutch - donning a T-shirt with the Robin comic book character covered with a red circle and slash - tried to spray Lopez with a fire extinguisher and was quickly tackled to the ground by the 7-foot big man. Kristaps Porzingis and Carmelo Anthony watched with laughter.

UP NEXT

Knicks: Visit Miami on Monday.

Rockets: Host Memphis on Wednesday.


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NYK
HOU
     
    • 42.5%

    • 43.2%

    • 48.0%

    • 42.9%

    • 79.4%

    • 71.4%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
NYK HOU
Total Rebounds 45 42
Offensive Rebounds 19 16
Turnovers 11 12
Fast Break Pts: 7 12
Biggest Lead: 7 7
Points in the Paint: 20 42
NYK HOU
p Porzingis   24 Harden   24
rb Porzingis   14 Capela   14
a Calderon   7 Harden   10
s 4 players   1 Harden   3
b Porzingis   7 2 players   2
 
  • 11/21 - NYK 107 @ HOU 102
  • 11/29 - HOU 116 @ NYK 111
New York Knicks (8-6)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Anthony F 24:58 5-10 1-2 3-4 +7 3 3 6 0 5 0 3 0 1 14
K. Porzingis F 35:48 8-12 2-3 6-6 +14 5 9 14 2 1 0 3 7 0 24
R. Lopez C 24:53 3-5 0-0 2-3 +8 4 2 6 2 3 0 1 0 0 8
A. Afflalo G 35:10 6-18 4-7 0-2 +12 0 6 6 3 0 0 1 0 2 16
J. Calderon G 32:46 3-5 3-5 2-2 +8 0 0 0 7 2 1 0 0 0 11
L. Galloway   24:07 4-9 2-4 2-3 +2 2 1 3 2 3 1 0 1 0 12
K. Seraphin   06:33 1-4 0-0 0-0 -6 3 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
L. Thomas   24:22 3-8 0-2 2-2 -4 1 2 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 8
J. Grant   13:18 0-4 0-0 6-6 -7 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 6
D. Williams   10:32 1-5 0-2 4-4 -5 1 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 6
L. Amundson   07:32 0-0 0-0 0-2 -4 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0
K. O'Quinn DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Vujacic DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 34-80 12-25 27-34   19 26 45 20 22 4 11 8 4 107
  42.5% 48.0% 79.4%   team rebs: 10 total to: 13
Houston Rockets (5-9)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza F 36:48 3-8 1-5 3-5 -11 0 5 5 3 3 0 1 0 1 10
T. Jones F 36:51 5-14 1-1 7-9 -9 6 3 9 0 4 1 1 0 3 18
C. Capela C 30:04 7-9 0-0 2-5 +11 6 8 14 1 6 1 2 0 1 16
J. Harden G 38:18 8-20 3-4 5-5 -10 1 6 7 10 3 3 3 2 3 24
J. Terry G 31:02 4-11 3-8 0-0 -3 0 0 0 1 4 1 0 0 0 11
T. Lawson   16:49 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 4 0 0 0
M. Harrell   11:00 1-2 0-0 1-2 -14 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 0 3
C. Brewer   20:07 2-7 2-6 2-2 +1 2 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 8
M. Thornton   19:02 5-9 2-4 0-0 +10 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 12
D. Howard DND - Rest
K. McDaniels DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 35-81 12-28 20-28   16 26 42 18 26 6 12 4 8 102
  43.2% 42.9% 71.4%   team rebs: 10 total to: 12

inactive

  • Knicks: Early
  • Rockets: Beverley, Dekker, Motiejunas

technical fouls

  • Knicks: Lopez
  • Rockets: Capela

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 12
  • Times Tied: 18

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #10 Ron Garretson, #3 Nick Buchert, #72 J.T. Orr
  • Attendance: 18226
  • Duration: 2:24
New York Knicks (8-6) Houston Rockets (5-9)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Capela vs Lopez (Jones gains possession)
  11:42 Harden Jump Shot: Missed 
Porzingis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:41  
Porzingis Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Calderon (1 AST)  11:26
[NYK 2-0]
 
  11:12 Jones Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Porzingis Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:11  
Afflalo Pullup Jump shot: Missed  10:48  
Team Rebound  10:48  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  10:48  
  10:38
[HOU 2-2]
Ariza Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST) 
Porzingis Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Terry (1 ST)  10:17  
  10:13
[HOU 4-2]
Jones Running Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST) 
Lopez Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:50
[NYK 4-4]
 
  09:36 Jones Layup Shot: Missed Block: Porzingis (1 BLK) 
  09:36 Team Rebound 
  09:26 Terry Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:25  
Lopez Hook Shot: Missed  09:12  
  09:11 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:54 Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Porzingis (2 BLK) 
Porzingis Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:53  
Afflalo Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  08:43  
Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:42  
Lopez Tip Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:42
[NYK 6-4]
 
  08:18
[HOU 6-6]
Capela Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST) 
Porzingis Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  08:01  
  08:00 Capela Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:37 Capela Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Calderon (1 ST) 
  07:35 Terry Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (R Garretson) 
Calderon Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:35
[NYK 7-6]
 
Calderon Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  07:35
[NYK 8-6]
 
  07:23
[HOU 8-8]
Terry Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Anthony Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST)  07:07  
  07:03
[HOU 10-8]
Harden Running Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  06:44  
Lopez Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  06:43  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  06:24  
  06:22 Capela Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:14
[HOU 13-8]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST) 
Calderon 3pt Shot: Missed  05:54  
  05:53 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:47
[HOU 15-8]
Capela Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:43  
  05:43 Capela Substitution replaced by Lawson 
  05:43 Terry Substitution replaced by Harrell 
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Porzingis (1 AST)  05:29
[NYK 10-15]
 
  05:06
[HOU 17-10]
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) 
  04:43 Jones Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (R Garretson) 
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  04:43
[NYK 11-17]
 
Lopez Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  04:43
[NYK 12-17]
 
  04:25 Jones Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Lopez Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  04:24  
Porzingis Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Calderon (2 AST)  04:14
[NYK 14-17]
 
  04:02 Harden Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:01  
Calderon 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Lopez (1 AST)  03:52
[NYK 17-17]
 
Calderon Foul: Personal (1 PF) (R Garretson)  03:38  
Calderon Substitution replaced by Galloway  03:38  
Lopez Substitution replaced by Seraphin  03:38  
  03:38 Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Porzingis Substitution replaced by Thomas  03:38  
  03:31 Harden Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:31  
  03:17 Brewer Foul: Personal (1 PF) (J Orr) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  03:08  
Team Rebound  03:06  
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Grant  03:06  
  03:06 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:06 Jones Substitution replaced by Capela 
  03:06 Harden Substitution replaced by Thornton 
Seraphin Hook Shot: Missed  02:49  
  02:48 Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:37 Capela Turnaround Bank Hook Shot: Missed 
  02:36 Harrell Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:31
[HOU 19-17]
Thornton Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST) 
Anthony Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) (R Garretson)  02:18  
Anthony Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  02:18  
Anthony Substitution replaced by Williams  02:18  
Williams Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (N Buchert)  02:06  
  02:06
[HOU 20-17]
Harrell Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  02:06 Harrell Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  02:04 Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:55
[HOU 22-17]
Thornton Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Galloway Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Seraphin (1 AST)  01:33
[NYK 19-22]
 
  01:26 Lawson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Grant (1 ST) 
Thomas Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  01:18  
  01:17 Capela Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:04
[HOU 24-19]
Harrell Hook Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST) 
Seraphin Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Galloway (1 AST)  00:48.3
[NYK 21-24]
 
  00:37.9 Harrell Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:36.9 Capela Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:35.7
[HOU 26-21]
Capela Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  00:27.3 Capela Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF) (R Garretson) 
Galloway Free Throw Technical (3 PTS)  00:27.3
[NYK 22-26]
 
  00:22.5 Harrell Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Orr) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:22.5
[NYK 23-26]
 
  00:22.5 Harrell Substitution replaced by Harden 
Grant Substitution replaced by Afflalo  00:22.5  
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  00:22.5
[NYK 24-26]
 
Thomas Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (R Garretson)  00:04.3  
  00:00.0 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
New York Knicks (8-6) Houston Rockets (5-9)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Williams Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  11:45  
Seraphin Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:44  
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  11:38  
  11:37 Capela Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  11:26 Thornton Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:25 Capela Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Galloway Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (N Buchert)  11:25  
  11:25
[HOU 27-24]
Capela Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  11:25 Capela Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:25  
Grant Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Harrell (1 BLK)  11:16  
  11:14 Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:11 Lawson Running Layup Shot: Missed 
Galloway Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:08  
  11:06 Capela Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA) (N Buchert) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  11:06
[NYK 25-27]
 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  11:06
[NYK 26-27]
 
  10:52 Lawson Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO) 
Galloway Driving Layup Shot: Missed  10:42  
Seraphin Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  10:41  
Seraphin Tip Layup Shot: Missed  10:41  
Seraphin Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  10:40  
Galloway 3pt Shot: Missed  10:26  
  10:26 Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Grant Foul: Personal (1 PF) (J Orr)  10:23  
  10:23 Harrell Substitution replaced by Jones 
  10:18 Lawson Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (3 TO) 
Grant Floating Jump shot: Missed  10:05  
  10:04 Capela Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  09:57 Capela Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (N Buchert) 
  09:57 Capela Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Seraphin Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  09:43  
  09:42 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:26 Jones Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:25 Capela Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  09:25
[HOU 29-26]
Capela Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Seraphin Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (N Buchert)  09:25  
Seraphin Substitution replaced by Lopez  09:25  
Williams Substitution replaced by Porzingis  09:25  
  09:25
[HOU 30-26]
Capela Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS) 
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  09:05  
Lopez Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  09:04  
Grant Pullup Bank shot: Missed  08:45  
Galloway Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:44  
Galloway Tip Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  08:44
[NYK 28-30]
 
  08:26
[HOU 32-28]
Thornton Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Porzingis 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Galloway (2 AST)  08:11
[NYK 31-32]
 
  07:48 Thornton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Thomas (1 ST) 
Porzingis Hook Shot: Missed  07:41  
  07:40 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:33 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:33 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:33
[HOU 34-31]
Jones Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Lopez Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (R Garretson)  07:33  
  07:33  
Galloway Substitution replaced by Anthony  07:33  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Afflalo  07:33  
Grant Substitution replaced by Calderon  07:33  
  07:33 Capela Substitution replaced by Harden 
  07:33 Lawson Substitution replaced by Ariza 
  07:33 Brewer Substitution replaced by Harrell 
  07:33 Thornton Substitution replaced by Terry 
  07:33
[HOU 35-31]
Jones Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Porzingis Driving Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS)  07:10
[NYK 33-35]
 
  06:52 Jones Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:51 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Calderon Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Orr)  06:51  
  06:51 Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:51 Team Rebound 
  06:51
[HOU 36-33]
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Porzingis 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Lopez (2 AST)  06:35
[NYK 36-36]
 
Lopez Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF) (N Buchert)  06:25  
  06:25
[HOU 37-36]
Harden Free Throw Technical (8 PTS) 
  06:13
[HOU 39-36]
Ariza Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Afflalo Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Harrell (2 BLK)  05:55  
Team Rebound  05:55  
  05:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
Team Turnover : 5 Sec Inbound Turnover  05:55  
Porzingis Violation:Kicked Ball  05:46  
  05:31 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:30  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Calderon (3 AST)  05:18
[NYK 39-39]
 
  05:07 Harden Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Lopez Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  05:06  
  05:01 Harrell Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Orr) 
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:01  
Team Rebound  05:01  
  05:01 Harrell Substitution replaced by Capela 
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:01  
  05:01 Capela Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
Lopez Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (N Buchert)  04:44  
  04:44 Capela Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:44 Team Rebound 
Porzingis Violation:Lane (N Buchert)  04:44  
  04:44 Capela Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Porzingis Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:44  
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:27
[NYK 41-39]
 
  04:12
[HOU 41-41]
Capela Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST) 
Anthony Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (N Buchert)  03:57  
Anthony Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  03:57  
Anthony Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J Orr)  03:36  
  03:36 Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:36 Team Rebound 
Anthony Substitution replaced by Thomas  03:36  
  03:36
[HOU 42-41]
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Porzingis Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  03:20
[NYK 43-42]
 
  03:08
[HOU 45-43]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harden (6 AST) 
Thomas Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Calderon (4 AST)  02:53
[NYK 45-45]
 
  02:34 Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:33  
Afflalo Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  02:24
[NYK 47-45]
 
  02:12 Team Timeout : Short 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:12  
  01:52
[HOU 48-47]
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Lopez Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:30
[NYK 49-48]
 
  01:30 Capela Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (R Garretson) 
Calderon Substitution replaced by Galloway  01:30  
  01:30 Capela Substitution replaced by Harrell 
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  01:30  
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:30  
Galloway 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST)  01:11
[NYK 52-48]
 
  01:03 Jones Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (J Orr) 
  01:03 Jones Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Thomas (2 AST)  00:48.7
[NYK 55-48]
 
  00:37.1
[HOU 51-55]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
  00:28.9 Terry Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (R Garretson) 
Galloway Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:28.9
[NYK 56-51]
 
Lopez Substitution replaced by Seraphin  00:28.9  
  00:28.9 Jones Substitution replaced by Thornton 
Porzingis Substitution replaced by Grant  00:28.9  
Galloway Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:28.9  
  00:28.9 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Thomas Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (N Buchert)  00:08.7  
  00:08.7
[HOU 52-56]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  00:08.7 Terry Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Seraphin Substitution replaced by Porzingis  00:08.7  
  00:08.7
[HOU 53-56]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  00:01.4 Brewer Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Orr) 
Grant Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:01.4
[NYK 57-53]
 
Grant Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  00:01.4
[NYK 58-53]
 
End of 2nd Quarter
New York Knicks (8-6) Houston Rockets (5-9)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Calderon 3pt Shot: Missed  11:45  
Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:44  
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  11:41
[NYK 60-53]
 
  11:25 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  11:25  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  11:01  
  11:00 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:53 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:52 Capela Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  10:49
[HOU 55-60]
Jones Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Capela (1 AST) 
Lopez Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  10:29  
Lopez Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (J Orr)  10:29  
  10:14
[HOU 57-60]
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Afflalo Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed  09:53  
Lopez Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  09:52  
Lopez Tip Layup Shot: Missed  09:52  
  09:51 Capela Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
  09:33 Ariza Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Calderon 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST)  09:18
[NYK 63-57]
 
Anthony Foul: Personal (4 PF) (N Buchert)  09:09  
Anthony Substitution replaced by Thomas  09:09  
  08:56 Jones Driving Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Porzingis (3 BLK) 
  08:55 Capela Rebound (Off:5 Def:7) 
  08:54
[HOU 59-63]
Capela Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Afflalo Step Back Jump shot: Missed  08:26  
  08:24 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  08:11 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Porzingis Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  08:10  
Thomas Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  08:05  
  07:54 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Porzingis Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  07:53  
Porzingis Driving Bank Hook Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (2 AST)  07:36
[NYK 65-59]
 
  07:29
[HOU 61-65]
Jones Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Harden (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:29  
Afflalo Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  07:10
[NYK 67-61]
 
Thomas Violation:Kicked Ball  06:52  
  06:38 Terry Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  06:36 Jones Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  06:28
[HOU 63-67]
Capela Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Harden (8 AST) 
Calderon 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Porzingis (2 AST)  05:58
[NYK 70-63]
 
  05:40 Jones Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Porzingis Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  05:39  
Porzingis Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Capela (1 ST)  05:29  
  05:14 Harden Turnover : Backcourt Turnover (1 TO) 
  05:14 Terry Substitution replaced by Lawson 
  05:14 Jones Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Afflalo Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Harden (2 ST)  04:54  
  04:46
[HOU 66-70]
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST) 
  04:25 Ariza Foul: Personal (1 PF) (R Garretson) 
Lopez Substitution replaced by Amundson  04:25  
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:09  
  04:08 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:52 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:51 Capela Rebound (Off:6 Def:7) 
  03:49
[HOU 69-70]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Amundson (1 AST)  03:26
[NYK 72-69]
 
  03:10 Capela Jump Shot: Missed Block: Porzingis (4 BLK) 
  03:10 Brewer Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  03:10
[HOU 72-72]
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS)  02:46
[NYK 75-72]
 
  02:32 Harden Jump Shot: Missed Block: Porzingis (5 BLK) 
Team Rebound  02:32  
  02:32 Harden Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (N Buchert) 
  02:32 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:32 Capela Substitution replaced by Thornton 
  02:32 Harden Substitution replaced by Jones 
Porzingis Substitution replaced by Grant  02:32  
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Galloway  02:32  
Calderon Substitution replaced by Williams  02:32  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  02:11  
  02:10 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  02:04 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:04 Team Rebound 
Amundson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Orr)  01:50  
  01:50
[HOU 73-75]
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  01:50
[HOU 74-75]
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  01:39 Thornton Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (N Buchert) 
Grant Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:39
[NYK 76-74]
 
Grant Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:39
[NYK 77-74]
 
  01:23 Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:20 Jones Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  01:17 Jones Jump Shot: Missed Block: Galloway (1 BLK) 
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:16  
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Missed  01:07  
  01:07 Team Rebound 
  01:02
[HOU 77-77]
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
  00:46.8 Thornton Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (R Garretson) 
Grant Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:46.8
[NYK 78-77]
 
Grant Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:46.8
[NYK 79-77]
 
  00:34.5 Lawson Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (4 TO) 
Grant Pullup Jump shot: Missed  00:26.9  
Galloway Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:24.9  
Galloway 3pt Shot: Missed  00:09.8  
  00:08.9 Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:03.8 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:01.9  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:40 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:39  
Amundson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  11:29  
  11:15 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  11:13 Team Rebound 
Grant Foul: Personal (2 PF) (N Buchert)  11:12  
  11:04 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  11:04  
Thomas Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  10:48
[NYK 81-77]
 
  10:35 Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Galloway (1 ST) 
  10:35 Capela Foul: Personal (4 PF) (N Buchert) 
  10:35 Lawson Substitution replaced by Terry 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  10:25  
Team Rebound  10:25  
  10:25 Capela Foul: Loose Ball (5 PF) (R Garretson) 
  10:25 Capela Substitution replaced by Jones 
Williams Layup Shot: Missed  10:17  
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  10:16  
Williams Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  10:15
[NYK 83-77]
 
  09:53
[HOU 80-83]
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harden (9 AST) 
Grant Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harden (3 ST)  09:33  
  09:29
[HOU 82-83]
Harden Running Dunk Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
  09:09 Terry Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (N Buchert) 
Amundson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:09  
Team Rebound  09:09  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Anthony  09:09  
Amundson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:09  
  09:09 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Amundson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Orr)  08:53  
  08:53  
Grant Substitution replaced by Calderon  08:53  
Williams Substitution replaced by Afflalo  08:53  
Amundson Substitution replaced by Porzingis  08:53  
  08:53 Thornton Substitution replaced by Ariza 
  08:53 Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:53 Team Rebound 
  08:53
[HOU 83-83]
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:33  
Porzingis Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  08:32  
  08:32 Ariza Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (J Orr) 
Galloway 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Calderon (5 AST)  08:18
[NYK 86-83]
 
  08:02 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:01  
Afflalo Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Harden (1 BLK)  07:48  
  07:46 Jones Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  07:41
[HOU 85-86]
Harden Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Terry (1 AST) 
  07:31 Jones Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (N Buchert) 
Porzingis Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  07:31
[NYK 87-85]
 
Porzingis Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  07:31
[NYK 88-85]
 
  07:09 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  07:08  
Galloway Jump Bank Shot: Missed  06:45  
Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:44  
Anthony Layup Shot: Missed  06:43  
Team Rebound  06:43  
  06:43 Jones Substitution replaced by Capela 
  06:43 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:43 Brewer Substitution replaced by Thornton 
Porzingis 3pt Shot: Missed  06:27  
  06:26 Capela Rebound (Off:6 Def:8) 
  06:19
[HOU 88-88]
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Harden (10 AST) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Calderon (6 AST)  05:53
[NYK 91-88]
 
  05:32 Thornton Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:30 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:26
[HOU 91-91]
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Ariza (2 AST) 
Porzingis Jump Shot: Missed  05:04  
Porzingis Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  05:03  
  05:03 Capela Foul: Shooting (6 PF) (2 FTA) (J Orr) 
  05:03 Capela Substitution replaced by Jones 
Porzingis Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  05:03
[NYK 92-91]
 
Porzingis Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  05:03
[NYK 93-91]
 
Porzingis Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (R Garretson)  04:52  
  04:52
[HOU 92-93]
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  04:52
[HOU 93-93]
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  04:36  
Porzingis Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  04:35  
Porzingis Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Calderon (7 AST)  04:17
[NYK 95-93]
 
  03:53 Jones Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:53  
Team Timeout : Regular  03:53  
Galloway Pullup Jump shot: Missed  03:33  
Porzingis Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  03:32  
Porzingis Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Jones (1 ST)  03:28  
  03:22 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:21 Jones Rebound (Off:5 Def:3) 
Galloway Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Orr)  03:04  
  03:04
[HOU 94-95]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
  03:04
[HOU 95-95]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
Afflalo Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:42  
Anthony Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  02:40  
Anthony Layup Shot: Missed Block: Harden (2 BLK)  02:40  
  02:37 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:24 Harden Floating Jump shot: Missed Block: Porzingis (6 BLK) 
Porzingis Rebound (Off:4 Def:8)  02:23  
Anthony 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS)  02:18
[NYK 98-95]
 
Anthony Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (3 FTA) (J Orr)  02:03  
  02:03
[HOU 96-98]
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 3 (9 PTS) 
  02:03
[HOU 97-98]
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 3 (10 PTS) 
  02:03 Thornton Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  02:03 Ariza Free Throw 3 of 3 Missed 
Porzingis Rebound (Off:4 Def:9)  02:03  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  01:45  
  01:44 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Galloway Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (R Garretson)  01:41  
  01:41
[HOU 98-98]
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  01:41
[HOU 99-98]
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed  01:24  
Porzingis Rebound (Off:5 Def:9)  01:23  
  01:22 Harden Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Orr) 
Porzingis Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS)  01:22
[NYK 99-99]
 
Porzingis Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS)  01:22
[NYK 100-99]
 
  01:22 Team Timeout : Regular 
Anthony Substitution replaced by Thomas  01:22  
  01:22 Brewer Substitution replaced by Thornton 
  01:11 Harden Jump Shot: Missed Block: Porzingis (7 BLK) 
  01:10 Jones Rebound (Off:6 Def:3) 
  01:09 Jump Ball Jones vs Thomas (Thornton gains possession) 
  00:58.9 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  00:58.2  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:58.0  
  00:58.0 Thornton Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Anthony  00:58.0  
  00:39.7 Jones Violation:Defensive Goaltending (R Garretson) 
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (3 AST)  00:39.7
[NYK 102-99]
 
  00:20.9 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  00:19.9  
  00:18.8 Jones Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA) (R Garretson) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:18.8
[NYK 103-99]
 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:18.8  
  00:18.8 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  00:18.4 Team Timeout : Short 
Anthony Substitution replaced by Thomas  00:18.4  
  00:18.4 Brewer Substitution replaced by Thornton 
  00:13.0 Harden Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF) (N Buchert) 
  00:13.0 Harden Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Anthony  00:13.0  
Team Timeout : Short  00:13.0  
  00:13.0 Thornton Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  00:11.5 Ariza Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J Orr) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:11.5
[NYK 104-99]
 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:11.5
[NYK 105-99]
 
  00:11.5 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:11.5 Brewer Substitution replaced by Thornton 
Anthony Substitution replaced by Thomas  00:11.5  
  00:07.8
[HOU 102-105]
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Ariza (3 AST) 
  00:02.1 Terry Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA) (J Orr) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:02.1
[NYK 106-102]
 
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:02.1
[NYK 107-102]
 
  00:00.0 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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l
l10
h
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NYK
3rd Atlantic
32
50
3-7
18-23
14-27
HOU
4th Southwest
41
41
6-4
23-18
18-23
 
ppg
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spg
NYK
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HOU
2 players 26.6
2 players 14.0
2 players 7.6
2 players 1.4
2 players 2.6