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Knicks 96 @ Rockets 105 - Game Recap




It took a while, but the Houston Rockets battled from a six point halftime deficit, only to overpower the New York Knicks in the fourth quarter to notch the first win of the New Year and their seventh straight home win.

Luis Scola scored a season-high 23 points and Aaron Brooks added 20 as the Rockets once again received a team effort up and down the roster. Nine Rockets played more than 20 minutes in what has become a staple of Rick Adleman’s coaching philosophy. Six Rockets scored in double figures.

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Trevor Ariza had 10 points, but ran into foul trouble. Kyle Lowry scored 16 points off the bench, as Carl Landry and David Andersen added 14 and 10.

After visiting Charlotte on Tuesday, the Rockets will begin a stretch of games where 11 of their 14 games are scheduled at home, where they can begin to solidify a playoff spot.

The Knicks lost for the first time in 2010.

David Lee scored 10 points in the first quarter and finished with 26 points to go with 12 rebounds and six assists. The Knicks—who shot 56 percent in the first half—got out to a nice lead in the second quarter before Houston rallied before the break and continued their push into the second half.

Wilson Chandler scored 17 points and Danilo Gallinari added 11. Nate Robinson, who is starting to get out of Mike D’antoni’s doghouse, scored 20 points off the bench.

After flying out of the gates to start the game, the Knicks were outscored 54 to 39 after the intermission. New York has not won in Houston in five years.


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By: Jonathan Woo
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