Tonight at the Toyota Center in Houston, the Knicks (8-3) were defeated by the Houston Rockets (6-7) by the score of 131-104. Box Score
Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks in scoring tonight with a season high 37 points on 14-24 shooting which included making seven three’s.
James Harden scored 33 to lead the Rockets while Chandler Parsons had a career high with 31 points. The five starters for the Rockets combined for 105 points.
Jeremy Lin had 13 points on 6-12 shooting with seven rebounds and three assists with four turnovers. Raymond Felton had 17 points on 6-11 shooting with eight assists and four turnovers. Lin was +24 while Felton was -13
The Knicks were out rebounded 49-30. Asik had 14 rebounds, double Tyson Chandler who had seven to lead the Knicks.
The Knicks have lost two in a row and this was the most points allowed under Woodson since he took over as Head Coach. The Knicks have not given up this many points since 2009 when they allowed the Clippers to score 140.
The Knicks are now 3-3 against the Western Conference while 5-0 against the East
Matthew Falkenbury, theKnicksBlog.com
Now normally, I give you my best effort in trying to explain what I saw during Knicks games this season. Tonight in honor of the Knicks defensive effort, I’m going to mail it in and instead use the video below to explain what the Rockets did to the Knicks tonight.
Coming up next, the Knicks will return home for another Sunday afternoon game as they take on the Detroit Pistons at Madison Square Garden, at 1:00 PM. The game will be on MSG.