The Houston Rockets (27-20) beat the New York Knicks (10-36) on the road 114-110 (28-31, 30-32, 30-15, 26-32) and extended the Knicks’ losing streak to seven games.
James Harden led the Rockets with a career-high 61 points (on 17/38 shooting, including 5/20 from three), 15 rebounds, four assists and five steals. Harden tied Kobe Bryant’s record for the most points posted by an opponent at the Madison Square Garden. The Rockets leader has also scored 30-plus points in 21 consecutive games.
Eric Gordon added 20 points with four assists, Kenneth Faried managed 11 points, eight rebounds, three steals and three blocks.
Houston made 11 on 44 three-point attempts.
On the other hand, Allonzo Trier coming off the bench to score a career-high 31 points (on 12/18 shooting, including 2/4 from three) for the Knicks. In addition, he grabbed 10 boards and dished out three assists.
Tim Hardaway Jr. added 21 points with four rebounds, Kevin Knox (eight rebounds with two blocks) and Mitchell Robinson (three blocks) contributed 12 points apiece.
New York made 11 on 30 three-point attempts.