Houston 131, New York 103

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, November 23, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Officials - #74 Curtis Blair, #19 James Capers, #61 Courtney Kirkland
Attendance - 18038

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New York 32 25 23 23 103
Houston 35 37 32 27 131

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New York 8-3 4-0 4-3 L2
Houston 6-7 4-3 2-4 W2

Recap

Rockets 131, Knicks 103: James Harden scored 33 points and Chandler Parsons added 31 as host Houston crushed New York.

Former Knicks guard Jeremy Lin scored 13 points against his former team and Omer Asik recorded 18 points and 14 rebounds for the Rockets, who shot 51.7 percent from the field, including 14 of 25 from 3-point range.

Carmelo Anthony scored 37 points but New York could not get any stops in dropping their second game in a row. The Knicks have allowed 86.9 points in their eight wins but have been lit up for 116.7 in their three setbacks.

Houston began to pull away in the second quarter, getting seven points from Parsons and nine from Harden during a 21-7 run to end the half and send the Rockets into the break with a 72-57 edge. Anthony and Raymond Felton each hit a pair of 3-pointers in the first four minutes of the third but Houston continued to respond.

Lin highlighted a 13-0 burst with a 3-pointer and Asik pushed the lead out to 96-73 on a jumper with 4:39 left in the third. Another former Knick, Toney Douglas, hit a 3-pointer to close the third and make it 104-80.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Lin, who entered the game shooting 33.3 percent from the field, went 6-of-12 against his former team. … Harden went 15-of-15 from the free throw line in the first half alone and finished 16-of-16 from the stripe. … Felton, who essentially replaced Lin as the starting point guard in New York, collected 17 points and eight assists.

Top Game Performances

New York   Houston
Carmelo Anthony 37 Scoring James Harden 33
Raymond Felton 8 Assists James Harden 9
Tyson Chandler 7 Rebounds Omer Asik 14
J.R. Smith 7 Free Throws Made James Harden 16
Pablo Prigioni 2 Steals Chandler Parsons 4
Tyson Chandler 3 Blocks Marcus Morris 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New York 103 43.0 17-39 12-14 22 30 9 8 16
Houston 131 51.7 14-25 25-28 22 49 6 8 14

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Rockets have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .429 after a loss.
  • New York will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Knicks have a W/L % of .778 after a win and .500 after a loss.