Tuesday, March 3, 2020 1:01 PM | CBN
The New York Knicks were able to snap the Houston Rockets’ six-game winning streak on Monday night with a 125-123 victory.
New York’s rookie guard RJ Barrett brought 27 points to his team, with Julius Randle adding 16 points and 16 rebounds.
Both Bobby Portis and Wayne Ellington scored 15 points, Mitchell Robinson scored 12 and Moe Harkless and Frank Ntilikina both scored 11.
"We played to our strengths and advantages, which is obviously the paint," said Randle.
"We know they play small, so we should get a lot of second-chance opportunities on offensive boards if we miss shots."
For Houston, James Harden contributed a generous 35 points and 8 assists.
”We weren't consistent with our defensive principles throughout the course of the game and we paid for it," said Harden. "Simple."
Russell Westbrook had 24 points to mark his 31st straight game with over 20 points, along with 9 rebounds and 3 assists.
Robert Covington had 20 points, 13 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and a block, with Danuel House also contributing 20 points.
”Can't take games like this lightly,” said Westbrook.
"It's the NBA. Everybody goes out and competes. You've got to be ready to play."
The Knicks play again Wednesday against the Utah Jazz, with the Rockets having to face the Los Angeles Lakers Thursday.
Sources: NBA, Associated Press, ESPN, The Dream Shake