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Game stream: Houston Rockets vs. New York Knicks

USA TODAY Sports Media Group
USA TODAY Sports Media Group
 2021-11-20
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The Houston Rockets (1-15) play against the New York Knicks (7-7) at Madison Square Garden

Game Time: 5:00 PM EST on Saturday November 20, 2021

Houston Rockets 99, New York Knicks 106 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Alykhan Bijani @Rockets_Insider

Jalen Green:“I feel like I could take on more of a leader role. Telling guys not to get away from it, let’s get back to what we were doing. Or I can take control of the ball, and get on the ball more. I’m a rookie. I still have a lot to figure out. I don’t want to force anything” – 10:00 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

The Celtics get 33-8-5 from Jayson Tatum and beat the Thunder, 111-105. Boston has now won 7 of its last 10, and improves to 9-8 on the season – with the league’s worst team, Houston, on deck Monday. – 9:40 PM

Ian Begley @IanBegley

Tom Thibodeau on Nerlens Noel, who had 3 blks vs HOU in his 1st game since 11/8: “(He) gives you elite rim protection, great decision-making, (he’s a) multiple-effort guy. You couldn’t ask anything more from your center. He doesn’t give up on plays, doesn’t give in. That’s huge.” – 9:22 PM

New York Knicks @nyknicks

🗣 YEAH, NERLS

Get you a hype man like @Kemba Walker. pic.twitter.com/LlAQYMX4qv9:00 PM

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Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA

Over the next 15 games, the Knicks will face the Warriors, Suns, Bulls (twice), Nets, Bucks, Nuggets, Lakers, Hawks and Celtics.

Could this 15-game stretch make or break their season? Relative to the expectations, it sure could, writes @MokeHamilton: basketballnews.com/stories/could-…8:56 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies

Grizzlies currently look like a Lottery team. Like, not Houston Rockets bad. But a tier better than that bad. – 8:35 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz

Nerlens Noel fields a question from a French reporter about Evan Fournier: “He has a great sense of style,” Noel said. “That’s what y’all do in France, huh?” – 8:30 PM

Kelly Iko @KellyIkoNBA

Jalen Green says the team can’t keep doing the same thing and expect a different result, in terms of fourth-quarter collapses. Says they got away from ball movement and good execution and went isolation. – 8:29 PM

Jay King @ByJayKing

Celtics up to 16 assists already. They haven’t had more than 24 assists in any game this season that ended in regulation. Their two highest assist totals, 34 against the Knicks and 33 against Charlotte, both came in OT games. – 8:27 PM

New York Knicks @nyknicks

Found a way to win. Right back to it tomorrow in Chicago.

📼 NYK 106 – HOU 99 pic.twitter.com/t15wcx1qki8:20 PM

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New York Knicks @nyknicks

Gave it all he got.

Great seeing Nerlens back 🔒 pic.twitter.com/HhZrMFCLon8:10 PM

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Tommy Beer @TommyBeer

Alec Burks finished with 20 points, 5 rebounds, 6 made 3-pointers and 5 steals in the Knicks win.

He joins Stephon Marbury and Latrell Sprewell as just the third player in Knicks franchise with more than 5 made treys and at least five steals in a single game. – 8:08 PM

Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman

After squeaker win over Rockets, Thibodeau said it “was not a smooth win” but complimented many. Raved on about Noel and Burks of course. – 8:04 PM

New York Knicks @nyknicks

Big Money AB showed out. pic.twitter.com/9FOG5WGZXa8:00 PM

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Tommy Beer @TommyBeer

Over the Knicks previous four games combined, Fournier scored a total of 19 points and shot 3-of-14 from downtown.

In tonight’s victory over Houston, Fournier had 19 points and was 5-of-10 from deep. – 8:00 PM

Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN

Alec Burks saved the Knicks from rock bottom nydailynews.com/sports/basketb…7:59 PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer

Thibs says they’ll talk to Kemba about potentially playing in Chicago tomorrow night – if Kemba says he feels good and can play, he’ll suit up – 7:57 PM

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Fred Katz @FredKatz

Tom Thibodeau says he’ll talk to Kemba Walker in the morning to see where he’s at, re: Walker playing on the second half of a back to back tomorrow in Chicago. “If he feels good, he’ll go…You trust Kemba,” Thibodeau said. – 7:55 PM

Kelly Iko @KellyIkoNBA

Silas liked Daniel Theis’ defense on Randle (4-for-15) — one of the reasons for putting the starters back in to close the game. Also noted that Alperen Sengun had played 13 straight minutes up until that point and alluded to fatigue. – 7:54 PM

Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets

Christian Wood led the team tonight!

🚀 18 PTS

🚀 12 REB

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New York Knicks @nyknicks

“We tried to get the ball moving. Made some plays for each other. Played great defense. Ball went in for us.”

As simple as that, AB. (🎥: @MSGNetworks) pic.twitter.com/smQ53CBQXo7:50 PM

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Tommy Beer @TommyBeer

A game-high nine assists for Julius Randle tonight.

The Knicks are now 5-1 when Randle dishes out seven or more assists this season. – 7:49 PM

Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane

Silas’ reasons for Theis playing over Sengun in crunch time:

1. Defense on Julius Randle

2. Sengun had played 13 straight minutes when he was subbed out – 7:47 PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer

The 3-point line has buried NY a few times this season, but it saved the Knicks tonight.

NY made 18 three-pointers and outscored Houston by 24 points from behind the arc.

Burks and Fournier were 13-of-21 from downtown – 7:46 PM

New York Knicks @nyknicks

Got the job done.

Focus switches to Chicago tomorrow. #NewYorkForever pic.twitter.com/YAcCquanbk7:45 PM

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New York Knicks @nyknicks

All of us watching AB in the 4th. pic.twitter.com/QqV9uKInDF7:43 PM

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Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler

#Rockets fall to the Knicks, 106-99, it’s their 14th straight loss & Houston is now 1-15. – 7:42 PM

Ian Begley @IanBegley

Alec Burks had 17 points, 4 steals, 3 assists & 4 rebs in 4th quarter to help lift NYK to a win over HOU. Burks went 5-for-6 from beyond the arc in the 4th to help NYK avoid its worst loss to HOU since Game 7 of the ’94 Finals. Evan Fournier had 19 points, went 5-for-10 from 3. – 7:38 PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer

What’s the opposite of a moral victory?

An immoral victory?

Whatever it is, that’s what the Knicks had tonight. They should be embarrassed/infuriated they let this 1-14 Rockets team hang close.

Nonetheless, a win is a win. And they badly needed a win. On to Chicago. – 7:38 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz

Final: Knicks 106, Rockets 99.

Knicks improve to 9-7 on the season. Next up: the Bulls tomorrow night.

• Burks 20-5-3, 6-7 3Ps

• Fournier 19 pts, 5-10 3Ps

• Randle 16-10-9

• Wood 18 & 12

Knicks shot 18-for-41 from deep. – 7:38 PM

Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets

Final in New York. pic.twitter.com/upu1WlXEO67:37 PM

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David Hardisty @clutchfans

It’s another loss but I really thought the Rockets competed tonight in New York. Jalen Green made some tough shots. Sengun, KJ Martin played well. They need to make changes, deals and it will be a long year, but there are some building blocks here. – 7:36 PM

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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

Knicks 106, Rockets 99. Rockets 1-15.

With the game on the line in the final five minutes, the Rockets made 3 of 9 shots, 2 of 4 free throws and committed two turnovers. – 7:36 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz

So is Knicks Twitter good with Burks now? – 7:36 PM

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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

Rockets miss three unbelievably wide-open 3s down the stretch. Knicks, who were blindfolded early, made theirs. – 7:30 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA

It’s a little concerning for the Knicks that Houston is letting Eric Gordon guard Julius Randle with no help and he’s holding his own. – 7:30 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba

Eric Gordon is such a good defender when engaged – 7:30 PM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob

that was a “thank you god [Alec Burks]” BANG from Breen. pic.twitter.com/7cJDvq01Bt7:29 PM

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Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba

My gosh what a move by Jalen Green – 7:29 PM

Kelly Iko @KellyIkoNBA

Big shot by Green. Rockets down 5 with 1:35 to go. – 7:29 PM

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Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria

Alec Burks has 17 in the 4th Q as the Knicks are fending off the 1-14 Houston Rockets – 7:28 PM

Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane

You know you’ve lost a million games in a row when Alec Burks hits you for 16 in the 4th quarter – 7:27 PM

Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler

#Knicks Alec Burks is 5-5 in the 4thQ on 3’s, as Knicks build an 8-pt lead, 101-93, their largest of the game. – 7:27 PM

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Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets

Al P in the post is dangerous! 😳 pic.twitter.com/R4Pz9CfjYV7:27 PM

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Fred Katz @FredKatz

Alec Burks is now 6-for-6 from 3-point range. – 7:27 PM

Kelly Iko @KellyIkoNBA

Knicks taking over down the stretch. Wow. Three triples byke to byke. – 7:27 PM

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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

Knicks up five, Gordon misses a pair of wide open 3s. And Burks hits another. Knicks by eight with 2:21 left. – 7:26 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz

One bright spot for the Knicks: Alec Burks is stringing together a heck of a stretch lately. Been so reliable off the bench for them and been their best player tonight. – 7:26 PM

New York Knicks @nyknicks

FOURTH. QUARTER. BURKS. – 7:26 PM

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Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA

Alec Burks is winning this game for the Knicks. – 7:26 PM

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Kelly Iko @KellyIkoNBA

We’re approaching clutch time, ladies and gentlemen. Can the Rockets pull one out of their hats and break the streak? – 7:21 PM

Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN

Thibs bringing back Fournier to close the game. – 7:21 PM

New York Knicks @nyknicks

BIG MONEY AB – 7:20 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

Rockets have had just three games with a five-point margin in the final five minutes all season. Up two with 6 1/2 minutes left, they seem headed for another. – 7:19 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

New #Rockets at #TXSN – Rockets’ Eric Gordon gets second start of season in backcourt ift.tt/3oLAgJc7:18 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba

Cmon guys. Don’t lose to the rockets – 7:18 PM

John Hollinger @johnhollinger

Quick summary of Knicks-Rockets:

The Knicks had a last-shot possession after a dead ball, at end of third quarter … and it ended, at least somewhat intentionally, in a Nerlens Noel 3-point attempt. – 7:17 PM

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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

Consecutive Rockets turnovers and Silas rushes Green, Gordon back in. Rockets up 1, 8:40 left. Burks long 3 for the lead. – 7:13 PM

Rebecca Haarlow @RebeccaHaarlow

Mitchell Robinson has now been ruled OUT for remainder of game vs Houston with a nose bruise. @MSGNetworks7:10 PM

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Fred Katz @FredKatz

Mitchell Robinson is OUT for the rest of the game with the bruised nose, Knicks say. – 7:09 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA

The Knicks do some shockingly dumb things for a team filled with veteran players. – 7:09 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz

The Knicks have relied on their reserves to save them throughout this season. That’s not happening tonight. Whether it’s starters or reserves out there, Knicks just haven’t found their rhythm, and now they’re down six in the fourth quarter at home to the 1-14 Rockets. – 7:05 PM

Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets

End of three!

Rockets: 73

Knicks: 72

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Fred Katz @FredKatz

Through three quarters, the Rockets lead the Knicks 73-72.

• Fournier 17 pts, 5-8 3Ps

• Randle 13-7-7

• Wood 17-10-3

• Green 14 pts

Knicks shooting 39-40-86. – 7:00 PM

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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

Rockets 73, Knicks 72 after 1. Rockets are 1-1 when taking a lead into the fourth quarter, 0-13 when they don’t. – 6:59 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz

Omg organic Nerlens Noel corner 3 – 6:59 PM

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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

Officials reviewing a Wood offensive foul as a flagrant. Left elbow caught Noel on an attempted 3. – 6:57 PM

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Fred Katz @FredKatz

Both Knicks centers who have played tonight have been hit in the face extremely hard. – 6:57 PM

Kelly Iko @KellyIkoNBA

There has been some really great offensive execution from Houston tonight on some of these possessions. Ball + player movement has been fluid. – 6:55 PM

Rebecca Haarlow @RebeccaHaarlow

Mitchell Robinson with a bruised nose, questionable to return per Knicks. @MSGNetworks6:54 PM

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Ian Begley @IanBegley

Knicks say Mitchell Robinson is questionable to return due to a bruised nose. – 6:53 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz

Mitchell Robinson is questionable to return to tonight’s game. He has a bruised nose, the Knicks say. Got hit in the face by Jae’Sean Tate earlier in the game. – 6:53 PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer

Obi checking back in – Knicks fans can breath a sigh of relief – 6:53 PM

Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN

Mitchell Robinson has not returned to the bench since leaving for the locker room with his banged up nose. – 6:52 PM

Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN

Rough minutes again for Kemba Walker and Thibs takes him out. – 6:52 PM

Barbara Barker @meanbarb

Will Evan Fournier get to play this fourth quarter after sitting out four straight? Well, he’s the one player this game who deserves to. Right now has 17 points on 6-for-9 shooting. – 6:49 PM

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Kelly Iko @KellyIkoNBA

Those three-pointers to take a 5-point lead to 2 as opposed to a lead going to 7 or 8 are underrated. Big shot by Eric Gordon. – 6:47 PM

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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

Knicks knock down consecutive 3s to take the lead. Silas time out. Tough choice for him. Theis is 0 for 5 but he’s matched up with Julius Randle who is 2 of 10. About the time Martin, Sengun checked in in the first half. – 6:43 PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer

Over the Knicks previous five games,

Fournier was 4-of-18 from downtown.

Fournier is 4-of-6 from downtown tonight – 6:43 PM

Kelly Iko @KellyIkoNBA

Knicks not paying much attention to Daniel Theis offensively. He’s 0-for-5 tonight, 0-4 on threes. He might be spaced well, but it’s not really playing to Houston’s advantage. – 6:42 PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer

Over the Knicks last six quarters, 15 of the 21 shots Julius Randle had attempted have been 3-pointers – 6:41 PM

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New York Knicks @nyknicks

Nice find, nice finish.

@Evan Fournier ➡️ @RjBarrett6 pic.twitter.com/uOz84iNJCQ6:41 PM

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Fred Katz @FredKatz

Knicks’ schedule after tonight:

• at Bulls

• vs. Lakers

• vs. Suns

• at Hawks

• at Nets

• vs. Bulls

• vs. Nuggets

They could use this win big time. Rockets currently lead by four in the third quarter. – 6:37 PM

Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN

Mitchell Robinson took an elbow to his nose and I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s broken. – 6:37 PM

Alan Hahn @alanhahn

3Q of DOOM warning as second half begins: #Knicks starters have been outscored by 43 points in the third quarter AT HOME this season. Second-worst in the #NBA. Only the Lakers starters have been worse (-52). @KnicksMSGN6:36 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

Mitchell Robinson took a Jae’Sean Tate elbow in the mouth on the Tate drive and is getting medical attention. Tate put Rockets up six. – 6:34 PM

Ian Begley @IanBegley

Nightmare first half for the Knicks vs. Houston. Rockets have 13 turnovers and are 4-for-19 from beyond the arc but game is tied 47-47. NYK needed a 14-4 run late in 2nd quarter to make it close. Rebounding is hurting NYK again. HOU is outrebounding them, 27-17, & has 6 off rebs. – 6:25 PM

New York Knicks @nyknicks

All square at the break. pic.twitter.com/iAItsQa0tP6:18 PM

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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

Rockets 47, Knicks 47 at half. Wood and Green are both 4 of 5. Rest of Rockets 8 of 29. – 6:18 PM

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Kelly Iko @KellyIkoNBA

All squared up at 47 at the break. Rockets have found success with Christian Wood high PnRs or simply him rolling to the rim, should look for more of that in the 2nd half. Leads all scorers with 12. – 6:17 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz

Halftime. Knicks and Rockets are tied at 47.

• Fournier 11 pts

• Randle 8-5-5

• Wood 12-8-3

• Gordon, Green 9 pts each

Knicks shooting 35-37-86.

Rockets shooting 41-21-65 with 13 TOs. – 6:17 PM

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New York Knicks @nyknicks

Ev starting to heat up.

📊 11 PTS / 4-6 FG pic.twitter.com/R1wglMiLuG6:15 PM

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Fred Katz @FredKatz

Knicks playing with way more pace these last few minutes. Running after stops more. Getting into sets with a little more urgency. Not settling as often. – 6:14 PM

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New York Knicks @nyknicks

Grown man moves.

Tough take, @RjBarrett6. pic.twitter.com/WV2hzwlUfJ6:12 PM

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Tommy Beer @TommyBeer

Knicks starting to utilize the two-man game between Randle and Fournier… need to see more of that, as it accentuates both players strengths – 6:11 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

The Knicks miss everything portion of the evening seems to have ended. Knicks up 1, two minutes left in the half. – 6:10 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz

Update: The Knicks are winning now. – 6:09 PM

Kelly Iko @KellyIkoNBA

Game getting kinda chippy. Rockets clinging to a. 38-33 lead with 4 minutes to go. – 6:08 PM

Ian Begley @IanBegley

Obi Toppin left the bench and walked to the locker room with a limp during that last timeout late in the second quarter. He appeared to hurt his leg when fouled on a dunk attempt earlier in the second quarter vs. HOU. – 6:07 PM

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Tommy Beer @TommyBeer

Kemba limped back to the bench for the timeout, but looks like he is gonna stay in the game – 6:04 PM

Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane

Eric Gordon getting minutes at the 3 to get Brooks on the floor with Green – 6:02 PM

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Kelly Iko @KellyIkoNBA

Only three shots tonight for Jalen Green but he’s gotten better at turning the corner and putting pressure on the defense, either forcing a foul or opening up space for another teammate. – 5:57 PM

Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler

#Rockets only points since taking a 10-pt lead – the technical FT from Augustin (Noel technical). Houston’s lead down to 1, 27-26. – 5:56 PM

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Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler

#Rockets Alperen Sengun remains on the court during the timeout with the staff looking at his lower back, he pokes his head up, says I’m ok, then rises to his feet and heads back to the bench, where he continues to receive attention. He appears to be staying in the game. – 5:53 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

Alperen Sengun went down hard after a Robinson blocked shot. Rockets call timeout to help. – 5:52 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz

Of all the strange parts of this game — and oh, there are plenty of them — the thing that’s standing out to me the most is that the Knicks are forcing all these live-ball turnovers and yet, they’re barely getting out running after them. Just not springy at all right now. – 5:51 PM

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Jay King @ByJayKing

Robert Williams has been ruled out tonight. Ime Udoka reiterated that its “nothing long term” with him or Jaylen Brown. They’re both “feeling better.” Udoka hopeful they’ll be ready for Monday’s game against Houston. – 5:49 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

Nerlens Noel apparently displeased that he was called for a flagrant and Sengun was not. Hit with a T. – 5:48 PM

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Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets

End of 1.

Rockets: 21

Knicks: 13

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Cayleigh Griffin @cayleighgriffin

The #Rockets held the Knicks to 13 points in the first quarter and are out-rebounding New York 21-8. – 5:41 PM

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Barbara Barker @meanbarb

It’s not just Houston who has a problem. This has gotta be the Knicks’ worst quarter of the season. Houston, who has a 13-game losing streak, leads the Knicks, 21-13. Rockets are shooting 7 for 21. Knicks are 5 for 23. – 5:41 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

Rockets 21, Knicks 13 after one. Fewest points the Rockets have allowed in a quarter this season. Knicks 5 of 23. Rockets on 12-2 run. Someone better check on Thibs. – 5:40 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz

Through one quarter, the Rockets lead the Knicks 21-13.

Knicks shooting 5-23 from the field and 3-10 from 3.

Rockets shooting 7-21 from the field and 2-13 from 3 with 8 turnovers.

It’s been quite the adventure. – 5:40 PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer

That was the worst first quarter I’ve seen the Knicks play in a long, long, long time… – 5:40 PM

Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler

#Rockets close the 1stQ on 12-2 run, lead 21-13 after 1. Knicks are 5-23 FG, HOU has 8 turnovers. – 5:39 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

Rockets defending well, Knicks shooting horribly. But fouling D.J. Augustin on consecutive possessions far from the basket is more difficult to explain. – 5:38 PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer

Rockets: “it’s impossible for a team to play to worse or to play sloppier than us!!!!”

Knicks starters: “Challenge accepted! Hold my beer.”

Houston is shooting 31% in the first quarter and have 8 turnovers in the first 10 minutes.

NY is shooting 19%. Seriously. – 5:36 PM

Kelly Iko @KellyIkoNBA

Rockets throw away A LOT of possessions off wild passes. 8 turnovers already in the first quarter. – 5:33 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

Nerlens Noel shoved Alperen Sengun from behind. Officials reviewed and upgraded to a flagrant-1. – 5:30 PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer

Indication of how poorly the Knicks have played thus far – the loudest cheer from the MSG crowd during the first quarter has been for Jon Snow on celebrity row – 5:28 PM

Alan Hahn @alanhahn

I feel like we aren’t talking enough about Evan Fournier. Gave him a 4x73M to be a third wheel? Randle/RJ starting out 2/11, 2/7 from 3 and Fournier has one FGA. #Knicks5:27 PM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn

Nuggets next 14 games:

@ PHX

@ POR

vs MIL

@ MIA

@ ORL

@ NYK

@ CHI

@ NOP

@ SAS

@ SAS

vs WAS

vs MIN

@ ATL

@ BKN

Denver’s 9-7 now. What will their record be after the next 14 games, 11 of which are on the road? – 5:26 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

Knicks 3 of 16 to start. Rockets 4 of 13 with seven turnovers. But that’s enough to lead. Knicks bench has been very good this season. But Thibs sticks with starters for a few more minutes. – 5:26 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz

We’re seven and a half minutes into the game. The Knicks are 3-for-16 from the field. The Rockets are 4-for-13 with 7 turnovers.

First to 50 wins. – 5:25 PM

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Ian Begley @IanBegley

Midway through the first quarter, Knicks and Rockets have combined to shoot 5-for-24 and Houston has seven turnovers. Knicks lead, 8-4. – 5:24 PM

Barbara Barker @meanbarb

Six minutes in, and I can say this is truly a terrible game. Houston has seven turnovers already. Knicks lead 8-4. – 5:22 PM

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Tommy Beer @TommyBeer

Bad news: Knicks starters are once again playing like dookie.

Good news: They’re playing the Rockets.

Ugly, ugly basketball

NY up 5-4 – 5:19 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz

The Rockets, who are averaging more turnovers per game than any team in the last 21 years, have six turnovers in the first four minutes. – 5:17 PM

Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane

Rockets are 1-of-6 with 6 turnovers in 4 minutes and only trail by 3 – 5:17 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

Rockets up to six turnovers in four minutes. This thriller is still just 5-4, Knicks. – 5:17 PM

Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler

#Rockets have 5 turnovers in 1st 3:37 of the game, Knicks only up 5-2. – 5:16 PM

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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

Rockets turn it over on each of first two trips down the floor, makes it six out of past nine games they have turned it over on first possession. – 5:13 PM

Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets

Showtime! 🎬

@reliantenergy | #Rockets pic.twitter.com/R8uv6cMJnr5:13 PM

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Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets

#Rockets starters in NYC! 🚀 pic.twitter.com/uvAydjEOEe5:12 PM

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Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane

Jalen Green changed up his hair – 5:12 PM

New York Knicks @nyknicks

LET’S GO KNICKS. – 5:10 PM

New York Knicks @nyknicks

Here. We. Go. pic.twitter.com/mjk1aIjEYx4:53 PM

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Kelly Iko @KellyIkoNBA

Stephen Silas said it’s important to keep the pace up especially without Kevin Porter Jr. They’re at their best playing fast off misses.

The Knicks are a good halfcourt defensive group and Houston has struggled to execute against teams that can get set up. – 4:46 PM

Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN

Knicks rolling with the same starting lineup:

Kemba, Fournier, Barrett, Randle, Robinson.

It’s a good time for them to get it going. The Rockets are on pace for the worst season in NBA history. – 4:45 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz

Kemba Walker will play tonight against the Rockets. Knicks are on the first night of a back-to-back. Walker sat for the first night of the Knicks’ last back-to-back but said he’d take a resting plan day by day/see how his body felt. No word on his status for tomorrow in Chicago. – 4:37 PM

Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler

#Rockets starters vs Knicks:

Green, Gordon, Tate, Wood, Theis

Knicks starters: Barrett, Walker, Robinson, Randle, Fournier – 4:34 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

Rockets starters: Tate, Wood, Theis, Green, Gordon.

Knicks: Barrett, Randle, Robinson, Fournier, Walker. – 4:31 PM

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Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman

Nerlens Noel seems to get healthy when needed. Taj Gibson is out with groin today vs. Houston and here comes Noel back from the shelf. – 4:08 PM

New York Knicks @nyknicks

On the scene. #UltraDrip pic.twitter.com/BG53RFiykF3:56 PM

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Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets

clocking in at MSG ⌚️

@michelobultra | #ULTRADrip pic.twitter.com/pwlXmwFSwE3:55 PM

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Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane

Stephen Silas says he’ll take matchups into consideration when determining his starting lineup, which is why Danuel House started in OKC: “If we’re playing against a bigger, more physical center, it’s more advantageous for us to have Theis out there to defend him…” pic.twitter.com/6edHUf8i0W3:43 PM

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New York Knicks @nyknicks

15 years ago today, Nate blocked Yao 🖐 pic.twitter.com/k2CiQyS7iO3:35 PM

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Tommy Beer @TommyBeer

Rockets have ruled out Kevin Porter Jr. (thigh) for Saturday’s game vs the Knicks – 3:33 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

Kevin Porter Jr. Out for Rockets. – 3:32 PM

Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane

Kevin Porter Jr is out today, per Stephen Silas – 3:31 PM

Cayleigh Griffin @cayleighgriffin

Kevin Porter Jr. will miss his second straight game, per Coach Silas. – 3:31 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz

Taj Gibson is day to day, Tom Thibodeau says. Says he hurt the groin “through the course of the games.” Wasn’t one moment where he sustained the injury. – 3:18 PM

Barbara Barker @meanbarb

Taj out Nerlens in for today’s game against Rockets. – 3:16 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

Taj Gibson is out for the Knicks. Nerlens Noel is in. Both as expected. – 3:16 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz

Taj Gibson (groin) is OUT today against the Rockets. Nerlens Noel will return from his right knee sprain, Tom Thibodeau says. – 3:15 PM

Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN

Nerlens Noel is playing tonight against the Rockets. Taj Gibson is out. – 3:15 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson

Monty Williams said when players ask if some family members can come along to certain activities, Williams encourages them to bring everyone. They are on the road for Thanksgiving next week but don’t play so Williams’ and a lot of players’ families will be in New York with them. – 2:44 PM

New York Knicks @nyknicks

🗣 SQUAD.

Time to lock in. pic.twitter.com/FZrirrws5o2:00 PM

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Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed

The Lakers, Nets and Knicks have had the NBA’s 4th, 5th and 6th easiest schedules, respectively, to start the season.

Yet while the Lakers are 8-9 and the Knicks are 8-7, and the Nets are 12-5 with the East’s No. 1 record despite missing several of their top players. pic.twitter.com/Q98jBduoex1:42 PM

Justin Kubatko @jkubatko

📅 On this day in 1970, the San Diego Rockets’ Elvin Hayes had 50 points and 25 rebounds in a 121-106 win over the Sonics.

The only NBA player to record at least 50 points and 25 rebounds in a game since Hayes is Chris Webber (Jan. 5, 2001). pic.twitter.com/OXGauUD0S31:01 PM

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Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets

Early matchup tonight in the Big Apple!

⏰ 4 PM Tip-Off

📺 @ATTSportsNetSW

📻 @SportsTalk790 / En Español KLAT 1010AM pic.twitter.com/5OWiL1YRos1:00 PM

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New York Knicks @nyknicks

A rose still blooming in Year 14. @Derrick Rose shooting at a career-high 43% from long range 🎯

(@lmedits22) pic.twitter.com/XrWNpLIDPf12:15 PM

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Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman

“I think the situation right now is I don’t know how many minutes I’m going to play”: Evan Fournier reviews his slow start. The Post’s Mark Sanchez reports from Tarrytown. #Knicks nypost.com/2021/11/20/eva…11:16 AM

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