The New York Knicks fall short against the Houston Rockets, 105-103, as Jalen Brunson scores 27 and Dillon Brooks scores 23. Rocket-friendly whistles and a foul on Aaron Holiday in the last second decide the outcome.

By the Numbers
  • New York Knicks took 12 free throws compared to Houston's 33
  • Precious Achiuwa grabbed 17 rebounds, including a career-high nine O-boards, and added three blocks in 39 minutes
  • Donte DiVincenzo finished 5-of-14 from behind the arc and scored 23 points
  • Bojan Bogdanovic scored 15 from the bench
  • Josh Hart logged another double-double with 17 points and 11 boards
State of Play
  • Despite a promising start, the Knicks found themselves down by 14 at halftime
  • First-half turnovers contributed to New York’s woes
  • The Knicks chiseled at the deficit with an 18-6 start to the third quarter
  • Houston's 21-year-old center Alperen Şengün played a pivotal role in commanding the paint
Bottom Line

The New York Knicks face a tough 105-103 loss against the Houston Rockets, with significant disparity in free throws and a questionable foul call on Aaron Holiday deciding the outcome.