The Houston Rockets secure a win against the New York Knicks in a game marked by a controversial ending, as the Rockets ended their four-game losing streak. Despite missing key players, the Rockets received a boost with Alperen Sengun's return but faced a vocal Knicks fan presence. The game saw back-and-forth action, with the Knicks making a strong comeback in the third quarter and the Rockets eventually pulling ahead. In the closing moments, a disputed foul call resulted in decisive free throws for the Rockets, inciting post-game controversy.

By the Numbers
  • Rockets led 29-22 after the first quarter, with nine free throw attempts compared to three for the Knicks
  • Aaron Holiday scored eight straight points in the fourth quarter, including a crucial dunk
Yes, But

Referee Ed Malloy's disputed call at the end of the game has caused controversy, with the Knicks and their fans feeling that they were robbed of a fair outcome.

State of Play
  • Rockets end their four-game losing streak with a win over the Knicks
  • Controversial ending sparks heated debate and discontent among the Knicks and their fans
What's Next

The Rockets are set to face the Memphis Grizzlies in their last game before the All-Star break.

Bottom Line

The Houston Rockets secured a crucial win against the New York Knicks, but a controversial ending and disputed call cast a shadow over the victory, sparking heated debate and raising questions about the game's fairness and integrity.