Houston Rockets Team Report – November 19
=== Houston Rockets Team Report – November 19 ===
(Sports Network) – The Houston Rockets’ early season struggles continued on
Thursday, as they dropped a dramatic 93-92 decision to the New York Knicks at
the Toyota Center.
Tracy McGrady had 24 points, eight assists and six rebounds for Houston, which
fell for the second straight time and has lost four of five. McGrady, however,
missed a running jumper with 2.9 seconds left, giving the Knicks a final
chance to win.
After a timeout, Anfernee Hardaway inbounded in the Knicks’ offensive end of
the court. He found Crawford coming off a pick and the guard took one dribble
and banked a running three, dropping the Rockets to 4-6 through 10 games.
Yao Ming, who had only two fourth-quarter points, finished with 23 points and
11 rebounds for the Rockets, who blew an 11-point fourth quarter lead. They
also relinquished a double-digit lead in their last lost to Atlanta.
On the milestone front, head coach Jeff Van Gundy, who won 248 games while
with the Knicks from 1996-2001, needs three more wins for 300 in his career.
Houston, which will start a four-game road trip on Saturday against the Los
Angeles Clippers, is 2-3 away from home this season.
The Rockets swept the four-game season-series from the Clippers last year and
have won six in a row in this matchup. Houston has also won three straight as
the visitor in this series.