The game was between the Houston Rockets and New York Knicks, so that means the duel between two finest players in the NBA, James “Fear the Beard” Harden and Carmelo Anthony. Well, that might be on the minds of many fans but there is a new guy in town and took the spotlights from those guys. His name is Kristaps Porzingis.
Shooting three-pointers or from permiter it doesn’t matter, rebounding and blocking just ask all you want and Porzingis is doing it for the Knicks as New York is now on its 4th game winning streak. The Latvian sensation logged 24 points, 14 rebounds and 7 block shots. One of those block shots was against James Harden when the bearded guy attempted a lay-up for a potential Rockets lead in just under 90 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.
James Harden led the Rockets in scoring with 24 points while Carmelo Anthony helped the Knicks in scoring with 14 points. Final score Knicks 107 Rockets 102.