James Harden scored 61 points to go along with 15 rebounds, 4 assists, and 5 steals, and the Houston Rockets battled back from a 13-point first-half deficit before almost blowing a lead in return down the stretch, but they ultimately held on for a 114-110 victory over the New York Knicks in Madison Square Garden.
With the Rockets up 107-101, P.J. Tucker made a series of mental errors that almost cost the Rockets, fouling Allonzo Trier behind the three-point line and then pulling the ultimate in brain farts for whatever the heck this was:
Trier then toasted Tucker to the cup to give the Knicks a 110-109 lead, but an Eric Gordon three followed by a Beard bucket after a Knicks turnover (hey, they’re the Knicks for a reason) closed out the game in the win column for Houston. It certainly wasn’t pretty, but it counts all the same.
SOURCE: Darren Yuvan