In a game that featured the two young big men for each club registering career highs it was rookie Kristaps Porzingis who won the battle based on the Knicks win over the Houston Rockets, their first such win in Houston since 2004. His 7 blocks were pivotal in determining the outcome including the last one which stopped Houston Rockets James Harden from scoring with a little over a minute left in the game.
Despite the loss the Houston Rockets played a cohesive game coming much closer to resembling the squad of last season. There are lessons to be learned from this game as the team continues to address the issues that find them sitting with a 5-9 record.
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