New York Knicks top Houston Rockets 121-99

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The bench led the New York Knicks to a win with a dominant second half from Immanuel Quickley and Derrick Rose.

This is becoming routine for the New York Knicks. The starters hold the line early with Julius Randle leading the way before watching the second unit run up the score. Immanuel Quickley and Derrick Rose are becoming fast friends in the backcourt and things are looking up for the Knicks.

A shorthanded Houston Rockets group came to Madison Square Garden to take on the Knicks on Saturday night. There was no Christian Wood and no Victor Oladipo. This is one night after the Washington Wizards were without Bradley Beal against the Knicks.

The Knicks are catching these teams at the right time, but they are suffering a significant injury of their own. Mitchell Robinson will be out four to six weeks with a fracture in his right hand. Despite the absence of their starting center, the rest of the Knicks picked up the slack no problem.

Patrick Ewing wore 33 when he played for the Knicks. Let’s take a look at three highlights and three observations from the Knicks’ 121-99 victory.


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