Knicks big win vs Rockets

Dean Neal, Reporter

On 3/2/2020 the Houston Rockets visited the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks just hired their new president Leon Rose. This was the first game since the hire, and they beat the Rockets 125-123.

Leon Rose is also a sports agent, some of his clients are Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, Devin Booker, Joel Embiid, Victor Oladipo, JR Smith, and he was also the agent of Allen Iverson, Michael Redd, and once LeBron’s before he signed with his friend Rich Paul.

Knicks rookie RJ Barrett had a huge game for the Knicks, putting up 27 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assist. Knicks bigman Julius Randle also had a good game, putting up 16 points, 16 rebounds, and 4 assist. Wayne Ellington and Bobby Portis both scored a very much needed 15 points each for the Knicks off the bench.

Rockets backcourt Russell Westbrook and James Harden had solid nights. Westbrook had  24 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 assist. Harden had 35 points, 2 rebounds, and 8 assist. Daniel House and Robert Covington both had 20 points. Covington also had 13 rebounds.

The Rockets are now 39-21 and 4th in the Western Conference. The Knicks are now 19-42 and 13th in the Eastern Conference.

The Rockets hope that they can get better on the season and win easy games that they shouldn’t have a problem with. The Knicks hope that Leon Rose can save their team and they can rebuild the right way and be better for the future.