The Rockets grabbed a 104-89 win over the Knicks on Wednesday, behind a 21-point effort from Kevin Martin at Toyota Center.
Bettors who backed the Rockets were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 2.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 223.5.
Houston got 18 points from Kyle Lowry and another 13 points from Luis Scola. Kyle Lowry contributed 4 assists, while Chuck Hayes cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.
New York got 25 points from Amar'e Stoudemire in a losing cause and another 14 points from Raymond Felton. Raymond Felton contributed 5 assists for the Knicks, while Wilson Chandler had 8 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Houston were victorious, as the score was 60-50 at the break.
Houston won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 48-45.
Next game, Houston takes its act on the road to face Memphis looking for another win. For New York, they head on the road to face San Antonio.