Houston vs New York Recap - Rockets Win 109-106

Houston got 36 points from James Harden en route to a 109-106 victory over New York on Thursday at Madison Square Garden.

The Rockets were a 1.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 206.5.

Chandler Parsons had 22 points for Houston and Jeremy Lin chipped in with 21 points. Jeremy Lin had 3 assists for the Rockets, while Dwight Howard was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 15 boards.

The Knicks got a 45-point performance from Carmelo Anthony, who was supported by 24 points from Andrea Bargnani. Raymond Felton had 7 assists in a losing cause for New York, while Carmelo Anthony grabbed 10 rebounds.

Houston led at halftime, 53-52.

Houston won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 43-36.

Houston heads into a battle against the Nuggets. New York, meanwhile, will have their next action against Atlanta.