New York vs Houston Wrap - Houston Wins 102-100

New York was victimized by James Harden for 37 points as the Rockets defeated the Knicks 102-100 in NBA action on Friday.

Houston did not, however, defeat the Knicks against the spread, which closed at 11.5 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 205.5.

Chandler Parsons had 17 points for Houston and Dwight Howard chipped in with 15 points. James Harden had 6 assists for the Rockets, while Chandler Parsons was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 11 boards.

New York got 26 points from Iman Shumpert in a losing cause and another 25 points from Carmelo Anthony. Beno Udrih contributed 7 assists for the Knicks, while Tyson Chandler had 11 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Houston were victorious, as the score was 48-47 at the break.

Houston looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Lakers. The Knicks will aim to get back on the winning track at Dallas.