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Rockets get 102-100 win over Knicks

  • Article by: KRISTIE RIEKEN
  • Associated Press
  • January 3, 2014 - 9:45 PM

HOUSTON — James Harden scored 37 points and Aaron Brooks made a pair of free throws with 17 seconds left to lift the Houston Rockets to a 102-100 win over the New York Knicks on Friday night.

The Knicks had a chance to tie it at the end of the game, but Iman Shumpert missed a shot before Andrea Bargnani grabbed a rebound and dished it to Beno Udrih, whose running jump shot rolled in and out of the basket at the buzzer.

Udrih and J.R. Smith both missed 3-pointers for the Knicks with under a minute remaining. Brooks grabbed the rebound on the second one and was fouled by Udrih to set up the game-winning free throws.

Shumpert, who scored a career-high 27 on Thursday night, led the Knicks with 26 and Carmelo Anthony added 25.

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