Knicks Late Rally Falls Short Against Houston

By Charlie Widdoes (Twitter)

KNICKS 106, ROCKETS 109 | Madison Square Garden

How it happened:

The Garden crowd erupted with five seconds left on the clock, as Carmelo Anthony's three from the right wing splashed through the net. But to the dismay of Knicks fans, the shot wouldn't count, as James Harden had committed a non-shooting foul just a moment before Melo went into his motion.

New York was down, 107-104, and Melo's two free throws narrowed the lead to one. Harden would turn around and knock down two free throws of his own, icing a win for Houston. 

The Rockets were able to withstand an NBA season-high 45 points and 10 rebounds from Anthony and only seven points from their own superstar, Dwight Howard. 

Knick of the Night:

Andrea Bargnani. His 24 points paled in comparison to his teammate's, but his scoring was efficient (9-for-12) and the defensive job he did on Howard cannot be understated. He's begun to find his groove on both ends of the floor, a welcome sign for the Tyson Chandler-less Knicks.

Looking Ahead:

The Knicks square off with last night's opponent, the Hawks, on Saturday night at the Garden.

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