Former Knick Jeremy Lin, now a guard for Houston, was one of six Rockets in double figures. He finished with 13 points, seven rebounds and three assists -- a well-balanced game for his first time out against his former club.
The 131 points the Knicks gave up was the most they have allowed in a game all season. Coming into Friday, they were third in the league in points allowed per game, giving up just 91.4 per contest.
The Knicks were paced by a stunning 37-point performance from Carmelo Anthony. He was 7 of 12 from three-point range.
Houston led by just three after the first quarter, but outscored the Knicks by 12 in the second to take a commanding 72-57 lead at halftime. The offensive onslaught continued from there for the Rockets, who notched 32 more in the third quarter.