The Knicks took care of business in a much-needed victory and will enter 2023 on a brand-new winning streak.

Happy New Year Knicks Fans! The Knicks will be over .500 to start the new year for the first time since the 2012-13 season.

After a five-game slide, the New York Knicks (19-18) were able to salvage the last stop of their Texas road trip with a win against the very young and inexperienced Houston Rockets (10-26). It was a dominant victory for the Knicks as they took off in the second half and cruised to a final score of 108-88. RJ Barrett and Jalen Brunson once again missed the tilt as they continue to deal with injuries. It was a much-needed victory for the Knicks to go into the new year after a brutal losing streak that all but negated their previous eight-game win streak. The Knicks have now beaten the Houston Rockets in six straight games.

Immanuel Quickley once again shined in his third game starting. He scored 27 points to go along with seven assists and five rebounds. Julius Randle kept making a case for his second All-Star selection as he filled the stat sheet; he had another huge game scoring 35 points while grabbing 12 boards and also found teammates open half a dozen times with six assists.

Quentin Grimes put on a solid performance in his hometown with over 20 friends and family in attendance. The sophomore Houston product notched 19 points and, as always, contributed on the defensive end with two steals and a block.

Kevin Porter Jr. has rewarded the Rockets for their belief in him. While his team struggled his stellar campaign continues; he tallied a near triple-double with 23 points, 10 rebounds, and eight assists.

New York regained their defensive prowess by forcing Houston into coughing up the ball 25 times. The Knicks took full advantage of the Rockets’ sloppiness with the basketball and scored 37 points off those turnovers.

the Knicks head back home to tip off the new year with a Monday Matinee versus the injury-plagued Phoenix Suns in Madison Square Garden.

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