Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) goes to the basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK — James Harden had 30 points and 15 assists, and the Houston Rockets routed the New York Knicks 118-99 on Wednesday night.The NBA’s leader coming into the day with 11.8 assists per game toyed with the Knicks defense, setting up teammates for lobs or open 3-pointers as the Rockets easily bounced back from a loss in Cleveland a night earlier.ADVERTISEMENT Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway We are young Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town View comments PH among economies most vulnerable to virus BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Eric Gordon added 21 points for Houston, which has won seven straight at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks haven’t defeated the Rockets at home since Jan. 26, 2009, so long ago that their coach was current Houston coach Mike D’Antoni.Harden also grabbed six rebounds, a night after he had 41 points and 15 assists in the Rockets’ 128-120 loss in Cleveland.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentCarmelo Anthony scored 21 points for the Knicks, who besides their poor defense also heard loud boos for their rebounding and turnovers in a dismal performance.Both teams were playing for the second straight night, but only the Knicks appeared to have tired legs. Houston quickly extended a 33-25 lead after one quarter into double digits and was ahead 68-51 at halftime. Gordon opened the third quarter with a 3-pointer to make it a 20-point game and Harden closed it with another 3 that sent the Rockets to the fourth quarter with a 100-78 lead.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next EDITORS’ PICK Batum breaks out, leads Hornets past 76ers Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine MOST READ Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Receiver Brandon Breazell suffered bruised ribs in the second quarter when he was hit reaching for a pass over the middle. Both injuries may have hampered UCLA’s offense, which was held to single digits for the third time in eight games. “It didn’t help that we lost a couple of big play-makers for us, offensively, early in the game,” UCLA coach Karl Dorrell said. “We started off offensively pretty well with the early score, but we didn’t have the continuity to win a game like that.” Bell was initially injured on a 3-yard run on UCLA’s second possession of the first quarter. He was helped to the sideline, examined by the trainers and put a neoprene sleeve on his knee and returned on UCLA’s next possession. But after carrying for seven yards on first down, he again stayed down with an injury to his right knee. After being helped to the sideline, Bell was taken the locker room on the back of a cart and was on crutches in the second half. He is expected to have an MRI on Monday. By Brian Dohn STAFF WRITER PULLMAN – The litany of injuries plaguing UCLA’s offense claimed its top running back and receiver in the first half of Saturday’s 27-7 loss to Washington State, and the long-term prognosis for both is in question. Tailback Kahlil Bell, who scored on a 50-yard run on the third play of the game, suffered a sprain to his right knee, and he could be lost for the season. X-rays on Breazell’s ribs were negative, but he was so sore after the game he could barely walk through the locker room. “It’s not broken, but it’s a lot of pain,” Breazell said. Breazell was hurt when he was drilled by Wazzu free safety Xavier Hicks Jr. “That’s every safety’s dream shot right there,” Hicks said. P.I. for five Not only did Washington State have 545 yards of total offense, but UCLA also was called for five pass interference penalties. At one point, on back-to-back plays late in the third quarter, Michael Norris and Alterraun Verner were flagged for 15-yard penalties. “There was a little bit of pushing from both players,” said Norris, who, like Verner, was called for two of the penalties. “When the flag comes five or 10 seconds after the play, it may create a little bit of poutiness. I don’t feel there were good calls, but that is their job.” Taking blame UCLA receiver Terrence Austin had the ball go through his hands at the right side of the end zone midway through the second quarter, and took responsibility for the dropped touchdown. “I had the perfect shot for it,” Austin said. “No excuses. The ball should have been caught. It was a clean drop by me.” Odds and ends UCLA linebacker Kyle Bosworth had 19 tackles. It is the most by a Bruin since Eric Turner had 21 against Oregon in 1989. ? Reserve linebacker Josh Edwards suffered a turf toe injury. email@example.comWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!