KNICKS 118, MAVERICKS 106
Allonzo Trier scored 19 of his career-high 23 points during a second-half surge, fellow rookie Mitchell Robinson had his first double-double, and the Knicks beat Dallas, 118-106, Friday night, handing the Mavericks their sixth straight loss.
Tim Hardaway Jr. had 18 points and six rebounds to help the Knicks win for the second time in three games after a five-game skid that followed a victory in their opener.
Robinson set career highs with 13 points and 10 rebounds. The Knicks outscored Dallas 33-18 in the third quarter after trailing by three at halftime and led by as many as 17 in the fourth.
Lance Thomas scored nine of his 10 points when the Knicks took control in the third and assisted during the surge on Robinson’s reverse alley-oop dunk.
Damyean Dotson just missed his second double-double of the season, finishing with 11 points and eight rebounds.
ROCKETS 119, NETS 111 Chris Paul had 32 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds, Carmelo Anthony added a season-high 28 points, and the Houston Rockets snapped a four-game losing streak with a 119-111 victory over the Nets on Friday night.