Houston faces New York on 4-game road slide
Houston Rockets (18-57, 15th in the Western Conference) vs. New York Knicks (42-33, fifth in the Eastern Conference)
New York; Monday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Knicks -12.5; over/under is 230.5
BOTTOM LINE: Houston travels to New York looking to end its four-game road skid.
The Knicks are 20-17 on their home court. New York ranks second in the Eastern Conference in rebounding averaging 46.7 rebounds. Julius Randle leads the Knicks with 10.1 boards.
The Rockets are 6-31 on the road. Houston is 9-35 against opponents over .500.
The teams meet for the second time this season. The Knicks won 108-88 in the last matchup on Jan. 1.
TOP PERFORMERS: Randle is averaging 25.4 points, 10.1 rebounds and 4.2 assists for the Knicks. RJ Barrett is averaging 21.4 points over the past 10 games for New York.
Alperen Sengun is averaging 14.7 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.8 assists for the Rockets. Jalen Green is averaging 24.1 points over the last 10 games for Houston.
LAST 10 GAMES: Knicks: 4-6, averaging 115.9 points, 46.6 rebounds, 22.9 assists, 7.0 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 46.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.2 points per game.
Rockets: 3-7, averaging 112.0 points, 44.1 rebounds, 21.6 assists, 7.6 steals and 2.8 blocks per game while shooting 47.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 121.1 points.
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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.