Knicks Preview: 5 Keys to Defeating the Houston Rockets

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Nov 21, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) controls the ball against the Houston Rockets during the fourth quarter at Toyota Center. The Knicks defeated the Rockets 107-102. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Knicks are about to complete one of the most difficult stretches of the 2015-16 NBA regular season. Coming off of a run during which it faced the likes of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs, New York is about to face some sub-.500 competition.

Victories should be significantly more attainable over the coming week:

It’s not, “Easy,” to beat those teams, but New York should be able to capitalize on their slow starts.

First on the schedule is the Houston Rockets. New York defeated Houston 107-102 on Saturday, November 21 behind 24 points and 14 rebounds from rookie phenom Kristaps Porzingis.

The question is, what can the Knicks do to replicate the result at Madison Square Garden?

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