NEW YORK — James Harden had 25 points and nine assists in just three quarters and the Houston Rockets beat New York 120-96 on Thursday night to extend the Knicks’ longest single-season losing streak to 14 games.

The Rockets beat New York for the 11th straight time, though everyone is beating the Knicks these days. New York has lost 24 of its last 25 games to fall to an NBA-worst 5-34.

Trevor Ariza added 18 points for the Rockets, who improved to just 4-4 in their last eight.

Rookie Travis Wear scored a season-high 21 points and Langston Galloway had 19 for the Knicks in his second game since being called up from the NBA Development League.

The Knicks’ overmatched lineup managed some neat fast breaks and dunks, entertaining a sold-out crowd that featured five fans wearing paper bags over their heads sitting right behind one of the baselines, easily noticeable during the nationally televised broadcast.

HORNETS 103, RAPTORS 95: Gerald Henderson scored a season-high 31 points, Kemba Walker added 29 and Charlotte won at Toronto.

NOTES

HAWKS: In a three-sentence statement, Atlanta owners announced on Thursday they have unanimously approved a plan to sell all shares of the team. The sale is to include operating rights to Philips Arena, the Hawks’ home facility.

The announcement was expected following reports last week the full ownership group would join co-owners Bruce Levenson and his Washington partner, Ed Peskowitz, in the sale. Levenson and Peskowitz control 50.1 percent of the team.

The Hawks say the sale “will commence immediately.”