New York Knicks vs. Brooklyn Nets: Live Score, Results and Game Highlights
The Brooklyn Nets jumped out to a huge early lead, but the New York Knicks dug their way back on the strength of Carmelo Anthony, winning 100-97.
'Melo's NBA-season high 45 points keyed the Knickerbocker victory, as New York overcame a weak night in the paint to best their crosstown foes.
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Up next for each team:
The Knicks (15-5) host LA Lakers Thursday 8:00 p.m. ET
The Nets (11-9) travel to Toronto Raptors Wednesday 7:00 p.m. ET
New York looks to extend its Eastern Conference lead, while Brooklyn seeks to snap its 5-game losing streak.
Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks take round 2: highlights here.
Besides 'Melo's shooting and J-Kidd's heroics, what were the other keys?
-New York slowed down Brooklyn's ball movement and outscored the Nets 26-18 in the 4th quarter
-Brooklyn shot a paltry 4-of-18 from beyond the arc.
-The Knicks fell behind early because they didn't get any second-chance points. Reggie Evans (18 rebounds) made sure that didn't happen.
-Andray Blatche led the Nets with 23. Joe Johnson and Deron Williams combined for 34 points, which isn't going to cut it when facing a Knicks team that boasts Melo (45 points) and J.R. Smith (16 points).
-It was a relatively slow-paced game, with just 17 total fast break points between the two teams. That kind of pace and ball control favors the older, savvier Knicks.
Nets final box score
Knicks final box score
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Brooklyn's remaining desperation heaves don't fall, and the Knicks hang on to secure a nail-biting comeback win, 100-97.
Knicks 100, Nets 97, FINAL
J-Kidd hits a triple plus the foul, with 24 seconds left in the game!
Knicks 100, Nets 97, 24 seconds remaining.
What does the injured Wallace do? Limps his way to a put-back to tie the game back up.
Both G-Wallace and J.R. Smith are playing hurt.
Don't tell me this isn't a rivalry.
Knicks 97, Nets 97, 1:10 remaining in regulation
Gerald Wallace goes down hard and stays down after a collision with J.R. Smith.
NYK takes advantage of the 5-on-4 situation with a 'Melo jumper (he has 43).
Knicks 95, Nets 93, 2:02 remaining in 4th quarter
A high screen-and-roll with Chandler and Anthony leads to a missed 'Melo layup and a Chandler put-back.
Knicks 93, Nets 91, 2:45 remaining in 4th quarter
Kidd ties it up with a triple, and he has 15 points and 6 assists.
Knicks tie it up 91-91, 3:10 remaining in 4th quarter.
Carmelo Anthony has a season-high 39 points after hitting a corner three.
But NYK feeds his hot hand by allowing Felton and Smith to shoot the next four shots.
If your 'Melo, you demand the ball from here on out.
Nets 91, Knicks 88, 4:34 remaining in 4th quarter
Three-point shooting update:
NYK: 12-23 (52%)
BKN: 4-14 (29%)
Nets 89, Knicks 86, 6:25 remaining in 4th quarter
NYK letting 'Melo facilitate a lot more here.
He gives it up for a second, but quickly spots up and nails a triple.
Nets 87, Knicks 86, 6:45 remaining in 4th quarter
What does Chandler proceed to do? Cut, get open and draw a foul.
Nets 85, Knicks 81, 8:25 remaining in 4th quarter
Brooklyn 17-22, NYK 9-11
Melo and Chandler must keep attacking to close that gap.
Andray Blatche picks up a quick unnecessary foul, and Kris Humphries replaces him.
The result? An uncontested cut and dunk by 'Melo.
Nets 81, Knicks 76, 10:34 remaining in 4th quarter
NYK's defense keeps Brooklyn off-kilter, and they follow it up with a J.R. Smith jumper to end the 3rd quarter.
Nets 79, Knicks 74, end of 3rd quarter
Assists update: Brooklyn 19 dimes, NYK 15 dimes.
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