After missing the last two games with an ankle injury, Carmelo Anthony was not showing any signs of rust. Melo dropped in 31 as he led his Knicks (19-6) over the 13-12 Brooklyn Nets 100-86 on Wednesday night in New York.
This was the third meeting of these rivals this season. They split the first two in close games—this was not as close.
The Knicks held just a four-point lead at halftime, but they took over in the second half and coasted to an easy win.
This was a nice rebound effort for the Knicks, as they fell to the Rockets their last time on the court. Meanwhile, the Nets picked up their third straight loss.
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Player of the Game: Carmelo Anthony
Anthony was showing no signs of lingering effects from his ankle injury. He was moving well and hitting his shots.
Anthony scored his 31 points by going 12-of-22 from the field. He also added three boards, two steals, a block and an assist.
This was the fourth game of a six-game homestand for the Knicks. They will host the Bulls on Friday and the Timberwolves on Sunday.
The Nets will return home to host the 76ers on Sunday and the Celtics on Tuesday.