The Knicks (36-45) defeated the Nets (44-37) by a score of 109-98 on Tuesday night in Brooklyn.
Carmelo Anthony sat this one out for New York, so the Knicks’ secondary scorers stepped up to carry the load. Tim Hardaway Junior led the team in scoring for the 2nd game in a row, with 16 points including 4 three-pointers. Amar’e Stoudemire, JR Smith, and Shannon Brown (not a typo) were next with 14 points apiece. Cole Aldrich (I’m serious, guys, I promise!) had 13 points and 13 rebounds, and Iman Shumpert had 11 points and 3 steals (including one incredibly athletic deflection which has me convinced that he would be the Jets’ best cornerback).
Mike Woodson used this game to take a look at some players who haven’t seen many minutes, such as Brown, Aldrich, and youngsters Toure Murry and Jeremy Tyler. All four of them looked pretty solid. As a result, veterans Pablo Prigioni and Tyson Chandler only played 5 minutes tonight. Tyson spent the rest of the game practicing his clapping.
Keep practicing, TC…
The Knicks won the season series 3-1 over the Nets. All 4 games were blowouts. While the Nets are headed to the playoffs and we are not, it’s nice to win the season series to get some personal, one-on-one bragging rights. The Knicks have now won 3 in a row, and will look to finish their season strong on Wednesday night against the Raptors at Madison Square Garden. Tickets can be purchased here