We knew this wouldn't be easy without Carmelo Anthony, but dang it if the Knicks didn't make this loss sting. Too many missed free throws, too little guarding the three-point line. This game was there for the taking, but the Nets executed better down the stretch and pulled out the win. Brooklyn 110, Actual New York 104. Woof.
Derrick Williams had the game of his life, dropping 31 points and dunking quite a bit.
LOOK OUT BELOW! @DWXXIII has exploded for 13pts off the bench & we're locked at 37-37. #NYKvsBKN pic.twitter.com/688D0NZ0lS— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) January 14, 2016
REPLAY: @JmCalderon3 w/ the quick toss to @DWXXIII for the alley-oop dunk! #NYKvsBKN pic.twitter.com/02EW6TdQDP— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) January 14, 2016
Kristaps Porzingis was off with his jumper most of the night. He failed rather hilariously on a dunk in the first half, but would not be denied in the second:
Porzingis, Kristaps https://t.co/E36XL23LjB— devin kharpertian (@uuords) January 14, 2016
I suppose we can take solace in the fact that this is essentially the Super Bowl, World Series and Lower Oakland Roller Derby Finals all rolled into one for Nets fans, while the Knicks will have better days ahead. We hope.
Matt W. on the recap. Read his words and then erase this game from your memory.