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Nets 116, Knicks 109: Scenes from a rough loss with some silver linings

At least some of the kids played well.

NBA: Brooklyn Nets at New York Knicks Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Knicks continue to circle the toilet bowl, this time losing to a severely shorthanded Brooklyn Nets squad on national TV. The game wasn’t as close as the final score would indicate, thanks to a good old fashioned fake Knicks comeback, but the second half was pretty fun regardless.

Cheers to Julius Randle, who played the Nets’ lone star, Kevin Durant, to pretty much a standstill on the evening. Randle continued his incredible play with 30 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.

It wasn’t enough, however, as the Knicks couldn’t stop dudes like Bruce Brown, Jeff Green and Reggie Perry.

Kevin Knox was also quite good, with 13 points on 5-6 shooting. Not all of them were corner threes!

Immanuel Quickley rebounded from a string of rough outings with 19 points on 7-15 shooting. The floater was a bit hit-or-miss, but he got some to fall, along with three buckets from beyond the arc.

Once again, RJ Barrett couldn’t buy one from the floor in the first half. Fortunately for Knicks fans, he came alive in the third quarter on his way to a surprisingly efficient 20-point night.

Something needs to be done about Elfrid Payton and Nerlens Noel, however. They both sucked HARD.

Alex will have the recap. Enjoy the rest of your night.