The first battle of the Big Apple goes to the New York Knicks as they dominated the Brooklyn Nets from start to finish.

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Fourth Quarter

Brooklyn couldn’t even make one semi-serious run the entire second half. They fall by the final of 108-91. The Knicks improve to 10-10 while the Nets fall to 4-14. Melo finished with a game-high 28 points on 9-of-18 shooting. KP picked up his rookie-leading 10th double-double of the season with 19 and 10.

Iso Joe has just been rejected with 8:01 left in regulation for a flagrant-2 foul (elbow to Jose Calderon who was guarding tight).

Nets have cut the lead to 17 points with just under nine minutes to play.

Third Quarter

Score is 92-67 Knicks after three quarters of play.

WIth 4:31 left in the third the Knicks a cruising along with an 83-57 lead. Porzingis now has three 3-pointers to go along with 17 points.

Second Quarter

At halftime the score is Knicks 65, Nets 42. Brook Lopez leads all scorers with 17 while Melo leads his squad with 15. Porzingis played only 13 total minutes due to picking up his third foul early enough in the quarter.

With the Knicks in full control, Melo comes up with this beauty of a three-point play against Johnson:

Timeout on the floor with 6:01 left and the Knicks lead 52-25. This turnover by Shane Larkin sums up the night:

Although the second quarter is ongoing, the play remains the same. The Knicks lead by 27 points at the 8:30 mark.

First Quarter

The route is on. After one quarter of play the Knicks lead 42-21. Porzingis and Arron Afflalo lead all scorers with 10 apiece. The Nets high-men are Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez with six points each.

New York is completely dominating the action midway through the first. Anthony already has three three-pointers, and KP has two, including scoring seven straight points for the Knicks. They already have six three pointers as a team. Score is 33-18 in favor of the Knickerbockers with 2:45 remaining in the first frame.

Nets are forced to call a timeout after Porzingis and Melo go back-to-back with shots from down town. Knicks lead 15-6 with 7:56 remaining in the first.


New York Knicks (9-10)
Brooklyn Nets (5-13)
NBA, Atlantic Division, Tonight, 7:00 PM, MSG Network, YES Network
Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York

A little over a month into this fresh new NBA campaign, the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets will finally meet for the first time. Tonight at Madison Square Garden, Brook Lopez will lead his troops into Manhattan to take on Kristaps Porzingis, Carmelo Anthony and the rest of the Knickerbockers.

Recently, Knicks boss Phil Jackson proclaimed that young Porzingis has a “magical element” to him. If this is the case, be on the lookout for something special from the 20-year old Latvian kid tonight. He’s already collected nine double-doubles during his young career, a mark which leads all NBA rookies.

More amazing that the idea the Knicks fell into a possible stud in KP, is the idea that both squads are coming into the game on a high note. After losing four straight, the Knicks rebounded on Wednesday night with a 99-87 win over the hapless Philadelphia 76ers. The Nets are coming off of two straight victories (Suns, Pistons) after their tough two-point loss against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers last Sunday night. Tip off from the Mecca is scheduled for 7 PM ET.

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