New York Knicks 116, Brooklyn Nets 98: The Brandon Jennings Show
Adam Hunger-USATSI

Brandon Jennings put on a show in the New York Knicks blowout preseason victory over the Brooklyn Nets at Madison Square Garden.

Brandon Jennings had the ball on the right wing above the three point line. He dribbled to his left, off a screen from Kristaps Porzingis, and with a head of steam heading towards the rim he stopped on a dime and hit a foul line jump shot. That was just Friday night’s first possession.

The absence of Jeremy Lin, Derrick Rose, and Joakim Noah from Friday night’s preseason game between the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets was a disappointment. However, it caused Brandon Jennings to step into Rose’s starting role and help the Knicks to a victory with some highlight reel passes.

Jennings made two nice assists in the open court that stuck out. One was an on a runout after a Nets made basket to Porzingis and the other after stripping the ball and creating the fast break to Marshall Plumlee for an easy dunk. Check out them both out below.

Jennings didn’t shoot the ball well (2-6 FG, 0-2 3PT) but he ran the offense well and seemed in tune with his teammates. He managed to dish out five assists in the first quarter alone and finished the game with a plus-minus rating of +12 in 14 total minutes.

The former Detroit Piston is not done dazzling Madison Square Garden fans as the starter. With Derrick Rose’s trial underway, he’s expected to miss Monday’s home game against the Washington Wizards. Expect more highlights from Jennings.


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