Brooklyn's New Backcourt Leads Them Over New York, 117-83 (Report)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: D'Angelo Russell #1 of the Brooklyn Nets poses for a portrait during Media Day at HSS Training Center on September 25, 2017 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

In their third of four preseason games, the Brooklyn Nets crushed the New York Knicks, 117-83. 

Jeremy Lin and D’Angelo Russell combined for 23 points and 14 assists in tonight’s win over the Knicks. This kind of play is something fans should get used to as the two guards continue to develop chemistry in the backcourt.

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Allen Crabbe (left ankle) made his Nets debut tonight, scoring 14 points on 3-4 shooting from deep in just 11 minutes of play. Caris LeVert (right ankle) made an appearance tonight as well, scoring 12 points on 5-8 shooting from the field.

Newcomer big man Timofey Mozgov had an excellent game as well, scoring 11 points and grabbing 5 rebounds in 17 minutes on the court.

Full Crabbe highlights from his first game in the Brooklyn uniform:

The Nets offense and defense were both in sync tonight. The team shot 50 percent from the field while holding the Knicks offense to just 37 percent shooting.

For the second game this preseason, Brooklyn’s three-point shooting was on the money. Four different players made multiple from behind the arc, as the team shot 42 percent as a whole.

As they approach their final game of the preseason, one thing is for sure. This is going to be a very fun team to watch.


Brooklyn will host the Philadelphia 76ers at the Barclays Center on Wednesday. Opening tip is at 7:30 PM EST.

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