Knicks top Nets 100-97 in thriller
The New York Knicks defeated their city rival Brooklyn Nets 100-97 on Tuesday night thanks to a go-ahead three-pointer from Jason Kidd with 24 seconds left.
After Brooklyn jumped out to a 14-point lead in the first quarter, the Knicks battled back to cut the score to 53-49 at halftime. The Nets took a five-point lead into the fourth quarter before the Knicks completed a late comeback on Kidd’s three.
Carmelo Anthony led all scorers with 45 points, as the 28-year-old finished the game with a 15-of-24 mark from the field, including a 5-of-7 line on three-point attempts, according to the New York Post.
Andray Blatche led Brooklyn with 23 points, while point guard Deron Williams chipped in 18 points and 10 assists in the losing effort.
After the game, Anthony spoke to the New York Daily News about Kidd, stating, “That’s why we went and got him. We know how much of a big-time player he is, especially coming down the stretch, how smart of a player he is, but for them to leave a guy like that open…he came up big-time for us tonight.”
The Knicks host the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night, with Brooklyn playing the Toronto Raptors tonight.