Final Score: NY Knicks (10-9): 111 NJ Nets(6-12): 100
Tonight the Knicks took on the Nets at the Garden for the first of four meetings this season. The game close through the first half and into the third quarter until Devon Harris was knocked down by his own teammate, Kris Humphries and was forced to leave the game with an injury. From there it was all downhill for the Nets. Although the Knicks gave up thirty-six points the New Jersey’s big man Brooke Lopez, the Nets had no answer for Amar’e Stoudemire’s 4th thirty point game this season, as he dropped thirty-five and brought the NY crowd to their feet.
Prior to the game there was a bit of chatter back and forth from the Knicks and Nets organizations. For the majority of this season and even prior to this season there has been a lot of talk about which team would be more successful this season and who would land Carmelo Anthony. With the Knicks and Nets being the frontrunners in the Carmelo sweepstakes, there is naturally an unspoken competition between the two teams and organizations.
Earlier in the week the Knicks realeased a promotional ad directed towards the Nets that stated “Hey Nets, you can walk like us, you can talk like us, but you ain’t never gonna be like us.”
Naturally this sparked Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov to respond just hours before the game saying “I don’t think we want to be like the Knicks, I think we’d more like to resemble the Lakers.”
Unfortunately for him, his team was not able to back up his statement tonight as their record falls to 6 and 12.
The Knicks continue their positive growth while beating teams within the lower eschelong. As I’ve said from the beginning of the season, the key to a successful season is to beat sub five hundred teams night in and night out. If they are able to do this, stay healthy and continue to build on the depth of their bench, the Knicks will find themselves in a nice place toward the end of the season.
Upcoming Games: Friday Dec. 3rd @ New Orleans Hornets Sunday Dec. 5th @ Toronto Raptors
About the Author
Written by Justin Sammartano
Born and raised in Long Island NY. Iona College Graduate. Die hard NY Knicks fan.