GIF: Solid Defense, Knicks

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The New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets both had things to play for — the Knicks are in the midst of a furious race to earn the eighth playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, while the Nets are trying to earn home-court advantage in the playoffs.

So how’d the Knicks defend Deron Williams, Brooklyn’s quickest perimeter threat and floor leader, when Williams picked up the ball in the frontcourt? Not so well.

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J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert both scamper from Williams, giving a bemused Williams a front-row seat to defensive anarchy and leaving him open for the easiest three-pointer he’s had all season. A special shout-out to the hopeless Raymond Felton at the end.

Great job, guys!