Offensive Rating: Nets 103.6 (20th), Knicks 103.8 (18th)
Defensive Rating: Nets 109.4 (27th), Knicks 100.6 (4th)
Pace: Nets 90.0 (22th), Knicks 92.5 (7th)
eFG%: Nets .475 (24th), Knicks .488 (16th)
TOV%: Nets .143 (21st), Knicks .151 (28th)
ORB%: Nets .283 (10th), Knicks .271 (18th)
FT/FGA: Nets .211 (12th), Knicks .232 (6th)
Defensive Four Factors
Opp. eFG%: Nets .514 (29th), Knicks .481 (11th)
Opp. TOV%: Nets .139 (13th), Knicks .159 (2nd)
DRB%: Nets .705 (27th), Knicks .736 (10th)
Opp. FT/FGA: Nets .208 (16th), Knicks .225 (24th)
Think tank: Point guards Deron Williams, Jeremy Lin, and Baron Davis will all sit tonight, along with mainstays on the disabled list Brook Lopez, Damion James, Jordan Farmar, and Amare Stoudemire. Shelden Williams will also sit.
Melo Crash: Gerald Wallace, however, is in uniform, presumably to spend every second he’s on the floor shutting down Carmelo Anthony, whilst simultaneously acting as the Nets’ best offensive option save Gerald Green and arguably MarShon Brooks at any point when he’s on the floor.
Starters: Sundiata Gaines, MarShon Brooks, Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries, Jordan Williams; Mike Bibby, Iman Shumpert, Landry Fields, Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler.