The Nets have resumed their losing ways this afternoon at Madison Square Garden, falling to the Knicks 106-97, dropping their record to 1-19.
The Nets looked great in the first half, scoring 61 points and leading the Knicks by 8, but they fell apart in the third quarter when the Knicks went zone defense on them, getting outscored 33-18 in the period.
The Kiki Vandeweghe-Del Harris connection channeled their inner Lawrence Frank today, going with a small lineup of four guards and Brook Lopez for a majority of the second half.
The Knicks outrebounded the Nets 48-32, and grabbed 15 offensive boards. They also shot 34 free throws compared to 15 from the Nets.
New York was led by Al Harrington (26 points, 14 boards, 5 assists), David Lee (24 points, 9 rebounds) and Larry Hughes (25 points on 14-17 from the free throw line).
Nice game for Chris Douglas-Roberts who had 26 points on 12-19 shooting.
Brook Lopez had 19 points, but only got 9 field goal attempts. He also added 6 rebounds and 3 blocks.
Devin Harris looked like he was going to have one of those big games in the first half with 17 points, but he was shut down by the Knicks zone in the second half and finished with 19 points.