Quick Recap: New York Knicks 98, New Jersey Nets 91

How does 0-13 sound Nets fans? The Nets are now four losses away from matching the worst-ever start by an NBA franchise as they fell to the New York Knicks (3-9) 98-91 at the Izod Center this afternoon.

  • While the continuing losing streak will be the main headline, another big story was the return of Devin Harris, who hasn’t played since the season’s second game against Orlando. Coming off the bench, Harris scored 12 points and made 7 assists in 25 minutes. He looked energetic and even got a thunderous tomahawk jam in the second quarter off a Sean Williams screen.
  • Brook Lopez battled foul trouble all game, but still finished with 18 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks.
  • Speaking of fouls, lots of iffy calls by the refs against the Nets this afternoon. What appeared to be a clean block by Brook on Danilo Gallinari led to two FTs and a technical on Lopez. In the fourth, Sean Williams picked up his fifth foul on a blocking charge, when it looked like his feet were planted and he was out of the restricted area.
  • Another good scoring effort from Chris Douglas-Roberts who finished with 24 points on 11-19 shooting, including a great step-back 19-foot jumper with under 2 minutes to go in the game to cut the Knicks lead to one.
  • Sean Williams didn’t score a point, but he contributed 5 rebounds and 3 blocks in 15 minutes, before fouling out.
  • David Lee chipped in a double-double for the Knicks with 16 points and 12 rebounds.
  • Terrence Williams had 17 points off the bench.