New York 116, New Jersey 93

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, April 8, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
Officials - #27 Dick Bavetta, #30 Tony Brown, #31 Scott Wall
Attendance - 18023

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New York 36 32 28 20 116
New Jersey 31 20 21 21 93

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New York 41-38 23-17 18-21 W6
New Jersey 24-55 19-21 5-34 L2

Recap


Carmelo Anthony scored 23 of his 25 points in the first half and the New York Knicks closed out the quarters in fashion en route to a 116-93 pasting of the host New Jersey Nets on Friday.

Chauncey Billups added 22 points and three 3-pointers for the Knicks (41-38), who swept the four-game season series, have won six straight overall and sit in the sixth slot in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Brook Lopez scored 27 points, but the Nets (24-55) lost for the 12th time in 14 games.

The Knicks played without All-Star forward Amar’e Stoudemire, who was out with a sprained ankle, and the Nets played without All-Star Deron Williams, who underwent surgery Friday on his right wrist. Power forward Kris Humphries (heel, ankle) also sat for the Nets and will not play the last three games.

Anthony ended the first quarter with a 4-point play that provided the Knicks a five-point lead, and scored seven during a 9-2 run to take a 68-51 advantage into the half.

New Jersey pulled within 84-72 in the third, but the Knicks got a 3-pointer by Billups and two hoops from Jared Jeffries during a 12-0 spurt to end the quarter. New York coasted in the fourth.

Top Game Performances

New York   New Jersey
Carmelo Anthony 25 Scoring Brook Lopez 27
Toney Douglas 9 Assists Jordan Farmar 9
Carmelo Anthony 14 Rebounds Jordan Farmar 8
Carmelo Anthony 5 Free Throws Made Brook Lopez 5
Jared Jeffries 2 Steals Johan Petro 3
Shawne Williams 2 Blocks Ben Uzoh 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New York 116 49.4 15-36 15-19 27 48 4 10 16
New Jersey 93 47.6 6-19 9-15 22 38 5 8 17

Upcoming Games

  • New Jersey will play their next game on the road against Toronto. The Nets have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .273 after a loss.
  • New York will play their next game on the road against Indiana . The Knicks have a W/L % of .625 after a win and .410 after a loss.
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