New York 99, New Jersey 92

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, February 4, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Officials - #18 Matt Boland, #77 Karl Lane, #32 Eddie F. Rush
Attendance - 19763

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New Jersey 30 18 24 20 92
New York 20 26 24 29 99

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Jersey 8-17 3-7 5-10 L2
New York 9-15 5-7 4-8 W1

Recap


Jeremy Lin erupted for a career-best 25 points in a reserve role as the New York Knicks prevailed 99-92 over the visiting New Jersey Nets on Saturday night.

Lin took advantage of a major bump in playing time, shooting 10 for 19 while adding seven assists and five rebounds in 34 minutes. His performance led the Knicks to just their third win in the last 14 games.

Deron Williams had 21 points and 11 assists while Kris Humphries added 20 points and 12 rebounds for the Nets, who suffered a fourth-quarter collapse after leading for most of the game.

The teams exchanged the lead several times in the third quarter until the Nets pulled away, with a Humphries 10-footer keying an 8-0 run that put the Nets ahead 66-59. New York mounted a late surge, capped by a Lin three-point play, but still trailed 72-70 entering the fourth quarter.

The Knicks took the lead a handful of times in the final frame, but it wasn't until Amar'e Stoudemire knocked down a layup midway through the quarter that New York was able to put some space between itself and the Nets. That shot kickstarted a 9-2 run capped by a Tyson Chandler layup and foul shot that gave the Knicks an insurmountable 91-84 edge.

The Nets led by 10 after a wide-open first quarter, only to see the Knicks whittle away at the deficit over the next 12 minutes. A pair of Chandler shots drew New York even with 1:31 remaining , but Jordan Williams countered with a short jumper on New Jersey's final possession of the half to put the Nets up 48-46 at the break.

Top Game Performances

New Jersey   New York
Deron Williams 21 Scoring Jeremy Lin 25
Deron Williams 11 Assists Jeremy Lin 7
Kris Humphries 12 Rebounds Jared Jeffries 10
Kris Humphries 10 Free Throws Made Jeremy Lin 5
Deron Williams 3 Steals Jeremy Lin 2
Kris Humphries 4 Blocks Carmelo Anthony 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New Jersey 92 41.7 10-26 22-26 18 39 5 8 16
New York 99 44.6 2-14 23-26 20 48 5 5 14

Upcoming Games

  • New York will play their next game at home against Utah. The Knicks have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • New Jersey will play their next game at home against Chicago. The Nets have a W/L % of .125 after a win and .412 after a loss.
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