That three-game winning streak remains elusive. The Nets caught a break when Amar'e Stoudemire was declared out of Saturday's game with a sprained toe. But they couldn't take advantage of the All-Star's absence, falling to the Knicks 105-95 at the Prudential Center.
Behind some hot shooting, the Knicks built an 11-point lead midway through the second quarter. A 9-2 Nets run got them to within four and they trailed by five at the half. Despite eight turnovers in the third quarter, the Nets tied the score early in the fourth. They took the lead with seven minutes to go and the game went back and forth until the Nets came up with just one point on a seven-possession stretch in the final minutes.
The Nets shot just 42 percent from the field and turned the ball over 19 times total. On the other end, they couldn't stop the Knicks on the perimeter, allowing New York to shoot 16-for-34 from 3-point range. Devin Harris led the Nets with 22 points, while Brook Lopez added 19. Derrick Favors grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds, but shot just 3-for-10 from the field.
For most of the game, it seemed fan sentiment was divided evenly between Nets and Knicks, but at the end, the blue and orange clad dominated, booing Harris and Lopez as they went to the line. The game was a sell-out, the Nets first in more than a year and the first ever NBA sellout at the Prudential Center. Lopez quickly left the Nets' locker room after the game, avoiding reporters.
- Boxscore - NBA.com
- Game Highlights (Video) - NBA.com
- Knicks beat Nets without injured Stoudemire - Brian Mahoney - AP
- Knicks-Nets notebook - Jake Appleman - NBA.com
Knicks, Without Stoudemire, Beat the Nets - Howard Beck - New York Times
- Without Stoudemire, Knicks beat Nets with 3-pointers - Colin Stephenson - Star-Ledger
- Derrick Favors' energy level impresses Nets coach Avery Johnson - Colin Stephenson & Zach Berman - Star-Ledger
- Chandler leads Knicks over Nets - Fred Kerber - New York Post
- Fields' 3s make him top rookie - Marc Berman - New York Post
- Chandler finds his footing - Marc Hale - New York Post
'Melo-drama aside, N.Y. will make the playoffs - Jay Greenberg - New York Post
- Knicks' Stoudemire out, status unknown with toe injury - Marc Berman - New York Post
- With Amare out, Teammates toe the line - Mitch Lawrence - New York Daily News
Unsafe at Home - Stefan Bondy - New York Daily News
- Knicks put trade talk aside, beat Nets to get back on winning track - Stefan Bondy - New York Daily News
- No Amar'e, no problem for Knicks - Steve Adamek - The Record
Raymond Felton backs teammates, then sparks the offense - Art Stapleton - The Record
- Rapid Reaction: Knicks 105, Nets 95 - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
- Knicks-dominated crowd doesn't help Nets - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
- Hurt Amare Stoudemire day to day,- Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
Knicks treated like Rock stars in win at Nets - Al Iannazzone - The Nets Insider
- Post-Game Plus (Video) - Jessica Taff - YES Network
- From the Booth (Video) - Ian Eagle & Jim Spanarkel - YES Network
- Avery Johnson Press Conference (Video) - YES Network
- Anthony Morrow Interview (Video) - Gordon Damer - YES Network
- Pre-Game: Avery Johnson Interview (Video) - Gordon Damer - YES Network
The Knicks beat the Nets, 105-95 (Video) - SNY
- NETS: Favors Offers Energy, Nets Can't Contain the Threes - Ben Couch - New Jersey Nets
Stoudemire out, but Knicks beat Nets - Kimberly A. Martin - New York Newsday