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New York Knicks
Brooklyn Nets Tyson Chandler - Non-Displaced Fracture of the Right Fibula (OUT) Andrei Kirilenko - Back spasms (OUT) Paul Pierce - Non-displaced fracture of the third metacarpal of the right hand (OUT) Jason Terry - Bruised left knee (OUT) Deron Williams - Sprained left ankle (OUT)
Today in Knicks history
December 5, 2012 JJR Smith drills an 18-foot stepback jumper at the buzzer to give the Knicks a pulsating, come-from-behind 100-98 win at Charlotte.
January 21, 2013 In the final game of the inaugural “inter-borough” series, New York fell short as a last second J.R. Smith triple rimmed out and Brooklyn survived an 88-85 defensive battle at the Garden as the season series came a close with each team winning two games. Carmelo Anthony paced the Knicks with 29 points and seven assists over 45 minutes. J.R. Smith posted 16 points and four rebounds off the bench. Tyson Chandler chipped in seven points and 11 rebounds over 35 minutes. Brooklyn was led by Joe Johnson’s 25 points and five assists over 39 minutes. Deron Williams recorded 14 points and 12 assists over 38 minutes. Brook Lopez contributed 14 points and 11 rebounds in 34 minutes…New York outscored Brooklyn 27-18 in the third quarter to take a 68-65 advantage into the final period. In a fourth quarter that saw four lead changes and four ties, Brooklyn stormed out of the gate scoring 18 of the first 27 points of the fourth quarter to take a 83-77 advantage with 5:37 left to play. New York answered with a 7-0 run capped off by two Anthony free throws to give the Knicks 84-83 lead with :40.9 left in the game. Johnson answered for the Nets as he drained a fade-away baseline jumper over Smith to give Brooklyn a 85-84 lead with :22.3 left. New York’s next trip down the court resulted in a missed baseline jumper from Anthony and three free throws later from the Nets, the Knicks were handed an 88-85 loss at Madison Square Garden. December 19, 2012 After a tight first half that saw New York ahead 52-48, New York’s defense tightened up and helps Brooklyn to 38 second half points as they cruised to a 100-86 victory over the Brooklyn Nets at Madison Square Garden. New York was led by Carmelo Anthony’s 31 points and three rebounds over 36 minutes. Tyson Chandler posted a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds over 37 minutes. J.R. Smith added 19 points, five rebounds, and three assists over 37 minutes. Brooklyn Nets were led by Joe Johnson’s 17 points, three assists, and two rebounds over 40 minutes. Deron Williams posted a double-double with 16 points and 10 assists over 36 minutes. Brook Lopez also added a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds.