Brandon Jennings ignites, Knicks rally past Nets
- Updated: October 9, 2016
After the horrific loss in Houston earlier this week, the Knicks returned to Madison Square for the home opener of the preseason.
Without Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah, the Knicks relied on Brandon Jenings, who propelled the Knicks to a 39 point quarter in the 3rd act of the game, to help New York defeating their rivals 116-98.
Coming aftrer a 2-10 shooting game against the Rockets, Jennings scored 4 points, rebounded 4 times and dished 5 assists, including a no look over the head pass to Marshall Plumlee to dunk it on fastbreak, in 14 minutes of playtime.
Kristaps Porzingis also ignited in the third quarter after struggling in the first half and finished the night with 12 points and 6 rebounds.
Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks once again, and in the 19 minutes he spent on the floor he scored 16 points, shooting 6-11 from the field.
Rookie Chasson Randle played 20 minutes and dropped 14 points with 11 of them in the third quarter. He also had 3 steals and went 3-5 from behind the three point line.
Willy Hernangomez and Maurice Ndour distributed each 12 points off the bench while Sasha Vujacic contributed with 11 including 3 long distance shots.