Knicks end 5 game losing streak with win over Nets
And it finally happened. After struggling for five straight games, the Knicks managed to beat 96-115 their cross-river rivals.
The Knicks had a strong third quarter as they went on a 12-1 run after the halftime but this time they didn’t collapsed in the end.
Tim Hardaway Jr. led New York with 25 points and 8 assists, Frank Ntilikina added 16 while Mitchell Robinson finished with 11 buckets.
Robinson, who made his second start was flawless from the field, going 5-5 and made the crowd go wild in the second half after making a steal, then going coast-to-coast to finish with a strong right-arm slam-dunk.
“It feel great — everyone just cheering.”
– Mitchell Robinson
Enes Kanter who came off the bench again put up his usual double double, leading the bench with 15 points and 15 rebounds. Allonzo Trier and Mario Hezonja also finished in double figures, scoring 12 and 11.
The Nets (2-5) were led by Spencer Dinwiddie who finished with 17 points off the bench. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson added 16 and Shabazz Napier added 12 as the Brooklyn bench outscored their starters 61-35.
The Knicks improve to 2-5 and will host the Pacers on Wednesday night.