Red Hot Nets Rout Knicks 103-80
Joe Johnson scored 25 points and the Brooklyn Nets, fresh off their trip to London, handed the New York Knicks a lopsided 103-80 defeat.
Andray Blatche netted 19 for the red hot Nets who have won seven of their last eight. Alan Anderson contributed 15 for Brooklyn. Deron Williams came off the bench after missing five games to add 13 points. Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 26 points and 12 boards.
The season series between the two teams is now tied at one as the Nets were on the opposite end of a blowout in December when the Knicks beat them 113-83.
The Knicks continue to struggle to find consistency and have now dropped four in a row. Meanwhile the Nets have found their stride in 2014.
We're putting games together, we're putting quarters together," said Brooklyn small forward Paul Pierce, "It's not just one quarter or two quarters or a half. We're being more consistent."
The Nets improve to 17-22 and remain in second place in the Atlantic Division. The Knicks fall to 15-26 and are in third place, three games behind Brooklyn.
Up next for the Knicks is a Wednesday night matchup with the 76ers while the Nets take on the Magic on Tuesday night.