The New York Knicks had an impressive game shooting the ball in this one, going 32-67 (47.8%) from the field, including 11-21 (52.4%) from three-point range, to defeat the Brooklyn Nets, 109-98. New York (36-45) is now on a three-game winning streak.
Tim Hardaway Jr. came off the bench and put up 16 points on 5-10 shooting, including 4-5 on 3-point attempts, in a quality offensive outing. Other top performers for New York were J.R. Smith with 14 points and seven rebounds, and Cole Aldrich with 13 points and 13 rebounds. On 7-15 shooting (4-10 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 6-8 from the free throw line, Marcus Thornton scored 24 points off the bench for Brooklyn in the loss. Joe Johnson chipped in 12 points and six rebounds.
Along with their eFG% of 56.0%, the Knicks connected at a rate of 52.4% from 3-point range. On the season, they are 13-3 when they record marks above 55% and 40% in those respective categories. Conversely, the Nets are 2-11 when allowing their opponents to reach those percentages.
This drops Brooklyn (44-37) to 1-3 versus New York on the season.
Coming up, the Knicks square off against the Toronto Raptors, who are 48-33 on the season. The Nets match up against the Cleveland Cavaliers, currently sitting at 32-49 this year. The Knicks have lost two of their last three meetings with Toronto. The Nets have come away with a win the last two games against Cleveland.