Carmelo Anthony records double-double, Knicks cruise past Nets

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In a tremendous all-around performance, Carmelo Anthony scored 19 points and added 10 rebounds and 6 assists to help the New York Knicks easily get past the Brooklyn Nets, 113-83. The Knicks shot lights out in this one, going 44-77 (57.1%) from the field, including 16-27 (59.3%) from three-point range. New York (4-13) has won just one of their last 10 games.

Anthony shot 8-12, in a solid outing. Iman Shumpert also contributed for New York, finishing with 17 points and 6 rebounds. Despite the loss, Brook Lopez scored 24 points for Brooklyn on 9-18 shooting from the field and 6-7 from the free throw line. He also tallied 9 rebounds.

Along with their eFG% of 67.5%, the Knicks connected at a rate of 59.3% from 3-point range. On the season, they are 1-0 when they record marks above 55% and 40% in those respective categories. Conversely, the Nets are winless (0-4) when allowing their opponents to reach those percentages.

Brooklyn (5-14) has now dropped consecutive games after losing to Denver on Tuesday.

Coming up next, the Knicks take on the Orlando Magic, who are 6-12 on the year. The Nets meet the Milwaukee Bucks, currently 3-15 this season.

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