The Nets looked good tonight. Brook Lopez is an all-star talent who dominated the game in the paint. Yi Jianlian, who recently returned to the lineup, looked very good tonight posting up. The Nets guards outplayed the Knicks’ guards. On the other side, turnovers put the game away in the fourth quarter for the Knicks.
Despite a 4th quarter surge, Gallo looked a bit off tonight. Despite a strong start, Duhon looked off in the final three quarters. Aside from Lee, who had another spectacular game, it did not seem like this team had it tonight.
The bottom line is that on the second half of a back-to-back, sometimes teams will come out flat. The Knicks fell victim tonight. Also, the Nets have a talented team, despite having only three wins. They shot the ball well tonight and played crisply for the most part. Good for them. They came out and beat the Knicks. This was not a game that will leave the Knicks kicking themselves or feeling like they let one get away.
Tough loss, but in my opinion, every loss is a tough loss. The Knicks need to rest on their day off tomorrow and then come out strong.