Knicks 113, Nets 83
The Knicks are no longer the biggest losers in New York. The Brooklyn Nets look like the real Big Apple busts.
Carmelo Anthony had 19 points and 10 rebounds, Iman Shumpert scored a season-high 17 points, and the Knicks ended a nine-game losing streak in the first meeting of the season between the city rivals.
The Knicks (4-13) snapped a tie with the Nets (5-14) for most losses in New York, winning the game and the crowd with a dominant second half that had Spike Lee and the rest of the fans wearing blue and orange cheering perhaps the Knicks’ most complete performance of the season.
Andrea Bargnani scored 16 before he was ejected in the fourth quarter, Knicks fans roaring in support of him standing up to Kevin Garnett.
Brook Lopez had 24 points and nine rebounds for the Nets.
New York made a season-high 16 3-pointers in 27 attempts (59 percent). Shumpert, who has been the subject of trade rumors and has struggled, hit five 3s and added six rebounds.
Clippers 101, Grizzlies 81
The visiting Los Angeles Clippers went on a 17-2 run in a seven-minute span in the third quarter to break open a close game and went out to rout the Memphis Grizzlies. Chris Paul, Darren Collison and Jamal Crawford each scored 15 to lead the Clippers’ balanced attack that had six players hit double figures.