RECAP – FINAL: #Knicks 109 – #Nets 98

Updated: April 16, 2014


The Brooklyn Nets were defeated by the New York Knicks by a score of 109-98 in Brooklyn.


The Knicks came out shooting and hit five 3-pointers in the first quarter and shot 50 percent while the Nets shot miserable 35 percent and went 1-for-7 from deep to be down 29-18 after one.  New York continued to play inspired and hit 7-for-11 from deep and shot and amazing 25 free throws in first half to lead the disinterested Nets 55-43.  Mason Plumlee did his best to bring some kind of energy and led Nets with 12 points and four rebounds at halftime.  The third quarter was more of the same from Brooklyn and they went down 83-67 after three quarters of play.  The final quarter was a complete debacle as the Knicks made it a playground game and their championship since they will not be in the playoffs and held off a late surge by Brooklyn to win 109-98 and take the season series 3-1.

Momentum Changers:

There was no change in momentum all night.  The Knicks shot an amazing 40 free throws which tells the story of the night.


Paul Pierce scored 1,000 points in 15 straight seasons, becoming the only active NBA player to score 1,000 points in 15 straight seasons

Pierce is 6th player in NBA history to have 15 or more straight seasons of 1,000 points (Abdul-Jabbar, K.Malone, Havlicek, E.Hayes, Parish)

Mason Plumlee scored in double figures in a season-high 4 straight games (and 6 of 9 games in the month of April).  In the month of April (8 games and tonight’s 1st half), Mason Plumlee is shooting 44-53 (83.0%) from the field.

Joe Johnson extended his career-best (and Nets’ record) streak of games w/ at least 1 three-pointer to 30.

Thornton (24) – Plumlee (16) – Pierce (13) – Johnson (12) – Williams (10)


Kidd’s Corner:

“Fifth, sixth, same thing,” Nets head coach Jason Kidd said nonchalantly. “We’ll play Toronto or Chicago. You play 82 games to get a seed and we’ll be fifth or sixth.”


Paul Pierce

“Going into the playoffs, you want to start building habits and tonight was an example of how not to take a step forward,” Pierce said. “We were off our game — offensively, defensively, all phases of the game. That is not how you want to go into the playoffs. No excuses about it. We got to be better.”




NEXT UP: The Nets will be back in action Wednesday night when they travel for the season finale to play the Cleveland Cavaliers in Cleveland.  The game can be seen on YES at 7:30.


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