Knicks Lose to Nets as Lin Held to 21 Points in Anthony’s Return to Lineup
It was the second loss in the past 10 games for the Knicks, who hadCarmelo Anthony back in the lineup after he missed the past seven games with a groin strain. Lin finished with 21 points and nine assists, while Anthony had 11 points on 4-of-11 shooting and a team-high six turnovers at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
MarShon Brooks added 18 points and Kris Humphries had 14 points and 14 rebounds for the Nets (10-24), who led by as many as 19 points in winning for the second time in 11 games.
The Knicks (16-17) were outscored 32-21 in the second quarter to fall behind 50-42 at halftime and never got closer than six points during the second half. The Nets hit 15 of their 31 three-point attempts for the game.
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