Knicks Lose to Nets as Anthony Returns to Join Lin in Lineup

Feb. 20 (Bloomberg) -- The New York Knicks lost to the New Jersey Nets 100-92 as Deron Williams outplayed fellow point guard Jeremy Lin with 38 points and a career-high eight three-pointers.

It was the second loss in the past 10 games for the Knicks, who had Carmelo 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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