From the desks of:
DUTCH PANTS CAN'T JUMP & THE HOOPS OF FLATBUSH
BATTLE OF THE BOROUGHS
New York Knicks 109
Brooklyn Nets 113
Nets Gain First Victory of New Season
Despite Erasing 19-Point Deficit Kicks Fall to 0-2
Coach Atkinson, opting for defense, diverted minutes towards Dinwiddie in the closing minutes at the expense of Caris LeVert. Spencer scores 20-points and ties Irving with a game high five assists in 27-minutes off the bench. LeVert scores 12-points with four assists in 24-minutes. For a second straight game Kyrie Irving leads the floor with 26-points, and ties for game high with five assists. He has now scored 76-points in his first two games with the Nets. Nets control the glass by a 46-39 margin. Jarrett Allen, DeAndre Jordan, along with the Knicks Julius Randle, all tie for game high with 11 rebounds.
Six Knicks players score in double-digits. Allonzo Trier leads the pack with 22-points in 23-minutes off the bench. After starting the Knicks season opener out of position, RJ Barrett scores 16-points on 9/20 (45%) from the floor, and 0/3 from the free throw line. Kevin Knox also scores 16-points and is 4/4 from beyond the arc. Marcus Morris is also a perfect 3/3 from three range. In fact, the Knicks are a stellar 17/25 (68%) from beyond the arc.