Field Goal %
- CHI 48.6
- 35.2 BKN
Three Point %
- CHI 29.4
- 29.4 BKN
- CHI 15
- 17 BKN
- CHI 47
- 47 BKN
- Brooklyn, NY
- Line: BKN -3.0
0:00 - 4th Quarter
End of the 4th Quarter
The Knicks and Nets now have identical 9-19 records this season, and both teams plays games they would like to forget on Christmas Day.
FROM ELIAS:Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett are 6-for-32 from the field in their last 2 games. Since they became teammates in 2007-08, that .188 FG pct is their worst in a 2-game stretch in their career.
Just one day ago Nets' Coach Jason Kidd was critical of his team's effort saying, "When we don't make shots, we tend to hang our head and we forget about playing defense..." Luckily for the Bulls on Wednesday, it didn't appear as if the Nets took Kidd's comments to heart. The Nets struggled on the offensive end, shooting 35.2%, and were not much better on defense.
The Nets need to look no further than their 2nd Qtr performance for today's loss. Brooklyn made just 2 buckets in the quarter... the 1st came at the 9:44 mark by Paul Pierce and the other was with 1:44 left - a 3-pointer by Deron Williams.Their 13.3 percent shooting is their worst in the 2nd quarter in the last 10 years.
Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett have not helped the Nets' woes as of late. Pierce and Garnett have gone a combined 6-for-32 from the field over the last 2 games. The Nets lost both games by a combined 34 points.
Taj Gibson logged his 4th game of the season with 20 points. Gibson had just 5 career 20-point games in his 1st 4 seasons.
Jackie MacMullan believes several NBA teams will offer Kevin Garnett positions after he announced his retirement.
With the Pelicans facing the possibility of missing the playoffs yet again, they need Anthony Davis more than ever to get the franchise through tough times.
With Derrick Rose leading the Knicks' reinforcements around Carmelo Anthony, team brass hopes he can turn their playmaking into easier baskets.