NETS Game Center (Knicks, 4/8)
April 8th, 2011
Anthony, Knicks cruise by Nets without Stoudemire
NEWARK, N.J.—Carmelo Anthony had 25 points and 14 rebounds, and the New York Knicks ended a franchise-worst streak of nine straight losing seasons by beating the New Jersey Nets 116-93 on Friday night for their sixth consecutive victory.
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NETS-KNICKS LIVE CHAT
INSIDE THE ARENA: For Kids Night, an eleven-year-old name DeAnte introduced the Nets starting lineup. He didn’t forget to mention the team’s sponsorship with Vonage…Jay-Z arrived midway through the first quarter and sat in his customary seat adjacent to the Nets bench…Spike Lee sat courtside, wearing a bright orange-and-blue hat…A large fight broke out in section 226 during the fourth quarter…Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens and DJ Envy attended the game.
ROOKIE WATCH: Ben Uzoh had an odd game: 7 points and a career-high 4 blocks, all while shooting 1-6 from the free throw line.
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NETS NOTES The Nets announced pregame that G Deron Williams had his wrist surgery postponed from today to Monday due to a scheduling conflict. GM Billy King said that a "fine cut" MRI revealed the bone particles, most of which had been there for some time. He added that Williams seemed relieved to finally know the source of the pain.
G Anthony Morrow, slated to start at shooting guard, felt his sore right knee lock up on him while warming up for the game; Sasha Vujacic replaced him. Morrow said he hopes he's day-to-day, and will see how he feels after undergoing treatment tomorrow.
In the last four games, C Brook Lopez is averaging 32.0 PPG and 7.0 rebounds while shooting .633 in 38 minutes...G Ben Uzoh set a career-best with four blocks...The Knicks swept the season series 4-0 for the first time since 1990-91 (they swept 3-0 in lockout-shortened '98-99).
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LINE OF THE NIGHT
|27 PTS, 1 STL
11-17 FG, 5-6 FT
|On Brook's midcourt steal and the subsequent one-man fast-break:
"That was highlight, man. Brook’s very athletic. I’ve seen him make plays like that in pickup. I tell people he’s fast to be a 7-footer, but that’s the most I’ve seen him dribble."