The Brooklyn Nets got another big game out of Joe Johnson and rolled past the New York Knicks 103-80 on Monday afternoon at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York.
Johnson scored 25 points on eight-of-15 shooting, grabbed six rebounds and dished out five assists.
Andray Blatche came off the bench to score 19 points and grab 12 rebounds and Alan Anderson added 15 points.
Carmelo Anthony scored 26 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Knicks.
The Nets took an 11-point lead into the second quarter and never really looked back despite a couple of runs from the Knicks.
In his return to the court after missing five games with an ankle injury, Deron Williams scored 13 points on four-of-10 shooting, grabbed three rebounds, dished out three assists and had a steal.
Anthony was the only Knicks’ starter to score in double figures – the other four, Tyson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Pablo Prigioni and Iman Shumpert combined for 20 points on six-of-24 shooting. J.R. Smith scored 15 points and rookie Tim Hardaway, Jr. added 11.
The Nets took the blowout as an opportunity to get their veterans some rest – Kevin Garnett played just 18 minutes and Paul Pierce only 26.
The Nets are now 17-22 while the Knicks are 15-26.