Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis snatches a layup right out of opponent's hands

Jeremy Lin has a lot to play for in these remaining 19 games

However, Lin finished the game strong to lead the Nets to a win over his former team in their first game at the Barclays Center since the All-Star break. The Knicks loss is helping them get a better lottery pick in the draft.

But, that does not make it any less embarrassing.

In an interview with Newsday after the game, Jeremy Lin joked that he was still suffering from the Nets' eight-game road trip. Also, the Nets haven't won at home since a day after Christmas. They found a 20-point lead in the second quarter (56-36), 67-49 at half, following an incredible 3-point showing. Sure they're the laughing stock of the National Basketball Association and the franchise that made the worst trade in the history of the league, but the Nets are healthy again and are on a mission to achieve respect. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game.

The Knicks struggles defensively continued as the Nets got whatever they wanted offensively.

PF Kristaps Porzingis, Knicks - Porzingis had a solid game for the Knicks on both ends of the court.

The Nets set a season-high for 3-pointers made (19-of-38). While the Knicks insist they are still trying to win games, not yet officially eliminated from contention for the last playoff spot in the East, they have conceded that they are using these games to see who can fit in the triangle.

SF Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Nets - Hollis-Jefferson had his hands full trying to slow down Carmelo Anthony.

The Knicks seemed to finally be making a move after trailing by as many 20 points, cutting the deficit to 102-95 on a turnaround jumper by Anthony. He added one block as well.

The Knicks have operated this season under a haze of confusion, alternating between different schemes, different identities and a weak triangle. Tonight he showcased that versatility.

The New York Knicks took care of that streak Sunday on "Biggie Night."

CBS Sports noted that Lin has scored 18 points in consecutive games and has started to get more aggressive on offence again.

Lopez hit five, Quincy Acy hit three, Isaiah Whitehead two, Spencer Dinwiddie two and Caris LeVert and Trevor Booker with one apiece.



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