Knicks hold on to beat Nets after Porzingis leaves

first_imgBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Enes Kanter had 13 points and nine rebounds for the Knicks, who earned just their second road victory of the season. Their only other one was Oct. 29 at Cleveland.Spencer Dinwiddie had 26 points for the Nets, who have dropped the first two games to their city rivals. Hollis-Jefferson added 25 points on 10-for-16 shooting and Caris LeVert added 15.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkNew York appeared on its way to an easy one after shooting 23 for 43 from the field and 6 for 13 from the 3-point line and leading by as many as 18 points in the first half. The Nets rallied to take an 82-79 lead on DeMarre Carroll’s 3-pointer with 1:49 left in the third.But the Knicks went on a 8-0 run to close the quarter, capped by Lee’s 3-point shot that increased their lead 87-82 with 25 seconds left. Washington Huskies to retire Isaiah Thomas’ jersey in February View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ New York Knicks guard Courtney Lee (5) celebrates after hitting a three-point basket in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK — Courtney Lee scored 18 of his 27 points in the second half, Michael Beasley added 15, and the New York Knicks held on to beat the Brooklyn Nets 111-104 on Thursday night after losing star forward Kristaps Porzingis to a sore left knee early in the second half.Porzingis motioned to the bench with 9:25 remaining in the third quarter after contesting a shot made by Brooklyn’s Rondae Hollis-Jefferson. The Knicks’ leading scorer had scored 13 points in nearly 18 minutes in the first half.ADVERTISEMENT Brooklyn managed to get within three points on a couple of occasions in the fourth quarter, including 100-97 with 3:09 to go. But 3-pointers by rookie Frank Ntilikina and Lance Thomas extended New York’s lead to 106-97 with 1:07 left to seal it.TIP-INSKnicks: Center Kyle O’Quinn had nine points and 10 rebounds.Nets: Shot just 12 for 42 beyond the 3-point line.NO RUSHNew York guard Tim Hardaway Jr., out with a stress injury in his lower left leg that’s caused him to miss the last 12 games, is unsure when he will return to the team and thinks it would be smart not to “rush” back.“The goal is to just get better first. I’m not giving myself no deadline”, Hardaway said before the game. “I’m not going to rush it. I’m going to wait until I’m 100 percent mentally ready to go. If it was the playoffs, I’d be out there right now. But you got to be smart and do what’s best for you. I trust the team.”ADVERTISEMENT Hardaway is averaging 17.8 points. He expects to be re-evaluated next Tuesday.UP NEXTKnicks: Host the Oklahoma City and former Knick Carmelo Anthony on Saturday night.Nets: Visit the Toronto Raptors on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone LATEST STORIES Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finalslast_img read more