NBA Game Summary - New Jersey at New York
(Saturday, March 6th)
Final Score: New Jersey 113, New York 93
New York, NY (Sports Network) - Devin Harris recorded a season-high 31 points on 13-of-21 shooting to help the New Jersey Nets to just their seventh win of the season, 113-93 against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.
Courtney Lee, who missed the last three games with a sprained left ankle, added 25 points. Brook Lopez racked up 18 and 11 rebounds for the Nets, who picked up their second win this season over New York, which is more than any other opponent.
The Nets, who came back from a 16-point deficit, recorded a season-high 14 three-pointers (14-of-24) in moving to 7-55 on the season.
David Lee paced the Knicks' offense with 23 points and six rebounds, while Wilson Chandler picked up a double-double with 20 points and 10 boards, but New York lost for the 15th time in 18 contests.
New Jersey entered the fourth quarter leading 83-74, but two Courtney Lee triples helped widen the margin to a then game-high 16 at 96-80 with just over six minutes left. The Nets did not widen the margin to 20 until Harris hit a bank shot with 1:20 to go.
"We gave them confidence," said Tracy McGrady. "And once that happened, all hell froze over."
David Lee scored six points in the first four plus minutes of the game to help the Knicks to the early 15-4 advantage. The Knicks finished the first quarter up 32-22 and led by as many as 16 at 30-14, after an Eddie House running jump shot with 1:35 remaining.
The Nets got it going in the second quarter, mounting an 11-0 run to take their first lead. Terrence Williams finished the burst with an alley-oop jam for a 46-42 lead with 3:17 left in the half.
"The second team was huge for us," said Harris. "We got off to a very lethargic start. Those guys came in a did a great job getting us back in the game."
New Jersey extended its lead to eight at 56-48 near the end of the first half, but House converted on a layup for the Knicks as time expired to cut the advantage to 56-50.
The Knicks got within two, at 56-54, on a Gallinari jumper, but the Nets, under Harris' 13 points in the third, led heading into the final quarter by nine.
New Jersey's 113 points is a new season-high...Nets forward Yi Jianlian left the game in the first quarter with a sprained left ankle and did not return...David Lee's streak of three consecutive double-doubles was snapped.
03/06 23:08:33 ET