Brook Lopez, Nets hand Knicks seventh straight loss, 109-98
NEW YORK (AP) Brook Lopez scored 33 points and the Brooklyn Nets beat New York 109-98 on Friday night to hand the Knicks their seventh straight loss.
The Nets buried the Knicks under two big second-half runs and put six players in double figures in a strong showing in front of new general manager Sean Marks, who was hired Thursday.
Lopez shot 13 of 23 from the field and added eight rebounds in dominating twin brother Robin, who had 10 points and seven boards.
Carmelo Anthony had 22 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the Knicks. Interim coach Kurt Rambis continues to say the playoffs are the Knicks' goal, but they may have blown any shot of that by losing 11 of their last 12 games since they were 22-22.
They've dropped both games under Rambis, who took over when Derek Fisher was fired Feb. 8.