New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Joe Johnson netted 20 of his 25 points in
the first half and the Brooklyn Nets routed the New York Knicks 103-80 on
Andray Blatche tallied 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Nets, who have won
seven of their last eight games. Alan Anderson scored 15 points and Deron
Williams added 13 in the triumph.
Carmelo Anthony had 26 points and 12 rebounds for New York, which has dropped
four straight on the heels of a five-game winning streak.
The Knicks shot a season-low 33.8 percent (24-of-71) from the field.
It was 12-10 in favor of Brooklyn early on before the Nets began to pull away
with an 11-2 run. Johnson had seven points during the surge, including a
jumper to cap it for a 23-12 cushion.
Brooklyn led 27-18 after a quarter of play and Mirza Teletovic's jumper
concluded a 7-0 flurry to extend the margin to 37-21.
The Nets took a 52-38 lead into the break and a 71-55 advantage into the
fourth, where they cruised to the easy win.
New York never whittled the deficit below eight in the second half.
The Nets shot 49.3 percent (37-of-75) from the floor and 36.8 percent (14-
of-38) from beyond the arc ... Monday was New York's fifth loss this season by
20-or-more points ... The Knicks fell to 1-21 when trailing to start the
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