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1-1, 2nd in Atlantic

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Knox had a strong performance in his second NBA game with 17 points on 7-for-14 shooting (3-for-4) off the bench for New York. "I just want him to keep building his confidence, keep competing at a high level. I'm still on him tough about his defense because I see more there that he can do," David Fizdale said. Knox struggled with his shot in the Knicks' last 3 preseason games and went 4-for-16 in NYK's opener. "I got some wide-open looks the last few games. Today I got some good looks," Knox said. "The difference is I was making them tonight."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale said he wanted Tim Hardaway Jr. defending Caris LeVert on the Nets' final possession. LeVert drove right on Hardaway Jr. and converted on a tough drive to give the Nets a lead with one second to play in their win over the Knicks. "I thought he did a good job. I thought Caris LeVert made a tough shot. Tim slid his feet. We even had help come over from the weak side. He hit a tough spinner off the glass. The kid (LeVert) is a big-time talent."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks tied a franchise low with three turnovers. The Nets had 22. It's not often that you see a team win the turnover battle by that margin and lose the game.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Tim Hardaway Jr. on defending Caris LeVert on LeVert's game-winning drive and finish with one second remaining in Brooklyn's win over New York: "Got to know that he's going right. Got to know that. It falls on me. Just being around him all this time I should know that," Hardaway Jr. said of LeVert, his old Michigan teammate. "But you've got to move on. Next time it won't happen." Hardaway Jr. finished with 29 points on 10-for-25 shooting. He made big shots late in the game but said, "I think I shot the ball way too much tonight. That falls on me. I've got to get my teammates involved."

Hardaway misses potential game-winning shot (0:26)
Kanter goes up and under for a game-tying and-1 (0:29)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Caris LeVert and Tim Hardaway Jr. faced off with 16 seconds to play and LeVert got past Hardaway Jr. to convert a layup and give Brooklyn a 2-point lead with one second to play. High leverage moment for the two ex-Michigan players. LeVert has outplayed his Knicks counterpart to lift the Nets (1-1) to a win. It's Brooklyn's first victory over New York since March 2017.

Allen's block leads to Russell finish (0:23)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Knox has hit several big perimeter shots in the second half, including a three with 4:21 to go to tie the score. David Fizdale was pretty animated with Knox after the shot, seemingly talking to him about a defensive issue. Then he patted the rookie on the head in celebration of the shot.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Knox hits a contested three off of an Enes Kanter pass and the crowd at the Barclays Center erupts. The arena is usually filled with Knicks fans and tonight is no different.

Hardaway and Kanter catch fire for a huge first quarter (0:58)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Frank Ntilikina hits a three, an elbow jumper and a runner in a 3-minute span to get the Knicks to within four midway through the third quarter. As he heads to the sideline, the normally low-key Ntilikina pumps his fists and slaps hands with David Fizdale.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

New York starters combined to shoot 13-for-34 in an uninspiring first half. The defense that slowed Atlanta in the opener wasn't as sharp in Game 2 as Nets guards Caris LeVert and Spencer Dinwiddie hit 7-of-12 shots and handed out a combined 7 assists.

Kanter gets fouled and finishes at the rim (0:20)
Kanter controlling the paint (0:18)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

We just saw Kevin Knox's first offensive outburst in the NBA. He had five points in 3-minute stretch (3-pointer, mid-range jump shot) to cut the Nets' lead to six. Nice stretch from Knox following a 4-for-16 showing in NYK's opener.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks are struggling to slow Brooklyn down and have given up several open perimeter looks in transition. That's part of the reason that the Nets are up 9 and shooting 66 percent from the floor early in the second quarter.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Nice ovation for Sam Darnold at the Barclays Center, where he is sitting courtside for Friday's Knicks-Nets game.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale on Knicks-Nets: "I think both of our teams need to start winning a lot more before we call this a serious rivalry. You've got to earn that." Next time Knicks-Nets rivalry will really matter is July 1, 2019.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Just saw Brooklyn owner Mikhail Prokhorov at the Barclays Center for tonight's Knicks-Nets game.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Emmanuel Mudiay (ankle) remains out.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Mitchell Robinson (ankle) will play tonight against Brooklyn. Courtney Lee (neck) remains out.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Nets coach Kenny Atkinson on NYK rookie Kevin Knox: "When I watch him play he just seems like a guy who has been in the league for eight years. He just seems like a pro. I just see a nice calm to his game."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Brandon Ross, an analyst from BTIG, has an interesting view of MSG's plans to to spin-off its sports business from its entertainment business. Here's Ross on the possibility of Dolan eventually selling a controlling interest in the Knicks (part IV): "There's no indication thus far but not it's far-fetched to believe it would happen further down the road." In June, amid off-base speculation that Dolan was planning to sell a controlling interest of his teams, MSG released a statement saying: "There are no plans to sell the Knicks or the Rangers." In a bigger-picture sense, Ross believes Dolan, 63, is thinking about his long-term legacy at this point and wants it to include work in the entertainment industry. "He's spoken about (the entertainment industry) as an industry that hasn't been disrupted since, really, going back to the ancient times in Greece," Ross says. "And he wants to build something that changes that experience. Because it's so expensive to do that and because he's more passionate about that then he is about the teams, he's willing to give up some ownership of the teams."

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Team Stats

Points Per Game126.03rd
Rebounds Per Game46.0Tied-14th
Assists Per Game21.0Tied-12th
Points Allowed107.0Tied-11th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2018-1911.500
2017-182953.354
2016-173151.378
2015-163250.390
2014-151765.207