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Porzingis, Beasley help Knicks beat Nets in opener of trip

NEW YORK (AP) Though it hardly appeared like it with thousands of blue-and-orange-dressed fans standing and screaming for them, this was a road game for the New York Knicks.

''It feels like we're playing at home, so it was a good atmosphere for us,'' Kristaps Porzingis said.

It gets harder from here.

Porzingis had 26 points and nine rebounds, Michael Beasley added 23 points and 10 boards, and the Knicks opened their longest road trip in nearly 30 years by beating the Brooklyn Nets 119-104 on Monday.

A day after blowing a 19-point lead in the third quarter of a loss to New Orleans, the Knicks lost most of a 14-point advantage heading to the fourth. But they opened the period with 11 straight points and went on to beat the Nets comfortably for the third time this season.

Though the game was only a few miles from their home arena, the Knicks will do plenty of traveling the rest of the trip. They play seven straight on the road for the first time since 1988-89, with the remainder coming against the Western Conference.

''I think it's the beginning of an opportunity and they came out and responded after yesterday's loss,'' Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said.

Rookie Frank Ntilikina finished with 10 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds as the Knicks snapped a three-game losing streak and won for the third time in 13 games. They played without Tim Hardaway Jr., who was rested after playing 33 minutes Sunday in his second game back from a stress injury to his lower left leg.

DeMarre Carroll scored 22 points for the Nets, who shot 37 percent and lost for the fifth time in six games.

''To a certain extent, it's a make-or-miss league. As a unit, we shot in the 30s. That's not very good,'' said point guard Spencer Dinwiddie, who went 2 for 14.

The Nets were 14 for 44 in the first half and fell behind by 14 early in the third. They got back into the game mostly on the strength of their free-throw shooting during a foul-filled 12 minutes in which the teams combined to shoot 36 free throws. Brooklyn went 17 of 20 and trailed only 83-81 after Carroll's jumper at the buzzer.

But Ron Baker and Ntilikina made 3-pointers, Beasley had a three-point play in the opening run that made it 94-81 and Brooklyn never challenged again.

''They took us out the beginning of that fourth quarter and then dominated us the rest of the quarter,'' Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said.

TIP-INS

Knicks: Trey Burke made his Knicks debut after being signed Sunday from their G League team. Burke made a jumper on his first shot and had five points. ... Hornacek said Hardaway hadn't had any setbacks or recurrence of injury, but that he needed rest after playing more minutes than they'd planned on Sunday.

Nets: The Nets fell to 0-8 against the Atlantic Division. ... D'Angelo Russell practiced with the Long Island Nets of the G League on Monday as he continues his recovery from left knee surgery. He was recalled after practice and sat on the Nets' bench, where he was called for a technical foul in the third quarter. Atkinson said the point guard is close to returning from the injury that's sidelined him for two months. ... C Tyler Zeller was back in the starting lineup after missing a game with a sore left hip.

LONG ROAD AHEAD

The Knicks move on to Memphis on Wednesday before the rest of the trip takes them to the western half of the country. They will be gone nearly two weeks before returning home to host the Nets on Jan. 30.

LEE FROM THE LINE

Courtney Lee made his 44th straight free throw on a third-quarter technical, tying the Knicks' record set by Chris Duhon in 2008-09. Lee came into the game leading the league at 96.1 percent after hitting 73 of 76.

MLK-NYK

The Knicks improved to 21-11 on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. They had lost five of their last seven, including losses to Brooklyn in 2013 and '14.

UP NEXT

Knicks: Visit Memphis on Wednesday.

Nets: Host San Antonio on Wednesday.

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Key Players
K. Porzingis
6 PF
R. Hollis-Jefferson
24 SF
28.8 Min. Per Game 28.8
14.8 Pts. Per Game 14.8
2.3 Ast. Per Game 2.3
6.7 Reb. Per Game 6.7
43.4 Field Goal % 47.7
43.3 Three Point % 47.6
81.3 Free Throw % 80.0
  Offensive rebound by Ron Baker 0:16
  Frank Ntilikina missed jump shot 0:19
+ 3 Caris LeVert made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Nik Stauskas 0:39
+ 1 Trey Burke made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:48
+ 1 Trey Burke made 1st of 2 free throws 0:48
  Shooting foul on Quincy Acy 0:48
+ 1 Quincy Acy made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:04
  Team rebound 1:04
  Quincy Acy missed 1st of 2 free throws 1:04
  Shooting foul on Frank Ntilikina 1:04
+ 2 Michael Beasley made dunk, assist by Frank Ntilikina 1:10
Team Stats
Points 119 104
Field Goals 42-82 (51.2%) 32-87 (36.8%)
3-Pointers 9-16 (56.3%) 11-32 (34.4%)
Free Throws 26-37 (70.3%) 29-36 (80.6%)
Total Rebounds 62 51
Offensive 8 11
Defensive 43 34
Team 11 6
Assists 27 16
Steals 5 5
Blocks 10 3
Turnovers 9 11
Fouls 24 23
Technicals 1 1
10 PTS, 7 REB, 10 AST
22 PTS, 8 REB, 3 AST
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away team logo Knicks 20-24 26263136119
home team logo Nets 16-28 24183923104
Team Stats
away team logo Knicks 20-24 PPG RPG APG
home team logo Nets 16-28 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
K. Porzingis PF 22.7 PPG 6.6 RPG 1.2 APG 43.9 FG%
D. Carroll SF 13.5 PPG 6.6 RPG 2.0 APG 41.4 FG%
Top Scorers
K. Porzingis PF 26 PTS 9 REB 0 AST
D. Carroll SF 22 PTS 8 REB 3 AST
51.2 FG% 36.8
56.3 3PT FG% 34.4
70.3 FT% 80.6
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. Porzingis 26 26 9 0 0 2 1 4 8/14 2/3 8/11 2 7 36 +8
C. Lee 25 10 1 2 0 1 0 1 4/11 1/2 1/1 1 0 16 0
E. Kanter 9 5 4 2 0 1 0 0 2/4 0/0 1/2 0 4 14 0
L. Thomas 15 4 1 0 0 0 0 3 2/4 0/0 0/0 0 1 5 +1
J. Jack 12 4 0 3 0 0 1 3 2/5 0/0 0/0 0 0 9 -8
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. Porzingis 26 26 9 0 0 2 1 4 8/14 2/3 8/11 2 7 36 +8
C. Lee 25 10 1 2 0 1 0 1 4/11 1/2 1/1 1 0 16 0
E. Kanter 9 5 4 2 0 1 0 0 2/4 0/0 1/2 0 4 14 0
L. Thomas 15 4 1 0 0 0 0 3 2/4 0/0 0/0 0 1 5 +1
J. Jack 12 4 0 3 0 0 1 3 2/5 0/0 0/0 0 0 9 -8
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
M. Beasley 29 23 10 2 0 2 3 2 10/18 1/1 2/3 2 8 36 +12
D. McDermott 28 13 4 1 0 0 1 1 3/8 2/4 5/6 0 4 18 +13
K. O'Quinn 22 11 7 3 0 2 1 2 4/4 0/0 3/6 0 7 25 +5
F. Ntilikina 28 10 7 10 1 2 2 3 3/6 2/3 2/2 0 7 38 +17
T. Burke 8 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 1/3 0/0 3/4 1 0 10 +5
R. Baker 26 5 4 1 3 0 0 3 2/4 1/3 0/0 1 3 14 +16
W. Hernangomez 6 3 3 1 1 0 0 2 1/1 0/0 1/2 1 2 9 +6
J. Noah - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Hardaway Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Hicks - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Kornet - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Dotson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 234 119 51 27 5 10 9 24 42/82 9/16 26/37 8 43 230 +75
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Carroll 30 22 8 3 1 0 1 2 6/13 2/5 8/9 2 6 36 -8
R. Hollis-Jefferson 26 16 6 1 1 0 4 6 5/9 0/0 6/7 2 4 21 -12
S. Dinwiddie 27 8 4 5 0 0 0 2 2/14 0/4 4/4 1 3 22 -10
A. Crabbe 34 6 3 3 0 1 1 5 1/7 1/6 3/3 0 3 15 -13
T. Zeller 11 5 3 0 0 0 0 1 2/4 1/1 0/0 1 2 8 +2
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Carroll 30 22 8 3 1 0 1 2 6/13 2/5 8/9 2 6 36 -8
R. Hollis-Jefferson 26 16 6 1 1 0 4 6 5/9 0/0 6/7 2 4 21 -12
S. Dinwiddie 27 8 4 5 0 0 0 2 2/14 0/4 4/4 1 3 22 -10
A. Crabbe 34 6 3 3 0 1 1 5 1/7 1/6 3/3 0 3 15 -13
T. Zeller 11 5 3 0 0 0 0 1 2/4 1/1 0/0 1 2 8 +2
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
C. LeVert 29 20 7 1 1 0 3 1 8/20 3/5 1/2 3 4 27 -11
Q. Acy 22 13 4 0 0 1 1 2 3/9 3/8 4/6 1 3 17 +5
J. Harris 23 10 5 1 1 0 1 0 3/5 1/2 3/4 1 4 17 -18
M. Doyle 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1/2 0/1 0/1 0 1 3 +6
J. Allen 15 2 4 1 1 0 0 3 1/3 0/0 0/0 0 4 9 -14
N. Stauskas 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 2 +5
J. Okafor 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 0 1 -7
T. Mozgov - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Lin - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Russell - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Whitehead - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Webb - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Wiley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 234 104 45 16 5 3 11 23 32/87 11/32 29/36 11 34 178 -75