The Knicks took care of business at home on Saturday afternoon, beating the Nets behind some hot shooting from Miles McBride.

The New York Knicks (42-28) return back into the win column this afternoon against the Brooklyn Nets (26-45) with an astonishing final quarter to say the least. 

The first quarter opened up with a three from Cam Johnson in the corner, which Isaiah Hartenstein responded to with a feathery floater. After missing his first three shots, Brunson nailed back-to-back threes. It was a Villanova three-fest from that point forward as Mikal Bridges knocked a three and Donte DiVincenzo rained one in just shortly after. Halfway into the quarter, the Knicks were 4-4 from three and the Nets were 2-2, with both teams moving the ball well early.

With the help of the Nets’ Dorian Finney-Smith, Nic Claxton regained back the lead over the Knicks with just a few minutes to go in the first after he jammed it in (20-21). With Alec Burks in, he snatched back the lead for the Knicks but was unable to convert on the and-one. As both teams battled it out on the court for the lead, Deuce McBride continued to scorch threes from beyond the arc (3-3). McBride led the Knicks with 11 points in the first. 

The Nets ended the first quarter with a two-point lead over the Knicks, 30-28. 

The second quarter kicked off with back-to-back buckets from Nets’ Lonnie Walker. The Knicks were unable to connect on their shots at the start of the quarter, desperately needing a hero to cut through this dry spell. And so one emerged. After being fouled, Deuce cashed in both shots for the Knicks from the free-throw line. With just a few seconds to go, Cam Thomas banked one off the glass before the shot clock went off.

Deuce McBride kept the fans engaged, as the MSG crowd roared after he rained his fourth three in. After failing to see his shots fall, Josh Hart finally grabbed his first bucket by slipping in a right-handed lay-up. By halftime, three Knicks were in double-digits: McBride, DiVincenzo, and Brunson, while three Nets were in double-figures: Johnson, Bridges, and Thomas. And just as DiVincenzo capitalized on a tough contested shot, Bridges pulled up from the other side of the court and caught fire on a 60+-foot heave to give the Nets back the lead at the end of the quarter.

The first half ended with the Nets back on top of the Knicks 57-56 after Bridges’ stunning shot from deep. 

The second half started with Hartenstein hammering in a put-back shot after JB misfired. With Bridges sizzling so far, he floated one up and in for the Nets’ first points here. Soon after that, Hart finished excellently on the fast break as per usual after the Nets failed to secure their shot. 

Allergic to missing, McBride rattled his fifth triple. With the momentum in the Knicks’ hands, they went on a 14-4 run over five minutes. In shocking fashion, the Nets hit yet another improbable buzzer-beater as Cam Thomas threw up a high-arcing three just before the buzzer sounded. 

The third quarter ended in a tight one with the Knicks just up by three points over the Nets, 80-77.

The final quarter rolled in and it was all about the Knicks. The fourth started with Dennis Smith Jr. lining up a triple to tie the game at 80. However, DiVincenzo had other plans for the Nets. With a beautiful scoop layup, defensive hustle, and a three on back-to-back plays, DiVincenzo had a hot start in the fourth for the Knicks. Panicking after this, Nets’ Coach Kevin Ollie called for a timeout. But unable to make do after regrouping, the Knicks bolstered on a 34-8 run for over seven minutes. DiVincenzo, proving to be the catalyst here, was causing a fiasco for the Nets as he plummeted another three and wracked up 13 points in the fourth.

Racing to fight back against the Knicks, the Nets failed to get a field goal more than halfway into the quarter. It was then that McBride devastated the Nets with his sixth three made from downtown. While the Nets struggled brutally from offense, Hartenstein showcased his value here, docking in seven more points to his name here. After a masterful performance in the final quarter, the Knicks closed the game out against the Nets with the final score of 105-93. 

Overall, four Knicks showed out in double-digits this afternoon. DiVincenzo with lethal shooting (especially in the fourth) posted up with 31 points. Deuce pasted his name all over the three-point line with 26 points and six made threes. And JB and Hartenstein both matched for 17 points. 

Unable to reach the win column this afternoon, three Nets fought with double-figures: Thomas (19 points), Bridges (18 points), and Johnson (13 points).

Next up, the New York Knicks face the Detroit Pistons at MSG Arena on Monday at 7:30 p.m. E.T.

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