The Knicks tried mounting a fourth-quarter comeback, but the Nets handed them their third straight loss in a 112-104 bout at The Garden. >> Box score
Things to know about Saturday night's game
1) As is always the case against the Nets it seems, Enes Kanter went to work around the rim. He led the Knicks with 23 points and 14 rebounds, shooting 10-for-13 from the field with three assists and a steal as well. Since getting back in the starting lineup, Kanter has returned to his normal double-double self, and that's always good to see.
2) Frank Ntilikina finally made it back on the hardwood, but only for 15 minutes. He dropped seven points on 3-of-6 shooting, and had three assists as well.
3) Allonzo Trier had 15 points in 27 minutes off the bench, while Mario Hezonja and Emmaunel Mudiay had 12 and 13 points respectively. Damyean Dotson also tallied 12 points, going 2-for-3 from beyond the arc as he continues to be a bright spot off the bench.
4) The Knicks had trouble with Spencer Dinwiddie and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, as they had 25 points and 20 points respectively. The Nets were also very efficient from three, shooting an even 50 percent (11-for-22) in an area they always like to capitalize in.
5) One bright spot on defense was halting D'Angelo Russell's impact in the scoring game. He was 4-for-14 from the field for nine points. However, he did have a game-high 11 assists.
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The Knicks have a quick turnaround, hosting Kemba Walker and the Hornets on Sunday at 7:30 p.m.