Kristaps Porzingis had 26 points and nine rebounds, Michael Beasley added 23 points and 10 boards, and the New York 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.
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.
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Trey Burke was freed. Willy Hernangomez was freed. It was nice to see almost everyone get to play today minus Joakim Noah, who Jeff Hornacek has not worked into any rotation. The Knicks offense was explosive even without Tim Hardaway Jr. Porzingis played well, and the Knicks got nice contributions from Beasley, Ntilikina and Doug McDermott.
The Knicks beat a team they should have beaten "on the road." That said, there were more Knicks fans in Brooklyn and "Let's Go Knicks" chants were heard loud and clear in the fourth quarter when the Knicks ran away with the game. The real tough task will come now as they are truly on the road for six straight games. This was just the Knicks' fifth road win, and now two of them have come against the Nets. It's time to see if Hornacek gives Burke and Hernangomez more minutes as the Knicks try to stay in the playoff race.
Beas for 3. We're up 105-88 in Q4. pic.twitter.com/0fbisuGT4h- NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) January 15, 2018
The Knicks face the Memphis Grizzlies on the road Wednesday at 8 p.m., while Brooklyn hosts the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Barclays Center.