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Knicks Beat Nets in Battle of Struggling Teams

The Knicks are no longer the biggest losers in New York. The Brooklyn Nets look like the real Big Apple busts.

Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks
Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks grabs a rebound at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. (Al Bello, Getty Images)

Carmelo Anthony had 19 points and 10 rebounds, Iman Shumpert scored a season-high 17 points, and the Knicks ended a nine-game losing streak with 113-83 romp Thursday night in the first meeting of the season between the city rivals.

The Knicks (4-13) snapped a tie with the Nets (5-14) for most losses in New York, winning the game and the crowd with a dominant second half that had Spike Lee and the rest of the fans wearing blue and orange cheering perhaps the Knicks’ most complete performance of the season.

Andrea Bargnani scored 16 before he was ejected in the fourth quarter, Knicks fans roaring in support of him standing up to Kevin Garnett.

Brook Lopez had 24 points and nine rebounds for the Nets.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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