The New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets had busy weekends, with both teams playing two games. The Knicks split their two, losing to the Chicago Bulls on Saturday before bouncing back with a nice win over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday. The Nets' slide continued after their hot start, as they lost to the Golden State Warriors on Friday and the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday.
The Knicks' offense struggled mightily in their 93-85 loss to a short-handed Bulls team on Saturday night at the United Center. New York shot just 32.1 percent from the field and hit only eight three-pointers, four below their season average.
Things turned around back at home on Sunday, as New York exploded for 112 points in a 112-106 win over Denver. Carmelo Anthony returned to the lineup after missing time with a lacerated finger and scored 34 points in the victory.
Meanwhile, Brooklyn has lost four straight games after an 11-4 start. The Nets fell 109-102 to the Warriors on Friday night, wasting a 32-point effort from Joe Johnson. David Lee put up 30 points and 15 rebounds for Golden State.
On Sunday, Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis burned the Nets in a 97-88 Bucks win. The backcourt duo combined for 50 points.