Knicks defeated by the Nets 112-117

(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

James Harden celebrates in the best way the first New York derby of his career in the Nets jersey, closing in triple doubles and dragging the Nets together with Kyrie Irving to what is the 13th success in the last 14 races. On January 13 – the day of the arrival of Barba – Brooklyn played against New York in a match that brought the hosts’ record to 7-6, then implemented from the 20-7 collected after Harden’s debut; the decisive addition to make the Nets a title team.

Nothing to do therefore for the Knicks who, after having sunk to -18 in the third quarter, find the strength to recover and have the decisive ball with Julius Randle less than 8 seconds from the end on 115-112 Nets: the All-Star of New York, however, commits a decisive infraction of steps that sends him into a rage, allowing James Harden to close the accounts on the other side with two free throws, thus making his performance of 33 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assist.