New York Knicks’ Derrick Williams scores 31 points in the loss against the Brooklyn Nets for bragging rights.
The Knicks faced a desperate Nets team without Carmelo Anthony sitting on the sideline with a sprain ankle. On a back to back they were competitive throughout the game. Someone needed to step up in Anthony’s absence and it was Derrick Williams. He had a career night scoring 31 points at 64 percent and seven rebounds. He had a highlight play during the second quarter when Langston Galloway delivered a between-the-legs back pass in transition, which resulted into a monster dunk.
“I should’ve windmilled it, honestly,’’ Williams said, cracking a smile according to the New York Post. “I tried to bring out some stuff. It was a good dunk. At the end of the day we lost. It might be on ESPN but at the same time we lost.’’
They loss a tough one and it was surprising due to how dysfunctional the Nets are at this point. Head coach fired, general manager reassigned and a lack of chemistry within the roster. The pieces don’t fit, which shows what their record is in the 2015-16 season. For one night they scored most possessions against a soft Knicks defense. The team hopes to rebound on the road against the Memphis Grizzles with Anthony possibly returning.
“We hope to have him ready for Memphis,’’ coach Derek Fisher said according to the New York Post.