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    Enes Kanter posts 20-20 game as Knicks overcome slow start to beat Nets

    Oct 4, 2018
    Enes Kanter goes 7 for 14 in 27 minutes of action.
    PHOTO: AP

    ROOKIE Allonzo Trier scored 25 points, Enes Kanter had 22 points and 20 rebounds, and the Knicks beat the Nets in the first of two preseason meetings between the city rivals, 107-102, on Wednesday in Brooklyn (Thursday, Manila time).

    Caris LeVert scored 15 points for the Nets in their preseason opener.

    The teams meet again at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 12 on the final night of preseason play.

    KNICKS: New York closed the first half with a 24-6 burst, turning a 40-26 deficit into a 50-46 lead. ... Rookie Mitchell Robinson limped to the locker room early in the fourth quarter with an apparent ankle injury. ... Veteran Courtney Lee missed his second straight game with a strained neck.

    NETS: Spencer Dinwiddie and rookie Rodions Kurucs each scored 13 points. ... D'Angelo Russell had 11 points but shot just 4 for 12. ... The Nets were 8 for 41 (19.5 percent) from 3-point range. DeMarre Carroll missed all four of his attempts in an overall 0-for-5, scoreless performance. ... Brooklyn was without veteran forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (left abductor strain) and newcomers Shabazz Napier (strained right hamstring) and Kenneth Faried (sore left ankle).

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    UP NEXT: New York (2-0) hosts New Orleans on Friday. ... Brooklyn (0-1) visits Detroit on Monday.

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    Enes Kanter goes 7 for 14 in 27 minutes of action.
    PHOTO: AP
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