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Knicks defeat Nets, 109-98, to win city series
Knicks defeat Nets, 109-98, to win city series

Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 16 points and the New York Knicks, playing without the injured Carmelo Anthony, beat the host Brooklyn Nets, 109-98, to win the season series between city rivals, three games to one. The Knicks prevented the Nets from clinching the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs and won their third straight in their too-little, too-late strong finish. Amare Stoudemire and J.R. Smith each added 14 points. Anthony had an MRI exam Tuesday that revealed a torn labrum in his right shoulder. He won't play Wednesday against Toronto, the final game of the first season in his 11-year career that won't end with a playoff berth — and potentially his last as a...

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