Knicks head into the All-Star break by blowing another big lead in loss to the Nets

Knicks head into the All-Star break by blowing another big lead in loss to the Nets. The Knicks led by 28 points in the first half and 18 in the fourth quarter, but couldn't hold on to the lead.

The New York Knicks blew a lead of 20 or more for the third time in 11 days to fall to the Brooklyn Nets, 111-106, at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday.

The Knicks led by 28 points in the first half and 18 in the fourth quarter, but couldn't hold on to the lead. Nets rookie Cam Thomas came off the bench to lead the team in scoring with 21 points, 16 of which came in the fourth quarter when the Nets outscored the Knicks 38-19.

Julius Randle led the Knicks with 31 points and 10 rebounds.

The Knicks dropped to 25-34 and are 12th in the Eastern Conference. Brooklyn is eighth in the East and improved to 31-27.

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