Jalen Brunson-led Knicks move closer to 4th seed after rolling past Nets, 142-118

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NEW YORK — Beating the crosstown rivals never looked as easy for the Knicks with Wednesday’s 142-118 rout of the Nets, a victory that represented their seventh consecutive and placed them at the doorstep of the fourth seed. Jalen Brunson scored 30 of his 39 points in the first half, providing the home team a quick, robust lead that never got back to single digits in the final three quarters. Brunson shot 15 for 18 from the field. The Knicks (37-27) are now just 1 1/2 games out of fourth in the East behind the Cavs (39-26), who lost Wednesday to the Celtics. The Nets (34-28), meanwhile, are fre…

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