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Nets' three party foils Melo's return

Carmelo Anthony is back in the lineup and the Knicks are out of sync -- on defense

Updated: February 21, 2012, 2:21 AM ET
By Ian Begley | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- You can't blame Carmelo Anthony for this one.

The New York Knicks' loss to the New Jersey Nets on Monday night had little to do with working Anthony back into the offense. The bigger issue for New York was its inability to shut down the lowly Nets from the outside.

New Jersey made 15 of its 31 attempts from beyond the arc, with Deron Williams hitting a career-high eight 3s in a 100-92 win.

"Our energy just wasn't where it needed to be," ...

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