Acquired last week in the three-team trade that sent Rudy Gay from Memphis to Toronto, Calderon was cleared to play Monday. The Spanish guard’s debut had been on hold because of unresolved visa issues, and he was immediately put into the starting lineup once he was good to go.
‘‘They've got to get used to me and I've got to get used to them,’’ Calderon said. ‘‘It’s going to be just time working together, practicing, games, whatever it takes. Everybody was just trying to help. We'll be OK. I like what I saw.’’
He was the lone bright spot much of the night. Rodney Stuckey added 14 points and Will Bynum had 13.
Notes: Monday was the anniversary of the start of Linsanity. Jeremy Lin came off the bench of a Feb. 4, 2012, game against the Nets and scored 25 points, sparking the Knicks to a victory and sending himself on the way to becoming a global phenomenon. ... The Knicks have won the last six meetings at home.