Brooklyn Better as Nets Knock Off Knicks
The Brooklyn Nets pulled out a 96-89 overtime victory over the New York Knicks at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Brook Lopez had 22 points and 11 rebounds, Deron Williams added 16 points and 14 assists and Jerry Stackhouse scored 14 points, including the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 3:31 left in overtime, for the Nets.
The Knicks were led by Carmelo Anthony who had 35 points and 13 rebounds, but was only 10 of 16 at the free throw line and missed the potential go-ahead jumper with about 5 seconds left in regulation. Tyson Chandler finished with 28 points and 10 boards.
Former Nets star Jason Kidd did not play for the Knicks due to back spasms.
Chandler dunked to open overtime, but the Nets answered with eight straight points, taking the lead for good at 89-86 on Stackhouse's 3-pointer with 3:31 remaining before three straight points from Gerald Wallace, who finished with 16.
This is the first matchup of Brooklyn and New York pro franchises since the Dodgers played the New York Giants on Sept. 8 1957, at the Polo Grounds.
The Nets joined the Knicks at 9-4 atop the Atlantic Division.
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