Nets take 1st Brooklyn matchup with Knicks in OT

Nets take 1st Brooklyn matchup with Knicks in OT
November 26, 2012, 10:19 pm
Share This Post

Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams (8) shoots over New York Knicks guard Raymond Felton (2) in the first half of their NBA basketball game at Barclays Center, Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

(APWF)

NEW YORK (AP) The Brooklyn Nets worked overtime to pull out the opener of their new-look rivalry with the New York Knicks, winning 96-89 on Monday night to tie their city rivals for first place.

Jerry Stackhouse, wearing the No. 42 Jackie Robinson made famous in Brooklyn, made the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 3:31 left in overtime as the Nets controlled the extra period of a playoff-like game that neither team led by more than seven.

Brook Lopez had 22 points and 11 rebounds, and Deron Williams added 16 points and 14 assists as the Nets improved to 7-1 in their new home and tied the Knicks atop the Atlantic Division at 9-4.

Carmelo Anthony had 35 points and 13 rebounds, but was only 10 of 16 at the free throw line. Tyson Chandler finished with 28 points and 10 boards, but no other Knicks player was in double figures.