Nets top Knicks in new-look rivalry

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Brooklyn's Deron Williams drives against New York guard J.R. Smith. Williams posted 16 points and 14 assists in a seven-point victory.  KATHY WILLENS/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Brooklyn's Deron Williams drives against New York guard J.R. Smith. Williams posted 16 points and 14 assists in a seven-point victory.

NEW YORK — 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 Knick was in double figures.


In Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant scored 18 points and Oklahoma City opened a 40-point halftime lead in one of the most lopsided first halves in NBA history on their way to a rout of Charlotte.

Russell Westbrook had 12 points and 11 assists before he and the rest of Oklahoma City’s starters were pulled less than 5 minutes into the second half.


In Washington, Boris Diaw scored 16 points, Tiago Splitter had 15 points and 12 rebounds and Tony Parker added 15 to help San Antonio win its fourth in a row.

The winless Wizards are the 12th team in NBA history to start the season 0-12 and are six away from equaling the New Jersey Nets’ record 0-18 start in 2009-10. In their first 11 games, Washington lost by a total of just 72 points and never by more than 16.


In Memphis, Tenn., Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol scored 19 points each and Memphis overcame a lethargic performance to escape with a victory over Cleveland.

Rudy Gay scored 15 points and Quincy Pondexter had 10 points as Memphis maintained its position with the best record in the NBA.


In Chicago, Ersan Ilyasova scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half and Milwaukee overcame a 27-point deficit in a stunning victory over Chicago.

Ilyasova led a 31-4 second half-run as the Bucks snapped a nine-game losing streak to Chicago.


In Auburn Hills, Mich., Brandon Knight scored 16 of his 26 points in the first half, outplaying Damian Lillard in a matchup of young guards and leading Detroit past Portland.

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