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KNICKS 88, NETS 82

Madison Square Garden
December 21, 2011


Knicks beat Nets in final prep for season opener
NEW YORK—Carmelo Anthony had 21 points and eight rebounds, and the New York Knicks tuned up for the NBA season opener by beating the New Jersey Nets 88-82 on Wednesday night. Deron Williams scored 21 points and Brook Lopez had 15, though 11 came against Knicks reserves in the fourth quarter. New York completed a sweep of the two-game series after winning at New Jersey on Saturday.

For more, read Brian Mahoney's AP game recap: Click Here
or view the TV Companion enhanced box score.


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NETS NOTES Damion James (13 points, 9 rebounds) and Johan Petro (9 points, 10 rebounds) each nearly tallied a double-double...Jordan Farmar was a healthy scratch, said Coach Avery Johnson, who explained the team "knows what he can do" and wanted to give the backup minutes to Sundiata Gaines (7 points, 4 assists in 24 minutes)...Anthony Morrow surprisingly missed all 10 of his field-goal attempts.


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ONCOURT

Deron Williams
21 PTS, 7 AST
7-18 FG, 7-8 FT
OFFCOURT

Deron Williams
On Kris Humphries being boored voraciously:

"It's probably tough, but he's thick-skinned, so he should be fine. We're here to give him some man hugs if he needs them."



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