Barclays Center · Brooklyn
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By Brian Mahoney, Associated Press
BROOKLYN, N.Y.—The Nets won the crowd - and the game.
Things sure looked and sounded different for them in their first matchup against the New York Knicks in Brooklyn.
The Nets pulled out a 96-89 overtime victory on Monday night, tying the Knicks for first place on a breakthrough night for their franchise.
With their fans outnumbering and at times outchanting the Knicks' counterparts for a change, the Nets improved to 7-1 in their new home, sending this new-look rivalry off to a stirring start before a sellout crowd of 17,732.
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By Jake Appleman
TURNING POINT: Carmelo Anthony's jumper with precious seconds remaining in overtime didn't go down, paving the way for overtime and a Nets victory.
INSIDE THE ARENA: Current and former New York Giants Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Tuck and Michael Strahan as well as Jay-Z and Beyonce, Richard Gere (actor) and Charlie Rose (TV host).
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Tonight's double-double (16 points, 14 assists) was Deron Williams' team-leading sixth of the season. He single-handedly matched the assist total of the entire Knicks' roster...Reggie Evans continued his staggering run of rebounding off the bench, pulling down a game-high 14 in just 17 1/2 minutes. It was his third straight game with a double-digit total and fourth in the last five...Jerry Stackhouse (14 points) hit 4-of-6 three-pointers, setting a team individual season high...Gerald Wallace (5 rebounds, 2 steals) scored a season-high 16 points.
The Nets have now held three consecutive opponents to fewer than 20 points in the fourth quarter and 40 points in the second half...This six-game run marks the Nets' longest home win streak since Dec. 5-23, 2003...The last time the Nets and Knicks were tied for first place this late in the season was Nov. 30, 1997. Both teams were 10-5 that year.
|G · Deron Williams||G · Joe Johnson||F · Gerald Wallace||F · Kris Humphries||C · Brook Lopez|
Toko Shengelia (sprained left thumb) was OUT.
New York Knicks
|G · Raymond Felton||G · Ronnie Brewer||F · Carmelo Anthony||F · Kurt Thomas||C · Tyson Chandler|
Jason Kidd (back spasms) was OUT.
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|22 PTS, 11 REB
9-20 FGs, 4-5 FTs, 5 BLK
|"This is what they talked about. This is what they vizualized, was games like this. This was a playoff-type atmosphere – you could definitely feel it on the court. It was a great game to be a part of."|