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By Brian Mahoney, Associated Press
BROOKLYN—Now, this Knicks-Nets rivalry is really on.
If it hadn't started when the Nets left New Jersey and set up shop in the Knicks' city, it surely arrived when Jason Kidd delivered the tiebreaking 3-pointer Tuesday night, making himself an enemy of his former franchise.
"I hate him," Nets guard Deron Williams said.
Williams was kidding, the point guards are friends. But Nets fans who watched Kidd ask out of the organization and Carmelo Anthony refuse to come could easily work up more dislike of the Knicks after watching those two Tuesday.
Read the full AP Game Recap on NBA.com.
Reggie Evans pulled down a season-high 18 rebounds in 32 1/2 minutes, the eighth time this season he's posted a double-digit total, as well as the eighth he's led the team...Deron Williams (18 points, 6-16 FGs) added 10 assists, to log his team-high eighth double-double. He also continued his season-long (20-game) streak of leading the Nets in assists...Joe Johnson (7-14 FGs) totaled 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists.
The Nets outscored the Knicks in the paint, 48-20, but connected on just 4-of-18 three-point attempts; the Knicks converted 14-of-28, a 30-point differential...The Knicks' three-point final lead was their biggest of the game...Carmelo Anthony scored an opponent-season-high 45 points, also the top total posted at Barclays Center thus far.
|G · Deron Williams||G · Joe Johnson||F · Gerald Wallace||F · Reggie Evans||C · Andray Blatche|
Brook Lopez (sprained right foot) is OUT.
New York Knicks
|G · Raymond Felton||G · Jason Kidd||F · Ronnie Brewer||F · Carmelo Anthony||C · Tyson Chandler|
Rasheed Wallace (Sore Left Foot) is PROBABLE.
Marcus Camby (Sore Left Foot) is QUESTIONABLE.
Iman Shumpert (Torn Left ACL and Meniscus) is OUT.
Amar'e Stoudemire (Left Knee Debridement) is OUT.
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|Season-High 23 PTS, 4 REB
9-13 FGs, 5-6 FTs, 2 STL
|"I don't feel like I've had a good game yet this season. To me, 18 and 10 still isn't a good game for me. That's an average game. I want to get back to dominating games. I'm trying to find a rhythm out there, it's just not happening the way I'd like it to, for whatever reason."|