Preseason Game 6 · October 24, 2012
Nassau Coliseum · Uniondale, N.Y.
Ben Couch · (@viewfromcouch)
By Brian Mahoney, Associated Press
UNIONDALE, N.Y.—Steve Novak made two 3-pointers in overtime, including the go-ahead shot with 1:26 left, and the New York Knicks beat the Brooklyn Nets 97-95 on Wednesday night in their final tuneup before they meet in their regular-season opener.
Carmelo Anthony and Raymond Felton each scored 15 points for the Knicks before leaving things to the reserves, who blew a 12-point lead in the fourth quarter but pulled out the victory to finish 3-3. Rookie Chris Copeland, who has played well in the preseason, led New York with 16 points.
Deron Williams scored 22 points for the Nets, who dropped their final three games and also finished 3-3.
Brooklyn had a chance to force a second overtime, but reserve MarShon Brooks missed a runner in the final seconds.
Read the full AP Game Recap on NBA.com.
Postgame InterviewsFor more from Avery Johnson, Brook Lopez and MarShon Brooks, view our Postgame Interviews Playlist.
MarShon Brooks shot 2-of-10, but got to the line for 7 free-throws, making all of them. He finished with 11 points and 6 rebounds...Rookie point Tyshawn Taylor played the entire overtime and several minutes in the fourth, posting 10 points (5-8 FGs) and 2 assists...F Josh Childress, a gametime decision with a sprained ankle, played 9 minutes and scored 3 points (1-3 FGs)...G Keith Bogans (sore right knee) and G/F Jerry Stackhouse (sore right knee) sat out.
|Deron Williams||Joe Johnson||Gerald Wallace||Kris Humphries||Brook Lopez|
New York Knicks
|Raymond Felton||Ronnie Brewer||Carmelo Anthony||Kurt Thomas||Tyson Chandler|
For more from Avery Johnson and Reggie Evans, check out our Pregame Interviews Playlist.
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22 PTS, 2 STL
7-16 FGs, 3-6 3Ps
|"I kind of wish we had three more preseason games. It is what it is. We'll get in practice and do our practice and simulation and weight training and rest and whatever we can do. The guys, I know that by the time Thursday comes around, I know they're gonna be ready to go."|