My brother is a clever one. He sent that single text after witnessing the stunning finish to Tuesday's "Clash of the Boroughs."

Jason Kidd -- of course Jason Kidd -- swished a three while being fouled with 24.1 seconds remaining to give the New York Knicks their largest lead of the evening at 100-97. A missed free throw and two errant threes later, it proved to be the final margin.


The Brooklyn Nets practiced Monday, and for the first time since the Boston game on Nov. 28, center Brook Lopez joined his teammates for a full contact session. Lopez has missed the five games since after suffering a mild sprain of the right foot. Both X-rays and an MRI were negative, but Lopez has only recently graduated to moving beyond shooting and straight-ahead running. He will be a gametime decision Tuesday against the Knicks.