Brooklyn Nets get 96-89 OT win in first game against Knicks
A potential cross-city rivalry between the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Knicks got off to a promising start Monday with a 96-89 overtime victory by the Nets in Brooklyn in the New York City teams’ first regular season match-up. The Nets improved to 7-1 in their new home at the Barclay’s Center before a sellout crowd, joining the Knicks in being 9-4 overall. The Nets’ Brook Lopez had 22 points and Deron Williams added 16, while Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 35 points, followed by Tyson Chandlerwith 28 points. The Knicks-Nets matchup was originally scheduled as the November 1st season opener for both teams, but was postponed after Superstorm Sandy, when much of the city’s mass transit was knocked out. The game was the first between Brooklyn and New York pro sports teams since the Brooklyn Dodgers played the New York Giants on September 8, 1957, at the Polo Grounds.