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11/27/2012
NBA Roundup: Brooklyn's King for a Night
AP PHOTOKnicks center Tyson Chandler (6) knocks the ball away from Nets guard Deron Williams (8) in the first half of Monday’s game in Brooklyn. Nets’ Brook Lopez, rear left, and Knicks’ Rasheed Wallace (36) look on.
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Knicks center Tyson Chandler (6) knocks the ball away from Nets guard Deron Williams (8) in the first half of Monday’s game in Brooklyn. Nets’ Brook Lopez, rear left, and Knicks’ Rasheed Wallace (36) look on.


NEW YORK -- The Brooklyn Nets worked overtime to pull out the opener of their new-look rivalry with the New York Knicks, winning 96-89 on Monday night to tie their city rivals for first place.

Jerry Stackhouse, wearing the No. 42 Jackie Robinson made famous in Brooklyn, made the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 3:31 left in overtime as the Nets controlled the extra period of a playoff-like game that neither team led by more than seven.

Brook Lopez had 22 points and 11 rebounds, and Deron Williams added 16 points and 14 assists as the Nets improved to 7-1 in their new home and tied the Knicks atop the Atlantic Division at 9-4.

Carmelo Anthony had 35 points and 13 rebounds, but was only 10 of 16 at the free throw line. Tyson Chandler finished with 28 points and 10 boards, but no other Knicks player was in double figures.

SPURS 118, WIZARDS 92: In Washington DC, Boris Diaw scored 16 points, Tiago Splitter had 15 points and 12 rebounds and Tony Parker added 15 to help San Antonio over still-winless Washington.

The Wizards are the 12th team in NBA history to start the season 0-12, and are six away from equaling the New Jersey Nets' record 0-18 start in 2009-10. In their first 11 games, Washington lost by a total of just 72 points and never by more than 16.

The Spurs had seven players in double figures as they continued their successful road trip. Tim Duncan had 14, Gary Neal 13, Manu Ginobili 12 and Matt Bonner had 11. After winning the first four games of the six-game trip, they're now 8-1 on the road and 12-3 overall.



Go Green

PISTONS 108, BLAZERS 101: In Auburn Hills, Brandon Knight scored 16 of his 26 points in the first half, outplaying Damian Lillard in a matchup of young guards.

Lillard entered the day as the NBA's top rookie scorer, averaging 19.6 points per game. He missed his first 12 shots from the field against the Pistons.

Detroit is 4-3 since dropping its first eight games. The Pistons won for the first time when allowing more than 90 points.

LaMarcus Aldridge was back in the lineup for Portland after missing a game with back spasms. He scored 32 points but didn't have enough help with Lillard struggling.

THUNDER 114, BOBCATS 69: In Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant scored 18 points and Oklahoma City opened a 40-point halftime lead in one of the most lopsided first halves in NBA history.

Russell Westbrook had 12 points and 11 assists before he and the rest of Oklahoma City's starters were pulled less than 5 minutes into the second half with the Thunder leading 79-25.

Westbrook powered home a right-handed slam to put an exclamation point on the first half and put Oklahoma City up 64-24. It was the fifth-biggest halftime lead in NBA's shot clock era and the largest since Golden State set the record with an 88-41 edge on Sacramento on Nov. 2, 1991, according to STATS.

It was the largest blowout ever for Charlotte, which had shown promise with seven early wins -- the same number it had last season while setting an NBA record for futility.







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