Printed on: November 27, 2012

Nets outlast Knicks in Big Apple battle


ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK -- The Nets worked overtime to pull out the opener of their new-look rivalry with the Knicks, winning 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.

Around the NBA

THUNDER 114, BOBCATS 69: At Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant scored 18 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder opened a 40-point halftime lead in one of the most lopsided first halves in NBA history on their way to a 114-69 blowout of the Charlotte Bobcats on Monday night.

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.

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.

PISTONS 108, TRAIL BLAZERS 101: At Auburn Hills, Mich., Brandon Knight scored 16 of his 26 points in the first half, outplaying Damian Lillard in a matchup of young guards and leading the Pistons to a victory over the Trail Blazers.

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.

SPURS 118, WIZARDS 92: At Washington, Boris Diaw scored 16 points, Tiago Splitter had 15 points and 12 rebounds and Tony Parker added 15 to help the Spurs win their fourth straight over the still-winless Washington Wizards.

The Wizards are the 12th team in NBA history to start the season 0-12 according to STATS and are six away from equaling the New Jersey Nets\\\' record 0-18 start in 2009-10.

GRIZZLIES 84, CAVALIERS 78: At Memphis, Tenn., Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol scored 19 points each and the Memphis Grizzlies overcame a lethargic performance to escape with a victory over the Cavaliers.

Rudy Gay scored 15 points, and Quincy Pondexter had 10 points, including 2 of 3 from outside the arc as Memphis won its second straight and maintained its position with the best record in the NBA.

BUCKS 93, BULLS 92: At Chicago, Ersan Ilyasova scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half and the Bucks overcame a 27-point deficit in a stunning win over the Bulls.

HORNETS 105, CLIPPERS 98: At Los Angeles, Greivis Vasquez had 25 points and 10 assists and the Hornets\\\' defense took Blake Griffin completely out of the game en route to a victory over the skidding Clippers.