Nets-Knicks Is A Real Rivalry: A Recap

Barclays Center
2016 DNC Host? (AP)

December 11, 2012, Barclays Center:

Knicks 100, Nets 97 (OT)

Carmelo Anthony
After losing Game 1 of the Borough Battle, Carmelo Anthony & The New York Knicks took Game 2. (AP)

Round 2 went to the Manhattanites, who handed the Nets their fifth straight loss to open December. Carmelo Anthony continued his hot streak in the place of his birth, dropping 45 on the herringbone on 15-24 shooting, including 5-7 shooting from beyond the arc. Brook Lopez missed his sixth straight game with a foot injury, but the then-emerging Andray Blatche scored 23 in his absence.

A back-and-forth game like the first in the better borough, the game was tied at 90 with less than thirty seconds remaining. Jason Kidd would then showed off the same penchant for the “crafty” style that lead to CupGate when he hit a three from the left side, kicking out his leg to make contact with Jerry Stackhouse.

At best it should have been a no-call, and at worst it should have been an offensive foul, but Stack egregiously was called for the foul and Kidd went to the line for a free throw he would karmically miss. No matter, as Gerald Wallace and Deron Williams missed threes to tie it on the final Nets possession, and the Knicks crossed the East River with the rivalry tied.

Next: December 19, 2012

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