The Brooklyn Nets worked overtime to pull out the opener of their new-look rivalry with the visiting 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, hit 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.
Stanford product 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. Raymond Felton was just 3 of 19 from the field, but the Knicks had to stick with him with fellow point guard Jason Kidd out with back spasms.
The first matchup of Brooklyn and New York pro franchises since the Dodgers played the New York Giants on Sept. 8 1957, at the Polo Grounds was loud, energetic and close throughout.
The game was originally scheduled as the Nov. 1 season opener for both teams but was postponed after Superstorm Sandy.
Pistons 108, Trail Blazers 101: Brandon Knight scored 16 of his 26 points in the first half, outplaying Damian Lillard (Oakland High) in a matchup of young guards and leading host Detroit to victory. Lillard entered the day as the NBA's top rookie scorer, averaging 19.6 points per game.
Bucks 93, Bulls 92: Ersan Ilyasova scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half and Milwaukee overcame a 27-point deficit in a stunning win over host Chicago.
Kings: Guard Aaron Brooks was fined $25,000 by the NBA for throwing his mouthpiece into the stands after the Kings lost at Utah on Friday.
The Sacramento Bee contributed to this report.