As expected, the first game of the preseason was ugly. The Knicks shot just 41 percent from the field, while the Nets committed 25 turnovers and shot just 2-for-14 from 3-point range. And the turnovers were the difference, as the Knicks beat the Nets, 92-83, at the Prudential Center on Saturday afternoon.
The score was tied before Mike Bibby hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to end the third quarter. New York then started the fourth with a 7-0 run to go up double-digits.
Brook Lopez recorded a double-double, 15 points and 11 rebounds, in 33 minutes. He also blocked five shots. Anthony Morrow had 15 points as well, shooting 7-for-13 from the field. MarShon Brooks (10 points on 4-for-6 shooting) had his moments, but Deron Williams had as many as turnovers (six) as assists.
For the Knicks, high scorer (improbably) was Renaldo Balkman with 20, many in garbage time. Carmelo Anthony had 17 and Amare Stoudemire had 10. Iman Shumpert, another rookie, had 16 on 6-for-11 shooting.
- Boxscore - NBA.com
Game Highlights: Knicks vs. Nets (Video) - NBA.com
- Knicks beat Nets 92-83 in preseason opener - Brian Mahoney - AP
- Test Drive for Two Teams Still Tinkering - Howard Beck - New York Times
Highlights for Knicks in Uneven Win Against Nets - Howard Beck - New York Times
- Knicks top Nets, 92-83, in preseason opener - Fred Kerber - New York Post
- MarShon Brooks, Nets rookie guard, scores 10 in pro debut - Fred Kerber, Tim Bontemps & Marc Berman - New York Post
Willis on Knicks, Nets returning to normalcy - George Willis - New York Post
- Nets fall to Knicks in preseason opener, 92-83 - Colin Stephenson - Star-Ledger
- Nets' Dennis Horner, a Linwood native, gets some time to impress - Colin Stephenson - Star-Ledger
- NY Knicks embrace Mike D'Antoni's title talk, win preseason opener over NJ Nets - Frank Isola - New York Daily News
David (Diamond) Diamante, new voice of the NJ Nets, debuts Saturday - Stefan Bondy - New York Daily News
- NY Knicks will only be as good as Carmelo Anthony, Amar'e Stoudemire and team's chemistry - Mitch Lawrence - New York Daily News
- Nets fall to Knicks; Deron repeats his desire to stay with team - Andy Vasquez - The Record
Confident Knicks ready to chase after a title - Al Iannazzone - The Record
- Knicks beat Nets in preseason opener - Alan Hahn - New York Newsday
- Shumpert makes positive first impression - - Alan Hahn - New York Newsday
- No surprise: Nets look sloppy and rusty - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
- Rapid Reaction: Knicks 92, Nets 83 - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
- Tyson Chandler addition gives New York Knicks what they've needed - Jared Zwerling - ESPN New York
In need of a sixth man? Step in, Shumpert! - Ian Begley - ESPN New York
- Rapid Reaction: Knicks 92, Nets 83 - Jared Zwerling - ESPN New York
- Iman Shumpert debuts for the Knicks… and it was pretty good - Matt Moore - NBC Sports
- Former Holy Spirit High School star Dennis Horner makes NBA preseason debut - Press of Atlantic City
Horner making his case for Nets roster - Gregory Hrinya - Examiner