The game was close throughout, but the Knicks' subs took a six-point lead on the Nets' starters with less than four minutes to go in the fourth quarter. With the Nets' bench in after a timeout, the Knicks built the lead to nine and held on for a nine-point victory.
The Nets out-shot the Knicks from the field, but made just two of their 13 3-point attempts and 14 of their 28 free throws. They also committed another 21 turnovers.
Deron Williams led them with 21 points and seven assists. Brook Lopez and Damion James combined for 28 points and 18 rebounds, but Lopez committed six of the turnovers. Shelden Williams and Johan Petro grabbed 10 boards apiece. Anthony Morrow shot 0-for-10 from the field. Jordan Farmar was healthy, but didn't play.
When Kris Humphries entered the game in the second quarter, he was met with thunderous boos...the equal of a LeBron James reception.
- Boxscore - NBA.com
- Game Highlights (Video) - NBA.com
NETS Coach Avery Johnson talks about Kris Humphries - NBA.com
- Knicks beat Nets in final prep for season opener - AP
Nets, Humphries back to reality with 1-year deal - AP
- Knicks top Nets, 88-82, in preseason finale for both teams - Michael J. Fensom - Star-Ledger
- Knicks Top Nets, 88-82, in Final Preseason Game - Howard Beck - New York Times
- Kardashian’s ex Humphries gets a boo-tiful reception from Garden crowd - Tim Bontemps - New York Post
- Knicks close out preseason in style with win over Nets - Marc Berman - New York Post
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- NY Knicks beat NJ Nets 88-82 in final tuneup before Christmas Day showdown - Frank Isola - New York Daily News
Kris Humphries, ex-husband of Kim Kardashian, finds harsh reality in preseason game - Stefan Bondy - New York Daily News
- New-look Knicks win preseason final - Barbara Barker - New York Newsday
Knicks claim 6-10 Novak for offense - Barbara Barker - New York Newsday
- Rapid Reaction: Knicks 88, Nets 82 - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
- As preseason ends, Nets still rusty - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
- Are the Knicks ready for Sunday? - Ian Begley - ESPN New York
- Farmar healthy, but does not play - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
Yikes! Kris Humphries Gets Booed During His First Game Back With the Nets - Bruna Nessif - E!