NEW YORK -- The Brooklyn Nets kicked off the 2014-15 edition of the East River rivalry with an easy 110-99 win over the New York Knicks Friday night at Barclays Center. The Nets are 3-2. They led by as many as 22.
Player of the game: Deron Williams (29 points, 6 assists), Brook Lopez (20 points, 9 rebounds) and Joe Johnson (18 points) share this honor. Williams for running the team like an All-Star despite the reappearance of tape on his right wrist; Lopez for rebounding from a poor showing Wednesday (10 points, 5 rebounds); and Johnson for his defense on Carmelo Anthony (5-for-20 shooting, 19 points). It was the first time Williams and Lopez have scored 20 or more points in the same game since Dec. 10, 2013.
Stats of the game: The Nets went 14-for-24 from 3-point range and held the Knicks to just 41.1 percent shooting.
History made: Kevin Garnett moved into ninth place all-time in rebounding, passing Walt Bellamy.
Play of the game: This.
Who’s in the house? Mike D from the Beastie Boys (he did the pregame player intros for the Nets #nosleeptilbrooklyn), Ben Stiller and Spike Lee.
Up next: The Nets wrap up their four-game homestand against the Orlando Magic Sunday afternoon.