New York got 45 points from Carmelo Anthony en route to a 100-97 victory over Brooklyn on Tuesday at Barclays Center.
New York did not, however, defeat the Nets against the spread, which closed at 3.5 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 195.5.
New York got 18 points from Jason Kidd and another 16 points from J.R. Smith. Raymond Felton contributed 7 assists, while Tyson Chandler cleaned the glass with 7 rebounds.
Brooklyn got 23 points from Andray Blatche in a losing cause and another 18 points from Deron Williams. Deron Williams contributed 10 assists for the Nets, while Reggie Evans had 18 rebounds.
New York trailed at halftime, 53-49.
Brooklyn won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 37-35.
New York looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Lakers. The Nets will aim to get back on the winning track at Toronto.