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Recap - Nets Defeat New York 88-85

The Nets got a 25-point performance from Joe Johnson as Brooklyn ran past New York 88-85 on Monday at Madison Square Garden.

The Nets were a 3-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 193.5.

Brooklyn got 14 points from Deron Williams and another 14 points from Brook Lopez. Deron Williams contributed 12 assists, while Kris Humphries cleaned the glass with 13 rebounds.

New York got 29 points from Carmelo Anthony in a losing cause and another 16 points from J.R. Smith. Carmelo Anthony contributed 7 assists for the Knicks, while Tyson Chandler had 11 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Brooklyn were victorious, as the score was 47-41 at the break.

Brooklyn won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 52-37.

Brooklyn looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Timberwolves. The Knicks will aim to get back on the winning track at Boston.