Deron Williams on Knicks Rivalry and Nets Future

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The highly anticipated matchup between the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks ended in a 96-89 overtime win for the Nets.

The two teams met for the first time in the new Nets franchise's history in front of a sold-out crowd at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. The crowd was electrifying and the game had a playoff feel. 

Nets point guard Deron Williams tallied 16 points, six rebounds and 14 dimes, a team high that matched the Knicks' assist total as a unit. Nets center Brook Lopez recorded a double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds.

On the other side, Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony had a game-high 35 points and hauled in 13 rebounds. Knicks center Tyson Chandler also recorded a double-double by scoring 28 points and grabbing 10 boards.

During the postgame press conference, Williams spoke about the heated rivalry between the Nets and Knicks, the benefits of having a player like Jerry Stackhouse on the team and what it feels like to be in first place.

In the comments section below, let us know which team you root for: Knicks or Nets?

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