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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Caris LeVert and Tim Hardaway Jr. faced off with 16 seconds to play and LeVert got past Hardaway Jr. to convert a layup and give Brooklyn a 2-point lead with one second to play. High leverage moment for the two ex-Michigan players. LeVert has outplayed his Knicks counterpart to lift the Nets (1-1) to a win. It's Brooklyn's first victory over New York since March 2017.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Knox has hit several big perimeter shots in the second half, including a three with 4:21 to go to tie the score. David Fizdale was pretty animated with Knox after the shot, seemingly talking to him about a defensive issue. Then he patted the rookie on the head in celebration of the shot.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Knox hits a contested three off of an Enes Kanter pass and the crowd at the Barclays Center erupts. The arena is usually filled with Knicks fans and tonight is no different.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Frank Ntilikina hits a three, an elbow jumper and a runner in a 3-minute span to get the Knicks to within four midway through the third quarter. As he heads to the sideline, the normally low-key Ntilikina pumps his fists and slaps hands with David Fizdale.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Andre Iguodala (left calf soreness) will not play vs. Jazz but Steve Kerr isn't concerned this injury will keep Iguodala out long. "If this were a playoff game, he'd play," Kerr said before the game.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

New York starters combined to shoot 13-for-34 in an uninspiring first half. The defense that slowed Atlanta in the opener wasn't as sharp in Game 2 as Nets guards Caris LeVert and Spencer Dinwiddie hit 7-of-12 shots and handed out a combined 7 assists.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

We just saw Kevin Knox's first offensive outburst in the NBA. He had five points in 3-minute stretch (3-pointer, mid-range jump shot) to cut the Nets' lead to six. Nice stretch from Knox following a 4-for-16 showing in NYK's opener.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks are struggling to slow Brooklyn down and have given up several open perimeter looks in transition. That's part of the reason that the Nets are up 9 and shooting 66 percent from the floor early in the second quarter.

Eric Lundsten ESPN Producer 

Jimmy Butler was the first Minnesota starter introduced at the Timberwolves' home opener. He came out to a cascade of boos (even more than Kevin Love) with some cheers mixed in.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Nice ovation for Sam Darnold at the Barclays Center, where he is sitting courtside for Friday's Knicks-Nets game.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale on Knicks-Nets: "I think both of our teams need to start winning a lot more before we call this a serious rivalry. You've got to earn that." Next time Knicks-Nets rivalry will really matter is July 1, 2019.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Just saw Brooklyn owner Mikhail Prokhorov at the Barclays Center for tonight's Knicks-Nets game.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook is out tonight against the Clippers. He is close to returning and has been cleared for full contact practice, but after an energetic workout after shootaround determined to sit Friday's game. It's looking likely Westbrook could be available against the Kings on Sunday.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Emmanuel Mudiay (ankle) remains out.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Mitchell Robinson (ankle) will play tonight against Brooklyn. Courtney Lee (neck) remains out.