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Nets center Brook Lopez (11) fouls Knicks center (Credit: AP)

Nets center Brook Lopez (11) fouls Knicks center Tyson Chandler in the first half of their game at Madison Square Garden. (Jan. 21, 2013)

Nets 88, Knicks 85

Joe Johnson hit a late jumper to lift the Nets over the Knicks, 88-85, Monday at Madison Square Garden.

Knicks' Iman Shumpert passes the ball in the
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Knicks' Iman Shumpert passes the ball in the fourth quarter against the Nets. (Jan. 21, 2013)

Joe Johnson of the Nets plays tight defense
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Joe Johnson of the Nets plays tight defense on the Knicks' Carmelo Anthony in the fourth quarter. (Jan. 21, 2013)

Tyson Chandler of the Knicks tries to convince
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Tyson Chandler of the Knicks tries to convince referee Brian Forte that he was fouled. (Jan. 21, 2013)

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Gerald Wallace of the Nets flies through the
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Gerald Wallace of the Nets flies through the air after committing an offensive foul on Jason Kidd, bottom. (Jan. 21, 2013)

Kris Humphries of the Nets is double-teamed by
(Credit: David Pokress)

Kris Humphries of the Nets is double-teamed by J.R. Smith and Jason Kidd of the Knicks. (Jan. 21, 2013)

Nets interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo pleads his
(Credit: David Pokress)

Nets interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo pleads his case to an official against the Knicks. (Jan. 21, 2013)

Kris Humphries of the Nets dunks on J.R.
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Kris Humphries of the Nets dunks on J.R. Smith of the Knicks. (Jan. 21, 2013)

Brook Lopez of the Nets, right, blocks a
(Credit: David Pokress)

Brook Lopez of the Nets, right, blocks a shot by Amar'e Stoudemire of the Knicks under the basket in the fourth quarter. (Jan. 21, 2013)

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Deron Williams of the Nets, right, is fouled
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Deron Williams of the Nets, right, is fouled by Carmelo Anthony of the Knicks, left. (Jan. 21, 2013)

Carmelo Anthony of the Knicks drives to basket
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Carmelo Anthony of the Knicks drives to basket on Reggie Evans and Brook Lopez of the Nets. (Jan. 21, 2013)

Brook Lopez and Kris Humphries of the Nets
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Brook Lopez and Kris Humphries of the Nets play tight defense under the basket. (Jan. 21, 2013)

The Nets celebrate after defeating the Knicks. (Jan.
(Credit: David Pokress)

The Nets celebrate after defeating the Knicks. (Jan. 21, 2013)

Joe Johnson of the Nets drives on Iman
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Joe Johnson of the Nets drives on Iman Shumpert of the Knicks. (Jan. 21, 2013)

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Jason Kidd reacts after the Knicks lose to
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Jason Kidd reacts after the Knicks lose to the Nets. (Jan. 21, 2013)

Tyson Chandler of the Knicks tries to shoot
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Tyson Chandler of the Knicks tries to shoot over Brook Lopez of the Nets. (Jan. 21, 2013)

Joe Johnson of the Nets shoots over J.R.
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Joe Johnson of the Nets shoots over J.R. Smith of the Knicks. (Jan. 21, 2013)

Joe Johnson of the Nets shoots over J.R.
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Joe Johnson of the Nets shoots over J.R. Smith of the Knicks. (Jan. 21, 2013)

Joe Johnson of the Nets drives on Iman
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Joe Johnson of the Nets drives on Iman Shumpert of the Knicks. (Jan. 21, 2013)

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Joe Johnson of the Nets shoots over J.R.
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Joe Johnson of the Nets shoots over J.R. Smith of the Knicks. (Jan. 21, 2013)

Knicks' Tyson Chandler tries to shoot over Nets'
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Knicks' Tyson Chandler tries to shoot over Nets' Brook Lopez. (Jan. 21, 2013)

Brooklyn Nets forward Kris Humphries dunks ahead of
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Brooklyn Nets forward Kris Humphries dunks ahead of New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony in the second half at Madison Square Garden. (Jan. 21, 2013)

Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson shoots a 3-pointer
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Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson shoots a 3-pointer over New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith in the second half at Madison Square Garden. (Jan. 21, 2013)

Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson shoots a 3-pointer
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Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson shoots a 3-pointer over New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert in the first half at Madison Square Garden. (Jan. 21, 2013)

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New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony drives against
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New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony drives against Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez in the first half at Madison Square Garden. (Jan. 21, 2013)

New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith shoots a
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New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith shoots a layup against the Brooklyn Nets in the first half at Madison Square Garden. (Jan. 21, 2013)

Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams tries to shoot
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Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams tries to shoot over New York Knicks guard Jason Kidd in the first half at Madison Square Garden. (Jan. 21, 2013)

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