NBA scores: Nets top Knicks in overtime, Clippers' skid continues

Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

In the first real Battle of New York, the Nets came out on top in overtime. In L.A, the Clippers continued their skid with a loss to the Hornets.

Nets 96, Knicks 89 (OT)
This wasn't exactly a glitzy scoring affair, though Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler did put up huge nights for the Knicks (35 and 28, respectively). The rest of the team shot 10-45. The Nets were well-balanced, and got a surprise contribution from Jerry Stackhouse, who hit four threes and played all of overtime. With the win, Brooklyn moved into a tie with New York for the top position in the Atlantic Division, and the No. 2 spot in the Eastern Conference. It should be a tight race all season long (and Philadelphia and Boston are only 1.5 games back), and this was a nice introduction to the renewed rivalry.

Hornets 105, Clippers 98
In a tight affair, New Orleans went on a 13-2 run led by Austin Rivers (!) late in the third and never really looked back. Rivers had six points in that spell and 14 for the game. Caron Butler had a bizarrely spectacular game for L.A. in the loss, dropping 33 points on 15-25 shooting with nine made threes. But Blake Griffin was baaaad, 1-9 from the floor for four points with four turnovers. He fouled out in 34 minutes. The Clippers have lost four straight to fall to 8-6, which is still good enough to lead the Pacific Division. For now. (The Kings are getting hot, you know!)

Jazz 105, Nuggets 103
Utah trailed by as many as 16 in the first half, but roared back and finished off a tight game. Derrick Favors had 19 for Utah, and Al Jefferson dropped 28. Denver shot 27-37 in the first half but just 13-35 in the final two periods.

Bucks 93, Bulls 92
Ersan Ilyasova may have just broken out of his slump -- he had 18 points -- but the real story is the massive, unabated comeback Milwaukee put together. The Bucks trailed by 27 with three minutes left in the third. They had tied the game over the next eight game minutes, which is really stunning when you think about it. Scoring 27 points in eight minutes is hard: that's a solid 36-point quarter, teased out. Outscoring your opponent by 27 over the span? Crazy! 31-4 was the actual run. Tom Thibodeau's fourth lineup change finally saw the run end. It's worth noting the quasi-injured Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis didn't play at all during the run or in the rest of the fourth quarter -- rookie Doron Lamb and veteran Beno Udrih instead manned the backcourt. Intrigue!

Grizzlies 84, Cavaliers 78
Memphis had a comeback of its own, trailing an undermanned Cleveland team by 10 in the first half. In the fourth quarter, the Grizzlies outscored the Cavaliers 22-9.

Thunder 114, Bobcats 69
At halftime, Oklahoma City led 64-24. Then the Thunder went on a 15-1 run to start the third to push it to 79-25. The score was 79 ... to 25. Needless to say, Scott Brooks yanked his starters at that point.

Spurs 118, Wizards 92
The Wizards are 0-12. :-(

Pistons 108, Blazers 101
Brandon Knight thoroughly outplayed Damian Lillard. A thousand Twitterati died of shock.

For all of the team blog recaps, visit SBNation.com/NBA-Scores.

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