Nets treat Brooklyn crowd to overtime win over Knicks
- The Nets, in their first season in Brooklyn, improved to 9-4 with the victory, including 7-1 at home. The Knicks dropped to 9-4.
- Four Nets players scored in double digits, led by Brook Lopez, who finished with 22 points and 11 rebounds. Deron Williams also notched a double-double with 16 points and 14 assists, and Reggie Evans (14 rebounds) and Jerry Stackhouse (14 points, four three-pointers) made substantial contributions off the bench.
- Carmelo Anthony (35 points) and Tyson Chandler (28) were the game's two leading scorers. But outside of Anthony and Chandler, the Knicks shot a woeful 10-47, including a John Starks-esque 3-for-19 performance from Raymond Felton.
- The J.R. Smith of old also made a cameo for the Knicks. The team's sixth man, who has been lauded for his start to the season, had a vintage play early in the fourth quarter, passing up a fastbreak layup for a pull-up three-point attempt.
- Jay-Z and the Nets have been pushing the New York rivalry hard since the team relocated from New Jersey. Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz referred to the Knicks as the "Manhattan Knicks," and the Nets handed out t-shirts promoting the rivalry ahead of the game.
Eagles hit rock bottom, fall to Panthers on Monday Night Football
- You could make a "Dream Team" joke, but at this point, it'd be too easy.
- Cam Newton and the hapless Panthers came into Philadelphia on Monday night and took down the Eagles, 30-22. The win improved Carolina to 3-8, while dropping Philadelphia to the same record.
- Newton turned in his best performance of the year. The second-year pro passed for 306 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed for another pair of scores. His passer rating for the game was 125.0. (Newton's big game may have also altered several fantasy football outcomes, as his performance garnered the more points than any player in most formats.)
- Nick Foles, making his second straight start for Philadelphia, completed 16 of 21 passes for 119 yards. He failed to throw a touchdown, though, and just one Eagle -- Jeremy Maclin -- received for more than 20 yards.