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The Brooklyn Nets' nail-biter of a victory over the Knicks before a sell-out crowd at the new Barclays Center lived up to the pre-tipoff hype. And hoops fans took to Twitter to cheer, trash talk and embrace this new and lively cross-borough rivalry.

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  1. There was a lot of talk about the burgeoning rivalry.
  2. And the trash-talking started early.
  3. But some basketball fans were loathe to declare this a rivalry after only one game. 
  4. But that nay-saying didn't stop the Nets high-powered ownership -- Jay-Z -- and local politicians from claiming early bragging rights.