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New York at New Jersey

Knicks dump Nets in preseason opener

CBSSports.com wire reports
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NEWARK, N.J. -- Carmelo Anthony scored 17 points in three quarters, rookie Iman Shumpert added 16, and the New York Knicks beat the New Jersey Nets 92-83 on Saturday in the preseason opener for both teams.

Renaldo Balkman had 20 points for the Knicks, who got only 10 points on 3-of-11 shooting from Amare Stoudemire. But they got a strong effort from their reserves, with Shumpert, the first-round pick from Georgia Tech, outplaying starting guards Toney Douglas and Landry Fields.

Tyson Chandler, who helped Dallas win the NBA title before coming to New York in a sign-and-trade, had four points, four rebounds, three steals and two blocks in 27 minutes.

Brook Lopez and Anthony Morrow each scored 15 for the Nets, but All-Star guard Deron Williams shot just 4 of 12 and scored nine. The Nets are hoping to trade for Dwight Howard, but in the meantime appear short on talent beyond Williams and Lopez.

Mike Bibby's 3-pointer at the third-quarter buzzer gave the Knicks a 69-66 lead, and Balkman scored the first seven points of the fourth as New York pulled away.

The teams meet again Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.

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Carmelo Anthony paces the Knicks with 17 points in their win over New Jersey. (Getty Images)
Carmelo Anthony paces the Knicks with 17 points in their win over New Jersey. (Getty Images)
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