The Nets Beat the Knicks!

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In their first matchup of the season, after Sandy delayed the original date, the Brooklyn Nets defeated the New York Knicks 96-89 last night, lending the new Kings County team a measure of debut-season legitimacy—at least at home, where the rivalry between opposite sides of the river has been strong. (Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz even accused Brooklyn-dwelling Knicks fans of “treason.”) Reactions to the victory were varied and impassioned, breaking down into four basic varieties. [photo]