NETS 115, KNICKS 107
D'ANGELO Russell scored 19 points in his Nets debut to help Brooklyn take the first of two preseason meetings between the city rival New York Knicks, 115-107, on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time).
The Knicks played their first game without Carmelo Anthony, who was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder before training camp opened.
Acquired in a trade with the Lakers, the former No. 2 pick started in the backcourt with Jeremy Lin, who struggled to a 2-for-9 night and scored eight points.
Enes Kanter, acquired from Oklahoma City in the Anthony trade, and Tim Hardaway Jr. each scored 17 points for the Knicks.
NETS: Sean Kilpatrick scored 15 points. ... Brooklyn was 16 for 32 (50 percent) from 3-point range. ... Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Joe Harris each scored 13 points. Spencer Dinwiddie and Quincy Acy had 12 apiece. ... The Nets played without Allen Crabbe and Caris LeVert because of ankle injuries.
KNICKS: Kristaps Porzingis scored 15 points. ... First-round pick Frank Ntilikina of France came off the bench and scored five points on 1-for-7 shooting from the field. ... Hardaway made five 3-pointers.
UP NEXT: Brooklyn (1-0) hosts Miami on Thursday. New York (0-1) visits Washington on Friday.