NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Johnson made the go-ahead jumper with 22 seconds left and scored 25 points, leading the Brooklyn Nets to an 88-85 win over the New York Knicks on Monday and a split of the four-game series between the city rivals. Deron Williams added 14 points and 12 assists for the Nets, who cut the Knicks' Atlantic Division lead to one game. Brook Lopez had 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Kris Humphries came off the bench for 11 points and 13 boards. Tim Duncan's 24 points and 17 rebounds led San Antonio to a 90-85 win over Philadelphia. Tony Parker added 20 to help the Spurs recover after blowing a 17-point first half lead. Evan Turner had 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Sixers.
Elsewhere in the NBA Indiana barely slid past Memphis 82-81. New Orleans won against Sacramento 114-105. Houston defeated Charlotte 100-94. Atlanta bested Minnesota 104-96. Golden State succeeded over the L-A Clippers 106-99. Chicago trumped the L-A Lakers 95-83. And Washington tied Portland 95-95.
Checking the NHL now Ryan Miller stopped 34 shots to lead the Buffalo Sabres past the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 on Monday night. David Ullstrom (all-strum) scored early in the third period to give the Islanders a big lead, and New York held off the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 Monday. Detroit beat Columbus 4-3 and Ottawa blew out Florida 4-0.