January 12, 2009
NBA: New Jersey 103, Oklahoma City 99 (OT)
Rookie Brook Lopez had 31 points and 13 rebounds Monday to lead the New Jersey Nets to a 103-99 overtime win over Oklahoma City.
Devin Harris returned from a two-game absence caused by a strained hamstring to add 17 points and eight assists and Vince Carter had 21 points for the Nets.New Jersey played for the first time without forward Yi Jianlian, who is expected to miss three-to-four weeks with a broken pinkie finger. Ryan Anderson replaced Yi and had six points and nine rebounds.
Kevin Durant had 26 points and nine rebounds for Oklahoma City, which had gone 3-3 over its last six games after going 3-30 previously. Jeff Green had 15 points and 10 rebounds.