• Nets 97, Bobcats 91: After 18 consecutive losses to start the season, the Nets finally won a game. Brook Lopez, who has been a bright spot all season had 31 points and 14 rebounds. Courtney Lee had 27, including the tiebreaking free throws with 2:22 left. Kiki Vandeweghe, the Nets' general manager who will coach the rest of the year, earned a win in his first game at the bench. The Nets needed several tries to pull away, but they earned a victory. This also saves the Knicks the embarrassment of being the first to lose to the Nets when the two local teams meet on Sunday.

  • Knicks 114, Hawks 107: The Knicks took advantage of two things: a Josh Smith ejection and a rare productive game from Chris Duhon. Smith picked up two technical fouls for arguing calls. Duhon had 25 points and 10 assists. The Hawks are no slouch even without Smith, so a good night for both NBA teams.

  • Devils 3, Lightning 2: Who owns the Lightning? The Devils. Jamie Langenbrunner deflected in a Andy Greene shot with 38.1 seconds left to give New Jersey its 10th straight win over Tampa Bay.