Monday night, the two teams finally squared off.
The Nets pulled out an exciting, defensive-minded 96-89 victory in overtime. The win propelled the Nets to first place in the NBA’s Atlantic Division and certainly made minority owner Jay-Z a happy man.
The hip-hop mogul, who is in the running for TIME‘s ‘Person of the Year’ crown for 2012, tweeted a not-so-subtle jab to Knicks fans following the game:
Nets star point guard Deron Williams wasn’t as confident, according to the New York Daily News. Williams told reporters after the game:
“We didn’t win the championship of New York. We won a game and we’ll play them three more times, maybe again in the playoffs.”
This isn’t the first time Jay-Z has used Twitter to show love for his team. In September, Hov posed breakdancer style on the Nets logo:
New management indeed.
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