Jay Z and Beyoncé attend the game between the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Knicks at the Barclays Center on November 26, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Earlier this month, Hurricane Sandy delayed the much-anticipated Big Apple showdown between the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks.

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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