Originally posted on SNY Nets:

Josh Newman, SNYNets.com

NEW YORK — Despite the fact that the NBA has opted to eliminate the center position from it’s All-Star ballot, Tyson Chandler and Brook Lopez showed the NBA that there are still at least two true 7-foot centers patrolling the paint in the Eastern conference.

On Monday evening at Barclays Center, Chandler and Lopez were just that as the Brooklyn Nets defeated the New York Knicks, 96-89, in a game that needed overtime to be decided.

Chandler shot 12-for-13 from the field, scored a career-high 28 points and hauled in 10 rebounds for the Knicks. For the Nets, Lopez overcame a tough fourth quarter to finish with 22 points and 11 rebounds, but most importantly, the win.

In today’s NBA, it was a rare display of dual dominance by opposing centers. Aside from the Indiana Pacers’ Roy Hibbert and the oft-injured Andrew Bynum of the Philadelphia 76ers…

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