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Kyrie Irving backs up boast as Nets clip Knicks in chippy affair

Kyrie Irving boldly stated the Nets’ plan to take over New York. Then he put his game where his mouth was. Irving made all the plays down the stretch to lead the Nets to a 113-109 come-from-behind victory over the Knicks at Barclays Center for their first win of the season after a crushing season-opening loss Wednesday. “This is our home,” Irving said with a grin in a postgame on-court interview. Brooklyn had blown a 19-point cushion, and trailed 109-106 in the waning moments. But Irving (26 points) hit a jumper and then a go-ahead 3-pointer with 22.4 seconds left to turn the tide. When the Nets forced a Julius Randle turnover with 11.2 seconds remaining, they were able to ice the game. “We got a lot, a lot of goals to accomp ...