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Hitting the hardwood at the Barclays Center

A photographic look at the New Jersey Nets' regular season home opener win over the Toronto Raptors on Saturday.

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Crowds arrive outside the Barclays Center before the Brooklyn Nets played the Toronto Raptors in their first NBA basketball game in their new arena in Brooklyn, New York, November 3, 2012.

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The Brooklyn Nets play the Toronto Raptors in their first NBA basketball game in their new arena, the Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, New York, November 3, 2012.

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The Brooklyn Knight, the new team mascot, is lowered on wires from the ceiling in the new Barclays Center before the Brooklyn Nets played the Toronto Raptors in their first NBA basketball game in their new arena in Brooklyn, New York, November 3, 2012.

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Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams exchanges jerseys with former Brooklyn Dodgers player Joe Pignatano (R) before the Nets played the Toronto Raptors in their first NBA basketball game in their new arena in Brooklyn, New York, November 3, 2012.

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Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams and NBA Commissioner David Stern (R) address the crowd before the Nets played the Toronto Raptors in their first NBA basketball game in their new arena in Brooklyn, New York, November 3, 2012.

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NBA Commissioner David Stern speaks before an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Toronto Raptors, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in New York.

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Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, centre, takes part in a pregame ceremony before an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Toronto Raptors NBA basketball teams, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in New York.

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Brooklyn Nets forward Gerald Wallace lies on the court after he made a hard foul on Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry to prevent a layup in the fourth quarter of their NBA basketball game in New York, November 3, 2012. Wallace had to leave the game.

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Brooklyn Nets guard C.J. Watson (1) celebrates a three-point shot past Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) in the first quarter of their NBA basketball game in New York, November 3, 2012.

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Brooklyn Nets centre Brook Lopez (11) blocks Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson (15) in the third quarter of their NBA basketball game in New York, November 3, 2012.

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Toronto Raptors guard Jose Calderon (8) reacts as he loses ball guarded by Brooklyn Nets guard MarShon Brooks (R) in the fourth quarter of their NBA basketball game in New York, November 3, 2012.

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Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (3) drives between Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson (7) and forward Gerald Wallace (45) in the fourth quarter of their NBA basketball game in New York, November 3, 2012.

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Brooklyn Nets head coach Avery Johnson talks with guard Deron Williams (8) in the fourth quarter of their NBA basketball game with the Toronto Raptors in New York, November 3, 2012.

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Entertainers Beyonce and Jay-Z watch the Brooklyn Nets play the Toronto Raptors in the fourth quarter of their NBA basketball game in New York, November 3, 2012.

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Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson (15) drives over Brooklyn Nets forward Reggie Evans (30) to score in the second quarter of their NBA basketball game in New York, November 3, 2012.

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Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson (7) fouls Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan in the first quarter of their NBA basketball game in New York, November 3, 2012.

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Brooklyn Nets centre Brook Lopez (11) blocks a layup by Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry in the first quarter of their NBA basketball game in New York, November 3, 2012.

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Toronto Raptors center Andrea Bargnani (7) tries to pass between Brooklyn Nets centre Brook Lopez (L) and forward Gerald Wallace (R) in the first quarter of their NBA basketball game in New York, November 3, 2012.

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Brooklyn Nets' Brook Lopez, right, and teammate Deron Williams, second from right, defend Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in New York.

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Brooklyn Nets' Joe Johnson (7) and Toronto Raptors' Amir Johnson, left, fight for control of the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in New York.

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Brooklyn Nets' Brook Lopez (11) dunks the ball as Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry (3) looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in New York.

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Brooklyn Nets' Deron Williams (8) passes away from Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in New York.

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Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry (3) shoots over Brooklyn Nets' Deron Williams (8) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in New York.

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