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Here's a roundup of today's Nets festivities.
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With the Brooklyn Nets putting the finishing touches on a 103-80 blowout over their cross-bridge rival New York Knicks, some Knicks fans took to booing or feeble "Fire Woodson!" chants. But the loudest chant of the night was Brooklyn's famous "Brooook-lynnnn" chant, which was loudest at this point in the fourth quarter but occurred throughout.
This isn't the first time that The Brooklyn Chant has entered Madison Square Garden's airwaves, but it was the most prominent one in the two-year rivalry. Or, as Nets Stats put it:
The BROOOOOKLYNNN chant at MSG today was possibly the greatest moment in Brooklyn Nets history.
— Nets Stats (@NetsStats) January 20, 2014
In the first half of Monday afternoon's Brooklyn Nets-New York Knicks cross-bridge battle, Joe Johnson drew a touch foul on Iman Shumpert going up for a shot. YES Network's replay showed that Shumpert grazed Johnson's hand, but it probably should've been a no-call. Instead, it sent the crowd into a fury and Knicks coach Mike Woodson into rare furor form:
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Starting Lineup: Shaun Livingston, Alan Anderson, Joe Johnson, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett.
Injury report: Deron Williams is IN, and will come off the bench following a sprained left ankle, cortisone shots, and platelet-rich plasma therapy treatment on both ankles. He has not played since January 4th. For the Knicks, Metta World Peace, Kenyon Martin, and Amar'e Stoudemire are all out.
When & Where: 2:30 P.M. EST, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Watch: YES Network, MSG, ESPN
Listen: CBS WFAN 660 AM, 101.9 FM
Williams will come off the bench in his return against the New York Knicks, his first time off the bench since February 2, 2006. He will have a minutes restriction under 30 minutes, according to coach Jason Kidd.
"(I'm looking) for him to sweat a little bit, have some fun, knock down shots," Kidd said before Monday afternoon's game. "But just try to get his legs and feet under him and have a positive experience."
Kidd elected to keep his same starting lineup against the Knicks, with Shaun Livingston, Alan Anderson, Joe Johnson, Paul Pierce, and Kevin Garnett. The lineup has won all four games it's played this season.
Williams last played on January 4th, in a victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. The team announced his ankle sprain and treatment on January 7th, following an MRI the day before.
The NBA franchises that reside in Brooklyn and Manhattan fight for back pages & star treatment as much as they do on the basketball court, and today game is an added foray into that narrative structure: the Brooklyn Nets take on the cross-bridge rival New York Knicks today at 2:30 P.M. EST, in a game that fights for playoff position that neither team wanted three months ago.
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