Source: Basketball reference
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Deron Williams is quite aware of who has dominated the New York hoops scene. “You can say we’ve been the JV [team in this area] at times,” Williams said Thursday.
The New York Knicks have drawn electric Madison Square Garden crowds no matter how they were playing. The New Jersey Nets, not so much. The Nets' mantra this season, along with winning, is to make some noise in NYC. They want recognition and, as Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov has stated, "we want to turn Knicks fans into Nets fans." Winning a division title in their first season upon entering the borough might do the trick. Williams explains:
“I think it definitely would mean a lot to clinch the division title to the fans, to the organization, I think it would be huge. There’s no doubt about that,” Williams said.
Of course the players just focus on their own game and don't look at how other teams are doing. Ok, Joe Johnson confesses he occasionally looks at the standings. "I tend to peek every now and then,” he said. “You kind of want to gauge where you’re at and what it’s going to take to get where we’re trying to be." Ok, maybe more than occasionally. "Yeah, I look at it quite often actually.”
And here's what he might have noticed: If the Knicks lose to the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday and the Nets defeat the Atlanta Hawks, they will be all tied up for the first time this season.
Based off of Mike Mazzeo's story on ESPN/NewYork.com.
Seven games in May, please.
In the thrilling conclusion to the four-game series between the cross-bridge rival Brooklyn Nets and (Manhattan) New York Knicks, the Nets eked out an 88-85 victory on Brooklyn's Backcourt's back, riding 25 points (10 in the fourth quarter) from Joe Johnson, including the final go-ahead bucket with 22.3 seconds left, and surviving through a 1-for-2 trip for Deron Williams at the line with five seconds remaining (Williams had made 52 consecutive free throws before that miss, a career-best) to earn the win.
The victory gives the Nets a 25-16 record at the halfway point of the season, puts them one game behind the Knicks for the Atlantic Division lead, and ties up the season series at 2 apiece.
The teams won't play again in the regular season.
In a close battle throughout... MORE →
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Nets at Knicks today. Losing team should be made to swim to Staten Island
— InsideHoops.com (@InsideHoops) January 21, 2013
I can't believe this is the last time the Knicks play the Nets, poor scheduling by the NBA
— John Galamar (@JGalamar) January 21, 2013
Same lineup for the Nets tonight. DWill, JJ, Wallace, Evans, Lopez.
— Stefan Bondy (@NYDNInterNets) January 21, 2013
Nothing like Nets vs Knicks on MLK Day @ MSG on a cold winter's day.#Goknicks
— Paula R (@r_P131) January 21, 2013
Grade the players at any time!
Game Info: The New York Knicks (15-5) take on the Brooklyn Nets (11-8) tonight at 7:00 P.M. at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The game will be televised on YES Network and nationally on ESPN. Ian Eagle and Jim Spanarkel have the call on YES. WFAN has the radio call, WADO has the Spanish radio call.
OUT: Brook Lopez for the Nets. Amar'e Stoudemire, Iman Shumpert, Marcus Camby for the Knicks.
Last time: The Nets beat the Knicks 96-89 in overtime at Barclays Center on November 26th. The Knicks were without Jason Kidd, the Nets were with Brook Lopez, who led the Nets with 22 points in their last meeting.
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Did you know that the Brooklyn Nets play a game tonight? Against the New York Knicks? At 7:00 P.M. at Barclays Center?
I know, I know. Who would've thunk?
Seriously, tonight will hopefully be another interesting matchup between these two teams -- the Brooklyn Nets took the last contest 96-89 in overtime, but they'll be without starting center Brook Lopez this time. The Knicks are as full-strength as they've been all season, missing Amar'e Stoudemire, Iman Shumpert, and Marcus Camby.
Devin: On a scale of 1-10, how confident are you in the Knicks winning tonight's game now that we know Brook Lopez will sit?... MORE →