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About Brooklyn Nets vs. New York Knicks

The New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets have the quintessential cross town rivalry. Just like the Mets and the Yankees, the Knicks and the Nets have fans spread all over New York. With the New York Knicks located in the affluent borough of Manhattan, the Brooklyn Nets operate from Brooklyn. Both New York teams play in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.

Even though the Knicks have two NBA Championships under their belt, the Nets have yet to win one. Both teams are currently going through a lean period where the last time the Knicks won the division was in 2013. And as for the Brooklyn Nets, it was even further in 2006.

Nevertheless given the close proximity of the teams, the Knicks Nets games always have some exciting moments.

Memorable Game between the Knicks and the Nets

November 26, 2012 - Even though the first game at the newly built $1 billion Barclays Center in Brooklyn was supposed to be between the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets, it was cancelled due to mass transportation shortage. However, the game between the cross town rivals took place three weeks later. The game saw massive turnout with both teams fighting till the end. Both teams took turns dominating the quarters with the Nets leading in the first quarter but the Knicks taking charge in the second. The Nets fought back hard in the third quarter scoring 23 against the Knicks 20. But the fourth quarter went to the Knicks again who squeezed passed the Nets 17-16 and tied the game 84-84.

In over time Brooklyn Nets took charge and scored 12 points against the Knicks 5 to win their first game against their cross town rivals at their new home. Carmelo Anthony led the game with 35 points closely followed by Tyson Chandler with 28. Point guard for the Brooklyn Nets Deron Williams summed up the game perfectly with this quote

It’s hard to deny the atmosphere and media buzz behind this game

The Brooklyn Nets and the New York Knicks go Head to Head

These two New York teams have gone head to head on a number of occasions. Here is how the Brooklyn Nets have performed against the New York Knicks.

Games Played Wins Losses Win %age Points Scored Points Allowed
187 93 94 .497 18621 18727

The head to head record between these two teams is pretty even. The Nets and the Knicks have met in the postseason on three occasions with the Nets losing two of those series but finally winning one in the 2003-04 season.

For the New York Knicks, the list starts with center Patrick Ewing. This 1985 round 1 pick became an 11 time All Star and was NBA Rookie of the Year in 1986. Next up for the Knicks is small forward Bernard King. A four time NBA All Star and NBA Scoring Champion in 1985, King averaged 22.5 points per game with 5.8 rebounds per game. And to close out the list it’s the 1973 NBA Champion Earl Monroe. He is also a four time NBA All Star and NBA Rookie of the Year in 1968.

As for the Brooklyn Nets, the list starts with center Brook Lopez. He was the NBA All Star in 2013 and he also made it to the NBA All Rookie First Team in 2009. Next up for the Nets is point guard Jason Kidd. He averaged 12.6 points per game and 6.3 rebounds per game during his career. And Deron Williams who played for the Nets from 2001 till 2015, was selected for the NBA All Star three years in a row in 2010, 2011, and 2012.

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