NBA - Knicks vs. Nets Episode 3
By Reynaldo Seno
Thu, 20 Dec 2012
NEW YORK -- In today's crowded 11-game NBA schedule, no match-up attracts more intrigue and interest than the joust between the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Knicks at the Madison Square Garden.
For the Knicks, it's a fight for bragging rights, the chance to re-establish themselves as the kings of New York basketball. For the newbie Nets, it's a fight for validation, an opportunity to win the affection of some of the Big Apple's basketball-loving denizens.
And for those of us sportswriters who are tasked to chronicle these events, it's Episode 3 in Year One of the Battle of the Burroughs, a budding rivalry that could further color and enthrall the NBA for many, many years to come.
The Nets drew first blood when they edged the Knicks 96-89 last November 26 at the decadent $1 billion Barclays Center. But the Knicks exacted sweet revenge on December 11, pocketing a slim 100-97 decision. While today is the tie-breaker, it won't be for all the marbles since both teams meet again for the fourth and final time in the regular season on January 21 next year at The Garden.
The Knicks enter tonight's skirmish slightly wobbly, with the Knicks losing a blowout shocker at the hands of the Houston Rockets last Monday at The Garden while the Nets fell to a 92-90 nail-biter in their Barclays backyard against the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night.
But the losses do not diminish the luster and bluster of tonight's encounter. These Knicks and Nets, they always save the best for each other. (RS)
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Reynaldo Seno.
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|Destined for greater things|
By Joaquin Henson, Sun, 17 Dec 2017MELINDO FIGHTS TO UNIFY IBF AND WBA LIGHT FLYWEIGHT TITLES IN NEW YEAR'S EVE
By Maloney L. Samaco, Sun, 17 Dec 2017TODAY-The 5th annual Mid Atlantic Awards Banquet in Philadelphia
By , Sun, 17 Dec 2017"MANNY'S WISH, ANOTHER MANNY PACQUIAO"
By Tonton Alcos-Antogop, Sun, 17 Dec 2017SAUNDERS DOMINATES LEMIEUX TO KEEP WBO MIDDLEWEIGHT BELT
By , Sun, 17 Dec 2017NOYNAY STUNS PAN, WINS WBO AND WBC BELTS
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Sun, 17 Dec 2017Demetrius Andrade to be Ringside at Saunders - Lemieux Tonight on HBO World Championship Boxing®
By , Sun, 17 Dec 2017HORN TO FIGHT CRAWFORD AND WILL SHOW HE HAS A PLACE AMONG TOP WELTERWEIGHTS OF THE WORLD
By Maloney L. Samaco, Sat, 16 Dec 2017UFC's 'Platinum' Mike Perry Says He KO'd a Guy for Hitting on His GF
By , Sat, 16 Dec 2017Conor McGregor: Forget Pacquiao, I Want an MMA Fight Next!
By , Sat, 16 Dec 2017UFC's Tim Kennedy to 'Star Wars' Trolls: 'I Will F'ing Gut You' Over Spoilers
By , Sat, 16 Dec 2017SEN. PACQUIAO PAYS TRIBUTE TO FISHERFOLK
By Aquiles Z. Zonio, Sat, 16 Dec 2017WU WINS WBO GREATER CHINA TITLE, LI DRAWS XU
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Sat, 16 Dec 2017Pacquiao Chess Amigos, Philippine chess team rule Malaysia tourney
By Marlon Bernardino, Sat, 16 Dec 2017BILLY JOE SAUNDERS VS. DAVID LEMIEUX OFFICIAL WEIGHTS
By , Sat, 16 Dec 2017Saturday’s Top Rank on ESPN Featuring Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux was the Most-Viewed Telecast of the Day on Cable Among Men 18 to 34 and Men 18 to 49
By , Sat, 16 Dec 2017GH3 Promotions CEO Vito Mielnicki excited for Antoine Douglas opportunity this Saturday against Gary O'Sullivan on HBO World Championship Boxing®
By , Sat, 16 Dec 2017FLASHBACK: PACQUIAO RETIRES DE LA HOYA
By Eddie Alinea, Fri, 15 Dec 2017GOLDEN BOY BOXING ON ESPN: MORALES WINS OVER ZENUNAJ
By , Fri, 15 Dec 2017DAVAO CITY, GENSAN, DIGOS EARLY TOP PICKS IN PSC-PACQUIAO CUP
By Lito delos Reyes, Fri, 15 Dec 2017SAUNDERS-LEMIEUX FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
By , Fri, 15 Dec 2017Chael Sonnen: Roy Moore Shouldn't Have to Concede Right Away ... Hillary Didn't!!
By , Fri, 15 Dec 2017Popular winter tradition continues 72nd annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship
By , Fri, 15 Dec 2017MIKEY GARCIA SEEKS TO BECOME FOUR-DIVISION CHAMPION AGAINST UNDEFEATED 140-POUND CHAMP SERGEY LIPINETS FEB. 10 LIVE ON SHOWTIME
By , Fri, 15 Dec 2017