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Jim Mancari, SNYNets.com

Though a 22-15 record through 37 games is a solid mark, the road to get to that point has certainly been bumpy for the Brooklyn Nets.

From blowing a 22-point lead to the Minnesota Timberwolves, to then winning 11 of the first 15 games, to later going on a 3-13 stretch, to now the recent six-game winning streak, Brooklyn has really been a ?Jekyll and Hyde? team this season.

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On Wednesday night, the Nets were defeated by the New York Knicks by a final score of 100-86.

The Skinny: Both teams only hit four of their first 11 shots, as they were jacking up deep outside shots, but the Nets held an early lead. Kris Humphries picked up a technical foul in the opening minutes after being too physical in battling J.R. Smith for a rebound. The Knicks took the lead on a 7-0 run and closed out the quarter with a three-point lead. Brooklyn shot just 35 percent from the field in the first quarter but started shooting better in the closing minutes.

The ?Bench Mob? helped the Nets pick up the offensive pace to start the second quarter, with Keith Bogans knocking down two three-pointers early in the frame. New York went on another 7-0 run to go back on top, but Joe Johnson answered with all eight points of a Nets? 8-0 run to regain the lead. With Carmelo Anthony, who was a game-time decision to play, heating up, the Knicks went on a 13-5 run to end the half leading by four. Melo had 17 first half points, and the game already featured 14 lead changes by halftime.

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On Tuesday night, the Nets were defeated by the New York Knicks by a final score of 100-97.

The Skinny: The Nets started the game red hot from the field, making nine of their first 11 shots to open a 21-5 lead. Though he picked up two early fouls, Andray Blatche couldn?t miss in the opening quarter, scoring 12 points in less than eight minutes of action. Reggie Evans was active on the glass, grabbing nine rebounds in the quarter. Brooklyn?s interior defense stifled any potential Knicks? attack, though Carmelo Anthony scored eight of the Knicks? first 11 points. New York went on a 7-0 run late in the quarter, but the Nets still led by 14 after one.

MarShon Brooks kept up the Nets? offensive pace to start the second quarter, pouring in seven points in first six minutes. Melo re-entered the game and continued his hot shooting, hitting on back-to-back three-pointers to cut the deficit to 11. An 18-6 extended Knicks? run made this a four-point game at the break, as the Nets? defense began breaking down. Melo had 22 points in the first half.

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Tonight, at 7:00 P.M., the Brooklyn Nets will battle the crosstown-rival New York Knicks at Barclays Center.

The Nets, losers of four straight games, won the previous matchup 96-89 in overtime, but Brook Lopez has been ruled out. Lopez was instrumental in the first matchup, and after initially being deemed a game-time decision tonight, he's officially been ruled out.

The Knicks, meanwhile, are off to their best start since the 1995-1996 season and are 10 games over .500 for the first time since April 2001.

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Josh Newman, SNYNets.com

NEW YORK ? Despite the fact that the NBA has opted to eliminate the center position from it's All-Star ballot, Tyson Chandler and Brook Lopez showed the NBA that there are still at least two true 7-foot centers patrolling the paint in the Eastern conference.

On Monday evening at Barclays Center, Chandler and Lopez were just that as the Brooklyn Nets defeated the New York Knicks, 96-89, in a game that needed overtime to be decided.

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Josh Newman, SNYNets.com

NEW YORK ? In the end, the highly-anticipated, nationally-televised first meeting between the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets lived up to every bit of the hype.

Thanks to an 8-0 run in overtime, the Nets outlasted their New York City co-tenants, 96-89, in front of a sold out crowd of 17,732 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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On Monday night, the Nets defeated the New York Knicks by a final score of 96-89.

The Skinny: The battle of New York City began with a ton of energy on both sides. Tyson Chandler dominated the paint for the Knicks, while Gerald Wallace came out firing for the Nets. Carmelo Anthony came into the game leading the NBA in first quarter scoring at 10.9 points, but he managed just four points in the first frame. Deron Williams dished out five first quarter assists helping the Nets take a three-point lead after one.

The teams traded buckets throughout the entirety of the second quarter. Reggie Evans pulled down seven rebounds in the quarter, and Joe Johnson began heating up from the outside. Melo found his stroke, even hitting on a circus shot that bounced in off the top of the backboard, and finished the half with 15 points. A 6-0 Knicks run to close out the half gave New York a two-point lead at the break.

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On Wednesday night, the Nets were defeated by the New York Knicks by a final score of 97-95 in overtime.

The Skinny:?With Amar?e Stoudemire out of the Knicks? lineup for three weeks with a knee injury, Tyson Chandler leaving in the opening minutes of this game with a knee strain opened the paint for Joe Johnson to drive to the hoop. Carmelo Anthony missed his first seven shots, which allowed Deron Williams ? who made three three-pointers early ? to take over and give the Nets the lead. C.J. Watson continued his strong play off the bench, but the Knicks were hot to start and close the second quarter, which gave them the lead at half. Both teams came out cold in the third quarter, but Anthony started heating up from the outside. The Nets? second unit, led by Tyshawn Taylor and Andray Blatche, orchestrated a 17-3 late fourth quarter run to regain the lead and force the game into overtime. After not making a shot during regulation, Steve Novak drilled two three-pointers in overtime. MarShon Brooks had a chance to tie the game late, but he missed a layup though he thought he was fouled.

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