When they last met on Dec. 8, the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks were in the opening stages of their current trajectories.
On that night, Spencer Dinwiddie constantly reached the lane and scored 25 points in Brooklyn's 112-104 win in Madison Square Garden. It was the second win in a seven-game winning streak that turned around Brooklyn's season. Meanwhile, it was a week into New York's current skid.
Heading into the final game of the season series, the Nets have a seven-game home winning streak while the visiting Knicks are on a seven-game skid and firmly entrenched as one of the league's worst teams.
"When we're at home we want to take care of home court," Nets guard D'Angelo Russell said.
"On the road, we know what we gotta do to grind it out and give ourselves a chance to win, so just going on the road and being at home, those are our main mentalities."
The Nets lead the season series 2-1 after losing all four games to the Knicks last season.
Brooklyn is 18-5 in its past 23 games. The run, which started with a one-point overtime home win over Toronto on Dec. 7, is the Nets' best 23-game stretch since 2005-06. >> Read More
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