NEW YORK -- The Brooklyn Nets, losers of nine out of their last 12 games, head just a short way over to Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night to face the New York Knicks.
The Knicks, coming off a 22-point thrashing at Phoenix -- the team's biggest win in more than two months -- will host the team's final matchup with its cross-bridge rival undoubtedly feeling good about its chances. New York has won the other three matchups with the Nets this season by an average of more than 14 points.
"We like to play Brooklyn," Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis told reporters on Monday. "I mean, we look better against teams that are not above .500, obviously."
The Nets put up a fight in the two teams' second matchup, a 111-104 Knicks win in Brooklyn on Dec. 14, cutting New York's lead to three with just more than three minutes to play. But the Knicks, who won their other two matchups with the Nets by a combined 34 points, built back the cushion down the stretch as Courtney Lee had a game-high 27 points. >> Read more
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