Brooklyn Nets vs. New York Knicks
It’s been the tale of two weekends for New York City’s basketball teams. The Brooklyn Nets last played Saturday against the Washington Wizards, a contest where they ultimately lost but forced overtime after being down by as many as 23. The New York Knicks, who also lost, did it far more spectacularly. At one point in the third, they led by as many as 19. New Orleans came back to beat them in overtime thanks to Anthony Davis, who’s a human cheat code.
Monday will mark the third meeting this season between the two. The Knicks have come out on top in both games. That could, however, change. Brooklyn’s played exceptional basketball to start the New Year despite losing four of their first seven games. Six of those contests have been nail-biters decided by six points or fewer, and they’ve gone down to the wire with the Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors, the Eastern Conference’s two best teams. Their lone embarrassing showing was to the Detroit Pistons, a 34-point drubbing of which we won’t speak.