It’s the battle for the Big Apple, as the New York Knicks take on their bitter borough rivals, the Brooklyn Nets on Nov. 9. The action is going to light up the city that never sleeps so don’t miss a second! Click to watch.
It’s true that neither the New York Knicks nor the Brooklyn Nets have started the 2016 NBA season on the right foot, as both teams are 2-4. Yet, it’s early enough for one of these baller squads to rebound. Will the Nets head back to Brooklyn with a victory, leaving Madison Square Garden with a notch in the win column? Or will the Knicks prove they’re the Kings of New York? The game starts at 7:00 PM ET so be ready to watch.
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Brooklyn will play this game without Jeremy Lin, 28, according to Fansided, as the point guard is sidelined with a left hamstring injury. Expect Brooklyn to rely on Brook Lopez, 28, to lead the charge against their cross-town rivals. The All-Star center still remains a powerhouse on offense, scoring a career average of 183 points per game. This season, he’s up to 19.4 points per game so the difference between a victory and a loss could all come down to him having a good night.
It might also come down to New York exploiting their rivals’ weakness. Along with Jeremy Lin, Brooklyn could be without point guard Greivis Vasquez, 29, who has missed the last three games due to an ankle injury. While this would spell doom for Brooklyn, the Nets are playing the Knicks. As it turns out, New York is currently the worst defensive team in the NBA, which means that even with the injuries, the Nets are still a major threat. Yikes. Sorry, Knicks Nation.
After all, New York has allowed all six of their opponents to score 100 points this season, with the Houston Rockets going for 118 points in a devastating 118-99 blowout. If the Knicks can’t contain a depleted Nets squad, there’s not going to be much hope for them this season.
Who do you think is going to win this game, HollywoodLifers? Are you rooting for the Knicks or are you hoping Brooklyn beats New York?