New York Knicks don't own Big Apple anymore -- Brooklyn Nets proved that at Barclays Center - ESPN New York
The Nets have a ton going for them. They have contending talent (at last), a royal first couple (Jay-Z and Beyonce) for front-row face time on national TV, and enough loyal customers to shout down the same Knicks fans who once owned the arenas in Jersey.
"The atmosphere in here was unbelievable," Anthony said. "It was a special place to play."
Melo batted away the suggestion that Brooklyn could pose a serious challenge to the Knicks' playoff designs by saying the Nets "are not somebody we're looking at every day and tracking their stats." But that is about to change.
The Nets became the first Eastern Conference opponent to beat the Knicks, and the home team pulled it off Monday night in a game, Chandler said, "where both teams understood what was at stake."
So the Knicks should be afraid of Brooklyn, very, very afraid. They shouldn't worry so much about getting out of the East, not when there's suddenly a real reason to believe they might not get out of New York.
Lichtenstein: Nets’ Thrilling Win Just The Beginning Of Beautiful Rivalry With Knicks " CBS New York
if both of these evenly matched New York City hoopsters continue to play with the spirited intensity that they exhibited last night, there’s a good chance that they could meet in games of far greater importance than Game 13 of a long regular season. If such a comparably irrelevant game as this one generated so much buzz, imagine what a Subway Series would bring?