In the first two meetings between the intracity foes, the intensity has made them feel like de facto playoff games. In the first game, Brooklyn won in overtime despite Carmelo Anthony scoring 35 points for New York.
On Dec. 12, the Knicks (18-6) got their revenge in the Barclays Center when Anthony went off again with 45 points, while Jason Kidd hit the game-winning three-pointer in the final seconds.
Anthony is questionable for this matchup, as he continues to work his way back from a sprained ankle that has sidelined him the past two games.
Brook Lopez will be in the lineup for Brooklyn (13-11) after missing the last contest between these two teams with a foot injury. The center is having a terrific year, averaging 17.8 points per game.
Time: 7 p.m. ET