The NBA has announced that all teams will play a two-game exhibition schedule prior to the abbreviated regular season opening on Christmas Day. In a treat for regional hoop fans, the New York Knicks and New Jersey Nets will face each other in a home-and-home series that will comprise the preseason schedule for both teams.
The first game will be played Saturday, Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. ET at the Prudential Center in Newark. The rematch will be held Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m. ET at Madison Square Garden.
Training camps are set to open Dec. 9.
The Knicks open the regular season Christmas Day against the Boston Celtics.
The Knicks are led by Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire. The Nets, in their final season before moving to Brooklyn, are led by Deron Williams.