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Knicks Vs. Nets Preview: Both Teams Playing On Short Rest

The Nets and Knicks will face off tonight in Madison Square Garden. Both teams will be playing on short rest as they look for their ninth win of the season.

Tonight, the 8-16 New Jersey Nets will make the short trip to New York to face the 8-15 Knicks in Madison Square Garden. Both teams played on Friday night – the Knicks lost by two to the Celtcs and the Nets lost by three to the Timberwolves – so each will be playing the second game of a back-to-back.

Playing on short rest adds insult to injury for the Nets, who are suffering from numerous injuries right now. Brook Lopez is still out with a foot injury. MarShon Brooks is out indefinitely with a broken toe, Damion James is out for the season, Anthony Morrow is playing on a sprained ankle – although he dropped a career-high 42 last night – Mehmet Okur is out with back spasms, Johan Petro is also playing on a sprained ankle, and DeShawn Stevenson is out with a sore knee.

This will be the first meeting between the Nets and Knicks this season. The Knicks won all four meetings in 2010-11.

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