Brooklyn Nets vs. New York Knicks: Live stream, TV, injury report

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The Brooklyn Nets return to Barclays Center for the first time this season when they host the New York Knicks Friday night. Here’s how to catch the action.

For the Brooklyn Nets, their home opener is a chance to get their first win of the young season after a narrow 103-100 loss to the Detroit Pistons in Detroit on Wednesday night.

Meanwhile, the New York Knicks are looking for their first 2-0 start to a season since they began the 2012-13 campaign with six consecutive wins.

The Knicks opened their season on Wednesday, as well, with a 126-107 victory over the actively tanking Atlanta Hawks at Madison Square Garden.

The Nets squandered an early 12-point lead in Detroit on Wednesday, committing 19 turnovers and shooting just 5-for-27 from 3-point range. The loss spoiled a huge night for Caris LeVert, who matched his career-high with 27 points.

Spencer Dinwiddie added 23 points, while Jarrett Allen went for 17 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks. But Brooklyn’s inability to keep Detroit off the offensive glass helped turn the tide of the game.

The Pistons had 14 offensive boards — nine by Andre Drummond, who finished with 24 points and 20 rebounds — and got 26 points from Blake Griffin, who the Nets had trouble matching up with all night because of injuries that sidelined much of their frontcourt depth.

The Knicks roared out to a 72-49 lead at halftime against the Hawks, thanks in large part to a 49-point second quarter that matched the second-highest scoring quarter in franchise history.

New York set the mark with 53 points in the fourth quarter of a 137-135 loss to the Seattle SuperSonics in Philadelphia on Dec. 26, 1967.

Their other 49-point quarter also came in a loss, putting up 49 in the fourth quarter of a 143-140 loss to the Boston Celtics in Providence, R.I., on Dec. 19, 1963.

Tim Hardaway Jr. led the Knicks in the win against Atlanta with 31 points and five assists, while Enes Kanter went for 16 points and 11 rebounds and Noah Vonleh posted 12 points and 10 boards off the bench.

The Nets trail the all-time series to the Knicks, going 93-98 since against New York since joining the NBA in 1976. Since the club moved to Brooklyn in 2012, the Nets are 11-13 in the crosstown rivalry, but the Knicks have won the last four meetings.

The Nets have the longest winning streak in the series, winning 11 in a row from Feb. 25, 1984, to March 1, 1986, when the team was in New Jersey.

New York has the highest-scoring game in the series, a 135-118 win over New Jersey at Madison Square Garden on Feb. 5, 1987. The largest margin in the series came in a 125-93 win by the Knicks at MSG on Dec. 19, 1987.

Individually, the highest-scoring game in the series came on Christmas Day in 1984, when Bernard King of the Knicks put up 60 points in New Jersey’s 120-114 victory.

The Nets’ highest single-game effort against New York was when John Williamson netted 43 points in a 112-110 New Jersey win on Feb. 12, 1978, at the Rutgers Athletic Center.

Since moving to Brooklyn, Brook Lopez has the high-water mark against the Knicks with 33 points on Feb. 19, 2016.

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Brooklyn Nets vs. New York Knicks, 7:30 p.m. Eastern

Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.
TV: YES Network
Live stream: NBA League Pass

The skinny

Season series: First meeting (Knicks won series last season, 4-0)
Records: New York (1-0), Brooklyn (0-1)

Scoring: NYK 126.0 PPG (3rd in NBA), BKN 100.0 PPG (28th in NBA)
Defense: NYK 107.0 PPG (t-11th), BKN 103.0 (8th)

Off. Rating: NYK 111.0 (9th), BKN 100.0 (25th)
Def. Rating: NYK 94.3 (3rd), BKN 103.0 (t-9th)
Pace: NYK 113.5 (t-1st), BKN 100.0 (t-21st)

Shooting: NYK 45.5% (12th), BKN 48.8% (8th)
3-pt. shooting: NYK 36.4% (11th), BKN 18.5% (30th)

Opponent FG: NYK 45.6% (20th), BKN 42.4% (t-9th)
Opp. 3-pt FG: NYK 27.8% (9th), BKN 25.0% (4th)


New York: Courtney Lee (neck), Emmanuel Mudiay (ankle), PROBABLE; Kristaps Porzingis (knee), OUT.

Brooklyn: Allen Crabbe (sprained left ankle), Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (hip/personal), PROBABLE; DeMarre Carroll (right ankle surgery), Shabazz Napier (strained right hamstring), Alan Williams (sprained right ankle), OUT.

Last meeting

Jan. 30, 2018, at New York: Kristaps Porzingis scored 28 points, hitting 6-of-8 from 3-point range, and had two blocked shots as the Knicks rode a big first half to an easy win over the Nets, 111-95, at Madison Square Garden.

New York led 61-41 at halftime and Brooklyn was never able to get closer than 10 points, closing the gap to 92-82 with 8:12 remaining on corner 3 by Nik Stauskas.

Enes Kanter had 20 points, 20 rebounds, five assists and two blocks for the Knicks, while Michael Beasley finished with 12 points and 13 boards, Frank Ntilikina went for eight points and five assists and Tim Hardaway Jr. logged 15 points and three steals.

DeMarre Carroll led the Nets with 13 points. Jahlil Okafor finished with five points and 13 rebounds and Spencer Dinwiddie added 11 points and seven assists.

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What’s next?

New York: vs. Boston, Saturday; at Milwaukee, Monday’ at Miami, Wednesday

Brooklyn: at Indiana, Saturday; at Cleveland, Wednesday; at New Orleans, Oct. 26