BK Nets vs. NY Knicks: Upcoming Series Info & Rivalry History

When Do the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Knicks Play Next?

Brooklyn Nets tickets and New York Knicks tickets can be found on their respective team pages. Upcoming game information can be found below.

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Are the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Knicks Rivals?

Yes, the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Knicks are rivals. As teams that compete for the hearts of the Tri-State area, the Knicks and Nets have a fierce rivalry within the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the NBA.

Who are the Brooklyn Nets’ Biggest Rivals?

The Brooklyn Nets carry over rivalries from when they were known as the New Jersey Nets. The biggest rivals for the Brooklyn Nets are the Boston Celtics, the Toronto Raptors, the Philadelphia 76ers, and the New York Knicks.

Who are the New York Knicks’ Biggest Rivals?

As one of the most distinguished franchises in NBA history, the New York Knicks have long-standing rivalries with the Miami Heat, Philadelphia 76ers, the Boston Celtics, the Chicago Bulls, and the Brooklyn Nets.

Read more: Knicks vs. Heat rivalry history

Brooklyn Nets vs. New York Knicks Series History

Beyond competing in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference against one another, the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets are crosstown rivals first and foremost, competing for the hearts and support from New Yorkers. The Knicks are a charter member of the NBA, established in 1946, and have been one of the hallmark franchises in the league with several championships.

Meanwhile, the Brooklyn Nets were founded in 1967 in the American Basketball Association (ABA), originally as the New York Nets. They were a dominant force in the ABA, led by Julius “Dr. J” Erving. In 1976, the Nets were one of four teams to be a part of the ABA/NBA merger in 1976. However, they were the only team required by the NBA as part of the terms of the merger to pay an “encroachment fee” to the New York Knicks. In order to afford the tax, the Nets had to sell Dr. J’s contract to the Philadelphia 76ers. Dr. J and the 76ers went on to several championship runs, and thus the rivalries were born.

The two teams have met for a total of 220 times entering the 2023-24 season, with the Nets narrowly leading 112–108. They’ve also met three times in the postseason, each time in the Eastern Conference First Round (1983, 1994 and 2004). The Knicks won the first two meetings in the playoffs, and the Nets swept the most recent matchup.

Where Do the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Knicks Play?

The New York Knicks play at arguably the most famous home court in all of North American sports, Madison Square Garden in the heart of downtown New York City. Known as MSG or simply just The Garden, the arena opened its doors in 1968 and hosts the Knicks and the New York Rangers®, along with being a hallmark venue for boxing, pro wrestling and concerts.

Read more: Step Inside Madison Square Garden

The Brooklyn Nets play at the newly minted Barclays Center in the heart of Brooklyn. As one of the newest, and most state-of-the-art arenas in the NBA, Barclays opened in 2012 and plays host for both the Nets and the WNBA New York Liberty. Barclays Center has a capacity of 17,732.

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