The New York Knicks will clash with the Brooklyn Nets in the NBA on Monday in a local rivalry that should produce a fierce and memorable game.
The game is scheduled to start at 3.30 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream through the link provided below.
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The Brooklyn Nets will be trying to close the game further on the Knicks in this Martin Luther King Day face off.
The Nets come into this game with a record of 24-16 after winning 8 of their last 9 games. That run of form has seen them claw back a huge gap in the Atlantic Division race. At one point they were stuck on .500 at 14-14 but they have turned things around in a huge way.
Meanwhile the Knicks come into this game with a slightly better record of 25-13 but are going through some very stuttering form right now. They have lost 5 of their last 9 games, although they are also coming into this clash having won their last two games.
The Knicks recently won at Detroit 102-87 and smashed New Orleans 100-87. However, considering they were at one point 18-5 their recent form has been distinctly average, and they have failed to more than two wins together since mid-December.
Carmelo Anthony has scored at least 20 points in 25 straight games, the longest such streak of his career, and he will be a big player who the Knicks will look to, to beat down the Nets today.
Anthony is a clear MVP candidate and has been a very central figure in lifting New York to possible championship contender status.
"I've been on some good teams, had good players on some of the teams that I've played with," Anthony said. "But as far as being a complete team from top to bottom, this is the best team I've been a part of," according to NBA.com.
The Nets vs Knicks will start at 3.30 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.