Found September 16, 2013 on NY Sports 24/7:
Add Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams to the number of people who have chimed in on the increasing intense Nets/Knicks rivalry. Paul Pierce made waves weeks ago saying that the Nets could run New York City, catapulting their inner city rivals who have been the preeminent New York basketball franchise for years. Knick players Raymond Felton and J.R. Smith shot down Pierce’s claim, as did famous Knick fanatic Spike Lee. But now Pierce has some help in his argument. Williams, the Nets’ all-star point guard, said via ESPN New York “that’s my teammate so I’m with him”. Of course we want to run New York….I don’t get into too much of the talking. We’ll decide all that on the court”. Indeed they will. The first meeting between the two clubs is December 5th in Brooklyn, and, as divisional opponents, will meet three more times, the most notable probably on Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Madison Square Garden, a nationally televised contest. Last season, the Knicks and Nets split the season series. The season opener on November 1 was postponed because of Hurricane Sandy, but the Nets won their two on November 26 – a thrilling 96-89 overtime win at Barclays – and at MSG on January 21, an 88-85 win.
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