Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/9/14
NEW YORK -- The New York Knicks will begin an intriguing new era Monday when they play their first intra-city game against the Brooklyn Nets. However, as the Knicks pointed out Sunday, it can't quite be considered a rivalry just yet. But the buzz for the first bout between two New York teams in Brooklyn on Monday has already caught on around the city. So, the Knicks were glad to enter that game coming off Sunday's 121-100 win over the Detroit Pistons at Madison Square Garden, which helped ease the sting of back-to-back losses for the first time this season. Carmelo Anthony led a balanced effort for the Knicks (9-3), scoring 15 of his 29 points in the first quarter, and he got help from five other Knicks who scored in double-digits. The Knicks hit 17 of 33 three-pointers, with Steve Novak drilling 5 of 7 to score 18 points and Rasheed Wallace hitting three of his own to score 15. Raymond Felton had 14 points and 10 assists. The Knicks defense also rebounded from its worst game ...
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