Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 4/21/13
Saturday was a special day for pro basketball in New York City, with both the Knicks and Nets taking 1-0 leads at home in their respective first-round playoff series. But if there was anything to be gleaned from New York's 85-78 win over the Boston Celtics or Brooklyn's 106-89 pummeling of the Chicago Bulls, it's that the Nets' fans can't hold a candle to the Knicks', and the Barclays Center -- shiny, new and spectacular as it may be -- is no Madison Square Garden when it comes to providing a memorable playoff basketball experience. My NYC basketball tour started a little after noon, when I ventured into midtown Manhattan for the first half of the double-header -- the first instance of two professional hoops teams playing home playoff games on the same day in New York since April 6, 1971, when the ABA's New York Nets beat the Virginia Squires 135-131 at Hofstra University in Hempstead (because their own arena was booked) and the NBA's New York Knicks beat the Baltimore Bullets 112...
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