Originally written on Knicks Journal  |  Last updated 11/26/12
With the Knicks and Nets set to ignite their newly revamped local rivalry Monday night in the Big Apple, it's important to understand what kind of firepower the Nets will come at the Knicks with later on when they stroll into Brooklyn.Or lack there of.On Sunday afternoon, I ventured out to enemy territory to watch the Nets take on the Blazers at the Barclays Center. At 8-4 (currently good for one game behind the Knicks), Brooklyn has to be doing something right. Making many changes to its roster this past summer, the Nets retooled by adding an offensive star in Joe Johnson, pairing him up with resident superstar Deron Williams. What's more, on paper, the team appears even stronger, with capable role players from A to Z.The Nets started Sunday's contest off with a bang, as Joe Johnson did his best Carmelo Anthony impression to score double-digits in the first quarter alone. Brooklyn had a two-point lead at the end of the period, and the game stayed relatively close throughout. The tw...
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