DENVER - APRIL 28: Deron Williams #8 of the Utah Jazz reacts after being called for a foul against Carmelo Anthony #15 of the Denver Nuggets in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2010 NBA Playoffs at the Pepsi Center on April 28, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. The Nuggets defeated the Jazz 116-102 as the Jazz hold a 3-2 lead in the series. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
The additions of Deron Williams and Carmelo Anthony to New York area teams has caught the attention of ESPN programmers and as a result, the Nets - Knicks game at Madison Square Garden March 30 has been moved to ESPN, the first Nets game to be broadcast on ESPN or TNT in two years.
The game will replace the previously scheduled Pistons - Pacers matchup on the ESPN schedule. The Nets are 0-3 since the trade that brought them Williams on February 23. The Knicks are 3-2 since Anthony (and Chauncey Billups) joined them two days before.