May 9, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) during the second half of game five in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Miami Heat of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the American Airlines Arena. Miami won 106-94. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
You wanted it. You got it. The Nets' first regular season game at the Barclays Center will be against the Knicks, reports Al Iannazzone. Neither team will play on the NBA's opening night, Tuesday Oct. 30, or the next night. Instead, they'll wait until Thursday, Nov. 1 to make their 2012-13 debut in Brooklyn, and the game will be televised on TNT.
It will be the first of four regular season meetings between the two teams. The rest of the 2012-13 schedule will be released at 7 p.m. on Thursday, with a special on NBA TV.
Meanwhile, Rod Boone of Newsday tweets that the Nets first "home" preseason game will be held not at Barclays but at Nassau Coliseum on Long Island, where the team won its two ABA championships in 1974 and 1976 ... and where the Nets would like to draw fans. Boone did not say who the Nets would face.
- Source: Nets open season in Brooklyn against Knicks - Al Iannazzone - Newsday
Nets-Knicks open regular season in Brooklyn - Fred Kerber - New York Post Nets Blog
Nets will open Barclays Center vs. Knicks - Fredf Kerber - New York Post
- Nets will open season at home against Knicks - Stefan Bondy - The InterNets
Battle of the Boroughs: - Chris Herring - Wall Street Journal
Report: Nets host Knicks to open season on November 1st - Matt Moore - CBS Sports