LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 12: Deron Williams #8 of the US Men's Senior National Team passes the ball during a pre-Olympic exhibition game against the Dominican Republic at Thomas & Mack Center on July 12, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The United States won the game 113-59. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
"It’s going to be great," Williams said from London. "It's going to be special. Number one, just to open the arena is going to be a great experience. And playing against the Knicks just gives it that much more meaning."
And he noted, even if Knick fans show up at Barclays on November 1, things will be different. "When we come to the Garden there are going to be Nets fans there," the Nets’ point guard said on Friday. "So it's going to be different."
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