Richard Jefferson says the addition of his Olympic coach, Larry Brown, makes the Knicks a potential playoff team, but claims he hasn't paid a lot of attention to their other off-season acquisitions. Meanwhile, basketball's self-proclaimed best point guard, Stephon Marbury, is unlikely to play because of a skin infection. The Nets play the Knicks at 8 p.m. at the Arena at Harbor Yard, Bridgeport, Connecticut. It will not be televised.
- RJ Tips His Hat to Larry - Fred Kerber - New York Post
- Nets not ticked by Knick talk - Ohm Youngmisuk - New York Daily News
- Knicks close gap on Nets - Ryan Dunleavy - Asbury Park Press
- Improved, but not yet equal - Al Iannazzone - Bergen Record
- Nets show Knicks some respect - Dave D'Alessandro - Star-Ledger