And now the main event. So big it's even on ESPN!
The Nets have played two terrible games vs the Hawks and Rockets, looking burnt out or worse ...and there's still no word whether Deron Williams will play. He says he wants to. No billboard or marketing campaign can mask that. Meanwhile, their cross river rivals, while imperfect, are coming off an emotional overtime win over the Magic.
Assuming Williams does play, the stage is set for some drama. It will be the Knicks, with Carmelo Anthony, against the Nets, with Deron Williams, the first meeting between the two superstars that came to dominate the trade deadline, a way to gauge who got the better deal. A win would help the Nets forget those 50 losses.
- New Jersey Nets Game Notes - New Jersey Nets
- New York Knicks Game Notes - New York Knicks
- Getting Inside - New Jersey Nets - Sports Xchange
- Getting Inside - New York Knicks - Sports Xchange
- Nets-Knicks Preview - Stats LLC
- Johnson won't say whether Williams will play vs. Knicks - Colin Stephenson - Star-Ledger
Spoiler role for Jersey - Fred Kerber - New York Post
- Anthony expects fire from spurned Nets - Mark Hale - New York Post
Tepid on trade? Consider the alternative - Mike Vaccaro - New York Post
- Carmelo Anthony, Boost Mobile unveil 128-foot billboard of Knicks star - Frank Isola - New York Daily News
Carmelo 'Boosts' image on rare day off - Max J. Dickstein - AM New York
- Anthony and Knicks Can See What Might Have Been - Jonathan Abrams - New York Times
- Sullivan: Deron Williams wants to join tonight's Garden party - Tara Sullivan - The Record
- Nets notes: Deron William may play against Knicks - Al Iannazzone - The Record
Deron Williams' status still uncertain vs. Knicks - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
- 5-on-5: Knicks or Nets No. 1 in New York area? - ESPN
- Knicks Gunning For The Playoffs (Video) - Tim Legler & Kevin Connors - ESPN
Time to see what D'Antoni is made of - Steven A. Smith - ESPN
Amare ready for Manic March to end - Ian Begley - ESPN New York
- Nets-Knicks to clash Wednesday on ESPN - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York