Crossing the River Douses the Rivalry

December 20, 2012 7:05 AM

Crossing the River Douses the Rivalry

" Both times the Knicks and Nets have met in Brooklyn this season have felt like heavyweight championship fights from an era when heavyweight championship fights were the end-all and be-all of the sports world. 

" You could almost imagine the haze from cigar smoke settling over the court as the arena, evenly divided by partisans of both sides, never stopped making noise from the tense start to the thrilling finish. It was premature given the lack of history from the Jersey days, but it felt right to start referring to it as a rivalry. 

Wednesday night made it clear that such a state of affairs exists only in Brooklyn. At the Garden, the rivalry never rose past the level of a Knicks-Wizards game as the Knicks rolled to a 100-86 win that made it clear the teams are in two very different places right now. 

Carmelo Anthony returned to the lineup and creativity returned to the Knicks offense as Anthony's presence opened up all the things the Knicks have done so well this season "

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