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From the Battle of Los Angeles, we move to the Battle of New York City.
In their first game in the Brooklyn-based Barclays Center, the Nets will face their Big Apple counterparts, the New York Knicks.
Brooklyn enters with its "Core Four," made up of Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Gerald Wallace and Brook Lopez. Don't forget Kris Humphries and MarShon Brooks, though.
The Knicks return basically everyone of note other than Jeremy Lin, who had a highly-publicized fallout with owner James Dolan. That means Carmelo Anthony, Amar'e Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler are back to redeem themselves for a poor playoff performance last season.
While superstars like Williams and Anthony will be in this game, both teams are quite deep and will challenge for top-four playoff spots.
With the Nets and Knicks in the same division, this game has more implications than just bragging rights.
Look for this one to be a slugfest from beginning to end, as both teams are quite evenly matched.