It feels like the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets have played each other 13,049 times this season (Note: It might be closer to "three"). All 13,049 of the games have been fun, including Wednesday night's 100-86 New York blowout of Brooklyn.
Cracks are emerging in Brooklyn, as Deron Williams' shot has gone errant and Iso-Joe-Johnson is stalling its offense. The teams looked like mirror images in the beginning, but they're currently headed in different directions.
In the Knicks, we have the embodiment of the league's direction. They spread the floor, run pick-and-rolls, shoot threes. Brooklyn's a team of the past: Big, slow, isolation-oriented. Perhaps that dichotomy accounts for the relative success between those squads.