Reasons Nets Will Be Looking Down on Knicks by Season's End

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Reasons Nets Will Be Looking Down on Knicks by Season's End
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All the talk about New York basketball prior to the season centered around the Nets' move from Newark to Brooklyn.

Once the season began, though, the focus shifted across town to the New York Knicks and their hot start. The Knicks have kept up their winning ways, despite a rash of injuries, and have caused the Brooklyn Nets to become an afterthought.

Many are conceding first place in the Atlantic Division to the Knicks, pegging them as the main competition to the Heat in the Eastern Conference. Before they get to the Heat, the Knicks must first worry about the Nets.

Brooklyn has been on a tear of late, going 13-4 since Avery Johnson's firing and moving within one and a half games of the Knicks. Here's why the Knicks can expect this trend to continue and why they'll finish behind their crosstown rival when all is said and done.

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