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5 Ways to Improve the New York Knicks-Brooklyn Nets Rivalry
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On Monday, the Brooklyn Nets throttled the New York Knicks 103-80 in a faceoff between New York City's two basketball teams. It was a vindictive victory for the Nets, who had lost badly in the season's first all-New York matchup in December.


But beyond local bragging rights, there was little attention paid to the result. With the abundance of more interesting narratives unfolding around the NBA, there's not much reason to concentrate on a game between two sub-.500 teamseven if they do share a metropolitan area.


So what needs to happen to spice up the competition between the Knicks and Nets?


Here are five conditions that would reinvigorate this currently tepid rivalry, complete with relevant examples from across the sports world.

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