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Brooklyn Nets vs New York Knicks: Match Prediction, Injury Update & How to Watch| 30th November 2021

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NBA Matchup: Brooklyn Nets vs New York Knicks

Date: 30th November 2021

Time: 8:30 p.m. ET

Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks go head to head in an eastern conference big-ticket match. The Knicks are currently seventh with 11 wins and nine losses. Whereas the Nets are on the top of the east with 14 wins and six losses. 

Brooklyn Nets season so far 

The Brooklyn Nets have emerged as the team to beat in the eastern conference. The Nets are top five in the league for field goal percentage and point differential. Brooklyn would want to continue this run form and possibly win the championship this season. Kevin Durant leads the team with 28.6 points with 7.6 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game. He also has the fifth-best usage rate in the league. KD also leads the league in points and is on pace to win his fifth scoring title. 

 

With Kyrie Irving out, James Harden is required to take a bigger role this season for the Nets. He is averaging 20.3 points which is a drop from his past scoring numbers. But is top five in the league in assists with 9.4 recorded per game. For Brooklyn, Patty Mills has also had an incredible season, as he is one of the league leaders for threes made with 3.2 per game. 

 

New York Knicks season so far

New York Knicks made a massive jump as they reached the playoffs after an eight-year drought. They made some important offseason acquisitions to emerge as a top eastern conference team. The Knicks started the season strong as they defeated the defending champions Bucks, LA Lakers in this run. 

 

After a MIP season, Julius Randle leads the Knicks with 19.2 points, 10.2 rebounds and 5 assists. But for New York, RJ Barrett has had a breakout season and is putting up stats of 14.6 points, 6 rebounds and 2.2 assists. Barrett has been great in transition and can shoot the ball well from the three-point line. 

 

Brooklyn Nets vs New York Knicks Match Prediction

The Brooklyn Nets are the favourites to win this eastern conference matchup against the New York Knicks. With Kevin Durant in top form, the Knicks will have a difficult night stopping him. The Nets are coming off a narrow defeat against the Suns and will look to start a winning streak and dominate the league.

In NBA regular-season history, both these teams are neck and neck in head to head matches.  The Nets and Knicks have played 202 games against each other where both teams have won 101 games each. Even in the playoffs, these teams have split an equal number of victories as both teams have won five games each.

Injury Report:

New York Knicks:

Nerlens Noel (day to day)-out

Taj Gibson (groin)-out

Derrick Rose (ankle)-out

Brooklyn Nets:

Joe Harris – ankle-out

Nic Claxton – illness – out

Kyrie Irving – personal – out

How to watch New York Knicks vs  Brooklyn Nets?

The match between the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks will be televised on ESPN, Sling TV, FuboTV. International fans can catch live action online with an NBA League Pass subscription. 

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