Brooklyn Nets vs New York Knicks: Match Preview and Predictions - 24th November 2019
Fixture: Brooklyn Nets vs New York Knicks
Date and time: Sunday, 24 November 2019, 06:00 PM ET
Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Last game results
Brooklyn Nets (7-8): 116-97 win against the Sacramento Kings (22nd November, Friday)
New York Knicks (6-11): 111-104 loss against the San Antonio Spurs (23rd November, Saturday)
Brooklyn Nets Preview
The Brooklyn Nets have been without Kyrie Irving (shoulder) but have gone 3-1, showing that they have the talent to keep themselves in the playoffs picture, even without Kyrie Irving. In the absence of Kyrie, Spencer Dinwiddie has taken over as he has been their best player and was the main reason for their success.
With a 7-8 record, the Nets are at the seventh spot and are waiting for Irving's return to the starting lineup. Irving is expected to miss the upcoming road trip that begins with the matchup against the Knicks and it will be a challenging assignment for the Nets.
Key Player - Spencer Dinwiddie
In the absence of Kyrie Irving, Spencer Dinwiddie has taken his starting spot and has been playing at an elite level. The 26-year-old point guard is averaging career-best points per game this season and is their main scorer right now.
His best game this season came against the Portland Trail Blazers where he scored 34 points, on 11-for-18 shooting, in the win.
Nets predicted lineup
Jarrett Allen, Spencer Dinwiddie, Taurean Prince, Joe Harris, Garrett Temple
New York Knicks Preview
After failing to attract any marquee free agents to come play for the franchise, the New York Knicks have once again started the season on a disappointing note. They are at the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings and are expected to miss the postseason.
The Knicks have won only four games so far this season but what is more impressive is the fact that two of those wins have come against Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks who are looking like a strong playoffs team this season.
Key Player - Marcus Morris Sr.
Marcus Morris has been the Knicks' best scoring option this season and has been their only reliable scorer. He has also embraced the leadership role on his team and even though the Knicks are not in the playoffs contention, it will be interesting to see what lies ahead for the veteran forward.
Against the Philadelphia 76ers in their last game, Morris scored 22 points on 8-for-21 shooting and was involved in a scuffle with 76ers Center Joel Embiid.
Knicks predicted lineup
Taj Gibson, Marcus Morris, Julius Randle, RJ Barrett, Frank Ntilikina
Nets vs Knicks match prediction
The Nets have a lineup that can trouble the Knicks big time. Winning games even without Kyrie Irving has given this team much-needed confidence that they have a squad that can make some noise in the playoffs.
On the other hand, tanking seems like the best option that the Knicks have and are expected to fall to 4-12 at home.
Where to watch Nets vs Knicks?
The game will not be broadcast on national television but you can catch the local coverage of the game on YES Network and MSG GO. Additionally, you can also live stream the game via NBA League Pass.Published 24 Nov 2019, 11:39 IST