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Battle of New York heads to MSG

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Brooklyn Nets are back in the United State and will close out a three-game road trip Monday afternoon against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.

The Nets and Knicks are meeting on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and squared off for the first time this season on Dec. 5 in Brooklyn. The Nets posted a 113-83 beating of the Knicks, but have lost nine of the last 12 matchups between the Atlantic Division foes.

Brooklyn has dropped six of nine visits to MSG, but enters Monday's game on a winning note. The Nets handed the Atlanta Hawks a 127-110 beating in London, England on Thursday and were led by Joe Johnson's 29 points on 11-of-15 shooting. Andray Blatche had 20 points, Paul Pierce added 18 and Alan Anderson ended with 15 in the win.

"We just exploited mismatches. I was just feeding off these guys," Johnson said. "We had a lot of ball movement and took a lot of open shots."

The Nets, who are 6-13 as the guest this season and have won six of seven games, made 58.2 percent from the field and hit 16-of-27 3-pointers.

Nets guard Deron Williams sat out with a sprained left ankle and is questionable Monday.

New York has dropped three in a row since a season-high five-game winning streak and opened a lengthy eight-game homestand with Friday's 109-95 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.

Carmelo Anthony had 26 points and 20 rebounds and J.R. Smith scored 24 off the bench to lead the Knicks, who fell to 7-13 as the host. L.A.'s lead was in double digits for the last 10 minutes of the game and reached 19 points twice.

"Once they started executing their stuff and went on a little run, it was hard for us to bounce back and we couldn't turn the corner," said Anthony.

The Knicks will also host Philadelphia, Charlotte, the Lakers, Boston, Cleveland and Miami on the stay. They went 4-4 on an eight-game homestand back in December of 1986 and are 18-8 at home on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (18-9 overall).

01/20 10:26:52 ET

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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHR 9
DUR 1
 
4th
MIA 91
CHA 78
 
Final
ATL 3
MIA 1
Final
CHC 5
ARI 7
Final
COL 10
SFG 12
Final
OAK 0
TEX 3
Final
SEA 5
HOU 3
7th
PIT 2
CIN 4
 
7th
CLE 3
KAN 3
 
7th
WAS 1
ANA 3
 
7th
TOR 7
BAL 9
 
7th
DET 4
CWS 6
 
6th
TAM 3
MIN 4
 
5th
BOS 4
NYY 0
 
7th
NYM 3
STL 1
 
4th
MIL 5
SDP 1
 
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
PHI
4th
MIA 91
CHA 78
 
Half
SAN 51
DAL 56
 
9:30pm Tonight
HOU
POR
3rd
CLB 2
PIT 3
 
2nd
DAL 1
ANA 2
 
9:30pm Tonight
CHI
STL
Final
CHR 9
DUR 1