New York basketball fans won't have to wait very long to see the Knicks and Nets square off next season.
The Knicks will be the Nets' first regular-season opponent in their new home, the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, according to league sources. Both teams open the 2012-13 campaign with that Nov. 1 matchup, which also will be televised nationally on TNT, the sources said.
The Knicks will hold their home opener the next night at the Garden against LeBron James and the NBA champion Miami Heat, according to a report. The Heat eliminated the Knicks in five games in the first round of the playoffs last season.