The Knicks have whipped the Heat twice, won rugged road games in San Antonio and Dallas, and are off to their best 20-game start since the 1995-96 season. They have soared 10 games over .500 for the first time since the end of the 2000-01 season, are the NBA’s lone unbeaten team at home and own the best record in the Eastern Conference at 15-5.
What the Knicks haven’t done yet is win a game in the borough of Brooklyn.
Tonight the Knicks get their second chance against the Nets at Barclays Center. And they have a better chance this time, with Jason Kidd planning to be there to haunt his former team and perhaps not allow Nets point guard Deron Williams to be the beast of Brooklyn.