We all hoped for fireworks when the owners finally brought on some big names last season, but we’re barely seeing sparks as injuries have taken their toll—Carmelo Anthony is struggling with a groin injury, and the Nets suffered a worse blow when Brook Lopez broke his foot during the preseason. Revenge might fuel this match as the Knicks won the February 3 clash of Hudson River rivals, 99-92. Meanwhile, thank God for the Knicks’ Ivy League whiz, Jeremy Lin, a Harvard grad they picked up on waivers in December. After a sensational start, five fans were spotted in the stands wearing shirts that spelled out L-I-N-1-7. Here’s hoping the 6-3 point guard can lead a charge to the playoffs.
Mon., Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m., 2012
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