Knicks vs Nets cross-town rivalry game precedes All-Star Game sharing duties

Before sharing hosting duties for the 2015 NBA All-Star Game, the cross-town rivals New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets square off on Friday, February 6th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

The Knick had won five of their last seven games for their best stretch of the season before losing 108-97 at home against Boston on Tuesday. The Knicks have averaged 102 points per game while winning three of five at the Barclays Center since the New Jersey Nets relocated in 2012. Carmelo Anthony has scored 29.5 points per game there.

The Nets (20-28) won the first two meetings with the Knicks (10-39) and need to start taking advantage of the easy part of their schedule. Brooklyn will play eight straight on the road beginning Saturday at Washington, a gauntlet that includes other tough matchups against Memphis, New Orleans, Houston and Dallas.

The Knicks have had surprising production from undrafted guard Langston Galloway, who recently signed with the Knicks for the rest of the season after multiple 10-day contracts. In his last day games, Galloway averages 11 points per game mixed in with a few game-clinching shots that have given the diehard fan base something to cheer about.

Just over 500 tickets are available for the cross-river rivalry on Friday night between the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center. According to TiqIQ.com, the average ticket price is $233. 77 and the walk-in price is $52. For fans commuting to watch the matchup between local teams, affordable Barclays Center parking can be found on Parkwhiz.com.

For others who are looking to possibly spend the night or weekend in the Brooklyn area, hotels in Brooklyn can be arranged through Hipmunk.com, who also offers flights to Brooklyn for out of town visitors.

The All-Star Game will be played on Sunday, February 15th at Madison Square Garden, while the other NBA All-Star Game activities will be hosted at the Barclays Center on Saturday, February 14th.

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