The Brooklyn Nets are preparing for one of the biggest seasons in recent franchise history.
It is a season in which they will fight to claim the title of “Best Team in New York,” battling against their Atlantic division cross-city rival New York Knicks. It is also a season in which the thought process within the franchise is that they believe they can realistically contend for an NBA title. Most of this goes to the acquisitions of Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Jason Terry and Andrei Kirilenko.
On Tuesday, the full 2013-14 NBA schedule was released and the Nets have some noteworthy games that will be broadcast on national television.
Here are a few of the standout games.
Nov. 1- LeBron and Miami come to the Barclays Center.
We get to see two of the top Eastern Conference teams play each other this early in the season. Can Brooklyn take out LeBron James and the two-time defending champs? Will newly acquired Greg Oden be a huge difference for Miami on the interior against Garnett, Brook Lopez and Andray Blatche? These are just a few of storylines from this matchup.
Nov. 16- Brooklyn goes to Lob City
KG and Pierce will face their former coach, Doc Rivers, for the first time since the three left Boston. Besides that, this game will also feature plenty of intriguing matchups. Deron Williams against Chris Paul. KG against Blake Griffin. Lopez against DeAndre Jordan. You can bet Williams will be vying to remind everybody that he is still a top point guard in this league.
Dec. 25- Derrick Rose plays his first game at the Barclays Center.
Rose missed all of last season so this will be his first game in Brooklyn. It is also the Nets’ chance to avenge their Game 7 loss to Chicago at home in the postseason last year. Did I mention it is on Christmas Day?
Jan. 26- KG, Pierce and Terry return to the Garden.
Easily one of most anticipated games of the season. Will the Boston fans applaud the three or boo them all night? Emotions will be riding high, especially for Garnett, who had to be persuaded for close to three hours by Pierce to waive his no-trade clause and accept the trade to Brooklyn. This game will make for perfect drama on television.
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