Nets-Knicks on Nov. 1 in Brooklyn

Updated: July 26, 2012, 9:09 PM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The NBA's schedule-makers didn't want to wait to introduce fans to the "East River Rivalry."

The Brooklyn Nets will tip off their inaugural season against the New York Knicks on Nov. 1 in the first regular-season game at the $1 billion Barclays Center.

The Nets and Knicks will face off three other times: Dec. 11 in Brooklyn and Dec. 19 and Jan. 21 at Madison Square Garden.

The Nets also landed a spot on the NBA's Christmas Day lineup, ...

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