The Brooklyn Nets (18-32) head to Madison Square Garden to take on their intrastate rivals, the New York Knicks (22-28), in a Tuesday night matchup (Jan. 30).

The Nets will enter Tuesday on a three-game losing streak. Their most recent loss came on Saturday (Jan. 27) when they fell to the Minnesota Timberwolves, 111-97. Brooklyn got outscored 30-11 in a dreadful first quarter that put them in a hole they could never get out of. Jahlil Okafor led the way for the Nets off the bench with 21 points.

The Knicks ended a three-game losing streak of their own on Friday (Jan.

26) with a 107-85 victory over the Phoenix Suns. New York’s stifling defense held the Suns to just 35.1 percent shooting from the field for the game. Enes Kanter led the Knicks with both 20 points and 10 rebounds, Kristaps Porzingis scored 19, and Trey Burke added 18 off the bench.

Projected lineups

Nets: PG - Spencer Dinwiddie, SG - Allen Crabbe, SF - DeMarre Carroll, PF - Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (Quincy Acy if Hollis-Jefferson is unavailable), C - Tyler Zeller

Knicks: PG - Jarrett Jack, SG - Tim Hardaway Jr., SF - Courtney Lee, PF - Kristaps Porzingis, C - Enes Kanter

Team leaders

Nets: Scoring - D’Angelo Russell 17.3, Rebounding - DeMarre Carroll 6.7, Assists - Spencer Dinwiddie 6.4

Knicks: Scoring - Kristaps Porzingis 23.1, Rebounding - Enes Kanter 9.9, Assists - Jarrett Jack 6.2


Nets: Out - Jeremy Lin (knee), Questionable - Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (groin), Caris LeVert (groin)

Knicks: Out - Joakim Noah (personal)

What to know

The Knicks are looking for their first season-sweep of the Nets since the 2010-11 season (when they were the New Jersey Nets).

Brooklyn was able to take all four games against New York in the 2014-15 season.

Not only is Brooklyn susceptible to turning the ball over, but they also don’t force too many either. As of games played through Sunday (Jan. 28), they turn the ball over the fourth-most times on average in the league (15.7) and force the opposition to the third-least turnovers (12.5).

The Knicks aren’t much better at taking care of the ball as they are averaging 15.3 turnovers per game.

In just his fifth and sixth games since being called up from the G-League, Trey Burke has played superbly in the Knicks’ two most recent outings. He has scored 18 points in each game on an impressive 16-26 from the field. Burke also dished out 11 assists in Thursday’s loss to the Denver Nuggets.

Nets/Knicks regular season history

The Nets and Knicks have met 190 times in the regular season with the Knicks holding a 97-93 advantage in the win column. They have defeated the Nets 12 -of-23 meetings since they moved to Brooklyn.

New York has easily handled the Nets this season winning all three of the prior matchups. The average margin of victory in the three games has been 14.3 points.