The Brooklyn Nets (2-4) play their second of a back-to-back on Monday night when they head to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Knicks (1-5).

Brooklyn has now lost two straight after hanging tight with the Golden State Warriors on Sunday but falling 120-114. Seven of the Nets' 20 made threes came in the fourth quarter as they cut a 16-point deficit after three quarters down to six as the final buzzer sounded. D'Angelo Russell led the team with 25 points, and Caris LeVert scored 23.

Since winning their season opener over the Atlanta Hawks, the Knicks have now lost five straight.

They most recently played on Friday when they were defeated by the Warriors 128-100. According to ESPN, it was the ninth consecutive time that Golden State defeated the Knicks. New York actually led 84-81 after 36 minutes before they were outscored 47-16 in the final quarter. Tim Hardaway Jr. was their leading scorer with 24 while Frank Ntilikina equaled his career-high with 17.

Injury report

Nets: Out - DeMarre Carroll (ankle), Treveon Graham (hamstring), Doubtful - Rodions Kurucs (ankle)

Knicks: Out - Kristaps Porzingis (knee), Kevin Knox (ankle), Courtney Lee (neck)

Nets/Knicks projected starting lineups

Nets: PG - D'Angelo Russell, SG - Joe Harris, SF - Caris LeVert, PF - Jared Dudley, C - Jarrett Allen

Knicks: PG - Frank Ntilikina, SG - Tim Hardaway Jr., SF - Damyean Dotson, PF - Noah Vonleh, C - Mitchell Robinson

Nets/Knicks stat leaders

Nets: Points - Caris LeVert 21.3, Rebounds - Ed Davis 8.8, Assists - D'Angelo Russell 6.0

Knicks: Points - Tim Hardaway Jr.

24.3, Rebounds - Enes Kanter 11.2, Assists - Trey Burke 4.5

What to know and watch for in Monday's game

The Knicks were dominated on the glass in their earlier meeting with the Nets as they were outrebounded 55-36. For the season, New York is allowing six more rebounds per game than they grab.

Despite a 1-5 record, the Knicks actually force opponents into the second-most turnovers per game (17.0).

Meanwhile, the Nets are forcing the fifth-least turnovers on average (10.8).

Unless David Fizdale makes another change to the starting lineup, this will be the second game with their new starting five. After starting the same lineup for their first five games, wholesale changes were made as only Tim Hardaway Jr. stayed in the same starting position (shooting guard), and Frank Ntilikina was the only other to remain in the lineup (switched from small forward to point guard).

Nets/Knicks regular season history

The two squads have met in the regular season 192 times with the Knicks holding a small 98-94 edge in the win column according to Land of Basketball.

While New York swept the four-game season series last season, the Nets defeated them by the score of 107-105 on October 19.

That game was played in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn though, and the Knicks will look for their third straight win in the series played at Madison Square Garden.