Fresh off a win in their season opener, the Knicks head to the Barclays Center for a Friday night matchup against the Nets.

New York took care of business on Wednesday with a convincing 126-107 victory over the Hawks. They set a franchise-record for their most points ever in a second quarter with 49 according to Fox Sports. The Knicks' well-balanced attack saw seven players reach double figures in scoring led by Tim Hardaway Jr.'s 31.

Brooklyn fell just short in their season opener on Wednesday with a road loss against the Pistons, 103-100. The Nets were miserable from downtown in the defeat as they went just 5-27 on three-point tries.

Caris LeVert led the team in scoring with 27, and Spencer Dinwiddie added 23 off the bench.


Knicks: Out - Kristaps Porzingis (knee), Emmanuel Mudiay (ankle), Doubtful - Courtney Lee (neck)

Nets: Out - DeMarre Carroll (ankle), Shabazz Napier (hamstring), Alan Williams (ankle), Questionable - Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (personal), Probable - Allen Crabbe (ankle)

Projected starting lineups

Knicks: PG - Trey Burke, SG - Tim Hardaway Jr., SF - Frank Ntilikina, PF - Lance Thomas, C - Enes Kanter

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

What fans should know and watch for

While the Knicks did win all four meetings with the Nets last season, they did so with Kristaps Porzingis active for all four games.

He scored at least 26 points in three of the four outings against Brooklyn.

Just because the Nets struggled mightily from three-point territory on Wednesday does not mean they will shy away from chucking away from deep on Friday. They finished last season second in both threes made and attempted even though they weren't amongst the league's most accurate (20th in the NBA making threes at a 35.6 percent clip).

Friday may be an important game for the Knicks as their upcoming schedule does not look easy. On the second game of a back-to-back on Saturday, they have a home meeting with the deep roster of the Celtics. Next Monday and Wednesday, they go on the road to play the Bucks and Heat. Then a week from Friday's game against Brooklyn, they are home against the two-time defending champion Warriors.

Knicks/Nets history

The Knicks and Nets have met 191 times in the regular season according to Land of Basketball, and New York holds a 98-93 advantage in the win column. Since the Nets moved to Brooklyn, the Knicks have won 13 of 24 meetings.

Last season saw the Knicks earn a four-game sweep in the season series with the Nets. Three of the four outings they won without much drama, as less than 15 points decided only one.

The Knicks have a lifetime record of 6-6 at the Barclays Center.