The New York Knicks’ obvious rival is the Brooklyn Nets, the team they share a city with. Over the past few years, Brooklyn dominated the rivalry, but that changed after the team traded Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant ahead of last season’s deadline.
New York is back to being the Knicks’ city, but the Nets have the 107-103 regular season record edge.
What is NBA Rivals Week?
From Jan. 23-27, 11 games will be broadcast nationally on TNT, ESPN, ABC, and NBA TV as part of NBA Rivals Week, defined as “classic and budding rivalries between teams and players.”
When did NBA Rivals Week start?
The 2022-23 season was the debut of NBA Rivals Week, which included matchups between the Nets/Sixers and Lakers/Celtics.
Who did the Knicks play during 2023 NBA Rivals Week?
Last year, New York played Boston and Brooklyn during NBA Rivals Week. The Knicks won the game over the Celtics in overtime, 120-117, and lost to the Nets, 122-115.
What is the biggest rivalry in NBA history?
Lakers versus Celtics, two of the most storied organizations in the league, is primarily considered the biggest rivalry in the history of the NBA. Los Angeles and Boston have played each other 12 times in the NBA Finals, dating back to 1959. The last matchup occurred in 2010 when Kobe Bryant and the Lakers beat the Celtics in seven games.
NBA Rivals Week Schedule 2024
Tuesday, Jan. 23
- Knicks at Nets, 7:30 p.m. ET on TNT
- Lakers at Clippers, 10 p.m. ET on TNT
Wednesday, Jan. 24
- Thunder at Spurs, 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN
- Suns at Mavericks, 10 p.m. ET on ESPN
Thursday, Jan. 25
- Celtics at Heat, 7:30 p.m. ET on TNT
- Kings at Warriors, 10 p.m. ET on TNT
Friday, Jan. 26
- Mavericks at Hawks, 7 p.m. ET on NBA TV
- Trail Blazers at Spurs, 9:30 p.m. ET on NBA TV
Saturday, Jan. 27
- Heat at Knicks, 3 p.m. ET on ABC
- Sixers at Nuggets, 5:30 p.m. ET on ABC
- Lakers at Warriors, 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC
How can I watch NBA Rivals Week?
To stream 2024 NBA Rivals Week, check out fuboTV (which doesn’t carry TNT) for a free seven-day trial. YouTube TV offers access to TNT.