As Jay-Z once said, the city is under new management.
The Knicks got better at the trade deadline and the Nets got significantly worse. That was obvious Monday night (Tuesday AEDT), the best players now residing on Broadway rather than in Brooklyn.
Without Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, the Nets are no longer title contenders. They may not even be good enough to avoid the play-in round of the playoffs. The Knicks showcased their new-found superiority over their city rivals, coasting to a 124-106 victory at the Garden to move within two games of the fifth-place Nets.
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They are also now just a half-game behind the Heat for sixth with one game left, in Atlanta against the Hawks on Wednesday, before the nine-day…