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1983 EASTERN CONFERENCE PLAYOFFS
Knicks sweep Nets in best-of-three series
Bernard King led the way with 40 points for the Knicks in a 118-107 victory over the Nets in Game 2 of the first round. The Knicks went on to get swept by the Philadelphia 76ers in the semifinals. |(Credit: AP, 1983)

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Knicks-Nets rivalry through the years

Since the time the Nets joined the NBA in 1976, the Knicks and Nets have been fairly evenly matched. In 172 regular-season games, the Knicks are 88-84. In the postseason, the Knicks have taken two of three series, though each team has won five games in the playoffs. Take a look back at some of the biggest moments in the growing rivalry.