It’s the Knicks’ last home game against the New Jersey Nets before next season, at which point they become the Brooklyn Baristas (we’re still rooting for a name change!). Do you remember when it seemed as though there would be no basketball this season? Happily for Spike Lee’s sense of equilibrium, the Knicks are rolling through another mediocre season. They’ve benefited, though, from the recent addition of Jeremy Lin, the overlooked Harvard grad who’s suddenly blossomed into a full-fledged New York personality. Eli Manning isn’t exactly in possession of a pulse-racing personal narrative, so this is one N.Y.C. athlete we’re actually pleased to be watching!
Madison Square Garden, 7:30 p.m.
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