The New Jersey Nets and New York Knicks will play each other twice in their only preseason games before the lockout-shortened season gets underway later this month.

The first game will be played on Dec. 17 at the Prudential Center with a 2 p.m. start. The other will be at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 21 with a 7:30 p.m. tipoff.

This will be the Nets' 35th and final season in New Jersey. They will move to Brooklyn next season.

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