A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from October 24, 2017
Battle of the ‘Burbs (Long Island Nets vs. Westchester Knicks)

The “Battle of the ‘Burbs” (New York City suburbs) is when basketball’s Long Island Nets (the development league team of the Brooklyn Nets) play against the Westchester Knicks (the development league team of the New York Knicks). A preseason “Battle of the ‘Burbs” was won by the Westchester Knicks on November 9, 2016, and the series name was used at this time.

The Long Island Nets won the first regular season “Battle of the ‘Burbs” on December 26, 2016.

When the Brooklyn Nets play the New York Knicks, the game has been called the “Battle of the Boroughs.”


Wikipedia: Long Island Nets
The Long Island Nets are an American professional basketball team of the NBA G League and an affiliate of the National Basketball Association (NBA)’s Brooklyn Nets. Based in Nassau County, the team plays their home games at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. The Nets became the twelfth D-League team to be owned by an NBA team.

History
In June 2015, Brooklyn Nets announced its intentions to purchase a D-League affiliate. The team announced on November 5, 2015, that they reached a final agreement for their new D-League team, to be called the Long Island Nets, to play in a renovated Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, which itself was the home of the Nets during their ABA years. However, due to renovations, the new team played in their parent team’s home, Barclays Center, for their first season.

Wikipedia: Westchester Knicks
The Westchester Knicks are an American professional basketball team of the NBA G League and is an affiliate of the New York Knicks in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Based in Westchester County, the Knicks play their home games at Westchester County Center in White Plains, New York.

The Knicks became the seventh D-League team to be owned by an NBA team and replaced the Erie BayHawks as the Knicks’ D-League affiliate.

The Knicks had filed for trademarks for five possible names: New York 914s, New York ‘Bockers, New York Plainsmen, New York Empire, and New York Hutch. On May 14, 2014, the Westchester Knicks name and logo were announced; in addition to retaining the parent club’s “Knicks” name, the Knicks had also incorporated the original “Father Knickerbocker” logo (drawn by Willard Mullin) which was in use by the parent Knicks from the team’s founding in 1946 until 1964.

Westchester Knicks
Westchester Knicks Strike First in Battle of the ‘Burbs with New Long Island Nets
By Katie Hatch | November 9, 2016
WHITE PLAINS, NY, November 9, 2016 – The Westchester Knicks, the official NBA Development League affiliate of the New York Knickerbockers, won its lone preseason match-up at home 107-103 against the Long Island Nets, the Brooklyn Nets’ affiliate, in late comeback fashion. One of three new members of the league this season, Long Island joins Westchester as the second NBA D-League team in New York State.

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D-League - Westchester Knicks Strike First in Battle of the Burbs http://www.eurobasket.com/comments/jsScr.asp?newsid=468908&ebRefDate=468908
6:39 AM - 10 Nov 2016

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Chris Priczak‏
@chrispriczak
The Westchester Knicks getting shots up before their first “Battle of the ‘Burbs” meeting with the Long Island Nets.
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12:19 PM - 26 Dec 2016

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Long Island Nets‏
@LongIslandNets
The #Nets take the lead in the Battle of the ‘Burbs 45-44 with 4:45 to go in the 2nd
1:18 PM - 26 Dec 2016

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Chris Priczak‏
@chrispriczak
The Knicks fall to the Nets in the first Battle of the ‘Burbs match-up, 118-114.
2:52 PM - 26 Dec 2016

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Alex M. Silverman 🏒
@AlexMSilverman
Love the Battle of the ‘Burbs branding for Long Island vs. Westchester in #NBA D-League. #Knicks #NetsAlex M. Silverman 🏒 added,
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Long Island Nets @LongIslandNets
Reliving yesterday’s win in the Battle of the ‘Burbs💪
8:43 AM - 27 Dec 2016

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Chris Priczak‏
@chrispriczak
The Westchester Knicks (16-25) battle the Long Island Nets (14-28) in the second “Battle of the Burbs” meeting of the 16-17 season.
12:27 PM - 14 Mar 2017

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Chris Priczak‏
@chrispriczak
The first Battle of the ‘Burbs meeting between the Westchester Knicks and Long Island Nets will take place on Dec. 29 as Nassau Coliseum.
9:45 PM - 24 Aug 2017

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Long Island Nets‏
@LongIslandNets
We are less than a week from our preseason Battle of the ‘Burbs!
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12:42 PM - 24 Oct 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Tuesday, October 24, 2017 • Permalink