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NYC Daily Roundup 03/14: Nets win over Knicks in Brooklyn, LGBTQ+ group hits Bronx St. Patrick's Day Parade & more news

Anthony Payero

By Anthony Payero

(NEW YORK) Happy Monday, fellow New Yorkers! Today is March 14 and this is the New York City Daily Roundup — the most concise way to catch the latest news from across the five boroughs. After the start of Daylight Saving Time on Sunday, we're in store for longer days this week!

To start the week, temperatures will rise to a high of 55°F, with partly cloudy conditions remaining through the late afternoon. Sunset is scheduled for 7:01 p.m.

As for the news, here's what you need to know this Monday:

1.) Nets best Knicks behind Kevin Durant's 53 points

The Brooklyn Nets defeated the New York Knicks by a score of 110-107 on Sunday at Barclays Center. Nets forward Kevin Durant led all scorers with 53 points in the win, adding nine assists and six rebounds to his stat line as well.

“That man’s insane,” teammate Bruce Brown said. “He makes everything look easy out there.”

“He’s one of the best to ever do it. So it’s tough when he gets hot like that," Knicks guard RJ Barrett said. “We did hold our own. It was a close game, we had opportunities, we had chances. But especially the shot he hit with a minute left was a big shot.”

The Nets will go on the road to face the Orlando Magic on Tuesday while the Knicks will suit up on Wednesday when they host the Portland Trail Blazers.

2.) Bronx St. Patrick's Day Parade welcomes first LGBTQ+ group to march

The Lavender and Green Alliance became the first LGBTQ+ group allowed to participate in the Bronx St. Patrick's Day Parade, which took place Sunday in the Throggs Neck section of the borough.

The group — first formed in 1994 — was denied permission to march in the Staten Island parade, which turned away all LGBTQ+ groups.

3.) Pfizer CEO speaks on a potential fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla spoke on Sunday regarding the need for a fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

"Many variants are coming, and Omicron was the first one that was able to evade — in a skillful way — the immune protection that we're giving," Bourla told CBS' "Face the Nation."

"The protection we are getting from the third [dose] it is good enough — actually quite good for hospitalizations and deaths," Bourla said.

"We are just submitting those data to the FDA, and then we'll see what the experts also would say outside Pfizer," he said.

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