Adams, Sliwa close debates with barbs, kind words and ranking of de Blasio

The two major candidates vying to be the next mayor of New York City faced off Tuesday for the last time before next week’s election, providing a testier version of the debate a week earlier.

Republican longshot Curtis Sliwa again labeled Democratic mayoral nominee Eric Adams as Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “teammate” and the Brooklyn borough president scoffed at his opponent’s “clown-like” behavior.

In a heated exchange during the one-hour ABC-7 debate, the salubrious former NYPD captain, apparently frustrated by Sliwa’s many interruptions, snapped, “You want to be the mayor of the City of New York? Start with discipline.”

After brushing off a question about Adams labeling him a “clown,” Sliwa

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