What a difference a night makes. After getting absolutely shellacked by the Bulls in their season opener, the Knicks went into a hostile, playoff-like environment and rained on LeBron’s homecoming parade. Here are our top takeaways from the game:
Thoughts from the Knicks’ forgettable 2014-15 Home Opener:
Nothing beats the dog days of summer like a little basketball. The Knicks picked up the win in their first Summer League game today, but these games are more about player development than wins and losses (just don’t tell that to Derek Fisher). Let’s take a look at some of today’s individual performances.
A day after being mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, the Knicks responded by getting an effort win against a tough Chicago Bulls team.
The New York Knicks defeated the playoff bound Toronto Raptors to keep their slim playoff hopes alive. Unfortunately the Brooklyn Nets did the Knicks no favors by losing at home to the Atlanta Hawks, who now hold a two game lead in the race for the 8th and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
The Knicks playoff hopes are slowly, but surely, decreasing, and this loss was a killer. Now, the Hawks magic number is four going into the final several days of the season.
The New York Knicks, needing to virtually win every single contest of their last six in order to make the playoffs, lost a pivotal game to the post-season bound Washington Wizards on Friday night at MSG.
One down, six to go. The Knicks were able to take advantage of an older Nets team playing for their second consecutive night, and thanks to a Bulls victory in Atlanta, currently sit in the eighth and final playoff spot.
The Sixers came close to pulling off the upset in Atlanta, but the Hawks eventually took control, making this a must-win for New York’s playoffs hopes. This Knicks team never makes things as easy on themselves as they should be, but eventually, they held up their end of the bargain, beating the Jazz 92-83.
We’ve all been quick to get on the Knicks for their myriad bad losses this season, often reverting to hyperbole like “the worst loss of the season”, “this team is terrible” (nobody is saying it’s good, by the way) and “season over”. So, although the season isn’t going anywhere and they deserve flak when appropriate, …