The New York Knicks are out of playoff contention, but will look to finish strong with two games left in the disappointing 2013-14 season.
At least the Knicks took care of what they were supposed to do, but unfortunately, so did the Hawks. New York beat the Raptors and Bulls, who are both battling it out for theEastern Conference’s third seed, but Atlanta put an end to the Knicks playoff hopes by knocking off the Heat at home on Saturday night. Let’s not act like New York didn’t have any opportunity here – the Knicks failed to beat that same Miami squad just a week prior.
In case you missed any of the action last week, here are the quick versions:
Given how this team played this season, it’s hard to imagine the Knicks getting up for a couple of games without any playoff implications, but then again, they did rain on Chicago’s parade last night. Expect some of the younger guys, like Tim Hardaway Jr., Iman Shumpert, and Tour’e Murry, get a ton of burn over the final two games. The number one reason to watch is, of course, Cole Aldrich.
Tuesday – 8:00 p.m. (TNT) – at Brooklyn
The Knicks are probably way more interested in beating the Nets than the Brooklyn is in taking down their home city rivals. Jason Kidd has been resting his starters (and against Atlanta to boot!!), and will probably be doing the same against New York.
Wednesday – 8:00 p.m. (MSG) – vs. Toronto
My guess is that James Dolan pushed this game to 8:00 in order to prolong the end of New York’s season for an extra half hour.