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.
It’s not playoff time yet, but with the Knicks needing every win they can get down the stretch, it might as well be. If Toronto takes care of the New York tomorrow, it won’t be the first time that the team is sent packing by the Raptors.
Every week, Dave Nowinski will be taking a look at the team’s coaching performance. There’s not too much left to be said about Mike Woodson’s season, but Dave will also keep us updated on what’s sure to be a transformative offseason. Here’s how Woody fared last week:
There hasn’t been much of this, but every so often you come across someone on Twitter who says something to the effect of, “Who cares if the Knicks make the playoffs, they’re just going to get blown out!” If you come across one of these people, you should cyber-smack them in the face. Just because …
Not all hope is lost for New York’s playoffs chances, but they’re going to need to run the table and bank on Atlanta losses if they want to get in. Here’s what both teams have going on this week.
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.
Somehow, someway, the Knicks are still in the playoff race. They don’t deserve to be, but then again, neither do half the teams in the historically bad Eastern Conference. But the Knicks really don’t deserve to.
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.