The New York Knicks have been blessed with an extremely deep team – even Mike D’Antoni stretched his usual 8-9 man rotation – but with the playoffs starting, the rotation will shrink… The question is, who will make the cut?
No more paying attention to Bucks, Sixers and Magic games. No more trying to figure out who the first round opponent will be. The playoffs have arrived and the team the Knicks hoped to model when they first signed Amar’e Stoudemire in 2010 is the opponent: The Miami Heat.
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The playoff schedules just came out, so I thought I’d give you all an update on when the Knicks will be playing!
Game 1 will be on April 28th (Saturday) at 3:30 PM EST, in Miami, and can be seen on ABC.
Tonight, the Knicks’ second and third unit defeated the lowly Bobcats by 20, 104-84. With the win, the Knicks confirmed reservations for a first-round matchup with the Miami Heat.
The first game will be on Saturday, at 3:30, and can be seen on ABC.
In their last regular season game at MSG this season, the Knicks defeated the Los Angeles Clippers, 99-93. J.R. Smith lead the Knicks with 21 points, five assists and four steals. Blake Griffin led Lob City with 29 points, 10 rebounds and six assists.
Today, the New York Knicks issued a statement in which they named Glen Grunwald Executive Vice President and General Manager.
Since July, Grunwald has been in this role – on an interim basis – and today, the Knicks made it permanent.
The playoffs are near. Like really near.
I’ve had numerous people ask me where I want the Knicks to finish the season, and ultimately whom I’d prefer them to play in the first round: Miami or Chicago.
Last night, the New York Knicks defeated the Atlanta Hawks by a score of 113-112. Carmelo Anthony continued his domination in April, notching 39 points and collecting 10 rebounds. This marks ‘Melo’s seventh 30-plus point performance in 11 April games. Simply put, remarkable.
The Knicks lost 98-90, to the Cavs, who were previously 4-18 in their last 22 games. This was Amar’e Stoudmire’s first game back after missing 12 games, so this loss proves that it will take time for the defense to get back to what it was before his return.
Less than 24 hours after clinching a their second consecutive playoff berth, the Knicks are making news. All-Star forward Amar’e Stoudemire returns to the starting lineup tonight after missing the last 13 games to treat a bulging disc in his back. Coach Mike Woodson announced today that Landry Fields would head to the bench, in order to make room for Amare in the starting lineup. Also, news surfaced that the team plans to waive swing man Bill Walker, in order to sign 6’11″ C Dan Gadzuric.
With the Bucks’ loss to the Indiana Pacers tonight, the Knicks have clinched a playoff birth for the second consecutive year.
So, even though four games remain before the season officially concludes, no matter the outcome of those games, the Knicks will be playing playoff basketball. Mathematically, the Knicks could still end up with the 5th, 6th, 7th or 8th seed, and with the recent new coming out of Orlando, who knows what’s going to happen to the Magic. Could they lose out? Definitely. Could they win for Dwight? Definitely. One things for sure: The 6th seed is still in play.