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.
Even though the Heat were 3-8 in their last 11 road games, the Knicks defense could not contain Dwayne Wade or LeBron James, as they lost 93-85 to the Heat. Wade and James combined for 57 of the Heat’s 93 points.
Well that was easy.
Tonight, the Hawks came into Madison Square Garden with less energy than a middle aged man at a Justin Bieber concert. The Knicks dominated from the tip off and cruised to a 99-82 victory. The ball moved well all night and multiple Knicks contributed to the scoring. Jeremy Lin and Steve Novak led all scoring with 17 points each. Landry Fields, 16, Carmelo Anthony, 15, and JR Smith, 12, also scored in double digits for the Knicks. With the game out of reach late in the 3rd quarter, the Knicks’ key players got plenty of rest before tomorrow night’s showdown in Miami.
With the signing of Baron Davis, for one-year and $1.4 million (the veteran-minimum), who will reportedly be sidelined for less than one month and not the 8-10 weeks that was originally reported, the Knicks front office is proving that they are doing all they possibly can to win a championship this season.
On Sunday night, the New York Knicks beat the Miami Heat.
On Tuesday night they are now in Orlando gearing up to face the Orlando Magic.
Against the Heat the Knicks played fantastic defense and managed to keep the rebounding battle about even. Against the Magic it will be very tough to rebound, and to defend their many skilled players.