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.
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.
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.
The Knicks earned a season split against the Boston Celtics with a 118-110 win tonight at Madison Square Garden. Carmelo Anthony had his second career triple-double, pouring in 35 points along with 12 rebounds and 10 assists. Paul Pierce led all scorer’s with 43 points in a losing effort.
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.
After last night’s exhibition against the Wizards, the Knicks record improved to 31-28. A Sixers (31-28) loss moved the Knicks back into seventh in the Eastern Conference and an Orlando (34-25) loss left the ‘Bockers three games behind for the sixth seed. They remain two games ahead of the Bucks, who defeated the Pistons last night. Let’s take a look at the three “other” teams the Knicks are fighting for a playoff spot.
In what turned out to be a scrimmage before their nationally televised matchup with the Miami Heat on Sunday, the Knicks completely destroyed the Washington Wizards Friday night at MSG, 103-65. J.R. Smith led New York with 23 points and six assists off the bench. The Wizards were led by Jordan Crawford’s 17 points.
In a game that for sure left fans at the edge of their seats, biting off their nails, screaming at their TVs and gasping for air, the Knicks pulled out a huge win over the Bucks in Milwaukee, 111-107. Carmelo Anthony continued his hot streak, leading New York with 32 points and 10 rebounds. Monta Ellis had his best game as a Buck, scoring 35 points and filling the stat sheet with 10 assists, six rebounds and four steals.
The Knicks were not able to beat the best team in the league for a second game in a row as they lost to the Bulls, 98-86, and now only have a one game lead over the Bucks for eighth place. They play the Bucks tonight in Milwaukee.