New York “Nicks” Eighth Spot

Don’t look now people. Hold on to your hats. The New York Knicks have won 12 of their last 15 games and are now sitting at 8th in the Eastern Conference standings.

After seemingly down and out of playoff contention several weeks ago, the Knicks have gone on a tear recently which culminated in the 110-81 victory over cross town rival Brooklyn Nets yesterday.

The ever-consistent Carmelo Anthony had 23 points and 10 rebounds however it was JR Smith with 24 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists who set up the Knicks win.

JR Smith hits one of his six 3-pointers against Brooklyn on Wednesday

JR Smith hits one of his six 3-pointers against Brooklyn on Wednesday

No push-overs recently either, their opponents the Nets, who have only lost three games in their last two weeks could not match the Knicks 60% field goal shooting on the evening.

After seeming all but out of the playoff picture, New York with their 33-43 record have got one hand on a berth in the post-season.

“Every game right now for our team is important. To come in here and get this win says a lot for our team.” said Knicks coach Mike Woodson.

Since March 5, they’ve won 12 out of a possible 15 games and will hope to hold off the sliding Atlanta Hawks (32-42) and the Cleveland Cavaliers (31-45).

I reckon there’s a good chance some higher seeded teams in the East might not want to face a New York Knicks outfit in this kind of form come late April.

 

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