After the top two teams in the Eastern Conference, the rest of the conference is a shocking mass of mediocrity from #3 to #12. However, despite the parity between these teams, two of these teams will get home court advantage in the playoffs. One of these teams will get home court advantage in the playoffs and avoid playing the Cavaliers in the second round. Determining which teams gets those two spots will most likely be decided in games between the ten teams currently ranked #3-12.
Therefore, tonight’s game featuring the Knicks playing the under .500 and yet still somehow the #5 seed in the Eastern Conference Atlanta Hawks, is huge.
The Knicks have done very well this season against teams under .500. That’s very important. You can’t afford to lose against teams under .500 and the Knicks are doing a great job of avoiding those pitfalls.
Let’s hope that they avoid those pitfalls tonight, as well!
Let’s go, Knicks!