As you have no doubt noticed, even as the Nets are freefalling from the #5 seed, the back end of the Eastern Conference suddenly looks feisty as fuck. The Hawks are two back of the Knicks in the loss column, the Wizards are three games back in the loss column and the Raptors and Bulls are four games back in the loss column. That is annoying.
So if the Knicks could just defeat the Hawks in Atlanta tonight to finish out a pretty darn fun first half, I would really appreciate it.
Then Mitch can get back, and the Knicks defense can stop sucking, and then they can really go on a run in the second half. That #5 seed is very much in play!
Let’s go, Knicks!