After 6th straight loss for the Hawks, Knicks trail by less than 2 games

Harris Decker

There’s a funny thing taking place at the bottom of the Eastern Conference right now. While teams like the Spurs, Heat and Thunder are preparing their playoff rosters and fine tuning their rotations, the Knicks and Hawks are fighting for the 8th and final playoff spot. The trouble is, neither team seems interested in the prize.

trevorarizaThe Hawks have now dropped six straight games, falling to the Wizards last night 101-97. That puts their record at 31-41. They are in free fall. Unfortunately, the same can be said about the team chasing them. After their loss on Friday to the Suns, the Knicks fell to 30-43. They have lost three of their last four and don’t seem very interested in knocking the Hawks out of the playoff picture. This is truly a battle for the bottom.

This morning, Sunday March 30, the Knicks wake up just 1.5 games out of the eighth and final playoff spot. Later this evening they will take on the Golden State Warriors, one of the best teams in the Western Conference. They come in winners of four of five and that one loss came to the first place San Antonio Spurs.

Where does it all lead to?

In the NBA, the playoff picture is often easy to read. Take this year for example. We all expect the Pacers and Heat to meet in the Eastern Conference Finals. But that’s what you have to love about sports. Anything can happen.

Is it likely that the Knicks make the playoffs as the eight seed and make a miraculous run towards the conference finals? Nope. But could it happen? Absolutely. It’s about getting into the tournament and seeing what can happen. Here’s to a big win against the Warriors and building up some momentum before a very tough April schedule.




170 comments
Seth Plaut
Seth Plaut

Woodson: "We’re 9-3 in our last 12 games, so that’s an indication that the system is working."


GET THE HELL OUT

rgm891
rgm891

The game is in 30 minutes and the game thread isnt even up yet.  We sometimes get the game threads at 11 am.  Must be all Uconn and Kentucky Wildcat fans who contribute to the blog post

dagawd
dagawd

Bottom line the knicks are not winning the Chip with MelO especially being the leader, he couldn't lead the 3 blind mice to the Cheese

brookdon
brookdon

Who does everyone have winning the tournament?

dagawd
dagawd

Can u name another so called SUPERSTAR that has been in the league 10 years and havn't made the finals once....

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@dagawd   Not 10 years, but close enough

- Chris Paul

- DWill

- Does Amare in Phoenix count?

- Steve Nash

- How long did Pierce and KG take?


King, Miller,  Webber, English. Mullin, ...

The list is long and distinguished

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@dagawd  oscar robertson, charles barkley & karl malone didn't make it their first 10 years. got another trivia question?

rgm891
rgm891

@Biggie  Looks like the Cavs are making a case with that eight spot.  Great win for them

Seth Plaut
Seth Plaut

@Biggie  Except Vogel coaches one of the top 5 teams in the league, while Woodson has helped destroy a current non-playoff team.

dagawd
dagawd

When he shaves he might win something, Durant is a very good player and has a much better future than melO due to his I.Q, MelO was born that way so i can't knock him that much

dagawd
dagawd

@VerySilentJay Webber was a very good player King wasn't no superstar he's in the league of MelO, Mullin def wasn't no superstar

dagawd
dagawd

@firebaldy  Malone did it in like his 11 12th year but he wasn't labeled a superstar barkley did it in 9 years, old school players don't count although the Big O put up krazy numbers BUT THOSE PLAYERS HAD A MUCH BETTER BALL I.Q THEN MelO

lindro88
lindro88

Cavs are gonna grab the 8 spot.

dagawd
dagawd

@Chris And who told u this? the t.v or some teacher, Lmao.

dagawd
dagawd

@Chris All there is are Smart and Stupid some fall more on the dumd side and some more on the smart side, Come on Chris I'm on infinity when it comes to KnowLedge, I don't call myself DaGawD of KnowLedge for Nothing.

Chris
Chris

@dagawd  What makes you an authority on IQ, do you even know how many different types of IQ there are?

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@dagawd @VerySilentJay  Then what's your point then? What's the measuring stick?


"A superstar is in the eye of the beholder"?


Is it subjective?


Which specific accolades are useful and which aren't? If this has an answer, you know it's subjective, don't you?



Like I said, way out of your depth.

dagawd
dagawd

@VerySilentJay LoL, well Kevin Johnson was def a superstar i could name so many that was a superstar due to stats then, sprewell was a superstar when with the Warriors then Mitch richmond timmy hardaway

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@dagawd @VerySilentJay  loooool that's hilarious.


King - multiple time All-Star and All-NBA player, scoring champ 

Mullin - multiple time All-Star (5 I think), olympian, 25+ pt player for multiple years

Webber - ROY, multiple time All-Star, All NBA 1st team, rebounding champ


You're out of your depth on this one, champ.

lindro88
lindro88

Would you trade Melo for Chris Paul? I know I would.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@Biggie @VerySilentJay  Yup. I've always used Paul's example when people use the "what has Melo done! question.

People forget, we are talking about the NBA finals, something precious few have been able to achieve.

dagawd
dagawd

@Chris Lmao and he did it against the knicks and so that started a new thing that every player have a career Game against the knicks. Chris stop man u aint smart enough go read some more books thinking you're gaining knowledge

Chris
Chris

@dagawd  Fool, when he scored 100, the Knicks had 2 7 footers, there were always tall players. They mostly played post or back to basket then, no 3 pt line so no need to take deep shots. Which, fool changes your ability to garner total points

Chris
Chris

@dagawd @Chris  Little boy, I watched the NBA from the early 50s. Rus, O Pettit Wilt West would be stars today as well as back then. Your just ignorant. You think that a O wouldn`t have taken advantage of the better training.? Major difference in the league is the dribble rule. When these guys played you had to keep your whole hand on the top 1/2 of the ball on your dribble, rule is the same, interpretation not the same. Now any part of the hand on top half is allowed. If O could have had that rule, no one would be able to stay in front on his x over. Do some real research before you ponticicate like an idiot

dagawd
dagawd

@Chris Go pray to jesus or allah for a new brain chris, U were def funked from the Start cause u wasn't born Smart

dagawd
dagawd

@Chris Lmao, lots talent started coming in around 75 in the league

Chris
Chris

@dagawd  No jerk, fewer teams mean more talent per team. You have no brain at all

Chris
Chris

@dagawd  Garnett, had to get traded to get to the Finals. Your so full of it it pours from your ears. You ever see O play, or Wilt. Jabbar spaned the late 60s thru the 90s, sort of a bridge or a link. Go check his numbers. Old timers don`t count????? Uninformed non players don`t count, meaning you little nothing

dagawd
dagawd

Talented for their time but compare to the 80's and 90's those guys aint much, wilt was averaging krazy pts due to short mofos and lacking talent, wilt aint in my top 10 not even 20

dagawd
dagawd

@Biggie wasn't much talent back then i could average 50 pts a game with ease back then

dagawd
dagawd

Lmao, i wonder who u been watching play ball the past 10 years, fewer teams means less competition

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@dagawd @firebaldy  Melo is in good company. all he needs is a coach with a working brain and a fierce point guard, role players who are not on drugs and a big who actually cares about getting a block every now and then.

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@Biggie  you dam well know i was referring to paul george whom you were talking about. magoo.

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@Biggie  he had been working hard. maybe he's not being as diligent as before. he's created some funky drama in his life that he's been dealing with.