Knicks remain 1 game back with 7 to go

Harris Decker

With seven games remaining in the season, the Knicks kept pace with the Atlanta Hawks Monday night, defeating the Utah Jazz 92-83. Earlier in the night, the Hawks beat the 76ers, snapping their six game losing streak.

If the Knicks are going to make the playoffs, they have a huge hill to climb. With the arrival of April, the Knicks have seven games left and all are against playoff bound teams. They face the Heat, Bulls, Wizards, the Nets twice and the Raptors twice. All seven of those teams will likely make the playoffs and in order to reach the eight seed, the Knicks will need to come up big.

On the other hand, the Hawks have a much easier schedule. With nine games remaining, they face Pistons, Bucks and Bobcats over the final two weeks. There are also tougher matchups with the Bulls, Nets, Heat and Pacers. Still, the road is much tougher for the Knicks.

In order to get into the playoffs, the Knicks are going to need to get tough. Carmelo Anthony continued his incredible season out west, where he averaged 27.8 points and he will need to come through even bigger once the Knicks kick off April on Wednesday.




41 comments
charlie duck sauce
charlie duck sauce

Dolan to buy the Jets.


thejetpress.com/2014/04/01/breaking-woody-johnson-sell-new-york-jets

onewhoknix
onewhoknix

@Biggie I don't understand all of this. Do teams that are bound to make the playoffs just stop playing basketball to win because they made it? Has the season turned sideways so bad that we are at the point "Well teams that are in the playoffs have to rest their players, am I right?!" I will not get my hopes up with this team at all. We have lost to Philly, Sac, Bucks (almost twice), Cavs without Irving, Lakers without Pau, 40 pt loss to the Celtics...the list of games we should have won goes on and on. I don't care what other teams are planning we just gotta win. I sure hope our players don't have the same mindset that we have the day off just cause some starters may be resting.

johneco
johneco

@Biggie  Interesting, but:

Knicks have 7 games left, not 8.

I'm not convinced by your argument that teams 3-6 have pretty much accepted their positions.

Also 5-8 definitely ARE fighting for seeding (who would you rather play, Miami or Toronto?)  Although your point about HC is true.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@Biggie LOL...because......playing two games at a time is not feasible?  

The 2 dumb kids have united!  I knew this would happen at some pt.  A couple more of you get together and...........I can't even ponder the thought! lol

onewhoknix
onewhoknix

@johneco @Biggie Yea Biggie is making it seem like the east seeding is so far apart but seeds 5-6-7 are all separated by 2 games! Guess what we were separated by ATL just yesterday... 2 games. Why would these teams stop competing.

BigChiefTriangle
BigChiefTriangle

@Biggie  

Who said "no one" rests for the playoffs?  I thought what was countered was that some teams might still be fighting for playoff positioning.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@akamarb  I guess you weren't paying attention when I gave u a couple of  pennies for packing my bags at the supermarket. 

Now I know what happened to my duck sauces. lol


xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@akamarb Ya calling this black man a liar?  Watch it now!  I'll front u a black eye! lol

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@akamarb I meet with all blacks to talk about The Man! 

I'm adding you to the list! lol

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@akamarb LOL.  Thanks for the laugh.  I needed it before a big meeting!

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@akamarb You do realize there are many Asians that you have not met correct?

LMAO!  You hate people because they wouldn't front u a penny?....or wouldn't give you more than 2 duck sauces?

Man, I'm crying laughing now!

To think, black people being upset for slavery, hangings, no rights, no jobs, unfair incarcerations and etc.

We have no idea of the pain you had to go through.  I'm calling all blacks now to tell them to stop with the excuses man! LOL

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@akamarb Ok. So you racism is misguided towards Asians! lol 

Maybe they just thought you suck and was trying to take their food!

In any regards, races aren't bad, individuals suck and that should be based on merit.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@akamarb You hate black people! lol  

If black people were as wrong a Biggie we would still be in slavery!

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@akamarbWe got enough issues why you want to think of Biggie as being black, man?

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@Biggie @xmenreturnLOL  

You should gather up all your assets, go to Vegas and use your left hand to put everything on 1 color at the roulette table and quickly use your right hand to select the other color while its time.

That's the only way you can ever be right maybe!

Double up Biggie!  How else ya gonna make $150?

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@Biggie i would ask you to play but with your heavy braced shoes, you might mess up my game! 

You got any more predictions ol great Oracle? 


xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@ENGLBERT_HUMPERDINK  

Alright we got a fight here between you and akamarb. Let's do this!

Rules:

-Keep your hands out of your pants and your nose at all times.

-No unbuckling your helmets.

-No kicking with your braced shoes

-No Drooling

-Definitely no Helmet butting

Let's get ready to Tumble!

ENGLBERT_HUMPERDINK
ENGLBERT_HUMPERDINK

@akamarb  Dont feel bad son, I think you are important and I am just messing with ya... If ya girl did that well so sorry for ya.... Ish happens... Like I said nothing ya can do about that.

Oh and it is Humperdink! Stop calling me out of my name son.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@Jimmy BX Ok Einstein.  The Nets have 10 games to go and down by 2 games to the Raptors. so if they lose 1 game tomorrow then they have no chance to win the division with 9 games to go?

I'm still, I'm still stupid Jimmy from the block!   YES U R!  Don't let no one tell you otherwise champ!

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@Jimmy BX ???? You do realized the Raptors are already in the playoffs but they can still lose the division and etc?

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@Jimmy BXYIKES!

Don't be fooled by the crack rocks that I got
I'm still, I'm still Jimmy from the block
Used to have a little, now I have a lot
I'm still, I'm still stupid Jimmy from the block

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@Biggie YIKES! A Helmet is a terrible thing to waste.

The Pacers and the Heat are nearly identical and both need to keep winning to get the home court advantage when they most likely will meet each other.

The Bulls and  Raptors need to keep winning to stay ahead of the Nets and each other (Raptors and Bulls are tied)

The Wiz, Nets, Hawks,Cans, Knicks need to keep winning to get a playoff spot or jockey for a fav position.

There are no teams that are in the playoff picture in the East that can rest on their laurels now period. 

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@Biggie  You don't even have a magic Helmet.  It just off the shelf!  

If only you had common sense!  Magic is not needed! lol