Big things are once again happening in Madison Square Garden. The New York Knicks have been a headline machine this year and, despite a string of success generated by overnight hero Jeremy Lin, the Knicks still have a few more key wins to tally.
The Knicks' season has taken perhaps the most interesting trajectory of any NBA team this year. From the arrival of stars Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony to the ascension of one Jeremy Lin to the most recent departure of coach Mike D'Antoni, the Knicks have done well to make a lot of noise in this 2011-2012 NBA season.
Still, a 19-24 record has a lot of fans left wanting. The Knicks need to find a way to win a few big games in the second half of the season and must now do it behind interim head coach Mike Woodson.
Right now, the Knicks are tied with the Milwaukee Bucks for eighth place in the NBA East. The best way to get over the hump? Win a few big games.
Here are six teams on the Knicks' schedule that they must beat to establish dominance in the NBA East.