What a crazy season it has been for the New York Knicks.
They’ve had two stretches so far where they lost six games in a row, but have also had seven-game and five-game winning streaks this season.
The Knicks were seven games under 500. in early February and then climbed all the way back to have an even 500. record. They then went on another losing streak to go six games under 500. and are now 24-25 after winning six of their last seven games.
The Knicks have proven they have the talent to defeat some of the better teams in the league, including the Pacers, 76ers and Lakers, but they should have no confidence that they can sustain their winning ways for any long stretch of time due to their inconsistency all year.
Here are five critical games that the Knicks must win in order to gain confidence for the playoffs.