NBA Playoffs 2012: 7 Bold Predictions for the New York Knicks

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NBA Playoffs 2012: 7 Bold Predictions for the New York Knicks
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Who isn’t pumped up? The playoffs begin this Saturday!

Just as the New York Knicks have shrugged off a squeezed-in schedule, at last in the final week comes an abrupt postseason, smack in their faces.

It isn’t going to be easy. It looks like the worst-case scenario is developing: Seventh-seeded New York will be heading to second-seeded Miami to face the Heat for Game 1.

But, wait a second, what if the Knicks slip that scene in Round 1?

There’s still a chance.

After going 15-5 under Mike Woodson, including wins against the 76ers, Bucks, Magic, Bulls, Celtics and a solid win over the Hawks minus Tyson Chandler, the Knicks appear to have turned a corner—a step they always seem on the verge of making but never do.

Are they finally for real?

What if a whole different scenario develops over the next few days?

Let’s boldly go where no one else is going.

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