The New York Knicks are cruising right now with a record of 17-5. They are sitting on top of the Eastern Conference. Everything seems to be clicking and Amar’e Stoudemire and Iman Shumpert aren’t even back on the court yet.
The remainder of the season is a mix of easy wins and tough games.
The Knicks first play the 7-15 Sacramento Kings followed by the Chicago Bulls, who beat them the last time they played. It’s not impossible—but it is improbable—for the Knicks to walk away with a victory in each of these games.
Four of the seven games—and all the ones against difficult opponents—are at home. The Knicks are the last remaining team undefeated at home and because the fans are so into it, the players feel as if they’ve got a sixth man on the court.
But these opponents are also teams that have beaten the Knicks before. Houston has beaten the Knicks. Brooklyn has beaten the Knicks. Chicago has beaten the Knicks.
There’s a key to each game that the Knicks must use in order for the them to win all four at home and three away. Click on through to read the rest.
Jacob is a big basketball fan and tries to watch as many games as he can. He is the co-founder of Curave, a morning NBA newsletter.