The New York Knicks (18-6) are currently the toast of the Eastern Conference and are nearing their return to prominence.
Disregarding Monday night’s pummeling at the hands of the Houston Rockets, the Knicks have been playing like a true No. 1 seed for the entire season. Despite battling through a few significant injuries, the team is looking primed for a deep playoff run, cancelling out a few unfortunate early exits in the past two years.
Now, more than a quarter of the way through the 2012-2013 NBA season, the first-round playoff matchups for the Knicks are beginning to take some shape.
Let’s take a look at six of the possible first-round matchups for the Knicks in the 2013 NBA playoffs.