We've now seen the New York Knicks through a quarter of the season, and they have certainly been something to behold.
Their excellent play has given them the second-best record in the Eastern Conference.
Now what we get to see is how they handle success. After two years of finishing just above .500, the Knicks are 19-7 and establishing themselves as a great team in the league.
However, a 1-2 week raised a few questions about how they'll be able to handle this early success. They didn't handle it well in losses to the Houston Rockets and Chicago Bulls.
Against the Rockets, Jeremy Lin made his return to Madison Square Garden. Much of the summer was spent talking about Lin and his departure from the Knicks rather than the talented team still residing in New York.
And the Knicks seemed distracted in the game, as Lin scored 22 points and doled out eight assists. The Knicks also surrendered 17 turnovers, 52 points in the paint and 25 fast-break points. New York also missed 7-of-16 free throws.
The bigger story was the loss against the Bulls, in which Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler and Mike Woodson were all ejected. Chandler made the big mistake of letting Joakim Noah's physical play get to him, which, in turn, led to Woodson letting his emotions get the better of him as well.
The Knicks have had a great start, but a big part of the championship equation is how you deal with success. And outside of a big win against Brooklyn, this past week showed the Knicks remain a work in progress.