While the New York Knicks are looking forward to Tuesday night’s Game 2 against the Boston Celtics, I am looking back at the Knicks’ terrific season in order to pick out the five most memorable games.
The term "memorable" might seem a little vague so let me explain the reasoning behind my top five.
First of all, if you’re expecting a list of the best Knicks wins of the season you came to the wrong place.
The Knicks ended up being on the losing end of some very spectacular games, and it would be disingenuous to exclude those just because New York didn’t get the W.
Secondly, I’m only looking at the regular season. As of right now Game 1 against the Celtics is an obvious No. 1, but given that there is an inevitable Game 4 and possibly a Game 5 or 6 waiting for us, I’m not willing to let my piece become outdated within a week. Call it vanity if you like.
Thirdly, milestones count. Games with significance related to winning streaks or the return or loss of a marquee player received extra consideration. This list includes games that not only lingered in the minds of the fans for the exciting play but also for the transforming effects they had on the Knicks’ season.
Do you agree or disagree with my list? Let me know in the comments section.