Amidst great expectations, the New York Knicks finally made a quantum leap towards continual success. It was an exciting, if not always consistent, year for the citizens of the country's largest market.
On one hand, New York was one of two teams (the Houston Rockets being the other) to break the NBA record for made three-point attempts. On the other hand, the Knicks sandwiched a mediocre midseason between two pleasurable winning runs, re-signed and retired the precocious but eccentric Rasheed Wallace and stumbled past a piddling Boston Celtics team.
A roller-coaster season coupled with a tough playoff series against the "constantly threatening to relocate" Indiana Pacers leaves New York in a serious philosophical debate: Should New York forgo regular season small ball success to size up with the Pacers bigs? Can the Knicks win with so many threes?
So let's reflect on the postseason so far, offering up advice where needed and analysis to help these Garden heroes reclaim their regular-season swag.
Stats and figures courtesy of NBA.com/stats and Basketball-Reference.com.