This Is What Passes for Basketball in the Eastern Conference These Days

Matthew SchmidtFeatured ColumnistDecember 28, 2013

Dec 27, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Toronto Raptors small forward John Salmons (25) knocks the ball away from New York Knicks shooting guard J.R. Smith (8) during the second quarter of a game at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

So the Toronto Raptors and New York Knicks were playing at Madison Square Garden on Friday night. You know, the Raptors who currently lead what probably is the worst division in sports, and the Knicks who just can't seem to get out of their own way this season?

Well, this is the kind of basketball that we're likely to witness each time these two teams match up. Actually, this is the type of sequence we're likely to witness any time two Eastern Conference ballclubs not named the Miami Heat or Indiana Pacers play one another.

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I'm not even sure I can really explain what happened there. Why don't you all use the comments section to come up with a caption for that putrid display of what can only loosely be described as basketball?