If the New York Knicks were going to make a push for the postseason, it had to start with Tuesday's game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
New York entered Tuesday 2.5 games behind the Atlanta Hawks for the final spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Carmelo Anthony and Co. crawled into the position by winning eight of their last 10 games, setting things up for a thrilling finish to the season.
The Lakers, on the other hand, came into the contest as losers of seven of their last 10 games as their disappointing season winds down.
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