Winning three on the road after losing the trip's opening game to Denver is a nice sign for Mike D’Antoni’s team. After that 120-118 loss to Denver, the Knicks defeated the Sacramento Kings, Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers.
Just one of their next five games is against a team with a winning record this year, the Atlanta Hawks. Before hosting Atlanta, New York plays a home and home against the Charlotte Bobcats Tuesday and Wednesday. Like the Knicks, Charlotte is currently 5-8.
They end the month against the rival New Jersey Nets, who currently stand at 4-9 this season.
For the Knicks to finish November over .500, they must win four of the remaining five games. Not easy, but certainly possible.
New York has shown the ability to score. In their last four games, the Knicks are averaging 120 points per game. The problem is that the defense has not been stellar and forcing the offense to win the close games.
Of the four teams New York will play in the next five games, only Detroit gives up an average of 100 or more points per game. It will be up to the Knicks to score and play defense. New York is third in the league, averaging 107 points per game.
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