New York Knicks: Are They the Favorites in the East After Beating Miami Heat?

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New York Knicks: Are They the Favorites in the East After Beating Miami Heat?
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What a difference a week makes.

Last Monday, the Knicks were barely afloat at 28-26, while the weight on Amare Stoudemire's shoulders continued to get heavier. The chants of "Melo" at Madison Square Garden began to really effect the players involved in the trade rumors.

Finally, the trade went through late Monday and Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups took the floor Wednesday night as members of the Knicks.

The team has now gone 2-1 in the three games since the trade went down after beating the Miami Heat on Sunday.

We all knew they would be good...but beating the Heat in game No. 3 together?

The buzz in New York is getting bigger and louder by the moment. Let's take a look at how high of a ceiling the Knicks have this season and their potential to win the Eastern Conference.

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