Since March 26, when the Knicks closed out a six-game losing streak in Charlotte, they rolled to a seven-game win streak before losing to the Bulls on April 12. It took some time for the team to gel, but as Carmelo predicted, the Knicks are ready to roll in the playoffs.
The Celtics, on the other hand, enter tonight's regular-season closer with a 5-5 record in the same time span. Since the Kendrick Perkins trade, the Celtics have gone 14-12 with lopsided losses to several playoff teams such as Miami, Chicago, Philadelphia and Memphis.
One team looks confident and one doesn't. Only one can advance—who will it be?