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April starts off rough, but the Knicks lucked out with their final five games of the season.
These last five games will be crucial for playoff positioning, so having four of them against teams that had under 35 wins last season will definitely be beneficial.
Unfortunately, four of those last five games are also on the road, but I’d still rather that over playing four contenders at home.
April 10, Knicks vs. Bulls: This is the second of two consecutive games between the Knicks and the Bulls. I expect both of these teams to be at the top of the Eastern Conference, so these two games will be critical to see who has an edge entering the playoffs.
April 15, Knicks vs. Heat: This is one of the few remaining tough games on the Knicks' schedule. We could potentially be watching an Eastern Conference Finals preview a few weeks before the playoffs start.
April 18, Knicks @ Nets: This will be the last time the Knicks ever play the Nets in New Jersey during the regular season before they move to Brooklyn. After this season, the ante will be upped as the teams will have to battle it out to see who the best team in New York is each year.
Overall Record for the Month: 7-6
Overall Record for the Season: 40-26
The Knicks will finish the season with a 40-26 record, which will be good enough for third in the conference. This will be a huge improvement for the Knicks, who only had 42 wins in a full season last year. This record can also be improved if the Knicks are able to pull off a trade for a third max-contract player, like they are currently trying to do.
Regardless, all Knicks fans should be extremely excited for this upcoming season, since the Knicks are finally back to being serious title contenders.