We've only played Boston twice so far, is that right? When we play them next that will decide the tiebreaker?
I did not notice we have jumped to 7th place in the playoff standings. Its not looking sunny for Philadelpia at all, I think they miss the playoffs.
The upcoming game against beantown will basically make or break our slim chance for the Atlantic division. I have faith in our team though.
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Luckily for us the Bucks lost too.
I think we match up way better against Chicago than against Miami, so I'm really hoping for either the 8th or we vault past the Celtics but the Celdicks have been playing great as of late.
Out of our schedule, we play five teams remaining that I could classify as good. Bulls, Heat, Celdicks, Hawks, and Clippers. The Celdicks play against six teams that could be classified as "elite" (if you count us, and I think that's fair considering the Knicks beat the Bulls).
Both teams have 10 games remaining.
If we're 3 games apart then we need to catch up to them in 10 games which honestly is going to be a real stretch cause they've been on a tear. You know they've been good when you take into account how good the Woodson Knicks have been and realize that the gap is still three games which means the Celtics have been crazy. The losing streak that ended MDA's career here REALLY hurt us - if we could've won at least ONE or TWO of those games, we'd be in great shape.
I dunno, though. We still play the C's once so I think we've got a shot but man I'm not holding my breath on that 4th seed.
Well, making the most positive scenario out of our remaining schedule I'd say we'll finish 8-2 and end up 37-29 (.560) and that's not enough to catch Boston, IMO they'll get 7 of their last 10 and close the RS with a 39-27 record (.590).
Our chances of getting that 4th seed are higher than getting 5th or 6th.. since we're 4.5 games behind ATL and ORL and 3 games behind BOS..
All we gotta do is win 3 more games than Boston besides the Boston game, our biggest games are Chicago on the road and Miami and Boston at home so if we take those, Boston has Miami twice still and they drop at least 1 more and we both either win, lose or rotate W/L each then we can take it
Its far-fetched BUT possible
Boston's road ahead
Heat and Hawks twice each, Knicks on the road, Magic at home- 2-4
Back to Back to Back(Raptors-Nets-Bobcats) all on road 1-2
Last game vs Bucks, if they have a playoff spot rapped up then they rest the vets and Milwaukee wins 0-1
Thats 3-7 in their last ten I'm predicting
Knicks road ahead
5 big games
@Bulls, vs Heat, vs Celtics, vs Clippers and @Hawks- 3-2
4 other road games(Bucks, Nets, Bobcats and Cavaliers)- 4-0
Home game vs Washington- 1-0
Boston ends up 35-31
New York ends up 37-29
we could even drop one of those road games and still be in solid shape
damn what the heck is going on...Celtics up by 12 vs MIA .. 3rd QTR.
I gotta admit the Celtpricks are a scary team right now, Garnetts been a boss all year. The only guy that mighta slowed down a little is ray allen but Avery Bradley has been great for them. Do they still have one run left in them? It appears so, but every year they get tired and old at somepoint. Will that happen again?
Philly's also up @ NJN... DAMN!
Heat only down 3 .. BOS playing like sh*t past few mins..
we need MIA to WIN!