Finally, the NBA has returned, and the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets will each kick off their second half against one another at the Barclays Center.
New York Knicks (23-32)
Brooklyn Nets (14-40)
NBA, Tonight, 7:30 PM ET on YES, MSG
Barclays Center, New York City, New York
By Robby Sabo
23 wins and 32 losses is hardly anything to scream aloud to the world. The same can be said for losing six straight and 10 of the last 11 contests.
Throw the idea of a midseason head coaching change, a tired phenom rookie, and a banged up aging superstar, and the New York Knicks have very little to hang their hat on.
Still, there’s a tiny glimmering ray of hope at the end of the tunnel.
Playing in the Eastern Conference of the NBA, the Knickerbockers are just five games out of a playoff spot. The Charlotte Hornets and Chicago Bulls sit at 27-26, holding down the seventh and eighth seeds respectively.
So, keeping in mind the Knicks still have a chance, here are five good reasons on why they will make the NBA Playoffs: