A very accurate summary of the 2013-2014 season.
Game: 80th of Season, 4th of 4 Against Bulls (1-2)
Betting Line: Bulls favored by 3.5
ESPN Spread Pick: Bulls
You all know already - this game doesn’t mean much, for the Knicks at least. The Bulls are still battling with Toronto for that 3rd seed.
With the Knicks eliminated - is there anything to look forward to tonight?
Would be interesting to see how Woody manages minutes here - is he going to let Murray, Aldrich, Tyler get more playing time? Don’t see much point in trotting Melo and STAT out there for any more than 20 mins.
Bah, these last few games are going to be a pretty lame.
The only thing that’s going to keep me going is trying to guess the final three game’s scores right.
Bulls are playing too well to lose.
Prediction: Bulls 102, Knicks 91
Prediction Record: 42-37
with the hawks beating the heat last night, the Knicks are officially eliminated from the playoffs.
just an awful season.
I’ll have a full season review after out last game - but what a terrible year.
Final Score: Knicks 108, Raptors 100
Despite knocking down 15 three pointers, the Raptors couldn’t overcome the duo of STAT & Melo… it’s kind of sad - the way these two guys played tonight is what we wanted from them when the Knicks traded for Melo.
Anyway, STAT contributed a season high 24 points (and 11 rebounds) and Melo threw in a cool 30.
Just a gutty performance to stay alive in the playoff race.
The Hawks are in a pretty close game with the Nets right now - we need a loss there!
What a game by Shumpert also - showing signs of his old self with some pretty ridiculous lock down defensive moments.
Time to go root for the Nets (bleh, feel terrible saying that)
Game: 79th of Season, 3rd of 4 Against Raptors (Series 0-2)
Betting Line: Raptors favored by 5.5
ESPN Spread Pick: Knicks
Have to hope for a miracle at this point.
The Knicks are down two games in the loss column to the Hawks for the final spot in the playoffs with 4 games to go.
Atlanta is playing Brooklyn tonight.
New York hasn’t beaten Toronto this season - really haven’t had an answer for Kyle Lowry.
The Raptors can actually clinch the division title (have only done it once before) if they beat us - good for them… they’re having a great season so far.
Bleh - this sucks. It’s been awhile since the Knicks last played, going to have to shake off some rust.
Prediction: Knicks 97, Raptors 93
Prediction Record: 41-37
Celtics Blew It
And lost to the Hawks… c’mon Celtics.
Atlanta is back up to 2 games ahead of the Knicks
Not looking good at all.
Little Sign of Life
The Hawks lost last night to the Pistons (thanks Pistons)
That brings the lead down to just 1.5 games ahead of the Knicks for the playoffs.
Now - it’s not much - but … the Knicks aren’t dead yet.
2 games back in the loss column, 4 games to go.
Atlanta is back in action tonight against the Celtics - very few times I root for the Celtics, but this is going to be one of them.