Shut It Down

The Knicks have accomplished everything you could have asked for in the regular season. I suspect I am in the minority with this argument, but I could care less if the Knicks are the #2 seed or the #3 seed in the Eastern Conference. The main thing was to win the Atlantic and guarantee that they wouldn’t face the Heat in the first two rounds of the playoffs. Now it is time for them to shut things down and avoid getting hurt in preparation for the playoffs.

The fact is the Knicks are a mess of injuries. Chandler has a bulging disk. Martin has a sprained ankle. Thomas broke his foot. Wallace did too, but he might return. You could go on and on. But the amazing thing is the injuries haven’t mattered because Carmelo decided to take things to another level over the last 13 games. That won’t continue in the playoffs when teams will focus all their energies on stopping him, so the Knicks will have to have a healthy compliment to keep defenses honest. They will also have to have someone else who is big enough to defend the basket.

That means they have to get and stay healthy and that means these final five games just don’t matter.

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  • blmeanie  On April 11, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Congrats. Didn’t believe it would happen. Celtics are like the Yankees. Some really good talent, just old and battered. Should be a good first round series though.

    • nysportsfanatic  On April 11, 2013 at 5:43 pm

      Thanks, the best part was proving you wrong 😉

      I’m not thrilled with the idea of playing the Celtics in the first round. It’s another reason why I wouldn’t mind slipping to the 3 and getting Chicago. or Atlanta

  • blmeanie  On April 11, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    The Celtics, before Garnett hurt his foot, were on a serious roll. They were closing in on the Knicks and then, bam, he hurts his foot and they are ripe for a quick exit. Hawks are schizo so be careful wishing for them, you never know what you’ll get day to day.

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