The Knicks upcoming schedule can possibly give this team the spark it needs. Can they take care of business?
A chance for change
Following the 114-107 loss to the Boston Celtics at the TD Garden on Saturday, the Knicks currently have a record of 13-17 and rank 12th in the Eastern Conference. Even though this squad have not been playing well for the past few weeks, they can possibly change it around due the competition that they have ahead of them. According to the schedule, out of the next five games the Knicks will play, only one of those teams are currently out of the playoff race. Plus, they will play the Detroit Pistons twice within that stretch. The Pistons are a team with the worst record in the NBA with only four wins this season. Now, just because the schedule looks favorable doesn’t mean that they will win all of the games.
In this league, no team should be underestimated and any team can be beaten on any given night. Also, due to key players such as R.J Barrett, Obi Toppin, and Immanuel Quickley being out because of health and safety protocols in regards to Covid-19, it will make the task even tougher to complete. Even though this might be the case, the Knicks still have some key players that they can work with to possibly make a push.
In last night’s loss against Boston, Kemba Walker made his return to the lineup and put up 29 points that kept the Knicks in the game until the end. Evan Fournier also scored 28 points in his return to Boston. If the defense can just tighten up down the stretch, maybe they can get a few wins with the schedule that’s ahead of them. We’ll just have to wait and see as the Knicks will begin this 5 game span at home on Tuesday against the Pistons. Time to lock in and get some much needed wins to turn this season around.
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