Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Concrete Jungle Where Dreams are Made Of

That's Amare: He's got 8 straight games with 30 or more points (Photo: NYDaily News)


New York. No real basketball dreams made in NYC over the past few years. But now in 2010, the New York Knickerbockers are FINALLY relevant again (for now). In case you missed it, the Knicks have won 8 in a row, which is the third longest current win streak in the league behind the Celtics (10) and the Heat (9). Funny we mention the Celtics and Heat because both of those teams will be taking their talents to the world's most famous arena over the next 3 nights.

New York Knick fans have been waiting, and waiting, and waiting for something to get excited about. Tonight's game against the Celtics, and Friday's game against the Heat will be two of the hottest tickets in town, and MSG is sure to be a great atmosphere. Personally, I'm not a Knicks fan, but the NBA is better when the Knicks are relevant, so I am rooting them to be back in the picture.

With that said, lets take a look at their 8 game win streak - Detroit, NJ, New Orleans, Toronto, Minnesota, Toronto, Washington, Denver. Take out Denver and New Orleans, and no other team in that stretch has over a .360 win percentage. So now you expect me to say that the streak doesn't mean anything because the teams they beat were bad. Not exactly. 

That's what "good" teams do.  They win the games they are supposed to win, and that's what the Knicks have done.  Can the Knicks beat the Celtics and Heat this week - definitely (it's the NBA). Will they? Who knows. But we should be able to agree on this.  The 2010 Knicks have brought life back to Madison Square Garden, and are on their way to putting together a pretty nice season. Let's just hope they continue it the rest of the year, if for no other reason, to give their fans something to be excited about.

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