Even with a 1-14 stretch in February and March, the Atlanta Hawks made the Eastern Conference field with two games remaining.
After a brutal start to the season, the Knicks battled all the way back to grab a slim lead over the Hawks for the eighth and final playoff spot. And just like that, it’s gone.
“That’s what we’re aiming for. Hopefully we get there. We have everything in the world to get us there. But we just gotta control our own destiny, like I said before, and go out there and just try to take it.”
The banged-up Hawks are still holding on to the final playoff spot in the East. But — get this — general manager Danny Ferry says clinching the eighth seed isn’t exactly his team’s top priority.
The Knicks continued to make things interesting with a win over the Utah Jazz on Monday night that kept them one game back of the final Eastern Conference playoff berth.
The Knicks will have a losing season. They are 30-42, are 10 1/2 games out of first place in the Atlantic Division and lost to the lowly Cavaliers and Lakers this week. But they still have a great chance of making the playoffs.
In a season of unpredictable twists and turns, the Nets happen to be one of the hottest teams in the league right now after winning their sixth in seven games. But let’s be real — they’re not championship caliber.
Joe Johnson scored 29 points and Andray Blatche added 20 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 127-110 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday in the fourth regular-season NBA game to be played in the British capital.
The Nets are visiting London after fatigue may have played a part in their latest performance. “It is tough to travel, especially when you travel more than four hours,” forward Andrei Kirilenko said.
Joe Johnson snapped out of a slump with 23 points against his former team, and the Brooklyn Nets matched a season high with their third straight victory by beating the Atlanta Hawks 91-86 on Monday night.
Carmelo Anthony scored 35 points, Andrea Bargnani added 23 and the New York Knicks pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Atlanta Hawks 111-106 on Saturday night.
The Knicks are 0-6 while wearing their orange alternate uniforms.
Jeff Teague scored 16 points to lead eight players in double figures, and the Atlanta Hawks sent the New York Knicks to a fifth straight home loss with a 110-90 victory Saturday night.
Carmelo Anthony continued his success against Atlanta by scoring 25 points and the Knicks regrouped after blowing a 17-point lead to beat the Hawks 95-91 on Wednesday night.
The Knicks now have to live up to James Dolan’s expectations. The addition of J.R. Smith to the starting lineup seems to suggest head coach Mike Woodson understands his owner’s sense of urgency.