By Daniel Friedman
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Taking a look at who’s hot and who’s not on the local sports landscape:
1) Brooklyn Hoops
Five straight wins, including a 100-98 victory over the Knicks on Thursday night, have propelled the Nets back into a playoff spot. They’re now tied for seventh in the East.
2) St. John’s Basketball
The good news for the Red Storm is that the best is probably yet to come. That’s even more likely now, with the hiring of former hero Chris Mullin.
3. NY Pucks
The Islanders finally snapped out of their scoring funk in a 5-4 win over Detroit on Sunday. Better yet, they moved back into second place in the Metro with Pittsburgh’s loss to Philadelphia on Thursday night. Meanwhile, the Rangers got Henrik Lundqvist back, and can clinch the division title with one more win.
1. MSG Hoops
2. Old Yankee Stadium
The letters atop the old ballpark, which had previously been purchased by Reggie Jackson, failed to sell in an auction on Wednesday. They were expected to go for at least $300,000 apiece.
3. Yankees Shortstops
Both Didi Gregorius and Brendan Ryan are in some sort of discomfort, which could thrown the Yankees’ infield plans right out the window. They better hope one or both of these guys get healthy, and quick.