The Hot Knicks Have Won 7 of 9, Quietly Tied for 5th in the East

Nov 30, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) celebrates his game-winning shot with forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) during the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. The Knicks defeated the Timberwolves 106-104. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

The Hot Knicks Have Won 7 of 9, Quietly Tied for 5th in the East

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The Hot Knicks Have Won 7 of 9, Quietly Tied for 5th in the East

Everyone’s caught up in the fun Warriors, Mr. Triple Double, and James Harden, but guess who nobody’s talking about?

The Knicks.

After a sluggish start – which is what happens when you add three new starters – they’ve peeled off seven of nine, including four straight to surge into a tie with the Celtics in the East. At 12-9, the Knicks are somehow just three games back of the Cavs in the East.

The teams meet tonight at MSG.

Fun stat note: Only four teams have three players in the Top 50 in the NBA in scoring – the Cavs, Warriors, Timberwolves and … you guessed it, the Knicks. This isn’t a Super Team, but the Knicks certainly have a super trio.

The defense must improve, and obviously they must stay healthy – today’s Rose news hopefully won’t be bad – but the Knicks have the offensive firepower to make a run to the Eastern Conference finals.

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