Originally posted on Turn On The Jets  |  Last updated 3/12/12
After hopes were running high for the New York Knicks heading into the All-Star break, they have since been shot down after starting the second half of the shortened season 1-5. Moreover, Jeremy Lin’s gaudy numbers have since been brought down to a more realistic, yet respectable 16.8 ppg and 8.1 apg. The biggest issue concerning the Knicks however is not their point guard. It’s the fact that they have dropped five straight at a time where wins are oh so precious, yesterday being one of them, against the division leader 76ers. The Knicks are now 6.5 games back from first place, and if the season were to end today, the Knicks would be the 8th and final seed in the playoffs. This, a far cry from what most wishful New York fans saw the Knicks entering the playoffs as perhaps the 5th or even 4th seed. The boo birds and the “fire D’antoni” chants are back at the Garden after being relatively quiet for the majority of January and February. Just less than a month ago, the Knicks were rid...
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