Originally Posted by Austin
Knicks were 18-6 in their final 24 games including wins vs. the 76ers, Pacers x2, Magic, Hawks, Bulls, and Celtics (every east playoff team except the Heat, the team they ran into)... Saying they were playing "bad ball" is just factually incorrect.
Sixers were 10-14 over that same stretch.
The Sixers are a crappy offensive team and basically got ideal matchups -- if Rose and Noah don't get injured they might not have won a playoff game. The Heat would have eviscerated them even more easily than they did the Knicks.
So? Both teams where 28-20 in the conference. lol The Knicks had one more win it is really that simple. Spell it any way you want the Knicks where not playing better ball then the 76ers this year. They where a hyped NY team. Melo was great this year but when they made the POs that team was in bad shape and not ready for the POs. Miami got an easy pass IMO. Your trying to push the Knicks as better then they really are. The 76ers may not be a great team but they have made the POs a lot more then the Knicks over the last 5 years and where also healthy going into their series. I don't doubt the Bulls would have won healthy. They where the best team in the East healthy. They lost a key player during the series and lost. Going into it even without Rose they where still the favorites. Not even sure how that gets mentioned really. The Celts didn't play the Bulls they played Atlanta.