Knicks Win First Playoff Series in a Decade
The New York Knicks took down the Cleveland Cavaliers 106-95 on Wednesday night to advance to the second round.
Entering the series as the 5 seed and underdog, the Knicks made easy work of the 4-seeded Cavaliers and secured the series in just five games. Three of the team’s four wins came by at least 9 points.
The victory sends New York to the second round for the first time since the 2012-13 campaign, where Carmelo Anthony and Co. lost in six games to the Indiana Pacers.
The Knicks will now await the winner of the Bucks-Heat series to know who will stand between them and an Eastern Conference Finals berth. Milwaukee is the No. 1 seeded team in the East and the playoffs, while the Heat came in as the 8th-best squad. A matchup with Miami would mean a home-court advantage at MSG for the Knicks.
I never thought I’d see the day when the Knicks returned to relevancy faster than the Bulls. Ugh.