Entering the NBA season, nobody had championship hopes for the New York Knicks. In fact, they still don’t. However, the bar in New York isn’t set that high. They’ve made the playoffs just once since 2013, losing in five games in the first round to the 메이저놀이터 Atlanta Hawks during the 2021 playoffs. Knicks fans just want respectable basketball and for their team to be competitive.
Over the last few weeks, they’ve gotten just that. Early on, it looked like the Knicks were en route to another disappointing season, but they’ve rattled off seven straight victories. If the season ended today, they’d be the No. 6 seed, bypassing the play-in tournament. Most importantly for bettors, the Knicks have covered the spread in all seven games of their current winning streak.
Julius Randle has averaged 26.7-points per game over the seven game winning streak. Jalen Brunson has two 30-point performances in his last three games. The Knicks’ best players have been the catalysts for the winning streak.
On Tuesday, the Knicks get a team without their best player. New York will play host to Golden State, who are without Steph Curry as well as Andrew Wiggins. Curry will miss his third straight game after suffering a shoulder injury. The Warriors have split their two games without Curry, losing to Philadelphia while beating Toronto. The Knicks are 4.5-point favorites at Madison Square Garden.
The Knicks will try to keep the good times rolling and extend their winning streak to eight games. Their fans are certainly enjoying the ride. They haven’t had much success to celebrate in the last decade.