Fans react to Knicks making playoffs

Fans watch the second half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball first round playoff series between the New York Knicks and Atlanta Hawks on May 23, 2021 in New York City.  Note to User: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading or using this photograph, User is agreeing to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.
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The New York Knicks have been one of the NBA’s most underrated feel-good stories this season.

Not many outside the Tri-State area expected them to have a real shot at making the playoffs, but they did exactly that on Sunday when they clinched a season-ending 118-109 win over the Washington Wizards. .

New York is fifth in the Eastern Conference with a 46-33 record, and it looks like that’s where they’ll finish the regular season.

Knicks fans are happy to see the NBA return for a “second season”.

This fan thinks the Knicks are going to do more than just make the playoffs.

It looks like they will face the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round of the playoffs, a somewhat surprising team, which will mean a matchup with star guard Donovan Mitchell, a New York City area native.

But both of these fans think New York will be nothing more than playoff fodder for their first-round opponent.

The team was rumored to be in the running to land Mitchell via trade last summer, but had to settle for signing Jalen Brunson.

But Brunson has had a remarkable season, averaging 24.0 points and 6.2 assists per game while shooting 49.1 percent overall and 41.6 percent from 3-point range.

On Sunday, he led the Knicks with 27 points on 11-of-20 shooting and eight assists.

Even if the Knicks bow out in the first round of the playoffs, what they’ve done throughout the season could serve as a springboard to greater success in the years to come.

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