Not many people outside the Tri-State area expected the New York Knicks to make the playoffs this season.
But not only have they won 47 games and secured the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference, but they are now on the verge of sweeping the talented Cleveland Cavaliers out of the playoffs in five games.
Game 5 will take place on Wednesday at Rockets Mortgage Fieldhouse, and Cleveland fans, some of the most loyal and dedicated in the country, will surely make a lot of noise.
But the Knicks will be ready, and they released a hype video to get their fans excited about the opportunity ahead.
Made for these moments 💪 pic.twitter.com/bNJaE4wkCL
— New York Knicks (@nyknicks) April 25, 2023
The video featured RJ Barrett, who was inconsistent with his shooting in the regular season and shot poorly in the first two contests of the series, but blossomed afterward.
He had 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting in Game 3, followed by 26 points in Game 4.
Another man who has been a thorn in Cleveland’s side is Jalen Brunson, who scored 29 points on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Donovan Mitchell, who is from the New York City area, had a very poor performance in that game, making only five of his 18 shot attempts.
Another big negative for the Cavs has been the fact that big men Evan Mobley and Jarrett Allen have been scramble defensively and on the board by Julius Randle and Mitchell Robinson.
Mobley scored 10 and 12 points in Game 3 and Game 4, respectively, and he’ll need a lot more of that if he’s to survive for at least one more game.
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