The Knicks have fought their way back up to the sixth seed in the playoff standings. They are back to where they've been for most of the season. There is however still a chance for the Philadelphia 76ers to retain the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference. In either scenario, the Knicks potential first round matchup would be between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat. The Heat have won an important game against Boston on Sunday. They managed to take the second seed with a 56-24 record.
In one of the best basketball games in a long time at The Garden, Stoudemire and the Knicks show they can play with the big boys.