Somehow, the opportunity remains. The Hawks continue to blow opportunities to distance themselves from the 9th seeded Knicks, so the Knicks keep finding themselves in position to grab a playoff seed with just a couple wins. Meanwhile, the Cavaliers keep winning and are on the Knicks' heels if they continue to fumble these opportunities.
The Warriors, who stomped the Knicks a few weeks ago, hold a better record than the Suns, who just stomped the Knicks. They're a bit flakier as a unit, though, and they'll be short both Andrew Bogut and David Lee. Of course, it's really Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson (and probably Jordan Crawford and Steve Blake) the Knicks should really worry about. Curry, coming off a 33-point game in Memphis, surely knows he has open looks ahead. And as a team, Golden State's just as deadly as Phoenix is from outside.
No injury news New York-wise. They'll play the same lineup they've been playing. Hopefully not the same way they've been playing.
Tip-off tonight is at 9 on MSG. This is your game thread. This is Golden State of Mind. Please don't post large photos, GIFs, or links to illegal streams in the thread. Pee.