Now that I've got your attention, let's get you up to speed on the Westchester Knicks' three-game playoff series, which kicks off Tuesday night at 7 PM. Here's the schedule, courtesy of the D-League's official website:
The bad news is that Westchester will be facing the Sioux Falls Skyforce, who just set a new D-League wins record (40-10). They won ALL THE AWARDS last month:
Sioux Falls Skyforce head coach Dan Craig has won Coach of the Month (3rd time) for Feb/March. SXF won league best 40 games #NBADL— Chris Reichert (@Chris_Reichert) April 4, 2016
Jarnell Stokes named NBA D-League Performer of the Month. Led SXF to 11-2 record with avgs of 20.8 points & 8.1 rebounds #NBADL— Chris Reichert (@Chris_Reichert) April 4, 2016
In addition to Stokes, they have standout D-Leaguers Briante Weber, DeAndre Liggins and former Knick Toure' Murry. Et tu, Toure'? (I am so, so sorry for that joke -Ed.)
The good news? Of Sioux Falls' 10 regular-season losses, three came at the hands of our own W-Knicks. Head coach Mike Miller got the formula, yo!
Chris Reichert of Upside and Motor -- one of the most thorough D-League observers out there -- isn't bullish on Westchester's chances:
(1) SF Skyforce v (4) WC Knicks— Chris Reichert (@Chris_Reichert) April 5, 2016
WC holds reg season series 3-1 but SF gas too much firepower and depth. Stokes is the MVP.
SF wins 2-0
To hell with the experts! Anything can happen in a three-game series. But they really need to take care of business on Tuesday in Westchester; the final two games will be on the road.
Let's go, Westchester Knicks! You can go down in history as only the second Knicks team to win a playoff series in the last 15 years.