New York Knicks: Gifts to the Loyal Fans on Christmas Day

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Nov 6, 2015; New York, NY, USA; American director Spike Lee argues a call with referee Tom Washington (49) during the third quarter between the New York Knicks and the Milwaukee Bucks at Madison Square Garden. The Bucks defeated the Knicks 99-92. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

5. Making Madison Square Garden Home Again

The New York Knicks are a game below .500 at home. That may not seem significant, but the Knicks’ 7-8 record at Madison Square Garden offers reason to be encouraged.

After going 10-31 at the home venue in 2014-15, 7-8 should be music to the masses’ ears.

New York should finish with a record above .500 at Madison Square Garden. That’s the expectation for every team’s success rate at home, and the Knicks shouldn’t be an exception.

Given how far New York has come since a season ago, fans should be thankful that home games are tolerable to watch.

Carmelo Anthony‘s recent resurgence and Kristaps Porzing’s standout rookie season have brought the Garden back to life. Improved consistency on defense has New York in almost every game it plays, and that’s reason enough to be excited

If New York wins four more home games, it will exceed its 2014-15 win total at Madison Square Garden—and that’s a gift unto itself.

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