New York Knicks: One key advantage against each top seed in the East

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NY Knicks, RJ Barrett
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The New York Knicks currently sit three games above .500 and are primed for their first postseason appearance since 2021-2013. The 6th seeded franchise is just half a game out of the coveted #4 seed and home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs.

While the Knicks have drastically improved this season, they are not alone amongst enhanced squads in the Eastern Conference. The 76ers and Nets both appear noticeably improved since last season. The Bucks may not have the same stellar record, but they also feel more dangerous after the addition of Jrue Holliday.

Can The Knicks slow down any of the East’s best teams?

How should the Knicks expect to fair against these top teams in the East? It seems clear that New York would be an underdog against these three aforementioned franchises. However, the Knicks do have the benefit of at least one clear advantage against each squad.

Here’s how each matchup breaks down.