NY Knicks: The 3 secrets to success during the 8-game win streak

Julius Randle, NY Knicks. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
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The NY Knicks have found a new level of energy over the past few weeks. Riding an 8-game winning streak, this team has come up with key victories against Eastern Conference teams and climbed the standings all the way to 4th in the East.

The NY Knicks have already exceeded win expectations for the season, and really, no matter the outcome at the end of the year, this season has been a success. With that being said, now the team has been playing at an even higher level, you have to wonder just how high they can rise.

NY Knicks: How have they elevated their game?

This team has been one built around a defensive identity. Head coach Tom Thibodeau has instilled a fearlessness in this team where they play physically against every opponent. Every time you play the New York Knicks can expect to be exhausted by the end of the game.

There are plenty of individual performances we can highlight. Julius Randle has been on such a tear that he may very well finish in the top-10 of MVP voting. Let’s focus on some of the ways in which the team as a whole has been thriving.

New York has maintained their fearless attitude through the winning streak. They’ve kept their same identity, but they’ve made some key adjustments that have helped propel them to winning 8 straight. So how have they elevated their game?