Sheridan: Knicks not acting like title contenders

The New York Knicks spent the offseason – and the regular season – adding playoff-hardened veterans to challenge the Miami Heat for the NBA title.

But it is some of those same veterans who are showing inexcusable immaturity in their first-round series vs. the proud Boston Celtics.

Whether it be unnecessary elbows or dressing for a funeral or failing to defend their home court, the Knicks have let the Celtics back into the series. What once looked to be a sweep now appears to have a very good chance of going seven games, something Carmelo Anthony and Co. don’t want to consider right now.

Our Moke Hamilton thinks the Knicks can bounce back and close out the series in Boston, but I’m not so sure. The longer the series lasts, the more it favors the more experienced Celtics.

There are two potential close-out games tonight, and in the video below I reveal to Noah Coslov of Cinesport which home team – the Golden State Warriors or the Chicago Bulls – will wrap up their first-round series and move on to the conference semfinals.


We also discuss how much the Oklahoma City Thunder are missing All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook, while the Houston Rockets seem to be playing better without Jeremy Lin. That may be a coincidence. Or it may not.

Click on the box to give a listen.



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