The Knicks secure 2nd place, Heat against the 76ers in the play-in

The NBA playoff landscape is quickly taking shape as the regular season reaches its peak, with the New York Knicks securing the coveted second place in the Eastern Conference. This result places them in a favorable position ahead of the postseason, where they await the winner of the final match of the tournament between the Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers.


(1) Boston Celtics (64-18) vs. (8) play-in winner

(2) New York Knicks (50-32) vs. (7) (Philadelphia 76ers or Miami Heat)

(3) Milwaukee Bucks (49-33) vs. (6) Indiana Pacers (47-35)

(4) Cleveland Cavaliers (48-34) vs. (5) Orlando Magic (47-35)

Play-In tournament

(7) Philadelphia 76ers (47-35) vs. (8) Miami Heat (46-36)

(9) Chicago Bulls (39-43) vs. (10) Atlanta Hawks (36-46)

The Knicks’ hard-fought overtime win against the Bulls was crucial in securing the second seed, demonstrating their resilience and determination as they prepare for the playoffs. With a full roster and a strong defensive mentality, the Knicks are poised to make a deep playoff run and potentially challenge the conference’s top contenders.