New York Knicks and Atlanta Hawks play an interesting first round of the NBA playoffs, between two teams that are not usual outside the regular phase, in this case the Eastern Conference. Equality between Knicks and Hawks It is maximum, since they have finished the regular phase as fourth and fifth classified, respectively, but with the same record of 41 games won by 31 lost.
The arrival of Thibodeau on the New York bench has given a clear leap in quality to the franchise, which has Julius Randle as a star player and on whom the team is based. Randle He has added 24 points and 10 rebounds on average in the regular phase, the best numbers of the power forward’s career. In addition, he is accompanied by players such as the point guard Derrick Rose, the power forward Obi Toppin or the escort Alec burks.
The Atlanta Hwaks by Nate McMillan They have a reinforced young team that has made a significant leap in quality. Led by Bring young, has high quality players such as Bogdan bogdanovic, the pivot Clint Capella, the eaves Danilo gallinari or the base Lou williams.
Neither team has experience in the final rounds of the competition, so the tie is very open and likely to be long. The New York Knicks have the home court factor in their favor and will open the series in the Madison Square Garden, behind closed doors.
Last season, neither team was in the playoffs, which shows how they have grown compared to last season, in addition to the room for improvement of being able to advance in these playoffs and see where the limit is.
The winner of this duel between the bedroom and the fifth place in the Eastern Conference will face the one who wins the tie between the first classified of the regular phase in the East, Philadelphia 76ers, which will be measured at Washington Wizards, who has reached the confrontation as eighth classified through the Play–In.
Schedule of the games of the series between New York Knicks – Atlanta Hawks
Match 1, early morning from Sunday 23 to Monday 24 May, at 1:00 am
Match 2, early morning from Wednesday 26 to Thursday 27 May, at 1.30 am
Match 3, early morning from Friday 28 to Saturday 29 May, at 1:00 a.m.
Match 4, Sunday, May 30, at 7:00 p.m.
Match 5, if necessary
Where to watch the games of the series between New York Knicks – Atlanta Hawks?
The games of the series can be seen through the dials Movistar Sports (53) and GO (8), platform Movistar Plus. You can follow all the information about the NBA series and playoffs by Mundo Deportivo website.